Drown Out the Hate With Gratitude: #ThanksAMillionObama

Aja Barber believes it takes an incredible amount of bravery to be the first Black President, and she wants to say #ThanksAMillionObama

We Quarrel Over Names Because We Want to Feel Valued

It’s not political correctness gone wrong or an attack on freedom of speech. It’s a call-to-action to empower those on the margins to have an equal role in authoring our National and global story.

The Courage To Be Real

Marc Maron reminds us that being brilliant doesn’t mean copying others. Rather it means being the best version of who we are.


We welcome President Obama’s statement and stand with him in opposition to reparative therapy for minors, and call on everyone, regardless of political affiliation, to stand with us and put an end, once and for all, to this practice.

I Paid For This. Where’s My Seat?

Shawn Henfling discusses the disturbing but age-old trend of public funding for private sports venues.

Jim Crow Is Still America’s National Religion … But It Doesn’t Have to Be

Half a century after the civil rights movement removed most of the legal aspects of the Jim Crow regime the vast majority of religious people in America do not see fit to worship next to people of another race.

How President Obama Spoke To All of Us on the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

President Barack Obama spoke in Selma, AL on the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday. His words were about, and for, all us.

Listen To President Obama Relate to a Young Man About Growing Up Without a Dad

It’s always moving to hear two men relate, man-to-man, on something emotional. Even more so when one is the President of the United States.

Let’s Change Politics: The Politician Random Accountability Test

Time for a change in American Politics? Mark Goulston gives us an idea.

‘My, Oh My, President Obama, I Do Declare!’

Mark Goulston, on leadership and President Obama’s State of the Union Address.

Masculinity, Terrorism and Charlie Hebdo

If you don’t want the fallout of a confused and pathological masculinity, don’t create it in the first place.

How to Fan the Flames of Your Relationship…And Watch All Five Football Games This Weekend

Do want to increase the fire that burns between you and your loved one? Do you want to do it without sacrificing the desire to watch the NFL Divisional Playoff games and Monday’s College Football National Championship game? This is your step-by-step guide to doing both.

Ferguson is not a Special Case

Three social facts guarantee it won’t be long before the nation’s attention focuses on another divided community that yet again reveals the permanence of racism.

When Everything is Labeled Broken, Do Broken People Ensue?

I gave up hope years ago. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

No Child Left Behind and Common Core—Are They Working?

No Child Left Behind may not be meeting the needs of the many, only the few. Christian Lyons explores this disparity.

They say it’s a GOP Wave. Hope You’re a Good Swimmer

Many Americans voted to give control of both house of congress to the Republican party. Time will tell if this was a wise choice on their part.