The outpouring of grief and tribute over the past two weeks showed that Nelson Mandela inspired and influenced multiple generations of people across the world. Personally, I was moved to learn how many people I know and respect trace their political roots to the struggle of Nelson Mandela and the South African people for freedom, justice, and equality.
‘Tis the season to be jolly. Or maybe not so much.
Despite the fact that the unemployment rate has dropped to 7%, there are still millions facing financial hardships during this holiday season. From picking up food items at the local food bank to relying on Toys for Tots to provide that single gift to their child, American families are still hurting. Not to mention the 11 million undocumented Americans living each[...]
The best part of my Thanksgiving weekend was sitting around the table with family debating the upcoming NCAA national championship game. I have to admit, I love talking with my brother—a lifelong Buckeye – who is always optimistic that Ohio State can go all the way. Then there’s my father – a lifelong Alabama fan – that regularly reminds everyone that “It’s unlikely for the Bucks to beat ‘Bama if[...]
Hopefully, you are reading this while sprawled on a comfy couch after enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving feast and just before turning on the TV to catch the Dallas Cowboys football game. To pass the time, let’s play word association. I say Texas, you think ____? If you said, “the state that is exceeded only by California and Florida in the number of votes cast for Barack Obama[...]