Take Charge of Your Life

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others… Be a doer, not a watcher. So many temptations lure you into sitting on the sidelines of life, just watching: riveting TV shows and movies, websites, social media. We emerge blinking and wondering where the

Kesha: Winning the PR battle, losing the legal war

This post by Lisa Bloom originally appeared on the AvvoStories blog. Pop star Kesha is winning a public relations battle against her record label, Sony, as well as her producer, Dr. Luke, who she accuses of rape. Adele, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson and Janelle Monae have all publicly expressed support, and #FreeKesha has been trending

Activists indicted in Planned Parenthood fraud

In a surprising victory for Planned Parenthood, a Texas grand jury investigating whether it had illegally sold fetal tissue refused to indict the women’s reproductive rights health service—and instead charged two anti-abortion activists with felony charges. Political witch hunt? The story began last April, when The Center for Medical Progress, the blasé-sounding name of a

The truth about Obama’s gun control actions

As we enjoy Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, it’s worth remembering that Dr. King, one of the greatest Americans in our history, and a man who championed nonviolence while under constant death threats, was killed by gun violence a generation ago. Today, the United States has far more gun deaths than any other developed nation.

How to stop online sexual harassment

By suspending his account recently, Twitter has now punished George Zimmerman more than any arm of our justice system. George Zimmerman, infamous for his 2013 acquittal for the shooting death of unarmed African American minor Trayvon Martin, is no longer welcome on the social media site because he revealed personal information and posted intimate photographs

Nobody is innocent in the death of Laquan McDonald

In the Chicago shooting death of Laquan McDonald, the behavior of everyone—the police shooter, his fellow officers that night, the police spokesman, the attorney general, the city council, the mayor, and most of the media—now appears to range from incompetence to outright lies and coverup. This is what we mean when we speak of systemic