Yesterday, President Obama signed legislation that will directly affect my son. H.R. 2094, the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, was passed with bipartisan support to help protect students with food allergies, especially in a school setting. At the same time, Obama shared that his own daughter, Malia, has been diagnosed with a peanut allergy.
Chris Christie might just be the presidential candidate the GOP's been searching for as it gears up to find someone who can take down Democratic powerhouse -- and presumed 2016 presidential candidate -- Hillary Clinton.A new NBC News poll shows Clinton would start out strong, but the newly re-elected New Jersey governor has the potential to grow support throughout the race. In other words, Clinton's base is secure but possibly stagnant....more
Making the rounds on my Facebook timeline today is a story about how biracial families make Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen “want to puke.”
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio's inauguration, January 1, 2010, Image Credit: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, via Flickr...more
Let me begin by saying that I love Urban Decay. I love that they cater to the less “cookie cutter” clients, I love that they are vegan and cruelty-free, and I love the quality of their products. That said, I should be thrilled that a third addition to the “Naked” line is rumored to come out but, honestly: How many more neutral shades do we have left out there? Not many ......more
Soon after news of the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, my food writer friend Betty Ann Besa Quirino, who blogs at Asian in America Magazine, announced she was partnering with her cousin, Purple Yam chef Romy Dorotan, to organize a series of fundraising ...more
When I heard about Renisha McBride being shot and killed while seeking help after a car accident, my first reaction was grief. If it isn’t sad enough that this young woman lost her life, that her family lost her, it is infinitely sadder that she was lost in such a senseless incident.
Over the past few months, Lululemon has been under fire for shunning plus-size shoppers. Not only has one former employee stepped up confirming that discouraging “larger” women shoppers was the store’s key strategy, but their stretchy pant leader, founder Chip Wilson, has implied that the reason some pants become sheer is because the plus-size consumer is ruining the fabric....more
I am a Black feminist woman who believes wholeheartedly in equality for all human beings. I believe having equal access to resources and opportunities should be afforded to all people without limitations based on socially constructed ideas of race, gender, socioeconomic status or other things that make us "different" from each other....more
In the days of high-speed Internet and fast-paced everything,it’s hard to understand what it must have been like to experience WWII — either as a service member or as those friends and family members left behind to wonder....more