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Dion Nicole

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My Plan B Story

(29) Comments | Posted December 7, 2011 | 2:50 PM

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 | 5:29 PM

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 | 3:57 PM

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

(6) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 1:49 PM

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

(24) Comments | Posted September 1, 2011 | 4:44 PM

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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