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Documentaries Make An Impact Through Artistry As Much As Advocacy

Shanna Belott | Posted 08.22.2016 | Media
Shanna Belott

By leaning on the raw power of personal, human stories, films that have deep impact may not appear to have an agenda at all, but instead tiptoe lightly towards changing hearts and minds.

Hope vs. Hate: What Made The Mothers Of The Movement Speeches Different From Patricia Smith's Speech

Melanie Brooks | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Melanie Brooks

Unlike the scene that played out at the RNC where the audience's compassion toward Smith's loss seemed secondary to their outrage and scorn toward Clinton, on Tuesday night at the DNC the audience listened to these mothers.

The New Rule of Thumb: Adjust Your Marketing for a Mobile World

Julie Niehoff | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Julie Niehoff

Our thumbs separate us from the rest of the animal kingdom. And never has that been more evident than today, with mobile technology in almost every ha...

Simple Tips for New Bloggers

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Joining the blogging world can be overwhelming at first. Everywhere you turn there are "experts" wanting to give you guidance for a pretty penny. The truth is, there is no right or wrong way to do it.

How to Create a Great Call to Action

AJ Agrawal | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

A great call to action for your business will ensure that you pull in your target audience. More than 90% of your audience who read your headline will...

Now is the Time for Disabled Artists to Flourish

Lane Harwell | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
Lane Harwell

Stevie Wonder, Marlee Matlin, Peter Dinklage, and Chuck Close are names many are familiar with. They are exceptional artists, and they are exceptions ...

Bishops, Leadership Entails Listening!

Bill Dickinson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion
Bill Dickinson

We're always listening. Although, I think we prefer talking? For many, talking is so much more self-satisfying. It feels easier. Listening, however, demands selflessness; it requires a commitment to another: their life, their story, their dignity.

4 Website Design Tactics to Increase User Engagement With Your Brand Online

Gabriel Shaoolian | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Gabriel Shaoolian

While the term "user engagement" is spoken of quite frequently in online marketing, let's first define exactly what that phrase means and why it's a contributing factor to a website's success.

9/11 Should Be a Federal Holiday

Sandy Malone | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Sandy Malone

Make the actual date of September 11th a federal holiday. None of this assigning it an "Every Second Monday" or "Every Second Friday" status. It's not like anybody who has any connection to the date, or even basic human compassion, doesn't spend a lot of time on that day thinking about what happened in 2001.

How You Can Help Stop Children From Being Placed In Adult Prisons

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

It's no exaggeration to say that when teenagers are placed in adult prison, horror results. Huffington Post reporter Dana Liebelson investigated the o...

6 Steps to Crystal-Clear Client Communication

John Bowen | Posted 05.19.2016 | Small Business
John Bowen

Ever been really excited about a business idea, only to have that idea fall flat when you try to explain it to investors, partners, team members or customers? It happens to many of us -- the audience doesn't grasp why we think our great idea is so darn cool.

Book Review of P.O.W.E.R by Lisa Kramer

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 04.11.2015 | Books
Sarah Cottrell

Massachusetts based author and blogger, Lisa Kramer has put out a book that boldly seeks a feminist call to action by asking the question, "What would happen if women and girls joined their unique abilities to change the world?

World's Philanthropists and Foundations, Use Your Financial Power Against Global Warming

Jeremy Leggett | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Jeremy Leggett

In the largest and most international declaration ever published by environmentalists, 160 leaders from 46 countries have called on the world's foundations and philanthropists to use investments worth hundreds billions of dollars to turn the tide on global warming.

Keep Sexual Violence in the Forefront

Beth Morrison | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Beth Morrison

This report highlights the epidemic we are facing in our country, with an estimated 22 million American women and 1.6 million men having been raped in their lifetime.

The Silent Streets: 50 Years After Shouts Rang Out in Jackson, Mississippi

Kelly Figueroa-Ray | Posted 12.07.2013 | Religion
Kelly Figueroa-Ray

What do we make of the silent streets? The cry of civil rights struggle is drowned out by the comforting seductions of a wishful post-racial mindset.

The Zimmerman Verdict Highlights America's Disgrace

David Abbitt | Posted 09.15.2013 | Crime
David Abbitt

Yes, it is an unfair system and minorities, those who have darker skin in particular, are treated inequitably by it. The injustices stretch far beyond the American courtroom, beyond a single verdict or a handful of verdicts. So, what are we going to do about it?

A Call To Action For Humanity

| Posted 11.07.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by, an online community writing site for young p...

How to Turn Your Website Into a Selling Machine

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 10.04.2012 | Technology
Penny C. Sansevieri

While content is king, compelling, engaging content is the master. But creating content isn't always easy. You have to come up with ideas, you have to keep inventing new topics. So, what's the best way to do that?

1,000 Photos

Dr. Rajiv Shah | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Dr. Rajiv Shah

Age five is an important time. It's when we start going to school, learning to read and making our own decisions. Age five is also an important milestone in the health and development of children.

Healthy Birth Critical to Child Survival

Craig E. Rubens, MD, PhD | Posted 08.09.2012 | Impact
Craig E. Rubens, MD, PhD

Caring for newborns and young children is only half the battle. It is equally important that we study what happens during pregnancy, because safer and healthier pregnancies will put every child in a better position to live a long and healthy life.

It Takes Just One Thing To Be A Philanthropist

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.10.2012 | Detroit

Anyone can be a leader in his or her community to create social change -- all it takes is passion. That's according to Detroit 4 Detroit, a local ...

Birthing New Life in the Midst of Despair

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Our redemption comes from another direction. The first step is to look within, to recognize our own interior "Grinch thoughts" that act as a thief in the night. These self-critical, self-doubting beliefs end up robbing us of our birthright to live freely as we are.

Dismantling Corporate Power: A Call to Action on the Anniversary of Citizens United

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 02.13.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

How do we unite our efforts to drive through changes to our tax system, our trade system, our electoral system, and our judicial system that will reverse the balance of power and put citizens in charge of corporations rather than the other way around?

Challenging The Vatican Old Boys' Network

Bill Quigley | Posted 01.01.2012 | Religion
Bill Quigley

Fr. Roy faces expulsion from his Catholic community, Maryknoll, for refusing to recant his belief that women can and should be allowed to become priests.

Emerging Manager Programs: Not Just for the Emerging Anymore.

Carmen Ortiz-McGhee | Posted 12.29.2011 | Latino Voices
Carmen Ortiz-McGhee

Our communities have all that is needed, the intellectual and economic capital, the strategic and political savvy to ensure our places at the table and our ability to generate real wealth for our communities.