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Happy Birthday Vera B. Williams, the author of one of Missy Elliot’s favorite books A Chair for My Mother.

 Chair-for-my-mother-chairI also loved that book and am still obsessed with the chair pattern. Williams, a writer, illustrator, artist, and activist penned some of the first children’s books featuring people of color. If you haven’t read it, watch the video version here.

Wendy Davis’s daughters write an open letter, though they really wish the didn’t have to.

Alabama really wants to make it easier for medical professionals to let women die.

The alternative rock group “La Santa Cecilia” (featured in Vero’s  Best Feminist music videos of 2013 round-up) won a Grammy for “Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album” for their album “Treinta Días.” And they dedicated the award to the undocumented people in the U.S.

Ladies: great news! Fabio is looking to settle down. Where would women be without Fox News’s hard-hitting journalism?

Pres. Obama to Raise Minimum Wage for Low-Wage Federal Workers

Joy-Ann Reid to host new show on MSNBC

I will be tweeting the State of the Union Address tonight, so you don’t have to watch it at @kthalps #SOTU.




Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

Katie is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, and New Yorker.

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