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Infographic of the Day: The incarceration of domestic abuse survivors

Marissa Alexander should never have been convicted for shooting at the ceiling to scare off her abusive husband. On Tuesday, Alexander was “allowed” to fill the rest of her sentence at home, under house arrest. Sadly, the incarceration of women like Alexander is an epidemic. ColorOfChange and UltraViolet have collaborated on this disturbing infographic showing […]

Marissa Alexander Released After Serving 3 Years in Prison

Marissa Alexander, Florida resident, faced up to 60 years behind bars for firing one shot into the air to ward off her abusive husband. She was initially given 20 years in her first trial but after an appeal, prosecutor Angela Corey (who also prosecuted George Zimmerman) was now going for triple that amount. In November, in exchange Keep Reading ?

For-Profit Companies Are Helping to Put People In Jail for Being Poor. I Should Know, I Was One of Them.

In December, I was jailed for five days simply because I couldn't afford to pay $838 in traffic fines and fees to DeKalb County and a private probation company called Judicial Correction Services, Inc. It sounds unbelievable, but that's...Show More Summary

She Was Pro-Choice Til She Learned She Was Conceived in Rape: “I Was Supporting My Own Death”

Every year the media ignore the thousands who gather on the National Mall to celebrate life – in 2015, an estimated 200,000 gathered and ABC and NBC refused to acknowledge the March for Life. While conservative and religious organizations covered the annual event, one story that is often untold is the personal. This year, MRC Culture’s Katie Yoder spoke with […]

“I’m Not Into French Music”: Lulu Gainsbourg Wrestles With His Father’s Legacy

“Lady Luck” is the title of a song by Rod Stewart. It also the title of songs by Jamie Woon and Deep Purple and Journey. It is … Read More

NOM To Issue Anti-Gay Marriage Pledge To Potential 2016 Presidential Candidates

2 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"I have to tell you, I am really excited about our opportunities this year. We're in the best position we've been in in years thanks to the support of you and other members of NOM. With a solid pro-marriage majority in both the House...Show More Summary

Black or White Misses a Chance to Move Beyond Stereotypes

Black or White is a film that tackles the subject of biracial identity through the lens of a hard-drinking, tortured white lawyer and a spirited, self-made black entrepreneur, played by Academy Award winners Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. Show More Summary

Want to Fight Human Trafficking? Volunteer.

I didn't want to let Human Trafficking Awareness Month go by without spending some time talking about the issue. Not simply as a "problem" - any reasonable person would agree that human trafficking, particularly commercial sexual exploitation...Show More Summary

Dear Bossip: I’m Dating A Coworker But His Pregnant Girlfriend Moved In

Dear Bossip, I am thirty years old and a single mother of three. I have been in 3 bad and abusive relationships, and, eventually moved from that state. I relocated into another state in about a year now. I

You Mad, Bro? Carmelo Anthony Claps Back At Fan Heckling Him For Not Playing Defense [Video]

Carmelo Anthony Jaws With Heckling Fan Get back on D, Melo! Via Complex Carmelo Anthony has a hard time ignoring hecklers. Last year, he reportedly yelled, “Go fk yourself,” at a 76ers fan who heckled him during a game at

A Cold Night for a Good Cause

Last night, as the temperature dropped to a chilling 25 degrees, I joined hundreds of volunteers canvassing the streets of Washington for D.C.'s annual "Point-in-Time" homeless count. This census of homeless individuals measures howShow More Summary

Stop Taking Selfies: Islamic Cleric Bans Women From Taking Selfies [Video]

Felix Siauw, an Indonesian Islamic cleric with over 1.1 million Twitter followers, took to the social media site in order to declare that women who take selfies are ?shameless? and ?unpure.? The 30-year-old Siauw describes himself on Twitter as a

It Is Time To Panic About Hillary Clinton Again

Tout le Beltway is all a'quiver this morning over a report that Hillary Clinton may delay the announcement of her candidacy until July because there's no point in announcing a candidacy that a) everybody assumes started in 1996, and b) has no apparen...

Sumner Redstone isn't heard from during Viacom earnings call

Billionaire Sumner Redstone, in declining health, did not participate in Viacom Inc.'s earnings call with Wall Street analysts on Thursday.

Hi Hater: Brittish Williams Confirms That She Bought Draya Michele’s Trademark For Mint Swim To ‘Teach Her A Lesson’

Now THAT is so nasty & so rude.. Brittish Williams Says She Brought The Trademark For Mint Swim Brittish Williams is confirming what’s been speculated for months now; that she made a shady business move to hurt her fellow “Basketbal...

How Safe Is Your Job? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Economists preach the gospel of “creative destruction,” whereby new industries -- and jobs -- replace the old ones. But in this era of technological wonder, has creative destruction become too destructive? That's the question we askShow More Summary

Dozens Injured as Gas Delivery Truck Explodes Outside Mexico City Children's Hospital

3 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

(twitter) A maternity and children's hospital south of Mexico City is in shambles after a gas delivery truck hit a building and exploded, the AP reports: Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera told MVS radio that the body of a woman was...

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