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George Washington Carver

'Nature Is A Giant Broadcasting Station Through Which God Speaks To Us Every Hour'

Audrey Peterman | Posted 07.22.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The reassuring words of George Washington Carver came soothingly to me this morning as I greeted the first day following the formal determination of the Republican Party's candidate for president of the United States.

Anticipating The Future 'Black Lives Matter' National Park

Audrey Peterman | Posted 07.11.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

Here's to the day when "Black Lives Matter" is an unnecessary affirmation as that ethic is cemented in the creation of a national park commemorating the legacy of this time.

This Clothing Line Honors Black Intellects With Their Own Fictional College

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.24.2016 | Black Voices

One clothing company is honoring a few of black history's greats by giving them their own fictional universities modeled after their works. Philadel...

On the Road Again - Gilligan's Compelling Journey in 2015

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 02.11.2017 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

This story is dedicated to Gilligan, (July 4, 2001 - December 29, 2015) our beloved family member, travel companion, and friend who taught us how cats...

Should One of the Four New Chemical Elements Be Named "africanium"?

Peter Reynosa | Posted 02.06.2017 | Science
Peter Reynosa

Artwork by Peter Reynosa At the very end of last year, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced that four new chemic...

In The 'Hour Late' (Joe Webster 4)

Jon Horford | Posted 01.13.2017 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70's and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.

Mentors Matter

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Far too many young Black boys are only hearing the first part of the message - -"You can't do it." We need supports in place to show them that they can choose a different path.

Winning World Wars, Jelly's Full Potential, Big 12 & Big 10 Smack Talk: Best College Videos Ever

Posted 09.27.2012 | College

Two new videos from a team of independent filmmakers in Iowa asks, "How many World Wars has your school won?" The videos promote Iowa State Univers...

All Cows Don't Eat Grass, and Other Ways the Food System Has Changed Our Vernacular

Cathy Erway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cathy Erway

Cows have not been evolved to digest corn, but it's become the basic feed of industrial agriculture livestock. And, most of that corn has been genetically modified. What else is new?

Dumb Luck: Top 7 'Historical Tweets' From Inventors (PHOTOS, POLL)

Alec McNayr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alec McNayr

Whether scientist or tinkerer, academic or technologist, the greatest inventors of all time had one thing in common--they divulged their innermost tho...

George Washington, Carver

Ross Hyzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ross Hyzer

A New "Green" Economy

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael DeJong

In an economy quickly going down the toilet faster than a nickel bag government-sanctioned "ganja" could 'pot'-entially create more and literally 'green' jobs and add much needed tax revenues.