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Everything I Want Miley Cyrus To Hear About Herself, From The Last TV Host I Expected

Wendy Williams says what I have been waiting for someone to say about Miley Cyrus’ recent image change. While articles about slut-shaming and her very sexualized performance at the VMAs flooded everyone’s news feeds, very few people seemed to be talking about the massive amount of cultural appropriation that ran rampant in Miley’s performance and…

A Hollywood Actor Wants People To Stop Denying A Certain Controversial Issue

These days, Tony Goldwyn is best known as Fitz Grant, the ethically challenged POTUS in the popular TV show “Scandal.” He may only play a politician on TV, but his interest in politics is becoming a more prominent theme of his work. He’s directing a new show called “The Divide,” a fictional story that delves…

A Simple Joke About A Super Obvious Problem In Hollywood Said In A Refreshingly Sly Way

Things certainly can mean different things to different people, and when you first hear this joke in the sixth episode of Mindy Kaling’s funnilicious show, you don’t think twice about a deeper meaning. But… if there are billions of brown girls all over the world (including America), why is it so rare for one to…

Our Privacy Is Being Sold Like Cheap Goods, And Who's Involved Might Come As A Surprise

By now, a lot of us have learned that the NSA has access to a lot of information about us. But it seems the Internet privacy issue is an even larger problem than most people know. In fact, some of you might be shocked to know who else is involved. Read more: http://upworthy.com/our-privacy-is-being-sold-like-cheap-goods-and-whos-involved-might-come-as-a-surprise

He And His Friends Wanted Some Beer, So They Asked A Homeless Guy To Buy It. Then Came The Message.

Ben Grenrock has struggled with chronic depression, but he’s lucky to have a supportive family and access to the treatment he needs. This compelling story draws attention to all the young people who aren’t nearly as lucky as Ben. Read more: http://upworthy.com/he-and-his-friends-wanted-some-beer-so-they-asked-a-homeless-guy-to-buy-it-then-came-the-message

Her Legs May Be The First Part You Notice About Her, But She'd Rather They Not Be The Last

When it comes to stuffing our identity into those tiny little boxes on forms, I always wonder: How does knowing someone’s race, sex, or disability status really help in the grand scheme of things? According to this fierce woman, it doesn’t. Read more: http://upworthy.com/her-legs-may-be-the-first-part-you-notice-about-her-but-shed-rather-they-not-be-the-last

The Martin Luther King Quotes You’ve Never Heard Because They Shatter The Sterilized Version Of Him

Now of course, this video is meant to be satirical, but it does end on an incredibly truthful note: “Let’s not sanitize a great forward-thinking man into a our nation’s feel-good corporate diversity coach. This MLK day, share ‘The Deep Cuts.’ Because there’s no better way to honor a great man’s legacy than actually knowing…

No Matter What You Think About Intervening In Syria, Here’s One Voice You Should Hear Out

Whether or not you think the U.S. should intervene in Syria’s bloody, protracted conflict, I guarantee that you’ll appreciate this measured, well-reasoned take. My favorite part? When he challenges the folks who agree with him at 3:10. //www.youtube.com/embed/0si9uWNaxE0?wmode=transparent&showinfo=0&controls=1&enablejsapi=1&rel=0&version=3&color=white Read more: http://upworthy.com/no-matter-what-you-think-about-intervening-in-syria-here-s-one-voice-you-should-hear-out-4