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3 ways to boost Instagram engagement

<i>This article was originally published on PR Daily in March 2016.</i> <br>Instagram is about to become much harder for brand managers to use effectively.<p>The …

New Study Reviews 25 Years Of Research Into What Helps Students Graduate – Here’s What They Found

Paul Bruno tweeted out a link to an important new study (that is, unfortunately, behind a paywall) titled Factors that Promote High School …

Would Democrats reject a Republican's Supreme Court nominee in an election year?

In the days since Antonin Scalia's death, majority leader Mitch McConnell and several other Republican senators have said that the president who's …

Three Worst Supreme Court Justices of All Time

Top ten lists and rankings are very popular online: the best Presidents, the worst Presidents, the best-looking celebrities, best and worst athletes and sports teams. With the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the battle shaping up over whether Barack Obama should appoint his …

Republicans beware: blocking supreme court nominations can backfire | James Nevius

History shows that it’s impossible to call in advance whether forcing a delay will work in the service of one’s ideological agenda, or against it<p>Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio – and all the other Republican obstructionists who want to block Obama from nominating a new US supreme court justice – …

Clinton slams Republicans’ “outrageous” obstruction on Scalia’s replacement: Obama is president “like it or not”

<b>Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting at Denmark Olar Elementary School in Denmark, S.C., Friday Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP)</b><p>“Elections have consequences”<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>February 14, 2016 5:56am (UTC)<p>With Republicans in Congress and on …

Government

Republicans Make the Case for Obamacare. Oops.

The Republican presidential candidates are pitching Obamacare.<p>Marco Rubio wants to "ensure those with pre-existing health conditions can get access …

Texas prosecutor officially disbarred for sending innocent man to death row

A Texas legal disciplinary board upheld a decision to disbar a prosecutor who oversaw a case that sent an innocent man to death row.<p>The board on Monday affirmed an earlier decision that found Charles Sebesta extracted false confessions and withheld testimony to convict Anthony Graves, who spent 18 …

Death Row

Two NYU Students Say They Were Racially Profiled At A Marco Rubio Event

The journalism graduate students said they were treated differently than white classmates also attending the town hall in New Hampshire.<p>Two journalism graduate students said they were racially profiled at a Marco Rubio town hall on Sunday in New Hampshire.<p>The students, who are black, attended the …

Millennials have a higher opinion of socialism than of capitalism

In my column today, I mentioned that one reason millennials prefer Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton is that they’re not just willing to look past Sanders’s socialism — they actually <i>like</i> his socialism. It’s a feature, not a bug.<p>Here are some of the data I was referring to.<p>In a recent YouGov survey, …

Unemployment falls to 4.9%, lowest in 8 years

U.S. unemployment is back below 5% for the first time since 2008.<p>However, hiring is slowing down. The U.S. economy added only 151,000 jobs in January. That is way down from December when the economy gained 262,000 jobs. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney projected that the economy would create 197,000 …

Employment

Janet Jackson Reveals New Tour Dates After Postponing Entire Tour

<b>Janet Jackson</b> is keeping her promise and giving fans brand new tour dates after postponing her entire Unbreakable World Tour last month.<p>The …

New Orleans Waitlist for Public Defenders

For instance, Yarls has no one to challenge bail conditions or negotiate prosecution for him — which a private attorney would likely do, possibly gain him freedom from jail. Without a lawyer to order an investigation, evidence could disappear. Surveillance videos from nearby stores could be wiped …

Michael Feeney, 'tenacious journalist,' dies at 32

Michael J. Feeney, a former reporter for The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday. He was 32.<p>Feeney's mother, Reba Willis, told The Daily News that her son died of complications from a staph infection of the kidneys. She said he'd …

Bucket-list item for African Americans: Experience Cuba

Cuba has been on many African-American bucket lists for a long time.<p>Music, arguably, is the main reason.<p>After all, Havana is where composer and trumpeter Mario Bauza hailed before he fell in love with Harlem and moved to New York City.<p>In 1940, Bauza and his brother-in-law and singer Frank Grillo, …

4 Laid-Back Latin American Beach Towns Where You Can Live Inexpensively

Did you ever dream about moving to Hawaii or some South Sea island where you could lazily stroll the beach and spend moonlit evenings luxuriating in …

Music Moguls, Masters of Pop: Myth Makers review – you just can't beat a pop PR disaster

‘Uriah Heep’s drummer got into a fight with a man dressed as a bear – while Alan Freeman passed out into his soup …’<p>From Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar on fire to Taylor Swift’s strategic stalking of her own fanbase, <b>Music Moguls: Masters of Pop – Myth Makers</b> (BBC4) had a bubble to burst for every …

Flint's toxic water crisis was 50 years in the making

In the fall of 1966, African American activists from the impoverished North End of Flint, Michigan, turned out en masse for a series of hearings on racial inequality sponsored by the state's Civil Rights Commission. One of those who testified, Ailene Butler, drew links between the segregationist …

Water

I'm So Damn Tired of Slave Movies

<i>The Birth of a Nation,</i> Nate Parker’s Sundance darling period piece about the deadliest slave insurrection in American history, was purchased by Fox …

Black History

The Moon landing is not a conspiracy theory – and this equation explains why

Did Nasa astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin really walk on the moon in 1969, or was it part of an elaborate ruse directed by Stanley Kubrick? …

How Male Models Get Fit for Fashion Week

The fall 2016 menswear runway shows have, so far, been a battle of the tall, slender bohemian models versus the beefy, Fabio-like jocks. While the Gucci guys, for example, looked like they've never even stepped foot inside a gym, the men who walked for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Versace had …

UO drops branding contract

The University of Oregon has pulled out of its high-profile three-year, $3.4 million contract with Philadelphia branding and advertising firm …