This NBA Player Was A Refugee. Now, He's Speaking Up For Those Who Can't.

Luol Deng knows what it’s like to wait. Born in Sudan, Deng was sent to Egypt at the age of 3 by his father , who thought he would be safer abroad as the Second Sudanese Civil War raged on at home. There, he lived in Alexandria for five years, stuck in a three-bedroom apartment with the rest of his family, ...

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How One Activist Artist Is Using Her Work To Take Trump To Task

What constitutes political artwork? Well, it depends. For the majority of Americans ― namely those who aren’t straight, able-bodied, cis-gendered, white men ― simply depicting the banal realities of daily life has long been a political gesture. As Los Angeles–based artist Shing Yin Khor  told The Huffington Post: “I do believe that the personal is political, and have always felt that ...

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Neil Gorsuch's Nomination Is Bad News For Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON― Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, has sided against Planned Parenthood and birth control coverage during his career as a federal appeals court judge.  In October 2016, Gorsuch backed the state of Utah in its decision to defund Planned Parenthood after anti-abortion activists released a series of heavily edited videos purporting to show the family planning provider negotiating ...

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Lea DeLaria To Conan O'Brien On Weight Loss: 'All I Can Eat Is P***y'

Lea DeLaria  recently lost a significant amount of weight and told Conan O’Brien what her secret has been. In an appearance on O’Brien’s show Tuesday night, the actress known for her role as Big Boo on “Orange Is the New Black” said she’d recently lost fifty pounds. “They told me I had diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol all ...

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Empower with Love

February is the month of love and in the current state of the world this is something that is greatly needed. It is heart breaking to see our world, our values and our well being threatened and curtailed. I believe that we women can effect the change we need to see and we have the power to do so but ...

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Iconic Fine Arts Sculptor Edmonia Lewis Honored In Google Doodle

In honor of the start of Black History Month on Wednesday, Google Doodle paid tribute to Edmonia Lewis, who is considered to be the first woman of African-American and Native American descent to earn global recognition as a fine arts sculptor.  Lewis, who was born in Greenbush, New York in 1844, is particularly known for sculpting on “The Death of ...

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A Book Of Hillary Clinton's Personal Essays Is Coming

What was running through Hillary Clinton ’s mind during the 2016 presidential election? Now the world may know.  The Democratic presidential hopeful is working on a book of personal essays  that will feature quotes that have inspired her in order to “tell stories from her life, up to and including her experiences in the 2016 presidential campaign.” The book is ...

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Nonna's Chiacchiere di Carnevale, Italian Fried Cookies

Chiacchiere di Carnevale Chiacchiere (also called Crostoli or Frappe) are Italian fried cookies known as Angel Wings thanks to their ribbon-like shape. These crispy strips of deep fried pasta dough are so light; you will find it hard to stop at one! Sprinkled with powdered sugar, chiaccchiere (crostoli) are traditionally enjoyed for Carnevale, a celebration held before lent – but ...

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The Crock Pot Recipes That'll Make Your Super Bowl Party Easy

Super Bowl Sunday is the best day of the year to pull out your slow cooker . Even if you rarely use yours, this is the day to dust it off and make some of the best game-day foods.  The slow cooker is a master at making all of our favorite snack foods , and it’s a natural choice for ...

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9 Reasons You Should Eat Dark Chocolate Every Single Day

Those of us who love chocolate don’t really need an excuse to eat it every day ― having a bar stashed in the kitchen is reason enough. But if you’re one of those chocolate lovers who feels a little bad about your habit, we have great news for you: eating dark chocolate with a high cocoa percentage is a part ...

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