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The Likability Factor: How Your Lawyer's Opinion of You (and Yours of Her) Can Affect Your Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 11.19.2015 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

If your lawyer doesn't like your personality, it will affect how she feels about working on your case. Rather than looking forward to working on your case, she will have to talk herself into it. Not liking you can affect her enthusiasm for the work, and how well supported you feel during the process.

When Young Black Women Command The Stage

Katie Tandy | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Katie Tandy

Actress and Oakland native Rolanda Bell opens up about her absent father and the play produced by the Ubuntu Theater Project that brought them back together.

Photographers Reimagine Iconic Movies With Black Characters -- And It's Amazing

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.29.2015 | Black Voices

Two photographers have tackled Hollywood's diversity problem by recasting iconic onscreen characters with fierce black models. Senegalese Omar V...

'Covering One's Face Does Not Render One Silent Or Stupid'

Zainab bint Younus | Posted 06.12.2015 | Religion
Zainab bint Younus

We do not need other people to take their cameras and claim to know what the world looks like through our eyes. We do not need others to speak over us, pretending to tell our stories, when we have our own voices and our own cameras and are fully capable of documenting our lives.

800 Years on, the Magna Carta for Our Time

Robin Koerner | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Robin Koerner

The Magna Carta is widely regarded as the document that marked the beginning of the Anglo tradition of constitutional liberty that would eventually lead to the writing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

One College Student's Analysis on Representation in the Film American Sniper

Nadia Karizat | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Nadia Karizat

In this day and age, many people are constantly exposed to all sorts of media texts, television series, films, music videos, social media, news and radio programs, etc., and are surrounded with images that help shape the way they view different groups of people.

At the Bentonville Film Festival, Women Are Playing in the Major Leagues

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Vivian Norris

A League of Their Own's Geena Davis, is doing something extremely important this week in, of all places, Bentonville, Arkansas. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media has is supporting her effort to call attention to the unacceptable reality in which women, both behind and in front of the camera, find themselves in Hollywood.

How (Not) to Represent Turner Syndrome in Media

Kelseigh Ingram | Posted 05.05.2015 | Media
Kelseigh Ingram

People with Turner Syndrome are complicated and contain many layers and multiple identities, just like any other group of people. While we do have social media and the Turner Syndrome Society's annual conferences to keep in touch and find people who have gone through similar experiences, there is definitely something to be said about being able to see a reflection of yourself in popular media.

Deliciously Disabled: Creating a Sexy, Accessible Dialogue to Describe Disability

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Disability should be seen as sexy and fun, instead of sad and frustrating all the time. Being deliciously disabled doesn't mean that there aren't days where the experience of disability is altogether exhausting. Rather, it is a lexicon that accepts disability as is,

Why Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Is Important for Young Girls

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

When my six-year-old daughter saw Hillary Clinton's recent announcement for the presidency, her first response was to say, very innocently and matter-of-factly, "Oh! I didn't know that women were allowed to be president." I thought to myself, "Where did she get the idea that women are not allowed to be president?"

When Should You Settle For Your Second-Choice Literary Agent?

| Posted 12.24.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: So you’ve written a (stupendous) novel and you’ve submitted queries to multiple literary agents. Now all you have to ...

Will John Cho Be Television's First Asian Romantic Lead?

Victoria Namkung | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Victoria Namkung

When I was growing up, Asian American men were virtually absent from television and popular culture. And when they were present -- Bruce Lee or Lieutenant Sulu, for example -- they never got the girl.

How Well Is Coffman Representing His District?

Seth Masket | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Seth Masket

Mike Coffman is right on the Republican trend line. That is, he represents his district the same way Republicans do everywhere. Yes, he's somewhat conservative for his district, but no more so than other Republicans tend to be.

The SEC Should Shine a Light on Dark Political Donations From Corporations

Sean McElwee | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Nate Silver has already dubbed the 2014 election as "the least important in years." But this year's midterms are still breaking records for at least one thing: Secret political spending.

On the Importance of Mirrors for Students (and Teachers)

Gregory Michie | Posted 09.21.2014 | Education
Gregory Michie

To say that a teacher's race is of no importance -- especially in schools where most of the kids are black or Latino -- is to pretend that education in the U.S. exists in a post-racial dreamworld.

Four Takeaways From Cantor's Defeat

Howard Schweber | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Howard Schweber

Eric Cantor was not a sufficiently hardcore fundamentalist? Eric Cantor?

Being Transgender Is Scarier Than Being a Pirate

Rye Silverman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Rye Silverman

Would Leto have won, or even been nominated, had the character, created for the film and not based on a real person, been written as a man? It's impossible to know for sure, but the cries of bravery, likely wouldn't be here.

Who's Afraid of a Muslim Man? One Play Tells Who and How Come

Roxane Assaf | Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago
Roxane Assaf

Did you hear the one about the Syrian Slovak Pole who started a theatre company with a Pakistani businessman, then a famous downtown Chicago church gave them a permanent stage for plays about sex, religion and politics? Surprise: It really happened!

The Answer to Unemployment Is More Europe Not Less

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

Beyond more focused EU spending is also the responsibility of business to help bring down youth unemployment by showing what they have to offer Europe in order to make the transition from school to work flow more smoothly.

How Asians See America

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 04.26.2012 | Arts

In the film "Chungking Express," the actress Faye Wong listens to the Mamas and the Papas hit "California Dreaming" on repeat while she works odd hour...

Nari Ward Takes 'Liberty and Orders' Seriously

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 04.08.2012 | Arts

Nari Ward is an artist concerned with how materials can give an object adding meaning. In his piece, “We the People,” Ward uses old shoelaces to m...

12 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Divorce Lawyer

Henry Gornbein | Posted 04.17.2012 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Typically clients will need an attorney at the beginning of the case, but by the end of the divorce in many circumstances, the client's attitude -- sometimes justifiably -- is that the attorney didn't do enough for them.

Representation, Empathy, and the Supreme Court

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

Any argument in favor of Obama choosing a woman or Hispanic should be made in terms of an expectation that such a justice will display a level of knowledge or imagination of social realities that would otherwise be unavailable.