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Has the Disability Rights Movement Stagnated?

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

Why don't disability issues generate mainstream attention? There could be a number of factors that contribute to its lack of momentum. First, there may be a greater perception that people with disabilities are less productive and able.

3 Ways to Serve Asia and the Pacific's 'Unbanked'

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 05.17.2015 | World
Stephen P. Groff

To ensure ongoing economic growth in Asia and for the poorest to have a chance to benefit from the region's growing prosperity, we must prioritize bringing financial services readily and cheaply to the "unbanked".

Hanging with High Achievers

Don McNay | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Don McNay

I don't think it is overt, but high achievers have a sixth sense of who is worthy of their most precious commodity, time, and who is looking for instant gratification.

What I Remember About Being Bullied

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Daffnee Cohen

Bullying ends when we step forward and hold our social circles responsible for their words and actions and how those affect people around us. It also ends when we stop being passive about this awful social behavior, step up and unite. To love, peace and happy confident children!

Black Colleges at the Forefront of Cybersecurity Issues

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Elwood D. Watson

This is particularly the case in regards to cyber security issues. Many individuals from well-regarded scientists, prominent academics, CEOs, environmental consultants to President Obama have weighed in on the issue's importance.

Combatting Inequality in Rural Guatemala Through Community Partnerships: A Roller Coaster to Success

Maxwell D. Dotson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Maxwell D. Dotson

By any physical, mental or spiritual measure, the journey to Aguacate, Guatemala, is daunting. It's a 10-and-a-half hour roller coaster ride, careening through the passages of the Cuchumatanes mountain range.

John Whitehead: A Life of Integrity, Service and Kindness

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

One of America's great heroes and advocates for at-risk youth died a few weeks ago, on a Saturday afternoon in New York City. John C. Whitehead had lived a full life, passing away at 92 years old.

4 Lessons to Effectively Engage Youth

Daniel Horgan | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

I remember my first summer volunteering at the age of 12 for my local YMCA summer camp. Being the youngest of three and seeing my older siblings head off to work each day as camp counselors, I was determined to get in on the action and not be left at home alone.

How Protest Music Powerfully Epitomizes the Black Lives Matter Movement

Khattie Q | Posted 05.09.2015 | Black Voices
Khattie Q

If mass media and the justice system are the weapon, then BLXPLTN sees ourselves and other rebel artists as the counterstrike. We need no permission. The battle cries of our brothers and sisters running alongside us in the charge are our validation.

Preventing Infant Deaths: What Can We Learn From Cuba?

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

On a recent trip to Cuba I determined to find out how that country manages to have an infant mortality rate well below that of the U.S., with dramatically fewer resources than we have.

Reflections on the Value of Women and Girls, in Honor of Women's History Month

Michele Hunt | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Michele Hunt

The world needs us, our children and our children's children need us. It is not only our right to tell our stories, it is our responsibility.

Female Founders Take On the Startup World

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

There was some really good advice coming outta the hashtag #FemaleFounders, so my team and I put together a Storify to put some of our favorites in one place (folks, it was really tough to only choose a few).

Why I Love Data

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 04.29.2015 | 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.

New York Incarnation: 2015

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 04.28.2015 | New York
Danielle Wolffe

New Yorkers may seem disconnected. In actuality, though, it takes amazing stores of inner fortitude to exist in these self-contained worlds. People are accustomed to themselves and each other on levels people living far apart just aren't. They cannot isolate or hide from each other here.

20 Years of craigslist: A Reflection by an Old-School Nerd

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.28.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Every day I'm reminded that we help people put food on the table and get a job and a place to live. Maybe we have changed the world, seriously. Sure, this isn't the usual approach in Silicon Valley or anywhere else, but I'm a nerd, and a nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do.

After the Shark Attack

Liz Forkin Bohannon | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Liz Forkin Bohannon

So at Sseko, we don't do charity. We're not philanthropists. We're convinced we can use business to make a dent in the universe for women and girls. But, contrary to the feedback we received from the Sharks, we're not going to wait until we get really, really rich to start making a difference

21-year-old Eastern Ky. University Woman Loses 175 Pounds in 14 Months

Don McNay | Posted 04.25.2015 | College
Don McNay

Outside of our shared love for Eastern Kentucky University, Elizabeth and I came at the decision to do the gastric sleeve surgery from very different perspectives.

6 Women Rocking Tech for Good

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.25.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, I figure it's really important to highlight women who are really making positive changes across the tech sector. These people aren't often give...

Baby Boomers and the Dilemma of Facing Retirement

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Money
Elwood D. Watson

In 2006, the group of Americans known as baby boomers (1946-1964) turned 60 years old. Now almost a decade later, a number of them are either heading toward or have entered the retirement phase of their lives. The fact is that this is a transition that is not always as serene as many boomers envision such an experience will be

REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding; A Different Narrative for Black Men In America

Michele Hunt | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Michele Hunt

This book shines a light on impactful, positive stories of successful Black men who dared to dream big, and made their dreams come true against tremendous obstacles.

4 Unfair Perceptions of People With Disabilities or Illnesses

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Some perceptions of disability and illness are too messed up and extreme for my liking. Persons living with these conditions are seen as really good or really bad, but there never seems to be a middle ground. This means that disability/illness status is used to judge our characters. Without further ado, here's the "good" and the "bad" of disability/illness perceptions.

4 Tips for Measuring the Impact of a Brand Event

Amanda Slavin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Amanda Slavin

This is the question that keeps many entrepreneurs up at night. Impact can mean many things. It can mean a positive impact on the world, a financial impact on your wallet, or a strategic advance for a client.

Protecting the Internet via the Upcoming FCC Vote

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Long story short, this is about saving the Net for regular people, versus providing privileges for companies that spend lots of money lobbying in Washington and misinforming the American public.

3 Tips to Develop a Growth Mindset (Even When It's -15)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Mark W. Guay

Here are three tips to develop a growth mindset no matter how far you venture in your goals.

LA's King of Collaboration Gets Street of His Own

Steven Crandell | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

At the February 11th ceremony to dedicate the new street name, Wallis Annenberg, the CEO of the Annenberg Foundation, announced a $20 million matching gift to AltaSea, given in Leonard Aube's honor.