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Brothers Who Lost Parents In Tsunami Are Now Supporting Orphans In Need

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | October 6, 2016 | Impact
LONDON, Oct 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 12 years after British brothers Rob and Paul Forkan survived the Indian Ocean tsunami that killed their parents, they have combined charity work with travel and fashion to open a store in London to help fund two overseas children’s homes. 

Montreal's Pit Bull Ban Is On Hold Because It Makes No Sense

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | October 6, 2016 | Good News
A so-called “pit bull ban” in Montreal that would have sentenced huge numbers of dogs to death has ben suspended for an indeterminate period of time. On Wednesday, Judge Louis Gouin of the Quebec Superior Court ordered a stay of the by-law provisions that would prohibit...

One company is turning plastic bottles into fabric

The Huffington Post | Alex Kushneir | October 6, 2016 | HuffPost Live 321
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Here's How Many Kids Have Died Already This Year Crossing The Mediterranean

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | October 6, 2016 | Impact
At least 600 children have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea so far this year, according to a report released this week by international aid group Save the Children.  On average, two children have died or disappeared each day between January and September, according...

These Cities Want The Country To Focus More On Access To Preschool

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | October 6, 2016 | Politics
In 2013, the year before New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took office, there were about 20,000 free, full-day pre-K seats available to children. Three years later, the city’s preschool landscape looks vastly different. For the 2016-2017 school year, the city had free, full-day...

Extreme Poverty Hits Children The Hardest: Report

The Huffington Post | Sarah Ruiz-Grossman | October 6, 2016 | Impact
The world is failing impoverished kids. Although the rate of extreme poverty is declining worldwide, children are disproportionately impacted, according to two new reports. The number of people living in

Energy Poverty And Its Human Costs

Lindsey Keen | October 6, 2016 | Impact
More than any other time in history, people around the world are demonstrating a deep and passionate commitment to addressing poverty. With the world wealthier and more prosperous than ever before, no one should be confined to a life of poverty. A clear sign of the global commitment to end...

Working Mom Gets Emotional Surprise In Job Performance Review

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | October 5, 2016 | Parents
Returning to work after maternity leave can be challenging in big and small ways. But having support from your employer, co-workers, friends and family is instrumental in easing the transition.  This powerful video from the baby brand Chicco follows a new mom named Jessica O’Dowd, who returns to her job and feels a little “spread thin.” During a job performance review, however, she gets an emotional surprise.  Pass the...

Elon Musk's SpaceX Has Company In The Race To Mars

The Huffington Post | Chris D'Angelo | October 5, 2016 | Science
Just when you thought Elon Musk’s plan for putting humans on Mars seemed ambitious, or even far-fetched, the world’s largest aerospace company has promised to get there first. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg didn’t say whether his company planned to beat SpaceX’s target date of 2025, only...

Nike Is Raffling Off These 'Back To The Future' Self-Lacing Shoes For A Very Good Cause

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | October 5, 2016 | Style
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Fox News Thinks Its Flagrant Racism Against Asians Is Just 'Good Fun'

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | October 6, 2016 | Media
Fox News is facing fierce criticism for a Monday video segment that was widely decried by viewers for its blatant racism and stereotyping of Asians. The 5-minute video from the “O’Reilly Factor” manages to pack in more than 21 instances of overt racism. The segment is hosted by “O’Reilly Factor” ambush video maker Jesse Watters ― a man widely known for harassing journalists and getting punched in the face. In the clip, Watters asks passersby questions including:  “Is it the year of the dragon? Rabbit?” “Do they call Chinese food in China just ‘food?’” “Do you know karate?” “That video probably set the Asian American community back five decades,”Jo-Ann Yoo, executive director of the New York-based Asian American Federation, told The Huffington Post Wednesday.  “You don’t have to be Asian to see this and say, ‘Wow, that’s really, really racist.’” “Is there a grownup who works there?” Yoo said of Fox News. “You don’t have to be Asian to see this and say ‘wow, that’s really, really racist.’” In the video, O’Reilly and Watters brush off the racist display as just “good fun” even though they acknowledged they would “probably get some letters” as a result.  By Wednesday evening, Watters issued a response via Twitter but did not offer an apology, only regret, if anyone “found offense”:  My man-on-the-street interviews are meant to be taken as tongue-in-cheek and I regret if anyone found offense.— Jesse Watters (@jessebwatters) October 5, 2016 As a political humorist, the Chinatown segment was intended to be a light piece, as all Watters World segments are.— Jesse Watters (@jessebwatters) October 5, 2016 Before Watters addressed the criticism, Paul Cheung, president of the Asian American Journalists Association, told the Huffington Post Wednesday the network has not responded to the AAJA’s demand for an apology. Fox News similarly did not respond to The Huffington Post’s requests for comment.  In a statement on behalf of the AAJA, Cheung outlined just a few of the problems with the segment: Jesse Watters, O’Reilly Factor Correspondent and Host of Watters World, committed a litany of offenses, from asking Asian American women, “Do I bow to say hello?” to asking an Asian American man if he knew karate. He mixed in stereotypes of various Asian groups, conflating Koreans with Chinese and Japanese communities. The segment used clips of martial arts movies and interviewed Asian Americans whose primary language isn’t English in order to mock them. Cheung added that the “Watters World” segment raises numerous questions about standards and ethics, “to say nothing of the content.” “What is the value of this news segment? And do the people appearing in it know what it’s for?” Cheung told HuffPost.  The only good part of the 5-minute segment. Just because English isn’t their first language doesn’t mean they deserve to be ridiculed." Watters and O’Reilly admit in the video the segment was based on their assumptions that Asian-Americans are “very insulated and they don’t interact with American politics” and the notion that they “sit there and say nothing.”  Yoo called out the segment’s flimsy premise ― to see what Chinatown residents thought of Donald Trump and U.S.-China relations ― as disingenuous.   “If you are tying to find out who people are voting for, why are you asking people who don’t speak English? Just because English isn’t their first language doesn’t mean they deserve to be ridiculed,” Yoo said.  Noting that Asian Americans are the fast-growing minority in the U.S. ― and mostly lean Democratic in their voting ― Yoo said she was prompted to wonder if the inflammatory segment was a “backlash piece.” “This was blatantly disrespectful of the Asian American community and gave short shrift to all the Asian American groups doing important political work,” she said.  Cheung noted that he is inviting the network to meet and hopes it accepts the AAJA’s invitation to discuss how to prevent this type of coverage in the future.  “We want to move forward by educating rather than more...

Joe Biden And Adam Devine Are The Worst Undercover Partiers Ever

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | October 5, 2016 | Comedy
Vice President Biden and Adam Devine Go Undercover from Funny Or Die Vice President Joe Biden and comedic actor Adam Devine go undercover as students at a college party but have trouble fitting in during this Funny Or Die clip. Just when it seems that all is lost, the two reveal their true selves to deliver an important message. “It’s on all of us to change the culture and prevent sexual assault,” Biden says in the clip, inviting viewers to visit itsonus.org and take a pledge to that end. Thanks for the laughs, gentlemen, and the...

T.I. On Police Brutality: 'They Can't Kill Us All'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | October 5, 2016 | Black Voices
T.I. addressed police brutality head on at the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards. During the annual event on Tuesday, the rapper performed “We Will Not” from his latest his EP “Us or Else,” which addresses issues surrounding social justice and police brutality. T.I. paid homage to the Black Panther Party by wearing all black and a beret; he was also surrounded by protesters, who were confronted by two police offers to help highlight police brutality in America.   The Grammy Award winner concluded his performance by saying: “United we stand. Look around and see the power around you, we gotta stand together. It’s us or else do or die. The time is now. They can’t kill us all.” Over the weekend, the rapper performed at Harry Belafonte’s social justice festival, “Many Rivers To Cross” festival. During the event, he told the New York Times that he felt compelled to use his platform to address police killings of black Americans because “It just seemed all too consistent, all too repeated, all too ignored.” In addition to T.I.’s powerful performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards, Big K.R.I.T. and Lecrae also delivered two spoken-word performances highlighting the Black Lives Matter movement and addressing police brutality. Check out T.I.’s performance above, and Big K.R.I.T. and Lecrae’s spoken word performances below.

This 10-year-old boy donated his hair to create wigs for young cancer patients

The Huffington Post | Alex Kushneir | October 5, 2016 | HuffPost Live 321
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Black Men Are Giving Themselves A Space To Talk About Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | October 6, 2016 | Black Voices
Kid Cudi shared that he is treating his anxiety and depression on Tuesday, and his words have resonated with many. “My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it,” the rapper wrote on...

Computer Science Professor Shuts Down Mansplainer Like A Boss

Alanna Vagianos | October 5, 2016 | Women
Another day, another obnoxious mansplainer. On Tuesday, Jen Golbeck shut down a mansplainer who suggested that Golbeck learn how to use the computer program Java. You know why Golbeck was not having this mansplaining BS? Because she’s a goddamn computer scientist who teaches programming classes as a professor at...

Mike Pence Used Keith Scott's Shooting To Feed A Flawed Claim About Policing

Lilly Workneh | October 5, 2016 | Black Voices
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Charlotte Police Release Extended Footage Of Keith Scott Shooting

Chris D'Angelo | October 5, 2016 | Black Voices
Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday released extended footage of the Sept. 20 fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it made the full dashcam and body camera videos available to the public after Scott’s family reviewed them earlier in the...

#GiveMoreThanTrump Raises More For Charity In 1 Hour Than Donald Gave In 7 Years

Landess Kearns | October 5, 2016 | Impact
What started as a comedy writer’s parody Twitter account is now making a major impact by proving it’s pretty darn easy to #GiveMoreThanTrump. On Tuesday, #TrumpLeaks author Owen Ellickson sent out a series of tweets announcing he was starting a...

This Period Company Is Giving 400,000 Tampons To Women In Shelters

Sarah Ruiz-Grossman | October 5, 2016 | Impact
This company is giving free tampons to women who otherwise might not be able to afford them. On Tuesday, menstrual hygiene company LOLA ― known for its organic tampons ― announced a new program donating tampons to shelters serving homeless...
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