Who doesn’t love Jennifer Lawrence? She’s the modern-day Joan of Arc who calls out Hollywood and its sexist pay structures while still headlining some of the biggest films of the year. Well, Chris Rock, like many people of color doesn’t believe Lawrence is the great light for equality. Rather, he suggests that her focus on pay differences for women misses how race also plays a factor.
Michael Slager, the former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer who fatally shot unarmed Walter Scott eight times in the back as Scott ran away, was released on $500,000 bond on Monday. According to the Charleston Post and Courier, the presiding judge was concerned about the delayed start date of the trial and granted bail.
On Tuesday, December 29, 2015, The World Health Organization (WHO) made a statement declaring the Ebola outbreak in Guinea over. WHO declared that the human-to-human transmission has ended in the country because there were 42 consecutive days with zero cases since the last person with the Ebola virus disease (EVD) was confirmed. Guinea is now experiencing a 90-day period of intense surveillance over the spread of Ebola.
With the new year, comes new legislation, including one California law that is setting a new precedent for the possibility of justice.
The three sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, along with “about 150” militiamen, have seized control of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters to protest the forthcoming imprisonment of two Oregon ranchers accused of arson, on the basis that the federal government has no authority in local crimes.
There is something particularly disturbing about racism in children. A recent video of two little White girls receiving Black baby dolls for Christmas shows how disturbing it can be to watch in action.
I’d left the hospital a few days before 2015 New Year’s following an overdose. If you’ve ever been hospitalized, you know that leaving doesn’t make you magically well or even wholly interested in living.