As a society we do not emphasize enough the important role that parents play in the lives of children. Let's get back to basics: parents.
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.
This week we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as we prepare to mark the one-year anniversary of the massacre of school children in Sandy Hook.
In celebration of #GivingTuesday, we've been sharing a look at just some of what the League has done to increase political participation and strengthen our democracy -- and our country -- in 2013.
The NRA, the Washington Times, and all the other pro-gun stalwarts who make a living by ginning up the fears of gun owners every time someone says anything even remotely connected to gun control might do us a favor and stop concocting arguments out of whole cloth.
If black men are more likely to be murdered by a gun and the paragon of safety from gun violence is more guns, then the obvious solution to solve the problem of black-on-black crime is to make sure that all black men own guns and are trained to use them properly.
Don't call this America a "police state," not given what that came to mean in the previous century, nor a "totalitarian" state, given what that meant back then. The truth is that we have no appropriate name, label, or descriptive term for ourselves.
I hope, as we remember a young President, that we will renew our commitment to building with urgency and persistence a just America where every child is valued and enabled to achieve their God given potential regardless of the lottery of birth.
By Lena Slachmuijlder I remember the meetings well. Rape, pillage, murder, extortion... the list of heinous offenses committed by Congolese soldiers ...
By targeting and stigmatizing the mentally ill, especially in the absence of a coherent risk-identification strategy, the effect may be to discourage people who need help from seeking it, while also stripping away the rights of a huge group of people who will likely never commit a violent act.
I believe the time has come to reconsider how we wish to leave our country for our children and theirs. As the anniversary of the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut (12/13/13), approaches, I believe that together, we have the ability to spare our children and country.
The danger posed by a gun in the hands of a domestic violence abuser has long been recognized as a serious threat to the public safety of women. But today, there are gaps across federal, state, and local governments that allow preventable situations to slip through the cracks.
Globalization happens at institutions like LAX, and they world, ideally, becomes a more friendly place because of it. At the same time, you have to wonder what an American city really is if we cannot get comfortable with, and in, public space.
Films are getting more violent -- more than twice as violent as they were in 1950. That's perhaps no surprise. But new evidence has revealed that the most violent films are actually the ones aimed right at kids.
Though I declare unequivocal admiration for our institution, I am troubled, nonetheless, by some longstanding issues that I cannot seem to reconcile revolving on a name, symbols, and a motto.
In my 11-year-old mind, it seemed the absolute end of not just my dream, but everyone's. The black community mourned in a way I had never seen before. The light went out of our eyes.