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Donald Trump's Tweet About Jussie Smollett Missed A Big Piece Of The Problem

By Daniella Bondar
The ongoing saga of what may have happened to Jussie Smollett is a lot. Back in January, the Empire actor claimed he was the victim of a hate crime, a claim which quickly raised questions when police appeared unable to corroborate his report. Then,…

Trump's Tweets After The Jacksonville Shooting Are Missing Something Major

By Hannah Golden
It's been more than 24 hours since a mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida and President Donald Trump has yet to offer any condolences over his favorite social media platform. The Aug. 26 shooting, which took place at approximately 1 p.m. ET at a…

You Should Read This Viral Twitter Thread About Masculinity & Guns

By Collette Reitz
Making sense of a mass shooting is no easy task. Following the 18th school shooting in the United States this year, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, most people want to figure out why this happened. The tragic school shooting in Parkland,…

You Can See The Aftermath Of The Las Vegas Shooting On Snapchat

By Thea Glassman
Snapchat is proving to be much more than just a means of sending silly pictures to friends. In fact, it's quickly becoming a powerful tool for users to share intimate looks into catastrophic situations. When a gunman opened fire on a music festival…

Off-Duty Police Officer Is First Confirmed Dead In Tragic Las Vegas Shooting

By Tina Kolokathis
A mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada has injured at least 100 and claimed the lives of over 50 people, making it the deadliest in U.S. history. On Sunday, Oct. 1, just after 10 p.m. local time, a gunman opened fire during the Route 91 Harvest…

Trump Is Completely Ignoring A Terror Attack Against Muslims In Minnesota

By John Haltiwanger
Most would likely agree it's extremely important for the President of the United States to decry acts of violence and hate that take place on American soil. But President Donald Trump is ignoring a terror attack against Muslims in Minnesota that…

Pastor Leading Trump Cabinet's Bible Study Has Troubling History

By John Haltiwanger
Every single week, roughly a dozen members of President Donald Trump's cabinet meet for a Bible study, according to the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Health and Human Services…

7 References You Might Have Missed In The New Season Of 'OITNB'

By Anna Menta
Warning: This post contains spoilers for Season 5 of 'Orange is the New Black.' Orange is the New Black has always loved its little references, and Season 5 was no exception. Indeed, some of the references this season were pretty dark — including a…

Why We Can't Forget About Domestic Abuse In The Debate About Gun Violence

By Joseph Milord
You wouldn't be wrong to look at the shooting at North Park Elementary School as another tragic case of gun violence. Here's a warning, though. If you do look at it that way, you might be inclined to react in a way that doesn't quite suit the…

Trump's Silence About The San Bernardino Shooting Is Very, Very Problematic

By Hope Schreiber
On April 10, 2017, two adults and an 8-year-old student were killed in a murder-suicide shooting in a special-needs classroom at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. A second student was wounded and is in stable…

The Only Tweet You Need To Understand How Hypocritical Trump's Syria Strike Was

By John Haltiwanger
President Donald Trump's decision to launch a military strike against an airbase held by the Syrian government oozes hypocrisy. The strike was a response to a recent chemical attack against civilians in Syria. Out of context, you might argue…

Side-By-Side London Terror Attack Tweets Prove Sad Point About Obama And Trump

By John Haltiwanger
When it comes to responding to tragedies, President Donald Trump definitely does not have the best track record. This continued in the wake of the attack in London on March 22. Initially, Trump simply said, "Hearing some big news having to do with…

Savage Sex Shop Workers Fight Off Robber With Sex Toys In Hilarious Video

By Kaylin Pound
There's all types of thieves out there in the world. We often hear about big time robbers who target banks, sneaky cat burglars who ransack jewelry stores in the middle of the night and hoodlums who hold up gas stations. But did you know there's…

Yes, You Can Fall In Friendship At First Sight, Science Says

By Candice Jalili
The day I met my college best friend, Meaghan, I knew she was going to be my person. It was a couple of days into my freshman year. We were at a pregame together, and I just instantly knew this girl was going to be one of my best friends for…

Here's What Donald Trump Winning Means For Muslims At Home And Across The World

By Alec MacDonald
After Donald Trump's stunning upset, Muslims will undoubtedly see tangible and intangible consequences. In my opinion, the intangible consequences for Muslims will be more severe and far reaching than the tangible policies President Trump may or may…

Ex-Marine Says He Killed Pregnant, Married GF Because She Molested His Daughter

By Amanda Fama
In today's news that'll make you scream "WTF," we have an ex-marine who's admitted to murdering the woman he was having an affair with by tossing her down a 140-foot mine shaft. According to DailyMail.com, Christopher Lee, 27, and Erin Corwin, 19,…

People Are Tweeting Awful Things About Muslims After The New York Bombing

By John Haltiwanger
After a bombing in New York City on Saturday, a lot of people did exactly what you shouldn't do after an act of violence and went on the Internet to spread division and hate. According to an analysis from Vocativ, there was a major increase in the…

People Are Furious Over Trump's Typo In His Tribute Tweet To Phyllis Schlafly

By Alexandra Svokos
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did his very best to honor the late Phyllis Schlafly in a tweet on Tuesday morning. His very best was (shockingly) not enough. Instead of tweeting a tribute to Phyllis Schlafly, Trump tweeted a tribute…

7 Epic Music Festival Road Trips To Add To Your Bucket List

By Karen Ruffini
We live in a country where music festivals are nothing out of the ordinary. All across the United States, incredible musicians headline concerts of epic proportions. Name a state, and you'd be damned if you didn't find at least one festival that…

Muslim Imam And His Assistant Fatally Shot In NYC In Potential Hate Crime

By Jake Cappuccino
Two Muslim men were shot and killed in broad daylight in New York City on Saturday. According to The New York Times, Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and his 64-year-old assistant, Thara Uddin, had left a prayer session at their mosque, Al-Furqan Jame…

Jessica Alba Lost It During Teen Choice Tribute To Gun Victims And You Will Too

By Oliver McAteer
The Teen Choice Awards will never be the same again after Jessica Alba took emotions to a new high Sunday night. Jessica got on stage with Ne-Yo and introduced a group of young people who lost their loved ones at the hands of gun violence to drive…

4 Tactics To Stop An Active Shooter, According To Former Israeli Soldiers

By Jake Cappuccino
People are jumping up and down. A strobe light flashes. The dance music is seriously bumping. Then, in a split second, the club atmosphere turns to chaos; bullets sound off as terrorists among the dancers pull out guns. Some people successfully…

A Car Bomb In Baghdad Killed More People Than The Paris Attacks

By John Haltiwanger
Update 12:09 pm EST, July 4, 2016: This article originally cited the death toll as 126. It's now risen to at least 200, which is more than the number of people killed in the Paris attacks. The title of this article was previously, "A Car Bomb In…

Two Terror Attacks This Week Remind Us This Violence Isn't About Religion Or Nationality

By John Haltiwanger
There were two major terror attacks this week, and both speak a great deal about who we are and how we respond to terrorism. On Tuesday, an attack at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, the largest airport in Turkey, claimed the lives of 45 people and injured…

Donald Trump Is Writing The Book On How Not To Respond To Terror Attacks

By John Haltiwanger
The world witnessed yet another devastating terror attack in Istanbul on Tuesday, which left 41 dead and over 200 injured. These tragic incidents have felt all too common recently, as the Orlando shooting occurred less than a month ago. In the wake…

Science Says This One Quality Might Make Your Boyfriend More Likely To Cheat

By Candice Jalili
Describe your perfect man to me. And don't be afraid, I'm going to judge you. Be completely honest. He's hot, right? And super nice but not in an annoying, lame way. You guys have so many common interests, but somehow manage to keep things exciting…

The 'Big One' Is Coming And SoCal Is In Serious Danger, Says New Report

By Kate Ryan
Southern California is seriously overdue for a massive earthquake, but one new report suggests we aren't even close to being prepared for it, reports the L.A. Times. According to the report, "Strengthening SoCal: Southern California Disaster Risk…

Here's What People Keep Getting Wrong About Obama's Stance On Gun Control

By Audrey Morgan
The United States leads the developed Western World in deaths by gun violence. It has now become almost as likely to die in a car accident as it is to be killed with a gun — about 31 per million people. Mass shootings like the recent Orlando and San…

People Keep Having This Irrational Response To Mass Shootings

By John Haltiwanger
Mass shootings induce a number of different reactions in people. After these incidents, we can almost always count on fierce debates over gun control. These conversations are rarely productive, however, due to the emotional nature of this…

10 Things That Take Longer Than Buying The Type Of Gun Used In The Orlando Shooting

By Alec MacDonald
Helen Uniñas, a journalist at Philly.com, decided to see how long it would take her to buy the gun used in the Orlando mass shooting -- an AR-15. It is the same weapon that was used in the mass shootings of Newton, Aurora and San Bernardino, among…

The Orlando Shooting Shows How Hypocritical American Lawmakers Are

By Alexandra Svokos
Forty-nine people were killed at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning. This is the deadliest mass shooting in American history. The father of the shooter said his son acted after becoming angry seeing two gay men kissing…

One Question Lies Behind All 17 Of Obama's Mass Shooting Speeches

By John Haltiwanger
The worst mass shooting in US history occurred on Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In total, 49 people were killed and 53 injured. In the wake of this horrific tragedy, President Obama delivered yet another speech on another mass…

The Orlando Shooter May Have Considered Attacking This Other Destination

By Alec MacDonald
As a federal law enforcement source told PEOPLE, the Orlando shooter may have considered Disney World as a target before he settled on Pulse, the gay nightclub where he murdered 49 people on Saturday night. The shooter, Omar Mateen, was known to…

Obama And Presidential Candidates React To Orlando Nightclub Mass Shooting

By Jake Cappuccino
President Obama has learned about the deadliest mass shooting in US history that occurred at the Pulse nightclub early Sunday morning in Orlando, Florida, and he was completely broken down by it. He was reportedly briefed by Lisa Monaco, the…

This Fearless Muslim Girl Trolled An Anti-Islam Protest In The Perfect Way

By John Haltiwanger
The third annual Muslim Expo was held in Antwerp, Belgium, this past weekend, and it drew some unfortunate characters. It's a sad fact Islamophobia is running rampant in many parts of the Western world right now, and this peaceful event, which was…

The First Muslim Mayor Of London Just Owned Trump With A Single Tweet

By John Haltiwanger
On Saturday, Sadiq Khan was declared the new mayor of London. He is the first Muslim to lead the city in its long and storied history. This development proves tricky for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who in the wake of the San…

I Went To A Weed Festival And Realized I'm Not As Big A Stoner As I Thought

By The Kind
Hello, my name is Aimee, and I'm a stoner. Or so I thought. I've lived a mildly double life for as long as I can remember. My square friends and family are oblivious to the fact that I have a significant other, and her name is Mary Jane. Everyone…

Here's Why Hip Hop Moguls Need To Invest In The Marijuana Movement

By The Kind
As a co-founder of a public interest organization, I often think of how targets of the drug war policies can influence and change the legacy of legal cannabis. And I wonder why more hip hop moguls aren't involved in the cannabis movement on a larger…

This Quick Video Explains Why ISIS Isn't As Scary As It Wants You To Think

By John Haltiwanger
Following recent terror attacks in Paris, San Bernardino, California and Brussels, Belgium, among other places, it's easy to feel as though ISIS is rapidly expanding across the globe. But, that's exactly what ISIS wants people to think, and it's far…

FBI Says It Hacked Into San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone Without Apple's Help

By Stacey Leasca
On Monday, the US Department of Justice announced it had successfully hacked into the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone without assistance from Apple, ending its weeks-long court battle. The phone, owned by shooter Syed Farook, had been at the center…

Angelina Jolie Has A Message About Refugees That We All Need To Hear

By John Haltiwanger
March 15 marked five years since the war in Syria began. So far, it's estimated as many as 470,000 have been killed as a consequence of this brutal conflict. The war's displaced around 11 million Syrians, including around 4.8 million refugees. The…

Why Fear Should Be The Last Thing That Stops America From Aiding Refugees

By Jessicah Lahitou
I suspect the American resistance to resettling Syrian refugees stems from one factor: fear. This is understandable. Huge sections of Syria have been overtaken by ISIS. The terrorist group's brutal violence made headlines last year when ISIS…

3 Lessons From History That Can Teach Us How To Help Syrian Refugees

By Jesse Andreozzi
The United States of America is no stranger to the plight of refugees. After all, America is a nation of immigrants, founded by those who fled religious persecution in Europe. Since our nation's beginnings, several humanitarian crises have tested…

How America's Fixation On Western Religion Hurts Its Ability To Help Others

By Hillary Crawford
The world’s hesitancy to ameliorate the Syrian refugee crisis is not a unique case in the narrative of modern America. From an ideological perspective, it’s representative of Western society’s unfortunate tendency to fear what it does not know. The…

4 Types Of Discrimination We All Need To Keep Fighting Against Worldwide

By John Haltiwanger
March 1 is Zero Discrimination Day, an annual event for people across the globe to come together and take a stand against bigotry, oppression and divisiveness. It's a sad fact we live in a world where human rights and civil liberties are violated in…

San Bernardino Victims Are Taking Legal Action Against Apple In iPhone Case

By Sean Levinson
Several victims of the San Bernardino attack will take legal action against Apple's resistance to unlock one of the shooters' iPhones. Last week, Apple was issued a federal court order to create software that can unlock encrypted data on the iPhone…

Apple Denied A Federal Order To Unlock The San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

By Sean Levinson
Apple reportedly refuses to comply with a court order to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. According to Yahoo! News, a Riverside, California federal magistrate signed an order on Tuesday asking Apple to build a new…

9 Of The Most Powerful Quotes From Obama's First Visit To A US Mosque

By John Haltiwanger
On Wednesday, President Obama visited the Islamic Society of Baltimore in Maryland. It was the first time in his presidency he visited a US mosque. The president delivered an impassioned speech urging Americans to exhibit tolerance toward Muslims at…

I Spent A Week With Syrian Refugees In Jordan, And No One Tried To Kill Me

By John Haltiwanger
"If you don't f*cking die in the Middle East, let's go see the new James Bond movie when you get back!" That was the last thing one of my roommates said to me before I left for Jordan. He was being sarcastic, of course, but unfortunately there are…

Hillary Owned Trump When A Muslim Veteran Asked Her About Islamophobia

By John Haltiwanger
On Monday night, CNN hosted a town hall event in Iowa, offering voters a chance to ask the Democratic presidential candidates questions on a wide array of issues. At one point, a Muslim-American woman and Air Force veteran named Erum…