When the nation’s first known LGBTQ gang called Check It first formed in Washington, D.C., it was to protect each other from harassment and bullying. Depending on who you talk to in the nation’s capitol, the group was either a violent gang tearing apart the city, or a group of kids in need of help and mentorship. Ron Moten was a firm believer in the latter. He’s stepped in to help the former gang members create Check It Enterprises.
“I'd say the biggest myth about cowboys that I would like to see washed away is the fact that they're not just Caucasian men. You know, the cowboy really started with people of color.” The Cowgirls of Color are fighting for inclusion in a multi-million dollar sport that’s still dominated by white men.
“Across the developing world, large-scale, slash and burn farming is putting environments in jeopardy and bringing some farmers to financial ruin. In places like Northern Thailand, however, resistance comes in the form returning to sustainable permaculture farming.”
“It could feed a ballooning population and help the environment, but that may not be enough to get people to eat it.”
“It's no secret that plastic pollution can wreak havoc on the environment, but the issue goes much deeper. As animals continue to mistake plastic fragments for food, hazardous particles can end up in our food chain and ultimately impact the human immune system.”
"Japan’s birth rate has been steadily decreasing for decades, shrinking the size of its workforce and threatening the country's economy. Now companies are looking to robots to fill that growing void."
"The global homeless epidemic is complex and misunderstood by many. The homeless crisis in Los Angeles provides an example of the effect of growing income inequality, but the problem isn't irreversible."
"This island was once home to 600 people, but now houses just six. Now residents, who've never owned their property, are buying the land in hopes of reinvigorating their community."
"As yet another school shooting consumes the nation with grief and frustration, HuffPost takes an exclusive look into how one elementary school in Colorado trains for lockdown drills."
"This former pastor spent decades believing she could 'pray the gay away.' Years later, she's seen the error of her ways and is trying to make amends with the LGBTQ community. Her road to redemption isn't an easy one."
"The legalization of weed in California opens up a world of opportunity. Meet the women working to ensure that restorative justice is given to the communities most affected by the war on drugs in this budding new industry."
"The No. 1 ranked HS prospect in the world is announcing his college decision Friday evening. Awaiting on the decision is Kentucky, Duke and Oregon—the three finalists for RJ Barrett’s services."