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Inner City Blues: Chicago Style

Evan F. Moore | Posted 06.28.2014 | Chicago
Evan F. Moore

The unfortunate side of the reporting of the violence is that someone or something is going to profit from it.

The Prom Killing and What Parents Should Know

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Parents have a responsibility to talk to their kids about their feelings particularly in relationships whether their kids are passive, aggressive, gay,straight or male or female. We cannot expect them to instinctively know how to handle relationship issues.

Game Changer: #TheStitch

Matt Pipkin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You're going to transform lives. And all it takes is a piece of orange thread.

Cesar Chavez and Animal Welfare

Ken White | Posted 06.22.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

I've not yet had the chance to see the new movie, Cesar Chavez: History is Made One Step at a Time, but I did manage to find in my files a letter written by Cesar Chavez back in December 1990.

To Chicago With Love

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.22.2014 | Chicago
Kelsey Minor

The City of Chicago without a doubt would be my first love. That city has given me so much and it pains me to watch the turmoil and unrest brewing in our very own country. What can we all do to change this?

Cooking the Crime Numbers in Honduras?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

It seems clear that the Hernández administration is intending to exert some control over the information that is publicized regarding Honduras' homicide rates, particularly as it is reported in the international press.

This 23-Year-Old Will Restore Your Faith In Politicians

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

Michael Tubbs, a 23-year-old councilman from Stockton, California, discussed his efforts to bring the impoverished city back from bankruptcy and his w...

Why Is the World Abandoning South Sudan?

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

Along with horrific violence making humanitarian access difficult, the political instability is threatening South Sudan's harvest season, so the real fear is hunger.

Response to April's Rogue Destroyers

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Every April, I write about domestic terrorism in the U.S. and the neo-Nazi, white supremacist movement. My articles began with the 168 people who died...

Are Brazil's Police Reformable?

Robert Muggah | Posted 06.15.2014 | World
Robert Muggah

There are signs that Brazil's already hyper-militarized culture of public security provision is becoming even more securitized. Nowhere are the risks more evident than in Rio de Janeiro where 4,000 federal forces were deployed this month to occupy the city´s most violent favelas, including Maré.

Syria: High-Priced Economic Card for Iran?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Although the Syrian government and leaders of Hezbollah are offering differing signals from the Islamic Republic, Iranian leaders view the situation from another prism.

Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary: A Meditation of Life in Exile

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Andrew Lam

For years I've had this dream: Sometimes I'm a bird, other times I'm fully human. Always it's a dive into the ocean. Bird, me as a child, as an adult -- no matter, in the dream, it's straight to the bottom I go. With bloody fingers, with a scratched beak, I try to excavate, to retrieve something hard to see.

What Afghanistan's Relatively Peaceful Election Tells Us About the Taliban

Michael Kugelman | Posted 06.08.2014 | World
Michael Kugelman

It was a very pleasant and peaceful surprise. After weeks of relentless attacks by the Taliban many feared that Saturday's Afghan election would be a very bloody one. But did the Taliban hold back so as not to delegitimize itself?

Marijuana Legalization Could Cut Violent Crime

The 420 Times | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Despite police fears that legal marijuana businesses attract crime, including under-the-table drug dealing, weapons violations and robberies, a new study says the opposite might be the case.

Ukraine Crisis Bolstering Iran-Russia-China Axis

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The tensions between Russia and the West have further ratcheted up this week since the Crimean Peninsula's local government called for a referendum to secede from Ukraine. The current standoff between the West and Moscow concerning Ukraine might be viewed as the gravest instance of tension in the post-Cold War era.

Parents, Stop Shaming Your Teen Daughters Online

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.24.2014 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Social media teaches us that there is no buffer between what people do in their daily lives and what is put online. However, parents must see the bigger picture, and opt not to publicly shame their children on social media.

"You're Edgy and Irritable" My Wife Says

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.24.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My characters and their dynamisms derive from some hidden (or maybe not-so-well buried) place within me. I cannot "leave them behind" at the office.

ReThink Review: Divergent -- Just Be Yourself, Even in Dystopia

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Maybe there's enough dystopian teen book/movie money to go around, but not for a movie as nonsensical, poorly written, and dull as Divergent, which clocks in at a punishing, baffling 140 minutes.

Re-Thinking Intelligence

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

We love intelligence, we respect intelligence and we laud it. We also have a bevy of assumptions around this intangible, ineffable but very powerful...

One Armed Man Is a Triumph in Its Medium, If Overlooked

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
David Tereshchuk

One Armed Man's denouement, almost inevitable in its explosion of violence, nevertheless left the Austin audience stunned and -- more than a touch -- ethically wrongfooted.

A Purim Call to Support the International Violence Against Women Act

Rabbi Toba Spitzer | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Toba Spitzer

Congress needs to hear from us, to know that as American citizens we support our government's efforts to halt violence against women. It is imperative that we write, email, tweet, call or visit our members of Congress and urge them to sign on.

The Leading Edge of Peace: Our Evolutionary Path Forward

Matthew Albracht | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Matthew Albracht

If this burgeoning field of peacebuilding is to reach full potential, we must help catalyze and galvanize a movement behind it and create much stronger systems and infrastructure to support it.

Violent Lyrics: What Is the Impact of Music?

Peak Johnson | Posted 05.11.2014 | College
Peak Johnson

Mont Brown and Pace-O Beats of The Astronauts drive through Southwest Philadelphia, anxious to start their tour of their old neighborhood -- near 54th...

On the Third Anniversary of the Syrian Uprising

Wendy Pearlman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Wendy Pearlman

Given the appalling violence in Syria -- leaving at least 130,000 dead, some 9 million displaced, and 9.3 million in need of humanitarian aid -- it is urgent for the international community to take action to save lives and relieve suffering.

Violence Against Women Lurks Everywhere!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

On the occasion of International Women's Day, which was celebrated March 8th, it is sad that violence against women and children still lurks in the developed countries.