Yes, wealthy black Americans experience racism and get to protest. Here’s why.

Yes, wealthy black Americans experience racism and get to protest. Here’s why.
Colin Kaepernick last played for the San Francisco 49ers. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images. Colin Kaepernick, still unemployed and blacklisted by the NFL, has received a range of critiques from sports pundits, Twitter users, and the NFL audience for using his platform as a famous athlete to speak out against police brutality. There is a problematic line of thought that continues to resurface in these conversations: Black Americans who are wealthy or noted intellects — so-called "privileged" black Americans

A homophobic ad was placed next to this pizza shop. Their response was delicious.

A homophobic ad was placed next to this pizza shop. Their response was delicious.
Wiseguise Pizza didn't really want to be embroiled in the middle of a heated social debate. But, when it happened anyway, the pizza shop more than rose to the occasion, with a great sense of humor to boot. After a polarizing political message appeared on a billboard adjacent to the restaurant in Mowbray, Tasmania, in Australia, the pizza shop could no longer ignore the elephant in the room — or, more specifically, the bigotry on the nearby street sign.

Kevin Spacey chose a pretty terrible moment to come out as a gay man.

Kevin Spacey chose a pretty terrible moment to come out as a gay man.
There's never a bad time to start living your truth as an LGBTQ person. But, as actor Kevin Spacey's watershed coming-out moment shows, there are certainly some not great times to share that news with the public — like, for instance, when you're protecting yourself against allegations you molested a teenager. Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images. On Oct. 29, actor Anthony Rapp alleged Spacey had made unwanted sexual advances toward him when Rapp was a minor. More than three

Chechnya is still killing gay men. Now a prominent Russian singer may be dead.

Chechnya is still killing gay men. Now a prominent Russian singer may be dead.
In August, Russian singer Zelimkhan Bakayev traveled from Moscow to Chechnya to celebrate his sister's wedding. Then, he vanished. His online activity came to a halt; his Instagram account was deactivated. With few options and even fewer answers, his mother called on Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov last month to provide clarity, desperate to know what had happened to her son. How does a high-profile Russian singer simply ... disappear? It's likely, officials believe, Bakayev was swept up in Chechnya's

How To Spot A Fuckboy In 5 Easy Steps

How To Spot A Fuckboy In 5 Easy Steps
Alexander Mils You’re dating! I am so excited for you. It’s a beautiful, exciting, vulnerable place to be—unless you keep meeting guys who “turn out” to be weirdos and abusers. It shouldn’t be this way. If you find yourself in a pattern, that’s the great news! Because if it’s a pattern, that means there’s a code. You can crack it and therefore find and attract better men. Here are the top red flags to look for when dating: 1.

A Southern school ditched its name to be called Barack Obama Elementary. Here’s why.

A Southern school ditched its name to be called Barack Obama Elementary. Here’s why.
It began with just one student in Jackson, Mississippi. After having learned about a prominent Confederate leader and discussing his lasting legacy on the world, the student raised a good (if not painfully obvious) question to her mom at home: Why in the world would her school be named after a guy like that? Yes, Jefferson Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School is named after that Jefferson Davis — a president of the Confederacy in the mid-19th century. Jefferson Davis. Photo

Nick Offerman’s thoughts on men crying are the perfect antidote to toxic masculinity.

Nick Offerman’s thoughts on men crying are the perfect antidote to toxic masculinity.
Actor, author, and accomplished woodworker Nick Offerman had the best response to a question about emotions in an interview with Men's Health magazine. With his classically masculine roles (most notably Ron Swanson on "Parks and Recreation"), handy skills, outdoorsmanship, and remarkable facial hair, many see Offerman as the very picture of classic manliness. With that in mind, writer Sean Evans asked Offerman about the last time he cried. Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival.   Here's

A mom took this viral photo of her son with autism and the barber who went the extra mile.

A mom took this viral photo of her son with autism and the barber who went the extra mile.
A lot of kids hate getting their hair cut. If the boredom doesn't cause them to wriggle out of their seats, then the clippers are too loud, or they just don't like the way it feels. For children on the autism spectrum — about 1 in every 45 kids — those problems are greatly intensified. 6-year-old Wyatt from Quebec, for example, deals with both hyper- and hyposensitivity. Having his hair touched coupled with the noise from the hair cutting

This anti-bullying PSA acts out online comments in real life. It’s an uncomfortable watch.

This anti-bullying PSA acts out online comments in real life. It’s an uncomfortable watch.
Bullying is just as wrong when it happens online as it is in person. So why does one seem to be so much more acceptable than the other? A new anti-bullying campaign and PSA called "In Real Life," spearheaded by Monica Lewinsky, takes actual insults people have said online and brings them into the physical world. While actors portray the bullies and their victims in the video, the reactions of unsuspecting onlookers are genuine. A collection of actual insults

John McCain’s emotional, career-encompassing speech will live on for generations to come.

John McCain’s emotional, career-encompassing speech will live on for generations to come.
Months after being diagnosed with brain cancer, John McCain delivered one of the best speeches of his long political career. The 81-year-old Arizona senator was this year's recipient of the Constitution Center's Liberty Medal, an award given annually to an individual who exemplifies "courage and conviction" and strives "to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe." Recent past recipients include Rep. John Lewis, the Dalai Lama, Malala Yousafzai, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After

Post-Weinstein, Jim Jefferies calls out himself for past sexist jokes and behavior.

Post-Weinstein, Jim Jefferies calls out himself for past sexist jokes and behavior.
Comedian Jim Jefferies was floored by the avalanche of women sharing stories of sexual harassment and assault in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations. After laying into Weinstein in a raucous, wide-ranging monologue on "The Jim Jefferies Show," The Comedy Central host spent the segment's final minutes reflecting on his own ignorance and complicity in a culture that allows behavior like Weinstein's to exist. "Now, I’ve been known to make the occasional inappropriate or sexist joke. My act

This lieutenant general’s incredible speech against racism is a must-watch.

This lieutenant general’s incredible speech against racism is a must-watch.
U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria has responded to an incident of racial harassment on campus with a powerful message. Days after news reports surfaced about five black cadets being targeted with racial slurs on dorm room message boards, Silveria delivered a speech to roughly 5,500 cadets, airmen, and academy staff. He set out to make it clear that what happened was unacceptable and, in the process, demonstrated how leaders should address acts of hate aimed

Reese Witherspoon revealed she was sexually assaulted at 16, in a powerful speech.

Reese Witherspoon revealed she was sexually assaulted at 16, in a powerful speech.
Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ELLE. Reese Witherspoon's three decades in Hollywood have been peppered with prestigious awards, a long list of blockbuster successes — and, she shared recently, several incidents of sexual assault at the hands of powerful men.The A-lister was on stage at ELLE's Women in Hollywood event on Oct. 16, introducing her "Big Little Lies" co-star Laura Dern, when she revealed she's been sexually harassed numerous times throughout her career. One instance, she said, occurred when

Why don’t women come forward after sexual assault? This comment nailed it.

Why don’t women come forward after sexual assault? This comment nailed it.
"Why didn't she say anything sooner?" It's the question that frustrates sexual assault prevention advocates and discredits the victims who bravely come forward after they've been targeted. Stars Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow — who both disclosed to The New York Times they'd been sexually harassed by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein years ago — are among the latest women now having to trudge through a predictable wave of victim-blaming following their disclosures. Gwyneth Paltrow (left) and Angelina Jolie. Photos

A powerful, poignant post about men’s role in the #MeToo movement went viral.

A powerful, poignant post about men’s role in the #MeToo movement went viral.
Actor Jim Beaver. Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images. In a heart-wrenching Facebook post, actor Jim Beaver ("Supernatural," "Deadwood") described being molested by a superior while serving in the U.S. military. But, as he poignantly noted, the #MeToo movement wasn't created for people like him. And that's OK.The #MeToo hashtag has flooded Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in recent days as millions of women have shared their personal experiences with sexual harassment and assault, adding "#MeToo" in their posts as an

A Sandy Hook mom’s emotional response to Las Vegas puts mass shootings in context.

A Sandy Hook mom’s emotional response to Las Vegas puts mass shootings in context.
Nelba Márquez-Greene knows what it's like to lose a loved one in a mass shooting. On Dec. 14, 2012, her 6-year-old daughter Ana Márquez-Greene was shot and killed during the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Ever since, Márquez-Greene and her husband, Jimmy Greene, have been tireless advocates for gun safety. They've called on Congress to take action to mitigate future mass shootings — only to have their concerns brushed off. Time and again, they've watched Congress stand idly