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Back in April, the U.S. military faced a wave of criticism when it announced its new hairstyle regulations that prohibited female soldiers from wearing their hair in twists or thick braids, a move many people believed targeted women of color. But finally, we have some real change.
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The situation in Ferguson is painful and hard to understand. That’s why we’re gonna watch this video … in reverse! And you’re gonna come out ahead. You ready?
At 11:15, learn about the Real American Problem (tm) that led to what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, on the evening of Aug. 13.
At 7:54, learn how that problem turned into journalists and peaceful protesters getting arrested.
Finally, at 5:11, ask the question: If policemen are using extreme force to enforce laws, where are the people making those laws?
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via The Huffington Post.
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Artist Caledonia Curry, aka Swoon, talks about her start in graffiti and how that caused her to end up in the most unlikely of places, from her perspective.
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Robin Williams Is NOT Free (via Phoebe Gavin)Did you know that suicide is contagious?Yep. A great deal of research has been done on cases spanning the last three hundred years the show that suicide rates spike after a highly publicized suicide – especially when it’s a celebrity suicide.Does that mean we shouldn’t talk about suicide or Robin Williams? No. It means we should talk about suicide and Robin Williams responsibly.From the CDC: ASPECTS OF NEWS COVERAGE THAT CAN PROMOTE SUICIDE CONTAGION
"But Phoebe, they’re basically saying don’t talk about suicide."No, they’re saying is don’t make it sound attractive.
- Presenting simplistic explanations for suicide
- Engaging in repetitive, ongoing, or excessive reporting of suicide in the news
- Providing sensational coverage of suicide
- Reporting “how-to” descriptions of suicide
- Presenting suicide as a tool for accomplishing certain ends
- Glorifying suicide or persons who commit suicide
- Focusing on the suicide completer’s positive characteristics
An example of what not to do:
Robin Williams is NOT free.
Please watch this.