Archive | women

The Cajas, outside of Cuenca, taken on an afternoon walk last Sunday. Just got back from applying for (and receiving) my special bus fare ticket. Now I can ride for 12 cents! In Ecuador, once you’re 65, you get half price off public transportation.  What a great deal. We walked over to a cute restaurant […]

Lil’ Wayne Blows it Big Time on Emmett Till Lyric

Memorial to Emmett Till, killed in 1955 in the Mississippi Delta NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Epic Records is going to “great efforts” to take down a new Future remix leaked over the weekend with a vulgar Lil Wayne lyric that has offended the family of Emmett Till. The New Orleans rapper made a sexual reference to […]

Kellogg Named One of ’40 Best Companies’ for Diversity

PRESS RELEASE July 11, 2012, 1:00 p.m. EDT Kellogg Company Honored as One of “40 Best Companies for Diversity” in 2012 by Black Enterprise Magazine BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Kellogg Company has once again been named one of the “40 Best Companies for Diversity” in 2012 by Black Enterprise […]

Note to GOP: This is Not Your Hippy Mother’s Vagina!

REVIEW BY SUSAN KLOPFER Author, speaker, blogger www.themiddleoftheinternet.com Why do I keep thinking about grabbing my crotch? I guess it is a new fear-based reaction I’m having since the presidential primaries went south on sex, and I do not think I am alone. These Michael Jackson moments are brought to me because of the Grand […]

A quick note to readers of this blog: You are invited to drop by my newest blog, The Retirement Monologues at http://retirementmonologues.com/ where I am focusing on the latest retirement issues that face many of us, as we march on through life. Not financial planning (everyone else worries about that), but fun stuff like what are you […]

New Retirement Blog — please drop by and say hello

A quick note to readers of this blog — you are invited to drop by my newest blog, The Retirement Monologues at http://retirementmonologues.com/, where I am focusing on the latest retirement issues that face many of us as we march on through life. Not financial planning (everyone else worries about that), but fun stuff like what […]

Hello again: I just received this note from a dear Iowa friend: Lenora Boyle has sent you a message.Date: 2/29/2012Subject: 4th annual Italy Retreat for Women with Lenora Boyle  The Isle of Capris… one of Italy’s many enchanting spots Salute,  Announcing my 4th Annual Italy Retreat for Women to Live La Dolce Vita, the sweet life! I would […]

Minorities disproportionately discharged for ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ violations, reports Washington Post

U.S. military officials threw out hundreds of service members in 2009 for violating its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, including a disproportionate number of women and minorities and dozens of service members in “mission critical” positions, according to a new analysis of military data. According to a report just filed by Ed O’Keefe of the […]

Bettye Collier-Thomas:Women Crucial to Civil Rights Movement

ASU hosted Bettye Collier-Thomas, a nationally recognized civil rights scholar and researcher, for its fifth event of the Lecture-Concert Series on Tuesday. Her lecture, titled “The Nexus: Women, Religion, Race and Civil Rights,” examined the often overlooked role of black women in the struggle for civil rights and equality throughout American history. “Historians now define […]