MAN UP! or not…

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Tyler The Creator, Rapper, Discusses Why ‘Faggot’ Isn’t Offensive On ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? Share & Comment:  “That’s just a word, you can take the power out of that word. The way that I see things, it’s you chose to be offended if you care more about stuff like that. And that might sound very ignorant, but if you’re a black person and someone calls you the … Continue reading

7 Policy Changes America Needs So People Can Work and Have Kids

We are in the midst of a revolution in gender roles, both at work and at home. And when it comes to having children, the outlook is very different for those embarking on adulthood’s journey now than it was for the men and women who graduated a generation ago. I recently published research from the Wharton … Continue reading

Downton gets a 5th season

FIFTH SEASON OF “DOWNTON ABBEY” TO AIR ON “MASTERPIECE” on PBS Production to begin in 2014 Boston, MA – November 10, 2013 – DOWNTON ABBEY, the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) award-winning drama hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as “an absolute pleasure to watch,” will return to MASTERPIECE on PBS for a fifth season. “As American … Continue reading

Happy Single’s Day

Tomorrow is 11/12/13, which means many people will get married (even though it’s a Tuesday), clogging social media feeds with their superstitious bliss and the promise of easily remembered anniversaries. But that’s tomorrow. Today is still 11/11, or Singles’ Day in China. Invented by college students in the 1990s, Singles’ Day falls on 11/11 because all … Continue reading

Where Are the Serious Movies About Non-Suffering Black People?

Hattie McDaniel, the first black person to win an Oscar, did so for her role inGone With the Wind as Mammy in 1939. McDaniel was a formidable actress but, for better or worse, roles that found her playing a maid dominate her résumé because, in her time, domestic servitude was the primary way popular culture could … Continue reading

Marriage Isn’t for You

Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me. Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading. I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for 10 years until… until we decided no longer wanted to … Continue reading

Nap Time Turns Into Dream Adventures

Do babies dream when they sleep, or they simply rest peacefully? Queenie Liao, a free-lance artist and mother of three boys living in California, has tried to answer this question by sharing the adventurous dramas that her child Wengenn dreams of during his sleep. Combining artistry and imagination with photography, Queenie has created captivating photos … Continue reading

Kids React to Gay Marriage

An incredible new video is making its rounds on the Internet that asks a group of children, ages 5-13, their opinions about same-sex marriage. The video starts with the kids watching two different viral videos of gay marriage proposals and then a brief Q&A about their opinions surrounding marriage equality ensues. Click the link below … Continue reading

Graduation…where dey do dat at?

Melissa Harris-Perry Speaks at Wellesley College Commencement 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO4mepx-7vU&feature=plcp While I went to my college of communication graduation, I did not attend my university-wide graduation particularly because the speaker was a state congressman who, it seemed, was virtually unknown to nearly all of my classmates. The announcement that said congressman would be the commencement speaker … Continue reading