I urge everyone, especially young people, to find a cause they believe in or volunteer in your community. It truly does make a difference, not just in the lives of those you are helping but also for yourself. You might discover something you may have never known about yourself. I certainly did.
Ironically enough, Charity Navigator had no qualms with the organization’s mission and forewarned donors during the height
Conversations with Jamie Cullum, Peter White and Amanda Kravat, Plus Yellowcard Teams with Invisible Children
Jamie Cullum: "I've lived my short life as a record geek. I take quite a heavy interest in music. Lots of people are interested in music, but I'm the kind of guy who'd be digging through boxfuls of old records in secondhand stores and record fares and things like that."
Community was once a place of action linked to emotion -- a powerful hub and spoke of social change. Nowadays anyone on a compiled data file can be considered to be part of a community. How the mighty have fallen.
As we're being pulled in so many directions, it's hard to find time to slow down and figure out a solid social media strategy -- but it's worth it. Here's why.
Last week the Ugandan military revealed that they think there is a "high possibility" that Lord's Resistance Army officer Okot Odhiambo died in December of 2013 from wounds suffered during a clash between LRA forces and Ugandan troops.
Often times we see or hear of stories of those suffering around the world, yet we don't act or speak up. Empathy isn't what the world needs more of, it's action.
The surrender process for Joseph Kony's captors is a tricky one. In some areas of central Africa, the practices or even identity of the LRA is unknown. LRA fighters or captors will try to defect.
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"Glee" fans have been a huge part of the show's 100th episode, and will be able to decide which songs the cast performs. They'll
Parental education. Her mother could have been identified early as vulnerable, and participated in a home visiting program
Bloomberg Project Wastes Millions While 22,000 New York Children Remain Homeless -- What Will de Blasio Do?
An expensive human scandal surrounds us. Thirty-three less prosperous countries take better care of their children than we do. It's unreal, it's shocking.
As a mother and social justice writer, I struggle daily with the balance of wanting to provide my children a healthy cocoon with minimal discomfort, while also preparing them to take on the injustices of the world -- a role I expect them to step up into someday.
That day, I learned something about myself that would change my life forever. How had I been skipping school, sleeping in and not doing my homework on the same day that other kids were walking seven, or 10 miles to school?
Journalists are constantly told "don't be biased," "remain objective," and "no opinions." What about reporting on human rights issues? Do the same standards of objectivism apply here?
You think it's messed up that people can't tell their own story -- that people have to have someone come in and package, market, and produce their story for the world to take it seriously. We think it's messed up, too.
Social media made Joseph Kony famous, but our devoted lobbying and advocacy efforts rallied our powerful leaders around bringing this war criminal to justice.
The Social Good Summit was back in New York City for its annual conference, timed to coincide with the influx of speakers attending the 68th United Nations General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative.
Anyone who is truthful about their childhood remembers instances of bullying in one of two ways. They were either the victims of violence themselves or they had been unwilling witnesses to a bullying incident. The fact is, bullying has been an unfortunate fact of life for too many generations of children.
Who were these people? What were the names of the kids, their hopes, their dreams, the life ahead of them? In all the coverage, we don't talk much about that or the actual experience that those in Syria have been going through.
As a mother, nothing makes you more proud than to see your children grow into passion- and purpose-driven young adults.