It's great that there is a designated time during the year to show gratitude for all the blessings in life. Families converge, cook tons of food, share stories and go around the room and share what they are thankful for.
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During the Thanksgiving holiday of 1989, George W. Bush stood in the White House Rose Garden, in front of reporters, school children and a 50-pound turkey.
The happiest people are thankful for what they have -- but what do you have? Do happier people have more, making it easier for them to be happy? One reason that some people are happier is that they are simply better at recognizing the things that they should be thankful for.
The recent shootings that took place at Umpqua Community College, Northern Arizona University, and Texas Southern University were tragic, and we pray for the victims and their devastated families who have been hurting so badly.
It is almost impossible to solve a problem when starting from the wrong basic assumption. When the church insisted that the earth was the center of the universe, astronomers could make no sense of the movement of the stars because of the error in the basic assumption.
As we move out of our blistering hot summer and then to the most stay at home and less traveled season of the year, it's important to point out that acquiring wealth doesn't necessarily give us peace, solitude, and the complete full life we are in search of.
From my early childhood, my siblings and I were taught, "In everything give thanks." But many of us may wonder how we can give thanks in everything when bad times come along, sending us reeling, confused and clueless in how to survive yet another problem of life.
When I was a child, my favorite Thanksgiving ritual was going around the table, announcing what we were thankful for. The ham in me couldn't wait! I would prepare my little speech in advance, being sure to include something funny, something wildly unexpected, instructions for vaporizing my brother and thanks for the wonderful country we live in.
The Great Recession has increased the wealth gap between the races, but the racial wealth divide is nothing new.
Long before the White House articulated its "leading from behind" Middle East policy it was obvious to the casual observer that America's strategy for stabilizing and enhancing U.S. influence in the region was failing.
The media maelstrom that has swirled since former professional basketball player Lamar Odom was reported unresponsive in a Nevada brothel has been a fascinating, if deeply disturbing peek at the modern-day news cycle.
Residing at the intersection of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria, the Kurds are the world's largest ethnicity without a country, subjugated by the most repressive countries of the 21st century.
Permit me this brief aside and allow me to deconstruct this notion of "sneaking in" before I even get into my article. In reality, one does not -- can not -- "sneak" into dental school.
On the surface this would seem like a foolish question. After all, our military bases are staffed by trained personnel who are prepared to lay down their lives at a moment's notice to defend our nation. Surely trained and armed soldiers would be the last people a terrorist would attack. Sadly, that is not the case.
The year 2019 will mark the 4th century that blacks walked the soil of the territory that would evolve into the United States. For most of that 400 years blacks would, largely, be considered property and less than human.
All of us carry a bag of words which we use to express our thoughts and feelings. Some of the words are used more frequently while others are used rarely if ever.
From The Vault
On the first anniversary last week of the controversial death of Michael Brown, protesters in Ferguson, Missouri took to the street with the urgent message that "black lives matter."
The Black Lives Matter movement has recently become a household expression; an issue in itself that many debate and devalue mainly because they need to be debriefed. We hear the hostility in retorts from people refusing to face the facts as they respond with, "All lives matter." Or better yet, they will try to redirect the message by asking, "What about black on black crime?"
About four months has passed since the dramatic wave of civil unrest that flooded the streets of Baltimore and minds across the nation following the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal cord injury in police custody.
It all started with a tweet. Monica Foy, a student at Sam Houston State University decided to tell the world how she felt.
Opponents of various state-sponsored religious freedom laws have been braying as loudly as the law permits in hopes of convincing the American public that the laws will be used to discriminate against gay people ...
It's already been established that the health insurance plans of 158 million Americans are in jeopardy because of a feature in the Affordable Care Act called the Cadillac tax.
I believe that the Internet is one of man's crowning achievements, but there can be obvious and not-so-obvious dangers.
On April 4, 2015 an unarmed black man was shot and killed by a white police officer.
Shortly before his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr. initiated his "Poor People's Campaign."
A detailed look at the provisions in H.R. 2 reveals a convoluted, top-down system with much of the White House's radical plan to change how doctors get paid woven into every page.
In the 1950s, a group of psychologists began promulgating ideas related to the pursuit of happiness and flourishing.
It is striking how sharply the rhetoric and demagoguery of contemporary presidential campaigns, and presidential rhetoric in general, has departed from 18th- and 19th-century norms.
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the National Action Network's (NAN) 17th annual National Convention in New York City.