Kai Wright breaks down a recent CDC study about the effect that poverty has on HIV transmission. The study shows a much higher rate of HIV infection among heterosexual poor people in the U.S. But Wright debunks the following too-obvious takeaway from the study: that poverty, not race has the greatest effect on HIV [...]
Joel Johnson at Gizmodo decides to “stalk” a black girl on Twitter:
I realized most of my Twitter friends are like me: white dorks. So I picked out my new friend and started to pay attention.
She’s a Christian, but isn’t afraid of sex. She seems to have some problems trusting men, but [...]
Campus Progress is hiring staff writers for September-December, and applications are due next Tuesday, July 20. Writers can be based anywhere (one of our writers is currently in China), they don’t have to be current college students, and best of all, they’ll get some great clips to take with them after their time is [...]
Consider it a jumpstart on Tuesday.
No time for small talk or lame jokes. Just links:
Six months into recovery efforts, Haiti is still a mess. BBC spotlights the plight of orphaned children. Racewire reminds us that Haitian women have been victims of a “second wave of disaster” that includes “poverty, sexual violence and [...]
(x-posted from TAPPED)
The New York Times has a great story about police officers using the stop, question, and frisk tactic in Brownsville, Brooklyn — one of the many areas designated an “impact zone” under commissioner Ray Kelly. Those zones are flooded with police officers, often new recruits, who reinforce small quality-of-life crimes [...]
Endless sun. Beautiful, scantily-clad women. Joe’s Stone Crab. David Caruso. If Miami doesn’t have it all, then it’s probably not possible to survive the city that does.
Orson Swindle summed it up so well: “Why is this beautiful place also repulsive? Because it’s Miami, that’s why, which somehow always manages to show up to [...]
ColorLines has been doing a fantastic job covering the trial of Johannes Mehserle, the cop who shot and killed Oscar Grant on a subway platform. Kai Wright flags a comment from the blog on the verdict.
As a former defense attorney, I respect the jury system–it’s better than any alternatives. But jury trials [...]
For the past couple of days and probably through the next couple of years, disparaging LeBron James has become something of a national pastime.
If James built up any goodwill before this free-agency frenzy, he certainly seems to have squandered it now.
A sampling of the World Wide Venom:
Straight Bangin‘: “LeBron has [...]