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Peeking Behind the Kitchen Door: The Struggle for Food Justice in America's Restaurant Industry

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 06.26.2013 | Books
Dr. David J. Leonard

In a new book entitled Beyond the Kitchen Door, Saru Jayaraman highlights the harmful impact of the restaurant industry on the health, economic security, and lives of those who cook, serve, and provide for us.

Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game

Cameron Russell | Posted 06.02.2013 | Style
Cameron Russell

We took five of the most badass media-making women we could find, and turned them into glamazons. We made a mockery of what media executives want.

Prophet or Predator?

Mickey Goodman | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Mickey Goodman

Former Ms. Michigan, Christine Marie, was a single mother of four, a successful entrepreneur, Young Mother of the Year and deeply committed to her Mormon faith until she fell under the spell of a self-proclaimed religious prophet who debased and prostituted her in the name of religion.

Is Innovation a Path or a Goal -- It Is All About Meaning and Sense-making

Soren Petersen | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Soren Petersen

When experimenting with new business models, businesses often attempt to adopt models from more successful firms failing to understand the unique fit these models have with their competitors' culture, organizational architecture, routines and incentive systems.

Why Unions Are Necessary

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Unions are not social clubs, they are entities with the specific purpose of securing workers' rights, and in order to do that they need to be as tough, and sometimes as combative, as management.

Minimum Wage, the Poverty Trap, and America's Imperative (Part II)

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Low wages, and the poverty that they foster, exact a heavy toll on our economy, and ultimately impact companies like Walmart themselves.

Yep, Research Confirms It: Bosses Love To Take Advantage Of Workers

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.06.2012 | Business

Pro-tip for all you bosses out there: It's easier to take advantage of your employees when they don't realize quite how much you're benefiting from th...

An Inconvenient Truth: The Pollution of American Consciousness

Sepehr Zomorodi | Posted 08.08.2012 | Teen
Sepehr Zomorodi

Even some of the greatest minds of science stand behind the theory of Social Darwinism. Remarkably, what is often overlooked is the tactic used by the "strong" in order to "survive."

Could Immigration Reform Give Latina Workers A Voice Against Exploitation

Kristian Ramos | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Kristian Ramos

The most at risk, exploited and vulnerable populations caught in this current debate are Latina workers. Immigration reform while no silver bullet would go a long way to giving both legal and undocumented Latina workers a voice to speak out against exploitation in the workplace.

Auto-address on Behalf of Possible Residents of Kepler-22b

Tim Terhaar | Posted 02.08.2012 | Weird News
Tim Terhaar

The reason for Kepler-22b's fame is that it might sustain living organisms. But what if it does? I suspect that if life were discovered the first thing we'd want to do after we'd recovered from the initial awe would be to exploit it.

Would You Answer This Call?

Nisha Varia | Posted 01.09.2012 | Women
Nisha Varia

Anis Hidayah was literally going into labor with her second child when she answered her phone, suspecting it would be a migrant worker needing her help. She was right.

Calif. Parents Fight Pimps Targeting Their Kids For Sex Trafficking

Turnstyle | Posted 11.19.2011 | Impact

Originally published on and Turnstyle News is a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainm...

Boxed in

Carolita Johnson | Posted 11.10.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson


Valentine's Day: A Good Excuse for Love

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

If we take the joy of Valentine's Day, enjoy the romance of it but also spread the affection and love it breeds far and wide through our daily actions, on this day, but also every other one of the year.

Lady Gaga's 'Gay Anthem' to Be Distributed by Target

Alex Blaze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Blaze

There have been lots of orgs and LGBT people calling for a boycott of Target and I would expect people like Lady Gaga, who generally keep up with the queer news, to have a vague recollection of those events.

Big Bucks on Egypt's Misery Scale

Phil Trupp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Phil Trupp

Wall Street is prepared to pounce when chaos and pain present classic buying opportunities, especially in a country like Egypt.

U.S. of America

Laura Mola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Mola

"Ask not what your country can do for you... ," "if a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich." "United, t...

Mexico: The House the U.S. Has Set on Fire

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lara M. Gardner

Immigration reform is constantly on the U.S. agenda, yet it isn't really about reform; it is about racism, ignorance, and fear. Americans blame their woes on Mexico's victims.

Facebook Movie: The Arrogance of Achievement vs. the Arrogance of Inheritance

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Bella DePaulo

The word on the street is that the Facebook movie, The Social Network, ruins Mark Zuckerberg's reputation. I'm not so sure.

Maidgate: Meg Whitman's Tea Bag Moment

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, a woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water. Maidgate is Meg Whitman's tea bag moment.

Update: Nordstrom Response to BBN Inquiry

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Nordstrom's response to's inquiry: In a telephone call to BBN last Friday, a Nordstrom spokesperson said, "Nordstrom sides with ...

In Time for Fashion Week: The Debasing Exploitation of Young Black Girls

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

( This advertisement masked as a short film for a fashion line was commissioned and created by White men with no visible under...

Indiana Woman With Dementia Locked In Tiny Room For Months While People Stole Her Checks

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

INDIANAPOLIS — Three people kept a 65-year-old woman with dementia locked in a tiny room with a urine-soaked mattress to sleep on and a dog bowl...

Electronic Arts In Hot Water Again Over Publicity Rights

Gregory Gabriel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gregory Gabriel

There does not seem to be any reason why a third party should be permitted to profit off of the student athlete. That is exactly what numerous current and former student athletes contend Electronic Arts has been doing for years.

The Latino Community Wants Accountability in 2010

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

The promise of change that energized voting and participation in 2008 is bringing hundreds of Latino community leaders to Washington today.