Who says New Yorkers are snobs?
When I saw his hairy back and ass, which could have been erased easily via Photoshop, I got excited because I felt I was seeing what maybe, just maybe, could be interpreted as a breakthrough.
Fact 2: One quarter of homeless people are children. HUD reports that on any given night, over 138,000 of the homeless in the U.S. are children under the age of 18. Thousands of these homeless children are unaccompanied, according to HUD.
I'm not just dining from the dumpster to meet my needs though. I'm doing this to inspire America to stop throwing away food.
Unless your name happens to be Arthur Fonzarelli (in which case, that's crazy!), it's hard to define the word "cool." And even harder to apply the label to hotels, when "cool" could mean historic, or trendy, or that the place is actually a decommissioned Coast Guard helicopter with a full-service bar... in your room!
I understand the reluctance to simply walk away from the Pentagon's plan to buy a fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighters. But the time has come to either cancel or significantly downsize the program.
Slow Roll is Detroit's Monday night group bike ride in which thousands of pedalstrians come together to explore the city on a free bike ride. Throughout the route, riders share space with one another, explore new neighborhoods, and deepen their relationship with the city.
Would-be workers are not connecting to training; job efficiency is compromised because of lateness, missed work days, and transportation related-distractions due to unreliable, unaffordable and unsafe public transit.
If I have gay children, I'll love them. I don't mean some token, distant, tolerant love that stays at a safe arm's length. It will be an extravagant, open-hearted, unapologetic, lavish, embarrassing-them-in-the-school cafeteria, kind of love.
Have you ever noticed how those of us who promote walkable, "smart growth" city neighborhoods often choose historic districts to illustrate what we advocate?
Regardless of how successful protests like the one in Ferguson are at changing public opinion, the best way to combat the systemic inequality that plagues all levels of government is to vote.
In light of the Court's five-to-four decision a little over a year ago in Windsor v United States, in which the Court held the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, it is virtually certain that the five justices in the majority in Windsor (Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan) would take the next obvious step and hold state laws prohibiting same-sex marriage unconstitutional as well. Indeed, that is why lower federal court judges have been almost unanimous since Windsor in reaching that result. With that understanding, it is obvious why none of the four dissenters in Windsor (John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito) voted to hear this round of cases. But why did the justices who were in the majority in Windsor also vote not to hear these cases?
Like most of us passionate about hip-hop as a culture and as a musical art form, Illmatic hit something in all of us no matter the race or economical lines that it crossed.
Yes, David Trott, former head honcho of the Michigan foreclosure law firm Trott & Trott will likely suffer serious burns now that he's the Republican pick for the Congressional race to represent Michigan's 11th District.
While I have not heeded all of the pieces of advice that follow, some came instinctively, some were learned from watching other people, and plenty of insights are a consequence of plenty of mistakes.
Sadly, the two-pronged grade-school defense of "Nu'Uh" and "But he did it, too" will probably carry the day come November. With corporations as citizens, with jean-clad CEOs as governors and with an amnesiac public convinced that their problems stem from the quickly vanishing middle class, what's a non-billionaire to do?
It's long past time for the United States to recognize the human right to water domestically and devise national, state, and local policy solutions that both guarantee sufficient financing for affordable public water infrastructure and service.
As I go through my recuperation, I find myself collecting the stories of friends who have been beset by the evil fracture fairy. Apparently this is a not uncommon rite of passage for those of us of a certain age.