Blue Sky Cities- Futurescapes.

A poor girl from the projects changing the world.  No money, no car, no connections.  What she did have was her voice and her knowledge.   The summer before was crazy.  A young black man was shot and everyone yelled fire.  Riots broke out and protesters were shot.  More police shootings. Come to find out…

Listen Up I Got a Story to Tell.

We’ve got more in common than you think.  Yeah we look and talk different.  Have different tastes in clothes and music.  But our stories aren’t that different. I’ve been beat up because of the color of my skin; harassed by police and discriminated against. What did I do?  I chose love instead of hate.  I…

The “Green Race” has Begun!

#ReadyFor100 is calling for cities across the US to commit to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050. Everywhere mayors and other important members of the community are being asked by citizens to join the movement. 20 US cities, including San Diego and Los Angeles, have made the #ReadyFor100 commitment.  Aspen, CO; Greensburg, KS; and Burlington,…

Gangs: The Real Enemy Living in the US.

There have been more gang related homicides than US casualties combined during the Iraqi and Afghanistan conflicts. The National Gang Center reports that there are approximately 2000  gang related homicides a year in the US.  This is based on the most recent National Youth Gang Survey done in 2012. Compare that to the 5326 total…

Judges Across the Country Are Ordering Stays in Deportation.

Yesterday Federal Judge Ann Donnelly granted a request by the American Civil Liberties Union, putting a temporary stay on deportations of valid visa holders after they have landed in the US According to NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang, Judge Donnelly believes Trump’s executive order interferes with an individuals right to due process and equal protection under…

Planned Parenthood Saved My Life-True Story.

I was 26 years old when I got a call saying they found precancerous cells in my cervix.  A couple weeks before I went to Planned Parenthood for my annual pap and birthcontrol pills.  No big deal I’ve been doing this since I was 16. This time was different-they actually found something.  I didn’t have…

Please Do Not Stop Funding Planned Parenthood.

This affects everyone. WOMEN BECOME MOTHERS. MEN BECOME FATHERS. Planned Parenthood provides birth control to hundreds of thousands of women a year. For most of these women Planned Parenthood is the only option. Reducing Planned Parenthood’s funding will cause a huge spike in unplanned pregnancies-especially in high school and college aged women. This will cause…

Why We Need To Keep the Affordable Care Act.

The Affordable Care Act is a very misunderstood bill.  Opponents would like us to feel it limits choice or that it would interfere with your medical care.  That is not the case at all.  It is designed to offer insurance to those that can’t afford it and provide a minimum standard of coverage. It is…