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Bryan Gerhart

Bryan Gerhart

Leave It to the Kids to Tell Us What Love Really Means

Leave It to the Kids to Tell Us What Love Really Means

by Bryan Gerhart on July 27 2011, 4:10PM

One little girl says, “If you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.”

Topics: Celebrate Love

Top Arkansas Student Denied Sole Valedictorian Honors Because of Race

Top Arkansas Student Denied Sole Valedictorian Honors Because of Race

by Bryan Gerhart on July 27 2011, 1:51PM

The student contends that the administration has long made it harder for black students to be recognized for their academic achievements.

Topics: Schools & Youth

From Attica to Pelican Bay: A Brief History of Prison Rebellions

From Attica to Pelican Bay: A Brief History of Prison Rebellions

by Bryan Gerhart on July 27 2011, 10:00AM

With news that California’s prison hunger strike may have ended, we take a look back at seminal prison rebellions that have called for similar changes.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Rep. David Wu Resigns Amid Sex Scandal

Rep. David Wu Resigns Amid Sex Scandal

by Bryan Gerhart on July 26 2011, 1:18PM

Well, that was pretty fast.

Topics: Politics

Pelosi Calls For Ethics Probe Of Rep. David Wu in Sex Scandal

Pelosi Calls For Ethics Probe Of Rep. David Wu in Sex Scandal

by Bryan Gerhart on July 25 2011, 3:01PM

Though he made history as the first Chinese American to serve in the House of Representatives, the Portland-based lawmaker’s troubled past is coming to light.

Topics: Politics

Amy Winehouse Loved Music in the Face of Addiction

Amy Winehouse Loved Music in the Face of Addiction

by Bryan Gerhart on July 25 2011, 2:12PM

Whatever the cause, the 27-year-old singer’s death is a stark reminder of the hardships of addiction in the public eye.

Topics: Celebrate Love

SFPD Defense of Cop Shooting? Victim's Fatal Wound Was 'Self-Inflicted'

SFPD Defense of Cop Shooting? Victim’s Fatal Wound Was ‘Self-Inflicted’

by Bryan Gerhart on July 25 2011, 10:30AM

While community outrage continues to run high and video of the shooting spreads across the Web, residents want real police accountability.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Zanele Muholi Photographs Lesbian Love In South Africa

Zanele Muholi Photographs Lesbian Love In South Africa

by Bryan Gerhart on July 22 2011, 6:00PM

Despite having the first constitution in the world to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation, South Africa has a troubled history with the LGBT community.

Topics: Celebrate Love

35 Arrested Protesting Police Killing of 19-Year-Old in San Francisco

35 Arrested Protesting Police Killing of 19-Year-Old in San Francisco

by Bryan Gerhart on July 21 2011, 9:30AM

Residents and activists are speaking out against an increase in what they call “transit racism” and harassment by police.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Going to the Movies This Summer? Here's What's Wrong With 'Bad Teacher'

Going to the Movies This Summer? Here’s What’s Wrong With ‘Bad Teacher’

by Bryan Gerhart on July 20 2011, 12:43PM

At a time when America’s public schools face severe institutional complications, Bad Teacher chuckles and points the finger at educators.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Leaked Memos Confirm Suspicions About Maxine Waters Ethics Probe

Leaked Memos Confirm Suspicions About Maxine Waters Ethics Probe

by Bryan Gerhart on July 19 2011, 4:23PM

Those in the Representative’s camp say the new information proves the case to be a bungled partisan affair.

Topics: Politics

2011 Already Sets Record Of Anti-Abortion Laws

2011 Already Sets Record Of Anti-Abortion Laws

by Bryan Gerhart on July 19 2011, 3:06PM

This year, just 19 states have enacted a total of 162 new laws relating to reproductive health. Unsurprisingly, 49 percent of these work to restrict access to abortion services

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

Down But Not Out Celebrates the Love Of America's Unemployed

Down But Not Out Celebrates the Love Of America’s Unemployed

by Bryan Gerhart on July 19 2011, 3:02PM

WhileTumblr generally situates itself more on the side of silly than solemn, a new page is providing some heartbreaking yet inspiring material.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Thousands Rush for Low-Income Housing Vouchers in Dallas

Thousands Rush for Low-Income Housing Vouchers in Dallas

by Bryan Gerhart on July 19 2011, 10:17AM

For at least the second time in recent memory, chaos breaks out as families scramble to apply for affordable housing. It’s yet another sign of the country’s deteriorating safety net.

Topics: Economy

Chicago Schools Plow $51M Into Security for

Chicago Schools Plow $51M Into Security for “Zero Tolerance” Rules

by Bryan Gerhart on July 18 2011, 10:40AM

High schoolers are being suspended for minor infractions like taking out cell phones in class. And it’s costing the already budget-strapped district millions.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Sapphire Talks New Novel and Combatting the Cycle of Violence

Sapphire Talks New Novel and Combatting the Cycle of Violence

by Bryan Gerhart on July 18 2011, 10:30AM

The author’s new book focuses on the son of her debut character Precious, as he battles his own demons and fights to transcend his circumstances.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Protest Outside of Murdoch Home Calls For End to FOX News Race-Baiting

Protest Outside of Murdoch Home Calls For End to FOX News Race-Baiting

by Bryan Gerhart on July 15 2011, 1:51PM

As anger over the News International scandal rises in the United States, activists call on lawmakers to do more than just wag their fingers.

Topics: Media

Presidential Hopeful Herman Cain's 1996 Gospel Album Hits the Web

Presidential Hopeful Herman Cain’s 1996 Gospel Album Hits the Web

by Bryan Gerhart on July 14 2011, 1:30PM

And believe it or not, the man can sing.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Politics

Who's Policing Miami Cops After 63 Unsolved Civilian Shootings?

Who’s Policing Miami Cops After 63 Unsolved Civilian Shootings?

by Bryan Gerhart on July 14 2011, 10:00AM

Once again, Miami cops are living up to their brutal reputation.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Protesters Disrupt Train Service, Ridicule BART Rep

Protesters Disrupt Train Service, Ridicule BART Rep

by Bryan Gerhart on July 13 2011, 12:55PM

Commuters were held up during a protest against fatal shootings by BART police at Civic Center Station in San Francisco.

Topics: Criminal Justice