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Author of upcoming SUSPICION NATION: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It (releases 2/26/14). Author of the New York Times bestseller, Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World, and #1 parenting bestseller, Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness and Thug Culture.
Host of her own national live daily talk show on Court TV for eight years, Lisa is now a regular legal analyst on CBS News, CNN and HLN, appearing frequently on The Early Show, Piers Morgan, The Insider, Dr. Phil, Anderson Cooper 360, The Situation Room, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell and many other shows. In addition, Lisa runs a prominent Los Angeles based gene
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My friend Oliver is 12 years old. I give his single mom a break every now and then, and he comes over to hang out. He's a whiz on a skateboard, has some killer dance moves, and radiates angelic sweetness. "You're a good person," he said to me once, apropos of nothing, getting me all choked up. He sees the best in everyone, though his own life has included years in a homeless shelter and an abus... Read more of this blog post »
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Think: Straight Talk for Wo...
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"A vital, urgent, and fascinating book. It reads like a courtroom drama but also gives a big picture look at race and the legal system in our country."
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“[A] person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if:             (1) He or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself.”
Lisa Bloom, Suspicion Nation

“Despite the strides America has made in the civil rights movement, eradicating Jim Crow laws, teaching tolerance, and electing an African-American president, racial inequality endures, as the shooting vividly illustrated. Any false belief that we lived in a post-racial America was shattered, as mothers of black boys spoke out about the excruciating warnings they privately gave their sons: don’t run, especially from police; don’t carry anything in your hands; don’t talk back to authority figures.”
Lisa Bloom, Suspicion Nation

“Requiring women to cover their faces in public, at least with paint, is now an Ameriacan cultural norm.”
Lisa Bloom, Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World

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“Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you...it means that you do not treat your body as a commodity with which to purchase superficial intimacy or economic security; for our bodies to be treated as objects, our minds are in mortal danger. It means insisting that those to whom you give your friendship and love are able to respect your mind. It means being able to say, with Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre: "I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all the extraneous delights should be withheld or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.

Responsibility to yourself means that you don't fall for shallow and easy solutions--predigested books and ideas...marrying early as an escape from real decisions, getting pregnant as an evasion of already existing problems. It means that you refuse to sell your talents and aspirations short...and this, in turn, means resisting the forces in society which say that women should be nice, play safe, have low professional expectations, drown in love and forget about work, live through others, and stay in the places assigned to us. It means that we insist on a life of meaningful work, insist that work be as meaningful as love and friendship in our lives. It means, therefore, the courage to be "different"...The difference between a life lived actively, and a life of passive drifting and dispersal of energies, is an immense difference. Once we begin to feel committed to our lives, responsible to ourselves, we can never again be satisfied with the old, passive way.”
Adrienne Rich




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