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Letter to Mayor de Blasio: Commit to Ending, Rather Than Perpetuating, Segregation and Inequality

Donna Nevel | Posted 11.20.2015 | Education
Donna Nevel

Public education should not mean that, if you are wealthy, you have greater access to our public schools.

Don't Blame Muslims: France's Failed Promise of Integration

Erik Bleich | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Erik Bleich

Beirut and Paris were both the targets of brutal terrorist attacks last week. And they will probably be targeted again. To ensure that Paris does not become as splintered as Beirut, France needs to do more than fight ISIS abroad and monitor radicals at home.

Abilities - Society Benefits When Everyone Can Participate

Debra Ruh | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Debra Ruh

The world is changing and evolving. This is the time to truly embrace each person in society and allow them to tap into their abilities. Disabilities are not a tragedy; they are a normal part of life. Persons with Disabilities should not be considered charity cases, someone to pity.

Immigration Rx for Women: Maximum Strength

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

The lessons that successful immigrant women communicate: bring your ambition and talent to the US, the right place to seek success--but remember to follow in the footsteps of role model achievers, adopting the daily use of immigration Rx.

Do You Have a Woodlawn in Your Past?

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 10.27.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Gordon Bennett

Woodlawn is based on the true story of Tony Nathan. Nathan was a gifted African American high school football player, who in 1973, was bused, along with other black students in the name of school integration to Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama.

"Woodlawn" Scores Big

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The movie is based on a true story about a Birmingham, Alabama high school in the early seventies. The school is having a rough time making the transition from an all white student body to an integrated one.

French-American Ideas for Paris

Remy Raisner | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Remy Raisner

In a time of increasing international rivalries and economic uncertainties emanating from China, historic allies of the Western World have much to gain by becoming closer, even if only by considering their own versions of each others' policies.

Jeb's Flat Wrong On 'Creeping Multiculturalism'-- Today's Immigrants Are Integrating As Fast As Ever

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Maybe Jeb has been paying attention. He just dipped his Bush silver foot into the nativist cesspool that Donald Trump has been splashing about in since the day he entered the presidential race ranting about "Mexican rapists."

The Future of Business

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Disengaged workforces. Water shortages. Financial oligarchies. Climate change. Charismatic leadership. Mass migration. Wealth inequality.

How Do You Make a Society Wise?

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.02.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

A wise society looks after the well-being of its citizenry. In order for there to be a wise society, though, many or most of its citizenry also must be wise since they create the society. But the society must educate its citizens to be wise.

Disability Housing: Living, Supporting, and Loving Intentionally

Micaela Connery | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
Micaela Connery

A leisurely conversation-filled dinner with not a single phone on the table. Religion that was welcoming and inviting (and-not-even-a-tiny-bit-divisive). Morning greetings of "Wow, looking good!"

The Elusive 'Golden Age' in Public Education. Hint: It Has Never Existed

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 08.21.2015 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

Without serious discussions about the psycho-social effects of adults treating (or rather mistreating) children "in poverty," we will continue to miss the mark when it comes to achieving educational excellence in public schools.

What Does Integration Look Like?

Amanda Bennett | Posted 08.19.2015 | College
Amanda Bennett

In the two years since the University of Alabama formally integrated their sororities, the decision has been regarded as a step in the right direction. However, what does this new integration actually look like?

Integration: What Does It Look Like in Someone's Life?

Tim Ward | Posted 08.14.2015 | Impact
Tim Ward

We live in an age of fragmentation: fragmented communities, fragmented lives, fragmented attention. Our ADHD world seems to pull us in many directions all at once, and the strain of multitasking our entire lives can leave us feeling exhausted, alienated, and dissatisfied.

Anti-Aging Formula

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

The observations supported my hypothesis. But the cause still remained unknown. So I wondered to myself: If I can decipher the cause maybe I can figure out not only how to rejuvenate organizations, which I have proven I know how to do, but to retard the aging of people too.

Is Atticus Finch Still a Hero?

Tom Morris | Posted 08.02.2015 | Books
Tom Morris

I can't help but wonder how many of the reviewers have simply contrived their headlines to grab our attention in a noisy and cluttered culture, and how many actually believe what they're saying, and are thus perhaps, like mockingbirds.

Happy Birthday, Living Legend Rachel Robinson

Yohuru Williams | Posted 07.20.2015 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

On Friday, the nation celebrated what would have been the 153rd birthday of pioneering Civil Rights advocate and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Sunday, July 19, 2015 marked the 93rd birthday of another significant woman of color, Rachel Robinson.

Integrating Roma Into Europe's Future: Change Must Come From Within

Athéna Tacet | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
Athéna Tacet

A large majority of the estimated 10-12 million Roma living in Europe, six million of them in the EU and the majority in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and Romania, continue to face social-economic prejudice, exclusion from mainstream education and healthcare, intolerance, xenophobia and stigmatization.

One French Nation (Not) Under God

Philip Kyle | Posted 05.15.2015 | World
Philip Kyle

Do those who are debating in Paris about the length of Sarah's skirt realize the kind of message they are sending to the Muslim community? Do they realize that forcing people to choose between two sets of values could lead to pushing them away from the national community?

Integration Is the Open Secret to Deradicalization

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The rise of violent extremism is only at the early stages, and if the West wants to stem the flow of volunteers to these ruthless groups, Western countries should make a concerted effort to engage and understand the nuances of their Muslim communities, especially the families from which these volunteers are coming.

Fair Housing Means Integration

Stacy Seicshnaydre | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Stacy Seicshnaydre

The FHA wasn't passed to promote "separate but equal" as a second-best solution in housing policy; it was passed to end segregation, meaning that low-income housing opportunities must be created outside of segregated neighborhoods to provide more options for segregated residents.

Student Indicted For Hanging Noose Around Ole Miss Statue Honoring James Meredith

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.27.2015 | Black Voices

A federal grand jury indicted a student at the University of Mississippi on two separate civil rights charges on Friday for hanging a noose and a flag...

A Series on Parenting With the Brain in Mind

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2015 | Parents
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

As a parent, you can learn the kinds of communication patterns that will make the growth of your child's brain optimized.

Big Data Can Drive SDGs With Improved Accountability and Transparency: A Question of Trust

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The rise of big data can help build a framework, shifting away from macro-analysis and demographics to individualized targeting.

The Old Man, The Impresario and the Making of a Circus Icon

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 05.03.2015 | Black Voices
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Much like the great Sammy Davis, Jr., the unicycle ensemble from the South Bronx beat the naysayers and racists, as well as the pitfalls of their neighborhood with their talent. They achieved this while breaking down barriers and leaving a smooth trail of unicycle tracks for others, like myself, to follow.