Welcome to 2015! Happy New Year!
This is the first link post of the new year so let’s get to reading:
- What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taught Me About Being a Stay-at-Home Dad: A young lawyer puts his former boss’s ideals into practice.
- Billboard profile of Kendrick Lamar (with comments about Iggy Azalea).
- Inside the service economy class: the barista trap.
- The War Over Hollywood Sign Pits Wealthy Residents Against Urinating Tourists.
- THE CODE: A DECLASSIFIED AND UNBELIEVABLE HOSTAGE RESCUE STORY: How the Colombian army sent a hidden message to hostages… using a pop song.
- Surprise, surprise: Black NYPD cops get racially profiled too.
- How White Flight Ravaged the Mississippi Delta.
- The Secret History of Women in the Senate.
- Profile of actress Taraji P. Henson and her new role in the FOX series, Empire.
- Two stories about Ava DuVernay, director of Selma.
- The NYPD’s ‘Work Stoppage’ Is Surreal.
- When a Patient’s Death is Broadcast Without Permission.
- Popular ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died last week after a 7 year fight with cancer. Here’s a profile of his life and here’s how the network put together a tribute to him.
- The Rise of the Black British Actor in America.
- ‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement.
- Michael Brown Sr. and the Agony of the Black Father in America.
- The rise of the classic hip hop station.
- Houston Hip Hop Pioneer Bun B Expands Business Portfolio (love this dude!)
- Before-and-after maps show how freeways transformed America’s cities (often destroying black/urban communities I might add).
- Plus-Size Fashion Moves Beyond the Muumuu.
- The End of Gangs.
- Behind the scenes (in pictures) of the network morning shows.
- Profile of Houston Texas wide receiver, Andre Johnson.
- Profile of former old school MC and current DJ/photographer D-Nice.
- Perfect for us starting off the New Year with weight loss resolutions: What 2000 Calories Looks Like.
- The Secret World of Stolen Smartphones, Where Business Is Booming.
- The Birth of A New Civil Rights Movement.