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Reggie Yates

The Other Side of Jamaica

Reggie Yates | July 31, 2014 | UK Entertainment
Today, Usain Bolt will compete in the 100m relay for Jamaica in his first ever Commonwealth Games. As the fastest man in the world, he is one of Jamaica's most famous exports, alongside the country's glorious, sun kissed beaches that thousands travel to every year. But my trip to the small island in the Caribbean with UNICEF was to see a very different way of life.
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.


A Veteran Who Led by Example

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | July 31, 2014 | Impact
Steve Robinson was a veterans advocate in Washington, D.C., working tirelessly for years, speaking out for those who had no voice, pushing on the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to do more and do better.
Anne Goddard


Children As a Priority

Anne Goddard | July 31, 2014 | Impact
Of all the images etched in my mind following the downing of a Malaysian Airlines plane over the Ukraine, none were as vivid and heartrending as those depicting the playthings that littered the wreckage site. It's difficult not to imagine some of the 80 children who perished on the flight...
Haley Hanson

Geared Up For Robotics

Haley Hanson | July 31, 2014 | Impact
There was no reason any child should feel that way, and no reason any child could not participate in robotics. This team inspired me to make robotics accessible to students with differing abilities.
Robert Siciliano


Going to Plan B for Survival

Robert Siciliano | July 31, 2014 | Impact
Forget rushing to the grocery store when disaster like a snowstorm strikes. Everyone else will have the same idea. Need I say more?
Dr. Jane Aronson


A Profile in Courage: An Orphan Buried Inside Herself

Dr. Jane Aronson | July 31, 2014 | Impact
Trying hard to write about Haiti, but my feelings about the babies in one orphanage in the mountains of Ayiti have haunted me for over a week. I honestly can't sleep and rest without her in my vision.
Diana Buckhantz


A Day Like Today

Diana Buckhantz | July 31, 2014 | Impact
There are days that fill you with hope -- with a hope that the world will one day wake up and become accountable for all the violence and hate. A day in which inspiration reigns and true heroes show themselves.
Diana Buckhantz


Congo's Resilient Women

Diana Buckhantz | July 31, 2014 | Impact
In the U.S., we use the word resilience to describe someone who has made something of their life after enduring a difficult situation. These scenarios can be painful, but in Congo, the word resilience means something else entirely.
William Lambers

How to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

William Lambers | July 31, 2014 | Impact
Start with the schools. That's where the future is made.
Rob Schware


Lessons From the Grassroots: Yoga, Antiracism and a Different Kind of Yoga Service

Rob Schware | July 31, 2014 | Impact
This is an interview with Jardana Peacock, based in Nashville, Tennessee, where she uses yoga as a healing tool for people working through emotional trauma and physical injury.
Karuna Jaggar


On Mastectomies, Pink Ribbon Culture, and Women's Choices

Karuna Jaggar | July 31, 2014 | Women
The decision to surgically remove a breast either to treat or prevent cancer can never be taken lightly. And, in our breast-obsessed culture, for many women this medical decision is further complicated by societal pressures and norms.
Bobbie Shay Lee

The NFL Has Failed. Again.

Bobbie Shay Lee | July 31, 2014 | Impact
In its tone-deaf punishment against Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, it not only failed to match the punishment to the crime, it failed all those in our communities nationwide who rally against domestic violence.
Perla Ni

Helping Kids Make a Difference

Perla Ni | July 31, 2014 | Impact
We get in a particular groove, driving the kids to school, cheering them on at sporting events, helping them with homework. But are we teaching them how to pitch in and help others who are not as fortunate?
Rep. John Conyers


America's Real Deficits: Jobs and Infrastructure

Rep. John Conyers | July 31, 2014 | Politics
America's federal budget deficits have actually shrunk by nearly $5 trillion since 2010. The CBO's projection for the budget deficit this year is smaller than it's been on average over the past 40 years. In short, the economic evidence is clear: This deficit is no longer an urgent issue. But there are, in fact, deficits that demand immediate attention.
Human Rights Watch


Gaza's Schools on the Battlefield

Human Rights Watch | July 31, 2014 | World
Both sides in the current conflict would do well to take note of the Lucens Guidelines, created to protect students and teachers around the world from the use of schools for military purposes, and to incorporate explicit protection for schools into their military doctrines and strategies.
John McCullough


Why I Am Risking Arrest at the White House with 135 Faith and Immigrant Leaders

John McCullough | July 31, 2014 | Religion
I am risking arrest because we in the faith community will not remain silent while millions of immigrants continue to live lives marked with fear and unrealized potential.
Lynn M. Croneberger

A Friendship Close to My Heart

Lynn M. Croneberger | July 31, 2014 | Impact
On this International Day of Friendship, my thoughts are with my friend Moses and the incredible work he has done over the years to overcome adversity.
Phoebe K. Schreiner

#YesAllMen Must Challenge NFL Response to Ray Rice

Phoebe K. Schreiner | July 31, 2014 | Impact
How can the NFL not take intimate partner violence at least as seriously as drug use or corruption? This is institutional impunity, pure and simple.
Lisa Levart


The Irony of ISIS

Lisa Levart | July 31, 2014 | Impact
In this decisive time before the imminent destruction of our common sacred sites, let us all call upon the protective guidance of Isis: the oldest of the old, mother of all mothers and The All-Seeing Eye. Let us reclaim the true name and meaning of Isis.
Kate Carr


A Day Gone Wrong: How Tragedies From Forgetting Children in Cars Can Happen to Anyone

Kate Carr | July 31, 2014 | Parents
It wasn't just a routine day for Reggie McKinnon. On March 8, 2010, Reggie, a loving father of three beautiful daughters, left work mid-day to take his 17-month-old daughter, Payton Lyn, to the doctor to have her ears checked following a recent surgery. After the appointment, Reggie hurried back to work.
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