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True Angels in the City of Angels: The Top 5 Social Enterprises in LA

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Greenblatt

Despite the negative press, LA is a vibrant hub of ethnicities and ideas, a thriving metropolis that spurs continuous innovation for the common good.

Can People Still Afford to Care?

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

Just $7,700 was contributed online to Operation USA a full week after the recent natural disasters. This compares with over $1 million donated online within 24 hours in 2004 after the Asia tsunami.

A Ripe Tomato: The Perfect Holiday Present!

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walden

When Geronimo Basilio borrowed $100 from Santa Rosa Unida, the local NGO with a micro-credit loan fund in his northern Nicaraguan village, he did so a...

Swine Flu Outbreak Precautions Begin

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walden

We do not yet know the lethality of this particular strain or mix of animal and human viruses, but it appears at first glance less deadly than the "bird flu."

China's 10 Million Quake Victims Remain Victims

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

China's 10 million-plus victims of last May's Sichuan Earthquake remain largely in massive temporary prefabricated housing complexes, in tents or under blue tarps in partially damaged homes.

Nicaragua Ten Years After Hurricane Mitch

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Walden

It's important to understand that the immediacy of a disaster response can also be followed by a long term recovery period that leaves those affected by Mother Nature better off than they were before.

Operation USA Named #1 Privately Funded Charity

Richard Walden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Walden

Most of the large brand name relief groups derive 20-75% of all their funds from US government agencies but non-governmental Operation USA is not beholden to political winds.

Cuba Needs Emergency Aid After Hurricanes Gustav and Ike

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walden

With even Miami's hardline Congressional delegation asking for official US assistance, Rice stands alone in her obstinacy towards Cuba.