by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate For some reason that I'll probably never understand, first lady Michelle Obam...
Parents count of schools to "do right" by our children and to ensure that, just as kids learn reading and math skills that lay the foundation for later learning and success, healthy eating is taught and modeled throughout the school day as well. This is important for all kids, but especially for low-income children.
Use of the term "uppity" has experienced a revival since Barack Obama's election as the nation's first Black President. More than a few of Mr. Obama's detractors have taken to calling him "arrogant" and at times, they have dispensed with the veneer of political correctness by even calling him "uppity."
A few days ago I was walking near my apartment when a swarm of young men and women whooshed by me. They were all wearing long robes and holding their mortarboard hats fast to their heads, as they rushed in the direction of our neighborhood school. "Hurry!" I heard one say to the others, laughing. "We can't be late for our own graduation!"
In today's world, boardrooms lack women, medicine is male-centered and girls are prevented from getting an education. Swimming against historical perspectives, experts in fields such as business, education and psychology create new collaborations for change.
As the situation confronting kidnapped women in Nigeria continues to deteriorate, the need for international solidarity has never been greater. The 276 teenage women, who were kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamist group Boko Haram, have been held captive for more than a month.
Twitter is the equivalent of the town square or the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for Millennials.
Now that I know you're unafraid to get overtly political, I'm hoping that speech was just the start of a big public relations campaign to defend healthier school food.
Accurate and reliable information is crucial to help the fight against childhood obesity and the many health problems it causes. The new food label will provide that information.
We see once again closing of public schools. Although the "appearance is race neutral," the reality is not, Attorney General Eric Holder has noted.
Their brazen assault could act as a springboard for international engagement, not only aimed at curbing the violence, but also directed at the ideology that Boko Haram and other groups use to recruit followers, emulate each other and legitimize brutality.
Our stories are probably less dramatic, but no less significant. And as we recover the dreams of our own lost childhoods, we can commit ourselves to expanding the rights and restoring the dignity of every child on this planet.
Sorry, but I have to say this: Am I the only left-leaning person who finds Michelle Obama's #BringBackOurGirls tweet to be smug, opportunistic and worse than useless?
What does it mean when the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents the world's packaged food and drink industry, puts out a defensive press release about a documentary before it is released? I'd say it means they are scared, and, after viewing the new film Fed Up, I can understand why.
Happy Mother's Day around the world! Nearly 50 countries celebrate Mother's Day. But not a happy Mother's Day when the hearts of mothers of those ki...
We have many things in common, however, there is a major difference between us: I have been refused the right to raise my children with my husband, their father, at my side.