Freddie Gray's homicide was not an isolated incident; it was the tipping point. That said, the question now is how to honor this truth?
Masih Alinejad is well-known in Iran not only to the followers of her writing, but also to those whom she writes about. In 2014, Alinejad created My Stealthy Freedom, a platform that allows women in Iran to protest the strict law of obligatory hijab by posting pictures of themselves in public places without their headscarves.
A campaign highlighting the critical role of media in helping to end female genital mutilation (FGM) was launched in Kenya, Nairobi, last year. The campaign engages global media outlets, particularly in Africa, on how to improve their coverage of the consequences of this practice on women and girls, their families, and their communities.
We can't tell you how therapeutic and freeing it is to show up to a school on a Friday morning and by Sunday afternoon see the whole place transformed into a clean, safe, inviting place for children to learn. Everyone working together towards one goal. One.
Despite poetic mantras championing the American Dream and romanticized ideas of equality regarding race, gender and sexuality -- laws were not instituted to protect or factor morality.
What is needed is a global master plan for dealing with emergencies created by natural disasters, because they happen often and all over the globe. Independent organizations and governments should all have to organize and stage their efforts through one agency.
There's been a lot of talk lately of successful tech entrepreneurs taking over the Bay Area -- focusing more on making gobs of money and not doing enough to give back to the community and address societies most critical problems.
The first day of May seemed to mark a turning point in the story of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died of a severe spinal injury incurred while in police custody. His death set off a wave of protests that turned violent this past week.
The young people of Baltimore are human beings. They are not thugs. They are not leeches on society. They have hopes and dreams. People in Baltimore -- all of them -- are real, live human beings, with real blood flowing through their veins, who are all important to someone and loved by someone.
Many drivers find bicyclists vexing at best and infuriating at worst. I've had passengers in cars throw banana peels and water bottles at me as they have passed.
On August 11, 2015 I plan to be on the starting line of the PepsiCo TransRockies Ultramarathon event, a multi-day trail run that covers 56 miles and nearly 9,000 feet of elevation gains. This is a formidable challenge for most people, let alone for a Stage IV lung cancer survivor.
It may have been hard to live in Baltimore during those difficult and recessionary times. We don't know if it is harder for those in the underclass and grinding poverty living there today. We do know that it is not easy.
Conscious capitalism has not only changed the way we consume and invest but also the way our businesses produce -- and the way they outsource.
Anti-bullying conversations and curricula sometimes "wimp out" by avoiding uncomfortable questions, like "How do I feel about a boy wearing a dress?" or "What are gender norms? Do we have to follow them?
Kathmandu, Nepal -- Krishna Prasad Sapkota has spent most of his 72 years carrying heavy jugs of milk up and down the foothills of the Himalayas to carve out a living for his family.
I don't love why Planned Parenthood exists. I don't love that too many states allow legislators to restrict women's health. What I love is the dedicated staff of people who are doing the ministry of caring for people. "Care. No matter what." Those are words to live by. As a Christian, I say it proudly: I love Planned Parenthood.
The Jed Foundation is honored to be partnering with SAMHSA in celebrating this important event in helping raise awareness of adolescent and young adult mental health.
"We can take care of 50 women in two weeks, working from sun up to sun down. My goal is to not be needed because we've trained enough local medics to take over fistula repair," said Dr. Tarnay.