Haven’t done one of these in a long while…
Race in America: What a 13-Year-Old Can Teach AZ Lawmakers About History
Last year, my nephew lamented to his grandmother that we (the descendants of enslaved Africans) were “from nowhere.” “It kind of makes me want to cry,” he added. He was age 13 at the time. That he would feel this way made me want to cry…How could he come by such beliefs?
Glenn Greenwald: Obama wins the right to detain people with no habeas review
This is what Barack Obama has done to the habeas clause of the Constitution: if you are in Thailand (as one of the petitioners in this case was) and the U.S. abducts you and flies you to Guantanamo, then you have the right to have a federal court determine if there is sufficient evidence to hold you. If, however, President Obama orders that you be taken to from Thailand to Bagram rather than to Guantanamo, then you will have no rights of any kind, and he can order you detained there indefinitely without any right to a habeas review.
The Root: Black Women Who Use the “A” Word
Within this incredibly religious culture, black Americans are the most devout and routinely rate at the top of every index that measures religiosity. It’s difficult–if not impossible–to divorce religion from black culture…Among black folks, if you’re a criminal who shows up at a service on whatever Sabbath you subscribe to, you’re just a fallen human who is worthy of love and redemption. But if you’re a moral and decent human who doesn’t believe in a supernatural force, you’ll soon find that your kind is most unwelcome.
TransGriot: Malawian “Gay” Couple Not A “Gay” Couple
I’d been hearing much about the Malawian couple that has been sentenced to 14 years hard labor for their relationship. I’d been asked why I haven’t commented on it yet, and one of the reasons was that I wanted more information on the issue before I do so…My intuition was also telling me there was more to this story than the first sensational headlines warranted…Tiwonge Chimbalanga, one of the people involved, identifies as trans.
I Blame the Patriarchy: And they moved to Stars Hollow and lived happily ever after
Instead of being forced to endure this patronizing abortion-is-bad-for-you crap via telephone, women are now required to audit in person. Providers must also describe the adorable little fingers and toes, the teensy little heartbeat, the precious little turned-up nose of the “unborn child.” Then they have to offer the woman an ultrasound and a chance to hear for herself how adorable the teensy heartbeat is. Then — no shit — they have to hand over “a state-produced brochure proclaiming: ‘The life of each human being begins at conception. Abortion will terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being.’”
Shitty First Drafts: Why I’m Not Proud of You for Correcting Other People’s Grammar
Women & Hollywood: Bret Easton Ellis Inserts Foot in Mouth When Talking About Female Directors
The Voracious Vegan: FAT RANT
The Telegraph: France has first ‘burka rage’ incident
Colorlines: How to Make a Boycott Matter
Like a Whisper: Hey Hollywood How About Some Female Superhero Movies?
The American Virgin: Letters from Johns: Men talk about losing their virginity to prostitutes
New America Media: Many Blacks Split with Civil Rights Leaders on Immigration
And finally, Kevin Costner is awesome: