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.


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


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

How a Former Felon Became a Global Thought Leader


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


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

Does Arizona Hate Everyone?

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Arizona’s proposed “religious freedom” bill, S.B. 1062, could soon be passed into law and it might have some negative effects that neither side has considered.

Why Is the Media Silent? #PrayForVenezuela


Eduardo Garcia spent most of his youth in Venezuela, and it breaks his heart to see how it’s being torn apart, its people killed. Even worse, why is the world ignoring it?

Five Keys to Developing Men of Style and Substance

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William Malcolm is teaching young boys to become good men through mentoring and real-world opportunities.

Today, Feb. 20, Would Have Been Kurt Cobain’s 47th Birthday.


Kurt Cobain’s childhood friend, author Jeff Burlingame, reflects on the ways in which Kurt changed his life.

How Adopting a Park Rebuilt a Trashed Detroit Neighborhood

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One engineer can make a difference when he’s Gaston Nash of Detroit.

Race Relations, Conversations, and the Crap That Needs to Stop

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The world is not just black and white, there’s a myriad of pretty colors making up society. Let’s end the war between races and work to save the only race that matters; the human race.

Hey Samuel L: I’m Black and Mistaken for Tyler Perry… by Blacks


Samuel L. Jackson made it into an issue of race when a white reporter confused him with Laurence Fishburne. I wouldn’t label the guy a racist. Blind? Absolutely. But not a racist.

What Do We Want for Our Children?

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The tragic and untimely death of Philip Seymour Hoffman made a lot of people think. Larry Bernstein thought about the children.

Student’s Survival Story Triggered by Campus Suicides

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In the wake of two suicides in the last three weeks at the University of Pennsylvania, college junior Jack Park reveals he, too, wanted to commit suicide, but says his failed attempt was part of a greater being’s plan for his life.