glory

It's difficult to look at oneself objectively, but I see with new eyes the huge advantage I’ve been given by being born white.
I've heard from a lot of friends and colleagues lately who aren't where they want to be in life. I'm glad I'm their friend and that I have chance to help give them strength and perspective to remind them of who they are.
I proudly claim to be a "romantic" that cherishes the social engagement of the past for kids and adults; the respect for
Doors - they hold the promise of something new, curiosity, adventure, fresh starts, mystery. They all stand just on the other side of that door. So close yet so far away. Bringing two worlds together, yet part of the same. Inches apart yet so divided.
A friend of mine recently referred to me as the "CEO of Running in Heels magazine" -- I laughed, thought it was cute and clever, and then realized what it really meant.
I love other people's stories. I see a family , a woman eating alone, a man in a biz suit, two friends chatting, a group of teenagers hanging out... and I'm curious.
It's time to tear down these age-segregated walls and rebuild the bridges -- the social compact -- that made our country economically viable and strong.
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
In the midst of these projected possibilities, one thing is certain: the power of Hip Hop is immense and unwavering. But, how the art form is used from this point forward will determine the type of power we truly want to have.
I try to learn one little thing from every artist. About ten years ago, Common gave me the best advice - I asked him how
John Legend and Common teamed up for "Glory," a track from "Selma," the upcoming film about the campaign for black voting
Decorative pumpkins in July. Avalanches of fall fashion in mid-summer. Hearty harvest recipes during high heat. So, unplug
For more years than I care to acknowledge, I have attempted to rebound from the emotional effects of a traumatic injury. And sadly, I must admit that I have far too often felt sorry for myself.
The validation of 12 Years a Slave could (maybe, possibly, hopefully) set the stage for more offerings of serious black subject matter in film. Honest stories that challenge us to face difficult (even disturbing) social and legal issues head on. Confrontational narratives. Narratives that complicate our social awareness.
Jesus is not stingy about sharing His resurrection with all of humanity. Why would he be stingy about sharing Easter with Cesar Chavez?
If history itself is comprised of human stories, great movies can make those stories feel even more immediate, more human. With that in mind, here are twenty-five of my favorite historical films, and the subjects they cover.
A monument in Boston depicting a famous all-black regiment that fought for the union in the Civil War was vandalized by a