Jason Russell

Just such a moment went viral the other day. The Ku Klux Klan held a rally on the steps of the South Carolina state capitol
Ironically enough, Charity Navigator had no qualms with the organization’s mission and forewarned donors during the height
Community was once a place of action linked to emotion -- a powerful hub and spoke of social change. Nowadays anyone on a compiled data file can be considered to be part of a community. How the mighty have fallen.
One year ago, the Kony 2012 documentary became an international conversation piece. Still, questions remain about the impact, legitimacy, and morality of the movement. Jamila Aisha Brown, Noelle West and Timothy Kalyegira join Marc to debate.
And on Jan. 13, President Obama signed a bill into law that extends the Rewards for Justice Program, which pays people for
“I’m so sorry to the thousands of people who were confused, who were scared and who didn’t trust us anymore because of what
Jason Russell would probably have been content to be known simply as the founder of Invisible Children and the creator of
Days after the release of the Invisible Children documentary Kony 2012, creator Jason Russell was captured on tape in San
Tweets, texts, emails, posts. New research says the Internet can make us lonely and depressed—and may even create more extreme
No matter how questionable the cause, people continue to invest in others, perhaps because to invest in a cause -- no matter how small -- is to invest in humanity.
Prominent Ugandan journalists and activists were vehemently critical of the video's factual flaws and oversimplification.
Uganda Speaks timed the launch of #Uganda2012 to coincide with the Invisible Children’s “Cover the Night” campaign. The organization
Mounting suspicions about the evangelical nature of the Invisible Children nonprofit, which released the blockbuster KONY 2012 viral video hit in early March, have now been confirmed.
Will Joseph Kony ever be transformed from a household name into a convicted mass-murderer, or will the quest to stop the innocent killing in Uganda die out as a mere fad, a PR ploy gone terribly wrong?
2012-04-06-Screenshot20120406at7.09.17PM.jpgWhile most mainstream media continues to uncritically report on the Invisible Children effort, there is a growing body of reporting tying the KONY 2012 authors to the politicized Christian right.
From the Guardian: According to the official Invisible Children Tumblr blog, "Kony 2012 Part II" will premiere on Tuesday
The reason that this video went viral is because so much strategy and funding went into making sure that it triggered certain reactions for the audience.
At any point, anyone with a social mission can lose it. You live and breathe your work. It's so personal to you. Meltdowns like Russell's can happen whenever you have a mission much bigger than yourself.
Imagine for a second your worst day or your worst decision -- and having that magnified a million times. A Google search for "Jason Russell arrest" (which was not an actual arrest because charges weren't made) conjured up 121 million results on Google. Imagine that with your name.
The next time you feel the instinct to make a particularly harsh remark about another's work, pause and ask yourself where that response is coming from. Instead of lashing out, turn inward.