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These Are the 12 Words in Tim Cook's Coming Out Essay That Made Me Tear Up

Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, one of the most powerful people in the world, came out of the closet today. Cook isn't the first person to come out and he won't be the last and in 2014 someone revealing his or her sexuality has almost become a ho-hum affair. Show More Summary

Syrian Refugees and Millions of Iraqis Displaced by Conflict: A Common Struggle to Find Work, Housing & the Daily Basics

Amid a bustling crowd, 12 year-old Akram sat quietly on top of some bags cradling and stroking a white cat. Around him, hundreds of Syrian refugees who'd escaped attacks by ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) on the Syrian border...Show More Summary

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Neglected Problem of Domestic Violence in Society

October is the month of fall, football, and domestic violence (DV). Although the first DV Awareness Month was established In October of 1987, unfortunately a disturbing video of a football star has provoked more public discourse on domestic violence than the longstanding efforts of government agencies and non-profits. Show More Summary

Nightcrawler -- Movie Review

Jake Gyllenhall plays a news prowler in Nightcrawler Why do we click the video that says NSFW (not safe for work)? Why must we see the awful clip everyone's talking about? Nightcrawler, the new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo, is an excellent ride that takes you to places you don't want to go to, to explore this question. Show More Summary

Arizona State Student Senator Impeached for Talking to the Press Without Telling Superiors

Student government strikes again! The Tempe Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at Arizona State University has impeached one of its own members for talking to The State Press campus newspaper without first giving USG leaders a heads-up. The...Show More Summary

Attack Ad to Beat All Attack Ads

Those of us in higher education often say that liberal learning includes the preparation for citizenship. It's great to see an example of that preparation grounded in the collaborative work of faculty and students. The Wesleyan Media...Show More Summary

For the Journalist, Objectivity Changes When Coverage Includes Dictionary-Defined Racial Slur

In the last few years, a major debate has gripped the journalism industry -- a debate over fairness, advocacy and objectivity. Can fairness and advocacy exist in the same news pages? Can objectivity survive in an age of partisanshipShow More Summary

Ebola in Africa, Fears in the US: Let's Get Hard on Issues, Soft on People

Three members of my family are living and working in Africa right now, and I am telling you that the current American obsession with isolation tents, protective gear, and quarantines is making me feel very strange. My folks are not in...Show More Summary

Strange Bedfellows

Say what you will about the limitations of traditional broadcast as a way to engage consumers -- it is slow, it is broad, it is expensive, it is a one-way dialogue that lacks the instantaneous real-time measurement potential afforded...Show More Summary

The Clever New Way TV Advertises Alcohol to Kids

We know that children and teenagers are particularly susceptible to advertising. We are aware that they are easily influenced by peer pressure. We see that they have a self-image that is fragile and is still being molded. Parents, educators...Show More Summary

Photojournalists Are 'Dysturbing' Passersby On NYC Streets

The images are disturbing. Their methods of sharing them with passersby may be to some as well. But Dysturb says they are doing the educational work that the modern Fourth Estate is refusing to do. #Dysturb at work. Wheat pasted photo by Moises Saman/Magnum by group calling itself #Dysturb. Show More Summary

Why Is the National Urban League Defending Online Discrimination?

Who did National Urban League President Marc Morial call "extreme" for supporting real Net Neutrality? Was it civil rights heroes John Lewis and John Conyers? Their congressional colleagues Keith Ellison, Raul Grijalva and Nancy Pelosi? Or did he mean Sens. Show More Summary

Media Often Depicts Black Youth as Criminals, and Rarely as Heroes

A colleague of mine recently shared a story about observing an elementary school teacher talking with some Black boys in her class about a book they were reading. The topic of the conversation was "is it better to be loved or feared?" These young boys not only could relate to this question, but they engaged in a vigorous debate about it. Show More Summary

Five Things I Learned From Ben Bradlee

"Now f--- off, kid." That's when I knew Ben Bradlee liked me. It was the fall of 2004, I was a college senior, and Bradlee was a fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics. We had just talked for thirty minutes -- an eternity given Ben's...Show More Summary

Beware of 'Alarmist' Journalism During Times of National Crisis

In America, the President reigns for four years and Journalism governs forever and ever -- Oscar Wilde I am afraid, folks. Not of ISIS or Ebola or immigration or Ferguson or the fluctuating financial markets or even the recent threats towards journalists' lives -- of which I am one. Show More Summary

Exlusive: Jodi Picoult on Elephants, Politics and the Paranormal

"Like humans, elephants are one of the few species who have cross-species empathy. Most species will only save their own," Jodi Picoult explains to me with the ease of someone who's spent years studying zoology. Those familiar with her...Show More Summary

'You Got Into My Heart Violently, But You’re There'

Cross-posted with Studs Terkel on Trauma, Death, and Forgiveness in America Studs Terkel, who put oral history on the American map with one spectacular book after another, was a small man who had a knack for making everyone around him feel larger than life. Show More Summary

La Belle Indifference

Nancy Doyle Palmer is a Washington-based journalist and screenwriter. Her work has appeared in Washingtonian, O: The Oprah Magazine, the Atlantic, and the Huffington Post. Her screenplay Sluglines is currently in development. John S....Show More Summary

Reading the Pictures: About Race and those Ebola Handheld Thermometer Pictures on Western News Sites

LA Times Have you noticed the pictures of African health officials using handheld thermometers suddenly springing up in US news stories and photo galleries? I found the picture above in the Charlotte Observer's Daily Edit. Most assuredly, this airport official is applying her job with the utmost seriousness. Show More Summary

Marhaba! Introducing HuffPost Morocco

I'm very excited to announce that the journey we started over a year ago in Tunisia and continued this May in Algeria has now added the final missing part -- HuffPost Morocco -- to create the full ensemble of The Huffington Post Maghreb! This...Show More Summary

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