Monday, June 29, 2009

And the Award Goes to....

By Pilar Oberwetter

Despite certain questionable moments during the 2009 BET Awards (read-- Lil' Wayne performances of any sort), I encourage readers to watch the presentation of the Humanitarian Award to Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean, given for their contributions to charitable causes. Keys is the co-founder of Keep a Child Alive, which works to provide medicine to families with HIV and AIDS in Africa and other parts of the developing world and also raises global awareness of this disease. Jean started Yele Haiti to combine music with sustainable development (including an emphasis on education, health, entrepreneurship and the environment) to engage Haiti's youth-at-risk through education and sports.

Using star power to raise awareness is commendable-- and Jean and Keys are excellent examples for their peers.


John Hudson said...

Aw, is Coulter promoted on the blogreel to balance out Huffp, Kos and TPM?

No, that's off. Methinks some Coultergeist ironic fun is being had.

Anonymous said...

This was the part of the sub-par Award show that caught my eye. I love Wyclefs dedication to his country. Because many immigrants living in NJ, have seen poverty in their home countries.