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Monique Zimmerman Stein

Of Pain, People, Pot, Politics, Public Figures and Priorities, Part 2

Gary Stein | Posted 12.21.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Cathy and Bob Jordan know this risk all too well. Cathy has been fighting ALS since 1986 and was confined to a wheelchair. Her husband, Bob, an Army veteran who had battled a medical system that can't help his wife, started to grow the plants in his home, strictly for his wife's use.

Blind Insight: The Florida Governor's Race as 'Seen' By a Blind Floridian

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

It was a cool blustery morning at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg. It had taken us well over an hour to travel there through the frustrating traffic of Tampa and across the bay to Pinellas County.

Blind Insight: Mr. Iacocca- Stand up Now or Watch Your Legacy Burn

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 01.02.2013 | Detroit
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

I grew up a daughter of a Chrysler engineer, and a proud resident of Detroit. I was also proud of Lee Iacocca. Chrysler, GM and the Detroit News have come out and denounced the lies in the Obama Jeep ad. It's time Iacocca stands up for the truth too.

Blind Insight: Women Who Support Obama, Both Celebrity and Grassroots, and Why

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

It's great to be living in a swing state during a presidential campaign as the election day gets closer. It seems to bring out the best and worst in people and politics.

Blind Insight: Falling Down Never Felt So Good

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

We came home after five hours of canvassing our neighborhood tired and wet, but elated. Happy with the knowledge that I was able to break my own mental barrier from my still-new blindness and content with the assurance that I know I will be doing it again.

Blind Insight: I Am Detroit

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 11.13.2012 | Detroit
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

You once filmed an ad where you drove past old Cass Tech, but did you ever stop? Did you ever truly appreciate what Detroit stood for? Dodge Main fell, Hudson's fell and even Cass Tech was demolished, but Detroit did not give up. Why did you give up on them?

Blind Anger: Homage to Two Visionaries From Detroit

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

His death struck a rather deep resonant chord within me, and brought me back to my life growing up in Northwest Detroit in the 1970s.

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus. But There Is No Due Process in Florida

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

As we fight for homeowners to do the right thing and uphold their side of the lease, I feel that is important for the court system and press to understand what is happening to renters across the country.

Blind Anger: Balloon Boy Dad is Full of Hot Air (VIDEO)

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

The shamelessly self-promoting father of the "Balloon Boy" Hoax is making another grab at the limelight. He is doing it by trying to sell us painted sticks for charity.

Blind Anger: Mr. Rubio, It's Not About You

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

Mr. Rubio -- it is not all about you. It's about us, We the People, and the people who come here to share in our freedoms.

Blind Anger: Obamanation? Really? Rita Smith? Really?

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

The other day, I had the privilege of receiving a phone call to invite me to a "Tele-Town Hall" for the Ohio Senatorial candidate, Mr. Rob Portman. I was torn between hanging up the phone and listening.

Craig Kiser's Blind Ambition to Benefit Thousands in Need

Gary Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gary Stein

Craig Kiser is a man on a mission. He wants to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro, the 19,000 foot snow-topped peak in the center of Tanzania, to raise money to help the blind and visually impaired.

Health Care Reform: A Human Issue -- Not A Political Issue

Gary Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Stein

The moral of this story is that the health care system and the health of this country is not and should not be a political issue. It is a human one. Support of health care reform is a matter of karma.

An Accidental Victory: The Launch of HuffPost Impact

Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Daniel Harris

On October 12, 2009, the Impact page was about 16 hours away from launch. We had everything ready to go -- except a lead story.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

This week, we launched Impact, our new section devoted to giving back. Thanks to the compassion and generosity of our HuffPost community, it immediately lived up to its name, raising over $30,000 to help the mom who, saddled with medical debt, went blind so her kids wouldn't have to.