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Presidential elections could take us backward or forward

In 2008 my primary reason for voting for President Obama was not so much because I was in line with his political views, but rather because I saw him as the candidate who wanted to move our nation forward. John […]

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Presidential elections could take us backward or forward

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In 2008 my primary reason for voting for President Obama was not so much because I was in line with his political views, but rather because I saw him as the candidate who wanted to move our nation forward. John […]

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Larping isn’t for the faint of heart

Sometimes the best way to be true to yourself is to (temporarily) be someone else. Identity is a curious concept, because the idea of “the self” has never quite been

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Bathroom politics: Pee where you want

I am sick and tired of bathroom politics. In fact, I am sick of politicians, celebrities, and former celebrities dragging our political conversation literally into the toilet. Anyone who thinks

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Trumped: The fearless nature of Amy Schumer and The Donald

Vanity Fair published a piece about their newest blonde to grace the cover: Amy Schumer, the bold comedian, whose film Trainwreck just cemented her as the next big name

MENTAL HEALTH-FEATURE

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in case you didn’t know

  May is Mental Health Awareness month. I didn’t know that when I started jotting down my thoughts for an article on the barriers people encounter with the mental health

John Lewis (far right) with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (center) leading a civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery to protest restrictive voting rights for African Americans in 1965.

John Lewis honored by U.S. Holocaust Museum

John Lewis (far right) with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (center) leading a civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery to protest restrictive voting rights for African

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John Kasich is out of the race

On Wednesday various news organizations were reporting Ohio Governor John Kasich would announce the end of his bid to the the Republican nominee for President of the United States. The governor

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Ted Cruz bows out

In a rambling speech that invoked Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and once again attacked President Obama and the Democratic Party, Ted

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Harpers Ferry: A great day trip

Harpers Ferry National Historic Park is 70 miles from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor but might as well be on another continent. Baltimoreans en route from I-70 will pass through three counties before

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Ecuador earthquake: Diaspora group plans fundraiser to help victims

The April 16 Ecuador  earthquake  that devastated towns along the country’s scenic Pacific coast is the worst natural disaster to hit Ecuador since 1949, and the deadliest quake to

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