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

6 Ways President Obama Can Do Something About Immigration

Let’s face it: it's not just the lack of compassion towards children at the border seeking asylum; the House of Representatives neglected its duty to provide leadership on immigration reform long ago. ...more

When Will the Senate Get Serious About Paid Family Leave?

Before fleeing town for their five week vacation, a handful of Senators paid a little attention to the startling fact that most U.S. women cannot count on single day of paid leave when they have a baby. Practically all other countries allow women ...more

What I Saw at the Arizona Border

My recent visit to the Arizona-Mexico border showed me that the situation is not what I thought it was. ...more

Race, Gender and the Internet: Where Do We Go Next?

Talking about race is not just for people of color. Talking about feminism is not just for women. If there’s anything I hope people will take away from the BlogHer ’14 Closing Keynote about race, gender, and the Internet, it’s that.  ...more

Some See My Son as Black, Even Though He Is Mixed-Race

I confess to feeling safe because my kids’ biracial genes have given them lighter skin, but my family cannot run away from racism....more
It was interesting to read this post and to hear about it from your point of view. People often ...more

Street Harassment: It's Not Flattering

Street harassment is a serious problem women face everyday. And some new TV commercials might make you think differently about it. ...more
CaramelRell *sits my son down for a talk* -Momomore

When We Talk About Race, We Need to Talk About Institutional Racism

I often think about why we, as a people, are in the state we are in, and I'm frustrated by institutional racism....more
Interesting thoughts.   While I must point out that Whites are disproportionately the greater ...more

Victim kills Burglar, Accomplice charged with Murder

A few bungling burglars will be paying lots of time for their crime: one in prison and one six feet under.The surviving robber has been charged with the death of his alleged accomplice, even though the accomplice was shot dead by the owner of the home that they were apparently intending to rob....more

Colombia: Luis Carlos Cervantes murdered

A classic mob hit: The Colombian journalist car was stopped on the road, and Cervantes was shot three weeks after he was denied protection by the authorities, who now claim that “according to the information obtained from a risk assessment, there weren’t any links between the threats Cervantes received, and his work as a journalist.” Marcela Estrada has the story: ...more

Sad Day for all Us Yoggyiets Yesterday

“Live happily and die majestically” B. K. S. lyengar 14.Dec.1918 – 20.Aug.2014Picture By Suman Varandani...more

Hotdogs for the Homeless!

You guys, we are a quarter of the way there! Donations overall are going well. We are only $75 away from my humble goal and getting some long overdue justice against that snickering dog ....more

Let's talk!

 When I was a kid, sometimes my mom would overhear me asking friends, family, (people I just met), very personal questions....more

Tonight’s podcast

live at 8PM Eastern, and archived for your listening convenience Panama Canal, Argentina, Mexico & US-Latin America stories of the week ...more

A Real 30-Something Response to Huff Post’s “25 Things a Woman Should Have by Her 30’s.”

As a woman in her thirties often does, I was perusing the blogs over my morning cup of espresso when I came across an article written by Ada Polla for the Huffington Post, titled “25 Things a Woman Should Have by Her 30’s.” For obvious reasons, I was intrigued and read on....more

5 Easy Tips for Capturing Meaningful Moments on a Family Vacation

5 Easy Tips for Capturing Meaningful Moments on a Family Vacation We are loading up the SUV and all six of us are heading east to Universal Studios! We are joining our friends from...more

Washoe County School District Gossip: The End?

Next week both sides in the Pedro Martinez lawsuit against the district and the Board of Trustees will be going to mediation to try and settle the embarrassing episode.The district is offering a piddling $25,000. I wouldn't be surprised if Martinez takes the deal although it may smell of a trap.I'd be insisting the five board members who are not resigning now resign before any agreement is signed ....more

Response to -- "Not Everything You Read About The Police Is True"

I read a post Not Everything You Read About The Police Is True. While the author’s argument is not without merit, as a Black mother here are some observations:...more
TerriLynnMerritts Maybe you need to talk to your Black friends and ask.  I don't wear doo rags ...more