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The Woman Who Will Challenge Hillary: Carly Fiorina Enters 2016 Race

A Republican woman, Carly Fiorina, today announced she is running for the White House in 2016. ...more
Fiorina is utterly tone deaf, and her claim to know something about the economy because she was ...more

Why #BlackOutDay is More Important Than Ever This May

Since March 2015, the first Friday of the month has been designated as #BlackOutDay on social media. Created on Tumblr by Matthew King-Yarde (Nukirk), Marissa Rei (Marissa) & T’von Greene (T’von), #BlackOutDay is a means for Black people to claim and reclaim images of affirmation....more
ReignOfApril BlogHer Once again, you have put it down. I just sat here and it 2 to wife inc vids ...more

What Happened To Delores Dawn? The Missing Native Woman Was My Family

My aunt had adopted a beautiful Métis child, only to lose her in later years, finally declaring her missing....more

Texting While Driving: Distracted Driving Is the New DUI

Texting and driving is unsafe and deadly. No one knows this better than Donna Holdiness. In 2004, her son caused a fatal car accident when he was texting and driving. He survived, but two others died. Eight years later, texting and driving claimed the life of her husband, Dr. Gary Holdiness, a cyclist whom a 17-year-old driver plowed into during a lengthy text conversation with his girlfriend. ...more
It is absolutely FRIGHTENING to see people texting and otherwise using their phones while driving.more

Should We Be Applauding the Baltimore Mom Who Beat Her Rioting Son?

Am I the only person in America who is having a little problem with this? Image Credit: WMAR Please understand, I am NOT bashing this mother. I am sure she loves her son and was concerned for his safety and his future. I'm not accusing her of abuse, or saying that her parenting caused her son to be a rioter, or advocating that he be removed from her care....more
SamanthaLily Thanks, Samantha.  You put it well and succinctly!more

Nepal Earthquake: How You Can Help Pushpa Basnet and Homeless Children

As I'm sure you've seen in the news, the country of Nepal recently experienced its worst earthquake in history. The death toll is over 4,600 and thousands more have been injured, displaced or lost their homes....more
Thank you for using your platform to write about this.more

What's Happening in Baltimore Is About More Than Freddie Gray

I won't condone violence against police or peaceful protesters. I can't....more
Well written, but I would have liked to have seen more finger pointing. The problem is ...more

What More Can We Say About Baltimore and Freddie Gray?

Tonight there is unrest in Baltimore after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a spinal cord injury after an arrest by Baltimore police. Gray is now dead. We've been here before, haven't we?...more
@RitaArens - I hear what you are saying, but I don't think I've mixed up anything. I agree ...more

Will the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General Bring Justice for Black Women?

Loretta Lynch made history when she was sworn in as the 83rd attorney general of the United States of America. She is the first African-American woman, and only the second woman, to hold the position and is certainly cause for honorable recognition....more

Sexual Assault, How Far We Haven't Come

I lived on New York City’s Upper East Side during the terrifying days of the Upper East Side rapist. I had attended so many self-defence workshops put on by the NYPD that I had become quite the padded crotch-kicking expert. They would have us act out scenarios in which we were threatened with sexual assault to teach us how to defend ourselves. They encouraged us to be vigilante, to avoid risky situations where we could, but then what to do if we ever found ourselves vulnerable....more
You are 100% correct - there was a misogynistic attitude towards women in general with the men ...more