PoC News in America

This weekend, we didn’t watch Saturday Night Live because seriously, fuck that guy.

PoC News in America

This weekend was a big weekend for the world of sports, so let’s get to it.

PoC News in America

Everything happens when you have limited internet access for a week. We’ll get to the disaster that was the Oscars after some news.

Friday News Bites: #SOTU15, Yemen + More

President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday had its fair share of highlights, and we’ve also got updates on the situation in Yemen, a found Mars lander, and much more. It’s time for Friday News Bites…

Forgotify, the Last Frontier: Holiday Edition

It may not be random, but it’s relevant. 

Friday News Bites: Space! History! Internetting!

This week’s news stories are quite a bit about reconciling the past with the future. It’s a mixed bag of good and bad, as per usual, but there were a lot of interesting links to catch my eye. Let’s get started.

Friday News Bites: LGBTQ Progress, Gun Violence + More

Hello, everyone! I’m back after a month off and I’ve got a mostly good news roundup to ease us into our first October weekend. Let’s get right to it:

This Week in Misogyny is 1,000,000% Done

This week has been pretty much the worst. The SCOTUS decision in the Hobby Lobby case obviously captivated most of our attention, but the rest of the world didn’t stop being awful either. Fucking hell. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) *Programming note: We’re taking tomorrow off to eat delicious cook-out food […]

An Open Letter to the Supreme Court

On DOMA, Prop 8, and the Voting Rights Amendment

Law and politics have always intrigued me. When I was 8, I wanted to be a lawyer and a politician. I devoured any book about politics or legal matters that I could. I loved reading about Thomas Jefferson especially. His take on American Politics in the early days was something with which I enthusiastically agreed. […]

Walking Uphill To School Both Ways in The Snow

Having teenage kids gives you a whole variety of reminders that you’re getting older. You’ve probably had that experience of running into old friends and first thinking, hey, nothing has changed and then realizing, um, I was pregnant the last time I saw her and now that baby is in college.

Meet the Nominees: The Potential Candidates for the Next SCOTUS Justice

There was much sound and fury and hyperbole and misinformation this past election year. Between old white guys telling us what to do with our vaginas and redefining rape for us to hysterically misinterpreting the Affordable Care Act, this election season was exhausting. There was just so much this year and, strangely enough, an issue that usually […]

Louise Slaughter Calls for Possible Retroactive Recusal of Supreme Court Justices

Earlier this week Louise Slaughter, Persephone’s favorite badass Congresswoman, went on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to talk about a new proposal to consider retroactive recusal for Supreme Court Justices who decided on cases in which they had a conflict of interest. Specifically, this would apply to Clarence Thomas and his wife’s connections to the Citizens […]

LTP: 10/3/11

Happy Monday, Persephoneers! Hope everyone had a great, relaxing weekend, or at least got to sleep in a little.  We’re all back at work, so here’s a two-tiered LTP to kill a little time between tasks.