Let’s Talk About White Privilege

White privilege. It's a touchy subject. The term is often bantered about among racial equity discussions, but among the people who could be described as having it? Not so much. Recently, there have been quite a few posts from bloggers—white bloggers, to be specific—about this topic. BuzzFeed even published a quiz How Privileged Are You? in which people can test just how they measure up. ...more
Didn't take the test but found this article extremely interesting.  Thanks for sharing.more

Health Secretary Nominee Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Would a Man's Appearance be Criticized This Way?

So if you haven't heard yet, my friend and Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell was nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services, replacing Kathleen Sebelius. It's a huge, demanding, pressure-filled responsibility, and Sylvia's experience and skills are a very good fit for the position....more
DonnaFreedman  I just said the same thing the other day about Rush Limbaugh.  The fact that ...more

5 Things I Have to Say About #CancelColbert

Last Thursday night,#CancelColbert seemed to be just the latest brainchild of Suey Park, creator such hashtags as #NotYourAsianSidekick and #BlackPowerYellowPeril. ...more
I appreciate your post. I realize this may sound incredibly naive, but I have never heard ching ...more

Let’s Talk About White Privilege

White privilege. It's a touchy subject. The term is often bantered about among racial equity discussions, but among the people who could be described as having it? Not so much. Recently, there have been quite a few posts from bloggers—white bloggers, to be specific—about this topic. BuzzFeed even published a quiz How Privileged Are You? in which people can test just how they measure up. ...more
Didn't take the test but found this article extremely interesting.  Thanks for sharing.more

Breaking New Ground With Global News: Vice Launches Vice News

The way people get their news is quickly undergoing a much-needed evolution, thanks in part to media outlets such as Vice News that recognize the need to inform millennials in an inventive and innovative way. People still want to feel informed, but dry-as-toast broadcasts from journalists and outlets they don't always trust to tell them the truth simply aren't cutting it. Today's news needs to follow a simple but true philosophy that's quite familiar to the current generation: act locally but think globally....more

Journalism isn't dead...it's a zombie.

My mom just sent me an email that listed journalism as one of the worst three jobs. Ever. Like, there's no quantifier in there. Just one of the worst three jobs. This is by Daily Briefing, who uses Bureau of Labor statistics and runs them through a snazzy algorithm, weighing stuff like satisfaction, health risk, stress levels, etc.You know what the other two worst jobs are, guys?Enlisted military and lumberjacks....more

joy of nine9 weekly paper

This weeks articles and posts from ten different sources gathered together in one spot.  joy of nine9 weekly paper  …..link*...more

Health Secretary Nominee Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Would a Man's Appearance be Criticized This Way?

So if you haven't heard yet, my friend and Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell was nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services, replacing Kathleen Sebelius. It's a huge, demanding, pressure-filled responsibility, and Sylvia's experience and skills are a very good fit for the position....more
DonnaFreedman  I just said the same thing the other day about Rush Limbaugh.  The fact that ...more

who's my tribe? an exercise

I've been reading a lot lately about tribes. Not the Native American kind (I have one but we lost touch over the past few generations), but the kind that I belong to as a writer.I don't want to write just for fun. I write for fun and satisfaction, true. But I also want to be read. I want to write about things that matter to other people, things they want to read. I want to influence people, make them think, make them laugh, make change in the world. To me, that is success. ...more

Crazy Things I Let my Husband Talk Me Into: Turning my House into a Radio Station

By Janice Flegle, Instructor at American Public University...more

The results of the media diet

Last week, I came across the term media diet and decided to track my own use of media throughout a typical week. I was especially interested in seeing how much I used media (specifically, my smartphone, the computer and TV) in front of my impressionable son....more

Am I the Only Gal Who Didn't Love Frozen?

This post has been two months in coming. And it comes on the heels of one of those times that I’m grateful to be the only gal in the house. The buzz about Frozen has reached such epic proportions that the girls in all grades throughout my sons’ elementary school have been asked, repeatedly, to not sing “Let It Go” quite so frequently. The boys counter as often as they can with “Everything is Awesome” (equally irritating in my opinion), but it’s not taken (strangle)hold like Elsa’s crooning ode on self-liberation. And really, Frozen??...more

My Kids Will Have a Magical Childhood (One That I Will Help Make Happen)

In Ms. ...more
magicandmayhem  great post! Our sentiments are the same for sure.more