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NBA Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life Over Racist Comments

Editor's Note: On Tuesday, April 29, the NBA banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million for the racist words believed to be by him on tapes released on the Internet last Saturday. -- Julie Four Great Posts About Clippers Owner Donald Sterling and Racism ...more
When I think of  those chlidren drowning from a capsized boat, the girls kidnapped in Nigeria, ...more

6 Lessons I Learned by Dating Outside of My Race

My husband and I have been married for what seems like forever (almost 12 years). Every time we reminisce about our dating years, I can't help but think the challenges of dating outside my race. During my high school years I learned never to bring a black boy home after my mom flipped out when a platonic friend stopped by our home to chat with me. I'm lucky my husband and I eventually had a happy ending, but we had some rough times....more
Love is colourblind, It is a feeling that grows when two souls meet irrespective of race,gender, ...more

Why 'Games for Women' Has Given Me Rage Face

I grew up with video games.  My family wasn't wealthy, but my two older brothers and I saved our pennies and my father agreed to pitch in so we could buy our first gaming system: a TI-99/4A.  Image Credit: Quagmire's Photos via Flickr I played Parsec, Hunt the Wumpus, and Alpiner with the best of them. As time passed, we continued to save our pennies so we could upgrade our game systems and purchase more games. ...more
Candy crush is really a interesting gamemore

Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' is the Latest Video to Use Asian Women as Props

Like Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry before her, Avril Lavigne is the latest white pop star to think Asian women make such! cute! props! In the Lavigne’s latest video, "Hello Kitty", she romps in a pastel tulle skirt and chalk streaked hair, while robotic Asian backup dancers all dressed in identical brightly colored costumes flank her on either side. ...more
While the video is so awesomely terrible, I don't see how this video is "racist". Racism to me ...more

What Do You Think of Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action?

Is the future of affirmative action programs in jeopardy? On Tuesday, the Supreme Court upheld a Michigan law that bans race as a factor in college admissions. ...more
Many caucasians are of the belief that because they are good people - compassionate, kind, ...more

My Son Interviewed Michelle Obama and Yes, She Was All That And A Bag of Chips

Yesterday, my son was part of a gaggle of reporters—seven children between the ages of six and 12—who had the amazing opportunity to interview Michelle Obama in the White House. The special event was just one part of the 136th annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn. Outside, it was all bright, colorful chaos—but inside, the kid reporters waiting for the First Lady were laser-focused, going over the questions they'd prepared in advance … and taking in the centuries of history displayed on the walls around them. ...more
Great job Zack! Can't wait to read your work in the future...I LOVE Mrs Obama; One of the few ...more

Video Games For Women: 6 Apps That Aren't Candy Crush

Nearly half of gamers are women, so where are the mature stories and hot men in video games? ...more
Bioshock series and Portal are my favorites, hands down.more

Dear Graffiti Artist David Choe: "Yes With Her Eyes" Is Rape

Trigger alert: This post contains a graphic description of non-consensual sex. On his podcast, DVDASA, graffiti artist David Choe recounted his latest “sexual conquest”—one that sounds disturbingly close to rape, whether or not it was a made-up story....more
Thank you, all, for your comments! (Sorry I missed them -- still getting used to BlogHer!)more

What Is Happening to the Jews of Donetsk, Ukraine?

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) begins at sundown on Sunday, April 27. According to the Memorial de la Shoah, up to 1.5 million Jews were murdered in Ukraine between 1941 and 1944. The genocide of Ukrainian Jews is known as the "Holocaust by bullets," because the Nazis did not bother to gather and deport people to concentration camps or death camps....more
Suzanne, THANK you for this article. I have been wavering back and forth on the "is it a hoax, ...more

Kirsten Dunst, I've Got Your Back

Kirsten Dunst recently got blasted for some comments she made about gender roles and just because someone doesn't agree with her, does not mean Kirsten is "kind of dumb about it."  But according to Erin Gloria Ryan in Jezebel, Kirsten is indeed "kind of dumb about it" since she apparently favors traditional male and female roles within a relationship. ...more
I agree--we are blessed to be able to choose how we want to live our life and what we do to ...more