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No Job, No Man, No Sleep

Vicki Abelson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Vicki Abelson

Being single again at this stage of my life doesn't thrill me, but that's not what's keeping the sandman at bay.

The High Cost of Opportunity

Yvahn Martin | Posted 06.29.2013 | Black Voices
Yvahn Martin

The very definition of poverty is to be lacking the money to cover the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and healthcare. If you can't do that, how can you choose to spend money to start a business?

100 Jobs for DC's Homeless Residents

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

We're certainly starting the year off with a bang at Friendship Place! Our AimHire Job Placement Program - a team with only three paid staff members -...

Why It's Never Just One Thing (Even Though We Pretend Otherwise)

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Life is complicated. We know this, but yet we always want to find the one thing. The one thing that made everything go wrong. Or the one thing that will make everything go right. The only problem is: It's never one thing.

How to Improve Outcomes for Opportunity Youth: Engage Employers to Invest in What Works, Part 2

Shawn Bohen and Elyse Rosenblum | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Shawn Bohen and Elyse Rosenblum

It's clear the federal government has a critical role to play in the economic recovery by investing in workforce training programs that work. We need to be more strategic about how and where we make these investments for maximum impact.

How Wage Workers Will Survive the Side Effects of ObamaCare

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Te-Erika Patterson

Workers who have previously been unable to afford healthcare are applauding this effort while on the opposite end of the spectrum, businesses and corporations are seeking creative ways to offset the costs of this new initiative.

World Toilet Day November 19th

Gary White | Posted 11.15.2012 | Impact
Gary White

How much do you know about the water and sanitation crisis? Take a short quiz with Matt Damon, co-founder of, to find out.

Obama 2.0: A Coalition Government?

William S. Becker | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
William S. Becker

As Barack Obama found during his first term, it's nearly impossible to move America forward when everyone pulls in different directions. He might be able to do something about that as he shapes the team for his second term. How?

Hitting Reset: A New Term Calls for a New Solution

Anne Mosle | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
Anne Mosle

Two-generation educational approaches are promising solutions because education is key to the economic success of families. And there is a growing body of research that shows a correlation between increased maternal education and positive outcomes for children.

The Perfect Mistake

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

We live in an imperfect world. We all know that. We are aware of the imperfections of those around us and they are aware of our imperfections as well. For most of us, our erasers wear out before our pencils do.

Solution-Driven Unionism

Randi Weingarten | Posted 08.17.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Education wars -- two words that should never be strung together -- are far too common in the United States. The primary casualties of such conflicts, as well as of mounting education cuts and misguided "reforms," are our students.

Six Ways You Can Help End Gun Violence

Ryan Mack | Posted 10.13.2012 | Black Voices
Ryan Mack

We don't need more critics; we need bull fighters in the ring doing the work if we are to have any success in decreasing the pointless gun violence.

Ending U.S. Homelessness Starts Locally

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Now, there's one question on everybody's mind: What is it going to take to end homelessness in the country?

(Graduation) Hats Off to Mothers

Anne Mosle | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Anne Mosle

With Mother's Day flowers still fresh and commencements kicking off this week, let's turn our energy toward saluting the achievements of resilient student mothers.

The Message We Aren't Getting From Our Politicians: Tolerance, Acceptance, Compassion and Unity

Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

We have lost our way. We have lost our universal identity as a brotherhood of people. So caught up in the distinction of skin color, races and nations, we have lost our true connection with God.

Please, No Gimmicks -- A Letter to the Super Committee

Jonathan Cowan | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Cowan

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction must approve a credible agreement that at minimum meets the committee's mission to achieve $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction without resorting to gimmicks or budgetary sleights of hand.

When's the Best Time to Create a New Culture?

Susan Seitel | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Susan Seitel

We've been concentrating lately on figuring out the best way to beat tough times. And suddenly it's gotten crystal clear. This is the time for transfo...

National Debt: Still Broken, How to Fix It

Stuart Diamond | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Stuart Diamond

The more than 500 point drop in the stock market on Thursday shows that neither the public nor investors think lawmakers in Washington have developed a process or the details necessary to solve the national debt crisis.

Homelessness Myth #16: Helping Infantilizes Homeless People

Christine Schanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine Schanes

The concepts that are being confused in this myth are the concepts of "helping" another person versus "rescuing" another person. It is important to understand the practical implications of these concepts.

Why I Serve

Stephen Salinas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stephen Salinas

At 21, after becoming the first in my family to graduate from college, I decided to dedicate a year of my life to serving my community.

Innovation Crisis in Black America Pt. 4: 20th vs 21st century ideology

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Green

When unemployment in Black America topped 16 percent and Black teen unemployment skyrocketed to an outrageous 45 percent this summer, the voices of ou...

Government Strangles High-Tech Growth

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

The CEO of Intel has joined the ranks of those labeling big government as the cause of our economic slump, not the solution. In his illustration, it costs an extra 25% to create a $4 billion microchip plant in the U.S., rather than overseas.

Government Strangles High-Tech Growth

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

The CEO of Intel has joined the ranks of those labeling big government as the cause of our economic slump, not the solution. Paul Otellini says it al...

"Solutions for America" Offered

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

Liberal critics will doubtlessly assail Heritage's latest 128 policy recommendations. But nobody should pretend that conservatives are devoid of good ideas. And America would be better by listening to them.

GOP Web Site,, Solicits Solutions For Nation's Problems

Roll Call | Jackie Kucinich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The new House Republican website invites visitors to submit any solutions they believe will help solve the nation's problems, b...