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WATCH: 6-Year-Old Serves Up Kindness With Her Favorite Drink

HooplaHa | Posted 11.11.2015 | Good News

Newtown Kindness has a mission to promote kindness around the world. The organization aims to facilitate acts of kindness within communities as well a...

Helping Children Cope With Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Children desperately need adults to help them process and cope within the violent and uncertain world we have created for them. They also need to see adults working with and for them to create a better, safer nation and world for tomorrow

#AimingForChange To End Gun Violence

Sarah Clements | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Sarah Clements

For far too long, guns have been a third-rail issue not only for politicians, but for celebrities, too. It is time we consider that artists are people, too, and they often share a common sense of personal responsibility through their work to inspire others. Let's stand behind cultural icons to do just that.

Federal Court Upholds Bulk Of Gun Control Laws Passed In Wake Of Newtown

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld in large part gun control legislation passed in Connecticut and New York in the wake of the 2012 m...

WATCH: Therapy Dogs Heal to Honor Late Sandy Hook Student

HooplaHa | Posted 10.14.2015 | Good News

Charlotte's passion and love for dogs has started this beautiful foundation. Charlotte's Litter functions in memory of Charlotte Bacon whose life was ...

People Die Because of This Man: The Real Reason We Never Get Gun Control, No Matter How Many People Get Gunned Down

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Until we tame the power of the NRA, we can expect more killings, a part of the deadly daily diet of murders throughout America committed by angry gun-toting people whose "freedom" to own weapons of mass destruction that Wayne LaPierre defends.

And I Scream

Heather Kasdan | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Heather Kasdan

My son is watching a movie. He is very upset. He doesn't understand why the good guys are losing. "They are supposed to win, mommy. They are supposed to win," he says. "Keep watching," I tell him. "Sometimes it takes a little while for the good guys to win."

Congress Is Still Giving 'Quiet Endorsement' To Murders

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

A version of this article was originally published on Aug. 28, following the on-air shooting of a WDBJ news team in Roanoke, Virginia. It is bein...

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.

Chris Murphy: Congress Giving 'Quiet Endorsement' To Murders

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

So that happened. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) hammered Congressional inaction on gun violence during a HuffPost podcast interview, following...

The Weekly Shooting Cycle

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 | 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

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...