Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were on the bill at the music festival, in Indio, Calif., where Eminem made a guest appearance, but it was Shakur’s that had everyone talking.
The progressive movement needs to come up with fresh and innovative approaches to create the lasting change that America desperately needs. So how do we do this? The survival of our democracy and the middle class depends you getting involved.
The documentary Miss Representation, which premiered to sold-out screenings at Sundance last year, addresses the lack of positive portrayals of women in the media through statistics, damning clips and interviews with talking heads like Condoleeza Rice, Nancy Pelosi and Katie Couric. The film is also part of a larger educational advocacy project that aims to break the link between the media’s treatment of women and the way girls see themselves. Writer-director Jennifer Siebel Newsom spoke to TIME about reality television, how the world has changed since her film first aired and saving the next generation of girls
For some NFL players, their work and its associated pressures dominate their lives and define their individual value. But most NFL players don’t discuss mental health issues. The problem of mental illness in professional athletes is pervasive and under-reported due to stigma, sports psychology expert Karen Nimmo recently told the Associated Press. Here are five NFL players who deserve credit for going public with their mental health issues.
Admittedly, she was my favorite to win America’s Next Top Model. I don’t pretend to know anything about modeling but I know what I like and AzMarie sure looks like a winner. She had already won more First Photos than anyone else at this point. She seemed poised and unstoppable. Her misstep of refusing to participate in the week’s (booty tooch) challenge — big mistake. Huge. And even though she realized the error and apologized at “judges’ panel’ the damage was done. There would be no “undoing.” How could there? Refusing to comply with the directives of Tyra, Inc. should doom any contestant to complete and utter failure, no matter how accomplished. I believe AzMarie realized the error once the pressure of performing had subsided. That’s probably when all the logic of the domino theory became apparent. Once a contestant begins to pick and choose which activity to accept or reject and succeeds in engaging in selective participation why wouldn’t others follow suit? One domino falls, all dominoes fall. The judges were right to take a stand and by doing so, all the other contestants got the message. It was a tough lesson, but thankfully and hopefully, it will be learned in youth. Frankly, I wish it would have been anyone other than AzMarie.