I’ll Be Watching You

The headlines say it all: “Obama Warns Young Voters About Voter Suppression“…. “Courts Reject GOP Voter Suppression Overreach in Four States“…”Republicans’ Voter Suppression Project Grinds On“….and so on, and so on…

What does all of this mean? The GOP talks a good game about freedom and civil rights and values but, given their broad-based effort to keep citizens from exercicing their right to vote, we know that fairness, access and equality couldn’t honestly be part of their platform.… [Read more]

I Am Every Woman

Something to consider as we close out Women’s History Month, 2012.

I’m every woman, it’s all in me (Strength, courage, ambition)

Anything you want done baby, I’ll do it naturally (From creating life to creating empires)

I’m every woman, it’s ALL in me (The fight to be respected  and accepted as an equal)

I can read your thoughts right now,  Every one — from A to Z (It doesn’t take much to read the minds of those who are trying to keep us in ‘our place’.… [Read more]

We Gotta Fight The Powers That Be

“We gotta fight the powers that be…”

…Those that got the answers…red tape in the way…

~ The Isley Brothers, Fight the Power, 1975

If everyone took leave of their senses, there would be an off chance that the nation could end up with an anti-women’s rights Republicans in the White House. Of course, that won’t happen if women stay awake —  and fight the power.… [Read more]

Instant Karma

The inimitable John Lennon said it best:

“We all shine on…”

But here’s what I think of when I hear the song:… [Read more]

It’s Not Going Away

Just because something isn’t discussed much anymore does not mean that it is no longer a problem.  HIV/AIDS has not disappeared and, in fact, segments of some communities are experiencing an increase in the rate of escalation.

There has been much discussion about, and lots of opposition to, proposed reforms to the nation’s health care system. … [Read more]

The Theme Song of Congress

Congress has quite a few decisions to make — and some crucial issues to vote on.  This song seems quite appropriate to sum up how so many of us feel about their actions to date:

We are amazed but not amused By all the things you say that you’ll do Though much concerned but not involved With decisions that are made by you

But we are sick and tired of hearing your song Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong ‘Cause if you really want to hear our views “You haven’t done nothing”!… [Read more]