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The CMH 4th Annual Spring Benefit on April 22

Children Mending Hearts is an organization we support because it is dedicated to empowering disadvantaged youth through educational and arts programs that build empathy and global citizenry. The kind of initiative we know very well because Max Dana is also working with disadvantaged children. So we frequently mention the organization on the Sama Gazette, the first time was in 2009, then it was in 2010 and more recently in January 2012 for the First ...


Cupcake Punk, a blogzine by Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson is a fashion designer for her brand Jessica Louise and she creates amazing clothes: leopard print, girly pink bows, punk-rockabilly-anime style, in bright colors. She recently launched Cupcake Punk, a blogzine that features ‘creative people and focuses on a wide range of interests and topics‘. About Cupcake Punk: Cupcake Punk is a lighthearted, bright, colorful, and happy style of attitude, dress, and lifestyle. It’s a ...


Art in USA: Free graffiti artist Revok!

Revok a.k.a Jason Williams is an American graffiti artist, and he is currently serving 180 days in jail. Authorities claim there was an outstanding warrant against Revok for failure to repay victims of previous vandalism incidents. The day before his arrest, he was exhibiting his graffiti at MOCA in Los Angeles in ‘Art in the Streets’… Max Dana wrote several times about Revok on her Blog and even da-eYe supports him and asks: ...


Sunday Roundup: Free Revok, Chernobyl, SETI…

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog. “ For once (kind of) I will start with some graffiti news. This may not be the biggest news of the week for most of you but it is for any #Graffiti art fan. ‘Revok, one of Los Angeles’ ...


Sunday Roundup: Portal 2, Hetherington, MOCA

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog. “ Portal 2 is out! This game is awesome and I think I should write an entire blog post about it. Seriously. It’s clever and fun, even CNN says so! ‘The story is fantastic, and the ...


Sunday Roundup: Graffiti, Congo, Sudan, J. Stiglitz, J. Silva

Sunday Roundup is not a new rendezvous on the Sama Gazette but it is one on Max Dana’s Blog. Last Sunday she started this new series of posts about what caught her attention during the week. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours. We still have to learn a lot from her, we know that! So we decided to cross post it here. You can also read this post on ...


The Enough Moment by John Prendergast and Don Cheadle

The Enough Moment is on sale. Human rights activist John Prendergast and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle bring us an empowering and hopeful new book, as they reveal the steps being taken by engaged citizens—”Upstanders”—famous and unknown, here and abroad, to combat genocide, rape, and child soldierdom in Africa, and show how you can be a part of the movement. The Enough Moment, by John Prendergast with Don Cheadle, is on sale now, and ...


Friday Digest: Gay Marriage, iPhone, Google, Darfur, Kafka

This is our new Friday Digest! Every Friday, this weekly news round-up gives us the occasion to share with you news from various topics: politics to arts, entertainment, media, science, sports, fun and less fun news… This digest is a list of news published this week on the Internet (Friday to Friday), selected by the Sama Team, and it is by no means exhaustive. If you want to suggest a news to be added in the next Friday Digest, contact us. The ...


Twitter Sunday: Favorites Tweets @chefludo

We are serious people at the Sama Gazette, but we are also proud members of the Sama Epicurean Fraternal Society. We like good food, good atmosphere and joie de vivre. Today, this Twitter Sunday is about French Chef Ludo Lefebvre. A pretty girl named Amélie, who ate at his restaurant, told us about him and his fabulous cuisine. Since then we follow @chefludo on Twitter and his tweets have the power to cheer us up! About Chef Ludo Lefebvre (read more on ...


Children Mending Hearts: Gala Fundraiser in Hollywood

Last year, Sama Reader N’Gaye sent us an email about an organization raising awareness about Congo we decided to mention in: RAISE Hope for Congo: Activism you can wear. A few months ago, it’s Sama Reader Lissa who commented on Darfur, Congo, Burma: is ‘good will’ enough? about the great work this organization was doing. She has been following the organization news and events since then and this weekend Lissa sent us an email about a  ...






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