As a teenager, my generation is largely aware of the need for equal rights for all and represents a large portion of many campaigns. My peers and I need to dig deeper within the issues we care about and not rely on mainstream media to properly educate us on current events.
Somali-born hip-hop artist K'naan fled with his family from Mogadishu when he was 13 years old. The country at the time was experiencing a civil war that has left the country in a state in instability. His music has a series of influences that range from Nina Simone to Bob Marley to Bob Dylan.
Lady Gaga's "freak" schtick has made her rich and famous, but money and Twitter followers don't equate to respect. Gaga is more than welcome to choose the former over the latter, until she starts lampooning an important cause.
In a culture that is obsessed with celebrities and their shortcomings, Olivia Wilde, Rosario Dawson, and Amber Heard are setting the bar high for fellow and future actresses who desire to become this generation's role models.
Effective celebrity activists use their fame to bring attention and credibility to legitimate representatives of social movements. That, in a nutshell, is my standard of celebrity activism done right.
Just because your CEO is entangled in one environmental and human rights controversy after another doesn't mean you can't care about the planet, does it?
Chuck Norris proposes that the use of Rick Warren's presence at Obama's inauguration might be a diversionary tactic to take attention off a covert plan to reintroduce the Freedom of Choice Act.
When 5,000 kids turned out for the Environmental Youth Conference in LA, they got a surprise as celebrities like Will.i.am, Vanessa Hudgens and Tyrese took the stage to share a few words.
The 4REAL team works hard at matching an artist with a country and community leader in the hopes of spurring a connection between the two parties.
"When we want to make changes, it's not enough to protest or march. We need to contact our congressmen and elected officials to tell them how we feel about issues."
With Earth Day upcoming on April 22nd, I thought I would share some exclusive excerpts from my interview with Cameron Diaz, which includes her own personal motivation and tips for going green.