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Chicago's 'Improv Nerd' Wasn't Prepared for Grief

Tammy Letherer | Posted 04.18.2016 | Fifty
Tammy Letherer

Some of my feelings don't come up as easily. They are trapped deep down there, like those coal miners from Chile who were waiting to be rescued.

Why the Death of Kenneth Wiggins Is a Huge Loss to Black Creatives

Brian McCoy | Posted 04.07.2016 | Black Voices
Brian McCoy

We remember the work, but also the spirit of this crater that's been left in the black creative space. We speak and will always remember your name as a visionary for this generation's black creatives, Kenneth Wiggins.

Why I Cannot Yet Sew a Panel for the AIDS Quilt

Jamie Davis | Posted 03.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie Davis

A mammoth chunk of my soul shattered on that day, but I know that his death was but one tragedy amongst countless others.

Epiphany: An Open Farewell Of Son To Mother

Aaron Anson | Posted 03.10.2016 | Parents
Aaron Anson

My dearest Sporty. Sorry it took your death for me to appreciate how similar we are, opposed to how different I thought. I will always remember that i...

Lindsey's Lights Will Forever Shine

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 02.24.2016 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

There are many ways I could carry on Lindsey's legacy and show the impact she made on my life. She never complained. She always found hope. She bravely explored and participated in clinical trials. She always, always smiled. She got involved.

When Service and Death Collide: Transcending Tragedy - A Call for a National Service Memorial

Wayne Meisel | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

A defining moment of my childhood was the night my father left and returned with tears in his eyes for a closed-door conversation with my mother. No o...

Tribute to Dr. Jon Marc Taylor, a Prison Education Crusader

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 01.29.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

On December 27, at the ago of 54, Missouri state prisoner and prison education crusader Dr. Jon Marc Taylor died of a heart attack in his prison cell. For those who knew him, and those who knew of his amazing transformation and contributions to the field of prison education, he will be sorely missed.

Gratitude on the Artist's Journey: Sabin Howard and the World War I Memorial

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 01.27.2016 | Arts
Traci L. Slatton

We do it hoping to reach and to serve a larger audience with our talents, not just for financial gain, but because it is the ultimate fulfillment of talent to be used in service to a larger cause.

The Knox Coal Mine Disaster: A Story of Corruption and Greed

Carol A Miele | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Carol A Miele

Like the song made famous by country music legend, Loretta Lynn, I was a Coal Miner's Daughter. My Dad, Angelo Bruno, worked in the deep, dark, damp coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania from the time he was 15 years old.

3 Tips for Talking About Tragic Events With Kids

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

It is important in times like this to remember that individuals respond to grief and difficult circumstances in a variety of ways.

Four People and a Funeral

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

"There were 100 people at the memorial." "250 people showed up at the funeral." "1,000 people came to pay their respects at the wake." What a beaut...

A Freedom Lesson to Remember

Garry Rodgers | Posted 11.10.2015 | Good News
Garry Rodgers

Martha Cothren is a social studies teacher at Joe T. Robinson High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. On the first day of school in September of 2005, Ms. Cothren did something to be remembered. With permission from the principal and school superintendent, she removed all the desks in her classroom.

The Enduring Lesson of Victoria Soto

Robert F. Walsh | Posted 09.10.2015 | Education
Robert F. Walsh

One lesson in particular has been in development since December 14, 2012. It's embodied in the grand opening of the new Victoria Soto School in her hometown of Stratford, Connecticut.

5 Of The Most Unforgettable Obits We've Ever Read

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.02.2015 | Fifty

The passing of a loved one is a dark, grief-filled time for friends and families. But that doesn't mean the recently departed can't be remembered in a...

Remembering Andre Gray

Sue Kerr | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

When I read the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, I do think of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. I also think of Penny Proud, London Chanel and Candra Keels. But I also think of Andre and the two other young queer people of color who been murdered in Pittsburgh in the past two years.

Ukraine Unveils Monuments To Recognize Jews Killed In Holocaust

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion

LVIV, Ukraine (RNS) Ludvika Sarah Leah Schein, who survived the Holocaust, hadn’t been to her hometown in 70 years. But she still vividly remembers ...

Musical Treasure in San Francisco

Harriet Heydemann | Posted 06.29.2016 | San Francisco
Harriet Heydemann

Ariela loved music. She took just about every music appreciation class City College offered -- Jazz, Latin, American Folk, Traditional African, Black Tradition in American Dance, Classical and Opera.

Father's Day: Long After Dad Is Gone

Rabbi Baruch HaLevi | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Rabbi Baruch HaLevi

I do not need the cards. I do not need the presents. I do not need the attention. However, contrary to popular belief, or what Hallmark wants you to think, Father's Day isn't about me.

The Pain I Didn't Think I'd Survive

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Ayesha Vardag

I tried to get on with normal life, but I'd find myself at a party in London and just be seized with the need to get away, to get to Roger's tree, to water it and make sure it was thriving.

Memorial Day

Michael Putzel | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Michael Putzel

Names on the wall...

8 Photos For Remembering On Memorial Day

Geoff Livingston | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

Memorial Day is upon us, the special day in the United States when we remember the people who died while serving in our country's armed forces. Here is a virtual tribute to those that made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.

Remembering Sacrifice Through Service

Robert L. Gordon III | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact
Robert L. Gordon III

Memorial Day provides us the opportunity to come together as one community -- both military and civilian -- in remembrance of the fallen and to honor their spirit.

The Power Of Confession

Pacific Standard | Alissa Wilkinson | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

I belong to a church that isn’t big enough to afford its own building, so we pay rent to another congregation and meet in their sanctuary in the eve...

Becoming Wonder Woman

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Caroline Giegerich

When I was eight years old, I rushed into the kitchen afflicted with a cut on my wrist. She cocked one eyebrow, looked down her glasses and calmly responded in her Southern drawl to the screaming child in front of her. "Well, you're not deaaaaad yet."

The Things We Leave Behind

Christine Organ | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Christine Organ

The plant may have been a memorial to our pain and grief, but over time, it came to symbolize our strength and resilience. Despite our pain, or maybe because of it, Matt and I grew infinitely closer as a couple during that time.