Should P. Diddy's son return $54,000 college... →
Justin Combs worked hard in high school to improve his football game and earn a 3.75 GPA . He recently received a $54,000 merit-based scholarship to UCLA, where he’ll play football. In April, Forbes named Justin Combs’ dad, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, the wealthiest artist in hip-hop. Some say the family should return Justin’s scholarship, arguing that Combs should pay for his son’s education and...
Zombie apocalypse coming soon
ihopericksantorum: 5/16: McArthur High School HazMat Situation Students, Teachers Decontaminated After Breaking Out In Rash http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/16/mcarthur-high-school-contamination_n_1521764.html 5/19: No confirmation on chemical at Fort Lauderdale International Airport http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/terminal-2-evacuated-at-fort-lauderdale-airport-in-hazmat-scare 5/21: Police:...
New Orleans Women's Clinic Becomes Latest Target... →
Thanks to the fast response of all of our supporters across the country, many of you have already heard that our office was broken into last night and set on fire.The worst damage was concentrated in our community organizing and outreach office where we store all of the resources we use to educate our community. We lost everything. We do not have an office to operate out of right now. Most of...
Illinois Legislature Passes Bill to Reform Human... →
Men earn more than women even in female-dominated jobs. And white men in...– Increasingly, Men Seek Success in Jobs Dominated by Women - NYTimes.com Coming up this Feminist Wednesday, Veronica Arreola will be joining us to talk about the increase of men in “pink collar” jobs. We’re looking for dudes to talk to us about their personal experiences with this...
TODAY Health - Does organic food turn people into... →
“I stopped at a market to get a fruit platter for a movie night with friends but I couldn’t find one so I asked the produce guy,” says the 40-year-old arts administrator from Seattle. “And he was like, ‘If you want fruit platters, go to Safeway. We’re organic.’ I finally bought a small cake and some strawberries and then at the check stand, the guy was...
Violence Against Women Act passes in House, but... →
toasterwaffles: BUT WHO WILL THINK OF THE MEN?! WHO?! A preview of @mollyelena’s Rant Pants for a Minute tomorrow.
Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting... →
You can lose playing on the lowest difficulty setting. The lowest difficulty setting is still the easiest setting to win on. The player who plays on the “Gay Minority Female” setting? Hardcore. We would add able-bodied and good mental health but yeah, pretty apt methaphor.
The bizarre case of Paige Sultzbach — and the... →
Girls are so powerful, our mere presence will win you a high school state championship! When these two teams met in the regular season, the winning team beat them twice and 2nd baseperson Paige Sultzbach actually sat those games out in deference to the Society of St. Pius X players. St. Pius X is not a canonical sect and spilt with Rome in the 70s. So: poor sports? Or sticking to their guns?
Salsation General Auditions →
Our friends at Salsation Theatre Company are casting for upcoming shows! And you might even get paid! Wee!
I’m (expletive deleted) starving.– Celebrity chef Mario Batali • Discussing the diet he’s currently on — he’s eating like he’s on food stamps (an average of $1.48 per meal, or $31 per week) in protest of potential cuts to the federal food stamps program. His family was nice enough to join him in what he calls a conversation starter...
If a survivor of domestic violence uses a gun to warn an attacker, not kill him,...– Melissa Harris-Perry on the case of Marissa Alexander, a mother of three, who fired a warning shot into her kitchen ceiling trying to keep her abusive husband away. No one was hurt, but she now faces up to twenty years in prison. (via thenationmagazine)
Amendment One has passed in North Carolina.
wickedclothes: wickedclothes: Same-sex marriage is now officially banned in the North Carolina State Constitution, as well as civil unions and domestic partnerships. FOLLOW-UP: You can, however, still marry your first cousin.
Reproductive Justice calls for the “complete physical, mental, spiritual,...– Reproductive Justice & Violence Tomorrow for Feminist Wednesday we will be talking with Gaylon Alcaraz, Executive Director of the Chicago Abortion Fund, about widening the conversation surrounding reproductive rights to the comprehensive, historical, and revolutionary vision of the reproductive...
Chicago Train Congestion Slows Whole Country -... →
Wu-Tang Name Generator →
Apparently The Morning AMp becomes “Shriekin’ Assassin” when we enter the 36 Chambers. Tell us what yours is and tune in at 9:30 tomorrow when we take a class in Wu-Tang 101: Mystery of the Illest Rap Group Ever.
Jean-Joseph Kalonji, 61, and his 57-year-old wife, Angelica, following their...– Newton County neighbors charged after home buyers’ arrests | ajc.com
Trafficked Girls are Girls Like Us | Vocalo.org →
Our visions of trafficked girls are usually dark and foreign, something that happens “over there” and the girls are not girls, but women. For the past 14 years advocate Rachel Lloyd has worked with girls leaving “the life” through her foundation GEMS- -Girls Education and Mentoring Services—in New York City. Ms. Lloyd talked to the AMp about her not so unique position...
FBI nabs 5 in alleged plot to blow up Ohio bridge... →
It’s May Day and International Worker’s Day. We talked about the Haymarket Affair, its effect on the global celebration and activism efforts for worker’s rights, and the history of connections between Anarchism and Communism and worker’s rights. Anyhow, this is a pretty timely article since that conversation veered into “misguided activism.”