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World AIDS Day: The End of HIV/AIDS is in Sight

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I was a teenager in the 80s and remember the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—the disease that doesn’t discriminate. It crossed cultural divides, devastated the rich and the poor, didn’t care about your sexual orientation, and went after celebrities as well as those far from the limelight, like babies.

Shortly after entering the scene in a major way In the U.S., we started learning about prevention. And people fought the disease with a vengeance. The more people were educated and …

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sos-spring2012-13 Imagine Ten Ways to Imagine a Better Life

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This week’s Season of Service challenge—to “imagine”—is a little different than the other ones. This time we ask you to just sit back and imagine the affects of what service… you might be able to render for those you serve. A minister named A. Powell Davies once said, “Life is

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sos-winter-13 Watch 3 small Service Ideas: 10 Inspiring Short Videos and Movies to Watch

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This week’s Season of Service challenge is so easy, anybody can do it. We challenge you to do nothing more than watch at least one of the videos or movies listed below to expand your awareness and inspire… you to serve.
Except for the first video, all of them

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African Child-Kenya-Kisumu Foreign Aid: Reasons Why Moms Should Add Foreign Aid to Africa to Their Lives

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Let’s get honest, shall we? I’ll let you in on some thoughts in the forefront of my mind.
Talking about foreign aid… feels overwhelming.
I’m a busy mom just trying to raise happy and healthy kids. Sometimes I can barely extend my focus beyond the walls of my own home,

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Join President Obama, Bono, and Alicia Keys Today as They Speak Out on HIV/AIDS

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Watch a panel discussion today from 10-12 ET in an effort to end HIV/AIDS worldwide. This live stream will be headed up by the ONE Campaign and (Red)…. Participants will include U.S. President Barak Obama, U2 lead singer Bono, singer/songwriter Alicia Keys, and former U.S. President George W. Bush

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IMG_3255 {Blog Action Day} Famine Is the New F Word: 5 Ways to Help!

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Blogging—Today is Blog Action Day. Bloggers from all over the world… are raising awareness about food. When I think of food, I normally think of my favorites: cheese, oysters, salad, and soup, especially given the time of year. But this season, I am not thinking as much about

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Community: What the People of Kenya Taught Me

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Community—Helen Keller said: ”Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”

I wasn’t prepared to see some of the suffering I witnessed on my recent trip to Kenya with ONE.org…, which will always remind a part of me. Likewise, I

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Foreign Aid to Kenya: Taking Care of Our Global Family

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Foreign Aid—I am haunted by an image I saw in western Kenya…. A little girl lying on a hospital bed, tummy distended like those I had previously only seen in National Geographic, gasping for air with her shallow breaths. I can’t stop thinking about whether she is still

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Rachel Fox peeling potatoes Poverty: Rachel Fox is ONE Mom Making a Difference For Many

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Making a Difference—The story of how Rachel Fox became a Mom Making a Difference begins a little over a year ago. She was a stay-at-home mother with three kids. She had a thirst for knowledge and strong feelings about problems in the world…. Her kids were getting old

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Eye Shadow Helps Bridge Socio-Economic Differences in Kenyan Slum

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Fashion—Today, I visited Kibera…—the largest slum in Nairobi.
Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the bat. I hate the word “slum.” It sounds so dirty, depressing, and socio-economically divisive. I’m sure the word isn’t intended to convey that meaning, but in my mind it

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