Three years ago, Amber Rose opened her first SlutWalk event with a speech that began, “The first time I ever got slut-shamed I was 14 years old.”. With more than 2,500 attendance in Los Angeles, Rose spoke about how she’s continuously faced shame for her former career as a stripper, her high-profile relationships, and her prominent sexuality. After crying onstage, she said, “I decided to have this SlutWalk for women who have been through s***.
Black conservative Jesse Lee Peterson is, to put it simply, not afraid to speak his mind. During the 1950s under Jim Crow laws he grew up on an Alabama plantation where his great-grandparents worked as slaves, but today Peterson is regularly featured on major news networks claiming that racism doesn’t exist, the Democratic Party lies to minorities to intimidate and control them, and July should be officially declared as White History Month. Unlike the Democratic Party — their plantation causes you to become dependent on them and not on yourself.
There were the players leaving the soccer pit, running after their parents and yelling, “Dad, Mom, my prom is tomorrow night. Sports referee Brian Barlow has seen it all — either in person or on video — and has had enough.
When Blaire White hit “publish” on her first YouTube video two years ago, she did so because she needed an outlet. Since then, White’s followed it up with videos like “Male Struggles,” “Fat Acceptance Is Stupid” and “Trump IS Your President, Get Over It.” Now 24 years old and living in Hollywood, White has over 450,000 subscribers on YouTube and more than 50 million video views in total.
In Carrie Goldberg’s career as a victims’ rights lawyer, she goes after four different kinds of offenders: “A******s, psychos, pervs and trolls.” An accomplished attorney who has most recently won a $950,000 sexual assault case involving a teen girl in Brooklyn and is currently representing one of the plaintiffs in the Harvey Weinstein case, Goldberg and her firm specialize in sexual assault and sexual privacy violations, including revenge porn, sextortion and other forms of online abuse. Defined as the distribution of sexually explicit images of a person without that person’s consent, revenge porn is a form of abuse that affects approximately 1 in 8 adults — most of them women. Sextortion takes it one step further: “[It’s] when somebody is being blackmailed, and usually their intimate images or videos are used as leverage to get somebody to do more things,” said Goldberg.
On Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States — and Brandon Straka, a gay man and artist living in New York City, posted a video of his reaction to Facebook. Almost two years later, Straka posted another video that has since gone viral and spawned a movement. It was this disconnect that led Straka to create the #WalkAway campaign in mid-June of 2018, a social media movement that encourages lifelong liberals and Democrats to “walk away” from their party and explore conservative politics with an open mind.
There was the teenager who feared she would be left to care for her three younger siblings after watching her mother frantically hide her family during the investigator’s visit. Project 100%, a program launched in 1997 and currently managed by the San Diego County’s Department of Child Support Services, employs investigators to go into the homes of potential welfare recipients in order to further verify eligibility for government aid. A lawyer with 22 years of experience fighting for the rights of low-income individuals and welfare recipients, Joni Halpern believes sole purpose of Project 100% is to falsely unearth evidence of fraud.
Fish, as he prefers to be called, is known for his bold imagery and variation of style, but whether it’s a minimalist “Sunday funnies” parody or a highly detailed, photo-realistic illustration, the one constant of Fish’s work is a satirical sense of humor that pulls no punches. Raised on some of history’s greatest satirists, from Bugs Bunny to Bill Hicks, Fish developed a sharp sense of humor in order to compete with his siblings. A child of the ’70s, Fish was hopeful that the activism of the 1960s – such as the civil rights, feminism and gay rights movements – would lead to a better society.
On the corner of West Houston and Varick Streets in New York City is a towering beige building. The Varick Street building is home to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processing center, where immigrants are detained and appear before an immigration court. According to data from ICE, the total number of immigrant arrests in New York City has increased by more than 65 percent in just the last year.
There was Mike Brown, an eighteen-year-old who was fatally shot a total of 12 times by an officer responding to a robbery in progress. Perhaps the best-known female victim of police violence, is Sandra Bland: Originally stopped on a highway in Texas for failing to use a turn signal, the interaction escalated, with the officer involved threatening to use a taser, then removing her from her car, throwing her onto the ground and later arresting her. Groups like Say Her Name, a social movement founded in 2015 to bring awareness to black female victims of police brutality, brought Bland’s name to the forefront of the media conversation surrounding police violence and are trying to do the same for other black women whose experiences struggle to make it into the mainstream.
Last month, yellow-cab driver and family man Yu Mein “Kenny” Chow tragically took his own life by throwing himself into the East River at 86th Street in New York City, just feet away from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s residence at Gracie Mansion. There was Danilo Corporan Castillo, who jumped off a roof in Harlem in December, a suicide note later found in his pocket scrawled on the back of a Taxi & Limousine Commission summons. The latest was yellow cab lease driver Abdul Saleh, who was found dead in his rented Brooklyn room on Friday, June 15.
When Nick Hanauer was just 7, his father made sure he and his brother knew every aspect of the family business. Today, Hanauer is a self-made billionaire. Hanauer’s business acumen has allowed him to become one of the wealthiest Americans — the so-called 1 percent — but it has also made him an unlikely champion of the poor and a passionate advocate for the advancement of economic equality in the U.S.
Located just an hour’s drive from Las Vegas in the small town of Pahrump, Nev., Sheri’s Ranch boasts a restaurant, tennis court, spa, outdoor swimming pool and, of course, a legal brothel for its visitors.
Dr. Richard Gallagher is a board-certified psychiatrist in New York, a professor at the New York Medical College in psychiatry, and is on Columbia University’s faculty. In this week’s episode of Yahoo News’ Unfiltered, we take a look at one psychiatrist’s mission to provide his patients with the help they need, even if it’s an exorcism. The woman and her husband were devout Catholics, and they believed they were being attacked by evil spirits.
In front of an audience, the executive pitches the drones as “unstoppable” and calls them capable of “an airstrike of surgical precision” that could render nuclear weapons obsolete. The film, titled Slaughterbots and produced by the Future of Life Institute, shows how easily autonomous weapons could become weapons of mass destruction. In this week’s episode of Yahoo News’ Unfiltered, we talk to New School professor Peter Asaro about the dangers of artificial intelligence technology and autonomous weapons.
It’s not uncommon to see New York City native Tino Fuentes taking a stroll around the South Bronx, checking on drug users to make sure that they don’t run the risk of overdosing. It’s also not uncommon to see him teaching and training communities in cities like Paris and Dublin on how to prevent and treat drug overdoses related to fentanyl. According to the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control, there were an estimated 64,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016 — and more than 20,000 were related to fentanyl, a type of opioid that is up to 100 times stronger than morphine.
As a prominent face in the world of adult entertainment, sex worker Ginger Banks has endured her share of insults and discrimination: “When I read comments on articles about sexual assault happening to sex workers, it breaks my heart. Because a lot of the people say, ‘Well, she’s a sex worker. She gets f***ed for money. Why can’t I grab her right now?’”
In the middle of an empty Manhattan church on a Wednesday afternoon sits Rev. Juan Carlos Ruíz, adjusting his priest collar. Every so often, you can hear coos and happy yells echoing off the church’s old walls. Aura Hernández is one of those people.
At the Greenberg Law office in Brooklyn, framed advertisements reading “The Real Call Saul” hang on the walls between tongue-in-cheek posters for movies like “Devil’s Advocate.” A small, wiry-haired man sits at a desk with sheets of notes splayed out before him. “My name is Howard Greenberg,” he says.
“It was around noontime when all of our pages went off and we were notified that a mass shooting had occurred in Sutherland Springs, Texas,” recalls Dr. Lillian Liao, a pediatric trauma surgeon and medical director at University Hospital in San Antonio. Moments earlier, 26-year-old gunman Devin Patrick Kelly opened fire on a packed Sunday church service using a semi-automatic rifle. In this third episode of “Unfiltered,” a new weekly Yahoo News interview series documenting the real, unflinching and unapologetic voices of America, we learn what it’s like for trauma surgeons to treat victims of assault rifle mass shootings.
Stepping into William Harder’s California home feels like you’ve entered a museum. “This drawing up here is by Charles Manson. “You have documentaries on serial murderers, prisons, then the television shows like ‘Mindhunter.’ You have fictitious characters based on real-life serial murderers that did real-life, serious killings.
Daryl Davis is an accomplished R&B and blues musician, having played with the likes of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and B.B. King. Several hundred members have left the Klan as a result, and he has amassed roughly 40 robes and hoods from people who used to rank as high as Imperial Wizards and Grand Dragons in the Klan.