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Kennedy Was Right: We Are the Heirs of the First Revolution

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The only real hope in any significant change for the better rests in the American people. But first we have to regain a sense of America's history and reclaim our inheritance.

First-Generation Students Want First-Rate Educations

Jon Whitmore | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Jon Whitmore

The numbers for the first-generation students are particularly telling to me. I was the first in my family to graduate from college. As a first-generation student, I know how important postsecondary education was in shaping my life, and appreciate the difference it could make to millions of others.

America's Homeless Children - Unseen, but Counted

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Our education system focuses on many essential factors intended to create a platform for success for our children. But far too often we overlook the u...

Millennial, Civic Leaders Advocate for America's Oldest HBCU

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Many in the widespread coalition that make up "Heeding Cheyney's Call," are stating that the racially inequitable funding formula is the main reason that Cheyney, an all-time great institution, now has an all-time low student enrollment.

The Gettysburg Address

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

Today it is regarded as the most famous speech in American history. Yet, in the news coverage of the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, Lincoln's brief two-minute address was overshadowed by the two-hour speech given by Edward Everett, one of America's great orators.

Every Country Should Have a Newseum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "new" (to me) Newseum offers an amazing array of displays and information in its airy galleries packed with information on America's history, geography, politics, international relations, and media-related technological advances.

The Best Small Towns For Food In America

The Daily Meal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Small towns across the country are now celebrated for their passion for food and their timeless mantra that food brings people together.

What Happens When a 'Full-blooded American' Sends a Letter to a 'Foreign' Mom in Suburbia

Natasha Tynes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Natasha Tynes

Last week I experienced my first racist incident in the eight years I have been living in the U.S. I have seen and heard of racism happening to others, but this time it hit close to home. It was an attack against the core of who I am.

Ain't I a Man?

Edward M. Weinman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Edward M. Weinman

On a beer-drenched stage, a microphone once electrocuted him, but he kept singing. Bart Cameron, the lead singer of Seattle indie band The Foghorn...

Hubris: Politicians Overestimate America's Stability

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

In the maelstrom of the shutdown, a debt-ceiling suicide attempt and the cutting off of nutrition support for poor people by Congress, it's clear that America's political class has unbounded belief in national stability.

I've Had Enough of Gunmen Killing People: How About You?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

Did you hear the one about the people awaiting flights on a Friday morning having to flee for their lives from a deranged guy with a gun? Or how about...

The 19 Most Beautiful Places In The World Are Hidden In America

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.14.2014 | Travel

Europe is great and Asia is awesome, but the song says America the beautiful. These hidden places prove you don't need to spend big bucks and make ...

U.S. Government Pledges Aid to Pakistan's Elite, Blocks Visa for Human Rights Lawyer of Drone Victims and Continues Drone Attacks Leading to Regional Instability

Mehreen Saeed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mehreen Saeed

Instead of containing terrorists, the illegal and immoral drone warfare has increased extremist recruiting that can destabilize Pakistan and in the long term can target the U.S.

Lessons From a Harem: An American Bride in Kabul by Phyllis Chesler

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 12.28.2013 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

An American Bride in Kabul throws down the gauntlet to Western feminists who refuse to condemn these practices. It is a challenge that is at the very least worth hearing.

The Man Without A Country

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics
Stewart A. Swerdlow

Americans do not know what it is like to live in a country where you are not allowed to be who you are. What would we do if we had to spend each day of life living in fear because of our ethnicity?

Don't Blame It On Youth -- Elijah Wells Shatters Negativity

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 12.22.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

In America, New York City to be specific, we take pride in referring to our diversity and blending of cultures as a "melting pot." With this ideal as a basis for our nation, how does something like this happen?

Sunset of American Hegemony

J Henry Fair | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics
J Henry Fair

For years the creeping erosion of American hegemony has been evident, from the offshoring of manufacturing jobs which ultimately led to the demise of the middle class, to the defunding of our education system which could only lead to the dumbing down of the population.

America, The Middle East and the Cop on the Beat

Edward Goldberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Edward Goldberg

Whether it is the current state of affairs in Egypt, the war in Syria, or the new administration in Iran, the geo-political reaction signifies much larger global changes than is obvious in each of the events itself.

Columbus Might Have Blown Steve Jobs Out of the Water

Lynda Bekore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lynda Bekore

As we celebrate the 521st anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America, let's remember him for who he really was--America's first entrepr...

Into the Vortex: An Interview with Paul Killebrew

Travis Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Once you read Paul Killebrew's meditative, funny, and often strikingly lyrical work, it is very hard to stop thinking about it. With so much forgettable poetry in the world, this memorable strangeness is a minor miracle.

The Shutdown Reveals Our National Priorities

Ben Tripp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ben Tripp

This isn't a government shutdown. We should stop calling it that. It's a demonstration of our national priorities.

Jobs Wanted: America

Amanda Slavin | Posted 12.10.2013 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

America is essentially a startup. Every four or possibly eight years, there is an exit strategy and a new fresh CEO comes in and tries to do the best he can to create as much success as possible in a short period of time.

America - The Gateway to Humanity's Future?

Lorna Byrne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I am told America will play a huge role in the evolution of mankind. That from America will come many of the ideas and initiatives that will create a better world and will help unify countries. The angels tell me America is supposed to be a beacon of hope for the world.

America Shut Down

Kristin Wartman | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Kristin Wartman

I took this photo outside Prospect Park in Brooklyn Friday morning. It seems especially apropos as the government shutdown will greatly affect our ...

Renewing America's Friendship With Books

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Preetam Kaushik

We need more and more information. We have an insatiable urge for fantasy, and its possibilities. And we want it in a new garb. Books today have turned the casualty, as a result of this. Why did libraries lose charm, when we still have our reading habits intact?