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Sunshine State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

In this blog, we'll learn about women who have been inducted into both the Florida Women's Hall of Fame and the National Women's Hall of Fame -- whose accomplishments have benefited women and life in the Sunshine State.

4 Extraordinary Literary Women Who Redefined Feminine Perfection

Sunny Rosen | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Sunny Rosen

Like many young women, I struggle with the constant desire to be "perfect," mentally and physically. It can be so hard to follow advice to find joy in the here and now and so easy to instead be weighed down by imperfection. Reading, though, is an escape from the pressures of reality, an immersion somewhere else that allows great happiness in the moment.

Boston LGBTQ Communities Divided on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

At a recent protest rally on the streets of Boston, just one of many that I've seen personally, watched on TV and read about, members of our community went at each other's throats, demonstrating not only how we're not monolithic when it comes to passion and politics but how LGBTQs are inextricably tied to world events.

Military's Ban on Nappy Hair

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.13.2014 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

African American female servicemembers comprise the highest percentage of women in the military.

'Political Paralysis' From The Impossible Will Take a Little While

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Paul Loeb

We don't have to be perfect saints or know every answer to every question to begin working for a more just world. We can be wounded or hesitant ourselves, sometimes profoundly so.

Global Warming: The Inevitability Trap

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Paul Loeb

Is the biggest hurdle on climate change outright denial? Or is it the sense that of being overwhelmed and too late, that there's nothing we can do?

Best Commencement Speech Ever for Environmental Hope?

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
Paul Loeb

Paul Hawken has long been one of my heroes. He was the press coordinator for Martin Luther King's historic Selma-to-Montgomery march. He turned a smal...

Best Environmental Commencement Speech Ever?

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Paul Loeb

Paul Hawken has long been one of my heroes. He was the press coordinator for Martin Luther King's historic Selma-to-Montgomery march. He turned a smal...

A Must-See: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Kathleen Buckstaff

I'd reach in my purse -- it's a true woman's purse, deep and full of everything -- and I'd open my notebook. "Here's one quote from the movie I loved. I believe it was from a poem of hers."

PBS Explores Alice Walker's Legacy In Latest Series Installment

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Alice Walker, who turns 70 later this month, is thinking about her legacy. Over the past few years, the Pulitzer Prize-winning auth...

Focus on Women Leaders: Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe and Athena Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Forest Whitaker takes her calls. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe so epitomizes the strength of simplicity, the Oscar winning star of Last King of Scotland-- ...

PBS Set To Profile 'The Color Purple' Author For Black History Month

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | Black Voices

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS will commemorate Black History Month with shows including a profile of "The Color Purple" author Alice Walker. The publ...

Happy Birthday, Zora Neale Hurston!

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Born on January 7th 1891, today marks author and activist Zora Neale Hurston's 123rd birthday. Google chose to honor the icon with a Google Doodle....

Alice Walker's New Work Is On The Way, And It's Very Personal

AP | Posted 10.12.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Along with writing novels, stories, poems and essays, Alice Walker has been keeping a diary. The author of the Pulitzer...

Leading Lights, Worldly Issues Headline Mill Valley Film Festival

Dan Siegel | Posted 11.12.2013 | San Francisco
Dan Siegel

The annual Marin film fest, in its 36th year, will feature early peaks at Oscar contenders, award nights to rising and veteran stars and storytellers and compelling features and documentaries of social significance.

Famed Author Re-Invited To Give Speech After Media Coverage

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.21.2013 | Books

As the Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan planned a celebration of its 50th anniversary next year, they offered an invita...

WATCH: Alicia Keys Makes One Ballsy Move For Peace

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact

Despite landing in the middle of a heated debate surrounding a cultural boycott of Israeli institutions, Alicia Keys decided to perform in Israel on J...

Bradley Manning: Guilty of 'Aiding the Enemy' if the Enemy Is Democracy

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

When the deceptive operation of the warfare state can't stand the light of day, truth-tellers are a constant hazard. And culpability must stay turned on its head.

Beauty In Truth: Alice Walker, Citizen of the World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.01.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

In Beauty In Truth, Parmar tells Walker's story by letting her narrate her own tale, in that beautiful trademark voice of hers, a woman who has lived through so much but still looks at life with enthusiasm and generosity.

Legendary Author Begs Alicia Keys To Cancel Concert

www.essence.com | Posted 06.02.2013 | Black Voices

Author Alice Walker wrote an open letter to Alicia Keys urging her to cancel her upcoming concert in Isreal. Keys, who is currently on her "Set The...

Influential Women Share Advice on Staying Calm and Centered in Hectic Times

Marianne Schnall | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Marianne Schnall

In our materialistic society, our quality of life tends to be measured by what we have and produce in the outside world, rather than the experience of our inner world -- our sense of peace, fulfillment and joy.

Rules of One's Own

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean-In hits bookstores this week, promising women the wisdom to command more authority and success in the workplace. I'm intrigued.

Banning Books Is Censorship

Jane Friedman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Jane Friedman

Let's celebrate Banned Books Week by reading many of these books that have been unfairly censored.

Waving the White Flag

Annie Leonard | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Annie Leonard

"My vote can't make a difference. All politicians are the same. Sitting it out is better than voting for the lesser of two evils." No, no and no. Think about it.

Food for (Literary) Thought on Julia Child's Birthday

Dave Astor | Posted 10.15.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

With Aug. 15 being the 100th anniversary of Julia Child's birth, I figured a post about food in novels might be appropriate.