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Activist DeRay Mckesson To Join New Baltimore Schools Cabinet

Baltimore Sun | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices

Civil rights activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson will return to his old stamping grounds at city school headquarters to lea...

LGBT Latinx Activists: Orlando Shooting Targeted People Of Color

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 06.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Activist Comics: Real Heroes Protest Congress

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 04.21.2016 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

This past week has seen a flood of demonstrators into Washington, D.C., as part of the Democracy Spring and Democracy Awakening protests. To spread awareness about this movement and the importance of using your voice to protest, The PSA Crew released this edition of Activist Comics and put this up as street art in front of the Capitol and around D.C.

Courageous Conversation: Jay Blotcher

Derrick De Lise | Posted 04.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Derrick De Lise

I recently had the opportunity to have tea and a chat with Jay Blotcher, the illustrious writer, activist, and publicist.

Millennials Paving The Way: Erin Schrode, 24, And Running For Congress

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Yasamin Beitollahi

This is the fourth post in my series, Millennials Paving The Way, highlighting today's brightest Millennials who are empowering future generations to ...

Hillary -- The Natural Political Leader and Activist

Beth Coye | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Beth Coye

The primary reason Clinton is both beloved and hated by Americans is her long-time dedication to being a change agent leader. Let us remember, however, that to be a leader requires strength, determination and sacrifice.

How You Can Raise an Activist Kid: A Teen's Perspective

Max Guinn | Posted 03.23.2016 | Green
Max Guinn

People often ask me how I became an activist, since I am only 15. At 10, I started an organization called Kids Eco Club, which has grown to over 100,...

Youth Activists: A Force to be Reckoned With

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 02.29.2016 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

by Aashka Merchant, Coordinator for Executive Operations and Special Projects at Amnesty International USA One of the most crucial resources in both...

High School Students Protest Racist Language By Staging A Walkout

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.03.2016 | Black Voices

Students at a high school in Howard County, Maryland, were tired of administrators ignoring their concerns about racist language being used in their s...

Hungary's Autocratic Regime and Society's Third Sector

Jon Van Til | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Jon Van Til

The prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, established himself as a youthful orator when he joined with the emerging political elite of his society ...

We Need More Millennials to Take Action on Climate Change

Clara Nevins | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
Clara Nevins

Paris was abuzz. At the Chamber of Commerce, 200 adults in business suits, wearied by two hours of oil companies' execu-speak, slammed coffee at the 11 a.m. break. There I was, a 5-foot-3 15 year old in a ponytail in a room full of blue suits and gray hair. I felt so out of place.

"A Week of Heartbreaks" By Mohamed Abubakr, Sudan

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
YaLa Young Leaders

The story of how I got into peace is not a cute, warm and fuzzy one. The moment I realized that there's no good in war, and that peace is the only wa...

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 07.29.2016 | 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 07.24.2016 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.