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COMMENTARY: Converting Pessimists Into Optimists

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Every full life has its bright days and its dark days, its triumphs and defeats, its calm and stormy seas. All these high and low experiences could justify viewing the past through the lens of gratitude or disappointment. And the way we characterize our history will determine whether we look toward our future with hopeful expectations or anxious trepidation. Scientists … Read More

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COMMENTARY 969.1: Remembering the Civil Rights Movement

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I grew up in the 1960’s and remember the tumultuous times in which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made his historic mark on American society. Dr. King was always one of my heroes. So I was delighted a few years ago when I was asked to deliver an address about his legacy. I wasn’t ready, however, for the range and depth of … Read More The post COMMENTARY 969.1: Remembering the Civil Rights Movement appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY 969.1: Remembering the Civil Rights Movement

New Lawsuit: NYPD Violated Free Speech Of Occupy Wall Street …

Occupy Wall Street protesters claim that New York Police Department officers violated their constitutional rights.

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New Lawsuit: NYPD Violated Free Speech Of Occupy Wall Street …

Freedom Song: A Conversation About the State of Black Liberation Music

In the lyric pamphlet to Black Messiah , D'Angelo's third album after 14 years away from the spotlight, the soul-savant explains his reasoning behind its title and sudden release: "Some will jump to the conclusion that I am calling myself a Black Messiah," he begins. "For me the title is about all of us…It's about people rising up in Ferguson and in Egypt and in Occupy Wall Street and in every …

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The Joy of Voting

Festival and bonfires; outrageous wagers; toasting and fasting and even fighting. Elections used to be fun. What if they were again?

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Microsoft Assistant General Counsel Bruce Jackson Named One of 2015’s Most Influential Black Lawyers in Corporate …

New York Native Bruce Jackson gets recognized as one of the country's most influential black lawyers. He went from founding the highly successful entertainment law firm of Jackson, Brown, Powell and St. George in 1993 to advancing a $4 billion regional sales business unit in negotiating licensing and contracts at Microsoft. His many professional accomplishments are complimented by his passion …

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This is not a democracy: How the 1 percent rigged the game

Money is speech, dollars have more influence than people — it's time to be honest about the plutocracy we live in

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This is not a democracy: How the 1 percent rigged the game

The Wesleyan Activist McSperience

As I went through every Argus from 1993-2003 in the library archives, I noticed something peculiar in the headlines: Many of them could be in today’s Argus and no one would be the wiser. There were a few articles about students’ anger toward the alcohol policy and parties being shut down, another with a headline

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Foreign worker curbs ‘to reduce income disparity’

TODAY reports: With fewer work-pass holders, blue-collar jobs are likely to be better paid in future, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Grace Fu.

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Attack of the ‘Black Brunch’ brats

America’s social-justice movement has reached a critical turning point. The left’s bravest young warriors for change have turned . . . back to 1989 and borrowed costumes from Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation”…

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Attack of the ‘Black Brunch’ brats