Who are the Civil Rights Activists of Today?

When we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it’s tempting (particularly for the privileged, who don’t deal with the prejudice people of color face on a daily basis) to forget that true equality is still a goal to be striven for. But, as long as the college graduation rate of African American students is significantly lower than that of white students, as long as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is raked across the coals for “prejudice” (when all she did was have the decency to admit that one’s personal background will necessarily define one’s worldview), as long Tea Party members in Tennessee are advocating for significant changes in public school curriculum so that “[N]o portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership,” we, as a nation, clearly still have a long way to go. Read More Who are the Civil Rights Activists of Today?

Frugal Fun: Not as Lame as it Sounds

During the recession, most of us are either trying to sock away some emergency savings, or struggling to keep the bank account above zero. When you’re pinching pennies, it can be tough to keep your social life going. As a species, we have a natural inclination to eat, drink and be merry when we gather, and these things cost money. Going out without breaking the bank is a challenge, so here are a few tips for saving money without being a hermit. Read More Frugal Fun: Not as Lame as it Sounds