For the last two decades, older, white, angry, difficult men have consistently dominated American popular culture. It shouldn't be surprising that it has now transferred to politics.Read More
The country is, in many ways, in much better shape today than it was at the beginning of the Great Recession and many areas are picking up steam. What about the areas that are still struggling?Read More
From the 1980’s up until now, a war on drugs was declared by nearly every sitting President. Being “tough on crime” was the bipartisan middle ground that every politician could agree on. Interestingly enough, it’s the war on the war on drugs that is bringing everyone back to that same middle ground.Read More
The modern era of political party extremism and party “loyalty” has led us the down the path of not only neglecting to discuss the importance of empathy, but also admonishing the slightest hint of it, and quite honestly, it’s getting ridiculous. Is this lack of empathy unique to our leaders, or are they merely a representation (no pun intended) of our society at large?Read More
When it comes to one of the most important metrics of a democracy, voter turnout, the United States ranks 112 out of these 167 democracies in the world and that simply has to change. Examining the policies and principles of these other 166 democratic countries can in fact help shine light on our own deficiencies and give us new ideas on how we can increase civic participation at all levels of government.
If we change our view on what it means to be a Black social leader in the modern age of digital organizing and activism, then we can see a new generation that’s filled with some of the most dynamic leaders of the last 30 years.Read More