Photos from the National Moment of Silence

Since unarmed Black teenager Mike Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri last weekend, BlogHer’s Love & Sex editor Feminista Jones took to Twitter to plan a National Moment of Silence at 7p.m. EST/ 4p.m. PST today. ...more
Nordette Adams Thanks for sharing the video!more

Police Use Tear Gas on Ferguson Protesters, Arrest Reporters and Officials, As Nation Watches on Twitter

Tonight, I watched a live stream from a KARG Argus Radio reporter in Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was shot to death earlier this week. The footage showed heavily armed police calling for the media to turn off their cameras. Then the police advanced on a crowd of protesters using a sonic weapon the reporter described as "earsplitting," threw tear gas, and, according to the reporter's narrative, fired rubber bullets into the crowd—and into neighboring homes. Here's the video. ...more
As the wife of a police officer, one who has never shot anyone or had a complaint against him ...more

Things I Wish You Knew About My Mental Illness

This one goes out to the naysayers, the ones who insist that mental illness is "all in your head," that it can be "snapped out of." This one goes out to the people who can't fathom the darkness and can't understand the internal pain. Here are the things I wish you knew about mental illness. Here are the things I wish you knew about me and people like me, because we walk the streets beside you. We sit beside you in the subway. And we're your friends and family members....more
#StopTheStigma   Gracias for sharing, for being so honest and eloquent on a subject we want to ...more

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Hashtag Calls Out Media's Portrayal of Black People

The hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown is currently trending on Twitter, as a well as a Tumblr devoted to side-by-side images of the same black person, in "respectable" attire and in outfits that could be deemed "thuglike." Which picture would the media use to represent you: the one where you were goofing off with friends and look like a “thug,” or your graduation picture? Guess which one the media tends to use? ...more
I feel your post here is misunderstanding two basic things: firstly police training and ...more

(Video) Kara Swisher On The Next Internet

BlogHer '14 keynote interviewer Kara Swisher, American technology columnist, author, and Co-CEO of Revere Digital, says we shouldn’t focus on the technology, per se. Instead, we should be talking more about what it does and how it can solve major societal challenges. ...more

Renisha McBride's Killer Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

[UPDATE 8/7/2014: Thomas Wafer was convicted of second-degree murder in the porch shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. --Grace] ...more
This afternoon before the verdict I said to my husband if it had been a black man at the door ...more

Press Release - Keep Watch

Marjorie's books 'Ladies of Class' and 'The Poison Pen' are soon to be released as a 'Book Bundle' by Vinspire Publishing...more

Mostly Unedited Week in Review - 8/6/14

With the advent of digital manipulation of photos and the rampant sharing of people's lives, often pictures and videos are only shown once they've been edited. This editing consists of filters, highlights, and touch-ups, not to mention often only sharing the highlights of our lives. With judgement and comparison being so interwoven into our social culture, the expectations of ourselves and others are often so high that simply attempting to reach them leaves us feeling even more vulnerable....more

This Priceline Commercial is a Chauvinistic Piece of Crap

Who has seen this Priceline commercial? ...more

THE PERFECT ART AND JOY OF JOURNALING

Do you ladies listen to Craig Armstrong' music ?? I recently watched the movie "Love Actually" and I just loved the movies soundtrack . I checked on Youtube looking for the composer , and that is how I found about Craig Armstrong . He just makes perfect music , doesn't he ?? Right now I'm listening to one of his stupendous pieces , " Gentle Piece ." I'm definitely feeling so darn heavenly . ...more