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The Anniversary of the Brown Decision

Daan Braveman | Posted 07.26.2014 | College
Daan Braveman

With respect to equal educational opportunities, colleges and universities must play a vital role in ensuring that a college education is accessible and that students understand the strength that lies in settings rich in diversity.

Yes, There Is a War On Women and #YesAllWomen

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

We know it is a war because there are battlefields, injuries and casualties. This war has no memorials and no solemn speeches are given to commemorate the victims who have been injured or killed. It is most often an invisible war.

What You've Been Waiting To Hear Your Pastor Say About Homosexuality..

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion

Ever wondered what Jesus really said about homosexuality and where the Bible stands on gay marriage? Gay marriage has been a contentious issue, par...

The Biggest Worry About Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Will technology and science that make our species more transhuman be used to create a deeper divide in society for the haves and have-nots?

The Next Service Economy

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

By building our social economy in ways that productively engage our presently underutilized talent and treasure, we can do more and better as a nation, both from a material and a moral standpoint. So what are we waiting for?

Creating Deaf Accessibility in the Workplace

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Lydia L. Callis

What if you didn't get the job because of the color of your eyes? Or because you were too tall? In 2014, this kind of hiring discrimination might sound absurd, but for deaf job candidates it is a difficult reality.

The Right's Millennial Dilemma in 2014 and Beyond

Jill Hanauer | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Jill Hanauer

Millennials want to see action on the issues that will define our times, while Republicans largely deny the scientific reality of climate change, actively promote the involvement of big corporations in elections, and undermine our public schools.

The West Coast Marriage Club Gets a New Member in Oregon

Sarah Toce | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

Oregon residents: It is now safe to move about the marriage cabin. You can collect your dresses, tuxedos and crocs as you pass "Go" and vacation with the thousands of tax dollars that might be owed to you.

The Myth of 'Turning' Gay

Chris Boeskool | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Boeskool

The worry is that if their kids see a man kiss another man on TV, it might give their child the dangerous idea that being gay is normal and nothing to be ashamed of.

Why Feminism Still Needs Our Attention

Lucy Stewart | Posted 07.18.2014 | Women
Lucy Stewart

The feminism I believe in is about choice; I want to be able to choose what I do with my life, how I look and what I choose to wear and yet still be taken seriously. That's because I want to choose not to be considered just for my looks but also for my intelligence.

Do Not Let Your Love Life Become Transactional: Split the Check

Calee Prindle | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Calee Prindle

I don't want my love life to be transactional. I'm not dating to get free meals; I'm dating to find someone who I can commit to -- a partner and an equal. I don't need a man who showers me with meals and drinks; I need a man who showers me with thought-provoking conversation

The Library Fight in Plain Sight

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 07.14.2014 | New York
Christian Zabriskie

It is time to talk seriously about branch libraries. It is time to focus on the community libraries that are within walking distance of nearly each and every New Yorker.

Can't a Girl Just Gig?

Selene Luna | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
Selene Luna

There was a time when little people in early circus sideshows were victims willing to exploit their afflictions to make a living; I don't believe that's the case with Little Women: LA.

What Must Happen So I Can One Day Enjoy Mother's Day

Calee Prindle | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Calee Prindle

I am career-focused, and I look around and see how much goes into raising children and think, Could I do that and work? Could I be a principal, mother, partner and an individual?

Home Economics: Give Mom a Little (Professional) Respect

Alyson Gounden Rock | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Alyson Gounden Rock

This Mother's Day, we can all do three things that will bolster mom's value and support gender equality. We can stop making throwaway negative comments about mothers. We can acknowledge that mothers do real work, and we can value that work more highly.

The Image Gap: The Price Many of 'Us' Pay for Growing Up Different

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 07.06.2014 | Black Voices
Stacey Tisdale

We're kings, queens, merchants. Immerse your child in their history. Only the truth of who they really are can fill the very image gap we strive so hard to prevent in the first place. Set them free.

Cancer Claims Fair Elections Activist Tobi Dragert

Linda Milazzo | Posted 07.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

On April 27, the Los Angeles progressive community lost one of its truly valiant social justice warriors. Tobi Dragert, a passionate advocate for fair transparent elections, equality, ending war and much much more, succumbed to cancer after a long and valiant battle.

The Roberts Court Gave Affirmative Action Its Last Rites, It's Up to Us to Revive It

Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq.

Liberty and equality don't just happen: They must be valued and protected by law.

Less than Sterling: Racism in 'Post-Racial' America

B.J. Garrison | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices
B.J. Garrison

In the wake of alleged comments made by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, there is yet another discussion on race taking place within American soci...

The Importance of Raising Your Voice

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

We've come a long way since our lives and experiences were deemed illegal and we were forced to remain in the closet or else be subject to arrest, but we have a ways to go before we can claim true equality under the law.

Defending True Religious Liberty: Church Files Lawsuit in Support of Marriage Equality

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

This morning in Charlotte, NC, the United Church of Christ filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court. This suit argues that the current law in NC, as it pertains to marriage, violates religious freedom by prohibiting UCC ministers, and other clergy, from officiating at same-sex marriages.

Hillary Clinton Dares Women To Compete

AP | By PAT EATON-ROBB and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she believes the outcome of the standoff in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia. ...

By 'Common,' We Mean Equity

TNTP | Posted 06.21.2014 | Education

When I first started teaching history as a New York City Teaching Fellow more than ten years ago, I walked in ready to give my high school students the same kind of education I had received at an elite private school in the Boston suburbs.

Men Must Play Their Part in the Battle for Arab Women's Rights

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

The culture that marginalizes women is largely the product of men. Therefore, the onus is on Middle Eastern men to be the first to demand and create changes in this unacceptable situation.

Why Being Called 'Woman' Isn't a Bad Thing

Ashley McDonald | Posted 06.17.2014 | College
Ashley McDonald

One time, I asked my mom if the fact that my dad called her "woman" bothered her. "No," she replied. "Why would it? I am a woman, after all."