I don’t care if George Clooney is in Sudan trying to “fix” the situation.

I didn’t care when Madonna went to Africa.
I didn’t care when Bono went to Africa.
I didn’t care when Angelina Jolie went to Africa.
I didn’t care when Bob Geldof went to Africa.
I didn’t care when Alicia Keys went to Africa.
I didn’t care when the Kardashians went to Africa.
I didn’t care when Oprah went to Africa.
I didn’t care when Anderson Cooper went to Africa.
I didn’t care when that one Jonas brother went to Africa.

Call me up when we give more recognition to the Africans trying to improve their situation and the non-Africans helping empower Africans to improve their situation (through education, investment, etc).

Call me up when those people get followed around by photogs or when those people get asked to appear on cable news to tell their stories or when those people get asked if they will run for office.

Just don’t call me on Monday nights during Gossip Girls cause I won’t pick up.

"But you don’t understand!! If people don’t see Hollywood helping Africans, they won’t give their money!"

Me:

And stop asking me to give 50 cents a day to someone in some village in some region in a country that you don’t know the name of. Can we focus on sustainable solutions that will yield long-term results (you know, stuff that will actually bring people out of poverty)???