Nearly 40 percent of the 173,000 Navajo in the U.S. don't have a tap or a toilet at home. (For non-Native Americans, that number is just .6 percent).
May this Chanukah and Thanksgiving truly banish darkness, bring bounty, cultivate gratitude, and challenge us to see the light in others' eyes.
At some point our family fell out of the usual Thanksgiving routine. We got tired of turkey. Stuffing. That danged green bean casserole and the "mystery Jello mold" desserts. In fact, the whole business of cooking the typical Thanksgiving meal got old.
This latest chapter in a young child's heart-rending saga does offer an opportunity, however, to step back from the details of the custody battle and consider its many important lessons.
Before you toss those leftovers on Friday morning, take a look at this quick cranberry DIY mask and glow throughout the holidays.
Rae Kirkbride and Jim Vaive have served the homeless in Columbus, Ohio for nearly ten years, and were all too aware that homelessness in their community was increasing. Estimates say about 1,500 people lack housing in Columbus, and nearly 30 percent suffer from mental illness.
Making its public premiere this week on PBS's Independent Lens, the documentary film Young Lakota weaves together the stories of Lakota youth in South Dakota in the wake of an impending state-wide abortion ban.
Thanksgiving offers opportunities to learn and bequeath meaningful life lessons for peace, joy and happiness. November can be a gray, cold and diffi...
In 1637 the body of a white man was discovered dead in a boat. Armed settlers -- which we tell our children were God fearing, gentle, sharing, kind Pilgrims -- invaded a Pequot village. They also set the village, which included many children, on fire.
Interweaving two holidays helps us examine what it means to come together. How does a national story converge with a minority's perseverance? How do we unite while not disappearing into a single narrative of the dominant?
The current state of the McCoy Fort. A significant chimney foundation is visible on the west side (bottom), while a lesser defined chimney foundation...
Orchestras are running scared these days, with some going bankrupt, locked out, downsized or having their seasons shortened. Actually, you could say something similar of the entire classical music world. To counteract this, various scenarios are being attempted.
Last November an associate producer at Huff Post Live, the Huffington Post's live streaming network, invited me to be part of a 20 minute conversation...
I know these are hard times, full of many trials and tribulations--for individuals, couples, families, and for our country. But if the early Pilgrims, after their horrific voyage to America and the devastating winter filled with death and suffering, were able to find reasons to be thankful, surely we can, too.
Cast: American One, American Two, and Stuffing Time: Now Setting: Anywhere and everywhere in America AMERICAN ONE, AMERICAN TWO, and STUFFING, anyw...
Thousands of people are spending time, energy and money on a team's nickname, while the depressing plight of Native Americans on reservations today is basically ignored.