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Can We Talk? Some Tough Love Steps to Ending Racism in Our Time

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

Ultimately, this is the first important step on the way toward ending racism: recognizing that every person born of any race or background is created in the image and divinity of God, and their lives matter to God and must matter to me.

This Is Home: A Music Video and Call to Action About America's Gun Violence Problem

Meredith Baker | Posted 10.18.2015 | Impact
Meredith Baker

Whether you are for or against gun control, it is undeniable that gun violence is a huge problem in United States and something needs to change.

The 3 Best Small-Town Food Scenes In America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Matt Duckor, Condé Nast Traveler Courtesy Knife and Fork We all know New York, Charleston, and New Orleans are destinations for food lover...

Reaction to the Democratic Debate From a Millennial

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 10.14.2015 | College
Tyson Hartnett

After watching the first Democratic debate, it was not as entertaining as the Republican one, but politics isn't supposed to be entertaining.

Welcome to Americaville.

Carl Corey | Posted 10.14.2015 | Travel
Carl Corey

Americaville is my take on the places I visit here in the U.S. and the reflection they project upon our American culture. I developed the idea for it while walking 480 miles across Wisconsin for a documentary project: "Along the Yellowstone Trail."

What #BlackLivesMatter Means to Me (Spoiler Alert: I'm Not Black)

Isa Adney | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Isa Adney

I've seen a lot of really painful and hurtful things being said by people who cannot speak from experience and who have not taken the time to listen to those who can.

The 11 Best Breakfast Sandwiches In The Country

Thrillist | Posted 10.14.2015 | Taste

Breakfast comes in many different shapes and sizes, but the king of them all is the breakfast sandwich. It rules over the realm of morning meals, incorporating whatever ingredients it damn well pleases. The only bounds it knows are its book-ending slabs of carbohydrates.

Mars, The Martian and U.S.

Bob Deutsch | Posted 10.07.2015 | Impact
Bob Deutsch

America is between mythologies. Gone are the days of a Superpower High Noon. Gone are the days when the biggest is equated with the best. Until recently, part of the glory of America was that it didn't need to know who it was.

The 16 Best Pizza Shops In America

Thrillist | Posted 10.07.2015 | Taste

Liz and myself and a few members of our inner pizza cabal have traveled around the country, sampling all the different beautiful iterations of pizza we have in America and picking the 33 best. Some of them are legendary repeats. Others are bold newcomers. All of them are delicious.

The 5 Ways American Muslims Can Respond to Anti-Muslim Protests

Qasim Rashid | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

This October, anti-Islam extremists are planning roughly 20 anti-Muslim protests in front of mosques in America. With this context, here are five important ways my fellow American Muslims can, and should, respond to these anti-Muslim protests in America.

23 Must-Do Hikes In The National Parks

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.05.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

You need to hit the trail and get into the wild to really capture all that the parks have to offer. Take a look at this list, lace up your hiking boots, and start planning your next hiking trip.

The Top 10 Most Relaxing Hot Springs in America

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

With the crisp air of autumn, can you imagine a better way to spend the afternoon than relaxing in a hot springs pool surrounded by beautiful scenery? We can't either. Check out this list of America's most relaxing hot springs and prepare to unwind.

My Remarks to 85 New Americans

Ambassador Samantha Power | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Ambassador Samantha Power

Holding onto where you come from should not hold you back from immersing yourself in your adopted nation and in your new, or in some cases, old communities. I've told you that America is richer for having you in it, but that means you must reach beyond the community that is familiar to you.

Bipartisan Environmental Leaders' Message to Congress: Reauthorize Conservation Funding

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

For the first time, TNC trustees from all 50 states and both political parties will visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday to tell their legislators that they need to fix this mistake as soon as possible.

Surgeon General's Rx for Health: Walk

Jay Walljasper | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jay Walljasper

To get Americans back on their feet --to enjoy better health and other rewards-- we need to make strolling and striding a natural part of daily life again. This can be accomplished by removing the personal and physical barriers that discourage us from walking for recreation, relaxation, and transportation.

Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

The Bus Ride to 'Belief'

Sister Jenna | Posted 10.01.2015 | OWN
Sister Jenna

As I stood there, I knew this soul was sincere, and she was being called to serve humanity through two efforts: by elevating humanity into a pure experience of God and by showcasing the importance of beautiful connections through the power of relationships.

Three Exceptional Facts About America

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

If you were to isolate the single most striking, if little discussed, aspect of American foreign policy in the first 15 years of this century, it might be that Washington's inability to apply its power successfully just about anywhere confirms that very power; in other words, failure is a marker of success.

Calling All Angels

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 09.28.2015 | Media
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Perhaps the pope's statement that when it comes to the difficult issues of the day, "We need to face them together, to talk about them and to seek effective solutions rather than getting bogged down in discussions," simply could not be heard in the political polarization that dominates Congress today.

Nic Cage Reveals If He Actually Stole The Declaration Of Independence

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment

National treasure, and star of "National Treasure," Nic Cage is finally opening up his book of secrets. Cage's new movie, "Pay the Ghost," is now in ...

Us vs Them--A Compassionate Look at Immigration

Lisa Ancona-Roach | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Lisa Ancona-Roach

Whenever I hear people talk of keeping "them" out by building a wall or whatever method, I can't help but feel the sad irony of it. I really don't understand how folks can forget that truth about the history of the United States.

Fraternity Collection Produces Bow Ties Covered In Confederate Flags

Breana Brill | Posted 09.23.2015 | College
Breana Brill

Dear Fraternity Collection, We need to talk. A little over a month ago, I signed up for your email list so I could lust over your cute shirts with uniquely-designed pockets, although I never actually buy anything from your store.

The Least-Visited States In America, And Why You Should Go To Each

Thrillist | Posted 09.28.2015 | Travel

Even the most travelled Americans have a few gaps in the "where I've been" map, especially when we're talking about missing states. It's a big country out there and clocking all 50 is a bucket list accomplishment. But which ones get passed over the most?

A Highway Into Poverty, But Barely a Sidewalk Out

Jade Greear | Posted 09.21.2015 | Teen
Jade Greear

Walk down the hallway of your school. Statistically, one out of every five students you walk by is living in poverty. And if you think you're exempt from this exercise, think again.

The 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in North America

The Outbound Collective | Posted 09.21.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

When was the last time you explored a beautiful waterfall? Whether you have to hike for miles to see it or simply pull off on the side of the road, waterfalls never seem to disappoint. Check out our list of the 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in North America and start making your plans.