DMV HEAT IS A SOCIAL NETWORK CREATED TO KEEP ITS USERS INFORMED OF EVENTS, PEOPLE, AND PLACES LOCATED IN THE DC, MD, AND VA AREA.
(The Root) -- The tornado that devastated Oklahoma this week requires significant government aid to support recovery. This presents a unique problem for the Republican Party writ large -- both in the state and in Washington, D.C. -- as requests for aid, and approval thereof, undercut its meme of "self-reliance" and the dangers of "big government."
(The Root) -- Thursday nights will never be the same (at least until September). After last week's head-exploding closing line -- "Dad?!" -- fans of ABC's cultural phenomenon Scandal have been left with a gaping h*** in their social calendars. What to tweet about? What to actually talk about? What's a gladiator to do without the deliciously over-the-top antics of Olivia Pope and Associates to spice up an otherwise nonscandalous existence?
"I'm thinking about taking up a trade," joked humor writer and blogger Luvvie Ajayi, whose hilarious Scandal recaps are the stuff of Friday morning legend. "Or learning a new language. Or maybe rocking back and forth from withdrawal because it's going to be a long summer."
These high-ranking leaders are rare and serve their country with distinction.
(The Root) -- Remember when you had to have a college email address to get a Facebook profile? Those days are long gone, as evidenced by the scores of high schoolers obsessed with the social networking site. But it seems the tide is turning again as a study shows that more teens are leaving Facebook and moving to Twitter.
The study, orchestrated by the Pew Research Center, revealed varied reasons for the migration. Some named the increased presence of parents and adults on Facebook, while others said that the site was simply "too much drama."
Writer Cliff Watson has another theory: He thinks that kids are leaving Facebook because they don't need it. Literally.
Writing at Noisey, Ernest Baker explains why, although he thinks Kanye West's new single is "27 times better if you're black," he hopes that white listeners will attempt to understand its message.
... It's not that white people can't enjoy "New Slaves," or that they're all so dense as to not be able to grasp the more serious implications of this record. There is, however, a danger that lies in how this record will be received -- there's a consciousness that's lost when there's not an organic relation to the content, and its effects are much more devastating if you don't possess an acute sense of education and sensitivity to these issues.