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Eric Kasum | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Eric Kasum

Refuse to speak the words gun violence. Call it domestic terrorism. That's what it really is. Like my father, we must have the courage to take a stand. Let's refuse to be bullied by the NRA and the gun industry and their wealthy donors and highly-paid lobbyists.

'Not Charity, Just Work': An Interview with the Ethical Fashion Initiative's Simone Cipriani

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.22.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

The most impressive show at this June's Pitti Uomo collections in Florence was a presentation titled "Constellation Africa". Parading down the runway were some of the best menswear looks I've seen in a long time.

Everything We Need to Know About Peace Is in Charleston, S.C.

Janine Francolini | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

The congregants and their Charleston neighbors have shown us a stronger power to change hearts and minds. And they are not alone.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

With the nation mourning the victims of the Charleston church massacre and observing the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the June 16th commemoration of slave emancipation, there's no better time to confront the toxic influences of racism and easy access to guns that came together this week. "We can't accept events like this as routine," said President Obama. Actually, that was what he said after Newtown, several mass shootings ago. This time the president was, rightfully, angrier and wearier. "I've had to make statements like this too many times," he said, noting that "at some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries." That reckoning should happen now -- right now -- even as the Confederate flag continues to shamefully fly at full mast above the South Carolina state house.

Candle in the Darkness of Charleston

Janine Francolini | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Without a doubt, the events that transpired in Charleston, S.C. are tragic, and the premature loss of any life is something we collectively mourn. My heart and mind are with those of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mass Murder in Norway --- Why Utoya Matters

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

I think a lot today about Utoya, as the headlines report about Charleston. Very different disasters, very different criminal acts, so convenient in an open society. Where one has so much opportunity to harm, and far less urgency to do good. Where hospitality is practiced, and sanctuary a distant dream.

It's Time to Talk About Fear and Love

Liza Long | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Liza Long

In the wake of mass shootings, I used to write about the need to provide treatment before tragedy. My new message is this: enough about tragedy. Let's focus on treatment. Treatment provides hope, and love overcomes fear.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Here's How Opinions On Gun Control Have -- And Haven't -- Changed Since Newtown

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans' overall appetite for stricter gun laws may have dropped since the Newtown shooting, but a newly released study shows that, mo...

Cop Traumatized By Sandy Hook Massacre To Receive $380,000

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Crime

A Newtown, Connecticut, police officer traumatized by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 must be paid more than $380,000 by his depa...

This May, Speak Up for Kids Who Have Mental Illness

Liza Long | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Liza Long

Why was my alleged oversharing potentially damaging to my son's future? Because we should be ashamed of his illness? Or because the writers who criticize me are ignorant about mental illness? Would you like to know what is actually damaging to my son and his future?

Dylan, Autism and the Butterfly Effect

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

Is it unreasonable to imagine that a child or children in one part of the world may be helped, simply because one person in another part of the world decided to run a few miles?

Sandy Hook Families Want Money From Insurance Of Gunman's Mom

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2015 | Crime

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., March 13 (Reuters) - Nine families of victims of the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School ...

Sandy Hook Ceremony Praises Kids For Kindness

HooplaHa | Posted 05.12.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Newtown Kindness is an organization which was was formed after 6-year-old Charlotte Bacon passed away in the Sandy Hook school shootings.

Man Tried To Cash In On Newtown Tragedy: Cops

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Crime

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., Feb 18 (Reuters) - A Tennessee man who U.S. prosecutors contend set up a fraudulent charity tied to ...

Newtown Votes To Raze Home Of Sandy Hook Shooter

The Associated Press | IKE EJIOCHI AND PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 01.21.2015 | Crime

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre...

How The Effects Of Trauma Can Be Passed Down From One Generation To The Next

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.28.2014 | Science

Experiencing trauma early in childhood can lead to mental health problems in adolescence and adulthood, but mild to moderate trauma could also have an...

Solstice Solace

Janine Francolini | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Janine Francolini

As we embrace these cold, dark moments in the shadows -- together with the light, the gratitude, the laughter and love -- let's start by taking care of ourselves and giving from our overflow to our loved ones and our neighbors.

Don't Forget Our Anniversary: The Surgeon General's Report

Mary Giliberti | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Giliberti

This month marked the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook elementary school tragedy in Newtown, Conn., in 2012. In a report on State Mental Health Legislation in 2014, NAMI noted that on the first anniversary of the tragedy last year, Americans could see progress flowing from both the White House Conference on Mental Health and state legislation. This year, progress has slowed.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? When the Holidays Aren't So Jolly

Sezin Koehler | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

To all of you who, like me, struggle through this time of year: Please be gentle with yourself. If grief visits, let it. Reach out if you need help. Set clear boundaries and don't be afraid to honor them even when you're feeling pressured not to. Don't force things.

Dana Liebelson

Sandy Hook Charities Find Generosity Of Strangers No Relief From Tough Choices

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The outpouring began within hours of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School two years ago, which killed 20 first-graders and ...

A Christmas Gift

Alissa Parker | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Alissa Parker

That moment. That very moment has played over and over and over and over again in my mind, hundreds of times. That moment was the same moment my Emilie was being killed in her first grade classroom... and I was picking out Legos.

Two Years to Nowhere

Liza Long | Posted 02.14.2015 | Parents
Liza Long

What changed for my family in the two years since Newtown? One word: treatment. Before Newtown, I was afraid to speak up and demand help for my son. After Newtown, in large part because I shared our family's private tragedy, my son, unlike Adam Lanza, got the help he needed.

Do Mass Shootings Like Newtown Actually Reduce Support for Gun Control?

John A. Tures | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The increased demand for more gun rights predates the election of President Barack Obama. Sure gun control support increased as the overall crime rate fell in the 1990s, but also fell as the crime rate continued to decline in the following decade.

Two Years After Newtown, Some States Are Retreating On Mental Health Funding

Stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Families Of Newtown Victims Sue Rifle Manufacturer, Gun Store

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB and DAVE COLLINS | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushma...