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Howard Stern, Please Don't Be a Rob Portman!

Kel Kelly | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Kel Kelly

If you heard that your grandson/granddaughter -- an innocent, pure-hearted child -- was being called a retard and was being bullied at school because they were intellectually challenged, your heart would break and you would do everything within your power to stop it. Don't wait until that moment, Howard.

Teens With Down Syndrome Named Homecoming Queen And King In Ceremony Fit For Royalty

Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact

Two Florida teens made history last weekend, and one of the most regal homecoming couples we’ve ever seen. West Orange High School, located just ...

Jaimie Etkin

Behind 'Glee's' Most Controversial Episode Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaimie Etkin | Posted 04.12.2013 | TV

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 4, Episode 18 of Fox's "Glee," "Shooting Star." Even before the April 11th installment of "Gle...

Hey Now Howard Stern! Please Stop Using the R-Word

Kel Kelly | Posted 05.01.2013 | Media
Kel Kelly

You are the champion of the underdog. Your voice matters. Your fans and your staff will follow your lead. Lead them to a better place, Howard.

Will Maria Shriver Fill Uncle Ted's Senate Shoes?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

From WJZ-TV in Baltimore where she became fast friends with work colleague Oprah Winfrey to the CBS Morning News to anchoring, producing and reporting for NBC News, Maria proved herself again and again as someone who works hard and with a conscience. And why not?

Best Buddies Comes Along For the Ride

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 10.09.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

The event is the largest one-day fundraiser conducted by Best Buddies; in nine years, the Best Buddies Challenge has raised over $35 million dollars through healthy competition between fundraising teams.

'Best Buddies' Pull Awesome Yearbook Prank

Posted 05.19.2012 | Comedy

The Nguyens are the undisputed champions of yearbook pranks for the class of 2012, but best buddies John and Ian might be a close second. Their tac...

Pledge To Ban The 'R-Word' For Good

Posted 03.08.2012 | Impact

Nine-year-old Max is bright, funny and motivated. He also has cerebral palsy, a condition his mom fears will lead people to insult him with insensitiv...

Ending the R-word

Ayo Adeyeye | Posted 03.10.2012 | Impact
Ayo Adeyeye

I remember having a conversation with my elder sister, as a child, and mentioning something concerning "handicapped people." My sister, who has long h...

Doing Nothing Is Not an Option

Sheryl Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sheryl Young

Continuing to raise the level of awareness for children and youth with disabilities is up to all of us. Will we change our behaviors or language and lead by example? No act is too small, too simple or can happen too soon.

Sargent Shriver: Justice and Peace Shall Kiss

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

"Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss" from Psalm 85 epitomizes for me the life of Robert Sargent Shriver Jr.

Open Letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chantal Sicile-Kira

I can't afford to volunteer for the community anymore. Got to spend every free moment earning money or taking care of my mom and son.