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Glenn Beck's Site Praises Liberal Commentator For Charleston Remarks

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 06.23.2015 | Media

In the face of national tragedy, partisan news outlets often sow discord with predictable cynicism -- getting your viewers riled up is good for rating...

The Apology Letter (a Letter to the Man I Murdered)

Shaka Senghor | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Shaka Senghor

Every time I thought back to that fateful night, I found myself asking the question, "Why didn't I just walk away?"

Returning to Prison, But This Time To Help

Shaka Senghor | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Shaka Senghor

When I walked inside the prison, everything about serving time came rushing back to me. The sound of gates crashing closed, officers barking orders and the painful laughter and jokes of incarcerated men, all reminded me of the years I spent inside. It reminded me of my darkest days, and how deeply I desired to have a second chance to prove that I could be an asset to society. It reminded me of the lonely days pacing my cell, dreaming of the day I could work a regular job, be a father and enjoy the small creature comforts that we so often take for granted.

The One Thing Republicans And Democrats Are Working Together To Achieve

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics

Last week former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, conservative activist Pat Nolan, and authors Van Jones and Donna Brazile hosted the Bipartisan Su...

Racism Is Ruining My Marriage

Jonathan Walton | Posted 05.17.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

I told my wife to leave me alone because I was told men like me are not worthy of love and that something is wrong with the women who do. They are less-than by association. I am afraid for my marriage because music and movies tells me if my dad was unfaithful, I will be too.

REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding; A Different Narrative for Black Men In America

Michele Hunt | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Michele Hunt

This book shines a light on impactful, positive stories of successful Black men who dared to dream big, and made their dreams come true against tremendous obstacles.

Dear Baltimore Sun: Do Your Homework

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.31.2015 | Media
Robert Greenwald

Who holds the accountability cops accountable? Who makes them issue the retractions that they demand of others? Case in point: a media critic for the Baltimore Sun, David Zurawik. Last week, he blasted CNN for including Van Jones in its coverage of Ferguson on the night of the grand jury decision.

'Unintelligent Blacks': Why Apple's Tim Cook and Charles Barkley Should Talk Inclusion

George Alexander | Posted 01.06.2015 | Small Business
George Alexander

Just last week it was reported that Barkley chose to unleash to the airwaves on a Philadelphia radio station a declaration about what he deems as "successful" blacks' biggest problem -- "unintelligent" black people. Check it out.

Battling Polarization in Politics: Why Van Jones, Newt Gingrich, Ralph Nader and the Tea Party Are Working Together

Bill Shireman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

From Van Jones, Ralph Nader, and Joan Blades on the left, to Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist, and George Shultz on the right, advocates from both sides of the political divide are gathering in the Bay Area, exploring ways to combine forces.

Be the 'Disruption'

Abel Collins | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Abel Collins

We are closer to this tipping point than we realize, and each new pair of boots on the ground brings us a step closer. In New York and beyond, if we hope to stop business and politics as usual, me must be the disruption.

Seven Leaders to Inspire You to Act

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Today we announce the seven women and men chosen as our 2014 Prime Movers fellows who will inspire you next or may have already done so.

5 Black Environmentalists That Are Saving The World

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices

Green is the new black. Environmentalists are true superheroes, literally saving the the world one sustainable cause at a time. In honor of Earth D...

'Amateur Paleontologist' Gingrich Says 'Life Was Fine' When Planet Was Warmer

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R), who now hosts CNN's "Crossfire," said "life was fine" when the planet was "dramatically warmer" during the age...

Where Are We Now? Six Takeaways From the Center for American Progress' 10-Year Anniversary Event

Joan Michelson | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics
Joan Michelson

The Center for American Progress commemorated its 10-year anniversary with a day-long conference of A-list speakers whose discussions provided a snapshot of the progressive -- aka Democratic -- movement the past 10 years.

'Are You Going To Acknowledge That You Were On The Wrong Side?'

Posted 10.11.2013 | Media

Former White House adviser Van Jones grilled Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) about his battle against Obamacare on Thursday night during CNN's "Crossfire." ...

Crossett: Why the Government Shutdown Is A Matter of Life and Death for Polluted Communities

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

For the residents of Crossett, Arkansas living in daily fear of the toxic air and water pollution originating from a paper mill and chemical plant operated by Koch Industries subsidiary Georgia Pacific, the EPA staffers they're depending on are anything but "nonessential."

Van, Don't Fail Me Now: Van Jones Followers Anticipate Crossfire Debut, Some Doubtful

Jordan Harris | Posted 11.16.2013 | Media
Jordan Harris

Jones fans hope he will not compromise his stance on controversial issues for the sake of the show's ratings and approval. But they'll just have to keep their fingers crossed. It's too early to put such pressure on Jones.

Redford and Other Leaders Encourage Americans to Say No to Dirty Fuels and Yes to Clean Energy

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I know clean energy solutions exist that can reduce dangerous carbon pollution and strengthen our economy at the same time. But even as we unite behind sustainable technologies, we have to mobilize and stop the dirtiest projects -- projects like tar sands oil.

Jason Linkins

The Only Way The New Crossfire Will Hurt America Is By Boring It To Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.11.2013 | Media

On Monday night, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker made good on his threat and returned "Crossfire," the show that Jon Stewart famously and accurate...

Crossfired

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.27.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I wish them all the best. God knows CNN needs a winner, and all of us need a newsier, better CNN. After all, I got fired for creating the show.

Paul Blumenthal

Progressives Press House Dems On Big Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of progressive leaders, including MoveOn.org Executive Director Anna Galland, Rebuild the Dream President Van Jones and Dail...

'IDEOLOGICAL CHAOS'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.13.2013 | Media

As Fox News' Megyn Kelly noted earlier on Monday, the bombshell revelations about the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs have cre...

The Video President Obama Hopes You Won't Notice

Bill McKibben | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Bill McKibben

You need to see this: Former Obama administration green jobs advisor Van Jones just came out swinging against Keystone XL. Van doesn't just raise the stakes, he debunks the outright myths that are leading our nation down a road to disaster.

Big Change Requires Bold Social Movements: 7 Leaders to Watch

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Dedicated men and women continue to re-imagine and build the social movements that will transform our country well into the future. Our nation needs these architects of change more than ever.

Persuasion Tips From Jesus, MLK, Lincoln And Lady Gaga

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

If you want to learn from the world's great orators and become a more compelling, memorable writer and speaker, Joe Romm's "Language Intelligence: Lessons on Persuasion From Jesus, Shakesphere, Lincoln, and Lady Gaga" is the place to start.