Posted on The Huffington Post: 05/14/2014 10:30 am EDT Image courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures I have now experienced my first and only girl crush. The object of my affection is Dido Elizabeth Belle, whose life has been brought to screen by Amma Asante, the director of the film Belle. Through Asante’s skillful interpretation and […]
Single motherhood inevitably leads to a cornucopia of stereotypes about single mothers whether African-American, Hispanic or white as “baby mamas” destroying America’s virtue. All of the stereotypes are tiresome and the latest, single mothers as the blame for the decline in newspaper sales, is just plain stupid.
As Congress debates U.S. involvement in Syria it should take into account the plight of women, whose rights are systematically quashed and who have been subjected to violence during the war.
The Washington Post’s She the People: Jamaican immigrants reflect on America’s promise on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
Despite the flagrant racism against blacks in America , 50 years ago, the author’s parents and thousands of people of color from around the world, chose to migrate to the United States.
The Washington Post’s She the People: Ted Cruz shows tea party has no interest in restoring Voting Rights Act
Could it be that it might be easier to win elections by restricting the vote of communities of color?
The Huffington Post: The All-Woman Jury Finds George Zimmerman Not Guilty: Will There Ever Be Justice for Young Men?
What will the parents of African American boys tell our sons about a justice system where “justice” means “just us” and our child will never be in the club?
Ask mothers of black boys about the shooting death of Trayvon Benjamin Martin and you will learn what they believe to be a self-evident truth.
The treatment of a prosecution witness in the George Zimmerman murder trial and the reasoning of the US Supreme Court in striking down the heart of the Voting Rights Act make clear that America has a race problem.