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Inspired to make a change?
BlackPlanet Rising is all about getting involved in your community and making a positive difference. We want YOU to join this movement of change agents. Join the BlackPlanet Rising Group and become a part of our crusade to help communities rise up. Connect with other members, share what causes you are supporting, and invite others to jump on board.
Want to share volunteer opportunities and success stories with others and invite them to participate? Post details on the Announcements page, so group members can find out how to rise up and become active in their community.
Post your acts of kindness on the Forums page and share how you've gotten involved. Chat with other members to learn what they're up to in the community and how you can work together to make a difference.
Riser Of The Month
George L. Cook III, Hillside, NJ
BlackPlanet Rising is excited to announce our first member to be recognized for contributions in their community. In the spirit of the BPR movement, George L. Cook has made giving back a personal mission. As a soldier, community activist, political advocate, coach, husband, and father, George provides support to those around him. Most recently, he has created a petition to increase the coverage of missing Black women on cable & broadcast networks, in the hopes that more exposure will lead to finding these women and reuniting them with their loved ones. Click here to learn more about George's crusade to get major networks to allocate :30 of every hour of news programming aired to highlight these missing women. We salute George's efforts to help his community rise up and make a difference!


How Will 2009 Be Defined? The Year Of The Volunteer Connection

It's been a little over a year since our collective fires started to dim. The fire I speak of, of course, was the unprecedented passion that millions of Americans poured into the presidential election. There's been plenty of water to throw on the fire. Military campaigns. Foreclosures. Climate change. Swine Flu. Joblessness. Poverty. Single payer. Michael Jackson...

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name="allowFullScreen" value="true"> Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. ⿿ Mahatma Gandhi