Follow These BlogHers Who Are Writing About Ferguson

Since Aug. 9, we've watched Ferguson, Missouri, go from little-known suburb of St. Louis to the scene of a police shooting of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown to the scene of daily protests and a flashpoint for a national discussion of racist systems in police and government, and how to respond to civil unrest. Follow these BlogHers for important commentary and analysis of the events in Ferguson. ...more
mamademics.com has a great series she's started. more

The Exercise That Opened My Eyes to White Privilege

I used to be what I would consider "white privilege neutral." I believed it existed, but I unknowingly had the wrong definition in my head. I thought that white privilege was class exclusive, and that it was really only financially pertinent. ...more
I'm reading a lot of pieces by white woman on white privilege, and most of them are complete ... more

The Exercise That Opened My Eyes to White Privilege

I used to be what I would consider "white privilege neutral." I believed it existed, but I unknowingly had the wrong definition in my head. I thought that white privilege was class exclusive, and that it was really only financially pertinent. ...more
TerriLynnMerritts The author is not "on a guilt trip" she's merely recognizing her white ... more

BlogHer '14 | Attendee Roll Call - Share Your Twitter & Blog Links Here!

Do you know the way to San Jose? Before you get into town for BlogHer ’14, meet some new friends and make new connections by introducing yourself in the thread below. Share your Twitter handles, blog URLS and websites, or wherever you like to hangout online. You never know who you might meet at BlogHer!

Announcing Childcare at BlogHer '13

We are proud to announce Childcare at BlogHer '13 in Chicago!We have once again partnered with KiddieCorp and are offering childcare for all three days -- Thursday, Friday and Saturday -- at a subsidized rate of $50 per child, per day. ...more
Hey I love that my pic was used!!!! I'll be bringing little man and making use of the day care ... more

If You're White, Do You Ever Think About Being White?

Earlier today, BlogHer Contributing Editor Nordette Adams shared a video with me on Facebook. It was part of a series of videos that got together black women and white women and let them ask each other questions regarding race. I now want to watch the entire series. The video Nordette shared asked two questions: 1) Do white people think about white privilege? and 2) What are the barriers to black women and white women being friends?...more
@stefanily I love how you put that. It's so true. And I think that (along with some ... more

If You're White, Do You Ever Think About Being White?

Earlier today, BlogHer Contributing Editor Nordette Adams shared a video with me on Facebook. It was part of a series of videos that got together black women and white women and let them ask each other questions regarding race. I now want to watch the entire series. The video Nordette shared asked two questions: 1) Do white people think about white privilege? and 2) What are the barriers to black women and white women being friends?...more
You know, I always give a little "side eye" when I see posts about race written by white women ... more

BlogHer '13 Twitter and Blog ROLL CALL!

So you're going to BlogHer '13? Awesome! Get to know your fellow conference goers by jumping on the thread below and sharing your Twitter handle and/or blog URL. You can follow others, tweet your conference plans, and get to know your fellow attendees before arriving in Chicago. Mingle away!

I'm Doing the 52-Week Money Challenge!

Want a relatively painless way to save $1,378 dollars this year? Try taking the 52-Week Money Challenge, which is all the rage of the Internets this time of year. It's pretty simple. You start by moving over a buck in the first week and build up to $52 in the last week. Or, as BlogHer Books Contributing Editor Karen Ballum suggested, you could start with the $52 and work your way down to $1 during the expensive holiday season. I moved over $1 from our joint account to my business account yesterday. Shhh ... don't tell my husband....more
I'm doing this challenge backwards using an ally savings account to stash the money. Doing it ... more

New Mom Goes Holiday Glam

Oh girls!! It's my first Christmas season as a mommy! I am going to be taking so many photos in the next few weeks. I want to have good memories of this time of year, and I want to look good in those photos! My everyday uniform is leggings and a hoodie or sweats and a tee. Hair: bun or two little girl braids. NOT sexy. ...more
@alienbody Thanks, I was thinking of doing the bow with the Christmas dress. I'd be like a ... more