Kenneth Cole and Joe Pantoliano at Awareness book launch
Nov 13 2008
6:36 pm

Kenneth Cole Presents Awearness: How to Make a Difference

We all know the name, but guaranteed, if Kenneth Cole passed you on the street you wouldn’t give him a passing glance. Ok, some women.. and men (hah!) might. → By the way, Kenneth Cole is on the left. The smiling, hat wearing guy is Joey Pants.

Last night at his Fifth Avenue store in New York, Kenneth Cole launched his new book “Awearness: Inspiring Stories About How to Make A Difference.” The book is a collection of eighty-six stories and conversations by some well-known people and others not so much, who have been inspired to do their part to make meaningful social change.

Each chapter highlights a different issue, from political activism to the environment, homelessness to education. By the final page, dozens of small change/big impact ideas have been presented. Take a look at the cover.. and click it for some excerpts.

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Harry Belafonte
Apr 04 2008
10:14 pm

Harry Belafonte/Tavis Smiley Reflect on MLK Jr’s “Late” Joke

This Wednesday Harry Belafonte stopped in to talk with Tavis Smiley. Harry Belafonte was a good friend of Martin Luther King Jr. I’m not sure who he’s endorsing for president, but this comment gave me the sense that he’s not a fan of Barack Obama using King’s words during his speeches.

“There are many who have quoted Dr. King and things that he’s said who have done so accurately.. more than just quoting .. I think one is required to look at what motivates a person quoting Dr. King.

There are a lot of people who quote him, but don’t quote him for righteous reasons - who quote him for personal gain, who quote him in order to cloak themselves through his memory while anointing themselves. There are a lot of - there’s a lot of that out there.

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