Author: Jamie Chandler

Ten Celebrities Who Use Their Fame For Great Causes

“With great power comes great responsibility.” – The Amazing Spiderman We don’t often talk about the responsibility celebrities are faced with when it comes to handling their fame. Because despite the fact that they are everyday people, celebrities are front and center in the public eye. Their faces have become the faces that each generation associates with common stories, important life lessons, and inspirations that can last a lifetime.  While some celebrities have decided to use their fame for more questionable or self-serving pursuits, some have taken the power granted to them and used it to promote and fund...

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The Heroes of Houston Inspire Us All

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They also come in all ages. Young men and women in Houston are coming to the rescue of residents stranded in the once-in-a-millenium rains that have drenched the city and caused untold casualties and damage following Hurricane Harvey.   Here’s what Brays Bayou looks like below 610 in Meyerland today more @HoustonChron #houstonflood pic.twitter.com/Mh59vySFdS — Mark Mulligan (@mrkmully) August 28, 2017   Sometimes social media captures truth very well. Our SWAT & all @houstonpolice guardians are rocking! #Harvey2017 pic.twitter.com/2IWdmdoZVU — Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) August 28, 2017 Despite the tragedy of nature’s...

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Elder Care Attorney Mark Shalloway Helps Fort Stewart JAG Corps With Free Legal Classes

You never know when legal advice can come in handy. For the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps of Fort Stewart in Georgia, free legal seminars on elder law, special needs and estate planning were well-received. The occasion was a special event led by elder care and estate attorney Mark Shalloway. Mr. Shalloway is President of Shalloway & Shalloway, a law firm in West Palm Beach, Florida. It is estimated that over 71% of Americans have not planned for their long-term care after retirement! Mr. Shalloway explains his role as an educator and an attorney: “A major part of my mission...

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Why Nonviolence Is the Most Effective Form of Political Resistance

With news of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, our intrepid team of reporters has engaged resources to explore why nonviolence is a more effective tactic to combat hate. The New York Times recently published a powerful overview of how a German town faced down Neo-Nazis. The story was simple: every year Neo-Nazis marched to commemorate the death of Rudolph Hess, one of Hitler’s most important lieutenants, by visiting his grave at Wunsiedel, Germany. The town’s locals created a powerful and subversive response that combined humor with wit and elegance: Rechts Gegen Rechts  or “The Right Against the Right”. It featured...

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Cards for Hospitalized Kids Is a Game-Changer

It’s the smallest gestures that can often have the biggest emotional impact. Cards for Hospitalized Kids understands this very well with their mission to help the emotional needs of children in hospitals across America. For children in need of hospitalization, the feelings of isolation and hopelessness as they receive care. Even kids with loving families still often feel alone and desperate. Cards for Hospitalized Kids relies on volunteers and help from the public. It’s project is the very definition of every day...

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