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To the Market: A Survivor’s Story

  Jane Mosbacher Morris is taking the world by storm. Even as I write that sentence about her I realize how little credit it gives to this entrepreneur who has successfully launched To The Market, an endeavor she has undertaken to impact the lives of survivors. While that’s a noble goal, she has a laser-like focus […]

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Modern Race Relations 101: A Primer for White People

Well before the Trayvon Martin verdict, I had seen, heard and read about white people dismissing the racial context of the case.  Some do this artfully and skillfully; others, not so much.  I’ve been wanting to explore some of these maneuvers more closely for a while now. 1.  Some express outrage that the killing of a white […]

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Is Social Media Activism Truly Activism?

Nowadays, social media makes everyone feel like they have a big, booming voice to use for instigating change. Just spend a little time on Twitter or in the comments section of a newspaper article and you’ll read opinions and suggestions from everyone from issue experts to the tinfoil hat brigade. It’s a dynamic litany of […]

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Educational Winds of Change

The winds of change are blowing through the Louisiana educational system with the strength of a Category 5 hurricane.  Governor Bobby Jindal longs to make a name for himself on the national stage, a name that was somewhat tarnished by an embarrassing rebuttal to one of Barack Obama’s first speeches made as President.  So desperately […]

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International Women’s Day: The Lighter Side

March 8th is International Women’s Day.  A day more celebrated or acknowledged in other parts of the world than in the US in general but it is catching on. Social media, democratized media, great technology are fueling the expansion of awareness days and campaigns. Like this one. The United Nations acknowledges International Women’s Day with […]

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Occupied

Since the beginning of the Occupy Movement I have struggled to come up with the correct words to explain my admittedly mixed feelings. As a progressive – a rather vocal one at that – there was a part of me who felt the need to throw myself into all of it: The rallying, the human […]

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The Supreme Court, Redistricting and Women

With so much going on in the world today — the series of never-ending GOP debates, wondering whether the Social Security payroll tax cut will stay in effect, and the looming winter holidays — it’s easy to overlook some other important things going on that will affect us all.  One of those is the issue […]

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Broads of the Week — 12/4/11 Edition

As our heads swirl this week with the thoughts of the strange “I’m just a victim” speech given by Herman Cain as he withdrew from the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Michele Bachmann setting us straight on gay marriage (gay people can get married as long as they marry someone of the opposite sex) […]

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