Could Donald Trump Actually Be Trying to Help Hillary?

Donald Trump. He gives no fucks. He apologizes for nothing and backs down for no one. America loves to hate him, and stupider, crazier shit flies out of his mouth daily. He's now insulted Mexicans, war heroes, veterans, and most Republicans. The Des ...more

Sandra Bland, Black Women and Suicide

I’ve been thinking a lot about #IfIDieInPoliceCustody. I want to be able to tell you that it would not be from suicide. I want to tell you that I would be killed for being too mouthy, for asserting my rights, for giving zero fucks, for being ...more

Are You Going to See Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck'?

As I’ve mentioned here before, it’s a rare occurrence these days that I get excited about a movie. ...more

Now Can We Believe Bill Cosby's Accusers?

In a 2005 deposition in which Bill Cosby gave sworn testimony, he admitted that he obtained “Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with” and admitted to giving them to at least one woman “and some others”. ...more

I'm Not Abandoning Hillary for Bernie Sanders

I've been watching as former Hillary supporters fall deeper and deeper in love with Bernie Sanders. Every day, there are new Bernie Sanders memes on Facebook, one friend after another sharing the latest capsule summary of his great ideas. Unlike ...more

Q&A With Prof. Jennifer Lee: Asian American Success Isn't What You Think It Is

Pop culture often portrays Asian Americans as successful because of strict parenting or just plain hard work. But a new book debunks the "model minority" myth, revealing the way government policies have actually skewed those perceptions. I recently interviewed Jennifer Lee, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and co-author of The Asian American Achievement Paradox about her research....more

I Was Raped

I was raped.  I hate using that word.  When I think of rape, I think of a woman walking alone at night, back to her apartment.  In the shadows, a man in all black and a ski mask lurks behind the bushes.  Like an animal watching his prey, he attacks her, tying her up and violently taking her without consent....more
I'm so sorry. No should have meant no. He knew what he was doing, even though in his mind he ...more

Wait, Nicki Minaj Can't Even Be Frustrated? What Emotions Am I Allowed To Have As a Black Woman?

Years ago, my visiting sister and I were teasing each other about one of those random topics siblings joke about. My roommate overheard us as she climbed the stairs in our apartment and gently admonished us: “Now girls, don’t fight.” My sister and I turned to each other with the same puzzled expression. We weren’t fighting. We were joking around, having a good time. What was she talking about? I considered my roommate’s perspective: she saw two sisters in conversation with raised voices, using animated gestures. ...more
I'm upset too. I don't like what's going on, there has been too much; I think we should speak ...more

KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE PRIVILEGE OF LIFE… UNLESS

 The underlying consensus in this country seems to be if ANY person knows their Constitutional Rights then he or she has nothing to fear when police interaction is involved. Clearly, that’s BULLSHIT. We have seen for at least one century that this privilege only exists for certain people....more

Q&A With Prof. Jennifer Lee: Asian American Success Isn't What You Think It Is

Pop culture often portrays Asian Americans as successful because of strict parenting or just plain hard work. But a new book debunks the "model minority" myth, revealing the way government policies have actually skewed those perceptions. I recently interviewed Jennifer Lee, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and co-author of The Asian American Achievement Paradox about her research....more

Interview with the Creators of @Gnosis

Interview with the Creators of @Gnosis July 27, 2015 | Navarre Overton ...more

Short Attention Span Theater: The Mainstream Media, Prison Suicide, And The Death Of Sandra Bland

By JEAN MARIE BROWN Sandra Bland. Image from Bland’s LinkedIn page. A mass shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, and the announcement that Sandra Bland’s death was ruled a suicide are a sure sign the media’s coverage of what happened in the Waller County, Texas jail is going to wane ....more

Business And Blogging Podcasts By Women

A few months ago I shared my list of...more

What’s Current: Surprise! Lafayette shooter is white, male, & hates feminism

John Russell Houser murders two women during a film screening of Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck as an expression of his misogyny and anti-feminist ideology. John Russel Houser, 59. “Be more polite and less defensive towards the flame-throwers” — A fantastic essay on “male feminists” and trust ....more

Politics

So I know most of us watch the news and see all those future running contenders for President. It was reported it is 18 months until election and a new President takes over. Which means our life will be saturated with political  ads and lots of Donald Trump.  I personally think on a business side he is smart but his mouth overloads his big behind....more

As expected: WH finishing up latest plan for closing Guantánamo

All part of the plan: A White House spokesman says the administration is in the “final stages” of drafting its latest plan to close the prison holding terrorism detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba . Press secretary Josh Earnest says closing Guantánamo remains a priority. Earnest said Wednesday it’s a waste to spend more than $100 million per year on a prison holding only 116 detainees ....more

The Indoctrinator Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Today’s Carnival is dedicated to cartoonist Luciano Cunha, creator of The Indoctrinator. ARGENTINA Pathetic: Now Argentina accuses Falkland Islands fishermen of stealing their FISHA SENIOR Falkland Islands diplomat has hit back at claims by an Argentine minister that the wealth of the remote archipelago derives from “stolen” fish. PRO’s Macri says government seeking to ‘demonize’ him BOLIVIA Bolivia Frees 47 of 51 Arrested after Violent Protests BRAZIL Brazilian politics The power behind the throne A junior partner in government is running the country It is the person, not the party, that is abandoning the coalition, the PMDB was quick to declare ....more

Dear Facebook friends: Is blue poop normal?

There is a moment in most modern parents' lives, when you will find that your parenting instincts fail you. It's not a happy moment and you certainly aren't ready for it, but there it is....more