For Jase Wilson, it all started with a love of cities. He had a passion for understanding how they were built, and ended up studying them in college. Along the way, he nurtured a deep appreciation for open spaces, parks and playgrounds.
I believe that sisterhood among women is one of the first steps we can take toward pursuing our soulful mission in the world, and is vital to our continued success and feeling free, fulfilled, and in flow as 21st century women.
More than thirty years ago, in response to disastrous effects of its development projects, the World Bank Group (WBG) instituted the first of eight safeguard policies designed to "prevent or mitigate adverse impacts of its projects on people and the environment." But they need updating.
My theory is that perhaps all the violence, state-sanctioned murder and unbelievable minimization of African Americans' reality and suffering requires that our psyches create some defense mechanism to survive the inundated news and media blasts of domestic terrorism.
I have lived long enough to know that serving our community is not only beneficial to one's self, but to our neighbors and society as a whole. Community service transforms people into good citizens and by working together, provides the resources to fix what is broken.
Sport has always been a part of Jamal Khalil Atkins' life. The second son of Albert William Atkins and Jeannette Sykes Atkins, Jamal's parents incorporated a philosophy of life that exalted and combined a high respect of body, will and mind.
In 2007, when I left active duty, I thought my deploying days were done. I was wrong, and I'm so grateful for that. This past June, I answered my country's call to deploy again, but this time on the front lines of Detroit.
Our modern society is more likely to isolate than connect us. Not that true connection isn't possible. But for many of us -- and especially for some of us post-divorce -- it's pretty hard. And it didn't always used to be this way.
With the understanding that even our political officials are refusing to protect us from these monsters, it is up to us to be the advocates for sensible gun legislation to use our democratic power to promote change.