This is brilliant. I’m wearing one today.

When our cousins across the ocean were disheartened after the confounding¬†Brexit vote, an enterprising Brit named Allison (she didn’t want her last name shared when The Guardian interviewed her) decided there needed to be a gentle way of letting people who feel threatened know that you stand¬†with them. Well, this is our Brexit vote, and …

To write about poverty, you really need to be rich

Read the fabulous Barbara Ehrenreich‘s Guardian essay on covering poverty from a privileged perch. The author of “Nickel and Dimed,” “This Land Is Their Land” and other wonderful books, essays, and magazine articles writes: There are many thousands of … gifted journalists who want to address serious social issues but cannot afford to do so …

Another Trayvon Martin, this one in Milwaukee

Darius Simmons, 13, was recently shot to death as he brought his family’s trash cans in from the curb. The shooter, Darius Simmons’ 75-year old neighbor, has pleaded not guilty. The family had just moved to their new neighborhood because the mother, Patricia Larry [pictured], wanted to be in a safer place. As Kevin Powell …