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WATCH: Alicia Keys Makes One Ballsy Move For Peace

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact

Despite landing in the middle of a heated debate surrounding a cultural boycott of Israeli institutions, Alicia Keys decided to perform in Israel on J...

Bradley Manning: Guilty of 'Aiding the Enemy' if the Enemy Is Democracy

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

When the deceptive operation of the warfare state can't stand the light of day, truth-tellers are a constant hazard. And culpability must stay turned on its head.

Beauty In Truth: Alice Walker, Citizen of the World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.01.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

In Beauty In Truth, Parmar tells Walker's story by letting her narrate her own tale, in that beautiful trademark voice of hers, a woman who has lived through so much but still looks at life with enthusiasm and generosity.

Legendary Author Begs Alicia Keys To Cancel Concert | Posted 06.02.2013 | Black Voices

Author Alice Walker wrote an open letter to Alicia Keys urging her to cancel her upcoming concert in Isreal. Keys, who is currently on her "Set The...

Influential Women Share Advice on Staying Calm and Centered in Hectic Times

Marianne Schnall | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Marianne Schnall

In our materialistic society, our quality of life tends to be measured by what we have and produce in the outside world, rather than the experience of our inner world -- our sense of peace, fulfillment and joy.

Rules of One's Own

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean-In hits bookstores this week, promising women the wisdom to command more authority and success in the workplace. I'm intrigued.

Banning Books Is Censorship

Jane Friedman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Jane Friedman

Let's celebrate Banned Books Week by reading many of these books that have been unfairly censored.

Waving the White Flag

Annie Leonard | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Annie Leonard

"My vote can't make a difference. All politicians are the same. Sitting it out is better than voting for the lesser of two evils." No, no and no. Think about it.

Food for (Literary) Thought on Julia Child's Birthday

Dave Astor | Posted 10.15.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

With Aug. 15 being the 100th anniversary of Julia Child's birth, I figured a post about food in novels might be appropriate.

Blessings Triumph Over Curses In Israel

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 09.04.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

I believe that in due time more and more people will defy the naysayers and say Mah tovu ohalekha Yaakov, how good are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel.

Dr. Stein's "Political Medicine"

Colleen Becker | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Colleen Becker

Practicing what she calls "political medicine," Stein encourages her natural allies to heal themselves from a "sadomasochistic relationship to corporate politics" by acknowledging their agency.

Alice Walker Won't Allow Hebrew Translation Of 'Color Purple'

Posted 06.19.2012 | Books

Alice Walker is protesting Israel's treatment of the Palestinians by refusing permission for an Israeli publisher to translate her most famous book, "...

Reflections On Aging: Melissa Etheridge, Goldie Hawn, Alice Walker And Others

Marianne Schnall | Posted 08.04.2012 | Fifty
Marianne Schnall

"It would help not to treat age as if it were any less of a pleasure than it was when we were 6 1/2 and saying, 'I'm 6 1/2.' We could be saying, 'I'm 50 1/2' and say it with joy." -Gloria Steinem

Remembering Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple

Sheril Antonio | Posted 05.15.2012 | Entertainment
Sheril Antonio

While I am not usually nostalgic about the past, nor am I prone to "the-good-old-days" talk there is something important about The Color Purple and the decades that would follow its release.

Reflections on Occupy Wall Street From Nancy Pelosi, Alice Walker, Arianna Huffington & Others

Marianne Schnall | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Marianne Schnall

The frustration people are feeling over the lack of jobs and the economic crisis, the glaring inequities of the 1%, the corruption of the banks, and our dysfunctional political system, has awakened us from our apathy.

New E-Book Club Includes Works By Alice Walker

AP | Posted 12.07.2011 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- A digital publisher of Pat Conroy, Alice Walker and other writers has formed an online book club with a website that has for years served ...

Famous Authors Related by Blood or Marriage

Dave Astor | Posted 10.21.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

The Bronte sisters weren't alone in blood being as thick as ink.

11 Notable HBCU Alumni

Posted 10.04.2011 | College

Did you know that P. Diddy interned at Uptown records while he was at Howard University? Or that Oprah got her start in broadcasting while at Tennesse...

Glen Park

Louise Nayer | Posted 09.27.2011 | San Francisco
Louise Nayer

My dog Penny, an almost 14-year-old Bichon Frise, and I walk on the sidewalk bordering one entrance to the park. I think of all the dog-friendly Glen Park places.

He Gets It, But He Still Doesn't Get It: Reading Ethan Bronner in Athens

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.07.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Bronner's piece is a tragic performance in the gap between the understanding that it grasps and the understanding that it manages to hold.

Be the Change: Inspiration and Advice from Activists and Celebrities

Marianne Schnall | Posted 09.07.2011 | Women
Marianne Schnall

Media and society in general no longer inspire us or appeal to our own individual power to improve the world. In fact, we have been conditioned to leave that messy business to our elected officials. But it doesn't have to be this way.

Alice Walker: Israel And America Are Terrorist States

Foreign Policy | Posted 08.24.2011 | Books

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker will join the flotilla of ships next week that will try to break Israel's maritime blockade of the Gaza Str...

'Womanist': Saying Who We Are

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Monroe

Black History Month is that time of year when the achievements and courage of people of African descent are acknowledged and celebrated.

American Woman: 15 Trailblazers Vogue Left Off Their List

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 11.28.2012 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

At this time of year, for those in the fashion industry, "going to the Met" has nothing to do with spending a lazy day in the galleries, admiring Byza...

'The Color Purple' Author Alice Walker Didn't Want To Be At Pulitzer Ceremony

NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The Color Purple" author Alice Walker, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for her highly acclaimed novel, said last night she didn't want to pick up ...