Talk about doing good and doing well, the Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program in Neuroscience recently awarded Lindsay Ross (left) and Debi Thomas (center) with Neuroscience Research Scholarships. Denzel then interviewed the two.
He and his wife established the program in 2004 to support and encourage students to pursue a career in neuroscience. It provides $2,500 monthly support for a graduate-level research and $2,000 per month for an undergraduate. Recipients work during the summer months under the direction of respected physicians, neurosurgeons and scientists, and prepare a scientific abstract or paper to submit to a national neuroscience, cancer or neurosurgery organization.
PROCTER & GAMBLE PULL BET & MTV ADS?
Following the release of “The Rap on Rap” study last month, the world’s largest advertiser, Procter & Gamble, has set up a toll-free hotline to obtain input from consumers regarding the company’s corporate sponsorship of music video programs on BET and MTV.
Customers can email firstname.lastname@example.org to provide input whether they want the company “to change our advertising on BET and MTV.”
The Enough is Enough Campaign is working to engage six major advertisers — Procter & Gamble, YUM Brands, Wal-Mart, General Moters, McDonalds and AT&T — whose corporate advertising dollars sponsor music video programs on BET and MTV that contain inappropriate themes for youth. Shout out to CL Reader L. Sheperd for the tip.
SEAN BELL UPDATE
Protesters plan to pray on their knees and be arrested for civil disobedience at half a dozen places around NYC, including the police headquarters, on Wednesday.
Nicole Paultre Bell, Bell’s fiancée who took his name after his death, plans to participate and any other action “until justice is done”. According to Sharpton, “It’s going to be a long struggle, but the race isn’t given to the swift or the strong, but to those who endure.”
In a recent interview with Essence, Nicole Paultre Bell said that filing a civil suit will be the last thing that is done. “Right now we’re hoping that when the Justice Department looks into this, I pray that they will show us justice. I’m not giving up. I’m prepared to be a part of any protests as well. This is round two. This happened to my family. So I’m going to stand strong and pray that justice is done.”