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Why Cecil's Death Means More Than Walter Palmer Could Have Imagined

Randy Paynter | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Randy Paynter

As the uproar surrounding Cecil's petition continues to ripple around the world, it shows the rising desire from people across the globe to right wrongs and move society in line with their values. Petitions offer a constructive outlet for this desire. The results can be extraordinary.

Why These People Got The Dictionary To Change The Definition Of 'Nude'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.19.2015 | Black Voices

Since its creation, the word "nude" has always been synonymous with a white skin tone  -- just ask Merriam Webster, who originally defined the te...

The Top 5 Ways to Help Protect Elephants on World Elephant Day

Randy Paynter | Posted 08.13.2015 | Green
Randy Paynter

Today, August 12, is World Elephant Day, a day where animal lovers around the world unite to celebrate the majestic creature and call attention to fur...

A Selena Quintanilla Wax Figure Could Become A Reality Thanks To Fans

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.10.2015 | Latino Voices

Selena Quintanilla may soon be immortalized in wax. A Change.org petition is pushing Hollywood's Madame Tussauds Wax Museum to honor the slain Te...

How the Daughter of One of America's Most Beloved Actors and Others Are Calling for Change

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 08.04.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

Conservators and guardians are often given overbroad authority over conservatees' and wards' lives. Stories of conservatees and wards being isolated or imprisoned by court-appointed protectors are far too common.

Conservatorship Conundrum: You Can Be Reduced to the Status of an Infant With as Few Rights as a Felon

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 07.28.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

Two types of probate conservators can be appointed. A conservator of the person is responsible for handling the conservatee's health care and other basic needs, while a conservator of the estate is responsible for handling the conservatee's financial matters.

Petitions Call For Feds To Investigate Sandra Bland's Death

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices

This past Sunday, Lois Wilkins talked to her daughter Ebony Joy Wilkins about Sandra Bland’s death. Her 38-year-old daughter commented that she ...

Petition Calls For Target To Remove T-Shirt That 'Perpetuates Rape Culture'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women

A Milwaukee, WI woman has launched a petition calling for the retail chain Target to stop selling what she believes to be a sexist t-shirt. The petiti...

'Hands Off My Church' Petition Plays On French Fears Over Islam

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion

PARIS (RNS) More than 40,000 French have signed a rousing “Hands off my church” petition in recent days denouncing a Muslim leader&r...

How You Can Help Stop Children From Being Placed In Adult Prisons

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

It's no exaggeration to say that when teenagers are placed in adult prison, horror results. Huffington Post reporter Dana Liebelson investigated the o...

Why I Didn't Sign

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
SidneyAnne Stone

I don't expect to win any popularity contests with this one but, please, hear me out. We are all very upset about the racial violence taking place in this country but I think it is important not to misdirect that anger and lose focus on the bigger picture.

Why The Affordable Care Act Should Cover Infertility

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Melissa Miles McCarter

A current petition to Whitehouse.gov asks for infertility treatments to be covered by the Affordable Care Act. The fact that it isn't already covered is concerning for a number of reasons.

Watch The Beautiful Moment People With Disabilities Finally Get To Touch The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact

Fredrika Menezes loves the beach. But she has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, which makes reaching the waves a challenging task. "It's diffi...

New York City Adoption Agencies Receive Hefty Budget Cuts From Mayor Bill de Blasio

Victor Legrá | Posted 06.28.2015 | New York
Victor Legrá

Last month, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and Gladys Carríon, commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children's Services (A.C.S.), ended their partnership with two of the major adoption agencies of New York City.

Are Diet Sodas Really a Diet Food?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

"I'll have a diet soda with my French fries and double bacon cheeseburger. Oh! And one of those apple things," he added, pointing to a pastry. The guy...

Dietitians, Food and Truth: Winds of Change?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In nutrition, though, we have long allowed foxes to guard the hen house. The easy access of Kraft to an apparent endorsement by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is only the latest example, and by no means the worst.

Talking Barbie Could Eavesdrop On Kids, Critics Warn

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.11.2015 | Business

Mattel has plans to release a tech-savvy, wifi-connected doll called "Hello Barbie." And, apparently, she can have whole conversations with you. ...

Where Do Gay Dads Fit Into 'Amazon Mom'?

Brent Almond | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

Being a two-dad family, it was a little annoying to see yet one more thing that made us feel invisible. However, we were still jumping through hoops to complete our adoption, and advocating in our home state to legalize same-sex marriage. We had more important battles to wage.

Bacon, Now With Toenails? USDA Inspectors Blow The Whistle On Pork Program

Food Integrity Campaign | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Food Integrity Campaign

Americans love pork. But they'd probably think twice about biting into that slice of bacon or Spam sandwich if they knew about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's high-speed slaughter program.

Why Every Drop in the Bucket Matters

Jennifer Dulski | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Dulski

When people ask me whether their signatures really matter on Change.org, whether a small action like a signature, can really drive change, my answer to them is always, "Absolutely."

IGNITE: Technology Is a Women's Rights Issue

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

From the Internet to mobile phones, technology enables us to connect with each other and the world around us in new and innovative ways. Yet there is a serious gender gap when it comes to technological access, literacy, and influence.

The 'Stop Bill Maher' UC Berkeley Petition Is How Islamists, Not Liberals, Promote Free Speech

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.03.2015 | Media
H. A. Goodman

The day liberals confuse real talk and passionate debate with bigotry is the day Bill O'Reilly and Fox news shape the narrative of our nation.

Día de los Muertos Is Not Halloween

Daniel Cubias | Posted 12.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

We all are familiar with Día de los Muertos -- the white face paint, the illustrations of grinning skulls, the panoramas of skeleton musicians and dancers. However, there is still great confusion in America about what this holiday actually signifies. Although it takes place at the same time of year as Halloween and shares the theme of ghostly visitors, there are fundamental differences.

UGA Football Overshadows Yom Kippur

Madeline Hill | Posted 12.01.2014 | College
Madeline Hill

On Sept. 30, myself, along with four other students at the University of Georgia came together to write a letter on behalf of the UGA Jewish community in response to the University scheduling Homecoming on Yom Kippur.

10 Internet Petitions That Helped The Little Guy Beat The System

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact

Shopping for presents, finding a great restaurant, binge-watching TV shows -- in many ways, the Internet has made life simpler with just a few clicks....