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Brownsville Climate March, why it is important in the RGV

Climate change is a “hot” topic right now, and it disproportionately affects certain regions such as the Rio Grande Valley, where rising sea levels, liquefied natural gas spills, and extreme poverty are a bad combination. 225 more words


Our power does not have to lie in our sexuality.

Sure, we can find power in our sexuality. But let’s not let that define who we are.

For women, it’s often tricky to find routes to power that do not compromise our persons in some way or another. 2,001 more words


Senator Ted Cruz visits the RGV

With less than 24 hours notice, valley residents were able to gather outside of the Chamber of Commerce in protest to Senator Ted Cruz’s visit. 192 more words


Maybe it's the input

I have the book  Hidden Figures, which the movie is based on. There’s a part in the book where Mary Jackson (the person played by Janelle Monae in the movie) was given an assignment to work through some calculations. 791 more words

United 777, Mylene Farmer & Equality

I flew from NYC to San Francisco last week on a new plane, the United 777. Wow.

The first officer announced it was the 2nd week the plane had been in the air. 241 more words


We had a disappointing visit to Representative Ted Budd‘s office today.

About fifty constituents met up at the Advance office, coordinated by the NAACP… 595 more words


Why There Should be No Politics as Usual

Recently, I overheard a middle-aged man patiently, if not patronizingly, explain to an older woman why he supported Trump. The man said “I don’t agree with Trump about everything, but I think he’ll do well. 396 more words

No Politics As Usual