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Jian Ghomeshi Has Been Charged With Four Counts Of Sexual Assault

  • Jian Ghomeshi has been charged and arrested on four counts of sexual assault. [Huffington Post]
  • Mike Brown’s parents have called Darren Wilson’s testimony “crazy.” [Daily Dot]
  • Independent Black-owned businesses are supporting #BlackoutFriday, a campaign for Black Americans to not shop on Black Friday in order to exercise their economic power. [Afrobella] Keep reading »

Playground Forbids Images Of Winnie The Pooh, Calls Him A Pantless “Hermaphrodite”

Playground Forbids Images Of Winnie The Pooh, Call Him A Pantless "Hermaphrodite"

There are so many important issues going on in the world today, which is why it pains me to report that some people in Poland are up in arms about the sexual habits of one beloved Winnie The Pooh.

Local counselors in the town of Tuszyn, Poland have been tasked with assigning a public face to a new local playground, when someone suggested Winnie The Pooh. The character was rejected by officials after being deemed “horribly inappropriate for children.” Um … come again? Keep reading »

Read And Watch DeRay McKesson’s Tweets And Vines To See How Police Are Treating Peaceful Protest In Saint Louis

Today, peaceful protesters — the protesters people have been calling for after a night of looting, burning, and destruction following the no-indictment decision for Darren Wilson on Monday — gathered in Saint Louis, Missouri to demonstrate in the city’s downtown area. DeRay McKesson, a Ferguson protester who has been particularly active on Twitter over the last three months, documented the demonstration.

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Of Course Cory Booker Is Going Vegan

Of course American Superhero Cory Booker is going vegan for the holidays. Cory Booker is out to save every life — human or otherwise — on the planet. I’m pretty sure that if you get a paper cut, all you have to do is tweet at Cory Booker and he’ll come out to put a Band-Aid on it for you. So the question isn’t, “Why is Cory Booker going vegan?” The question is, “Oh, Cory Booker wasn’t vegan already?”

I kid a little, but seriously, consider what he has to say about it, per The Daily Beast: Keep reading »

Who Really Offers The Best Deals? Black Friday By The Numbers

Black Friday

I’m not a big proponent of Black Friday shopping. I really don’t think you should do it at all, unless it’s online or it’s the kind of casual shopping that means heading to the mall in the middle of the afternoon rather than camping outside Walmart at 4 a.m. Still, people are going to do what they want regardless of what I have to say about it, and more power to you! So let’s talk about how to have the most successful shopping trip possible. WalletHub and Accenture did a little research on who’ll be pulling out their credit cards this year and which retailers offer the best deals out there.

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Darren Wilson Isn’t Sorry And Would Kill Mike Brown Again

  • Darren Wilson isn’t sorry for killing Mike Brown and said he would do it again. [Flavorwire]
  • The National Bar Association believes that the Grand Jury hearing was conducted inappropriately and is calling for the Department of Justice to pursue federal charges against Darren Wilson. [Death and Taxes]
  • The editors of The Nation on following the rule of law: “Let’s talk about that rule of law. To begin with, let’s talk about the near impunity with which law-enforcement agents in this country shoot, choke and beat unarmed civilians.” [The Nation]
  • CNN’s legal analyst called Darren Wilson’s testimony “fanciful and not credible.” [RawStory] Keep reading »
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