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In Argentina, they just lowered the voting age from 18 to 16. Are we ready for the same in the States? by @joliedarrow
11/16/2012
Voting on Your Sweet Sixteen? by Jolie Darrow

In Argentina, they just lowered the voting age from 18 to 16. Are we ready for the same in the States? by @joliedarrow

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - How young is "too young" to have a sound political opinion? Would you have felt comfortable letting mere adolescents vote on November 6th? Would Romney even have stood a chance if the kids had had any say in it? If you took a breather recently from stalking all the last-min...

Attention fellow DREAMers: here's how young people who couldn't vote impacted the election by @stanleykcheng
11/16/2012
The Voice of Dreamers by Stanley Cheng

Attention fellow DREAMers: here's how young people who couldn't vote impacted the election by @stanleykcheng

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The 2001 bipartisan Dream Act legislation may have been rejected by the Senate in 2010, but hope isn’t something that dies quietly. The 2012 election showed us that the belief in democracy and freedom still rings true and it is echoing louder than ever in the voices of young Dream...

See how new voter ID laws affect and will continue to affect transgendered folks.
11/15/2012
Mo' Laws, Mo' Problems for Transgenders by Clarissa Hamlin

See how new voter ID laws affect and will continue to affect transgendered folks.

NEW YORK, NY - Many say the new voter I.D. laws – strict measures requiring people to show government-issued identification to vote – are BAD! And I’m not talking Michael Jackson Bad. Why? Well, without proper ID, their vote doesn’t count. Nearly 10,000 don’t have updated IDs reflecting their accura...

New data shows how dating someone on the opposite end of your political perspective is a recipe for disaster!
11/14/2012
Where is the Love? by Madelyne Adams

New data shows how dating someone on the opposite end of your political perspective is a recipe for disaster!

NEW YORK, NY - Forget what ya heard! Red and blue don’t make purple. After the big G-word and baby plans, politics are possibly the most explosive issue on a first date. Still, relationships are all about the give and take, right? Wrong. And no one sees this more than Barbie Adler, owner of Selectiv...

#Sandy has had one negative effect on those in the northeast that may raise not jus their home insurance, but their medi...
11/13/2012
Thanks to Sandy, Our Hips Don’t Lie by Laura Feigin

#Sandy has had one negative effect on those in the northeast that may raise not jus their home insurance, but their medical bills as well. Emotional eating anyone?

NEW YORK, NY - People have gone over a week without power, homes are destroyed, and lives have been taken. But one of the most important issues being overlooked is that those affected by Sandy are all getting FAT. Who hasn’t been there? Fear, anxiety, boredom. These things do absolutely nothing for ...

Rationing gas in New Jersey in 2012 aint got nothing on gas rationing back in the day when Israel had beef with Egypt an...
11/13/2012
New Jersey’s Gas Fueled Time Travel by Laura Feigin

Rationing gas in New Jersey in 2012 aint got nothing on gas rationing back in the day when Israel had beef with Egypt and Syria as they reduced the supply of oil to the U.S.

NEW YORK, NY - “Post-Tropical" Storm Sandy certainly made it known that she was pissed about missing her Jersey Shore vacation this summer. New Jersey and New York have been absolutely devastated by the storm, with power outages only just now dipping below 2 million this weekend. 180 people have bee...

Obama once used the the "R" word to describe his bowling skills, now a media commentator uses it to describe him. But ne...
11/12/2012
If You Don't Have Something Nice to Say... by Kate Breimann

Obama once used the the "R" word to describe his bowling skills, now a media commentator uses it to describe him. But never mind the back and forth, how are people really affected by it? Kate gives us some eye-opening facts in context.

NEW YORK, NY - We all do it. We call our friends things that we don’t actually mean, we use words in ways we don’t intend, or we abbreviate until we’re basically unintelligible (lol ly neway).However, there are some words that probably shouldn’t be a part of our everyday vernacular. The non-profit S...

A Saudi Rebellion in Disguise by Madelyne Adams
11/10/2012
A Saudi Rebellion in Disguise by Madelyne Adams

A Saudi Rebellion in Disguise by Madelyne Adams

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - Outside of Marvel Entertainment and Halloween costumes, you don’t see too many superheroes IRL. It’s not because Iron Man-types don’t exist but rather because they’re usually incognito—like Anonymous. But there is an action-hero of sorts out there and you can find him out in p...

Do we need celebs to get and keep us engaged in the issues of the day? Well here's an example by which you might want to...
11/09/2012
Do We Need You To Tell Us? by Liz Curtis

Do we need celebs to get and keep us engaged in the issues of the day? Well here's an example by which you might want to answer that question through: Malala Yousafzai.

LOS ANGELES, CA - Celebrities are in the blessed position where people care what they say and think. Occasionally, it’s truly beneficial: see Dicaprio and The 11th Hour or the slew of celebs with the “It Gets Better” campaign. But how does celeb involvement change the way an issue is perceived? When...

When Kanye said 'love is cursed by monogamy', he had a point. Especially when you read @ageniuschild's piece that has da...
11/08/2012
Love Is Cursed By Monogamy by Justine Adeboyejo

When Kanye said 'love is cursed by monogamy', he had a point. Especially when you read @ageniuschild's piece that has data to back it up!

NEW YORK, NY - Carrie Underwood warned you guys when she told y’all to think before you cheat in her hit, "Before He Cheats." But maybe she should have said the same to the ladies. The rate of female infidelity is rising. 19 percent of women now admit that they’ve committed adultery during their mar...

For talking ish on the net, this man is going to jail?
11/08/2012
An (Almost) American Horror Story by Lauryn Stallings

For talking ish on the net, this man is going to jail?

NEW YORK, NY — If your date asked you to put on a latex jumper and scrub her floor, would you do it? Would you be freaked out, or just chalk it up to a misunderstanding and take “experimental in the bedroom” off your eHarmony profile. No judgment here. Whatever works, right? But at what point do fan...

Four more years. @MJRouth and @_kp22 drop some post election knowledge and what this means for young people through 2016...
11/08/2012
Hipolitics Weekly

Four more years. @MJRouth and @_kp22 drop some post election knowledge and what this means for young people through 2016! Listen in!

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#OccupySandy ??? Get the latest from Daniel and Mashrur on this new albeit, softer movement to raise awareness around cl...
11/07/2012
Hipolitics Weekly

#OccupySandy ??? Get the latest from Daniel and Mashrur on this new albeit, softer movement to raise awareness around climate change and building communities of support.

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Given these statistics, we may want to reconsider how much charity money goes to direct services vs. glossy advertising.
11/07/2012
Rethinking Charity by Elyse Giaimo

Given these statistics, we may want to reconsider how much charity money goes to direct services vs. glossy advertising.

WASHINGTON, DC - When you toss change into Sal Val Santa buckets, you think it’s going straight to the needy. It’s only later that you find out, some charity exec just copped a new Porsche on your dime, throwing you into a tizzy vowing to never donate again. It’s a legit reaction. But what if the r...

Not that this will stop you from loving your iPhone, but you should at least know there's evidence that super young buck...
11/07/2012
Did Child Laborers Make Your iPhone 5? by Stephen Beale

Not that this will stop you from loving your iPhone, but you should at least know there's evidence that super young bucks (like pre-teens) have had a hand in manufacturing it.

TAIYUAN, CHINA - The same weekend that U.S. customers flocked to stores to buy the iPhone 5, another mob scene played out 6,000 miles away in a place called Taiyuan, a Chinese megapolis double the size of Houston. But these weren’t eager customers. They were angry factory workers. In the hurry to ge...

Everyone's focused on the two presidential campaigns. But what's going on with the campaigns in the senate and house? Oh...
11/06/2012
Upper Chamber, Lower Bar by Oren Samet

Everyone's focused on the two presidential campaigns. But what's going on with the campaigns in the senate and house? Oh, right same 'ol nonsense...and people wonder why others can't wait for this stuff to be over.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pop Quiz! What do firefighters, Native Americans, 9/11 victims, and rape all have in common?If you guessed that they’ve all been the focus of various Senate campaigns around the country this election cycle, then you’re correct!That’s right: Senate campaigns, those bundles of joy t...

Need a last-minute primer on the candidates before you vote today? Ariel's got you with her latest podcast. Listen in he...
11/06/2012
Hipolitics Weekly

Need a last-minute primer on the candidates before you vote today? Ariel's got you with her latest podcast. Listen in here!

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Before you vote tomorrow, don't forget to take your Jesus piece!
11/05/2012
Election Resurrection 2012 by Tony Fine

Before you vote tomorrow, don't forget to take your Jesus piece!

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Are you tired of "getting to know" all the presidential candidates? Of course you are, but here are some power rankings, a la ESPN, to get you out of that snooze, Gangnam-style: Let’s start off with the head honcho: President Barack Obama: the incumbent who gave us all medical cov...

With the election tomorrow, what's up with all the ex-felons out there and their vote? Actually, 2 Chainz is going aroun...
11/05/2012
Vote....or Don't? by Vanessa Douglas

With the election tomorrow, what's up with all the ex-felons out there and their vote? Actually, 2 Chainz is going around the country educating those ex-felons like him with some new information that might surprise (and enfranchise) them.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the election finally happening this week, citizens can fill in their ballots to vote for who the next Commander-in-Chief will be. Or can they? While the media has covered cases of voter fraud and infamous ID laws, disenfranchisement is just as common…and just as wack.Mass inc...

#WhoDat talking politics? Will Smith of the New Orleans Saints! Check out his exclusive, mind-opening post for Hips!
11/02/2012

#WhoDat talking politics? Will Smith of the New Orleans Saints! Check out his exclusive, mind-opening post for Hips!

EXCLUSIVE: @iWillSmith drops in on @Hipolitics to share his experience following the first presidential debate and how w...
11/02/2012
Who Dat Talking Politics? by Will Smith

EXCLUSIVE: @iWillSmith drops in on @Hipolitics to share his experience following the first presidential debate and how we should be encouraging each other (professional athletes included) to engage in politics. Check out his Hips post here!

NEW ORLEANS, LA – It's hard to believe we're less than a week away from the presidential election. Like many of you, I've been paying close attention to what's being said by both candidates. Apparently, some 12 million young people ages 18 to 34, including Reggie Bush and Lady Gaga, watched the firs...

We're talking football in Europe, keeping your job by voting for the guy your boss supports, the price of admissions, an...
10/30/2012
Hipolitics Weekly

We're talking football in Europe, keeping your job by voting for the guy your boss supports, the price of admissions, and all sorts of other str8 talk from our Hipodcasters. Subscribe and listen here!

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People got real hyphy when Romney talked about cutting Sesame Street and then Sesame Street got real pissed when Obama u...
10/29/2012
What's Sesame Street Got To Do With It? by Clarissa Hamlin

People got real hyphy when Romney talked about cutting Sesame Street and then Sesame Street got real pissed when Obama used Big Bird in one of his political commercials. But was all of it necessary and does it even matter? Clarissa has an interesting take. Check it out!

NEW YORK, NY - Okay, Romney ruffled many feathers including Big Bird’s with that PBS shocker on October 3rd.Immediately after the comment, the Internet was blowing up at 17,000 tweets/minute with pissed off Sesame Street supporters. And fans Michael Bellavia, 43, an animation executive from L.A., a...

All this talk about China and manipulating their currency...what's the real deal here? @ByronHazzard explains the sitch ...
10/29/2012
The "CM" Word by Byron Hazzard

All this talk about China and manipulating their currency...what's the real deal here? @ByronHazzard explains the sitch and how its, per the usual, just a bunch of trash talk.

Op-ed - In case you missed it, part of Mitt Romney’s “tough on China” policy is to declare China a “currency manipulator.” Oooooh, intimidating stuff. Except it’s a dumb idea. Here’s why:1. Declaring China to be a “currency manipulator” sounds like it’s a serious accusation. It isn’t. Nothing comes ...

You were wondering about third party candidates and where they were at this election...how about a debate via Google Han...
10/26/2012
The Indie Option by Jolie Darrow

You were wondering about third party candidates and where they were at this election...how about a debate via Google Hangout. Jeez!

THE INTERNET — Did you catch the presidential debate last Thursday night? No, that’s no typo, and yes, the Rombama throwdown did happen on Monday. We are referring to the debate between third party candidates Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party) and Jill Stein (Green Party). Oh, you didn’t hear about th...

Are companies going out of their way to hire Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans whose average age is 22? @annietweetsetc ...
10/25/2012
Heroes for Hire by Annie Massa

Are companies going out of their way to hire Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans whose average age is 22? @annietweetsetc shares with us what she's found out.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Over the next five years, about a million U.S. military veterans will be heading home and entering the country’s still-faltering job market. And believe it or not, jobs are even scarcer for our war heroes than they are for the rest of the population. Right now, the unemployment ra...

And you thought the world (especially the U.S.) had rid itself of Tuberculosis...think again.
10/24/2012
So That We Can Breathe. Literally. by Nadia Hasan

And you thought the world (especially the U.S.) had rid itself of Tuberculosis...think again.

NEW YORK, NY - What do Nelson Mandela, Ringo Starr, and Florence Nightingale have in common (other than being awesome)? Answer: they all had Tuberculosis. Often considered an extinct disease, even today, tuberculosis is second only to HIV/AIDS in mortality rates, accounting for 1.4 million deaths in...

Before you trash NASA for spending too much money with little to show for it, @joliedarrow's new column may have you ret...
10/24/2012
Our Newest Space Case by Jolie Darrow

Before you trash NASA for spending too much money with little to show for it, @joliedarrow's new column may have you rethinking that position.

CONSTELLATION OF CANCER, SPACE -You know what they say: “Diamonds are a world’s best friend.” Oh wait, what? It's “girl’s?” Regardless of gender, you can’t deny the coolness of newly-discovered 55 Cancri, a.k.a., the “super-Earth” orbiting a star in the constellation of Cancer. NASA's Spitzer Space...

Here's a toast to that elusive American Dream...
10/24/2012
American Dream (We Want a Bigger One) by Vanessa Douglas

Here's a toast to that elusive American Dream...

NEW YORK, NY - In the first scene of The Newsroom, Will McAvoy delivers a profanity-sprinkled monologue about how the United States is not “the greatest country in the world." Unfortunately, there’s some truth to his words.McAvoy mentions income as one of the reasons why America is wack. We continua...

Here's a light and heavy review of Argo...
10/23/2012
Argo. Go See It! by Liz Curtis

Here's a light and heavy review of Argo...

REVIEW - As a director, Ben Affleck has earned serious street cred for his previous films, Gone Baby Gone and The Town. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to start believing the hype.Argo is arguably his best film yet. For those not up to speed, Argo is about the CIA-rescue of six US embassy ...

Ready to defriend him because his political views expressed via Facebook annoy you? Read this first!
10/23/2012
Make New Friends, Defriend the Old? by Laura Feigin

Ready to defriend him because his political views expressed via Facebook annoy you? Read this first!

NEW YORK, NY - We’ve all been there. You’re casually sifting through your Facebook and/or Twitter feeds, just passing the time, when suddenly, without warning, the political posts start popping up. There’s no escape from it really, especially given current events of late. Your friends’ posts offer u...

If our presidential candidates don't debate tonight about how to deal with climate change, when are they?
10/22/2012
Climate Change We Can Believe In by Oren Samet

If our presidential candidates don't debate tonight about how to deal with climate change, when are they?

PHILIPSBURG, MT - Last Tuesday night, the great debaters could have used a lesson from former candidate Al Gore. No, not on proper body language (Gore wasn’t so good at that either), but rather, on the willingness to address one of the defining issues of our generation: global climate change.There w...

Maybe that diet soda isn't the "safer" alternative...eek! @tweetlauratweet 's new column gives us further pause when it ...
10/22/2012
Putting the "Die" in "Diet" by Laura Feigin

Maybe that diet soda isn't the "safer" alternative...eek! @tweetlauratweet 's new column gives us further pause when it comes to 'sugar water'.

NEW YORK, NY - Probably more than a few people were shocked when New York approved Bloomberg’s ban on selling huge-mongous portions of large sodas and sugary drinks in New York City. But really, he might want to think about amending the part where diet soda is exempt from the ban.Diet soda has been ...

Did you know that since June, Obama and Romney have only campaigned in EIGHT states?? That's only 16 percent of the coun...
10/22/2012
Why Our Popular Vote Ain't So Popular by Brian Steele

Did you know that since June, Obama and Romney have only campaigned in EIGHT states?? That's only 16 percent of the country! Why? Check out Brian's piece for some context.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - From our 8th-grade U.S. Government class on, American democracy teaches us that whichever candidate gets the most votes, wins. Made sense since back in high school, the popular kids were the shot-callers. So in an election, if more people vote for you more than the other guy, you'...

Be careful what you Tweet for! @RYNisms shares a warning for those ready to go HAM against their bosses over Twitter.
10/19/2012
Tweet With Caution! by Lauryn Stallings

Be careful what you Tweet for! @RYNisms shares a warning for those ready to go HAM against their bosses over Twitter.

NEW YORK, NY — Imagine this! You work for a nice little boutique on Prince Street. One day, you see your boss interact with a client in a way you consider to have a considerable amount of shade. When you clock off, you tweet another employee that your manager was being a bit rude, during which you t...

Are You Ready for Indecision 2012? by Tony Fine
10/19/2012
Are You Ready for Indecision 2012? by Tony Fine

Are You Ready for Indecision 2012? by Tony Fine

MIAMI, FL - Three debates down, one to go. As recent polls have shown, voters in limbo aren’t easily influenced by someone’s malarkery. Fightin’ Joe’s high school snickering and BO’s out-to-lunch demeanor have all been forgotten. But with Vote or Die Tuesday on the horizon, the Obama camp may have s...

Some of our leaders are claiming that if you get vaccinated for HPV, it will increase your desire to get it in. Colin ha...
10/19/2012
Three Shots To Sexual Freedom? by Colin Taylor

Some of our leaders are claiming that if you get vaccinated for HPV, it will increase your desire to get it in. Colin has the facts to prove otherwise!

ATLANTA, GA - HPV is a devious little thing. It currently infects some 10 million young people between 15 and 24 years of age. Many who probably don’t even know they have it. It is also easily transmissible and causes 12,000 cases of deadly cervical cancer every year. Two vaccines have been develope...

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