Never Too Late to Learn: Racism and Slavery in America

It occurs to me that the way to change people's attitudes is to tell them the truth.If people are never exposed to the truth, we can't blame them for not 'getting it' when we try to explain things like sexism and racism....more
For the longest time I have been saying we need to change the manner we teach Black history.  If ...more

Renisha McBride's Killer Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

[UPDATE 8/7/2014: Thomas Wafer was convicted of second-degree murder in the porch shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. --Grace] ...more
This afternoon before the verdict I said to my husband if it had been a black man at the door ...more

Six Ways for President Obama to Counter Congress’ Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Child Fervor

Let’s face it: it's not just the lack of compassion towards children at the border seeking asylum; the House of Representatives neglected its duty to provide leadership on immigration reform long ago....more

The Abysmal American Prison System

I’ve been wanting to write about this subject for a long while now, but it’s a heavy, hard one and so has been repeatedly relegated to my “I’ll get to that soon” list....more

5 Life Lessons of Being Homeless

crissa_yvonne absolutely!more

"I am Richard Dawson, Your Majesty" Memory Provides What Life Does Not

"Memory Provides What Life Does Not"-The late Richard Dawson, host of the old "Family Feud" TV,  series could boast (if you want to call it that ),  of one the most bittersweet memories. He had to balance the reality with those that are an Englishman's highest hope: meeting the Queen of England....more
I would like to supplement blogs like this one, and the one about James Garner and the movie ...more

Why Adults Need Diverse Books Too

Why aren’t we reading more adult fiction by writers of color or about the non-white experiences? As much as the news outlets like to tout it, reading isn’t dead. At least once a week, a Facebook friend will ask for book recommendations. Social media has made reading more social. We share status updates about our current reads, rave about books we love, and even track our reading progress all through social media. ...more
Grace Hwang Lynch Ab.so.lutely!!more

Voices from BlogHer '14

When people ask me how BlogHer '14 was last week, I get speechless....more

Compassionate Conservatism

Was that ever really a thing? I mean, besides a way to sugarcoat regular conservatism to make it sound more appealing to swing voters? I think it was Tony Blair who said something like, “Compassionate conservatism means we’re still not going to help you but we’re really sorry about it.”...more
The GOP has a few contradictions! The best is Abortion and Birth Control. We know if Birth ...more

BlogHer ’14 Closing Keynote on Race, Gender and the Internet: Where Do We Go Next?

Talking about race is not just for people of color. Talking about feminism is not just for women. If there’s anything I hope people will take away from the BlogHer ’14 Closing Keynote about race, gender, and the Internet, it’s that. ...more
I loved how many different looking women were at BlogHer 14. This was my first time there, I ...more