NAACP: Georgia votes for Democrat Stacey Abrams are being changed to Republican Brian Kemp


  Georgia’s NAACP claims that votes intended for Democrat Stacey Abrams are being changed to Republican Brian Kemp By Matthew Rozsa/Salon Com The Georgia NAACP is filing a complaint claiming that votes for Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams in that state’s race for governor have been changed to Republican candidate Brian Kemp. The NAACP’s state conferenceContinue reading “NAACP: Georgia votes for Democrat Stacey Abrams are being changed to Republican Brian Kemp”

How to stay clean in Prison


I saw new guys avoid the showers because of fear, but that never played out well. You can’t stink in prison   Excerpted with permission from “A Day in Prison” by John Fuller. Copyright 2017, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.   There are six showerheads available in the small, white-and-mold tiled room,Continue reading “How to stay clean in Prison”

All the single mamas raising kids isn’t always easier with a partner


Here’s a secret some of us don’t talk about — doing it all ourselves is often much easier than being married By,Dena Landon/Salon When I tell people that I’m a single mom, with 60 percent custody, the typical response is a combination of pity and comments like, “you’re so strong” or “what a tough job.” If I’mContinue reading “All the single mamas raising kids isn’t always easier with a partner”

Netflix’s “game-changing” parental leave: What does their policy for new parents mean for the rest of us?


Did your employer’s stock prices double this year? By:Scott Timberg/Salon At first glance, this strikes many of us as one of the best ideas we’ve seen this year. Those of us who are parents, especially, like the sound of Netflix’s announcement unlimited paid parental leave during their child’s first year, even more. Here’s what Netflix’sContinue reading “Netflix’s “game-changing” parental leave: What does their policy for new parents mean for the rest of us?”

My life of insufficient funds: Why is admitting you’re on public assistance so painful?


I may not look like someone who came from poverty, but without welfare, my mother and I probably would have died By: Marissa Higgins/Salon “Insufficient funds,” says the cashier. “Do you have another card you can use?” I glance up from where I’m standing in line to see the cashier holding an EBT card inContinue reading “My life of insufficient funds: Why is admitting you’re on public assistance so painful?”

Congress’ despicable war on working women: How our warped laws perpetuate discrimination


John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul (Credit: Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/AP/Alex Brandon) By: Katie Mcdonough/Salon Women account for two-thirds of minimum wage workers, and a great many of them are supporting families on just $7.25 an hour. For a family of four, that’s well below a poverty wage. Women also account for two-thirds of tipped workers,Continue reading “Congress’ despicable war on working women: How our warped laws perpetuate discrimination”

Iggy Azalea’s strange year: What her latest Twitter feud reveals about the character she’s created


The root of Iggy Azalea’s cultural appropriation isn’t simple racism; it’s total self-absorption All year, the bizarre collection of affected mannerisms that is Iggy Azalea has been slowly gaining in momentum—first dropping the single “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, that became the song of the summer, sort of , as well as contributing rhymes to Ariana Grande’sContinue reading “Iggy Azalea’s strange year: What her latest Twitter feud reveals about the character she’s created”

How police brutality changed me: “He crushed his knee into my neck. I could hardly breathe”


                By Jessie Sholl/Salon I was on the ground before I knew it, knee to my neck. But in an age of social media, would it have even happened? When I earned about the nationwide vigils in August in memory of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and the manyContinue reading “How police brutality changed me: “He crushed his knee into my neck. I could hardly breathe””

“Sir, that is your penis!”


How a lifetime habit of people pleasing came to a head on one truly hideous first date BY:AMBER HUBERT/Salon “Quik2draw” pulled out his penis with the kind of urgency you might find during a natural disaster or a major security threat. I thought we were just kissing good night in his car until I feltContinue reading ““Sir, that is your penis!””

Wendy Williams is America’s best Solange/Jay Z commentator


BY: Daniel D’ Addario/ Salon In the aftermath of the scandal over Solange Knowles hitting her brother-in-law, Jay Z, in an elevator after the Met Gala, the talk-show host Wendy Williams has had one of the biggest weeks of her career — and proven in the process just how unlike her contemporaries she is. Williams,Continue reading “Wendy Williams is America’s best Solange/Jay Z commentator”