The Obamas Podcast Deal with Spotify Is AnnouncedThe Obamas are expanding their media empire as Spotify announced today that the former President and First Lady will be producing and hosting a series of exclusive podcasts for the streaming music giant through their production company, Higher Ground.The former first couple already have a deal with Netflix…
How Will AB 5 Affect Freelancers? Here's an ExplainerWhat do rideshare drivers, freelancers, and exotic dancers have in common? They’re all contract workers, which means they could all be impacted by AB 5, a groundbreaking labor bill that’s making its way through the state Senate. Passed by the Assembly last week, the measure would redefine…
Measure EE, the School-Funding Parcel Tax, Goes Down in FlamesIn January the city rallied around L.A.’s public school teachers when they staged a six-day strike in order to reach a deal with the Los Angeles Unified School District that included smaller class sizes and more resources for themselves and their students. But the public’s enthusiasm…
Altered Nancy Pelosi Videos Are All Over Social Media—and No One Seems to Care That They're FakedPolitical social media just got even scummier. An altered video of a speech Nancy Pelosi gave Wednesday makes the House Speaker appear to be drunkenly slurring her words and generally unsteady—and one version has already been viewed over 1.4…
The Last Caravan: Hope for Salvation at the U.S.-Mexico Border Died Along with Two Honduran TeensSometime around Thanksgiving, before the biblical rains came, Jorge Alexander Ruiz Duban walked over the San Ysidro Bridge with his new best friend, another young Honduran named Jasson Ricardo Acuna Polanco.The bridge, which spans the Rio Tijuana, leads to a…
Lipslut Is Raising Money for Pro-Choice Groups with F*ck Trump LipstickLipslut, an L.A.-based cosmetics startup, has never made a secret of their political leanings. From their launch last year, the company has donated half of its proceeds to progressive organizations. This week, the brand is stepping things up even further, donating 100 percent of earnings…
Elizabeth Warren Offers On Twitter To ‘Fix’ Comedian’s Love Life Getty Image Despite her previous insistence that she wasn’t going to campaign for the presidency in 2020, Elizabeth Warren is currently vying for the Democratic Party’s official nomination ahead of the next national election cycle. As a result, she has already faced continued resistance from…
Keep It Host Ira Madison III Is Making Waves in Politics and Pop-CultureIra Madison III knows media. In his young professional career, the 30-year-old writer and podcast host has already made the rounds as a commentator and creator of pop culture (although the latter category is pending the release of a Netflix series he writes…
What Does It Mean for California?There’s been a lot of conversation about restrictions on reproductive rights across the country. Here’s what you need to know.Alabama, Georgia, and Missouri just passed sweeping anti-choice lawsIn recent weeks, the states have dug in their heels on some of the harshest anti-choice laws seen in the United States in…
IHOP’s Mother’s Day Tweet Unsurprisingly Got Plenty Of Reactions Shutterstock Happy Mother’s Day! From the Avengers: Endgame-dominated box office to the final episode of Saturday Night Live‘s latest season, everyone is trying their best to celebrate the annual occasion. Even brands like IHOP, the hamburger pancake-focused restaurant chain. In a tweet posted early Sunday morning,…
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