Men: Real, grown-up superheroes.


I'm a 32 year-old woman surrounded by real men: My father and grandfather, best friend, brothers, friends and colleagues at work, home, church and life. Beyond our very different individual relationships, they all have one thing in common: They protect me. So here I stand, a petite woman only 5 feet tall and backed by …

Life in 2012: How do you change the world when so much is going wrong?


The problems we face are enormous.   Trayvon Martin, Salecia Johnson and J'aiesha Scott, Shaima Alawadi, Jose Guerena, Brisinia & Raul Flores, David Kao, Vincent Jen Chin, Caylee Anthony, JonBenet Ramsey, Emmett Till. The problems we face are institutional. Law Enforcement Education Religion Environment Slavery The problems we face are global. Politics Economy Food Water The problems are so huge, sometimes we wonder what we're …

More on Trayvon Martin and Racism: What kind of love is this?


Monday, March 26th I had the privilege to speak on behalf of http://www.wlcac.org at the Los Angeles rally and march for Trayvon Martin organized by Zsanae Davis, A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition, the NAACP and others. While listening to Ashmont Hill's "Running," (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg2gUs1w-h0) my morning meditation on the message I'd convey, surprised me. "What kind of love is this?" …

Slavery is still legal… Public safety should be the least of your worries on prisoner release.


California, after more than ten years, has finally been forced to begin fixing (not to fix, but to begin to fix) the inhumane conditions of its prisons (not its jails, or detention camps, its prisons). And no, California is not the worst or only, but hey, it’s in the news finally.  Primarily because many less …