Shoot First, Progress As A Race Later

This is America. Land of the Free. Home of the Brave. And if you want our guns, you’ll have to come and take them.

#BlackLivesMatter And The Myth Of A Post Racial America

Blacks are presumed to be up to no good, to be no good. We need to insist “black lives matter,” to organize around it, because this society provides proof on a daily basis that for it, for many, blacks don’t.

The Man Behind the Pope: A Lesson in Compassion and Humility

What can men learn from Pope Francis’ visit to America? The story of Michael Keating may offer a fresh perspective.

From Fallujah to Ferguson

Allie Doten on the militarization of police in America.

Portland Maine, Where 9-11 Began

9/11 hits closer to home for Andy Schulkind than he thought. Here’s how. #NeverForget

A Belated Eulogy, The Life and Death of Carlos Koldobsky

Bob Marrow remembers a good friend.

The Cool Kids Aren’t Always Right

John Faithful Hamer on some cool kids of the past, and how they weren’t always on the right path.

One of the Many Things the Media Has Wrong About the Black Community

Absent in the media narrative about race is the existing community of adult black individuals currently engaged and interested in civil dialogue.

America the Great…Have You Gone Soft On Us?

Timothy Meanwell Feels Americans Are Becoming Overly Sensitive

Performing Black Masculinity: Reflections on a Jewish Boy’s Youth

Our perceptions of black masculinity are based on myths white men created to dehumanize black men. But we are captive to these myths inasmuch as we desire to make this imagined black masculinity our own.

US President Obama Turbo Charges Investment In Clean Energy Innovation

Anthony Horton on the newest announcement concerning clean energy.

How Smart Phones And Computers Are Killing Your Relationship

Are you master or slave when it comes to modern technology? Steven Lake explores the slippery slope of disconnection when always connected.