Jeremy Lin is determined to end bullying and is taking on that challenge by launching a creative initiative to educate Charlotte students about the harms of harassment.
Lin, the 27-year-old Charlotte Hornets guard, has started a one month reading challenge through his Jeremy Lin Foundation. The challenge gives students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District an opportunity to earn points for reading articles and taking quizzes centered around bullying.
"The Jeremy Lin Foundation Reading Challenge ... encourages students to read from a collection of JLin Foundation aligned articles around 'Bringing an End to Bullying, featuring an article at five different levels from Jeremy Lin," a description of the challenge states on the Newsela website. more >>
When Jeremy Lin realized that the suicide rate at his former high school had gained national attention, he decided to speak up.
An article titled "The Silicon Valley Suicides" featured in The Atlantic this month reveals an alarming fact about the two high schools in Palo Alto, California.
"The 10-year suicide rate for the two high schools is between four and five times the national average," the article revealed about Henry M. Gunn High School and Palo Alto High. more >>
Months after praying for chemistry with his Charlotte Hornets teammates, point guard Jeremy Lin is revealing that some of the players are now uniting over their Christian faith.
In an email sent to his digital prayer group, Lin requested that people pray for the Hornets players who are taking part in a new Bible study.
"Prayer for our team as we've started a Bible study and many of my teammates have shown a hunger to either learn more about Christ or strengthen their relationship with God," the 27-year-old Christian athlete requested of his prayer group. more >>
After months of soliciting prayers from his fans, Charlotte Hornets point guard Jeremy Lin is sharing just some of the prayer requests he's received from fans so they can start praying for each other.
In an email titled, Jeremy's Prayer Requests 12, the 27 year old thanked his digital prayer group for submitting their prayers before inviting people to pray for one another.
"The JLIN team has been meeting to pray for your prayer requests and we wanted to invite you all to join us in praying," Lin's email reads. more >>
After a tumultuous season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Jeremy Lin is asking people to pray that he has good chemistry with the his new teammates and coach of the Charlotte Hornets.
Lin, the 26-year-old point guard, has been vocal about his hardships with the Lakers, where he had trouble playing to the best of his ability. After the team failed to make it to the playoffs, Lin left the Lakers to try his hand in the free agency market.
He was picked up by the Hornets who are being coached by Steve Clifford, who's been with the team since 2013. In an email titled, "Jeremy's Prayer Requests," Lin requested that people include his new team in their prayers. more >>
Popular comedian, actor and activist Russell Brand has taken aim at yet another cause, and this time it's the scourge of pornography.
In a new video for Fight The New Drug, a campaign "dedicated to educating and raising awareness on the harmful effects of pornography using only science, facts, and personal accounts," Brand discusses the pitfalls of pornography and why he would never watch it if he had full control over his body. He also dismisses the popular "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie as "cultural smog."
"Pornography is not something that I like. It's something that I have not been able to make a long term commitment to not look at and it's affected my ability to relate to women, to relate to myself, my own sexuality, my own spirituality," Brand confessed. more >>