Attention professional weather prognosticators, TV meteorologists, National Hurricane Center forecasters and anyone whose number one conversation topic centers around Fourth of July weekend atmospheric conditions. Yes, that includes this nation's grandpas.
While I do not condone the dishonesty and deception of Rachel Dolezal's actions, I think of her story as a teachable moment about race relations in America -- about how the racial landscape has changed over the years. And about how far America has yet to go before blacks and whites are shown equal treatment.
Nostalgia is not history. Like any effort to cram a decade's worth of noteworthy events into eight hour-long segments, CNN's The Seventies, is as remarkable for what it neglects as what it remembers. It's first hour, "Television Gets Real" is a good example.
In the 1970s, Bob Newhart found himself literally in the middle of a revolution. He did not look the type. In his "button-down" appearance and deadpan delivery and demeanor, he resembled what he was before he embarked on his standup comedy career; an accountant.
There are ways to use social media effectively and enjoy it without making us feel emotionally heavy or weighed down. Here are a few of my favorite ways to help you lighten the emotional weight of social media:
Is it really true that good looking reporters regularly scoop their less attractive counterparts? And who ever said that life is fair?
Get the C-5M Super Galaxy, that's the largest plane in the Air Force's arsenal, and load it up with the two rival motorcycle gangs, the Bandidos and the Cossacks.
Listen up, American newborns. I realize your middle ears are still teeming with fluid and you're only capable of responding to high-pitched voices, but in just 35 short years, you'll be eligible to run for our nation's highest office.
Toss some hot political issues, mix in religious extremism, factor some ethical considerations and blend in innovation to produce the most sought-after ticket in Arab media events.
Recently in Georgia at a high school graduation ceremony, the school's founder-director made comments that drove people, black and white, to get up and leave before the event ended.
A conference aimed at mitigating hate speech, radicalism, and violence that plague Arab broadcast media took the bull by the horns this week amid heated debate on freedom and government controls.
The founding head of Al Jazeera America has been unceremoniously demoted, and a trusted face from the older Al Jazeera English put in his stead. Yet this is not the main issue. As it happens, we all have a stake in a stronger, better, trusted Al Jazeera service.
Research on the exit polls from CNN after the 2004 election show an American electorate just as divided. And Obama hadn't even been sworn in as a United States Senator.
Does wisdom come with age? It's often said that the Chinese, for example, respect the elderly and revere age in a way that is foreign to Americans who treat age as a burden.
Being out past curfew was against the law for slaves in the colonies. Should slaves have respected the law and brought about change through legal means?
In the biggest showdown between state authorities and the U.S. military since the Civil Rights Era, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to shadow a U.S. military exercise in the Southwest.