What is Gotham Trying to Say about Interracial Marriages?

Even though I grew up a comic book nerd, I'm pretty much over all the Marvel/DC Comics superhero movies. I used to watch them religiously at the movie theater - because if one must watch a big budgeted bloated bonanza of bombastic visual proportions, then it must be watched while on the big screen - … Continue reading What is Gotham Trying to Say about Interracial Marriages?

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Why does it seem stars from my generation* have such a hard time staying alive?

What gives, yo? I mean, life's a bitch and all but come on Gen Xers, don't let all that depressing music from the Nineties go to your head... Or your heart. Man**... I tell ya, last year we lost such notable Gen Xers as Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell*** and, before them, Scott Weiland a … Continue reading Why does it seem stars from my generation* have such a hard time staying alive?

Meet Pioneering Stunt Woman Debbie Evans

From her official website: Debbie Evans, veteran of hundreds of motion-picture, television, and commercial stunts has been featured in numerous publications such as the LA Times, Reader's Digest, Glamour Magazine, Cycle World, Dirtbike, and on television shows like Montel, ESPN, Winning Women, and Entertainment Tonight. Debbie was inducted October 2003 into the AMA Motorcycle Hall … Continue reading Meet Pioneering Stunt Woman Debbie Evans

Meet the First Woman Sculptor of African-American and Native American Heritage to Achieve International Fame

Also known as, Wildfire FROM THE SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM: Edmonia Lewis, the first professional African-American sculptor, was born in Ohio or New York in 1843 or 1845. Her father was a free African-American and her mother a Chippewa Indian. Orphaned before she was five, Lewis lived with her mother's nomadic tribe until she was … Continue reading Meet the First Woman Sculptor of African-American and Native American Heritage to Achieve International Fame

Meet Our Fourteenth Librarian of Congress

Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016. Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, was nominated to the position by President Barack Obama on February 24, 2016, and her nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 13... [MORE] … Continue reading Meet Our Fourteenth Librarian of Congress

The “Good Old Days”

We all have our stereotypes, prejudices, and other indelible insensitive and less-than-helpful outlooks on life regardless how hard we might try to suppress them or convince ourselves otherwise. Often, these insensitive outlooks on life and our inability to suppress them put very heavy assumptive blinders around our thinking. And narrowly-focused thinking can, while unintended, often … Continue reading The “Good Old Days”

With Eloquence: W. E. B. Du Bois

I published my first "With Eloquence" post last month with an excerpt from a very eloquent speech delivered by Booker T. Washington as a response to what I see as society's writ large degenerating verbal and written communication skills. The post was also intended to be a lead in for me to set up for … Continue reading With Eloquence: W. E. B. Du Bois

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Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? Men generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the majority to alter them. They … Continue reading Kaepernick

WILL YOU?

DONATE TO SUPPORT MY WOMEN'S ISSUES SHORT FILM AND PROMOTE YOUR WORK? AND WILL YOU... SUBMIT YOUR HUMAN-RELATING WORK TO THESE HUMAN-RELATING FEATURES? Moral Issues Religious Issues Philosophical Issues Political Issues Criminal Justice Issues Health Issues Mental Health Issues Relationship Issues Race Issues Women's Issues LGBT Issues Reviews Flash Fiction Poetry Photography Music Film Art … Continue reading WILL YOU?

xIRATE X VBLOG: EPISODE TWO

In this episode... - Tupac as Kurt's life coach - Will Ferrell as Ricky Bobby as Kurt's hand coach - Our initial "Website Review" - A special thanks to all recent contributors to the Relating to Humans feature - Trump - Music - Animals not Trump - And other joyous and celebratory things...   HAVE … Continue reading xIRATE X VBLOG: EPISODE TWO

YOUR DREAMS ARE DEAD | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature

YOUR DREAMS ARE DEAD by perfect_mayhem These four words flew into the forefront of my brain along with what felt like gallons of blood as I was bent over the floor around my son’s desk retrieving his crumpled up artistic attempts. He is nearly 7 years old and a truly gifted artist. I do not … Continue reading YOUR DREAMS ARE DEAD | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature

PARIS | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature

PARIS by elizabeth stokkebye Seventeen and in Paris on my own. It was my first encounter with the city of love and I was fortunate to stay with an aunt and uncle, who both being workaholics, left me with oceans of time to explore. I hurried out the door to experience the vast world of … Continue reading PARIS | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature

Two Marines walked into a bar…

...and the Sailor ducked. Ba dum bump! #militaryhumor Okay, just a couple of quick announcements while I've got your attention. I am overwhelmed with happiness and joy now that it is Spring, and because of all the wonderful submissions we've received to the Relating to Humans Women's Issues feature in celebration of Women's History Month. … Continue reading Two Marines walked into a bar…

Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

Last year it was announced that the US Treasury Department was planning to remodel the ten-dollar bill by replacing its current male model, Alexander Hamilton, with a female model. That was before the Broadway musical "Hamilton" became a huge success... and the play's creator and star and Presidential First Rapper, Lin-Manuel Miranda, had subsequently become … Continue reading Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

THE LIES WE TELL OURSELVES | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature

THE LIES WE TELL OURSELVES         by Manivillie Kanagasabapathy ** TRIGGER WARNING: Abuse ** Deep Brown eyes stare back at me, Fleeting whispers floating between us, Shadows creep silently, Across broad brown shoulders, The darkness melding within the chocolate hues, Lengthening to point accusingly, At the faded bruise That still held faint … Continue reading THE LIES WE TELL OURSELVES | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature

From Pioneers To Propaganda

  This is a propaganda video direct from the US Navy's official website. More specifically, it is a two-minute or so inspiring profile piece of a female Hull Technician, a rating traditionally reserved for and assigned to male sailors, found on a page from the Navy's official website dedicated solely to the recruitment of women. … Continue reading From Pioneers To Propaganda