Nearly $200M to help Boys, Young Men of Color.

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Foundations Pledge Nearly $200M to help Boys, Young Men of Color.

Foundations Pledge Nearly $200M to help Boys, Young Men of Color

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sb10069485ch-001Eleven major foundations have pledged to spend a total of nearly $200 million for efforts to help boys and young men of color succeed, in concert with President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.

The foundations said in a 12-page executive summary to a still-unreleased report that the funds are to spent over the next three years – what they hope will be the “first steps in what will be longstanding commitments from these and other funders.”

Not all 11 foundations are helping fund all the efforts.

The biggest chunk of the funds, more than $81 million, is to go toward “comprehensive reforms needed to dramatically reduce racial and ethnic disparities in, and the overall…

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Eine Reise der Hoffnung – Minderjährige Asylsuchende im Kanton Zürich

CHILDREN IN SHADOW ::: CHILDREN IN WAR

Minderjährige Asylsuchende im Kanton Zürich

Eine Reise der Hoffnung

Nina Fargahi Heute, 31. Juli 2014, 05:30

Eine Heimbewohnerin präsentiert strahlend ihre Bastelarbeit.
Eine Heimbewohnerin präsentiert strahlend ihre Bastelarbeit. (Bild: Christoph Ruckstuhl/NZZ)
Jedes Jahr kommen mehrere hundert Kinder ohne Eltern oder Verwandte in die Schweiz. Einige von ihnen werden im Zentrum Lilienberg im zürcherischen Affoltern am Albis betreut. Hier zeigt sich eine besondere Seite der Migrationsproblematik.

Elyas* kann sich nicht erinnern, wann genau der Schlepper in seinem Leben auftauchte und seine Gedanken infizierte. Aber plötzlich war der Traum von Europa greifbar nah…

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IS THIS THAT WHAT CHILDREN REALLY NEED? “Assassin’s Creed Unity – the most gruesome game trailer ever?”

CHILDREN IN SHADOW ::: CHILDREN IN WAR

Assassin’s Creed Unity – the most gruesome game trailer ever?

A promotional animation for Ubisoft’s forthcoming stealth adventure game has had tongues wagging – and heads falling off

Assassin's Creed: Unity
Rob Zombie’s promotional animation for Assassin’s Creed: Unity has been hotly discussed this week

When Ubisoft commissioned horror director Rob Zombie and Walking Dead artist Tony Moore to make a promotional short for Assassin’s Creed Unity, it must have known what to expect. Blood. And lots of it. Released over the weekend and premiered at the San Diego Comic-Con, the four-minute video provides a historical backdrop to the forthcoming stealth sequel, which follows a secretive assassins’ guild during the French Revolution.

And by “historical backdrop” we actually mean “blood-splattered costume horror”.

The film shows the events leading up to the revolution: the ruinous wars…

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Cage eggs aren’t cool. We know it. You know it. Kids know it. But McDonald’s Australia just isn’t getting it. So we’re recruiting the help of kids to convince them!

: Help crack Macca’s on cage eggs!Kids: Help crack Macca's on cage eggs!

24 July 2014

Cage eggs aren’t cool. We know it. You know it. Kids know it. But McDonald’s Australia just isn’t getting it. So we’re recruiting the help of kids to convince them!

Children and animals — it’s a tale as old as time. If you’ve ever seen a child and a dog, cat, chicken or any other animal together, you’ll have witnessed the unique bond they share.

But how many children you know would support keeping chickens in cages?

McDonald’s invests big money in advertising, because they care what kids think of them. Yet right now, every hen who lays eggs for Macca’s in Australia is confined to a battery cage.

This is despite McDonald’s restaurants throughout the EU no longer using cage eggs and their corporate principals stating animals should be ‘free from cruelty, abuse and neglect’.

Thousands of people have contacted McDonald’s to ask them to stop using cage eggs, and McDonald’s has been full of excuses. But there is one group of people that they will know their excuses won’t fly with: children.

Its time for McDonald’s to hear what the kids of Australia think of keeping hens in cages.

Thankyou packIf you have a child who cares about animals, or you know someone who fits that description, we want to help them make their voice heard! And to say thanks for speaking up for hens we’ll send them some fun stickers and a fridge magnet PLUS a petition to get their friends on board!

Here’s what to do:

Grab your kids and help them compose their personalised message asking Macca’s to free chickens from cages. You can do this one of two ways:

  • Write a handwritten letter (and take a photo of your child holding their letter); or
  • Film a short video message — whether it’s 5 seconds or 5 minutes — it doesn’t matter!

When that’s done, complete the form below to send it to us and we’ll make sure Maccas gets the message!

to get that kitm please. go to: http://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/kids-crack-maccas-on-cage-eggs.php