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Contractor Steals a Family’s Dreams of Home Ownership but You Can Help

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis local contractor stole $25,000.00 from us leaving us with a total loss of $36,000.00. That is $25k to the contractor, $7k in closing cost, $3k of interest on the construction loan for over a year, and $1k for insurance on the vacant lot. We contacted several attorneys, reach out to the state and county for assistance and was not able to reach any resolution in recovering close to $40k we lose.

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5 Ways to Connect with Your Heritage

Reading Time: 2 minutesEvery family, regardless of origin, has a story. Learning about that history can lead to finding your own story and the powerful meaning of heritage. From discovering your ethnicity to connecting with distant relatives, a resource like Ancestry can help people find their story in their DNA, inspiring new passions and fueling their journeys to discovery. If you’re looking for more ways to bring your family’s story to life, consider these ideas.

5 Ways to Connect with Your Heritage

Reading Time: 2 minutesEvery family, regardless of origin, has a story. Learning about that history can lead to finding your own story and the powerful meaning of heritage.

From discovering your ethnicity to connecting with distant relatives, a resource like Ancestry can help people find their story in their DNA, inspiring new passions and fueling their journeys to discovery.

If you’re looking for more ways to bring your family’s story to life, consider these ideas.

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Public Service Alert for Men

Reading Time: 7 minutesPay attention and listen. Evaluate your relationship. I am trying to help you out.

You know how there is nothing you can do to make her happy? Sex is not fun anymore? She recoils at your touch sometimes? Maybe she is never physically satisfied with sex? Maybe she has packed on more weight than looks attractive to you? Yeah, all of that. Have you ever considered that maybe she herself was a victim of rape or sexual assault? Yup. Maybe.

So what now, right?

Back up and listen closely. Time for you to learn, brother!

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A Racially Subversive Bernie Sanders?

Reading Time: 4 minutesBlack and brown people are lazy. They would rather lay around collecting government benefits and having babies than work. Thus, the primary goal of poverty policy should be forcing them to work. This song has been playing on repeat within American politics for a couple decades.

Politicians use these stereotypes, or dog whistles, on the campaign trail. They are associated with some significant baggage. Perceived differences have historically prevented some white workers from joining in common cause with people of color in fights for living wages. They have otherwise prevented some white Americans from working with people of color in ensuring our government works for us all.

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4 Things to Let Yourself Off the Hook for So You Can Thrive Now

Reading Time: 4 minutesI know you feel guilty about not making cookies for the neighborhood association bake sale. I know you wish you’d gone to the doctor with your sister when she asked you for a ride. I know you felt guilty about saying no to your boss when she asked you for overtime. I feel you. I really do.

You’ve gotten better about saying “no” as a one-word sentence. However, chances are high, you still nail yourself to the cross of obligation for doing it. Learning to say no is not freedom if you don’t give yourself permission to enjoy the freedom you buy with your boundaries. 

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The Cut: American women are furious — and our politics and culture will never be the same.

Reading Time: 19 minutesFemale candidates signed up to run not just for school boards — though yeah, those too — but for all kinds of elected positions. So far this year, record numbers of women have secured nominations in state legislative, congressional, gubernatorial, and senate races, including more than a hundred teachers who entered primaries from West Virginia to Oklahoma to Arizona, states where teachers, many female, led strikes this spring.

Meanwhile, high-school students, women prominent among them, started a widespread movement for gun control, calling powerful people out on their BS and promising a revolt against a gun lobby that has held America in its grip for too long. On the opening day of the Kavanaugh hearings, it was a Women’s March leader, Linda Sarsour, who was the first to stand and yell — and she and a co-leader, Bob Bland, were among those arrested.

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