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Commandments of Love

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

The Ten Commandments, given to Moses by God for the children of Israel to follow, are not primarily religious. Their concern is largely social, rooted in love, and all of them are relational in their thrust. Four Commandments address the human-divine relationship; six of them address human-to-human relationships.

What Homelessness Is Really Like

Uloop | Posted 09.06.2015 | College

When you think of a homeless person, a certain stereotype comes to mind. A middle-aged to older man who's addicted to drugs and too lazy to get a job living on the streets. I'm not going to pretend that I never thought that, but everything changed when I became homeless.

Should Sanctity of Life Be a Presidential Campaign Issue?

J. Randall O'Brien | Posted 09.01.2015 | Religion
J. Randall O'Brien

The political party which cares passionately about the lives of the unborn, lacks the same interest in advocating on behalf of America's disadvantaged population. On the other hand, the political party which demand's abortion rights, works tirelessly on behalf of the vulnerable in society.

Voice of American Law Enforcement Blames Media For Latest Police Murders

Vito Glazers | Posted 09.01.2015 | Media
Vito Glazers

Retired Las Vegas Metro Police Lieutenant Randy Sutton says that the media is responsible for advocating "the war on cops by using race baiting and irresponsible journalism to paint an improper picture of the issues that law enforcement face in the line of duty everyday."

Being Calm and Mindful for Your Child

Susie Wolbe | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Susie Wolbe

Your child may face a calm re-entry to the school year, or may be distressed to find himself in very unfamiliar, and unhappy, territory. Your child may look to you for comfort and support; how are you going to handle your role?

Homeless Sessions: No Water

Holley Perry | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Holley Perry

One of the worst parts of being homeless was not having access to water. No water means no showers. I felt dirty for many, many days.

Global Challenges and Blah Blah Blah

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

I've always been touched by socially relevant films and documentaries, realizing the importance of social issues and current events which is the goal and essence of Skoll's production company. However, on that very rainy day in Oxford, seated at the New Theatre, I realized that just like the film and its soundtrack, live music could turn into a very powerful tool to deliver a message about social and environmental issues.

Why Cities Aren't Covered in Empty Cans of Coconut Water

Tommy Campbell | Posted 08.10.2015 | Green
Tommy Campbell

There is no way you can argue with me that it is ever okay to throw anything on the ground. Even if you hand me free Nickelback tickets, I will happily walk them to the nearest garbage.

The Producers of "Money and Violence" Discuss Success, Season Two, Jay Z and Social Issues (Video)

Timothy Cooper | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Cooper

On a muggy Friday afternoon in Clinton Hill, two native sons of the borough took time to discuss the sensation that is their acclaimed online series "Money and Violence."

That Viral Cosmo Video 'Men React to Their Girlfriends Getting Catcalled' Totally Inflates Sexism

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Ernest Owens

The mere fact that these men can only feel a sense of empathy of their girlfriend's daily struggles with being catcalled only further highlights the sexist culture we still reside in.

No-Vacation Nation: Does the U.S. Government Care About American Workers?

Marina Peña | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Marina Peña

Around summer time, many Americans look forward to a week off from work where they can unwind and spend time with their families. Yet, the reality of taking a vacation while employed is that one in four U.S. workers don't receive paid time off.

Happy Independence Day -- We're Not Done Yet

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

Americans will only truly be free when they have equal access to transportation; to a good job; to a living wage; to education; to voting; to time they can spend with their families, and more.

A Film Fest's June 11 #BlackLifeBlackProtest Event

Jai Tiggett | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
Jai Tiggett

#BlackLifeBlackProtest will showcase seven short films exploring issues of police violence, implicit bias, black identity and human rights, followed by a public dialogue on how content creation can be used as a tool for social change.

Keep Republican Candidates Accountable to Their Stances on Same-Sex Marriage

Daniel Hamidi | Posted 06.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Daniel Hamidi

We have a duty to the LGBTQI movement, to this country, to not endorse political candidates who even remotely express hesitation towards wholeheartedly supporting same-sex marriage.

Janie Velencia

America's Morals Are Shifting To The Left | Janie Velencia | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

Americans are becoming increasingly more liberal across several moral issues. According to a new Gallup study, a record high percentage of Americans a...

A Record Percentage Of Americans Now Say They're Social Liberals

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics

For the first time in at least 16 years, Americans are equally likely to describe themselves as socially liberal as they are to say they're social con...

Mark Dendy Explores Social Issues at Joe's Pub

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The Lower East Side has always been a playground for oddballs, creative types who diverge from Manhattan's mold. It's a quirky neighborhood filled with idiosyncrasies and secrets stuffed in blocks and buildings. These days, south of Union Square is trending, a wonderland of bars, movie houses, and restaurants that offer a refreshing contrast to Midtown.

#LikeAMan... What Does That Mean?

CT Working Moms | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
CT Working Moms

My favorite part is a little over a minute in, when the boy in the yellow shirt realizes that his interpretation of #LikeAGirl insulted girls, including possibly, his own sister. I love this ad so very much. However, as a boy mom, I just have to say... what about the boys?

The Word 'Queer' Is Only Offensive If You're a Jerk

Sidney Chase | Posted 04.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Chase

The word "queer" is one that still puzzles many minds today, depending on the context, as it is used now as an umbrella term for a staggeringly diverse community, one that becomes more so every day. However, for non-queer persons, one question remains: "When am I allowed to use the word 'queer'?"

Off Limits: My Transgender Teen's Body Is Not Up for Discussion

Liz Hanssen | Posted 03.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Liz Hanssen

If you are ever in doubt about whether to ask some burning question, first ask yourself if you would pose the same question about the body of a non-trans youth or adult, perhaps your own child or a student or neighbor. If the answer is no, don't ask. If you find yourself biting your tongue, keep biting.

Why Hogan Is Better for Blue Maryland Than Brown: A Real Choice

Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas

Secretary Hogan brings a level of understanding, experience and leadership we just don't see often running for office. He's given us a rare opportunity to bring about the politics and leadership we always seem to ask for, but never get. Until now.

EXCLUSIVE Song Premiere: iamNateAllen Featured Solo Artist

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

Reminiscent of Violent Femmes and Social Distortion, with a little Johnny Cash thrown in for good measure, Take Out The Trash is an eargasm of blues, folk and punk, with soul-wrenching lyrics that remind us of the days when the meaning behind the music actually mattered.

Trans Women's Place In The Feminist Movement

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

As more high-profile women (and men!) proudly call themselves feminists, the conversation around feminism is getting bigger and louder. But where do t...

So-Called Culture War Issues Are Really About Justice

Sally Steenland | Posted 12.07.2014 | Religion
Sally Steenland

What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, the so-called "culture war" issues -- especially abortion and same-sex marriage -- were a boon to conservatives in terms of fundraising and energizing their base to go to the polls.

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!