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100 most livable cities in USA

Livability just came out with their 2nd annual top 100 best small to mid-sized cities in the U.S.

More than 2,000 cities were ranked by the following… 409 more words

United States

Obama administration forcing new gun buyers to declare race, ethnicity

Washington Times: The Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that critics say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling. 1,090 more words

Liberals/Democrats/Left

#RAWI Conference Kicks Off Friday Morning with My Presentation!

The Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI) conference starts tomorrow in Minneapolis! I’m speaking on a panel Friday morning about Arab American identity. I had the honor of interviewing some heavy hitters: poet and author Naomi Shihab Nye, novelist and memoirist Diana Abu-Jaber, poet and essayist Lisa Suhair Majaj, playwright and actor Leila Buck, and writer and scholar Amira Jarmakani. 161 more words

Arabs

Out of Prison, but Not Free

Colorlines is running an extensive, brilliant and insightful series on Black Men: Life Cycles of Inequity. This video, produced by filmmaker André Robert Lee focuses on the adjustments of Black men after exiting prison. 115 more words

Masculinities

Commuters attacked with machete in gun-control Chicago

Obama’s hometown Chicago is a gun-control city. But that hasn’t stopped Chicagoans from gun violence, as our DCG reports every Monday on the shootings that took place the weekend before. 299 more words

Liberals/Democrats/Left

Don't Buy the Hype: FCKH8 is Just Another For-Profit Company

FCKH8 has built a good image for itself. It emerged out of the controversy following California’s Proposition 8, which was on the ballot in 2008 to repeal same sex marriage. 622 more words

Race

London Duathlon, I am a Duathlete!

I had a feeling the London Duathlon might be tough, but I hadn’t realised quite how tough. As always, I found the journey to the start almost as challenging as the event itself – I get so nervous about being there on time and, with the transporting of a bike added into the mix, I stress about everything that little bit more. 1,593 more words

Running