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Kid Lit Equality -- Fantasy or Reality?

Zetta Elliott | Posted 09.16.2014 | Black Voices
Zetta Elliott

The publishing industry can't solve this problem, but the relative lack of children's books by and about people of color nonetheless functions as a kind of "symbolic annihilation."

The Show Won't Go on: Kanye West Halts Concert Because Fans with Disabilities Wouldn't Stand

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

During his Yeesuz tour, Kanye West refused to perform his music until each and every person in attendance was on their feet. It doesn't seem that Kayne considered those among his fans may have been differently-abled.

To My Last Baby On Her Last Year of Preschool

Carrie Goldman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Your teacher was going through the developmental checklist with me, and when she got to the part about whether or not you could speak in two-word sentences, she laughed and said, "Cleo speaks in paragraphs, always with a huge smile."

Economic Happy Talk and the Politics of Denial

Joel Berg | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Joel Berg

Democrats can't seem to get their message straight about the economy. Is it soaring because of the visionary leadership of President Obama, or failing because of the intransigence of Congressional Republicans?

The Dignity and Value of Work and Family

Debra L. Ness | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Debra L. Ness

My grandparents instilled in me the value of hard work. They had a vision of a country and world where people have equal opportunity and everyone can contribute and have a good life.

Five Ways You Can Help Pass GENDA

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

Together we can shape this election season to produce the best possible outcome to position us for success in the 2015 legislative session in New York.

Feminism, What For?!

Muriel Douru | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women
Muriel Douru

The astonishing aspect of the happening is that all participants of Women Against Feminism are very young, white, very WASP and they despise a struggle that has made them what they are today.

Fight or Flight for Recognition

Michael LaMasa | Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael LaMasa

Yes, here in New York or in Maine or in Massachusetts we see you. But you deserve to be seen where you live. Stay. Stand up. Provide those around you with the opportunity to see you and allow them the opportunity to change.

FHFA Report a Waste of Taxpayer Time and Money

Garrick T. Davis | Posted 08.27.2014 | HuffPost Home
Garrick T. Davis

Released in July 2014, FHFA Brief 14-02, '"First Time Homebuyer Share and House Price Growth", arrives at a statistically supported conclusion that is at the very least predictable, if not painfully obvious.

On Women's Equality Day, All Lives Matter

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Ai-jen Poo

We are still working toward democracy and equality for every woman -- without restrictions based on race, class, age or experience. And we have some distance to travel.

What Warren Buffett Should Say To The Koch Brothers

Andy Schmookler | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business
Andy Schmookler

If the United States continues down the road toward becoming a nation in which the few rule, manipulate, and exploit the many, how many good and humane causes will do well?

The Sensitive Issue of Immigration Reform

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Olayiwola A. Alara

Immigration reform is a very sensitive issue which should be carefully thought about and not living out the journey through which our ancestors and forefathers became citizens of this country.

Deaf Rights: What You Need to Know

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Working in the deaf community, I've noticed a great deal of confusion surrounding the legal rights of the deaf. Both deaf and hearing individuals have difficulty understanding what accommodations deaf people are entitled to, and how exactly those needs get met.

This 1950s Photo Essay On Racism In America Is As Relevant As Ever

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts

Going to church. Playing around the house. Window shopping. These are the types of everyday, seemingly innocuous activities that wound up before the l...

Behind the Veil: Ferguson and the Reign of God

Trey Lyon | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

There are the large moments. The ones where the Veil is lifted. These are the moments when the music stops and the dance ends. These are the moments when one can keep humming the tune and twirling like nothing has changed or stop to realize that those beyond the Veil have no cause for dancing.

Prague LGBT Community Supports Ukraine (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Olena Kagui

The fourth annual Prague Pride Parade, held on Aug. 16, ended with a festival in Letna Park. What made this year's event special was the Ukrainian flags spotted in between the extravagant costumes and rainbows. The largest LGBT event in central Europe chose to share their special day with Ukraine.

3 Reasons Why All Entrepreneurs Deserve Silicon Valley Access

Shea Tate-Di Donna | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Shea Tate-Di Donna

Even with the growing interest in entrepreneurship, we must actively work to foster it, as it is critical to our success as a society and as an economy.

What Women Want

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Feminism is about enabling women to have what they choose. But women choose to feel like women - to experience the delectable polarity of the female and the male, and that requires a culture that empowers, and celebrates, both.

Tariq Nasheed on the Current State of Affairs in the Black Community

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism, directed and produced by author and documentary filmmaker Tariq Nasheed, explores racism in a way it previously hasn't been explored.

Not Fit To Lead

Jeffrey Simon | Posted 08.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Simon

I'm a filmmaker, an Eagle Scout, and I'm creating a web series, Camp Abercorn, inspired by my time working as a closeted staff member at Scout Camp. And it's pro-Boy Scouting.

"Tolerant" of Your Efforts to Treat Me Like a Second Class Citizen? Not!

John Mattras | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices
John Mattras

Ultimately, I do not care what personal opinions you hold about whether I or anyone in my community should be able to marry, or not. But when you act on that opinion and in any way impinge on our rights to do so, I do care. I will not "tolerate" it. Not now, not ever.

Gender Balance -- Where Do We Go From Here?

Christa Dowling | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

Finding answers to gender balance is a learning curve; there will be differences, learn to listen actively and solutions can be found. Women and men think very differently, as if we lived in different realities or worlds... and may I add again "vive la difference."

Federally Funded Discrimination -- Did Obama Go Far Enough?

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

Religious organizations receiving federal contracts can no longer discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Some question whether President Obama has gone too far. Others question whether he has gone far enough.

My Son's Disability Doesn't Make Me A 'Special Kind Of Person'

Mary Evelyn Smith | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Mary Evelyn Smith

Believe me, I am not diminishing my work as a mother. I am not pretending that my son is just like everyone else. But when we glorify his friends, or his mother, or his one-day prom date, we imply that he is less-than.

Gender Equality: On Showing Early, Not Telling Later

Maggie Hollander | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Maggie Hollander

It's fascinating to see all of this anger and frustration spill out into the media, both social and traditional. But in my humble (and very debatable) opinion, by the time we're old enough to talk about this issue with authority, it's too late.