Lorraine Hernandez

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Marco Rubio’s cynical Tupac fandom: Why “I don’t listen to music for the politics” is a hip-hop cop-out

The presidential hopeful is the latest Republican to burnish his pop culture bona fides to appeal to younger voters<p>Senior advisers to presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio are betting on the candidate’s fluency in youth pop culture as his comparative advantage against the elder titans, Gov. Jeb …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Truth About Coconut Oil: 10 Facts You Need To Know

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects …

Best Yoga Asans for Weight Loss

Yoga is the ancient technique which is exclusively born in India. By practicing simple Yoga Asans everyone can stay healthy and fit. As an old saying …

Amy Schumer continues to rock: “I’ve devoted my life to showing women as more than vapid, materialistic sex-monsters”

“Trainwreck” star on why she’s over criticism of her looks: “I’m trying to say something and make people think”<p>Less than a month after being trolled by a critic who had several less-than-flattering (and less-than-pertinent) things to say about her appearance, up-and-coming comedy darling Amy …

Feminism

LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in 'Selma' speech

Fifty-years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races."<p>While this week's commemorations of the 50th …

Black History

Campus rape as a men’s issue: Jameis Winston and the culture of male complicity and denial

Women fight back against campus rape in a powerful new documentary — but there are deep lessons here for men too<p>I have pretty much ignored the story of Jameis Winston, the star quarterback from Florida State who is certain to be among the first players selected in this year’s NFL draft – and who …

Feminism

Your Emails Are Silently Enraging Your Coworkers -- Here's How to Stop

These days, we’ve all been on the receiving end of a scathing email, as well as its mysterious, vaguely pejorative cousins. You know the messages to which I refer. They don’t need exclamation points or all caps to teem with anger and drip with sarcasm. Dressing someone down via email is tempting …

Emotional Intelligence

Robert Reich: Republicans have nothing to offer the middle class

The former secretary of labor explains why Jeb Bush’s and Mitt Romney’s campaigns are doomed from the get-go<p>Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are zeroing in on inequality as America’s fundamental economic problem.<p>Bush’s new Political Action Committee, called “The Right to Rise,” declares “the income gap is …

Income Inequality

Conservatives Accuse Texas County Of Violating White People's Voting Rights

A conservative group is suing Dallas County, Texas, for allegedly discriminating against white people in violation of the Voting Rights Act. But the …

Right To Vote

White Liberals Are Wrong About 'Selma' And LBJ

One of the year’s greatest and most important films is <i>Selma</i>, the story of Rev. Martin Luther King’s historic role in leading the march in Selma, Alabama, which helped lead to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The film enjoys universal acclaim from movie critics, and high ratings from …

Black History

Jon Jones tests positive for cocaine

LAS VEGAS -- UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for traces of cocaine before his eighth title defense on Saturday in Las Vegas, …

Healthy 2015: Lose 10 Pounds With This Meal Plan

If you’re looking to lose weight and improve your health in 2015, this food plan is the perfect guide.<p>Read more here.

Fitness

Jay Cutler's benching could signal QB's end with Bears

Jay Cutler is fast becoming his generation's Jeff George:<p>Strong arm. Stronger will. Unfixable gunslinger. That's Cutler in a nutshell nine seasons and 130 interceptions into an NFL career that's gone nowhere.<p>Cutler's mounting turnovers and losses left Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman no choice …

Bears benching of Jay Cutler confirms it's time to turn out lights on era

In a stunning act of either ignorance or defiance — perhaps both — Bears coach Marc Trestman benched quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen.<p>More than just a change on the depth chart, the quarterback switch figures to rattle a regime at Halas Hall. The 35,000-foot view: The Bears …

“He would resent the way he is used”: How Martin Luther King would feel about his legacy

Stanford historian and King expert Clayborne Carson tells Salon why MLK remains so deeply misunderstood today<p>For better and for worse, the civil rights movement is at the forefront of American culture right now. And after the non-indictment of Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown …

Jesus Christ would be ashamed of 'Christian' abortion protestors

A high profile anti-abortion activist has been found guilty of harassment in Belfast. It's shone a much-needed spotlight on the growing numbers of 'Christian' protestors shaming women outside clinics throughout the UK. Emma Barnett is appalled<p>Full disclaimer: I have never liked or understood …

Surprise! The war on abortion rights is actually a referendum on women’s “place” in society

A group of protesters explain why they believe motherhood is the only and most important choice for women<p>The availability of safe, legal abortion and affordable, reliable birth control is really good for women. Being able to decide if and when to have a child (or more children) improves women’s …

“There is but one way out for you”: Read the uncensored letter J. Edgar Hoover wrote to MLK

Historian discovers unredacted copy of longtime FBI chief’s chilling letter<p>The mutual contempt between civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and longtime Federal Bureau of Investigation chief J. Edgar Hoover was hardly a well-kept secret. It was 50 years ago this month that Hoover denounced …

States with lower HPV vaccination rates have higher cervical cancer rates

Science confirms what we probably could have guessed<p>A new study presented at a conference for the American Association for Cancer Research found that states with the lowest rates of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination have the highest rates of cervical cancer and deaths from the disease. This is …

Perry-Appointed Board Backs Health Coverage Expansion

A board of medical professionals appointed by Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that the state should provide health coverage to low-income Texans under …