Good News Friday

Happy Veterans Day, and a huge thank you in particular to my favorite veteran: my dad. Dad fought as a lieutenant with the Marines in Vietnam and has continued his fight in a very different way in the decades that follow. I’m proud to have been raised by someone with his courage; and I’m inspired … Continue reading

Review: CNN Freedom Project

CNN has launched a 2011 news campaign called the CNN Freedom Project. According the project’s website, CNN hopes the project will “join the fight to end modern-day slavery and shine a spotlight on the horrors of modern-day slavery, amplify the voices of the victims, highlight success stories and help unravel the complicated tangle of criminal … Continue reading

The Way of Generous Love

by Gerard Stolk I got up early for the Royal Wedding this morning. There were a ton of living room lights shining in our building, so I wasn’t alone with my high tea and shortbread. Michael eventually joined me, and we watched the BBC broadcast of the event, which was impressively produced (and, as an … Continue reading

Royal Wedding Worldview

Westminster Abbey, I think, where the Royals are getting married, I think, and which I’ll be watching next Friday, I think. A lover of big events that mean essentially nothing, I wanted to have a royal wedding viewing party, complete with high tea and jokes about the Brits. You know, like the time we watched … Continue reading

A Conversation on Human Trafficking

A while back a reader who interns with Public Broadcasting in Central Pennsylvania sent along an interview for me to view and share. The conversation is with Mary Burke, the founder and executive director of the Project to End Human Trafficking. The production is very public broadcasting. Don’t worry! That doesn’t mean there’s a fundraiser … Continue reading

Koman Coulibaly and the Marginalized

Today the U.S. Men’s National Team takes on Algeria in their final group round match of the World Cup. In case you’ve been unconscious for the last week and missed it, last week’s game between the United States and Slovenia ended in both glory and controversy. The U.S. recovered from a 2-0 deficit to tie … Continue reading

The World Cup and Marginalized Dreamers

It’s Movie Day at The Marginalized! Below I’ve attached an episode of Current TV’s Vanguard series. In this documentary, Mariana van Zeller explores a growing trend in Ghana: the exploitation and trafficking of many young African men who dream of finding fame by playing football in Europe. The episode is 45 minutes, so I know … Continue reading

Charity Water

As we talked about yesterday, water is a dirty, dirty beast. We have to clean it first, and keep it clean, to live. If you use Hulu to watch tv online, you may have noticed ads for Charity: Water (or you may have just run to the bathroom before your episode of Dancing with the … Continue reading

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