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Exposing The Myths Behind DACA And Immigrants

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Hundreds of thousands of immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals are in danger. There are many misconceptions surrounding DACA and immigrants that are widely perpetuated, even by our political leaders. We break down some of these myths. Immigrants are criminals This myth, famously propagated by President Trump during his 2016 campaign, is a common misconception about undocumented immigrants living […]

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Important Advice About Donating To Victims Of Disasters

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Years ago, ProPublica investigated American Red Cross’s failed support of Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010. From their research, they have some crucial advice when it comes to donating to disaster relief, which is still relevant today following the rampage of Harvey and Irma. Two years ago, we published an investigation with NPR into the American Red Cross’ failures in Haiti. […]

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Women In Tech: Know These Organizations

Women In Tech: Know These Organizations

The technology industry has been scrutinized for propagating a toxic culture that is fueled by sexual harassment scandals, gender discrimination, and a lack of diversity. Despite all of the disillusionment, there are several organizations that are working within the technology industry to improve the professional lives of women. These organizations— by empowering and supporting women in STEM fields— are more […]

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Heather Heyer: An American Hero

Heather Heyer: An American Hero

On August 12th, Heather Heyer died while counter-protesting a white nationalist rally gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia. The rally was attended by white supremacists, KKK members, and Neo-Nazis. Heyer was a thirty-two-year-old paralegal living in Charlottesville and wanted to help show that the city did not support the rally’s views. This was Heyer’s first time protesting, but many of her family […]

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Court Rules Public Officials Cannot Block Users On Social Media Platforms

Court Rules Public Officials Cannot Block Users On Social Media Platforms

Donald Trump, be warned: It seems that public officials cannot block constituents on social media platforms. A Virginia district court judge ruled on July 27th in the Davison v. Loudoun County Board of Supervisors case that government officials can’t block social media users because of differing viewpoints. Especially if an officeholder uses specific social media pages to interact with his/her […]

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Silicon Valley Sexism Called Out

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The sexist status quo in the venture capital and startup scene may be shifting. In The New York Times’ article, “Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment,” more than two dozen women were interviewed about harassment they’ve faced in work-related situations. Multiple women publicly outed prominent male executives in Silicon Valley for improper and sexist behavior, such as […]

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“Preserving Scientific Data in the Age of Trump” With Lindsey Dillon

“Preserving Scientific Data in the Age of Trump” With Lindsey Dillon

Ars Technica is an online publication dedicated to reporting on the technology industry and its advancement. Once a month they host Ars Technica Live, a live event with a keynote speaker, that discusses relevant topics affecting the tech community. This past week at Ars Technica Live, they featured Lindsey Dillon, a professor at UC Santa Cruz involved with the Environmental […]

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Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO, Resigns

Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO, Resigns

UPDATE: It was reported by The New York Times that Travis Kalanick has officially stepped down as CEO of Uber yesterday. Kalanick was facing pressure from five major investors of Uber and he announced his resignation in an email to the company. The Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick, announced last week that he will be taking a leave of absence from the […]

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Women and Investments: The Importance of Capitalizing the Future

Women and Investments: The Importance of Capitalizing the Future

Last Thursday, Lipstick&Politics held its May Leadership Salon called “Women and Investments: The Importance of Capitalizing the Future,” that tackled the crucial conversation of women and money. Over $20 trillion of the world’s wealth is created, controlled, and influenced by women. Despite this number, we see an economic parity between men and women that go beyond the pay gap called […]

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Invest In Women, Better The World

Invest In Women, Better The World

When it comes to investing, our world is failing women. Let’s break it down into simple numbers. In a Fortune article from March 2017, it was reported that almost 5% of venture capital deals in 2016 were given to female-led businesses, which is the highest in the last ten years. Unfortunately, those VC deals don’t amount to much–the funding that […]

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It’s National Women’s Health Week!

It’s National Women’s Health Week!

In America, women’s healthcare is under threat. It seems like women’s healthcare is always on the defensive against society and government policy, but since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidential term, it’s even more so. When major, detrimental decisions about women’s healthcare (on a national and international level) are made by a roomful of men, they exhibit how people must […]

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Everyday Women Through Larry Sultan’s Lens At SFMOMA

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In the newest SFMOMA exhibit, photography from a few of Larry Sultan’s collections are on display. From his collaborative effort with Mike Mandel, Evidence (1977), a series of pictures from governmental archives, to The Valley (2000), which follows pornography photo shoots in suburban neighborhoods, Sultan has a unique talent for shedding new light on everyday life. This is especially highlighted […]

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Matisse & Diebenkorn At SFMOMA

Matisse & Diebenkorn At SFMOMA

Two artists with different styles who worked in different parts of the twentieth century and in different countries come together in the newest exhibit at the SF MOMA. Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn never met, but their work converses with each other as if the two crafted side by side. And that effect is exactly what the creators of this […]

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