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.
We talk about the demographic shift all the time and Alhambra, CA is an example of how things are transforming. “Alhambra’s Asian population has increased from less than 3% in 1970 to 52% in 2013, according to recent census surveys. The white population of the city, which has dominated for most of the city’s history, has fallen to about 11%. The Latino population has also declined slightly, to 35%” according the LA Times. What about life-long residents in this community who now have to drive to the next city just to get groceries because their neighborhood supermarket closed down and was replaced by an Asian supermarket? Do they have a right to be upset for feeling like they are being pushed out? Click here to read more.
There has been a lot of attention in the news in regards to the Confederate Flag as of late. During a clash between those who are pro and against the Confederate Flag in Columbia, SC last Saturday, an image of an African American police officer assisting a man who appeared to be suffering from the sweltering heat was captured. The man in need of assistance was wearing a t-shirt bearing a swastika on the front of it and the image went viral. Would you help someone who openly offends you? Click here to read more.
We knew this was coming. The official confirmation had to wait until new population figures were released by the Census Bureau this summer. The new tally, released in late June, shows that as of July 1, 2014, about 14.99 million Latinos live in California, edging out the 14.92 million whites in the state. It is also important to point out that the continued influx and growth of Latinos in the United States is not being fueled exclusively by immigration but by second- and third-generation immigrants who are settling down and starting families. Click here to read more.