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Full Moon in Taurus: You Can’t Cheat Love

Since ancient times the symbol of the bull has been a prominent fixture in many traditions, cultures and religions. The bull evokes powerful associations with creativity and productivity. ...

Feminism, What is it Good For?

Prolific writer Roxane Gay, who in 2014 released the novel "An Untamed State" (Grove) and New York Times bestselling essay collection "Bad Feminist" (Harper Per.) is frustrated by not bein ...

Echoes of the AIDS Hysteria as We Battle Ebola

Exactly a decade ago this month I received an email flagged as urgent from Monrovia, Liberia. It was from Lee Johnson, then coordinator of  "Liberian Youths Against HIV/AIDS.” ...

Scorpio Solar Eclipse: Regenerative Journeys

We are taught to be afraid of the dark. We are taught to be afraid of difference. We are taught to be afraid of each other. We are taught to be afraid. Period. ...

Remembering the Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde

Have you ever wondered what unseen photos, faux pas, untold stories, and unfinished works surviving partners of famous people are left with? ...

Is being "Black-ish" also being homophobic-ish

The second episode of ABC's promising new comedy "Black-ish" left its LGBTQ viewership "black and blue." ...

Malala's Dad Ziauddin Yousafzai

Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of the education activist Malala Yousafzai, gives a gripping TED talk about the ills of Patriarchal societies. ...

Mercury Retrograde: Shadows Searching for Light

Mercury retrograde is not to be feared. It’s a rhythm to be rocked. It’s a song to be sung. It’s an excuse to get your introspective groove on. ...

Effects of climate change in my backyard

Sunday morning, September 21, Rita Renee Toll-Dubois and her lifelong partner Ranger Jean Rogers of Lynn, quietly boarded one of the many Cambridge buses heading to the People's Climate Change Marc ...

Lena Dunham Not That Kind of Girl

Lena Dunham is on a 12-city press junket for her newly released book, Not That kind of Girl, (for which she received a 3.7 million dollar advance from her publisher). ...

Black Children Are Beloved and Beaten

"Beloved and beaten" is a phrase that best depicts how many African American children—past and present—are disciplined. It is an authoritative type of African American parenting discipline sty ...

How a Nickelodeon Cartoon Became One of the Most Powerful, Subversive Shows of 2014
Vanity Fair
December 22, 2014

A show for kids that aired its final season entirely online could have the power to change children’s TV forever. Yes, really.

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After Sony
The New Yorker
December 22, 2014

So many actors and directors tweeted their umbrage that it was easy to forget Hollywood’s intermittent regard for free expression.

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The Death of Painting: All-New, 2014 Edition
hyperallergic.com
December 22, 2014

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, the new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, prompted thoughts of Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’s five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, though I’m not sure how much acceptance there

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Children don’t ruin women’s careers — husbands do, Harvard study finds
nationalpost.com
December 19, 2014

About 40 percent of Gen X and boomer women said their spouses’ careers took priority over theirs, while only about 20 percent of them had planned on their careers taking a back seat. Compare that with the men: ...

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The Woman at the Center of the C.I.A.'s Torture Report
newyorker.com
December 19, 2014

NBC News has pieced together a remarkable story revealing that a single C.I.A. officer appears to have been a source of years’ worth of terrible judgment.

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10 Most Upsetting Moments in The Interview
Vulture
December 19, 2014

It's not just blowing up Kim Jong-un's face.

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When White People See Themselves With Black Skin, Something Interesting Happens
huffingtonpost.com
December 18, 2014

The antidote to racism partly lies in empathy, or the willingness to walk a mile in someone else's shoes, as the saying goes. But scientists from universities across Europe are taking the maxim one step further, providing people an opport...

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3 Women Report Assaults While Trying To Use Ride-Sharing Services In Boston « CBS Boston
boston.cbslocal.com
December 18, 2014

Three women told Boston Police they were indecently assaulted over the weekend after getting into cars that they believed were part of a ride-share service they had contacted.

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Why Is the FBI Still Chasing Black Panther Assata Shakur?
VICE
December 18, 2014

After 40 years in hiding, Tupac's godmother a prominent female member of the Black Panthers, is on the most wanted list as the subject of a nationwide manhunt after she was named the prime suspect of New York City police officers in the early 70s

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U.S. Must Defend U.S. Culture From North Korea
NYMag
December 18, 2014

How to think about an absurd but serious threat.

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Obama To Hunt Assata Shakur
allblackmedia.com
December 18, 2014

his killer, Joanne Chesimard, still roams freely in Cuba. Chesimard is currently listed by the FBI as the number one most wanted terrorist and has been ...

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The Disaster Story That Hollywood Had Coming
The Daily Beast
December 17, 2014

Thank the Sony hackers for this much: They’ve laid bare the very essence of Hollywood hypocrisy.

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Shiloh Jolie-Pitt: A Tiny, Dapper Businessperson
The Cut
December 17, 2014

Here's suave and cool child Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, dressing for the job she wants, which is a real job.

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Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History
The Daily Beast
December 17, 2014

The director of the powerful Martin Luther King Jr. film Selma sat down with Marlow Stern to discuss the film, as well as race in America and Hollywood.

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Mom Calls C-SPAN to Yell At Her Arguing Pundit Sons
jezebel.com/
December 17, 2014

Oh my Lord, shut it down, here is the greatest moment in the history of C-SPAN: A (very Southern) mama called into one of their shows to yell at the guests. Not because she disagrees, but because the guests are brothers and both her sons and she is sick and tired of their shit.

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Vatican Concludes Six-Year Investigation of American Nuns 
jezebel
December 16, 2014

In 2008, under then-pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican launched a broad investigation into the quality of life of American nuns, a move that, to a lot of those nuns, looked like it was meant to forcefully nudge them back in line.

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UPenn President Criticized For Joining Protesters' 'Die-In'
Huffpo
December 16, 2014

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann has upset members of her own university police department over her joining a brief die-in demonstration with students.

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EXCLUSIVE: New York Mag's Boy Genius Investor Made It All Up
New York Observer
December 16, 2014

In an Observer interview, Mohammed Islam, said to have investment returns of $72 million as a hs senior, admits he invented the whole story

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Angela Davis: ‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the US that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery’
Guardian
December 15, 2014

There is so much history of this racist violence that simply to bring one person to justice is not going to disturb the whole racist edifice.

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