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Rihanna Wins ‘Black Girls Rock!’ Award, Wants To ‘Inspire A Lot Of Young Women’ In Speech

Rihanna has had a pretty good weekend so far! The diva arrived at the New Jersey Center for Performing Arts on Friday evening for the annual Black Girls Rock! event.

This yearly event helps promote the arts for young women of color as well as encourage dialogue and analysis of the ways women… More »


Easter Bunny Brawl Happens In New Jersey Mall Because Of Course

Visiting your local mall and sitting on the Easter Bunny’s lap can be a traumatizing experience if you’re a young child. If the man dressed up as the iconic rabbit removes his mask and starts throwing punches at a patron, it becomes a traumatizing experience for children and adults alike.

Yesterday, at around… More »


New Jersey Judge Orders Closure Of “Gay Conversion” Center

A Jewish nonprofit center in Newark, NJ was recently sued for offering to turn gays to heterosexuals. As of Friday evening, however, on top of the suit, the center has been ordered to close down for good.

The judge’s ruling on Friday granted a permanent injunction against ‘Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing’,… More »


Pork Product Company Fires Man For Farting At Work

Case Pork Roll Co., one of New Jersey’s leading pork product makers who produces that famous New Jersey “Taylor ham” is being sued by the wife of an employee who was allegedly fired for farting too much in the office. The obvious question here is whether it was because he was consuming too much of… More »


Court Rules ‘Borgata Babes’ In Atlantic City Allowed To Fire Waitresses If They Gain Weight

Atlantic City casino ‘Borgata Babes’ was embroiled in a lawsuit over firing waitresses who had not met their standards after employment.

The New Jersey appeals court says the Borgata casino’s personal appearance standards are lawful since it states its conditions during their hiring process. Yes, it’s still horribly sexist and objectifying, but under… More »


Governor Chris Christie Thinks We Should Track Immigrants Like FedEx Packages

Perhaps New Jersey Governor and 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie, is trying to sound more like Donald Trump in his audaciousness, because his most recent doozie is really something else.

At an event in New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon, Christie actually said:

“We let people come to this country… More »


Teacher Was Late 111 Times And Blames His Breakfast

Elementary school teacher Arnold Anderson was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in the last two years. His reason for being late is that he likes to eat breakfast. Uhhh…

Anderson didn’t even lose his job, where he makes $90,000 a year (I had no idea elementary… More »


Watch: Chris Christie Wants To Punch National Teachers Union In The Face

In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, presidential hopeful Chris Christie was reminded that he once said he’d punch bullies in the face.

I suppose Tapper decided to reopen that wound again and ask Christie about his thoughts this time around as a presidential hopeful:

“At the national level, who deserves… More »


The Girl Scouts Turned Down $100,000 From A Transphobic Donor

Plus, some Canadian grandparents think that comprehensive sex education will “rape” their grandkids’ childhoods – their words, not mine. More »


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… More »


New Jersey Middle School Refuses To Let Trans Girl Come Back To Classes

Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey, told a 13-year-old trans girl named Rachel Pepe that she is not allowed back in school unless she goes by her previous identity of “Brian.” [Asbury Park Press]
Here are seven Black women to follow for updates on the aftermath of Michael Brown’s murder in Ferguson,… More »


Four Men Arrested In NJ For Filming Sexual Assault On Drunk Teen Girl

One teenager and three adult men in New Jersey have been arrested for sexually assaulting a drunk 15-year-old girl, filming the assault, and showing the video to other people. The teen was told that she had been assaulted at a backyard gathering, which she does not remember at all, and police found video shot… More »


New Jersey Does Not Appreciate Dove’s “Armpit Of America” Deodorant Ad

Who knew New Jersey-ians were so touchy? Dove has apologized for a prospective billboard for their new NutritionMoisture deodorant that ruffled feathers (er, clanged gold chains?) in the Garden State. “Dear New Jersey,” it read, “when people call you the ‘Armpit Of America,’ take it as a compliment. Sincerely, Dove.” The delicate sensibilities of people… More »


New School Bill Requires Kids Take Social Media Class

Grown-ups can scarcely be trusted with their social media accounts, so how in the world can we expect their kids to fare any better? That’s right: We can’t. So how about teaching it in school to flatten out their learning curve? Read more on HLN…More »


Horrible, Delusional Parents Sue New Jersey For The Right To “Convert” Their Gay Son Straight

In today’s depressing news, a couple is suing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over the state’s recent ban on gay conversion therapy. Christie signed the bill into law this August, which prevents therapists from attempting to “convert” gay teenagers into being straight. Because it’s complete and utter quack psychology bullshit.

But! These horrible… More »


Cory Booker Kicks Off Same-Sex Marriages In New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker married seven same-sex couples minutes after midnight this morning. New Jersey has officially begun recognizing gay marriage, making it the 14th state in the nation to do so. Mazel tov to all the happy couples who can finally tie the knot! [Guardian UK]
Tyra Banks is open to… More »


New Jersey To Issue Licenses For Same-Sex Couples On Monday!

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ruled that the state must start issuing same-sex marriage licenses beginning on Monday. Last month, an NJ judge ruled the state must recognize gay marriages now that the federal government does. NJ will become the 14th state to recognize gay marriage, plus D.C. Congrats, everybody getting married because of… More »


NJ Court Says State Must Recognize Gay Marriage

A New Jersey judge has ruled that the state must recognize gay marriages now that the federal government does, so that NJ citizens can receive their federal benefits. Presently, LGBT folks in NJ can only have civil unions.  [WNYC, New York Times]
The Center for Reproductive Rights, the ACLU, and other organizations filed… More »


Watch Out, New Jersey: The Testicle-Eating Pacu Fish Is Here To Eat Your Balls

Gird your loins, New Jersey: the powerfully-jawed pacu fish, known to bite off the testicles of unsuspecting fishermen, has been caught in Passaic lake. A 77-year-old man reeled in a strange-looking fish with “human teeth,” so he brought it to a nearby pet supply store. Come to find out, the ugly critter is an invasive… More »


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Issues Ban On Ex-Gay Therapy

Chris Christie may not have done much bill-signing on Friday, but the same can’t be said for today. The AP reports that the governor is set to sign a bill that will prevent licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teens straight. New Jersey will join California as the second state to outlaw “gay conversion therapy.” Christie has already… More »


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