It's seems stylish and even respectable again in political and social circles to admit that you may consider motherhood as important as any career, thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama.
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An interview with Deborah Fisher who planned the Bedstuy Meadow Project: "The goal is to sow wildflower seeds on every single patch of abandoned soil in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bed Stuy."
QUINN RALLINS, 23, graduated magna cum laude last year from Morehouse College with a dual major in international studies and Spanish. This spring, Mr....
With News Corp's purchase of neighborhood publications like the Brooklyn Paper, all that annoying journalism that challenges pesky things like protecting citizens from eminent domain is all but lost.
Let's relax. Traffic is traffic and we can't change it. If we relaxed, traffic might even flow better.
The Obama Revolution is more than a revolution of policy proposals, campaign decisions, and lofty rhetoric. It is a revolution in the way we think about ourselves and act on our convictions.
Nowadays, everything is reduced to sound bites of doom and gloom. I've decided to exercise my Constitutional right to the pursuit of happiness. Here's what is making me smile these days.
This is not the Larry Summers plan. But it could help to address the psychological underpinnings of the crisis and make the stimulus stick.
We may be able to build the foundations today that will spell victory for our families tomorrow, when we once again face ballot box battles like Prop 8 in California.
Obama said from the beginning that the end goal of this campaign was to create a movement for change. That means the campaign isn't over.
Thousands of ordinary Americans learned how to be community organizers by working on Obama's presidential campaign. Mr. President, set the Obamaniacs free.
Obama's call to service for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day was two weeks ago today. But to my generation, I'm afraid it may as well have been issued by Abe Lincoln. It's already history.
Until Obama, I had always viewed the White House as synonymous with "the boss" or the "management" of a facility who instills fear into workers when they try to organize.
2009, Saul Alinsky's centennial, is off to a terrific start. Just ten days before his's 100th birthday, his community organizing disciple was sworn in as president.
There is a great potential for a positive change in our society, a change where people take charge of serving the public, living a life that is meaningful and satisfying.
After the inauguration -- impervious to cold, color and creed -- the crowd remained joyous with street vendors hocking Obamawear at every slow moving step.
If the destruction of capitalism and the arc of history were responsible for American manufacturing's steep decline, there would be a legitimate debate about whether it's worth saving.
After this week's celebrations end, we will have to follow Dr. King's example and reinvest our energy and optimism into efforts whose benefits many not be fully seen for many years to come.
Judging by the almost 80 volunteers who came out to build a garden in Downtown Tacoma, I would have to say there are a lot of Americans out there just waiting for an opportunity to give back!
This is a call to you, Generation Obama. We must show the equal enthusiasm to our communities as we did in getting out the vote.
My problem with the service frame is simple: If I serve, someone else is being served. If I serve, I act, but the other -- the beneficiary -- does not. "Service" seems to create two classes: the givers and the receivers.
Thanks to digital organizing, Obama now has a secular congregation as big as America. That congregation elected him. Now that same congregation is going to practice the values that he has preached.
Making money from ignorance is not the answer -- education is the answer and we must provide it. All of our actions must be done for the good of the people and not the good of the pocket.
The dream of being a Consumer was supposed to be a one-way trip. It was the new America and there was no way out -- only the deeper dream.
Today, I sat in a room while a dozen or so everyday Americans prepared to share the stage with top leaders from the Obama transition team and the new Congress.
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