Posts Tagged ‘Haiti’

It’s important till it’s not.

Remember those miners that were trapped in that country like a year ago? If  your answer is something along the line of “vaguely,” “kind of,” or “not really,” you’re (unfortunately) not alone. As it happens with most crises around the world—Haiti, Thailand, and all those other countries you heard about for all of five minutes in media time—the 33 miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in Copiapó, Chile, have faded into a distant memory.

Most people have all but forgotten about them, and the media has moved on many times over; but it’s still a fresh reality for the miners and their families. Many of these miners are perfect examples of what happens when individuals are shoved into the spotlight for their 15 minutes of fame, only to be forgotten once the next big thing happens. Sad, but true.

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Naomi Campbell is infamous for assaulting various individuals with an array of mobile devices. But last week the supermodel turned activist was all up in the media for a more positive reason. Campbell successfully organized the Fashion for Relief charity catwalk show that went down on February 12th in Bryant Park to raise money for the reconstruction effort in Haiti.

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