What happens when a star soccer player goes undercover as a homeless man?

Cristiano Ronaldo, the famous soccer player, decided to spend a day as a homeless man in the streets of Madrid. It was supposed to be a prank. Though the disguised player displayed his talent and tried to be friendly with the people he encountered, most people just walked away and didn’t even bother to show a little kindness, except for one kid. But the minute … Continue reading What happens when a star soccer player goes undercover as a homeless man?

The March on Washington: MLK’s Take on Moderation and Other Thoughts

Three days prior to the 1963 “March on Washington” campaign in the United States, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights movement icon, and Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the NAACP, were invited to the NBC news program “Meet the Press” to address questions concerning the March. The “Meet the Press” questions reflected the deep-rooted fear that most white people and the US government had about the … Continue reading The March on Washington: MLK’s Take on Moderation and Other Thoughts

Beauty and Perception: What’s Beautiful?

Hello Friends: Here is a GuestPost by Rediet Yibekal on the perception of beauty. Every culture has its own understanding of beauty, which is often biased as skin color (or tones) and physical appearances remain the measuring sticks that define who is beautiful and who is not. Add to that the history of slavery, colonialism, racism, and various wars of conquest.  Nowadays, beauty (both masculine … Continue reading Beauty and Perception: What’s Beautiful?

Constitution USA – The History of Bill of Rights and Other Insights

A PBS documentary film that talks about the history of the US constitution; why the nation’s founding fathers, who met in Philadelphia, excluded the Bill of Rights; what happens when these rights come into conflict; and how current technology, politics is challenging American constitutionalism: Constitution USA with Peter Sagal: It’s a Free Country.  On Free Speech, quoted from the film: “When we are confronted with speech … Continue reading Constitution USA – The History of Bill of Rights and Other Insights

Escape to the Legion and the Aftermath

Wanna get a glimpse of the harsh life of a solidier? Or whether you can make it after a brutal Sahara Desert training? Then you should watch Escape to the Legion, a BBC documentary about the French Foreign Legion, a mercenary army founded in 1831, and still active. The documentary not only demonstrates that a life in the army can never be for the faint-hearted, but it also exposes … Continue reading Escape to the Legion and the Aftermath

Thrive — The Documentary Film That Has Made Many People Talk

Freely available, and has over a million hits on YouTube: THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take? Here is a critical review of the film from Huffingtonpost.com: There have been many screenings in the Bay Area of a privately produced film called Thrive. It is a long documentary, created in a New-Agey, pseudoscientific mode, which would be fairly innocuous if it were not masking a reactionary, libertarian … Continue reading Thrive — The Documentary Film That Has Made Many People Talk