With Bangladesh in the news due to the horrific terrorist attack, I wanted to take a moment to write about the terrorist campaign against bloggers in Bangladesh. Rajib Haider, Nazimuddin Samad and Abhijit Roy are just three of many bloggers, including gay rights activist Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Tonoy, who[…]
Going on vacation
Mike and I are headed south! First to San Diego then to explore the coast of Baja California in Mexico. I’m hoping to write a couple of posts while on the beach. There is so much going on in the world that our work for the voiceless, for building bridges,[…]
Jesse Williams’ amazing speech at the BET awards
I did not write these words. Jesse Williams, the actor best known for his role on Grey’s Anatomy, spoke them at the BET awards. His acceptance speech for this year’s humanitarian award made me sit up straight and has forced me to think many times since I first heard it.[…]
Live from Politicon 2016!
I am a politics geek. As a blogger, I try to encourage as many people, especially activists of all types, to vote. I am very grateful to those who organize Politicon to allow me in with press credentials. In my first couple of hours my mind is already overwhelmed and[…]
Did Brexit wake you up? Vote in November!
The simple fact is that this week more people in Great Britain voted for the Brexit, to leave the European Union, than to remain. Last count I saw was about one million more voted to leave over those who voted to remain. There is now a lot of news about[…]