The Lies We Tell Black Boys and the Truth They Deserve to Hear

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We need to stop teaching our black boys how to survive in a world not designed for them, and instead show them how to design a world that will allow them to thrive as individuals.

What I Learned While Teaching Black Boys

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Black boys matter. They care, and they have value.

Affluenza: Plagued With the Complexion for the Protection

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Those who are afflicted by it show no sense of urgency to be cured.

Climate Change: Why There’s No Time for Discrimination

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

Why the Pope Should Come To Philly and Ignore Its Hierarchy

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Philadelphia’s Mayor Michael Nutter and Pennsylvania’s Governor Corbett are the wrong faces for a plea of patronage from his holiness.

Lulu Quietly Changed Its App So It’s Opt-In for Dudes

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  Guys fight back against objectification of men and invasion of privacy issues, Lulu changes its policy. — By: EJ Dickson When the dude-ranking app Lulu was released last year, it was met with more than a little bit of controversy. Because Lulu did not require a man’s consent for his profile to appear on […]

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.

Feet Forward: What One Man is doing to Help Save the Planet

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With research showing that the production of one pair of sneakers emits 30 pounds of carbon dioxide, one man urges consumers to kick the habit of new shoe hoarding & tossing.

One Man Faces His Fear and Asks for a Conversation on Race

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Afraid his earnest plea will be taken in a negative way, activist Larry Swetman faces his fear and asks for an open dialogue on race.

Shift Responsibility on Stand Your Ground from Victim to Shooter

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If a law based on perceived fear can be used as an excuse to murder, shouldn’t a substance test be issued immediately to the shooter to confirm they didn’t have an altered perception of reality?

The Politics of Addiction

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While we’ve been fighting the War on Drugs, we’ve been leaving drug addicts behind. It’s time to change that. – When I was 21, my best friend died of a drug overdose. As far as his family and friends know, it was the first time he had tried heroin, although some of us knew that […]

Condoms! Condoms Everywhere!

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Andrew Smiler applauds the American Association of Pediatrics’ recommendations that adolescents be taught to use condoms and that condoms be made more available to them.