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DNC Targets Women Voters with a New Institute

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz talked with women bloggers on the phone to announce the launch of the DNC Women's Institute, which she described as "a home base for women to get information about issues, candidates, and most important, how to become active." ...more
I'm always glad for more channels of information that I can peruse, but I just wish there was a ...more

Mixed Match: Film Spotlights the Dire Need for Multiracial Donors

As the mother of two mixed-race kids, I knew that raising multiethnic children would present some challenges. However, I never imagined that serious medical issues could be among them. Thankfully, my own boys are healthy, but other families are not so fortunate. And that’s what the new documentary Mixed Match is shedding light on: the fact that less than 3% of people on the national bone marrow registry are multiethnic – creating dangerously slim odds for survival....more
My nephew is a mixed race. Good to know. I will forward this information to my sister and bro-in ...more

Let's Celebrate International Women's Day by Empowering Women through Education

Today is International Women's Day, a day that not only honors the economic, political and social achievements of women, but also recognizes the ongoing struggles of women worldwide. This year's theme is "connecting girls, inspiring futures." What better way to motivate young women to achieve a prosperous, promising future than through education. Yet many women across the globe face a significant roadblock in allowing them to pursue an education: child marriage. ...more
Over the past few weeks, I've learned to look past international womens day's mordacious, ...more

Romney Wins Ohio (Barely): Super Tuesday in Tweets

In a teeter-totter of an Ohio state primary, Mitt Romney edged ahead of a "resurgent" Rick Santorum for that state's Republican nomination for president, with 38 percent of the vote to Santorum's 37%. The drawn-out election count had tweeters pointing at the clock and speculating on the possibility of a recount. ...more
So fun! Love these Tweet roundups! Better than watching it live, I say.more

Ohio's Women, Independents in Super Tuesday Crosshairs

I'm a Leo -- I should love all this attention being lavished on Ohio because of its Super Tuesday swing state status. Where to begin?...more
I voted for Obama yesterday instead of crossing over to the Republican race. I also think women ...more

One "Slut" Does Not a "War on Women" Make

Enough is enough.I expect it from the pundits who bash Republicans for ratings, but when Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz lays all the blame of the recent political garbage at the feet of Republicans, calling it a "war on women" -- I'm gonna call shenanigans.Since when did Rush Limbaugh take the place of God and savior?...more
 @Violina23 " suspect PP is the kind of organization that would help foot the bill if a woman ...more

Latina Voters and the GOP Primary Race Thus Far

Tomorrow, 437 delegates will be awarded in the GOP presidential race; a total of 1,144 are needed to win the GOP presidential nomination. But as the GOP race moves along, women voters -- and within that subset, Latina voters -- wonder if issues such as access to contraception will trump the big economic issues. ...more
RT @swirlinc RT @bloghercultures: Latina Voters and the GOP Primary Race Thus Far ...more

Super Tuesday: It's the Women's Vote, Stupid!

Today is Super Tuesday. Are we excited yet? To be honest, a week ago I was so distressed about the Republicans' prehistoric attitudes toward women I considered ignoring it all and hiking the Appalachian Trail. Only that would require going to Virginia, one of the 10 primary and caucus states, and which just passed a mandatory ultrasound bill for women seeking an abortion after amending it so that women didn't have to have their vaginas probed. ...more
Great piece.  Thank you for being another voice of reason.more

What Beyonce Breastfeeding Means to Black Moms

[Editor's Note: Yes, Beyonce is nursing her baby girl Blue Ivy -- in public!. And no, it's not just another paparazzi photo-op. The fact that Beyonce is breastfeeding her infant is a BIG DEAL for black women, who have had historically low breastfeeding rates. Kimberly Sears Allers of Mocha Manual explains what it really means-- and why it's a shame that the predominantly white mother's milk advocates have not latched on (pun totally intended) to this moment. --Grace]...more
 @nikonMom ... u may be aware that many Blacks feel slighted & angry that issues affecting the ...more

Rush Limbaugh Calls Contraception Coverage Supporters Sluts and Prostitutes

Initially, it is unclear whether Limbaugh repeatedly cites this fraudulent article as a means to justify his dishonest tirade or if he truly failed to do the appropriate research regarding Fluke's remarks, but as his show continues and Limbaugh plays more clips from Sandra Fluke's congressional hearing, it becomes evident that he is picking and choosing what he wants his listeners to hear, in order to corroborate the allegation he made in a previous show that Fluke is nothing but a slut who wants everyone else to pay for her birth control. ...more
He really screwed up this time.  Maybe now people will realize what a pompus ass he is. Just ...more