Petitions have been a common form of protest throughout modern history, at times bringing attention to causes through little more than handwritten letters and word of mouth.
But like a lot of other things, petitions are going viral. And one website in particular has contributed to the phenomenon.
Change.org offers tools to let individuals start their own online campaigns, a way to bring instant awareness to issues that range from the environment to human rights.
One night in 1995 completely reshaped the lives of Phil and Laura Donney. Their parents were arguing, and their father stabbed their mother, killing her. Phil was 7; his sister was 4.
Ken Donney was sent to prison, and the children went to live with their mother's sisters.
Phil, 23, recently sat down with his aunt, Abby Leibman, the twin sister of his mother, Nina Leibman.
"What was it like becoming a parent to my sister and I overnight?" Phil asks.
Originally published on Fri March 16, 2012 1:16 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has weighed in on the use of so-called pink slime in beef served in the government's free and reduced-price school lunch program.
Can a violin keep a child from joining a gang? A group in Denver has brought an innovative music program to one of the city’s most impoverished neighborhoods to find out.
There’s long been a stereotype of “coming from the wrong side of the tracks” – but students at Garden Place Elementary in North West Denver – don’t have much choice.
The 108 year old school is surrounded by an active rail yard and factories. – but it still stands proud in one of Denver’s most impoverished neighborhoods.
After 40 years on the stand-up stage, countless comedy albums and iconic movies, Steve Martin is still finding new ways to make people laugh.
The comedian got on Twitter in 2010, and by now he has attracted nearly 2.5 million followers with his funny and slightly demented tweets.