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

As an Asian American, I Care About Ferguson and Race Relations

In the immediate aftermath of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, I wanted to listen, observe, and amplify the voices of African Americans. As an Asian American woman, I don’t know firsthand what it’s like to be followed around by security while shopping or to be stopped by police while jogging in an unfamiliar neighborhood. ...more
Very well said, Grace!  I'm glad you're giving a voice to the Asian American community in this ...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
He was not just an 18 year old jaywalking. He was a 6'4" 292 pound thug who, along with his ...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
@thienkim You would not have been able to marry a white man either. No non-whites were able ...more

Etc.

For some reason I have my doubts about this Gallup poll.There are so many people out of work now, that current workers should be scared they will be booted out for any reason at all._____ ...more

Open Thread with Classic Kitten Macro

Because I’m feeling nostalgic right now for a simpler internet era, this classic cat macro aka LOLcat features...more

Miltary Families and Welfare

I recently watched a news program discussing todays military family. With all the military cuts going on and the winding down of the current war, the statistics are showing that 25% of our active duty families and 20% of our retired military families are struggling to make ends meet. Most young families who both work are still needing help to feed the family. Most are using food banks and some type of welfare. Why is that? I tell you in my opinion it is due to all the cut backs and non understanding by our politicans....more

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Okay, I Did It

I really thought the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was dying down.Celebrities did it. Bloggers did it. A ton of people in my Facebook feed did it.There was uproar FOR it. There was uproar AGAINST it.Over $53.3 Million was raised for The ALS Association, compared to $2.2 million during the same time period last year....more

Pay it forward & etc.

How often do you put someone else before you (not including children, that's a given, hopefully). Everyone has their own problems, their own struggles, and sometimes they just need support or attention. I'm a strong believer of karma. What goes around comes around. I have experienced it many different times, good & bad. Help someone and someone will help you. ...more

As an Asian American, I Care About Ferguson and Race Relations

In the immediate aftermath of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, I wanted to listen, observe, and amplify the voices of African Americans. As an Asian American woman, I don’t know firsthand what it’s like to be followed around by security while shopping or to be stopped by police while jogging in an unfamiliar neighborhood. ...more
Very well said, Grace!  I'm glad you're giving a voice to the Asian American community in this ...more

The Corner Of Ferguson And Freedom

.KWestSavali Black Women's "Bodies" on the Line: http://www.blogher.com/black-womens-bodies-line ...more

Biometrics and the police state

My latest, Biometrics and the police state, is up at Da Tech guy Blog. Please read it, comment, and hit da tip jar! ...more

TSA: Illegals without ID can fly with ‘Notice to Appear

Gateway Pundit has the story: TSA Misled: Letter Confirms Illegals Allowed to Fly without ID, Just ‘Notice to Appear’ TSA gave the public a false impression. What TSA is saying is that the Notice to Appear is accepted when verified by ICE. But the verification is that a slip of paper was issued by ICE to an illegal alien whose identity cannot be verified by ICE ....more

WiFi–Thy Name Shall Be…

How to come up with a super creative Wifi network name... and some of our favorites! Author information Cecilia Harvey I'm a technological enthusiast with a completely unrelated degree in English Literature ....more