02Jan/11

I Don’t Hate “Octomom”

If she’s not buying a ticket for this week’s  Mega Millions lottery, Nadya Suleman should pray for me to win. If I did win that $290 million, I would gladly take 1%

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22Dec/10

Could Beating Up on Chris Brown Hurt Our Daughters?

Yesterday Chris Brown tweeted a picture of the diploma he received after completing a 52-week domestic violence class. A popular website on Newsweek’s list of “Most Influential Bloggers” posted, “How embarrassing it

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12Dec/10

Give Oprah a Friggin’ Break

Let’s suppose for a moment that we all agree on the following premise: The purpose of life is to Love and be of service to others Develop one’s own emotional, intellectual, creative

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12Jul/08

I Don’t Have a Racist Bone in My Body

I was returning home to Los Angeles on a flight from Atlanta, where I’d spent a couple of days at a writer’s conference. Weary from a weekend filled with late night poetry

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30Jun/08

For Us, By Us

LUCRETIA AND JAMES MOTT ARE MY HEROES!   Imagine you lived during a time when the clothes you wore were produced by slave labor. Oh… wait… that’s right… if you’re the average American,

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24May/08

‘Back Then Slavery Was Legal and People Didn’t Think of it As wrong’

I can recall the exact moment my elementary school teacher fell off her greatest-teacher-in-the-world pedestal.  It was a high, hard fall—I know because she fell on me, a freckle-faced “mixed-race” girl so

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