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What I Learned After My Friend's Baby Died

Jenny Isenman | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

The ER that she went to said her daughter had a simple cold. They made her feel neurotic. They made her feel overprotective and ignorant.

When the Little Guy's Tools for Change Are Co-opted

Mathilde Dratwa | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Mathilde Dratwa

Should censor content? The company's mission is to "fight for what's right." But if it allows "anyone, anywhere" to start a petition, then who defines "what's right?"

PHOTOS: Teens Bring Airbrushing Protest To Seventeen's Headquarters

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 07.03.2012 | Style

It's easy to make an online petition. It's more challenging to gather up supporters, go out in the rain and make your point in person. But that's w...

Thousands of Vietnam POWs Fight for Health Insurance

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Scout, Ph.D.

For the last two years, Mr. Khao has contacted every legislator he can, asking for official recognition and veteran's benefits for these thousands of U.S. citizens who were soldiers for the CIA's secret war in Laos. So far nothing has come to pass.

Christians: Affirm That Same-Sex Relationships Are Not Inherently Immoral

John Shore | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
John Shore

This is an election year. If a petition calling upon Christians to affirm LGBTQ people is signed by hundreds of thousands of Christians, then the entire conversation around the gay issue changes.

Teen Petitions 'Seventeen' To Use Non-Airbrushed Images

Posted 07.06.2012 | Style

Celebs, editors and health professionals have called on magazines to halt the excessive use of airbrushing for its negative impact on impressionable t...

Teen Petitions 'Seventeen' To Use Non-Airbrushed Images

Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Celebs, editors and health professionals have called on magazines to halt the excessive use of airbrushing for its negative impact on impressionable t...

Fathers From Around The Country Didn’t Allow Huggies To Disrespect Them

Etan Thomas | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents
Etan Thomas

Society has become comfortable with the notion that the typical father is not capable of actually being a responsible father.

The Pulpit vs. The Pews: A Call To Action For All Catholics

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 06.16.2012 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

As Catholics speak out and call upon the Church to live out its call to be a beacon of social justice and love, those in the hierarchy will begin to see another way in which Christ has risen -- he has risen from the silence and has cried out for equality.

VOTE! Webby Awards Nominates 5 Sites For Social Change Award

Posted 04.12.2012 | Impact

Nothing will replace the immeasurable power of a protest that gathers thousands of people in a city square. But a number of organizations and social n...

Mattel: Bald Barbie Doll Next Year

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 03.30.2012 | Parents

A bald friend of Barbie's would be available next year, CNN reports, though the doll will not be sold in stores. The move comes after parents too...

Busy Philipps Gives Her Take on Bully and Upcoming Film With Michelle Williams

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar


Starbucks Under Fire Over Insect Ingredient

Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home

Starbucks enraged vegetarians this week after confirming that its strawberry flavored drinks contain a new ingredient of cochineal extract -- a red dy...

Don't Dismiss 'Slacktivists' -- Give Them The Tools To Do More

Bob McKinnon | Posted 05.25.2012 | Impact
Bob McKinnon

How does social change happen - with marches or clicks? To anyone who grew up in the 60's this seems like an absurd, if not offensive question. But t...

The Beef Industry Tries to Defend "Pink Slime" and My Response

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

Three fast food giants -- McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell -- have discontinued their use of "Pink Slime." But while fast food customers can vote with their dollars, students must passively consume whatever the federal government sees fit to feed them.

UPDATE: Ellen Joins The Fight For 'Bully' Documentary

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.08.2012 | Los Angeles

17-year-old Katy Butler knows what it feels like to be bullied. When she came out as a lesbian in middle school, the bullying got so bad that she ende...

Tyler Kingkade

NYU Freshman Gets 10K Signatures To Remove Chick-fil-A | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.02.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Hillary Dworkoski thinks it's ridiculous that there's a Chick-fil-A located on New York University's campus. Dworkoski, a freshman at N...

Aaron Sankin

UCSF Hospital Reverses Decision To Deny Vital Transplant To Immigrant | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.10.2012 | San Francisco

Update: has withdrawn their statement about UCSF agreeing to perform Mr. Navarro's procedure. Instead, the hospital has referred him to a c...

Arizona State Lifts Ban On

Posted 02.06.2012 | College

Arizona State University infuriated activists when the school decided to block access to, a popular site that allows people to create and s...

Loan-Saddled Grads Fight Sallie Mae's 'Unemployment Penalty'

Posted 01.27.2012 | College

Over 50,000 college grads across the country have joined a campaign on urging student loan giant Sallie Mae to stop charging unemployed bor...

Eleanor Goldberg

Resolve To Become An Activist In 2012 | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact

When Time Magazine named "The Protester" the person of the year, it confirmed one the most critical lessons of 2011. When brave, impassioned voices c...

Amanda Terkel

Denver Broncos Respond To 'It Gets Better' Petition | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- The Denver Broncos have responded to an online campaign urging the team to make a video for the It Gets Better project, indicating that ...

Open Letter To Starbucks From Then-Homeless Person: You Changed My Life

Revolution MacInnes | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact
Revolution MacInnes

I was homeless last winter and my gold Starbucks card kept me warm, safe and dry. It also helped me utilize social media to, in very small ways, help the lives of other homeless people.

Jordan Howard

22 Year Old Gathers 137,000 Signatures To Protest Bank Of America New Debit Fee | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.06.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Molly Katchpole had enough. A recent college graduate living in the nation's capital, she decided she couldn't afford Bank of America's ...

Rick Perry Executed an Innocent Man/ Save Troy Davis!

Katie Halper | Posted 11.15.2011 | Crime
Katie Halper

Rick Perry's record number of executions drew applause at last week's GOP debate. Among the 234 -- make that 235 as of today -- killed under Perry was Cameron Todd Willingham, who received the death penalty for killing his three daughters by arson.