My Grandfather Worked At An Insane Asylum And I Found His Personal Logs Dating Back To 1902 (Part Four)

Boston Public LibraryRead Part One Here. Read Part Two Here. Read Part Three Here. I’m sorry if there are typos in this. I’m a little drunk. It’s funny, you know, I said I tossed most of the old man’s stuff, and that’s true. But I found his secret stash of vintage scotch in an old…

http://thoughtcatalog.com/m-j-pack/2015/11/my-grandfather-worked-at-an-insane-asylum-and-i-found-his-personal-logs-dating-back-to-1902-part-four/

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November 28 is National French Toast Day

Here are today’s five thing to know about French Toast: French toast was not invented in France. In fact, French toast was around long before France even existed as a country. The earliest reference to doing just this dates all the way back to 4th century Rome, in a cookbook attributed to Apicius, and it […]

http://foodimentary.com/2015/11/28/november-28-is-national-french-toast-day-2/

‘Black lives matter — not Black Friday’ protest draws hundreds in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say hundreds of people marched through the streets and shops of downtown Seattle as part of a Black Lives Matter protest on Black Friday. Police say they made four arrests and one officer suffered a dislocated shoulder when the crowd interfered with an arrest at the Pacific Place shopping area. The…

http://thegrio.com/2015/11/28/black-lives-matter-not-black-friday-protest-draws-hundreds-in-seattle/

Laquan McDonald video inspires viral conservative vlogger to leave GOP

A 13-year old YouTuber who went viral due to his conservative videos criticizing President Obama is now admitting that his conscience is making him leave the Republican party. When the president invited Ahmed Mohamed to visit the White House after he was detained for bringing a homemade clock to school, Pearson posted a video asking, “When cops are gunned down, you don’t invite them to…

http://thegrio.com/2015/11/28/laquan-mcdonald-video-inspires-viral-conservative-vlogger-to-leave-gop/

Kansas City Man May Have Fed 7-Year-Old Son To Pigs After Beating Him To Death

The child went missing in September, neighbors claimed. The family moved into the large and remote home two years ago. Human remains were found on the property. It hasn’t been confirmed if the remains are the missing child.

http://newsone.com/3273610/police-man-fed-7-year-old-son-to-pigs-after-beating-him-to-death/

UNICEF: AIDS leading cause of death for African teenagers

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — While the global push to eradicate HIV may have saved over a million babies, AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African teenagers and the second most common killer for adolescents across the globe, the United Nations’ agency for children said on Friday. Despite gains made among adults and babies…

http://thegrio.com/2015/11/27/aids-leading-cause-death-african-teenagers/

Spike Lee says ‘Chi-Raq’ will inspire sex strikes on college campuses

This week, Spike Lee joined Stephen Colbert on The Late Show to discuss his upcoming film Chi-Raq.  Spike said he’s confident his film will inspire sex strikes on college campuses. Lee said he thinks the strikes, which is a main thread in Chi-Raq, would help combat date rape and sexual assaults. It would also raise awareness to the “abundance”…

http://thegrio.com/2015/11/27/spike-lee-chi-raq-sex-strikes-college-campuses/

Protesters march in Chicago shopping district

CHICAGO (AP) — A protest march has begun in Chicago’s shopping district, with the Rev. Jesse Jackson in the middle of a crowd that’s shouting, “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now!” Several hundred demonstrators have gathered in the drizzling rain, many with umbrellas and plastic-wrapped signs. Among them is 73-year-old Frank…

http://thegrio.com/2015/11/27/protesters-march-in-chicago-shopping-district/