Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
I woke up a few days ago and saw that my high school rescinded a gay woman's job offer. My first thought was, "is that even legal?" It was followed quickly by, 'wow, they just pissed off an army of highly intelligent, passionate folks, poised to fight injustice. You can bet this won't pass quietly.'
When I lived in New York, the only dogs that I knew to be pit bulls lived in the city and in neighborhoods where people were copping blow and pot. Guys usually had these dogs in thick metal collars with thick metal chains and the dogs seemed mean and unsocialized.
Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."
Kathryn Hamilton is a performance maker based in New York City and Istanbul. She is the founder and director of the New York-based company Sister Sylvester, and a member of Köşe, an art space in Istanbul.
This #blacklivesmatter movement may not be our parent's or grandparent's political modus operandi. It is not far from it. It has benefited from it. No, the #blacklivesmatter movement may not be our momma's or daddy's movement, but it is on the same civil rights movement continuum.
What do you say to a young girl in juvenile detention when she tells you she cannot eat the Cheetos you offered because her "daddy" wants her skinny, so she can keep making him money?
By: Asha French Since I heard the news of Julian Bond's passing on Saturday, I have not been able to shake my memory of the story he told at Emory...
Wow, that was a surprising response that I got from my last blog post about marching in the 4th of July parade with Moms Demand Action. It s...
Looking through the lens of systematic oppression, hundreds of years in the making, it is easy to surmise that there is no end in sight to our historical predicament. However, this is not the lens through which I see.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
The following is drawn from an interview with Julian Bond in 2013 for a report that was never published. In this interview, Julian Bond reflects on where we are 50 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Dr. King gave his famous "I Have A Dream Speech."
Do what you can to learn more about disability-related issues and help start some discourse about disability equality, and then share that with other people. Disability is not just physical. There are plenty of hidden disabilities related to learning or emotion as well. Help stop stigmas and stereotypes.
When I went to the workshop, as a white progressive liberal woman born and raised in Seattle, I thought I had it covered. "I'm so not racist. I'm not even actually white!" I thought triumphantly. "My mom is Dutch-Indonesian! That's like, part-oppressed!" Nevermind that I benefit from being perceived as white every day, in every institution in the country.
Today, August 12, is World Elephant Day, a day where animal lovers around the world unite to celebrate the majestic creature and call attention to fur...
I may never be a victim of pointed racial violence like Sandra Bland, but if we as a country had risen to the occasion and recognized when other black women, men, and children were being murdered, perhaps she wouldn't have been either.