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Social Reform

Why Cornel West Loves Jane Austen

Kathleen Anderson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
Kathleen Anderson

A "great book," to West, is one that most effectively addresses "the challenge of trying to be a decent person in the world. There is no more fundamental question."

Old Journey, New Frontier: An Entrepreneur's Integrity

Penina Rybak | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

It is important for women entrepreneurs in particular to be mindful of their integrity currency when carving a space for themselves online. Why? Because the reality is that a female entrepreneur is an ambassador and example for the collective, more so than her male counterpart.

The Invisible Backbone Leaders of Transforming Social Change

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Jo Ann Robinson and other unsung heroines of the civil rights movement remain role models for the tireless indispensable behind-the-scenes leaders whose strength and determination we desperately need right now.

Even if Not Flashy, Any Work That Benefits Humanity Has Value

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.04.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Just because someone was unable to become a Broadway musical star and instead chose to sell insurance doesn't mean they have any less societal value. Perhaps there is more value since they work hard, provide for their family, and contribute to society in significant, but completely unrecognized ways.

It's Time to Get the Message

Ben Tripp | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Ben Tripp

Now we need everybody, Left and Right, to get engaged in the American project, and to respond to the actual issues that stand before us, not straw men set up as distractions. Otherwise the product of politics is never going to change, only the packaging.

Ignite Your Passion and Change the World

Michael J. McCarthy | Posted 06.07.2011 | Denver
Michael J. McCarthy

Last summer, Latinos were in the streets protesting what they seen as unfair immigration laws. They played a proactive role in rectifying an injustice. Why aren't the rest of us?

Contemporary Poverty and theTasks of the Left

David Coates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coates

There is certainly trouble looming at home, trouble for which we all need to be prepared, and trouble that we would do well to avert by systematic and extensive social reform before it occurs.

New Radical Revolution: 10 World-Changing Ideas

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Here are some profiles of the revolution at work - people and ideas that came onto my radar recently.