I’ll start out this post by telling you that the #Ferguson story is personal for me. I have family in St. Louis. My grandmother was born in a small farmhouse just minutes away from the Michael Brown shooting. I have cousins who live in the suburbs nearby. For this reason, over the past several days I have watched in horror as the events in Ferguson, Missouri have unfolded.
The controversy over Nicki Minaj’s latest album cover has me wondering… “Whose idea of feminism is this anyway?” Why mainstream media is way off when it comes to understanding women’s lib.
The confusion others express about by my perceived racial ambiguity, has proven to be both beneficial and problematic. I get to hear what white people say about blacks when they don’t know black people (in this case ME) are listening… Sometimes they say these things to my face. This experience made me intensely aware of the “privilege” of my skin color.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela
Happy Lunar New Year! 新年快乐 San Francisco public school students have the day off today, January 31, 2014 to...
Check out these online resources for teachers and parents to share non-fiction stories about teens who are “Different Like Me”. This series highlights the stories of young people who have learned to overcome/embrace experiences that make them unique.
For the first time I can kind of relate to those crazy Fox News pundits who sound the alarm about the supposed “War of Christmas!!!!”.
Early this morning I found myself searching Twitter (#MLKDay #ThankYouMLK) to see how people are celebrating our great American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All over the country, folks are tweeting MLK quotes, and sharing ideas about how to carry on Dr. King’s legacy. Unfortunately, there are an almost equal amount of “Yay, no school/work! Thank you MLK!” tweets as well.
My response: sideways unhappy face 🙁
What would happen if you filmed your children’s experiences for 13 years from kindergarten through high school graduation and put it all together to make a film? If you were filmmakers, Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, the result would be a new film called American Promise. This film, which won a Sundance Jury Award, airs nationally on PBS on February 3, 2014.
The other day, my husband and I were blown away by a specific comment that one of my girls made during a routine squabble. Daughter “A” decided to pull out the big guns in their verbal tête-à-tête when she “casually” told Daughter “B”… “Your butt is big.” (!) …
Ready to challenge your ideas about girls and sports? I consider myself pretty progressive. Nonetheless, I have to admit, seeing...