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“These motherf***ers got me”: Killer Mike delivers a heartbreaking speech about Ferguson

salon.com — Last night the incredible hip-hop duo Run the Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) performed in St. Louis, Mo., and took to the stage shortly after it was announced that officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson, Mo.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @Carrie_Rachel: “These motherf***ers got me”: Killer Mike delivers a heartbreaking speech about Ferguson. goo.gl/X7G3ky

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Carrie_Rachel: “These motherf***ers got me”: Killer Mike delivers a heartbreaking speech about Ferguson. goo.gl/X7G3ky

Nov 25, 2014

“These motherf***ers got me”: Killer Mike delivers a heartbreaking speech about Ferguson salon.com/2014/11/25/the…

Darren Wilson’s testimony released: “I felt like a 5-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan”

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Nov 25, 2014

RT @Salon: Darren Wilson's testimony makes you wonder how he was ever entrusted with a gun in the first place slnm.us/EEXUm58

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Salon: Darren Wilson's testimony makes you wonder how he was ever entrusted with a gun in the first place slnm.us/EEXUm58

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Salon: Darren Wilson's testimony makes you wonder how he was ever entrusted with a gun in the first place slnm.us/EEXUm58

The ultimate white privilege: Darren Wilson and being “afraid for your life”

salon.com — On Wednesday, Matt Zoller Seitz shared an anecdote to illustrate how white privilege kept him from getting arrested or otherwise harmed by the police after he started a fight on the street.
Nov 25, 2014

#Privilege check: Check your 'fear' of Black people, our bodies, our feelings & what you think are our intentions salon.com/2014/08/21/the…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @rocza: "I felt like a five-year old holding on to Hulk Hogan." Remember that Salon piece abt white ppl getting away w a lot? salon.com/2014/08/21/the…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @rocza: "I felt like a five-year old holding on to Hulk Hogan." Remember that Salon piece abt white ppl getting away w a lot? salon.com/2014/08/21/the…

I am utterly undone: My struggle with Black rage and fear after Ferguson

salon.com — If I have to begin by convincing you that Black Lives Matter, we have all already lost, haven't we? So let's not begin there. Let's begin at the end. At the end there is only Michael Brown Jr's dead body, no justice, and weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Nov 25, 2014

Watching Ferguson, a lot of us are contending with our rage and fear. @ProfessorCrunk articulates that beautifully. slnm.us/rJzA0Sa

“Obviously, there’s a smell of marijuana in the air”: Don Lemon’s ham-fisted Ferguson reports

salon.com — Footage of a journalist getting tear gassed live on camera usually elicits sympathy, not jeers. But not when the journalist is CNN's Don Lemon. His hamfisted reporting from the Ferguson grand jury announcement and subsequent protests last night brought unintentional comic relief to an otherwise tragic and grief-filled event.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @Salon: "Don Lemon makes Ron Burgundy look like Walter Cronkite": Why CNN was the only thing worth laughing about last night slnm.us/jodFdig

No justice in Ferguson: Why change in America was too slow for Mike Brown

salon.com — There is no such thing as justice for a dead 18-year-old kid. Justice, to borrow from Mychal Denzel Smith, would mean Mike Brown gets home on that sweltering summer day. Justice would mean a future for Brown, a long stream of years to be spent however he would have spent them.
Nov 25, 2014

"What continues to shock, even the cynical, is how the appearance of fairness is often too much to ask.” salon.com/2014/11/25/no_… @kmcdonovgh

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Salon: Like so many others before them, Mike Brown's family was denied not just justice -- but fairness slnm.us/mXwILiL

Scientists explain why you won’t be changing the minds of any climate deniers this Thanksgiving

salon.com — Think that living through superstorms, heat waves or lake effect blizzards is enough to convince people that we're undergoing a period of unprecedented climate change? Think again, say researchers at Michigan State. A new study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, takes up the question of whether extreme weather can change minds where the science doesn't, and basically comes up empty.
Nov 25, 2014

bc of snow? RT @Salon Here's why you won't be changing the minds of any climate denying relatives this Thanksgiving slnm.us/1kizcil

“You cannot allow people to act like savages”: Former NYC police chief’s shocking Ferguson comments

salon.com — On Tuesday morning, former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik appeared on CNN to discuss the overnight protests in Ferguson. Unsurprisingly, Kerik sided with the police, justifying their use of force. "You cannot allow people to act like savages, you cannot allow people to act like animals," he said.

Anna Kendrick on the need to embrace feminism: “It’s practically become a curse word”

salon.com — Anna Kendrick doesn't seem to be afraid of ascribing the feminist label to herself or to the characters she plays, despite continuing backlash against the word, the people who identify with it and the movement it represents.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @Salon: Anna Kendrick defends feminism: "You just have to fight back and own that word" slnm.us/4UJJ515 pic.twitter.com/GIpYWHmMP7

“They still don’t care”: Michael Brown’s mother laments grand jury decision

salon.com — Moments after St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that the grand jury had decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, Lesley McSpadden, Brown's mother, spoke to a crowd of protesters. "They still don't care," she said to the crowd. "They ain't never gon' care."
Nov 25, 2014

RT @Salon: “They still don’t care”: Michael Brown’s mother laments grand jury decision [video] slnm.us/x3LuLKv

Ferguson prosecutor blasts “social media,” outrageously misses the point

salon.com — When St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch delivered the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson for any crimes in the shooting of Michael Brown, McCulloch found a new perpetrator to blame instead-social media. Apparently Facebook and Twitter, where many of the initial accounts of the shooting were shared, really cramped local law enforcement's ability to control the narrative around the shooting.

New York Times columnist demands that Elizabeth Warren stop hurting Wall Street’s feelings

salon.com — Wall Street stenographer Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times complains this morning that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is making it harder for Wall Street veterans to take on government jobs overseeing the financial industry, calling the former Harvard law professor and longtime industry critic "misinformed" in her opposition to investment banker Antonio Weiss' nomination to a key Treasury Department post.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @LukeBrinker: New York Times columnist demands that Elizabeth Warren stop hurting Wall Street’s feelings salon.com/2014/11/25/new… via @Salon

Right-wing’s sick Twitter celebration: Ann Coulter, Ted Nugent, Brit Hume battle for grossest Darren Wilson tweet

salon.com — You can always count on the right to show off its raging, uncontrolled self on Twitter.... MO guv: Cops will protect lives, property & "free speech."
Nov 24, 2014

RT @OtherSociology: #Ferguson: Celebrations by (what bell hooks terms) Imperialist White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy. Via @salon buff.ly/1FlyGjs

The Ferguson library gives a lesson in community

salon.com — What you need right now, at this particular moment in American history, is a story that doesn't stoke your feelings of rage, depression and moral exhaustion. And I am here to give it to you. Thank God for libraries.

Fast food mystery no more: FDA releases sweeping new calorie labeling rules

salon.com — All those foods that will basically kill you as soon as your order them? Now they're at least going to have to warn you first. The Food and Drug Administration, after much delay, has finally released its new national calorie labeling requirements.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @Salon: Fast food mystery no more: The FDA just released sweeping new calorie labeling rules slnm.us/LXXssTo pic.twitter.com/AHdYCBRtf1

“We have probably 160 lawyers”: HBO readies documentary on Church of Scientology

Nov 25, 2014

“We have probably 160 lawyers”: HBO readies documentary on Church of Scientology zite.to/1v6xNGT

Nov 25, 2014

“We have probably 160 lawyers”: HBO readies documentary on Church of Scientology zite.to/1v6xNGT

All the things that remind me of her

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I hate Cook’s Illustrated: The soul-crushing wonkiness of the world’s worst cookbook

salon.com — This week, millions of Americans will face the prospect of cooking Thanksgiving dinner without a very clear sense of how to do it. How often do most of us roast a turkey, anyway? About twice a year on average is my guess, a fact that suggests we're a lot less enthusiastic about the national feast bird than we claim.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @magiciansbook: Why I hate Cook’s Illustrated. It drives the soul out of cookery bit.ly/1uSNTp4

Nov 24, 2014

Why I hate Cook’s Illustrated. It drives the soul out of cookery bit.ly/1uSNTp4

RIP “clickbait”: The REAL reason to stop talking about this word

salon.com — "Vocabulism" is a Salon series about how the Internet is killing the English language, one word at a time. The online world has recently engaged in a frank and intermittently illuminating conversation with itself over the meaning - if there is one - of the word "clickbait."