Part of me wishes the officers would’ve taken this picture in plain clothes away from the precinct, yet identified themselves as Chicago police officers. Then we could witness the real basis for the reprimand that they still would’ve received. Perhaps it would lose some of its visual power but the truth would be plain.
Category Archives: Career
A beautiful dedication to the First Lady of the United States.
Thank you New York Times.
Supposedly, that’s today… Is it really or just a hashtag?
Yesterday, I bumped into an acquaintance that I hadn’t seen in a while; she is blessedly pregnant. She is going on 40 and never thought she would have children because that’s what she’d always been told.
As I shared a bit about pregnancy and motherhood, I asked her how she was doing.
It’s been interesting.
She said that about three or four times, but with a smile so I wasn’t worried. What she said next changed that… her employer does not have maternity leave.
[A quick aside: I worked for an employer with no maternity leave, however this was a small non-profit and there was short-term disability after seven days.] But we are talking about a large, stable organization.
Not only is there no maternity:
- There is no STD until 90 days;
- Can’t use the sick leave bank (even as a participant) unless you have a cesarean; and
- You can’t have leave donated to you.
Her plan: bank as much leave as possible until December, tap her savings and get back to work as soon as she can.
But they have FMLA so at least she’ll have a job to come back to…
It’s 2016 y’all! Happy #WomensEqualityDay!!!!
Last year, emojis scored the Word of the Year. Then, we learned of more globally-inclusive and representative icons to complete our digital chats.
Well now, we have female emojis that move away from the stereotypical. Thanks to some designers at Google, these female empowerment emojis could be coming soon.
The team chose professions dominated by women as well as ones that show a rising female workforce, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the US Department of Labor.
Since 78 percent of women use emojis, we want what we want…
Are we surprised?!!?
Former DC Mayor Vincent Gray sold out getting a higher minimum wage for DC residents to get Walmart to build in Southeast DC. For nothing… there will be no more stores built in DC.
I’ve been having a hard time staying positive and seeing the light in this world of ours. Everywhere you look there is violence, despair and hate. But lately – no doubt due to the holiday season – I’ve learned of a few people who refuse to give up or give in.
Maurice Kie, Life Pieces to Masterpieces in DC: A young man and after-school program uses art to help young children cope with living in neighborhoods stricken with gun violence.
Tiffany Anderson, Jennings School District in Jennings, Mo.: A school superintendent who actually cares about the students and implements innovation RESULTS to real problems.
Amy Peake, entrepreneur in England: Empowering women in other countries with employment by making a necessity – sanitary pads.
Journalists out there: we need these stories YEAR-ROUND! Apologies that we make you think we only want “reality”,
depravity, terror and salaciousness.
To anyone reading this post, you’re welcome. 🙂