Susan Adams at Forbes thinks that high school students should make LinkedIn profiles because it will help them get jobs and will professionalize their online presence. She makes some compelling points, kind of.
At The Root, a woman named Laquita writes in for advice about changing her name: “I’m a young black woman with what you would call a ‘ghetto’ name. I’d have no problem with my name if it weren’t for the fact that for my entire life, white people have made fun of me … I’ve had hiring managers tell me that they would hire me only on the condition that I ‘shorten’ my name for the customers.”
Five cities in four weeks: Today fast food workers are walking off the job in Milwaukee. Josh Eidelson spoke with some of the striking workers. They are brave and excellent and taking it to the streets, which: inspiring, brave.
New York fact that I just learned: Those standalone news stands cannot sell anything for more than $5 before tax.
“Even at elite colleges, most students leave school without a strong enough grasp on how to totally revitalize the manufacturing, housing, automotive, and health care industries of an entire country.”
I basically already knew all of this because I watch Nashville, but in case you don’t watch Nashville, Aylin Zafar explains how the music industry works, and how sometimes artists can get really, really screwed and can’t release their music.
Cord Jefferson details cases of police negligence and indifference in poor neighborhoods. Upsetting, infuriating.
“What have I learned from Gwyneth’s diet? It’s an awesome way to live! If I wasn’t going to go bankrupt to do it, I would follow the Gwyneth diet to the letter every day.”
Fast food workers in Detroit are striking today, in what organizers predict will be the largest strike since 400 people walked off their jobs in New York last month. (“According to the campaign, a walkout by twenty workers at Detroit’s 10400 Gratiot Avenue McDonald’s prevented the store from operating. Some workers brought in as strikebreakers to replace those striking workers chose to join the strike instead.”)