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Why 300 Women In Tech Got A Massive Influx Of Twitter Followers This Weekend

By Erika Stalder

Starbucks Apologizes For Racial Profiling Incident

By Alyssa Coscarelli

GoFundMe figures reveal thousands rely on site to avoid homelessness

By Erin Mccormick

People Are Wearing Red for Equal Pay Day. Here's Why

By Jennifer Calfas

Study: Plastic Waste in the Pacific Is Getting Worse

By Laignee Barron

ERPO Laws Gain Traction in the Gun Control Debate Post-Parkland

By Staff

Thousands Flee as Syrian Troops Advance on Eastern Ghouta

By Casey Quackenbush

Facebook Has 'Determining' Role in Rohingya Violence: U.N.

By Eli Meixler

Michelle Obama Talks To R29 About The Power Of Girls' Education

By Ray Lowe

Why International Women's Day Is March 8: A Radical Reason

By Suyin Haynes

Ben Carson's housing agency drops pledge to end housing discrimination

By Erin Mccormick

A Powerfully Articulate OpEd on Gun Control From a Parkland High School Student

By The Darling Team

Senate Bill Does Not Address Gun Control

By Ray Lowe

Michael Bloomberg: Donald Trump Should Accept Climate Deal

By Edith M. Lederer

Turkish Police Use Teargas Against Women's March in Ankara

By Joseph Hincks

Oscars Times Up Video Presented By Weinstein Victims

By Rebecca Farley

This New Grocery Store Has An Aisle That's Entirely Plastic-Free

By Landon Peoples

Down and out in Disneyland: study finds most LA workers can't cover basic needs

By Paulina Velasco

Forget AzMERIT; Arizona students get other testing options

By Ricardo Cano

Ways Everyday People Can Take Action on America's Homelessness Crisis Right Now

By Staff

Leading U.S. Immigration Agency Removes "Nation Of Immigrants" From Its Mission Statement

By Stacy London

Myanmar Is Bulldozing Burnt Rohingya Villages: Rights Groups

By Todd Pitman

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Why 300 Women In Tech Got A Massive Influx Of Twitter Followers This Weekend

By Erika Stalder

Lee didn't choose anyone on the list on the basis of their follower count or influence alone. This helped her sidestep a common problem: The echo chambers that tend to form online because people follow their friends and and individuals with public status whose views align with their own. During...


Starbucks Apologizes For Racial Profiling Incident

By Alyssa Coscarelli

Johnson wrote in his statement that Starbucks wants to €œreassure you that Starbucks stands firmly against discrimination or racial profiling.€ With Americans focused on the actions of a polarizing commander-in-chief and the continual reports of Black men and women dying at the hands of the police, the incident could not...


GoFundMe figures reveal thousands rely on site to avoid homelessness

By Erin Mccormick

There have been nearly 300,000 GoFundMe campaigns in the US related to homelessness over the last three years. Some see it as a sign of a broken social system and dwindling options for those in need

Dave Schulman€™s long decline toward homelessness began 18 years ago, when, as a reserve police...


People Are Wearing Red for Equal Pay Day. Here's Why

By Jennifer Calfas

There€™s a reason why your coworkers are wearing red on Tuesday €” and it has to do with Equal Pay Day.

Employees advocating for an end to the gender wage gap are wearing red in honor of Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, April 10. For supporters, red symbolizes how women are...


Study: Plastic Waste in the Pacific Is Getting Worse

By Laignee Barron

Around 1.8 trillion bits of plastic waste have accumulated along a single stretch of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California, an exponential increase since the 1970s, a new study shows.

Plastic debris typically collects in one of five €œpatches€ around the world. The largest such repository, known as the Great...


ERPO Laws Gain Traction in the Gun Control Debate Post-Parkland

By Staff

In 1998, a disgruntled employee in Connecticut shot and killed four of his bosses. The incident was highly publicized€”the shooter reportedly chased the company€™s president into a parking lot before killing him€”and in 1999, the state became the first in the country to give law enforcement the legal authority to...


Thousands Flee as Syrian Troops Advance on Eastern Ghouta

By Casey Quackenbush

Thousands of civilians fled a town in Syria€™s Eastern Ghouta Thursday as government forces advanced on the rebel-held enclave. It€™s the largest exodus since the government ramped up its effort to take back the area, BBC reports.

More than 12,000 people escaped Hamouria, a town outside the capital, Damascus, after government...


Facebook Has 'Determining' Role in Rohingya Violence: U.N.

By Eli Meixler

A U.N. fact-finding mission has highlighted the role of social media networks, and Facebook in particular, in fueling hate speech against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, telling the U.N. Human Rights Council this week that €œincitement to violence€ is €œrampant€ and €œunchecked.€

Reuters reports that in an interim submission to the...


Michelle Obama Talks To R29 About The Power Of Girls' Education

By Ray Lowe

MO: €œMy best advice to girls, including my own daughters, is do not be afraid to fail. So often, our own fear of failure is the thing that keeps us back. We think we have to be perfect, that if we make even the tiniest mistake, it€™s a catastrophe. That€™s...


Why International Women's Day Is March 8: A Radical Reason

By Suyin Haynes

As people around the world celebrate International Women€™s Day on Thursday €” an annual March 8 observance €” countries from Kyrgyzstan to Cambodia will officially honor women€™s rights and achievements across the political, economic, social and cultural spheres. The day has been designated as an official United Nations observance since...


Ben Carson's housing agency drops pledge to end housing discrimination

By Erin Mccormick

Department removes from its mission statement promises to build €˜inclusive€™ communities €˜free from discrimination€™

The US housing department, helmed by the former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, has proposed a new mission statement in which the pledge to build €œinclusive€ communities €œfree from discrimination€ is removed.

The proposal comes just two weeks after the...


A Powerfully Articulate OpEd on Gun Control From a Parkland High School Student

By The Darling Team

The act of violence leaves us stunned; we hear of another mass shooting, the lives lost, the anger and brokenness behind an action so senseless and immediately the questions start filling in the gaps.

Although Darling is a platform primarily for conversations around and for women, sometimes conversations and events arise...


Senate Bill Does Not Address Gun Control

By Ray Lowe

Complicating things further, President Donald Trump has not been exactly clear about what he wants from Congress , which is especially confusing for members of his own party. Last week, he evinced emphatic support for comprehensive gun control measures €” even at the expensive of due process €” in a...


Michael Bloomberg: Donald Trump Should Accept Climate Deal

By Edith M. Lederer

(UNITED NATIONS) €” The U.N.€™s new envoy for climate action, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Monday that President Donald Trump can become €œa great leader€ if he changes his mind about global warming and keeps the United States in the Paris climate agreement.

The billionaire media mogul expressed hope...


Turkish Police Use Teargas Against Women's March in Ankara

By Joseph Hincks

Women€™s rights marchers in Ankara met with tear gas and arrests Sunday as they gathered for a protest ahead of International Women€™s Day later this week.

After the marchers ignored calls to disperse, Turkish riot police fired tear gas and detained about 15 women, Agence France-Presse reports, citing Turkey€™s private Dogan...


Oscars Times Up Video Presented By Weinstein Victims

By Rebecca Farley

Hayek wrote an essay in The New York Times titled €œHarvey Weinstein Is My Monster, Too.€ Sciorra told Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker that Weinstein raped her in the early €˜90s. Judd was the very first actress to come forward in the bombshell New York Times piece that revealed...


This New Grocery Store Has An Aisle That's Entirely Plastic-Free

By Landon Peoples

For a while, we've been sensing that grocery shopping as we know it is changing . However, we didn't necessarily think that it was shifting in the direction of zero-waste and plastic-free stores. As excited as we are at the idea of this transition, it's clear that it's happening faster...


Down and out in Disneyland: study finds most LA workers can't cover basic needs

By Paulina Velasco

New survey finds three-quarters of employees don€™t earn enough for basic expenses, while one in 10 have experienced homelessness

Down and out in Disneyland: study finds most LA workers can't cover basic needs

Billie Taylor is in her fifth year working at Disneyland in California as a front-of-house employee at a restaurant...


Forget AzMERIT; Arizona students get other testing options

By Ricardo Cano

CLOSE Get the basics on Arizona's measurements of success. Wochit

SAT test preparation. (Photo: Nick Oza/The Republic)

Arizona high school students could skip the AzMERIT test and instead take college-entrance exams, but the schools will have to pay for it.

The Arizona State Board of Education on Monday approved a years-in-the-making "menu of...


Ways Everyday People Can Take Action on America's Homelessness Crisis Right Now

By Staff

Illustration via Tallulah Fontaine

At least two million youth will face a period of homelessness in 2018. It€™s a reality that can make dangerous situations -- including deteriorating health, domestic violence, or even human trafficking -- even more dangerous, This is especially true since formerly incarcerated, post-foster system youth, and youth-of-color...


Leading U.S. Immigration Agency Removes "Nation Of Immigrants" From Its Mission Statement

By Stacy London

USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna announced the change in an email sent to staffers and obtained by The Intercept. In it, Cissna criticized the use of "customers" in the previous mission statement and stressed that the "use of the term leads to the erroneous belief that applicants and petitioners, rather...


Myanmar Is Bulldozing Burnt Rohingya Villages: Rights Groups

By Todd Pitman

(BANGKOK) €” First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar€™s government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth €” in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation€™s ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.

Satellite images of Myanmar€™s troubled Rakhine...