What a powerful time at BlogHer ’12 in New York City. You weren’t there? Well, I’m here to catch you up on some of the political discussions that happen when over 4000 women bloggers get together....more
Petite. Powerful. And now prosperous as well. Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas is on top of the world. She's also on a box of cereal after inking the first of what may be more than $90 million worth of deals. Following Douglas's win of a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics in the women's individual All-around competition, she joined a league of other Olympians as part of the cereal box tradition.courtesy Kellogs...more
The New Republic, the same publication whose literary editor once referred to Hillary Clinton as a “hellish housewife” is at it again. Only this time instead of sinning by degrading an accomplished woman, The New Republic is sinning by pretending she does not exist.
[Editor's Note: Have you seen this ad produced by the Republican National Committee? BlogHer Nordette Adams calls it the "Break up with your boyfriend Obama ad", playing on the President's charisma. But Nordette explains at her blog Whose shoes are these anyway? that she finds this comparison both sly and condescending. --Grace]...more
File this one under, "Is this racist?" Tracy Lopez from LATINAish writes about how her 13-year old son was approached by a white neighbor... to mow his lawn. While some people might consider this a typical request for a teenage kid, it could also be one of those instances where racism subtly rears its head. Tracy can't help but wonder whether the same thing would have been asked of a white teenager. What do you think?...more
At the risk of turning you off completely, I’m going to talk about a subject we all loathe: taxes. Specifically, I’m going to talk about Mitt Romney’s obstinate refusal to release more than two years of his tax returns and why it’s a button with me.
Just now as I was writing this, I decided to Google “Romney and tax returns” and lo and behold. Now I’m even madder.
Today we are honored to announce that President Barack Obama will address the BlogHer '12 audience at 4:30PM Thursday, August 2, via live video feed. We will gather in the Grand Ballroom at the New York Hilton to hear from the president live, and understand why he has chosen to make this rare conference appearance. We will be recording the video and posting it as soon as we can post-appearance. All conference passes, from day passes to party and/or expo passes to full passes will be granted admission to this special event....more
While Mitt Romney continues his foreign trip to England, Israel and Poland, back home the debate rages on as to who builds what in America.Just 99 days out from Election Day, 18 "We Did Build This" events span 12 states driving home the campaign's full-court press on President Obama's controversial remarks on in Roanoke, Virginia. on July 13:...more
The Library of Congress recently released a list of Books That Shaped America, along with an exhibit of the same name that will be on display in Washington D.C. until September. Out of the 88 books chosen for their influence on our nation’s culture, not a single title was written by an Asian American or Native American. That’s right. Not a single novel, non-fiction account, children’s picture book, or even cookbook (there are a few of them included, too) focuses on the experiences of these often overlooked ethnic groups....more