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The Ferguson Truth Initiative: Building on the Legacies of South Africa and Greensboro

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2015 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

Both initiatives demonstrate the bold, grassroots commitments of U.S. citizens acting from places of integrity, love and faith -- without government funding or backing, to support the rights of fellow citizens to live free of violence based on the color of their skin.

Meet The Man Who Put On A Tutu To Show Support For His Wife

Upworthy | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.14.2015 | Good News

When his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, Bob put on a tutu and went straight for the laughs....

Joss Carter Takes us to the Deep End of the Pool

Ken Ludden | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Joss Carter is a young British choreographer who embodies the purest principles of fine art, having distilled them in the incubator of his own soul.

Diablo Ballet at 21: Two Shining Stars

Ken Ludden | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Diablo Ballet's 21st celebration performance series at the Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek, California was on May 6th and 7th. Dubbed Celebrated Masters, a series of single works by choreographers Robert Dekkers, Val Caniparoli, Troy McIntyre and Arthur Saint-Leon was presented.

Designing the Rainbow Nation: Contemporary Design in South Africa

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

In many ways South African design mirrors the county's remarkable recent political history, emerging as it has from turbulent times and international isolation to create a vibrant synthesis of the traditional and modern: the African and the European.

How A Fluffy Tutu Helped Me Find My Magic Again

Sarah Sapora | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Sarah Sapora

You feel emotions you haven't dare been in touch with, since gravity hit your breasts and grey hair started creeping in at your crown. Whimsy. Glee. Enchantment. Freedom. You know, the things "grown-ups" just don't allow themselves to feel.

These Hospital Employees Wear Zany Tutus To Brighten Kids' Days

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.24.2015 | Good News

A bunch of fluffy skirts have been invading this hospital. Every Tuesday, staff members at the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Florida don bri...

This Is The Magical Process Behind Making A Ballet Tutu

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.19.2014 | Arts

A tutu is a magical piece of clothing that transforms ballerinas into black swans and sleeping beauties. So it's fitting that the process of making th...

Introducing: Joshua Beamish, Choreographer

Ken Ludden | Posted 02.02.2015 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Philanthropists and visionary entrepreneurs must sustain companies which will allow brilliant choreographers like Beamish to create their body of work without distraction. This type of support is a necessary step to creating The Coming Golden Age of Fine Art.

South Africans Celebrate Twenty Years of Freedom and Democracy: A Reflection on Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Joy Ngoma | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Joy Ngoma

Photo credit: Biography (Nelson Mandela) Johannesburg -- This year South Africa commemorates the 20th anniversary of the attainment of freedom an...

Margot Fonteyn: An Enduring Magic and Majesty

Ken Ludden | Posted 09.07.2014 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Margot Fonteyn was a simple dancer. She wanted urgently to live up to the expectations of others, placing no limit on how hard she would work to do that. In 1935, just 16, she danced her first leading role in The Sleeping Beauty.

No One Missed the Point of Tutu Gate

Tony Posnanski | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

I will tell you something. No one missed the point. Not in my eyes. Everyone (except SELF Magazine) got the point.

Astoria Characters: The Toe-and-Tap Teacher

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.20.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Michelle Koutsoubelis tap dances in the shower. She can't help it; the running water sets her feet on fire.

My Girl Can Ignite a Fire

Rachael Clarke | Posted 02.04.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

I think of myself, how my own spunkiness has been tamed, lessened with politeness and from experience, and I am so glad that the spiritedness has come full circle.

Number One... With a Bullet

Turk Pipkin | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Turk Pipkin

While we debate our nation's role as the enforcers of the proper morality of war and weapons of mass destruction, it might serve us to remember that our commitments - and lack of commitments - to global peace greatly help shape our image and standing in the world.

Meeting with Ela Gandhi - An Interview with the Granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi

Nicolas Rossier | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Nicolas Rossier

Ela Gandhi is the granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi, also known as 'Mahatma' (great soul) Gandhi, the man who famously led Indians to independence from their British colonizers in 1946. She was born in 1940 in the Phoenix Settlement in the Inanda district of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Claudia Folts: Tutu Nation's Pied Piper

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

"Tutus are every girl's dream at sometime in her life. I like the idea that Tutu.Com has a hand in making those dreams come true."

Photographing the Joffrey Ballet

Christopher Duggan | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

2012-09-04-Screenshot20120904at5.45.38PM.jpgIt's always exciting to photograph a world premiere.

Desmond Tutu Slams George Bush

AP | By DAVID STRINGER | Posted 09.02.2012 | World

LONDON -- Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu called Sunday for Tony Blair and George Bush to face prosecution at the International Criminal Court...

Who Says Tough Girls Don't Wear Tutus?

Deborah Jiang-Stein | Posted 01.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah Jiang-Stein

Yes, tough girls do wear tutus. I thank my mother for this wisdom and freedom, a woman who allowed the tension of opposites to live in me, while at the same time she didn't so much for herself.

Nobel Peace Prize Winners' Books

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to "Liu Xiaobo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China," according to ...

President Carter: Collect Those Feathers and All is Forgiven!

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Much has been said about former President Jimmy Carter's surprise apology to the Jewish Community in a recent open letter. I commend the sentiments expressed by Mr. Carter.

South Africa Disses the Dalai Lama: We're About Human Rights, Just Not Yours

Mary Wald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mary Wald

Like the Olympics, the 2010 World Cup has the world's attention. It also became a chance for China to step in and force its anti-Dalai Lama message onto the stage.

Desmond Tutu: We Must Threaten Robert Mugabe With Force

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu said Wednesday that the international community must use the threat of force to oust Zimbabwe's R...