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Dion Nicole
Dion Nicole is a Carolina native living in Washington, DC. After a short lived stint in politics, she walked away for life as a dogooder. She currently works in food policy. After some haranguing from its founder, she started blogging for Postbourgie in the summer of 2010 . She enjoys peas, the color green, farmers markets, and the Dallas Cowboys. She does not like mangoes. She'd like it if you'd call her Nicole.

Blog Entries by Dion Nicole

My Plan B Story

29 Comments | Posted December 7, 2011 | 15:50:00 (EST)

Sadly, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ruled today not to make Plan B, aka the morning-after pill, available over the counter. Currently, anyone over the age of 17 can request Plan B from a pharmacist without a prescription.

What a shame. Going through my twitter...

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Maybe We Aren't Penn State

106 Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 18:29:09 (EST)

I didn't go to Penn State.

I graduated from a school in a city hundreds of miles away, without a football team. But my best friend went there, and I was close enough to take advantage of that every time I needed my "big school fix." Grilled...

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The Problem with Diversity Training

16 Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 16:57:00 (EST)

Recently, in my office, we had to undergo mandatory diversity training. I expected it to be bad. Maybe a little hokey. I wasn't expecting to leave the training infuriated.

My office is actually quite diverse. Out of 100 or so people, we have a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, nationalities, and...

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Sister Citizen

Posted September 23, 2011 | 14:49:00 (EST)

Tulane professor, MSNBC contributor, and all around amazing person Melissa Harris-Perry has a new book out - Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America. She came through D.C. yesterday, and I was lucky enough to watch her discussion at the Center for American Progress...

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Famine In The Horn Of Africa

Posted September 1, 2011 | 17:44:00 (EST)

Between Anderson Cooper, Bono, and the New York Times choosing to (at least briefly) put a story about famine on the front page, it seems the world has finally taken notice of the unfolding disaster in the Horn of Africa.

It is about DAMN time. The U.S. Agency for...

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