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Jay Z Is Being Sued for $18 Million Over His Cologne

Complex | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.27.2016 | Black Voices

Jay Z's foray into fragrance could end up costing him millions, according to a new lawsuit. The rapper successfully dropped his Gold Jay Z cologne ba...

No, Sexism Isn't an Arab ‘Cultural Practice'

Alex Shams | Posted 01.21.2016 | World
Alex Shams

The fact that so many commentators are focusing on a supposedly cultural dimension to the Cologne violence highlights the growing fear that the moral outrage is guided more by racism against refugees than concern for women.

What Women Wear Daily: Male Aggression

Cathrin Hagey | Posted 01.19.2016 | Women
Cathrin Hagey

A woman can wear a burka or she can walk the streets stark naked (or anything in between). It doesn't matter! Her safety cannot be guaranteed in either case. What can be guaranteed is that if and when she is harmed, some people will make public their opinion about how what she was wearing contributed to the crime.

Silence Reigns in Cologne and Stockholm

Fabio Bolzonar | Posted 01.15.2016 | World
Fabio Bolzonar

The attempt to suppress the news has likely created a boomerang effect that will provoke indignation on the part of the public, increase skepticism over the authorities' ability to effectively regulate the new waves of immigrants, and feed the flames of far-right movements.

Refugees Write Moving Letter In Response To Sexual Assaults In Cologne

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.15.2016 | Women

After more than 100 women reported being sexually assaulted or robbed in Cologne, Germany, on New Year’s Eve, police said the perpetrators ...

How the German Mood Has Morphed From Conceit to Self-Doubt After Cologne

Alex Gorlach | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
Alex Gorlach

BERLIN -- The events in Cologne on New Year's Eve have turned the rhetoric in Germany on its head. Conceit and complacency have given way to searching self-doubt, as if waking up with a nasty hangover on New Year's Day.

First Cologne, Now Sweden: How Left-Wing Apologism Is Fueling Right-Wing Populism

Bonny Brooks | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
Bonny Brooks

LONDON -- In our reluctance to face up to the painful -- yet credible -- reports of migrant involvement in these horrific Cologne attacks, we have unwittingly given succor to those who would deny haven to any refugees at all.

Why Taking in Refugees Is Still The Right Thing To Do

Ahmed Agdas | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
Ahmed Agdas

Germany is going to change. Not only in the wake of the refugees, but after that, too. There are going to be problems during the absorption phase. We can argue democratically, in civil society and in the legislatures, about how to overcome those problems.

We Must End Violence Against Women In Germany

Ulle Schauws | Posted 01.11.2016 | World
Ulle Schauws

It's despicable and shameful when populists and agitators use the Cologne events to raise anti-refugee sentiment. After all, most refugees have fled violence.

Cologne Mass Attacks Put Pressure On Merkel

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.11.2016 | World

Attacks on women in Cologne and other German cities on New Year's Eve have prompted more than 600 criminal complaints, with police suspicion resting ...

Cologne's Police Chief Ousted As Stories Of NYE Chaos Emerge

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.08.2016 | World

They lost control. Newly released police reports paint a picture of utter chaos amid the New Year's Eve attacks in Cologne, Germany -- as well as aut...

Officials Say Asylum Seekers Are Among Suspects In Cologne Assaults

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.08.2016 | World

BERLIN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Asylum-seekers are among those suspected of involvement in violence on New Year's Eve in Cologne, officials said on Friday,...

Here's What We Know So Far About The Assaults In Cologne

HuffPost Germany | Sara Elkamel | Posted 01.08.2016 | World

The mass sexual assaults outside the central train station in Cologne, Germany, on New Year's Eve are currently the subject of ongoing police investi...

German Muslims Condemn New Year Mass Attacks In Cologne

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.07.2016 | World

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Members of Cologne's large Muslim community have joined the chorus condemning a string of assaults on women on New Year...

The War Against German Women Has Been Raging All Along

Sabrina Hoffmann | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Sabrina Hoffmann

The people who are currently the most vocal about the New Year's Eve attacks make life difficult for women in Germany 364 days of the year.

German Police Say New Year Mass Attacks May Be Linked To Crime Ring

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.07.2016 | World

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Police in Germany said Wednesday they are investigating whether a string of sexual assaults and thefts during Ne...

What Does The Sociopathic Incident Of Harassment In Cologne Have To Do With Islam?

Eren Güvercin | Posted 01.05.2016 | World
Eren Güvercin

Alarmists will use such an incident as an excuse to raise the issue of culture clash. But sociopathic behavior is sociopathic behavior, regardless of the alleged background of the perpetrators.

Germans Shaken By Mass Attacks On Women In Cologne At New Year

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.06.2016 | World

BERLIN, Jan 5 (Reuters) - About 90 women have reported being robbed, threatened or sexually molested at New Year celebrations outside Cologne's cathe...

We Put Axe Against Expensive Colognes To See Which Smells Better

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.23.2015 | Style

Say you've promised yourself (and your friends) that you're going to make yourself smell better from here on out. But there are so many options -- in ...

German Mayoral Candidate Stabbed In Anti-Refugee Attack

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.17.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A leading candidate to be mayor of Cologne was stabbed and seriously wounded Saturday by a man who claimed anti-foreigner motives...

German Archdiocese Reveals $3.8 Billion Fortune

AP | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion

BERLIN (AP) — The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Cologne published financial accounts Wednesday, showing for the first time the full extent of its wo...

Do You Remember The First Fragrance You Fell In Love With?

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.12.2015 | Style

Everyone remembers their first kiss -- no matter how glorious or gross it was. But do you recall the very first fragrance you fell in love with after ...

Bearing Witness Even When It Seems Too Much to Bear

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.22.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Just listening isn't enough. We must give what we can, stay active and aware, help out the person next to us and the one overseas, and pressure leaders with our votes and voices.

Landmark German Cathedral To Turn Off Lights In Protest At Anti-Muslim March

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

BERLIN, Jan 2 (Reuters) - One of Germany's most famous landmarks, Cologne Cathedral, will be plunged into darkness on Monday evening in protest at a...

Discovering My Man Musk

Matthew Terrell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Terrell

By simply giving more mental energy to my sense of smell, I have been able to understand my scent environment better. It's gotten to the point where I can detect even minor odors like my own man musk.