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How I Became an Activist: Thank You Invisible Children

Adam DeAngelis | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Adam DeAngelis

I urge everyone, especially young people, to find a cause they believe in or volunteer in your community. It truly does make a difference, not just in the lives of those you are helping but also for yourself. You might discover something you may have never known about yourself. I certainly did.

Group Behind 'Kony 2012' Closing Because Of Funding Issues

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact

Invisible Children, the group that emerged with an unprecedented bang with its viral "Kony 2012" film, announced its closure on Monday in a quiet stat...

Conversations with Jamie Cullum, Peter White and Amanda Kravat, Plus Yellowcard Teams with Invisible Children

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jamie Cullum: "I've lived my short life as a record geek. I take quite a heavy interest in music. Lots of people are interested in music, but I'm the kind of guy who'd be digging through boxfuls of old records in secondhand stores and record fares and things like that."

Where Are the Peers?

David Sable | Posted 09.02.2014 | Media
David Sable

Community was once a place of action linked to emotion -- a powerful hub and spoke of social change. Nowadays anyone on a compiled data file can be considered to be part of a community. How the mighty have fallen.

Social Media Is an Equalizer, When You Make the Time to Use It

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact

As we're being pulled in so many directions, it's hard to find time to slow down and figure out a solid social media strategy -- but it's worth it. Here's why.

5 Things You Should Know About Okot Odhiambo

Patrick Munduga | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Patrick Munduga

Last week the Ugandan military revealed that they think there is a "high possibility" that Lord's Resistance Army officer Okot Odhiambo died in December of 2013 from wounds suffered during a clash between LRA forces and Ugandan troops.

A Resolution You Can Keep

Helena Okolicsanyi | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Helena Okolicsanyi

Often times we see or hear of stories of those suffering around the world, yet we don't act or speak up. Empathy isn't what the world needs more of, it's action.

They Came at Night

Alex Naser-Hall | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Alex Naser-Hall

The surrender process for Joseph Kony's captors is a tricky one. In some areas of central Africa, the practices or even identity of the LRA is unknown. LRA fighters or captors will try to defect.

Jessica Goodman

Get The Inside Scoop On 'Glee' 100th Episode | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.23.2013 | TV

The 100th episode of "Glee" is right around the corner, and die-hard fans couldn't be more excited to celebrate with the show's original cast. Show cr...

A Better Ending for the "Invisible Child"

Judith Sandalow | Posted 09.08.2015 | DC
Judith Sandalow

If there's one news article I would put on your must-read list from 2013, it's last week's exceptional New York Times series on Dasani, a homeless gir...

Bloomberg Project Wastes Millions While 22,000 New York Children Remain Homeless -- What Will de Blasio Do?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 02.11.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

An expensive human scandal surrounds us. Thirty-three less prosperous countries take better care of their children than we do. It's unreal, it's shocking.

Kony's Surrender, The Hunger Games, Social Justice and Your Teen

Allena Tapia | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Allena Tapia

As a mother and social justice writer, I struggle daily with the balance of wanting to provide my children a healthy cocoon with minimal discomfort, while also preparing them to take on the injustices of the world -- a role I expect them to step up into someday.

I Am Big

Erica Shay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Erica Shay

That day, I learned something about myself that would change my life forever. How had I been skipping school, sleeping in and not doing my homework on the same day that other kids were walking seven, or 10 miles to school?

Human Rights and Objectivism

Helena Okolicsanyi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Helena Okolicsanyi

Journalists are constantly told "don't be biased," "remain objective," and "no opinions." What about reporting on human rights issues? Do the same standards of objectivism apply here?

An Open (Love) Letter to MIA

Alex Naser-Hall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alex Naser-Hall

You think it's messed up that people can't tell their own story -- that people have to have someone come in and package, market, and produce their story for the world to take it seriously. We think it's messed up, too.

The Activist Generation

Jaclyn Licht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jaclyn Licht

Social media made Joseph Kony famous, but our devoted lobbying and advocacy efforts rallied our powerful leaders around bringing this war criminal to justice.

Social Good Summit 2013

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The Social Good Summit was back in New York City for its annual conference, timed to coincide with the influx of speakers attending the 68th United Nations General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative.

Why We Can't Stop Bullying

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.23.2013 | Parents
Kristen Houghton

Anyone who is truthful about their childhood remembers instances of bullying in one of two ways. They were either the victims of violence themselves or they had been unwilling witnesses to a bullying incident. The fact is, bullying has been an unfortunate fact of life for too many generations of children.

The Situation in Syria Is Terrible, but What Does It Have to Do With Me?

Ben Keesey | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Ben Keesey

Who were these people? What were the names of the kids, their hopes, their dreams, the life ahead of them? In all the coverage, we don't talk much about that or the actual experience that those in Syria have been going through.

'Summertime Sadness': I've Got the Off to College Blues

Kari Stoever | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Kari Stoever

As a mother, nothing makes you more proud than to see your children grow into passion- and purpose-driven young adults.

WATCH: 'Kony 2012' Creators Share Advocacy Lessons with Thousands Of Millennials

Ben Keesey | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Ben Keesey

Leaders in the fields of culture, social entrepreneurship, human rights, and the arts will come together to share their learnings with 1,400 Millennials who have distinguished themselves as social enterprise mavens and advocacy navigators.

Sibling Sadists vs. Schoolyard Bullies: Equal at Last!

Jeanne Safer, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2013 | Parents
Jeanne Safer, Ph.D.

Why didn't anyone figure out until now that bullying starts at home, that the same kids who torment their classmates practiced on their siblings?

Kristen Bell Offering Up Date For Charity

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact

After the “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter campaign proved to be a smash hit, Kristen Bell has returned for a repeat charity performance. The sloth...

What My Grandparents Taught Me About Divorce

Betty Goldstein | Posted 06.30.2013 | Divorce
Betty Goldstein

The first time I learned what divorce meant, I was seven and a half.

'Kony 2012' 1 Year Later: What's Been Done To Bring Down African Warload

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.08.2013 | Impact

On the one-year anniversary of the release of the most viral video in history , the charity behind "Kony 2012" is still focused on bringing down the A...