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NCLR Action Fund

President's Call for Action on Inequality Rings Urgently for Latinos

NCLR Action Fund | January 31, 2015 | Latino Voices
Of the various domestic policy prescriptions of President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address, one message stood out clearly: though the economy has improved significantly since the darkest days of the Recession, the nation still has much work to do when it comes to reducing economic inequality. It's...
Brad Puet

Spirit of the Hawk

Brad Puet | January 31, 2015 | Arts
Spirit of the Hawk Raven was walking along the beach. He looks far out to sea. He sees an island of fire spouting flames into the nighttime sky. Raven is not a good distance flyer. That fire is too far away for him to make it. But he knows...
Troy Campbell

Why Aren't All Commercials As Good As The Super Bowl Ones?

Troy Campbell | January 31, 2015 | Business
When we contrast Super Bowl ads with normal ads we learn a powerful business lesson: Being effective does not always mean being quality. It's a lesson many of us find hard to swallow. But it's bitter pill we all need to take.
Laura Dunn

Women in Business Q&A: Stacy Doren, Vice President of Marketing, Levi's

Laura Dunn | January 31, 2015 | Business
Stacy Doren joined the company in 1999 and currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing for Levi's Brand, Americas. Over the years she has gained a breadth of experiences working in all aspects of Marketing from Direct-to-Consumer to Wholesale to Brand, both Globally and Regionally.
Laura Dunn

Women in Business Q&A: Martine Ilana, Founder of La Mer Collections

Laura Dunn | January 31, 2015 | Business
La Mer was established in 2001 when Martine rummaged through her jewelry drawer and could not find a simple, stylish and feminine watch to wear. Combining her passion for design, love of quality materials and simple beauty, La Mer Collections was born.
Noah Michelson

Here's Everything You Need to Know About What's Going on With Bruce Jenner in One Sentence

Noah Michelson | January 31, 2015 | Gay Voices
No matter how many outlets -- from trashy gossip rags to (supposedly) reputable entertainment magazines -- make claims about Bruce Jenner's current "journey"...
William Lambers

Ukraine War: Shelling and Hunger Killing Civilians

William Lambers | January 31, 2015 | Impact
They were civilians standing in line at the Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Centre in Donetsk, Ukraine. This was aid they needed because of the war between the government and pro-Russian separatists.
Robert Reich

The Worst Trade Deal You've Never Heard Of

Robert Reich | January 31, 2015 | Politics
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, now headed to Congress, is a product of big corporations and Wall Street, seeking to circumvent regulations protecting workers, consumers, and the environment.

7 Things You Should Never Say To A Woman Who Loves Football

Bustle | January 31, 2015 | Women
I'm not sure when females liking football became some rare disease that afflicts only remote sections of our population, but I've actually lost count of how many men, and yes women, are mystified by me. I'm talking about my sincere love for the game of football.
Jordan Bayne

Barilla and Gay Families: 18 Months Later, Does the Pasta Company Really Care? (VIDEO)

Jordan Bayne | January 31, 2015 | Gay Voices
In summer 2014 Barilla launched a contest calling for content creators to submit work under 60 seconds that reflected their new diversity campaign. I felt strongly compelled to create a commercial testing their commitment to a more inclusive ad campaign. In fact, my submission was the only one that confronted them face-to-face with a gay family.
Marcia Liss

Personal Heroes

Marcia Liss | January 31, 2015 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Scott Walker's State of Ignorance

Rick Horowitz | January 31, 2015 | Politics
You're running for president -- time to stick it to a university!
John Feffer

Housing Is for All

John Feffer | January 31, 2015 | World
Balint Misetics and I talked about his views on militancy, how homeless activism connects to other political struggles in Hungary today, and why this kind of work can be traumatic over the long run.
William B. Bradshaw

'Charlie Hebdo' and Our American Churches

William B. Bradshaw | January 31, 2015 | Religion
Let's not mix religion and politics. We need gifted leadership in both government and religion. I strongly recommend that the individual members of our Mainline Protestant churches dedicate themselves to becoming the talented and ethical political leaders our country and the world so badly need.
Kenden Alfond

9 Tiny, Easy, Delicious Ways to Make Your Meals Healthier

Kenden Alfond | January 31, 2015 | Healthy Living
What if, instead all the negative food-body thoughts, feeling like a failure, and regret-eating, we could have a lighter more positive touch and just make a few super do-able substitutions to our recipes?
Jennifer Segal

10 Winning Recipes for the Big Game

Jennifer Segal | January 31, 2015 | Taste
Classic Buffalo wings are fried but I love the flavor and ease of cooking them on the grill -- they are truly no fuss, no muss and finger lickin' good! The seasoned Buffalo sauce takes them over the top; it's made with garlic and spices, which makes it more flavorful than your typical hot sauce.
Andre Bourque

How Social SMBs Can Land a Super Bowl Two-Point Conversion

Andre Bourque | January 31, 2015 | Small Business
According to the State of Small Business Report, 57 percent of small businesses anticipate revenue growth in 2015 and the Super Bowl may be the first big opportunity for that growth. There are many ways local, small businesses and those around the nation can benefit from the big game.
McKenna Bulkley

Why Your Twenties Don't Immediately Make You an Adult

McKenna Bulkley | January 31, 2015 | College
I'll probably never take myself completely seriously if I'm being honest, but that's okay. Even though it's little by little, I'm certainly starting to figure this "grown up" business out.
William Bradley

Obama Makes Some Progress In His Passage To India Before the Big Kowtow in Saudi

William Bradley | January 31, 2015 | Politics
President Barack Obama made some progress on his agenda in his passage to India. But events in the Middle East and Washington demonstrated again how hamstrung his administration continues to be.
Pam Howard

5 Ways to Be Happier Today

Pam Howard | January 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
Next time you find yourself feeling down, pick one of these ideas and go for it. Odds are good you'll reap the benefits immediately with an increase in your happiness level regardless of the weather.