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Band Aid

Church Leaders Claim New Band Aid Song Reinforces Negative Stereotypes About Africa

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 12.11.2014 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Some church leaders are criticizing a British musicians’ charity group raising funds for the West African Ebola crisis, saying ...

Open Letter to Bob Geldof and Tribe

Mariéme Jamme | Posted 02.04.2015 | Black Voices
Mariéme Jamme

Here is my problem and also the problem of many voices in Africa and outside -- we are really dissatisfied with the way celebrities like you think that they can just wake up and decide to do things on the name of Africa.

This Infographic Explains How America Feels About Spandau Ballet

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

When Yahoo, Brooklyn Vegan and even David Fricke at Rolling Stone get gushy and excited about the prospects of a Spandau tour, it means that the love for this band is alive and well.

Orange Is the New Black: Howard Jones Is Bringing Synthy Back

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 10.25.2014 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

I chatted with Howard the morning after opening night on the Retro Futura tour.

There's One Christmas Carol I DON'T Want My Kids Listening To

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

My eldest daughter was 4 1/2 when she ran into the den last Christmas morning to see if Santa had visited. Surely, the excitement of a mountain of toys, shiny packages and half-eaten carrots left by the reindeer distracted her for a bit, but before long, she was peering out the window sadly.

Art Basel Problems

Joanna Popper | Posted 02.04.2014 | Miami
Joanna Popper

It is Art Basel time in Miami which brings world-class art, parties, celebrities and culture and Art Basel problems. How many blisters can my feet take? Is Band-aid an official sponsor of Art Basel this year?

Billionaire Trashes Idea Of International Aid, Bono

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business

Lord Ashcroft of the U.K. has decreed the “golden taps” spewing foreign aid money shall henceforth be ceased. In a letter to the British govern...

Mealbreaker: Man Finds Used Band-Aid In Chinese Food

Posted 06.11.2012 | Home

Mealbreaker (n.): a nasty, non-edible surprise found in food while it is being eaten; often lawsuit-provoking, sometimes fabricated, always disgusting...

"Too Cuticle for Words"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.07.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I can just imagine the lead of my obituary: "Jerry Zezima, a longtime newspaper columnist and certified public nuisance, died yesterday of complications from a hangnail. He was 58."

Glee Teaches Bob Geldof a Lesson in Charity Work

James Sims | Posted 02.13.2012 | Entertainment
James Sims

Watching this week's episode of "Glee" and seeing its rendition of the classic '80s charity song, "Do They Know It's Christmas," brought to mind the debacle that was Bob Geldof's last attempt at re-creating his Band Aid group.

The Question for John Lennon's 71st Birthday: Did Yoko Ono Really Break Up the Beatles?

Mario Almonte | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
Mario Almonte

Approaching what would have been John Lennon's 71st birthday, it is finally time to look back through more sober eyes, and to finally acknowledge that Yoko Ono did not destroy the Beatles.

BBC Apologizes For Band Aid Claim

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The BBC has apologised over reports claiming millions of pounds raised by Band Aid was used to buy arms. ...

'The Crisis Caravan': Charity's Road to Hell?

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Christian Hall

We should ask more questions about where public and private contributions are going.

Beyond 'Band-Aids' for Hunger

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

Our collective understanding of how to "cure" hunger has matured enough to recognize that solutions lie not only in shipping food aid, but also in a new approach that nourishes people and the planet.

25 Years After Band Aid, Diminished Foreign Aid and Drought Threaten Ethiopia's Food Security

Chloe Malle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chloe Malle

International aid agencies predict this winter may bring the worst food crisis to Ethiopia since the infamous famine of 1984-85.

The 10 Least Appropriate Moments in Christmas Music History

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Notte

These 10 [songs] show just how much of a jerk you can be around the holidays without anyone giving you hell for it.