They arrested me for playing basketball

A personal argument in favor of defunding the police In juvenile detention, I caught a glimpse of what funding programs aimed at helping at-risk kids instead could do By: Darryl Robertson/ My tidy bedroom at 1784 Devonshire Road, on the northside of Columbus, Ohio, is where I learned the craft of creating Magic through myContinue reading “They arrested me for playing basketball”

Coronavirus and Sex: Questions and Answers

Some of us are mating in actual captivity. Some of us not at all. The pandemic raises lots of issues around safe intimate physical contact, and what it may look like in the future. By Jen Gunter/New York Times      Illustrations by Claire Milbrath These are not sexy times. As an obstetrician and gynecologist in theContinue reading “Coronavirus and Sex: Questions and Answers”

“School Days” Submit to your husband! No Gays! It’s 2019 right?

  The School says it will refuse admission to students who participate in or condone homosexual activity, If your looking for a job, be sure to read the fine print. You are pledging not to engage in homosexual activity or violate the “unique roles of male and female.”  and watch your Moral Conduct or misconduct.Continue reading ““School Days” Submit to your husband! No Gays! It’s 2019 right?”

You’ve Heard of Berkeley. Is Merced the Future of the University of California?

    By: Jennifer Medina/New York Times   As he walks to class at the University of California, Merced, Freddie Virgen sees a sea of faces in various shades of brown. He is as likely to hear banda corridos blaring out of his classmates’ earphones as hip-hop. With affectionate embraces, he greets fellow members of HermanosContinue reading “You’ve Heard of Berkeley. Is Merced the Future of the University of California?”

Puerto Rico By the Numbers

  Home to 3.4 Million Americans Iowa 3.1 Million Americans Utah 3 Million Americans Mississippi 2.9 Million Americans Arkansas 2.9 Million Americans Nevada 2.9 Million Americans Kansas 2.9 Million Americans New Mexico 2.1 Million Americans Nebraska 1.9 Million Americans West Virginia 1.8 Million Americans Idaho 1.7 Million Americans There are more Americans In Puerto RicoContinue reading “Puerto Rico By the Numbers”

The To Do List: ” The Power to the People-The Black Panthers at 50″ Exhibit @ Oakland Museum”

    In October of 1966, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale created a radical political party at the forefront of revolutionary change—the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. On the 50th anniversary of its founding, the exhibition All Power to the People provides a contemporary view of the Party and its aims to serve oppressed people andContinue reading “The To Do List: ” The Power to the People-The Black Panthers at 50″ Exhibit @ Oakland Museum””

Venezuelans now stealing food from school cafeterias as scarcity spreads

By:Franz von Bergen/Fox News Latino CARACAS, VENEZUELA –  With the food shortage seriously escalating over the last few months in Venezuela, criminals have thought out a new place to steal from: public schools. In the past two months, the National Federation of Parents (Fenasopadres) received more than 25 reports of break-ins in schools around theContinue reading “Venezuelans now stealing food from school cafeterias as scarcity spreads”

Can you solve the ‘simple’ maths exam question confusing adults?

By: Mark Malloy/UK Telegraph A maths question aimed at seven-year-olds has left many adults confused – but can you work out the correct answer? The practice exam question for Year 2 pupils was shared on Twitter by Louise Bloxham amid the ongoing debate about the benefits of primary school tests. It received dozens of repliesContinue reading “Can you solve the ‘simple’ maths exam question confusing adults?”

Come on Sacramento $12.50 an hour by 2020?

Photo CBS/Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced a task force is recommending the Sacramento minimum wage increase to $12.50 an hour by 2020. $12.50 in five years seems more like a punishment than a reward. Families earning low wages cost local taxpayers in the form of services. Forbes says Wal Mart employees cost Taxpayers 6.2 billionContinue reading “Come on Sacramento $12.50 an hour by 2020?”