When Will We Stop Counting the 9/11s?

It's September 11 again. And I'm dreading it. I want September 11 to go back to being just another day in the early fall. Is this wrong?...more
Thank you for sharing. My husband and I were just sharing similar sentiments on the evening of ...more

This is not about chemical weapons and India should be worried

Before I begin, I do not have a formal education in the area of foreign policy nor am I a seasoned journalist who understands the granularity of the sectarian issues in the Middle East. What I present here is the synthesis of whatever I have consumed over the past few days on this issue and my recollection of significant world events during my adult life....more

Mental Fitness: The Dangerous Image of Olivia Pope

Most images of Black women in the media are negative. Those images can do damage to a Black woman's self esteem if she does not have a favorable view of herself. If you do not agree with my contention about the media's negative portrayal of Black women, watch a few music videos. These negative images are broadcast throughout the globe....more

Protest Against Punjabi Hip-Hop Artist Reveals Who Gets Sympathy and Who Doesn't

In early August, a Change.org petition was circulated trying to stop a concert featuring Indian hip-hop artist Yo Yo Honey Singh in Toronto. The petition’s creators, a Canada-based Sikh religious organization, argued that his lyrics are too violent and misogynistic for Canadian Punjabi youth....more
I haven't listened to much of his music cause I hate that music anyways. I hate songs with such ...more

Media Images We Need

Media images and cultural messaging shape our thoughts. We can deny it all we want, but they do. Even when you KNOW BETTER than to buy into some stereotype/tope/bullshit you have to make yourself remember and counter earlier conditioning....more

No Sacred Cows

I’ve been at this blogger-activist thing less than a year, but I know I’ve said it more than once: I strongly believe we have to hold ourselves and our allies to the same standards we do our opponents. This means we can’t allow ourselves to place anyone on a pedestal where criticism can’t reach them, and we can't sweep bad behavior under the proverbial rug....more

Marine Steven Rhodes and His Family Speaks to Genma Holmes on Living Your Best Life Radio

Marine turned MTSU Raider Steven Rhodes and His Family on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes ...more

Sharp increase of women voters in Pakistan’s recent elections

Songs, TV commercials and dramas, coupled with voter education and community awareness-raising encouraged an historic 15 million Pakistani women to vote in Pakistan’s recent general elections. ...more

Poll: Do You Have Friends of a Different Race?

A recent poll conducted by Reuters reports that many Americans have no friends of a race other than their own. It’s not that surprising, given the dramatically different ways people have reacted to recent events such as the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting, or even last week’s Twitter trend #solidarityisforwhitewomen. ...more
Well, I was born in San Francisco, and I've lived in the Bay Area my entire life.  I think that ...more