Director of Communications @CalStateLA. Ex-L.A. Times investigative reporter who was part of team that won 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. I also surf.

Protecting human rights for all — Many religious people see their faith as exceptional - they believe they have the one truth and others are misguided. Hence they need "exceptions" to the ideological compromises that others - for instance, people who object to gay marriage for nonreligious reasons - would ostensibly have to accept.

Kobe Bryant And Lakers Players Wear "I Can't Breathe" Shirts — Following in the footsteps of Derrick Rose over the weekend and players yesterday in the Cleveland Cavaliers versus Brooklyn Nets game, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers sport their "I Can't Breathe" shirts in support of Eric Garner and his family. .@Lakers players wearing their "I Can't Breathe" shirts.

Cavs And Nets Players Wear "I Can't Breathe" Shirts; Fans Protest In Brooklyn — A game in Brooklyn between the Cavs and Nets may not have gotten a lot of attention a few months ago but immediately became the center of all basketball eyes tonight.

Beyonce - 'Ring Off' (Snippet) — After getting the " 7/11" snippet, we also get the chance to hear a preview of the other new song "Ring Off". Beyonce is going to release the platinum version of her self-titled surprise album from December 2013 in a couple of days.

Voting machine again displays wrong choice - News — GREENSBORO - Another Guilford County voter has reported having problems casting a vote for a U.S. Senate candidate. Percy Bostick, 69, of Greensboro said he tried casting a vote for Democrat Kay Hagan at the Old Guilford County Courthouse, only to have the machine register Republican Thom Tillis as his choice.
Nov 03, 2014

North Carolina voters report voting for Democrat but having vote register to Republican candidate… h/t @Brunothegrape

Nov 03, 2014

RT @dancow: What will come first? A cure for cancer? Or a voting machine that actually works?…

What It's Like To Face The LGBT Inquisition — On the night of October 3, 2014, I was still recovering from a successful launch of a scholarly institute devoted to advancing children's rights around the globe. The event went up without a hitch in Simi Valley.

Review: 'Avenue Q' is a blast at Tri-Valley Rep — Posted: 10/20/2014 02:04:47 PM PDT Updated: 10/21/2014 02:44:08 PM PDT It's funny to see how thoroughly a show about foul-mouthed puppets singing about porn, racism, depression, sex and Schadenfreude has entered the mainstream of Broadway musicals.

Workaholics: Official Bear Coat - One Size — Official and exclusive merchandise from Comedy Central and Comedy Central shows including: DVDs, CDs, T-Shirts, Hats, and Toys. Get FREE shipping on qualified orders of $25 or more!
Oct 16, 2014

Danny Duffy's bear suit - did some homework - worth a look. Sold out here. But $150 on Amazon. Hilarious.…

UNCG loses alum, longtime supporter - News - — GREENSBORO - When Forrest Brown closes his eyes, he can see Elizabeth "Bricks" House "holding court." "She's sitting over at her desk, the one by the windows close to where you'd walk to the photo lab," Brown, a former copy editor for the News & Record, said in an email.

Hispanic Heritage Month: How an intern helped make it happen — For one Mexican American congressional intern, finding support for a bill to create National Hispanic Heritage Month in 1988 was a surprising challenge. The assignment seemed perfect for me. I was a Mexican American college student in Washington and was asked to get cosponsors for a bill that would create a month-long observance honoring the achievements of Latinos - National Hispanic Heritage Month.
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