The Unacknowledged

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To kick off National Poetry Month, Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus writes about poetry’s role in “the unacknowledged world” and invites all readers to consider their own “moments of being.”

The Swift and Quiet Death of ‘Loyal Opposition’

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Here’s to wishing the Democratic opposition to Iraq took a page from Lindsey Graham’s playbook.

“Has the election of President Obama rattled white people everywhere?”

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This comment by Paul on the post Why Racial Blowback is The New Racism

“Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis: Presidential Edition (Video)

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Tweet Our President, as it turns out, is really f*cking funny.  — I don’t know if the President’s or Galinfianaskis’s sarcasm and wit shines more brightly in this interview, but I’ve been close to tears watching. Hats off to our President for maintaining such unabashed integrity while being asked these ‘tough questions.’ And many thanks […]

Why Racial Blowback is The New Racism

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The author shares his disturbing observations on race relations in 2014.

Conservatives Call President Obama ‘Real Racist’ For ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Program

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Conservatives are firing back against President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” program. Last week, Obama announced the initiative that will create a task force to promote and expand programs that provide young men of color with educational opportunities and jobs.

Welcome To The New Cold War

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Russia’s invasion of Crimea is a new chapter in American-Russian relations, and the same old story for former Soviet republics.

Making Sense of Three Revolutions With A College Professor and Pretty Great Musician

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Dr. Joel Tannenbaum helps me understand what the hell is going on.

Open Letter to The President: Engage Men in New Task Force to End Sexual Assault On Campus

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Sign the petition to urge President Obama to engage leaders from the men’s movement in new White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

Are Kanye’s Problems Your Problems?

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Albert Okagbue explores Kanye’s favorite topic: Kanye.

So What if Barack Obama is Gay?*

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Oliver Lee Bateman discusses tabloid “outings” and the need for reassuring either/or categories.

Six Things I’ve Learned from the Syria Crisis

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Robert Burke Warren participated in the collective sigh of relief that came from the decision not to go to war with Syria. And have we learned anything from the crisis? Well, yes.

Race in America: It’s Time for the Small Conversations, too

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The most powerful way to oppose systemic racism? Just say hello.

The Institute for Compassionate Leadership

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Lodro Rinzler recalls his friend Alex Okrent, and how his life inspired the creation of the Institute for Compassionate Leadership

Men are Being Sexually Assaulted in the Military, But Nobody is Talking About it

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Our Soldiers are being raped…by our Soldiers.

Father and Son Graduate College Together

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On Sunday, two Dorian Joyners donned their caps and gowns to graduate from Morehouse College in Georgia, where the commencement speech was given by President Obama.