Facing a double mastectomy, Deb Cohen went into the operating room with joy and excitement.
"Cohan, an Ob/Gyn and mom of two, held a dance party with her medical team in the operating room of Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco," according to the Huffington Post.
Watch Cohan dance to Beyonce’s “Get Me Bodied.” Right now it has over 400,000 views on YouTube. Cohan also requested her friends and family make videos of themselves dancing to King Bey as well, so that she could watch them during her recovery. You can check them out here: CaringBridge page.
Wishing Deborah a happy and speedy recovery!
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), will provide basic protections against workplace discrimination to LGBT people and is up for voting today in the U.S. Senate.
Watch live here as the U.S. Senate takes measures to vote on ENDA today. You can also call your state Senators and ask them to vote ‘Yes,’ on ENDA by clicking here.
If the vote fails, LGB people will still be at risk of being fired or denied employment in 29 states; and 33 states for transgender people.
The Girl Declaration
I was not put on this earth to be invisible.
I was not born to be denied.
I was not given life only to belong to someone else.
I belong to me.
I have a voice and I will use it.
I have dreams unforgettable.
I have a name and it is not anonymous.
Or insignificant, or unworthy, or waiting anymore to be called.
Some day they will say this was the moment,
When the world woke up to my potential.
This was the moment I was allowed to be astonishing.
This is the moment when my rising no longer scares you.
This is the moment when being a girl, became my strength, my sanctuary, not my pain.
This is the moment when the world sees that I am held back by every problem and I am key to all solutions.
This is the moment when a girl, and a girl, and a girl, and 250 million other girls say with voices loud that THIS IS OUR MOMENT.
THIS IS MY MOMENT.
This, yes, is the moment.
Today, the U.N. declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child! Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”
This year’s theme is “Innovating for Girls’ Education.”
Did you know Girls were left out of the original Millennium Development Goals from the UN? The Girl Declaration has been written to make sure that doesn’t happen again. Bringing together the thinking of 508 girls living in poverty across the globe with the expertise of more than 25 of the world’s leading development organisations, the Girl Declaration is our tool to stop poverty before it starts. It was delivered today, Oct. 11, to the UN, so it would be impossible to ignore girls ever again. You can read the declaration here.
If you want to make a quick $1,500, look no further. 39-year-old Sleepless in Austin blogger wants you to help him find his dream-girl, but take note, this girl cannot be fat, wear glasses, have tattoos, piercings or gamble. She also, absolutely, cannot be Black, (but if she’s of any other race by all means, send her his way, as long as she meets the other requirements). Oh and she cannot have short hair, unless she’s pretty.
"I will not date a Black girl. I don’t care if she looks like Halle Berry, I will not ever date a Black girl."
"However, I will date any other race, Hispanic, Mexican, Spanish, Russian, Italian, French, European, White, whatever, anything except Black."
Yes, folks. This is real.
Two former officials in one Pennsylvania school district are facing a criminal investigation when racist and sexists text messages, such as calling African American’s the N-word and insulting Arabs, were discovered on their work cell phones.
“All should have whatever first names they want… then last name is N*GGER!” he wrote. “Leroy N*gger, Preacher N*gger, Night train n*gger, clarence n*gger, Latoya n*gger, Thelma n*gger and so on.”
“Hahahahahahahahhahahahaha could have a whole homeromms of N*gger!” another message said. “Hahahahahahaha! Will N*gger report to office, pardon the interruption but will N*gger report to nurses office. N*gger to lunch now!”
Former Coatesville Area School Superintendent Richard Como and former Director of Athletics and Activities Jim Donato. Both men had unexpectedly resigned during the first week of school in late August.
Trigger Wanner: The following text messages are extremely offensive and have strong racial language.
Let’s be reminded this transcript is just from June 2013, so I’m sure these racist, sexist, idiots didn’t decide just to be racist and sexist as a part of their summer vacay. Second point, are they suffering from a white supremacist attitude so much that they feel comfortable discussing this on their work phones.
Viola Davis is breathtaking on the October cover of Essence.
Here’s what she had to say about taking her wig off:
“I had to defend myself as an artist, but I found myself defending myself as a dark-skinned Black woman in front of people who did not know my life. I took my wig off because I no longer wanted to apologize for who I am.”