I understood Clevelanders who declared LeBron forever dead to them. Still, I have my own journey as a prodigal son who once had to leave Cleveland in order to grow up, only to later return so I could discover my real story.
As we continue the fight to eliminate HIV/AIDS around the world, we must never forget all those who are currently living with the disease and make sure that we do all we can to help them live long and productive lives. In the United States, that means continued funding of the Ryan White Act.
More than 75 percent of the people on Rikers Island and in other city jails are not in custody due to a conviction. They are in jail on bail, sometimes as low as $250, because they cannot afford to meet this cash obligation.
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.
Often, the Hollywood depiction of cancer pales in comparison to what the disease actually entails.
Every 6-year-old in Gaza is now living through the third war in their life. Aside from the risks they face of being injured or killed, one cannot begin to fathom what this means for their long-term mental health and well-being.
Global Citizen Festival,
In keeping with previous Global Citizen Festivals, the goal is to celebrate the achievements made toward ending extreme poverty by 2030. But this year, we're working to change the systems that keep people poor.
Many people believe that what separates humans from the other species is our ability to form scenarios in our mind, and then turn them into reality. See your future; make it happen.
Modern Day Slavery,
Global Food Security,
Although today is the first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the issue of human trafficking is hardly a novel one; rather, this crime has sadly survived and thrived for thousands of years.
Music transcends all barriers, languages, cultures and ages. It's one of the highest forms of expression and helps us to connect with one another, establish lasting memories and remind us of times shared with those we love most.
It is a very encouraging sign of the new urgency given to modern slavery that the first World Day against Trafficking in Persons is being marked today.
The degree to which we get students from all backgrounds ready for high-skilled jobs will determine their economic and social mobility. Here, though, is my big worry: We really haven't made up our collective mind that students from disadvantaged and minority families can be -- and should be -- educated to the highest levels.
I will only say this once, but I will say it loud and clear: Safe sex is just as important after divorce as it was before you were married. It's actually MORE important because you now have kids to think about!
I am reminded of the teenager who welcomed me into his home, loved American music and was the farthest thing from MS-13 anyone could be. At the end of the day these are human beings. They are children.
I always found it interesting how people could have such strong opinions about a couple of people and a dog they've never met. Fear is an interesting thing. Do we listen to that fear, and euthanize Wallace to guarantee that he never hurts anybody? Or do we take our chances?
Spinal Cord Injury,
Children With Special Needs,
Raising Kids With Special Needs,
Believe me, I am not diminishing my work as a mother. I am not pretending that my son is just like everyone else. But when we glorify his friends, or his mother, or his one-day prom date, we imply that he is less-than.
The war in Gaza roars on and a storm of words are bandied about, unfiltered and at times, even un-thought. In the past few weeks I've done my own share of opining -- I won't be doing only that here. Rather, I'm going to show you an example of bridge building, as of late, an activity in short supply.
St Mungo's Broadway,
By including clients in every aspect of a charity, the organization is transformed immediately into a nonprofit that can adopt to the real needs of the people they serve. Plus, clients will develop self-worth and ownership in their own lives and the charity.
It seems as if the days of manually doing routine tasks such as shopping and health care are slowly fizzling into obsolescence. People in both developed and developing countries are reshaping their daily lives and interactions as digital technology becomes intertwined with their everyday activities.
Aspen Ideas Festival,
Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation,
Clinton Global Initiative,
Clinton Global Initiative University,
South By Southwest,
World Economic Forum,
National Press Club,
Over the last year I've subscribed to a number of YouTube channels that have consistently helped me identify new trends, understand best practices, and spot high-impact opportunities. Here is a list of my favorites.