Don’t miss Roxane Gay on how the new season of The Bachelorette is a necessary shift in the conversation about Black womanhood. #FreeBreesha: Breesha Meadows has just accepted a plea deal that could see her back home and with her family at the beginning of 2018. Who should you listen to on abortion? People […]
Bob Collins at MPR NewsCut: A Longing for Mr. Rogers. Particularly the story shared by threaded tweets at the end of Collins' piece. Blub.[H/T to Shaker GoldFishy.]
Bresha Meadows, a 15-year-old Ohio girl charged with aggravated murder for killing her allegedly abusive father, entered a plea deal on Monday after nearly 10 months in juvenile detention. In return for a plea of “true,” the juvenile...Show More Summary
For seven-and-a-half long months, Billy Bush has been lying in wait. It was a period of great soul-searching: He fire-walked with Tony Robbins; he went on a retreat; he took up meditation. And only now, as a “better, fuller man,” is he ready to declare what he has learned: that he would like to be on television again, please.
Another day, another white dude crediting Bernie Sanders with all things progressive. Under the subheadline “Bernie Sanders lost the primary but reshaped his [sic] party,” Ben Smith at Buzzfeed has written a remarkable work of historical...Show More Summary
Trump and Obama's entries in Yad Vashem guestbook - spot the differences pic.twitter.com/sFsnJOkaM7 — Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) May 23, 2017 President Obama visited Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, when he was running for president in 2008. Show More Summary
Hi friends! Reina here, and do I have the opportunity of a lifetime for you. We are rebooting the classic series, Fucking with Feministing — and I am now here to take care of all your sexual needs! In an informative not physical way! Here at Feministing, we believe that sexual equality is fundamental to a liberated […]
This should have been a safe space for girls I didn’t grow up in a very religious home. Concerts are where I know to worship. Joy, to me, in its most potent form, feels like expelling lyrics loudly at a stage. It feels like the rattle of drums in my bones. Show More Summary
Donald Trump’s federal budget proposes significant cuts to nearly every federal agency and program that doesn’t involve weapons or border walls. But one of the few big-ticket spending proposals in the document is paid family leave, an issue Ivanka Trump has claimed as her own.
Dudley snuggled in "his" blanket. (Note his tail sticking out, lol.) As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary
I finished season two of Aziz Ansari's Netflix series Master of None last night, and there is so much I loved about it.I love that it's a show set in New York with a cast that actually represents what New York City looks like. I loved...Show More Summary
It looks like James Comey wasn't the only person Donald Trump tried to pressure to influence the FBI's investigation into his campaign's possible collusion with Russia.Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima at the Washington Post: Trump Asked Intelligence Chiefs to Push Back Against FBI Collusion Probe After Comey Revealed Its Existence. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Terrorism; injury; death.]Last night, at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at an arena in Manchester, UK, an explosion was set off, killing at least 22 people and injuring 59 others, some seriously. The Islamic State...Show More Summary
British authorities have identified a suspect in what appears to have been a suicide bombing and an act of terrorism outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on May 22. Details are still emerging, but as of late Monday night, authorities had confirmed 19 people dead and more than 50 injured.
Early Saturday morning, 23-year old Richard Collins III was stabbed to death while visiting the University of Maryland. He was murdered by 22-year old Sean Christopher Urbanski. Richard was black, Sean was a suburban-raised white supremacist, and this was a modern-day lynching. When y’all were crying about safe spaces and political correctness, this was happening […]
Suggested by Shaker Lostshadows: "What are you reading?"I am currently reading Hold Me, by Courtney Milan. And it's really fucking good!
This blogaround brought to you by post-it notes.Recommended Reading:Aiyana Bailin: [Content Note: Ablism] What the Fidget Spinners Fad Reveals About Disability DiscriminationAlex Heeney and Mary Angela Rowe: [CN: Misogyny] The Perils...Show More Summary
Notoriously private first lady Melania Trump doesn’t give us a lot to go on. In the absence of numerous words and actions to interpret, the media is left to obsess over tiny public moments, like the time on Monday when Melania seemed to slap her husband Donald Trump’s hand away from hers on a tarmac in Israel. Show More Summary
The town of Palm Beach has announced that a sinkhole has opened up in front of Mar-a-Lago: "A 4' x 4' sinkhole has formed on Southern Boulevard directly in front of Mar-a-Lago. It appears to be in the vicinity of the newly installed water main. Show More Summary