Author Archives: Leslie Recall

About Leslie Recall

An observer to the world. I have a unique view of the world and want to share it. It's all in love from the people of the "blues". Love, Knowledge, and Sharing amongst all is the first steps towards solving all the problems amongst humanity.

Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College

By John O’Connor and Kirk Carapezza After a long reign as the fastest-growing and most problematic sector in higher education, for-profit colleges are on the ropes. This week the it will review how federal student aid is administered at one … Continue reading

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This mother who left her baby on the subway is not some Bad Black Mom. She’s part of a mental-health stigma

By Kirsten West Savali When 20-year-old Frankea Dabbs abandoned her 10-month-old baby girl on a New York City subway platform on 7 July, it was a piercing cry for help that has long echoed throughout homes, neighborhoods and cities across … Continue reading

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Charting the shocking rise of racial disparity in our criminal justice system

By Christopher Ingraham The position of most black men, relative to white men, is no better than how things stood after the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1965. Thats the sobering conclusion of a new paper out from … Continue reading

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Who Is Really Paying the Price of Fighting in South Sudan?

By Luol Deng When South Sudan gained independence three years ago it was probably one of the happiest days of my life. Africa’s youngest nation – my home – was full of optimism and hope. I was there in Freedom … Continue reading

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Sting: How I started writing songs again

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11 Things About Sex My Christian Family Hid from Me That I Want My Daughter to Know

By Barbara McNally My mother’s talk about sex was nonexistent, like in many fundamental Christian homes. Her only words were, “Don’t do it. Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” So I was naïve and … Continue reading

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As the child of divorced parents, I’ve had to learn to treat my own marriage with love, not fear

By David Dennis My parents divorced when I was 11. It would be a cliche to say I remember it like yesterday when they told me they’d be getting divorce – because I don’t. Actually, that day is a blur … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business: 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964

#104209228 / gettyimages.com By Marc H. Morial “The purpose of the law is simple…those who are equal before God shall now also be equal in the polling booths, in the classrooms, in the factories, and in hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, … Continue reading

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Legalizing Marijuana Should Be a Top National Security Objective: Terrorism and Border Instability Would Diminish

By H.A. Goodman The national security goals of our country have been implemented in recent years by waging two decade-long insurgent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, nation building in those countries, and increased surveillance on our citizens. While 3,459 U.S. soldiers … Continue reading

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