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To be or not to be PC?

In between getting eaten alive by mosquitos and melting in the Brazilian heat, I have found it difficult to conceal another British trait – political correctness.  362 more words

Newsom Has $5.5 Million For 2018 California Governor's Race

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom reports that he has already banked nearly $5.5 million for a possible run for governor that’s still more than three years away. 119 more words



Growing up as Hispanic, I have faced certain challenges both in the Latin community as well as being an America-born citizen. Spanish is not my first language. 267 more words


The Evolution (Or Devolution) Of Masculinity: Discussion on Susie Arnett's "The Testosterone Project"

Susie Arnett sits down with HuffPost Live Host, Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, to discuss her series, “The Testosterone Project,” which explores society’s fresh take on the concept of masculinity and how it is evolving. 16 more words

Akil Houston

Freedom Half Marathon

July 5, 2015

Long Beach, California

Yes, I run while on vacation!  I flew into California (from Hawaii) the night before the race.  I was excited to run this one because it’s where I first came back to running (after taking nearly a decade off) and I’d get to run with my marathon buddie again! 121 more words


Dash cam audio released after professor charged with falsely claiming racial profiling during traffic stop

WETHERSFIELD–A professor at a local community college has been arrested after allegedly claiming an officer racially profiled her, when he didn’t.

On May 9, Minati Roychoudhuri, 32, of Storrs, was driving near exit 85 on Route 15 when she was pulled over. 788 more words


New Book: Berrey on the Language and Limits of Diversity

The Enigma of Diversity: The Language of Race and the Limits of Racial Justice by Ellen Berrey.  University of Chicago Press (May 2015)

Diversity today is a widely honored American value. 142 more words