The Corner Store Debate: A Window into What’s Poppin’ in America and Why Some are So Polarized

Some folks can’t stop talking about Pickleball! It’s said to be the fastest growing sport in America. As a cross between tennis and ping pong, even pro athletes like Tom Brady and LeBron James have invested in upstart teams. But this might not be something you’ll hear discussed at a campaign debate between political candidates …

Siding With America and the Dream: Let’s Get Past Civic Battle Scars Like the Founding Fathers Did After the Revolution

It sounds like Apple has done it again! There’s a new set of iPhones on the market starting from the basic upgrade to the most sophisticated pro edition. From glancing over the release notes checklist and public comments, there’re some who’re excited about the new features. There’re others (even those from the Samsung world) who …

Major Turn in How We Roll as ‘We the People’: Gotta ‘Color Your World’ to Rock the Game on Today’s Issues

It’s being billed as the ‘next battle of the ages.’ In one corner is ‘Game of Thrones’ and in the other ‘Lord of the Rings’. The media shops that produce these mega programs now have spin-offs catching fire in the streaming world. This lines-up with recent news revealed by Nielsen’s TV ratings on how overall …

4 Things to Unite us as a Nation: Taking a page from America’s Journey of ‘Hope & Change’ That’s Hard to Deny

The Beyoncé buzz is spreading! With her latest album release, some say it’s got a throwback vibe. Others are connecting with the hip-hop flava while many love the club energy. And that’s just a drop in the bucket of what’s posted on social about her ‘Renaissance’ project. But there’s something else with queen Bey’s music …

Independence Day Rewind for the Culture: Let’s Make Things Plain So Folks Aren’t Played the Fool Anymore!

Doing it for the good of America!

America’s Got a Root Cause Problem: We Gotta Go from An Outdated Way of Seeing the Constitution to An Updated Way of Living Our Best Life!

It’s the graduation season as young and older prepare to move to the next level. Kindergartners to first grade, elementary to middle, middle to high, high to college and college to the real world. There’s a real expectation that some things will change while some other things remain kinda the same. This might be a …

#HometownStrong Comebacks from the North to the South of America: What’s it Gonna Take to Have a ‘Socially Healthy’ Civic Life Beyond Red Flag News Stories

If you’ve ever watched Steph Curry warm-up before a game, it’s a kinda pre-show itself. He’ll do drills in dribbling one, two or more balls at the same time. He’ll take 3-point shots from different spots on the court. He’ll even take some from almost the half-court line. It’s as if he’s getting ready for …

How SAIC’s Civic Life Tourney Empowers Local Players & Game-Changers, Where Success at Being Community Best Is a Real ‘Sizzle’ Test!

Who knew Rock music is America’s favorite genre? According to results of a CBS News poll, 32% of Americans pick Rock as first choice, followed by Pop at 15% and then Hip Hop at 14%. Those results apply to a general audience of any age. For those under 30, Hip Hop’s mainstream, #1 all the …

The Emerging Hometown Debate on How to Make Culture Relevant Beyond Hashtags, Street Protests and Viral Slogans/Videos

Guess What Some Americans Used to Do to Bring Smarts, Swag and Status to their Social Game?

What Black History Month Might Mean for a 2026 America: 4 Keys on Having Next Level Civics at the Forefront of Culture

Who’s ready for the call? Well, it depends on whether you watch the Superbowl for the commercials, the halftime show, the game itself or some combo. After a teaser on social media, the halftime show’s producers were hyping it as the best 12-minute music collab on stage. That’s less than a quarter in football play, …