Author Archives: sallyedelstein

vintage illustration Johnnie Walker in NY

Love Wins – Too Late For Some

After the landmark Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage legal, two octogenarian men became the first same-sex couple to get married in Dallas County Texas.  It only took a half a century of waiting. When it comes to love, it’s

vintage illustration Johnnie Walker in NY

Love Wins – Too Late For Some

After the landmark Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage legal, two octogenarian men became the first same-sex couple to get married in Dallas County Texas.  It only took a half a century of waiting. When it comes to love, it’s

Gay Pride Flag and Vintage illustration

Gay Rights…You Still Gotta Work It!

Thanks to the Supreme Court’s milestone decision on same-sex marriage, the American Dream just became more inclusive, but the dreaming is not over yet. When it comes to job security and a home of your own, the 2 other fundamental

Gay Pride Flag and Vintage illustration

Gay Rights…You Still Gotta Work It!

Thanks to the Supreme Court’s milestone decision on same-sex marriage, the American Dream just became more inclusive, but the dreaming is not over yet. When it comes to job security and a home of your own, the 2 other fundamental

Marriage equality For all

Marriage Equality For All ….Scotus Says I DO

As the The Supremes once said , “You Can’t Hurry Love”. Well it took decades to get another group of Supremes to the altar, but they finally said “I Do” to marriage equality for all! As the window closes  for

Marriage equality For all

Marriage Equality For All ….Scotus Says I DO

As the The Supremes once said , “You Can’t Hurry Love”. Well it took decades to get another group of Supremes to the altar, but they finally said “I Do” to marriage equality for all! As the window closes  for

I wish I were in Dixie

Confederate Flag’s Stained Heritage of Hate

For those who still insist that the Confederate flag is a mere symbol of southern heritage and not one of hate, it should come as no surprise to the rest of us to whom it symbolizes and evokes years of

I wish I were in Dixie

Confederate Flag’s Stained Heritage of Hate

For those who still insist that the Confederate flag is a mere symbol of southern heritage and not one of hate, it should come as no surprise to the rest of us to whom it symbolizes and evokes years of

vintage cartoon comic girl in sunglasses

Not That Kind of a Girl

The selling of who we may love has finally reached its expiration date. In a country that long prided itself on endless choices of toothpaste, breakfast cereal and shampoos, for far too long there really was only one choice when

vintage cartoon comic girl in sunglasses

Not That Kind of a Girl

The selling of who we may love has finally reached its expiration date. In a country that long prided itself on endless choices of toothpaste, breakfast cereal and shampoos, for far too long there really was only one choice when

Birmingham Bombing victims  4 little girls

A Stain on America….Again

Over 50 years ago, a Black woman stood amid the debris in Birmingham, Alabama, her feet covered with shattered glass from the bombed out 16th Street Baptist Church, cried out in anguish: “My God, you’re not even safe in church!”

Birmingham Bombing victims  4 little girls

A Stain on America….Again

Over 50 years ago, a Black woman stood amid the debris in Birmingham, Alabama, her feet covered with shattered glass from the bombed out 16th Street Baptist Church, cried out in anguish: “My God, you’re not even safe in church!”

illustration PT Barnum

The Circus Has Come to Town

The circus is officially in town! After the never-ending clown car of  Republican Presidential candidates, the great Carnival Barker has tossed his hat into the ring. At his own Big Apple Circus, Donald Trump announced he’s running for President to

illustration PT Barnum

The Circus Has Come to Town

The circus is officially in town! After the never-ending clown car of  Republican Presidential candidates, the great Carnival Barker has tossed his hat into the ring. At his own Big Apple Circus, Donald Trump announced he’s running for President to

art Button Whitney Museum I Can't Imagine Ever Wanting to be White

Black Like Me

Oops! Looks like Rachel Dolezal, the White woman who has been passing as a Black woman for years got caught with her pants down. Sparking furor and causing a media frenzy, the recently resigned  president of the Spokane NAACP chapter

art Button Whitney Museum I Can't Imagine Ever Wanting to be White

Black Like Me

Oops! Looks like Rachel Dolezal, the White woman who has been passing as a Black woman for years got caught with her pants down. Sparking furor and causing a media frenzy, the recently resigned  president of the Spokane NAACP chapter

Vintage School book Illustration

Teaching Racism

A Texas elementary teacher gives new meaning to Throwback Thursday. Now that Karen Fitzgibbons has been fired, I’m sure the “I’m-not-a-racist” Texas 4th grade teacher who proposed segregation on a Facebook post, can find another teaching job where her opinions

Vintage School book Illustration

Teaching Racism

A Texas elementary teacher gives new meaning to Throwback Thursday. Now that Karen Fitzgibbons has been fired, I’m sure the “I’m-not-a-racist” Texas 4th grade teacher who proposed segregation on a Facebook post, can find another teaching job where her opinions

Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown

All in the Bush Family Values

Some have been likening Jeb Bush’s recommendation for the public shaming of unwed mothers as a throwback to the 1950’s. One needn’t go back that far. How about 1992 when another member of the Bush entourage, Dan Quayle did the

Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown

All in the Bush Family Values

Some have been likening Jeb Bush’s recommendation for the public shaming of unwed mothers as a throwback to the 1950’s. One needn’t go back that far. How about 1992 when another member of the Bush entourage, Dan Quayle did the