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Critics are pissed that people of color are finally being represented in media

In this week’s episode of “Not Surprising,” we’re hearing from white actors and talent agents in Hollywood who think that the increase in roles available for actors of color are a threat to their success in the industry. The recent success of shows like “Scandal,” followed by “How to Get Away with Murder” and, most […]

Chloe’s Mom Was Pressured to Abort Her Because She is Severely Disabled, But She Said No

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) or brittle bone disease is an extremely rare genetic disorder that impairs the body’s ability to make strong bones. The disorder can be passed on by a parent or occur through a spontaneous mutation. The severity of the condition varies. In fact, some people are born with OI but don’t know they […]

The 'wHOLE' Truth Behind Solitary Confinement

On any given day in America there are 80,000 people in solitary settings, not counting youth in juvenile facilities and people in jails. With no evidence-based research of its effectiveness, solitary confinement is a form of imprisonment that has been overused and abused. Show More Summary

Outrage Over Discriminatory Legislation in Arkansas Continues

As anti-LGBT legislation in Arkansas advances to the Senate, civil rights leaders and HRC continue to call out the state on this discriminatory bill.

Hit the Vegan Mark on This Season’s Festival Threads With H&M, Free People, and Nasty Gal

Coachella is on the horizon. Are you ready? The post Hit the Vegan Mark on This Season’s Festival Threads With H&M, Free People, and Nasty Gal appeared first on PETA.

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Doctors Failed to Report Half of All Euthanasia Deaths in Belgium

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published  a new study concerning the Belgium euthanasia experience titled: Recent Trends in Euthanasia and Other End-of-Life Practices in Belgium. Similar to previous studies, researchers sent a four page questionnaire to 6188 physicians who had certified death certificates in the first half of 2013 in Flanders Belgium. The […]

Religious Bigotry Bill Stalls in Georgia

[Content note: homophobia, domestic violence, anti-Semitism, Christian supremacy.] There is a little bit of good news coming from the South: Georgia's version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act has stalled in committee, and there is a reasonable chance it will not revive before the end of the session on April 1st. Show More Summary

April Fools: HRC and SpeakeasyDC Present “Fools Rush In”

SpeakeasyDC has been telling stories and teaching storytelling since 1997, but first partnered with HRC in June 2014.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About B Vitamins

Here's the most common B vitamins, their role in your body, and where you can find them in plant-based foods and supplements. The post Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About B Vitamins appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.

BREAKING: No murder charges for woman who cut baby out of mother’s womb

The case has brought the personhood debate to the forefront as Colorado law does not recognize the murder of an unborn as the same as a child outside the womb.

Premier Wynne shouted down after surprising parents at sex-ed protest: ‘Resign! No more Liberals! We say no!’

'You have permission to withdraw your child from class, you have that permission, that is your right,' Wynne told the crowd of roughly 250 citizens.

EPA: New Cars Are More Efficient Than Ever, Beating Standards By A ‘Wide Margin’

New cars and trucks are saving more gas and emitting less than they ever have before. The post EPA: New Cars Are More Efficient Than Ever, Beating Standards By A ‘Wide Margin’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Meet The Comedy Duo Asking Strangers “What Do Feminists Look Like?”

What does feminism look like? If you identify as a feminist, you probably feel trained to not care about appearances and encourage others not to as well. But maybe you still wonder: What does my appearance tell the world about who I think I am? The truth is we all judge people based on what they look like and they judge us, too. Show More Summary

HRC: Under Harry Reid, Senate Fundamentally Changed the Lives of LGBT Americans

The following is a statement from HRC's President Chad Griffin upon news that Senator Harry Reid will retire from the U.S. Senate after the completion of his current term.

Senate Under Harry Reid Fundamentally Changed the Lives of LGBT Americans

As leader of the Democratic Caucus since 2005, Reid has played a key role in ensuring legislation critical to the LGBT community.

Watch: John Hargrove Takes Down SeaWorld on The Daily Show, SeaWorld’s #AskSeaWorld Campaign Backfires Spectatularly

John Hargrove holds nothing back when speaking to Jon Stewart; #AskSeaWorld doesn't go as planned. The post Watch: John Hargrove Takes Down SeaWorld on The Daily Show, SeaWorld’s #AskSeaWorld Campaign Backfires Spectatularly appeared first on PETA.

Stop Air France From Shipping Monkeys to Their Deaths!

The monkeys Air France ships are bred in captivity on squalid factory farms or are snatched from the wild, torn away from their homes and families. The post Stop Air France From Shipping Monkeys to Their Deaths! appeared first on PE...

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