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May 2012

Peter Thiel and Financing the College Dropout

Tweet Peter Thiel, a billionaire, one of the co-founders of Paypal and one of the first people to invest in Facebook, talked on television this evening,on the 60 Minutes news program, about a new endeavor of his.  He is paying a small select number of college students $100,000 to drop out of college. This is [...]

Black Churches, Gay Marriage & The Dream of America

Tweet Black churches and pastors have come to the fore recently on the issue of gays and gay marriage.  The basis of their opposition to gay marriage is their religion, Christianity and the Bible. This should make us all blink a little in disbelief. Blacks have suffered enormously in the past because of racial discrimination, [...]

Eternal America: Right Now

Tweet A recent commencement address by Dennis Kucinich: Dear Friend, I want to share with you this Commencement speech I gave this week to 5000 attendees from over 100 countries at American University in Dubai (AUD). Previous AUD Commencement speakers include President Clinton and Secretaries of State Powell, Albright and Baker. In the speech I [...]

Langston Hughes and America

Tweet Langston Hughes wrote a beautiful, impassioned poem about America. Here it is: LET AMERICA BE AMERICA AGAIN Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let [...]