A Dad Reacts To a Five Year Old and a ‘No Suicide’ Contract


After reading about a five year old child forced to sign a no-suicide contract, Scotty Schreir worries about the world his son will grow up in.

Requiem for Kalief: “He Would Have an Associate’s Degree If He Didn’t Kill Himself”


After being held at Riker’s Island for three years without a trial, Kalief Browder committed suicide at the age of 19. Diane Sears asks if a mentoring program would have changed this horrific injustice.

High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, and Race — A’bria Robinson


“Boys disrespect me…If I never let them get it…They ask how much do you love me…But to them I’m nothing…I’m nothing but my body.”

Mandela’s Belief that Education Can Change the World Is Still a Dream


Two years after Nelson Mandela’s death, the challenge remains to use education to change South Africa and the rest of the world.

To My Kids On Adversity: The World Is Yours To Shape And Mold


A dad holds on to hope that in a world of people pitted against one another, times are a changin’ for the world his children will grow up in.

You Should Be Angrier at Bill Cosby than You Are at Walter Palmer


Mark Radcliffe wants you to get some perspective and spew some of your venom toward the accused serial rapist in our midst.

The Constitutional Right to Dignity: From Gay Marriage to #BlackLivesMatter


The Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges has a potential huge impact on racial justice and equal dignity for other marginalized groups.

Dads Play a Crucial Role in Teaching Kids that Prejudice and Bullying Must Stop


Classroom lessons aren’t enough. It takes involvement from parents to make the lessons last.

About the Endless Deaths of Bill Cosby


The tragedy of Bill Cosby is that he’s now a memory of what never was.

Sandra Bland Calls out to Black Men


We need to be arm and arm with black women in courage and action when it comes to destroying the machine that destroys us.

Attacks against Bernie Sanders Have Reached New Depths


Warren Blumenfeld says critics who equate Bernie Sanders’ politics with those of the Nazis show a deeply offensive misunderstanding of history and politics.

Why Everyone Should be Outraged about Sandra Bland

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Black Lives Matter is not just a black issue. It is a human issue. The Sandra Bland incident has an impact on society as a whole.

How the Word ‘Victim’ Can Make Rape Feel Like It’s Your Fault

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Rape ‘survivor’ Dani Bostick claims the label victim, but she doesn’t let it shame or define her.

One Campaign Gets the World Talking About Differences, Touches Us All


Coca-Cola Middle East issues a challenge to remove human labels with their latest social experiment disguised as a campaign. Are you ready to take it?

The Day I Watched the Confederate Flag Come Down

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It required nine deaths, but Gaye Christmus hopes that the “chorus of quiet voices” will finally be heard.

Comics For Anyone Struggling To Explain What It Means To Be Queer


We may be growing in visibility, but it doesn’t mean we don’t sometimes feel alone.