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Yesterday And Today

Dana McKenna | Posted 01.23.2017 | Women
Dana McKenna

Yesterday, January 20, I felt so extremely sad. I was in mourning. My country's future is now in the hands of greedy and hate-filled people who want t...

The Current Moment: What's Ageism Got To Do With It?

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 12.14.2016 | Fifty
Ashton Applewhite

I wake these days remembering that something awful has happened. Reality assembles itself, and I feel worse. The multicultural, egalitarian, globalized society I hope to inhabit is under assault.

Outraged By What's Happening In Syria? Do Something About It.

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.08.2017 | World

The Syrian crisis has claimed nearly 500,000 lives and forced more than 11 million men, women and children to flee their homes. Damascus is committing...

You Cannot Designate Yourself An Ally By Wearing A Safety Pin

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Brown Girl Magazine

Wearing a safety pin doesn't help anyone. While the intention was commendable, there is no solidarity without strategy.

Can A Safety Pin Really Pop Our Collective Angst?

Kristen Lee | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Kristen Lee

In the aftermath of the election, wounds have been ripped open, hatred unleashed, protests are in full force. Safety, arguably a myth to begin with i...

Worldwide Solidarity with a Green Party POTUS

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Angie Cordeiro

YES, "that Sea Shepard Captain, Paul Watson." YES, "that Woodstock." Sea Shepard Captain Paul Watson cast his vote the other day, and shared his expe...

Colin Kaepernick: Quarterback, Activist And Norm Entrepreneur

Patricia Illingworth | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Patricia Illingworth

Colin Kaepernick deserves our support and admiration. It is now common knowledge that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback chose not to stand during th...

A Trans Perspective on Queer Unity on the Two Month Anniversary of the Pulse Tragedy

Delia Melody | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

Looking back, it’s hard to believe it’s already been two months since the homophobic massacre in Orlando. Here in Pensacola, just 8 hours away, it...

'People's Tribunal' Launched In Haiti To Commemorate 101 Years Of U.S. Occupation

Mark Schuller | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Mark Schuller

Especially in this volatile electoral season - in Haiti as in the U.S. - it is easy to lose sight of history and structural causes of today's social ills. The People's Tribunal allows for an imagination and articulation of solutions.

Education In Prison: A Spiritual Revolution America Needs

Andy Watts | Posted 07.25.2016 | Education
Andy Watts

Higher education for the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated is an extension of King's spiritual explosion of a material atom. Higher education in prison can be for many who are incarcerated a path to wholeness and productivity in various areas of life.

World Leaders And Mourners Stand With Munich After Deadly Shooting

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.23.2016 | World

National leaders and everyday people around the globe are extending their support to people in Munich, Germany, after a deadly shooting rampage there ...

Moments Of Silence, Broken: Thoughts About Nice From 'Space'

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 07.20.2016 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

Being human is remarkable. We have the way. All that's needed is the will. The will to help each other through this and not hurt people. How do we find the will? Someone once wrote that all things began with a word.

White People, We Must Resist The Urge To Stay Comfortable

Abraham Gutman | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Abraham Gutman

The only difference between the content of the march yesterday and the March today was that the people leading the way were white. As long as we, white people, are uncomfortable with Black leadership, change is impossible.


Sarah Huang | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Sarah Huang

Malala Yousafzai once said, "When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful." We, as global citizens, must take it upon ourselves to be the voice of change when no one else is willing to.

Orlando Inks Up In Solidarity #OrlandoStrong

Sherry Gray | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Sherry Gray

any Orlando tattoo shops have created special designs donated proceeds to the victims over the weekend, and lines were out the door and down the block. What a great way to show support for the victims and the gay community!

What The Orlando Shooting Means For Latino Civil Society

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 06.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

These policy reforms, and many others, are important because we cannot advance the well-being of the Latino community, or the nation as a whole, if we fail to create a society in which we respect the dignity of every LGBTQ person and enable them to live to their full potential.

The Toll of Muslim Masculinity: How It Is Pondered, Practiced, Perpetuated - and Poisonous

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...

After Orlando Shooting, The Entire World Showed Up To Defy Hate With Love

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.15.2016 | Good News

After the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history took 49 lives at an Orlando gay club on Sunday, people around the world stood together to mourn the ...

Sweetest Husband Finds Way To Support Wife After She Lost A Pinky

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 05.06.2016 | Weddings

With a husband like this, wife Libby Sanders is definitely in good hands. Earlier this year, the Jasper, Indiana nurse lost her left pinky finger aft...

An American's Havana Adventure of Discovering Cuba Through Music

Ibrahim Rashid | Posted 03.24.2017 | Good News
Ibrahim Rashid

I might look different, speak a different language, hail from a different country, and see the world from a completely different perspective than he does. But none of that mattered to Sergio; what mattered is that we both share a common passion for music.

We Can no Longer Ignore This Crisis

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 03.24.2017 | Religion
Suzan Johnson Cook

We can no longer ignore this crisis: religious radicalism. Now, more than ever, religious tolerance in all corners of the world is important. Where religious tolerance is not celebrated, radicalism breeds.

Chicago's Archbishop Preaches Equality, Solidarity at St. Patrick's Day Mass

Tom Gallagher | Posted 03.15.2017 | Religion
Tom Gallagher

One day after violence broke out at a planned campaign event at the University of Illinois at Chicago for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, Chicago's Archbishop Blase Cupich preached at a Mass for the celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

The Power and Solidarity of Women

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 03.09.2017 | Women
Jill L. Ferguson

In Chapter 13 of Constructing and Reconstructing Gender: The Links Among Communication, Language and Gender

Poland's Tea Party Movement

John Feffer | Posted 03.02.2016 | World
John Feffer

In the current Polish culture war the "worst sort" of Poles are fighting back. Demonstrations have again become commonplace in Warsaw, and the liberal left is banding together in the face of the new threat.

Our Time is Now: The Case for and Imperative of the Afro-Asian Solidarity

Fiona Teng | Posted 02.22.2017 | Impact
Fiona Teng

For many of our black peers, their everyday lived experiences confirm the pervasiveness of white supremacy. This, however, is an opportune time to dialogue with my Asian peers, many of whom actively distance themselves from discussions around race.