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Michigan Family Welcomes 14th Son

Allison Mack arrested, linked to NY sex cult

Allison Mack, actress and former star of The CW’s <i>Smallville</i>, has been arrested for her involvement in an alleged sex cult operating out of upstate …

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Walmart's Future Workforce: Robots and Freelancers

Walmart is raising wages, but its plans to use more gig labor and automation put workers at a disadvantage.<p>Over the past few weeks, Walmart executives have sketched a picture of the company’s future that features more self-checkouts and a grocery-delivery business—soon escalating to 100 cities from …

A House You Can Buy, But Never Own

African Americans in the same neighborhoods decimated by subprime lending are now being targeted with new predatory loan offerings, a lawsuit argues.<p>ATLANTA—It was not until a few years after he moved in that Zachary Anderson realized that he was not, in fact, the owner of the house he thought he’d …

Couples Speak Honestly About Open Relationships

<i>Polyamory</i>. <i>Ethical non-monogamy</i>. <i>Open relationship</i>. There are many ways to describe the consensual choice a couple can make to live a non-monogamous lifestyle—and ever more ways to navigate it. Maria Rosa Badia’s new short film <i>Polyedric</i> <i>Love,</i> premiering on <i>The Atlantic</i> today<i>,</i> features honest …

Polyamory

“I haven’t had sex – but I’m not a virgin”

The sex I do have is just as real as anyone else’s.<p><b>‘It’ is a strangely provocative word. I remember ‘it’ being discussed in vague metaphors and euphemisms in the canteen, all through secondary school. I remember wondering what ‘it’ would be like, what ‘he’ would be like (my 16-year-old brain</b> …

Atlanta Charter School Apologizes for 2nd-Grade Blackface Show in the Year of Our Lord 2018

This week, between that Heineken ad, Roseanne’s nonacting ass being back on TV (notably on the same network pandering to “unheard white working-class …

Body camera shows officer threatened to shoot Alton Sterling within seconds

<b>(CNN) —</b> It took Baton Rouge police Officer Blane Salamoni less than 90 seconds to shoot Alton Sterling, but police took nearly two years to fire the officer and release footage from his body camera.<p>Salamoni's firing Friday was the latest chapter in a tumultuous week for Sterling's family. State …

Alton Sterling

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

• <b>When asking for a raise or negotiating the salary for a new job, you'll want to choose your words strategically.</b>• <b><br>Salary negotiations are collaborations, and successful collaborations require good communication — so you'll need to be very clear.</b>• <b><br>But, you should avoid disclosing your current salary,</b> …

Career Development

Family of man killed by police joins rally for reform

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The family of Stephon Clark joined hundreds of people at a rally urging California's capital city not to let his memory or calls for police reform fade nearly two weeks after the 22-year-old unarmed black man was killed by Sacramento officers.<p>Clark's fiancee, Salena Manni, …

Demonstration

I had an affair with my friend’s husband, but he’s now betrayed me | Dear Mariella

You deceived a buddy and made a poor choice of lover – it’s time to confront the choices you have made<p><b>The dilemma</b> I have been in an unhappy, loveless marriage for a long time. As a result of this, a couple of years ago I had an affair with a friend’s husband. I had always felt there was a …

Relationships

Why TV Shows Are (Literally) Darker Than They’ve Ever Been

Inside the world of television criticism, there’s been a roiling debate since at least <i>The Sopranos</i>: Has TV gotten too dark? Is it too violent? Too …

A Little Positivity: Google Offers Free Internet To Public Housing Residents In Kansas City

G<b>oogle</b> has stepped up its efforts to provide everyone with internet access by rolling out its first initiative: free web access for residents in …

The Politics of Being "Ugly": Between Being Catcalled and Erased

<b></b> <b><br>by Ashleigh Shackelford</b><br>Yesterday, I was harassed over ten times.<br>Not just on the street, and not just in the form of whistling and yelling... I was …

Nas – Unreleased (2015) Rapload – Hip Hop World

<b>Name:</b> Nas – Unreleased <b><br>Genre:</b> Rap | Hip-Hop <b><br>Year:</b> 2015 <b><br>Featuring:</b> Lauren Hill <b><br>Format:</b> mp3 | <b>320</b> kbps <b><br>Duration:</b> 00:44:53 <b><br>Size:</b> 173 Mb<p><b>Tracklist:</b> <br>01. Good …

Oklahoma Ex-Cop Convicted Of Serial Rape

Daniel Holtzclaw faces a possible sentence of life imprisonment.<p>Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer who was accused of sexually assaulting 13 black women while on duty, was found guilty of rape and sexual battery on Thursday.<p>An all-white jury that deliberated for more than 45 …

Domestic Violence

'B-Stylers' Are Japanese Teens Who Want to Be Black

Dutch photographer Desiré van den Berg met Hina, a 23-year-old who works in a trendy Tokyo boutique called Baby Shoop. Hina's shop has the tagline "Black for Life."<p>Dutch photographer Desiré van den Berg has spent the past seven months traveling around Asia. She lives in Hong Kong at the moment, but …

Gender News Weekly: Barbie is for Boys, Too

'We need each other': Black families invited to free parent symposium in Portland

The national Black Lives Matter movement kept growing after two black women were found dead in police custody in two days this summer.<p>In Oregon, …

Bay Area commuting nightmares: jobs in city, affordable homes in exurbia

Up at 3:30 a.m., Jackie Turner is out the door by 5:15 a.m., when it’s still pitch black outside in Brentwood — her new suburban hometown, a place …

Review: Janet Jackson’s New Album Unbreakable

Jackson’s new album, her first in seven years, is being released on her own label, Rhythm Nation Records. Black Doll, Inc.

Netflix enters cool goth phase, orders 12 new episodes of Black Mirror

Netflix was already the most popular kid in streaming-service school, given its near-total dominance of internet bandwidth when it comes to your …

This Father's Daughter Was Secretly Put Up for Adoption Several States Away

But he fought to win her back no matter the cost.<p>At 19 months-old, Skylar's life is like any typical toddler's: She plays and laughs with her father, …

25 Simple Things to Give Up If You Want to Succeed

The best way to invite good new things into your life is to make room for them. Just as you declutter your office and home, from time to time do a check and throw out anything that isn't helping you make your success achievable.<p>Here are some good places to start.<p>1. Trying to be …

Self-help

Trigger-Happy Cop Shot One of His Own and Kept Blasting Away

The number of signs that Albuquerque Police Lieutenant Greg Brachle ignored or didn’t see before putting nine .45-caliber bullets into his fellow …

Crime

Political Flyer Circulated In Detroit Suburb: 'Let's Get The Blacks Out'

A political flyer circulated anonymously in a Detroit, Michigan suburb Friday promoted white candidates running for office, with a message that read, …

Florida sheriff: 'Absolutely no evidence' man in bloody mug shot was beaten by deputy

A Florida sheriff said this week that there was “absolutely no evidence” that a suspect was beaten by one of his deputies, but the man’s family …

Crime

Quentin Tarantıno on White Supremacy, Obama, and Why He Doesn’t Worry About a Transformers Future

In Conversation:<p>Quentin Tarantino<p>Midway through postproduction on his eighth movie, the Western <i>THE HATEFUL EIGHT</i> — about a band of outlaws trapped in …

Pulp Fiction

Marvel's newest superhero is a preteen girl genius with a T-Rex sidekick

Say hello to Lunella Lafayette, Marvel's newest superhero.<p>The comic giant will soon be introducing audiences to <i>Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur</i>, a …