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There Is No Such Thing As “Reverse Racism”

A few weeks ago, my colleagues and I were having a discussion regarding the underrepresentation of students of color in state universities across the United States. I attributed the disparity, in part, to highly segregated public education systems and Supreme Court decisions which ban race-based college admissions decisions....more
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Thoughts on 9/11

I was going to write about something else today, but I had a hard time sleeping last night and decided that what I really wanted to do was write about the anniversary of 9-11.  I appreciate the fact that, as a nation, we pause and reflect together.  For so many families, everything changed that day.Where I was:...more

It Matters That I Run. It Matters That You Do Too.

 I’ve always been a fighter for the public interest, making a difference through my work as an attorney and legislative advocate, but I never planned to run for office. To impact women’s underrepresentation in elected office, I joined groups like Emerge California and EMILY’s List, which are designed to train and support the next generation of women elected officials. I’ve campaigned for Representatives Julia Brownley and Lois Capps in California and strong women like Senator Elizabeth Warren on the national stage....more
I am in the last year of my fourth term on the Board of Education in the town where I live in NJ ...more

I Want to Always Remember

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Moms Telling the Truth in Public

Shame has kept people quiet about painful, personal, or inconvenient truths since … well, forever.  Mom-shaming is a particular example, because cultural expectations of motherhood are so high, women fiercely love their children and we have traditionally accepted responsibility for so many social problems and other undesirable outcomes.  Mom-judging and mom-shaming are two sides of the same coin, as both arise from deep-seated feelings of inadequacy, self-doubt, and insecurity.  Truth be told, often the judging and the shame are happening simultaneously, by and to t...more

Hotel PCs serve up Infections

You can legally purchase spyware and install it on your computer, but it’s against the law to do so on someone else’s device. Spyware records e-mails, chats, browser history, passwords, usernames, etc.You’d buy it for your computer if you wanted to know what your tween was up to on it or how much your employees are goofing off....more

When The Coin Has Two Heads: Why I Stayed In My Abusive Relationship

I’m going to begin this blog with a trigger warning for talk of domestic violence and abuse....more

My Mother Stayed...Only To Be Murdered By My Father When She Left.

If you have not been emotionally moved by the #WhyIStayed hashtag tweets currently trending on Twitter, then you simply aren't human.   Started by Beverly Gooden, a victim of domestic violence who was inspired by the negative feedback being hurled at victims due to the video release of the violent assault that the former Janay Palmer received at the hands of her then-finance and former Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, the #WhyIStayed hashtag has spread on Twitter like wildfire....more

Why The Ravens Should Have Kept Ray Rice

I am a resident and native of Baltimore, MD. Baltimoreans love, love, love their football team–The Ravens. I live just a few stop signs away from the Ravens headquarters. And you best believe that my neighborhood bleeds purple and black....more