A Creative New Way To Help People Understand How Racism Works. Don't Panic, White Folks. It's Funny.

OK, don’t panic. Hari Kondabolu is going to talk about race. He’s going to be funny about it. But the key is to listen to his video all the way through. At 1:47, he has a really reasonable and logical solution to one of our current problems that most people think isn’t that big of a deal but is. If you disagree with him, let us know why on Facebook. Because I think he has some pretty good points. And I’m white and everything. It’s going to be OK.

You can tweet your fancy logo ideas to Hari or email him at newredskinslogo@gmail.com with your most least offensive ideas. You can see the latest suggestions here. And you can see more from Hari if you Like him on Facebook. Also, I bet the Redskins would really appreciate the encouragement to make a change, so feel free to share and tweet this.

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21 Reasons Suga Mama Was The Most Flawless Disney Channel Character Of All Time

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“The Proud Family Theme Song” by Solange and DESTINY’S CHILD.

1. Let’s start with the fact that her hairdo was major:

Let's start with the fact that her hairdo was major:

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And the fact that it matched her dog, Puff.

2. Her spectacle game was strong:

Her spectacle game was strong:

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3. As was her booty game:

As was her booty game:

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My anaconda don’t…

4. But Suga Mama was most known for being a force to be reckoned with in the Proud Family household:

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Don’t even THINK of turning off that TV, girl.

5. She always had snappy, witty one-liners:

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6. Plus she was a Sass Queen and knew how to put people in their place if she needed to:

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Ohh, burn.

7. She did not take anyone’s shit:

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Door slam denied. You never close the door on Suga Mama.

8. And most times, she was fierce and gave off a “don’t even try to cross me” vibe:

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As seen here.

9. But she also had a softer side, which really came through in the epic The Proud Family Movie.

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Like here, when she’s cracking up with Puff.

10. And here, showing off some killer dance moves.

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#NailedIt

11. And at the end of the day, she always had her family’s back, like when she called out Penny’s football coach because he refused to put Penny in the game:

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“Hey, you biscuit head coach! Put my grandbaby in the game!”

12. She also had a fabulous approach to fitness:

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Get it, girl.

13. She was always up front about her romantic desires, even if she didn’t necessarily get what she wanted:

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Oh, Papi. That laugh tho.

14. Her offspring with Papi would have been hella attractive:

Her offspring with Papi would have been hella attractive:

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15. And she was ~gorge~ when she was younger:

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Plus, she maintained the same hairstyle for decades, and there’s something to be said for consistency.

16. She also knew what was important in life (besides family). Food…

She also knew what was important in life (besides family). Food...

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and $$$:

and $$$:

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17. She was a strong female character (literally). She could throw a mean punch:

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18. And she was an amazing wrestler:

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No one chokeholds harder than Suga Mama.

19. And while she did have her flaws, namely her feet…

And while she did have her flaws, namely her feet...

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Remember when she stuck her foot in some snacks and then made everyone sick?

Will there ever be another grandmother on TV who can turn her dog into a baton and pull off something like this?

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Nope. Also, bless you, Puff.

20. Suga Mama is so fab that her legacy lives on today, as seen in this illustration outside someone’s dorm room:

Suga Mama is so fab that her legacy lives on today, as seen in this illustration outside someone's dorm room:

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And this French project, which involves labeling Suga Mama’s body parts:

And this French project, which involves labeling Suga Mama's body parts:

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Oui oui.

And this Valentine:

And this Valentine:

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K, bae.

21. And she clearly served as the inspiration for a series of very popular movies:

And she clearly served as the inspiration for a series of very popular movies:

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But really. Madea, Suga Moma. The resemblance is uncanny.

While all members of the Proud Family were cool in their own way, there’s no denying that Suga Mama was the most fabulous and memorable.

While all members of the Proud Family were cool in their own way, there's no denying that Suga Mama was the most fabulous and memorable.

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And apparently she’s the most photogenic as well.

Sassy, blunt, and powerful: Suga Mama 4 lyfe.

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I Laughed At These Stoner Dudes Snapchatting. The End Was *Not* Funny.

I’m laughing at each moment (and their amazing New Zealand accents) … until the last.

Here’s a note about drugged driving from NORML, just to balance things out:

“While its adverse impact on psychomotor skills is less severe than the effects of alcohol, driving under the acute influence of cannabis still may pose an elevated risk of accident in certain situations, especially among inexperienced cannabis consumers. However, because marijuana’s psychomotor impairment is subtle and short-lived, consumers can greatly reduce this risk by refraining from driving for a period of several hours immediately following their cannabis use.”

Read more: http://upworthy.com/i-laughed-at-these-stoner-dudes-snapchatting-the-end-was-not-funny

Ever Read A Text Message That Changed Your Life? These Women Get Those Every Day.

Every mom’s gotta do what she’s gotta do to help her family. These ladies, who happen to be from one of the oldest tribes in the world, are no different. Just like us, they rely on the latest tech stuff to get it done. But they’ve flipped it in a super-cool way so they’re not only raking in cash for their little ones but can also enjoy tea time with the girls while doing so. Now that’s what I call a group of snazzy multitasking, millennial mamas.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/ever-read-a-text-message-that-changed-your-life-these-women-get-those-every-day

How To Take Down A Little Word With A Lot Of Power

Some very nice, patient American
Muslims got tired of hearing how poorly people used the word “jihad” and set up a
campaign to fix that. It started
on buses, and now the true meaning of the word is spreading faster than a rumor
on Twitter! 

“Jihad” in
Arabic means simply to put up a good fight against whatever odds or barriers
you might face in your life.  There
are some haters who don’t like this message, but what’s not to like about being
smart and informed?

One of the original MyJihad ads on a Chicago bus.

The public has now started posting MyJihad messages, like this one, on the campaign website.

When Homer Simpson makes an appearance in a campaign, you know it’s gone mainstream.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/how-to-take-down-a-little-word-with-a-lot-of-power

The Random Internet Quote Guaranteed To Give You The Chills

I don’t usually go for the poetic stuff, but damn if this quote doesn’t get me every time.

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I Can’t Believe This Is From A Television Show

In the midst of an age of television that glorifies desperate reality stars, unhelpful pundits, and terrifying criminals, this is a
refreshing reminder that television can help instill good moral values.

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Community Post: World News To Keep You In The Loop

1. Venezuela is in turmoil with its people

Venezuela has been experiencing riots due to high inflation, crime, and a shortage of important goods. The people of Venezuela, especially students, are protesting vehemently. The Venezuelan government, led by President Nicolas Maduro, claims that protests have been violent and it will not allow such aggressions. Opposing sides say that they have been rioting peacefully, and that the riots have only turned violent when law enforcement stepped in.

2. Uganda’s president recently signed anti-gay bill

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Against the publicly known wishes of President Barrack Obama, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni signed a law that created even harsher penalties for homosexuality, a lifestyle that is already illegal in Uganda. “Some of the penalties include 14 year imprisonment for first time offenders and life sentences for second time offenders of aggravated homosexuality” states the Washington Post. The Post goes on to say that it is also illegal to not report anyone witnessed performing homosexual acts, making it mandatory that homosexuals live secret lives.

3. Ukraine ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych.

Viktor Yanukovych is wanted for the “mass killings” of civilians, and the Ukraine is currently in the process of forming a new government. In his last speech to the public, he refused to be ousted and vowed to fight the verdict, before proceeding to go missing. The ousting came after many protests were held in the country which inevitably led to violence. Currently, people are waiting to see how Russian president ally Vladimir Putin will react to the news, and are limiting travel to and from the Ukraine in hopes of catching Yanukovych. Hopefully this ousting will turn a new era for the Ukraine with a stabilized government.

4. Iceland withdrew its bid to European Union

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During government elections, it seemed as though Iceland joining the EU was inevitable. The European Union is a multi-national partnership between European countries that meet and discuss economic cooperation. The Icelandic government has withdrawn its application without utilizing a referendum and its citizens have taken to the streets in anger. Though a majority of Iceland’s citizens are against its membership, many have joined the protest due to their disagreement with the governments flip-flopping.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/megmcewan/some-things-going-on-in-the-world-you-might-want-t-lq2c

I Always Thought The U.S. Was Christian/Jewish/Other. Nope. Check Out This Surprising Map.

We all know the U.S. is more Christian than anything else, but this map shows the second-most popular religion in each state. Wow. Look how how widespread Islam is and how Buddhism is such a widely practiced religion. California’s more Buddhist than Jewish? And how about those Hindus in Arizona? This is fun.

I’m also thinking we should take advantage of all these different viewpoints. Our diversity may be our most fundamental strength.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/i-always-thought-the-us-was-christianjewishother-nope-check-out-this-surprising-map

Social Media Shines A Bright Light On How To Save Wild Animals, But It's Also Got A Dark Side

People’s passion to save animals is a beautiful thing — until it isn’t. (Heads up: Some content is NSFW.)

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