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Past articles by Willie:

The Horrible Way Mass Shootings Are Linked to Domestic Violence

Many mass shooters have histories of domestic violence. → Read More

How Charlottesville Shows That Another Form of Bigotry Is on the Rise

The violence in Charlottesville shows how anti-Semitism and white nationalism are connected. → Read More

Donald Trump Is at the Center of a Big Debate Between Psychiatrists

Should psychiatrists be able to diagnose public figures without examining them? → Read More

This Black Man's Run In With a Cop While Mowing Lawns Is Going Viral

Police officers seemed to harass and assault a black man after he didn't provide ID. → Read More

What Happening to This Teen After He Chose to Fight for His Innocence Is Terrible

Fighting for your freedom can cost your liberty. → Read More

This Guide on How to Not Get Shot by the Police Is Getting a Ton of Backlash

Comedian says something not funny about encounters with police → Read More

This Is What Happens in Your Brain During a Break-Up

Woah. → Read More

Here Are Your Chances of Getting A Ticket Based on Your Race

New data says some are more likely than others to be ticketed → Read More

Judge Declares Mistrial in Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case

The verdict in the Cosby case is finally in. → Read More

These Beautiful Crosswalks Are Becoming a Site of LGBT Resistance

Pride crosswalks in Lethbridge, Canada, were vandalized for the second time in three days this week. The latest incident is believed to have occurred sometime Wednesday night when the vandal (or vandals) covered a rainbow crosswalk—placedthere in preparation for Lethbridge Pride Fest—with tar and manure. It was found by an employee of the city early Thursday morning. The acts of vandalism come a… → Read More

These Racially Biased Voting Districts Just Suffered Their Final Blow in North Carolina

Supreme Court puts North Carolina elections in jeopardy → Read More

The Surprising Reason 16-Year-Old's Can Work, Pay Taxes, but Can't Vote

Stocksy/JUAN MOYANO What happened to no taxation without representation? Amid the chaos of the 2016 presidential election, the rhetoric and divisive politics of sexism and xenophobia abundant in then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign had obvious impact on America's youth. At the same time, U.S. democracy dictates that teens under the age of 18 are subject to the policies of elected-officials… → Read More

The Trump Administration Uses the Same Logic as These Debunked Memes

Trump's budget will decimate food stamp families. → Read More

What Happened to These Girls Exposes What People Still Don't Get About Black Hair

Black girls are being pulled out of class for natural hair styles. → Read More

Black Lives Matter Has an Amazing Plan for Mother's Day This Year

Bailed out for Mother's Day by BLM. → Read More

Memes Are Shaking up Politics

The Internet and one of its most beloved spawns, the meme, have changed the way young people consume and exhibit their politics. Memes of old were often meant to simply capture situational reactions, such as confusion, in the case of the Confused Nick Young meme, or mockery, as with the “we’re dealing with a badass over here” Neil deGrasse Tyson meme. Some, like the infamously oversaturated… → Read More

What Happened to an NBA Star's Son on Grindr Reveals a Struggle for Male Sexual Assault Survivors

A man speaks out about the sexual violence he's experienced. → Read More

If You Fall for This Optical Illusion, It Means You Spend a Lot of Time Around Buildings

An optical illusion shows how buildings have affected people's minds. → Read More

Why Over Two Million Gallons of Drilling Fluid Are Spilling Into Ohio's Wetlands

Same company that made DAPL has two spills from one pipeline in a span of two days. → Read More

Why Neil deGrasse Tyson Says These Are the 'Most Important Words' He's Ever Spoken

Tyson spoke out on Facebook about the need for scientific literacy. → Read More