Interconnectedness Means Fight

Original post written & contributed by B. Loewe When I was fifteen years old I was in my ninth year of Catholic school. I had internalized Catholic social teaching based upon “treat others as you would like to be treated” as well as my parents’ lessons that taught me to share with others. However, as […]

newDharma Talk | Bearing Witness to Suffering

As a friend of mine likes to say, “You got people, you got problems.” Even if we’re simply facing ourselves, we’ve still got problems. We can’t escape our pain. We can’t hide from it or make it disappear, but we can learn to live with it. We can be in relationship with it. It starts […]

Welcome | february 2013

The other night I watched the 1991 feature JFK about the Kennedy assassination. The film’s implications are frightening. While JFK may seem to have little to do with February, with love, relationships, with Black History Month, my thoughts lie in the relationships built and broken. In how events ripple out in waves. In our need […]

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr.’s Forward Motion for a World That Works for All

In what is being billed as “the largest climate rally in history,” thousands of people are expected to gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Feb. 17 to call for a definitive shift in the nation’s energy policy. The “Forward on Climate Rally” will urge President Obama to once and for all reject […]

Alice Walker | Beauty in Truth

Writer and activist Alice Walker will be featured in a documentary, Beauty in Truth directed by British filmmaker and activist Prathiba Parmar. The film opens in London next month and soon after will be coming to the States. It “offers audiences a penetrating look at the life and art of an artist, a self-confessed renegade and human […]

adrienne maree brown | coevolution through friendship

coevolution is “the change of a biological object triggered by the change of a related object.” a couple of years ago i hosted a community of practice. one of the outcomes of our year of building relationship and sharing of ourselves was an idea articulated toward the end by gibran rivera: coevolution through friendship. meaning we […]

february 2013

WEST COAST fearlessMeditation I | Practice of the Body CXC | Center for Transformative Change | Berkeley, CA Friday | March 1, 2013 | 7:00-9:30pm Register   2-Day Kingian Nonviolence Workshop The Metta Center | Sonoma State University | Sonoma, CA Saturday-Sunday | February 23-24, 2013 | 10:00am-6:00pm More Info   Be Here Wow! Meditation […]

How Nonprofits Make Data Fun & Informative

Nonprofits have long relied on stories to help stir emotion. However, as the nonprofit world has evolved, so, too, has the need to communicate more than just emotion. Foundations and corporate supporters increasingly want to see numbers that show that nonprofits are delivering results. Donors want to see metrics to help them understand why they […]

Why Health Officials Want You to Eat More Potassium

High blood pressure is one health risk that is notorious within the black community. Diet and exercise and managing stress are the three things that come to mind when it comes to dealing with it. A recent study says that potassium (found in beans, baked potatoes, dark leafy greens, etc.) can be key in lowering […]

Series of Brooklyn Billboards Put Racial Inequity on Display

  Billboards are everywhere in New York City. They’re on subway trains and in stations, and on top of and inside taxis. But few, if any, have been anything like a series of anonymous billboards that have popped up on bus shelters in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. They’re not selling anything but a delcaration: that racism […]

The Power of Outrospection

What will change the world? According to Roman Krznaric, grassroots empathy and the way we think about other people. Krznaric talks about how this human behavior could revolutionize human relationships (and the environment!) in the 21st century. Watch RSA Animate | The Power of Outrospection More RSA Animate Films Read Six Habits of Highly Empathic People […]

Refueling Compassion After Burnout

This starts, like many of my stories do, with a very young me reading comic books. When I was about eight, I was reading a Superman comic, one in which Superman was explaining to Lois Lane that he is very selective about using some of his powers, such as super hearing and x-ray vision. If […]