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A Call to Action for Philanthropists in the Wake of Orlando

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Aaron Dorfman

Empowering LGBTQ communities - keeping them safe and giving them a platform to demand respect and humanity - will be difficult even in the wake of marquee victories, but it can happen. Beating the NRA will not be easy, but it can be done if we invest in building people power among all those who have been impacted by gun violence.

A Crisis Of Leadership

Frank Giustra | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Frank Giustra

Where is Winston Churchill when you need him? Or today's leaders like him? Someone who not only has the courage to make the right decisions but who c...

Solutions

Deborah De Santis | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

There are solutions to many of the challenges facing our society today. This isn't just New Year's optimism; it comes from what I see every day. My faith in supportive housing stems from proof that it solves some of the toughest issues and the promising results springing from its many applications.

Imagining the Impossible, One Step at a Time

Frank Giustra | Posted 07.16.2016 | Impact
Frank Giustra

There are 1,645 billionaires and 17 million millionaires in the world today, representing almost half of the world's entire wealth. Imagine if they all started saying "it CAN be done" and used just a bit of imagination ...the benefits would be exponential.

George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That 'Paid Off'

Tom Nagorski | Posted 05.01.2016 | World
Tom Nagorski

Philanthropist and investor George Soros warned Thursday that ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in Myanmar, a country to which Soros has devoted more than two decades of attention and philanthropy.

Turning Dream Jobs Into Reality: Managing Director of Solidarity Now in Greece, Epaminondas Farmakis

Sara Panagiotopoulou | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Sara Panagiotopoulou

Everyone has a "dream job" lying dormant in their hearts. Unfortunately, it's usually plagued by one negative thought: that it can't become a reality.

George Soros

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

George Soros is the founder and chairman of Open Society -- a network of foundations, partners, and projects in more than 100 countries. His commitment to the idea of open society--where rights are respected, government is accountable, and no one has the monopoly on the truth--makes the Open Society Foundations unlike any other private philanthropic effort in history.

Open Society Foundations

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

Christopher Stone is the president of the Open Society Foundations. He is an international expert on criminal justice reform and on the leadership and governance of nonprofits.

Trouble Looms as Kenya Struggles to Combat Terrorism

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2014 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

While the media's gaze may sharpen on Somalia, the port city of Mombasa is becoming increasingly known for acts of terrorism, counterterrorism human rights abuses, and -- most recently -- growing tensions between violent Muslim youth and the old-guard.

Millennials Mix & Move, Asking: "What's Your Problem?"

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

B.O.L.D member Richard Taylor (pink shirt), a Chicago-based motivational speaker, leads a round of "What's Your Problem?" during a millennial mixer in...

Bagels and de Blasio: Can New York's Next Mayor Advance City Food Beyond Bloomberg?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Alison Rose Levy

By seeking input and obtaining buy-in from the populace, de Blasio may have better luck than his predecessor even in the latter's chosen food arena.

Ohana: Keoni Movement Arts

Yvonna Russell | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Yvonna Russell

With his background in dance, yoga, gymnastics and acting, Paul Keoni Chun has created Yo-Dan-Nastics to make movement accessible to children and special needs children and adults in New York City.

America's Global Torture Network

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

When it comes to torture in the post 9/11 era, the record of the United States is so appalling that one must question our claimed abhorrence of the barbarism of other nations.

WATCH: Why The U.S. Outsources Torture

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 02.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

A new report released Tuesday claims that as many as 54 foreign governments in Europe, Asia and Africa have been secretly involved in global kidnappin...

"Why Open Education Matters?" Check Out the Video Winners

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 07.28.2012 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Open Education just got a big boost with the announcement of the winners of the "Why Open Education Matters?" competition the week of July 18. Here are three amazing videos to tell you why it matters.

Soros' Son Follows Dad's Philanthropic Lead

Posted 04.06.2012 | Impact

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the Soros family. After observing his philanthropic hedge-fund manager father donate $8 billion to ch...

Afghans Claim Abuse At Secret U.S. Military Prison

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prisoners are being abused at a "secret jail" in the main American military base in Afghanistan, according to a report from a US policy think tank. E...