On September 3, Hestia, a crisis support charity based in England, launched a new advice line for businesses supporting employees experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse has been launched by crisis support charity Hestia. This is part of Hestia’s Everyone’s Business project. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will experience domestic abuse […]
Los Angeles has emerged as a hotspot for human trafficking, where a sex trafficker makes, on average, $49,000 per victim.
Journey Out is an L.A.-based nonprofit leading the fight for the freedom and survival of all those whose lives have been destroyed by sex trafficking or commercial sexual exploitation. And, helping them rebuild their lives.
On January 26, America stopped, shocked by disbelief over the news that basketball icon Kobe Bryant had been killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Not only did the crash take the life of the NBA MVP who had a 20-year career with the Lakers, but also his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Nine people in […]
He’s a real-life superhero! On Monday, “Aquaman” star Jason Momoa had an important task to do before heading to set of a new Netflix film he has been shooting in Pennsylvania – that of “spreading aloha” to sick kids at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The handsome 40-year-old actor lifted the spirits of the […]
The gut-wrenching images of burnt koalas have been flooding social media, shattering hearts with every photo of their desperate bid to stay alive and hydrated. Ecologists at the University of Sydney estimate around 8,000 koalas (30 percent of the population) have perished. Watching the koala bear population being destroyed has been heartbreaking, as, after all, […]
As America pays tribute today (Monday, November 11, 2019) to those who have served, it is important to remember that some of those who did survive wars are still locked in a painful battle within. That of PTSD.
If you are in the Los Angeles area, here is your chance to make a difference in the lives of those who have suffered domestic violence. On Sunday, November 3, 2019, Safe Passage will hold its 17th Annual Fundraiser “Time to Heal” at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Safe Passage, a nonprofit organization serving […]
Farrah Fawcett was an icon, beloved by so many, but ten years ago on June 25, 2009, she succumbed to cancer. She fought so hard to live. Prior to her passing, she launched the Farrah Fawcett Foundation (FFF), which seeks to provide funding for cutting edge cancer research, to support prevention and awareness, and to help […]
For three weeks now, the world’s largest tropical forest, the Amazon has been burning, with French President Emmanuel Macron calling it an “international crisis” at the G7 meeting over the weekend, and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro rejecting the €20 million promised by the G7 countries to help stop the fires. The Amazon is known as […]
New Yorkers are known for their resilience and for rallying around each other, which was best witnessed during the September 11 attacks. when they looked to each other to mend their broken hearts in the face of an inhumane and horrific terrorist attack on their beloved city. Fast-forward to today and the newly-rebuilt World Trade […]
Many have seen the images — the horrifying, squalid-like conditions that currently are the reality for migrants held in Detention Centers in America. The details of their day-to-day life are nothing short of appalling: Children sleeping on the floor in filthy, overcrowded conditions, scared, hungry and sick. On June 27, the NPR published this account […]
In statistics released earlier this year, the homeless population in Los Angeles County surged by 12 percent. In a city already in the midst of a homeless epidemic, the numbers are alarming, with 59,000 people living on the streets, and the new figures representing a 50 percent increase since 2011. The data was presented by […]
Symond Boschetto is not your average 6th grader. Whilst the 11-year-old enjoys things typical of a boy his age like “sports and of course, playing video games”, he also happens to be out there making a real difference for the less fortunate. When he was just 8, he founded Share Hope USA, a non-profit organization […]
On January 24, 2017, we first brought you the heartwrenching story of Lisa Spencer, a US Navy Veteran who was stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana, for boot camp and after, for seaman apprenticeship classes, when just three weeks in, she was sexually abused in 1998. Rape is becoming increasingly prevalent among women who serve — […]
In 2001, Kate Walsh’s eldest son was diagnosed at age two-and-a-half with PDD-NOS, an Autism Spectrum Disorder. “Our journey with autism began when I took our daughter to the pediatrician for her six-month check-up,” Walsh told Westchester Magazine. “I had just dropped off James, two-and-a-half, at daycare and noticed that his classmates were speaking in sentences. […]