The first things to do when you return to campus

Spring semester is here: Say ‘goodbye’ to sleeping in and say ‘hello’ to 8 am classes …

http://college.usatoday.com/2016/01/17/things-to-do-spring-semester/

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Jada Pinkett Smith: maybe people of color should boycott the Oscars

The Oscars, are, yet again, going to be an extremely white affair, and people are naturally angered by the world’s most prestigious film awards ignoring anybody who doesn’t look like Eddie Redmayne or the same white woman five times over. The Best Actress nominees literally all look like the same woman at different stages of […]

http://fusion.net/story/256520/jada-pinkett-smith-oscars-boycott-oscarssowhite/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/

Michelle Obama’s birthday!: 52 memorable moments to celebrate the first lady’s 52nd year

First lady Michelle Obama’s 52nd birthday is today! What better reason to celebrate a woman who has come into her prime in the public eye. As a seasoned public administrator before ascending to the White House, Michelle Obama honed her skills as a servant who was always seeking to make her community better while still in…

http://thegrio.com/2016/01/17/michelle-obamas-birthday-48-fun-facts-about-the-first-lady/

Woman finds husband’s dead body by using Find My iPhone app

A Texas woman tracked down her husband’s dead body, which had been dumped on the side of the road, by using the Find My iPhone app after she became worried about him. Carla Melendez said that she accessed the app when she became worried about her husband, Ramira Acosta, who had not returned home. The…

http://thegrio.com/2016/01/17/woman-finds-husbands-dead-body-by-using-find-my-iphone-app/

Michigan residents post images of the water they were told was safe to drink

A state of emergency has been declared in Flint, Michigan, where residents have been drinking poisoned water that may have irreversibly damaged their children with lead poisoning. Last April, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder decided to try to cut costs by switching from Detroit’s water system to getting water from the more corrosive Flint River. Shortly after…

http://thegrio.com/2016/01/17/michigan-residents-post-images-of-the-water-they-were-told-was-safe-to-drink/

‘Uncle Buck’ Grapples With Race (And Humor) During TCA Session

In the fall of 1990, CBS was about to debut a TV adaptation of John Hughes’ Uncle Buck, and TV critics at TCA had their knickers in a knot because the pilot featured a 6-year-old girl bellowing “You suck!” and using the word “ovulating.” That was then. In 2016, ABC is about to debut its take on […]

http://deadline.com/2016/01/uncle-buck-grapples-with-race-during-tca-session-1201679181/

January 10th is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

Here are today’s five thing to know about Bittersweet Chocolate: Bittersweet chocolate is a sweetened form of dark chocolate that does NOT contain milk.  It’s usually used for baking. Dark chocolate is most popular among men. More than twice as many women than men eat and crave chocolate. The first chocolate bar was produced by Cadbury in England […]

http://foodimentary.com/2016/01/10/january-10th-is-national-bittersweet-chocolate-day/