No More, The NFL's Domestic Violence Partner, Is A Sham

The brands have spoken, and they want you to know that domestic violence and sexual assault are bad. In fact, the brands not only think they're bad, but have a theory as to why they persist: the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault don't have a strong enough brand. So, to help get America talking about… » 2/05/15 2:55pm 2/05/15 2:55pm

Do The NFL's Anti-Domestic Violence Initiatives Actually Even Exist?

As long ago as it now seems, it was only this past July when Roger Goodell decided to suspend Ray Rice for two games after the Baltimore Ravens running back cold-cocked his future wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator. There was outrage, but not enough to change the NFL commissioner's mind. He needed to see the… » 2/01/15 4:01pm 2/01/15 4:01pm

Jerry Sandusky's Charity Apparently Wasn't Shut Down Until Today

Today in news that you could have sworn should have already happened: The Second Mile, disgraced former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky's charity that he allegedly used as a totally fucked up matchmaking service to meet potential victims, is finally closing its doors. » 5/25/12 4:00pm 5/25/12 4:00pm

Models Giving Hope To Orphans In Haiti

Last night at Milk Studios in New York City, models Coco Rocha and Behati Prinsloo screened this film about their post-earthquake humanitarian trip to Haiti. It's 23 minutes long, but well worth a look. As is Lakay Pam, the charity Prinsloo and Rocha opted to work with, which runs orphanages, schools, and… » 12/08/11 6:30pm 12/08/11 6:30pm

Charity Gives People In Haiti These Awesome All-Terrain Wheelchairs

Last night at a premiere party for a movie — The Way, although I saw neither (star) Martin Sheen nor (director) Emilio Estevez and therefore didn't get to pester them with questions about Catholicism or Steve Jobs or whatever — I met a lady who runs a pretty cool charity. » 10/06/11 6:00pm 10/06/11 6:00pm

Hair Wanted For Green Cause

San Francisco-based charity Matter of Trust wants your hair. Donations of human and pet hair are turned into mats, which are used to absorb oil and clean up spills. Gross, maybe, but definitely green. Video after the jump. [via InventorSpot] » 5/06/10 9:20am 5/06/10 9:20am

John Mayer Is Back Online, Still A Jerk

John Mayer broke his Twitter silence today by posting a link to the Isaac Foundation. Nice try, but even the charity's assurances that he is a "kind, caring, and compassionate person" doesn't convince us he's not also a douche. [BlackBook] » 2/15/10 12:45pm 2/15/10 12:45pm

Success Of Smile Pinky Brings Aid To Children

On Wednesday, HBO will air the Academy Award-winning short documentary Smile Pinky, the story of two Indian children whose cleft lips are repaired by the charity Smile Train. Director Megan Mylan says such exposure can translate into aid for thousands of children. » 6/02/09 1:40pm 6/02/09 1:40pm