#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, …

(Part 2 of 2) America as The Social Capital of the World: But Are We on a Slip-Slide in Democracy as a Nation Towards Our Worst Instincts and Bad Side?

It’s a new year and by now Santa Claus made it back to his digs in the north. As folks settle-in for the winter months, there’s a flurry of sporting events that help us deal with short days and cold nights. For football fans, this season’s slate of bowl games kept them on edge due …

(Part 1 of 2) America as The Social Capital of the World: But Are We on a Slip-Slide in Democracy as a Nation Towards Our Worst Instincts and Bad Side?

Just after Halloween and before moving into Thanksgiving mode, word hit the airwaves that international travel restrictions would be lifted. It was one of the most welcomed news in months. Family members who were kept apart across the miles could visit one another again. When the first in-bound flight landed at JFK, it was sheer …

Thanksgiving and The Pilgrim’s Journey to America: What It Means Today for Having a Strong Voice in the Streets or Corporate Suites

Some retailers are beginning to worry if the Christmas holiday shopping season is gonna be a boom or bust. There’s been news of supply chain issues and ships stuck at sea waiting to be unloaded. One test-case for the holiday season will be the Black Friday gift-buying grab. But first there’s Thanksgiving Day when many …

The Sliding Scale of America’s Standing at Home and Abroad: Running Out of Trust or Filling-up on Hate Moves us Farther Apart

Can we build trust as a bridge, and momentum to crossover the cultural divide that needs civic repair?

A Civic Leadership Assignment: Get the Best Score for a More Socially Healthy Way of Life as a Culture-Setter

It’s that time of year again! As classrooms and boardrooms return to their regularly scheduled programming, some think this go-around is gonna be different. There’re those focused on the back-to-school drill of lessons, labs and laps around the field/pool. And for others there’s the back-to-the-office skill that’s been working from home when the workplace was …

(Re)United by Civics in the Real World: With a Winning Spirit in Culture to Move Past Partisan Hang-ups and Social Flare-ups

Who’s ready to beat the virus? There’s growing concern that we’re not quite out the woods yet with Covid-19. The delta variant rate of spread is a cause for concern in many parts of the country. Why it’s become such a political football might take some time to unpack. But how about we focus on …