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After 15 Years, Brain Pickings Reborn – The Marginalian

After 15 Years, Brain Pickings Reborn – The Marginalian

We are born without choosing to, to parents we haven’t chosen, into bodies and borders we haven’t chosen, to exist in a region of spacetime we haven’t chosen for a duration we don’t choose. As physicists know, we don’t choose the particular atoms that constellate our particular selves or the neural configurations that fire our…

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Fashion brand spent years putting white models on their website to ‘survive’

The fashion brand revealed they spent years fronting their campaigns with 'very stereotypically attractive white model' (an example is pictured) so they could 'survive' as a new business

A black-owned fashion brand revealed they spent years fronting their campaigns with ‘very stereotypically attractive white models’ so they could ‘survive’ as a new business.    Bermondsey based-based label Elsie and Fred is owned by siblings Natalie, Leanne and Ryan Haynes, from Coventry, and was seeing a seven figure turnover before the pandemic hit.   The trio…

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine to premiere its ‘EPIC final season’ in August after eight years on air

Coming to a close: NBC announced the eighth and final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine would premiere on August 12

NBC announced that the eighth and final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine will premiere on August 12, right after the Summer Olympics.  The long running comedy about a group of whacky cops in a fictional NYC precinct has been led by Andy Samberg and Terry Crews since 2013 and was a Fox mainstay before it was…

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Little done to stop anti-Black racism in policing, criminal justice in last 25 years: Ontario report

Little done to stop anti-Black racism in policing, criminal justice in last 25 years: Ontario report

A new report prepared by the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers confirms what Ontario’s Black population has been feeling for decades: racism and racial bias exists in the criminal justice system, and little has been done to correct it. According to the report, “the perception of anti-Black discrimination within policing has remained constant among Black…

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Tories slam Sadiq Khan’s £1.5million New Year’s Eve light show

Viewers have slammed Sadiq Khan and the BBC for 'forcing politics' into London's controversial New Year's Eve light show after 300 drones made the shape of a Black Lives Matter fist (pictured)  and shone in EU colours over London's skies costing taxpayers' up to £1.5m

London Assembly members have blasted Sadiq Khan’s £1.5million BBC-backed ‘woke’ pro-EU, NHS and BLM firework and drone display over the Thames. Viewers were quick to criticise the taxpayer-funded New Year’s Eve event, claiming it was ‘ruined by politics’ after Thames bridges were turned blue and yellow in a tribute to the EU as the UK finally left…

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18 Lessons I’ve Learned From 18 Years of Marriage (2021)

18 Lessons I've Learned From 18 Years of Marriage

Weddings have taken a hit in 2020, and the views on marriage have been changing among Millenials. According to Philip Cohen, a sociology professor at the University of Maryland, marriage rates are declining. Interestingly enough, divorce rates are also going down. He attributes this to Millennials “doing marriage better” than the earlier generation. As a part…

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Portland protester who was filmed beating man unconscious is sentenced to nearly 2 years in jail

Marquise Love (left) brutally kicked and punched Adam Haner (center on ground) during a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland, Oregon on August 16

Portland protester who was filmed beating man unconscious is sentenced to nearly 2 years in jail Marquise Love, 26, was given 20 months in jail for the brutal viral video attack He will also serve 36 months probation and have an alcohol abuse evaluation  He apologised to Adam Haner, who was left with two black…

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Essential Life-Learnings from 14 Years of Brain Pickings – Brain Pickings

Part of the Milky Way, from a study made between 1874 and 1876

Brain Pickings was born on October 23, 2006, as a short email to seven friends. Seven years and several incomprehensible million readers into its existence, I began what has since become an annual tradition — a distillation of the most important things I have learned about living while reading and writing my way through life;…

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BLM activist in Indiana admits to being a race faker after posing as a black person for years

Satchuel Cole, born Jennifer Lynn Benton, admitted in a Facebook post to having 'taken up space as a Black person while knowing I am white'.

A community activist who campaigned for racial justice has outed herself as a race faker after posing as a black person for years despite being white. Satchuel Cole, born Jennifer Lynn Benton, admitted in a Facebook post to having ‘taken up space as a Black person while knowing I am white’.  The activist, from Indianapolis, was…

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