Protect the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

As kids across the country are going back to school, Congress is also returning to work after a long summer break....more
Hunger is such a deterrent to learning. We're starting a food pantry at my kids' school this ...more

Join Us NOW! We Can Make Life Work: For Everyone. For Every Family.

Do you ever feel like your job is taking over your life? Or keeping you from living your life? Feel like you're missing major family events, or making challenging choices when it comes to caregiving for either the young or the elderly in your family because of work commitments? ...more

Stories and Photos That Show What Racism in the U.S. Looks (and Feels) Like

Sixteen days after he was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri, thousands of mourners packed the church for Michael Brown's funeral, while thousands more watched online. ...more
sgamer0425 Shellireads  Hi, Sarah. I agree with you 100% that racism is vile and disgusting. ...more

Protect the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

As kids across the country are going back to school, Congress is also returning to work after a long summer break....more
Hunger is such a deterrent to learning. We're starting a food pantry at my kids' school this ...more

My passion for politics

My passion for politicsPrior to 2008, I probably would have said my vote – in any election – didn't matter. How could one vote possibly make a difference? And who cared about my opinion, anyway?Oh, I voted, don't get me wrong. My parents both voted (my mother stopped to vote on her way to the hospital to have my little brother), and believed it was important to vote and taught us that voting was not just a right, but a duty....more

Join Us NOW! We Can Make Life Work: For Everyone. For Every Family.

Do you ever feel like your job is taking over your life? Or keeping you from living your life? Feel like you're missing major family events, or making challenging choices when it comes to caregiving for either the young or the elderly in your family because of work commitments? ...more

Stories and Photos That Show What Racism in the U.S. Looks (and Feels) Like

Sixteen days after he was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri, thousands of mourners packed the church for Michael Brown's funeral, while thousands more watched online. ...more
sgamer0425 Shellireads  Hi, Sarah. I agree with you 100% that racism is vile and disgusting. ...more

Ferguson and Voter Suppression

I suspect St. Louis County, Missouri, has a voter suppression problem....more
nordette_verite owillis You must be reading some other tweet and responding to mine. Or you ...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
I am most frustrated with the media! They portray this as a war zone, when you have shown it as ...more

Not Everything You Read About The Police Is True

   I’m not a historian, professor, politician or reporter. I am a middle-aged (ugh), white female whose family contains 3 police officers by marriage. What I am about to say may have no merit to you, but it does to me. Maybe I haven’t looked hard enough, but I have yet to see one article this week in support of law enforcement. I did find this from March – In Defense of the Police – but nothing recent. There may be articles out there, but they are buried beneath the hatred and accusations.I’ve seen a lot of In Defense of Black Rage, Militarization of America’s Police and Why We Hate the Police. Okay, I made the last one up, but it sure feels like I read a lot of articles with that title....more
As I began to comment on your piece, I realized I had written a post.  Please take the time to ...more

I Don't Know What It Feels Like to Be Black in America, But I'm Listening

As I watch the coverage of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, my heart hurts.I don’t know how to process the flurry of emotions coursing through my body right now.How is this acceptable? How is this the right thing? How does this happen?...more
Too many young men without work and without all of the "things" they think they deserve. Same ...more

The Killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson and How to Join #NMOS14 Today

The days since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed in the St. Louis, MO, suburb of Ferguson have been surrounded by questions. Brown's death, which police say happened after an altercation involving a gun, is now at the center of much grief, outrage, protest and a renewed call to examine racial tensions and police procedure—along with a a National Moment of Silence (#NMOS14) to be observed today, Thursday, August 14, at 4PM PT/7PM ET. ...more
Tanikwish What would really be great is if everyone would stop assuming, period.  No one has the ...more

Is There an American Right To Education?

Why does the United States mandate education up to the 12th grade, but not beyond?...more
And why does our public responsibility to children not start until age 5? Better to put ...more