Violence Packs a Uniquely Devastating Punch on the Poor


“The locusts of everyday violence have been allowed to swarm unabated in the developing world. And they are laying waste to the hope of the poor.”

Pimp My Daughter…For The Super Bowl


“We came up here to work and make money with a pimp,” said the mother who brought her 15-year-old daughter from Florida to NYC.

What Americans Could Achieve if We Banded Together Like We Did to Deport Justin Bieber

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Too often we assume our politicians know or care what we care about. “We the People” have spoken. Can we get a redo?

Hotel Maid Receives a $500 Tip


Because every so often kindness reminds us that it has the power to entirely change a person’s life for the better.

Water For People: Year in Review and What’s to Come


Ned Breslin, CEO of @WaterForPeople, recaps the amazing work they did in 2013 and charts what they hope to do in 2014.

100 Words on Love: You, My Fifty Percent

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…there, now I hear the cadence of your breath.

Groom Sings His Bride Up The Aisle


Irish singer Niall Donnelly likely had his back to the aisle so he didn’t burst from the beauty of it all. Serenades don’t come more heartfelt than this.

Couple Gets Crazy Creative With Their Baby Announcement


Meet the couple who used the film strategies of Alfred Hitchcock… for their baby announcement video.

News to Know: 8-Year-Old Hero Saves 6, Dies Trying to Save 7th


Tweet — 8-year-old Tyler Doohan is a warrior you need to know about. During the final breaths of his life he waded through a burning mobile home and brought six of his relatives to safety. But his disabled grandfather, a man he considered his best friend, was still in the house. So Tyler went back […]

I Have a Dream: That it Won’t Be $1 For Me and $0.57 For You


In some ways, the racial wealth divide is worse now than it was when Martin Luther King Jr. was fighting for economic equality.

Sex Trafficking: Beyond the Abstract Evil


The way to truly combat sex trafficking is not and never will be to talk around it. We must talk through it.

50-Year Anniversary of LBJ’s “War On Poverty” State of the Union Address (video)


Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty” speech highlights the long road ahead.

America Burning: The Yarnell Hill Fire Tragedy and the Nation’s Wildfire Crisis


Urban sprawl is colliding with wildlands and the result is an unprecedented loss of life and property due to fire. This Weather Channel documentary tells the human story.

Dark Hair = Masculinity


Cameron Conaway on the taking and making of modern masculinity

Running Down Homelessness


Anne Mahlum asked a group of homeless men in Philadelphia if they’d like to join in on her morning jogs. Here’s the story behind the insight that is changing the face of poverty in America. An American Express #PassionProject story.

Congrats to Georges St-Pierre


UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre should be applauded, not ridiculed, for his decision to step away from the sport.