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People Are Petitioning For A Selena Barbie Doll

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.04.2016 | Latino Voices

Barbie got a groundbreaking makeover last month when it introduced curvy, petite and tall body types after years of criticism over the doll&...

'We're Not Victims, We're Fighters': Interview With Flint Water Activist Melissa Mays

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact
Stacy Parker Le Melle

Governor Snyder needs to direct the correct funding to us to replace our destroyed infrastructure. This has gone on too long. We also need medical, educational and emotional support because this has been devastating.

New Site Helps You Send Tough Questions To Presidential Candidates

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.18.2016 | Technology

If you're intimidated by the noise surrounding this election season, worry not: A new online tool could help you deliver the right questions to presi...

How Netflix's 'Making a Murderer' Is Setting a New Standard for 'Social Impact Entertainment'

Michael Jones | Posted 01.11.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Jones

These three examples are just scratching the surface of a trend that Hollywood could explode in 2016. When the last scene fades to black, there's a way to keep viewers talking and buzzing about a show, series or movie and it goes beyond just writing a Rotten Tomatoes review.

Troubled For-Profit College Chain Abruptly Sells Campus, Blindsides Students

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 12.07.2015 | College
Kyle McCarthy

Students at Broadview University in Orem, Utah were recently informed that the school is selling their building and their campus will close at the end of the semester. The students were told they could transfer to another Broadview University campus or finish taking classes online.

Bill O'Reilly: PC Campus Culture 'Beginning Of Totalitarian Society'

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media

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Zen and the Art of Petitioning

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

There are over one billion people with disabilities around the globe. It is unacceptable that we are not recognized. Without the pressure of more voices, they will not understand that the disability community not only exists, but that it is a significant global force that will not be ignored.

Pope Francis Should Have Taught Tolerance to UN's Kutesa, a Supporter of Uganda's anti-LGBT Law

Milton Allimadi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Milton Allimadi

The law was voided by a Uganda court because Parliament didn't have a quorum when it passed it, meaning it can be re-introduced and some of Mr. Kutesa's fellow lawmakers have already discussed doing that.

What Mothers Need on Labor Day, and Every Day

Nanette Fondas | Posted 09.07.2015 | Business
Nanette Fondas

Still, irksome workplace norms and beliefs remain, creating unnecessary stress and high hurdles for mothers. Scholars have been describing and studying different parts of this problem for years. Taken together, their research points to an anti-wish list for mothers.

Julianne Moore Joins Petition To Rename School, Citing 'History Of Racism'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.25.2015 | Black Voices

J.E.B. Stuart was a Confederate general and a slave owner, and Julianne Moore is just one of thousands of people who think his name should be removed...

White House Responds To Remaining 'We The People' E-Petitions

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

The White House responded on Tuesday to all of the unanswered online petitions that have met the minimum requirement of 100,000 signatures on its...

People All Over The U.S. Have Had Enough Of Confederate Tributes

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices

When South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) on Monday called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the Captiol grounds, Americans all over the coun...

Thousands Petition Billboard To Retract Iggy Azalea's Top Rap Song Win

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment

Thousands of people are asking for Billboard to strip Iggy Azalea of the Top Rap Song title she won at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Tennessee ...

Moms Driving Change Around the World

Jennifer Dulski | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Dulski

This Mother's Day I wanted to take some time to celebrate all the moms around the world who are taking action on on the issues they care about.

Mom Petitions To Improve Travel For People With Autism

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents

When mom Beth Joy Papaleo decided to take her toddler daughter who has special needs on a Hawaiian vacation, she made the proper arrangements to ensur...

Paid Leave Announcements Confirm the Country is Ready for 21st Century Leave Policies

Debra L. Ness | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Debra L. Ness

The announcement that White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez will soon kick off a historic 'Lead On Leave' tour is exciting news that comes amidst strong, widespread demand and support for paid leave.

Ashton Kutcher Continues Fight For Dads' Rights To Change Diapers

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents

After Ashton Kutcher's Facebook lament about the lack of diaper changing tables in men's restrooms went viral, the actor decided to make a more proact...

Where Do Gay Dads Fit Into 'Amazon Mom'?

Brent Almond | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brent Almond

Being a two-dad family, it was a little annoying to see yet one more thing that made us feel invisible. However, we were still jumping through hoops to complete our adoption, and advocating in our home state to legalize same-sex marriage. We had more important battles to wage.

Two Teens Push To Make Consent Part Of School District's Sex-Ed Program

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.23.2015 | Teen

When it comes to sex-ed, curriculums vary. Some schools teach abstinence-only, while others provide information about safe sex, but very few teach tee...

Why Every Drop in the Bucket Matters

Jennifer Dulski | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Dulski

When people ask me whether their signatures really matter on Change.org, whether a small action like a signature, can really drive change, my answer to them is always, "Absolutely."

Teen Fights For Girls To Play Football -- Again

the Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.16.2015 | Teen

In 2013, all-star Caroline Pla was told by the Philadelphia Archdiocese Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) -- a Catholic-backed football league in Penn...

Petitioners Demand Sony Release 'The Interview,' Stand Up To Terrorist Threats

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment

Want to see "The Interview"? So do a lot of other would-be moviegoers, dissatisfied with Sony Pictures' decision this week to scrap the controversial ...

Five Ways Tech Companies Can Be More Family Friendly

Kelli Newman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Kelli Newman

In honor of National Work and Family Month, the following are five suggestions for how tech companies can be more inclusive of workers with family obligations and, in the process, do a better job recruiting and retaining talented women.

Company Challenges Others To Offer Generous Parental Leave Policies

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents

On Monday, social change platform Change.org announced a parental leave policy for its employees that will offer all parents -- dads, moms, biological...

American Business Should Take The Lead On Paid Parental Leave

David Hanrahan | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
David Hanrahan

The state of parental leave in the U.S. sucks. The U.S. is one of only three countries (the other two are Oman and Papua New Guinea) to not mandate some level of paid parental leave at the federal level.