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Staying on the March—Right Now

March 13, 2015
Fifty years ago I traveled from Mississippi to Selma, Alabama on March 21st, 1965 to join Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and thousands of fellow citizens marching the 54 miles to the steps of the state’s capitol in Montgomery. Millions of Americans now know about this march thanks to the movie Selma and the recent 50th anniversary celebration.
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Why are antibiotic-free McNuggets such a big deal?

March 10, 2015
McDonald’s announced a new policy to curb the overuse of antibiotics in raising the chickens that become their McNuggets and other chicken products. This is a big step towards saving antibiotics and protecting public health,
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Quick signature to stand with moms against racial profiling

March 10, 2015
Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) decided not to bring Officer Darren Wilson to trial for racially profiling and killing Mike Brown, despite the findings of a separate investigation that Ferguson and St. Louis police routinely target, abuse, and unjustly persecute black and brown residents...
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What Are the Issues with Activism Today? Intro to Feminist Divides

March 9, 2015
This is the first of a four-part series by the author focused on the intersectionality between feminism, classism, poverty and other forms of oppression. Activism was initially a cause led by those who were marginalized and supported by those who were not. The images of the civil rights movement...
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Another International Women's Day - It's Time

March 8, 2015
Another year, another International Women's Day. But this year feels different. Suddenly gender equality in the United States is a front burner issue. In fact, women's economic empowerment is recognized as central to how we address both income inequality and economic sustainability. Gender issues...
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Teaching Safe Relationships

March 5, 2015
I hope I can be forgiven for daydreaming in the middle of a sentence, some days, as I look at my teenagers. I imagine their gummy newborn grins, their first books or songs or games, and their tentative first attempts at ice skating, before being snapped back to reality by the maturity of their negotiating skills, their budding opinions of the world—including their reminders that they are more grownups than children—and the topics and decisions that affect them right now.
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Celebrate Women's History Month: Take care of yourself

March 3, 2015
A smile spread across Amy’s face as she strolled out of her doctor‘s office with a clean bill of health yesterday. The sun was shining, and tulips were blooming, as her thoughts turned to planting her first crops of the season. “I love growing wholesome berries and vegetables, “ Amy beams. She and...
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Make Me a Woman

February 27, 2015
One of my sheroes is Sojourner Truth. A brilliant but illiterate woman, she was a great orator and powerful presence who possessed great courage and determination. I often wear a pendant with her image and words: “If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not...
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Must Job Seekers Give Employers a Reason to Reject Them?

February 24, 2015
Imagine you’re a warehouse manager. You need a new worker and are choosing between three finalists. All are equally qualified, and all say they can meet the job requirements. But two of them, it turns out, are pregnant. · Danielle is barely five months along, and showing only a little. · At seven...
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