Atlantic columnist Ta-Nehisi Coates has written a must-read piece on the events in Baltimore, his hometown, over the last few days, starting with peaceful protests this weekend and rioting last night, in response to the death Freddie Gray (his spine was severed) at the hands of police officers. … More »
“All we ask is that you be honest about what you do.”… More »
This is so awesome. According to Gothamist (via Jezebel), activists representing the group Never 21 entered Forever 21’s store in Manhattan’s Union Square on Saturday, and managed to turn the store’s window display into a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The activists came dressed as Forever 21 employees — okay, side note, how… More »
Bragging outright means you’re at the very least, sincere. … More »
This Sunday, I looked at my phone to briefly check Twitter. I found, to my surprise, that the number one trending thing on Twitter was the hashtag #feminists are ugly. Also, now that there are descriptions of what the trending hashtags are about, there was a caption underneath it reading “Ugly Feminists Freak Out Over… More »
As John Oliver noted on this Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight,” child labor and sweatshop labor in general used to be a huge deal. Kathie Lee Gifford got in a huge pile of trouble back in the ’90s when it was discovered that her clothing line was being manufactured by children in overseas sweatshops. These days,… More »
Twerking and WWII commemoration probably don’t mix so well but who are we to judge?
Six women were arrested on Saturday following the release of a video of them performing dance routine that just happened to involve some twerking and just happened to be right in front of some WWII monuments in souther… More »
It is forbidden for girls to ride bicycles in Afghanistan, so instead, girls learn early on to ride skateboards, which admittedly looks 10 times more badass anyway.
Take a look at photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson’s photos of girls who are part of the NGO “Skateistan.” Forty-five percent of the students in the program are… More »
In the wake of Saturday’s impassioned protests in Baltimore over the unjust killing of Freddie Gray at the hands of the police, The Baltimore Sun has released an investigation into over 100 instances of police brutality in the city.
Since 2011, Baltimore has paid $5,765,065 in settlements and court judgments on cases alleging… More »
Today is Earth Day and Monday was 4/20, which means we’re smack in the middle of a confluence of fascinating issues; specifically, issues surrounding hemp, America’s needlessly illegal and potentially ecologically beneficial agricultural phantom. Scientists, farmers, retailers, and even growing numbers of American lawmakers across the political spectrum know that hemp and marijuana are chemically and… More »
As of Sunday morning, the 7.8 magnitude earthquake outside the capital of Kathmandu has killed more than 2,200 people in Nepal, India and Bangladesh, and has injured even more. It has toppled buildings and triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest. The infrastructures of the surrounding areas has been devastated by the quake.
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Lee Write and Leslie Roy went missing for nearly two weeks in a remote area of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The sisters went for a drive when their car stalled in the middle of nowhere and neither of them had cell service to call for help.
Luckily, they were toting eight boxe… More »
If you happen to be a really terrible person on the internet but want to appear great, then the new “Clear” app is the right app for you!
Fired from Jeb Bush’s campaign after Buzzfeed found several of his tweets calling women “sluts,” as well as a bunch of homophobic references, Ethan Czahor… More »
Hey you guys! Remember that time a guy shot Ronald Reagan and James Brady because he was obsessed with Jodie Foster and thought that might get her attention? John Hinckley, Jr? Well, he’s been in St. Elizabeth’s mental institution since 1981. Since 2013, Hinckley has been able to go on 17 day visits to hi… More »
Loretta Lynch has been confirmed as the United States’ first Black female Attorney General. More »
You know who’s just the worst? Rand Paul. Rand Paul is terrible. Also, Rand Paul’s friends are terrible, because terrible people often hang out together, ostensibly because no one else can stand them.
Anyway, Rand Paul’s new BFF is this dude Dan Bilzerian, who is known for a number of incredibly douchey sounding things like… More »
Congratulations, non-supermodels! You are now eligible for minimum wage work at the mall! More »
That’s one way to send off Grandpa. … More »