A cure for income inequality?

NEWARK, N.J. — Local leaders across the United States are turning to private donors to fund an out-of-the-box policy experiment they think could go mainstream: Giving cash to residents, no strings attached. Newark, Milwaukee and Stockton, Calif., are among the cities testing versions of what’s known as universal basic income, a program under which residents […]

Joaquin Phoenix was 100% right in his Baftas speech, now industry heads need to follow it up with action

Creatives of colour have been shut out of this industry for as long as it has existed. Telling them to build their own door and force their way in just doesn’t cut it, it’s blame-shifting Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/joaquin-phoenix-baftas-2020-speech-racism-diversity-bfi-a9314766.html Indie Brew found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Kuba Shand-Baptiste

Church of England apologises for saying sex is just for married heterosexuals

Archbishops recognised statement “jeopardised trust” Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/church-of-england-sex-lgbt-gay-marriage-justin-welby-apology-a9310811.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Maighna Nanu

Mother urges schools to stop forcing boys to cut long hair as it is 'discriminatory'

‘It does affect a lot of boys of colour. It is more of a cultural thing,’ parent says Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/long-hair-school-instagram-farouk-james-london-petition-campaign-a9283181.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Eleanor Busby

Pansexuality: What does it mean and how is it different from being bisexual?

Liberal Democrat politician Layla Moran reveals she is pansexual Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/pansexual-definition-meaning-what-is-explained-bisexual-layla-moran-a9268546.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Olivia Petter, Sabrina Barr

Lizzo hits back at Twitter trolls over 'obesity' remark: 'Keep my name out ya mouth'

Singer has previously been accused of using body positivity as a marketing tool Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/lizzo-weight-twitter-troll-obesity-epidemic-a9258871.html Indie Brew found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Ellie Harrison

American Airlines now offers ‘U’ and ‘X’ gender markers for nonbinary flyers

This is a cool thing. American Airlines just began offering non-binary gender options for customers during the travel booking process. The new ‘U’ and ‘X’ gender marker options will be rolled out online soon, but they’re already available for customers who call and book tickets on the phone. “We recently completed a system update to […]

Bryan Cranston and Danny DeVito call out Hollywood for ignoring actors with disabilities

Open letter urges industry to ’embrace disability as a key facet of diversity’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/bryan-cranston-danny-devito-hollywood-open-letter-disability-a9254541.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Ellie Harrison