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African American Churches and the Neglected Public Minister

Billy Honor | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion
Billy Honor

Today, given the myriad of social issues that plague African-American communities we are desperately in need of more pastors who are committed to the public theological and intellectual tradition.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

When the latest unemployment numbers arrived on Friday, I was in Atlanta, putting three human faces on the dreary stats. The first belonged to Brenda Carter. I had written about her in Third World America and invited her to appear with me on Good Day Atlanta to tell what her life has been like since losing her job three years ago. Hers is the face of the long-term unemployed: bruised, bloodied, but, in her case, unbowed. I encountered the second face at the headquarters of Coca-Cola. After my speech there, I met people with well-paying jobs and great benefits who nevertheless are in the grip of economic anxiety. One woman teared up telling me about having to support her sister -- a single mom with two children -- who had lost her job. The third face belonged to Dr. Robert Franklin, the president of Morehouse College... READ MORE

Why "Commencement"?

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paula Gordon

I feel a special connection, an affinity even, with the Class of 2009. My husband and I are both "Class of '68." This class, like ours, will experience very directly the evolutionary reality: the only constant is change.