Do the Events in Ferguson Reflect Voter Suppression?

I suspect St. Louis County, Missouri, has a voter suppression problem. ...more

VIDEO: 7 Leaders Talk Race, Gender, Feminism at BlogHer '14

In 2013, with the killing of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman, talk about race, privilege, and what to do about it exploded on the Internet. In addition to the important discussions about race, gender and feminism came to ...more

The Exercise That Opened My Eyes to White Privilege

I used to be what I would consider "white privilege neutral." I believed it existed, but I unknowingly had the wrong definition in my head. I thought that white privilege was class exclusive, and that it was really only financially pertinent.  ...more

What is Institutional Racism and Why Do We Need to Talk About It?

I often think about why we, as a people, are in the state we are in, and I'm frustrated by institutional racism. ...more

Is FMLA Enough? Or Do Fathers Need Paid Leave?

We know that FMLA provides unpaid leave to parents within the first year of the child’s birth. But what about the families in which the father’s income is essential to the household’s economic stability?  ...more

Why Doc McStuffins Is Not Enough

Doc McStuffins, Disney's black doctor character, is a"crossover hit." Sales of Doc McStuffins character products are evenly distributed by race and even gender, prompting a popular refrain about the virtues of colorblindness, as reported by the ...more

Jennifer Lawrence's Private, Nude Photos Were Not Leaked

Why is everyone saying that the nude photos published this weekend were "leaked?" Does mis-naming horrible things make us feel better about them? Leaking information to the press may happen in politics or business, but that's not what happened here. ...more
Awesome post.  Couldn't have said it better, myself!more

Amazon Fire TV: Farewell Cable Bill, Hello Great Viewing

For years, I've obediently paid my cable TV bill. And then moved, paid for a new installation, and paid some more. And paid as the bill went up. And then moved, paid for a new installation and... well, you get the picture.  Of course, my cable frequently went down due to what the computerized robot that always answered the phone at the cable company called "an unavoidable widespread outage." So when I read about options that would allow me to say farewell to my cable bill and hello to expanded show coverage as well as movies, I was intrigued. I only have basic cable, which means I get five channels and pay a ridiculous $35 a month for that privilege.  I decided to try Amazon Fire TV. ...more
Irish Duchess Yup, it's got ESPN: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/more

Washoe County School District in Hot Water With AG

As expected, the Nevada Attorney General's office has come down on the Board of Trustees of the Washoe County School District and has filed an absolutely damning complaint against the Board.You can read the complaint at the link.The Board's violations were flagrant, but of course to somebody like me it is absolutely no surprise at all.The $500 apiece sanction is chicken feed compared to what they should get ....more

Obama's Tan Suit: an impeachable wardrobe offense?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sybil-adelman-sage/is-a-tan-suit-grounds-for-impeachment_b_5741240.htmlwww.sybilsage.com...more

Be a GHC Community Volunteer and Change Your Life

You should sign up to be a volunteer community note-taker or blogger by our new deadline of September 8....more

Someday We'll Find It

One blog commenter recently challenged me with the phrase “if equality is truly your passion,” and that gave me pause. Is equality my passion, or was the death of Michael Brown just a news story that caught my attention for a few days? It was a fair question to stop and ask myself....more

Markets set to improve with Pacific women in the lead

UN Women is working with women market vendors in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to improve their working conditions, earning power and leadership skills. ...more

FREE Smashwords Book Marketing Guide eBook

Do you love to write? If so, find out how to turn your passion into a money maker with this highly-rated and FREE Smashwords Book Marketing Guide eBook! Learn how to market any book ....more

Why Doc McStuffins Is Not Enough

Doc McStuffins, Disney's black doctor character, is a"crossover hit." Sales of Doc McStuffins character products are evenly distributed by race and even gender, prompting a popular refrain about the virtues of colorblindness, as reported by the ...more

Country Wide Narcissism: The True Story of Aneglo Mozilo

Y’all, a douchenozzle named  Angelo Mozilo, who was CEO of Countrywide Financial Corp when it created a big chunk of the mortgage crisis that exposed the rot in the world’s economy, is completely ...more

Hillary Clinton becomes Democratic diet diva with low carb weight loss plan

When you're a woman in politics, your appearance matters.  And while it's not fair, it is a fact that it counts considerably more than a man at the same level....more

Ed Etc.

The whole point of charter schools is to scam the public in order to feather the operators' nests, so "regulating" them simply won't happen.Abolishing them or letting them operate as the private schools they really are by charging tuition._____ ...more