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Powerful stories from the ‘hood.’
Tavis  Smiley
Tavis Smiley Jul 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM

It was one of those unexpected moments of deep revelation. Walter Dean Myers wasn’t expecting anything special as he boarded the train on that particular morning. full story

Lifeline needed for America’s youth.
Tavis  Smiley
Tavis Smiley Oct 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM

We’ve seen the Hollywood script dozens of times: A long-suffering, white educator (insert actor of choice: Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Matthew Perry, Michelle full story

Three troubled teens join forces and thrive.
Tavis  Smiley
Tavis Smiley Jul 21, 2010 at 10:00 AM

You know I read a lot of books—but it is rare that I read a book that moves me in the way this one did. Pick up a copy of the book called The Pact, in which three full story

How to do what you love and thrive.
John F. Demartini
John F. Demartini Jul 19, 2010 at 10:00 AM

No matter what service you’d love to provide for the world, there is a way for you to be paid to do it. Any service. To maximize the potential you have to serve full story

Will you still recognize them?
John F. Demartini
John F. Demartini Dec 17, 2011 at 09:00 AM

When I was seven years old, my first-grade teacher told me that I’d never read, write, or communicate properly. She doubted that I’d ever amount to anything full story

Why a college professor grooves.
Cornel  West
Cornel West Oct 24, 2010 at 10:00 AM

“The blues is the elegant coping with catastrophe that yields a grace and dignity so that the spirit of resistance is never completely snuffed out.”– full story

A scholar in Central Park.
Cornel  West
Cornel West Sep 22, 2010 at 10:00 AM

There were certain dangers involved in sleeping in Central Park in 1979. Crime was still on the rise. But there were certain spots, between the thick grove of trees and full story

Spiritual souls with many lessons.
Louise Hay
Louise Hay Oct 08, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Children are blessings from the Universe. They are not their parents’ possessions. They’re individual bright spirits—old spiritual souls coming to have full story

Black schools that heal.
Tom  Burrell
Tom Burrell Apr 21, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Perhaps in no other area has the African American story seen so many twists, dead ends, and sinkholes than in the dominion of education. More important, perhaps, no full story

Getting past beliefs that work against you.
Richard  Brodie
Richard Brodie Jan 12, 2010 at 09:00 AM

My first bicycle came with training wheels. While I was learning to ride, the training wheels kept me safe by preventing me from falling. They were definitely helping me full story


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