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I Deal With Grief Through Extreme Makeup to Make People Look at Me
I was in such a pained state that I wanted people—even strangers—to stop and pay attention.
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Genre-Defying Musician Justine Skye Says She's Her Own Competition
The 21-year-old RnB phenom opens up about growing up as part of the "New York Tumblr crew," her future dream-collabs, and the eclectic nature of her Broadly Play playlist.
'The Get Down' Tells the Story Behind the Birth of Hip-Hop
Baz Luhrmann's new series about the beginning of hip-hop in the Bronx is unfocused at times, but ultimately true-to-life.
The Kimye and Taylor Swift Feud Has Always Been About White Femininity and Blackness
The Taylor Swift and Kimye beef isn't only about who said what, but about larger issues of race and privilege in America.
Brioxy Is Attempting to Replace Privilege with an App
If you're a minority in tech, you might need a hack.
This Woman Wants the UN to Keep Detroit from Shutting Off People's Water
Thousands of Detroiters are having their water shut off in the middle of summer. We interviewed Maude Barlow who filed a formal complaint with the UN, saying that's a human rights violation.
Denying Visas to Ugandan LGBT Activists Reeks of Hypocrisy
Canada condemns Uganda’s repression of homosexuality. But nine Ugandan LGBT activists were denied visas for World Pride 2014 in Toronto.
Canada’s Refusal to Allow Ugandan LGBT Activists into the Country Speaks to a Wider Hypocrisy
Canada just denied visas for nine of ten Ugandan LGBT activists who want to attend World Pride 2014 in Toronto this summer. The move is yet another example of the Canadian government's contradictory practices when it comes to opposing the rampant...
Canadian Law Enforcement Is Sharing Questionable Mental Health Profiles with U.S. Customs
Canada maintains a database in which the private mental health information of Canadians is routinely entered—sometimes inaccurately. The database is accessible to branches of the US federal government and people often discover they are a part of CPIC...
Can This Dreadlocked Woman Be Toronto's Next Rob Ford?
Toronto mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson is only polling at around 4 percent, but she's recently garnered a lot of attention for a series of peculiar campaign strategies, including a music video parody of a Pitbull song featuring some guy who goes by...
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US Customs Turns Back Canadians Listed on Private Mental Health Database
Thousands of Canadians who have tried to commit suicide or suffered depression are on a controversial database shared with US authorities.
Canada Funds High-Tech Drone Campaign Against Mohawk Tobacco Trade
The Canadian government won't investigate the murders of indigenous women, but will spend millions to spy on Mohawk contraband business.