VIDEOS: The 3 Awesomest Standing-Up-For-Trayvon Videos

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In a country where race relations are often tenuous and bigots like George Zimmerman roam the neighborhoods playing cowboy dress-up, handing out street justice, and getting away with it, it’s important to see the leaders of our communities stand up for what’s right. Here’s some suspicious characters in hoodies, Howard University students: Here’s a suspicious […]

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Soledad Fact-Checks A Congressman Live On The Air, Accidentally Ends Up In A 'Who's On First' Sketch

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The White House is floating Susan Rice as a potential secretary of state. In a interview about Benghazi, their opponents thought it would be good to start vilifying her now, using Rep. Joe Heck as their cudgel. Soledad O’Brien seemed to be of the belief that Susan Rice should get a fair hearing. So she decided […]

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A Man Steps In To 'Rob Them,' And They Applaud And Join In. But It's Safe, I Swear.

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“Rob” them?! What! No, for real, it’s not what you think. This community in Sao Paulo says what they’re a part of helps carve out their identity and helps them start *living* again. You’ll probably want to join when you see it, too. Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-man-steps-in-to-rob-them-and-they-applaud-and-join-in-but-its-safe-i-swear

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Having This Talk With Your Parents Is Even Harder Than Having The Sex Talk

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One out of every two sexually active people will contract a sexually transmitted infection by the age of 25. For a lot of people, that means having to tell their parents that they are HIV positive. Could you do it? What would your parents say?    Read more: http://upworthy.com/having-this-talk-with-your-parents-is-even-harder-than-having-the-sex-talk

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Grace Under Fire: Man With Down Syndrome Writes Letter To Conservative About Her Use Of Word ‘Retard’

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Bucket-o-surprises Ann Coulter tweeted something ridiculous about the Presidential debate. The Internet responded with outrage. Then, this really thoughtful guy with Down syndrome wrote her a letter that might just change some hearts and minds.   Read more: http://upworthy.com/grace-under-fire-man-with-downs-syndrome-writes-letter-to-conservative-about-her

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The Problem With Men Explaining Things. Plus, The Best Of The Web This Week

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The best of the Web this week includes an explanation of “mansplaining,” an amazing art project in China, 61 things you didn’t know about hoboes, five tricks Facebook uses when dealing with your privacy, and more. Enjoy! Arts and Culture The Problem With Men Explaining Things / Rebecca Solnit / Mother Jones This piece floored […]

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