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  • celina wrote a new blog post: Annette Nellen: About That New Tax Code   5 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Taxes! Don’t know about you, but just seeing the word “taxes” can bring full-on panic. This week, President Obama announced part of his new tax code plan. I decided to get some help understanding it all from tax professor Annette Nellen, director of the Master’s taxation program at San Jose State University. Hope this helps! [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Christine Neumann-Ortiz: Immigration Reform   5 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Immigration reform is back in the news. I asked Christine Neumann-Ortiz , founding executive director of Voces de la Frontera based in Wisconsin, to help explain the latest developments. Here’s Christine… What are the issues at hand when “immigration reform” is discussed? And does the term mean different things to different groups? The Obama administration is advocating for “comprehensive [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Susan Helper: Understanding the U.S. Auto Industry   5 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Last weekend’s post was my attempt to help readers, if they were having a hard time like I felt most folks were, understand what was going on with AIG, bonuses and bailout money . This weekend’s post is my attempt to help folks better understand what’s going on with the auto industry and the auto bailout plans. [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Sarah Anderson: Economic Inequality & Bailout Money   5 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Need help understanding what’s going on with AIG, bailout money and the big picture issues behind the financial crisis? Sarah Anderson, director of the Global Economy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies , helps break it down. Here’s Sarah… I know for me, it’s hard to keep up with the bailout plan and how companies are using [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Tracy Van Slyke: Fighting for Media & Democracy   5 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Most industries are facing difficult times right now. Media, and independent media in particular, have long faced uphill battles, but the economic emergency is pushing many state and local newspapers to fold. As the bad news continues, I wanted to speak with someone about the possible ramifications of these losses. Tracy Van Slyke, former publisher [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Traci C. West: Rihanna and violence against women   5 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Chris Brown’s alleged violence against Rihanna has sparked intense debate and discussion about these celebrities. I decided to ask Traci C. West, PhD, a professor of ethics and African American studies at Drew University’s Theological School, for some perspective on the violence and the public’s reactions. She researched the historical legacy of violence against black [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Kim Ford: Beyond Proposition 8   5 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail There were thousands of demonstrators this past Thursday outside of California’s Supreme Court as justices weighed in on whether voters’ decision to re-ban same-sex marriage in the state last November was a denial of fundamental rights or whether it’s in the people’s power to amend the state constitution. But Prop 8 isn’t the only issue [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Cate LaBarre: Life Coaching During Difficult Times   5 years, 6 months ago · View

    Thumbnail I recently interviewed Cate LaBarre , a life coach based out of Central New York, on her work — especially during these difficult times. I hope her words are helpful. Here’s Cate… How would you describe the position — “life coach”? And what are some common misperceptions? The brief answer is life coaches help people move forward in [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Theresa L. Burriss: Appalachia & Clean Coal   5 years, 6 months ago · View

    Thumbnail There’s been lots of talk about clean coal these days. Have you seen any of the industry’s commercials? But what you haven’t heard much about since Robert F. Kennedy visited the region back in the day is where coal comes from — the Appalachian Mountains. His son continues to speak out about the region. Ashley Judd a long [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Carol Jenkins & Glennda Testone: The Women’s Media Center   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    Thumbnail From left to right: Carol Jenkins, President of The Women’s Media Center and Founding Member of its Board of Directors and Glennda Testone, Vice President. Carol Jenkins and Glennda Testone took time out of their busy schedules to reflect on their work at The Women’s Media Center , politics and progressive activism and their upcoming Progressive Women’s [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Beth Schapiro: Getting Candidates Elected   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Beth Schapiro is a nationally recognized expert on political campaign strategy. With over 30 years of experience in the field, she has developed campaign strategies for successful candidates for all levels of office throughout the Southeast. She is particularly proud of her experience helping to elect several government officials who were the first of their [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Mable Yee: Who isn’t voting?   5 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Through EngageHer.org and documentary film Engage Her: Getting minority women to lead and vote , founder and CEO Mable Yee is working to get women to the polls — especially women of color — millions are registered to vote but don’t cast their votes. So why do all those undecideds get so much attention? Just 10 days [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Hanaa Rifaey: Small Steps Lead to Big Change   6 years ago · View

    Thumbnail Hanaa Rifaey doesn’t sleep much. I’ll let her explain why. But the next time you find yourself pissed at another policy done wrong, know that Hanaa is on it. And you can be, too. Even if it’s a small step, it’ll add up. Here’s Hanaa… You have such a diverse background, and in so many of [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Diane DiMassa & Cristy C. Road: Live Through This   6 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Photo of Diane DiMassa by Love Alban Photo of Cristy C. Road by Amos Mac Diane DiMassa and Cristy C. Road are contributors of the new anthology, Live Through This . Edited by Sabrina Chapadjiev , Live Through This is a collection of original stories, essays, artwork and photography that explore the use of art to survive many of life’s lows, traumas and [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Judy Norsigian: Pregnancy and Birth   6 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Judy Norsigian is co-founder of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective and co-author of the ground breaking Our Bodies, Ourselves published in 1970. Since its publication, women’s groups around the world have developed cultural adaptations of, or other publications inspired by, Our Bodies, Ourselves . Most recently, women’s groups in Albania, Russia, South Korea, and Tibet have produced [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Coco Fusco: A Field Guide for Female Interrogators   6 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail From a recent performance at The Whitney Biennial. Photo by Eduardo Aparicio. Coco Fusco is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist and writer. She is the author of English is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas , and editor of Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas , and Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self (with [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Martha Ma: Food for Thought Film Festival   6 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Martha Ma is a food and media educator and producer, community chef and health counselor. She is the host and producer of “The Tasty Life,” a bi-weekly television show on Manhattan Public Access channel 57, and the editor of the e-newsletter, “Eater’s Digest.” Martha is also executive producer of the Food for Thought Film Festival . If [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Sara Fajardo: Photos to Connect Us   6 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Sara Fajardo is a staff photographer at the Orlando Sentinel . Her photojournalism journey has taken her to many places, from local places in the States to covering the rise and fall of president Alberto Fujimori in Peru. You can see some of her photos at her website: http://sarafajardo.com/. She’s also the author of a children’s nonfiction book, Enrique’s [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Allison Kilkenny: Political Blogger   6 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Allison Kilkenny describes herself as “a political humorist, a fancy way of saying writer, who makes shitty world news funny.” She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post , The Beast , Alternet.org’s Wiretap Magazine , and Timothy McSweeney’s . Her work has appeared on The Nation and SIRIUS radio. Here’s Allison Kilkenny… What’s some recent shitty news that you’ve made funny [...]

  • celina wrote a new blog post: Deborah Brenner: Women of the Vine   6 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Deborah Brenner is the author of Women of the Vine and proprietor of Women of the Vine Cellars . While writing the book, Deborah and winemaker, Signe Zoller met and teamed up in 2006 to launch a first-of-its-kind wine company; bottled and produced by Women of the Vine Cellars. From 2002-2005, Deborah ran her own marketing and public relations firm, [...]

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