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For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Was Not Enough

Diriye Osman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

When I was a kid growing up in Kenya, I imagined that one day I would step out of the closet and find a sense of brotherhood and belonging in the beautiful, rainbow flag-waving LGBT community. But the reality differed a great deal from my dreams.

A Possible Revolution In Criminal Prosecution

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded cour...

Deciphering the Narrative of Rwandan Genocide: How to Move Forward Justly for Refugees

Galya Ruffer | Posted 06.16.2014 | World
Galya Ruffer

While we may never understand the full truth and be able to right all wrongs, the dangers of the international community standing behind a singular narrative of the genocide can be seen in the ongoing crisis of Rwandan refugees.

I Testify for Increasing Our City's Cultural Affairs Budget -- Join Me

Lane Harwell | Posted 05.12.2014 | New York
Lane Harwell

I, for one, advocate increasing the DLCA budget over prior years so the agency might include new groups in its funding portfolio. An increased allocation to DCLA could help arts and culture to better serve more New Yorkers in more of our geographies and contribute to a more equitable New York.

The Slow Thaw of the Cold War

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 03.19.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

Open borders, open markets, open McDonald's, Prada and Ferrari in Moscow, and one would think the melt and merge was complete. But any attempt at East-West assimilation stopped right there. What I understood more than anything is that the thaw relies on the West just as mush as the Russians themselves.

A Warrior's Battle with God

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

Sid Shachnow prides himself on his strategy, leadership and skill in warfare, with very good reason. He talks confidently about his life in the military, but there is one battle he concedes he never won -- his battle with God.

iPhone in the Warsaw Ghetto

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology
Stephen D. Smith

Would photographic evidence and video testimony have made any difference to the wall of indifference that greeted Karski?

Two Lessons I Learned From My Hero

Ken Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Ken Davis

In truth Josh has become my hero. I'm not sure I'd have demonstrated the same character and courage if I'd been placed in a situation like his. I have many hopes and dreams for Josh.

Finding Peace and Gratitude in PTSD Recovery

Matthew Hoh | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Matthew Hoh

Throughout the 20 months of my own recovery, it has been others sharing their stories; telling their tales of suffering, often embarrassing and humbling, but with recognizable themes and events that motivated and strengthened me when I was weak.

Rev. Phil Snider Talks Viral Gay Rights Speech and Reading the Bible With Love

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Shira Lazar

In this exclusive What's Trending interview, Springfield, Mo., preacher Phil Snider speaks out about the story behind his City Council gay rights speech that went viral for its shocking twist ending.

The (Soda) Counter Hearing to NYC's Phony Soda Ban Hearing

Audrey Silk | Posted 09.18.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The sparkle of a "hearing" is as flat as an hours old open can of seltzer.

Stunning Testimonies Of Queer Youth

Posted 07.12.2012 | Arts

A living exhibition is out to give visibility and voice to queer youth across the globe, in vivid colors. The show is an extension of the website "Tes...

D.M. Levine

It Wasn't Me! MF Global Executives Plead Fifth, Offer No Answers on Disappearing Money

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

Who authorized the transfer of millions in customer investments just before the collapse of brokerage firm MF Global? That's the question no one testi...

What Health Care is Like: Seeking Supreme Analogies

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Health care is nothing like cell phones, or any of the other things that "might" come in handy during some future emergency: a bulletproof vest, a car, a ladder, a fire extinguisher, a helicopter, a Hazmat suit, a gas mask, a tank, etc. Truly, about the worst analogy I've ever heard.

NJ High Court Weighs Mexican Telephone Testimony

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 03.19.2012 | Latino Voices

TRENTON, N.J. — A man deported from the New Jersey shore for fathering two children with a 15-year-old girl can probably try to overturn his con...

Testimony To Resume In Casey Anthony Trial In Florida

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | Crime

ORLANDO, Fla. — Casey Anthony is competent to remain on trial for murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, a judge ruled Monday after exa...

Evangelist Testifies In Ex-Bodyguard's Murder Trial

Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion

By Nicholas J.C. Pistor St. Louis Post-Dispatch WATERLOO, Ill. (RNS) Televangelist Joyce Meyer said Wednesday (April 6) she testified "honestly and t...

Scaling the Mount Everest of Trade Barriers to Create Jobs

Robert Holleyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Holleyman

Reducing software piracy would send ripples of stimulus through the broader IT economy, thereby creating jobs, spawning new enterprises and driving growth.

Finding God And Health In The Experience Of Storytelling

Dori Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dori Baker

When people are invited into a safe space to tell their own stories, a mystery unfolds that kindles an authentic connection. It feels as if one of Jesus' parables is getting re-enacted before our very eyes.

Iyanla Vanzant - From Brink of Suicide to Peace of Mind

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Morris W. O'Kelly

Iyanla Vanzant once stood in the bedroom of her then recently deceased daughter with a pink, pearl-handled pistol in one hand and prescription pills in the other; mulling over the decision of the "best" way to finally end the pain.

Manning Up to Sharing Our Testimony as Democrats

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

Faith plays a central role in American elections. Another term I often use and hear being used is "authenticity." It's not about being of a certain religious belief, but it is about not hiding that belief under a bushel.

Testimony From Comedian Gallagher Outrages Subcommittee on Agriculture

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Lawmakers are still incensed over yesterday's appearance by prop comedian Gallagher before a House Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture.

Oil Industry Political Contributions To House Energy And Commerce Committee Panel

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A look at how much members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee received in political contributions from oil and gas interest...

Three Modest Proposals For Goldman Sachs

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

Goldman Sachs is at a crossroads. Either they can significantly change their image in our society or they can face the consequences.

This Week in Cheating: Goldman Testifies

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

As Goldman Sachs prepares to testify before Congress, The Cheater offers a few proven tricks.