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Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.23.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As soon as my lawyer gets out of jail, I am going to file a classless action lawsuit against the makers of "National Lampoon's Animal House" for theft of intellectual property.

Dear White People (and Others): It Seems Like Some of You May Have Forgotten, So Again, Here's Why #BlackLivesMatter

Chevonne Harris | Posted 06.22.2015 | Black Voices
Chevonne Harris

After 400 years of slavery, lynching, segregation and the complete whitewash of the word "swag" and all our best dance moves, haven't we suffered enough?

A Searching Moral Inventory: America's Opportunity to Avoid the Haunting Self-Destruction of Racism

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

Healing the long-term, collective race-based wounds to the psyches and emotions of Americans will not be an easy or expeditious task. But it MUST be done if we are to have the type of healthy, strong and united nation needed to survive an otherwise volatile and unpredictable world.

Civil Behavior Abounds in Response to Tragedy

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

The tragedy last week in Charleston, S.C., in which nine people were murdered, has evoked a local, state and national response bathed in civility.

Well... What's Next?

Moni Oyedepo | Posted 06.22.2015 | Black Voices
Moni Oyedepo

I don't know what's going to happen next in America. I don't see another Civil Rights movement happening. I definitely don't see a race war starting. However, some kind of large scale millennial-aged movement is on the verge of happening if the status quo doesn't start changing soon.

How Many Public Schools Does it Cost to Bomb ISIS?

Emil Mella | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Emil Mella

We, as a human race in general, just need to take a huge 7-and-some-billion-people-dosage of the chill pill.

Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.22.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Do you know where you'll be watching fireworks for the Fourth this year? If you haven't already made plans, you've come to the right place.

A Letter From a White South African to White America

Bronwyn Lea | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Bronwyn Lea

I've been watching #blacklivesmatter trend on Twitter: grief and outrage and opinions from every corner. And, as someone who grew up in Apartheid South Africa, this all feels eerily familiar. I listen to people talk and think I remember, and I recognize that.

The 20 Most Bizarre Traffic Laws In America

Supercompressor | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
Supercompressor

Here are some of the most bizarre traffic laws in the United States. And yes, there will be a quiz. Given by the police. If you speed. So print this out.

Standing Up for Our Heritage on Flag Day

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

Our national parks, monuments and public lands reflect our national identity. These are the very best scenic, historic, cultural and wildlife areas in our country. These are the national treasures we agreed as a nation to protect for the next generation -- for my kids and yours.

Two American Heroes Show Us How to Restore Our Exceptionalism

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Molly Alexander Darden

On June 6th, they buried Beau Biden, an American hero. Biden expressed his patriotism by living his ideals as a loving family man, an attorney, military officer in the Judge Advocate General Corp, an Iraq War veteran and a politician.

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In All 50 States

Supercompressor | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Supercompressor

There's nothing wrong with going full tourist when you're visiting a new state--you'd be blowing it if you didn't make time for a trip to The Statue of Liberty or the Golden Gate.

How Do Afghans Debate Terrorism?

Nushin Arbabzadah | Posted 06.10.2015 | World
Nushin Arbabzadah

At the level of opinion leaders whose views trickle through the social media, Afghans' debates on terrorism reveal a strong ethnic prejudice. Vocal non-Pashtun opinion leaders view terrorism through an ethnic lens.

The 21 Best Seafood Shacks In America

Thrillist | Posted 06.10.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

It's summertime, the livin' is easy, and seafood shacks are throwing open their doors.

Why There Is No Stopping the Funding of the Islamic State

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

The governments of Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia have for many years funded anti-Shia political and military movements in the Middle East without any substantial resistance from the international community.

Collective Bargaining in the Digital Workplace

Lowell Peterson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Media
Lowell Peterson

As Gawker's writers have demonstrated, organizing in digital media is a real option, not an abstraction or a fantasy. People who do this work really can come together for their own common good.

These Are America's Best Doughnuts

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.05.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

While some doughnut shops keep it strictly traditional, for others the sky's the limit.

I'm an Immigrant and I'm a Human

Tamara Holder | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Tamara Holder

Let's talk about immigration. And I mean let's talk about ALL of it -- the good, the bad and the ugly. With the recent push of the Obama administration to establish new immigration policy, there has been much chatter.

Accepting and Moving On in Post-racial and Post-tribal Societies

Washington Osiro | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Without absolving or equivocating on America's hypocrisy on matters of race, racism and abuse of civil rights, it is ironic and equally hypocritical that Africans, who have little compunction about hacking one another to death because of differences, physical or perceived, are some of the loudest decriers of racism and bigotry in America.

U.S. Saves Soccer, Becomes Most Popular Country In World

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Sports

WE DID IT.

The Best Tourist Attraction in Every State

Thrillist | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

One of the best things about this great nation of ours is that we don't like to be bored. Like, ever. But mostly, on road trips. Which is why we have all these bizarre roadside attractions.

African American Success Factors

Marshall Cannon | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices
Marshall Cannon

The African American community has been damaged to an extent that if Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey and Sojourner Truth came back to see what now exists, they wouldn't recognize it.

Birth of a Lion and the Great American Bildungsroman

Mario Tenaglia | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Mario Tenaglia

I was in Philadelphia all day on Saturday. I went to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in the morning, the Italian Markets, Reading Terminal, the Barnes Foundation, and Chinatown in the afternoon, and saw The Lion King at the Academy of Music in the evening. It was, in short, an absolutely incredible day.

America's 8 Most Overlooked Small Cities

Thrillist | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

We took a look at cities with populations between 100k and 300k, and picked out eight that, for one reason or another, just haven't gotten the national love and attention they deserve. Here's where they get that much-deserved love.

An Afternoon With Kishore Mahbubani

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Patrick Daniel

As part of the Albert H. Gordon lecture series, this year's speakers Kishore Mahbubani, dean and professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Poli...