Texas: First Black Lawyer Charlye Farris Dead at 80 of Cancer

19 02 2010

She earned her law license in 1953 and became the first woman of any race to practice law in Wichita County.





Elizabeth Edwards: Hubby’s Former Aide Andrew Young Helped Him Deceive Her

11 02 2010

“Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor Hell a fury like a woman scorned.” ~ William Congreve





12 Year Old Saudi Girl Sold by Her Father to 80 Year Old Man for $22,600

8 02 2010

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” ~ Abraham Lincoln





Afghanistan: Women Still Suffering, Current Fundamentalists No Different

27 01 2010

“…the current government led by President Hamid Karzai has no support in most areas of Afghanistan, and fundamentalists are enforcing anti-women laws just as they were under the Taliban.” ~ The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan





Roe v. Wade Anniversary Celebrated, Protested

24 01 2010

“Abortion raises moral and spiritual questions over which honorable persons can disagree sincerely and profoundly.” ~ Andrew Blackmun





Hawaii: Same-Sex Unions Law Moves Forward

23 01 2010

“I do not believe the government should be in the business of telling us who we can, and can’t marry.” ~ Michael Bloomberg, NYC Mayor





Tiger Scandal Cost $12 billion +

29 12 2009

The cost to his corporate sponsors is insignificant compared to the cost to his wife and child.