Dr. Barbara Smith

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“Hollywood is a cesspool of misogyny and racism. Bring on the lawsuits”: Why the ACLU’s bold action is so necessary

<b>Charlize Theron, Meryl Streep, Ava DuVernay (AP/Reuters/Chris Pizzello/Mario Anzuoni/Kevork Djansezian)</b><p>For decades, sexism has run rampant in Tinseltown. Only radical measures can change it<p>May 12, 2015 5:32pm (UTC)<p>The ACLU wants state and federal agencies to investigate the hiring practices of …

Feminism

Goldman Sachs made money top traders

After being tops at prop trading, a source says Goldman Sachs is "No. 1" among banks at channeling client cash to top traders. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images<p>Goldman Sachs, one of the most profitable banks in the history of Wall Street, figured out a way to monetize relationships with its star …

Tony Robinson Shooting: No Charges for Wisconsin Police Officer

The Madison, Wisconsin, cop who shot and killed unarmed teenager Tony Terrell Robinson Jr. won't face charges, the prosecutor said Tuesday.<p>Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne called the shooting of Robinson, 19, on March 6 by Officer Matt Kenny a "lawful use of deadly police force," saying …

Who might lead ISIS if al-Baghdadi dies?

<i>Watch "Blindsided: How ISIS shook the world," a GPS special airing Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> For weeks, reports have been circulating that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the caliph of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was seriously injured in an airstrike back in March.<p>On Wednesday, …

Al-Qaeda

Baltimore Whole Foods Regrets Supporting National Guard on Instagram

Whole Foods is drawing heavy criticism over a social media publicity stunt gone awry. Yesterday, one of their Baltimore stores decided to provide free food for National Guardsmen who were dispatched in the wake of riots and protests following the funeral for Freddie Gray, a young African-American …

Sign in to Flipboard with Your Google Account

There’s a convenient new way for iOS users to sign in to—and sign up for—Flipboard: through their Google account. (This feature is already live on Android.)<p>Signing in through Google Single Sign On (SSO) gets you going on Flipboard with the tap of one button. The SSO feature takes care of “filling …

Pictures of the Week 5.8.15

North Korea warns of 'targeted strikes' against South's navy

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s military warned on Friday of “unannounced targeted strikes” against South Korea’s navy, accusing the South of violating its territorial waters off the peninsula’s west coast, the scene of deadly naval clashes in the past.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greets Korean …

North Korea

Pakistan helicopter crash kills foreign ambassadors

Norwegian and Philippine ambassadors and other diplomats’ wives among those killed as aircraft crashes into school in Gilgit-Baltistan territory<p>Two ambassadors are among seven people killed when a military helicopter crashed into a school in Pakistan’s mountainous north and burst into flames.<p>The …

US launches its own investigation of Baltimore police

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department waded anew Friday into fraught big city police-community relations, with new Attorney General Loretta Lynch …

Justice

ISIS activity prompts threat level increase at bases

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Security conditions at U.S. military bases have been increased over growing concerns about terror threats, officials said Friday.<p>A U.S. official confirmed to CNN that U.S. military bases are now at "Force Protection Bravo," which is defined by the Pentagon as an "increased and …

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Two weeks into the Purina ONE 28-Day Challenge, the change you’ve made for your dog could mean smaller and firmer stools during his trips outside. It …

Pets

See Dad’s Response to Principal Who Wrote Him This Note About His Children’s ‘Unexcused Absences’

A Pennsylvania father penned a scathing note to a school principal after she said a trip he took with his 9-year-old twins to see the Boston Marathon was “recorded as unexcused.”<p>Mike Rossi shared the note from school principal Rochelle Marbury on his Facebook page.<p>“Dear Mr. and Mrs. Rossi,” the …

Justice Kennedy sent clearer signal in 2013 marriage case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years ago, Justice Anthony Kennedy left little doubt during Supreme Court arguments that a part of the federal anti-gay …

Syrian insurgent gains expose Assad weaknesses

BEIRUT (AP) — In the span of a month, Syrian insurgents have routed government forces across the country's northwest, flushing them out of …

Middle East

Senate votes against making Iran nuclear deal a treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled Senate on Tuesday turned back an attempt to elevate any nuclear deal with Iran into a treaty, a vote that gave …

Iran Nuclear Deal

Congress Moves To Curb Mass Surveillance Under The Patriot Act

The USA Freedom Act, introduced today in the House and Senate, would rein in the NSA's bulk data collection program.<p>Congress moved to restrict mass surveillance under the Patriot Act Tuesday afternoon, introducing to the House and Senate the USA Freedom Act, a bill that would prohibit the National …

Next Generation Professional Learning

<b>Top down, Industrial Age professional development steps aside for teacher-powered professional learning. From Twitter chats and Edcamps, teachers are</b> …

Hangouts on Air: Connecting Teachers With Content Experts

Edcamp Home and Math Hangouts<p>I have used Google Hangouts since the tool was first released, but my initial exposure to a Hangout on Air was during …

Social media for professional development and networking | E-verything!

Introduction<p>A post for my colleagues who are beginning to consider social media for professional development.<p>The associated presentation is available …

Obama's Foreign Policy Plays Better Abroad Than at Home

National security issues are likely to figure prominently in the 2016 election, and Republican candidates are already stepping up their attacks on …

Dropbox’s Collaborative Note-Taking Service, Dropbox Notes, Heads Into Beta Testing

Earlier this month, Dropbox was spotted testing an early version of an online note-taking service dubbed “Project Composer,” which appeared to have roots in the company’s 2014 acquisition of collaborative docs startup HackPad. Now Dropbox is rolling out this new service into private beta as …

Obama regrets drone strike that killed hostages but hails US for transparency

Drones (military),Pakistan,US military,Al-Qaida,US news,Afghanistan,South and Central Asia,World news,Obama administration,US national security<p>US counter-terrorism operation in January killed two hostages – American contractor Warren Weinstein and Italian citizen Giovanni Lo Porto<p>The White House …

David Letterman Gave A Moving Tribute To Robin Williams, His Friend Of Nearly 40 Years

"Beyond being a very talented man and a good friend and a gentleman, I am sorry, like everybody else, I had no idea that the man was in pain, that the man was suffering."