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The Clear Solution to Police Brutality Is One No American Will Talk About


Fact: Police officers in America keep shooting — and killing — unarmed (and largely innocent) black men.  Nearly every 28 hours the police shoot and kill an unarmed person, usually a black male (man, teenager or child), and they're doing so without repercussion. This has resulted in myriad calls to "demilitarize the police," but no one has stated the obvious.

Airports Across America Are Hell on Earth Right Now


The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year. But a massive winter storm on the East Coast has made pre-Thanksgiving travel even more hectic and horrible.

This Is What Thanksgiving Dinner Will Do to Your Body — And What You Need to Do Right Back


Hello, Thanksgiving! Goodbye, non-elastic pants. Over the past four centuries, Thanksgiving has evolved from being about family, football and mass avian slaughter to a nationwide excuse to gorge ourselves swollen, then sleepily recuperate by watching Jingle All the Way on cable.

The Definitive List of Stores That Refuse to Open on Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving should be a time for family, food and merriment. For some retail workers, however, it has turned into a slow march toward materialism-induced doom as stores begin requiring employees to come in on Thanksgiving in order to pad profits and better prepare for Black Friday.  The tactic has become so common that it even has a name: Grey Thursday.

Here's What the Media Isn't Telling You About the Protests in Ferguson


FERGUSON, MISSOURI — Jessica Dunkins, 29, woke up Tuesday to find out she no longer had a job. Source: Sebastiano Tomada It happened abruptly.

Congress Is About to Screw the Middle Class With a Bipartisan Tax Deal


The news: Usually, congressional infighting about tax codes doesn't seem very dramatic. But not this time.

19 Photos From the Ferguson Protests That Shut Down New York City


In the eyes of the law, the case is closed. But tens of thousands of people across the country demonstrated the night of Monday's grand jury decision to let the country know that while Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted for the death of unarmed black teenager Mike Brown, the boy himself has not been forgotten.

13 Photos Show What Is Happening Across America Right Now


Ahead of the grand jury decision that cleared Officer Darren Wilson of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, the city of Ferguson, Missouri was prepared for the worst — Gov.

One Tweet Perfectly Sums Up the Double Standard of White Male Privilege in America


As protests erupted across the country Monday night in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, feelings that bubbled over in the wake of Brown's death in August reappeared — with a vengeance.

2014 Will Be Remembered as the Year of LGBT Rights in Country Music


Last Thursday, two mainstream country singers came out of the closet. The first, '90s star Ty Herndon, revealed his identity as an "out, proud and happy gay man" in an interview with People magazine.

Colorado Gave Us a Reason to Actually Get Excited About Black Friday This Year


This holiday season, Santa may stuff stockings in Colorado with something new. The state's legal marijuana dispensaries are preparing for the year-end holiday rush, with some retailers referring to upcoming plans for "Green Friday." The Associated Press reports that marijuana retailers in the Centennial State are turning to old-fashioned doorbusters to drive up holiday sales, including some cut-rate deals: The Grass Station in Denver is selling an ounce of marijuana for $50 — about a fifth of the cost of the next-cheapest strain at the Colorado dispensary — to the first 16 customers in line Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The 12 Most Maddening Parts of Darren Wilson's Grand Jury Testimony


The whole thing, Officer Darren Wilson said, took less than a minute. In documents released late Monday night after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict him for the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, Wilson gives a detailed, firsthand account of what he says happened on that hot summer afternoon in Ferguson.

3 Years After This City Made Cops Wear Cameras, Here’s What Happened to Police Violence


As the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri, take stock of damage after the raucous protests, looting, arson and gunfire that followed a grand jury's decision to clear Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, people around the country are asking: How do we solve the problem of police brutality?

Three Years After This Local Police Department Required Badge Cameras, Here's What Happened


As the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri, take stock of damage after the raucous protests, looting, arson and gunfire that followed a grand jury's decision to clear Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, people around the country are asking: How do we solve the problem of police brutality?

The Internet Backlash Against Kirk Cameron’s 'War on Christmas' Movie Is Brilliant


Looking to justify the rampant consumerism that has taken over Christmas? Conflicted about the neopagan influences on the holiday meant to celebrate the birth of the Messiah?

Researchers Have Discovered the Actual Age Musicians Die, and It's Not 27


Everyone knows about the 27 club — the early deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and Jim Morrison have become such legend that anyone who plays guitar is worried about reaching their late 20s.

Intense Photos Show Young People Protesting Government, A World Away From Ferguson


As millions watched Ferguson, Missouri, come close to tearing itself apart after a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, another struggle against government malfeasance gained strength halfway around the world.

Now Is the Time for Obama to Fix America's Racist Criminal Justice System


President Barack Obama has a race problem.  Specifically, his status as the first black U.S. president has hamstrung his freedom to tackle racial injustice while presiding over a country whose foundation and transformation every century of its existence has been defined by the issue.

Now Is the Time for Obama to Fix America's Racist Criminal Justice System


President Barack Obama has a race problem.  Specifically, his status as the first black U.S. president has hamstrung his freedom to tackle racial injustice while presiding over a country whose foundation and transformation every century of its existence has been defined by the issue.

Sh*t People Need to Stop Saying to Deaf and Hard of Hearing People Immediately


The ability to hear things is a part of being alive that most people take for granted. Many hearing people can't possibly imagine life otherwise.  It's not unthinkable for people to have questions about people who are deaf or hard of hearing.


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