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frank-sanello's picture
Why does this man call himself "black"? Biracial Americans seem to have internalized the racist belief that having only one drop of African blood makes them black despite their Caucasian heritage. President Obama and Halle Berry embody the lingering belief in the one-drop rule. Both Obama and...
michael-seidel's picture
My neighbors introduced me to grape pie three years ago. The neighbors are Barb and Walt. They're from Missouri. Their tradition is to make a grape pie once a year, like they had as children. Making grape pie isn't easy. It requires boiling the grapes and squeezing the pulp out of the skins and...
jay-feldman's picture
On the night of April 4, 1918, nearly a year to the day that the United States entered World War I, Robert Paul Prager, a 30-year-old German immigrant, and by some accounts a radical socialist, was lynched by a mob of "patriots" outside Collinsville, Ill., a small market center and coal-mining town...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
Have you ever wanted something SO much you were willing to wait however long it took? Well, Keiko Fukuda waited almost 80 years to realizing her dream. At the age of 98 Keiko Fukuda became the first woman to achieve a tenth-degree black belt in Judo. The petite woman not quite five feet tall has...
shaun-d-landry's picture
I said it last week when I read about Representative Doug Lamborn of Colorado and I will say it again: I get the feeling this man has been using the term tar baby way before the cameras got on him and he forgot they were there. And Mr. Buchanan? Some "folks" did "Sort of take it...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
At 93 Therrell Camille Smith keeps everyone on their toes. She’s still teaching ballet in a school she established 60 plus years ago in her hometown of Washington D.C. Read more about this amazing woman on my blog Living in the Heartland.    
cindy-sullivan's picture
Throughout my childhood, my mum and dad told me many stories, about their respective upbringing in Northern Ireland and India, how they met and the origins of their beliefs and values. Unfortunately, I don’t remember too many of these stories, but the ones that have stuck are...
joan-annsfire's picture
RIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011Zero Tolerance for IntoleranceA handful of high-profile, media "progressives," John Stewart and Stephen Colbert leading the pack, have been promoting a harmful ideology that proposes that any display of anger, passion or deep emotional engagement in political struggle...
steve-mcgraw's picture
We all have prejudices. Mine, yours, and ours. Our prejudices can be local, regional, and national but we have them. We cherish our prejudices and cling to them with the desperation that a sinking swimmer clutches a water logged limb. Both doomed to bring us down.
arlene-goldbard's picture
We are having a conversation about class in this country, but not everyone knows it. For instance, joblessness means one thing to a person whose unemployment insurance has run out and quite another to, say, a business leader who worships constantly growing profits, repeatedly cutting jobs to expand...