Rebecca Delaney - AOL News
Prom season is a time of slow dances, big corsages and even bigger updos. It's also the season for many girls to spend an exorbitant amount of money -- $500 or more to buy a dress, along with shoes, manicures, pedicures and jewelry.
Courtesy Casey Carignan
Kristin Terry, left, teacher at Baraboo High School in Wisconsin; Casey Carignan, founder of the local chapter of Becca's Closet; and Casey Kothbauer, student coordinator, show off some donated dresses.
It's an expensive proposition, and for those whose families may already be struggling financially, it can make for tough choice...
Ryan Wilson - AOL News
For those of you who watch the Super Bowl for everything but the actual football, some news: the NFL and CBS announced yesterday that, as part of the pregame festivities, Carrie Underwood will sing the National Anthem and Queen Latifah will sing "America the Beautiful."
Underwood, you may recall, once dated Tony Romo (She's now engaged to Ottawa Senators Mike Fisher), but since the Cowboys have two postseason wins since 1996, there wasn't much chance the two would run into each other this week in Miami. Awkwardness avoided. (And to those of you who had one of Romo's ladyfriends making it to ...
Christine Wicker - Politics Daily
I remember reading once that African-American girls have higher self-esteem than white girls their age. This was some time ago and might not be true. But I wondered if it was because they DON'T have those helpless princesses to measure themselves against. I was so depressed years ago when I saw that first television special with a black Cinderella. I thought, "Oh great. Now put THAT on the black girls too."It seems to me that black women get to be so much more alive than white women. I know I'm being stereotypical. I could name a half dozen black women who are every bit as timid and eager to p...