Culture

Population decline: Childless Americans not planning to have kids, surging

Are large families becoming passe? My maternal grandmother had 11 kids but my mom had only one (me). Per a Pew Research study in October 2021, a growing share of Americans without kids say it is unlikely they will ever be parents. Some 44% of childless Americans...

Angry MAGA types unleash hate on restaurant owner for flying Ukrainian flag?

Sickening. Ben Ashlock, the 41-year-old general manager of a Colton’s Steak House & Grill franchise in Bardstown, Kentucky, hoisted the Ukrainian flag (next to Old Glory) to show solidarity with the war-torn country. And then all hate broke lose…“My family eats at Colton’s Steakhouse, but will...

What’s Jim Crow 2.0? Understanding today’s outrage

Since 2020, you've probably been hearing politicians and reporters reference the Jim Crow laws of the past. If you’re under 55 and not an American history buff, you might not be familiar with the term Jim Crow or the laws that once identified with that name....

U.S. Elections: Why the Black vote is so crucial in some states

(Main image courtesy of MotherJones.com) Nevada serves as a fine example of why Black voters are so critical for Democratic candidates. Only 9 percent of the state’s electorate is Black so it’s easy to overlook their relevance. However, because Blacks, as a racial demographic, are so overwhelmingly...

Trumper states 2020: Yes, red states represented 7 of the 8 most dangerous in U.S.

“It’s embarrassing to us as a nation,” said then-President Trump in October 2019. “All over the world, they’re talking about Chicago. Afghanistan is a safe place by comparison.”And nine months later, Trump, while campaigning for re-election, told reporters, “You hear about certain places like Chicago and you hear about...

America no longer a democracy, at high risk for civil war says expert

Data from the Center for Systemic Peace, a not-for-profit that monitors political behavior in each of the world's major states and uses scientific research and quantitative analysis to examine emerging issues and persisting conditions in countries, finds the United States no longer qualifies as a democracy,...

Online dating: Making marriage more difficult?

When I first posted an online dating profile on Match.com in 2002, I was laughed at and called desperate by some in my inner circle. However, even then I knew I was on to something cutting edge. The concept worked and the once-new phenomenon is now...

Driverless cars news: Americans aren’t ready?

A driverless car, also known as an autonomous vehicle (AV or auto), self-driving car, or robo-car, is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and moving safely with little or no human input. It combines a variety of sensors to perceive their surroundings, such...

You should text before calling – Social trend

One of my friends called me last month out of the blue and it was the weirdest thing because it happened in the middle of the day during the workweek and was totally unexpected. I later learned he just wanted to say hi, but since we...

Dating trends: She’s not flirting, she’s being nice: No, it should NOT be easy for men to tell

Grr… Fellas, this used to drive me crazy – and still does to some extent. You meet an attractive woman who seems like she might be interested in getting to know you on a deeper level but you’re not quite sure. She’s super friendly, overly attentive,...