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On Friday, Marwa Balkar of Southern California decided to respond to Donald Trump's hate speech toward the Islamic community. Trump, in an interview with Yahoo News, suggested the need for a national effort to monitor mosques, and said he "wouldn't rule out" a system of having Muslims register in a database or carry a card signifying their religious beliefs. Balkar responded to this by denoting her faith by the peace sign she wears on her chest.  "I heard you wanted us the start wearing ID badges, so I decided to choose one for myself. Read More
Serena Williams' superhero sense snapped into action on Tuesday night when a thief attempted to snatch her phone while she was eating dinner at a Chinese restaurant. She wrote on her Facebook early yesterday morning, "I jumped up, weaved my way in and out of the cozy restaurant (leaping over a chair or two) and chased him down. He began to run but I was too fast. (Those sprints came in handy) I was upon him in a flash!" Once she caught up to him, she was not accusatory or aggressive, she simply asked him if he accidentally picked up the wrong phone. Read More
San Diego-based artist and entrepreneur Krissy Sunflower is trying to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research...but Facebook keeps getting in the way. Krissy’s company, Twin Peaks Apparel, recently created T-shirts for breast cancer awareness: the front of the shirt shows one of her designs, and inside the shirt, against the skin, is a drawing of boobs - perfect for “flashing it forward.” Or, as the shirts say, "Join the Boobment."  Krissy told BUST she was inspired when her boyfriend and friends created a joke T-shirt featuring a similar boob design. Read More
“Your words of comfort conveyed a message that someone who likes you might hurt you,” Merritt Smith wrote on a now-viral Facebook post this week. The post was written in response to a member of staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Colombus, Ohio, who had told her four-year-old daughter that the boy who hit her probably had a crush on her.  The boy had hit her so hard she required stitches. Maybe this is a stretch. A far reach. Read More
Apparently, laughing while black can be dangerous. A group eleven women — ten of them black — were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train for laughing too loudly during a book club outing. The Napa Valley Register writes that the women boarded the Wine Train at 11 a.m. on Saturday and were told to leave the train in St. Helena, reportedly because of noise complaints. The women, including an 83-year-old grandmother, were escorted through six cars and off the train, where police were waiting for them. A van then took them back to Napa. Read More