MomsRising is running a blog carnival on Arizona, U.S. immigration policies, and the effect they are having on families. Both Erika and I submitted pieces. If you are interested in contributing to the conversation, or want to cross-post an article from your own blogs, just shoot me an e-mail at elisa at mothertalkers dot com. Thanks!
Disney just donated $2 million in environmental causes, and is launching a series of videos starring Disney stars like the Jonas Brothers to teach children how to protect the environment. Such tips include unplugging electronic devices when not in use and taking shorter showers. We had a similar diary for parents this week written by pat of butter in a sea of grits.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, was the first city in the United States to ban the sale of dogs and cats in retail stores in a trend story at MSNBC.com. Adoptions through the Humane Society are up 23 percent due to the ban.
The Chronicle of Higher Education just published a report that men’s share of college enrollments will continue to dwindle. But even though a higher percentage of women are claiming college degrees, women still earn less in wages than men who attain the same levels of education.
The New York Times’s Nicholas Kristof wrote about that disconnect, ahem hypocrisy, between the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy and the faithful on the ground. One Sister Margaret McBride in Phoenix was excommunicated from the church for allowing an abortion to save a mother’s life.
The growth of interracial marriages is slowing among U.S.-born Hispanics and Asians, while black Americans are substantially more likely than before to marry white Americans, according to the Associated Press.
In celebrity gossip break: Alicia Keys is preggars, according to MSN Wonderwall.
In case you missed it, Gary Coleman passed away yesterday of a brain hemorrhage, according to the Los Angeles Times. He was 42.
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?