Jerome Nathaniel
Jerome Nathaniel

Farm Bill 2013: An Inside Look At the Most Important Bill You've Never Heard Of

The House and Senate will convene this week to discuss this year's Farm Bil. From subsidies to SNAP, it's time to learn about the policies of our food system and make a stand on the hunger cliff.


The Government Shutdown Has Turned Into a War Against Welfare

The government shutdown has sparked grossly misguided discussion focusing on the war on government benefit programs.

Food Stamp Cuts 2013: We're Missing the Point About SNAP

There are a plethora of issues surrounding food stamps that are being ignored while we focus on the House's recent $40 billion in cuts to the program.

Want Food Stamps? You Should Have to Look For Work

The first step to a stronger SNAP program and a promising Farm Bill can be fulfilled by making the work requirements of the SNAP Employment and Training program a requirement.

5 U.S. Presidents Who Were Never Fathers

The POTUS is often viewed as the symbol of the All American dad. However, these five presidents never had their own biological children.

Valentine's Day 2013: 5 Quirky, Lesser-Known Facts and Traditions

Ever wondered what lovebirds and babies with wings have to do with Valentine's Day traditions? Here are some interesting traditions surrounding the day of love.


How Cory Booker's Policies Gets Overshadowed By His Celebrity

Booker's celebrity has led to misguided questions that have nothing to do with his fitness as a policymaker.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Why We Must Do More

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day has typically been used as a day to increase education, testing, and treatment in the black community, but a stronger impact can be made through advocacy.

Fiscal Bill Cuts to Education Nutrition Will Increase Spending On Health Care in the Long Run

Congress' inclusion of $110 million in cuts to nutrition education is a poor decision that will only increase health expenses in the long run.

Why Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" Never Gets Old

The Sugar Gang's "Rapper's Delight" changed American culture when it became the first hip hop track to crack the Billboards' Top 40. And, today, it still as current as ever.

Top 10 Strangest New Year's Traditions From Around the Globe

You'll never guess how important roosters are to ringing in the new year.


New Year's Resolution: If You Want to Lose Weight, Then Try This Strategy

Recent news of declining obesity rates amongst low-income youth should draw attention to improving their health. They can be the answer to our nation's New Year's resolution.

Wayne LaPierre's Plea for Guns in Schools is a "Dumb Ass Idea" — Just Look to the Inner City For Proof

LaPierre's proposition for armed guards in schools would threaten the sense of sanctuary that most inner-city youth feel in their schools and open yet another outlet for profiling and tension.

1 of 10 Children Ask Santa for a "Dad" This Christmas

The fact that "a father" is one of the most popular Christmas requests challenges us all to self-reflect and do better for the future.

Best Christmas Movies: 9 Greatest Christmas Classics of All Time

Here's my list of nine must watch Christmas movies this year.

The 10 Greatest Christmas Songs of All Time

Music is synonymous with the Christmas festivities. Here is my list of the 10 most essential Christmas songs for anyone's December playlist.

7 Mind-Blowing Christmas Traditions From Around the World

Tis the season ... for weird traditions. Here in the U.S. Christmas is defined by a jolly old man bringing gifts, but these seven global Christmas traditions range from clever, to just plain odd.

8 Quirky Facts About the History of Christmas Trees

We all love them. Here are 8 interesting facts that you probably did not know about Christmas trees.

NYC Mayor Race 2013: No Jewish Candidates A Sign of Shift in NYC Demographics

The absence of a significant Jewish American hopeful for NYC’s 2013 mayoral race is a sign of changing demographics. Regardless, 2013’s battlefield remains remarkably diverse.

Thanksgiving 2012: How to Stay in Shape This Thanksgiving Day

Instead of dreading how much your lifestyle will be ruined come November 22, try to prepare yourself.