September 12, 2014
I'VE NEVER been a victim of domestic violence, but I've loved people who have been. I say "people" because some of the victims have been men, despite the general "Burning Bed" stereotype of the muscled brute beating the living daylights out of the 100-pound female. Violence is violence, victims are victims and abusers are abusers, regardless of gender, color, religion and affluence. This is an equal opportunity horror. I write this to point out that the sound bites we hear from a ratings-driven media do not tell the whole story about what happened between Ray and Janay Rice.
March 6, 2013
1Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is the second-leading cancer killer in the United States. 2Colon cancer is an equal opportunity disease, affecting men and women of all racial and ethnic groups and socio-economic backgrounds. 3Colon cancer is most often found in people older than 50, but some people may get the disease at a younger age, especially those with genetic predispositions. 4About 60 percent of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented with regular screenings.
January 18, 2013 |
ON MOMENTOUS occasions, excited by opportunity and exhuasted by the process, principals tend to utter phrases that ring for years to come. This is where we get the gold standard of quotes; pearls with a luster that lingers for generations. Eagles head coach Chip Kelly possesses the gift of glib. Certainly, a few of his cleverer quips from Thursday's interviews are worth gilding: On the gravity of his decision to leave Oregon, and the fallout for his players, staff and bosses: "You're not just making reservations for dinner.
August 21, 2012 |
IT'S BEEN THREE years since 65 black and Hispanic children were asked not to come back to a suburban Philadelphia swim club - because of their skin color. If we've learned anything at all in Pennsylvania since then, it's this: No one should ever harm children and get away with it. It is illegal to deny someone access to a public place or service based on their skin color. Business owners can't refuse you service because they don't like your race, skin color or ethnicity. Under Pennsylvania law, if your business is open to, accepts or solicits the patronage of the general public, it is a public accommodation.
August 6, 2012 |
IT WAS just last January when word came down from Wisconsin that the son of Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin had disappeared. The next day, Michael Philbin's body was found in the Fox River in Oshkosh. He had fallen through the ice, an accidental drowning. More details emerged later, but why something tragic happens never makes up for what happens. Details of how Andy Reid's son Garrett died on Sunday may emerge later, but, just like in Wisconsin, the details won't change the finality.
February 24, 2012
IN THE SPRING of 1967, I received my first and only Western Union telegram. It was a momentous event for me, being as I was only 5. The message was, "Congratulations on your graduation day, honey. Love, Daddy. " And it almost made up for the fact that he was missing my kindergarten commencement. At the time, I had no idea why Dad wasn't going to be in the auditorium to cheer me on. I just knew that he was "down South" (wherever that was), doing important things for work. It was only years later that I learned the full story: Ted Flowers was in Mississippi registering African-Americans to vote during one of the most volatile periods of the civil-rights movement.
July 13, 2011 |
A growing number of men are now suffering from the seductive promise that they can have it all: the comforts and rewards of a fulfilling family life, a job that brings satisfaction and a paycheck big enough to support the needs of the aforementioned family, and freedom from conflict between the demands of each. That's the conclusion of a new study by the New York-based Work and Family Institute, titled "The New Male Mystique. " The study, based on a nationally representative cross-section of working men, updates one conducted more than 30 years ago by the Department of Labor.
May 16, 2011 |
Question: What's your opinion on women who grossly out-earn their partners? I'm a raging feminist yet have difficulty with the fact that I make much more than my boyfriend. He doesn't have a college degree, so his lifetime salary ceiling is capped. If we ever buy a home together, I'll have to pay more - but he can fix almost anything. Then I shudder to think "he's earning his keep. " How do people avoid resentment? If I made $250,000, I'd care less, but I don't want to face a lifetime of struggling with bills and never feeling financially secure (especially once we have kids)
April 4, 2011
By Ann L. Rappoport I keep a list of memorable bathrooms. This isn't all that peculiar. After all, these necessary rooms are necessary, which is why some people take the trouble to appoint them with such interesting fixtures and decor. The latest entry is in the heart of West Philly. No, it's not at the White Dog Café, which is known for labeling its water closets "Democrat" and "Republican" instead of gents and ladies. The room that caught my eye belongs to the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College.
November 9, 2010 |
What began as a startling NAACP suit accusing US Airways Group Inc. of discriminating against its African American employees at Philadelphia International Airport has ended with a settlement and a pledge by the airport's largest carrier to strengthen workplace diversity. On the matter of the monetary terms and whether the three former US Airways employees named as plaintiffs in January's federal class-action suit would get - or even want - their old jobs back, no one would say. The case before U.S. District Judge Petrese Tucker was voluntarily dismissed Friday, the same day the NAACP and US Airways issued a joint statement that the airline would continue a "strong commitment" to diversity and equal opportunity and would work with the NAACP to enhance its workplace-diversity programs at the Philadelphia airport and at Reagan National Airport in Washington.