Rosario Dawson during a protest outside the Democratic National Convention
Rosario Dawson Shows Support For Arrested Undocumented Activists
By Samantha Leal | 09/05/2012 - 09:41

Ten riders on the "UndocuBus", a month-long immigrant rights campaign that shuttled undocumented immigrants to areas of protest, were arrested by police near the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to Univision. The stop was the final stop for the UndocuBus, as it made its way from Arizona through eleven states.


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Education Activist Sylvia Mendez to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
By Mariela Rosario | 11/18/2010 - 10:11

Sylvia Mendez learned about discrimination at a very young age. When she was just eight years old, her parents attempted to enroll her in a local all-White school, but were refused and told to take their daughter to the all-Mexican school in their California community. Her parents refused, especially when they witnessed the abundance of resources at the all-White school.


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WATCH: Victoria Justice Speaks Up for Girls in Need
By Mariela Rosario | 09/28/2010 - 15:15

Victoria Justice stopped by our offices the other day and we were thoroughly impressed by the 17-year-old's poise and beauty. Justice has been hard at work writing songs for her upcoming debut album and shooting a new film with Brooke Shields—but she was in NYC for United Nations Week to talk about some very serious global issues.


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Crossing the Border? There's an App for That
By Mariela Rosario | 11/24/2009 - 17:14

Ricardo Dominguez has made a career of pissing off the authorities. Part performance art, part poetry, part activism, his Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT) has managed to disrupt the online activities of government organizations from the White House to the Mexican Embassy, in effect, rendering their websites inaccessible.


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VIDEO: Nicole Richie Raises Awareness for the Women of Congo
By Mariela Rosario | 04/16/2009 - 13:55

Nicole Richie sat down with experts John Prendergast of the Enough Project and Kimberly Pinkson of the Eco Mom Alliance to talk about the gruesome situation that has, unfortunately for the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo, become a daily reality. In Congo, rape has become the weapon of choice in a war that has been ravaging the area for years. From baby girls to grandmothers, no one is safe. 


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Shakira Returns to Colombia to Promote Education
By Mariela Rosario | 03/06/2009 - 14:45

The BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani recently accompanied pop mega star Shakira on a trip through Colombia to raise awareness for disadvantaged children and education. They traveled to the north-west border province of Choco, a poor and remote location deep in the Colombian jungle to visit a school funded by Shakira.


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Inspiring Latina: Marisol Becerra Fights Against the Industrial Polluters
By Mariela Rosario | 09/19/2008 - 15:38

How did you first become interested in environmental issues?


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