Rachelle Brown

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Black and White: The Race Issue

|<b>When we decided to devote our April magazine to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others.</b><p>It is November 2, 1930, and National Geographic has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Ultimate Guide To Free Meditations To Help You Conquer Stress

Put more Namaste in your work day with this collection of free mindfulness resources.<p>Bad days happen to all of us, but nevertheless it can be hard to regain composure when you're in the thick of overwhelm. Your emotions may be running high, preventing you from performing at your best.<p>Stress shuts …

The Scholar Helping America Grapple with Its Ugly History

Author Keisha N. Blain knows Donald Trump and Dylann Roof didn't come out of nowhere.<p>Shock has emerged as the signature emotional response to the organized confusion of the Trump era. The president is at war with the same agents of federal law enforcement investigating his old campaign. Just months …

Abraham Lincoln's Secret Visits to Slaves

In the mid-1930s, the Federal Writers’ Project interviewed thousands of former slaves, some of whom claimed the president came to their plantations disguised as a beggar or a peddler, telling them they’d soon be free.<p>Shortly before the election of 1860, a man came upon a plantation near Marlin, …

Black History

Today Is Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday—and a Good Time to Remind You He Did Not Free the Slaves

Monday is the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, who was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Kentucky. He was the 16th president of the United States, serving from 1861 …

‘Africa’s Great Civilizations’ Is An Addictive Must-Watch Docu-Series

I’m a sucker for a good, engaging, pretty history doc. It’s just who I am. But last month, I became absolutely spellbound by a six-part docu-series …

Africa

The 1,000-year-old lost Arab poetry that lives on in Hebrew

A thousand years ago, the Iberian peninsula was a cultural oasis – until a million of its Arabic manuscripts were destroyed. Benjamin Ramm explains how its poetry lives on.<p>On 9 December 1499, the citizens of Granada awoke to a scene of devastation: the smouldering remains of over a million Arabic …

Psychologists test the Dalai Lama’s teaching on Compassion, and it works

Psychologists test the Dalai Lama’s teaching on Compassion, and it works<p>February 17, 2017 by Justin Whitaker<p>Anyone in a relationship knows that it …

Mindfulness

Prestonwood Baptist will withhold Southern Baptist funds as it mulls organization's direction

Plano's Prestonwood Baptist Church says it will temporarily escrow money normally given to support the Southern Baptist Convention while it mulls its …

Why we should be teaching our kids 'religious literacy'

By walking down the street of any major city, you are likely to see more diversity than an 18th-century explorer did in a lifetime. People with very …

Religion

Trump & Putin: Our New Biblical Kings

Few world leaders have reaped so much politically as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin from embracing their faith. But what does God’s flock see in …

Gay Journalist Leaves The Left Behind And Embraces A 'Brand New Conservative'

Until September, journalist Chadwick Moore says his life had been lived in a liberal bubble — one that burst after he wrote a profile Milo Yiannopoulos for <i>Out Magazine.</i><p>Yiannopoulos is a gay blogger for Breitbart and provocateur who so favors Donald Trump he calls him "daddy." Yiannopoulos has …

Mike Pence

Finnish MPs discuss repealing same-sex marriage days before it becomes law | Reuters

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland’s parliament was on Thursday set to debate repealing a law allowing same-sex marriage, acting in response to a citizens’ petition just two weeks before the law was due to come into force.<p>FILE PHOTO: Supporters of same-sex marriage gather outside the Finnish Parliament …

When a Mormon Teen Comes Out: Carter

<i>In this four-part series Maxwell Poth tells his own story as well as sharing the stories of three other Mormon teens. All photography courtesy of</i> …

Gavin Grimm's Lawyer on the Rise of Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills, & How They're Prepping for the Supreme Court

Gavin Grimm, a transgender teenager from Gloucester, Virginia, has been fighting to use the boys’ bathroom for over two years—first with his school …

A Bear Speaks Out

When a photo of me at a “Republican event,” a fundraiser for gay war veterans, was posted online here in <i>The Advocate</i> last month, I was attacked on …

Steve Bannon's Gay Agenda

“The thing about Breitbart and LGBT — and this was discussed — we don’t want to be mean to gays; we want to expose them when they’re being bullies,” said one Breitbart writer.<p>WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon isn’t out to promote a socially conservative agenda on homosexuality, say writers who worked for …

Empathy is crucial to being a good person, right? Think again

Some argue that, far from motivating pro-social behaviours, empathy can push us towards inaction at best and racism and violence at worst<p>Why do we flinch when we see someone hit their thumb with a hammer? Our intuitive tendency to feel what we imagine another person is feeling is called ‘emotional …

Empathy