“There’s nothing special about me, I’m just in a special position.” —Rashad Jennings
Cameron Conaway is a former MMA fighter, an award-winning poet and the 2014 Emerging Writer-in-Residence at Penn State Altoona. He is the author of Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet, Bonemeal: Poems, Until You Make the Shore and Malaria, Poems. Conaway is also on the Editorial Board at Slavery Today. Follow him on Google+ and on Twitter: @CameronConaway.
In just a few days Holly Fisher has gained 23,000 Twitter followers, been featured in nearly every “news” source and has became, at once, an overnight darling and an overnight joke. But how did she do it?
You’ll shake your head in awe at the moves of legendary skateboarder Rodney Mullen. How did he get so good? By learning from failure, even when it hurt like hell.
Travel, especially international travel, can cause friction between even the strongest of couples. Here are a few tips to help avoid the friction and ease it when it comes.
Frank Shamrock’s impact on the sport of mixed martial arts cannot be overstated. Here is Cameron Conaway’s interview with him.
The Chicago Bureau has quickly become a go-to source for quality writing that investigates the pressing issues facing today’s youth. They need our help.
Jonathan Mann grabbed his guitar and beautifully captured a passage from Justice Ruth Ginsburg’s 35-page dissent of the recent Hobby Lobby decision.
Think dangerous child labor is something that happens in “third world” countries? Think again. Tobacco farms right here in the USA are using agricultural labor law loopholes to exploit kids as young as 7.
In the past decade we’ve made huge advances in several important global health indicators. Why? Stronger relationships between science and social movements.
A moment meant to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has been called awkward, hilarious and beautiful. Here’s the video. Where do you stand?
We often use metaphors from fighting to get through the struggles of our everyday lives. Here’s one inspiring video that shows why.
The easiest way to create social change is to wield your consumer power wisely. Here’s one man setting out to do just that.
Immediately prior to their recent deployment in Iraq, the Green Berets were awarded their BJJ black belts from Grandmaster Hener Seagull.
Cameron Conaway offers a rhythmic meditation on his time at the notorious shipbreaking yards of Bangladesh and with the desperately poor but endlessly generous people who live in the villages beside them.
Rotary has masterminded perhaps the largest polio awareness initiative of all-time. It just broke the Guinness World Record, and there’s still time to be part of it.
A skilled and proud coach shares the details of success for his little league baseball team.
Jeff Jones believes citizens who don’t engage the system enable police brutality.
Christopher Nelson remembers “Bloody Knuckles”—and the disturbing things it taught us about manhood.
The blurring of the line between the military and the police, especially in the US, is now on the political agenda following recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.
Yes, the world is a complex place, but only because we have made it so over the course of human history. We all mold our own reality, so why not make it something beautiful?
Losing his father at age nine fractured Thomas Fiffer’s heart, but he found his way back to wholeness.
What if aliens came and observed our sexual behavior today? Would they think our acts are for procreation alone, or rather an act of love?
This shirtless guy loves hip hop, and his dancing dog does, too!
In an effort to raise awareness Novick has created a documentary called “Don’t Look Down on Me,” which he hopes will help people to understand what life is like for those people who are living with dwarfism.
When a child makes the decision to transition, it’s not an overnight process, as Todd Greenwood discovered. There are many steps, some tiny, some gigantic.
It’s a sad day when the word Rape tossed around the playground and you have to explain what it means
August 11 would have been Michael Brown’s first day of college. Here’s how the media is more concerned with the story of Michael Brown, and less so about his life.
Allan Mott quickly discovered that the average middle-of-the-night customer at a sex shop isn’t a creep, but just a normal lonely guy.
You’ve heard it before, but here’s how to use the power of words to make it more effective. Because the last thing you need is another monkey on your back.
Charles J. Orlando points out the flaws in a popular movie genre.
Emotions don’t respond to pain the way the body does. Understanding that can prevent a ton of heartache.
Seth Trent explains how the suburban fantasy is moving aside to allow for a different definition of success.