Solange Knowles defies cultural norms in her fabulous wedding photos

By Nicole So this is what a a typical wedding photo looks like:                           This is what Solange Knowles and her new husband Alan Ferguson looked like on their wedding day Sunday:                 Talk about Breaking … Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11 as U.S. enters conflict with ISIS

by Nicole I was 10 years old attending the 5th grade in Webster, Texas. I believe I was in my music class when I started noticing something was awry. Kids were leaving class. One after the other. None of us knew why at the time. We only knew that parents were coming to pick them … Continue reading

Exclusive: Amaris’ Take on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby

  Pretty Politics correspondent and commentator Amaris Rodriguez recently visited the Supreme Court in the midst of oral arguments on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. Two companies, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, are suing the federal government based on a mandate by the Affordable Care Act which states that companies must offer contraceptive coverage as … Continue reading

The Aftermath of Sandy Hook: Reaping Rewards By Hoping

Many questions are being asked in the wake of the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. In the following days and weeks, there will be countless debates on gun regulation, mental illness, the culture of violence, and many other issues that are widely perceived to be crucial in preventing massacres like … Continue reading

Sing Along To Legitimate Rape

by Ana Moreno As if there wasn’t enough Legitimate Rape talk and articles out there.. I thought Pretty Politics needed its own! I was searching the web and saw a great little video called Legitimate Rape. I immediately thought; what could be a better way to summarize how Republicans and Conservatives feel in regards to … Continue reading

Throwback Thursdays: Interracial Couple denied Marriage License

*Originally written on October, 17th, 2009. by Nicole In the year 2009, you wouldn’t think that people would still be denied the right to get married simply because they are of different ethnic origins—not in America–not in 2009. You wouldn’t think that someone like Justice Keith Bardwell would be serving the state of Louisiana–be denying people marriage licenses because of … Continue reading

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: An open letter.

We live in a nation that values our Constitution–particularly the first ten amendments—a.k.a. the Bill of Rights. Our first amendment protects the right to express our opinion without fear of legal action being taken against us. While it is important to respect the fact that others are entitled to their opinion(whether we agree or not), … Continue reading

Big Ben: What to think.

Either Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has a serious issue, or he is one unfortunate fellow. On March 5, 2010, the alleged sexual assault of a Georgia college student by the QB came to light. Despite the investigation continuing for over a month, the prosecutor Fred Bright ultimately decided not to pursue a case. He … Continue reading

Tiger Woods and America

*originally written Febuary 20th, 2010. If this were a year ago, Sarah Palin would still be Gov. Sarah Palin. If this were a year ago, we wouldn’t be talkin’ about iPads. If this were just a year ago, stories and blogs written about Eldrick “Tiger” Woods would more than likely be about golf. But we’re … Continue reading

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