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  Okay America, I HAVE HAD ENOUGH. I am sick and tired of you spilling your “religious convictions” all over my nice new pair of CIVIL RIGHTS. I got them in mint condition, on sale for an exceptionally reasonable price, and now, THANKS TO YOU, they are splattered with ridiculous restrictions, based on bad science and arbitrary **cough sexist cough** beliefs. (Sorry, I’m a bit allergic to bull shit.)     Today, the Supreme Court ... Read More
Moving on from a gig, a romance, or a roommate? Here’s some handy advice! There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but some are clearly more productive and compassionate than others. Whether you want to make a career change, say goodbye to a failing friendship, or leave a romantic partner behind, there are some common fundamentals to remember. Try these tips for making a graceful exit: Take the high road Let the other party know that things aren’t ... Read More
Graduation season is upon us which means one thing: graduation parties galore. Amongst the plethora of yard games and buffet style food lines, there’s one thing that drives me crazy, and that is finding the perfect grad gift. Whether it’s the young girls I used to mentor graduating high school or my best friend in the world graduating from college, the thought of finding them an appropriate gift baffles me. Using my extensive resources (asking my mom ... Read More
Two years ago, an idiopathic neuropathy entered Liz Jackson’s life, transforming a hustle and bustle metropolitan lifestyle into one of unexpected instability. Yet, while she has faced many moments of debility, weakness and despair have never been in the cards for Liz. With this new fate, Liz has taken her challenges and transformed them into focus, patience, strength, and most importantly, activism.  Since then, Liz has come a long way, and she ... Read More
When Razieh Ebrahimi was 14 years old, she was forced to marry a man who went on to subject her to continual physical and verbal abuse for the next three years.  She had her first child when she was 15.  One night, after suffering another severe beating, Razieh decided that the constant assault had to stop. She killed her husband, shooting him in the head while he was sleeping.  In 2010 she was sentenced to hang for her crime, even though ... Read More
One of the most talked about issues in American politics is immigration. Sadly, a conversation that should be about reform is overshadowed and misguided by racist, anti-immigration activists.  Because of xenophobic attitudes towards immigrants, our nations discourse around immigration is focused on brutal acts of exclusion as opposed to empathy and inclusion. In order to move towards a real solution to the nation's questions about immigration, we must ... Read More
For years, it’s been a stigma that girls who say ‘like’, ‘I mean’, ‘um’, and other fillers are dumb. They don’t know how to speak! As a ‘liker’ myself, I’ve always been a bit self-conscious of the way I speak. It’s usually one of the first things that people notice about you – and it hurts to have people assign you to the category of “dumb girl” after a couple of sentences. ... Read More
Standing in line to see Alexz Johnson perform was an event 10 years in the making. Former star of the Disney’s So Weird, and Instant Star (which was on the Degrassi-Channel), Alexz Johnson has been singing on and off television for a long time, when she’s not casually getting murdered, of course. Now, if you didn’t watch any of these shows, and you have absolutely no clue who I’m talking about, that’s okay. None of her past work ... Read More
Title IX is a portion of the Education Amendments of 1972 that states “No Person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” This act was co-authored and introduced by Senator Birch Bayh and was renamed the Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in 2002. However on ... Read More
Angel Haze and Ireland Baldwin have CONFIRMED that they are dating! The 22-year-old rapper and the 18-year-old model (daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger) were first introduced at this past New York Fashion Week and have been together ever since. But, Haze seems to think that media has a problem with interracial lesbian couples. Haze, who is performing at Glastonbury with Kanye West this weekend, has been challenging Hip-Hop’s misogyny by simply ... Read More
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