While African-American suspects had been arrested in 54 percent of murders, 55 percent of thefts and 49 percent of assaults, television stations including WCBS, WNBC, WABC and WNYW have featured coverage of crimes that are predominantly committed by black people. The stations covered murders of which 68 percent of the suspects were African-American, 80 percent of the suspects of thefts were African-American, and 72 percent of the suspects of assaults were African-American.
The world’s top climate scientists agree that we’re losing the fight against climate change, report the New York Times and Bloomberg News, who got their hands on a leaked draft of a forthcoming report from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The impacts of man-made climate change are already being felt around the world, it reportedly says, and ‘without additional mitigation, and even with adaptation, warming by the end of the 21st century will lead to high to very high risk of severe, widespread and irreversible impacts globally.’

5 Dangerous (and Ridiculous) Sex Myths Spread by the Religious Right

  1. Sex education is an attempt to get kids “hooked” on sex, which is apparently an addictive drug now.
  2. Gay rights activism is a conspiracy to steal women away and turn them feminist.
  3. Planned Parenthood is trying to push your kids into having kinky sex!
  4. Lesbians can’t be pretty!
  5. Contraception is a conspiracy to ruin the family.

The religious right is still peddling these lies.