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Journalists, Activists Face Controversial Trial In Morocco

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Media

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Seven journalists and activists went on trial Thursday in Morocco in a case widely criticized by human rights groups as p...

Let's All Point and Laugh at the NRA

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

Why are we even letting them have a platform? Why are we even entertaining the thought that they are saying anything even remotely rational or fact-based? Enough of this! You don't roll around in the muddy gutter with the NRA, you just point and laugh, point and laugh.

Ready for Leadership? Set Your Own Salary

Alexia Parks | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Alexia Parks

In a few weeks, I will be introducing Bianca Jagger at a breakfast in Denver hosted by America's Latino ECO Festival. According to MassMedia, Bianca Jagger is the highest-paid activist in the world. Over the past year, she pulled in $58 million between September 2014 and September 2015.

Why We Need to Take Investment in African Development Seriously

Atti Worku | Posted 09.03.2015 | World
Atti Worku

This July, President Barack Obama visited Ethiopia and addressed the African Union (AU). In doing so, he became not only the first U.S. president to address the AU in its 52-year history, but the first sitting U.S. president to ever visit the country of Ethiopia.

Legal Battle Dogs Lebanese 'Fe-Male' Journalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.29.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Mirshad had worked on one of Khalifeh's shows at Al Jadeed (New) TV where she said she detected his male chauvinist and traditional ideas towards women before he moved to MTV Lebanon to host another program.

Open Letter to Peace Officers Everywhere: #IAmHumanToo

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices
Lisa Mae Brunson

Dear Peace Officer, please hear my plea and the plea of the nation. Will you stop killing me? Will you protect and serve me now? #IAmHumanToo.

A Neglected Weapon in the Global Fight for Justice (VIDEO)

Omar Baddar | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Omar Baddar

Whether we're talking about climate change, social inequality, racial profiling, or foreign policy, it often feels like the informed and the misinformed yell past each other, with very little education or progress actually happening.

This Man Helped Save 55% of the Colombian Amazon Rainforest and He's Not Stopping -- Here's Why

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 06.12.2015 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

As the sun started to wane on the horizon, he and his son, Francisco (Pacho) von Hildebrand, the new Executive Director of Gaia rolled out a giant map of South America on a table.

Koji: More than Just a Pretty Face

Holley Perry | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment
Holley Perry

On top of being a singer/songwriter, Koji is also an activist, designer and photographer. He is truly a rare find these days. While most of us are struggling to get through the day, Koji is doing whatever he can to help other people.

Oklahoma Civil Rights Pioneer Nancy Davis Dies

Reuters | Heide Brandes | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 25 (Reuters) - Nancy Randolph Davis, a prominent Oklahoma civil rights activist who in 1949 became the first African-American to ...

Social Media, Ethics and Awards

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.28.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

We need more such incentives to prompt journalists, bloggers and others to couple journalistic prowess with self-regulated ethics in a bid to avoid the force-feeding of often outdated or unfair laws.

Langston Hughes' 113th Birthday Honored Through Cool Google Doodle

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

Google on Sunday celebrated what would have been the 113th birthday of famed African-American poet and social activist Langston Hughes through a power...

On Loving Myself Beyond the Imperfections

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Travis Rivera

During a time when a lot more of my friends are getting into relationships, engaged, married, and expecting their own children, I am getting back to loving myself.

Jesse Hazelip's "Mark of Cain" at Known Gallery Highlights Prison Injustice

Lisa Derrick | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Transitioning into galleries, he continues to use wheat paste and paint public space, running his own "ad campaigns" with graffiti and posters to reach as many free minds as possible.

Shiva Rose on Her Last Parenting Fail, Most Embarrassing Mom Moment and Beekeeping

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Stacie Krajchir

Regarded for her beauty, joyous spirit and inspiring sense of style, Shiva Rose is the embodiment of healthy and bohemian living. Her website was created out of a desire to celebrate a holistic, healthy, authentic life style without sacrificing taste and glamour. She took a moment to share some of her favorite moments of motherhood with me.

We Need Whistleblowers: A Focus on Anonymous

George Elerick | Posted 10.12.2014 | Religion
George Elerick

With the onslaught of a string of police brutality stories over the last few years, including the grotesque nature of the Thomas Kelly incident, we are living in incredibly precarious times where those in power have let it go to their heads.

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of...

Activist, Millennial Denounces Climate Change Denier

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Christopher Norris

After years in the rumor mill, it's safe to say Mother Nature is bipolar, but it's not her fault. For decades, analysts have pointed to a steady decline in the Earth's natural environment.

Teenager Takes a High Stand Against Climate Change

Julia Orr | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Julia Orr

Sticking your head in the sand and thinking that climate change won't happen in our lifetime or won't affect us is short-sighted, to say the least. It will.

I Am Big

Erica Shay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Erica Shay

That day, I learned something about myself that would change my life forever. How had I been skipping school, sleeping in and not doing my homework on the same day that other kids were walking seven, or 10 miles to school?

The Failure of the Rule of Law: Joshua "Skelly" Stafford Sentenced 10 years for Terrorism

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

One could argue that a 10-year sentence for the horrific act of attempting to blow up a bridge is too light a sentence. But in the case that has come to be known as the Cleveland 4, one would be dead wrong.

Art for a Cause -- Marrying Creative Passion With Conviction

Hope Gainer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Hope Gainer

Vanessa is an avant-garde artist with a conceptual approach, a figurative touch and a street savvy feel. She tries to convey positive messages through her art and often does so in several different languages.

An Educator-Activist Praises the Community College Movement

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

I believe deeply that community colleges are still part of a crucial movement in our great country -- that we are critical to the future economic health of our country and the continuation of the American Dream.

The Many Faces of Teacher Activism

David Chura | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
David Chura

When I was recently asked if I thought teachers today needed to be activists I didn't hesitate in my answer: "Being a teacher, almost by definition, means being an activist."

Finding Common Ground Between Sexuality and Spirituality

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.20.2013 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

If religious, spiritual, activist and LGBT organizations, alike, are invested in nurturing a sustainable and fulfilling future, they have only to gain from providing the fodder for common ground.