What issues change society's social order? Here we discuss social progress and the issues that impede that progress such as poverty, negative impacts upon the environment, and disparities among peoples.

Why Prison Overcrowding is Still a Problem and What’s Being Done

Why Prison Overcrowding is Still a Problem and What's Being Done

When a person is sentenced in court, there is a possibility they will go to prison, and many prisons in the country today are overcrowded. A government study showed that between 2006 and 2011, overcrowding affected all security levels in prisons. Inmates sleep on the floor, there isn’t enough food, and there aren’t enough guards to protect those who are incarcerated.… [Read more]

Night Night Project and Loving Healing Press Work Together to Comfort Homeless Children

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Loving Healing Press is happy to announce a donation of three different uplifting children’s book titles to a charity program that helps around 25 thousand children a year across United States.

“Helping homeless children have sweeter dreams” is the slogan of Project Night Night, a children’s charity based out of San Francisco, CA. Founded in 2005 by Kendra Stitt Robins, the program works toward providing nighttime comfort for homeless children through special Night Night packages.… [Read more]

Changing the Hard Lives of India’s Street Children

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Begging children are one of the most fundamental markers of social injustice in the Third World countries. In India, a country of over a billion inhabitants, many poor children are still forced to beg today. You see them going from shop to shop and street to street all day long in major cities, when they should be in school and provided for by the parents, community, or the state.… [Read more]

What’s Being Done to Help Prevent School Shootings Today?

What's Being Done to Help Prevent School Shootings Today

School shootings have gone on ever since the 18th century but in recent years have become more common. Ever since the 1999 shooting at Columbine High, people have been trying to come up with ways to deter school shootings and keep students safe. Below is a list of things being done now to decrease and prevent fatalities and injuries in the event a shooting does take place.… [Read more]

‘My Friend Suhana’ Wins 2016 Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award

Shaila and Aanyah Abdullah

Loving Healing Press is proud to announce that its children’s title My Friend Suhana: A Story of Friendship and Cerebral Palsy, by Shaila Abdullah and Aanyah Abdullah, has been declared a winner of the 2016 Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award.

The review committee of the award has decided to present the picture book award to authors Shaila Abdullah and Aanyah Abdullah, the mom-daughter team that created this heart-wining and empowering book for children with special needs.… [Read more]

The Economic Frenzy Around Education

Education and economics

This is not a good time to be a young student according to skeptics within the US. Even with the unemployment rate down by noticeable percentage, college costs are still a daunting prospect. As people point the fingers at the education curriculum, we have students struggling still to land decent paying jobs after graduation. Ultimately that ends up leading them towards a carousel, which is a lot more daunting if they are stuck in debt from their college.… [Read more]

The Biggest Hearts in the NFL

NFL and Philanthropy

The past couple of seasons have made it tough to be a football fan, at least if you’ve got a conscience. Even the most ardent fans can’t ignore conclusive evidence of brain damage associated with playing the game. More than a handful of ex-players continue to refuse the NFL’s settlement offer. There were charges of domestic abuse.… [Read more]

Fashion Frame of Mind: Most Green Conscious Retailers of 2015

Fashion Frame of Mind Most Green Conscious Retailers of 2015 rei

These days, having an energy-efficient home, driving a gas-sipping automobile, and recycling are a must if you want to show dedication to preserving our environment. This trend has made its way into fashion, and now there are designers and companies striving to create more products and run their businesses in the most environmentally-friendly way possible. The following are some of the leaders in eco-friendly retail and what they are doing differently.… [Read more]

Bread Behind Bars: What’s Changing on Prison Menus?

Bread Behind Bars What's Changing on Prison Menus

Prisoners may be having more of an opportunity to eat healthier, thanks to a recent boom in prison gardens and a fight for better mental and physical health within the legal system. The initial idea of hardened criminals living it up on fresh fruits and vegetables may be uncomfortable, but keep in mind that one of the biggest populations of current prisoners are nonviolent prisoners arrested on drug charges.… [Read more]

Who’s Winning in Diversity in Our National Sports Programs?

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As society begins to welcome diversity in many new areas including race relations and same-sex marriage, the trend appears to be making its way into national sports as well. Football, baseball, basketball and hockey, considered the Big Four of U.S. professional sports, have made great strides with diversity not only with players, but also with coaches and administrative personnel.… [Read more]

Americana Family: Trends in Childbirth and Rearing for Millennials

Americana Family Trends in Childbirth and Rearing for Millennials

When it comes to Millennials, those between the ages of 23 and 34, ideas about child birthing and rearing tend to deviate from earlier generations. Trends in these aspects of having and raising children will inevitably tend to change with prevailing attitudes. Since Millennials place different values on what is important, as concerns their children, it is understandable that they will endeavor to indulge a new generation of children with these values.… [Read more]

The Story of Aaron Swartz and What Entrepreneurs Should Learn From Him

The Story of Aaron Swartz and What Entrepreneurs Should Learn From Him

Aaron Swartz was, in addition to being a young man of conscience, a poster child for the terms “computer whiz” and “child prodigy”. He was still just a child of 12 when he created the Info Network, a forerunner of Wikipedia, and by the age of 13, he’d already become a co-founder of Reddit and one of the authors of Creative Commons(1).… [Read more]

Higher Education Today: Is it Worth the Cost and Time for Millennials?

Higher Education Today Is it Worth the Cost and Time for Millenials

In the past, there was no doubt about which road to take when it came to having the best opportunities for a promising future. College was dangled in front of the youth of America like a golden ticket to make their career dreams come true. Today, a higher education has lost its luster due to a struggling economy and an extremely competitive job market.… [Read more]

Party All Night: Living on Campus in a Culture of Binge Drinking

Party All Night Living on Campus in a Culture of Binge Drinking

As a society we often consider college life a rite of passage. Young adults go off to college and learn to be independent. Sure, we think our kids are now adults and that they can handle themselves, after all isn’t that what college is about? But over the years there has been an aspect of college life that has been overlooked.… [Read more]

Hazing: When “Hell Week” Lasts Longer Than 7 Days

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Initiation rituals, humiliating and sometimes downright deadly acts required of individuals seeking to be accepted into a group, are known as “hazing.”  But it’s perfectly clear that these stunts can cause short-term and life-long physical and emotional harm.

Athletic teams, high school social clubs, college sororities and fraternities . . . these are some of the groups known to subject wannabes or newbies to hazing, often concentrated in a short period of time called “hell week.”  Sadly, the damage can last a lot longer than that.… [Read more]

Goodell Must Go

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Maybe the naysayers don’t have it completely wrong. Maybe there is something to be said about the dangers of getting swept up in every gust of opinion that blows its way across the national stage. Perhaps it’s true that bowing to public pressure isn’t always the best course of action, and a mob mentality shouldn’t decide whether or not people should get to keep their jobs.… [Read more]

The 3 Deadliest Drugs in America

Drugs and Drug Policy

Even before Colorado Amendment 64 was passed, there had been a long-standing public debate concerning the illegality of marijuana. The public support for marijuana decriminalization has been noticeably strong, especially since Colorado legalized the drug recreationally for those 21 and older. Popular media outlets tend to touch on the topic frequently, often highlighting how the country’s public opinion is currently in favor of decriminalization.… [Read more]

Freedom Tastes of Reality

Reality Check

I know what you’re driving, what you pay every month, and when your lease expires.  I know what bank you got a loan from and the interest rate.

I know your house payment and if you like red shoes.  When you go online I can have a banner appear that shows your favorite brand of coffee.… [Read more]

If You’re Buying, We’re Selling

Discrimination is discrimination, Mississippi

A gay rights movement has the potential of taking off from a somewhat unlikely area:  a group of small businesses in Mississippi. The movement comes in light of Mississippi state legislation that could allow businesses to openly discriminate against homosexuals based on religious grounds. In late April, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a short provision into law which said the state could not significantly burden people’s religious freedom unless there was a compelling reason.… [Read more]

America’s “favorite” drugs by state

Drugs and Drug Policy

There are many ways to examine and quantify America’s illicit drug use. Geography is one such method, but even then there are a number of ways to look at the same data. Each of the nation’s 50 states have a “drug of choice” – that is, the narcotic most frequently cited by law enforcement officials as the greatest threat to the health and safety of the public.… [Read more]