Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler just opened a home for abused and neglected girls.

“We wouldn’t be here at all if it wasn’t for Steven and his dream.”

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Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler has a musical legacy that will live on for years to come. But his latest venture might just leave an even bigger impact in the lives of vulnerable young women.

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Artist Hassan Hajjaj creates portraits to support LA’s Skid Row.

Introducing the Heroes and Sheroes postcard campaign.

Best known for his ability to transform his subjects using custom made garments and his relationship to re-imagining contemporary Moroccan culture, artist Hassan Hajjaj has been dubbed the ‘Andy Warhol of Marrakech.’ And for good reason.

Hajjaj’s colorful, unique portraiture draws attention to everyday heroes.

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Debunking the biggest Thanksgiving myths everyone thinks is true.

Despite what our fourth-grade history books implied, Native Americans weren’t invited to the first recorded Thanksgiving.

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A lot of myths surround the first Thanksgiving feast—the most glaring one being that it emblemized peaceful interaction between colonists and natives. The repercussions of white colonialism still exist today, as evidenced by the police’s brutal treatment of the protesters at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Considering recent events, reflecting on American history, and deciding how we will move forward has never been more relevant. As we pack up our cars, load up our fridges, and prepare for Thanksgiving this week, it’s important to separate fact from fiction and re-examine what we’re celebrating in the first place.

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Why Poverty Is Rising Faster In Suburbs Than In Cities

The urban areas spend nearly 10 times more on human service programs than suburban areas.

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In the U.S., the geography of poverty is shifting.

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This Formerly Homeless Harvard Grad Is Using Her Story To Change How We Help The Homeless

"She's helping others with the skills she developed." #ProjectLiteracy

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It’s difficult not to be dazzled by the accomplishments of Connie Chung. The 40-year-old is a published author with a bachelor’s degree from UC, Berkeley, and three graduate degrees from Harvard: two master’s degrees and a doctorate of education. Given her academic prowess, one might be surprised to find that Chung spent six years of her youth homeless and alone on the streets of Los Angeles.

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How Black Male Athletes Are Redefining What It Means To Empower Women

They’re helping women get out of environments where they live in fear.

Photo via AP; illustration by Tyler Hoehne.

My father's in prison for killing a woman. I was raised by a notorious pimp from the South Side of Chicago.

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