The Beginner’s Guide to Healthy Eating {Steps 1-5}

The Beginner’s Guide to Healthy Eating More and more emphasis is being placed on making better food choices these days. From outrage over ingredients that are hidden in our food to a demand from the public that food labels clearly state if the product contains GMOs, more and more consumers are getting serious about what goes […]

Why You Should Protest the Arizona Book Ban

Arizona Book Ban This story was originally published in January 2012 As I was on Facebook, I noticed a friend of mine had posted a link to a site called Censored News talking about Tucson, AZ and book banning. I figured it was still over the Mexican American cultural studies debacle since the state found […]

On My Breasts & Why Men Should Stop Policing Them

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On My Breasts & Why Men Should Stop Policing Them Ok, so this isn’t really about my breasts. It’s about Dawn Holland’s breasts. Well, I guess it is kind of about my breasts, and Holland’s and every other woman’s. Let me explain. Holland was recently asked to leave an Applebee’s restaurant for breastfeeding her son… …discreetly… […]

My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant {NYTimes}


My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant One August morning nearly two decades ago, my mother woke me and put me in a cab. She handed me a jacket. “Baka malamig doon” were among the few words she said. (“It might be cold there.”) When I arrived at the Philippines’ Ninoy Aquino International Airport with her, […]

Reflections on the Benghazi Attack

“Do not be people without minds of your own, saying that if others treat you well you will treat them well and that if they do wrong you will do wrong. But (instead) accustom yourselves to do good if people do good and not to do wrong if they do evil.” — Prophet Muhammad (s) as […]

What Every Parent Should Know about Child Passenger Safety Week

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Child Passenger Safety Week: September 16-22, 2012 According to the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the majority of car seats are still not used correctly. Could your child’s be one of them? Since car crashes are the leading cause of death among children one through 13, parents should be more motivated than ever to take action and be certain their child is safe. […]

Lo que todos los padres deben saber sobre la Semana de la Seguridad del Niño Pasajero

La Semana de la Seguridad del Niño Pasajero: 16 al 22 de septiembre de 2012 De acuerdo con la Administración Nacional de la Seguridad del Tráfico en las Carreteras (NHTSA, por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Transporte de los Estados Unidos, la mayoría de los asientos de seguridad para niños se no se […]

At the Risk of Sounding Angry: On Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent Rage {Crunk Feminist Collective}

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On Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent Rage The internets were all abuzz over the weekend sharing clips of our collective Black feminist shero Melissa Harris-Perry’s Saturday morning show. During the show, she lost her cool with panelist Monica Mehta, a conservative financial expert, who represented every unthoughtful mythic thing that I’ve come to believe a person has […]