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Lorraine C. Ladish

The Compliment I Prefer To 'You Don't Look Your Age'

Lorraine C. Ladish | August 29, 2015 | Fifty
This business of 'you don't look your age' ... What does it mean exactly? And mind you, I'm guilty of saying it too! I intend it as a compliment of course, and I know that when people tell me I don't look 50-something they are saying I look younger. But, is that a good thing?
Elaine Ambrose

A Message To My Son As He Prepares For College

Elaine Ambrose | August 29, 2015 | Fifty
What do you mean you mailed a college application? Get back down on the floor and play with some Legos. Do you want me to make you a sandwich? Or, you can invite your friends over and we'll order pizzas. You can stay up all night, if you want. I'll just go cry in my room, but don't let that bother you.
Martha T.S. Laham

How To Bring Down Exorbitant College Costs

Martha T.S. Laham | August 29, 2015 | Fifty
Lawmakers from across the country are in a perennial tug-of-war over the best ways to make college affordable and to find solutions to the student debt crisis, and so are several presidential hopefuls.
Christine Pelosi

A Special Letter to the President from members of the Democratic National Committee

Christine Pelosi | August 29, 2015 | Politics
MINNEAPOLIS. At our just-completed summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee, we circulated a "Special Letter to the President" wherein we asked our DNC colleagues to sign the letter supporting President Barack Obama's leadership in negotiating an agreement that would place strict limits on Iran's nuclear program. 7 years...
Christine Pelosi

A Special Letter to the President From Members of the Democratic National Committee

Christine Pelosi | August 29, 2015 | Politics
At our just-completed summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee, we circulated a "Special Letter to the President" wherein we asked our DNC colleagues to sign the letter supporting President Barack Obama's leadership in negotiating an agreement that would place strict limits on Iran's nuclear program.
Jeryl Brunner

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Returns! Check Out These Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenges.

Jeryl Brunner | August 29, 2015 | Impact
Remember this time last year when your Facebook feed was littered with videos of friends getting doused with ice water to help raise funds for curing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? One year later the #ALSIceBucketChallenge is back!
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Ashley Madison And The Clergy

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | August 29, 2015 | Religion
Church leaders need to be able to admit that we are not perfect people and that our lives are a journey and that none of us has reached perfection. We need to be humble and to embrace our flawed humanity as we seek through our faith and experience to better ourselves.
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

10 Ways for Kids to Find Their Own Score Card to Maximize Learning at School

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | August 29, 2015 | Education
Schools have rules, grades, tests, competitions, and hopefully, learning. If kids want to enjoy school, be inspired, maintain their desires for discovery, and have fun, they need to find their own pace at learning and not be pressured into doing more or less.
Amina Brown

Food and Phonics

Amina Brown | August 29, 2015 | Education
The basic needs of children can be summed up into two synchronizations: food and phonics. Food and phonics are assuredly the basics, and whether they are considered figuratively or metaphorically, through their interdependence both components represent the compass for a favorable life trajectory
Rick Najera

Make America Great Again is a Cover for Make America White Again Politics

Rick Najera | August 29, 2015 | Latino Voices
Trump's slogan of "Make America Great Again" is really a cover for "Make America White Again." Hate and prejudice is built on ignorance and fear and no one has helped create that more than the media and Donald Trump.
Jamie Merisotis

What New Orleans Needs in the Next Post-Katrina Decade

Jamie Merisotis | August 29, 2015 | Education
New Orleans became a symbol of American rebirth and reinvention in the face of senseless tragedy. From dramatically improving results in its public schools to rebuilding its civil infrastructure, the city has taken many impressive and forward-looking steps since Katrina.
Sierra

5 Post-Katrina Innovations New Orleans Can Brag About

Sierra | August 29, 2015 | Green
It's been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, the people of New Orleans have spent a decade rebuilding their city, but not everyone has felt the full impact of the recovery effort. But don't be too discouraged. We found five innovations that are improving the lives of citizens across the board.
Talmon J. Smith

Actor Wendell Pierce on Katrina, Art as Activism, Challenging Confederate History, and New Orleans' Future.

Talmon J. Smith | August 29, 2015 | Entertainment
I spoke with Wendell Pierce - most famous for his HBO series roles in The Wire and Treme - on the closing weekend of Brothers from the Bottom, a critically-acclaimed play about gentrification in New Orleans after the storm, in which Pierce played a lead role both on stage and in production.
Thomas J. Adams

A Tale of Two Katrinas

Thomas J. Adams | August 29, 2015 | Politics
When I teach a course on the history of New Orleans at I often tell my students that there were two Katrinas. The first Katrina was the result of a low-pressure system that formed off the Bahamas on August 21st, 2005. The second was a man-made disaster.
Barbara Hammond

Guns and Insanity are Not Compatible

Barbara Hammond | August 29, 2015 | Politics
Our gun culture has become insane compared to the rest of the world. Once we get a sane government, perhaps, we can finally make a difference. It won't happen overnight, but we CAN make it happen.
Jackie K. Cooper

"War Room" Is Strong On Message But Weak On Entertainment

Jackie K. Cooper | August 29, 2015 | Entertainment
"War Room" is a movie with a message, and that is a good thing. But this time the Kendrick Brothers stumble and fail to deliver the entertainment. You can get the message in church; you need to be entertained at the movies.
Vivian Norris

Thank You President Obama for Your New Orleans Visit

Vivian Norris | August 29, 2015 | Impact
The President did the right thing by going to struggling neighborhoods and spending time with the young people who could see in a man who, through the dedication, love and hard work, a mirror of themselves and what they too could accomplish.
Heather Gautney

Why Bernie Sanders Is Best on Women's Issues

Heather Gautney | August 29, 2015 | Politics
Many people believe that electing a woman president will help. I'm not so sure. Does breaking glass ceilings constitute a real political strategy -- that's capable of improving women's lives? And does voting one's gender really translate to voting one's interest?
Stefin Pasternak

Public (School) Enemy Number One: How Structural Racism Undermines New Orleans Public Education

Stefin Pasternak | August 29, 2015 | Education
Despite the various narratives of progress, black and brown kids across our city--almost regardless of school, age, neighborhood, or income--are punished, threatened, failing, and producing predictable, vilified, low test scores. This is no surprise to any of us--not a one.
James Scarborough

Hermann Lederle's "Adaptation," 2015

James Scarborough | August 29, 2015 | Arts
Hermann Lederle's "Adaptation," 2015, is massive. Measuring five and a half feet by ten feet, this totemic monument doesn't just envelop you, it anchors you to the ground.