Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost: Why Are We Still Talking? Do Something!

How can we go around the world and saying that we’re the bastions and the light of freedom throughout the world, when we marginalize people within our own country and our own society? –from Baldemar Velasquez in an interview with Bill Moyers about the ongoing David vs. Goliath struggles to ensure fairness for American farm […]

Florida, I Just Can’t Quit You

So, my home state has not been getting very good press lately. Granted, it’s entirely deserved. The state’s infamous “Stand Your Ground” law is either a legitimate defense or a means to justify homicide, depending on your race. Two different juries composed of eligible citizens acquitted George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin near Orlando in […]

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

From for-profit colleges to The Babysitters Club, ladyblogs delivered this week.

End of the Week News: End on a Note

Kittens, you are back. Was last week as bad for you as it was for me? Did you forget what the news deal usually is about?

No Justice for Trayvon

“Only in America can a dead black boy go on trial for his own murder.” – Syreeta McFadden

Mid-Weeks News: We Have To

Sisters and brothers, cats and kittens, my loves, my loves, my loves. Welcome back!

Mid-Week News: Les Entitleds

Oh, childrens. Greetings and welcome back!

News Appetizers: At Least They Serve Cocktails

Persephekittens and Persephecaboodles, salutations, and welcome back to another teeth-grinding, moral-punching, and soppy-biscuit-type-of-day news week.

News Appetizers Believe in Dinosaurs with Lasers

There are certain things I want to be sure I know about: when presidential candidates drop out of races, when charges are brought against certain people, and whether Apple is fixing the prices on my e-books. I never knew I really wanted to know about laser-equipped dinosaurs. Read on!

Takedown: Stand Your Ground

You know what happens when an unarmed kid gets shot and killed, and his killer is not even detained? Apparently, the media constructs a fairy tale to get people to hate the shooter and feel sorry for the dead kid. That media. Always constructing narratives.

News Appetizers: Ask for extra sauce to help the medicine go down

In case you are one of those TL;DR kind of people, here’s a quick summary: Trayvon Martin’s case is continuing to get people talking but so far not much more; things are terrible in the world, especially in Syria, at funerals, and for Susan Powell; some basketball happened; people won a crapton of money; the Republican primary […]

News Appetizers: Baby, Let’s Hide From The World Underneath These Covers

Welcome back, muffins, kittens, poodles, and oh! Mittens! We are taking to the brimming ether to highlight the week’s events that are enough to send us running for the hills and screaming for mom. So let’s hold each other close and hide under these blankets, because when the news gets heavy, all you have to […]

News Appetizers: This Week, Imma Try to Focus on the Not Awful

Newwwwws!  The last week has been tough for me in terms of “the world is awful,” so my goal for this week is to find the silver lining.