War is What We are Used to

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Imagine a world without the conflict between Israel and Palestine. What would the news do without this war?

In Memory of Joep Lange, AIDS Research Hero, Who Was Killed Aboard MH17

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Every life lost aboard MH17 was a huge blow to humanity. Here, we remember one of the great names in the race to prevent and cure AIDS, Dr. Joep Lange.

Ruth Ginsburg’s Hobby Lobby Dissent… As Song!

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Jonathan Mann grabbed his guitar and beautifully captured a passage from Justice Ruth Ginsburg’s 35-page dissent of the recent Hobby Lobby decision.

They Gathered to Remember Chuck Stone’s Joyful Noise

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Journalist, family and friends share memories of legendary Philadelphia journalist Chuck Stone.

Donald Sterling, Mark Cuban and the Bigger Picture We’re Not Seeing

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B.O.L.D member Joshua Rivers has a change of heart on the Donald Sterling fiasco, calls for extermination!

Unspoken Assumptions: When Men are the Dead

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The death toll at the Turkey mine disaster has now reached 232, and “hopes are diminishing” for the many others still trapped. Women aren’t mentioned, so we can assume the dead are men.

5 Ways We Can Disprove the Myth of A ‘Black Male Crisis’

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Michael Taylor wants you to know that there’s no such thing.

Why the Person Who Told you ‘You Ain’t S***’ was Right

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B.O.L.D member Richard Taylor wants people to tell themselves: “You ain’t s**t!”

5 Reasons to Stop Calling Chicago ‘Chiraq’

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Considered the voice of Chicago, B.O.L.D member Richard Taylor fights against the death spoken over his hometown.

Marlon Wayans “Desperate for Laughs” in Haunted House 2

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For Marlon Wayans, it’s all jokes. He’s not trying to change the world, just your mood.

Climate Change: Why There’s No Time for Discrimination

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You can’t shout a slur if you can’t breathe.

Econology: Why This Word Will Ultimately Save Your Life

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Social and ecological problems are mutually reinforcing. Attempting to solve one without the other is counter-intuitive, thus we need to practice econology.

Detroit Tigers Sign Miguel Cabrera for $292 Million. Meanwhile, Detroit.

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The average teacher in Detroit would have to work 5,840 years to make what baseball player Miguel Cabrera will “earn” in 10.

Same-Sex Marriage: Once More Down the Aisle, But Now is the Time to Celebrate

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BREAKING: Same-sex marriage is now legal in England and Wales.

How a Former Felon Became a Global Thought Leader

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Once considered a threat to society, BMe Leader Shaka Senghor, now herald as a global thought leader, will present at the 30th anniversary TED Conference.

What Paul Ryan Gets Wrong About Inner City Men

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I agree with Paul Ryan, there’s a culture problem, but it’s his, not ours.