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WATCH: How ‘Lee Daniels' The Butler' Is A Love Letter To America

OWN | Posted 08.10.2013 | OWN

For an upcoming episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," Oprah Winfrey sits down with some of her costars in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" to talk about the fil...

Geography: The Latest Front in the Class War

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

At the heart of today's political gridlock is a sense of disconnect. Too many Americans feel disconnected from their government, their economy, and even their fellow citizens.

American Voices on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

The American experience has always been one of starting over, rethinking, reworking, and reinventing. In the early 21st Century, a reinvention moveme...

Best of America!

Susie Sampson | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Best of America! That's right, gay marriage, politics, hugs, immigration, etc. Americans are always so smart. Almost as smart as I can be. I'm excited to share some of my interviews with you and I hope you enjoy them.

Land of the Frequently Naive -- Things About America You Won't Hear in America

Christina Kelly | Posted 10.06.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

When I first arrived at Heathrow airport, I remember how judged and scrutinized I felt by the UK Border Agency. I needed a bunch of different forms and information regarding my visa status to get through those gates.

No TV in My Life

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.03.2013 | TV
Sidonie Sawyer

I grew up in Paris without watching TV. My strict parents believed their TV set was an adult-only apparatus, and did not let their kids sit in front of it.

Our Superman in Detroit: How a Social Entrepreneur Convinced us That the Motor City Will Rise Again

Casey Gerald | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Casey Gerald

We're no experts, but we think this is the story that is going to stick. It's the one that's going to show the rest of America how to move past our crises and our outdated models and start to re-imagine and rebuild -- and do it all ourselves.

America's Best Lobster Rolls Outside of Maine

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.01.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

If there's such thing as a perfect food, a great lobster roll could very well be it.

What Zen Looks Like Across America (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.01.2013 | Healthy Living

You don't need to jet across the world to an ancient religious site to find some zen. Here's proof that peace exists in our nation's backyard: America...

How Simple Technology Can Make a World of Difference

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Alexis Sclamberg

People end up with large amounts of excess food unexpectedly, and it's hard to locate and contact the people who need it most. Feeding Forward remedies this by utilizing the speed and accessibility of smartphone applications and a cloud-based platform to streamline food donations.

MBAs Across America: A Journey to Discover the Future of American Business -- and Disrupt B-School Along the Way

Casey Gerald | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Casey Gerald

Eight months ago, four first-year Harvard Business School students asked themselves a simple question: what if MBAs left their classrooms to get a hands-on education in the heart of America?

From Oscar To Trayvon

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Pendarvis Harshaw Watching "Fruitvale Station" in Oakland was more like watching a memory than watching a movie. When the film showed people smo...

America's Strangest Food Competitions

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.23.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Ready to gawk?

Trayvon, Morsi and B.S.

Sherman A. Jackson | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Sherman A. Jackson

The whole point of providing reasons to justify privilege is to raise it beyond critique, take it out of the realm of politics and place it in the realm of nature, where it can be seen as normal, "nobody's fault," as natural as morning dew or death.

Unsafe in Black and White America

Morgan Guyton | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

I have a feeling that I'm not the only white guy who experiences these thoughts that I sure don't want to have in my head. But I desperately want to unlearn these instincts because if I feel unsafe around someone else because they're black, I am part of the reason that the world becomes unsafe for them.

Pakistan's Disconnect With Reality

Aparna Pande | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Aparna Pande

The recent leak of the report of the Commission set up to investigate the 2011 raid and killing of Osama Bin Laden (also known as the Abbottabad Commission) has brought to the fore once more the growing radicalization and deepening cleavages within Pakistan.

Hungry in America

Sid Mohn | Posted 09.18.2013 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

Living in an urban environment like Chicago, it's easy for us to say 'what does a farm bill have to do with me?' The answer, though, is bigger than any farm. This bill affects each and every community across the country.

Toy Soldiers and America's Killing Fields

Michael W. Waters | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Chicago has received national attention as a result of its alarming murder rate. Nevertheless, a proper treatment of violence cannot be limited to the inner city. Violence is not merely a Chicago problem or a South Dallas problem. It is an American problem.

The Biggest Failed Chain Restaurants

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.15.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

We tend to think of the chain restaurant as a lumbering behemoth; an easily replicable, formulaic money machine that packs in customers no matter wher...

Is There a New Form of Value Taking Shape in America?

Bob Deutsch | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Bob Deutsch

When a culture of high expectations finds itself between mythologies, it really is between a rock and a hard place. Given America's vast resources, habitable landscape, and culture of plenty, we never needed to pause to reflect. We just keep on going like the Energizer bunny.

America's Illegitimate Sons and the Politics of Respectability

Kalia N. Baker | Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices
Kalia N. Baker

Watching disheartening and at times contradictory accounts of juror B37 on the same night Rachel Jeantel was afforded the opportunity to give America ...

The Media Does Us No Good By Focusing on Zimmerman

Sean McElwee | Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices
Sean McElwee

It's time for our nation to move past talking about a single trial and start talking about systematic racism, but when the Roman empire was crumbling, the people were delighted by bread and circuses.

Attack on Trayvon Martin Is an Attack on America

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime
Leslie K. Stein

Voter suppression and "stand your ground" are attacks on America's 99 percent. Sound crazy? They are attacks on reasonableness. Voter suppression a...

Solar Impulse Lifts Solar Industry to New Heights

Rhone Resch | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Rhone Resch

Someone once said: "Your vocation in life is where your greatest joy meets the world's greatest need." Without question, the pilots of Solar Impul...

Passing Through: Boston, MA

Rog Walker | Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices
Rog Walker

We decided to spend the 4th of July in Boston this year. Although I've been once before, I didn't know much about Boston other than my dislike for the Red Sox (growing up as a Yankees fan). At the end of our trip, we left with a newfound appreciation for a great American city.