On Coming Out as Biracial & Passing for White

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via medium.com: A few months ago, I not-so-subtly asserted myself as biracial while having dinner with a new coworker. “I’m a Capricorn,” she’d said. “Yeah…my mom’s black,” I responded (not verbatim, but the exchange was similar). Whoa. What? Immediately after I injected that part of my identity into the conversation, I had a Come-to-Jesus moment. […]

Running for #Texas Governor: Who is Wendy Davis?

You may or may not be a fan of Wendy Davis, but if you’re a Texan, I’m betting you at least know her name.  ;) This past summer, I watch Wendy Davis take a stand for women’s rights. I know her position is controversial. But I don’t believe in blaming women for the hard choices that […]

The Hunted and the Hated: An Inside Look at the NYPD’s Stop and Frisk

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A secret audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city’s young people of color in the NYPD’s crosshairs. Read the full story at: http://www.thenation.com/ An Inside Look at the NYPD’s Stop and Frisk

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch It’s a new school year and, as a parent, you want to send your kids off with healthy-packed lunches that will please the pickiest of eaters. Home-made lunches can also be a first-line of defense in the fight against childhood obesity by helping kids embrace a healthy lifestyle. […]

LOOK: Disney Princesses Re-Imagined as Asian American {HuffPost}

Asian American Disney Princess

Should little girls be encouraged to idolize princesses? Probably not. But for her series Asian American Disney Princesses, Kim Navoa considered an alternate reality where our best-known princesses look different. Navoa, a Filipino American, staged a shoot that reimagines the heroines of her childhood. “I grew up loving Disney movies, but also kind of feeling there […]

President Obama’s speech at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington DC

President Obama spoke on Wednesday, August 28th at the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  Watch what he had to say in the video below. 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Speech Transcript To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much, to President Clinton, President Carter, […]

Sagging Pants Could Get You Jail Time in St. Louis


According to St. Louis native and social justice blogger at Michelle Parrinello-Cason, sagging pants is about to become a crime in St. Louis. An ordinance which currently includes nudity, sexual acts and public urination as forms of indecent exposure, could also make it illegal to “wear pants below the waist, which expose skin or undergarments”. Read […]