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The 3 Things People With Bipolar Disorder Want for Christmas

Natasha Tracy | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Natasha Tracy

This holiday season, try to remember not only to give others something wrapped up beautifully under a Christmas tree, but also to give others who are not as fortunate as you are, with a healthy brain, a bit of your compassion.

Your Own Shoes

Stacey James | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey James

The older I get the more I realize everyone truly does have their own story. Who they are, where they've been, where they're going, who they are becom...

AIDS In Tunisia Is No Myth, Even If It's Rarely Talked About

HuffPost Tunisia | Sandro Lutyens | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

Ghalia had dressed up for the occasion. The woman, who is homeless and HIV-positive, was participating in a press conference organized by the Tuni...

I'm Tired of Talking About Racism and a Judge's Bid to Abolish the Grand Jury

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 12.12.2014 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

The Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases force us to have the tough talks about race, profiling, police use of deadly force, judicial abuse of power and potential changes to our grand jury systems.

Men and Women Call on Jordan's MP Hind Fayez to Stand Tall

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.12.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Nearly six decades after Parks' refusal to heed the "orders" to stand up to give up her seat to a white man, it is time to tell Fayez and all the women of Jordan and the world to stand up in pride and confidence, and that all of us men and women will be supporting you.

Legal Obstacles Can't Beat The Gay Rights Fight In This Nation

HuffPost Tunisia | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Under Tunisian law, homosexuality is a crime, punishable by years in prison. But in the past few years, those who oppose the law have found an outlet ...

I Can't Breathe

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices
John W. Boyd Jr.

The haunting cry, "I can't breathe" has echoed around the world and its impact grows daily. Eric Garner's dying words have become an eloquent expression of helplessness and frustration at black men dying at the hands of police who walk free.

Reading the Clues From the Supreme Court on Pregnancy Discrimination

Tom Spiggle | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

The Supreme Court won't tell us until next year whether it will limit a law intended to help pregnant women at work, but it gave some clues last week.

Volunteers May Have Employee Legal Status

Brad Reid | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

If a volunteer is in fact an employee then employee protection laws such as minimum wage and overtime, as well as Title VII, will frequently apply. Consult experienced legal counsel to review your specific situation.

The Place of the 'Able' in Disability Activism

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

While the voice of the "able" is very welcome in a discussion of disability, those who actually deal with disability and discrimination should not be afraid to speak up and voice their opinions and concerns.

It's Time to Allow Gay Men to Donate Blood

Otávio Dias | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Otávio Dias

Why are gays banned from donating blood even if they are not HIV-positive and have safe, protected, judiciously considered sex?

Why Racial Profiling at Airports Is Surrender to Terrorism

Brian Stone | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Brian Stone

You'd think racial profiling was a thing of the past, but recently the Obama administration re-affirmed the right to profile by race and religion at airports, border crossings and immigration checkpoints. It's not just disappointing -- it's part of a long-standing surrender to fear.

WATCH: We Asked New Yorkers One Question...

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 12.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

We asked New Yorkers to finish the sentence, I can get married, but I still can't... and here's how some of them responded.

The Second Civil Rights Movement

Michael Yaki | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Michael Yaki

A Second Civil Rights Movement can bring together millions of Americans in unison to protest the inequities that not only divide our society, but are creating deeper, possibly insurmountable rifts in our national fabric.

The Shocking Comment That Reminded Me of Everything I Need to Teach My Kids

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

My shock at his words spewed out automatically. I looked at him and asked, "Did you just say he was beat by a girl?" Immediately my friend recanted. He himself didn't know where that comment came from. He felt badly and that was that. But days and weeks later, I couldn't forget it. Something truly bothered me.

Transgender and Privileged

Stephanie Mott | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I am a transsexual woman. I am therefore marginalized and oppressed. Such is the nature of life for transgender people in the home of the brave and the land of the free. I live in a red state. I am therefore pushed further to the margins. However, for me, this is only part of the story.

What Your Black Friend Might Think but Not Say About Ferguson

Kristen Domingue | Posted 11.26.2014 | Black Voices
Kristen Domingue

I was 21 when I consciously made the choice in my heart and mind: racism doesn't apply to me. My outcomes are my own. I convinced myself that by sheer...

Game of (Nationalist) Cards in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
John Feffer

Despite the ongoing struggle for civil rights on the part of ethnic Hungarians and the continued playing of nationalist cards by extremists on both sides, Ungvari Zrinyi believes that the situation has improved overall.

Are You Being Bullied About Your Hair?

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

Do you feel as if you are being bullied about your hair choices? On one hand, there are Black women and girls who eschew dangerous chemical relaxers and instead rock their God-given afro-textured hair, and often experience bullying as a result.

Does the UN See US "Institutionalized Discrimination" in the Wake of Ferguson?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Ferguson grand jury decision not to criminally prosecute a police officer in the shooting of an unarmed young black man has reached the Geneva HQ of the UN Office of Human Rights Chief Prince Zeid, but the consequences will be felt globally and probably with indefinite impact.

Questions From Ferguson

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.25.2014 | Crime
Peter Van Buren

Why did the grand jury take it upon themselves to sort out the witness conclusively? The point of a grand jury is only to determine if probable cause of a crime, a very low legal hurdle, exists. If it does, they return an indictment and the case goes to trial for resolution.

'Peace Not Pieces'

Mariam Khan | Posted 11.25.2014 | Religion
Mariam Khan

The Constitution of 1973 clearly states equal and fair rights to all citizens of the Islamic republic of Pakistan. Why have we backtracked on the indubitable basis our country was founded upon? Where did tolerance go?

Arab Americans: Confident and Concerned

James Zogby | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Over the many years I have been involved working within the Arab American community, I have had to contend with a range of myths and misunderstandings about both the nature and composition of the community as well as their attitudes toward major issues of concern facing the United States.

Lawsuit Alleges 911 Dispatchers Were Told They 'Speak Ghetto'

Reuters | Elizabeth Daley | Posted 11.23.2014 | Black Voices

PITTSBURGH, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Three minority women are suing a Pittsburgh 911 dispatch center where they worked, alleging that sexual harassment and ...

Hard to Think Straight: Processing Prejudice

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.24.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

It seems that when we perceive and process other people with ease, we judge them favorably. When we have difficulty -- for whatever reason -- we judge them negatively.