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A Boston Doctor's Ode to Her Fair City

Aditi Nerurkar, MD | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Aditi Nerurkar, MD

A hometown tragedy is at once a painfully personal and strangely depersonalizing experience. The images on television aren't just places, they're my places. That's my street with the barricades. That's my library in the background.

Building Community Projects With Crowdfunding

Kevin Lawton | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Kevin Lawton

A growing trend is in the use of crowdfunding to build community oriented projects. Perhaps a small sampler of the many that have occurred or are ongoing, will serve as an inspiration to those who have a community need, but are looking for a mechanism to obtain funding.

I Dream For A Living

Peak Johnson | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Peak Johnson

"Doing Alright" is a film about self-acceptance, Michele Hannon says. "We want to really promote the message of learning to love yourself," Hannon said.

The Continuing Shame of Violence

Carole Sumner Krechman | Posted 06.11.2013 | Los Angeles
Carole Sumner Krechman

I witnessed first-hand how a community can change and make a difference in the lives of its members, and if there is determination and a just cause, the community can prevail.

Immigration Reform: Good Old Fashioned Common Sense

Kety Esquivel | Posted 06.10.2013 | Latino Voices
Kety Esquivel

It is for my mother, my grandmother and all the other immigrant women who have contributed so much to this country that I am committed to working towards immigration reform.

Digital Innovators: The Enormous Opportunity to Create a Community Far Beyond Google and Facebook

Brian Honigman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Technology
Brian Honigman

Google and Facebook are digital juggernauts that may seem impossible to overcome if you're looking to create the next powerful community online. I spoke with deviantART co-founder Angelo Sotira about his success creating a thriving social network.

Commons Care: How Wrong Was Garrett Hardin?!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

We come to see natural treasures no longer as merely divisible property but as gifts protected by boundaries we create and honor, knowing that all life depends on their integrity. The shift is underway.

A Recipe for Community

Linda Buzzell | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

The bottom line? Any community gathering, organization or event that engages body, mind, soul and spirit has a far greater chance of surviving and thriving.

Aqua Foundation, Building Community and Leadership With LBT Women

Robin Schwartz | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Robin Schwartz

Aqua Foundation for Women uniquely focuses on the needs of LBT women in South Florida because we want to see a new generation of strong women leading our community.

Individualism vs. Social Science

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

NPR's social science maven reported that President Obama may have undermined the success of gun control legislation when he stated that "We are responsible for each other." Americans, Shankar Vendantam stated, care about individual rights and liberty, not the common good.

A Social Network Just for the Military Community

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

I am a huge fan of Facebook and LinkedIn, but I think we will start to see a trend of niche communities that are more relevant to each group, and that is what we are hoping for MilNetwork.

Has Abed Found Love?

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 04.05.2013 | TV

In true "Community" fashion, the Greendale gang's decision to throw a Sadie Hawkins dance took a weird detour, after Britta decided that they should o...

Another Poor Black Boy Dead in Haiti

Beverly Bell | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Beverly Bell

Inside the USAID-headquarters-turned-courthouse in Port-au-Prince, the case against former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier was being heard, in a trial unlikely to bring justice to the hundreds of thousands killed and tortured by him and his father François.

The Dance Cartel's OnTheFloor

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

I've gone to The Dance Cartel's OnTheFloor four times and still have no idea what to call it. That's not a complaint, mind you. Part dance, part video installation, part DJ set and part concert, describing the evening as a "performance" or a "show" doesn't do it justice.

When Rights Become Toxic

Peter Cannavo | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Peter Cannavo

The dramatic turnaround in views about same-sex marriage says hopeful things about Americans' capacity for tolerance, empathy, and fairness, and about our willingness to prize family in all its forms.

Not Why But How

Janet Grillo | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Janet Grillo

HOW can we guarantee that today's 1 in 50 will have a secure tomorrow? By engaging larger society to join our kids, our families, and our cause. But HOW?

Peter Dinklage Leaving 'Game Of Thrones'?

Posted 04.01.2013 | TV

Oh, April Fools' Day, you get us every year. While it's true that the 24-hour news cycle stops for no man (or holiday), we can't help but be suspiciou...

The Risk of Getting Back to 'Normal'

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 06.01.2013 | Parents
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

Many feel the town won't let them get "back to normal." The ubiquitous use of the word "healing" is getting under people's skin. Folks say they wish it would all go away so they could move on. At one time, I might have jumped on this bandwagon. Recently, I've come to see it differently.

The Growing Need for Local-Living Communities

David Norman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
David Norman

By serving the local communities, creating wealth and facilitating education, we can tackle the problem at its heart and provide a simple solution to a growing global concern.

A Special Guest At The 'Community' Dance

Posted 04.01.2013 | TV

Damn, Britta is more confused than usual on "Community" this week. When she learns that Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) is planning a Sadie Hawkins dance, ...

Look Who's Joining 'Community'

Posted 03.30.2013 | TV

Sara Bareilles is headed to Greendale! According to TVLine, the singer/songwriter will guest star on the NBC comedy in a puppet-themed episode set...

Stop Tearing Families and Communities Apart: A New Narrative for Immigration Reform

Laura E. Enriquez | Posted 05.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Laura E. Enriquez

Narratives that focus on families run the risk of excluding invested community members and allies who are also, although differently, affected by the need for immigration reform.

Our Thrift Store (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 05.22.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

Dave and Sandy Krikac, like many parents, hoped that their daughter would be able to grow up, find a job, become independent, and live a quality life....

Important Voting Messaging

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

As American citizens, it is our responsibility and civic duty to vote and it's something we do to show our country and children that we are proud to be American.

Bill and Ted 3 Sneaks Its Way Into SXSW 2013 (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Alex Winter stops by the Samsung Blogger Lounge at SXSW 2013 to talk about the premiere of his Napster Documentary, Downloaded, an upcoming pilot for AMC, and the status of Bill and Ted 3.