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  • News Roundup for May 23, 2017 News gives the blues. 1. Three more lawsuits alleging racial discrimination and sexual harassment have been brought against Fox News. Nobody is surprised. More here. 2. An explosion in Manchester last night killed 22 and injured 59 people. Children are among the dead and ISIS are once again first in line to claim responsibility. More here. 3. Jury ...
  • How Your Solidarity Means The World To Refugees In a few days we will be ringing in Ramadan, when millions around the globe will fast with the hope of purifying their hearts and souls. For many, this is the month of charity and good deeds. People are supposed to be kinder to each other and be a little bit more understanding. It’s the ...
  • Another Resistance Movement Is Growing In The Heart Of Our Nation’s Capital Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com As his polling figures sag, the chaos of his presidency increases exponentially, and the news turns ever grimmer (for him), President Trump faces growing opposition nationwide. As TomDispatch regular Mattea Kramer reports today, from boycotting businesses carrying his products to jamming the phone lines of his hotels, an expanding, if somewhat uncoordinated, set ...
  • Could A Trump Boycott Hurt The President Financially And Change The Political Landscape? Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com In normal times, Dee from New York would have ordered her copy of The Handmaid’s Tale from Amazon, but these are not normal times. Amazon is on the Grab Your Wallet list, a campaign to boycott retailers that sell Trump family products, which began as a response to the video revealing our now-president’s ...
  • Beyoncé’s Most Iconic Beauty Moments Of All Time For W magazine, by Mia Adorante. Since she made her debut in 1998 as a member of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé has come a long way. And as many transformations as she’s undergone musically — from girl group ingénue to Dangerously in Love, to surprise album releases and Lemonade — her look has equally evolved. She’s gone ...
  • Rev. Edmonds-Allen Talks LGBTQ Religious Freedom Glitter Celebration (AUDIO) This week I talked with Rev. Marian Edmonds-Allen, Executive Director of Parity about the Glitter+Fire event encouraging Christians to use glitter to express joy in a diverse LGBTQ affirming way as a symbolic recreation of the tongues of fire on Pentecost Sunday on June 4th 2017. Parity and Queer Virtue the movement founded by Rev. ...
  • What’s The Senate To Do With The House Health Care Legislation? The party in power often overreaches. House Republicans did just that when they voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a flawed alternative that threatens the health coverage of millions of Americans. The Republicans’ replacement would make insurance more expensive for most seniors, limit federal assistance to those middle-income families who struggle ...
  • Since Entering Politics, Trump Has Contradicted Himself Time And Time Again Since becoming president, Donald Trump has changed his stance on Islam, Syria and NATO. Let’s review.
  • Trump’s Exhausting First Road Trip President Donald Trump has only just begun his first road trip outside the United States, and he’s already “exhausted,” according to one of his own advisors. This may or may not be true, since anything either Trump or any of his spokespeople say at this point has to be taken with a grain of salt ...
  • The Trouble With Trump’s Tolerance Tour Post-truth POTUS turns out to be perfect casting for tackling the One True Religion problem. Even if it were someone else, not Donald Trump, pulling the planet’s attention to the world’s three Abrahamic religions; if it were Barack Obama or George W. Bush, say, or even Eleanor Roosevelt, making an ecumenical pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, Israel ...
  • Trump & Co. Put Out A Call For Plumbers This post first appeared at BillMoyers.com Trump’s blasts against the hated media flood out of his reptile brain like rising seas, for example: The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017 and FAKE NEWS media knowingly doesn't tell ...
  • Real Brides Reveal: How I Would Do Over My Wedding Dress For BRIDES, by Whitney C. Harris. Your wedding dress is probably the most memorable piece of clothing you’ll ever put on (as an adult anyway). You wear it on one of the most important days of your life, and it’s a significant investment both emotionally and financially. So you want to make sure you get it ...
  • From Bulgaria to East Asia, the making of Japan’s yogurt culture One of Japan’s biggest food trends right now is Bulgarian yoghurt. City foodsters/Kakigōri Kanna/Flickr, CC BY-ND Maria Yotova, Kwansei Gakuin University Yogurt has travelled from Bulgaria to Japan and back, channelling identities and national pride as it goes. The the sixth article of our series Globalisation Under Pressure charts its course. Japan has a new food fad: yogurt. ...
  • Can Conservatives And Progressives Trust Journalism For The Sake Of Fighting ‘Fake News’? To fight fake news in a bipartisan way, Republicans and Democrats need to find it in themselves to trust professional journalism, while reserving verification rights. We need to agree that the role of journalists is to enforce truthfulness as a basic ground rule for civic discourse, while advocates reserve the right, of course, to disagree with the ...
  • 5 Things To Always Say When Asking For A Raise Eep, your review with your boss is officially on the calendar and you’re angling hard to get a raise. But if you don’t prep (and rehearse) for the convo, it’s a lot harder to be sure things will go your way, salary-wise. Here, how to nail the conversation so you get the bump you deserve.  Related: ...
  • The 14 Cutest Small Towns In The South We all know the American south is full of charm. And if you’re looking for the most charm, seek out the tinier towns ― the ones with history, culture and some pretty phenomenal food. To kick-start your search, here are (in our humble opinion) the 14 most picture-perfect towns down south. Related: These Are the 50 ...
  • One Big Reason ’13 Reasons Why’ Is Failing Our Teens There’s nothing easy about being a teen. From peer pressure to parental expectations to body shaming and insecurity, there are countless reasons why teens can get down, frustrated and even desperate at times. If it’s been a while since you’ve been a teen, this might seem like new ground to you. But many parents are getting ...
  • 9 Signs That You’re An Ambivert I’m sure you’ve been asked many times whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it’s an easy choice, but for most of us, it’s difficult to choose one way or the other. It’s hard to choose because the introvert/extrovert dichotomy reflects a tired and outdated view of personality. Personality traits exist along a ...
  • Summertime, When The Livin’ Is Hard For Hungry Children Summertime, and the livin’ is easy Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high Oh your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-lookin’ So hush, little baby, don’t you cry. – Lyrics to Summertime, sung by Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald knew a lot about the haves and have nots. She grew up poor and at 17 had been homeless ...
  • As Trump Unravels, So Do Fox News’ Ratings When Fox News architect Roger Ailes died last Thursday, one of the common threads through the coverage of his career was the ratings success he produced at the conservative news channel. “Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a powerhouse, dies at 77,” read the CNN headline. The Associated Press agreed: “He helped start Fox News in 1996 and built it ...