Resolution 168/13 has enshrined and bolstered a social and political climate that puts black people in the Dominican Republic in grave danger.
There's just one legal aid lawyer for every 8,893 low-income Americans who qualify for legal aid. That's how, in a country with one of the highest concentrations of lawyers in the world, poor people often are forced to represent themselves in life-altering legal matters.
Some moments in life provide such extraordinary images of courage and hope that they demand to be celebrated. The 4th of July provides the perfect backdrop to acknowledge the sacrifices of so many that gave so much to provide the freedoms that we enjoy in this country.
I am no sun worshipper. To graduate from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in South Carolina, however, I did adapt to the summer heat. After boot camp, I was glad to be in the shade again.
At the service the rabbi had nailed it. None of us should have been there. And I shouldn't have been standing in the middle of the police vehicular evidence lot.
There is no doubt we have come a long way in shifting our national, collective consciousness around this issue. But is the national conversation regarding criminal justice reform moving in the right direction?
Some days, Kristal Nemeroff needs her wheelchair, but usually her walker suffices. She is slower than the students who buzz around her, but her motivation is in overdrive. At 27, Kristal is the nurse at Hamilton Elementary School in rural Pennsylvania, a few miles from where she grew up.
While summer is upon us, it's never too early to start thinking about September and the start of the new school year. That means fresh blank notebooks, shiny new pens, colorful folders, bright yellow highlighters and a huge dent in your wallet.
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated..." That's the 4th Amendment in our bill of rights... What's it really about and what happened to it?
Throughout my travels, I've met many social entrepreneurs and innovators who are making the world a better place. In this interview series, you will hear from incredible leaders who are changing the way we do good in the world.
California is moving full speed in transforming care delivery for those with the most pressing health care and daily living needs. Yet a great deal of work remains to institutionalize system change that offers value to individuals, providers, payers and regulators.
This June, InterAction held its 31st annual Forum. More than 1,000 attendees from over 350 organizations participated in the three-day event.
Global hunger and poverty are monumental issues with complex causes and solutions. The success of one organization should be viewed as the success of the sector. Additionally, the ultimate success is not of the organization, but of the project participants.
Joshua Kaye died on July 7, 2014 after a 13-day battle with E. coli. He would have turned 10 on August 3, 2015. Joshua's family founded Joshua Kaye Foundation, which celebrates Josh's kindness, creativity and curiosity by funding thoughtful projects that include children, animals, the arts, and nature.
I am a first-generation immigrant, a first-generation college student, and a low-income young Filipino woman. I come from an underrepresented background in the international development and social impact scene. The unique challenges my demographic face are insufficiently discussed and advocated for.
If you're one of the bold ones who has ever set out to lead an innovative project -- introducing co-workers, clients or customers to something new, attempting to ask people to do or think a little differently than they usually do -- you've confronted the "nobody cares" moment.
My advice for newcomers: skip the pundits and lean in to innovative change agents -- the "makers" who work across the spectrum of business, arts, education and politics. You know an event is a success when your hope for the future is renewed.
Overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States -- more than car accidents or gun homicides. Simply put, addiction is a national health crisis, not a crime, and it deserves national attention and a unified response.