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Scribetastic
10-29-2007, 07:12 AM
This is an idea I got tonight after thinking about a particular thread that cannot be named outside of the subscribed forum ;)

However, one thing that irks me is positive threads don't pick up here. I've brought it up before and I don't care to discuss it, period. It's a fact.

For those more positively inclined I've started a new blog: Good Celebrities (http://goodcelebrities.wordpress.com).

I'm going to enlist a crew on this one. But I started the blog tonight and put up my first post. More to come.

If you hear of positive stories: fund raisers, donations, adoptions, etc. send them my way and I'll put it up.

Over and out...

EvesDilemma
10-29-2007, 08:26 AM
I couldn't get to the site for whatever reason, but Bono is always doing good works.

I remember reading this about Holly Robinson Peete in People Magazine-her and a couple of other women went down to the New Orleans to provide aide and support to the Hurricane Katrina Victims this summer:
http://blackgivesback.blogspot.com/2007/08...y-robinson.html (http://blackgivesback.blogspot.com/2007/08/celebrity-philanthropy-holly-robinson.html)

I also remember reading about this: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck visiting this clinics and then providing substantial financial support to the victims in Tanzania
http://crs.org/tanzania/aidsrelief-celebrities/

I love his salad dressing-and I love it even more now that I know where the money is going:
T
he best model of celebrity philanthropy is perhaps that practiced by Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward. Newman is said to devote half his time to his food company, Newman’s Own, Inc., and charitable giving. Newman and Woodward established the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang Camp for terminally ill children, and the anti-drug Scott Newman Foundation, named in memory of Newman’s only son, who died of an accidental drug overdose in 1978. Through his, Newman’s own line of food products, he has donated more than $100 million to countless charities. What’s more, the food products are good: I speak as a regular purchaser of Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Paul Newman’s politics, insofar as he has revealed them over the years, are standard liberal, maybe even a bit to the left of that: he has let his name be associated with the Nation magazine, he and his wife are often signatories on petitions for the usual left-wing causes. Some of Newman’s charitable giving may well be politically motivated, but that seems to me his business.

Although he may have done so, I have never seen Newman go on television to tell you how much good he has done through his charitable work. I even doubt that his name on his various food products does much to sell them. If the salad dressings and pasta sauces and the rest weren’t respectably good to start with, no one would buy them. What his famous name is likely to have done is aid in putting these products on the shelves, which, in the realm of marketing, seems fair enough. Somehow the word has leaked out that much of the profit of Newman’s Own products goes to charity, and this probably makes some people who buy them feel a little better about themselves: a spoonful of philanthropy makes the noodles go down, to paraphrase Mary Poppins.



Joseph Epstein is the author of Friendship: An Exposé, to be published by Houghton Mifflin in July. [/b]

KB
10-29-2007, 08:42 AM
it shouldve been .wordpress, not world..

britni
10-29-2007, 08:57 AM
Love it! I'll be back in a bit....

EvesDilemma
10-29-2007, 09:10 AM
it shouldve been .wordpress, not world..
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That did the trick-thanks KB! :)

Nice site Seoul-so are you looking strictly for celebrity philanthorpy, or just good works in general that we see and want to share?

Scribetastic
10-29-2007, 09:22 AM
it shouldve been .wordpress, not world..
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Right. I've been making that mistake all night. I decided to switch to WordPress but I type really fast, so it was an error.

A better solution would be to message me so I can correct link.

but it's done now.



That did the trick-thanks KB! :)

Nice site Seoul-so are you looking strictly for celebrity philanthorpy, or just good works in general that we see and want to share?
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Honestly, I've decided I'm going to scan the entertainment papers: Hollywood Report, Variety, Billboard and the more mainstream stuff too.

I just want stuff that's timely. I started with a fundraising concert that happened this past weekend, had to include Bey 'cause she did start it, and put up a thing on an auction for books for low income kids.

Timely and good, that's about it. It could be PDiddy helping an old lady across the street or PDiddy donating millions to an after school center.

britni
11-08-2007, 08:18 AM
Melinda Doolittle and Malaria No More (http://www.cnn.com/exchange/blogs/ypwr/index.html)

There are also stories of other people who are trying to make a difference, including a group of black young people who started an organization promoting abstinence. :Cool_049:

Scribetastic
11-08-2007, 11:14 PM
Melinda Doolittle and Malaria No More (http://www.cnn.com/exchange/blogs/ypwr/index.html)

There are also stories of other people who are trying to make a difference, including a group of black young people who started an organization promoting abstinence. :Cool_049:
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Cool, I'll add it to the blog ;)