Tanzania A Journey Within, directed by tonight’s guest, Sylvia Caminer, begins with a simple concept: Venance, whose mother died from HIV, left his home in Tanzania nine years ago to pursue his dreams of a college education. His friend Kristen, who he met while they attended the University of Miami, is a privileged girl from Virginia, and would like to go with him and see the Africa she dreams of–wild animals, mud huts, a peaceful existence with nature.
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday November 30, 2013 11:50 am|
The Portland, Oregon gamer community PDXLAN donated 37,500 lbs of food to a local charity to feed the homeless. The gamers hold parties three times a year where people from all over the country gather to game in real life. The meet-ups involve a charitable aspect, raising funds for groups American Red Cross, Smile Train and Child’s Play. For the most recent meet-up held the weekend before Thanksgiving, PDXLAN and their friends, who have done food drives over the past seven years, scored over 17 tons of food collected in 48 hours.
|By: David Dayen Thursday August 16, 2012 2:08 pm|
Mitt Romney showed a little leg on the question of his tax returns today, responding to reporters by saying that he has never paid less than 13% in taxes.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday April 10, 2012 2:05 pm|
I’m reminded of that old liberal bumper sticker about how “it will be a great day when schools have all the money they need and the Pentagon has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.” In Miami County, Kansas, they had to hold the equivalent of a bake sale to make sure that low-income women received access to reproductive health services under Title X, after the all-malle county commission axed the funding.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday March 13, 2012 9:15 am|
Part II in this series discusses credits the banks get towards meeting their multi-billion dollar settlement obligations. The federal government and state AGs want you to assume that means a set amount of principal reductions that the banks will grant. But in reality, the banks can employ a variety of non-modification strategies to receive credit toward the settlement, including a number of routine actions they would probably undertake whether or not there was a settlement in place.
|By: David Dayen Thursday November 25, 2010 7:45 am|
This is really important. That $35 million for legal services for foreclosure victims isn’t likely to be appropriated, and the Administration’s efforts are insufficient. I’ve heard multiple stories of legal aid foundations planning to cut back on staff because of budget troubles.
The holidays are coming up. I can’t think of a better gift to give to someone than the opportunity for them to stay in their home. Legal aid foundations need our help. Find one in your area.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday November 7, 2010 8:01 pm|
Not to get all quant-y on Young Wall Street, but let’s do the math, shall we?
$110,000 divided by 350 attendees means that the average donation was a little under $315. Per person. Dig deep, baby MOTUs — dig until it hurts.