“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.
The personal views of David Tyree DO matter when his duties include education and development.
The toughest opponent this young author ever had to face was low self-esteem, but he is using that experience to inspire others.
As the world argues over what to do about Flight MH17 and fighting in east Ukraine grows ever more intense, there is little sign that either side can act to defuse the crisis.
Three steps to being brave.
It’s clear that young people are getting caught in the crossfire of the latest round of fighting between Israel and Palestine and the conflict is taking a huge toll on them. And the effects of the war are not just physical.
The impromptu silverware drum solo. All it needs is a round of applause.
In just two weeks Marilyn Weingard’s son Steven is leaving to help a nation at war. Here’s how she made peace with his decision.
Never doubt the power of a teenage guy who loves to do good for the world. Kevin Stonewall may just put an end to colon cancer.
Great sex is not about size, stamina, or technique
Dewaine Farria struggles with how to raise a secular child in a world that bombards them with religious messages.
Looking for a way to keep the kids active and away from the TV screen this summer? Tom Sturges has a few tips for parents.
How Nate Bagley discovered that love is not a weakness.
Charles Orlando calls out the folks who say that some guys are just born cheaters who can’t help themselves.
Thomas Fiffer shares a single, simple pitfall that happy people avoid.
Bob Marrow could not talk about his son’s death for 25 years.