It injures our politics for one large group of Americans to regard another large group of Americans as bad people. But more than that unfortunate cost, this moral judgment is demonstrably false.
After he waited for several hours, another staff member repeatedly called Brandon James "Ms. James," even after being corrected. "She was blatantly being disrespectful," he says. Ultimately, James left without even seeing a doctor -- and that's a huge issue.
After first refusing to confirm or deny it, the Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis met with the Kentucky clerk Kim Davis at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, where Davis's attorney -- who made the news public after the pope's trip ended -- said Francis told her to "stay strong." We don't yet know all the details of how the meeting came to pass, but the optics of it are bad no matter what. This simple encounter completely undermines all the goodwill the pope created in downplaying "the gay issue" on his U.S. trip. The pope played us for fools, trying to have it both ways. He's an artful politician, telling different audiences what they want to hear on homosexuality.
We as a society, from Seattle to Dubai, must eliminate restrictions on a woman's ability to decide when and if she has children, because no woman should die from an unsafe abortion.
In the spirit of Yom Kippur, I would like to do some of my own reflective and repentant work about white privilege, a topic that can benefit from the courage and heightened clarity that Yom Kippur brings.
According to Ban, "I ... learned to speak out when I realized that people's lives are at stake. It is that simple."
Our marriage benefits the world in the same ways a straight marriage does: Together, we are more resilient, we are stronger, we have more to give. And I promise you, if you knew us, you'd understand how solid our love is, how worthy of honor and recognition.
Stevens delivers his message with the grace of sandpaper, which rubs some wrong. However, if one looks through the harsh critique he offers those in power, one starts to see the absurdities that Stevens points out.
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.
Aspects of our personal life will inevitably bleed into our professional life as workplace culture is one that is interactive. The fear here is how negative stereotypes and misperceptions of bisexuality will negatively affect the professional progress of someone like me.
Whether you believe it or not, your decision to own and share your truth has already inspired someone else to do the same. Like yourself, I was raised in a black household, in a black neighborhood, and attended a black church. Like yourself, my experience at my HBCU was bittersweet.
Pope Francis recently addressed both houses of Congress. His Holiness spoke as both a head of state and a religious and moral authority. From my point of view as an African American, I believe that Pope Francis is an excellent role model for African American men.
In my new book An Entrepreneur's Manifesto, I have proposed an Entrepreneur's Bill of Rights, modeled on the great amendments to our Constitutio...
In the summer of 1998, only a month after I turned 20, I accidentally discovered that I was adopted. The experience threw me into an identity crisis. It also had the curious effect of teaching me about religious freedom.
They say that America is the land of the free. It's a principle upon which our nation was built, enshrined in the First Amendment and the national anthem taught in schools. But as I hiked into the woods to find a place to hide my sacred eagle feathers out of fear of being arrested, I wondered how free we really are.
Pope Francis arrives in Washington, D.C. as a conquering hero, with jostling crowds lining the street in rapt adulation. Trumpets, pomp, elaborate ce...