Politics

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Women's Voices For Change
Today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, millions of people are taking part in service projects to honor King’s legacy and his message of nonviolence and social justice. Over the years, the women's voices featured on our site have authored powerful essays and articles on civil rights, combating racism, and tributes directly related to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the values he stood for.
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Emotional Health

Hope for A New Year

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Often, taking action even if you don’t feel hopeful can enhance your optimism. Any step toward a goal, no matter how small, can feel like progress, and is important for people to stop and appreciate the baby steps if they are going to continue in the right direction.
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Lifestyle

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
This year I resolve to focus less on my personal needs and development. I resolve, instead, to work to make the lives of those who have so little, better.   The weather has been bitterly cold in the Northeast. To be precise, Accuweather.com described it as “brutal cold.” We left the city on Friday after my office hours were completed…
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Politics

Courage: What the World Needs Now

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Many of us are passive when we spot injustice. Sometimes we feel it is not our place to interfere, or that one person cannot do much of anything. People who act bravely feel it is better to take a stand, even if they may not win.
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Emotional Health

Scrooged: The Spirit of Christmas Future

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
It’s hard not to see parallels between today and the 19th century. We have been regressing toward inequality for years, and the new spirit of “what’s mine is mine” is a manifestation of this descent. These days, Ebenezer Scrooge would fit into our culture nicely.
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Lifestyle

Molly Fisk: Candlelight

By Molly Fisk
I hope some time you’ll get a chance to see 200 candles stretched over three city blocks. The faces of the people who carried them were lit from below, haloed in reverse.
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Lifestyle

Molly Fisk: World Peace

By Molly Fisk
World peace could be achieved by more people using their turn signals. In 30 years, children all over the world — a kinder, more peaceful world — will thank you.
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