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Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, NBA hall-of-famer John Salley, Latino TV personality Marco Antonio Regil and Hollywood heavyweight Sam Simon were at the West Hollywood post office to unveil PETA’s new vegetarian celebrity stamp series. Want to add some animal-friendly flair to their holiday cards and packages, choose a stamp with the likeness of these vegetarian celebrities:…

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Crouched inside a cage and wearing nothing but striped bodypaint, Chilli of the multiplatinum trio TLC is the star of a provocative new ad campaign for PETA that demands, “Boycott the Circus.” The ad, reveals that tigers used by circuses are beaten into submission—and when they’re not “performing,” they’re locked away in cramped, filthy cages. “There’s so much cruelty…

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The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery celebrated his 92nd birthday with family, friends, fellow civil rights leaders and celebs. The “I’ve Known Rivers’” gala was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel on the campus of Morehouse college. The event also was a celebration of the life of his late wife, Evelyn Gibson Lowery.  On hand were his…

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An activist is defined as one who is an especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause—especially a political or social cause. The most celebrated and effective activists of the 20th century were especially devoted to their activism; it was their life’s work. Mr. Belafonte represents the rare celebrity whose life is as much about activism as it is entertaining—perhaps even more so.

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Entertainer/activist Harry Belafonte’s 2012 criticisms of superstar couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s perceived lack of activism have sparked a war of words in the media between he and Jay. The hip-hop superstar fired back at Belafonte, both in song (on Magna Carta Holy Grail’s track “Nickels and Dimes”) and in a recent Life+Times interview, where he defiantly declared that his “presence is charity.”

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Detroit director and screenwriter B’Darren created a savvy video which essentially sums up the Occupy movement in Detroit. While cities around the county are implementing actions and keeping this movement alive, B’Darren depicts here, the beauty of activism. Check it out. -roz edward    

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As protesters continue to gather in major cities across the nation for the momentous Occupy Wall Street Movement, New York City’s protesters were welcomed with some celebrity support on Monday, Oct. 10 when hip-hop heavyweights Russell Simmons and Kanye West showed up at the demonstrators’ “base camp” at Zucotti Park. According to New York’s Daily…

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