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Social Consciousness

5 Ways Parents Pass Down Prejudice and Racism

Danielle Slaughter | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Danielle Slaughter

If we're really honest with ourselves, we will admit that things are not going to be okay in the future and that we're part of the problem. It's a hard to pill to swallow, but we need to acknowledge how we continue to perpetuate prejudice and/or racism in our everyday lives.

Remembering the Other Prince

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Prince's legacy as a prodigiously talented singer and performer was more than sealed long before his tragic death. But it was his charitable work and willingness to use his music when and where he felt it could make a difference and to make his protest in his own way against injustice that must be known and remembered.

Where Does Death Matter?

Niyathi Chakrapani | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics
Niyathi Chakrapani

It wasn't long ago that we were Paris, standing in solidarity against terrorism when it happens in one of the most beautiful, pristine, impeccable pla...

Marketing for the Socially Conscious Set

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 01.15.2017 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

Tad Hargrave, founder of Marketing for Hippies, specializes in helping activists and other socially conscious individuals learn how to market their products and services in ways that are in alignment with their souls.

I Am Not Sandra Bland

Pegah Maleki | Posted 08.12.2016 | Women
Pegah Maleki

I may never be a victim of pointed racial violence like Sandra Bland, but if we as a country had risen to the occasion and recognized when other black women, men, and children were being murdered, perhaps she wouldn't have been either.

Number of Socially-Conscious Athletes on the Rise

Ken Reed | Posted 02.08.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

The bigger point here isn't the particular statements made by professional athletes. It's the increasing number of pro athletes willing to risk their "brand" by taking a stand on causes they believe in. It's a welcome "other-oriented" vs. "me-oriented" development in the world of pro sports.

An Open Letter to Business Owners Everywhere: You Can Do Better

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact
Alexandra Ostrow

As the founder of a marketing consultancy that focuses on social change, I work with my fair share of nonprofits. My team builds awareness around issues like lack of access to healthcare and clean water.

Forbes "Under 30 Summit" Circles in on the Now and Next Game Changers, Billionaires, and Entrepreneurs

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

The Forbes "Under 30 Summit" in Philidelphia ended Wednesday, having brought together the now and present future. Malala Yousafzai, now 17, who re...

The Results: What If I Test Positive+ for HIV?

Verneda White | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Verneda White

On this National HIV Testing Day #NHTD I share my recent experience not to excuse my decision making, but to encourage others who may find themselves in a similar situation to take action.

Not Defined by Her Disability

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Everyone has a special talent or skill in life; it's up to that individual how they choose to use that skill. Those who are skilled in the art of com...

Serving Food With a Healthy Portion of Love

Lisa Levart | Posted 01.26.2014 | Home
Lisa Levart

"When I am in the kitchen, or when I am teaching about cooking, the most important thing I talk about is imparting the food you are cooking with the secret ingredient of love!"

Consciousness and the Unashamed Rationalist

Michael Graziano | Posted 10.30.2013 | Science
Michael Graziano

Science can't make headway unless observations are stripped of their magical interpretations. Objectively, human brains attribute the property of awareness to themselves.

A Call To Action For Humanity

| Posted 11.07.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by, an online community writing site for young p...

Evolutionary Creativity: Who, What and Why?

Jan Phillips | Posted 02.21.2012 | Home
Jan Phillips

The world is not divided into two groups, the creative people and the not creative people. If there's a distinction, it's between those who are creatively productive and those with unexpressed potential.

Social Consciousness in Green; Our Survival Depends on It!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 12.11.2011 | Green
Yvonne R. Davis

The crisis we face is that time is no longer on our side to convince the masses to make an attitude adjustment towards authentic social consciousness for change.

Mirror Images: Reflecting The Best Of YOU

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

'Firing' clients can have the added benefit of replacing them with new clients that appreciate your effort, pay their invoices on time and with whom you enjoy working.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do - The Heart of the Matter

Dr. Gino Yu | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gino Yu

The day before a breakup and the day just after a break-up feel very different. One moment life is full of meaning and purpose, and in an instant everything changes.

The Divine Feminine, Unveiled

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Debold

Will embracing woman-centered spirituality take us beyond patriarchy? The goal is to create a new spiritual and ethical context that would balance and heal our hyper-masculine world.

How Social-Consciousness Fuels Eco-Consciousness

Plenty | Sushma Sumbramian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After a revolt against plastic bags swept Europe a few years ago with a public response to a popular outcry not seen on the continent since 1848, bans...

Interview with Omega Institute Co-Founder Elizabeth Lesser

Marianne Schnall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marianne Schnall

Everything about life is mysterious and beautiful and touching and tragic and lovely and mystical. And we waste so much time -- almost every minute -- on swimming against the river.