Michael Sam, an All-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri and a N.F.L. draft prospect, has come out as gay, paving the way to become possibly the first openly gay player in the pro-football league.
"We are the generation that changed everything. Of all the eras and epochs of Americans, ours is the one that made the biggest impression—on ourselves. That's an important accomplishment, because we're the generation that created the self, made the firmament of the self, divided the light of the self from the darkness of the self, and said, 'Let there be self.
Flu season has been especially vicious this year, resulting in a prolonged campaign from health care providers for people to get a flu shot. In Rhode Island, a proposed policy from the Department of health would require mandatory flu shots for children aged 6 months to 5 years who wish to enter preschool or daycare.
Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, announced today a new partnership with Getty Images, one of the largest stock photo libraries in the world. Together, Sandberg's nonprofit LeanIn.org and Getty have created a collection of stock images depicting diverse women in non-stereotypical scenarios.
A devastating crash this weekend on the 60 near Diamond Bar killed six when an intoxicated driver went the wrong way down the freeway. The driver, 21-year-old Olivia Culbreath, was allegedly speeding at around 100 miles per hour and was arrested at the scene for drunk driving.
Set in pre-Civil War America, the story of '12 Years A Slave' hinges not only on the acting, but the re-creation of a bygone era. This job fell to set designer, Adam Stockhausen, who is nominated in the Best Achievement in Production Design category.