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'Mad Black Men': Yes, There Were Black People In 60s Advertising

As a black graphic designer, Xavier Ruffin wanted to like the show Mad Men, but was disappointed with its portrayal of black people. His Web series Mad Black Men is part spoof, part dramedy.

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Courts Take A Kinder Look At Victims Of Child Sex Trafficking

It's a stunning contradiction: Girls too young to legally consent to sex are being prosecuted for selling it. Some cities are setting up special courts to help these children rather than punish them.

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An Answer For Issues With 'Lavatory Logistics' At Outdoor Events

For anyone who has ever been stuck at an outdoor event searching for a restroom, there's an app to help with "lavatory logistics." This idea started as a joke and has turned into a Mardi Gras tool.

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The Human Moments We Miss, Backstage At The Oscars

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