Details: The King of Hollywood Philanthropy:
“A Hollywood philanthropy consultant, [Trevor Neilson] pairs celebrities with causes and helps them transform from the world’s biggest stars into its most responsible citizens, one photo op at a time.
“For fees upward of $170,000 a year, he matches an A-list client to a cause, sets up a strategy and a foundation, secures meetings on Capitol Hill, brings other wealthy backers on board, and summons the media to cover every saving-the-world moment along the way. In 2006, Neilson was the PR point man in the fierce bidding war for the first exclusive photos of Angelina Jolie’s adopted Cambodian son, Maddox. As part of the deal he brokered, People magazine was obligated to report on the needs of the Cambodian people in exchange for the pictures.”
New Jersey News Room: Review: ‘A Free Man of Color Challenges Audiences’:
“‘A Free Man of Color’ is a panoramic study of the forces that reshaped 1800s New Orleans, initially a racially progressive city of Spanish-French origin, into what would become the epicenter of American slavery.
“The play also involves a naughty sex comedy that rampages in the forefront of all this intricate history.
“Sound like a challenging show to see? It is. Imagine Tom Stoppard drunk and you’ve got some notion of the attempted intellectual scope and theatrical legerdemain of Guare’s epic, which demands much from its viewers.”
Investors.com: Tech Gets Enlisted in the War Against Human Trafficking:
“The Technology and Trafficking in Persons Research Initiative will allow concerned citizens, potential trafficking victims and possibly victims themselves to text information to a hotline. The project is led by the Annenberg Center.
“Texts will be sorted by a computer and sent to appropriate agencies that could help, [director of USC’s Annenberg Center Mark] Latonero says.
“The initiative focuses on the Mekong region in Southeast Asia: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, southern China and Burma.
“‘This part of the world is a major source, transit and destination region for men, women and children forced into labor and prostitution,’ Latonero said.”
Editor’s note: There are hundreds of thousands of victims of modern day slavery here in the U.S. It would be great if an app like this were created for the domestic market—especially because there is evidence that people are being trafficked through web and mobile technologies.