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Newtown: Sandy Hook Promise Infuses a Documentary

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.26.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's been nearly four years since the Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: 26 dead, 20 at age 6, and the memory is still green. Documentaria...

My Brother Was Murdered By A Man With A Gun

Alex Schneps | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics
Alex Schneps

That's an easy, simple truth. It can't be politicized, analyzed or reduced to anything other than what it is: reality. My brother is dead because of a gun. You can lump him into a statistic. You can break down the circumstances. But at the end of the day, what can I really say that will call you to action?

Sandy Hook Father On Gun Violence: 'We're Better Than This'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

Mark Barden, whose 7-year-old son Daniel was killed during the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, introduced President Barack Obama before...

At Last, A Recipe for Lemonade

Scott Goodson | Posted 02.16.2015 | Home
Scott Goodson

What's striking, though, is that in the intervening 100 years, although this has become something we all know we are supposed to know what to do, no one has actually attempted to write down how to turn life's lemons into lemonade.

There's Always Time for Empathy, Governor Christie

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

A grieving parent makes a respectful effort to initiate such change, or at least to establish a healthy dialogue, and they are reproached by a prominent politician for their "grandstanding."

Newtown: A Shared Experience

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

A noteworthy event took place in Newtown, CT last month. On May 31, the Newtown community proudly hosted a gathering of visitors. No media, no politics -- just people.

Together Through Mud

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

After all, with the ongoing therapeutic and financial needs that typically follow a community tragedy, why put time and energy toward what is ultimately a bunch of folks traipsing through the mud?

After Newtown Tragedy, Honoring My Son With Conversation

Mark Barden | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Mark Barden

The young man that stormed Sandy Hook School that cold December morning last year was the kid that sat alone at the lunch table. I can't help but wonder if someone, anyone, had gone over to him and asked: "Would you like to join us?"

Sandy Hook Father Slams GOP Senator: 'What Are You Thinking?'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

The father of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim has not forgotten the words of one GOP lawmaker. Mark Barden appeared on Thursday's ed...

Sandy Hook Father Presses GOP Congressman On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock and Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) had some unexpected visitors at his town hall meeting on Tuesday: Mark and Jackie Barden, the parents of a 7-year-old child...

WATCH: Newtown Victim's Sister Writes Letter To Obama

Posted 12.20.2012 | Parents

In the wake of Friday's horrific tragedy in Newtown, Conn., many are speaking out for gun control. Among them is 10-year-old Natalie Barden, whose bro...