Power Color of the Month? Pink!

It may not be your favorite color. But won’t you consider wearing something pink — the color of health and hope — to get the word out that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Watching breast-cancer survivor Hoda Kotb’s recent interview with Joan Lunden, who was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer last June, reset my heart to January 2012, when I lost my dear best friend, Charla Krupp, to the disease. Indeed, every woman I know says her life has …

Bettye Lane: A Feminist Photojournalist’s Arresting Images

Words may strive to appeal to the logical portion of our minds. But the images captured by photojournalists – from Robert Capa‘s photos of heroic GIs struggling to reach shore on D-Day to UPI photographer Johnny Jenkins‘s outrage-provoking photo of African American high school student Elizabeth Eckford being harassed by a mob in Little Rock in 1957 – often take hold of our hearts and reach us on a more primal emotional level. Bettye Lane, who died on Sept. 19 …

The Takeaway: Weekend Edition

Aging is for the birds.  A growing number of people over 50 just refuse to let it happen. Sure, they’ll celebrate the milestone birthday, but they’ll do their best not to look their age.  Or feel it. Or even act it.  (See Ernestine Shepherd. You now have no excuse for not working out.)