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Gloria Steinem Shares The Big Reason Why Face-To-Face Activism Is So Important

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.25.2016 | OWN

As an activist, Gloria Steinem has spent most of her life traveling, speaking and advocating for the equality and empowerment of women in all parts of...

Just Who Is the 'Establishment?'

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

People who believe in and act on these tenets can properly be called members of the establishment. Anyone who believes that "rulers and ruled" are "we and them" fairly belongs in that group. These people - the ones with a vested interest in government - are the ones the public should hasten into retirement.

If You Don't Think Trump Can Win, Look Across the Pond

Colin Delany | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Colin Delany

Brexit! In our latest sign of populist political dissatisfaction, the British voted last night to leave the European Union. Voters in declining industrial cities left behind by the global economy provided the decisive margin, which ought to give American economic and political elites a serious jolt.

Feeding Peace: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees whose projects are bringing peace to their communities. Volunteers in Maryland engag...

Humanity and the Future of Philanthropy: Why We Can't Afford to Wait Any Longer

Stephanie Heckman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Stephanie Heckman

Co-authored by Obed Kabanda, Executive Director, ACODEV-Uganda Recent years have seen the philanthropic sector shift focus from charity to social ju...

The Most Powerful Entity in the Sanders Campaign Are the People

Nana Karlsson-Ofori | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Nana Karlsson-Ofori

This article originally appeared on Millenation.com in April 2016. The countless numbers of volunteers who spend hours phone banking, canvassing, hos...

Brides March Against Domestic Violence

Nana Karlsson-Ofori | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Nana Karlsson-Ofori

The 15th annual Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk kicked off at Monroe College in the Bronx on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The march is named after Gladys Ricart, who was murdered on her wedding day by her abusive ex-boyfriend on September 26, 1999.

Will Sanders Campaign Adequately Fund the Grassroots to Win Big in the West and Ensure Fair Elections?

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Greenberg

A growing number of Sanders supporters believe that Bernie's key to winning Western States with more than 60% of the vote is to have his campaign immediately shift millions from planned media buys and use the money to fund grassroots efforts.

The Evangelical Church, Demographic Change, and its Discontents

Vanessa Carter | Posted 02.17.2016 | Religion
Vanessa Carter

In the past few months, two events of note have taken place: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship invited Michelle Higgins, active in Black Lives Matter, to speak at their triennial mission conference and Wheaton College suspended Dr. Larycia Hawkins after her public efforts to establishing better relationships with Muslims.

Bernie Sanders And Hillary Clinton Are Actually Fighting About Barack Obama

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

The debate Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are having in the Democratic presidential campaign is in many ways about the future. It's about their di...

Send Dominic Ongwen of the Lords Resistance Army Home for Real Justice

Travis Rejman | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
Travis Rejman

Major General Ongwen was a notoriously brutal top commander who spent his entire adult life in the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) which terrorized communities in Northern Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.

Woman Changes Retirement Plans To Aid Hispanic Community In Florida

Alexandra McNulty | Posted 01.13.2016 | Latino Voices

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Increasing Food Sovereignty Through Grassroots Efforts, Part II

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 12.01.2015 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

In my last post, I wrote about the importance of better understanding food sovereignty. This means that we, as the consumers, know more about the food...

Increasing Food Sovereignty Through Grassroots Efforts, Part I

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 11.18.2015 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

At least in the United States, it is not a problem to find some sort of sustenance. All along the main roads of any American town and city we find an ample supply of fast food establishments and casual restaurants.

The Positive, Creative Power That Emerges When Ideas Are Shared

Andy Bryant | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Photo credit: Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust This is a guest post by Michele Ostertag, co-founder and director of Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust. "Tell me ...

Working It: The Activist Art Magazine Fueling Labor Rights for Strippers and Other Sex Workers

Katherine Koster | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Katherine Koster

It's a Wednesday afternoon, a few hours before her domestic violence hotline shift begins, and Matilda Bickers has put out the final call for submissions to the fall version of Working It, a Portland-based quarterly by, about, and for sex workers.

The Bus Ride to 'Belief'

Sister Jenna | Posted 10.01.2015 | OWN
Sister Jenna

As I stood there, I knew this soul was sincere, and she was being called to serve humanity through two efforts: by elevating humanity into a pure experience of God and by showcasing the importance of beautiful connections through the power of relationships.

Ten Things To Know About Lawrence Lessig, The Quirky College Professor Running For President

Shannan Adler | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Shannan Adler

Much of the news coverage of Lessig has treated him more as a concept than as an individual. Even if his bid is a long-shot, he is breaking all the political rules, and he might just make an impact. Voters should know who he is and what he wants to do.

The Future Of Social Movements

John Feffer | Posted 07.27.2015 | World
John Feffer

Social movements didn't disappear from Slovenia. Some groups became professionalized, like the Peace Institute. Other voluntary organizations continued, particularly among the younger generation. But they no longer had the prominence or influence they enjoyed during that brief period in the 1980s.

As Voting War Shifts to Carolina Courtroom, Thousands March for Voting Rights

Yael Bromberg | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Yael Bromberg

Thousands of people took to the streets of Winston-Salem this week calling attention to the voter suppression law that is on trial, and reminding us all how precious our vote is, especially in an era of Big Money.

From Here to Eternity, Changing the Animal Control Universe for Community Cats

Becky Robinson | Posted 07.10.2016 | Green
Becky Robinson

As New Horizons makes its final approach, it does so due to the corrective measures its advocates used to help it reach its target. Similarly, the insights, inspiration, and new information collected at the Best Friends National Conference will help advocates reach our target.

Grassroots Organization That Came From a Place of Pain

Tenille Livingston | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Tenille Livingston

Cheryl 'Action' Jackson has been rolling out the red carpet for those in her community for over seven years and giving every family the celebrity trea...

Populism2015: Construction Crew for Democracy

Michael Winship | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

To the blare of sounding brass and booming drums, some 800 activists and community organizers from around the country recently converged on Washington, D.C.

Grassroots Miami Overcomes Elements With Good Vibes

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 04.25.2015 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

The 4th annual Grassroots music festival in Key Biscayne overcome every obstacle that came it's way.

Open Letter to Bob Geldof and Tribe

Mariéme Jamme | Posted 02.04.2015 | Black Voices
Mariéme Jamme

Here is my problem and also the problem of many voices in Africa and outside -- we are really dissatisfied with the way celebrities like you think that they can just wake up and decide to do things on the name of Africa.