iOS app Android app


Relevancy Or Sympathy

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I honestly believe that more people should be more open and honest about their pasts, and share their stories. Storytelling brings about healing for the one telling the story because it shows you care about the other persons feelings and FUTURE.

Jury Duty Notice Provoked My PTSD

Sezin Koehler | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

The simple piece of paper with a jury summons notice was enough to erase every moment of healing I've accomplished since the then and now. This piece of paper made me want to flee the country that caused me so much damage, like I ended up doing in 2002 after my suicide attempt.

Focus Will Be on Questioners, Not on Hillary

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This Thursday, Hillary Clinton will appear (once again) in front of the latest congressional committee to investigate Benghazi. The first seven investigations have turned up precisely nothing, but that didn't stop Republicans from trying one last time to do political damage.

Why Rebooting Higher Education Policy Could Strengthen Our Nation's Economic Future

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 07.24.2015 | College
Jamie Merisotis

Much is riding on the outcome of a months-long Congressional debate over re-authorization of the Higher Education Act, the sweeping law that governs colleges and universities.

Prosecuting Child Abuse Just Got (a Bit) Easier

Joan Meier | Posted 07.09.2015 | Crime
Joan Meier

In one fell swoop, and a unanimous one at that, the Supreme Court in Ohio v. Clark both helped ensure child abusers may be successfully prosecuted, and resolved several open questions about the scope of the Sixth Amendment confrontation right.

Survivor Of North Korean Labor Camps Speaks Out After Controversy

HuffPost Korea | Mina Son and Sung-yoon Won | Posted 03.19.2015 | World

Shin Dong-hyuk drew worldwide attention to the harsh realities of the North Korean regime with the 2012 book, Escape from Camp 14. The book details th...

A Case for Community in Cultural Planning for New York

Lane Harwell | Posted 12.01.2014 | New York
Lane Harwell

Today I add new learning about the importance of "community" to discussions underway about including a comprehensive cultural plan requirement in the New York City Charter.

Testimony at EPA Hearings Favors Action - But Will Politicians Get It?

Keith Gaby | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

Four years later, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings on another major climate initiative. And this time, people testifying in support of the pollution limits have significantly out-numbered detractors. Interestingly, it doesn't seem to be making as big of a splash in the media.

For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Was Not Enough

Diriye Osman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

When I was a kid growing up in Kenya, I imagined that one day I would step out of the closet and find a sense of brotherhood and belonging in the beautiful, rainbow flag-waving LGBT community. But the reality differed a great deal from my dreams.

A Possible Revolution In Criminal Prosecution

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded cour...

Deciphering the Narrative of Rwandan Genocide: How to Move Forward Justly for Refugees

Galya Ruffer | Posted 06.16.2014 | World
Galya Ruffer

While we may never understand the full truth and be able to right all wrongs, the dangers of the international community standing behind a singular narrative of the genocide can be seen in the ongoing crisis of Rwandan refugees.

I Testify for Increasing Our City's Cultural Affairs Budget -- Join Me

Lane Harwell | Posted 05.12.2014 | New York
Lane Harwell

I, for one, advocate increasing the DLCA budget over prior years so the agency might include new groups in its funding portfolio. An increased allocation to DCLA could help arts and culture to better serve more New Yorkers in more of our geographies and contribute to a more equitable New York.

The Slow Thaw of the Cold War

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 03.19.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

Open borders, open markets, open McDonald's, Prada and Ferrari in Moscow, and one would think the melt and merge was complete. But any attempt at East-West assimilation stopped right there. What I understood more than anything is that the thaw relies on the West just as mush as the Russians themselves.

A Warrior's Battle with God

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

Sid Shachnow prides himself on his strategy, leadership and skill in warfare, with very good reason. He talks confidently about his life in the military, but there is one battle he concedes he never won -- his battle with God.

iPhone in the Warsaw Ghetto

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology
Stephen D. Smith

Would photographic evidence and video testimony have made any difference to the wall of indifference that greeted Karski?

Two Lessons I Learned From My Hero

Ken Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Ken Davis

In truth Josh has become my hero. I'm not sure I'd have demonstrated the same character and courage if I'd been placed in a situation like his. I have many hopes and dreams for Josh.

Finding Peace and Gratitude in PTSD Recovery

Matthew Hoh | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Matthew Hoh

Throughout the 20 months of my own recovery, it has been others sharing their stories; telling their tales of suffering, often embarrassing and humbling, but with recognizable themes and events that motivated and strengthened me when I was weak.

Rev. Phil Snider Talks Viral Gay Rights Speech and Reading the Bible With Love

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Shira Lazar

In this exclusive What's Trending interview, Springfield, Mo., preacher Phil Snider speaks out about the story behind his City Council gay rights speech that went viral for its shocking twist ending.

The (Soda) Counter Hearing to NYC's Phony Soda Ban Hearing

Audrey Silk | Posted 09.18.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The sparkle of a "hearing" is as flat as an hours old open can of seltzer.

Stunning Testimonies Of Queer Youth

Posted 07.12.2012 | Arts

A living exhibition is out to give visibility and voice to queer youth across the globe, in vivid colors. The show is an extension of the website "Tes...

D.M. Levine

It Wasn't Me! MF Global Executives Plead Fifth, Offer No Answers on Disappearing Money | D.M. Levine | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

Who authorized the transfer of millions in customer investments just before the collapse of brokerage firm MF Global? That's the question no one testi...

What Health Care is Like: Seeking Supreme Analogies

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Health care is nothing like cell phones, or any of the other things that "might" come in handy during some future emergency: a bulletproof vest, a car, a ladder, a fire extinguisher, a helicopter, a Hazmat suit, a gas mask, a tank, etc. Truly, about the worst analogy I've ever heard.

NJ High Court Weighs Mexican Telephone Testimony

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 03.19.2012 | Latino Voices

TRENTON, N.J. — A man deported from the New Jersey shore for fathering two children with a 15-year-old girl can probably try to overturn his con...

Testimony To Resume In Casey Anthony Trial In Florida

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | Crime

ORLANDO, Fla. — Casey Anthony is competent to remain on trial for murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, a judge ruled Monday after exa...

Evangelist Testifies In Ex-Bodyguard's Murder Trial

Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion

By Nicholas J.C. Pistor St. Louis Post-Dispatch WATERLOO, Ill. (RNS) Televangelist Joyce Meyer said Wednesday (April 6) she testified "honestly and t...