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Running in Heels

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

A friend of mine recently referred to me as the "CEO of Running in Heels magazine" -- I laughed, thought it was cute and clever, and then realized what it really meant.

What's Your Story?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

I love other people's stories. I see a family , a woman eating alone, a man in a biz suit, two friends chatting, a group of teenagers hanging out... and I'm curious.

White House Conference on Aging -- Tear Down those Walls

Donna M. Butts | Posted 07.15.2015 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

It's time to tear down these age-segregated walls and rebuild the bridges -- the social compact -- that made our country economically viable and strong.

Daily Meditation: Glory

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.30.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Mic Check: Here's Why Hip Hop Hasn't Grown up Yet

Julian Mitchell | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

In the midst of these projected possibilities, one thing is certain: the power of Hip Hop is immense and unwavering. But, how the art form is used from this point forward will determine the type of power we truly want to have.

'Glory' Is The Inspiring, Oscar-Nominated Anthem We Need Now

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.16.2015 | Entertainment

Twenty-five million viewers tuned in to watch Common and John Legend perform "Glory" during the Grammy Awards on Feb. 8. At least 40 million people wi...

Eight-Time Grammy Winner Manny Marroquin's Music Mixing Magic

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.05.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Manny Marroquin is the most humble hitmaking powerhouse mixer in the business. With eight Grammies to his name so far including the rare feat of winn...

John Legend & Common Made The Year's Most Poignant Movie Song

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.05.2014 | Entertainment

John Legend and Common teamed up for "Glory," a track from "Selma," the upcoming film about the campaign for black voting rights in 1965. It's a song ...

Savor the Season: Why Appreciating What's Around Us Ignites What's Within Us

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Decorative pumpkins in July. Avalanches of fall fashion in mid-summer. Hearty harvest recipes during high heat. Societal conditioning magnified by...


Lillie Leonardi | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Lillie Leonardi

For more years than I care to acknowledge, I have attempted to rebound from the emotional effects of a traumatic injury. And sadly, I must admit that I have far too often felt sorry for myself.

Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Wins for 12 Years a Slave Suggest New Freedom for Authentic Black Storytelling

Chris Benson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media
Chris Benson

The validation of 12 Years a Slave could (maybe, possibly, hopefully) set the stage for more offerings of serious black subject matter in film. Honest stories that challenge us to face difficult (even disturbing) social and legal issues head on. Confrontational narratives. Narratives that complicate our social awareness.

Why Google's "War On Easter" Is Offensively Christlike

Morgan Guyton | Posted 05.31.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

Jesus is not stingy about sharing His resurrection with all of humanity. Why would he be stingy about sharing Easter with Cesar Chavez?

25 Great Movies for Our 'Historically Illiterate' Children

John Farr | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If history itself is comprised of human stories, great movies can make those stories feel even more immediate, more human. With that in mind, here are twenty-five of my favorite historical films, and the subjects they cover.

Monument To Black Civil War Soldiers Defaced

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

A monument in Boston depicting a famous all-black regiment that fought for the union in the Civil War was vandalized by a mentally disturbed local wom...

And The Winner Is... A Moment Of Glory, A Lifetime Of Purpose

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Dr. Cara Barker

The essential question is: What kind of investment do we make with the life we are given between the day we are born, and the day our "marching papers" come? Are we good stewards of life force flowing through our veins? Could we do better?

Jay-Z Performs At Carnegie Hall

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 04.07.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — As Jay-Z transitioned from hit song to hit song at a Carnegie Hall concert Monday night, so did the lighting, changing from red to wh...

Songs Celebrities Wrote For Their Kids

BuzzFeed | Posted 01.10.2012 | Celebrity

After Jay-Z released "Glory" for his daughter Blue Ivy, we decided to compile a list of other songs written for an artist's child. They may not have a...

Jay-Z Writes Song For Baby Blue Ivy

AP | By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 03.10.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Through a rap verse, Jay-Z has confirmed the birth of "the most beautiful" girl in the world – his newborn daughter. The song "Glor...

Glory Hole

Ted McCagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ted McCagg


Christ The King: Redefining Glory

Elizabeth E. Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Elizabeth E. Evans

This past Sunday, churches in the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran traditions marked the holy day of Christ the King. Appropriately enough, it marks the end of the long Pentecost season.

Interview: Edward Zwick's Love and Other Concerns

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a few days before his film, Love and Other Drugs, reaches theaters and Edward Zwick is sipping tea, as calm as can be expected.

An American History Lesson for Pat Buchanan

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

Yes, no black men signed the Declaration. They were consigned to the plantations of many of the men who did the signing, putting food on their tables and money in their purses.