Orchestrating a historic peaceful protest, in the face of potentially violent opposition, that successfully ends 30 years of autocratic rule is truly bad ass.  The way ahead is not always clear, but we can effect change if we work together.  Way to go Egyptian Protestors for setting a legendary example for others to follow. 


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As a successful recording artist, athlete and actor who became noted for his political activism in the civil rights movement at the height of his career, Paul Robeson is a true bad ass. Despite being under heavy CIA and FBI surveillance, publicly condemned for his beliefs and blacklisted during the Cold War, he never compromised on fighting for the civil liberties of the African American community. A Paul Robeson tribute concert being held as part of Black History Month next Wednesday at 7 p.m., at the Winter Garden, World Financial Center.


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In our closest voting ever (this is actually our first vote ever, but it was close), Jon Stewart proved his badassness over the other four nominees to be chosen as the first Bad Ass Legend of 2011. More importantly, we had so many bad ass fans participating in our effort to kick-off 2011 with a focus on living better. We also gave out some cool prizes to our lucky winners. If you did not collect any of the BAO gear or free kombucha, remember that everyone wins if we can all commit to living a healthy, passionate and balanced life (i.e., being a bad ass). 


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