Not another school shooting. This one was at a middle school, killing teacher and Afghanistan war veteran Michael Landsberry, and wounding two 12-year old students. The most disturbing part: the shooter was a student at that school, too. One of our BlogHer Publishing Network Members, Susan from On the Edge, has been following this story especially closely -- because she used to work at Sparks Middle School near Reno, Nevada, where the tragedy happened....more
Seems like breastfeeding a baby should be a valid excuse to be cleared from jury duty. But in most states it’s not. And in the state of Missouri, a breastfeeding mom who reported to jury duty anyway, was slapped with a fine – for bringing her baby....more
Is a video about Chinese food, complete with gong sounds and a dancing panda racist? Or just tacky? If a popular Christian minister posts a propaganda picture of a Red Guard soldier, comparing the image to the zeal of his employees for their work, is that racist? Or just tone-deaf to massacre of 30 million people during the Cultural Revolution?...more
[UPDATE 9:55 pm PST: President Obama signed the deal ending the government shut down and avoiding the default, after the bill passed the House 285-144. --Grace}
[UPDATE 5:20 pm PST: The Senate voted 81-18 to reopen the federal government and avoid debt default. House leaders expect to vote tonight. --Grace]...more
Hispanic Heritage Month wraps up on October 15, and this week we’re spotlighting some fabulous Latina blogs you must read. Check out some of our picks and remember, our list is just a start. We want to hear your picks, too!
You know how everyone complains that the hit HBO show Girls depicts young women in the big city as white and privileged? (Like Sex and the City, Friends, and heck… Mary Tyler Moore before it) Well, here’s a chance not just to complain about the lack of diversity in entertainment, but to help make a series about young, fun, hapa women a reality. Kelly Coburn and Kaela Garvin recently contacted me to tell me about their IndieGogo fundraiser to create a webseries called 2 Girls, 1 Asian ....more