Day: January 8, 2014

African-American Female Writers Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes Join Writing Staff of “Saturday Night Live”

Originally posted on GOOD BLACK NEWS:
Leslie Jones LaKendra Tookes According to, NBC sketch-comedy show Saturday Night Live added Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes, two comedians who recently auditioned for the program, as writers for the late-night series. Earlier this week, the show announced Sasheer Zamata, a veteran of improv troupe…


Originally posted on OrganicREADY:
Each year, the average American consumes 175 pounds of meat and poultry, almost double the global average. Eating less red meat may do you a favor: It can lower your risk of cancer and heart disease. “Learn to love big heaps of vegetables,” says…

In the Booth with Ruth – Jes Richardson, Sex Trafficking Survivor, Former Sex Worker and Anti-Sex Trafficking & Sex Worker Rights Activist

Originally posted on Ruth Jacobs:
How did you become involved in the movement against sex trafficking and sexual exploitation? I first heard of sex trafficking four years ago. I was attending a District Meeting with a volunteer organization where the luncheon speaker was presenting on International and Domestic…

The Republican War On Women – ‘Judge To Texas Women: Living 150 Miles From An Abortion Clinic Is No Big Deal If You Drive Fast’

Originally posted on The Last Of The Millenniums:
‘On Monday, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit considered a package of harsh anti-abortion restrictions enacted in Texas over the summer’. ‘After lawyers for the Center for Reproductive Rights argued that the…


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