Jen Welter was just hired as the NFL’s first-ever female coaching intern.

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She is a professional American football player and a doctor of psychology, and she was the first woman to coach a men’s professional football team, running the linebackers and special teams units for the Texas Revolution arena football team in 2015.

click here to read more…https://www.upworthy.com/jen-welter-was-just-hired-as-the-nfls-first-ever-female-coaching-intern?c=tpstream

August 2, 2015 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

The hottest TV show in Palestine right now? A soap opera. About Jews. That’s progress.

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There’s a new Egyptian soap opera that’s generating all sorts of buzz across the Middle East.

It’s called “The Jewish Alley” and it features a love story between a young Jewish Egyptian girl and a Muslim colonel in the Egyptian army, set against the backdrop of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

https://www.upworthy.com/the-hottest-tv-show-in-palestine-right-now-a-soap-opera-about-jews-thats-progress?c=tpstream

August 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

Comment ‘LEGO’ Documentary Directors On The Gender Imbalance Of Toys

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LEGO has been heralded as one of the few gender neutral toys on the market, yet the company came under fire in 2012 when it released LEGO Friends, a line full of pastels that was aimed at young girls. In 2014, though, LEGO released its Research Institute line — which featured a female paleontologist, astronomer and chemist — and renewed the conversation about the implications of gendered toys.

click here to read more…http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lego-gender-toy-documentary_55b91975e4b0a13f9d1b3d83

August 1, 2015 at 6:45 am Leave a comment

Watch 9 kids demonstrate why grown-ups need to stop asking, ‘Is race still a factor?’

They may only be kids, but there’s something scarily familiar about what they had to say. check it out…

https://www.upworthy.com/watch-9-kids-demonstrate-why-grown-ups-need-to-stop-asking-is-race-still-a-factor?c=tpstream

July 31, 2015 at 7:42 am Leave a comment

U.S. Agency Rules for Gays in Workplace Discrimination

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WASHINGTON — The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal under federal law, setting the stage for litigation aimed at striking down such practices.

click here to read more http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/18/business/us-agency-rules-for-gays-in-workplace-discrimination.html?emc=edit_th_20150718&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=66231626

July 29, 2015 at 8:54 am Leave a comment

At a Mosque, Grief Mixes With Fear of Revenge

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Just beyond a massive strip mall, with its Best Buy and Hobby Lobby, Abdul Baasit, the imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga, found himself preaching on Friday about a nightmare. click here to read more…http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/18/us/at-chattanooga-mosque-grief-mixes-with-fear-of-revenge.html?emc=edit_th_20150718&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=66231626

July 29, 2015 at 8:01 am Leave a comment

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Visceral’ Take on Being Black in America

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BALTIMORE — “Between the World and Me,” Ta-Nehisi Coates’s meditation on being a black man in America, has had an almost frictionless glide straight to the heart of the national conversation.

click here to read more…http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/18/books/ta-nehisi-coatess-visceral-take-on-being-black-in-america.html?emc=edit_th_20150718&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=66231626

July 28, 2015 at 7:51 am Leave a comment

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