Gale Anne Hurd Invites Community Support to Create New Documentary Celebrating Wilma Mankiller

Gale Anne Hurd is making a movie about Wilma Mankiller, and she's inviting contributors to join the supportive community required to launch it. The Hollywood industry leader and executive producer of The Walking Dead, who spoke at BlogHer '13, is working with director and producer Valerie Red-Horse to produce MANKILLER. This important documentary will celebrate an important figure who, despite earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom, is relatively unknown. ...more
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Starbucks' #RaceTogether is the Frappuccino of Difficult Conversations

I nearly spit out my coffee this morning when I read about Starbucks’ new attempt to promote conversation about race. Announced in USA Today, the partnership between the newspaper and the coffee giant uses the words "race together" written on coffee cups in an attempt to stir up conversation about race in America. ...more
Elisa Camahort Yeah, I do think there are good intentions behind this initiative, but it just ... more

Why You Should Do Original Reporting on Your Blog

Are bloggers journalists? That’s one of the burning questions of the new media, and one whose answer isn’t always clear. Here’s my take: it depends. Not all bloggers are—or want to be—journalists, but there are certainly occasions when a blogger is well positioned to report the news firsthand. Perhaps you see a need to communicate information that goes beyond your reaction to news that’s been reported elsewhere. ...more
lauriewrites Thanks, Laurie! I'd love to hear any suggestions you have to add, too... more

The Paradox of the Outspoken Woman & Why She Bothers Men

I am an outspoken woman. I'm outspoken in real life, and I'm outspoken on the Internet. I don't shy away from a debate. I have Opinions, big ones, on anything from TV shows to social justice. I like discussions, and I am happy to sit down and go through a subject with a fine-tooth comb to pick out nuances and discuss them with like-minded folks. For me, the Internet has been great for allowing me to find and learn from all kinds of people. But there's another side to it....more
THIS EXACTLY:  "If you’re upset with what’s being said, by all means, be angry. But be angry ... more

I’ve Waited 20 Years to Watch 'Fresh Off the Boat'

My family doesn’t watch much network TV, but that may soon be changing with the premier of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. I’ve waited 20 years to see a show that even vaguely resembles my own on the screen. ...more
@Cyn Stern I wasn't crazy about All American Girl. It felt like a hodgepodge of old-school ... more

ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat Was Groundbreaking For Me (But Not For My Kids)

 Did you catch the premiere of the first television show about an Asian American family since All American Girl was cancelled twenty years ago?...more
What did you think of the ending of the pilot, when Edgar (the black boy) calls Eddie a "Chink"? ... more

I’ve Waited 20 Years to Watch 'Fresh Off the Boat'

My family doesn’t watch much network TV, but that may soon be changing with the premier of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. I’ve waited 20 years to see a show that even vaguely resembles my own on the screen. ...more
Kim Court Thanks for sharing your perspective, Kim. It's a family sitcom, but it has a lot of ... more

State of the Union 2015: The Economy & Working Families Top the President's Speech

[UPDATED 7:20 p.m. PST: President Obama laid out a broad and aggressive agenda for his seventh year in office. Read on for more details and reaction from social media. --Grace] ...more
CreativeBugger Wow, 48 hours isn't very long when your spouse is in the hospital and you have ... more

Golden Globes 2015: Tina, Amy and Margaret Cho with the North Korea Joke That Wouldn't Die

The Golden Globes threw a perfectly Golden Globes awards night. A few rambling, perhaps tipsy speeches here, a few few earnest, perhaps self-involved speeches there, and a lot of inspiration to view the films and shows the Foreign Press Association would like you to be sure to view, Birdman, The Affair, Big Eyes, The Honorable Woman, Jane the Virgin, Transparent, Whiplash, Theory of Everything, Still Alice and Boyhood chief amongst them. ...more
I have such complicated feelings about this. Cho's performance art was just too much of ... more

Here's How American Girl Responded to My Open Letter on Diversity

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Good that you heard back from them. Like you, I'll be watching to see if it leads to any ... more