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This Artist’s Surreal Street Art Will Make You Do a Double Take

Dutch artist Leon Keer’s street art is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Just looking at it is like staring at a scene in a 3-D movie, but without the lame glasses. Keer’s playful pieces may give the illusion that they’re three-dimensional, but don’t let your eyes play tricks on you — they …

Watch this activist politely destroy CNN for racism: 'Whiteness gets nuance and blackness doesn't'

Social activist Deray McKesson criticized the media over the weekend for the way they had handled a white biker shootout in Texas with “nuance,” but …

117 Countries Slam American Police Brutality at UN Human Rights Council

<b>(ANTIMEDIA)</b> In what could hardly be called a surprise, the UN Human Rights Council chastised the US over its epidemic of police violence, …

Rights & Freedoms

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryThe Trap of “Abortion Reversal” Ruth Graham A newly touted procedure might let women halt the effects of the abortion pill. It’s sparking …

Baltimore Killed Freddie Gray

Everywhere you look in the city you can see the not-so-distant shadow of Jim Crow.<p>The past isn’t past. William Faulkner said it, and Freddie Gray’s death proves it. For the past 100 years, the people who had the power in Baltimore built a city in which white property was more important than black …

Justice

Why is America celebrating the beating of a black child?

It’s not surprising that a black mother in Baltimore who chased down, cursed and beat her 16-year-old son in the middle of a riot has been called a hero. In this country, when black mothers fulfill stereotypes of mammies, angry and thwarting resistance to a system designed to kill their children, …

Black Culture

Roubini: Baltimore riots are a symptom of income inequality

The riots in Baltimore this week may have been triggered by the death of Freddie Gray, but their roots are found in the widening gap between America's rich and poor.<p>That's the message from Nouriel Roubini, the economist who in 2005 correctly predicted the housing crisis and ensuing financial crash …

Income Inequality

A Baltimore Orioles executive issued a defense of Freddie Gray protesters—and it is perfect

Kate Mulgrew Bares Her Teeth

Star Trek and OITNB star Kate Mulgrew reveals being raped, giving a daughter up for adoption, and living through it all in her shocking, gorgeous new …

Star Trek

These two maps show the shocking inequality in Baltimore

"Baltimore is not Ferguson and its primary problems are not racial," my colleague Mike Fletcher wrote today. "Yet, the gaping disparities separating the haves and the have nots in Baltimore are as large as they are anywhere."<p>The two maps below offer a striking look at the two Baltimores, one …

Justice

The Biggest Mystery Of Baltimore's Riots

How did a city where blacks are well-represented among the city government and police erupt in riots not seen since Martin Luther King Jr. was killed?<p>Baltimore burned in April 1968, shortly after Martin Luther King Jr. was slain in Memphis. Echoing previous efforts at determining the source of …

Justice

National Domestic Violence Awareness Project - 2 out of 1000. 0.02% Of all rapes are false.

Welcome!<p>This blog promotes ways to raise awareness of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating abuse and stalking, including supportive …

Woman Allegedly Stabbed in Neck During Parking Lot Attack. But Her Boyfriend Settles the Matter With Just One Punch.

A man and woman were sitting in a car at a gas station in Pasadena, California, on Thursday afternoon when another man allegedly kicked the passenger door and started yelling at the woman, police said.<p>But after the pair exited the vehicle to confront the man — and while a cellphone video was …

Crime

Bloods and Crips Team Up to Protest Baltimore’s Cops

Things are apparently so bad in Baltimore that even the city’s gang adversaries—along with the Nation of Islam—are joining forces.<p><i>Editor’s Note:</i> …

Justice

Baltimore protesters and police clash after Freddie Gray funeral – in pictures

Violent unrest has broken out on the streets of Baltimore just hours after the funeral of 25 year-old Freddie Gray, who suffered fatal injuries in police custody and died on 19 April. Gray’s family and other black community leaders in Baltimore have repeatedly called for calm since his death, but …

Justice

Black Lives at the Mall of America: the long shadow of history

By on April 24, 2015 • ( 1 Comment )<p>In the dock are eleven Black Lives Matter activists fingered by police as the “ringleaders” of a peaceful rally …

Muslim Police Chief Refuses Pledge Of Allegiance, Fellow Officer Takes Action

“Rolling Stone has a lot to answer for”: Jon Krakauer on campus rape, victim backlash and why “Missoula” was the hardest book he’s had to write

The celebrated author of “Into the Wild” investigates rapes in a football-worshiping college town<p>Jon Krakauer’s “Missoula” is a tale of two trials, a football-worshiping college town, a politicking DA and a handful of courageous and determined young women. Its subject — rape, particularly rape on …

Fraternities plan to lobby Congress to prevent campus rape investigations

The lobby group FratPAC has a plan to make it even harder for schools to investigate sexual assault<p>The political arm of the nation's fraternities and sororities (which is not, as you might have inferred, the majority of the U.S. Senate) plans to lobby Congress this spring to make it more difficult …

U.S. jails sex-trafficked kids in human rights abuse, groups say | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States violates human rights by treating sex-trafficked children as criminals and throwing them into jail, rights groups told an international commission on Monday.<p>Federal and international law requires that children in the commercial sex trade …

Human Rights

The 20 Best Moments for Women in 2014

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, feminism made a lot of milestones in the year 2014.<p>As 2014 comes to a close, women have a whole lot to cheer about in pop culture, politics, sports, and art. Of course, this year, like every other year in human history, was ripe with misogyny, sexism, …

Divorce Rates Keep Declining. Thanks, Birth Control! - Rewire

Divorce rates are down, and we have feminism to thank for it. Social scientists have known for a long time that half of all marriages are not …

NFL’s Roger Goodell Seeks to Right Past Wrongs

National Football League Commissioner to Unveil Tougher Personal-Conduct Policy<p>National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell reserved a private dining room for breakfast at the exclusive Core club in Manhattan last month and invited one of the few people who might help with his problem. He …

NFL

On Marissa Alexander and the Consequences of Black Women Protecting Ourselves

December 03, 2014<p>read<p>add comment<p><b>by Raisa Habersham</b><p>Roxane Gay, author of <b>Bad Feminist</b>, writes ever so poignantly on the inconveniences being black and …

No, We Can’t Just Leave College Sexual Assault to the Police

To read the news this year, it seems like colleges never get sexual assault cases right. In July, there was the <i>New York Times</i> exposé on Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Then, Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia student, began carrying her mattress around campus in protest of her rapist’s continued …

The Second Civil Rights Movement

This week marks the 59th anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on the public bus in Montgomery, Alabama. That single, courageous act, of course, did not happen in a vacuum. Long-simmering resentment, coupled with the presence of an active African-American community and a 26 year …