Just the Facts: How the Affordable Care Act Helps Women

With the biggest legal battle over the President’s health care law settled, its time to end the political wrangling and start educating the American people about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Many who oppose the law are unclear  →

Scientific Racism Finds New Life on Psychology Today’s Website

The twitterverse and blogosphere are buzzing over Psychology Today’s publication of a pseudo-scientific article that reports black women are “objectively” less attractive than women of other races (the article has been taken down but can be found here). Satoshi Kanazawa,  →

Scientific Racism Finds New Life on Psychology Today’s Website

The twitterverse and blogosphere are buzzing over Psychology Today’s publication of a pseudo-scientific article that reports black women are “objectively” less attractive than women of other races (the article has been taken down but can be found here). Satoshi Kanazawa,  →

Missing Girls Shouldn’t Be Missing From The Media

Why isn't the national media covering the story of missing 17-year old Phylicia Barnes? Barnes dissappeared in Baltimore in late December. Local authorities suspect foul play. They also suspect that the lack of media coverage of Barnes' dissaperance is largely  →

Remebering Haiti’s Women’s Rights Activists

As we contemplate what's needed to make Haiti whole, securing the rights of women must be a part of any plan to rebuild the earthquake-battered nation. For now, it is fitting to remember three pioneering fanm ayisyen (Haitian women)  →

Are Black Moms Welcome at Momlogic?

Last night I spent way too much time on the internet. What had my attention? The intolerance on Momlogic.com. I came across a new series of articles by Kimberly Seals Allers, editor of mochamanual.com, offering a decidedly different point of  →

Michelle Obama, Black Women and the Mommy Wars: Why Some Feminists Just Don’t Get It

Are the choices that black mother’s make–such as working outside the home–different from white mothers? It depends who you ask. Last week Bonnie Erbe, U.S. News & World Report contributing editor, in response to a Mother’s Day editorial published by  →

Michelle Obama: Breaking Stereotypes, Promoting Health

Much has been made in recent weeks about Michelle Obama’s well-toned arms. Some are even calling for her to cover up, saying it’s unbecoming of a first lady to show too much skin. But by exposing her biceps, Michelle is  →