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 >>
It is graduation day for Taylor, and one of the most important people in her lives was unable to make it because of her health. Taylor's grandma Sharon had been stuck in the hospital after a bone marrow transplant and brain surgery. So Taylor decides to do something she was never expecting!
Grandma Sharon is watching a live stream of the graduation on her laptop in the hospital. When she suddenly realizes that Taylor had not made the graduation. This high school graduate decided that she wanted to spend this incredible moment in the hospital with her best friend! They were both heartbroken they couldn't be there, so she planned this perfect surprise. Make sure you grab a box of tissues for this one!
Watch Taylor surprise her grandma in the hospital below: more >>
A commercial from Comcast appeared during the Academy Awards show Sunday. It features a 7-year-old girl named Emily who was born blind. As she describes each character, it creates an amazing visual of what she envisions in her mind. It is simply incredible!
Can you imagine how amazing it must feel to explain to people how the show would appear to you and then you can visualize it … WOW! In her mind she watches the show she envisions and during the commercial they share her vision with us. Andreas Nilsson from Biscuit Filmworks directed the short documentary that brought Emily's vision to life.
The advertisement promotes Comcast's newest technology, which was developed by their Accessibility Lab. It allows people with visual impairments to channel-surf using the "first talking guide" ever. more >>
He's not yet old enough to cast a vote or drive a car, but 12-year-old Georgia native and middle school student CJ Pearson has become a conservative darling after passionately defending former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's claim that he doesn't believe President Barack Obama loves America in a YouTube video that has amassed more than 1 million views since Saturday.
In fact, Pearson, who's worked on many conservative political campaigns in Georgia, according to his Facebook profile, went further to explain why he believes the president has "downright hatred" for the United States.
"I don't want to be politically correct. I don't care about being politically correct at this point," said young Pearson in the 3-minute video. "President Obama, you don't love America." more >>
Jackie Hill-Perry, a spoken word and hip-hop artist whose talents and unique testimony have garnered her popularity and praise, recently shared her story of leaving the gay lifestyle with televangelist Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network.
"Growing up, Jackie was molested by a family friend, bullied in school, and fatherless, which accompanied with (an) inherent separation from God, led her into a lifestyle of rebellion, homosexuality, drug use, porn addiction, and everything wicked," according to her online biography.
But, the biography continues, her sins did not keep God from loving her. more >>
Editors Note: Joey Forcherio, a senior at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, TN wrote this letter to a classmate he had never met who was one of two students recently killed in a tragic automobile accident last week. I wrote a column about the two young men who lost their lives and how their parents and classmates must deal with their passing. I believe Joey's letter speaks volumes from classmates who were touched by their deaths.
I don't remember ever talking to you before. We never played on a team together. We never had a class together. I am not even sure if you knew my name. That is what is so confounding to me about my mourning; we never met, but yet I am deeply, penetratingly hurt by your death. more >>