Are Black names weird? Or are you just racist?
A Reddit thread has ignited a new debate over unconventional black names. But white people do it too, writes Jamelle Bouie—and the double standard says something about racial inequality. Read all about it here.
GLAAD applauds TV for improving its portrayal of gays and lesbians.
Gay rights organization GLAAD on Friday gave high marks to ABC Family, Fox Broadcasting, ABC, NBC and CW for their inclusiveness and positive portrayal of gays, lesbians and transgender characters on television. See who didn’t score so high here.
Janet Yellen: The most powerful woman in US history.
With US president Barack Obama set to tap Federal Reserve vice chair Janet Yellen as the next chairman of the Fed later today, it’s worth noting that her ascension is more than a story about global economic policy making. With apologies to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Yellen is about to become the most powerful woman in US history. Read more here.
The Highest-Paid Male Model Made $40.5 Million Less Than Gisele.
According to Forbes, Sean O’Pry made only $1.5 million in 2013. Poor guy.
An old poster on cultural insensitivity in baseball goes viral.
Earlier this week, Cleveland’s CBS outlet ran a story about the poster you see above. “An American Indian organization has shed new light on the context of how offensive and racist sports team images like the Cleveland Indians and Washington Redskins is to their community,” the piece, which ran under the byline “CBS Cleveland/AP,” began. “The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) published a powerful poster featuring two baseball hats that each have a stereotypical racist image of a Jewish man and Chinese man to show it has the same connotation as the Cleveland Indians.” As seen on Slate.