“Make Me Wanna Holler”: How My Dad & His Music Influenced My Politics

We’d rather die on our feet Than keep living on our knees Say it loud I’m Black, and I’m proud “Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)” – James Brown


Ladyblogs You Should Be Reading

Is it already that time of the week? Boy, that went fast. Welcome back, kids! Here we are again at Ladyblogs You Should Be Reading, a well-balanced part of a Persephone-inspired reading breakfast.


Semi-Homemade Kind of Life, Baby.

Generally, when I sit down to try a new recipe, I look for something that has as few  processed or pre-made ingredients as possible. The line is sort of arbitrary; I’ll buy corn syrup so I can make pecan pie, but I’m really anti-cobbler recipes that use cake mix (though, in the interest of full […]


Feeding the Hunger

Or, “How Katniss Everdeen Climbed Out of Her Book and Ignited a Real-Life Conflict.”


Badass Ladies Of History: Melba Pattillo Beals

With recent school cuts and the continuing onslaught on education in America, one can always be reminded of how much we still need to work towards the intended goals of 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education.


Ask the Political Scientist: How do I survive my Poli-Sci class?

Sometimes, I’m at a loss for what to write about for my politics post for the week that hasn’t already been said (and probably said better than I could do it). I’m always open for Ask the Political Scientist-type questions, though, and this week, I actually had a question show up in my box. So […]