Dr. Emmett Carson Shares His Philanthropy Story

"It's a privilege to work to make the world a better place." Dr. Emmett Carson In honor of Black Philanthropy Month 2015, we are replaying interviews from philanthropists we've interviewed over the past two years. We are kicking off the month with our conversation with Dr. Emmett Carson, President and CEO of…

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Google Doodle – Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was a voracious reader, and had devoured the entirety of Shakespeare and Dickens before she turned twenty. A gifted writer and orator, she was unabashedly candid--in her diaries, she describes the heroine of Les Miserables as “sweet, lovely and all that, but utterly without depth… fit only for love,…

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Ashely Gragg Shares Her Story of Service

Teenager Ashley Gragg has already committed herself to public service. This Jackie Robinson Scholar helped start a scholarship program for students in Pine Bluff, AR and she's served in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray. Tune in to her story of service!

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The Hypocrisy of Heritage

By Andrea Price Connecting to my genealogical past is a journey I started in 2006 while pregnant with my first child. I wanted my children and future generations to know their personal genealogy. Since then, I’ve written narratives, prepared scrapbooks, and donated my family stories to a genealogical repository so others will…

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Why We Shouldn’t Trust Markets with our Civic Life

"The marketization of everything sharpens the sting of inequality and its social and civic consequence." Michael Sandel In the past three decades, says Michael Sandel, the US has drifted from a market economy to a market society; it's fair to say that an American's experience of shared civic life depends on how…

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