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Vanderbilt Football Player's Attorney Blames "Campus Drinking Culture" for Rape

A Vanderbilt football game in 2010. Photo by Larry Darling, via Creative Commons. [Trigger warning: Sexual assault and rape] A rape trial began last week in Tennessee involving members of the Vanderbilt University football team. While...Show More Summary

It Could Be Beautiful: Aspirational vs Operational EdTech

creative commons licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by ellyjonez1 This is a bit of brainstorming for a presentation I’m doing in a few months. It’s a bit of a remix of some stuff I’ve highlighted before but there are a few new examples in the mix (bolded below). I think they’re well worth … Continue reading It Could Be Beautiful: Aspirational vs Operational EdTech

Common Cause GA Calls for Atlanta Councilman’s Resignation and An Investigation

According to Creative Loafing Atlanta, Common Cause Georgia is calling for the resignation of Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond for his misuse of city funds. They also have asked for a criminal investigation into the misuse in a letter (copy after break) dated January 19, 2015, to Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard. Show More Summary

Share Your Lunar New Year Story with StoryCorps and CAAM

Photo: michael davis-burchat via Flickr Creative Commons CAAM is proud to partner with StoryCorps on Asian American culture and food stories. Throughout the month of January and leading up to Wednesday, February 18, the two organizations are collecting stories about Lunar New Year traditions and food. The recordings will culminate in a special day devoted to […]

Amazing Video Shows You What 57 Million Babies Killed in Abortion Looks Like

Pro-lifers are nothing if not creative. Over the decades, they have produced thousands upon thousands of “visual aids,” from the simplest black and white one-sheeter to full-blown movies—and everything in-between. The common denominator is—to adapt a cliché—to help the public get its collective head around both the humanity we share with the unborn child and […]

CEO Note: Recent New York Times Articles Highlight Dangers of Arctic Oil and Gas Exploration

Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig is towed from Kiliuda Bay after running aground in December 2012. (Photo: U.S. Pacific Command / Flickr Creative Commons) Joe Nocera’s piece in The New York Times today, “The Moral of the Kulluk,”...Show More Summary

Twenty-Five East Coast Towns Stand-Up to Seismic Airgun Blasting

A critically endangered North Atlantic right whale and a pod of bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Florida. (Photo: FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute / Flickr Creative Commons) For those following Oceana’s campaign to protect...Show More Summary

Act: Help Protect Cod and Other Fish off New England from Destructive Fishing

A cod trawler is emptied on deck. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library / Allen M. Shimada, NMFS / Flickr Creative Commons) New England’s rugged coastline is dotted with some of America’s most historic fishing towns, where fishermen have set out for centuries in search of cod, haddock, Atlantic halibut, and more. read more

Zapatistas Host World Festival of Resistance and Rebellion Against Capitalism

Given that all posts on Roar Magazine are creative commons, rather than rewrite the descriptions of the Festival, I’ll use parts of Mr.Oikonomakis’s article, the joint invitation by the EZLN and National Indigenous Congress, and intersperse a few other Zaptista quotes, artwork, and background history of the Zapatista movement.  Some of them I wrote along [...]

You Say You Want a Resolution

3 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

Flickr Creative Commons: Marwa Morgan I know, I know—an article in early January about New Year’s resolutions? How original is that? But I happen to be a list maker junkie and New Year’s resolutions are the mother of all lists, so I can’t help it. Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Florida Manatees See Better Year in 2014, Links between Fish Fins and Human Hands Discovered, and More

A Florida manatee. Manatee’s had a better year in 2014 than they did in previous years. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region / Flickr Creative Commons) - Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are typically found in the warmer waters of the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Show More Summary

Turning Creative Ideas Into Successful Businesses: 13 Inspiring Stories From 2014

Teenage lingerie entrepreneurs, feminist coders, crossword-puzzle game changers, the engineer shaping the future of wearables, and more. The common thread of almost every Fast Company story is a creative person who had a compelling idea and managed to spin it into a successful company or organization that continues to innovate. Read Full Story

Ocean Roundup: Staghorn Coral “Forests” Discovered off Florida, Peru’s Anchovy Fishery Closed Again, and More

Staghorn coral. This coral has declined in recent years, but scientists recently found a large area of it off Florida. (Photo: Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble / Flickr Creative Commons) - Scientists have discovered “forests” of staghorn coral off of Southern Florida—a rare discovery since these corals are experiencing large declines. Show More Summary

How Cats Do Christmas

last monthOdd : Neatorama

In this pictoral display, we follow the adventures of a typical house cat at Christmas, reenacted by many cats from Creative Commons licensed Flickr photos you probably haven't seen before. What is this? Out of the blue, the humans bring...Show More Summary

Sprint Confirms Deutsch Win

Late yesterday, America’s third largest wireless service provider finally confirmed what’s been common knowledge within the industry for nearly six weeks: Deutsch LA will be its new strategic/creative agency of record for national television...Show More Summary

What Do Llamas Have to Do with AIDS?

last monthNews : Truthdig

The furry South American creatures may hold the cure to AIDS; Flickr gave up on its plan to sell prints of Creative Commons photos after much criticism; meanwhile, Dick Cheney admits he has no problem with innocent people being tortured. Show More Summary

Photos: Christmas Island's Incredible Red Crab Migration is Underway

Red crabs migrating on Christmas Island. (Photo: frogtrail images / Flickr Creative Commons) Australia’s Christmas Island—located south of Indonesia in the Indian Ocean—is named for the day of its discovery in 1643. But, if you’re familiar...Show More Summary

Winecast 77 – Champagne

last monthFood & Drink / Wine : Winecast

My first true Winecast in 5 years to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this podcast and wine blog. Winecast 77 – Champagne originally appeared on Winecast. Licensed under Creative Commons.

African American Museum | Philadelphia, PA

Credit: Beyond My Ken, Creative Commons License Opened during the 1976 Bicentennial celebrations, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is notable as the first museum funded and built by a municipality to help preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.The AAMP is located in the City’s historic district, right on the corner […]

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