One Dollar = 77 Cents?

One Dollar = 77 Cents?

By Tracy Madlener Listening to NPR the other day, the topic of equal pay came up and I instantly turned up the radio in my car.  I don’t know what I was expecting to hear but after tuning in, I really didn’t learn anything new.  It’s the same ole same ole and women still aren’t […]

Michelle Obama And Her Impact On Black Women

Michelle Obama And Her Impact On Black Women

By Anise Smith The mainstream view of the typical black woman may not necessarily be true, but perception can sometimes taint the view of many. This is especially the case if there is no basis of comparison for whatever reason.  This has been the case for so long because some of the images in both […]

5 Things You’ve Heard About Obamacare That Just Aren’t True

5 Things You’ve Heard About Obamacare That Just Aren’t True

By: Amanda Fox The Health Care Reform Act, Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as “Obamacare” (Whatever name you know it by) is possibly one of the most widely misunderstood pieces of legislation that has fallen under intense public scrutiny since the early days of the Social Security Act. Hey, just look how many different […]

You’ve Still Got A Long Way To Go Baby!

You’ve Still Got A Long Way To Go Baby!

We, and we are assuming many others, noticed that when all the talking heads and analysts presented their numbers at the end of the election, it became evident that women did in fact rock the vote. It goes to show how much power can be harnessed when we act collectively. Of course, not every woman […]

NOT Politics As Usual

NOT Politics As Usual

By: Anise Smith If you would have asked me a few years ago if I would ever be heavily involved with politics in any form I would have laughed as if I were watching Def Comedy Jam. I was JUST NOT involved with politics in any form, I didn’t know who candidates were nor did […]

Who the Celebrities Endorse in Election 2012

Who the Celebrities Endorse in Election 2012

Before the election closes down, we want to take a look at one more thing – less serious than what we have covered before and primarily as little more than a curiosity. Still, even as a curiosity, we think it is somewhat telling to take a quick look at who endorses who during this election. […]

Speak Up and Vote for Women’s Rights

Speak Up and Vote for Women’s Rights

By: Tracy Madlener I am absolutely speechless at how many women I have talked to that brush off or ignore the importance of the upcoming election.  I refuse to believe that there are women who don’t support women.  When I hear other women say that the economy and jobs is what’s most important to them, […]

Richard Mourdock, Abortion And Rape – Oh My!

Richard Mourdock, Abortion And Rape – Oh My!

By: Amanda Fox Richard Mourdock, Indiana senatorial candidate, has created quite a storm of controversy with his statements concerning – wait for it – rape and abortion. By now, many have read or heard about his statement in which he described the children of rape as a gift from God. Context is everything when you […]

You Want A Strong Economy? Strong Women Will Deliver It! (If You Let Them)

You Want A Strong Economy? Strong Women Will Deliver It! (If You Let Them)

By: Amanda Fox “House Republicans have voted repeatedly for legislation that would be harmful to women’s health and women’s rights. I have worked for decades to promote equality for women, but the bipartisan support for women’s programs that used to exist in Congress has been shattered by tea party extremism.  The Republican-controlled House has become […]

It’s Only a Political Party When Family Isn’t Involved

It’s Only a Political Party When Family Isn’t Involved

By: Tracy Madlener With the upcoming election right around the corner, I’m on the phone more than usual with my long distant mom to keep her current with what’s going on… and I like to hear about other family members and how they’re doing.  Okay, that’s mostly true, but really, I like to hear if […]