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4 Non-Profits That Empower Black Girls

Nancy Laws | Posted 03.09.2015 | Black Voices
Nancy Laws

There are so many non-profits out there, sometimes it is challenging to find one that you would like to support, and as a mom to 3 extraordinary brown girls, it is important to me that I support organizations that help to build, encourage and empower young black girls within our communities.

The Resilient and Heroic Women of South Sudan

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

When it comes to tackling sexual and gender based violence, as well as gender equality, it's time for leaders in South Sudan and the international community to follow the leadership displayed by Josephine and the inspiring women of South Sudan.

Here's The New Trailer For 'Community' Season 6

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 03.03.2015 | Entertainment

"Community" has finally made it to its fated #sixthseason, albeit with a different home. The first trailer for the show's upcoming stretch of episodes...

The Case for Restorative Justice

Nancy Michaels | Posted 03.03.2015 | Education
Nancy Michaels

Restorative justice has the capacity to empower those who have not been empowered in the past. Individuals and communities begin to act collectively, which is necessary in order to challenge the punitive structures that keep our young black and brown boys from succeeding.

Darren Wilson Unlikely To Face Criminal Charges

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city'...

5 Lessons From Cleveland Every City Should Use to Accelerate Ideas Into Reality

Nina Tomaro | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Nina Tomaro

Imagine Shark Tank meets Ted Talks, with 25 community members pitching their ideas for civic change to create positive impact in the Cleveland community. The pitches were broken down into 5 important categories for any city: Community Change, Economic Development, Educating for Tomorrow, Quality of Life, and Transformative Arts and Culture.

Why Black History Still Hasn't Paved the Way for Black Transgender People

Leon Cato | Posted 03.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Leon Cato

Now, perhaps more than ever before, black people are joining forces and standing up for their rights and recognition. Yet, there is still disharmony within that same united front when it comes to accepting our transgender brothers and sisters.

The Story of Howard: 'The World's Best Cashier'

Natasha Tynes | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
Natasha Tynes

The world these days is in need of a good story like Howard's. You might not be able to change the world, but you can definitely leave an impact in your own small surrounding. Kudos to the power of community that is bringing us the good stories that we are constantly striving for.

Why I Love Data

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

So, by all means, let's use data, let's set goals, and let's figure out what works. And at the same time, let's also re-commit ourselves to be discerning in how we pursue this path.

We ALL Need the Village

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.26.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Here's the thing: I've spent an evening broken to pieces, with my spirit in shreds, because of some of the things I've seen or heard about, which show where the village has failed.

A One-Room School and Reclaiming Economic Sovereignty

Peter Block | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Peter Block

History is often a useful arbitrator of what's possible; for the many who imagine that debt forgiveness simply is not possible, it's worth remembering what happened sixty-one ago: In 1953 in London an agreement was reached to cancel half of Germany's post-WWII debt.

The Quickest, Smartest Way to Bring More Love into Your Life

Ken Page | Posted 02.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ken Page

Practice this micro-meditation as many times as you wish, and just watch as your reservoir of love deepens and widens, day after day. The chances are great that it will, and that your life will become richer and more enjoyable, and you'll start meeting new people who also love you for who you are.

SMIRF's Up in LA

John E. Kobara | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

Philanthropy has a small amount of financial capital, so leveraging it with all of the other resources available to us is vital. Ambassador Joseph gave us more inspiration and the framework to advance the role of philanthropy in our community.

Where God Is Depends on Us

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

It's a beautiful answer, completely true, but it doesn't help when you are older. When we see what goes on in the world, we often ask ourselves the very same question, "Where is God?"

Taking Yoga Off the Mat

Jordi Lippe | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Jordi Lippe

Photo Credit: buildOn The beginnings of yoga can be traced back over 5,000 years but has only become massively popular in the last decade. In fact, i...

Vaccinations - Balancing Community and Individual Liberties and Rights

William Pierce | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
William Pierce

When it comes to vaccinations that have immense benefits to our public health, we should move forward with policies that preserve the community's rights to a healthy environment free of eliminable health hazards.

How Choosing to Go Public With Your Life Challenges Can Change the World

Kathy Caprino | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
Kathy Caprino

Claire's story reinforces a fundamental truth that is so important to remember but so easy to forget: Everyone you meet is fighting a hidden battle that you know nothing about. Be kind, and live from your heart, and share your love and support.

Social Impact: Everyone Has a Part to Play

Pioneers for Change | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

This interweaving of people from different walks of life enhances the work we do and helps to prove that the barriers so many people with learning disabilities face in society can be overcome.

The Fountain of Youth: A Childhood Lesson in Healthy Competition

Katy Blevins | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Katy Blevins

I'm a big fan of reality tv. There, I said it. Shame on me. I love nothing more than to be sucked into the relentless drama of the human race, captured in minute, ridiculously over-the-top egotistical fashion. Me, me, me. I, I, I. Everyone for themselves. Survival of the fittest. Kill or be killed. I love it.

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Power -- The Energy of a United Community

Krishna Pendyala | Posted 02.13.2015 | Good News
Krishna Pendyala

It feels so much like déjà vu as I reminisce the devotion of a group of everyday people from Wichita, KS. Approximately 28 years ago, a similar gr...

There's One Way The Original 'Community' Cast Could Get Back Together

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment

"Community" star Joel McHale is a busy guy. Besides filming the new season of the show on Yahoo and working on "The Soup," he also stars in a new vide...

Adjusting the Frequency: Women Take to the Airwaves

UN Women | Posted 02.13.2015 | Impact
UN Women

. The discussion revolves around key questions: how has the women's causes changed; are women accessing decision-making roles; are they more equal today?

No One Stands Alone: The Power of Community

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Earlier this year, nearly 2 million people gathered together in Paris to honor the 17 victims of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, and the days that follow...

The Precarious Space Between Chemotherapy and Returning To Work

Bret Hoekema | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

So, when do you think you'll be ready to go back to work? For quite some time now friends and family have been asking this question. I know why they ask. I know why others don't ask even though they want to. I know why I don't always feel comfortable answering.

Outliving Ourselves: Long-Term Survivors of AIDS Come Together

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

For some of us, AIDS was a call to action. We created support systems, or stormed the FDA with Act Up. We stayed fully in the mainstream of our lives. We continued to work, to have relationships, to build a future around a "new normal." Some of us lost our way.