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Announcing Participation Row at Fare Thee Well

Announcing Participation Row at Fare Thee Well

  On December 10th, 1965 a band previously known as The Warlocks took the stage at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. That show was a benefit to raise legal funds for the Mime Troupe and that band was performing under their new moniker The Grateful Dead. For fifty years since, the band never stopped nurturing and giving back … Read More

ACLU Mobile Justice App aims to Save Lives and Secure Justice

ACLU Mobile Justice App aims to Save Lives and Secure Justice

A new ACLU Mobile Justice App allows users to document misconduct by law enforcement on smartphones and alert the community about incidents in progress. Read More

A Deep Analysis of Waka Flocka’s Presidential Platform

A Deep Analysis of Waka Flocka’s Presidential Platform

Move over Pigasus, I have a new favorite for the 2016 Presidential Election: Waka Flocka Flame. Before I start analyzing Waka Flocka’s political stances I want to address the claim that as a 28 year-old, Waka Flocka is too young to run for president. He’s not. His Vice President can serve until he qualifies for the office (i.e. turns … Read More

SCOTUS takes on racially defined redistricting

SCOTUS takes on racially defined redistricting

This spring the United States Supreme Court has stepped in to address racial gerrymanders in Alabama and North Carolina. Each state has been asked to reconsider existing judicial decisions on districts drawn following the 2010 census. Additional states are expected to follow. Read More

Is Participatory Budgeting Good for Democracy?

Is Participatory Budgeting Good for Democracy?

My Elementary School, P.S. 24 (Class of 2002 represent), wants two new laptop carts consisting of 72 brand new laptop computers. When I went there we had a computer lab consisting of two or three dozen pre-iMac Apples. In that lab Mavis Beacon taught me how to type, Zoombinis taught me how to do math, and The Oregon Trail taught … Read More

Was That A Cardboard Cup in Hillary’s Campaign Video?

Was That A Cardboard Cup in Hillary’s Campaign Video?

If you googled ‘Climate Change’ on Monday afternoon, like I did, the first article that popped up had a headline reading: “This Is The Most Important Tweet About Hillary’s Announcement And Everyone Pretty Much Ignored It” That tweet by John Podesta, the chairman of Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, is important because it articulates the campaign’s dedication to the enviornmant that even … Read More

Madonna Really, Really Loves Attention

Madonna Really, Really Loves Attention

Madonna goes in for the makeout session as if it’s 1992 and she can still turn a series of artsy nudes into a best-selling coffee table book and Drake reacts if he was being kissed by his least favorite Great Aunt at a night two Passover Seder his mother guilted him into attending. Read More

Record turnout for Ferguson local elections

Record turnout for Ferguson local elections

Despite rainy weather throughout Ferguson, yesterday a record 29% diverse voter turnout altered the makeup of the city council to having 3 black and 3 white representatives. This historical shift in council make up is a direct result of the breakdown of Ferguson’s community and great loss. Historically Ferguson sees a 10% to 12% turnout in local elections, with a … Read More

System of a Down: Tour to Commemorate 1.5 Million Lives Lost in Armenian Genocide

System of a Down: Tour to Commemorate 1.5 Million Lives Lost in Armenian Genocide

  System of a Down kick off their Wake Up The Souls tour on April 6th. The tour commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a topic that resonates deeply with each of the band’s members. Read More

The Best Way to Hit a Festival

The Best Way to Hit a Festival

Festival season is coming and HeadCount will be at more than 35 festivals this year (see the full schedule and volunteer). At select festivals, we’re excited to announce we will also offer special meet-the-artist experiences, exclusively from HeadCount, that include VIP tickets through our auction page. Some very specials fans will get to chill with guys from My Morning Jacket (at Hangout), Umphrey’s McGee and STS9 … Read More

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