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This is the reason a diverse group of elected officials and transportation leaders from across the U.S. gathered beginning yesterday in Austin, Texas, to discuss how to shift both the perception and the reality about who bikes.
Have you ever looked at a homeless person, and pondered how they got into that situation? Have you ever asked yourself why don’t they just go to a homeless shelter?
The Black Death killed between 30 and 50 percent of the affected population,” says Sharon DeWitte, assistant professor of anthropology and biology at The University of South Carolina.
This information about hair has been hidden from the public since the Viet Nam War.
On June 3, 2011, three plainclothes New York City Police officers stopped a Harlem teenager named Alvin and two of the officers questioned and frisked him while the third remained in their unmarked car. Alvin secretly captured the interaction on his cell phone, and the resulting audio is one of the only known recordings of stop-and-frisk in action.
Russia now offers ambulances that have been fitted with plush interiors and are being rented out to VIP commuters hoping to dodge the city’s appalling traffic jams.
The technique of water torture has a long-standing history. This technique actually dates back to the middle ages. Though there are modern forms of torture and extracting information from persons, some countries in the world still employ the water torture routine on persons.
We live in a world in which wealth is distributed in a wildly unequal way. A tiny few have billions of dollars, while many more have nothing.
A police officer can’t pull you over and arrest you just because you gave him the finger.
When a collective of female computer programmers in Kenya needed a name for their ladies-only club, they took their inspiration from the Japanese cult film Akira.
When it comes to the topic whether or not to bring a child in this world most people smile at the idea, and others cringe and despise everything that comes with it.
Legendary Brick City Hip-Hop Legend – “Redman” speaks on his experience with Def Jam.
Most of us support unethical practices with our purchases in some way, whether we want to — or even know about it — or not. Many large corporations utilize slave labor, and, even worse, child slave labor, when outsourcing their production.
Filmmaker Casey Neistat is at it again with another eye opening video. This time around he documented the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy while on his BIKE!
Pharrell Williams and StereoTypes host Ryan Hall speak to men and women on the street about what a woman’s role is in today’s society.
That first night I couldn’t sleep at all,” Essam recalls. “My heart was pumping and I kept waking up in a cold sweat. Bloomberg, Kelly and his cronies are not going to take this lightly if I get caught.”
Racism and homophobia are social diseases. When only symptoms of these contagious diseases are treated, they spring up in other less obvious incarnations. No matter what we tell ourselves, we have not treated these ailments, we’ve merely mutated our racism and homophobia. We’ve trained ourselves not to use easily recognizable hate speech. Our racism has traded in the N word for coded language like “welfare queens” and our anti-gay crusaders reserve the F word for private conversation, shifting their public rhetoric to “family values.”
From the moment Morrison and his friends walked through the doors of the club on January 14th, something felt wrong. “We were getting stared at by everyone in the place,” recalls Morrison’s friend Charlie. “You could tell we were outsiders. I told the guys, ‘Listen, you gotta watch yourselves. Don’t have words with anybody.
By snapping photographs of each license plate they encounter—up to three thousand per minute—and retaining records of who was where when, license plate readers are fundamentally.