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Why I Despise The Hipster Aesthetic | The Autonomous Zone

In the 19th century, it became popular for wealthy curiosity-seekers to “go slumming,” visiting poor neighborhoods, ostensibly to increase their awareness of social issues, but more often to gawk at how “the other… Continue reading

Ida B. Wells, Anti-Lynching Crusader, Was the Godmother of the Social Justice Internet

Originally posted on Flavorwire:
“Let me give thanks for your faithful paper on the lynch abomination,” Frederick Douglass wrote to Ida B. Wells, introducing her pamphlet on lynching, ‘A Red Record.’  “Brave woman!…

Dear Prudence: I live in a rich neighbourhood, but most of the trick-or-treaters are poor. Do I have to give them candy?

Originally posted on National Post | Arts:
Dear Prudence,  I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, but on one of the more “modest” streets — mostly doctors and lawyers and…

After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It by Dave Reed — YES! Magazine

Fed up with essentially begging for access to quality food, residents of this predominantly African-American and low-income neighborhood decided to open their own grocery store. via After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro… Continue reading

What Would a Real ‘Right to Work’ Look Like?

Originally posted on Notes on a Theory…:
I just asked this question on Twitter, and realized I wasn’t going to be able to explain it  in 140 characters.  So I thought I’d elaborate…

Butter Buddha will supervise pickle making today | Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Butter Buddha will supervise pickle making today | Flickr – Photo Sharing!. Working on a full garden update (because people have asked a lot!) soon. We have a nice bounty of cukes &… Continue reading

Nearly 19,000 homes’ daily water usage has been wasted for the Ice Bucket Challenge

Originally posted on crazy dumbsaint of the mind:
I’ve been challenged three times to do this Ice Bucket Challenge goodness that’s been happening on an Internet near you. No, I’m not accepting the…

“The grinding poverty in Mike’s world only allowed Normandy High School to acquire two graduation gowns to be shared by the entire class. …”

The grinding poverty in Mike’s world only allowed Normandy High School to acquire two graduation gowns to be shared by the entire class. The students passed a gown from one to the other.… Continue reading

Kentucky State University interim President cuts salary so others can have raises

He ASKED for a pay cut so others would get raises. He still makes $259,744 a year and those employees who got raises still probably only make about $20,000/year, so this isn’t like the… Continue reading

$28 cabbage, $65 chicken, and other insane food prices in Northern Canada

Originally posted on Grist:
Nunavut is the edge of the world in a lot of ways — it’s the farthest-north part of Canada, a broken-up spray of frozen land coming off the top…