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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Is Resigning

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  • Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is negotiating his resignation. [Salon]
  • The police have been lying about the distance between Mike Brown’s body and Darren Wilson’s car, which affects the argument about whether Wilson was genuinely in danger and thus justified in shooting to kill. [RawStory]
  • Meanwhile, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has compared the company’s struggles with regulators to Ferguson. [Daily Dot] Keep reading »

Jane Byrne, Chicago’s First And Only Female Mayor, Has Died

  • Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane Byrne, has passed away. [Sun-Times]
  • #YouKnowHerName is trending over the media gag order on saying rape and suicide victim Rehtaeh Parson’s name in Canada. [Jezebel]
  • President Obama’s immigration plan would extend protection to 5 million unauthorized immigrants. [New York Times]
  • The KKK is threatening lethal force on protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, pending the Grand Jury decision on Officer Darren Wilson’s indictment. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Michael Brown’s Parents Spoke To The UN About Justice In Ferguson

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  • Michael Brown’s parents gave a statement to the UN about the need for justice in Ferguson, Missouri. [The Root]
  • Jeff Osborne isn’t sorry for the Nazi imagery in his lyrical video for Nicki Minaj’s “Only,” because the First Amendment will die if he can’t be offensive. [Business Insider]
  • Read the story of a woman who spent almost two decades in prison and faced the death penalty several times for a crime she didn’t commit. [Ravishly]
  • Anti-immigration laws are hurting cities. [Salon] Keep reading »

4 Reasons I Want/Need To Learn Spanish

All right, that’s it, I’m done, I have to learn Spanish. Je peux lire le français et parler un peu, so while I’d like to brush up on it to be fully fluent, I could get by in French-speaking countries. But my one year of Intensive Spanish in high school is no longer cutting it. I’m still beginner-level. Here’s why I want to learn it: Keep reading »

Life After Dating: When Your Partner Is Unemployed

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Growing up, my parents were able to provide a stable middle-class upbringing for me, my three sisters and my brother. I can understand now how fortunate we were not to worry about hunger, housing, or medical bills. Although my Mom made a point to show us how privileged we were  — I’m from Fairfield County, Connecticut, where the “wealth gap” between rich and poor is top in the nation — I lived securely inside a wealthy suburban bubble in the booming ’90s. As I graduated from high school, went to college and began my working life, I still managed to have financial security, even when the economy tanked in 2008. Some friends, recent college graduates like myself, lost their jobs or just plain could not get hired. But me, I still got to stay inside a safe little bubble.

Then I did something that probably didn’t make sense to some people, especially those from the background that I come from: I married someone who was unemployed Keep reading »

True Story: I Had My Immigration Interview

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It has become abundantly clear to me over the past couple of months that people don’t know much about sponsoring someone for immigration. That makes sense, of course, because the majority of us will never do it. But insofar as people do know about the process, they know it involves getting a green card and having “an interview” with immigration officials. While true, but the interview and green card (hopefully) don’t come until the very end of an expensive, months-long process.

As I’ve explained before, sponsoring my husband, Kale, involved filling out a lot of paperwork. He had to do things like get a checkup and we had to gather documentation proving we like together, like bills and a bank account we both are listed on. We also submitted pics  — most of them culled from my at-times cringeworthy Instagram account — of ourselves together since we started dating and from our wedding day. We also had to write affidavits about each other explaining why we wanted to be together and our best friends wrote affidavits for us, too. It wasn’t hard work, but it was a lot to get done, especially for two people who are otherwise occupied being schmoopy newlyweds.   Keep reading »

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