Sad White Men Throw Confederate Flag Tantrum By Lying Face Down

For the non-ironic Confederate flag-humper, there were the protests last week outside in the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina, where literally dozens of people celebrated coming in second during the Civil War. And for the semi-ironic Confederate flag-humper, there’s #TakeUsDown, a hashtag organized by Fox News’… » 7/01/15 1:50pm 12 minutes ago

As Black Churches Burn, Feds Close In on Suspect in CVS Arson 

Right now, there’s a federal manhunt for the man who burned a Baltimore CVS. After two months of prolonged public investigation, the ATF has finally fingered the man responsible: one Raymon Carter, age 24, black, five-foot-eight, 180 pounds. He’s probably “fit the description” for a decade now—but now, the description… » 7/01/15 1:30pm 32 minutes ago

Hear Two Black Women Detail Profiling, Violence By the NYPD

Police brutality and stop-and-frisk affect black and brown women at nearly the exact same rate as black and brown men, but their stories aren’t told as frequently; this video by Fusion’s Collier Meyerson seeks to right that a little bit, as two black women in New York City detail their experiences with NYPD violence. » 7/01/15 1:20pm 42 minutes ago

Today's Best Deals: Smart Locks, Phone Lenses, Power Outlets, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 7/01/15 1:15pm 47 minutes ago

I've Got My Mind on My Money and My Wedding on My Mind

A good reason to not marry me is that I am not exactly a financial genius. While I’ve always been good at making my own money rather than asking for it (except for when I asked the federal government for $50,000 to go to college with and they were like, “Yes, def,”), paying bills the moment my paycheck dumps into my… » 7/01/15 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Look How Far We've Come: Shania Twain's Farewell to Her Former Self

At one point during the Madison Square Garden show of her last tour ever, Shania Twain sailed around the venue on a mount designed to look like a mechanical bull. “It’s not all fun,” she told the audience of her life. “But I can say honestly I’m very humbled to be back up here. I don’t know where I got the courage,… » 7/01/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Who Will Fly Me to Napa For Elizabeth Gilbert's Inspirational Retreat?

Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love, Committed: A Love Story, The Signature of All Things, and the upcoming Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, is hosting a “Writing, Truth and Community” retreat from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, November 7. I absolutely have to be there. Would anyone mind… » 7/01/15 10:55am Today 10:55am

More Serious Issues Public Health Expert Jim Carrey Should Weigh In On 

This great country of ours is in the midst of a very contentious debate about whether vaccines are necessary (yes, God dammit, yes), a debate in which America’s greatest celebrity minds have added their voices. Last night, actor Jim Carrey really went for it. Good Lord, did he go for it. After his mini-tirade on the… » 7/01/15 10:30am Today 10:30am

No, Sex Shouldn't Hurt: What to Do if You're Experiencing Sexual Pain

A study from April’s Journal of Sexual Medicine found that a whopping 30% of women experienced pain during their last sexual experience. Sadly, a lot of women operate under the assumption that sex is inherently painful, and that all you can do is grit your teeth and get through it. Nothing could be further from the… » 7/01/15 10:25am Today 10:25am

Who is Sending Death Threats to Female AME Pastors in South Carolina?

A local news station is reporting that three female pastors of African Methodist Episcopal churches in Clarendon County, South Carolina have received threatening letters. The letter-writer, who calls himself “Apostle Prophet Harry L. Fleming,” quotes Bible verses to claim that women shouldn’t be pastors, and warns… » 7/01/15 9:30am Today 9:30am

Please Save the Midlife Crisis Skateboarders of Manhattan

We come to you, readers, with a very serious topic of discussion. It has come to our attention that there is a current trend of midlife crisis-addled men seeking to regain some semblance of their youth by riding around Manhattan on skateboards while wearing business suits. This is real, and it is impossible not to… » 6/30/15 10:45pm Yesterday 10:45pm