On Gag Reflexes And Swallowing Fear

Pineapples! via Napua Weddings

 

I was going to include this in my weekly breakdown post, but realized it was going to be longer than a few sentences. I’ve bumped it up to post level.

I tried to stifle a groan and move on, but there’s been a dozen articles in response to some […]

Womanly Words Of Wisdom: Shirley Chisholm

 I want history to remember me not just as the first black woman to be elected to Congress, not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and dared to be herself.

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Imagine Having Representation of Your Needs At The Power Table

I think it might look a little something like this:

MLK

This is Politics 101 folks. There was a time when certain leaders actually LEAD despite their flaws and backroom shenanigans. The stakes have never been higher and we need concrete action more than ever. Is this a case of not being […]

Because Political Tunnelvision Won't Benefit You

Well, myopia about any issue pertaining to other aspects our lives doesn’t work either. It seems as if the two areas that happen to be crucial, critical and extensive: politics and religion are often where people fail to use any common sense!

I found myself dealing with an irate reader whose […]

See How Fast Blackistan Turned On Trayvon's Mama Sybrina Fulton?

Just know when I was writing this I was watching Maya Rudolf on the Ellen Show. Tooo funneee. I was about to do a news and social media break because of the increasingly irritating “controversy” over Ann Romney being a Stay At Home Mother and some “feminist” brou-ha-ha which had my eyes glazing over. […]

Prop 8 Analysis From Around The Web

It was an interesting day on the Interwebs yesterday with the annual National Black HIV/AIDS Day (more on this ongoing initiative in a future post). What many were anticipating was a ruling from the Ninth Appellate Court of Appeals regarding Proposition 8.

You may recall the passage of Prop 8 banned […]

In Case You Want SOTU Info

Extra post alert! Since I said we’d be covering more politically-oriented fare (even as the personal life-affirming choices we make may seem political to some), I wanted to remind any interested readers the first State of the Union address from President Obama in 2012 is scheduled to air tonight at 9PM EST.

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My Favorite New Blog For 2011 #2 Tennessee Guerilla Women

Thanks to a link from the BlogHer network I found Tennessee Guerilla Women and what a breath of fresh air.

Yes, there are lots of political blogs and women-centered ones at that, but they’re cool.

I can tell they’re young, innovative and hungry to extol a perspective. One that is […]

Carol Moseley Braun In Real Life Election Mirrors Wendy Scott-Carr’s Television Race

Yes, this is another mention of the CBS drama, “The Good Wife“. Really CBS and King Size Productions should be paying me to promote their show across social media platforms. That’s not why I’m doing this, however. We have a prime time hit show with a secondary plot that uplifts black women and presents us as intelligent, feminine and shrewd. […]

The Good Wife: Character Throw-Downs, Season 2 Whiplash & Why We Need A Few Real-Life Wendy Scott Carrs

This is Part Two of my analysis of The Good Wife. I’ll quickly do a character list and why I find them so interesting and are  integral to the overall storylines. I’ll highlight the segue from Season One to Two and how pleasantly surprised I am by the addition of certain characters who’ve […]