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Maggie Q, Shark Hugger

Sierra | Posted 01.20.2013 | Celebrity

In the high-action TV show Nikita, Maggie Q plays the title character, a coolheaded rogue assassin being hunted by secret agents. In real life, though, she wouldn't harm a fly -- or any other living thing.

Making LGBT Great: Dana Beyer

Christopher Dyer | Posted 12.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Christopher Dyer

By being a pioneer on the campaign trail, a committed social justice activist and a tireless advocate for transgender equality, Dana Beyer is making LGBT great.

Mike Epps Will Play Richard Pryor in Nina Simone Biopic

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment

Actor Mike Epps is joining the cast of "Nina," the Nina Simone biopic written and directed by Cynthia Mort. Epps will play comedian Richard Pryor,...

Unlike the Anti-Nukes & Cold War Activists, Occupy Will Not Put 1,000,000 People on the Street. Does It Matter?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.18.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

If Peace Action has its way, money will first of all be moved from funding weapons of war to bankrolling public works projects. If Occupy has its way, money will be moved from Wall Street banks to local savings and loans.

Your Start-Up Life: Find Leaders Better Than You

Rana Florida | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

A modern day super-activist, Executive Director and co-founder of One Jamie Drummond's adversaries are global poverty, hunger, climate change, AIDS and other infectious diseases. His mission is literally to help save millions of lives.

A Reluctant Activist Gets Tutored By Gloria Feldt and Lilith

Lisa Levart | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Lisa Levart

Faced with the overwhelming reality of our world in which women are so often oppressed and victimized, I wonder: shouldn't I stop pretending that certain political conversations fall within the boundaries of what's normal and sane?

Annie's Song

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

Ann Fonfa, Founder of Annieappleseed Project. The table is set and nicely filled with the meal of the day. Ann sits, straight back, eyes blazing,...

Around the World in 10 Photos

Posted 05.05.2012 | World

From Argentina to Zimbabwe, the monumental to the day-to-day, each week, HuffPost World will present some of the most remarkable images from across th...

Homeowner Activists Will Be Crushed Under Their Own Weight

Richard Zombeck | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Richard Zombeck

The divisiveness, infighting, and turf wars have made it easy for the ones who created this mess to run roughshod over the American people and the laws that were meant to protect them.

NRA pushed 'stand your ground' laws across the nation

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan Ferriss, iWatch NewsIn 2004, the National Rifle Association honored Republican Florida state legislator Dennis Baxley with a plum endorseme...

Derrick Bell: Changing the Odds for Others

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Throughout his storied career as a lawyer, law professor, and legal scholar until his death last October at age 80, Derrick Bell was well-known for his willingness to stand up and speak out about the injustices he saw around him, even when it cost him his own positions.

Ai Weiwei Pays Up

AP/ The Huffington Post | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.15.2012 | Arts

BEIJING -- Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said he deposited a $1.3 million guarantee into a government bank account Tuesday out of concern for his...

Wall Street Occupennial, A Database Of Protest Art

Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.07.2011 | Arts

For the past 3 weeks Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has shaken up our nation in what one protester called a "protest movement not seen in America since the ...

Jeanmarie Simpson -- Artivist in the Modern Landscape (Part 2)

Dylan Brody | Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts
Dylan Brody

In the second portion of the conversation I moved beyond questions of content and inspiration and was able to really begin learning about her creative process.

Jeanmarie Simpson -- Artivist in the Modern Landscape (Part 1)

Dylan Brody | Posted 12.03.2011 | Arts
Dylan Brody

I have had the privilege of introducing her at her wonderful show Coming in Hot, a one-person play in which she handles several different roles, presenting the writings of women who have served in combat.

David Lohr

Police Seek Help Identifying Person Of Interest In Missing Activist Case | David Lohr | Posted 11.27.2011 | Crime

Police in Alexandria, Va., are seeking help in identifying a person of interest in the recent disappearance of prominent civic activist Lenwood "Lenny...

How Would Gandhi Respond?

Claire Amber | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
Claire Amber

I've recently started getting into Mahatma Gandhi's work, visiting the history of this peace activist's life.

What Ever Happened to the Activist Athlete?

Dan Treadway | Posted 09.17.2011 | Sports
Dan Treadway

We're no longer living in the age of Bill Russell, Arthur Ashe and Muhammad Ali. All of these athletes were at the very top of their sports, and understood that they had the power to induce real, meaningful social change by virtue of their platform.

Caught in the Act: East Correspondent Peter Murphy Sits Down With Ben Hoyer

Kathy Eldon | Posted 09.14.2011 | Impact
Kathy Eldon

In a city still predominately known for is tourism and ephemerality, can a single coffee shoppe in Orlando, Florida spawn the groundwork for an actively influential community?

Revolutionary Cake Shop? | Posted 05.27.2011 | Arts

Fuck the Backmischung! It is plastered in pink on the windows. Unless you speak Deutsche, I'm sure you have on...

Would Civil Disobedience Galvanize a Grassroots Climate Movement?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

While many still hope for a focal hero like Dr. King to come along and pull together the climate movement, we have to realize something -- the movement has already begun, and we are its heroes.

Tunisian Media's Quantum Leap to the Next Level?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

As a journalist who reported from Tunisia during the Ben Ali era, I can attest to his regime's constraints on freedom of speech and the press. Even checking my innocuous business email account was an ordeal -- I had to go to an embassy to do it.

Be the First to Stand Up

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daniel Arrigg Koh

Those who made the choice to "stand up" are the very people who have shaped our history and advanced our society.

The Gentle Activist: Lessons From My 91-Year-Old Dad

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

My dad is an activist -- although one might never think so. He is quiet in his ways but no less persistent in achieving what he feels to be important.

A New Movement to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Nuclear disarmament is a job for faith -- and for the kind of social movements that faith at its best has always inspired.