Category Archives: Activism

Biking across the Panhandle for 4-H Healthy Living Program

Joe Ostaszewski reminds us that fitness is as simple as getting outside, riding your bike, and having fun. He was a finalist on The Biggest Loser. He is riding a bicycle across the country to raise awareness for the 4-H … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber Face Times with Malala Yousafzai

Young girls of today do not need to be looking at a Barbie doll. They need to be looking at a Malala doll. I want a Malala Yousafzai doll. That’s the kind of gal that gets the attention and respect … Continue reading

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Hong Kong marches for democracy An estimated 180,000 people marched into the city center of Hong Kong to demand democracy on Tuesday and an end to communist China. They didn’t mind the weather or if Beijing didn’t approve. They did … Continue reading

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Today in Texas History…

“May 16, 1968 On this day in 1968, 400 students at Edgewood High School in San Antonio held a walkout and demonstration, and marched to the district administration office. Ninety percent of the students in the Edgewood district were of Mexican … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot rallies for American Political Prisoner Cecily McMillan

“In breaking news, members of the punk band “Pussy Riot” have made their way from from Russia to the United States, to visit Cecily McMillan, 25, an American Political Prisoner. Ironically enough, there was widespread support for the jailed members … Continue reading

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May Day 2014- #decolonize the US picks up steam

A scheduled day of protests in cities all around the country is garnering more anticipated attendees. The protests are Occupy-esque,  and they’re meant to be against the government in general and Capitalism. For more information, please visit the link above. … Continue reading

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Hope: Lingerie Startup Company helps Single Mothers in Colombia

An example of truly wonderful creative thinking: A San Francisco-based underwear start-up company called Naja helps impoverished single mothers in Colombia. They get taught a skill, and a portion of revenue goes to the entrepreneurial program. This is a company … Continue reading

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Craftivism and Helping TX womens’ reproductive rights? There’s an app for that.

Help Texas Women is an app for helping women navigate their lives within all the uterus legislation in Texas. The app shows you which legislators are uterus-friendly, provides their addresses for writing to them, and even shows you how to … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Story of the Hurricane…

(Rubin Carter and Jose Gonzalez) Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, the boxer originally from Clifton, New Jersey, was first immortalized in this song, and later in the movie “Hurricane,” which starred Denzel Washington. He spent 19 years in prison for the 1966 … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness Walk 1 in 88 5 k

Specialized Therapy Services of Amarillo is putting on their Annual Autism Awareness Walk starting in Sam Houston Park. 15 bucks for adult registration goes to benefit Helping Hands and increase awareness about autism.

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