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The only thing I have grown to hate more than the term having it all is the debate about whether or not women can have it all. To be clear, I have been roped into this debate myself on more than one occasion, but I usually find myself doing what I just did: critiquing how pointless it is in some ways. But in a powerful new essay for the The National Journal, my friend Michel Martin makes a compelling case for why we need to continue the having it all conversation. She reminds us that for it to ever truly be effective, more women of color need to join the conversation and that more white women and men need to be willing to listen when we do join the discussion. But for me, the greatest takeaway from the piece is just how poorly the news media have covered the having it all debate for so long. Black women are either ignored altogether or the many facets of our challenges are mischaracterized or oversimplified. As a result, our needs don’t end up driving policy discussions on issues such as work-life balance.
It's already been two years since May 2012, when we learned that for the first time, U.S. babies born to parents who didn't identify as white outnumbered those born to parents who did. What this means, according to demographers, is that by the year 2030 or thereabout, there will be no majority racial group in this country.
Editor’s note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black-history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof, to whom these “amazing facts” are an homage.
With 60 percent of Africa's population under the age of 35, young people stand to play as important a role in their respective nations' success there as anywhere else in the world.
Tired of her racist tirades, a neighbor struck back at a former Sarasota, Fla., school bus driver by sharing a video of one of her stunning outbursts on social media, according to a report at ABC affiliate WWSB.