As we enter the final days of the Obama administration, the uncertainty and controversy over our President-elect only becomes more of a reality. The final speeches from President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are in the books.
The holidays is a great time to get together with your family and celebrate the importance of the holiday. It also means participating in old family traditions that remind you of your childhood. In the United States we have the privilege of such diversity that we get to experience so many traditions in our own backyards.
While the results of the election have left many Americans in disbelief and questioning the values of our country, the election also produced several exciting new female senators who are breaking barriers and making history across our nation. Read More →
We all know the tragic story of Trayvon Martin. He should have turned 21 years young today and celebrating like all 21 year olds do. Many smart people have written about the horrible murder since it occurred, but a few more have in recent days with today being his birthday.
A major issue that many millennials face is how to make end’s meet. With the growing competition for entry level jobs and the elevated requirements to obtain them, making money has become a very serious problem for many young people all around the globe. Blake Fall-Conroy made a brilliant machine that speaks to these issues and shows just how difficult making minimum wage and making end’s meet can be. Check out the machine below and click here to read more about it.
The title of this post is clearly a gross generalization but according to some recent polling by Robert Jones of the Public Religion Research Institute, the average black person’s friend network is eight percent white, but the average white person’s network is only one percent black. Click here to read more.
Toy companies have made efforts to represent people from all around the globe but few have address diversity in family units. MyFamilyBuilders is a new toy company that is looking to address not only families from around the world but kids can build multi-racial families, or with two moms, or two dads and so on. They are currently looking for funding via Kickstarter. Click here to see/contribute to their campaign.
The Atlantic has been at the forefront of a number of important topics over recent years. With Ta-Nehisi Coates being their national correspondent, they have constantly been able to deliver a perspective and knowledge on topics that has continually outclassed many other publications as a thought leader on important issues. They were able to curate a group of senators, police commissioners, professors, activists, and more to talk about the state of law enforcement in this country.
It has been reported this morning that world renown comedian Rosie O’Donnell’s 17 year old daughter Chelsea has been missing since Sunday, August 16th. She was last seen Tuesday, August 11th, and New York Police authorities have been looking for her in the Rockland County area.
Instead of resisting or being complacent, some Dallas business owners are making it very clear by taking part in the “Welcome Everyone” campaign by displaying signs on their windows and counters welcoming LGBT customers. According to a Pew Research poll, 57 percent opposed gay marriage, while only 35 percent approved in 2001. However, the scale has been tipped the other way in 2015 with 54 percent supporting same-sex marriage compared with 39 percent who oppose it, and some business owners outside of LGBT communities are proudly showing their support. Click here to read more.