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Santa Fe Shooting 22nd School Shooting Since Parkland
By Ray Lowe
The Trump Administration Is Trying Yet Again To Defund Planned Pa...
The rule makes it so clinics have to choose: stop providing abortions, or losing crucial funding for providing low-cost birth control to low-income
The Trump Administration Just Rolled Back Rights For Transgender Prisoners
By Jessica Chou
Its well documented that transgender people are at heightened risk of violence and heightened risk of sexual violence when they are incarcerated, Levi says. There are a number of cases Ive worked on where transgender women have been improperly housed in mens facilities and the result is, as you would...
We Must Include Black Voices to Effect Real Change on Gun Control
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This is an opinion piece by Matthew Kincaid, the founder of Overcoming Racism , an organization that seeks to build more equitable institutions through comprehensive race and equity training.
In the wake of the Parkland school massacre, the world has been in awe of how a group of...
Are LA hospitals really dumping homeless patients on the streets?
By Carla Green
With homelessness rising and shelter beds scarce, healthcare facilities are accused of abandoning people in Skid Row following treatment
Two days before Valentines Day, Santiago Tarver collapsed at a homeless womens center in Los Angeless Skid Row. He lay on the ground convulsing as staff members called an ambulance, which took...
At the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., the Youth Vote Calls for Action
By Alessandra Codinha
Can you fit a bulletproof vest under your prom dress? Why is my body more policed than a gun? At the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. the posters proffered by protesters ranged from the plaintive (How many more? Protect kids, not guns.) to the tongue-in-cheek (The 2nd Amendment...
Harsher Weed Policies Make Us Less Safe
The War on Drugs narrative that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has revived like a zombie is an antiquated set of policies that ignores decades of research. Sessions has said that marijuana is almost as dangerous as heroin, that good people dont smoke pot, and that he thought the KKK were...
The South Carolina Senate Voted To Outlaw Almost All Abortions
By Amelia Harnish
After the Senate had been debating "dismemberment" abortions for two days complete with gruesome demonstrations Hutto decided to give Republicans a chance to vote for the bill they really want. If you want to vote on it, this is your vote," Hutto said, according to The State. "If...
Arizona Lawmakers Pass 20% Raise for Teachers After 5 Days of Strikes
By Bob Christie
(PHOENIX) Arizona lawmakers pulled an all-nighter Thursday to enact a budget that provides big raises for many of the states striking teachers, potentially ending the five-day walkout that kept more than a million public school students out of the classroom.
The Senate passed the pay raises just before dawn, and...
Trump's March 5 DACA Deadline Is Here and There's Still No Resolution for Dreamers
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March 5: Its a date thats been imprinted on the minds of Dreamers since exactly six months ago, when President Trump arbitrarily set it as the day DACA protections would begin to unravel unless Congress came up with a legislative version of the policy. The time is now,...
Why 300 Women In Tech Got A Massive Influx Of Twitter Followers This Weekend
By Erika Stalder
Lee didn't choose anyone on the list on the basis of their follower count or influence alone. This helped her sidestep a common problem: The echo chambers that tend to form online because people follow their friends and and individuals with public status whose views align with their own. During...
Starbucks Apologizes For Racial Profiling Incident
By Alyssa Coscarelli
Johnson wrote in his statement that Starbucks wants to reassure you that Starbucks stands firmly against discrimination or racial profiling. With Americans focused on the actions of a polarizing commander-in-chief and the continual reports of Black men and women dying at the hands of the police, the incident could not...
GoFundMe figures reveal thousands rely on site to avoid homelessness
By Erin Mccormick
There have been nearly 300,000 GoFundMe campaigns in the US related to homelessness over the last three years. Some see it as a sign of a broken social system and dwindling options for those in need
Dave Schulmans long decline toward homelessness began 18 years ago, when, as a reserve police...
People Are Wearing Red for Equal Pay Day. Here's Why
By Jennifer Calfas
Theres a reason why your coworkers are wearing red on Tuesday and it has to do with Equal Pay Day.
Employees advocating for an end to the gender wage gap are wearing red in honor of Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, April 10. For supporters, red symbolizes how women are...
Study: Plastic Waste in the Pacific Is Getting Worse
By Laignee Barron
Around 1.8 trillion bits of plastic waste have accumulated along a single stretch of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California, an exponential increase since the 1970s, a new study shows.
Plastic debris typically collects in one of five patches around the world. The largest such repository, known as the Great...
ERPO Laws Gain Traction in the Gun Control Debate Post-Parkland
In 1998, a disgruntled employee in Connecticut shot and killed four of his bosses. The incident was highly publicizedthe shooter reportedly chased the companys president into a parking lot before killing himand in 1999, the state became the first in the country to give law enforcement the legal authority to...
Thousands Flee as Syrian Troops Advance on Eastern Ghouta
By Casey Quackenbush
Thousands of civilians fled a town in Syrias Eastern Ghouta Thursday as government forces advanced on the rebel-held enclave. Its the largest exodus since the government ramped up its effort to take back the area, BBC reports.
More than 12,000 people escaped Hamouria, a town outside the capital, Damascus, after government...
Facebook Has 'Determining' Role in Rohingya Violence: U.N.
By Eli Meixler
A U.N. fact-finding mission has highlighted the role of social media networks, and Facebook in particular, in fueling hate speech against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, telling the U.N. Human Rights Council this week that incitement to violence is rampant and unchecked.
Reuters reports that in an interim submission to the...
Michelle Obama Talks To R29 About The Power Of Girls' Education
By Ray Lowe
MO: My best advice to girls, including my own daughters, is do not be afraid to fail. So often, our own fear of failure is the thing that keeps us back. We think we have to be perfect, that if we make even the tiniest mistake, its a catastrophe. Thats...
Why International Women's Day Is March 8: A Radical Reason
By Suyin Haynes
As people around the world celebrate International Womens Day on Thursday an annual March 8 observance countries from Kyrgyzstan to Cambodia will officially honor womens rights and achievements across the political, economic, social and cultural spheres. The day has been designated as an official United Nations observance since...
Ben Carson's housing agency drops pledge to end housing discrimination
By Erin Mccormick
Department removes from its mission statement promises to build inclusive communities free from discrimination
The US housing department, helmed by the former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, has proposed a new mission statement in which the pledge to build inclusive communities free from discrimination is removed.
The proposal comes just two weeks after the...
A Powerfully Articulate OpEd on Gun Control From a Parkland High School Student
By The Darling Team
The act of violence leaves us stunned; we hear of another mass shooting, the lives lost, the anger and brokenness behind an action so senseless and immediately the questions start filling in the gaps.
Although Darling is a platform primarily for conversations around and for women, sometimes conversations and events arise...
Senate Bill Does Not Address Gun Control
By Ray Lowe
Complicating things further, President Donald Trump has not been exactly clear about what he wants from Congress , which is especially confusing for members of his own party. Last week, he evinced emphatic support for comprehensive gun control measures even at the expensive of due process in a...