October 14, join PETA in celebrating "Give a Dairy-Free Latte" Day—a cheery way
to promote nondairy milks and let others know that by ditching dairy foods, we
can help stop baby cows from being torn away from their mothers on dairy farms.
quick stop-and-chat with YouTube OG Jenna Marbles on the Streamys Red
The Streamy Awards honor the best in online video and the
creators behind it. The annual event brings together the biggest names in
YouTube and online video for a night of celebration, discovery, and meaningful
In 1989, Yusef Salaam and four other African-American and Latino teenagers
were arrested for beating and raping a white woman in New York City’s Central
Park. They became known as the Central Park Five. Donald Trump took out
full-page ads in New York newspapers calling for their execution. Then, in 2002,
their convictions were vacated after the real rapist came forward and confessed
to the crime and his DNA matched. By then, the Central Park Five served between
seven and 13 years in jail for the assault. The city settled with them for $41
million. But as late as last week Donald Trump still claimed they were guilty.
We speak with Yusef Salaam, one of the Central Park Five, who writes in The
Washington Post that "Donald Trump won’t leave me alone."
we really even need to question the ethics of hunting?! Newsflash: Stalking
someone, shooting them, likely causing them extreme suffering, and tearing a
family apart for the "thrill," a selfie, or to hang their head on your wall—or
for any other reason—is wrong.
In his new book, scholar Henry Giroux examines "America at War with Itself."
From poisoned water in Flint and other cities to the police deaths of African
Americans to hatemongering on the presidential campaign trail, Henry Giroux
critiques what he believes is a slide toward authoritarianism and other failings
that led to the current political climate and rise of Donald Trump. Giroux is
the McMaster University professor for Scholarship in the Public Interest.
A new report on the devastating harm of policies that criminalize the personal
use and possession of drugs finds that in 2015 police booked more people for
small-time marijuana charges than for murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape,
robbery and aggravated assault combined. The report also showed African-American
adults are more than two-and-a-half times as likely as white adults to be
arrested for drug possession despite comparable rates of drug usage. This comes
as four states have legalized recreational marijuana use and five more will vote
to do the same next month. Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties
Union released the findings Wednesday with a call for states and the federal
government to decriminalize low-level drug offenses. We speak with Tess Borden,
author of the report "Every 25 Seconds: The Human Toll of Criminalizing Drug Use
in the United States."