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Helping Hands

BY Web Intern in General

Afghan Hands is an inspiring organization in Afghanistan helping to give women an education and an opportunity. Their centers throughout Kabul pay women to take seminars on human, legal and religious rights in the morning and create beautiful embroidered accessories in the afternoon. They employ 50 master embroiderers and are able to sustain 200 women with the program. Not only do they gain financial independence, but this is their only chance for an education. The ... Read More
                           It's been over a decade since 'Roseanne' has graced our tubes and, well, we missed the laughs. Not only was 'Roseanne' good for a chuckle, but she was an important role model for outspoken women juggling a full-time career and family life. Tune in this Friday, June 5th - Friday, June 12th for a marathon of raucous ... Read More

Exene Cervenka Statement

BY Laurie in General

Exene Cervenka, singer of the seminal punk band X, sent out a statement via her website today: After some months of not feeling 100% healthy, I recently had some medical tests run and the prognosis is that I am suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Apparently, it has been affecting me for quite some time. Although this is obviously unfortunate news, I am choosing to see the positive in it. I, and X ... Read More

My Booklist is Poppin'

BY Web Intern in General

  The Summer Reading program at Brooklyn's Central Public Library is starting with a pop this Thursday, June 4th with a free block partyfrom 10-4:30. The main event will be, get this, hip hop star Lil' Mama reading to kids from 1030 to 11am. She'll also be speaking about her connection to Brooklyn, encouraging kids to read and signing autographs. Throughout the day there will also be entertainment on the Plaza including the Ringling Brothers, a Capoiera ... Read More
For three consecutive Mondays starting June 15th, WET Productions is bringing you their INKubator Summer Series. WET Productions is a non profit organization that produces feminist film, theater, television, events and education that challenges female stereotypes and advocates for equality. Their INKubator program focuses on getting plays written by women into production. See them in action in this free series open to the public at their theater on ... Read More
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