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Serena Williams Continues To Inspire, Helps Build A School In Jamaica

ESPN | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices

Working and building a third school with Serena williams fund and helping hands #swf A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Feb 9...

Overcoming Bigotry Through Cultural Competency

Imane Ait Daoud | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Imane Ait Daoud

Last year was a year filled with interfaith controversy and debate. With the coming elections and the continued conflicts between peoples of different...

What Do LGBTQ Rights Have to Do With Black Lives Matter?

Brandon Kneefel | Posted 02.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon Kneefel

The point in discussing root cause is not for an academic volley, but to begin the work to treat the issue at the root.

Identity and the Future of America

Christopher Holshek | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Americans are more worried and anxious about the future than ever. Sure, every generation seems to think, for one reason or another, that the place is going to hell in a hand basket. This time, it appears to be a unique convergence of a number of things.

What's the Difference Between Capitalism and Democratic Socialism?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

As I listen to the campaign speeches of the Republican and Democratic presidential front-runners - each outlining their views for the future of America - it seems to me that it boils down to one central question.

How to Protect 200 Million Girls From FGM

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

On Saturday 6th February, the world will mark the International Day for Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

A Massive Shift Toward Love

Jennie Lee | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennie Lee

It is time to eliminate concepts like "survival of the fittest" or "the one with the most toys wins." It is time to open our hearts and call in the survival of the most loving.

As a Fitness Instructor, I Refuse to Use the Words "Bikini Body"

Ali Reti | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women
Ali Reti

These days, when I'm teaching a group fitness class, I choose my words carefully, knowing how much of an impact they can have. I emphasize how the exercises we do in class are in preparation for activities we do outside the gym.

Interview: Johannes Heil - The Connection of Souls

Sean Bradford | Posted 02.02.2016 | Arts
Sean Bradford

Though the term Techno is credited to Detroit, the genre was heavily influenced from the very beginning by electronic music being made in Germany. So it seems quite fitting that this new sound took hold of Johannes Heil at an early age.

Two Hours in Time on 9/11 with Phil Penman

Brad Hobbs | Posted 02.01.2016 | New York
Brad Hobbs

Phil Penman is a British photographer who has been living in New York for over 15 years. During his time in NYC Phil has photographed some iconic imag...

A Tale of Sisterhood: Teaching Our Youth to Embrace Their Tribe.

Mary Rogers | Posted 02.10.2016 | Women
Mary Rogers

"Imagine a community of women inspiring it's daughters, granddaughters, and nieces to refuse to twist their lives out of shape to fit into expectation...

Is the Church of England Fit for Purpose?

Casper ter Kuile | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Casper ter Kuile

Rather than assuming it knows what people need, the church should ask and listen. Then, with courage and creativity, can the church strengthen once again -- purposeful and alive.

2016 Research: 6 Benchmarks for Small Businesses Growth

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Vala Afshar

Certain patterns emerged to best characterize high-performance small business teams, defined as those that most consistently keep up with customers' changing expectations for sales and service.

Healing Our Wounded Warriors

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 01.29.2016 | Books
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

In the wake of the current scandal involving the waste and misappropriation of funds in the Wounded Warrior program, it's fortunate that we have an alternative model for helping to heal the psychic wounds of war.

My 2016 Fantasy: Get A Danish Au Pair

Diana Whitney | Posted 01.29.2016 | Parents
Diana Whitney

For my top 2016 resolution, I've chosen imagination instead: imagination, fantasy, and a radical questioning of the status quo.

Can We Get Back On The 'Peace Train'?

Yusuf Islam / Cat Stevens | Posted 01.29.2016 | Religion
Yusuf Islam / Cat Stevens

If the real intellectual and heart-cleansing message of Islam is not publicized or promoted, then the field is left to the belligerents and deadly aspirants of Armageddon. Why do beautiful things have such a hard time being noticed? Can't we try a bit harder to get back on that "Peace Train" again?

Art of Visuals: Bringing Instagram to Life

Sarah Dunn | Posted 01.27.2016 | Arts
Sarah Dunn

The sold-out party helped reinforce the success of two young friends who had taken their love of photography, exploring and community and turned it into a calling for their peers, as well as an expanding visual arts lifestyle brand.

Breaking: 25K Cases of Water, and Counting, Donated to Flint Residents

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I want to put clean drinking water into the hands of every person who's in Flint, Michigan. I actually spent about a decade living not too far from Flint, so this really hits close to home for me.

Reinvesting In Poor Communities Must Be A Priority

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 01.26.2016 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

The text came late in the afternoon, like a flare to a group of weary organizers in Minneapolis who had spent the final months of 2015 occupying the 4th Precinct police station to protest the fatal shooting of yet another unarmed black man.

Go Easy, We're All Doing The Best We Can Here

John Pavlovitz | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion
John Pavlovitz

Take time to really see people. They are always in more pain than you think they are. They have always been through more than you know. Their stories are much more tragic and beautiful than you can tell from a distance.

Bopha Malone -- The Path to Greatness

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Stacey Alcorn

I sat down with Bopha Malone recently to find out what it means to be a leader, how she holds on to a culture she was torn from at a young age, and what it takes to build a bridge of culture and community from one end of the world to another.

Climate, Community, Collaboration, Connection: Why Measuring Environmental Performance Matters

Kim Samuel | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Kim Samuel

As we think through the challenges, commonality emerges in the solutions that we must work together to build.

The Victims We Have Created Within Ourselves

Sumer Shaikh | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Sumer Shaikh

We need to maintain diversity in our counter-movement against ISIS. But that diversity should be molded into a unified foundation based on the fact that ISIS is a horrific group of ignorant, violent and inhuman people who need to be stopped.

Chat for a cure: How Viber merges mobile messaging and community in support of ALS

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Did you take the ice bucket challenge to support ALS? If so, you found out that a bucket of cold water can hurt so good! At the height of ice bucket ...

How Having Cancer Made Me Realize That Wellbeing Is About More Than Just My Physical Health

Danielle Posa | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

Getting connected to your soul, and your purpose will help drive everything in your life. Our relationships shape how we see the world, how we behave, and the experiences we choose to engage in.