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Month: December 2015

Who owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal?

Las Vegas Review-Journal staffers have a simple question for their new owner: Who are you?Several staffers at the Review-Journal, the largest media outlet in Nevada, have questioned their new owner’s decision to remain secret, an unusual arrangement that’s stunned not only the newsroom, but journalists nationwide. Sean Whaley, a capital bureau reporter based in Carson City, tweeted Saturday night that he was “offended & embarrassed” that the paper’s new owner — News + Media Capital Group LLC — has not disclosed its financial backers since announcing Thursday night that it had acquired the paper.

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Staffers Want To Know Who Owns Their Newspaper

I feel sorry for journalists in Las Vegas, who will find it extremely difficult to remain transparent and fair in their reporting since they don’t know who they work for.

Tenn. woman charged with attempted murder for failed coat hanger abortion


Nurses and doctors who treated Yocca told the TV station that she spoke about wanting to end the pregnancy while in the hospital.

Antiabortion activists say that Tennessee’s laws protect unborn children and their mothers. But critics argue that such laws make it harder for women to access legal abortions and more likely to turn to unsafe, illegal alternatives.

Tennessee has relatively tight restrictions on abortions, including a ban on all such procedures after 12 weeks of pregnancy. Women must make two trips to a clinic, 48 hours apart, before they can undergo the procedure. As of 2010, 59 percent of Tennessee women lived in a county without an abortion provider, according to the National Women’s Law Center.

Source: Tenn. woman charged with attempted murder for failed coat hanger abortion – The Washington Post

What happens when you take away women’s choices and leave them with few options for unwanted pregnancy?

What happens when state laws make it nearly impossible for a woman to exercise her federal right to choose?

What happens when women have unwanted pregnancies, give birth and are unable to provide for the children? Do we only care about the child when it is in the womb?

Black Leaders In Congress Condemn Antonin Scalia’s Comments On Race

“There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well,” Scalia said, “as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school … a slower-track school where they do well.””Most of the black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas,” he added. “They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that … they’re being pushed ahead­­ in classes that are too fast for them.”

Source: Black Leaders In Congress Condemn Antonin Scalia’s Comments On Race

This is why your vote counts. Do you realize that if the GOP is able to retain control over the House and the Senate AND take over the White House, they will choose our next Supreme Court?

That is something we cannot have. Please do not be apathetic. Make sure you are registered, and make sure you get out there and vote. Our future depends on it.

Here is the bio I created today.

Display name: Black Bernstein (complement to @thewayoftheid’s Black Woodward)

Monique Judge. Independent Journalist. Creative Type. Lipstick Lover. Queen of the Selfie. Don’t try me, bitch.


Twitter Bio #3

Display name: First of all, bitch,

monique judge. Author of the upcoming chapbook First of all, bitch,. Word nerd. Multilingual – I speak AAVE, the Queen’s English, and Bitch, you tried it.

First of all, bitch, (stanza #3)

I’m feeling myself

life is working out right now

I think I’ve got this

Monique - feeling myself

Monique – feeling myself

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