Faces of Harlem

Jon Oliver, a New York-based musician, DJ, and artist (and not The Daily Show's resident Brit), wanted to sharpen his photography chops. Rather than getting a lucrative apprenticeship with, say, a wedding photographer, he decided to hit the streets and document the people around him. So, for the last couple of months, he's been pounding the pavement, moving eastward along 110th St.--the historically black neighborhood's southern border--and stopping his neighbors to ask for an impromptu sitting. Unfazed by more than his fair share of rejection, he's managed to document the changing face (and faces) of a fast-mutating neighborhood. (You can see his work on his Flickr page.)

Given the hustle and bustle on the busy thoroughfare, he's probably gotten quicker with his camera--paving the way for a career as a paparazzo, should the music thing not work out.Hat tip to NYC The Blog.
via Jason S Campbell / Twitter

Conservative radio host Dennis Prager defended his use of the word "ki*e," on his show Thursday by insisting that people should be able to use the word ni**er as well.

It all started when a caller asked why he felt comfortable using the term "ki*e" while discussing bigotry while using the term "N-word" when referring to a slur against African-Americans.

Prager used the discussion to make the point that people are allowed to use anti-Jewish slurs but cannot use the N-word because "the Left" controls American culture.

Keep Reading

Step by step. 8 million steps actually. That is how recent college graduate and 22-year-old Sam Bencheghib approached his historic run across the United States. That is also how he believes we can all individually and together make a big impact on ridding the world of plastic waste.

Keep Reading
The Planet

According to the FBI, the number of sexual assaults reported during commercial flights have increased "at an alarming rate." There was a 66% increase in sexual assault on airplanes between 2014 and 2017. During that period, the number of opened FBI investigations into sexual assault on airplanes jumped from 38 to 63. And flight attendants have it worse. A survey conducted by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA found that 70% of flight attendants had been sexually harassed while on the job, while only 7% reported it.

Keep Reading