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A Better Way to Support Nonprofits

Robert Peterpaul | Posted 08.26.2016 | Impact
Robert Peterpaul

Cultivated out of a need to do more, MyFiki was cofounded by NJ natives, Rafik Tawadrous and Tara Fardellone. After a long history of volunteering and donating until their pockets were empty, the pair felt their work wasn't enough to fulfill the needs of the nonprofits they supported.

These Are The Most Beautiful Towns In The Country

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.19.2016 | Travel

The United States of America is one stunning country, and Conde Nast Traveler took it upon themselves to do something fairly difficult: rank its most ...

The World Is Yours

Tiffany Griffin | Posted 08.10.2016 | Black Voices
Tiffany Griffin

Black America (and many other groups in America) counts the hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds that fear-laden behaviors such as reporting a man listening to Nas doesn't morph into an act that strips us away from this world that is supposed to be ours just like everyone else's.

Daily Caller's, Republican Religious Freedom Hypocrisy

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Trump-era conservatives are only interested in propping up their religious beliefs without regard for how they impact others' lives. They have no concern for the rights of all citizens. They are not leading an intellectual movement, but rather a movement for their ethno religious politics.

Women in Politics and American Society: A Tale of Two Firsts

Nicole Evelina | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Nicole Evelina

When we think of women in politics, their inclusion in places of power seems to be a recent occurrence, but women have been raising their voices since...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the Art of Collaboration

James Barrett | Posted 08.05.2016 | Entertainment
James Barrett

We need collaboration more than ever, and here's why. Collaboration is not "here's all of my ideas; you can look but don't touch." Collaboration is sharing views but more importantly being open to others' perspectives and ideas. We need each other to grow, to be stronger, smarter, better, together.

Don't Be Silent About What Matters

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

These frames sit on my desk. I share this photo because I am not "Political". I appreciate GREAT leaders. I am not a Democrat(My Mom is). I am not a Republican(My Dad is). I am an American. I am an American who believes in spreading love so that there is no room for hate. I believe that leaders should unify, inspire and connect.

Why Build a Copy of Europe When You Can Build a Better Country in America?

René Zografos | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
René Zografos

The following post is from an interview I had with Maria Ludvigsson, an award-winning columnist writer in the Swedish newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet. This is also an excerpt from the book Attractive Unattractive Americans, which are available in bookstores now.

I'm Mad As Hell... And You Should Be Too!

Tammy L. Coia | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Tammy L. Coia

I have to let the anger release when I think about Donald Trump and his thoughts on my friends from Mexico. He has no idea what it means to have nothing, and yet be so rich in so many ways.

The Subway Ride That Reminded Me What Makes America Great

Jessica Shortall | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Jessica Shortall

On Wednesday, I sat on the A train on my way from Queens to Manhattan. Across from me sat a young mother with her baby boy. Both of them were laughing and clapping along with a Muslim Uzbek woman who had arrived late the night before, setting foot in the West for the very first time.

Give Me Shelter

Marc Joseph | Posted 08.01.2016 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Homelessness is not a modern phenomenon. The first cases of the homeless in America date back to the 1640s according to Street News Service. Wars foug...

Why do we need "The Muslim Writers Collective"? The answer may not be what you think.

Muslim Writers Collective | Posted 07.28.2016 | Religion
Muslim Writers Collective

Over the last two weeks we introduced ten storytellers from the Muslim Writers Collective. You got to know them; now we want you to get to know us (th...

What Does It Mean To 'Make America Great Again?'

Ron Garan | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Ron Garan

Greatness, above all else, requires that we have the wisdom, patience and humility to realize that in order to succeed and progress we need to incorporate the efforts of all -- not just those we've deemed worthy to be members of our tribe.

Forget The DNC. The Real Democratic Party Scandal Is In Florida

Roger Wolfson | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

The Democratic Party spending millions of dollars to defeat Grayson and Sestak in the primaries is short-sighted, to say the least.

Why Michelle Obama's 'I Live In A House Built By Slaves' Quote Is Vital

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.26.2016 | Black Voices

Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night was one for the books. It was a moving, heartfelt, and beautiful testa...

Michelle Obama's DNC Speech And Understanding The Trump Vote

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Melissa Jun Rowley

Many parts of America are in crisis, and whatever happens come November, a large percentage of the population is going to be angrier than it is now.

I'm Dreaming Of A Bi-partisan World!

Shannon M. Carducci | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Shannon M. Carducci

What could it look like? Could you just imagine how different our nation would be if we all worked together for the greater benefit of ALL? What woul...

Trump's Acceptance Speech As Seen By The Algorithms

Robin Raskin | Posted 07.25.2016 | Technology
Robin Raskin

The tech-savvy (except Peter Thiel) have shown no love for the newly announced Republican candidate throughout the nominating process. I figured it was time to look at Trump's speech in the tech world's own lingo.

Reflecting On The Next Generation's Lessons Learned From Our Presidential Leadership Journey

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Joshua W. Walker

@ Grant Miller Photography It sounded like a train rolling through a station or a powerful earthquake shaking the historic Central High School of Lit...

A Nation of Losers?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Donald Trump's message seems to be that Americans are a bunch of losers and that our country is in the toilet. He is quick to add that it's not our f...

Presidential Leadership Scholars Program Gives Hope for America's Future

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

By BJ Goergen As someone from Dallas, the recent shooting of police officers and a protestor highlighted close to home for me that something is wro...

Not The America We Imagine

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Stephen D. Smith

I see two pictures of America. One that is open, free, respectful, fun-loving. The other which is divisive, fearful, angry, and violent. These two have much that sets them apart, but they share missing elements, because neither America is integrated, fair, embracing, or colorblind.

Country Music Star Sam Riddle Shatters Age Old Taboo, Falls For A Woman Of Color In His Newest Music Video -- "Hey You."

Jacob Weber | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Jacob Weber

America is reeling amid re-ignited racial flames, and country music ace (and Vegas favorite) Sam Riddle appears to be the only cowboy with the steer-sized cojones to reach through that fire...for the hand of stunning South African actress and dancer Sibo Mlambo (Starz' "BlackSails.")

Second Week of Fifty States of Wigge

Michael Wigge | Posted 07.18.2016 | Fifty
Michael Wigge

I have been traveling for almost two weeks on my challenge '50 States of Wigge'. Will I be able to travel all fifty states in 50 days and face a challenge in each state?

Dope New Song Celebrates Hardworking Latinos Who Help ‘Raise America’

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.15.2016 | Latino Voices

Immigrants and people of color help make America great. And lest you forget it, Brooklyn-based artist Xenia Rubinos is here to remind you. In her song...