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Houston, We Have a Leadership Problem

Silvia Damiano | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

If companies want to make a real change, they can start by expanding their definition of leadership success to address the current built-in gender biases that subordinate the leadership competencies in which many women excel.

Business. Kindness. Life.

Susan Kerr | Posted 06.20.2014 | Women
Susan Kerr

We get to choose our stories and craft them in ways of not only glass half full, but what are we going to do with all that liquid? All that life? All those oceans? We can't always change the beginning of our story, but we can always change the end.

A Call to Prioritize Gender in Development

Patrick Fine | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact
Patrick Fine

On June 16, 2014, more than 200 gender experts, funders, policymakers and development organizations will convene for the inaugural Gender 360 Summit in Washington D.C.

Our Schools Truly Can Be Racially Diverse

Karim Camara | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Karim Camara

We can present a real cause for optimism that we can realize the promise of Brown v. Board of Education in our lifetime: In the past few years we have started a pair of Hebrew-language charter schools in Harlem and Brooklyn that have quietly and quickly become two of the most integrated public elementary schools in the city.

60 Years After Brown v. Board, America's School Boards Call for Vigilance

Thomas J. Gentzel | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Thomas J. Gentzel

We must stay focused on investing equitably in our public schools and students, and we must not be diverted by programs that have the effect of re-segregating America's public education system.

Affirmative Action and My Attachment to the Rainbow

Emily Dievendorf | Posted 06.22.2014 | Detroit
Emily Dievendorf

Affirmative action has helped to provide the diversity that provided truth, even if not perfectly. Until we had a more perfect route to telling the truth of who we are and who we could be as a nation we needed to have something else in place.

Connecting the Dots -- A Vital and Neglected Capability

Shani Harmon | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Shani Harmon

Imagine the energy and time that could be saved with a bit of thoughtful inquiry before commissioning new work. The Ford Motor Company did not invent the car or the assembly line. But they connected dots and revolutionized the automotive industry.

A Broader, Bolder Approach Can Alleviate Race-Based Impediments to School Success

Elaine Weiss | Posted 06.04.2014 | Education
Elaine Weiss

When it comes to neighborhood and school inequality, the federal government has always had a short attention span.

How to Bring Presence to Our Modern, Digitized World

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Presence is a state of being that invites us to link a wide range of differentiated aspects of our lives into a harmonious and ever-emerging whole. Presence permits integration to unfold. And integration is at the heart of well-being, even at the level of our cellular functions.

Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew Dies

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON and BRENT KALLESTAD | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who guided the state through a period of school busing to achieve integration in the 1970...

Pablo Solomon's Wicked Integration: A White Man's Involvement in the Civil Rights Movement

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Te-Erika Patterson

By no stretch of the imagination was Solomon anything like the iconic Sidney Poitier in the 1967 film To Sir, With Love, gliding in and charming his students into a new way of life. "I was sometimes brave, sometimes a coward, sometimes right and sometimes completely off base," he says.

U.S. Racial Gap Widens, Prospects for Reconciliation dim

David Briggs | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Sixty years after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a "separate but equal" doctrine that reinforced segregation, almost a quarter of Americans say it is okay to have a nation where the races are separate as long as they have equal opportunities.

Why I Embrace Integration

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

This article explains the meaning behind integration and why I think it is important for the transition from today's world to a world without extreme ...

Why José Saramago Was Right

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

José Saramago, one of Portugal's best writers ever, and the only one who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998, anticipated in an in...

Eid Mubarak!

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 12.17.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Tomorrow, 1.7 billion Muslims around the world will complete the four-day celebration of one of the two most important religious festivals in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Adha.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As the nation celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, many are discussing what Dr. King would say to the nation and world today and tell us to do. But his message to us today is as clear as it was fifty years ago if only we could hear, heed, and follow his warnings about what we need to do to make America America.

How Should Women Lead?

Karen Kimsey-House | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Karen Kimsey-House

Personally, I think we'd be better off if we stopped arguing about which approach to leadership is better and consider a different way that could be more effective and actually sustainable. I like to call it Integration.

POLL: How Many Friends Do You Have Of Another Race?

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | Black Voices

(Repeats with no changes to text) By Lindsay Dunsmuir NEW YORK, Aug 8 (Reuters) - About 40 percent of white Americans a...

Innovations in Newspapers: Seashell Newsrooms, Floating Incubators

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.25.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newspapers aren't dead and still have much to offer - in different shapes, sizes, and via various platforms - provided they think outside the box. En...

Segregated Education in Desegregated Schools: Why We Should Eliminate "Tracking" With "Gifted and Talented" for All

Alan A. Aja | Posted 08.17.2013 | Black Voices
Alan A. Aja

While more students generally attend racially and economically diverse schools, it is no secret that our schools are anything but unitary.

Maverick Minister And Civil Rights Leader Dies

AP | Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Rev. Will Campbell, a white minister who drew acclaim for his involvement in the civil rights movement, has died at the age of...

Integrated Prom Goers Describe Powerful Moment At Dance

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.29.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Social segregation finally became a thing of the past for students at Wilcox County High School. The school held its first-ever integrated prom on Apr...

The Problem With Political Correctness

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

If we can't talk about differences that puzzle us, or things we're curious about, without fear of giving offense, then how can we ever overcome our ignorance about cultures and races -- or even the opposite sex?

New Report: Second-generation Immigrants Successfully Integrating

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

I do believe it is vital that America has a unifying national identity and that immigrants feel a sense of community with their fellow Americans -- and vice versa. And by no means is everyone who expresses concerns about how well we're doing on those fronts is a bigot or a demagogue.

Electoral College Shenanigans: One Possible Response

Kevin Welner | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Kevin Welner

In this past presidential election, President Obama defeated Governor Romney by a popular vote of 65.9 million to 60.9 million. In a sane world, that would be the end of the story. But the U.S. presidential election uses the Electoral College.