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Hillary Clinton Is Officially Running For President!

"Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion."
"Getting Started"

All day Trent and I have had our eyes glued to Hillary Clinton‘s official Twitter account, as we heard reports on Friday that the big announcement would be made on social media. And it finally happened. About a half-hour ago, Clinton confirmed in a new video clip that, indeed, she is running for President of the United States of America. And in reality, this news has been something many people have been waiting for, since rumors surface following the launch of her new wesbite back in 2013. This automatically makes Clinton the Democratic Party frontrunner for the US Presidency. HUGE news. Check out the video above to get a sense of what Hillary Clinton‘s campaign will look like (she’s not shying away from some big issues, including marriage equality), and click inside for more!
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New Mom Chelsea Clinton Says It’s Time For A Woman President In An ‘Elle’ Magazine Interview

"It's important, for symbolic reasons"

If you ever want to have any kind of real faith in politicians, the justice system, or the President of the United States, you probably shouldn’t watch this year’s Oscar-winner for Best Documentary Feature, Citizenfour. I watched it last night, and it was terrifying and powerful, and mostly terrifying. So I was prepared to read Chelsea Clinton‘s new interview—in which she speaks about the possibility of a woman president (but probably not just any woman)—with some eye-rolling because all politicians everywhere frighten me. However, she used a really important word that I’m going to focus on, because I think it makes perfect sense in the case of American politics: “symbolic.” Click inside for more.

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Hillary Clinton Will Reportedly Launch Her Presidential Campaign On Sunday

The announcement will reportedly be made on social media first

Way back in February of 2013, First Lady/Senator/Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton launched an official website that seemed to be the first official sign that she was planning a bid for the US presidency. Today, all this time later, we are hearing that Clinton is planning to formally announce her presidential campaign this weekend. The Associated Press is reporting today that sources claim she will announce her presidential bid first on social media this Sunday to be followed by more traditional means afterwards when she visits cities around the country on the campaign trail. If true, Hillary Clinton will immediately become the Democratic Party frontrunner for the US Presidency. More »

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Amber Rose Celebrates Booty Dimples, Her New Book And ‘Slut Walk’

I co-sign this movement

This is weird. I’ve been obsessing over Amber Rose a bit via her Instagram posts, but I’m actually finding myself aligned with her on an idealogical level and it’s a little bizarre. In just a few key Instagram posts, she took down entertainment articles that fat-shamed her, slut-shamed her friend Blac Chyna, and announced the release of her forthcoming book. So. Yeah. I think I’m in love or something. Click inside for more.

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Watch: President Obama Reads Mean Tweets On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

"The 'LOL' is redundant when you have the 'HAHA'"
#ThanksObama

President Obama paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and agreed to do a round of Jimmy‘s trademark Mean Tweets bit. As you may know, Jimmy routinely has celebs on his show read aloud mean tweets that people post on Twitter. Last night, it was Obama‘s turn to read aloud some of the mean tweets that have been posted about him. Honestly, this bit could’ve been much funnier if they had used more scathing tweets but the safe tweets the selected for the president to read in his calm manner kinda deflates the bit from its usual hilarity. Still, I think it’s really fun to see President Obama have fun like this so … check out the video above and see what you think.

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Why Aren’t We Talking About Atheism And ‘The Good Wife’?

Because there is LOTS to discuss

Last night, another amazing episode of The Good Wife aired, and I woke up still thinking about how much I enjoyed the very strange, very honest “Mind’s Eye.” The episode was like a Virginia Woolf fan’s erotic dream (yeah, I said it), and there are about a million reasons to watch it, and experience the unfolding of Alicia Florrick‘s thought processes. But one subject the show took on, as it has been doing a lot recently, is atheism. A proud and forthcoming atheist, Alicia Florrick has never seemed to struggle with her lack of faith in a higher power. But after her break down last week, and another awkward situation this week, she finds herself in need of faith—even though it’s not her own. Click inside for more!

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Watch: President Obama Delivers A Powerful Speech On The 50th Anniversary Of The Selma March

"What could be more American than what happened in this place?"
"It is a rare honor ... to follow one of your heroes"

President Barack Obama and his family, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, were on hand for the 50th anniversary of the Selma march in Selma, AL yesterday. Not only did the first family march on the very same streets, on the very same bridge that the civil rights heroes did 50 years ago this weekend but President Obama delivered a speech so powerful that it will surely be remembered as one of his greatest speeches ever and will likely be remembered by History as one of the greatest speeches delivered by a US president. President Obama‘s entire speech is available for viewing in the embed above and the transcript of his speech is available below. If you have the time to watch/read, I urge you to do so. If you don’t have the time, I implore you to spare even a small bit of time to watch/read. More »

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President Obama Speaks Out Against The Ferguson Police Department As More Officers Resign

"It systematically was biased against African-Americans"

Thursday night, the Ferguson-inspired Scandal episode had everyone and their mama talking. Just last night my BFF and I were still rehashing the events of the episode—and lamenting about what we felt went wrong. In my recap I talked about my immense disappointment in the fairytale ending, and PITNBrs ella and Karen both brought up excellent points about how the episode vilified one cop as opposed to the entire police force, and/or the greater systems that play a part in all of this. One thing that I did think about, is the fact that an episode on a show as huge as Scandal can—at least—keep the dialogue about these issues going. And it aired at the right time—just as the Department of Justice is releasing its report on corruption and racism in the Ferguson Police Department. Click inside for more.

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Stop Everything And Watch Aziz Ansari’s Very Feminist Netflix Special: ‘Live At Madison Square Garden’

Smart, Hilarious, and NSFW
Aziz on the First Generation Struggle

Yesterday I took a much-needed afternoon off and decided to stream Aziz Ansari‘s latest Netflix special, Live At Madison Square Garden. Oh. My. Gawd. I SO wish they had a clip of my favorite bit, in which Ansari brilliantly and hilariously describes some of the major differences between the experiences of men and women in this country. It was so awesome, and so feminist. I’ve been re-watching a bunch of the Louis C.K. standup specials that are also on Netflix (because yes, I’ve been in need of some serious laughs lately), and it’s always so great to see how my favorite comedians take on these issues. Ansari also addresses relationships and opens up (as only he can) about his life before and after his current relationship with Courtney McBroom. Peep the NSFW video above to hear him thank his parents for struggling, so he didn’t have to. Then please rearrange your life to watch this show today.

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‘Scandal’ Creates A Magical, Pretend World Where #BlackLivesMatter: “The Lawn Chair”

Season 4, Episode 14

I just finished watching Thursday night’s Scandal, and I’m in a glass case of emotion. I feel almost literally torn over “The Lawn Chair” and the messages it sent out about America and the justice system. It was SO good, and I also have to admit that I’m incredibly disappointed in the final moments of the show. The “happy ending” made me think of another show that’s known for ripping stories straight from the headlines—Law & Order: SVU. But what’s great about SVU is how often the writers are willing to end an episode on a devastating note. They don’t always win; the bad guys don’t always get arrested, and some victims do not find closure. I love that about SVU, and I honestly wish Scandal had gone that route last night. Click inside for more.

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