Critic for a DAMN Minute. From AV Club Chicago: Why do we hate it so much? Let us count the reasons. Chicago (the band) just had to contribute stupid, blaring horns, didn’t it? The Umphrey’s lyrics sound like they were written by the winner of a middle school poetry contest. (If they were, that might make us like this more, especially if it was by the kid who got the shaft in the city sticker...
I believe very strongly that people on the left are too prone to do things that...– In Conversation: Barney Frank (via aminatou)
Real Talk, or "Abstinence Rappin'?" Sex Education... →
Abstinence Rappin on Vocalo.org 89.5 Sex education programs that only teach about not doing it have gotten a bad rap on Feminist Wednesday for reinforcing gender stereotypes, discouraging dialogue, and ignoring the reality that some teens will have sex even if they aren’t told about it. Moises Pacheco has been an abstinence only sex ed teacher for a number of years, and he came on the...
About 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor’s degree-holders under the...– 53% of Recent College Grads Are Jobless or Underemployed—How? - Jordan Weissmann - Business - The Atlantic Tomorrow on Cash Money Tuesday… About 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or underemployed, the highest share in...
Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West on "The Rich and...
Molly Adams and Brian Babylon spoke to the rabble-rousing duo Dr. Cornel West and Travis Smiley, hosts of the Smiley & West show from Public Radio International, about their new book: The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto. Dr. West and Mr. Smiley shared their thoughts on assumptions we often make about poverty, from the personal images we have of poverty to the presumptions we...
I’m a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally, and there are some power-abusing corrupt...– Ted Nugent, justifying remarks which have earned him an investigation from the Secret Service. Uh, Ted? You’re scaring us in a not fun way now.
Common and Maya Angelou Have Reconciled: "She... →
toasterwaffles: I talked to Common on the phone today! Dreeeeeeamweaverrrrrr…
Laverne Cox: Jenna Talackova Can Compete, But the... →
Trans activists and allies are very excited by the news that trans women will be allowed to participate in all Miss ______ pageants in the future. However, Laverne Cox points out the gaps in support for trans women of color, particularly those from low income backgrounds, be pointing to the lack of media coverage for CeCe McDonald. Cece is being held on second degree murder charges in Minneapolis...
The Associated Press: Mich. teacher: I was fired... →
Tomorrow on Peace Prize Thursday, the AMp has your Trayvon Martin case updates, from a charter school teacher fired for helping her students propose a fundraiser for the Martin family to why George Zimmerman’s lawyers abandoned their client. Tune in at 8am central!
Author and all around go-gal Pamay Bassey had a tough year in 2009. Her grandmother and father passed away and then her boyfriend of 4 years dumped her. Feeling like God had forgotten her, she went on a quest to find God. Raised in the Christian faith, each week of 2010 brought her to a new place of worship, from mosques, to Wiccan gathering, to Ethiopian Jewish services, Pamay questioned what it...
DA Will Present White Plains' Chamberlain Shooting... →
The Westchester District Attorney’s Office confirmed Monday that the case of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., who died two hours after being shot by White Plains police, will be presented to a grand jury within a month. Approximately 172,134 people have signed a petition urging the district attorney’s office to release audio and video of police’s Nov. 19 response to a medical alert, which the...