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Frank A. Thomas Interviews Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. "On Preaching"

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Color blind or color brave?

The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly …

Buy Restaurants' Excess Food For Cheap

The PareUp app connects consumers to restaurants and grocery stores with excess food, before they throw it away.<p>The excess food at supermarkets and …

Five Things Cities Need to Know About Change and Problem Solving

Today, there is no one superhero leader, institution or sector that can singlehandedly solve our seemingly intractable social and economic problems. …

Three Examples Why Nonprofits Must Engage Politicians

Share<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Share<p>Mark Hayes / Shutterstock.com<p>Three stories this week from locales as different as New York City and Wyoming illustrate the …

CTA calling riders about Ventra transition

The CTA last week began calling Chicago Card users reminding them about the transition to Ventra, the CTA's new fare payment system.<p>Customer service representatives have been calling Chicago Card Plus and registered Chicago Card users who have been sent activation information but have not yet …

7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …

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WATCH: Why I Think Nonprofits Should Act More Like Businesses

How would you react if you knew someone was getting wealthy in charity? How would you feel if you saw your favorite charity run a $3 million ad on the Superbowl using charitable donations to fund it? What would you think if a charity lost a million dollars on a brand new fundraising idea that …

Pelosi unplugged

Striking a tone of disgust, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi ridicules the GOP as obsessed with its loathing of President Obama and hell-bent on hurting him politically, regardless the cost. She assigns little to no blame to the president (even though Democrats privately say that’s laughable) …

The Other American Dream

Today, President Obama is marking the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, led by civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The …

The Essential Civil Rights Reading List

When the sculptor Lei Yixin recently removed a condensed and altered quotation from his monument to Martin Luther King Jr., his action attested to …

Solving Poverty: The New Philanthropy is a Job

The thing I am most proud of in my professional career is that I meet a payroll every two weeks, and have been doing this successfully for more than 20 years now through Operation HOPE alone. In 20 years, I have never bounced a payroll check, and never had an employee arrive at a hospital emergency …

Programmed Auto: A Helpful Overlooked Exposure Mode on DSLR Cameras

In order to be a truly creative photographer, you need to take your camera out of the automatic exposure modes and put it into either Programmed …

Jay Z needs better race politics

<b>Jay Z (AP/Evan Agostini)</b><p>No, it’s not enough to just show up. The First Man of hip-hop has to stop sipping the post-racial Kool-Aid<p>Brittney Cooper<p>August 6, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>It is still too soon to tell what the political legacy of the hip-hop generation will be. But if our stance toward our past …

52 Stories, 52 Weeks: 'This keeps my kids from going hungry'

In the food pantry line at Fraternite Notre Dame in the Austin neighborhood, 7-year-old Jada Dunkentell just wanted to practice her gymnastics.<p>“Do …

The Best Sermon About Trayvon That You Will Hear

If you hear one sermon about America’s Trayvon Martin moment, let it be this one. Pastor Howard-John Wesley of Alfred Street Baptist Church in …

6 Ways To Talk Like a Leader

Your speech should advance your leadership, not undermine it.<p>Effective leadership requires verbal discipline.<p>Leaders need to care about and practice the quality, specificity, and power of their language. Not enough of them do. <br>Communication is particularly crucial to entrepreneurs. A founder’s …

Zimmerman saga was all about race

<b>George Zimmerman (Reuters/Gary W. Green)</b><p>Let’s get real<p>Paul Campos<p>July 14, 2013 3:54am (UTC)<p>Because it happened in America, the trial of George Zimmerman for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin was all about race. And because it happened in America, the people who benefit politically from the same …

Marcy Newberry closing, 230 children losing Head Start seats

The 130-year-old Marcy Newberry Association will close its doors Friday, leaving 230 children without Early Head Start and Head Start classes, and 52 …

MEDGAR EVERS SUNDAY: SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013

Beloved, Many peoples shall come and say, “Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the home of the ... Read more!<p>Proctor Conference, Drug …

Limbo on Illinois health marketplace disappoints consumer advocates

Nearly 25 Years of Illinois Politics Later, Little Seems to Have Changed

The more things change, the more they don't.<p>I started covering Illinois politics in earnest in 1989, just after the George H.W. Bush national election win. In the years that followed, former Republican Gov. Jim Thompson stepped aside, former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar won a nailbiter over Democrat …

7 Beginner Tips For Sharper Photos

Scott Kelby, the author of many digital photography books says, <i>“If your photos aren’t sharp then the rest doesn’t matter.”</i> Key to any image is its …