Archive for June 2013

Paula Deen vs. Alec Baldwin - Who’s the Bigger Jerk?

Paula Deen vs. Alec Baldwin - Who’s the Bigger Jerk?
This week America seems to be in the midst of a real life diversity training seminar: first Paula Deen loses endorsement deals over her use of the N word, and today we discover that Alec Baldwin spewed a bunch of homophobic hate towards a reporter on Twitter. What’s fascinating – and telling – is how... Read more »

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Crisis Deepens: Where the Heck is Rahm?

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Crisis Deepens: Where the Heck is Rahm?
If you ever want to observe a city in crisis, come to Chicago and watch the tragedy unfolding in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the third largest school district in the country. On May 22, 2013, we learned the School Board voted to close 54 schools and hundreds of teachers (850) would be laid off. Only weeks... Read more »

Deleted Paula Deen Video Apology HERE

If you feel want to see an incredibly pathetic apology, look no further than the Paula Dean video released this afternoon in response to her being busted for making racist comments. Actually, in the 20 minutes it took me to write this article, the video has been removed – everywhere. Everywhere, that is, except TMZ... Read more »
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Father's Day When You Don't Have a Dad

A few years ago, I started a happy tradition on Father’s Day. I’d wake up in the morning, stretch out my arms to shake off the night’s sleep and yell gleefully, “It’s ‘I Don’t Have a Father’s Day!’” After decades of tumult, tears, humiliation, pain and abandonment, I had cut off my father for good.... Read more »

What It Takes To Be a Pop Star (if you're a woman)

Pink, who claims to be fighting the hyper-sexualization of women
Lately I’ve been wondering: do we judge male pop stars differently than female pop stars and, if so, how much does sex play into the equation? What I found really shocked me. Guys who take the stage these days tend to wear uber-fancy suits or comfortable, casual clothes. Women, on the other hand, are all... Read more »