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    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is promoting to youth an online chat space that discusses sex, polyamorous relationships, the occult, sex change operations, and activism, and is specifically designed to be quickly hidden while being used. It also mixes LGBT adults and children and is run in part by Planned Parenthood. Called Q Chat Space, the platform is advertised on the CDC’s LGBT Health Youth Resources page, archived here. The chat service, which describes itself as “a community for LGBTQ+ teens,” is available for those ages 13-19, can be hidden from parents, and focuses on a number of mature themes.  Q Chat hosts conversations on a number of different mature and sexual topics, including “Drag Culture 101,” “Sex and Relationships,” and “Having Multiple Genders,” intended for ‘Bi/Pan Youth.”  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Q Chat Space (@qchatspace) One chat celebrates Ru Paul’s Drag Race while another is called “Queer Youth Activism,” which is intended for “youth of color.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Q Chat Space (@qchatspace) ...
    Hollywood executives are reportedly hesitant about taking a public stance against the Supreme Court’s expected reversal of Roe v. Wade as they look to avoid the kind of public relations disaster the Walt Disney Co. is currently experiencing after it picked a fight with Florida. Studio and talent agency executives, who lean overwhelmingly to the left, have become “much more nervous” when it comes to responding to politically divisive issues, including abortion, according to a report from The Wrap. The firestorm Disney is going through over Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law has become a Hollywood cautionary tale and a template of what not to do in the case of the abortion debate. “If the states decide after the Supreme Court ruling [to ban abortion], it’s going to be hard as a studio to say, ‘We’re not going to do business there.’ We’re not going to do business in half the country? A studio’s job is not to divide and conquer, like politics. A studio’s job is to aggregate as many people as they can,” Howard Bragman, a crisis PR...
    Mother Jones illustration; Rich Clarkson/NCAA Photos/Getty Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.The Olympics is a showcase for the world’s best athletes, but it also serves as an unforgettable chance to capture the global viewing audience’s collective attention: Think of Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists in a Black Power salute after medaling at the 1968 Olympics, or long jumper Peter O’Connor climbing a pole and waving an Irish flag more than a decade before Ireland declared its independence from the United Kingdom. These demonstrations have been iconic moments in Olympic history, despite the International Olympic Committee explicitly—and often laughably—undermining that legacy. This year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing, coming months after the IOC finally loosened its protest guidelines for athletes at the Tokyo Games, returns athletes and activists to a far more uncomfortable position—one that activists are likening to a climate of fear.  The ruling Chinese Communist Party is notorious for its harassment and detention of activists. “Anybody would feel unsafe in that situation,” said Pema Doma, campaigns director...
    Though 2021 has felt much like a rollercoaster ride, it carried some pleasant things with it as well. A wonderful selection of children’s books for tiny activists for one thing! These children’s books are giving us hope for the future as they encourage the youngest generations to do better than we did. Introducing difficult topics to them at a young age to begin teaching them as soon as possible. 2021 may have been filled with more scares and worries amongst other climate and political concerns, but these books are a great distractio for parents and children alike. 1. The Secret Life of Bees The Secret Life of Bees is a picture book that explores the wonderful world of bees in everything from their anatomy to why they are important to the ecosystem. It’s such a fun and educational way to show children why we need to protect these mighty pollinators! You can buy the book here. 2. The Tree in Me This 2021 book filled with poetic text and illustrations of children basking in nature highlights our spiritual connection...
    Loading the player... In an exclusive interview with theGrio, accomplished makeup artist Sir John opens up about the beauty industry, his unique perspective and the glaring need for more diversity — not just in front of the lens, but behind it. The globally-renowned creative director for L’Oreal USA and an activist in his own right, Sir John has plenty to say and a history to undergird it. His resume speaks for itself, including being named InStyle‘s 2016 Makeup Artist of the Year, working exclusively as Beyoncé‘s makeup artist and so much more. In a layered conversation with theGrio, John opened up about his perspective in an ever-changing world and shared how pushing for change in the cosmetics industry is a big part of pushing for a better world overall. Makeup artist Sir John attends the 2019 Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in February. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) Also Read: Beyonce’s makeup artist, Sir John, confirms her son Sir was named after him Revealing what inspired him to be such a...
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) lied about DCCC senior adviser Dyjuan Tatro’s continued anti-police activism, according to Republican tracking footage Breitbart News has exclusively obtained. Maloney inflamed controversy when he hired Tatro in February. Tatro was the former “trigger” for Albany’s Original Gangsta Killers, or OGK. Tatro served time for “shooting two rival gang members in 2006 and was convicted in 2011 for racketeering conspiracy. Tatro referred to police as “white supremacists” and defended looting. He also defended defunding America’s law enforcement, called police racist, espoused anti-capitalist views, called to end cash bail, and urged officials to let criminals out of prison. In Republican tracking footage Breitbart News has obtained, Maloney said last week he supports ending “systemic racism.” “You’re talking about deleted tweets before they worked for me, so it’s a game your playing, but I don’t need to participate,” Maloney said. Obtained by Breitbart News However, despite Maloney’s claim, Tatro has continued to espouse anti-police views and continued his activism regarding law enforcement. After a Columbus, Ohio, police officer reportedly shot and killed...
    Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that her “more confrontational” comments were meant as non-violent protest like the tactics used in the Civil Rights Movement. Last weekend in Minneapolis, Waters said, “We’ve got to stay active, get more active, more confrontational, make sure that they know we mean business.” On police reform legislation, Waters said, “It’s not going to be that easy passed out of this bill in the United States Senate. That is why I say to the young people, you have to keep your activism up. It’s not going to go away because elected officials sit and think, ‘Well, let me see, this is wrong, I’ve got to take care of this.’ Oftentimes, we’re too safe in what we do, and we don’t want to make any waves. That’s why it’s so important to have activism. That’s what the Civil Rights Movement was all about. It was about activism. It was about confrontation.” She continued, “As a matter of fact, I went back and did some research on Martin Luther King. He had a project...
    Loading the player... Former five-time NBA All-Star and TNT analyst Chris Webber will transform his life experiences into a new course which he’ll be teaching at Morehouse College called “Activism in Sports and Culture.” According to The Undefeated, the course, which will be hosted on the online education provider Coursera, will look to inspire and instill activism amongst a new generation of athletes while giving context to veteran athletes. Chris Webber #84 of the Detroit Pistons reacts after a foul call while playing the Chicago Bulls in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2007 NBA Playoffs on May 15, 2007 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The Bulls defeated the Pistons 108-92 and trail 2-3 in the series. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) “What I aim to do hopefully is to honor guys like John Carlos and Spencer Haywood, to...
    Ex-NBA star Lin says hes been called coronavirus on the court Theres a degree of mistrust: a third of US military personnel refuse Covid vaccine LeBron James has always been one of the voices in the NBA that has been outspoken when it comes to social justice. © Provided by For The Win He’s been one of the NBA’s leading voices against racial injustice, police brutality, voter suppression and more. He hasn’t been afraid to speak out on these issues when he’s needed to. James has been criticized by many for that outspokenness when it comes to social justice issues around the country. And soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the latest critic. In an interview on Thursday, Ibrahimovic said that sports players like James should avoid getting involved in politics. Athletes should “stay out of it,” he said. Of course, James had a poignant response when asked about Ibrahimovic’s comments on Friday. He absolutely was not having it. "I have 300+ kids at my school who need a voice and I'm their voice...I'm the wrong guy to go...
              A left-wing activist in Chattanooga who allegedly vandalized property and allegedly used social media to attack the family of the judge overseeing her case served as guest speaker to middle school students and discussed political activism. That activist, Marie Mott, is currently running for the Chattanooga City Council, according to her campaign’s Facebook page. Mott spoke October 6 to sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students at Brown Middle School in Harrison via Zoom, according to her Facebook page. Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that they are currently investigating Mott for threatening General Sessions Judge Gary Starnes, who presided over her criminal case. News of this did not please Hamilton County School Board member Rhonda Thurman. Thurman said this week that Mott is “not someone we need speaking in school.” Mott, however, told The Tennessee Star this week that she has a history of working with children and helped build a reading center through her local church. Mott also dismissed Thurman’s complaints, especially those concerning Mott’s legal issues. “If you don’t...
    Fact check: Postal Service will deliver ballots with insufficient or unpaid postage New York is set to become the latest city to let restaurants add a COVID-19 fee to your bill Jaden Smith and Celeb Pals, Including Hailey Baldwin, Team Up for Snapchat Series About Activism Jaden Smith is looking to inspire a new generation! © Provided by People Jaden/Snapchat Jaden Smith Smith, 22, will helm new Snapchat original series The Solution Committee, which will provide viewers will easy-to-digest information about some of the injustices facing society today, and how young activists are working to create meaningful change. In each episode, Smith will turn to his celebrity pals, which include Hailey Baldwin, Yara Shahidi and sister Willow Smith, as well as activists to discuss a different issue, including criminal justice reform, climate change, and voting. “Welcome [to] the show where we bring people together to talk about complex issues,” including “why young people don’t vote,” Smith says in a trailer for the series. “It can be very daunting for people, especially young people, when they want to change the...
    Loading the player... TOKYO (AP) — Japan is celebrating Naomi Osaka’s victory at the U.S. Open, especially her array of corporate sponsors. But like much of Japan, they are more muted in backing — or understanding — her campaign against racial injustice in the United States. Unlike the U.S., Japan has relatively few immigrants and has a generally lower level of awareness about racism — even at home. Read More: Tennis phenom Naomi Osaka pulls off comeback for US Open win Osaka was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a Haitian father, but moved to the United States when she was three and was raised there. Before each of her seven U.S. Open matches, she wore a mask with the names of Black Americans who died as the victims of violence. Osaka is expected to compete for Japan in next year’s Olympics and, like many athletes, may want to use that stage to deliver her message; in Osaka’s case, the Black Lives Matter campaign. In this Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up...
    By YURI KAGEYAMA and STEPHEN WADE, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan is celebrating Naomi Osaka's victory at the U.S. Open, especially her array of corporate sponsors. But like much of Japan, they are more muted in backing — or understanding — her campaign against racial injustice in the United States. Unlike the U.S., Japan has relatively few immigrants and has a generally lower level of awareness about racism — even at home. Osaka was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a Haitian father, but moved to the United States at 3 and was raised there. Before each of her seven U.S. Open matches, she wore a mask with the names of Black Americans who died as the victims of violence. Osaka is expected to compete for Japan in next year's Olympics and, like many athletes, may want to use that stage to deliver her message; in Osaka's case, the campaign for Black Lives Matter. The International Olympic Committee prohibits displays of “political, religious or racial propaganda” on the Olympic medal podium under its so-called Rule 50. But...
    (CNN)TikTok users of color and their allies are using the #blacklivesmatter hashtag on the app for social advocacy, providing tips on how to protest safely, sharing educational resources and speaking out on racial injustice. The hashtag is trending on TikTok, with more than 4.9 billion views, as waves of protests sweep the nation in the wake of the death of George Floyd."TikTok is an outlet for users to express themselves," Vanessa Pappas, general manager of TikTok US, told CNN in a statement. "This expression is often joyful, but our community is going through a time of particularly deep anguish and outrage, and much of the content on the app this week clearly reflects those experiences. Now more than ever, we stand with the Black community." Some creators, including TV personality Ruba Wilson, @rubasworld, have used the app to highlight unseen moments from protests around the country. The video shows protesters singing and dancing to Michael Jackson's "Man In The Mirror" and is captioned, "The protest the news doesn't want you to see." Others have used the platform to speak candidly...
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