What is the future of Black America?
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What do we mean by “cancel culture?” And why has America struggled so mightily to contain the coronavirus? Ciaran O’Connor hosts a dynamic roundtable.
What are the forces driving the breakdown in our media system? How do media polarization, hyperpartisanship, and disinformation threaten our values and democracy? And what can we do about it??
Can gay rights activists and proponents of religious liberty build the trust and understanding needed to find common ground? Or is this divide destined to be a zero-sum fight?
“What does it mean to be whole – to see ourselves in one another, to learn how the notes of each soul create harmony from dust?”
What holds back black America? Should blacks focus on racism or issues in the community? Is there a balance? Hawk Newsome and Bob Woodson challenge each other to find the truth.
How can we move from a politics of hate to a politics of love? Ciaran O’Connor interviews Lawrence Lessig.
Stats and experience can lead to different views of reality. How do they impact views of race and policing?
Where does spiritual fulfillment come from in a secular age? Tara Burton looks out across the social landscape.
American social fabric is tearing apart at catastrophic speed. How did we get here and where does hope come from for the future?
Pursuing justice while speaking from empathy? Sally Kohn weighs in.
What does “defund the police” really mean? How can media outlets balance concerns about social justice and free speech? And how can America come together amidst upheaval?
Black lives matter. But black lives are different – and understanding them helps us understand this moment in America.
John Wood, Jr. joins Urban Specialists to talk race and healing in Dallas.
“Politically homeless,” Bridget Phetasy recounts her journey through life and the culture wars.
Art is about our experiences.
Art is about our experiences.
Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary sings the group’s Grammy-winning hit “If I Had a Hammer” and encourages you to try your hand at singing a song that captures the spirit of Braver Angels for our songwriting contest.
Listen as the Braver Angels crew, including Ciaran, April, Monica and John, share their experiences related to COVID-19.
How do we overcome the bitterness of American politics and change the way things are done? “Left of Bernie,” yet a consistent defender of President Trump; author, commentator and creator of the comic strip “Dilbert” Scott Adams is a fascinating or infuriating voice in the political conversation, depending on who you ask. But Scott is …
Sam Daley-Harris shares the practices for effective organizing across the partisan divide.
Independent minded cultural voices Chloe Valdary and Ken Bone weigh in on a better American future coming out of COVID-19.
Braver Angels Chief Marketing Officer Ciaran O’Connor delivers a Tedx Talk on the art of depolarizing communication.
Everybody seems to hate the media. But is it the problem or the solution?
Do not be ashamed of being afraid. Many of us in the United States at this moment are fearful. We may or may not be afraid for ourselves as individuals—but we fear for our loved ones and we fear for our country. That was true for many of us before the pandemic. It is strikingly …
In my previous article, I argued that the chili bowl should be America’s new national metaphor. I said that it strikes the right balance between individuality and commonality. A chili bowl has unique and identifiable ingredients, but it is still held together with a single sauce. People can maintain their unique identities, while also having …
Better has become Braver. John and Ciaran introduce the Braver Angels Podcast, discuss the organization’s transformation, and debate the politics of the coronavirus.
Peter Boghossian, Co-author of “How to Have Impossible Conversations,” joins John and Ciaran on the Braver Angels podcast.
Ciaran O’Connor talks to David McCullough III about his vision for the American Exchange Project, and what we can learn from students bridging the divide.
Employing some strategies used in couples therapy, one group’s mission since 2016 has been to try and heal the bitter divide between liberals and conservatives in the country, urging them to find common ground and avoid labels. NBC New York’s Melissa Russo reports.