“My life journey has been blessed by its racial diversity…Yet, I also have come to understand how much I still have to learn about race in this country and how much I will never be able learn.”
Annually, we all make resolutions usually related to financial, spiritual, educational or physical health. Renowned Cleveland Clinic surgeon Dr. Linda Bradley wants you to think about your most important possession, and says healthy individuals make stronger communities.
Guest blogger Bonnie St. John recalls the 1984 Innsbruck Games and shares what the Paralympic world had known since the beginning: athletic competition among people with disabilities is intense and exciting.
Guest blogger Isabelle Ofume argues that the topic of poverty is extensive because solutions and discussions on poverty lack specific focus.
Guest blogger Sean Breeze asks: How can we construct a proper policy prescription for attacking the multifaceted challenges of poverty when we approach the problem with a preconceived notion that there is something already wrong with the personhood of the poor?
January is National Mentoring Month. In honor of the occasion, we take a look at WriteGirl – a creative writing and mentoring organization for teen girls.
Author Tom Fields-Meyer writes: “People expect a book about autism to be depressing, but ours is anything but a sob story. Instead of trying to “fix” Ezra I learned to appreciate and applaud his distinctive qualities.” Read an excerpt from his book and join the discussion.
This post was previously published on March 21, 2011 at Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity. Marist College recently conducted a survey to determine what superpower Americans would most like to have. More than a quarter of Americans said they would want the power to travel through time, which tied with mind-reading as the most popular [...]
Women’s history month is a celebration of what American women have contributed to U.S. culture. When most people think of American women and their contributions to women’s history, they may switch between African American or Caucasian role models like Rosa Parks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, or Susan B. Anthony. Though these and several other African American [...]
This post was previously published at juicytomatoes.com. I have a photo of Eleanor Roosevelt on my home office wall that my sister gave me. Eleanor peers down at me through her glasses and inside the frame I’ve attached the Eleanor quote: “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” I am surrounded by [...]