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Melinda Gates

Computers Are For Girls, Too

Melinda Gates | August 23, 2016 | Impact
The gross underrepresentation of women in computer science is not just a problem for the girls who are left out. It's a problem for all of us, because we're not benefitting from the creativity girls have to offer.
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

37 Times Donald Trump Should Have Apologized

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | August 20, 2016 | Politics
In Trump's warped world, it might be enough to vaguely say that you have regrets. But Trump owes the people he has attacked and bullied so much more than that.
Alba Garcia

My Journey To Embracing My Curly Dominican Hair

Alba Garcia | August 19, 2016 | Latino Voices
Today my family loves my natural curls and they often advise others to do the same with their damaged hair. My own hair journey has led them to change their views and their definition of beauty.
Jeffrey Sterling

Why I Still Have Hope In The American Dream That Failed Me

Jeffrey Sterling | August 19, 2016 | Black Voices
I am now in prison, and like so many other black bodies, I have been systematically removed from the American collective.
Gov. Martin O'Malley

Mr. Trump's Catholic Problem

Gov. Martin O'Malley | August 18, 2016 | Politics
Most American Catholics are descendants of immigrants from Ireland, Italy, Poland, Germany, or other European countries. So, when Mr. Trump makes immigrants and immigration his enemy, he's attacking us and the families of most American Catholics.
Dana Beyer

The Challenge For Both Black Lives Matter And American Jewry

Dana Beyer | August 17, 2016 | Politics
Black liberation is the responsibility of black people, but they cannot do it alone. They need the help of others, including Jewish Americans.
Richard North Patterson

No Time For Trump: Transforming Our Corporate Supreme Court

Richard North Patterson | August 16, 2016 | Politics
The GOP's unprecedented refusal to consider President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court underscores the stakes in the 2016 race. One is whether the Roberts court will continue to shield corporate interests at whatever cost to law or reason.
Abbie Unger

5 Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Surviving A Plane Crash

Abbie Unger | August 11, 2016 | Travel
Keep your shoes on during take-off and landing. Putting your shoes back on prior to landing will prevent you from having to run barefoot across a jet-fuel soaked tarmac.
Peter D. Rosenstein

Vincent Orange to Exit D.C. Council on Sour Note

Peter D. Rosenstein | August 9, 2016 | DC
After being pushed Vincent Orange finally did the right thing and announced he will resign his Council seat on August 15th the day he begins his new job as the Executive Director of the DC Chamber of Commerce; something he should have done right away. But as the saying goes...
Helen Clark

The Alleged Chinese Hacking at Vietnam's Airports Shows That the South China Sea Battle Isn't Just in the Water

Helen Clark | August 6, 2016 | World
PERTH, Australia -- This latest hack has not simply pointed out that nationalism and the fight over the South China Sea is being dangerously disaggregated from governments to citizens, but it has also shown that one of Southeast Asia's brightest tech hopes has a terribly large chink in its armor.
Rep. Joaquin Castro

Driving Growth Through Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Rep. Joaquin Castro | August 4, 2016 | Business
This week we recognize August 4th as Startup Day Across America, a time to celebrate entrepreneurs and the jobs they create. It's also an opportunity to reflect on the challenges that our entrepreneurs face and explore solutions to allow the best and brightest minds to succeed.
Jordi Lippe

Why Portland Is Good For The Body And Soul

Jordi Lippe | August 4, 2016 | Travel
Over Fourth of July weekend I was lucky enough to take a quick trip to Portland, Oregon. I never really spent time in the Pacific Northwest, aside from a wedding in Vancouver last summer, so I went in with an open mind.Of course, I was told...
Dean Obeidallah

The Khan Family's Fight Isn't a Muslim Issue -- It's an American One

Dean Obeidallah | August 3, 2016 | World
Captain Khan may have died on June 8, 2004 in Iraq while protecting the troops under his command, but he is still fighting for America against those who attack our values.
Anne Smart

White House Announces EV Initiative To Promote Charging Choice

Anne Smart | August 2, 2016 | Green
Consensus around a national direction for EV charging could be a game changer.
Dana Beyer

Feeling Like Dr. Zhivago Partying On The Eve Of A Bloody Revolution

Dana Beyer | August 1, 2016 | Politics
If you don't vote for Hillary on November 8th, you may never vote again.
Evelyn Atieno

Damn, Can We Let Malia Obama Live?

Evelyn Atieno | August 2, 2016 | Black Voices
Yes, Malia is the daughter of the president of the United States, but before that she is a teenager. She shouldn't be hindered from enjoying herself because of who her father is.
Ryan Hampton

Secretary Clinton And Mr. Trump: Meet The Inmates Facing Addiction In The Chesterfield County Jail

Ryan Hampton | August 1, 2016 | Politics
One of the final stops on my 2,500-mile trek to the Democratic National Convention was Chesterfield County, Virginia. Two weeks ago, before leaving my hometown, Los Angeles, I received a call from John Shinholser, founder of the McShin Foundation in Richmond, Virginia.  He told me...
Eduardo Diaz

La Pelota Is More Than A Ball Game

Eduardo Diaz | July 29, 2016 | Latino Voices
Sports have been a major presence in the lives of Mexican Americans since the early 20th century. This has been particularly true of Mexican Americans in the Midwest, where sports such as baseball took on a special significance. More than merely games for boys and girls, the teams and contests...
Gail McGovern

An Act Of Generosity Can Help Save A Life

Gail McGovern | July 25, 2016 | DC
We cannot always know when or where the next emergency need will arise. Yet, amid uncertainty and heartache, we witness acts of heroism, kindness and compassion every day.
Paul Mincarelli

In Baltimore, The Library Is Open

Paul Mincarelli | July 22, 2016 | Education
Imagine if public schools left their libraries open during the summer for students to continue reading and exploring hands-on educational content. What would happen if media specialists remained on site so that students could check out books and access materials?
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