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32 Ways To Be A Changemaker

Alex Budak | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Alex Budak

My birthday wish is that you try at least one of these out and make this the year that you become (or deepen your work as) a changemaker.

It's Time To Rename Fire Ants 'Spicy Boys'

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 07.07.2016 | Weird News

Fire ants are pretty terrible. But wouldn’t they be a lot less terrible if they were called “spicy boys?” In a glorious use of change.org, user ...

On Homelessness: Unfinished Business

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

Just last week the California Legislature, in close consultation with Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., fashioned a historic sixth on-time and structural...

How data science can help save the world

Christine Deakers | Posted 05.30.2016 | World
Christine Deakers

When the Indonesian government threatened to remove democratic local elections, 118,000 citizens signed a petition to preserve their right to vote.

Entrepreneurship at Fordham University

Lisa Chau | Posted 04.19.2016 | College
Lisa Chau

I've attended several entrepreneurship events at Fordham University, the most recent in February. Featured speakers included former Huffington Post CTO and current Rebel Mouse Founder and CEO, Paul Berry, as well as Chopt Founder and CEO, Tony Shure.

Why People Are Pledging To Stop Driving While Drowsy

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living

Drowsy driving may be responsible for 1.2 million car accidents every year, according to a new estimate from the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin...

Thousands Petition To Allow Guns At GOP Convention For 'Safety'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

UPDATE: The Secret Service, at least, has not been persuaded by the logic of a petition asking that guns be allowed into the Republican National Conve...

How a Grassroots Movement Convinced Kraft to Drop Artificial Dyes

Pulin Modi | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Pulin Modi

Congrats to Kraft on a strong marketing effort, but the real story is how hundreds of thousands of people around the world used social networks and advocacy to change a food giant's mind.

With Social Media Help, Consumers Find Their Voice on Food Policy

Pulin Modi | Posted 02.16.2016 | Impact
Pulin Modi

Everyone can use social tools like Change.org to have a meaningful impact on issues they care about. Each consumer has a unique story to share, and companies are increasingly developing news way to engage with the distributed power of social media.

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’s unreal...

'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 presid...

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

Despite his professed love for the Constitution, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly seems to have very little appreciation for what “freedom of speech”...

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 "We ...

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 05.08.2016 | 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.