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When rape jokes aren't funny

When rape jokes aren't funny

07/14/12 08:00PM

Comedian Tosh of Comedy Central's Tosh.O caused a stir this week with reports that he crossed the line by making a rape joke during his stand-up act in Los... watch

Meet Bassey Ikpi, mental health advocate

Meet Bassey Ikpi, mental health advocate

07/14/12 01:00PM

Today, Melissa profiled Nigerian-born writer and poet Bassey Ikpi, who lives with Bipolar II disorder and has founded The Siwe Project -- a non-profit organization geared towards educating and increasing awareness of mental health issues, particularly amongst those of African descent worldwide. On July 2, Ikpi and The Siwe Project staged its first annual #NoShame Day, in which their website "host, "I am Bassey Ikpi, and I have no shame." Someone's telling the story about their mother, or their cousin...that's them saying, I'm not ashamed of you. I'm not ashamed of what you're going through. read more

In our July 14 show, we rep the Street

07/14/12 09:38AM

it is almost as if Mitt Romney is trying to make this week worse. He's messing with Big Bird again.He poked the famed Sesame Street bird late last year under the guise of attacking public broadcasting, saying, "We're not going to kill Big Bird. But Big Bird is going to have advertisements. Alright?" Not discouraged in the least by the fact he's trying to change a program virtually no one dislikes, Romney went back to that trough this week in a Radio Iowa interview:There are programs that I like, like PBS—I mean, my grandkids watch PBS, they like to watch Sesame Street. read more

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