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As Usual, Sailor J. Says What We're All Thinking

As Usual, Sailor J. Says What We're All Thinking

Here at The Glow Up, we’ve already extolled the virtues of vlogger Sailor J., whose hilarious video tutorials/social commentary consistently keep us in stitches. But this week, she took tutorial to a
White Homeowner Nicknamed 'George Zimmerman 2.0' Gets Life In Prison for Murdering Unarmed Black Man

White Homeowner Nicknamed 'George Zimmerman 2.0' Gets Life In Prison for Murdering Unarmed Black Man

A North Carolina man who warned 911 operators that he was going to kill the “hoodlums” in his neighborhood who had the “devil in them,” was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in
Saturday's Best Deals: Bowflex Dumbbells, Schlage Deadbolt, Dash Cam, and More

Saturday's Best Deals: Bowflex Dumbbells, Schlage Deadbolt, Dash Cam, and More

A Bowflex adjustable dumbbell set, a Schlage touchscreen deadbolt, a dash cam, and more make up Saturday’s best deals. Read more...
Former RNC Chair Michael Steele Shocked By Racist Comment From Racist At Convention of Racists

Former RNC Chair Michael Steele Shocked By Racist Comment From Racist At Convention of Racists

Pundits and politicos were shocked on Friday when a spokesperson for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) publicly admitted that former Republican National Committee chairman Michael
According to Laverne Cox's New Video, the 90s Are Officially Back

According to Laverne Cox's New Video, the 90s Are Officially Back

For those of us who came of age in the late 80s and 90s, we remember a time full of post-80s optimism, the rise of hip-hop in the grunge era, and the unabashed flamboyance of the “club kid.” All were
Bowflex's Insanely Popular Adjustable Dumbbells Are Cheaper Than They've Been In Months

Bowflex's Insanely Popular Adjustable Dumbbells Are Cheaper Than They've Been In Months

Thousands of our readers have bought Bowflex’s adjustable SelectTech dumbbells, and you can put them in your own home gym today for $220, the best price we’ve seen in months. Read more...
Wisconsin High School Accused Of Racist Chants During Basketball Game ... Again

Wisconsin High School Accused Of Racist Chants During Basketball Game ... Again

Apparently seeking a state title in racism, a Wisconsin high school thrust itself into national headlines for the second month in a row after a visiting basketball team accused fans of the school of
My Name Is Myeisha Is a Dramatic Hip-Hop Musical That Tells the Heartbreaking Story of Tyisha Miller’s 1998 Murder

My Name Is Myeisha Is a Dramatic Hip-Hop Musical That Tells the Heartbreaking Story of Tyisha Miller’s 1998 Murder

On Dec. 28, 1998, police officers in Riverside, Calif., opened fire on Tyisha Miller as she lay unconscious in her Nissan Sentra. The 19-year-old was driving with her 15-year-old friend when the car’s
Pegging: Kink-Shaming Keeps Us From Fully Enjoying Butt Play

Pegging: Kink-Shaming Keeps Us From Fully Enjoying Butt Play

As a cishet woman, I will admit that while I am not into anal sex, I do love a little butt play during sex—and I know I’m not alone in this. Read more...
California May Make Ethnic-Studies Course a High School Graduation Requirement

California May Make Ethnic-Studies Course a High School Graduation Requirement

Many moons ago, when I was a student at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, the Black Student Union organized a protest and sit-in in the principal’s office because they weren’t going to allow us to

Gizmodo Silicon Valley Billionaire Wants You Off His Stretch of the California Coastline | Kotaku 14

Gizmodo Silicon Valley Billionaire Wants You Off His Stretch of the California Coastline | Kotaku 14 PS4 Features You Might Not Know About | Jalopnik No, Kia Is Not Requiring Dealerships To Mark Up
Yes, Florida Gov. Rick Scott Is Breaking Ranks With the NRA and Trump. No, We Shouldn’t Celebrate Just Yet

Yes, Florida Gov. Rick Scott Is Breaking Ranks With the NRA and Trump. No, We Shouldn’t Celebrate Just Yet

The student-led push to finally bring a semblance of gun control appears to be working in Florida. Gov. Rick Scott and other state lawmakers on Friday offered a series of proposals that would mark
The 10 Best Deals of February 23, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of February 23, 2018

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Read more...
Bullied Ex-NFL Lineman Arrested After Posting Disturbing Instagram Story; Causes High School to Shut Down: Report

Bullied Ex-NFL Lineman Arrested After Posting Disturbing Instagram Story; Causes High School to Shut Down: Report

Former Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who had been bullied by now former teammate Richie Incognito, was arrested Friday after authorities say he posted a disturbing Instagram story that
What’s the Biggest National Chain You’ve Never Actually Stepped Foot in Before?

What’s the Biggest National Chain You’ve Never Actually Stepped Foot in Before?

Fifteen or so years ago, Oprah had a show where various celebrities offered their favorite sandwiches: what’s in them, where they’re sold, how often they eat one, etc. Chris Rock was featured in this
NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch Continues Her Crusade to Become the Worst Woman in the World

NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch Continues Her Crusade to Become the Worst Woman in the World

I didn’t know who National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch was before the Parkland, Fla., school shooting that took the lives of 17 students and teachers, and I wish it had remained that
#HurtBae’s Ex-Boyfriend Is Still an Asshole

#HurtBae’s Ex-Boyfriend Is Still an Asshole

#HurtBae and her boyfriend are back with another video updating the internet on how their lives have been since going viral last February. Read more...
Yet Another Study Shows Black People Suffer Most From Pollution

Yet Another Study Shows Black People Suffer Most From Pollution

People living below the poverty line, blacks, Latinos, and non-white people, in general, are more likely to live in areas with high particulate matter pollution, according to a study published
Philando Castile’s Mom Is Sick of Wayne LaPierre and the NRA’s Hypocrisy

Philando Castile’s Mom Is Sick of Wayne LaPierre and the NRA’s Hypocrisy

Following Wayne LaPierre’s rigorous commitment to arming educators in the wake of yet another school shooting, Philando Castile’s mother has called the National Rifle Association CEO a hypocrite for
Watch: Survivors of the Florida School Shooting Are Under Attack Again—This Time From the Far Right

Watch: Survivors of the Florida School Shooting Are Under Attack Again—This Time From the Far Right

The Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history. Seventeen people were killed and 15 injured.Read