The content of their character

While my fam was in Greensboro, NC for our daughter's master's degree graduation, we visited the  F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter downtown at the corner of Elm and February One streets where we could order a complete turkey dinner for 65¢ or a slice of apple pie for 15¢....more

The Right to Eat Lunch Wherever You Want

Men like this made it possible, through their peaceful demonstrations, for my father to eat a meal in a public place. Wherever he wanted. I thought about that as I called my dad recently to make sure he was someplace safe and warm since a blizzard was hitting Chicago (and everywhere else). ...more

Your dad sounds like an amazing man. (You sound pretty swell yourself.)

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Juan Williams calls Michelle Obama "Stokely Carmichael in a dress"

NPR and Fox contributor Juan Williams is catching flak after his televised comments last night that First Lady (and Blogher contributor) Michelle Obama "has this Stokely-Carmichael-in-a-designer-dress thing going" and that she'll be an "albatross" for President Obama. Williams made the comment in an appearance on The O'Reilly Factor alongside BlogHer Contributing Editor Mary Katharine Ham. ...more

I am a woman, a feminist, a graduate of UC Berkeley, and a lawyer. I have been sexually ...more