Meet Kisha Mays, Fearless Leader of Operation Unify

What does a thirty-something jet setting entrepreneur do in her free time? If you're Kisha Mays, founder of Just Fearless—a consulting firm aimed at empowering diverse female business owners, you start a non-profit initiative to counteract the divisiveness that's becoming altogether too common in this political season....more

What Caused the Shootings in Orlando? What Didn’t Cause Them?

I was still processing the Brock Turner sentencing (and reeling from reading his mother’s letter pleading for leniency) when I woke up Sunday morning to see the alert on my phone that 50 people had been killed in a mass shooting at a Florida night club. Clicking on the link, I read that the club, Pulse, happened to be one geared toward LGBT patrons… and the shooting was being investigated as an act of terrorism....more

Margaret Cho: Asians Are Tired of Being #whitewashedOUT

For the past few weeks, the Asian American blogosphere has been talking about the whitewashing of characters such as the Tibetan Ancient One being played by Tilda Swinton or the Japanese Major Motoko Kusanagi, portrayed by Scarlett Johansson. Now, one of the fiercest Asian women in Hollywood — Margaret Cho — is speaking out on Twitter with the hashtag #whitewashedOUT. ...more
I agree and this WHITEWASHING goes on for all people of color Margaret. But what will we do ...more

Asian American Equal Pay Day: Not the Model Minority

Asian American women make 88 cents on the dollar on average. But for some it's much, much less....more
AAUW HapaMamaGrace BlogHer All the broken links have been fixed. Thanks for noticing and ...more

International Women's Day: Time For a Female U.N Head

Today is International Women’s Day, an event that's been recognized by the United Nations since 1975. Although the U.N. has been around since the end of World War II, its never had a female leader. With current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stepping down at the end of the year, I'd like to think the time is ripe to consider a woman as the next U.N. Secretary-General. Many people are pushing for female candidates, and with the organization's feminism branch, U.N....more

Is Lunar New Year Finally Becoming Mainstream?

The San Francisco Bay Area is rolling out the red and gold for one its biggest events of the year. Not the Super Bowl (although I hear plenty of people are celebrating that, too). It’s the Lunar New Year, most often called Chinese New Year, which begins on Monday, February 8. In a periodic alignment of the moon and the NFL calendar, football’s holiest day also lands on the same weekend as the biggest holiday for many Asian cultures, including Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, and Vietnamese....more
Thank you! Happy New Year to you, too graceishumanmore

Why Black History Month Is For People of Other Races, Too

February is Black History Month, and unlike Stacey Dash, I don’t think Black History Month divides people, but rather provides an opportunity to consciously include the experiences of African Americans in a way that may not happen at other times of the year, just like Women's History Month, ...more
First of all, thank you for the shout out.  This was an informative and interesting piece.  ...more

#ReclaimMLK and Other Things You Should Know

Martin Luther King weekend took on a new meaning this year with #ReclaimMLK. Instead of merely celebrating Dr. King’s legacy as something from the past, Black activists used social media to organize events around the country aimed at structural change in today’s society. The events organized were a little different from the choir performances or speeches we usually see surrounding the holiday....more

Officer Daniel Holtzclaw Convicted of Rape: More Than Black and White

Toni Morrison once commented that racism will be over when a white man is convicted of raping a black woman. That happened yesterday— sort of — when Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty of many counts of sexual assault against poor black women....more
Very enjoyable post. It is always good to reflect on our bias, or even whether we have them ...more

BlogHers Give Their #GivingTuesday Recommendations

Today is Giving Tuesday, the global day dedicated to using the power of social media to encourage contributions to on-profit organizations. and in case you need some ideas for how to contribute in a thoughtful way that will help those in need, particularly women....more
HapaMamaGrace Thanks so much for including #OneSC and SamaritansPurse!more