This week, I'm watching and praying for the United Methodist Church as they meet in General Conference. Among all the issues, there are major decisions about whether lesbian and gay people can be married and serve as clergy.
The women I have met while learning about feminine power are tired of fighting and working to fit into this misogynistic culture. Women are ready to present themselves not as property, children, or men in skirts, but as feminine, intelligent, powerful, and capable.
The L.A. disturbances weren't inevitable, but you could see why they happened. Looking deeper, it all makes sense.
While I believe that society may be far along enough to leave race in and of itself behind, I feel that rather than ending affirmative action, it should be adjusted to better fit the realities of society.
What happened? Who is to blame for this increase in racism? Is it still 2012 or did somebody turn the clock backwards? What happened to the progress? What happened to the change of attitudes?
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The attempts to ostracize Metta World Peace, who's been such an ambassador for mental health awareness, are just ignorant and mean spirited. He was removed from the game, he's been suspended, now leave him be.
Freshly dipped in cherry red denim, skin glowing and discreet diamonds sparkling, upon hitting the red carpet the petite film vet was quick to admit, "I cut my nails for this event." Working the press line with her 11-year old son Massai in tow, the 41-year old industry darling has...
1965 Voting Rights Act,
American Civil Liberties Union,
U.S. Department Of Justice,
U.S. Supreme Court,
American Legislative Exchange Council,
Brennan Center For Justice,
Voter ID Laws,
Voter ID restrictions work for the rich. They've got birth certificates and photo driver's licenses and passports. Or they can send a servant or secretary to apply for the documents. And the more rabble removed from the polls, the more weighty the votes of the wealthy.
Being Black prepared me for an eating disorder. Bulimia is a closeted disease,
usually practiced in secret, in silence, in isolation. Secrets were the glue that bound my community.
I've done my best to protect my son by teaching him to anticipate prejudice and understand that for some, his skin color is an invitation to scorn and mistreatment. Still, he has faced harassment. He's grown accustomed to this.
For most Americans, our recent tax day was about as welcomed as a trip to the dentist. But a cab driver working the double shift probably had more reason for discomfort than a hedge-fund manager on Wall Street.
I'm not mad at Lena Dunham, creator of the new HBO show Girls. She wanted to write about her life -- which is filled with white folks -- and people gave her some money to do it. Her voice is a new voice for television.
In the twenty years that I have been in practice, I have gone from seeing five women with hair loss each week to seeing 25 or more. Most women have no idea that there are many causes of hair loss.
On the surface, Ron Artest and Jennifer Hudson have nothing in common -- besides sharing melanin content. Still, the media is approaching both of their current controversies as ghetto, Black soap operas being aired around the world.