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We Won’t Make America Great Until We Trump Addiction And Mental Health

Ryan Hampton | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
Ryan Hampton

With millions of Americans potentially losing access to health care, and an addiction crisis that’s draining our resources every day it goes unaddre...

Voices Sound From The Iranian Community: No Visa Ban

Elnaz Moghangard | Posted 02.08.2017 | College
Elnaz Moghangard

One week. In just one week, a reunion between an Iranian-American student and her grandmother was severed. Vanessa Shah and her family in Georgia had ...

Turns Out 84 Lumber's Super Bowl Ad Was Not Against Trump's Wall

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.08.2017 | Entertainment

A handful of companies made headlines during the Super Bowl on Sunday for seemingly taking swipes at President Donald Trump with commercials critical ...

African-Americans Are Beating HIV... Finally

Ace Robinson | Posted 02.08.2017 | Black Voices
Ace Robinson

It’s February. And that always means one thing. We are celebrating Black History Month. Throughout the month, we, African-Americans, celebrate our a...

Yemeni Bodega Owners Strike, Pray And Protest Trump's Muslim Ban

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics

NEW YORK ― As the sun set Thursday evening, hundreds of Yemeni bodega owners lined up for prayers outside Brooklyn Borough Hall. An imam’s chants ...

Growing Up Smith: Q&A With Anjul Nigam

Jim Luce | Posted 01.31.2017 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

"No explosions, no violence, no profanity!" is the mantra behind every production backed by Brittany House Pictures, and the company's latest project,...

Starbucks Slams Trump Policies, Vows To Hire 10,000 Refugees

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.30.2017 | Business

Facing foreigners’ mounting fury toward the U.S. and American companies, Starbucks has issued a pledge to hire 10,000 refugees around the world over...

Americans Are Using #WeTooAreAmerica To Share Their Immigration Stories

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 01.29.2017 | World

President Donald Trump’s major decisions on immigration this week have sparked both physical protests and social media firestorms. In the week since...

The American Dream Or The American Nightmare?

Craig Considine | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Craig Considine

If the Statue of Liberty represents the American Dream, Donald Trump represents the American Nightmare.

Dear Mom: I See Us Everywhere

Christen Lien | Posted 01.25.2017 | Parents
Christen Lien

Dear Mom, As I made my way to the stairs at the top of City Hall in Los Angeles and watched the sea of people from the Women’s March get closer and ...

Your Willingness To Defend The Status Quo Depends On Who You Think Can Succeed

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.23.2017 | Healthy Living

President Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments and inauguration have highlighted a deep voter divide between those who think that billionaires and mu...

An Open Letter On Behalf Of Undocumented Immigrants

Stephen Balkaran | Posted 01.23.2017 | Black Voices
Stephen Balkaran

While on a recent trip to the Ellis Island museum, I had an opportunity to reflect on the 12 million immigrants that shaped and continue to define thi...

An Open Letter To Former President Barack Obama

Joel Alcaraz | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Joel Alcaraz

Dear Barack Obama, First and foremost, thank you for your service to this country. I became a United States citizen under your term. I am not sure who...

Geographic Illiteracy And The Rise Of Trump

Josh Stephens | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Josh Stephens

On the first day of my first year teaching Advanced Placement Human Geography, I naturally started with a map. I put up a transparency on the overhead...

Read Dr. King's Legendary 'I Have A Dream' Speech In Full

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.16.2017 | Black Voices

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a remarkable man who valued equality, justice and love. Each year, as we celebrate MLK Day and reflect on his ico...

What Being A Progressive In A Red State Has Taught Me

Jason Kander | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics
Jason Kander

As Democrats, when we try to determine who or what allowed Donald Trump to become president, we should look in the mirror. If we are really honest wit...

From 'Arrival' To 'Zootopia,' A Look At American Politics In 2016's Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment

You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. We tend to love pl...

Watch This Ice Artist Bring a Woman's Dream to Life

Jessica Roth | Posted 12.21.2016 | Good News

As many poets have outlined for us through the ages, dreams are singularly and profoundly important to human existence. Nothing motivates quite like ...

What Can Americans Dream Now?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenara Nerenberg What does the good life look like in 21st century America? Is it still a single-family home and two cars, as it was for earlier...

The Eagles' 'Hotel California' at 40, 'Buffalo Springfield' at 50

William Bradley | Posted 12.14.2016 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Quick, what is the state anthem of California? If you answer 'California, Here I Come,' you are, like me, wrong. If your answer is 'I Love You, Cali...

More Americans have jobs, yet inequality is increasing nationally

Monique Rizer | Posted 12.13.2016 | Impact
Monique Rizer

After five years of incremental progress, the nation's Opportunity Score has stalled, according to the 2016 Opportunity Index. Produced in partnership...

Happy Second Birthday ABLE

Michael Morris | Posted 12.08.2016 | Impact
Michael Morris

December 19 will mark two years since President Obama signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law. Last year, ABLE took its firs...

The Election Is Over. Now What?

George A. Santino | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
George A. Santino

I'm here to tell you that the American Dream is alive and well. The election of Donald Trump may convince you of that or it may not but the fact is the dream never went away.

This Fearless Dreamer Is Taking The U.S. By Plane

Jessica Roth | Posted 12.05.2016 | Good News

At just 21 years old, pilot Kyle Fosso is already well on his way to accomplishing a dream he’s been chasing his entire life: To share his passion f...

Yes, We All Got Played By Trump Yet Again

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 11.29.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

I had an epiphany and I hope we all get this now before we get played again.