The human spirit is unstoppable

POSTED: 8/2/2015
Irony is a seductive cultural force, but one that insulates us from real human connection
POSTED: 8/2/2015
Salon talks to Jen Chaney, author of "As If!: The Oral History of Clueless" about the movie's timeless appeal
POSTED: 8/2/2015
For 30 years the FBI has ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioral patterns of violent criminals
POSTED: 8/2/2015
It was a brilliant idea: Buy the original, then commission and sell forgeries. It almost worked ...
POSTED: 8/2/2015
Texting while walking has officially influenced our biomechanics
POSTED: 8/2/2015
Can we stop explosives guides from landing in violent hands? And if so, at what cost to free expression?
POSTED: 8/2/2015
James Baldwin would've turned 91 today. His writing on racial injustice and gay rights remains essential, inspiring
POSTED: 8/2/2015
Toxic white masculinity, and the right-wing politics which nurture and protect it, are hurting millions every year
POSTED: 8/2/2015
Republican executives like Rick Scott have used felon disenfranchisement to depress minority voter turnout
POSTED: 8/2/2015
We were just so grateful to be at the party -- but one day, we took a page from male friends, and started saying no
POSTED: 8/2/2015
The inspiration for one of Edward Abbey's most memorable characters, Doug Peacock is a legend in his own right
POSTED: 8/2/2015
Performance-enhancing drugs impact more than just humans
POSTED: 8/2/2015
The road to Fox and Trump was paved by decades of right-wing loathing of the media, facts and reality
POSTED: 8/2/2015
The right is less committed to tradition than hierarchy. Liberals actually look backward, in hopes of better future
POSTED: 8/2/2015
A new documentary gets the Charlie Hebdo aftermath wrong: Freedom of expression is at stake for us all


We are pleased to announce that on July 4, 2015, our Founder and CEO
UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker led an

Forest Whitaker, Humanitarian, CEO and Founder of WPDI, Actor, gave a

On February 4, 2015, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Health

The ultra-durable One World Futbol, a soccer ball that never needs a

South Sudan | 5 February 2015


January 15, 2015  more than 600 civic, business and philanthropic

In the winter of 2012, WPDI provided our key partner in

  • The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) extends to

Whitaker’s international influence is not limited to Hollywood. He’s

In South Sudan, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation

A speech about the conflict in South Sudan and how WPDI is helping to

Academy award winner Forest Whitaker visited Findley Elementary in Des

Forest Whitaker, an Oscar-winning actor, was at Des Moines' Findley

Forest Whitaker returns to inspire Des Moines students

People Magazine, “Forest Whitaker Uses His Start Power to Fight for

RTT News, “Forest Whitaker Honored for His Civil Rights Work in Uganda

United Nations Radio, “Forest Whitaker launches peace organization in

Zain Company, “Forest Whitaker visits Zain South Sudan offices to

“A Message from UNESCO’s Forest Whitaker on Peace in South Sudan”,

Ericsson website, “Peace Initiative launched in Mexico with Forest


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