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Ubuntu: Applying African Philosophy in Building Community

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 04.06.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

The philosophy of Ubuntu derives from a Nguni word, ubuntu meaning "the quality of being human." Ubuntu manifests itself through various human acts, clearly visible in social, political, and economic situations, as well as among family.

TV's Greatest Football Moments

Posted 04.04.2012 | TV

Though Super Bowl XLVI is sure to bring plenty of real-life drama and entertainment when the New England Patriots and the New York Giants go head-to-h...

Community Building

Silpa Kovvali | Posted 04.04.2012 | TV
Silpa Kovvali

Community is an homage to the sitcom. Which means that, while its characters come to revelations all the time, they cannot act on them without permanently disrupting the equilibrium.

Is NBC Putting '30 Rock' In Danger?

Posted 02.03.2012 | TV

"30 Rock" is not having an easy time in the 8 p.m. timeslot on Thursday. With stiff competition -- Fox's "American Idol" and CBS's new ratings juggern...

Best Alternate-Reality TV Episodes Ever

HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 02.02.2012 | TV

The reality is that we love TV, no matter which realm it takes place in, so if a show can successfully pull off an alternate universe episode (or epis...

Show Your Goatee: 'Community' Star Creates PSA

Posted 02.02.2012 | TV

The world is in trouble, and only you (and the cast of a TV show) can save it. Fans were outraged when NBC benched the cult-hit sitcom "Community" ...

'90s Black Sitcom Stars Return To TV

Posted 02.01.2012 | TV

Everyone loves a good comeback and as of late, TV has been chock-full of them. When "The Voice's" Cee Lo Green had the former "Family Matters" star...

Punxsutawney Values: What America Can Learn From Groundhog's Day

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Stuart Muszynski

What is magical about Punxsutawney is not just the movie or the mythical 127-year-old "prognosticator of prognosticators." The people and their values are the magic, and it is from the real people of Punxsutawney that America can learn some real lessons.

Virtual Community: Can We Survive It?

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Because we know that we can always get on Facebook, or tweet or text, the very manner in which we are interacting in the physical world has changed. We are less engaged and less committed, less dependent upon this moment of being together for connection and emotional nourishment.

What Kind of TV Viewer Are You?

Megan Ward | Posted 03.31.2012 | TV
Megan Ward

It's an overflowing piñata full of mediocre television. That isn't to say all reality television is bad. I do enjoy some, like The Amazing Race and Top Chef. However, I'm referring to the shows that go to the edge of crazy and jump over.

Embracing the Local in a Global World

Kala Ambrose | Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact
Kala Ambrose

We the people of community are innovative and dynamic with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Let us gather together to support one another while allowing our cities to evolve in a supportive and healthy environment.

Was 9/11 Really a Call to War?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Ocean Robbins

Our world changed forever on 9/11, in ways we are barely beginning to understand. Yet what, really, was the meaning of that dreadful day? And what does it mean to us today?

Which Morning Host Has Beef With Joel McHale?

Posted 01.26.2012 | TV

With "Community" on hiatus until spring after NBC left the cult favorite off its midseason schedule, Yvette Nicole Brown, who plays Shirley Bennett on...

Bid On Cool TV Memorabilia To Help A Great Cause

Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.21.2012 | Impact
Maureen Ryan

I kicked off the most recent Swag for Charity auction, and there are currently about 23 pieces of rare TV memorabilia up for sale. All the proceeds from these eBay auctions benefit medical charities.

Joel McHale Plays With Sharp Objects On 'Sesame Street'

Posted 01.19.2012 | Entertainment

He plays a snarky ex-lawyer on "Community" and satirizes pop culture weekly on "The Soup," but don't be fooled: Joel McHale likes teaching words to ch...

Selfless Acts

John Harden | Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact
John Harden

Jennifer VanderLaan isn't one to judge a person based on appearance. The 34-year-old wife and mother understands that no matter your background or social status everyone needs a helping hand at some point.

Renaissance for Change: A New Civil Order?

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

A renaissance for change is coming into being, and it heralds an epoch for opportunity like none other.

Craigslist Foundation Winds Up Its Good Work... And Demonstrates the Meaning of Community

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.13.2012 | Impact
Robert J. Rosenthal

So yes, hats off to Craigslist Foundation for 10 great years of making a difference. But credit too, to the staff and board for recognizing the strengths of other organizations that were doing good work too.

Annemarie Dooling

Discussing The Deathless Man | Annemarie Dooling | Posted 01.16.2012 | Books

Features a special challenge - see below! When the Books editors all met a few months ago, we had very different thoughts on what constitutes a boo...

2012 Prayers Of The People On Facebook

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Over the past few years on my Facebook page, I have regularly called for people to lift up joys and struggles for the community to hold in prayer. In 2012, I thought I would try something a little different.

Rejoice, Human Beings! 'Community' Will Return!

Posted 01.06.2012 | TV

Rejoice, Human Beings! "Community" will return to the NBC schedule sometime in the spring. "'Community' has not been canceled," said NBC Entertainm...

9 Steps To Being Happy In Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 03.06.2012 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

I'm letting you off the hook for New Year career resolutions and I give you permission to take small and purposeful steps towards a career that will bring you happiness.

The Best TV Kisses Of 2011

Posted 01.30.2012 | TV

There's nothing better for a TV fan than their favorite couple finally sealing it with a kiss. When that tension that builds up for seasons explodes i...

An End-Of-Year Salute To TV's Dearly Departed

HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 12.29.2011 | TV

There are so many great TV things to be excited about in 2012, but we also need to take a moment to honor the shows and characters that will not be wi...

The Top 10 TV Comedies of 2011 | Posted 02.28.2012 | Comedy

2011-12-29-Screenshot20111229at9.09.48AM.pngWe really like this list and the shows on it. It took some arguing. Only some of us are friends now. But here's 10-6 of our Top 10 Comedies of 2011.