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Speaker's Summit

In Washington, DC. hundreds joined their voices to collectively petition the president on behalf of compromised communities from coast to coast.

By Staff

Governor's Mansion

Once Upon A Memory

Recently news about the Georgia's Governor's mansion has been less than fond, recalling traditions of racism and unspoken rules that kept people separated, but now brings all people together to celebrate the birth of One greater.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

Reaching for life

Huddled Masses

If we can talk about tough topics like abortion in a way that brings solutions and unity, we can talk about anything.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

What Would You Do

What Would You Do

#GivingTuesday approaches with more of an incentive to give back

By Lisa Noël Babbage

Photo credit Sam McGhee

For or Against

Gathering in Atlanta, a group of women discuss contemporary issues for the 2018 Call To Action video shoot.

By Lisa Noel Babbage

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#WalkAway

Why has Brandon Straka's movement gone viral? And are Democrats really afraid of its impact?

By Lisa Noël Babbage

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2016 Republican National Committee Platform

Dedicated to To all who stand strong in the face of danger So that the American people may be protected against it — The men and women of our military, of our law enforcement, and the first responders of every community in our land — And to their families.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

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2016 Democratic National Committee Platform

Despite what some say, America is and has always been great—but not because it has been perfect. What makes America great is our unerring belief that we can make it better. We can and we will build a more just economy, a more equal society, and a more perfect union—because we are stronger together.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

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The Whisper Room

Being on the map during an election cycle is the most important thing for a candidate, but how does it compare to what is most important for voters?

By Staff Writer

A Labor of Love

A Labor of Love

The American worker has brought strength and prosperity, as well as secured the over all well being of the nation.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

Adoption

Adoption Awareness Day

November 17, 2018 is National Adoption Awareness Day!

By Lisa Noël Babbage

Howard & King

We're Not Color Blind

Humanity's diversity paints a prettier picture, adding culture, language, music, and food from a variety of backgrounds - all uniquely American.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

Candidate for Georgia Lt. Governor, G. Duncan

Across the Aisles

Americans across the country are getting ready for to take part in a fundamental benefit of citizenship: the power to vote.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

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A Cry For Battle

The "Queen of America" led a battle cry for the Republic. Her 1861 lyrics were first published in The Atlantic Monthly, an American literary and cultural commentary magazine that is still in circulation today.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

Trafficking

Becoming Humane

As organizations around the world recognize the need to formally organize humanitarian efforts on World Humanitarian Day (8/19/18) one can't help but wonder what was going on the other 364 days of the year.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

Scream, If You Have To

Scream, If You Have To

When raising our voice is the only way to be heard, projecting is everything.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

Remembering Charlottesville

One Year Later

When American cities are put "on the map" for racism the only response is unity.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

The Old America

The Old America

After two centuries, some of our old values no longer stack up, but the evolution of America is more shaped by self-centered personal opinion even more than you might think.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

Is Teaching Patriotism Possible?

Is Teaching Patriotism Possible?

If we let the passion for patriotism fizzle we put freedom on the back burner as well.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

White college students conducting a peaceful protest for Civil Rights on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia circa 1968, courtesy of the Georgia State University photo archives.

First Impressions

“We hosted Martin Luther King, Jr. in our home in Decatur, Georgia, to one of the many dinner parties my parents threw. I was 14, and it never struck me as odd because this had been going on my whole life.”

By Lisa Noël Babbage

American Symbolism

13 Folds

According to the American Legion, America's largest veteran's service organizations, the flag folding ceremony represents the same religious principles on which our nation was founded.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

World War II Memorial Cemetary

Recollections of My Father

General William "Jerry" Boykin served in the United States Army for 36 years as a Delta Force Special Ops Commander, and he loved his father.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

A Memphis newspaper from 1968

The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The dream did not die with Martin, it grows in each American heart.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

A Celebration of Motherhood 2018

A Celebration of Motherhood

100 women gathered together in celebration of motherhood and found themselves joining hands in support of something greater.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

Stickball on the playground

A Moving Picture is Worth 10,000 Words

Housing projects across the nation are filled with people who have dreams of a better life.

By LaNell Babbage-Torres

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One Voice

In a nation of free people, one voice makes a rippling impact that inspires other to choose love.

By Lisa Noël Babbage

Photo of graffiti in Atlanta.

Hometown: Native Reflections

I wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else in the world. The Constitution is a living document. It was meant to govern us and sometimes society has to catch up to it.

By LaNell Babbage-Torres

Emma's Torch Kitchen

Emma's Torch

“Rebuilding communities for these new Americans is part of the organization's mission; and it is the essence of Lazarus' welcome to all immigrants: come and dine with us, you are welcome here.”

By Lisa Noël Babbage

Breaking Down Stereotypes

To Humankind, Be True: Breaking Down Stereotypes

“You can tolerate a great many things. However, the path to understanding is the path to meaning beyond stereotypes, category, or rigidity.”

By Lisa Noël Babbage

Interconnected bliss

Try This: Operation Experimentation

“To find out what you are really made of, consider taking on someone else’s random selection just long enough to see how your beliefs about people stand up.”

By Lisa Noël Babbage

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Global Stats On Racism: Since Y2K

A global summary of statistics in the last two decades on the growth of humanity, scarcity, and racism.

By Staff Writer

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