The "Welfare Queen"....a myth about Black Women

Over the years I have commonly heard people (particularly white people)  talk about how black people abuse the welfare system and don't  want to work, but just want to stay home and collect welfare.  Oftentimes they talk about the young black mother who has lots of kids from different fathers and keep having babies so they don't have to work and can just collect the welfare and food stamp money.  Many times these same people will talk about how immigrants are taking jobs away from americans (I guess from white americans)....more

The “Welfare Queen”….a myth about black women

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A History of Gay Marriage in the United States

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Why are the men who commit violence against women invisible?

So I was thinking about women and violence against women.  And I was thinking about the media and how the media reports crimes against women, and it occurred to me that when you think about crimes and violence against women it is not women who are the perpetrators (usually) but men who are the people committing violence against women. So why are the men who commit violence against women invisible?But what do the headlines say?  What do the websites say?  The headlines read:...more

Why are the men who commit violence against women invisible?

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Do you "see color" when you look at people? ....I do....

So, here in the United States there are some people who believe we live in a "post racist" society.  Apparently some of these people are even my friends on Facebook, based on some of the posts I see on their walls.  Interesting...  It always amazes me when I see comments such as "I am not racist, but..."  That "but" says a lot about how you really feel inside, whether you know it or not.  While explicit racism is not as common as it once was, implicit racism is rampant....more

Do you “see color” when you look at people? I do…..

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The stories about women’s lives are important! #Womenslives

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How a Community changed the Homeowner's Association.

Karol and I purchased a house in a very nice neighborhood about 8 years ago. Before that she was stationed in Pennsylvania, and I was living in a little three-bedroom house I had purchased after my divorce. I loved that little house because it was something I bought on my own with my own credited and just my income. It felt like a major accomplishment to be able to provide that for my kids. It was a very small house in a working class neighborhood and I loved it....more

A grassroots movement to change our Homeowners Association Board

Tweet Karol and I purchased a house in a very nice neighborhood about 8 years ago. Before that she was stationed in Pennsylvania, and I was living in a little three-bedroom house I had purchased after my divorce. I loved that little house because it was something I bought on my own with my own credited and just my income ....more