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Duke University's Department of African & African American Studies Brings Together Diverse Audience to Discuss #Ferguson

ABC11 The topic of national unrest surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, landed in the middle of a spirited town hall discussion, which drew about 300 Duke students and faculty to the East Duke Nelson Music Room. Show More Summary

Dating Website: Chicago Is Top Travel Destination For Closeted Gay Men

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

According to a dating website that specializes in romantic travel, Chicago is the most popular destination for closeted gay men. Via press release: Thousands of men are secretly flocking to destinations across the globe. With many counterparts left outside of the picture, many times the real purpose of trips remains undisclosed. Show More Summary

Rosa Parks Artifacts Sold to Foundation for $4.5 Million

The Howard G. Buffet Foundation, belonging to the son of billionaire investor, Warren Buffet, has purchased hundreds of artifacts belonging to civil rights icon, Ms. Rosa Parks, for $4.5 million. Among the artifacts belonging to the civil rights pioneer were letters from presidents, her Presidential Medal of Freedom, and even a post card signed by Dr. Keep Reading ?

Drugs Are Bad M’Kay: Florida Man Throws Filthy Toilet At Imaginary Attackers While Barricaded Inside Meth Lab

WTF?! Man Throws Toilet At Imaginary Attackers While Inside Meth Lab Newspaper carrier Jennie Stricker was delivering papers in the pre-dawn hours Sunday when she heard commotion coming from a house on Little Dothan Road north of Sneads. Via

Informing The World's Illiterate Through a Mobile Device

An end user of Verboice, an interactive voice response (IVR) technology Imagine if you picked up your phone, had an important text message from a doctor concerning your health, but you couldn't ready what the message said. Around the world, poverty and the burden of disease correlates directly with illiteracy and low literacy populations. Show More Summary

Watch the First Trailer for Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini Biopic

It’s unsurprising that Abel Ferrara feels a kinship with Pier Paolo Pasolini; after all, both are radical filmmakers whose… Read More

SMH: Groom Arrested On Wedding Night After Fondling Pregnant Reception Waitress & Trying To Pour Alcohol Down Her Throat

via Huffington Post A western Pennsylvania groom spent his wedding night in the back of a police car after allegedly harassing a waitress at the reception then resisting arrest after an altercation with the pregnant woman’s boyfriend. A criminal complaint

BAHAMAS: Death Threats End Gay Pride

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

The first-ever gay pride event in the Bahamas was canceled this weekend due to death threats. Via the Nassau Guardian: A gay pride event that started on Friday on Grand Bahama that was supposed to continue through tomorrow was cut short...Show More Summary

Hit ‘Em Up: Graphic Images Of The 6 Gunshot Wounds Suge Knight Caught At VMA Party

For a notorious gangsta, Suge sure is a victim a lot… Detailed Images Of Suge Knight’s Gunshot Wounds According to TMZ reports: Suge Knight’s torso looks like a piece of Swiss cheese — riddled with 5 bullet holes, plus

Gorgeous Portraits of Nocturnal Animals

There are times when, as a writer, you really want to delve into the realm of Serious Criticism, taking a critical view of works of art in their sociopolitical context and examining their role in both their own fields of artistic endeavor and against a wider backdrop of cultural trends and movements. Show More Summary

Sit Down Haters! K. Michelle Defends Joseline Hernandez’ Multiple ‘LHHATL’ Reunion Brawls ‘Never Judge Someone’

“I remember being the outcast…” K. Michelle Defends Joseline Hernandez After people watched an allegedly drugged out Joseline Hernandez catch fade with Althea, Tammy Rivera AND Mimi Faust on the “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” reunion, most people

BLAX NEWS: Evidence That "Vicarious Pride" Is A CURRENCY For The "Americanized Negro" In The Same Way That A Green Back Is For "Uncle Sam"

This Report Is Dedicated To One Of My Facebook Friends - With A Doctor's Degree - Who Wonders Why The "Republicans" Have Not Sang The Praise Of The "Obama Economic Recovery" And That If Obama Was A White Republican He Would Be TheirShow More Summary

Rosa Parks Artifacts Sold to Warren Buffett's Son 

Legendary civil rights activist, Rosa Parks, artifacts have been auctioned off for a reported $4.5 million according to a lawyer involved in the sale, the Associated Press reports.

Jesus Fix It: ‘Preachers Of LA’ Star Deitrick Haddon Opens Up About Having 2 Kids Out Of Wedlock With His Mistress

Every saint was a sinner… Deitrick Haddon Opens Up About Having Children With Mistress Via S2S Magazine reports: As a preacher’s kid, Deitrick Haddon said he was under a lot of pressure to be perfect, but he’s not trying

On arguing by analogy

Climate blogs and comment threads are full of ‘arguments by analogy’. Depending on what ‘side’ one is on, climate science is either like evolution/heliocentrism/quantum physics/relativity or eugenics/phrenology/Ptolemaic cosmology/phlogiston. Show More Summary

A New Peer Youth Chorus Transforming the World

Youth of all identities are fighting deadly oppression as an activist chorus transforming the world. The post A New Peer Youth Chorus Transforming the World appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Unforced variations: September 2014

This month’s open thread. People could waste time rebunking predictable cherry-picked claims about the upcoming Arctic sea ice minimum, or perhaps discuss a selection of 10 climate change controversies from ICSU… Anything! (except mitigation).

Op-ed: Mondo Guerra on Why HIV Is No Longer A Death Sentence But Still Isn't Easy

Mondo Guerra argues that a lack of awareness of HIV's long-term difficulties may be at the root of a seroconversion spike among gay youth. read more

Zombie Hoodie

ThinkGeek already lets us pretend we’re one of the heroes of The Walking Dead. Now they’re letting us be one of the bad guys. This hoodie zips up over your face to reveal a gross graphic. There’s also a ninja variant available.

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