SPARK! This Shit | Autistic Ambassadors & Activists Say “Oh Hell No” to DNA Samples

SPARK is a company collecting a huge number of DNA samples from Autistics to figure out how to stop Autism or stop Autistics.  Recently Spark Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Sarah Elliott Carpenter, requested to advertise in the Autistic Worldwide Collective private group on Facebook.  John Greally, Autistic Ambassador (NZ), communicates with Spark, discusses their anti-autistic research, and …

The Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2017 — TIME

Political news dominated not only headlines in 2017, but the biggest, splashiest book titles of the year as well, from Ta-Nehisi Coates reflecting on the Obama-Trump continuum to Hillary Clinton answering for herself the cries of “What happened?”These books covered the rise of evangelicalism to the future of humankind amid war and climate disaster. Even histories …

The Top 10 Young Adult and Children’s Books of 2017 – TIME

Some of the most difficult issues facing us this past year — sexual harassment, police brutality and mental health — surfaced as themes in children’s books and young adult literature. In his first novel since The Fault in Our Stars, beloved YA writer John Green tackled the anguish of living with obsessive compulsive disorder. Angie …

Protesters Target Sacramento Businesses After City’s Homeless Ordinances Pass — CBS13 | CBS Sacramento

MIDTOWN SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Homeless advocates gathered on the corner of 21st and N streets, calling for a boycott of businesses which support moving the homeless out. The protest follows two city ordinances directed at the homeless which recently passed. Resistance is building against the City of Sacramento and the Midtown Business Association. “They basically… via …

Universal Orlando to celebrate Christmas at ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ | WHDH 7News

  ORLANDO, FLA. (WHDH) – The holidays are a magical time of year. Now Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter will bring more magic to us muggles with new Christmas festivities planned. Both Universal Orlando’s Diagon Alley and Islands of Adventure’s Hogsmeade will celebrate the holidays with live entertainment, festive decorations lining the streets, …