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How Alabama Marriage Equality Got So Messy

Matt Baume | Posted 02.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Things are finally settling down in Alabama. We'll take a look at just how messy it got last week, and what happens now. Plus, Justice Ginsburg makes some pretty candid predictions for the Supreme Court's upcoming marriage decision.

Seducing the 'Enemies' Within

Gerard Aching | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Gerard Aching

We fail to counteract the seductive narrative of violent extremism because we do not engage it on its own terms. We talk above it and around it, but not straight at it. Reducing our values to war cries in the mouths of statesmen is an ineffective way to bring those among us who might be seduced back into the fold.

In the Wake of Charlie Hebdo Attacks, France Must Look Beyond 9/11 Response

Mariya Yefremova | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Mariya Yefremova

What French policymakers and legislators need to be discussing is marginalization of Muslims in France, education, housing, particularly in the suburbs, rental discrimination, and true political participation and repect in the public and private sphere.

'Russian Tattoo': For Whom the Bell Tolls

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2015 | Books
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

While embarking on a book project about prominent immigrant women leaders, I realized that many of them are authors as well.

The Other Mr. Cub I Remember

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.25.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Banks lived on Chicago's South Side. He often commuted to Cubs home games on the L train. He had no choice. Though he was the biggest name and biggest draw the Cubs had, he could not buy a home or rent an apartment in the neighborhood surrounding Wrigley Field.

Integration or Apartheid for Us and Our Children

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 01.05.2015 | Education
Norma Cook Everist

Don't blame public schools or teachers. Our children cannot wait another generation for integration. This country cannot wait for a way to live together and learn with one another.

The Future of Sport

Eli Wolff | Posted 01.31.2015 | Sports
Eli Wolff

The future of sport is going to involve athletes with and without disabilities competing in sports together. Sports traditionally designed for athletes with a disability present a tremendous opportunity to also open up to include all participants -- both those with or without a disability.

The Diversity Deficit

Sylvana Storey | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Diversity is a concept that persists in the daily lexicon of the press and in the narrative of organizations. A concept akin to a green ant -- gently nipping away at the top layers of the skin and trying its very best to get to the core!

Dear White People: Diversity at the University

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Dear Justin Simien, thank you for your film Dear White People. Oh sure, it was a bit critical of race relations. But it was smart, funny and energetic. The movie could have been even more trenchant. But it didn't exactly tiptoe through the minefield either.

Blended Learning: It's Not the Tech, It's How the Tech is Used

Preston Smith | Posted 01.18.2015 | Education
Preston Smith

As a blended learning pioneer and enthusiast, I'm here to tell you technology, on its own, is no cure. More and more, blended learning has become a misused buzzword in education circles.

Beyond 42: Jackie Robinson and the Quest for Racial Justice

Yohuru Williams | Posted 12.24.2014 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

Ferguson is a little over a three and half-hours drive from Kansas City, where Jackie Robinson began his baseball career; he started in the Negro Leagues as a member of the Kansas City Monarchs. October 24, 2014 marks the 42nd anniversary of Robinson's death -- significant because that is the number that Robinson wore.

Experiencing Information the Project

Dorote Lucci | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dorote Lucci

For the last year, I have been trying to write a blog about my work as a mindfulness coach guiding people through their emotions, stress and past expe...

Illiberal Liberalism

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Soumaya Ghannoushi

We often boast of the uniqueness of our system. We are not a totalitarian society that crushes the individual out of existence and tramples over his/her rights and freedoms. But there are questions we need to ask ourselves.

Does 1+1=3? Proving the Integration Hypothesis

Patrick Fine | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Patrick Fine

From dramatic climate changes and rapid urbanization to a growing youth bulge, these shifts are putting previous investments at risk and forcing us to rethink how to tackle increasingly complex development challenges.

A Manifesto for Global Humanity and Democracy

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Ventotene international seminar 2014 This week I was in Ventotene, a rock in-between the Mediterranean sea. The island is worldwide-known for the M...

To Fight ISIS, the West Must Do More to Integrate Potentially Alienated Muslims

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
Ian Reifowitz

When it comes to ethnic and national identities, it's not either/or that we need, but rather the both/and of democratic pluralism.

5 Survival Questions for Leaders of Tomorrow's Economy

Silvia Damiano | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

From Silicon Valley to Capitol Hill, experts warn that without continuous innovation, companies and even entire economies will fail. And in leadership circles, you're still thinking inside the box if you don't drop the word "innovation" at least once at a meeting.

Growing up a "Patriot"?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Let me thank my classmates, teachers, and Valley Forge for having educated me to be still that Patriot even as America and the globe around us changes.

Houston, We Have a Leadership Problem

Silvia Damiano | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

If companies want to make a real change, they can start by expanding their definition of leadership success to address the current built-in gender biases that subordinate the leadership competencies in which many women excel.

Business. Kindness. Life.

Susan Kerr | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Susan Kerr

We get to choose our stories and craft them in ways of not only glass half full, but what are we going to do with all that liquid? All that life? All those oceans? We can't always change the beginning of our story, but we can always change the end.

A Call to Prioritize Gender in Development

Patrick Fine | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Patrick Fine

On June 16, 2014, more than 200 gender experts, funders, policymakers and development organizations will convene for the inaugural Gender 360 Summit in Washington D.C.

Our Schools Truly Can Be Racially Diverse

Karim Camara | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Karim Camara

We can present a real cause for optimism that we can realize the promise of Brown v. Board of Education in our lifetime: In the past few years we have started a pair of Hebrew-language charter schools in Harlem and Brooklyn that have quietly and quickly become two of the most integrated public elementary schools in the city.

60 Years After Brown v. Board, America's School Boards Call for Vigilance

Thomas J. Gentzel | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Thomas J. Gentzel

We must stay focused on investing equitably in our public schools and students, and we must not be diverted by programs that have the effect of re-segregating America's public education system.

Affirmative Action and My Attachment to the Rainbow

Emily Dievendorf | Posted 06.22.2014 | Detroit
Emily Dievendorf

Affirmative action has helped to provide the diversity that provided truth, even if not perfectly. Until we had a more perfect route to telling the truth of who we are and who we could be as a nation we needed to have something else in place.

Connecting the Dots -- A Vital and Neglected Capability

Shani Harmon | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Shani Harmon

Imagine the energy and time that could be saved with a bit of thoughtful inquiry before commissioning new work. The Ford Motor Company did not invent the car or the assembly line. But they connected dots and revolutionized the automotive industry.