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Fieldoo Scores Big in Social Media for Sports

Jure Klepic | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Jure Klepic

It's truly amazing that somebody didn't think of this sooner. The sports world is the ultimate social community.

Stories That Change the World

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.25.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Stories are what change the world, more than just ideas. And that's what I am seeing and hearing on the road -- stories that will change people for the common good. Even Washington can be affected by the stories outside of Washington -- take immigration reform for example.

It's 'Freaky Friday' For Troy & Abed

Posted 04.25.2013 | TV

This week's "Community" episode is a special one: It's the first outing written by cast member Jim Rash, who plays Dean Pelton on the show. In the ...

Movement and Settlement, Upside Down

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 06.22.2013 | Detroit
Charles R. Wolfe

Last week, I participated in the Project for Public Spaces' Placemaking Leadership Council inaugural meeting in Detroit. The event left several impr...

'Community' Fans, Christmas Has Come Early

Posted 04.18.2013 | TV

Any time of the year is good for a little holiday cheer, right? A Christmas episode of "Community," titled "Intro To Knots," is airing this Thursda...

Why I Volunteer

Fernie Tiflis | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Fernie Tiflis

My goal has always been simple: I want to help someone. To say that I want to change the world is too melodramatic, and frankly, a very exhausting and lofty goal.

Help People Follow the Doctor's Orders: Insurers Must Expand Coverage of Prevention

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

For too long, our system has been set up to focus on "sick care," instead of helping us all stay healthier in the first place. This needs to change and, thankfully, it has begun to.

Bombs Won't Stop Boston, Nor Its Marathoners, From Enduring

Jerry Lanson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Crime
Jerry Lanson

Emerson President Lee Pelton closed the campus Tuesday for a day of reflection. I kept trying to make it a day of work. I didn't much succeed. I want answers, damn it. Don't we all.

Community Crowdfunding Models That Can Be Done Right Now

Kevin Lawton | Posted 04.16.2013 | Small Business
Kevin Lawton

To quote Indira Gandhi, "Have a bias toward action - let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away." As a first step, I propose that we don't wait for solutions.

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?