• 05 2016 January

    This [Black] Woman’s Worth

    You can just imagine how unsurprised I was upon reading Study finds median wealth for single black women at $5 by Tim Grant Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. While I thought that my other sistas may have a bit more in terms of financial worth. Women of all races bring home less income and own fewer assets, on average, than men of

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    You can just imagine how unsurprised I was upon reading Study finds median wealth for single black women at $5 by Tim Grant Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. While I thought that my other sistas may have a bit more in terms of financial worth. Women of all races bring home less income and own fewer assets, on average, than men of

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  • 20 2015 October

    Work-to-Rule

    O' Canada! You brought us poutine, Coffee Crisps, Drake, and now the term "Work-to-Rule." For all the Americans that don't know what that means, it's basically the Canadian version of stay in your lane... employment-wise. Women are fighting for an increase in wages, maternity leave, and gender specific workers' rights. We face companies with at-will employment that can fire us at

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    O' Canada! You brought us poutine, Coffee Crisps, Drake, and now the term "Work-to-Rule." For all the Americans that don't know what that means, it's basically the Canadian version of stay in your lane... employment-wise. Women are fighting for an increase in wages, maternity leave, and gender specific workers' rights. We face companies with at-will employment that can fire us at

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  • 01 2015 September

    Christian Rodriguez’s Teen Mom Project: Latin America

    On August 13, 2015, my mom emailed me the link to an article titled, The realities of teenage motherhood in Latin America - in pictures. It was not the title itself that enticed me but the subheader: Uruguayan photographer Christian Rodriguez hopes to tackle the high rates of teenage pregnancy in Latin America with his series Teen Mom. Mainstream media

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    On August 13, 2015, my mom emailed me the link to an article titled, The realities of teenage motherhood in Latin America - in pictures. It was not the title itself that enticed me but the subheader: Uruguayan photographer Christian Rodriguez hopes to tackle the high rates of teenage pregnancy in Latin America with his series Teen Mom. Mainstream media

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  • 17 2015 August

    The Power of Your Vote

    Needless to say, that Twitter has definitely brought the funny with the GOP Debate memes and GIFs. Not only that, but it has given power to people to express their true feelings about all the candidates running for president and local city positions. Social media is a rapid information highway that has done wonders at keeping the #BlackLivesMatter movement alive

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    Needless to say, that Twitter has definitely brought the funny with the GOP Debate memes and GIFs. Not only that, but it has given power to people to express their true feelings about all the candidates running for president and local city positions. Social media is a rapid information highway that has done wonders at keeping the #BlackLivesMatter movement alive

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  • 11 2015 August

    Gentrification at Its Worst

    Many people in Seattle are upset and divided about the event that took place in Westlake Park in Seattle. Thousands came together for a rally to hear one man speak. However the event did not happen as intended. Photo Credit: Elaine Thompson - AP On August 8, 2015, Mara Jacqueline Willaford and Marissa Johnson, co-founders of Black Lives Matter

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    Many people in Seattle are upset and divided about the event that took place in Westlake Park in Seattle. Thousands came together for a rally to hear one man speak. However the event did not happen as intended. Photo Credit: Elaine Thompson - AP On August 8, 2015, Mara Jacqueline Willaford and Marissa Johnson, co-founders of Black Lives Matter

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  • 28 2015 July

    Going Beyond #SAYHERNAME

    "Something occurred that is going to change the world." #SandraBland's mother seeks #JusticeForSandraBland: https://t.co/R0kGOdh3CO — AJ+ (@ajplus) July 23, 2015 Geneva Reed-Veals was right in saying that the real issue here is something occurred that is going to change the world. Reed-Veals daughter, Sandra Bland, 28 and #WhatHappenedtoSandraBland attracted national attention. On June 10, 2015, Bland was wrongful arrest

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    "Something occurred that is going to change the world." #SandraBland's mother seeks #JusticeForSandraBland: https://t.co/R0kGOdh3CO — AJ+ (@ajplus) July 23, 2015 Geneva Reed-Veals was right in saying that the real issue here is something occurred that is going to change the world. Reed-Veals daughter, Sandra Bland, 28 and #WhatHappenedtoSandraBland attracted national attention. On June 10, 2015, Bland was wrongful arrest

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  • 10 2015 July

    The State of Young Mothers

    The week of June 22, 2015 will definitely go down in American History. SCOTUS saved the Affordable Care Act/Obama Care on June 25, 2015. SCOTUS legalizes same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015, but there is still so much more work to be done. Within those victories, we have found that we as a country and a society are not

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    The week of June 22, 2015 will definitely go down in American History. SCOTUS saved the Affordable Care Act/Obama Care on June 25, 2015. SCOTUS legalizes same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015, but there is still so much more work to be done. Within those victories, we have found that we as a country and a society are not

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  • 19 2015 June

    Rachel Dolezal: The Appropriation of Black Women’s Experiences

    Photo Credit: The New York Times SPOKANE, Wash. - Add Rachel Dolezal to the list of White women that have decided to own the experiences and culture of Black Women as their own. The terms "I identify as black" and "the black experience" have become synonymous with Dolezal's name. For the past several years, Dolezal has adorned herself with dreads,

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    Photo Credit: The New York Times SPOKANE, Wash. - Add Rachel Dolezal to the list of White women that have decided to own the experiences and culture of Black Women as their own. The terms "I identify as black" and "the black experience" have become synonymous with Dolezal's name. For the past several years, Dolezal has adorned herself with dreads,

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Life & Culture

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Day One of 2016

It is day one of 2016, and I am looking forward to the changes and opportunities to come this year. Like many of you, I did a lot of reflecting before I brought in the new year. I experienced so much joy

January 1, 2016
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November 2, 2015
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The Kids

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HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY MINIBOO!

Photo Credit: Coconut & Bean Birthdays are meant to be field with joy, cupcakes, laughter, and time to make memories. Life gets so hectic and stressed that its is nice to take that day off to fill a day with love, even

November 5, 2015
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The WebShow

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What’s To Come

  It is time! Rouge Lioness has been promising the debut of The Webshow for quite some time and it's finally here! The Webshow had initally been delayed because of financial reasons. One being that I wanted to save up for a

June 3, 2015

Make It!

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Seattle Works Holiday Volunteering Guide

Winter holidays before Halloween? Spooky, indeed! These November and December volunteer opportunities need extra help during the busy holiday season. Get a jump on your giving and sign-up today!   Plant a Tree on Green Seattle Day! Sat, Nov 7 | 9am-12:30pm

October 29, 2015
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October 26, 2015
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September 8, 2015

Food.

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#FlatoutLove for Flatout Bread

MiniBoo's birthday was last weekend and while we kept the party small, there was a lot of love for Flatout Flatbread!! But let's start at the beginning. MiniBoo's birthday started like any other... I woke up earlier than I do to get

November 11, 2015
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September 30, 2015
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September 23, 2015