How Well Do You Know Yourself?

How Well by Nina B Agyei

J.R. Reynolds explains why rigorous self-examination is critical for growth.

The Lie Behind #All Lives Matter

The Lie by All-Nite Images

When you say “All Lives Matter,” you’re saying racism doesn’t exist.

Finding the Courage to Talk About Violence

Finding the Courage by Sasha Maksymenko

In the wake of Baltimore’s riots, Raoul Wieland explores the nature and implications of violence and the social disconnection that inflames it.

12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

12 Things by Craig Cochrane

Confidence can be learned, and Dr. Travis Bradberry identifies the behaviors that confident people consistently exhibit.

For This Boy, Iron Man Really Is a Superhero

For This Boy by officevideos

Watch Robert Downey, Jr. deliver a 3D-printed bionic ‘Iron Man’ arm to Alex.

What Did Martin Luther King Know About Sports That We All Should Understand?

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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

I May Be Crazy (But It Just May Be a Lunatic You’re Looking For)

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Mike Kasdan says that mental health maladies like depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and autism reflect the diversity of our minds, and we should embrace them rather than stigmatize them.

One Letter Away From (D)anger


Tree hugging hippie pacifist Edie Weinstein discovers that anger can be a positive emotion when used for good.

A Dad. Two Young Sons. And the Story of the Book They Wrote and Published Together


The creative journey of Henry Herz and his sons.

The Story of a Reluctant Activist


Geoffrey Philp is a political activist who is dedicated to exonerating Marcus Garvey. Here’s his story.

The Invisible Man

There’s a plethora of educated, successful, hard-working family men who happen to be black, writes Jackie Summers. So why is it that no one sees them?

Losing My NASCAR Virginity

Photo by Curtis Palmer

CJ Kaplan finds a new love in the most unlikely place for a New Englander – Talladega Superspeedway.

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Hazy Shade of Winter

 Time, time, time See what’s become of me The Bangles       You’re probably going, “J.R., it’s Thursday and this is a Music Monday post, WTF?”  I know, but it’s my blog so I can do whatever the hell I want.  Please read it and enjoy.     I’ve been feeling down lately.  I’ll […]

There Is No Potential


Forget about potential, let’s remember our athletes for who they actually were.