As an Asian American, I Care About Ferguson and Race Relations

In the immediate aftermath of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, I wanted to listen, observe, and amplify the voices of African Americans. As an Asian American woman, I don’t know firsthand what it’s like to be followed around by security while shopping or to be stopped by police while jogging in an unfamiliar neighborhood. ...more
Very well said, Grace!  I'm glad you're giving a voice to the Asian American community in this ...more

She’s White. I’m Black. And We Marched in Ferguson Together

Editor's note: Danyelle Little and Janice Person are St. Louis neighbors and friends who traveled to Ferguson, Missouri together earlier this week. In this post, Danyelle tells her story first, and then Janice follows with her story. DANYELLE LITTLE: YOU'LL FIND ME THERE ...more
You said it all when you said JUSTICE HAS NO COLOR.  Well done.more

Some See My Son as Black, Even Though He Is Mixed-Race

I confess to feeling safe because my kids’ biracial genes have given them lighter skin, but my family cannot run away from racism....more
@thienkim You would not have been able to marry a white man either. No non-whites were able ...more

Miltary Families and Welfare

I recently watched a news program discussing todays military family. With all the military cuts going on and the winding down of the current war, the statistics are showing that 25% of our active duty families and 20% of our retired military families are struggling to make ends meet. Most young families who both work are still needing help to feed the family. Most are using food banks and some type of welfare. Why is that? I tell you in my opinion it is due to all the cut backs and non understanding by our politicans....more

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Okay, I Did It

I really thought the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was dying down.Celebrities did it. Bloggers did it. A ton of people in my Facebook feed did it.There was uproar FOR it. There was uproar AGAINST it.Over $53.3 Million was raised for The ALS Association, compared to $2.2 million during the same time period last year....more

Pay it forward & etc.

How often do you put someone else before you (not including children, that's a given, hopefully). Everyone has their own problems, their own struggles, and sometimes they just need support or attention. I'm a strong believer of karma. What goes around comes around. I have experienced it many different times, good & bad. Help someone and someone will help you. ...more

As an Asian American, I Care About Ferguson and Race Relations

In the immediate aftermath of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, I wanted to listen, observe, and amplify the voices of African Americans. As an Asian American woman, I don’t know firsthand what it’s like to be followed around by security while shopping or to be stopped by police while jogging in an unfamiliar neighborhood. ...more
Very well said, Grace!  I'm glad you're giving a voice to the Asian American community in this ...more

She’s White. I’m Black. And We Marched in Ferguson Together

Editor's note: Danyelle Little and Janice Person are St. Louis neighbors and friends who traveled to Ferguson, Missouri together earlier this week. In this post, Danyelle tells her story first, and then Janice follows with her story. DANYELLE LITTLE: YOU'LL FIND ME THERE ...more
You said it all when you said JUSTICE HAS NO COLOR.  Well done.more

I Saw Robin Williams In Church This Sunday!

Maybe someone should have warned Pastor Stan.  He IS new after all!  Barely on assignment here in rural West Virginia for a month and Robin Williams shows up at his service.  As our contemporary band closes their set of songs for the beginning of church, the congregation closes their eyes and lowers their heads for the morning prayer.  As I join in prayer, I find myself lowering my head.  Please don't tell the new pastor, but my eyes were open and, well honestly, I wasn't listening to the prayer.  Not at all....more

Sad Day for all Us Yoggyiets Yesterday

“Live happily and die majestically” B. K. S. lyengar 14.Dec.1918 – 20.Aug.2014Picture By Suman Varandani...more

Some See My Son as Black, Even Though He Is Mixed-Race

I confess to feeling safe because my kids’ biracial genes have given them lighter skin, but my family cannot run away from racism....more
@thienkim You would not have been able to marry a white man either. No non-whites were able ...more

I Took the #IceBucketChallenge.

I meant to post this last week, but with so many other posts already scheduled and ready to go, I decided to wait. If you don't know what the #IceBucketChallenge is, it's time to familiarize yourself....more

Speak Out For Ferguson

Everyone needs to speak out for Ferguson. ...more