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The Effective Way To Teach Kids About The Horrors Of Forced Conflict

Margy Burns Knight | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Margy Burns Knight

Over dinner recently, I learned of my niece's concern about her high school administrators removing the Kony 2012 posters that had been plastered all ...

Beyond the Kony Video

Anne Goddard | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Anne Goddard

I believe that the success of the Kony video stems from its ability to simply and unambiguously articulate both the problem and an actionable solution. Kony is personified as the lone enemy that must be stopped in order to put an end to childhood conscriptions in Uganda.

'Kony 2012' Sequel On The Way!

Posted 04.13.2012 | Home

Invisible Children, the advocacy organization behind "Kony 2012," has announced "Kony 2012 Part II," a sequel to the record-breaking 30-minute video t...

Why The 'Hipster' Generation-Y Africa Movement Must Evolve

Jonathan Kalan | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Kalan

Life for the "pampered" generation may finally be getting tougher. We are becoming more critical, analytical, rational and judgmental. We are, *GASP!*, growing up and maturing. And so are our idealistic tendencies.

Analysis of Kony 2012: Lying to Tell the Truth

Winnie Kao | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact
Winnie Kao

The reason that this video went viral is because so much strategy and funding went into making sure that it triggered certain reactions for the audience.

Kony 2012 Timeline [Infographic]

Chris Holden | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Chris Holden

After gaining 50 million You Tube views in just 3 days, Kony 2012 became the most viral political cause of all time. In this infographic timeline, Recorded Future shows how this came to be.

WATCH: 'Kony 2012' Exec Jokes About Pocketing $900,000

Posted 03.29.2012 | Impact

First, it was the incriminating video of Jason Russell. Now, unbecoming footage of another one of Invisible Children's charity directors has surfaced....

Kony 2012: Uniting a Generation

Madeline Carey | Posted 05.28.2012 | College
Madeline Carey

The change that I am calling for, however, is a very significant one. Invisible Children has recently launched a new campaign to aid the people of Uganda and their surrounding countries to put a stop to the terror that Joseph Kony is imposing on the African people.

Our Response to Jason Russell Should Not Be That Complex

Eugene Cho | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Eugene Cho

Imagine for a second your worst day or your worst decision -- and having that magnified a million times. A Google search for "Jason Russell arrest" (which was not an actual arrest because charges weren't made) conjured up 121 million results on Google. Imagine that with your name.

Indie Cinema Roundup: Cocaine Cowboys And The Godfathers Of Ganja

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 05.21.2012 | Miami

O Cinema celebrates Rakontur films with a 10-year retrospective that includes cult favorites "Cocaine Cowboys" and "Square Grouper." The filmmakers --...

Don't Dismiss 'Slacktivists' -- Give Them The Tools To Do More

Bob McKinnon | Posted 05.25.2012 | Impact
Bob McKinnon

How does social change happen - with marches or clicks? To anyone who grew up in the 60's this seems like an absurd, if not offensive question. But t...

Why We Love To Be Haters (And What To Do About It)

MeiMei Fox | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

The next time you feel the instinct to make a particularly harsh remark about another's work, pause and ask yourself where that response is coming from. Instead of lashing out, turn inward.

ONY 2012: Catalyst for Change, Peace or Fame?

Marlise Karlin | Posted 05.23.2012 | Impact
Marlise Karlin

Being a catalyst for change is not easy, especially in a media-driven world where the press often instigates controversy solely to induce greater viewership.

The Other's Eyes -- Kony 2012

Payvand Seyedali | Posted 05.23.2012 | Impact
Payvand Seyedali

Awareness can make us numb after the initial reaction. In the same way our body adjusts to tolerate new, even freezing temperatures, our souls adjust to protect us from situations that seem unbearable.

Jason Russell: Role Model

Evan Shapiro | Posted 05.22.2012 | Media
Evan Shapiro

No one asked Jason Russell to get in front of the camera. That was his choice. In casting himself as a role model, Russell asked kids around the world to believe -- not just in his cause, but in him.

Jason Russell, Kony 2012: A Viral Breakdown

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

I can only hope that those quick to condemn Jason Russell will withhold their judgment just a little longer and do a bit more digging, at least to a greater depth than 140 characters.

Saw Kony 2012? A Must Read New Book on Conflict and Aid

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Tom Murphy

The timing of the Kony 2012 campaign is quite apt in light of the recent release of Dr Samantha Nutt's memoir-cum-aid commentary Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies & Aid.

The Real (Spiritual) Message Of Kony 2012

Rabbi Berel Lerman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Berel Lerman

The message that I took away from "Kony 2012'' is how easy it is to stir people's desire to do good and make this world a better place. Not just inspiring positive change in a few people, but on a grand 80 million-person scale.

American Stories

Amanda Guinzburg | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Amanda Guinzburg

If invisible Children and Mike Daisey did nothing else, they woke the vast majority of the planet up to the fact that we need to pay attention to the human rights of everyone.

Understanding the Response to Kony 2012: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Derek Flood | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Derek Flood

The video itself, and its unprecedented viral spread, is breaking new ground for the power of social media to effect social and political change, and has sparked an international conversation -- both around the atrocities of the LRA, and of the video itself.

Kony 2012 Charity Criticized For Accepting Funds From Anti-Gay Groups

Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact

Invisible Children, the charity behind Kony 2012, has once again come under fire for its funding practices. This time it's for the organization's conn...

Kenya 2012: Invincible Children

Michael Mungai | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Michael Mungai

With some striking similarities to the work of Invisible Children, my friends and I are also working on a film about marginalized children in Africa.

Joseph Kony and the Other Africa

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.19.2012 | Media
Paul Stoller

So Africa is not a country and Africans don't speak "African." What about the most pernicious stereotype -- that in the face of ongoing civil war and unending famine, "Africans" are powerless and need our help?

Hope Is a Four Letter Word

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Stephen Gyllenhaal

Hope always seems to be dashed when it hits reality. And so it has happened here with Kony 2012 (and with Obama). But the scope of this hope seems far different from in the past.

Why 'Kony 2012' Doesn't Do Enough To Create Effective Social Change

Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland

The Kony 2012 campaign does not do enough to deliver effective social change. How could it? The film depends on a simplistic story line, which ...