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'Report It To Stop It' Campaign Empowers Women to Report Sexual Harassment On Transit

"The man in the grey suit is staring at you. Would you report it?" A new campaign called "Report It To Stop It" is tackling sexual harassment and assault on public transit by encouraging women to report unwanted behaviors. Created by...Show More Summary

'Orange Is The New Black' Releases Season 3 Clip As Show Gets Renewed For Fourth Season

Wednesday brings "Orange Is the New Black" fans some good news, and some much-debated news. Netflix renewed the comedy-drama for a fourth season, but also released a new clip from the upcoming third season about a character's fate. The...Show More Summary

D.C. Mayor Doesn't Want You To See Police Body Camera Footage

WASHINGTON -- After this month's police killing of Walter Scott in South Carolina, Americans were treated to another lesson in how police departments can spin such incidents. If not for a citizen’s cell phone footage, the public mayShow More Summary

The Legacy of Eric Garner

"Body cameras are a huge joke." That was one of the responses of Jewel Miller, mother of Eric Garner's one year old baby daughter, Legacy, to the body camera 'reform' ideas that were now being further embraced around the country after the videotaped shooting death of Walter Scott in South Carolina earlier this month. Show More Summary

Is A Placenta For Hair Treatment The Secret To Growing Stronger Strands?

After spending one night falling down a serious rabbit hole of YouTube product reviews, we stumbled upon some pretty persuasive videos about placenta for hair. Massaging our scalps and strands with a placenta hair treatment doesn't sound as alluring as say coconut oil. Show More Summary

5 Women Share What It Means To Be 'Pretty'

"Girls spend most of our adulthood trying to get over the fact that, when we were young, all we were told to be is pretty." That's what one woman has to say in a new video from BuzzFeed about what it means to be beautiful. The five women...Show More Summary

‘The Soul of Philanthropy’ Exhibit Opens to Standing Room Only Crowd

New exhibit based on award-winning book seeks shift ‘from a moving tribute toward a triumphant movement of conscious giving for social change’CHARLOTTE, NC—Over 400 viewers turned out for the launch of Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, a new touring exhibit that opened at Johnson C. Show More Summary

This Milkshake Brings…Out the Aggression in One Burger King Employee

The customer, who was recording the incident on her cell phone which, Live Leak reports happened April 7, asked the employee some four times if she could speak with a manager. Finally the customer asked for a refund to which the employee responded, "Baby, you're about to get it. Just wait. You're gonna get your sh-t."

Isaiah Washington: Chris Rock's Tweets About Getting Pulled Over Are Like Shouting 'Fire In The Theater'

Isaiah Washington thinks Chris Rock owes his social media followers a more in-depth explanation of the selfie he posted when he was pulled over by the police for the third time in less than seven weeks. After Rock's photo went viral,...Show More Summary

Retired Police Officers Applaud Arrest in SC Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

photo courtesy NCLEO4J demands justice in shooting by white cop of black unarmed SC man. North Charleston, South Carolina authorities were swift and decisive in their response to the video depicting a white police officer, on duty, shooting an unarmed black man as he ran away. Show More Summary

7 Things You Pay More For Because You're A Woman

It ain't easy -- or cheap -- being a lady. Women often encounter extra expenses by virtue of being women (menstrual products come to mind) -- but extra, lady-specific costs sneak into goods and services all genders use, too. A new video...Show More Summary

Where High Concept Performance Art Meets The Trashy Soap Opera

Many an art lover, no matter how classy her tastes may be, gets a certain buzz from vegging out in front of a trashy soap opera or a bawdy reality show. We certainly qualify. If you fit this bill, you better be keeping a close eye on...Show More Summary

Despite the Rhetoric, Teachers and Students Are Succeeding

In his important new book "Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class," author Ian Haney Lopez defines "dog whistle politics" as veiled references meant to "carefully manipulate...Show More Summary

Documentary Trailer: Mavis! (dir. Jessica Edwards)

Directed by Jessica Edwards, Mavis! is the first documentary about Mavis Staples and The Staple Singers. The film premiered at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival and will screen at the Full Frame Documentary Festival. Mavis! - Documentary Trailer from Film First on Vimeo.

Trevor Noah's Tweets Were Offensive -- But Let's Not Write Him Off Just Yet

It's been one day since Comedy Central announced Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show," and the South African comedian is already facing accusations of anti-Semitism, sexism and fat-shaming because of his Twitter...Show More Summary

Homeless People Read Mean Tweets About Themselves To End Stereotypes

When celebrities read mean tweets about themselves, it's funny. When homeless people do it, it's heartbreaking. In a powerful PSA by Canadian advocacy group Raising the Roof, people who are dealing with homelessness read actual tweets...Show More Summary

Society Praises the Activist That Looks the Most 'Normal'

As a young boy, I remember when my Grandma Dorothy gave me the book Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, but it was not until more recently that I learned that Rosa Parks was not the first to woman to deny her bus seat to a white person. Before now, my history classes had told me that Rosa was the one. Show More Summary

Poll: Who Should Play Dorothy in the TV Version of The Wiz?

When we think of “Home” we think of Stephanie Mills in her iconic performance as Dorothy in the original 1974 production of The Wiz on Broadway. Diana Ross took over the role in the 1978 film version alongside Michael Jackson, who gave an unforgettable performance as the Scarecrow.

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