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20 Signs You’re Succeeding In Life Even If You Don’t Feel You Are

By Carol Morgan We all feel like failures from time to time. While this is a normal feeling, you have to find a way to see yourself and your life from a different perspective. Sometimes we ignore the “little things.” … Continue reading

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6 Words: ‘My Name Is Jamaal … I’m White’

NPR Staff People make a lot of assumptions based on a name alone. Jamaal Allan, a high school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa, should know. To the surprise of many who have only seen his name, Allan is white. And … Continue reading

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I secretly lived in my office for 500 days

By Terry K. I was asleep when I heard the door rattle against the frame. My eyes flashed open and I sprung upright in my under-desk sleep space. Was it all over? Had someone come to work early? I peered … Continue reading

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Are We Witnessing the Emergence of A Black Spring?

By Priscilla Ocen & Khaled A. Beydoun View image | gettyimages.com In the spring of 2010, we witnessed massive protests in the Arab World. The people of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya had enough; they had enough of the violence propagated … Continue reading

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Clint Smith: How to raise a Black son in America

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State Legislatures Reveal a Lot About Racism in America

By Charles D. Ellison Look a little closer and you’ll find that state legislatures are some of the most unapologetic cesspools of racism in America. Which is one reason some of us cringe at that familiar concept called “states’ rights.” … Continue reading

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9 Things Many Americans Just Don’t Grasp (Compared to the Rest of the World)

By Alex Henderson To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on Earth. Taxes are high, sexual promiscuity prevails, universal healthcare doesn’t work, and millions of people don’t even … Continue reading

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A Foreclosure Conveyor Belt The Continuing Depopulation of Detroit

By Laura Gottesdiener Unlike so many industrial innovations, the revolving door was not developed in Detroit. It took its first spin in Philadelphia in 1888, the brainchild of Theophilus Van Kannel, the soon-to-be founder of the Van Kannel Revolving Door … Continue reading

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Boniface Mwangi: The day I stood up alone

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Unlike Gwyneth Paltrow, millennials understand the reality of food stamps

By Jana Kasperkevic If she was true to her word, Gwyneth Paltrow should be finishing up her food stamp challenge having spent a week trying to survive on $29 worth of food. Alana Folsom, a twentysomething graduate student, knows something … Continue reading

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