Dying to Vote: Don’t Let Their Struggle be in Vain

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Don’t Let Their Struggle be in Vain My Precious Babies, Mommy voted today. I didn’t get to vote during the last Presidential election because I was with you, D’Lo, at Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital – witnessing the fight of your life. Already an emotional wreck from watching your battle, I cried deep tears when Barack Obama was elected. I knew in that moment, […]

Why Do White People Think Mitt Romney Should Be President? {SLATE}

Why Do White People Think Mitt Romney Should Be President? I’m voting for Barack Obama on Election Day. This fact will appear on Slate’s list of which candidates its writers are voting for, a list which will almost certainly look like the 2008 list, which is to say an almost unbroken string of “Obama.” People will look […]

California’s Proposition 37 – What You Need To Know & Why You Should Support It

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Why You Should Support California’s Proposition 37 Also see Proposition 37 – Don’t Support Companies Who Hide GMOs, Vote With Your Dollar. California’s Office of the Secretary of State announced on Monday, July 9, 2012, that the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, also known as the GMO labeling initiative, will appear on voter ballots […]

Proposition 37 – Don’t Support Companies Who Hide GMOs, Vote With Your Dollar

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Proposition 37 – Don’t Support Companies Who Hide GMOs, Vote With Your Dollar Also see California’s Proposition 37 – What You Need To Know & Why You Should Support It. The food fight over California’s historic Proposition 37 ballot initiative, which would require labeling of food products that contain GMO ingredients, is heating up, now that an influx of […]

Abused & Violated: What It’s Like Being a Teen Girl

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Abused & Violated: What It’s Like Being a Teen Girl The violations started small. I was 12, fairly tall with brand new boobs. My mother wouldn’t let me buy “real bras” for a long time. It didn’t occur to me that was weird until boys in my class started advising me to “stop wearing sports […]

Russell Means, Gone But Not Forgotten {Argus Leader}

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Russell Means, Gone But Not Forgotten Native American activist Russell Means, who gained national attention as a leader in the American Indian Movement and rode that wave into acting and politics, died Monday at his ranch in Porcupine on the Pine Ridge reservation. The 72-year-old Oglala was diagnosed in August 2011 with inoperable esophageal cancer […]

Is Disney’s First Latina Princess ‘Latina Enough’?

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Syndicated from Bicultural Mom Today I was wandering around on Facebook as usual and I came across a post about Disney’s first Latina princess.  If you haven’t heard yet, here’s a quick video preview of the show, Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess: Disney’s First Latina Princess – Is She ‘Latina Enough’? So the big […]

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 […]