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Alliance of Activists Converging in Georgia to Launch Voting Rights Project

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Tom Arthur / Wikimedia Though certain methods of interfering with Americans’ ability to participate in the electoral process are commonly referred to as “voter suppression,” investigative reporter Greg Palast finds that term inaccurate,...Show More Summary

‘Where's Papa Going with that Axe?’ Reading Charlotte’s Web in the Age of Trump

Wikimedia Commons Cover of the first edition of Charlotte's Web.  C harlotte’s Web and I came into the world in the same year: 1952. That was the year that a hotel in Las Vegas drained its “whites-only” pool after Sammy Davis Jr. swam in it. Show More Summary

Wikimedia Scores ‘Important Victory’ in Fight Against NSA Surveillance

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By Nadia Prupis / Common Dreams On Tuesday, a federal appeals court found that Wikimedia had standing to argue that the NSA was violating its First and Fourth Amendment rights by spying on their users’ communications.

Whoa! Empire’s Bryshere Gray Turns Into Taylor Swift For Lip Sync Battle! [Video]

Bryshere Gray turned up being Taylor Swift on Lip Sync Battle, huh? IMAGE VIA Wikimedia Commons

Some sales of beneficial insects could be tax-free

Bees are critical for pollinating not just flowers, but food crops. That's why in some cases, states exempt them and other beneficial insects from taxes. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons) Don't squash that bug! It might be worth a tax break. Show More Summary

Swollen Faced Man Says It’s Allergic Reaction From Eating A Girl’s Pum-Pum [Video]

Looks like he mustve stuck his whole dome in there Jesus! IMAGE VIA Wikimedia Commons

Our Boy: Black 14-Yr-Old Quantum Physics Wiz Youngest To EVER Graduate TCU [Video]

Weve been sort of following now 14-yr-old Carson Huey-You since 2013 and now hes becoming the youngest kid to ever graduate TCU. IMAGE VIA Wikimedia Commons

Comey Reportedly ‘Willing to Testify, But Wants It to Be in Public’

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James Comey speaking in 2016. (Wikimedia Commons) Numerous questions remain unanswered after President Trump unexpectedly fired FBI Chief James Comey this week, and, several days later, warned Comey via Twitter that he’d “better hope...Show More Summary

See How They Do Us? Black Female Students Suspended For… Braids! [Video]

Can you believe this? Massachusetts teens, Maya Deanna Cook, were both suspended for rocking their gorgeous braids to schoolvia the Hair Policy. IMAGE VIA Wikimedia Commons

Do You All Support Transgender Children? “Her Pnis Is A Birth Defect” [Video]

Whoa! Do you Bossip readers support parents backing transgender children who have peens as birth defects? IMAGE VIA Wikimedia Commons VIDEO VIA BARCROFT TV

#WWHL: Kim Zolciak Shades Kenya & Gabourey Sidibe Reacts To #RHOA Finale [Video]

Talking about the #RHOA finale, Gabourey Sidibe kept it kosher about Phaedra while Kim Zolciak said she was on something. Turn the pages for more from this #WWHL episode. IMAGE VIA Wikimedia Commons

In letters from Stalin’s labor camps, a window into Soviet political oppression

By Emily Johnson, Associate Professor of Russian, University of Oklahoma. Over a period of 30 years, millions of criminals and political prisoners were sent to Soviet labor camps. Wikimedia Commons In 2011, I was at the Hoover Institution Archives sifting through the papers of the Latvian poet and journalist Arsenii Formakov (1900-1983) when I noticed [...]Show More Summary

Sea Turtles Visiting Hotel In Oman Now Have a Full-Time ‘Concierge’

By Wildlifeppl at en.wikipedia, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16727787 Sea Turtles Visiting Hotel In Oman Now Have a Full-Time ‘Concierge’ Okay, so it isn’t exactly a concierge in the sense human travelers...Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: David Cox – The Opening of the New London Bridge

The Opening of the New London Bridge, David Cox Watercolor, roughly 15 x 9 in. (38 x 24 cm). Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Yale Center for British Art. British landscape master David Cox, who I admire in particular for his watercolors, […]

ICE Reportedly Detains Undocumented Immigrant Seeking Asylum on His 18th Birthday

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An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer. (Wikimedia Commons / CC 2.0) Erik Javier Flores Hernandez, an undocumented immigrant with a pending asylum application, was reportedly transferred from a children’s shelter to anShow More Summary

nikolaeftimov-blog: Frans Pourbus the Younger, Portrait of a...

4 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

nikolaeftimov-blog: Frans Pourbus the Younger, Portrait of a Man aged 32, 1591.    Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_man_aged_32_by_Frans_Pourbus_the_Younger.JPG

U.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ in Afghanistan

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A Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) weapon is prepared for testing at the Eglin Air Force Armament Center on March 11, 2003 (Wikimedia Commons) The U.S. military Thursday announced it dropped a 21,600 pound non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Ivan Shishkin’s Rye

Rye, Ivan Shishkin Link is to zoomable version on the Google Art Project, downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. In contrast to his scenes of thick forest groves, Russian landscape master Ivan Shishkin here stands his trees as sentinels above the expanse of a rye field. A dirt […]

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