Whiteness has been a privileged and prized identity in the U.S.; our national culture has made it this way. So when black men select white women and de-select black women, they are doing so in a context of charged racial meanings.
I may have yet another chance at life. Who gets that? What good will I accomplish? Who can I help? I have a lot of stuff to do now.
I believe President Obama is serious about improving the American diet. And I believe he is also wary of how the bulk of our food is produced in this country. But I want him to show me and the rest of America.
Volunteers are and will remain the backbone of our movement. At Girl Scouts, we are innovating new ways to reach and engage the adults who will help us create the next generation of female leadership in America.
There's nothing more important than knowing that our families are healthy and happy. And after spending so much time with military families and hearing your stories of service and sacrifice for our country, I know that that's your priority as well.
The first lady joked that some industry members may be waiting things out, figuring that "in a few years, this lady will be gone and this whole Let's Move thing will finally be over, so we can go back to business as usual." That's exactly what they are thinking.
Bangs on women in the political arena are not new. They shield wrinkles and eye makeup from prying eyes and overblown image analysis. Hair, like clothing, can increase or decrease the appearance of age with equal alacrity.
The state of waters in our nation is a problem that deserves serious attention. Water is life, and what's in our water glass is just as important as how many times a day we raise it.
If Mrs. Obama is unwilling to highlight that water should replace sugary drinks and hesitant to promote tap water as heavily as bottled, I'm going to be deeply disappointed.
In Chicago, the U.S. city that suffers the highest rates of gun violence and murder, a small team of unlikely adults employs a surprising technique to...
Five years ago, I could have only dreamed that we would bring Laura Bush and Michelle Obama together on an international stage to discuss their experiences as first ladies with their counterparts.
Instead of using his platform to inform viewers and listeners, inspire democratic debate and intelligent discourse, Mr. Limbaugh seems to delight in using his position to spew vitriol.
Sometimes you need a flowchart to understand all the connections between public figures in Illinois. That certainly could be useful in the case of the suit filed by Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan against Gov. Pat Quinn.
The first lady Michelle Obama has worn Barbara Tfank's elegant silk dresses multiple times. Perhaps the most memorable of all is the the floral number the first lady wore to meet the Queen of England.
It is amazing how the simple basics, like having robes to accommodate all body sizes can be overlooked at the finest of facilities.
Peacemaking circles, a cornerstone tool of the restorative justice movement, bring together victims and perpetrators, estranged or upset family members -- and on a weekly basis at The Center, members of opposing gangs.