Chicago Gay Pride Parade photo by C. Robertson flickr.com Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. This weekend isn't just the unofficial sta...
In 2004, my department asked me to take over the agency's mental health training. I didn't know much about mental health, so I went to many training...
On Monday the countdown began - four days until Friday, three days, and so on. At the age of 27, being this unfulfilled was no way to live and so I did what they tell you never to do. I quit. And here's why.
Both cases involve nineteen year-olds. One is white. One is black. One comes from wealth. One comes from one of the most impoverished communities in America.
The specter of HIV & AIDS still haunts us like the character of death in Ingmar Bergman's Seventh Seal. We are still at the chessboard seeking ways to eradicate the disease and educate people.
It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the culture of South Asian immigrants that both ambition and identity do a similar dance, often with greater intensity, and is among the latest variations on a familiar American story.
The two women expected their case to go to trial. They planned to show the court their receipt for the soup and explain to the judge that Ms. Ellis is a vegan and never eats meat of any kind, much less a hot dog. But when their case came up, they were told there was not going to be a trial.
When I first watched Sherng-Lee Huang's and Livia Ungur's fantastical film Hotel Dallas, I was reminded of that Salvator Dalí and Walt Disney collaboration Destino.
We saw the good, the bad, and the ugly from the world of advertising during Super Bowl 50. Now it's time to highlight the beautiful. The folks from the Adaptive Training Foundation in Dallas submitted an ad called "Limbitlless" for Doritos' Crash the Super Bowl contest.
The Coen brothers are always interesting, their cinematic choices bold and featuring hidden messages. Hail, Caesar! is no different; there are so many sub-themes and inside jokes in the film, it would take at least three viewings to get about half of them.
Louis Sullivan, father of the American skyscraper, posed the definitive question about that new architectural form back in 1896: "What is the chief characteristic of the tall office building?" he asked in an essay titled "The Tall Building Artfully Considered."
What do cities that succeeded have in common? What have they done right? And what do they still need to do to stay on top?
It's more than art for art's sake. Justin Adu's African Amedia exhibit was created with direct intent to deliver in-your-face content that forces one to take in the adversities of society. His work addresses the negative portrayals of African Americans in mainstream media, while also providing a platform to look inward and analyze self.
The truth is, no matter what the Supremes have ruled in June, nothing definitive is settled yet on the matter of equality for non-normative sexual and gender-expressive minorities in the USA.
I'm often asked what works in education. After starting and leading public schools in Texas for nearly four decades, my response is straightforward: Start young, involve parents, empower children in their own development and be patient in fostering their eventual success.
It happens in an instant. The accident, the injury, the IED explosion -- the unthinkable event that changes life as someone knows it forever. After the hospital stays and surgeries, amputations and "we did everything we could do's," comes rehab. For many, that's where the story ends.