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At this juncture between Black History Month and Women’s History Month, is the perfect time to address the phenomenon of the Angry Black Woman— Who is this figure who strikes both dread and relentless criticism with the simple mention of her title? How is it that she has become the symbol of all things gone […]
“Air pollution isn’t just dirty. It’s poison for our children!” Julianne Moore gets it. And I am so glad she does! I think it’s so AWESOME that our efforts at Moms Clean Air Force are attracting all of my favorite celebrity women, like Julianne Moore! It’s cool to know that I share a passion for […]
It’s the end of the year and my mailbox is full of solicitations from non-profits seeking end-of-year donations. The solicitations are becoming more and more beautiful and heart wrenching. I want to give to them all and I feel a mixture of guilt and sadness when I throw all of the pretty paper away because […]
Congratulations to everyone who spoke out, wrote letters, blog posts and op eds. Congratulations to all who called legislators to task and stepped up to get the truth out. Today, we made history. Today, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson unveiled the Mercury and Air Toxics rule. (read the announcement HERE) This is a landmark clean air […]
In the clean air fight, opponents of the Mercury Standards and Toxics Rules have begun to step up their game with fresh attacks on the EPA. There is an apparent collective Congressional brain fog about the history and origins of the EPA, the agency established as a bipartisan effort under Republican president, Richard Nixon. Given […]
C’BS ALife Allah offers his community and ours Hood Health Handbooks to educate us about health issues that plague people of color, and to get us to consider that our lifestyle choices often make us “the authors of our own dis-ease.” In the Hood Health Handbook, a collaboration of experts in nutrition, medicine, law, fitness and holistic […]
A very informative exchange happened in the Mom’s Clean Air Force community this month. We held two events surrounding the topic, African American Asthma Rates and What Moms Can Do About It. First there was a Blog Radio discussion moderated by Blogher’s Renee Ross, an African-American colleague of mine who is the Blogher Health editor […]