Hotel Accessibility Reaches the Supreme Court

As a wheelchair user with multiple disabilities, travel is unpredictable at best and completely inaccessible at worst. In order to book my trips, I have to trust the accuracy of the websites run by hotels, airlines, car rental companies, and more to learn whether I can use their services (i.e., have the honor of paying […]

DOJ sues SpaceX for hiring discrimination against refugees

The U.S. Department of Justice sued SpaceX on Thursday, alleging Elon Musk’s space company discriminated against refugees and asylum seekers in its hiring practices. The lawsuit says between 2018 and 2022, SpaceX “wrongly claimed” that export control laws limited its hiring to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. The DOJ has been investigating SpaceX since […]

Eight Famous Jewish Nobel Laureates

Since the first of the Nobel Prizes was awarded in 1895, about 20 percent of the recipients — over 200 individuals — have been Jewish. The honor is awarded to those who have “conferred the greatest benefit to humankind” in one of six categories: chemistry, medicine, economics, literature, physics and peace. Of the Jewish recipients, […]

Racism by Design: The Building of Interstate 81

David Rufus was just a toddler when the bulldozers rolled into the streets of his Syracuse, New York, neighborhood in 1960. As part of the country’s interstate highways surge, city officials wanted to extend I-81 with an elevated viaduct that would cut right through the 15th Ward, where nearly 90 percent of Syracuse’s Black population […]

Employee Wreaks Revenge On Boss After Their False Salary Raise Claim

Every job has its own quirk – however, there’s a quote that’ll be a perfect excerpt to today’s tale: “Our workplace has a strict honesty policy: we honestly lie about everything.” The thing is, u/ThatOneCloneTrooper stayed at his old place on the condition that they’d raise his salary, but – surprise, surprise – the boss […]

‘Sound of Freedom’ Vs. ‘Walid’ – Book and Film Globe

Sound of Freedom, which came out on July 4th, was the initial surprise hit of the summer blockbuster season, and a hugely controversial one. The film stars Jim Caviezel as Tim Ballard, a real-life activist who’s worked to free children from sexual slavery. If you’re wondering how a premise like “child sex trafficking is bad” […]

Ron DeSantis tries to erase trans people from Florida schools.

On Monday, the deputy general counsel of Florida’s Orange County Public Schools system sent an email to principals announcing new policies for the upcoming academic year. To implement recently enacted state laws, the email announced, the school district—which encompasses Orlando and serves more than 200,000 students—would be required to target transgender teachers, staff, and students […]

10 ways American culture and way of life is under assault

We are in the midst of one of the most radical revolutions in American history. It is as far-reaching and dangerous as the turbulent years of the 1850s and 1860s or the 1930s. Every aspect of American life and culture is under assault, including the very processes by which we govern ourselves, and the manner […]

Kanye West and Bianca Censori go barefoot to prove his power

Kanye West and his “wife” Bianca Censori have spent the past week sauntering around Italy on a bizarre Roman holiday as he prepares for his very own Renaissance. They’ve shown up to a fancy hotel dinner and a gelato shop in Florence, and a Travis Scott concert in Rome, barefoot. Censori, 28 — often clad […]

Dancer O’Shae Sibley killed for voguing to Beyoncé : NPR

A makeshift memorial honored O’Shae Sibley in New York City earlier this month. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images hide caption A makeshift memorial honored O’Shae Sibley in New York City earlier this month. Friends, family members and activists are mourning the death of O’Shae Sibley, a Black gay man who was stabbed late last month while dancing […]

The Remaking of America › American Greatness

We are in the midst of one of the most radical revolutions in American history. It is as far-reaching and dangerous as the turbulent years of the 1850s and 1860s or the 1930s. Every aspect of American life and culture is under assault, including the very processes by which we govern ourselves, and the manner […]

Former Fox executive now argues Murdoch is unfit to own TV stations : NPR

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch, right, huddles with Preston Padden, president of network distribution for Fox, during a hearing of the Federal Communications Commission in May 1995. A generation later, Padden says Murdoch is unfit to hold the licenses for local television stations due to Fox News. Kathleen Beall/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption Media magnate Rupert Murdoch, […]

LeBron’s School Flop Proves Money Can’t Buy Student Success

After five years of fanfare and media coverage, LeBron James’ I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, has failed miserably. None of the eighth-grade students passed the state’s math test, and only a few of them tested proficient in English. The school is also having turnover issues with campus leadership, giving supporters little reason for optimism.  As […]

Lizzo Responds to ‘Unbelievable’ Sexual Harassment Allegations

Updated 8/3/23 at 1:59 p.m. ET:  As the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Lizzo continues to evolve, one of the plaintiffs is responding to a video that’s currently making the rounds on the internet. On Thursday, TMZ released a video of Arianna Davis praising the Grammy winner in an interview during Watch Out For the […]

Ex-Rep Joe Kennedy blasts RFK Jr over ‘hurtful and wrong’ remarks

Former Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) Monday joined other family members in publicly condemning Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s recent remarks on COVID-19, which became public over the weekend and were widely criticized as antisemitic and anti-Asian. “My uncle’s comments were hurtful and wrong,” the 42-year-old former congressman wrote in a tweet Monday. “I unequivocally condemn […]

The Indictments of Trump are Indictments of His Supporters

He’s been indicted again, this time for trying to override the voices and votes of the American people in order to steal an election and permanently install himself as a dictator. These are offenses of the presidency more traitorous and sobering than anything we’ve witnessed in our young nation’s turbulent lifetime. Sadly, that isn’t the […]

Israel flexes its muscle as an up-and-coming sports host as 2023 European Athletics Under-20 Championships open in Jerusalem

(JTA) — The Israeli Athletics Association is preparing to host almost 2,000 athletes and officials from 48 countries for the 2023 European Athletics Under-20 Championships. The biannual track and field competition, which features 44 different events, will be hosted at Jerusalem’s Givat Ram Stadium. Putting on such a tournament is no small feat, but Israel […]

My farewell love letter to Boston – The Boston Globe

I cheered that night and never forgot that feeling about Boston as the underdog, the insurgent, the outsider, cursed for a century but never losing faith. Get Today in Opinion Globe Opinion’s must-reads, delivered to you every Sunday-Friday. Enter Email Sign Up Over the years, Boston would become a North Star for me. I lived […]

Did Beyoncé Just Shade Erykah Badu?

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood, Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images) Did anyone have a feud between Beyoncé and Erykah Badu on their list of summer activities? Well, whether you were expecting it or not, here we are. On Monday, Queen Bey brought her much-talked-about Renaissance tour to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. and made sure […]

City Investigating Discrimination Complaint Against Local Salon

The City of Traverse City is investigating a discrimination complaint against Studio 8 Hair Lab – a local salon on Eighth Street – after owner Christine Geiger said in a now-deleted Facebook post that transgender and queer clients aren’t welcome at her salon and that anyone who “identifies as anything other than a man/woman” should “seek services […]

The Roberts Court twisted the First Amendment into a tool of discrimination

Last week, the Supreme Court issued a pernicious decision declaring that Colorado’s public accommodations law prohibiting discrimination against gays and lesbians could not be applied to a business engaged in “expressive activity,” such as a wedding website designer who opposes gay marriage. Justice Neil Gorsuch, in his majority opinion, insisted that doing so would “force” the designer […]

10 Reasons Why Affirmative Action Died

The end of affirmative action was inevitable. The only surprise in the Supreme Court’s recent decision was that such intentions gone terribly wrong lasted so long. First, supporters of racial preferences always pushed back the goal posts for the program’s success. Was institutionalized reverse bias to last 20 years, 60 years, or ad infinitum? Parity […]

You Won’t Believe These Pro Wrestler Nicknames

Wild Ring Names Revealed Were these wrestlers’ names chosen out of spite? Or were they meant to get a laugh out of the people in the back? One thing is for sure: this type of prank has happened more often than fans may realize! Akeem The African Dream Stories of ribs and practical jokes have […]

Army General, Professor Ran Shadow Probe to Hunt Down Soldier for Mean Tweets

An Army three-star general and a West Point associate professor used government resources in an unofficial investigation to hunt down and punish an anonymous active-duty whistleblower who criticized Army leaders and the Biden administration on social media, according to private emails and text messages obtained exclusively by Breitbart News. Army Training and Doctrine Command Deputy […]

VICTORY from Maine: State Paid Family & Medical Leave is Now Law!

Today, Maine became the fourteenth state (including Washington D.C.) to enact a comprehensive paid family and medical leave program. A Better Balance has been proud to work closely with partners in the Maine Paid Leave Coalition to support the effort to enact a strong paid family and medical leave program, which will create much-needed economic security for workers all […]

Biden administration to appeal federal ruling that prevents it from pressuring social media companies to censor wrongthink, cure narratives

The Biden administration appears unwilling to relinquish its well-worn ability to pressure social media companies to censor “protected free speech” and cure narratives on their platforms. The Biden Justice Department filed a notice of appeal Wednesday regarding U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty’s Tuesday preliminary injunction, which acknowledged that the plaintiffs — the states of […]

Kentucky’s ban on gender-affirming care takes effect as federal judge lifts injunction | PBS NewsHour

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s ban on gender-affirming care for young transgender people was restored Friday when a federal judge lifted an injunction he issued last month that had temporarily blocked the restrictions. The latest ruling by U.S. District Judge David Hale means the Kentucky prohibition goes into effect, preventing transgender minors from accessing puberty blockers and […]

COVID Censorship Proved To Be Deadly

We’ve just witnessed the biggest attack on freedom of speech in U.S. history. And it appears the writing is on the wall for “the most important free speech lawsuit of this generation,” in which the federal government was sued for working with social media companies to censor Americans. U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty issued […]

Calling Out Unconscious Bias in the Workplace – Transcending the Problem

STATISTICS show that minorities and marginalized groups repeatedly experience career-stifling unconscious bias at many points throughout their working lives. Women and ethnic monitories, for example, often find it hard to climb the career ladder — a fact borne out in the significant underrepresentation of both groups in senior leadership roles. Minorities also report being passed […]

FLIP-FLOP: Tennessee transgender youth BETRAYED by new federal court ruling

Transgender youth in Tennessee are once again at risk after several state laws granted, removed, reinstated, then once again removed their vital transitional care. A U.S. appeals court ruled Saturday that a Tennessee law can go into effect immediately which prohibits doctors from providing medical care such as puberty blockers and gender-affirming surgery for transgender […]

Megan Rapinoe Wants Equality–and a Third World Cup Title | TIME

Megan Rapinoe thrives on noise. Most athletes strive to be “in the zone”—that state of quiet mental focus enabling players to block out the cheers and jeers of stadium crowds, allowing performance to peak. Rapinoe, however, takes in all the chatter. “I’m hearing the crowds, I’m hearing the fans,” she says. The two-time defending World […]

Justice Jackson’s Dissent: ‘Our Country Has Never Been Colorblind’

Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court, dissented in strident terms from Thursday’s decision striking down racial preferences in college admissions decisions. (The full decision, and the concurring opinions and the dissents, may be found here.) Brown accused the Court’s six conservative justices of pretending that the U.S. is a […]

Supreme Court rules against USPS in Sunday work case : NPR

The setting sun illuminates the Supreme Court building in Washington on Jan. 10. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption The setting sun illuminates the Supreme Court building in Washington on Jan. 10. The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously handed a major victory to religious groups by greatly expanding how far employers must go to accommodate the religious views […]

Judge restricts Biden officials from colluding with Big Tech

A federal judge has blocked Biden administration officials from contacting social media companies in a landmark order targeting government censorship and suppression of online postings. US District Court Judge Terry Doughty, a Trump appointee, determined Tuesday that the White House likely colluded with Big Tech to censor protected speech during the COVID-19 pandemic. “During … […]

Report: Vanna White Demanding $4.5M More On New Contract | Entrepreneur

“Wheel of Fortune” is undergoing a major shakeup after the show’s 41st season, which premieres in September, with longtime host Pat Sajak retiring and being replaced by Ryan Seacrest. But amid the sweeping changes, one element of the show that has remained steady has come to light — co-host Vanna White’s salary. According to a […]

Eight Jewish Nobel Laureates You Should Know

In 1895, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel founded the Nobel Prize, a set of annual awards given to individuals with world-class accomplishments in six categories: World Peace, Economics, Medicine, Chemistry, Literature and Physics. Since the establishment of this distinguished honor, about 20% of the recipients — over 200 individuals — have been Jewish. Famous Jewish Nobel […]

Pete Buttigieg expresses outrage that Supreme Court didn’t prioritize LGBT agenda over Americans’ constitutional rights

The United States Supreme Court ruled Friday that Colorado cannot force Christian graphic designer Lorie Smith to create art that violates her religious beliefs, particularly her belief that marriage necessarily entails the union between a man and a woman. Justice Neil Gorsuch, writing for the majority, noted, “The First Amendment’s protections belong to all, not […]

The America That Americans Forget – The New York Times

When Roy returned to Guam in 2008, he got a job in sales and rose through the ranks to become a manager, but it was hard to adjust to civilian life. His greatest struggle was with mental health. Roy’s thoughts scared him. Ideas of harming others would just pop into his mind out of the […]

DeSantis slammed over Trump attack ad over LGBTQ rights : NPR

Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a Moms for Liberty summit in Philadelphia on Friday. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a Moms for Liberty summit in Philadelphia on Friday. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is facing criticism from within and beyond […]

PARIAH: Kennedy family condemns RFK Jr. for his anti-semitic rants

The Kennedy family has publicly denounced recent comments made by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. regarding the origins of the coronavirus which have roots in racist and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. RFK Jr. appeared at a dinner in Manhattan on Saturday night where his comments were first shared by The New York Postin an article that included […]

Arizona Republican’s ‘colored people’ remark draws floor rebuke

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& A first-term Republican lawmaker referred to African Americans as “colored people” on the House floor Thursday, prompting outrage from Democrats and a quick rebuke from the chamber’s presiding officer. Rep. Eli Crane (R-Ariz.) was reprimanded after he took to the floor to promote an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that he […]

Diddy’s Black business ecommerce platform

We already know that Sean “Diddy” Combs does not play when it comes to his businesses. His portfolio includes successful ventures in music, fashion, media and more. We recently told you about his beef with beverage company Diageo over what he believed was racial discrimination towards his tequila brand DeLeòn. Today, the mogul wants to […]

I want to open an all-female garage, says female mechanic

A 25-year-old female mechanical engineer from Ibadan, Adijat Ganiyu, tells TEMITOPE ADETUNJI why she embraced a vocation dominated by men, among other related issues What informed your decision to become a female mechanic? Actually, being a mechanic wasn’t my plan. I wanted to study Science and Laboratory Technology; I was given a full-time admission at […]

What Is Hidden City Ticketing For Flights?

There was a story earlier about how a teen was “interrogated” at Gainesville Airport after his dad reserved his flight using a technique known as hidden city ticketing. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at that — why is airline pricing so complicated, what is hidden city ticketing, and what are […]

Why Using the Bible Against LGBTQ People is Irresponsible

Christians will go to great lengths to get God to consent to their prejudices. It’s actually quite astounding and equally sad. Every day I watch and read fellow followers of Jesus attempting to use Scripture to discriminate against, marginalize, and condemn people who identify as LGBTQ. They engage in the most protracted, passionate, theological gymnastics, arrogantly and confidently tossing out […]

Meet the Teacher Who Sits in on Moms for Liberty Meetings

Last week, the civil rights group Southern Poverty Law Center named the conservative nonprofit Moms for Liberty an extremist group for its anti–student inclusion agenda. Moms for Liberty first started creeping into the public awareness by organizing against mask and vaccine mandates in schools in 2021. Since then, the group has moved on to the […]

4 writers that pushed dark humor to its absolute limits

After Life is a comedy series on Netflix created by British comedian Ricky Gervais about a middle-aged man who contemplates suicide after his wife dies of cancer. Although the premise doesn’t sound all that funny, After Life is most certainly a comedy — a black comedy, to be precise. Loosely speaking, black comedy is comedy […]

10 questions about the Voice to Parliament – answered by the experts

Lukas Coch/AAP As we start to see the campaign for the Voice referendum gather momentum, there are a lot of Australian voters with genuine questions, trying to understand the proposal and wade through the information – including misinformation and active (that is, intentional) disinformation – that is out there in this public debate. This type […]

America Has a Supreme Court Problem | Vanity Fair

A decade ago, the idea that a radical Supreme Court would remake our country might have seemed hyperbolic. But that’s exactly what happened. In just the past two terms, the Trumpified Supreme Court ended women’s constitutional right to an abortion, limited the state of New York’s ability to limit concealed carry firearms, struck down affirmative […]

Judge says the US government appears to have acted like ‘an Orwellian ‘Ministry of Truth” during the COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty has blocked various federal government entities and figures from pressuring social media companies to censor “protected free speech” on their platforms. Plaintiffs have alleged that the government wielded its authority to trample First Amendment free speech rights. The judge has granted a preliminary injunction. “If the allegations made by […]

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