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Hacker: I Took Down New York Because I Hate NYC

By: Newser / July 27, 2015

New York’s cover story on 35 women accusing Bill Cosby of sex assault was hotly tweeted last night—but this morning no one can access it after a denial-of-service attack on the magazine. Just before 1am, a Twitter account under the handle Vikingdom2016 posted, “nymag.com #OFFLINE,” and sure enough, the entire New York website was down. More »


Anti-Choicers Hack Planned Parenthood, Release Patient And Employee Info

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 27, 2015

This puts people in serious danger, given the violent history of the anti-choice movement. … More »


35 Of Bill Cosby’s Victims Are Photographed And Interviewed For Incredible New York Cover Story

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 27, 2015

In a stunning piece of journalism, New York magazine photographed and interviewed 35 of the 46 women who allege that Bill Cosby drugged and/or sexually assaulted them, their images assembled into this sobering cover image. Noreen Malone spoke with all 35 women, who each shared their own personal Cosby story, many of them for the… More »


The NBJC Backs The Equality Act

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 26, 2015

The National Black Justice Coalition, an advocacy organization for the needs of black members of the LGBT community, has backed the Equality Act, introduced in Congress yesterday.

The Equality Act seeks to extend protections for members of the LGBT community under civil rights law. The EEOC recently ruled that sexual orientation discrimination at… More »


Guy Broke In Ex’s House, Hid Under Bed For Days

By: Newser / July 26, 2015

You know that creepy feeling like something or someone might be lurking under your bed at night? Warning: This story will not mitigate that. Cops accuse Jason Hubbard, a New Jersey man who apparently didn’t have a place to live, of breaking into the Spotswood home of his ex-girlfriend’s parents, heading into an upstairs bedroom,… More »


Mental Health Company CEO Embezzles $510,000 To Give To Psychic

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 26, 2015

How many times did this guy have his palm read? More »


Rick Perry Says We Should All Bring Guns To Movie Theaters

By: Katrin Higher / July 26, 2015

In an interview early Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union”, Rick Perry said that the shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, earlier this week shows why gun-free zones are “a bad idea” and said he believes people should be able to take their firearms to the movies.

Here is part of his stance:… More »


Lafayette Shooter’s Mental Health Didn’t Stop Him From Buying A Gun

By: Katrin Higher / July 26, 2015

Despite glaring proof that John Russell Houser was indeed mentally ill, it was still a breeze for him to purchase a firearm in the United States. Houser opened fire in a movie theatre on July 23rd, killing 2 people and injuring 11. The problem of selling firearms to the mentally ill, is one part of… More »


Michelle Obama Opens Special Olympics Games With Beautiful Message

By: Katrin Higher / July 26, 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama opened up this year’s Special Olympic World Games held in Los Angeles with a heartwarming message for the 6,500 athletes from 165 countries competing over nine days.

“My husband and I, we are so proud of you, so incredibly proud of you, and we love you all from the… More »


Alligator Found On Manhattan Street Dies After Being Rescued

By: Katrin Higher / July 25, 2015

The old urban myth of the alligator in the sewers of NY sort of came true yesterday but to a sad conclusion; An alligator that was found crossing a street on 9th avenue in Manhattan during rush hour died after being taken into custody.

Animal Care and Control of NYC said the three-foot… More »


Despite Threats, Obama Makes A Case For Gay Rights In Kenya

By: Katrin Higher / July 25, 2015

Despite many threats against Obama’s decision to bring up anti-gay discrimination, during his conference with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta while on his African tour, the President went and did it anyway because that’s just who he is.

In a discussion with President Kenyatta on Saturday, Obama exclaimed:

“If somebody is a… More »


Obama Will Tell African Leaders: “I’m Not A Fan Of Discrimination”

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 24, 2015

President Obama will support gay rights on his upcoming tour of Africa, Venice is banning books that talk about non-traditional families, it’s possible to segregate the internet, and the Fight for $15 has moved to the campaign trail. More »


Lafayette Shooter John Russell Houser: What We Know So Far

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 24, 2015

He hated women and loved the Westboro Baptist Church. … More »


Couple Set Homeless Man On Fire, Insist “It Was Just A Prank!”

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 24, 2015

Joshua Benevidez and Irene Enriquez face multiple charges after throwing a firework at a sleeping homeless man. More »


Hulk Hogan’s Racist Tirade Gets Him Scrubbed From WWE Website

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 24, 2015

No one wants to be associated with a gross racist. … More »


Gunman, Identified As John Russell Houser, Kills 3, Injures 9, In Latest Mass Shooting

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 24, 2015

Last night, at the Grand Theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, an older white male, now identified as John Russell Houser, 58, opened fire during a showing of “Trainwreck,” killing two people and injuring nine others. In total, Houser fired 15 shots, left the theater briefly before reportedly being forced back inside by responding officers, and turning… More »


Meagan Taylor, Profiled For Being Black And Transgender, Is Out Of Jail

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 23, 2015

Meagan Taylor will be pursuing legal action against the Iowa officers who arrested and jailed her on dubious charges, trans men are also victimized by hate-motivated violence, Spain has raised its legal marrying age, and Nan Goldin has a new show of undiscovered photos from the Boston drag scene. More »


Nigeria’s Buhari Willing To Negotiate With Boko Haram For Release Of Schoolgirls

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 23, 2015

New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari told CNN that he is negotiating with Boko Haram for the release of 200 schoolgirls captured by the militant group in the village of Chibok. The girls haven’t been officially seen since May 2014, when Boko Haram released a video of 130 of the girls standing in a circle and… More »


Texas Authorities Are Seriously Trying To Imply Marijuana May Have Contributed To Sandra Bland’s Alleged “Suicide”

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 23, 2015

Let me just start this post off by saying FUCK YOU to CNN and MSNBC, two news networks that chose to cut away from today’s press conference on the pathological findings and initial autopsy results in the death of Sandra Bland in favor of covering the latest stop on Donald Trump’s Presidential Horseshit Traveling Circus. More »


Right-Wing Wacko Compares Pregnant Women To Animals In Bizarre Anti-Planned Parenthood Screed

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 23, 2015

Erick Erickson needs to lay off the sauce. … More »


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