A Mother’s Day Gift

BY ON April 25, 2011
I was recently thinking about Mother’s Day gifts from my sons over the years. Those wonderfully awkward clay sculptures they brought home from grade school; the colored drawings and the poems they write. And when they got a bit older, and had some pocket money,...

TOPICS: Activism, Politics

REVIEW: RAISING ELIJAH

BY ON April 25, 2011
This piece was cross-posted on MotherTalkers, DailyKos, and MomsRising. As co-founder and co-publisher of MotherTalkers.com, I receive many books and products to review. I recently received an advance copy of Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children In An Age of Environmental Crisis, which is now available in hardcover...

TOPICS: Activism, Asthma, Autism, Pollution

COMMUNITIES OF COLOR FACE RISKS, STRONGLY SUPPORT CLIMATE ACTION

BY ON April 23, 2011
This piece by Jorge Madrid and Alejandro Garcia was originally posted at Climate Progress. This week we celebrate Earth Day, an international campaign for environmental awareness and protection. While this is a time to celebrate our planet, we are also reminded of the great environmental...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Asthma, Latino Community, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Pollution, Social Justice