April 1, 2015
Army Expands Program That Expedites U.S. Citizenship For Recruits With Sought-After Skills
Army officials have again increased the number of immigrants with in-demand skills who can enlist in exchange for expedited citizenship. Since 2008, the Army has recruited about 4,000 people through the program.
Depression Isn’t What You Think It Is
Millions of people are diagnosed with major depression, while a growing number of scientists are saying it isn’t a distinct condition. It’s part of a big shake-up in psychiatry as researchers attempt to define mental disorders by what’s going wrong in the brain rather than using checklists of symptoms.
American Apparel CEO: Firings "Necessary To Protect The Financial Health" Of Company
Paula Schneider told staff today that almost 2% of the company's staff, about 180 people, will lose their jobs. Her memo noted the failings of "previous management," which oversaw more than $300 million in losses over five years.
Another Woman Says Elite L.A. Private School Teacher Sexually Abused Her
A second woman has accused Joseph Koetters of sexually abusing her while she was his student at an elite all-girls Los Angeles private school. She spoke exclusively to BuzzFeed News. On Monday, May 4, Koetters was charged with 10 additional sex crimes related to her claims.
Top New York Cop Blasts Detective Caught On Video Abusing Uber Driver
A video showing a New York police detective's xenophobic rant against an immigrant Uber driver who pointed out to him that he was parking his car without blinkers has gone viral. Now the detective has been placed on modified duty and transferred out of an elite unit.
Weinstein's Spokesman Doesn't Deny Smearing Woman Accusing Him Of Groping
Ken Sunshine declined to comment Wednesday when asked if he was involved in sensational New York Post coverage of Harvey Weinstein's accuser. Wednesday's front page, about her "secret life," said she was "no stranger to sexually charged lawsuits."
Judge Backs Out Of Parole Board, Won't Decide Battered Woman's Case After All
Judge Kenneth Watson has backed out of his appointment to Oklahoma's pardon and parole board. Watson had freed a battered woman from a decades-long prison sentence, and on the parole board was set to help decide the fate of another battered woman.
Arkansas Governor Signs Revised Religious Freedom Bill Into Law
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday had called for state lawmakers to recall a religious freedom bill and amend its language to mirror a long-standing federal law. The legislature gave final approval to a revised bill Thursday afternoon and the governor signed it within the hour.
23 Of The Truly Beautiful Images And Stories From The Trans Day Of Visibility
Yesterday, March 31st, was the International Trans Day of Visibility, a day created to promote awareness of those who identify as transgender and/or non-binary. Individuals took to social media to share their stories and experiences.
Duke Student Admits To Hanging Noose From A Tree On Campus
Update: "The student is no longer on campus," the university said in a statement. "This campus is not a safe space, and has proven beyond any doubt that it is a hostile environment for any and all black people," the Duke People of Color Caucus said.
10 Gifs To Help Take Your Sassiness To A Whole New Level
Study these professional sassers and then go home and practice mirroring them. Everyone knows that sass has become just a normal part of our day to day interaction with each other, so use these 10 examples to make sure you can successfully sass back in any situation.
What’s Going On Around The World Today?
Nigeria will see a peaceful transition of power for the first time since its 1960 independence. Arkansas passed a religious freedom bill similar to the Indiana law causing an uproar. And what happened when a BuzzFeed writer followed his stolen iPhone around the world to China.
8 Questions Running Through The Mind Of Every Graduating Black College Senior In April
April is the month of preparation for all college graduates. They're planning senior pictures, interviews, traveling and trying to make the most of their last days in college. But society forces Black graduates to have some unique concerns different than other racial groups in America.