President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration: About Time? Or Too Much?

On Thursday night, President Obama made a long anticipated announcement about immigration reform. After a bipartisan immigration reform bill died in the House of Representatives, the president decided to take an executive action to change the broken immigration system. Image Credit: PBS NewsHour ...more

Obama Just Hit the FCC Hard on Net Neutrality

President Barack Obama made a strong statement in support of rules preserving open access to the Internet this week. It brought cheers from net neutrality advocates, jeers from the cable and telecom industry and their allies, and equivocation from the man he appointed to lead the Federal Communications Commission, the independent agency that makes the rules for the Internet. ...more
Everybody who has a computer or smartphone should support net neutrality. The carriers don't ...more

#WhyIDidn'tVote: What Millennials Are Really Saying About the Midterms

Still reeling from the huge Republican sweep in the midterm elections, I got hit with yet another bizarre reality of the election. I heard on MTV, "78.7 % of Millennials did not vote in the 2014 midterm elections." Responding to what clearly had to be erroneous information, I found myself yelling at the TV, "Wait, what? Did I just hear that right? (chuckling) That just can't be true..." ...more
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President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration: About Time? Or Too Much?

On Thursday night, President Obama made a long anticipated announcement about immigration reform. After a bipartisan immigration reform bill died in the House of Representatives, the president decided to take an executive action to change the broken immigration system. Image Credit: PBS NewsHour ...more

"We Were Strangers Once, Too." The President, Immigration, and Me

Last night, I turned on the television to prepare for Scandal and saw the President (Obama, not Fitz) talking about immigration. Did you watch it, too? If you didn’t catch it, here is the whole thing from C-Span (it was just 15 minutes).There were a few things that he said which reminded me of my own family and how we got here. It reminded me why my parents immigrated and why so many others immigrated here to the United States....more

#TBT Egypt 2011

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Cambodia takes multi-pronged approach to confronting gender-based violence

Cross-posted from UN Women ...more

In Fiji first responders train to address sexual violence in disasters

Cross-posted from UN Women ...more

Zimbabwe dies as we watch

I've been receiving a lot of congratulatory messages for the 'bravery' of becoming the first woman to show my support to the 'Occupy Africa Unity Square' movement. https://www.facebook.com/robina.chombe/posts/734846163235097?ref=notif&n...I would like to reinstate my stance that I AM NOT BRAVE.  I am still a coward!  Even more so that I have gone to show my support.  But ...  I had to, I didn't have much of a choice.  I had to do it -  for the sake of my Zimbabwe. ...more

Obama Just Hit the FCC Hard on Net Neutrality

President Barack Obama made a strong statement in support of rules preserving open access to the Internet this week. It brought cheers from net neutrality advocates, jeers from the cable and telecom industry and their allies, and equivocation from the man he appointed to lead the Federal Communications Commission, the independent agency that makes the rules for the Internet. ...more
Everybody who has a computer or smartphone should support net neutrality. The carriers don't ...more

Lyme Warriors ~ Lyme Disease Politics, Science, and Activism

You may have seen headlines in the past year about the increasing number of Lyme cases in the United States, or about the dramatic increase in the estimated number of annual cases.  But unless you've been afflicted with this illness or have known someone with it, you probably have no idea how infectious this topic can be, even aside from the illness itself....more

#WhyIDidn'tVote: What Millennials Are Really Saying About the Midterms

Still reeling from the huge Republican sweep in the midterm elections, I got hit with yet another bizarre reality of the election. I heard on MTV, "78.7 % of Millennials did not vote in the 2014 midterm elections." Responding to what clearly had to be erroneous information, I found myself yelling at the TV, "Wait, what? Did I just hear that right? (chuckling) That just can't be true..." ...more
BlogHerNews Thank you for adding this to the conversation of #Millennials and #Politicsmore