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Fact check: Thin Blue Line flag has taken a prominent place at Trump rallies
At issue: A Thin Blue Line flag that was prominently featured behind Trump at an Oct. 24 rally in Waukesha. That blue stripe is meant to symbolize police officers as the “thin blue line” between order and chaos. First the anti-Black Lives Matter flag flew outside his rallies, then beside the American flag. In a June 8 article by the Marshall Project, “The Short, Fraught History of the ‘Thin Blue Line’ American Flag,” Andrew Jacob, president of Thin Blue Line USA said: “The flag has no association with racism, hatred, bigotry. And the Thin Blue Line flag has become a prominent part of the pro-police Blue Lives Matter movement, which arose to counter the Black Lives Matter movement.
Eric Holder on the gendered impact of voter suppression
Holder: The most reliable voters, as a group, are African American women. And so, if you look at all of the things that are being done to suppress the African American vote, the Democratic vote, the people who suffer the most under these suppression tactics are African American women. And if you want to neuter the Democratic Party, you have to keep Black women away from the polls. Holder: In the wake of this, people are not really understanding the impact to Black women around police violence and the need for police reform. But we are missing an awful lot when we don’t focus on what’s happening to African American women under similar circumstances.
‘Big Brother: All Stars’ finale: How the show barely redeemed itself after a very boring season
“Big Brother,” which debuted in 2000, is billed as a “social experiment”: Stick 16 people in a house with cameras and microphones everywhere and have them vote each other out, one by one. This year was “Big Brother: All Stars,” theoretically meaning that the most legendary players in “Big Brother” history would return to compete. From the first week, members of that alliance (and Enzo, secretly aligned with Cody) won the majority of competitions. This win was especially validating to many viewers, as Da’Vonne has become adored by fans over the years, especially for her priceless reactions in response to the madness of the “Big Brother” house. “Big Brother” has had a long, ugly history of houseguests making racist comments, as well as a lack of diversity: A Black contestant has never won the show.
Guns, lies and ballots set on fire: This is voter suppression in 2020
Moments later a polling place manager intervened and said Arias could vote because Black Lives Matter is "not on the ballot." Black lives matter, the statement, is often confused with the political movement. "I don’t take it (Black lives matter) as a political issue," Arias said. To combat voter suppression, Rochon said he has been leading marches with groups of voters to drop their absentee ballots off at drop boxes. Ballot drop boxes set on fireDrop boxes set up across counties to make it easier for voters to submit their mail-in ballots have also been a source of voter suppression in 2020, voting rights activists and officials say.
What You Can And Cannot Wear To Vote, According To Election Experts
It’s not even clear what exactly each states’ rules are surrounding what you can and cannot wear to cast your vote. But rules vary from state to state, and the inconsistencies create confusion and loopholes. “There have been issues just in the past few weeks about people going to vote early wearing a shirt that says Black Lives Matter, for example,” he said. If you show up on Election Day wearing the wrong thing and someone calls you on it and says you can’t be in this area, that could functionally undermine your right to vote. “The laws are concerned about undue influence, but it’s also a matter of respect for people around you.
Celebs and Activists Respond to GOP’s Trolling Tweet With Calls to Vote
Journalist Victoria Brownworth implied that the reason the GOP comes after Clinton is because they're just kind of obsessed with her. https://t.co/WVTGXSh671 — Cheryl Strayed (@CherylStrayed) October 27, 2020I mean just when I think they can’t sink any lower, they sink lower. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 27, 2020In response to the news of Barrett's confirmation, Twitter users also started a thread declaring, "6-3 doesn’t represent me." The thread encourages followers to volunteer and donate to help flip the states blue and stop the GOP from controlling our democracy. Volunteer: https://t.co/BKw3sPuM3hDonate: https://t.co/e6BY6aINWB https://t.co/jfDJuH0ZJr— Dylan O'Brien (@dylanobrien) October 26, 2020See some of the other celebs who joined the thread below.
Column: Voters head to polls with dueling realities of God, country
Timothy AhrensThe 11th edition of the American Values Survey came out this week and shows we are at war with ourselves. The battle lines over dueling realities of understanding God and country are drawn in dark red and dark blue. • Among white Americans with college degrees, 68% of women and 59% of men believe that Trump’s speech and behavior have encouraged white supremacist groups. Faith calls us to allow God to turn us from hatred to reconciliation and love. It is time to allow the creativity of great ideas and great concepts to rise up in each of us.
Athletes and the US election: How a generation of stars got in the game
That day, election day, is now less than a week away. In the end they did return but with assurances that social justice would become more centered in the overall spectacle. Gone are the days when an athlete’s impact on the democratic process was mostly incidental. Just last month, the NCAA’s Division I Council called for a blackout on practices and games on election day. That their impact can already be felt this far away from election day goes to show the hold athletes had on us all along.
The racist business model behind Uber and Lyft
Uber and Lyft want you to know they aren’t racist. Wow, that’s great that Uber and Lyft are providing so many job opportunities to people of color – but wait. Leandra Montiel, 34, joins a protest by Uber and Lyft rideshare drivers against California Proposition 22, in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/ReutersCalifornia tech companies like Uber and Lyft have “innovated”, or “forcibly mutated”, the traditional model of employment into a more exploitative (but “flexible!”) model than the one that existed previously. And again, despite working full-time hours, this diverse population isn’t getting full-time pay.
Lewis Hamilton shows off his natural hair in Instagram selfie
And Lewis Hamilton delighted his fans with his natural hair in a new Instagram selfie on Wednesday night. Looking good: Lewis Hamilton delighted his fans with his natural hair in a new Instagram selfie on Wednesday nightDressed down in a t-shirt and sporting one of his favourite gold chains, all the focus was on Lewis' locks as he swapped his trademark cornrows for curls. Opening up: Lewis recently reflected on feeling like an 'outsider' growing up in CBBC's special Young, Black and BritishSpeaking in the documentary via. The racing champion also revealed his own ambition to increase diversity in the sport, including drivers and his support team. Let's talk: In the special Lewis spoke with three teenagers who have created a manifesto outlining changes they want to see for black children in the UK
Black Americans Won’t Fall for Trump’s Big Con
While white Americans recovered about half the jobs that were lost by August, African Americans recovered barely over one-third. White women recovered over 60% of the jobs they lost; Black women barely 34, one in about three. Please select a donation method:Trump’s Small Business Administration stiffed African Americans in dispensing loans through the Pay Protection Plan. Nearly one-half of Black women report that they are unable to pay for necessities like food and housing, even though most work. African Americans have suffered the most from Trump’s mismanagement.
Freedom Dreamers: The Faces of Student Debt
In a recent Instagram discussion about student debt for the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Ilhan Omar quoted Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza as saying, “We’re not freedom fighters, we’re freedom dreamers.” Rep. Omar, who has student debt of her own, went on to say: “We can all dream, and envision, and make it happen: a world without student debt.”Who are the people dreaming of a world without student debt? But many people will be surprised by some of the other groups who are especially harmed by student debt. Student debt also harms people who have no debt of their own – including unemployed and under-employed workers, small business owners, and the nation as a whole. Small business ownersIn a 2015 study for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, “The Impact of Student Loan Debt on Small Business Formation,” economists found that student debt depressed the formation of new small business – that is, businesses with one to four employees. We Are All Freedom DreamersThe Levy Institute report shows that the entire US economy would grow if we cancelled all student debt.
'He Needed Social Supports, Not Bullets': Mass Protests Engulf Philly Streets for Second Straight Night Over Police Killing of Walter Wallace
"As we know from the tragic killings of Daniel Prude, Nicolas Chavez, Quintonio LeGrier, and now Walter Wallace Jr., the criminalization of mental health is dangerous, particularly for Black and Brown people." "We must redefine public safety and prioritize investing in community-based services and non-police responses to assist people with mental health needs so we can prevent more tragedies like this." As many as 2,000 people poured into the streets and marched near the site of Wallace's killing in West Philadelphia Tuesday night, with demonstrators chanting, "Who killed Walter Wallace?" "Our hearts are broken for the family of Walter Wallace Jr., and for all those suffering the emotional weight of learning about another Black life in America lost," Biden and Harris said. "We cannot accept that in this country a mental health crisis ends in death."
Mi Famila Vota lawsuit against Trump, Barr, and Wolf for voter intimidation and Ku Klux Klan Act.
It was noted that Trump described the phrase Black Lives Matter as “a symbol hate.” Armed Federal agents, in unmarked clothing were deployed to break up assemblies and detain demonstrators, sometimes with violence. In June federal agents, including riot control teams from the Bureau of Prisons, were ordered to clear peaceful demonstrators from Lafayette Square in Washington D.C. In July the Customs and Border Protection sent armed federal agents to Portland Oregon, to protect the federal courthouse from protestors, some were wearing camouflage and tactical gear which lacked any insignia identifying them as federal agents, they used tear case and impact weapons to disperse mostly peaceful protestors. When asked if the federal agents to had probable cause to detain people, the Deputy Director of the Federal Protective Service, Kris Cline said they were not custodial arrests requiring probable cause. In Trump’s world federal agents can forcibly remove you from the public streets, and detain you, without charging you with any crime, or having probable cause.
Fun Indie Developed Dump Trump Game
The game has an animated Trump sitting over a dunk tank taunting the player with some of his more outrageous and offensive comments. The player aims and throws a tomato at a moving lever that must be hit to dunk Trump. I’m sure there are many people who would pay for a chance to dunk Trump, or throw a tomato at him for that matter, but this game is free. Voters can take out some of their frustration at the current political landscape by dunking Trump while also donating to the Democratic party. Donate if you will, but I hope you at least get some laughs from this satirical election game.
Dear Coach Saban: Please endorse Doug Jones for AL Senate. You'll be doing well by doing good!
You have a rare opportunity to pull this off by endorsing Doug Jones for Alabama Senate. Now it’s time for an additional step: Supporting Doug Jones for Senate next Tuesday. On the other hand, when asked about Black Lives Matter, Tommy Tuberville said, “This is not a black issue. Doug Jones or Tommy Tuberville? Marching with your players certainly helped your reputation among African-American recruits , Endorsing Doug Jones would extend and solidify it.
Twisted Trumpist Presidential Quotes
So let’s play a game — take a famous presidential quote and twist it around to create the Trumpist version. Donald Trump: Speak loudly and carry a little _ _ _ ck (Feel free to fill in the blanks). Franklin D. Roosevelt: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Donald Trump: And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what you can do for your country --- ask what you and your country can do for me! Feel free to add your own twisted Trumpist presidential quotes.
The Case for Abolition After Philadelphia Police Kill Walter Wallace Jr.
Protesters in Philadelphia mark a second night of calling for the abolition of police after two Philadelphia police shot and killed Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man, while he was having a mental health crisis. Protesters took to the streets of Philadelphia for a second night on Tuesday to condemn the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. Cellphone video of the fatal shooting shows Walter Wallace Jr.’s mother trying to restrain him before he pushes her away and walks toward the officers, who then shot Wallace at least 10 times. AMY GOODMAN: One of the sons of Walter Wallace Jr. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: And, Marc, along that line, how do you assess how the city of Philadelphia has handled this particular shooting now of Walter Wallace?
Is Trump Trying to Suppress Votes by Saying He’ll Disregard Election Results?
Trump could even persuade GOP-controlled state legislatures to submit separate slates of electors declaring him the winner, despite the certified popular vote. Both stand to benefit from a fair election that removes Trump and puts an end to his chaotic administration. A candidate openly attesting that they may not honor election results is a signal to the public that their vote will not count. Is the threat of Trump not accepting the election results a form of voter suppression? A candidate openly attesting that they may not honor election results is a signal to the public that their vote will not count.
Guns, lies and ballots set on fire: This is voter suppression in 2020
Voters in Black Lives Matters shirts rejected at pollsSome polling places are attempting to reject voters wearing Black Lives Matter shirts. Moments later a polling place manager intervened and said Arias could vote because Black Lives Matter is "not on the ballot." Black lives matter, the statement, is often confused with the political movement. "I don’t take it (Black lives matter) as a political issue," Arias said. To combat voter suppression, Rochon said he has been leading marches with groups of voters to drop their absentee ballots off at drop boxes.
The Secret Power of White Supremacists — and How Anti-Racists Can Take It Back
Anti-racists who understand the power that medievalist language and symbolism have on white supremacists, and figure out how to wield it themselves, will have a powerful weapon to combat the appeal of white supremacy. This objective relies upon the erroneous notion that medieval European kingdoms offer the perfect all-white example. Increasingly, Blacks were linked with modernity—with progress and its pitfalls alike—and Black medievalism fell out of favor. Black medievalism not only disrupts Black Americans’ restrictive association with modernity, it also disempowers the connection between Black Americans and criminality. There is nothing to stop the protest for racial justice from adapting chivalric medievalism to its own gender-inclusive ends.
MMA fighters line up in Trump’s corner
The Trump campaign counts at least a dozen current and former fighters as top endorsers and surrogates, six of whom were featured at a Don Trump Jr. rally in Las Vegas earlier this month. Last month, former UFC champ Henry Cejudo – one of the most well-known Hispanic sports stars in Phoenix — spoke at a “Latinos for Trump” rally. A former Olympic gold medal wrestler, Cejudo’s appearance drew criticism because he’s the son of illegal immigrants from Mexico, whom the candidate has generally demonized. Rogan’s interview last week with rapper and presidential candidate Kanye West, a sometime-ally of Trump, racked up 7.9 million views on YouTube. Trump’s campaign revels in bashing the Hollywood and sports stars who support Biden and Black Lives Matter-related protests.
Trump news live: Latest Biden updates as Supreme Court rejects president’s mail-ballot bid
He also wrote the book A Warning, which argued Trump posed an ongoing threat to America’s democracy. Taylor, who was recently interview as part of the BBC’s three-part documentary series The Trump Show, made the announcement on Twitter. “Much has been made of the fact that these writings were published anonymously. In a separate mail-in ballot case in Pennsylvania, the court declined a second, fast-tracked review of ballot deadlines in that state, where late-arriving ballots can be counted up to three days after 3 November. Blocking the measure “would not be in the public interest,” the court said.
Claudia Schiffer wears a figure-hugging jumpsuit as she is named Woman of the Year at the GQ Awards
Claudia Schiffer, who turned 50 at the end of August, looked nothing short of sensational as she was honored as Woman of the Year at the GQ Awards in London. While accepting the coveted title, the stunning supermodel wore a navy, figure-hugging jumpsuit, which cinched her in at the waist and showed off her slim figure. The star-studded roster of victors also included Jean Paul Gaultier, Zachary Quinto, Leon Goretzka, and Kimberly Jones and more. Upon accepting his award, Quinto, who received the Movie International award, reflected on gravitating toward an acting career at an early age. She is a strong advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement and has more than 240,000 Instagram followers.
Meagan Good dons shirt bearing Breonna Taylor's image at Black Lives Matter voting rally in LA
Actress Meagan Good honored Breonna Taylor as she participated in a Black Lives Matter protest in her native Los Angeles on Wednesday. The actress/model, 39, wore a black shirt with text that read 'arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor' on the front, and a picture of the late emergency technician on the back with the phrase 'Say her name.' She wrote: 'Friends, family, folks I haven't seen in a while, folks I don't even know lol PULL UP!!!!!! She encouraged people to meet 'at 211 W Temple St in DTLA at 3 pm and BRING YO BALLOTS' to vote. Focused: The stunning star wore a face mask at the public gathering in the City of AngelsMoving forward: The entertainer took to Instagram Stories with footage of her experience
Costco drops Chaokoh coconut milk over allegations of forced monkey labor, PETA says
Don't expect to find coconut milk on Costco shelves on your next shopping trip. Costco follows Walgreens, Food Lion, Giant Food and Stop & Shop, who also stopped stocking brands of coconut milk including Chaokoh after PETA alleged that monkeys in Thailand were picking coconuts. PETA provided USA TODAY with a letter that Ken Kimble, Costco’s vice president and general merchandise manager of corporate food and sundries, sent to Newkirk. Costco being a major player should have an impact.”PETA lists on its website coconut milk products that it says don't involve forced monkey labor. Here's how to get a free Doritos Locos tacoFollow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko
Ted Cruz Reams Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: ‘Who The Hell Elected You?’
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) unloaded on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey during a Senate hearing on Wednesday, slamming the actions that his platform has taken against conservatives. Cruz began his line of questioning by hammering Dorsey for claiming, without evidence, that Twitter does not have the ability to influence elections. Cruz noted that Dorsey’s response was “absurd on its face.”“As you know, I have long been concerned about Twitter’s pattern of censoring and silencing individual Americans with whom Twitter disagrees,” Cruz said. “But two weeks ago, Twitter … crossed a threshold that is fundamental in our country. WATCH:Following Twitter’s censorship of the New York Post’s bombshell reports two weeks ago, Cruz said that what the platform was doing amounted to election interference.
A Year Inside the Black Lives Matter Movement
“Some people assume Black Lives Matter is a violent organization, and we didn’t want to give that impression. “Black Lives Matter is not a racist group; anyone can join. There’s simply no equivalence between Black Lives Matter and a hate group. We brought youth workers, we brought medical doctors, we brought healers, we brought alternative media, we brought lawyers.” They also brought signs, some of which said “Black Lives Matter.” (Abdullah says around the time they went to Ferguson, Justice for Trayvon Martin changed its name to Black Lives Matter.) Ferguson protesters were photographed holding the signs, and over time media began referring to the protests as Black Lives Matter.
Concerned about election unrest, Beverly Hills will close Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills luxury retail mecca Rodeo Drive will be closed to cars and pedestrian traffic on election day and the day after, a move the city’s police chief calls a “proactive approach” to possible protests. WATCH: Police Chief Dominick Rivetti shares a message about Election Week in the City of Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills has been the site of peaceful protests both by Black Lives Matter demonstrators and supporters of President Trump. In August, supporters of President Trump took to the streets of Beverly Hills and faced off with a small group of counter-protesters in a skirmish. Beverly Hills police used tear gas to break up large crowds of protesters on June 13.
Beverly Hills’ famed Rodeo Drive flooded by crowds; stores looted
More than 2,000 people came to Beverly Hills as part of a nationwide series of demonstrations, Keith Sterling, the city’s public information manager, told City News Service. Three Santa Monica Police Department vehicles were attacked between 6 and 7 p.m. at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Rodeo. Santa Monica police were assisting the Beverly Hills Police Department on a mutual aid request. A few police officers suffered minor injuries, Friedman told NBC4, adding the Beverly Hills Police Department will also receive assistance from departments in the Inland Empire. The Beverly Hills City Council held what it described as an “emergency meeting to discuss the current ongoing civil unrest within Los Angeles County” earlier Saturday.
WALSH: Black Lives Matter Isn’t Even Pretending To Care About ‘Police Brutality’ Anymore
Black Lives Matter and its allies have, in the last few months, almost entirely stopped talking about “unarmed black men” shot by cops. “They shot an unarmed black man!” was the cry. BLM is so desperate to find a reason to riot that they will take to the streets when armed black suspects are shot while charging at officers. They would rather cry out against the killing of an armed black man than an unarmed white man, like Daniel Shaver, who was shot while on his knees begging for his life. Black Lives Matter is not in the business of protesting police brutality, and never was.
Twitter, Facebook Censored Trump, Campaign 65 Times, Leave Biden Untouched
Twitter and Facebook have censored the president’s social media accounts and the accounts belonging to his re-election campaign at least 65 times. In contrast, the companies have not censored former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his campaign accounts. The Media Research Center’s Techwatch department analyzed two years of social media posts from Trump, Biden, and their respective campaigns. In addition, the Trump campaign was also suspended for sharing the controversial Hunter Biden emails story from the New York Post. FacebookFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a speech given at Georgetown University on Oct. 17, 2019 that Facebook would “continue to stand for free expression.” But since then, Trump and the Trump campaign have been censored on the platform five times.
Brett Favre: Poor NBA, NFL Ratings Show ‘Fans Clearly Do Not Want Political Messaging’ In Sports
Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Brett Favre blamed “struggling” ratings for professional sports on “political messaging” that has been infused into games. Favre appeared via video at a town hall with President Donald Trump on Sinclair Broadcast Group’s “America This Week” hosted by Eric Bolling. During the town hall, which aired Wednesday, Favre asked the president how professional athletes and teams can balance sports and social justice without losing their fan bases. “The NBA and the NFL are struggling with lower ratings as fans clearly do not want political messaging mixed with their sports, so how should the leagues support and promote an anti-racism position without becoming political and alienating fans?” Favre asked. Trump responded to Favre by saying that people want sports to remain about sports only.
‘Looters Were Shooting Looters’: 11 People Shot In Philadelphia Overnight During Riots
As riots spread in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania following the police-involved shooting of a knife-wielding suspect, 11 people were shot while looting businesses. “11 people shot while looting in Philadelphia so far since last night. ‘Looters were shooting looters.’ ‘50 yr old man that had his car filled then was carjacked and had all his stolem stiff re-stolen from him’from @PhillyPolice on scene of looting tell FOX 29. At least 30 police officers were injured by rioters in the city as well, The Daily Wire reported. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.
WATCH: Black Lives Matter Activists Reportedly Beat Journalist During Left-Wing Riots In Philadelphia
Black Lives Matter activists reportedly beat a conservative journalist in Philadelphia on Tuesday night as he was on the ground covering the crimes that they were allegedly committing. Blaze Media reporter Elijah Schaffer said that he was jumped by “Black Lives Matter protesters” after he went into a store to see what was happening inside. “BLM looters jumped our reporter @ElijahSchaffer while he was covering the riots in Philadelphia,” The Blaze wrote on Twitter. “Rite-Aid was one of 30+ stores completely looted in Philadelphia,” Schaffer wrote in a tweet that included a video. The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment.
WATCH: Rioters Threaten, Assault, Chase Jewish Residents: ‘Synagogue Of Satan’
The man also seems to refer to the Jewish men as “Amalek” on multiple occasions. “This ain’t y’all fight,” the Jewish men are told. One answers, “We’re just showing solidarity.”The protesters grow angrier, telling the Jewish men they are “staring s***” and screaming at them to “walk.”“Get the f*** out! As they begin to leave, a Jewish man in a red t-shirt is shoved by one of the protesters. One protester, seemingly pleased that the Jewish men are chased away, says people are “waking up” and yells about the Book of Revelation and the “synagogue of Satan.”WATCH:Black Lives Matter rioters in Philadelphia threaten, assault, and chase out Jewish residents claiming "you don't live here" and call them members of the "Synagogue of Satan."
WALSH: BLM Is Making A Martyr Of Yet Another Man Convicted Of Abusing A Woman
If you’re keeping track at home, that makes three recent BLM martyrs with a history — in two cases confirmed, in one case very credibly alleged — of brutalizing and abusing women. We could also add to the list Ricardo Munoz, the man shot by Lancaster police after charging at them with a knife. Though he did appear to be an equal opportunity felon, stabbing men and women alike. More from Matt Walsh: Black Lives Matter Isn’t Even Pretending To Care About ‘Police Brutality’ AnymoreThe views expressed in this opinion piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire. The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment.
DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Yale Is How To Win The Culture War
The U.S. Department of Justice has sued Yale for discriminating against Asians and white applicants in undergraduate admissions. This is an escalation on the culture war front and comes after a group of Asians sued Harvard University for discrimination. These are all ideas rooted in leftist critical theory, and in a normal world, these would be reason enough to not vote for him. Consider the Trump administration’s executive order banning critical race theory after the extensive investigations of a journalist named Christopher Rufo. Polls after polls have suggested that Americans disproportionately oppose any type of affirmative action and quotas based on critical race theory.
Second Night Of Looting, Vandalism Escalates In Philadelphia Following Fatal Police Shooting
Philadelphia suffered another night of violence, looting, and chaos Tuesday, just a week before the presidential election. I’m not sure what there is to loot at Chick-fil-a but rioters broke into one anyway at the BLM Philadelphia riot. 11 people shot while looting in Philadelphia so far since last night. Rioting in NYC tonight in support of the BLM Philadelphia riots. This had to do with the World Series not BLM — ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) October 28, 2020Car doing spins at a riot in Los Angeles caught on fire.
Chick-fil-A Looted Despite CEO Shining Boots For BLM
Keep up to date with our latest:People are noting the irony of a Chick-fil-A in Philadelphia being looted by rioters just months after the company’s CEO Dan Cathy shined a black rapper’s shoes in a pro-Black Lives Matter PR stunt. After targeting a local Walmart and Footlocker, looters turned their attention to Chick-fil-A, smashing into and damaging a branch of the food chain. A Chick-fil-A in Philadelphia was broken into and damaged. A few months ago the CEO of Chick fil A publicly shined a black man's shoes in order to demonstrate his wokeness. “I invite folks to just, to put some words to action here,” Cathy said as he shined Lecrae’s shoes.
Trump Is Doing Better In Michigan And Wisconsin Than Polls Suggest
There’s something afoot in Michigan and Wisconsin. That analysis proved wrong—or at least it did for Macomb County, where Trump won in 2016 by a whopping 48,000 votes, helping him carry Michigan by less than 11,000 ballots. We didn’t expect Trump support in deep-blue Milwaukee, but we found it stopping for a late dinner at a German restaurant downtown where an NBA playoff game played behind the bar. Further north still, in picturesque, lakeside Door County, a local Democratic store owner hopes his party can take back the county Obama won twice. In western Wisconsin, which helped Trump carry the state in 2016, the changing lines of the major parties were laid bare.
Trump Campaign Hits Back On False White Supremacy Charge
The Trump campaign, on the issue of white supremacy and the false charge that the president is a racist, is hitting back hard. 38 times!” a Trump campaign official told media. “The Biden campaign continues to sow division and inflame racial tension by spreading this false narrative. “Antifa is bad.”At a town hall Trump said, “I denounce white supremacy, okay. I denounce white supremacy, I have, for years…You didn’t ask Joe Biden if he denounces Antifa.” Joe Biden will not denounce Black Lives Matter.
Joe Biden Introduces Himself As Kamala's Running Mate, Says Violent Riots Just a Call for Justice
This Is My Show Joe Biden Introduces Himself As Kamala’s Running Mate, Says Violent Riots Just a Call for JusticeFormer vice president Joe Biden made multiple mistakes after hitting the campaign trail again, and even provided justification for the violent Black Lives Matter riots that are occurring in the streets. Mammoth Nation Become a member and save at MammothNation.com
If Trump Wins, There Must Be a Reckoning for the Destructive Left
Leftist sentiment will always exist, but the institutional left will have to be extirpated root and branch. So-called “Studies Programs”—Gender Studies, Critical Race Studies, Fat Studies, Queer Studies, etc.—which produce resentful and unemployable students and waste precious university resources, will have to be abolished. There is also the problem of the military, many of whose top brass have distanced themselves from Trump. As the historical record indisputably reveals, the Left blights everything it touches and inevitably culminates in misery, oppression, violence, and destitution. A Trump victory at the polls must issue in a thorough cleansing of the country’s Augean stables.
WATCH: Philly BLM Rioters Shout 'Get the F**k Out' to Jews, Call Them 'Synagogue of Satan'
In the name of Black Lives Matter, rioters and looters ransacked stores and brought mayhem to the City of Brotherly Love. In one particularly ugly incident, black rioters shouted at Jewish men who said they came out to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Yet the black men shout, “Get the f**k out, get the f**k out!”“You’re trash, cuz,” another rioter shouts. These Jewish men were not harassing the Black Lives Matter rioters, nor were they persecuting them. Black Lives Matter rioters in Philadelphia threaten, assault, and chase out Jewish residents claiming "you don't live here" and call them members of the "Synagogue of Satan."
If You Don’t Vote For Trump, You Ain’t Pro-Black
Ice Cube spoke with Joe Biden’s campaign too, but he was brushed off until “after the election was over,” wink-wink. However, to be fair, Ice Cube was re-invited onto Cuomo’s show after tweeting to CNN “They can’t Handle the Truth.” After several minutes on air with Cuomo, Ice Cube finally convinced him that he isn’t pro-Trump or pro-Biden. Two, by not working with Ice Cube on his plan, more minorities will realize Democrats don’t have their best interests at heart. Subsequently, rapper “50 Cent” endorsed Donald Trump after learning Joe Biden’s tax plan would take 62 percent of his income. Bottom line, blacks should re-elect President Trump if they prefer results over Joe Biden’s rhetoric.
Team Biden Continues to Smear Trump for Failing to Condemn Racism, White Supremacy. Trump Campaign Hits Back With Perfect Ad in Response.
The former vice president said the “moment I knew I had to run” was President Trump’s “very fine people on both sides” comment from 2017. Nevertheless, Biden and vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris have been on the campaign trail falsely claiming he hasn’t denounced white supremacy yet. "Donald Trump fails to condemn White supremacy, doesn’t believe that systemic racism is a problem, and won’t say that black lives matter," Biden said at a campaign stop in Georgia this week. To leave no room for doubt, the Trump campaign hit back, creating a five-minute ad that compiles all the times the president has publicly denounced white supremacy. The Trump campaign has also made a point of highlighting Biden’s “history of racist comments” in a series of campaign ads directed toward the black community.
Why a Lifelong Democrat from Battleground Michigan Just Endorsed Trump
It’s about Michigan, where the vice president of the Flint City Council just backed Trump. "Right now the narrative has been spent, President Trump is full of hate. This year I decided to go with President Trump. I am not a bootlicker, I am not an Uncle Tom," said Maurice Davis. Flint City Council member and life long Democrat Maurice Davis says he is backing @realDonaldTrump .
Bernie Sanders says the police who murdered Walter Wallace in Philadelphia should be arrested and prosecuted
Bernie Sanders is going all-in with Black Lives Matter. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 28, 2020He was carrying a knife, was told multiple times to drop it, and was within 10 feet of officers. — Sean Pelette (@PeletteSean) October 29, 2020I can’t believe so many people agree with this old man! — Rory Klukas (@DadIsAngry) October 29, 2020I say we send @SenSanders out on the streets for a few weeks in a cop car and see what he says after that. — Regan Teague, CFA (@reganteague) October 29, 2020I love how everyone knows how the cops could have handled a situation they were never in and most likely will never be in.
Northwestern Faculty Condemn University President for Denouncing Anti-Semitic Protests
Hundreds of Northwestern faculty and staff condemned the university's president for denouncing violent racial protests that veered into expressions of virulent anti-Semitism against him. Johns Hopkins University students also protested plans to create a campus police department, leading to multiple student and Baltimore-resident arrests. "Black people are not safe anywhere in a world with police, including in their homes, a reality that black students at Northwestern also contend with." The recent faculty letter dubbed Schapiro's commitment to social justice insufficient and called on him to condemn police brutality more explicitly. Northwestern University did not respond to requests for comment.
Local Reporter Surveys Philly Walmart Ravaged by BLM Riots
Fox 29 Philadelphia reporter Steve Keeley explored the aftermath of looting in the city's Port Richmond neighborhood Wednesday morning—and found an entire strip mall destroyed by a mob. "An immigrant store owner from north Jersey, he tried to guard his store," Keeley reported. Keeley said a security officer told him what the rioters did to a Walmart they later ransacked. In addition to stealing and destroying products, the rioters took Walmart's cash registers as well. And inside the store ALL the cash registers are GONE.
'Enough of this': Limbaugh offers solution to stop riots
With the possibility of riots across America in the wake of Election Day, radio star Rush Limbaugh is suggesting a potential solution to end domestic terror: send the rioters to the U.S. military base in Cuba. There's no way they're gonna unify with us. The way you stop riots is law enforcement. "If the riots are led by African-Americans, then law enforcement's not gonna do much. If they lead the riots or if a bunch of women wearing vagina hats lead the riots, then there's gonna be a political component to it.
Luntz: Dodgers win the World Series, Is a Trump victory imminent?
In case you don’t follow baseball, the L.A. Dodgers won the World Series Tuesday. The Rays beat the Houston Astros in the play-off series, so there may be a little residual disappointment around the World Series this year on my part. The World Series title was the second championship title celebrated in a matter of weeks for a Los Angeles team. He noted that every time the Dodgers win the World Series, the Republican candidate wins the presidency. My Dodgers won the World Series.
College undergrads: America is racist, looting ‘justified,’ reparations required
It was founded in 2010 by Yale students in a bid to promote intellectual diversity. The latest McLaughlin survey covered several current issues, including the coronavirus, attending classes, views of the Constitution, and trust in the media. Several questions addressed race and the types of positions backed by liberals and the Black Lives Matter movement. And as the Black Lives Matter movement claims, that feeling is driven by concerns blacks are targeted by police. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 52.9% of college students are white, 20.9% are Hispanic, 15.1% are black, and 7.6% are Asian.
Facebook Removes Ad Critical of Biden Support for BLM
Facebook removed a black man's ad that criticized Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's record on crime and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement just days before the election. The narrator claims that Biden "supports the BLM organization that also wants to keep black men from raising their children." Wallace noted that now-deleted language in the Black Lives Matter platform supporting the disruption of the "Western-prescribed nuclear family structure." Facebook cited a fact check from a website called Lead Stories, which said that Wallace's claims have "no proof" and that Biden has not "formally endorsed" Black Lives Matter. Politifact also fact checked the claim that BLM supports the abolition of the nuclear family.
The Morning Briefing: Philly Riot Thugs Make Final Push for Trump's Reelection
From Bryan’s post:Philadelphia, Pa., erupted into its second straight night of violent riots following the police shooting death of 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr. Monday afternoon. This kind of violence has not only been condoned by Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats, it’s been embraced. pic.twitter.com/rlvVkSwXhp — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 28, 2020DayumPJM LinktankIf only people hadn’t been voting since February. ?’: Joe Biden introduces himself as Kamala Harris’ running mateBee MeCNN Mourns ACB Confirmation By Flying Chinese Flag At Half-Mast https://t.co/4pcvrOaPfN — The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) October 27, 2020The Kruiser KabanaUrías is only 24, btw. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.” His columns appear twice a week.
Insanity Wrap #76: This Bud's for You, Racist
Insanity Wrap needs to know: When did beer become racist? Insanity Wrap asks this question rhetorically, of course. You don’t need Insanity Wrap to tell you that the whole rotten structure needs to be torn down. Insanity Wrap believes that in the one-in-a-bazillion chance that Trump is a white supremacist then he’s really, truly awful at it. One More Thing…Who told you Insanity Wrap never shared anything uplifting?
Pro-Trump rally in Beverly Hills shows True Diversity
They love this country and they support President Trump. It was not simply an assembly of old, white men, as the left often attributes to the majority of Trump supporters. Covering the Freedom Rally in Beverly Hills, a weekly Trump rally in Beverly Hills that’s grown to one of the largest regular pro-Trump events in Los Angeles. Here is another article brought to you by Law Enforcement Today regarding people celebrating their support for President Trump. The current world record according to Guiness Book of World Records was achieved in Malaysia in 2014 and had a recorded 1,180 boats.
"We're Going To Make Sure Trump Leaves": Leftists Plan To Storm DC After Election
Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,A far left group is vowing to “make sure Trump leaves” the White House after the election, even if he wins, with radicals preparing to storm and occupy DC. “We’re inviting everybody who agrees with these organizing principles to work together to make this uprising happen. We’re going to make sure Trump leaves.”Quite how the group is going to make Trump leave the White House on election day is somewhat baffling, given that even if he loses he doesn’t have to officially leave office until next year. Bragging about how mobs of leftists protested outside Sen. Lindsay Graham’s (R-SC) house before sunrise, the organization is conducting “mass rebellion training” in the event of Trump attempting a “coup”. As it is, Shut Down DC’s call to arms has received virtually no mainstream media attention whatsoever.
Philly Imposes Wednesday Night Curfew To Try And Prevent 3rd Night Of Chaos
Update (1500ET): As Philly braces for a 3rd night of unrest following another police shooting of a black man, the city is imposing a curfew at 2100. Of course, it's not a riot without copious video of masked thieves pouring out of department stores clutching whatever merchandise they could grab. Some reported that a U-Haul was driven up to a Wal-Mart in Philly, where it was quickly filled with merchandise. — Philadelphia OEM (@PhilaOEM) October 28, 2020At least one lucky individual capitalized on the heat of the moment to propose to his now-fiance. BlazeTV reporter Elijah Shaffer was badly beaten after being jumped by "BLM rioters" while filming inside a store that was being actively looted.
Is New York Using Anti-Semitism to Expand Its Assault on the First Amendment?
The governor of New York threatening the Orthodox community. The mayor of New York threatening the Orthodox community. NYPD uses a “parking complaint” as an excuse to enter an Orthodox Jewish home. Police officers enter PRIVATE HOMES to find Jewish gatherings in Monsey, New York: “We came because we had a vehicle parking complaint. This virus has allowed would-be totalitarians everywhere to find a “public health” exception to the First Amendment.
WATCH: Jewish Men Trying to Stand in Solidarity with Philly Rioters are Harrassed, Assaulted and Chased Away
BREAKING: Wal-Mart is being looted for a 2nd time by BLM rioters in Philadelphia They are looting 15+ stores over a 4 block radius. A group explained to three men — two of them wearing yarmulkes — “We don’t need no solidarity. The nation of Amalek is long gone, but they live on as the internal enemies that we each battle on a daily basis. Black Lives Matter? Furthermore, Black Lives Matter™, so far as I can tell, also isn’t focused on the lives of a particular race but rather a broad scope including Marxism, gender politics, and the dissolution of the family.
Man arrested for vandalizing Queens cars with Black Lives Matter graffiti
A man was arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly tagging cars with Black Lives Matter graffiti in Jackson Heights, sources said. Heriberto Torres, 56, of Queens, allegedly admitted to vandalizing several cars in the neighborhood because of his affiliation with the Black Lives Matter movement, police sources said. Torres was connected to the crimes by a tattoo of a woman on his forearm, which was first spotted by investigators in surveillance video of the vandalism, sources said. More than 50 vehicles in the Queens neighborhood have been targeted with graffiti, sources said. Torres was charged in several of the acts of vandalism with criminal mischief and making graffiti, sources said.
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano: Americans are in two politically warring camps — each side hates the other
They are often made hard by fear — fear of making the wrong choice, fear of chaos, fear of loss. JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO: COURT PACKING -- A BRIEF BUT IMPORTANT HISTORYPaine comes to mind this week as Americans decide who will be the most powerful person on Earth for the next four years. Americans are in two politically warring camps; each side hates the other and fears darkness if the other side wins. The federal government has borrowed $3 trillion in the past year — more money borrowed per minute than at any time in history. CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO
Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters
Voters have been ushered to the polls by fleets of minivans, with bicycle parades and on horseback in Indian Country. Often unable to knock on doors or chat in person because of virus concerns, advocates have had to adapt. In Native American tribal communities devastated by the coronavirus, from job losses to sickness and death, advocates are mindful of causing further stress. Some voters are wary of catching the virus by voting in person, but they’re also concerned about the mail-in option. Like Gehman in New Mexico, Rhada Pyati in Philadelphia has devoted untold hours to writing letters as part of Vote Forward.
Ohio's rural-urban divide drives politics, to voters' dismay. 'You're either this or that.'
Four years later, Trump won big with 72% of the vote. They point to Trump as the disruptor more than a swing toward the Republican Party. In Brown’s first Senate race in 2006, the Democrat won 13 of the 14 counties in Ohio’s Southeast region against incumbent Republican Mike DeWine. Trump won the non-college educated vote in 2016. Four years ago Trump won Scioto County by nearly 37%, but within the city of Portsmouth Democrat Hillary Clinton won by almost 34%.
Three Jewish men 'showing solidarity' with BLM are chased by protesters in Philadelphia
Three Jewish men 'showing solidarity' with Black Lives Matter were on Tuesday night chased by protesters in Philadelphia. The police shooting death of black man Walter Wallace Jr had prompted protests, widespread vandalism and an overnight curfew in the city Tuesday. They told protesters they were there to show solidarity. Footage shows as the men, two of whom are wearing kippot, are chased The men are asked: 'What y’all doing down here? When the three men respond they live nearby and were out to 'show solidarity', another protester replies: 'This ain’t your fight.
Buffeted by crises, will Flint turn out to vote?
In 2016, low vote counts in Black communities in the industrial Midwest and beyond paved the way for Donald Trump's upset win. So a key question for predominantly African American cities like Flint as Election Day approaches is whether Black voters will demand a bigger say this time around. McClinton backed Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, but is now urging friends to vote for Biden. "The apathy among voters has been very, very strong," said Pastor Chris Martin, who is leading the get-out-the-vote drive in Flint. Robinson, who is working with Martin to boost turnout for the Democratic ticket, met Harris earlier this month while she was visiting Flint.
Staggering early vote turnout boosts hopes for Biden in Texas
HOUSTONHOUSTON (Reuters) - Less than a week before Election Day, Joe Biden is tantalizingly close to a prize that has eluded generations of Democratic presidential candidates: Texas. They also suggest the former vice president is leading among those helping to set its staggering early vote totals. A Biden win in Texas, which hasn't voted for a Democratic nominee for president since 1976, would end any chance of Trump's re-election. Besides the early vote, there are signs that Texas' shift toward the Democratic Party is not a mirage. "Texas voters recognize Biden's radical anti-energy agenda will destroy the state's economy," Trump campaign spokeswoman Samantha Cotten said.
The Still-Vital Case for Liberalism in a Radical Age
Photo: Bobby DohertyDavid Shor is a 28-year-old political data analyst and social democrat who worked for President Obama’s reelection campaign. It certainly was (and remains) true that the right poses a vastly greater danger to liberalism than does the far left. Since criticism of violent protests is racist, and racism obviously endangers black people, an act as seemingly innocuous as sharing credible research poses a threat to safety. White law enforcement has a long tradition of ignoring black crime victims as an expression of discounting the value of black lives. What made this explanation so strange and obviously jury-rigged is that nothing like this standard has ever prevailed at the Times op-ed page before.
Stevie Nicks and Bruce Springsteen offer Partisan Self-Loving Lectures
(via YouTube)The pop stars’ partisan, self-loving lectures show the path backward, not forward. In the 1970s, Stevie Nicks and Bruce Springsteen made impressions on pop-music culture with romantic rock landmarks, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album and Springsteen’s Born to Run. But their new 2020 releases, Nicks’s single “Show Them the Way” and Springsteen’s Letter to You film and album, make the wrong impression. These artistic flops matter only because Nicks and Springsteen cast long shadows on the empowered generation that’s soon to be ejected from control. But “Show Them the Way” is Nicks mourning her apolitical past, which is also the theme of Springsteen’s new dirge-like album.
Freedom, Life & More: Twenty-Five Things That Caught My Eye Today -- October 28, 2020
In 2001, when I was 19 years old and a sophomore in college in Georgia, I found out I was pregnant. I was wearing my boyfriend’s oversize sweatshirt and tried to comfort my baby — and myself — as I walked around campus. I was still making up my mind, and I asked to view the ultrasound they performed to see how far along I was. I think that it caused them to treat her more respectfully than perhaps might otherwise have been the case.”16. In the wind and the chill, through the dark woods and falling leaves, he accompanies me to the other side.
Trump Denounces White Supremacy 38 Times in New Video
President Donald Trump's campaign has released an almost 5-minute-long video that compiles 38 times the president has denounced white supremacy in a pushback against the continued claims being made by Democrat nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris. “President Trump wants to prosecute the KKK as a terrorist organization and has condemned White supremacy at least 38 times,” a senior Trump campaign official said. “The Biden campaign continues to sow division and inflame racial tension by spreading this false narrative. Tuesday, Biden said during a speech in Warm Springs, Ga. that Trump has failed to condemn white supremacy, and "doesn't believe systemic racism is a problem, and won't say that Black lives matter." The masthead is a seven-figure ad buy, a senior Trump campaign official told Fox News.
A New Civil Rights Movement Is a Foreign Policy Win
As the civil rights movement of the 1960s scored victories, the propaganda efforts of the Soviet Union lost steam. Further, these moments of collective mobilization for civil rights act as earthquakes, sending shock waves all over the world. Patrick Lekota, a major figure in the antiapartheid movement in South Africa, said the American civil rights movement was “highly studied material.” Polish Solidarity leaders invited U.S. civil rights leaders to instruct them on the tactics of nonviolent action. But maybe the country is at the dawn of a second civil rights movement that will prompt fundamental reforms to its systems of law enforcement, criminal justice, housing, and school finance. And maybe—just maybe—the country’s second civil rights movement will be its best chance to reset its image and influence around the world.
‘This is how freedom dies’: The folly of Britain’s coercive Covid strategy
This is not the only respect in which the level of Parliamentary scrutiny of the executive has been curtailed. The provision of medical and dental services was expressly excluded from the closure orders made under the Public Health Act. Thus the original lockdown was imposed without any kind of Parliamentary scrutiny until the middle of May, seven weeks later. The government’s Regulations, however, authorised them for a great variety of newly created offences and sometimes in very large amounts. I have criticised the way in which the government has invaded civil liberties with limited Parliamentary scrutiny or none.
The Spectator Australia
My club being an oldish one, this involves observing house rules which some would find anachronistic and tiresome. The greatest threat to the survival of gentlemen’s clubs was always thought to be their constitutional opposition to female membership. But today many of them are in the crosshairs of an organisation which is more effective than any feminist lobby. Should we dare to hope that this time around they will find a better mix of morality and technology? The banks are an indispensable part of our lives and they need to realise that comes with a heavy burden of responsibility.
Scott Morrison: dismal with Daniel Andrews, feeble on freedom
When the Prime Minister rose to speak to the motion, it could not have been more different. This insipid justification of the greatest violation of fundamental rights in Australia’s history by the Prime Minister should not come as a surprise. However, perhaps what is even more disturbing than all of this is the refusal of the Prime Minister to criticise Daniel Andrews in keeping with his strong belief in “national leadership unity”. The operative silence of the Prime Minister and his government at the insidious attacks on fundamental freedoms in this country need explanation. Why then is the government — and the Prime Minister in particular — so hostile to the exercise of fundamental freedoms?
'This is how freedom dies': The folly of Britain's coercive Covid strategy
The period of 28 daysbefore any kind of Parliamentary scrutiny was required was thus extended by the 21days of the recess, i.e. This is not the only respect in which the level of Parliamentary scrutiny of theexecutive has been curtailed. The result was to make an additional £266 billionavailable to the government with no advance Parliamentary scrutiny. The Public Health Act requires any exercise of its regulation-makingpowers to be proportionate. The many relevantsocial and educational considerations were disregarded in favour of an exclusiveconcentration on public health issues and only some of those.
‘Race Identity Issue Not Working That Well Right Now for Democratic Party’: Aubrey Shines
‘Race Identity Issue Not Working That Well Right Now for Democratic Party’: Aubrey ShinesA grassroots conservative activist who helped campaign for President Donald Trump’s election in 2016 said that more and more black and Latino people are gravitating away from the Democratic Party, arguing that the current attempts to focus on identity politics are losing their power. His comments come in the backdrop of mass protests and riots—as well as the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement—that started in the late spring and are continuing in Philadelphia and other cities. Polls released last month revealed that an increasing number of people view the Black Lives Matter movement and protests unfavorably, while a significant majority, or 63 percent, oppose the signature Black Lives Matter demand of defunding the police. Shines, in the interview, argued that voters are more focused on the issues rather than race during this and the previous election. “The race identity issue, not working that well right now for the Democratic Party,” Shines said.
Presidential election comes down to the personal character of Trump and Biden
They are often made hard by fear — fear of making the wrong choice, fear of chaos, fear of loss. He comes to mind this week as Americans decide who will be the most powerful person on earth for the next four years. Americans are in two politically warring camps; each side hates the other and fears darkness if the other side wins. It has borrowed $3 trillion in the past year — more money borrowed per minute than at any time in history. This election comes down to the personal character of the presidential candidates.
Facebook restores anti-Pritzker page it says it had disabled by mistake
Facebook reactivated an Illinois group Tuesday night that is opposed to shutdowns imposed by Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker” page, which had been active since May and claims 62,000 members, was shut down in error, according to a company spokesman. Ms. Grock also founded a second Facebook group, promoting an effort to recall Mr. Pritzker, that has seen multiple posts removed by Facebook for alleged violations of standards. “I went back and looked at all the things they flagged as false,” Ms. Grock said. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and other Silicon Valley executives are testifying at a congressional hearing Wednesday.
Protesters damage D.C. police station
A Metropolitan Police Department station sustained damage Tuesday night during a protest over the police-involved death of a young Black man on Friday, several news outlets reported. Protesters smashed a squad car window and some window panes at the 4th Police District station in the 6000 block of Georgia Avenue NW, and threw rocks and bricks at officers, according to DCIst.com. Protesters were demanding accountability from MPD after witnesses claimed police chased Karon Hylton, 20, who was riding a rented moped without a helmet. Hylton reportedly pulled the moped out of an alley, hit a passenger vehicle and later died of his injuries. Ms. George added that it “was ridiculous” that police used smoke bombs and flash bangs during the protest.
Trump train chugs as Biden's sputters
ANALYSIS/OPINION:The polls — the same polls who predicted Hillary Clinton in the White House — say President Donald Trump is going to lose. “Thousands attend President Trump’s rally in Omaha,” the Omaha World-Herald wrote. “Despite COVID-19 surge, thousands attend Trump rally in Waukesha,” WKOW wrote. “Joe Biden hides in his basement as corruption claims mount,” Yahoo Money wrote. “Don’t believe the polls — Trump is winning!” wrote contributors to The Hill.
Trump links Biden to latest riots: 'I stand with the heroes of law enforcement'
“This is a group that he supports,” Mr. Trump said of demonstrators who injured Philadelphia police officers and pillaged big-box stores uncontested. But there’s no excuse for the looting.”As the race entered its final six days, Mr. Trump’s renewed attempts to link Mr. Biden to social unrest was just one line of attack. Mr. Trump, who made his seventh trip to the state this year, won it in 2016 but is trailing narrowly in public polls. Mr. Biden said he watched Mr. Trump on TV accusing the Democrat of insufficiently condemning the violence. Mr. Trump also expressed frustration that his accusations of corruption against Mr. Biden and his son, Hunter, are not sticking as well as he would like.
California Democrats take aim at historic initiatives on affirmative action, property taxes
This was supposed to be the year that California Democrats finally took out two of their least favorite citizens’ initiatives, Propositions 13 and 209, but the citizens are proving less than cooperative. Proposition 16, which would repeal Proposition 209, the 1996 ballot measure banning affirmative action in government, was trailing by 38% to 49% in a Berkeley IGS survey Monday despite a spending advantage of 20-to-1. Proposition 15, a “split roll” proposal that would gut California’s 1978 tax revolt measure Proposition 13, was leading 49% to 42% in the Berkeley survey, which may not be good enough on Election Day. Proposition 16, which the state Legislature referred to the ballot, was predicted to win easily, buoyed by momentum from the Black Lives Matter movement and increasing support on the left for affirmative action. Proposition 15 would amend the state constitution to tax commercial and industrial properties based on their market value instead of their purchase price as required under the tax-cutting measure Proposition 13.
Biden: No excuse for looting and violence in Philadelphia
Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden said Wednesday that there’s no excuse for the looting and violence that has broken out in Philadelphia this week following the fatal shooting of a Black man by police. “There is no excuse whatsoever for the looting and the violence — none whatsoever,” Mr. Biden told reporters after voting in Delaware with his wife Jill. The violence escalated after Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man, was fatally shot by police on Monday while holding a knife. President Trump said on Wednesday that Mr. Biden should be more forceful in condemning the violence. “We spend more time shouting and listening and some wonder, you know, if our hearts have turned to stone out there,” Mr. Biden said.
Biden Is Running a Protection Racket
He's trying to run a protection racket: vote Democrat, or the chaos continues. Biden talks of calm, but it is not Trump-supporters storming restaurants and other public places across the country to demand obeisance to their agenda. Let's face it: no one in America is afraid of going out in public while wearing a Biden hat. Joe Biden just calls that "sensitivity." The fraudulent Biden campaign has no policies, no proposals, no plans to do anything but divide America to facilitate the return of Biden and the Democrats to power to enrich their friends and themselves at the expense of "we the people."
Watch: DC Cops Respond to Violent Protesters with Tear Gas, Flash Bangs
Police officers in Washington, D.C. were forced to use tear gas and flashbangs in an attempt to get control of protesters. Protesters became violent while damaging police cars and attempting to loot a local Walmart. Large groups of protesters gathered around various parts of DC to demonstrate against the death of 20-year-old Karon Hylton. This is the ?@DCPoliceDept? car that protesters attacked, smashing windows with a rock and a trash can. #KaronHylton #JusticeforRondo #DCProtests pic.twitter.com/3AI8CwpeJ6 — ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) October 28, 2020As the demonstrations escalated, DC Police began using tear gas and flashbangs in an attempt to control the crowds.
Ahead of the election, a landslide of documentaries
The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before itAhead of the election, a landslide of documentariesBy JAKE COYLEAP Film WriterThe Associated PressNEW YORKNEW YORK (AP) — The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it. In a presidential election of enormous stakes, filmmakers have rushed to finish their films before Election Day, to try to inform, sway and entertain the electorate. (Kemp, who won by 50,000 votes, put more than 53,000 voter registrations, most of them from minorities, on hold ahead of voting.) (On Amazon Prime)— “Agents of Chaos”: Alex Gibney’s two-part HBO documentary returns to the 2016 election of Donald Trump to investigate claims of Russian interference. It’s a microcosm of American politics, where some teenagers have gleaned dirty tricks from today’s Washington and others believe idealistically in change.
Watch: Protesters Assault Reporter Filming BLM Looting in Philadelphia
A group of protesters assaulted a reporter as he filmed the widespread looting taking place in Philadelphia. The looting took place during the second night of Black Lives Matters protests over the shooting death of a knife-wielding assailant by police. On Tuesday night, Elijah Schaffer, a journalist with The Blaze recorded some of the widespread lootings taking place in Philadelphia. He became the target of a violent assault as looters demand he stop recording their criminal activity. “Hey Bro stop recording,” several men shouted before surrounding Schaffer and attacking him.
Dodgers, Lakers Celebrations Spread Coronavirus in L.A., Officials Say
Public health officials in Southern California are warning that celebrations for the city’s two new championship sports teams are spreading the coronavirus in several counties. The Los Angeles Dodgers captured their first World Series title since 1988 on Tuesday night, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays, four games to two. That victory came just weeks after the Los Angeles Lakers won their first NBA championship in a decade. Lakers and Dodgers viewing parties and public events are keeping coronavirus infections high enough to hold the region back, officials warn. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has promised some kind of public celebration for the Lakers and Dodgers, despite the public health risks.
‘Joe Biden Corruption’ Trends on Google – But Google Whitewashes Autocomplete Suggestions
But unlike other search engines, Google fails to display search suggestions such as “Joe Biden corruption” and “Joe Biden Burisma,” similarly to the way it failed to display negative search suggestions about Hillary Clinton in 2016. This is despite the fact that the search terms “Joe Biden corruption” and “Joe Biden Burisma” are enjoying a popularity spike in Google trends, meaning that large numbers of people are searching for them. The chart above shows searches for “Joe Biden corruption” spiked upwards in the month of October. The same discrepancy can be seen with searches for “Joe Biden Burisma.”Like “Joe Biden corruption,” the search term “Joe Biden Burisma” is enjoying a popularity spike on Google. And, once again, other search engines display “Joe Biden Burisma” prominently in their search suggestions.
WATCH: BLM Protesters Target Jews in Philadelphia While Yelling ‘Synagogue of Satan’
The protests marked the second night of unrest since police shot Walter Wallace, Jr., who had brandished a knife at them. A video of the confrontation shows several Jewish men, wearing traditional head coverings (yarmulkes or kippot), being confronted by demonstrators. … Get the fuck out!”A rioter in a hoodie and a hockey mask then shoves one of the Jewish men. Another protester intervenes, but the crowd advances, forcing the Jewish men to leave. Orthodox Jews violently attacked by mob @ BLM protest last night in Philly.
Ilhan Omar: We Need to ‘Get Rid of’ the Minneapolis Police Department
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) renewed her call for the complete removal of the Minneapolis Police Department, emphasizing the need to “disband,” “dismantle,” and completely “get rid of” it in a Tuesday interview with Teen Vogue. In June, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a pledge to disband the police and replace it with a community-led system. “We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,” Minneapolis City Council member Jeremiah Ellison, son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (D), said at the time. After taking steps to eventually abolish the police department, three council members received private security detail, costing the City of Minneapolis tens of thousands of dollars. While they cited threats, the police, at the time did not have any public reports of threats against the council members.
Nolte: Riots in Democrat-Run Philadelphia Described as a ‘Total Loss’
Why live in places like Philadelphia, where two nights of rioting have resulted in what’s now being described as a “total loss”? Walter Wallace Jr., the man shot and killed by the Philadelphia police three days ago, is not George Floyd. Walter Wallace Jr. brandished a knife before he was shot. CBS Philly:Looting and demonstrations continued for a second consecutive night Tuesday in Philadelphia following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. in West Philadelphia. Police commanders say the situation has “rapidly gone downhill” along Aramingo Ave. — a “total loss,” they say, from looting.
Kamala Harris Calls for ‘Reckoning on Racial Injustice in America’
She said:We are in the midst of a crisis, which is the long-overdue reckoning on racial injustice in America. [Horns honking] On that note, Joe Biden knows Americans’ history. Joe Biden knows that we need to look at racial disparities in America. Joe Biden knows our indigenous brothers and sisters have the highest rate of diabetes of any population in America. Trump has, in fact, said the words “Black Lives Matter”:Kamala Harris says President Trump will "never speak" the phrase "Black lives matter."
Michigan Gun Shop Owner: Riots Brought Flood of Single Moms Arming Themselves to Protect Their Children
A Michigan gun shop owner told Breitbart News that Black Lives Matter-related riots in Grand Rapids back in May brought a flood of single mothers into her store seeking to protect their children. Lisa Mayo owns Flashpoint Firearms in Comstock Park, Michigan, just a few miles north of Grand Rapids. She said her biggest sales day occurred after rioting in downtown Grand Rapids the night after a George Floyd protest took place. WOOD TV reported that the Grand Rapids Police Department headquarters was tagged with expletives. I think that is very unwise because those people are probably the top people that need to protect themselves,” she said.
Trump: 'It Took Generations to Build the America That We Know and Love,' But Leftists Would 'Destroy It' in Months
President Donald Trump rallies voters in West Salem, Wis. on October 27, 2020. Trump pointed to the rioting and looting that erupted Monday night in Philadelphia and continued on Tuesday night after he spoke:Last night, Philadelphia was torn up by Biden-supporting radicals. Trump mocked the Biden lid: "He had a lid, you know like a garbage can you put it on the can. Trump also mentioned the alleged multi-million-dollar deals involving the Biden family and foreign governments -- China, Ukraine and others. Democrat Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia on Tuesday, did not specifically mention law enforcement, but he did say, "Black lives matter."
Finally, the Anti-Trump Resistance Gets to Vote - The New York Times
We waited for an impeachment, one that eventually came, but by then Trump had consumed the whole of the Republican Party. There was no way they were going to remove him from office, regardless of his guilt, regardless of the damage he did. Some of us girded for the battle by becoming part of what we called the Resistance. But none of these actions ever held the possibility of removing Trump from office or fundamentally shifting power. They were, however, building community among the disaffected, energizing them, demonstrating the collective spiritual power of direct action.
China’s US patsies, from Antifa to the NBA
Regrettably, far too many of the American media outlets are helping to advance this toxic narrative. In doing so, they serve as what Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin called “useful idiots,” only for the CCP. Yet increasingly, it is likewise taken as a given that highly partisan American media are likewise propagandists. The American media aren’t the only useful idiots promoting Communist China’s agenda, of course. The most dangerous useful idiots for the CCP may well be the anarchists, agitators and looters now regularly crossing state lines to invade our Democratic-run cities.
Cate Blanchett: 'Covid-19 has ravaged the whole idea of small government'
The fragility of social space and the robustness of our need to share. No, short of nostalgia and regret, Covid-19 has ravaged the whole idea of small government, and highlighted the importance of social and economic justice. Like life, art can be a business. But like life, art is not all business – and it is that endangered space where life and art are not just about money that government is there to help safeguard. • This is an edited extract from the chapter Australian Stories by Cate Blanchett and Kim Williams in Upturn: A Better Normal After Covid-19, edited by Tanya Plibersek, NewSouth, November 2020, $32.99 RRP
Loeffler charts path to the right in Georgia Senate race
Loeffler smiled and nodded as Marjorie Taylor Greene praised her as “the most conservative Republican" running in Georgia's multi-candidate special election for the U.S. Senate seat Loeffler was appointed to 10 months ago. Loeffler spokeswoman Caitlin O’Dea said Loeffler was not available to be interviewed for this story and declined to answer questions. Once her appointment was made public, Loeffler quickly moved to bolster her conservative bona fides. “Loeffler and Collins are essentially running in a primary within a special election,” said Brian Robinson, a Republican strategist in Georgia. And I’m not going to stand for attacks on her character because she has stood for American values,” Loeffler said.
City So Real Is a Must-See Docuseries About Chicago Politics
The mayoral candidates get the same consideration as these everyday people. Willie Wilson, a medical-supply magnate, talks about empowering Black America and makes ostentatious donations to Black churches but throws elbows at his fellow Black candidates. Lori Lightfoot celebrates a preliminary victory as the Chicago Mayoral race comes to a close. Chicago Story Film, LLCEach candidate offers a different way into the notorious boondoggle that is Chicago politics. But I can’t imagine much of City So Real feeling foreign to anyone who has spent time during the last few years—and especially 2020—in a major American city.
In Florida’s Old South, a new political battleground emerges
Democrats outnumber Republicans by nearly 40,000 registered voters in Duval County, and more than half of the county’s Democrats are African American. That was not the case when Hillary Clinton lost in Duval County to Trump in 2016. But we do now.”The area has also been a proving ground for Trump’s attempt to peel off some Black voters — especially Black men — from Democrats. In Duval County, she won by a margin of fewer than 3,000 votes. “To understand our state, you come to Duval County.”
Is the U.S. Already in a New Civil War?
Some on the far right are talking about another civil war. INCIPIENT INSURGENCYAccording to several experts I spoke with, a new civil conflict will look nothing like the first American Civil War. These and other conflicts are overwhelmingly what civil war looks like now. He’s also a podcaster and his 2019 podcast “It Could Happen Here” described the possibility of a new American Civil War. Like many current foreign conflicts, for most Americans a civil war, even one in their own country, will just be something they see on TV.
Asian Americans more likely to use absentee ballots — and be rejected in Calif.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the country’s fastest-growing voter bloc, but the group has long faced cultural and systemic hurdles to civic participation. The AAPI electorate faces myriad challenges to absentee voting, including language barriers, cultural differences and confusing election laws, said Daniel Jeon, a voting rights attorney at the nonprofit Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ). Elsewhere, returned or rejected ballots have discouraged Asian American voters, Jeon said. As the pandemic kept people indoors, advocates say, requests for absentee ballots have soared. In Minnesota, home to the country’s largest Hmong diaspora, the Asian American Organizing Project has been educating younger constituents about absentee voting through youth-centered multimedia campaigns.
In Florida’s Old South, a new political battleground emerges
Democrats outnumber Republicans by nearly 40,000 registered voters in Duval County, and more than half of the county’s Democrats are African American. That was not the case when Hillary Clinton lost in Duval County to Trump in 2016. But we do now.”The area has also been a proving ground for Trump’s attempt to peel off some Black voters — especially Black men — from Democrats. In Duval County, she won by margin of fewer than 3,000 votes. “To understand our state, you come to Duval County.”
Neo-Nazi Ex-Marine And Porn Actor Arrested In Conspiracy To Hide Weapons From Government
Several similarities exist, however, between these cases and the one Garza mentioned: Both involve white men, recently arrested by federal authorities on weapons charges in Idaho, at least one of whom has confirmed white supremacist ties. Collins waived a detention hearing and was committed to the custody of the Eastern District of North Carolina. Both waived detention hearings and will be transferred to North Carolina by the U.S. He was previously assigned to Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Former Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson was sentenced earlier this year to 13 years in federal prison on weapons charges.
Warren councilman to be charged in handcuffing at Trump rally
A Warren city councilman was named in two criminal warrants Wednesday for his alleged actions in handcuffing a woman after she put “Black Lives Matter” stickers on a Trump campaign lawn sign in Eastpointe. “We are watching but not certain what impact these charges may have on him and his duties on council,” Warren City Council President Patrick Green said Wednesday. The first-term city councilman carried a Trump for President flag, wore a handgun holstered to his waist and exchanged words with demonstrators. “The Warren City Council stands unified in its support for diversity, equality, tolerance, and its advocacy of racial justice,” Green said. “Over the past few weeks, members of the City Council have received requests to censure or to remove Councilman Kabacinski for his actions,” Green said.
Chelsea Handler calls New York Governor Andrew Cuomo a 'big Italian hunk' but says he ghosted her
Chelsea Handler is still waiting for a text back after asking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo out on a date. Guest hostess Ana Navarro was the next to get a word in, mentioning Handler's current spat with ex-boyfriend 50 Cent. He added: 'I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya f***ing mind.' It is not the first time 50 Cent has backed Trump - appearing to show his support for the Republican before the 2016 election. 50 Cent also showed support for the president in 2016, posting this Instagram photo in the months before the election
Lawyers reveal Illinois cop failed to turn on his bodycam when he fatally shot a black man
Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was fatally shot and his girlfriend, Tafara Williams, 20, was wounded after Waukegan police shot them in their car on October 20. 'Once the shooting officer turns on his bodycam, he says, "you tried to run me over". On Friday, the police department fired the officer who shot Williams and Stinnette, described as a Hispanic, five-year veteran of the force. 'He failed to turn his bodycam on at the appropriate time and that would have resolved these issues one way or the other.' The officer who shot Stinnette has been fired'The officer called Marcellis by name.
'This Is Us' Season 5 Premiere Fall 2020 Recap: The Important Things You Missed
The This Is Us season 5 premiere aired on NBC Tuesday night, and all we have to say is ... wow. Because there was so much happening every single second of the premiere episode, it was easy to miss a few things here and there. ), Jack tells Rebecca that he even threw a razor in the bag "just in case" she decided she didn't want him to have a beard anymore. Exhibit A: At the beginning of the premiere episode, we see Randall sitting with his family watching coverage of the Black Lives Matter protests. To reinforce this point, Kevin tells Madison, "You know, we all used to watch this together."
It Sure Seems Like the FBI Doesn’t Want to Tell Trump that His Far-Right Supporters Are a Threat
But it was Donald Trump who had consistently downplayed the threat, both before the 2016 election, when he flirted with far-right supporters online, and after, when he referred to white extremist rioters as “very fine people,” while simultaneously ginning up concerns about leftist and Black radicals. And now, with the U.S. one week out from a presidential election that has heightened fears of political violence, the bureau has not fulfilled a legal obligation to release its reporting on domestic terrorism threats—including far-right violence—that the nation could face after November 3. “I would hate to think that they are reacting to President Trump’s machinations about his dislike for senior leadership in the FBI,” said House Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson in a statement to the Daily Beast. “This report probably would not be viewed favorably by this administration. Join Vanity Fair to receive full access to VF.com and the complete online archive now.
Kensington Palace Is One of Several Royal Properties Being Investigated Over Its Ties to the Slave Trade
Historian Lucy Worsley is leading an investigation into the ties between the slave trade and historic royal residencies, including Kensington Palace, the Tower of London, and Hampton Court. Worsley, who is both a TV presenter and head curator of the Historic Royal Palaces charity, which oversees access to all the royal homes, told The Times that an investigation into these connections was prompted by the Black Lives Matter movement and is long overdue. It also comes after a September report from the National Trust which estimates that a third of its properties were linked to money from the slave trade. The Historic Royal Palaces charity sees it as its job to make this historical context more readily apparent to the public by reexamining the way they describe and interpret the art and interiors of these properties tied to the profits of the slave trade. A Historic Royal Palaces spokesperson explained the reasoning behind this new investigation to People via a statement, writing, “We cannot ignore the fact that for hundreds of years colonialism and empire, enslavement and exploitation were part of our national story.
How the Black Lives Matter Movement Changed Student Spending
According to a new report from Student Beans , 71% of students have changed their shopping behavior in response to the Black Lives Matter movement with 44% wanting to support more Black-owned businesses and 40% wanting to buy from brands that support the movement. Student Beans’ examines the shifts taking place in student spending based on an exclusive survey of more than 1,500 young people age 16 to 24. Key insights include:45% of the students surveyed now buy things online that they used to buy in-store because of Covid-19. They and offering one is a powerful way to show you understand their circumstances. It’s simple: Student spending patterns have changed.
Sprite’s Latest Campaign Encourages Black Youth to Vote
With the presidential election one week away, Sprite is encouraging Black and multicultural youth to make their voices heard at the polls. On Oct. 1, Sprite premiered a 15-second spot informing viewers that they could vote early by mail. A couple weeks later, the Coca-Cola brand introduced a 30-second ad featuring Sprite’s six young artists on Spotify and Twitter. This past June, Sprite, like many other brands, donated funds and posted its support of Black Lives Matter. “America has proven its love of Black culture, but now it has to prove its love of Black people,” reads a tweet from Sprite’s official Twitter account.
Superhuman resources: How HR leaders have redefined their C-suite role
For decades, the HR function struggled to be heard in the C-suite, primarily because it was expected to manage only personnel transactions. Innovation is happening between the operations function, the HR function, the engineering function, and the IT function. “The HR function should be pretty independent, just like audit is on the board. That starts with viewing an excellent HR function as table stakes, rather than the endgame of their role. “We’ve got to redefine HR, and, most importantly, we’ve got to redefine HR against our business strategy, the future of work, and the future of the workforce.
Over a dozen more cars vandalized with BLM graffiti in Queens
Another dozen cars were tagged with Black Lives Matter graffiti in Jackson Heights for the second night in a row, police said Wednesday. About 15 car owners who parked their cars on 77 Street between 34th and 37th avenues overnight awoke to find their cars tagged with “BLM” with black paint, cops said. The cars were parked just a block from where 12 cars were found with similar graffiti Tuesday morning. A Post reporter spotted five cars that were vandalized on the block. One car owner was seen struggling to scrub off the paint.
Villanova the Big East pick as league warily watches virus
“This year, as we’ve all learned, anything can happen," said Wright, whose Villanova team was the coaches' pick to win the league. “The Big East is at the forefront of having minority coaches at the helm,” Ewing said. PARTIAL SCHEDULEThe Big East announced its conference schedule through the month of December with play beginning Dec. 11 with three games. Zegarowski’s season ended before the start of the Big East Tournament last March as he was sidelined with a torn meniscus in his right knee. The Pirates have to replace Big East Player of the Year Myles Powell.
Philadelphia police shooting of Black man sparks unrest
Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)Sharif Proctor lifts his hands up in front of the police line during a protest in response to the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. Officers were called to the Cobbs Creek neighborhood and encountered the man, later identified as Walter Wallace, who was holding a knife, Little said. The shooting occurred in a predominantly Black neighborhood in west Philadelphia.
Costco drops coconut milk amid allegations of brand’s forced monkey labor
Don’t expect to find coconut milk on Costco shelves on your next shopping trip. Costco follows Walgreens, Food Lion, Giant Food and Stop & Shop, who also stopped stocking brands of coconut milk including Chaokoh after PETA alleged that monkeys in Thailand were picking coconuts. “No kind shopper wants monkeys to be chained up and treated like coconut-picking machines,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement. PETA has been pushing stores to stop selling coconut milk allegedly made with coconuts harvested by monkeys since it began investigating the alleged animal exploitation in 2019. Costco being a major player should have an impact.”PETA lists on its website coconut milk products that it says don’t involve forced monkey labor.
Firefighter who tore down Black Lives Matter banner slapped with ‘lengthy’ suspension
A Chicago firefighter accused of taking down a Black Lives Matter banner hung on a Kenwood neighborhood fence has been slapped with a “lengthy” suspension, outraged aldermen were told Wednesday. Sophia King (4th), whose ward includes Kenwood, asked Ford whether the “firefighters” responsible for the Aug. 4 incident would face “any disciplinary action.”Related Retired Black Chicago firefighters decry removal of Black Lives Matter bannerFord told her the punishment has already been handed down, but only against one firefighter, not two. That’s the best I can say,” adding that the suspension will “happen soon.”King was apparently not satisfied with a “lengthy” suspension. But we also have to deal with our legal and the union.”That prompted King to ask whether “location and placement” was “dictated” by the Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2. 15 on Cornell Drive near 47th Street and taking down a Black Lives Matter banner.
FBI group calls for Wray to be protected as Trump chides him
Wray should be allowed to finish his 10-year term, which will expire in 2027, the FBI Agents Association wrote in the letters sent Wednesday. Trump, who picked Wray after firing FBI Director James Comey in 2017, has repeatedly refused to rule out firing him too. But Wray has kept the FBI silent, sticking to a tradition of not doing anything before an election that could impact the vote. Trump and his surrogates asserted that Comey wasn’t supported by FBI agents when he was fired. “Director Wray operates independently from partisan activities,” the association said.
‘Which side of history are you on?' The US city driven apart by race riots sees record numbers head to the polls
Entire blocks were torched to the ground in two nights of rioting that followed. Tensions in Kenosha, whose 100,000 population is 80 per cent white and 12 per cent black, were always nascent, but they were brought to the fore by the Black Lives Matter demonstrations and a president who has sought to exploit them. President Donald Trump won Wisconsin by just one per cent in 2016, buoyed in part by a depressed black voter turnout. Much of Kenosha’s high street remains boarded up two months after the August riots, while piles of burned-out cars still sitting where they were left. But the violence that followed caused damage the community is struggling to heal from.
Son of Walter Wallace Jr says 'white racist cops' killed his father
The eight-year-old son of a black man shot dead by Philadelphia police has said he believes the officers involved were racist. Zamir, the eldest son of Walter Wallace Jr, said on Wednesday that "white racist cops" had killed his father as he told reporters what he would remember about him. Speaking on behalf of the family, Mr Wallace's father criticised the violence and looting, which has resulted in the National Guard being deployed. "It's uncalled for," Mr Wallace said of the violence. Mr Wallace Jr's wife Dominique is pregnant and is due to have her labour induced later today.
Ex-Marine discharged for 'posting on neo-Nazi message boards' arrested for making illegal guns
Collins joined the Marine Corps in August 2017 as an infantry rifleman. According to Newsweek, Collins' posts to Iron March referred to the Marine Corps as the US military's 'whitest branch.' On September 11 of this year, the Marine Corps removed an infantryman, Thomas Cade Martin (pictured), for sharing white supremacist material onlineMarine Lance Cpl. On September 11 of this year, the Marine Corps removed an infantryman for sharing white supremacist material online. More than two dozen Marine Corps enlistees have been suspected of links to extremist organization in recent years.
US Election 2020: Trump campaign ad seeks to dispel racism claims
The clip from the debate is also shown in the campaign video - though not in its entirety - while the Trump campaign also featured the president's more scripted responses to the racial unrest in Charlottesville in 2017. 'President Trump wants to prosecute the KKK as a terrorist organization and has condemned white supremacy at least 38 times. a senior Trump campaign official told Fox News, explaining they the campaign decided to create the video. 'The Biden campaign continues to sow division and inflame racial tension by spreading this false narrative,' the official said. Trump was criticized after the Cleveland debate for saying he would condemn white supremacy, but not doing it in a robust way.
Misremembering the British Empire
The Colston statue stood on Colston Avenue, in the shadow of Colston Tower, on Colston Street, around the corner from Colston Hall. Every year, the Queen honors hundreds of citizens with the Order of the British Empire. “In the end, the British sacrificed her Empire to stop the Germans, Japanese and Italians from keeping theirs,” Niall Ferguson wrote in 2002. What happened to this critical strand in the history of the British Empire? In 2002, the privately funded British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, which aimed to present the imperial age from multiple perspectives, opened in Bristol after more than a decade of planning.
Kensington Palace Among Royal Residences Being Investigated for Ties to Slave Trade
“We cannot ignore the fact that for hundreds of years colonialism and empire, enslavement and exploitation were part of our national story," a spokesperson for Historic Royal Palaces tells PEOPLEA top-level investigation into ties between royal palaces and the slave trade is underway at historic royal residences, including the Kensington Palace home of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Historic Royal Palaces is in the process of recruiting a $50,000-a-year “talented, experienced and creative” Curator of Inclusive History to engage with new audiences. Historic Royal Palaces is looking at how they describe and interpret the decorations and artwork in the interiors of palaces like Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. Image zoom Hampton Court Palace | Credit: Matt Kent/WireImageKensington Palace was re-modeled by the Stuarts, Worsley points out. We haven’t done well enough.”She admits that Kensington Palace, for one, does not reflect the story of slavery’s role in the royal court — or British society — for its tourist visitors.
Group of Maine students protest after the district told teachers and staff not to display support for 'Black Lives Matter'
Group of Maine students protest after the district told teachers and staff not to display support for 'Black Lives Matter'Added: 27.10.2020 23:48 | 18 views | 0 commentsA superintendent in Maine apologized Tuesday after receiving backlash from students for a memo telling staff to not display any "controversial" phrases including "Black Lives Matter" ahead of the election.
This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown on the struggles ahead for Randall
"Rest assured, they will find their way back," Brown says of Randall and Kevin. Randall told Kevin that their father, Jack (Milo Ventimiglia), died ashamed of him, while Kevin told his sibling that the worst day of his life was the day that Randall was adopted. So how tense are things in the Pearson household(s) when the Big Three turn 40 in the season 5 premiere? Just be patient.”Speaking of patients, what revelations await Randall as/if he continues on a much-needed journey of therapy? "So far on this show, which doesn't happen on network [TV] that often, we've gone to Vietnam, we've gone to Philadelphia, we've gone to Memphis, we've gone to Las Vegas, we've gone to Washington, D.C.," he says.
This Is Us creator breaks down the premiere's gasp-inducing twist
But after William changed his mind and went to the nearest hospital, he became overwhelmed and fled on the bus again. How will Randall — who was stunned to reunite with the terminally ill William in season 1 — react when he discovers this news? You already had unspooled a surprising twist with viewers finding out that Jack's brother, Nicky [Michael Angarano], wasn't actually dead. And Laurel, Randall's birth mother, has been such an intrinsic part of this storytelling, even though she hasn't been a big part of the story from the very beginning. Our family dynamic, Randall's adoption story, his family, and these characters are really interesting.
Not very nice: Watch Sacha Baron Cohen be forced to flee possible attack during Borat 2 filming
But star Sacha Baron Cohen put himself in many dangerous positions for the sequel, including at a gun rally in Washington where the far-right crowd began to turn on him upon realizing his true identity. "Everyone was singing along and the problem was that some of the militia groups that were in this rally had been antagonizing the Black Lives Matter protests," he explained. "And so, as revenge, some of the Black Lives Matter protestors were coming over to confront them...They see me on stage and everyone's singing along and one of them went 'Oh my God! It's Sacha Baron Cohen!' Luckily for me, I had hired the security, so it took them a while to actually storm the stage."
Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall confirms she's dating Jordan Stephens
Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall and Jordan Stephens from Rizzle Kicks are officially a thing that's happening, after she referred to him as her boyfriend in Cosmopolitan UK's latest cover interview. This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. "While stuck at home she started messaging Jordan and they have been getting on but it’s still really early days. In conversation with RuPaul, Jade explained, "It’s really important for me that whoever I find relationship-wise loves drag culture.
How Trump Failed to Make This a ‘Choice’ Election
To put it in strategic terms, Team Trump’s efforts to turn a “referendum” election into a “choice” election have not only failed but arguably backfired: To the extent that persuadable voters look at the candidates instead of at Trump’s record, the comparison is working against him. It’s a truism of political science that presidential reelection bids turn on perceptions of the incumbent’s performance above all else. So it’s not surprising that in looking forward to 2020 the Trump reelection strategy focused on turning polarization to the candidate’s favor rather than reducing it to broaden his coalition. The trajectory of the campaign has made it clear that Trump’s efforts to demonize Joe Biden and his party have failed. These conditions were fundamentally advantageous to Trump, a political outsider, whose party had been out of power for eight years.
Mom, four experts to testify at Kyle Rittenhouse extradition hearing for Kenosha killings
MILWAUKEE – Kyle Rittenhouse's lawyers expect to call his mother and four experts to testify at a hearing Friday on Wisconsin's efforts to extradite him to face homicide charges in Kenosha. Though Rittenhouse walked toward police with his hands up, they ignored him; he later surrendered to police at his home in Antioch, Illinois. His mother, Wendy Rittenhouse, will testify about the circumstances of his arrest, according to court records. His defense team says Rittenhouse acted in clear self-defense and have criticized the complaint filed against him just two days later as a political prosecution. The lawyers announced from the start that Rittenhouse would challenge his extradition to Wisconsin.
'Say her name. Don't say mine': Breonna Taylor's boyfriend remains haunted by her death
Not without Breonna Taylor. Officers were there to serve a search warrant for Taylor's apartment as part of a larger narcotics investigation centered in part on an ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover. Walker didn't know for certain Taylor was dead until he saw the news on jail television. "Why should I care about a bunch of people I don't even know or that don't even know me?" "I don't know if I've got that much time or energy to invest in someone else."
Looking Back on Baseball’s Silent Season
“I’m glad for this little window we had, a sense of normalcy and being able to see some baseball games,” his father said. The regular season came and went like a meek note squeezed out of an accordion. And they may have saved Major League Baseball from a nightmare scenario. over recent years: In January, Major League Baseball concluded an investigation that found Houston guilty of a sign-stealing scheme during the 2017 season in which the team ended up winning the World Series. Rumors persisted that the Astros continued to cheat well after the 2017 season, which they have denied.
NJ cops face internal probe after ‘brutal’ arrests of BLM activists
A New Jersey police department is investigating claims of “brutal and excessive” force and “unlawful” searches in the arrests of four Black Lives Matter activists over the weekend. The contentious encounter unfolded on Saturday afternoon in Englewood, where a Black Excellence march was taking place to support the BLM movement. A video posted to Twitter shows two of the activists thrown to the ground by police after a tense encounter. Suffern added that “allegations of excessive force are taken very seriously” and local internal affairs will investigate. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, which oversees the department and was notified of the investigation, did not respond for comment.
The Daily 202: Amid coronavirus, Democrats look for new ways to juice turnout among irregular voters
“Because birds of a feather flock together, it's disengaged non-activists who are most closely connected to irregular voters, not highly engaged activists. “If you go knock on doors in Milwaukee on Election Day, you'll talk to four voters per hour,” Reynolds said. “Almost all Election Day messaging in 2016, when you look at the biggest voter turnout organizations and biggest campaigns, simply told people to vote. "More Republicans are expected to vote on Nov. 3, Election Day, than Democrats, according to numerous polls. A Michigan judge halted a directive by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) banning the open carry of guns at polling locations on Election Day.
Ahead of the election, a landslide of documentaries
The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it. In a presidential election of enormous stakes, filmmakers have rushed to finish their films before Election Day. The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it. In a presidential election of enormous stakes, filmmakers have rushed to finish their films before Election Day. In a presidential election of enormous stakes, filmmakers have rushed to finish their films before Election Day, to try to inform, sway and entertain the electorate.
Black men’s votes courted as some search for political home
Trump’s positions on race and Biden’s decades-old controversial record on criminal justice make neither candidate particularly attractive to Black men. ADVERTISEMENT“You don’t lie, you acknowledge the truth, and admit that the choices before Black people in the year 2020 are abysmal,” said Agnew, an organizer with Black Men Build, a group created to empower Black men. Iraq War veteran Leo Dunson is a 35-year-old Black conservative activist and former Democrat who feels both parties have forgotten Black men. And 39% of those votes were by Black men — a similar gender breakdown to numbers reported in the 2016 general election. Harris’s tenure as a top prosecutor in California includes the disproportionate incarceration of Black men for drug offenses.
'The possibility of real-world harm is high': Experts warn of violence from QAnon around the election
A person wears a QAnon sweatshirt during a pro-Trump rally on Oct. 3 in the New York City borough of Staten Island. Last year the FBI identified conspiracy-driven extremists, including QAnon, as a domestic terrorist threat, which it predicted would likely increase during the 2020 presidential election cycle. People, including one person holding a "Save Our Children" sign that refers to a QAnon conspiracy theory, in a protest against racial injustice in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 22. “I think Q believers are one of those groups that will not in any way be convinced if the election results are anything [other] than Trump wins,” she said. “Reality is on the ballot.”Also at risk in this election, Rogers said, is the health of our democratic systems.
On the campaign trail, Kamala Harris energizes women who see themselves in her battles
“Black women have been basically carrying the Democratic Party and doing the work,” she said. Her staffers and supporters often point out that there is no playbook for a Black woman seeking national office. Still, as a Black woman, Harris has had a steeper road to define herself, navigating legitimate criticisms of her record alongside racial and gender bias and hateful attacks. AdvertisementDemocratic vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris spoke while people took her photo during a campaign event Saturday in Lakewood, Ohio. As a Black woman, Harris could relate to Collins’s Black family, she said.
Gresham mayoral race turns nasty as outsiders attack
Two veteran Republican operatives, both with a reputation for hard-nosed political attacks, have taken dead aim at a leading candidate in the Gresham mayoral race. Patrick Sheehan and Jonathan Lockwood have set their sights on Eddy Morales, a member of the Gresham City Council now running for the city’s top elected post. Sheehan and Lockwood, neither of whom live in Gresham, argue Morales has a criminal record that makes him unfit for office. Morales said the attacks are coming not from individuals on the political fringes but from the mainstream Republicans who have long dominated Gresham city politics. Junki Yoshida, whose food and beverage company operates in Northeast Portland near the border with Gresham, contributed $10,000 to Sheehan’s political action committee on Oct. 15.
Where's... Boris Johnson? Enter The Telegraph's cartoon jigsaw competition
This year has surely been... different from what everyone expected. We had the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the Black Lives Matter movement, Extinction Rebellion, more Brexit and, of course, coronavirus. To mark 2020, while keeping some whimsy and lightheartedness in our lives, the Telegraph cartoonist Patrick Blower has summed up the year in a detailed cartoon, which is available to purchase as a 1,000-piece jigsaw. We are giving away a copy of the puzzle and a print to the first person who will name all the VIPs that feature in the artwork. There are 64 famous people in the cartoon below.
Select committee MPs call for football to sever ties with Black Lives Matter movement
There were renewed calls from MPs for football to sever ties with the Black Lives Matter movement on Wednesday night after an application to form a political party was made in its name. Knight told the Telegraph Sport: “This must call into question the long-term endorsement of the Premier League politically.”Brine, who this summer challenged Premier League chief executive Richard Masters over the matter, added: “I rest my case. Neither the Football Association nor Premier League had plans to review their positions on BLM following the Electoral Commission’s revelation. The FA said this summer: “We’re proud to support the Black Lives Matter message in order to show solidarity to the black community and to highlight inequality and injustice experienced by this community. Just as we specifically promote campaigns like Rainbow Laces to support the LGBTQ community or Level Playing Field’s week of action to highlight discrimination against disabled people, we are supporting Black Lives Matter.”
Trump campaign video shows '38 times he has condemned racism'
The Trump campaign has released a video of the 38 times it says the President has denounced white supremacy. But in the first presidential debate, Trump last month provoked fury for a fumbled condemnation of Proud Boys – an alleged white supremacist group – who he told to 'stand back and stand by.' Speaking to Fox News after the release of the campaign video, a Trump staffer said: 'President Trump wants to prosecute the KKK as a terrorist organization and has condemned White supremacy at least 38 times. He added: 'The Biden campaign continues to sow division and inflame racial tension by spreading this false narrative. Wallace said, before Vice President Biden chimed in with: 'Say it, do it, say it.'
Philadelphia man proposes during protest in front of riot cops
A Philadelphia man shocked his girlfriend during ongoing protests over the deadly police shooting of Walter Wallace — getting down on one knee and proposing in front of a line of cops brandishing riot shields. Showing off her ring, Pennington started a chant of “black lives matter,” according to video shared by The Philadelphia Inquirer. “My name is Tanesha Pennington, but it’s gonna be Tanesha Small!” the excited bride-to-be said, according to Jason Peters, a local podcaster who also filmed the proposal. The bizarre moment sparked a lot of shocked reactions on Twitter — as well as some congratulations. It’s a little odd, but it isn’t dead,” one of Peters’ followers wrote.
Councilman allegedly handcuffs woman posting BLM stickers on Trump signs
A Michigan city councilman is facing charges for allegedly handcuffing a woman who put Black Lives Matter stickers on pro-President Trump yard signs. Cops in State Clair Shores said they found an Eastpointe woman handcuffed at the rally and immediately took her out of the restraints, according to a police report. The woman, who was not charged, was handcuffed by Kabacinski, 47, after she slapped three BLM stickers on nearby Trump yards signs, police said. The woman sprayed Kabacinski with silly string as he grabbed her before the councilman handcuffed her and sat down beside her until officers arrived, according to the police report. “Putting a decal sticker over a Trump sign, and it says Black Lives Matter, you are promoting a domestic terrorist organization on a Trump sign and that’s not good,” Kabacinski told the outlet last week.
Beverly Hills closing Rodeo Drive on Election Day for public safety
Beverly Hills’ designer shopping destination Rodeo Drive will be closed to the public on Election Day for security purposes, the city’s police chief has said. “As Election Day approaches and with the potential of increased demonstration and protest activity across the region, the city is taking a proactive approach to ensure a safe community for residents, businesses and visitors,” Beverly Hills Police Chief Dominick Rivetti stated in a video announcement posted to Twitter on Monday. Rivetti said Rodeo Drive, home to designer stores such as Gucci, Prada and Louis Vuitton, will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles on Nov. 3 and 4. DRONE FOOTAGE SHOWS A VIRTUALLY EMPTY RODEO DRIVE IN BEVERLY HILLSHigh-end shopping destinations like Rodeo Drive, Fifth Avenue in New York City and Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue have been targets for protests this year following the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in May. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBlack Lives Matter activists and President Donald Trump supporters have since held peaceful protests in Beverly Hills.
What the protests, riots in Philadelphia could mean for presidential election
The Philadelphia Police Department asked residents of seven different districts to "remain indoors except when necessary. We cannot accept that in this country a mental health crisis ends in death," Biden and Harris said in a joint statement Tuesday. "Joe Biden and his party incite violence and hatred against our police officers and we're not doing that." Thirty police officers, Philadelphia police officers, great people. The White House on early Wednesday morning said in a statement that the Philadelphia rioting and looting is a consequence of "Liberal Democrats' war against the police."
Los Angeles erupts into overnight unrest after Dodgers win, sparking coronavirus, crime concerns
The Los Angeles Police Department early Wednesday was working to disperse unruly crowds in the downtown area following the first MLB World Series win by the Dodgers in decades. “We are still dealing with a large, and at times unruly, crowd in the Downtown L.A. area,” the LAPD tweeted. “Let’s do it the way the Dodgers did with pride in themselves and pride in our great city. Congratulations to you, and, together, let’s celebrate the right way in honor of our city and of the Dodgers. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department had warned those celebrating the win to adhere to appropriate COVID-19 health guidelines.
What you can do now to protect the 2020 Election
But across the country, skilled organizers, academics, grass-roots groups, nonpartisan national organizations, and local community coalitions are preparing for the possibility of election and post-election interference and violence. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers are already signed up to take action to protect American democracy. Picture local public officials from opposing parties; faith coalitions; gardening clubs and hunting lodges; business associations and unions; civic action and civil rights groups — all signing pledges to respect and protect the vote. Some are planning public rallies to encourage and support election administrators trying to count every vote. Already in every state, civil rights and Democratic Party lawyers are fighting legal challenges to fair election procedures.
Opinion: Proposition 16 will right wrongs of the past
Affirmative action has proven to be one of our most powerful tools in expanding opportunities and overcoming structural racism and sexism. In states that allow affirmative action, women and people of color compete on equal footing for jobs, promotions, state contracts and college admissions. There is also a direct correlation between the ban on affirmative action and the steep decline in California’s Black population. In fact, Asian American and Pacific Islander admission rates fell at nearly every UC after affirmative action was banned. By voting yes on Proposition 16, we can end the ban on affirmative action and start dismantling obstacles to equal opportunity.
This Tempe family won't be intimated. They're replacing political graffiti with art
Community members are coming together after a neighborhood wall was vandalized with graffiti supporting President Donald Trump. Edmonds is turning the experience into something positive by getting the community involved to paint over the graffiti. The photo has circulated across several social media platforms and has garnered a lot of community support. Tempe officials have already had the graffiti removed from the wall and primed it for the mural. Edmonds hopes that whoever vandalized the wall outside their home will see the art and be inspired to look in the mirror.
Yes, the Thin Blue Line flag has taken a more prominent place during Trump rallies
The flag has been associated with the pro-police Blue Lives Matter movement, which arose to counter the Black Lives Matter effort. That blue stripe is meant to symbolize police officers as the "thin blue line" between order and chaos. First the anti-Black Lives Matter flag flew outside his rallies, then beside the American flag. And the Thin Blue Line flag has become a prominent part of the pro-police Blue Lives Matter movement -- which arose to counter the Blak Lives Matter movement. So, those attending the rally or seeing the images could easily see the flag as an "anti Black Lives Matter flag."
Jamil Jivani: Addressing the crisis of distrust in police
Article content continuedThe defund the police movement sweeping North America distracts from the reality that cops and communities need one another. It creates further division by arguing that under-served communities in search of more resources must take those resources from police services, instead of turning to other sources of funding. The defund the police movement also threatens to leave the most vulnerable populations in our society exposed. Canadians need a way forward that addresses the crisis of distrust, without making things worse by emboldening reckless wannabe revolutionaries. For example, in 2018, Ontario Court of Appeal Judge Michael Tulloch authored an insightful report with dozens of recommendations that are relevant to police departments throughout North America.
Trump denounces White supremacy '38 times' in new campaign video, amid Biden-Harris criticisms
“President Trump wants to prosecute the KKK as a terrorist organization and has condemned White supremacy at least 38 times. 38 times!” a senior Trump campaign official told Fox News. TRUMP DENOUNCES WHITE SUPREMACY, SAYS HE WILL ACCEPT 'PEACEFUL TRANSFER OF POWER' BUT WANTS 'TO WIN'“The Biden campaign continues to sow division and inflame racial tension by spreading this false narrative,” the Trump campaign official added. A nation healed.”Biden, however, also repeated during his speech his claim that Trump had failed to denounce White supremacy. The ads will be cycled in and out of the YouTube masthead, which the Trump campaign has secured already 20 times throughout the 2020 cycle.
The Election’s Big Twist: The Racial Gap Is Shrinking
This path would have been powered by overwhelming support from nonwhite voters, reducing the need to cater to the more conservative white voters who backed Mr. Trump four years ago. Today, the same national surveys offer no comparable hint of strength for Mr. Trump among white voters. The president’s pitch hasn’t resonated even among the kinds of voters who seem likeliest to be receptive. Trish Thompson, 69, a white Republican who works as a security guard for pipeline and fracking lands in Brownsville, Texas, voted for Mr. Trump in 2016. Not only does Mr. Trump fall short of his own lead with that group from 2016, but he also underperforms every recent Republican presidential candidate since Bob Dole in 1996.
CPUSA: Electoral uprising shatters records, signals possible democratic breakthrough
Shattering records: Voters cast their ballots in a vote center in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Republican operatives in Philadelphia have been photographing voters dropping off their ballots at drop boxes, hoping to “catch” voters dropping off other people’s ballots. Is the voting boom a sign of a new phase of a possible democratic breakthrough? People marching, people voting, people’s movements demanding change: This is what democracy looks like. This editorial was originally published under the title “The voter uprising: A sign of good things to come?” at CPUSA.org.
The role of the Left in the 2020 elections
| Wikipedia (CC)Support of a broad anti-Trump coalition is building momentum for the Biden-Harris ticket in this historic 2020 presidential election, now just days away. Most of the U.S. Left is supporting this broad coalition against Trump and Trumpism. The Left must be a part of this historic broad coalition both before and after the election. The left has a long history of building a united front by working with ideological diversity. The stakes are very high, and the role of the Left is vital.
How Marvel's Chloe Bennet Is Mobilizing and Empowering Young Asian American Voters
But among these young voters, there's one particular group that has a unique potential to effect change: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. RUN AAPI, a nonprofit committed to empowering Asian Americans in both the political and cultural space, recently launched #TheNew, a campaign to mobilize and excite young AAPI voters, and it has been working to change the community's historically low turnout. Bennet attributes this apathy to the underrepresentation of AAPI in government, and the fact that politicians rarely dedicate resources to target Asian American voters. But it's not just about the Asian American community: "The more we can come together as a community, the more we can be there for our African American brothers and sisters, for our Latinx brothers and sisters." The Asian American electorate is growing and has the ability to influence key races across the US, so know that your vote matters.
It's Official: Jade Thirlwall and Jordan Stephens Are Dating!
Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall recently confirmed her budding new relationship with actor and musician Jordan Stephens from Rizzle Kicks, and we couldn't be happier. In a recent interview with Ru Paul, Thirlwall described Stephens as her "boyfriend" and went on to explain the importance of her partner being a fan of drag culture. Since the start of lockdown, Thirlwall and Stephens have been going on socially distanced dates and began messaging earlier this year. It's safe to say that the curiosity ends here, with our now confirmed update that they are in fact a couple. Going back to drag culture, it's true, Jordan Stephens recently appeared in Netflix 2018 film called Tucked about an emerging drag performer who seeks guidance from the more experienced among him.
How Marvel's Chloe Bennet Is Mobilizing and Empowering Young Asian American Voters
But among these young voters, there's one particular group that has a unique potential to effect change: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. RUN AAPI, a nonprofit committed to empowering Asian Americans in both the political and cultural space, recently launched #TheNew, a campaign to mobilize and excite young AAPI voters, and it has been working to change the community's historically low turnout. Bennet attributes this apathy to the underrepresentation of AAPI in government, and the fact that politicians rarely dedicate resources to target Asian American voters. But it's not just about the Asian American community: "The more we can come together as a community, the more we can be there for our African American brothers and sisters, for our Latinx brothers and sisters." The Asian American electorate is growing and has the ability to influence key races across the US, so know that your vote matters.
Plants are in demand, but it hasn’t been easy for the stores that sell them
Both of her stores are open again, but only for three dates a week, 15 hours total. It’s therapeutic, explains Cain, to keep a plant safe and healthy while we attempt to do the same for ourselves. We’ve been purchasing from them, which means that they have a steady supply and that we have a steady supply. I looked at our backstock, and saw that we had a certain amount of glassware, a certain number of plants. Do you think the reopenings of your plant stores added a sense of normalcy to the community?
10 Halloween costumes you really shouldn't wear this year
There's no doubt that Halloween this year will be different, but that doesn't mean there aren't certain costumes that are just off limits. Literally COVIDImage: Getty ImagesLook, if even Yandy, purveyor of sexy costumes that have absolutely no right being sexy, won't touch COVID costumes, maybe you shouldn't either. A pandemic that's taken the lives of more than one million people and derailed everyone else's shouldn't be mocked with a Halloween costume. A COVID patientImage: Getty ImagesSimilarly, don't dress up as someone with COVID for Halloween this year. Something culturally appropriativeImage: Marka/Universal Images Group via getty imagesSay it with me, kids: Someone else's culture is not your Halloween costume.
Netflix is developing a live-action 'Assassin's Creed' series with Ubisoft
Sharpen your hidden blades and pull up your hoods: Ubisoft and Netflix announced that a live-action Assassin's Creed series is officially in development. Whispers of an Assassin's Creed collaboration between Netflix and Ubisoft have been around since 2016, when Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced that the game company was in talks with the streaming service on an unnamed, but potentially Assassin-y project. In 2017, Castlevania producer Adi Shankar confirmed that Ubisoft tapped him to produce an Assassin's Creed anime, but did not confirm at the time if that project was for Netflix specifically. Going by the reaction to the Assassin's Creed movie, some of those options may be better than others. There isn't a lot of information right now, so the real Assassin's creed absolutely applies: Nothing is true; everything is permitted.
Netflix Is Developing A Live-Action 'Assassin's Creed' Series With Ubisoft
Sharpen your hidden blades and pull up your hoods: Ubisoft and Netflix announced that a live-action Assassin's Creed series is officially in development. Whispers of an Assassin's Creed collaboration between Netflix and Ubisoft have been around since 2016, when Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced that the game company was in talks with the streaming service on an unnamed, but potentially Assassin-y project. In 2017, Castlevania producer Adi Shankar confirmed that Ubisoft tapped him to produce an Assassin's Creed anime, but did not confirm at the time if that project was for Netflix specifically. Going by the reaction to the Assassin's Creed movie, some of those options may be better than others. There isn't a lot of information right now, so the real Assassin's creed absolutely applies: Nothing is true; everything is permitted.
10 Halloween Costumes You Really Shouldn't Wear This Year
There's no doubt that Halloween this year will be different, but that doesn't mean there aren't certain costumes that are just off limits. Literally COVIDImage: Getty ImagesLook, if even Yandy, purveyor of sexy costumes that have absolutely no right being sexy, won't touch COVID costumes, maybe you shouldn't either. A pandemic that's taken the lives of more than one million people and derailed everyone else's shouldn't be mocked with a Halloween costume. A COVID patientImage: Getty ImagesSimilarly, don't dress up as someone with COVID for Halloween this year. Something culturally appropriativeImage: Marka/Universal Images Group via getty imagesSay it with me, kids: Someone else's culture is not your Halloween costume.
The White Extremist Group Patriot Front Is Preparing For A World After Donald Trump
BuzzFeed News has received a cache of hundreds of messages exchanged by Patriot Front members on Rocket.Chat, an encrypted group messaging app. In logs of the chats, all from this year, around 280 members of the group discuss grandiose goals — creating a white ethnostate from the existing United States. “In the United States, they lead white supremacist propaganda distributions,” she told BuzzFeed News. “There is no ‘endgame,’” Rousseau wrote. Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto via Getty Images The White Extremist Group Patriot Front Is Preparing For A World After Donald Trump In its secret chat, the group that sprang from Charlottesville is creating a new generation of white supremacists.
Are Jade Thirlwall & Jordan Stephens Dating? Here's What We Know
So reports suggesting that Jade Thirlwall and Jordan Stephens are dating were just what the (love) doctor ordered. And it seems that Thirwall and Stephens may have also attended an earlier Black Lives Matter protest together also, according to evidence discovered by fans. Thirlwall has spoken about her mental health struggles and the pressures of fame in the past. Writing is something they have in common as Stephens, a passionate mental health advocate, often shares musings on this topic and others via Instagram. Handwritten pieces in his notebook cover everything from society to racism to mental health and toxic masculinity.
National Guard mobilizes as second night of Philadelphia protests over Walter Wallace killing turn violent
The Pennsylvania National Guard is being mobilized to the city to quell protests and riots for the second time in five months. Shaka Johnson, an attorney representing Wallace's family, said Wallace's brother had called 911 to request medical assistance and ambulance. They questioned why officers couldn't use a Taser or other deescalation methods rather than shooting Wallace more than 10 times. Wallace's family sought ambulance, not policeA lawyer representing the family told reporters Tuesday night that Wallace had mental illness and had been taking lithium. While nearby blocks were home to clashes between protesters and police and businesses were looted across the city, Walter Wallace Sr. denounced the looting and violence.
4 Current Affairs Podcasts for Curious Children
The endless deluge of news is staggering and tough to get a handle on, even for grown-ups. And with disinformation packaged as journalism rampant on social media, there is an urgent need to help kids tell the difference between truth and propaganda. These news podcasts are perfect for young people seeking a better understanding of what the adults are fussing about and for parents who want to help their children learn how to engage critically with the world around them. Every weekday morning, expect a seven-minute episode filled with age-appropriate stories from the world of politics, science, sports and entertainment. The show still manages to be full of silliness and surprise and encourages curiosity in the world around young ones.
Nigeria's youth finds its voice with the EndSARS protest movement
Soon, the movement mushroomed organically around the country as years of frustrations and anger boiled over among the disenfranchised youth. Candle light vigil by #EndSARS protesters for those killed. "The EndSARS movement was the tipping point." Not surprisingly, the EndSARS protests in Nigeria have been compared to the Black Lives Matter fight against police brutality in the US. The global support and strength of the #EndSARS movement clearly rattled the establishment who have responded with brute force and a level of violence that has led to anger and global condemnation.
New York City Community Confronts Impact of NYPD Budget Cuts
Residents of a predominantly Black area of Queens had mixed feelings over the summer when New York City lawmakers eliminated funding for the long-awaited creation of a new police precinct and the construction of a precinct station house in their community. Black Lives Matter protesters had called for defunding the NYPD and other departments around the country, and investing in social services and economic mobility for Black communities. Since the late 1970s, longtime dwellers have been advocating for the precinct, which would have been designated the 116th. The 116th Precinct, referred to by some southeast Queens residents as the “40-Year Dream,” was envisioned by the local community as a model for future police precincts in New York City and across the country. Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, announced the site of the new 116th Precinct station house in 2017.
Racial inequity in California is real. But is Prop. 16 the answer?
Supporters of Proposition 16 say it’s needed to level the playing field and to mitigate systemic racism. They point out that Latino and Black students are underrepresented at the University of California compared with their high school graduation numbers. That galvanized the Black Lives Matter movement and inspired the California Legislature to place Proposition 16 on next Tuesday’s ballot. Proposition 16 is supported by two major business groups — the California Chamber of Commerce and the California Business Roundtable. And go to the voters with another Proposition 16.
On the campaign trail, Kamala Harris energizes women who see themselves in her battles
“Black women have been basically carrying the Democratic Party and doing the work,” she said. Her staffers and supporters often point out that there is no playbook for a Black woman seeking national office. Still, as a Black woman, Harris has had a steeper road to define herself, navigating legitimate criticisms of her record alongside racial and gender bias and hateful attacks. AdvertisementDemocratic vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris spoke while people took her photo during a campaign event Saturday in Lakewood, Ohio. As a Black woman, Harris could relate to Collins’s Black family, she said.
Election 2020: Ohio's rural-urban divide frames voters' choices
Four years later, Trump won big with 72% of the vote. They point to Trump as the disruptor more than a swing toward the Republican Party. In Brown’s first Senate race in 2006, the Democrat won 13 of the 14 counties in Ohio’s Southeast region against incumbent Republican Mike DeWine. Trump won the non-college educated vote in 2016. Four years ago Trump won Scioto County by nearly 37%, but within the city of Portsmouth Democrat Hillary Clinton won by almost 34%.
Yes, character of elected officials matters … a lot
Make no mistake, there’s a difference between character and the cast of characters who are currently leading our nation. And, his response to the pandemic that kills mostly Black people is to ignore it. Thank God that character, or the lack thereof, will most definitely be on the ballot on Tuesday. Locally, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has exhibited a strength of character in how he has handled the two pandemics — coronavirus and racism and inequality. I believe the mayor has shown character and a strength of conviction by his willingness to “listen” and a demonstrated support for fairness and equity.
Walter Wallace Jr killing: hundreds protest in Philadelphia for second night
Police said Wallace Jr was wielding a knife and ignored orders to drop it before officers fired shots on Monday afternoon. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Police line up Tuesday at a protest following the killing of Walter Wallace in Philadelphia. The civil rights lawyer Ben Crump said Wallace Jr was shot “10+ times”. The dead man’s father, Walter Wallace Sr, appealed to people to “stop the violence” out of respect for his son and family. Everyone involved will forever be impacted.”Philadelphia’s mayor, Jim Kenney, said: “My prayers are with the family and friends of Walter Wallace.
From Robert De Niro to Dennis Quaid, these are the celebrities who are supporting Trump and Biden in the US election
After years of discussion and debate, the 2020 US presidential election finally takes place next Tuesday (3 November), with either Donald Trump or Joe Biden set to become the next president. Here are some of the biggest names to have shown support for Biden and Trump this election year... She continued: “Donald Trump has failed us. Mandy MooreGeorge RR MartinAlyssa MilanoHailey BaldwinGeorge ClooneyClooney joined Barack Obama at a Biden fundraiser back in July, during which they discussed the importance of defeating Donald Trump. Donald Trump is a rough individual.
'Absolutely disgraceful': Marseille players are blasted for not taking the knee while Man City did
Marseille players did not take the knee before their Champions League encounter with Manchester City on Tuesday – but instead stood around the centre circle and watched while Raheem Sterling and his team-mates did. Players, coaches and other staff have been taking the knee in England before games since June as a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and it now symbolises the global fight against racism. Despite this, fans online questioned why the Marseille players didn't take the knee while some claimed the hosts should be 'ashamed' and one Twitter user called the scene 'absolutely disgraceful'. City outclassed their hosts, whose cautious approach and deployment of a five-man defence failed to prevent the visitors taking charge from the outset. Some questioned why Marseille didn't take a knee while others said they should be 'ashamed''Playing away in the Champions League is always tough.
QAnon and a Rape Joke Spell Trouble for Republican Congressman in Florida
In one race in Florida, however, the conspiracy-minded movement could blow up an incumbent Republican’s reelection campaign and in the process tilt control of the state congressional delegation to Democrats. This is all part of the Soros Deep State agenda for the Black Lives Matter movement,” Miller posted on Twitter. Yet there is plenty of evidence that Mast did tell the rape joke, and did joke about sex with 15-year-olds. “The Dark Money Deep State doesn’t want money to be donated to my campaign. “They know that I will not hesitate to expose the entire Deep State.
Can gigantic skeletons save Halloween?
As the pandemic threw Halloween into limbo, Home Depot’s “12 ft. Giant-Sized Skeleton with LifeEyes,” as the product is officially called (the eyes move! (One Twitter writer spoke of “the sexual tension between my bank account and the 12’ tall Home Depot skeleton.” “Can’t stop thinking ’bout him,” wrote another.) ADADHome Depot sold out of the skeletons quickly — they declined to say how many they manufactured — but scarcity has only deepened the resolve of would-be buyers. The giant skeleton comes in a 4-by-4-foot giant box. ADA manager at their local Home Depot intervened, Michelle says, passing word of the bone-napping to the bosses at corporate.
Violent protests erupt in NYC, Portland holds vigil after Walter Wallace shooting
Protests erupted in New York City on Tuesday while Portland saw multiple demonstrations in response to a police shooting in Philadelphia that resulted in the death of Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man. 'HEROIC' OFF-DUTY NYPD OFFICER TACKLES, DISARMS SUSPECTED GUNMAN AFTER DEADLY STORE SHOOTINGAbout 30 protesters were arrested during the night, according to the station. In Portland, Ore., three separate demonstrations took place, including more than 100 protesters who gathered in the city's downtown area for a vigil in memory of Wallace, reports said. The demonstrations in New York City and Portland came amid two consecutive nights of unrest in Philadelphia, which reportedly saw upwards of 1,000 looters targeting businesses in the city on Tuesday. Officials said Wallace -- who was killed on Monday -- was armed with a knife and charged at two officers, prompting them to open fire.
Google, Facebook and Twitter CEOs to appear on Capitol Hill for grilling over censorship
will feature Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet and Google. “I have long said that Big Tech poses the single greatest threat to our First Amendment rights and the future of democracy," Cruz said. "At Facebook, we don’t think tech companies should be making so many decisions about these important issues alone," he continued in a statement reviewed by Fox News. Tech companies previously told Congress their platforms are not biased against conservative voices and they are expected to emphasize their impartiality again Wednesday. A Pew Research Center survey out in August found that 90 percent of Republicans say it is likely social media companies censor political viewpoints, compared to 59 percent of Democrats.
Staggering early vote turnout boosts hopes for Biden in Texas
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Less than a week before Election Day, Joe Biden is tantalizingly close to a prize that has eluded generations of Democratic presidential candidates: Texas. They also suggest the former vice president is leading among those helping to set its staggering early vote totals. Besides the early vote, there are signs that Texas’ shift toward the Democratic Party is not a mirage. “Texas voters recognize Biden’s radical anti-energy agenda will destroy the state’s economy,” Trump campaign spokeswoman Samantha Cotten said. “My thoughts this year have completely changed,” said Lowe, who said he will vote for Biden.
The preacher who might finally turn Georgia blue
Young voters and people of color form the majority of those newly registered . This entire decade, Georgia has tempted and teased Democrats as a red state just beyond their grasp. Republicans, however, have dubbed the minister too radical to appeal to a large enough coalition of Georgia voters. And Democratic optimism about a Biden win — and a pair of young, Democratic senators representing Georgia, one of them Black — is palpable here. "Young voters, particularly young Black voters, could determine the makeup of the United States Senate," said Nse Ufot, CEO of the New Georgia Project.
POLITICO Playbook: Can anything change this race?
POLITICO Playbook: Can anything change this race? Presented byThere are now roughly 168 hours until the end of Election Day 2020, and we appear to have a stunningly static race. THERE ARE NOW ROUGHLY 168 HOURS until the end of Election Day 2020, and we appear to have a stunningly static race. Now, in the final week of the election, Biden is throwing his weight into that pitch. “O’Rourke has made the case to Jen O'Malley Dillon, his former campaign manager who now manages the Biden campaign.
A Black woman says she was racially harassed for years. Police acted only after her story went viral.
She called the Nassau County police, but she said they didn't take her complaints seriously. McLeggan's sign also sparked a large protest in her neighborhood, inspired the hashtag #StandWithJennifer and motivated volunteers to stand guard outside her home for months. Nassau County is a very safe place to live, and no one should feel threatened in their own home." McEneaney's attorney, Joseph Megale, and the Nassau County Legal Aid Society, which is representing Canarick, declined to comment. Before his arrest, McEneaney told NBC News that he isn't racist and denied any wrongdoing.
Trump Has Weaponized Masculinity As President. Here's Why It Matters
Trump Has Weaponized Masculinity As President. Here's Why It MattersEnlarge this image toggle caption SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty ImagesWhen President Trump was released from the hospital after being treated for COVID-19, he had a prescription for how Americans could handle coronavirus. She points out that women have increasingly been filtering over to the Democratic Party, and men to the Republican Party. Matthews found that more than one-third of non-incumbent Republican women running for Congress had campaign materials prominently featuring them with guns. The dynamics here are complicated: the Republican Party has grown more conservative as it has grown more male — two factors that may in fact be related.
The Bay Area is done with 2020. These Halloween yard decorations are proof
Halloween is the most social of holidays, with the misfortune to fall in the least social of years. To acknowledge this trend, this year’s Total SF and Datebook Halloween costume contest added a category for yard decorations. Continue to send Bay Area-themed and 2020-inspired costumes, yard decorations and pumpkin carvings to phartlaub@sfchronicle.com. Halloween houseSalute to Chronicle reader Mary Ulrich of San Francisco, who turned her stunning Halloween home into how most of us in the Bay Area feel right now. “Our daughter wouldn’t rest until we got our Halloween decorations up, and we’re glad she was so insistent,” Ulrich said.
Celtics social initiative begins with a voting ground game
Today’s toxic climate considered, the fight is both hard and rewarding, because Crawford sees gains in registrations and early turnout. With all of the other things, there’s a first time for a lot of things, so can we get 80%? With the exception of the voting initiative, all are still in the planning phase, with players included on all the committees. “All of these kids — the kids the principal never wanted to admit he lost faith in — and KG resurrected them. It’s very timely, because people we may not have been able to reach, we’re reaching through the Celtics network.
Michigan court sides with gun advocates to reverse firearm ban at polls
Gun owners say they want to open carry for safety, not to incite violence. Jocelyn Benson, the Michigan secretary of state, earlier this month implemented new rules that ban guns within 100ft of polling stations. Other gun owners have said they won’t monitor the polls but plan to bring their firearms when they vote. But gun owners and open carry advocates who spoke with the Guardian denied that they are out to intimidate. Lambert said he and most gun owners support the idea of stopping voter intimidation, “Be aware of Antifa.
Lewis Hamilton’s win record ‘one of sport’s greatest achievements’, says former F1 rival Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg hailed Lewis Hamilton's record 92nd Formula One win and sporting longevity as a great achievement on Tuesday but said the way the Briton was using his platform to raise awareness for global issues was just as impressive. "It surely will go down as one of the greatest sporting achievements in general, not only in Formula One, across all sports. "At the same time I think it’s really cool how Lewis is using his platform and awareness to do good in the world. We’re using the platform to innovate technology, to raise awareness for example for climate change. Rosberg said he and Hamilton, his teammate in karting when they were 13 years old, would be just as determined to win.
He was a rising jazz pianist from Tokyo. Then his NYC dreams were shattered.
The police have made no arrests, although Unno says the assault was captured on camera in the subway station. He started playing jazz piano at age 9, and playing professionally in Japan at 18. He could listen to records in Japan, but jazz was more than recordings. “If I stay in Japan, it’ll never happen.”He and his wife, Sayaka, arrived in Harlem on June 19, 2008. “He’s one of the workman jazz piano players on the New York scene,” says Spike Wilner, a pianist who owns and runs Smalls and Mezzrow, two clubs downtown.
Philadelphia rocked by second night of unrest after fatal police shooting of Black man
Hundreds of people demonstrated in Philadelphia late Tuesday with looting and violence breaking out in a second night of unrest after the latest police shooting of a Black man in the US. Cathy Wallace, his mother, said that during one of those times, “they stood there and laughed at us”. The Wallace family's attorney, Shaka Johnson, said the victim's wife, Dominique Wallace, is pregnant and is scheduled to have labour induced Wednesday. Johnson said Wallace had nine children – two briefly spoke at a news conference late Tuesday, along with the victim's mother and father. "How many more Black people have to be killed because of police brutality, excessive force, bias, systematic racism, deliberate indifference?"
A Well-Armed and Unpatriotic Far Right
Viking Fest, with its spectacle of white men banging spears and shouting aggressively, set my heart racing with an unnamed fear. Of course, an increasingly armed far right has responded by creating a world of symbols that are deeply comforting to them. Amid such incoherence (and symbolic violence), such an inability to justify their place in this democracy, it might be fairest to say that, as this election campaign heads toward its chaotic climax, Trump and the far right worship little more than one another. The hundreds of thousands of dead civilians, the flourishing of terrorist groups far deadlier and angrier than those the U.S. originally sought to defeat, the degradation of basic human rights including the rights to life and health—the carnage has been significant indeed. As these wars enter or near their third decade, I often hear friends say about President Trump, "At least he hasn't started another war."
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile: Progress report- OK but...
Mr Trump said Egypt would not be able to live with the dam and might "blow up" the construction. Mr. Bolsonaro had canceled trips that week to Italy, Poland and Hungary, and Brazil’s health minister had urged him to stay away from Florida, too. Mr. Trump declared he was “not concerned at all” before walking Mr. Bolsonaro around the club shaking hands. Mr. Trump had shared a cure, Mr. Bolsonaro told advisers: a box of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, the unproven treatment that Mr. Trump was then promoting as a remedy for Covid-19. Mr. Trump and Mr. Bolsonaro drove 10,000 Cuban doctors and nurses out of impoverished areas of Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia and El Salvador.
I am a Proud Democrat
I am a DemocratThis is my first diary on Daily Kos, so I hope you will bear with me. Worst vote I’ve ever made, and I regret not doing the right thing and voting for a Democrat for the first time in HRC. But right now, there is a fundamental threat that Trump and the GOP represent to our very Republic. And while I can sit here and rip on Trump and his enablers all day, I would like to say how proud I am to be supporting Joe Biden. I believe he is going to be a transformative President, one for the history books (in a good way).
Ohio fringe candidate threatens governor with a revived far-right terror tactic: ‘citizen’s arrest’
Mike DeWine's COVID-19 orders earlier this summer, and this week declared she was making a citizen's arrest, but denies plotting to kidnap him. Gretchen Whitmer under the rubric of a “constitutionalist” fantasy, a similar plot to make a “citizen’s arrest” of Ohio Gov. On Monday, she held a press conference in which she denied she intended to harm DeWine—she merely intended to serve him with citizen’s arrest papers, she said. There was another citizen’s arrest incident in Michigan recently involving a city councilman in Warren who attempted to make an arrest of his own. Most of the time, however, the threats of a citizen’s arrest as a far-right tactic have been directed at public officials—and the intent has always been clear, too.
God damn it
Every Thursday these days, she spends an hour at a busy Atlanta intersection holding up her Black Lives Matter sign. Mama’s in the emergency room, and my sister can’t stay with her. If we had a different president, we’d have this virus under control and my sister would be in the emergency room comforting my mom. But right now Trump is president and my mom’s in the hospital all by herself and I just want to scream. God damn Covid and may Trump and McConnell and that hideous new woman on the court and their hoards of enablers get their just desserts.
Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Was Targeted in Armed White Supremacist Plot
This election season, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza says President Trump is “stoking fires he has no intention of controlling” and inciting far-right extremists. I mean, I want to start off by saying that, you know, this is not atypical for this president. Investigators say the man is a white supremacist who sought to provoke violence against protesters. And, in fact, again, he is stoking violence. AMY GOODMAN: Alicia Garza is the principal of Black Futures Lab, co-founder of Supermajority, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
National Guard sent to suppress protests over police murder in Philadelphia
On Tuesday the Wallace family, through their lawyer, Shaka Johnson, stated that when they called emergency services for help, they specifically requested an ambulance, not police. When local residents marched to protest the murder, police lashed out in brutal attacks, provoking some rock throwing and looting. Demonstrating the international character of police violence, protesters in Philadelphia solidarized themselves with the protests in Nigeria against the brutal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police. The impoverished Cobbs Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia where the Wallace family lives is the same neighborhood where the 1985 MOVE bombing took place. However, a cell phone video taken by a witness to the killing shows that the cops who shot Wallace were well separated from him when they fired their weapons.
Looters in Philadelphia ransack stores, attack reporter during second night of chaos
Protests turned violent in Philadelphia Tuesday night as demonstrators clashed with police, ransacked stores and beat a reporter covering the unrest. The man was identified as Walter Wallace Jr. and a part of the incident was caught on video. Videos showed stores with items strewn in aisles and looters carrying out kitchen appliances and other items. Some showed stores in disarray as looters grabbed various items from shelves and left. “My son looks like Walter Wallace,” Andrea Dingle, 31, who brought her four children to the rally, told the paper.
Violent protests erupt in NYC, Portland holds vigil after Walter Wallace shooting
Protests erupted in New York City on Tuesday while Portland saw multiple demonstrations in response to a police shooting in Philadelphia that resulted in the death of a Black man. 'HEROIC' OFF-DUTY NYPD OFFICER TACKLES, DISARMS SUSPECTED GUNMAN AFTER DEADLY STORE SHOOTINGAbout 30 protesters were arrested during the night, according to the station. In Portland, Ore., three separate demonstrations took place, including more than 100 protesters who gathered in the city's downtown area for a vigil in memory of Wallace, reports said. The demonstrations in New York City and Portland came amid two consecutive nights of unrest in Philadelphia, which reportedly saw upwards of 1,000 looters targeting businesses in the city on Tuesday. Officials said Wallace -- who was killed on Monday -- was armed with a knife and charged at two officers, prompting them to open fire.
Los Angeles police get approval to record, store protest footage - LA Times
(Reuters) - Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday got approval to begin recording and storing aerial footage of protests and other large gatherings from its helicopters, the LA Times newspaper reported late on Tuesday. “This is the height of state repression and surveillance,” Melina Abdullah, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles was quoted as saying by the newspaper. The approval came through a unanimous Police Commission vote to accept a donation of $2,150 worth of recording equipment from the Los Angeles Police Foundation, according to the report. Los Angeles Police Foundation is a private philanthropic entity that has long bankrolled equipment desired by the LAPD but not budgeted for or prioritized by the city. At present, 10 LAPD helicopters are equipped with technology that allows for video to be transmitted to commanders on the ground but those feeds cannot be recorded or stored.
Woman wounded in fatal Illinois police shooting: 'Our 7-month-old son will never know his father'
I lost the love of my life and the father of my 7-month-old son," Williams said through tears, seated on a hospital bed in a gown. Demonstrators protest the October 20, police shooting that led to the death of 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette and left his girlfriend, 20-year-old Tafara Williams, with serious injuries on October 22, 2020 in Waukegan, Illinois. "I’m asking you to pray for her, and my grandson Marcellis Stinnette, Jr."Trevor Williams, William's father, said he wasn’t sleeping at night. Demonstrators protest the October 20 police shooting that led to the death of 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette and left his girlfriend, 20-year-old Tafara Williams, with serious injuries on October 22, 2020 in Waukegan, Illinois. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Waukegan, Illinois, shooting: Tafara Williams shares her story
Walter Wallace Jr: Second night of unrest after black man shot dead by Philadelphia police
A second night of unrest has unfolded in Philadelphia after a black man was shot dead by police officers. Footage of the shooting shows Walter Wallace Jr, 27, being fired at several times by police after they yell for him to drop a knife. Image: Protesters confront police on the second night of demonstrationsA second night of unrest had been anticipated after more than 90 people were arrested and 30 police officers injured during protests beginning on Monday night. Mr Wallace Sr said he is haunted by the way his son was "butchered". Mr Wallace's wife, Dominique, is pregnant and scheduled to have her labour induced on Wednesday.
Prince Harry talks about anti-racism, education and mental fitness
As he tells Hutchinson, Harry is “both feet in”. Prince Harry: Yeah, it's all really important stuff. Prince Harry: Yeah. So, yeah, that's another thing we also want to be championing: people with disabilities, teaching them martial arts and stuff like that. And wouldn't it be amazing to be part of that change, that 2019 and 2020 and 2021 window that really, really made this difference?
Ikea revises its 2021 catalog because of photo with racist overtones
A lot of work goes into the annual IKEA catalog that might be sitting in a stack of magazines on your coffee table or in a cabinet somewhere. This year, that work includes removing a photograph with racist overtones from each of the Swedish furniture giant’s already printed issues. Add Changing America to your Facebook or Twitter feed to stay on top of the news. In a statement sent to Changing America, IKEA U.S. said they are not reprinting the catalogs but removing the image before making them available in stores later this year. "We just need a little more time to ensure that we get it right," said the furniture company in a statement.
30 Police Officers Injured By Anti-Police Rioters In Democrat-Controlled Philadelphia
Violent anti-police rioters attacked law enforcement officials in Philadelphia on Monday night, injuring 30 officers in response to police killing a man who approached them with a knife earlier in the day. The rioters were “throwing rocks and bricks at police” while others were engaged in “looting or vandalizing businesses,” NBC Philadelphia reported. “At the Philadelphia BLM riot, a cop got hit or run over by a speeding vehicle,” Ngo wrote. Video of the police vehicle that was set on fire in Philadelphia by BLM rioters. Maurice Holloway, a witness, told NBC10 he helped officers place Wallace in the police car that rushed him to the hospital.
Colin Kaepernick Netflix Series Coming Soon
“With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture, and for him, personally,” DuVernay said in a press release on Monday. “Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” said Kaepernick. From @Kaepernick7 & @ava, the dramatic scripted series Colin In Black & White follows the H.S. years of Colin Kaepernick. pic.twitter.com/eb75RkuW2H — Netflix (@netflix) June 29, 2020Cindy Holland, vice president of Original Content for Netflix, said the streaming giant is proud to bring Colin’s story to life.
30 Officers Injured After Fatal Shooting Of Armed Black Man In Philadelphia Sparks Riots
A shooting of an armed black man in West Philadelphia captured on video sparked riots throughout the city leaving at least 30 police officers injured. #Philadelphia https://t.co/rxom1tHCy6 — Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) October 26, 2020The shooting is under investigation. pic.twitter.com/fYvmnujgnB — Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) October 27, 2020This Snipes shoe store was hit, still seeing occasional looters in and out. pic.twitter.com/v09oZHyOry — Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) October 27, 2020Police run away and retreat from a mob of BLM rioters in Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/8mN57QWFmm — Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) October 27, 2020At least 30 police officers were hurt after being struck by projectiles or other objects.
Why The Right Can Never End The Culture Wars By Capitulating
Only the left can turn down the heat in the culture war, because it is the left that has cultural power in America. Leftists are the culture war aggressors. To be a conservative in the culture war is thus to fight the long defeat, punctuated by the occasional grueling effort at a counterattack. This is why each of the left’s culture war victories is followed by a new offensive. In reality, conservatives cannot de-escalate, let alone end, the culture war.
They are going to go all-out in a desperate attempt to try to stop Trump from declaring victory
For months, pundits on the left have been trying to convince us that President Trump may have a lead initially but that Joe Biden will surely be victorious once all of the mail-in ballots are finally counted. Even if Trump gets the votes that he needs to win, these protesters have absolutely no intention of recognizing the result as legitimate. Instead, they are planning an “uprising” that will go “from election night on”…“On Election Day, when you’re done voting, doing election protection, or getting out the vote, come join us at Black Lives Matter Plaza. From election night on, as the situation changes and evolves we all work together to make that happen,” they tell their supporters on the webpage. We are on the verge of widespread civil unrest following a presidential election, and nobody has any idea how to stop it from happening.
They are going to go all-out in a desperate attempt to try to stop Trump from declaring victory
For months, pundits on the left have been trying to convince us that President Trump may have a lead initially but that Joe Biden will surely be victorious once all of the mail-in ballots are finally counted. Even if Trump gets the votes that he needs to win, these protesters have absolutely no intention of recognizing the result as legitimate. Instead, they are planning an “uprising” that will go “from election night on”…“On Election Day, when you’re done voting, doing election protection, or getting out the vote, come join us at Black Lives Matter Plaza. From election night on, as the situation changes and evolves we all work together to make that happen,” they tell their supporters on the webpage. If chaos does erupt in our streets in November, I would strongly advise avoiding it, because it is likely to get really, really ugly.
PREDICTION: Joe Biden Would Manage COVID-19 in One of Two Ways — Both Should Infuriate You
Joe Biden has made President Trump’s handling of COVID-19 one of his central arguments for electing him on November 3. However, there are only two courses of action for how Sleepy Joe will handle the pandemic if he wins. The testing won’t be modified, and more mandatory testing will be ordered. Biden is Not WrongJoe Biden likes to say this election is a battle for the soul of the nation. Joe Biden is on the wrong side of the very battle he is calling your attention to.
VIDEO: Philadelphia Erupts in Second Night of Riots, Looting [Updated]
Philadelphia, Pa., erupted into its second straight night of violent riots following the police shooting death of 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr. Monday afternoon. Avoid the area — Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) October 28, 2020Townhall Media’s Julio Rosas is leading our coverage on the scene including providing video. pic.twitter.com/I7MCwLnnAg — Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 28, 2020Guys, I haven’t seen riots and looting on this scale and this bad since Minneapolis back in May. — Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 28, 2020BREAKING: looting is taking place all around Philadelphia. Rioting in NYC tonight in support of the BLM Philadelphia riots.
I Guarantee No One Will Follow Latest Recommendation from the COVID Nazis...Except Maybe Joe Biden
You don’t need to be a medical doctor to know that no one will be taking this advice come Thanksgiving. The so-called medical expert community has beclowned itself the entire year. Voting for Joe Biden will bring about a total lockdown for sure. As for Fauci and his crew, I don’t think he’s a bad guy. Nearly half of the total COVID death toll in the US is due to Democratic governors.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asks why cops in Philadelphia didn’t ‘shoot to injure’ man approaching with knife
Wolf Blitzer weighed in on the shooting in Philadelphia Monday night that led to rioting by asking why the cops didn’t “shoot to injure” the man approaching them with a knife and refusing to drop it despite several commands from officers. Wolf Blitzer asks why the Philadelphia officers didn’t choose to “shoot to injure” instead of shooting to kill. The answer is because cops aren’t expert marksmen: None are trained to “shoot to injure” because it’s impossible to do consistently. — Matt Lancaster (@urnamma) October 27, 2020Perhaps Wolf Blitzer should ask why the deceased didn’t drop the knife! — Tim Lane (@TimLane01003538) October 27, 2020So was the guy with the knife trained to " stab to injure" or "stab to kill" is the question?
Pa. police injured after protesters gather outside Philadelphia police precinct
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 1:28 PM PT – Tuesday, October 27, 2020The city of Philadelphia, Pa. experienced violent demonstrations after a fatal officer-involved shooting of a man armed with a knife took place on the city’s west side. The officer took Wallace into his police car and drove him to the nearby Presbyterian Hospital, where he, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries. One officer, a 56-year-old female sergeant, was reportedly hit by a black pick-up truck. #PhiladelphiaBREAKINGA large black pick-up truck just sped through the area striking at least two police officers. One of them—a 56 year old female sergeant hit by a black pickup truck near 52nd and Walnut.
Facebook Removes Ad Critical of Biden Support for BLM
Facebook removed a black man's ad that criticized Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's record on crime and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement just days before the election. The narrator claims that Biden "supports the BLM organization that also wants to keep black men from raising their children." Wallace noted that now-deleted language in the Black Lives Matter platform supporting the disruption of the "Western-prescribed nuclear family structure." Facebook cited a fact check from a website called Lead Stories, which said that Wallace's claims have "no proof" and that Biden has not "formally endorsed" Black Lives Matter. Politifact also fact checked the claim that BLM supports the abolition of the nuclear family.
Opinion: CNN's Home Page Could Be a Major Clue That Trump Is Winning 2020
It is often said that the parts a narrator excludes from the story are far more telling than the parts they include. If that’s true, the left-wing establishment media just proved itself far more fearful about next week’s election than it has let on. Ninety-one arrests were reported the following morning and, thankfully, all the officers are expected to recover from their various injuries. As more than 30 cops have been injured during last night’s lawless riots in #Philadelphia, the DEA stands with our brothers and sisters in blue. With Election Day just one week away, riots like these are bad optics for the DNC.
Anti-Trumper Finds Car Full of Jewish Kids, Does the Unthinkable
“Immediately the kids started crying and screaming and I jumped out of the car after I was [pepper] sprayed as well,” one of the victims in the car told the network. “Woman arrested for spraying pepper spray at the #JewsForTrump vehicle convoy on 5 Avenue in Manhattan,” NYC Scanner tweeted with video of the suspect in the pepper spray attack apparently getting arrested. Woman arrested for spraying pepper spray at the #JewsForTrump vehicle convoy on 5 Avenue in Manhattan. pic.twitter.com/kfrwaLTJgT — NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) October 25, 2020This isn’t the only unprovoked attack unleashed on Jewish Trump supporters last weekend. This man is so upset that a #JewsForTrump vehicle convoy practically shut down the Brooklyn Bridge while heading to Manhattan, that he began punching vehicles.
'Terrorist tones' in left's post-election plan for Trump supporters
Are Trump supporters being targeted for violence by the political left? "Many leftists have directed some deeply disturbing rhetoric at conservatives and Trump supporters in recent months," Morabito said. Salon's Paul Rosenberg, meanwhile, described Trump supporters as an "existential threat." He wrote on Twitter that all Trump supporters "must be eradicated from society." His supporters – ALL OF THEM – are by definition white nationalist terror supporters," he said.
The mobilization of the mob – including 'deep-staters'
The ground troops of the anti-Donald Trump resistance aren't just biding their time until Election Day for Hidin' Joe Biden. No matter the outcome at the ballot box, the left-wing mob is prepared to disrupt and destroy nationwide in the name of preserving "democracy." "We'll keep it going until Trump concedes," ShutDown D.C. threatens in its outline of a "No More Business As Usual" blockade across the country. Is the Trump administration ready to purge these infiltrators from the bowels of the federal bureaucracy before it's too late? But these professionally organized punks provide obstructionist boots on the ground for globalist Democratic billionaires and strategic cover for their violent Antifa and Black Lives Matter comrades.
Riots break out in Philadelphia after police shooting, 30 officers injured
That didn’t stay peaceful for long, CBS’ affiliate in Philadelphia reports, and at least thirty police officers got injured in the rioting:Protesters upset over alleged police brutality took to the streets in Philadelphia overnight. This came hours after police shot and killed a man with a knife in West Philadelphia on Monday afternoon. Officers opened fire when they say the man walked toward them near 61st and Locust Streets, refusing to drop the knife. The man who was shot and killed by police was identified as 27-year-old Walter Wallace, Jr. His killing led to a night of protests and riots in West Philadelphia. Police say 30 officers were injured, they include a 56-year-old female officer who was hit by a car at 52nd and Walnut Streets.
7 Leftist Threats Political Terror Is Coming Whether Trump Wins Or Not
Examples of hostilities toward Trump and his supporters abound, but leftists' threats of terror are even greater should Biden win the presidency. Many leftists have directed some deeply disturbing rhetoric at conservatives and Trump supporters in recent months, claiming President Trump’s bombast is responsible for the political polarization of today’s America. First, divide the so-called redeemable Trump supporters from those intent on keeping America great. Olbermann referred to Trump supporters as “maggots” who needed to be chased from the stage. His supporters — ALL OF THEM — are by definition white nationalist terror supporters.
The Erasure of Mesut Özil
Very deliberately, though, and seemingly at the behest of an authoritarian government, Mesut Özil was being erased. By the time the Premier League was discussing Black Lives Matter in the summer, of course, the world had changed. Even after his tweet about China, Özil played a reasonably prominent role for Arsenal in the first few months of 2020. Wherever it began, this is where it has led: 10 months later, Mesut Özil has, effectively, been erased. The post The Erasure of Mesut Özil appeared first on TheTodayNews.
Even if Joe Biden misspoke about 'Proud Boys,' social media embraces 'poor boys'
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday mistakenly referred to the far-right group Proud Boys as “poor boys” — a viral moment in a debate that was relatively lacking in them. 'Vile':Joe Biden vows to abolish Muslim travel ban on Day 1 if elected presidentThen, in seeming reference to the candidates' first standoff, Biden said: “He says to them about the ‘Poor Boys’, last time we were on stage here. The Southern Poverty Law Center has denounced the Proud Boys for its "anti-Muslim and misogynistic rhetoric" and has designated it as a hate group. The Proud Boys' sometimes violent tactics have become more visible as the organization has staged demonstrations, often in opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement. “A nasty group of racist thugs shouldn't ever get to call themselves ‘Proud,’” said one commenter.
Waking to the Woke
Schapiro is one of the most woke college presidents in the country. Coming from Northwestern students, the movement to abolish the campus police is particularly “performative” (to use a term favored by campus leftists) and risk-free. The black students declined to let the white students sit with them. (The unnamed institution is likely Williams College, which promotes the concept of “uncomfortable learning” and whose black students are particularly radicalized.) Those black students had every right to enjoy their lunches in peace.
Macron, Trump, and the Question of the Nation
Macron, Trump, and the Question of the NationFrom the beginning of Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency and throughout his administration, the most consistent point of orientation in his politics has been the priority of the nation. No doubt, Macron and Trump work in different rhetorical registers, just as the national histories involve some incommensurable differences. Yet if we find that Trump and Macron are in some points on the same page, then what? Yes, France is a nation of immigrants, but France is also and emphatically a nation. Macron addresses how the value of liberty defines the French Republic and the French nation, as he welcomes new citizens into the national community.
Woke American Tigers, Crouching in China
It's not the only U.S. company to prominently support Black Lives Matter at home but not human-rights causes in China. Apple in China: The tech giant has taken numerous steps to mollify the repressive regime. The response from human rights advocates is, first of all, that executives of these multinationals are being deliberately misleading when they downplay their actions and influence. The Houston Rockets general manager was outspoken about Hong Kong but the NBA reined him in. Last year, 23 members of the United Nations Human Rights Council, operating under the idea that human rights were universal, issued a statement critical of China for its mass detention of Uighurs.
They're Going All-Out To Stop Trump Declaring Victory
For months, pundits on the left have been trying to convince us that President Trump may have a lead initially but that Joe Biden will surely be victorious once all of the mail-in ballots are finally counted. They are going to be pushing that narrative no matter how large Trump’s lead is, and they are absolutely determined to squelch any talk that Trump has officially won. Even if Trump gets the votes that he needs to win, these protesters have absolutely no intention of recognizing the result as legitimate. Instead, they are planning an “uprising” that will go “from election night on”…“On Election Day, when you’re done voting, doing election protection, or getting out the vote, come join us at Black Lives Matter Plaza. From election night on, as the situation changes and evolves we all work together to make that happen,” they tell their supporters on the webpage.
Philadelphia Overrun By Rioting, Looting After Police Shoot Knife-Wielding Black Man
At the Philadelphia BLM riot, a cop got hit or run over by a speeding vehicle. pic.twitter.com/S12XuEoNAi — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 27, 2020Other videos show BLM criminals looting a clothing store. Mass looting breaks out at clothing and shoe store during tonight’s BLM riot in Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/htXN1rsbCk — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 27, 2020Another clip shows a police car on fire. Video of the police vehicle that was set on fire in Philadelphia by BLM rioters.
The COVID "Casedemic" & Biden's "Dark Winter" Plan
The number of times the sample is amplified, also called the cycle threshold (Ct), is too high. The rationale for the update was that viral debris could be detected using the PCR test for 90 days after recovery. Hence, our current “casedemic.” Positive tests as they are counted today do not indicate a “case” of anything. It may be enough to make you sick, but according to the New York Times and their experts, probably won’t. The testing won’t be modified, and more mandatory testing will be ordered.
BREAKING: Vehicle Rams Line of Police Officers in Philadelphia
Watch:TRIGGER WARNING: The video below shows the vehicle speeding through the line of police officers leaving several on the ground. At the Philadelphia BLM riot, a cop got hit or run over by a speeding vehicle. pic.twitter.com/Aj9IN47Rx8 — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 27, 2020Black Lives Matter rioters are clashing with police officers in Philadelphia with makeshift weapons and bricks. pic.twitter.com/vCaIOYN6GK — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 27, 2020Philadelphia police are outnumbered by hundreds of Black Lives Matter rioters. pic.twitter.com/q2jqvTsLnb — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 27, 2020It appears that police in Philadelphia have a tough night ahead of them.
In Brilliant PR Move, NFL Superstar Recklessly Pulls Alongside Trump Caravan and Flips off Supporters
DeAndre Hopkins Accused Of Flipping Off Trump Caravan In Arizona https://t.co/1TLNUpvOm7 — TMZ (@TMZ) October 26, 2020As Fox 10 in Phoenix reported, the incident happened on Sunday, prior to the Cardinals’ game against the Seattle Seahawks, as a caravan of Trump supporters rallied on several Arizona highways. She also noted other “intolerant” people threw water and other objects at the Trump supporters. Deandre Hopkins flipped off a bunch of Trump supporters on his way to the stadium then put up 10 catches for 100 yards and a TD. “Deandre Hopkins flicked off Trump supporters from his Ferrari on the way to the game last night. Hopkins, apparently fired up after flipping off the Trumper supporters [sarc], ended the game with 10 receptions for 103 yards, scoring one touchdown.
Costco is the latest retailer to drop Chaokoh coconut milk over allegations of forced monkey labor, PETA says
Don't expect to find coconut milk on Costco shelves on your next shopping trip. "Costco made the right call to reject animal exploitation, and PETA is calling on holdouts like Kroger to follow suit." Two Chaokoh products were listed on Costco's Business Center website but not the regular Costco website Tuesday. “Just because something is legal or accepted it doesn’t mean it’s OK,” Stein said, adding the Tourism Authority of Thailand website promotes monkey labor. Costco being a major player should have an impact.”PETA lists coconut milk products that it says don't use forced monkey labor on its website, www.peta.org.
'This Is Us' Season 5 premiere recap: How the Pearsons deal with 2020 (and that huge twist)
The following contains details from "Forty," the two-part Season 5 premiere of NBC's "This Is Us." After William left with baby Randall, Laurel unexpectedly wakes up. Quickly, the Pearsons go through the first few months of the pandemic, with milestones and thoughts we're all familiar with. Kevin and Randall exchange some (less angry) words about Kevin's twins (a boy and a girl), before Randall leaves. And then, in the final moments of the episode, Laurel is revealed to have survived.
'This is Us' veers into current events, while introducing a new twist
(CNN) "This is Us" pivoted directly into current events, tackling the pandemic and, more pointedly, the fallout from the killing of George Floyd and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests. Yet the show also closed its two-hour premiere with another major twist in the Pearson family history, potentially adding a new long-lost relative to its ranks. I'm just really, really sad," he told his wife, Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson), at the end of the program, to which she reassured him that the fight goes on and "This pain is not forever." Brown was, as usual, sensational, as Randall dealt with issues that he has previously been reluctant to discuss, even with his siblings and therapist. The mix of micro and macro most successfully collided within that character, offering a promising foundation for the season to come.
The science behind coronavirus restrictions
More than half a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists across the world are still striving to find out more about the coronavirus. In September, virologist Christian Drosten, one of Germany's foremost coronavirus experts, said the debate about masks is "complex," but insisted that there's evidence to support their usefulness. Exercise equipment also gets touched by a lot of people, potentially increasing the infection risk further, he noted. For airplanes, studies have also suggested a relatively low risk. Presenting the latest RKI data last week, Wieler said that coronavirus outbreaks in Germany now commonly originate in private households.
3 accused of making, shipping firearms are facing federal weapons charges
Garza in a tweet said the FBI told her "they arrested a man in Idaho on weapons charges who they believe was affiliated with white supremacist groups. Joseph Butterfield, Marine Corps Spokesman, told NBC News, that "Liam Collins, 21, and Jordan Duncan, 25, are former Marines. The Marine Corps will continue to assist the investigating authorities in any way we can. The Marine Corps confirmed that Collins was discharged last month after three years of service. "Collins’ premature discharge is indicative of the fact that the character of his service was incongruent with Marine Corps' expectations and standards.
Sacha Baron Cohen Shares Video Of Chaotic Escape From Washington Gun Rally
Sacha Baron Cohen has revealed the not-so-funny side of his prank on right-wingers at a gun rally in Washington state earlier this year. Baron Cohen said an undercover Black Lives Matter protester recognized him through his disguise, and word got out that it was him. “The organizers and a lot of people in the crowd got very angry,” Baron Cohen said. Story continues“This was the first movie where I’ve had to wear a bulletproof vest,” Baron Cohen said. Related...Trump Lashes Out At 'Borat' Creator Sacha Baron Cohen: 'He's A Creep'Kazakhstan Adopts Borat's Catchphrase As New Tourism SloganSacha Baron Cohen Reveals How The Infamous Rudy Giuliani Stunt Almost Went WrongLove HuffPost?
'Already broken': US election unlikely to change relations with Russia
And the US indictment of six Russian military intelligence hackers last week served as a reminder of the potential threat. However, as Biden enters the final days of the campaign with a significant lead, Putin appears to be hedging his bets. Kortunov said that Russia, unlike Germany, Israel or China, is in the “privileged position” that the outcome of the election is likely to have little effect on bilateral relations. “We are at the lowest point ever in the history of US-Russian relations so going even lower would be difficult,” he said. “The biggest risk to this election is not the Russians, it’s us,” said Hill.
One week out, Biden imagines a post-Trump America and the president launches more attacks
The divergent messages, one week before Election Day, crystallized the vastly different lenses through which the candidates see the race. Biden, ahead in the polls, is seeking to motivate supporters by painting a post-Trump America in increasingly vivid terms. A Biden spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for a response to the attacks from Trump and Kelly. But Obama was more than willing to go after the president, speaking with an acidity rarely seen from former presidents. He thinks Lesley Stahl’s a bully.”Obama noted that “just yesterday, he said that the leaders of North Korea want him to win.”“We know!” Obama continued, to laughter from the crowd.
Trump denounces White supremacy '38 times' in new campaign video, amid Biden-Harris criticisms
“President Trump wants to prosecute the KKK as a terrorist organization and has condemned White supremacy at least 38 times. 38 times!” a senior Trump campaign official told Fox News. TRUMP DENOUNCES WHITE SUPREMACY, SAYS HE WILL ACCEPT 'PEACEFUL TRANSFER OF POWER' BUT WANTS 'TO WIN'“The Biden campaign continues to sow division and inflame racial tension by spreading this false narrative,” the Trump campaign official added. According to the Anti-Defamation League, White supremacy is a full-fledged "ideology" that encompasses more than simple racism and bigotry. The ads will be cycled in and out of the YouTube masthead, which the Trump campaign has secured already 20 times throughout the 2020 cycle.
U.S. Voters Agree on One Thing: They'd Feel Better Owning a Gun
But they have found common ground, and a sense of certainty, in a recent purchase: a gun. “It’s a lot to process.”In the U.S., spikes in gun purchases are often driven by fear. But in past years that anxiety has centered on concerns that politicians will pass stricter gun controls. Mass shootings often prompt more gun sales for that reason, as do elections of liberal Democrats. Gun shop owners, gun rights groups and gun lobbying groups said they were now selling more weapons than usual to Black shoppers, and to women in particular, and more weapons to first-time gun owners generally.
Group begins effort to recall Tucson Mayor Regina Romero; needs 25,000 valid signatures
A group of Tucson residents has begun an effort to recall Mayor Regina Romero. After filing for the petition with the City Clerk’s Office on Monday, the individuals have 120 days to gather nearly 25,000 valid signatures. If the petition gets enough valid signatures by the deadline, the mayor would either have five days to resign or be automatically placed on the ballot for the recall election. Initiated by residents Joseph Morgan, Dawn Polotto and Alexander McKenna, the petition is a result of what they are calling “Romero’s failure to fulfill her duties as the Mayor of Tucson.” Morgan, the lead organizer, is also the administrator of a social media group called RecallRegina2020. On its website, the group identifies several complaints toward the mayor, which include her decision to remove Tucson police officers from election polls, her approval of a “Black Lives Matter” banner at city hall and her One Million Trees Initiative as well as her backing of a citywide mask mandate.
Group begins effort to recall Tucson Mayor Regina Romero; needs 25,000 valid signatures
A group of Tucson residents has begun an effort to recall Mayor Regina Romero. After filing for the petition with the City Clerk’s Office on Monday, the individuals have 120 days to gather nearly 25,000 valid signatures. If the petition gets enough valid signatures by the deadline, the mayor would either have five days to resign or be automatically placed on the ballot for the recall election. Initiated by residents Joseph Morgan, Dawn Polotto and Alexander McKenna, the petition is a result of what they are calling “Romero’s failure to fulfill her duties as the Mayor of Tucson.” Morgan, the lead organizer, is also the administrator of a social media group called RecallRegina2020. On its website, the group identifies several complaints toward the mayor, which includes her decision to remove Tucson police officers from election polls, her approval of a “Black Lives Matter” banner at city hall, her One Million Trees Initiative as well as her backing of a city-wide mask mandate.
Harry Potter publisher books bumper online sales
A run of best-sellers on racial equality helped the publisher behind Harry Potter post bumper sales and profits as Black Lives Matter protests raged across the US and UK. A jump in demand for e-books during lockdown also helped drive revenues 10pc higher to £78m for the period. Investors cheered the better-than-expected results, sending shares up 13pc to 238p in the wake of the update. Chief executive Nigel Newton said a strong performance across the business, coupled with efforts to control costs, had delivered excellent trading in the first half of the year. "Bloomsbury is well positioned for the future, with sufficient working capital and significant headroom for acquisitions opportunities."
Tyrone Mings warns black players will NOT sign for clubs that haven't joined new diversity code
Tyrone Mings believes black footballers will consider boycotting clubs who have not signed up to the FA's historic leadership diversity code, which was unveiled on Tuesday. The code, as revealed by Sportsmail last week, demands that clubs appoint more female, black, Asian and mixed-heritage staff to coaching positions. Southampton's current position as the only top-flight club not to sign up certainly leaves them open to criticism. 'Southampton FC are wholly supportive of the Football Leadership Diversity Code objectives,' they said in a statement. 'But of course if they do sign up and the whole Premier League signs up it represents a real collective sign of people wanting to make change.
Philadelphia protesters attack DC police station as stores looted
AdvertisementProtests over the deaths of two black men in Washington DC and Philadelphia turned violent Tuesday with stores looted and tear gas deployed. Walter Wallace was killed Monday when Philadelphia police officers fired at him. Windows were smashed by protesters at a police station in DC, NBC reports. Images from Philadelphia shows stores in the city being looted. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old Wallace on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife.
More than 500 business professors are urging CEOs to denounce Trump
Many condemned the travel ban from Muslim countries that US president Donald Trump instituted shortly after he took office. “This is not an attempt to change any business leader’s mind about the current president. These bipartisan groups—who disagree on many things—now agree that no positive vision for our country can be realized under the continued presidency of Donald Trump. Then comes the clincher (emphasis his):It is time for business leaders to follow suit and speak out against the threat Trump poses to our country. The question is, will that be enough time for these ideas to make the leap from the virtual hallways of business academia to the luxurious home offices of business leaders?
Report: Police Killing People of Color at Higher Rates Than White People
Over a five-year period, police killed people of color at disproportionately higher rates than white people. The narrative of a white officer killing an unarmed person of color has been repeated throughout the U.S. for years. They found more than half of those killed were white, followed by 27% Black, 19% Hispanic, 2% Asian and 2% Native Americans. While the average age of those killed was 34, white victims tended to be older, averaging age 38. The rates of police killing unarmed Black and Hispanic people are significantly higher than for white people — three times higher and 45% higher, respectively.
Publishers Fight Ad Keyword 'Block Lists' on Election News Stories
These lists, which are now common among advertisers and publishers, would prevent most ads from appearing on election-related coverage, the publisher source told Reuters. In some cases, sentiment analysis tools built by publishers have worked better than ones offered by outside ad tech companies like IAS and DoubleVerify. The third-party tools were sometimes found to block more ad inventory than necessary compared to publisher tools, said Joshua Lowcock, chief digital and innovation officer at ad agency UM. Dow Jones' ad sales team is also working with the brands to narrow down the keyword lists, said Erin Laughlin, product director of advertising at Dow Jones. A Dow Jones advertising group that produces custom ad campaigns and sponsored content is seeing increased interest, Tsigrikes said.
President Trump Calls for Supporters 'to Go Into the Polls' on Election Day
I was wishing that Biden wouldn't seem so timid about the Black Lives Matter movement, and that he wouldn't insist on variations of the bad-apples theory when discussing police reform. This is something that happened: in the very first segment of the very first presidential debate of 2020, the challenger, a former Vice President of the United States, already had called the incumbent president* of the United States a liar and a clown, and he told him to shut up. The former vice president called the president a clown who should shut up, and he was right to. The world is closing in on the president* and he wants to wreck everything he can before he's run to ground. It was coming from the manic bully who is presently the President* of the United States.
They Are Ready This Time—But So Are We
Donald Trump is socially and aesthetically impossible. Donald Trump, like George Washington, and like every president until Woodrow Wilson, put America first. The irrefragable truth is that Donald Trump has kept more campaign promises than any president in memory. So, given all this, what does the hysterical and monolithic opposition to Donald Trump signify? I am confident that Donald Trump will win handily on November 3.
Mesut Ozil is the rare athlete to speak out against China. He paid a price
While American athletes are praised for their moral courage after taking popular progressive political stands, German soccer player Mesut Ozil took a real stand against China. Both the club and the Premier League distanced themselves from the comments, and yet both jumped headfirst into the Black Lives Matter posturing we saw in America’s biggest sports leagues. Just like the NBA, the biggest foreign market for the Premier League is China. It doesn’t apply to LeBron or the NBA, who only believe in the money China gives them. But it does apply to Ozil, who took a stand for human rights knowing what the professional consequences would be.
Video shows pickup truck driver vandalizing BLM mural outside Trump Tower
New video footage shows a pickup truck pouring black tar on the Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower over the weekend. The video, which included a pro-Trump rap song, was shot by somebody on the street. It’s unclear if the person who captured the footage is connected to the alleged vandal or vandals. The mural outside President Trump’s iconic home on Fifth Avenue has repeatedly been vandalized since it was commissioned by Mayor Bill de Blasio and then painted on July 9. Police said Tuesday no arrests have been made in connection to the latest act of vandalism.
Philadelphia police shoot and kill man after yelling at him to drop knife
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street Monday afternoon after yelling at him to drop his knife. The shooting occurred before 4 p.m. as officers responded to a report of a person with a weapon, police spokesperson Tanya Little said. Officers were called to the Cobbs Creek neighborhood and encountered the man, later identified as Walter Wallace, who was holding a knife, Little said. Officers ordered Wallace to drop the knife, but he instead “advanced towards” them. Both officers then fired “several times,” Little said.
Trump, Biden fight for Black votes as racial anger riles country, campaign
The fight for Black voters is a fight at the margins of the electorate. He has tried to reach Black voters, and particularly Black men, with the hope he can perform a few points better than in 2016,” he said. Overall, Mr. Biden led Mr. Trump 51% to 44%. The mention of that boast drew laughs and scowls from Black voters in line with Mrs. Ferebee. Mr. Trump is making the case that Black communities have suffered because they lived in cities run by Democrats.
Florida State Reinstates Student Govt Leader Removed over His Catholic Faith
The Student Supreme Court at Florida State University reinstated student government leader Jack Denton, who had been removed from his position over his Catholic faith. In October, a federal judge ordered the university to pay Denton the salary he was owed for his role as student senate president. Four months after his original removal, the Student Supreme Court at FSU voted to reinstate Denton. The Student Supreme Court reviews complaints from students about alleged violations of university policy. In October, a federal judge ruled that the university owed Denton the pay that he would have earned if he had not been removed from his role as student senate president.
Watch: DC Police HQ Windows Smashed After Man Dies in Moped Chase
Anti-police protesters smashed the windows of a Washington, D.C., headquarters Tuesday night. These actions center around on the death of a man who police say crashed while attempting to evade apprehension. Video tweeted by Kitty Shackleford shows a woman arguing with police outside the doors of the DC headquarters building. Washington DC Police Headquarters windows smashed in and mob outside, protesting the death of a man who crashed into a wall on a moped while police were in pursuit. When officers activated their lights and siren, police say Hylton took off down an alley.
WATCH: BLM, Antifa Fight Over Who Should Lead Philadelphia Protest
An apparent disagreement over protest leadership broke out in Philadelphia Tuesday night between BLM and Antifa protesters. “Current scene in Philadelphia where a couple hundred BLM/ANTIFA came to march for Walter Wallace,” Savanah Hernandez tweeted. “Inner fighting between the two groups resulted in the two marches splitting off.”Current scene in Philadelphia where a couple hundred BLM/ANTIFA came to march for Walter Wallace. pic.twitter.com/ipRJSThgDG — Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) October 27, 2020The dispute led to the destruction of at least one Black Lives Matter flag by a person wearing black bloc. “PHILLY: black bloc anarchists, black lives matter, & socialists get into a fight over who should lead the protest and where to head,” Schaffer tweeted.
Philadelphia police shooting of Black man sparks unrest
Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrestsPhiladelphia police shooting of Black man sparks unrestThe Associated PressPHILADELPHIAPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. The shooting occurred before 4 p.m. Monday as officers responded to a report of a person with a weapon, police spokesperson Tanya Little said. Officers were called to the Cobbs Creek neighborhood and encountered the man, later identified as Walter Wallace, who was holding a knife, Little said. One officer was hospitalized in stable condition with a broken leg and other injuries after she was struck by a pickup truck, police said, while the other injured officers were treated and released. The shooting occurred in a predominantly Black neighborhood in west Philadelphia.
Man Shot While Advancing on Philadelphia Cops with Knife, Dies at Hospital
Two Philadelphia police officers shot a man armed with a knife as he approached them. The officers ordered the man, later identified as Walter Wallace, Jr., to drop the knife. A video filmed by a witness shows Walters coming around two Philadelphia police officers while they ordered him to drop the knife. An officer later drove Walters to the hospital where he eventually died from his wounds. Philadelphia Police Sergeant Eric Gripp told the local newspaper that the man with the knife “advanced toward the officers” and did not follow orders to drop the knife.
Black Lives Matter Group Applies to Become Political Party in the UK
A Black Lives Matter group formally applied to become a political party in the United Kingdom on Monday, confirming suspicions that the far-left movement indeed has political aspirations in Britain, despite claims that the movement was non-partisan. On October 26th, an application was filed with the Electoral Commission for Black Lives Matter to become a fully-fledged political party throughout the entire UK should the commission accept the request. It is not us.”“We are operating as non-political, non-partisan, non-violence Black Lives Matter platform. In June, a self-described black radical protester addressed a “conspiracy about Black Lives Matter UK”, saying: “They are real, they are black, and they are in support of all black life”. Starmer later backtracked, however, saying that he rejected the Black Lives Matter organisation’s goals, in particular, their call to defund the police.
Corporate Media Heaps Praise on Wikipedia, Ignores Longstanding Problems
Corporate media praise for Wikipedia fits into several categories:Addressing fake news and conspiracy theoriesEfforts by media to promote Wikipedia as a solution to “fake news” and “conspiracy theories” began after the 2016 presidential election, faulting them for Donald Trump’s election. In reality, Wikipedia often generates fake news when major media outlets repeat Wikipedia hoaxes. Wales capitalized on praise for Wikipedia as a solution to fake news by launching WikiTribune, a news outlet incorporating Wikipedia-style collaborative editing. Though generally effective at dealing with anti-establishment conspiracy theories, predominantly left-wing Wikipedia editors have pushed conspiracies promoted by corporate media. According to Heilman, drug companies have paid Wikipedia editors to insert information favorable to their products and unfavorable to competing products.
British Pop Star Harry Styles: ‘If I Could Vote in America, I’d Vote with Kindness’ for Biden
United Kingdom-born pop star Harry Styles can’t vote in U.S. elections. But he didn’t let that stop him on Tuesday from announcing to his 35 million Twitter followers that if he could vote in America, he would “vote with kindness” for Joe Biden. The former One Direction boy band member appeared to endorse 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday, tweeting to his more than 35 million followers, “If I could vote in America, I’d vote with kindness.”If I could vote in America, I’d vote with kindness. I’m donating to help post bail for arrested organizers. (@Harry_Styles) May 30, 2020“I’m donating to help post bail for arrested organizers,” continued the singer in a follow-up tweet.
Watch -- Obama Defends BLM Protesters: Country Founded on Protesting
Former President Barack Obama spoke at a drive-in rally in Orlando, Florida, on behalf of Joe Biden (D) Tuesday and forcefully defended the Black Lives Matter protests that have taken place across the country — many of which have been dominated by looting and violence. “But Joe and Kamala, they care deeply about people, America, and they care about our democracy,” Obama told supporters before defending the protests. Obama told the group that they cannot abandon “all those young people who are out on the streets.” Rather, Democrats must “channel their activism into action.”“We can’t just dream for a better future. Black Lives Matter protests dominated several U.S. cities over the summer following the May 25 death of George Floyd. For several weeks, protesters focused primarily on tearing down historic monuments and statues, supposedly in the name of racial justice.
Report warns five states are at high risk for activity by armed groups around election
ProseUSA TODAY Network PA State Capitol BureauA new report says five states, including several that are presidential battlegrounds, are at a high risk for activity by armed groups of civilians around the Nov. 3 election. “Militia groups and other armed non-state actors pose a serious threat to the safety and security of American voters,” the report said. Instead, Trump told one such group, the Proud Boys, to, “Stand back and stand by,” which several right-wing groups took as encouragement. Armed groups use “hybrid tactics” ranging from training for urban and rural combat to using public relations and propaganda to acting as “security operations” for events. “The concern is less leading up to the election and Election Day than it is after the election if there is disagreement as to who won the election,” he said.
Woman wounded in fatal Waukegan police shooting: 'Our 7-month-old son will never know his father'
I lost the love of my life and the father of my 7-month-old son," Williams said through tears, seated on a hospital bed in a gown. "That officer exited his vehicle, and the vehicle that he was investigating began to reverse towards the officer. The officer then pulled out his duty weapon and fired into the vehicle," Navarro said. No firearms were found in the vehicle, Navarro said. "I’m asking you to pray for her, and my grandson Marcellis Stinnette, Jr."Trevor Williams, William's father, said he wasn’t sleeping at night.
Tracking Viral Misinformation Ahead of the 2020 Election
Daily Distortions Tracking Viral Misinformation Ahead of the 2020 Election Every day, Times reporters will chronicle and debunk false and misleading information that is going viral online. ET By YouTube Explains Election Day Strategy YouTube, like other social media companies, faces a misinformation challenge ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Mr. Trump also said that Mr. Biden had used his influence during his time as vice president to help his son land lucrative business deals. In the preceding 30-day period, Mr. Trump got 39 million likes and comments, while Mr. Biden got 13 million. In total, voting-by-mail rumors have topped election misinformation this year, according to a September analysis by the media insights company Zignal Labs.
Jeering sign-wavers. Caravans of honking trucks. Voter intimidation or free speech?
The potential for such violence and claims of voter intimidation led sheriff’s departments in Laredo, Tex., and Pinellas County, Fla., last week to station deputies outside early-voting stations. There also have been reports of law enforcement officers in Miami and Brooklyn displaying or vocalizing their support for Trump outside the polls. It includes the man filmed in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., this week driving circles around a voting station while repeatedly asking, “Where’s Hunter?” through a bullhorn. I spoke to both sides and they were both respectful.”ADADMonica Fell, the event’s organizer, wrote on Facebook after the event that “there was NO voter intimidation. ADThere is no legal recourse against people expressing their views — however noisily — if they are positioned far enough outside of a polling station, Brannon said.
Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs to tell senators changing liability law will destroy how we communicate online
The CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter released prepared remarks on Tuesday that warn against repealing Section 230, the statute that protects the social networks from liability for their users' posts. In recent years, as tech companies face more scrutiny over their content moderation practices and ad-driven business models, the law has attracted bipartisan criticism for its broad protections. He says only the largest, well-funded tech companies will survive. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Government should take more active role in regulating techFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues the government should take a more active role in regulating tech companies. He says in his prepared remarks that big tech companies shouldn't get to make big decisions on harmful content, privacy, election integrity and data portability.
Are U.S. election stories bad for business? How publishers are fighting ad keyword 'block lists'
In some cases, sentiment analysis tools built by publishers have worked better than ones offered by outside ad tech companies like IAS and DoubleVerify. The third-party tools were sometimes found to block more ad inventory than necessary compared to publisher tools, said Joshua Lowcock, chief digital and innovation officer at ad agency UM. Dow Jones’ ad sales team is also working with the brands to narrow down the keyword lists, said Erin Laughlin, product director of advertising at Dow Jones. A Dow Jones advertising group that produces custom ad campaigns and sponsored content is seeing increased interest, Tsigrikes said. Advertisers often see such content as brand safe because it is produced in close collaboration with the news publisher.
Family Of Black Man Killed By Philly Cops Called For Ambulance, Not Police
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a Black man killed when Philadelphia police officers fired a dozen rounds in a shooting caught on video had called for an ambulance to get him help with a mental health crisis, not for police intervention, their lawyer said Tuesday. The two officers each fired at least seven rounds — at least 14 total shots — but could not say how many times Wallace, 27, was struck. Wallace’s father, Walter Wallace Sr., earlier told The Philadelphia Inquirer that his son was on medication and struggled with his mental health. Protesters gathered after police shot and killed Walter Wallace, a Black man having a mental health crisis on Monday. Wallace advanced toward the officers, who fired several times, said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokesperson.
CBS gave Latinos an hour of primetime TV to honor essential workers. Did it land?
It needs to be said that this casting didn’t capture the spectrum of Latinos as well as it could have. Ricky Martin literally said, “CBS just gave us an hour of primetime; I don’t know if this is ever going to happen again.” Come on! (CBS)Exposito: Apart from Gloria Estefan’s Brazilian samba band, the dearth of Black Latinos on this guest list was unsettling. With all due respect, Gloria Estefan’s closing reprisal of one of her decades-old hits with Black Latinos appearing as background unfortunately perpetuates the effects of these disparities in representation on mainstream platforms such as these. Latinos really are a fundamental element, a backbone, of the pandemic economy and the churning of our daily way of life.
LAPD gets approval to begin recording, storing aerial footage of protests
He said it was the LAPD’s specific intention to use the equipment to record protests. Right now, 10 LAPD helicopters — or about half the department’s fleet — are equipped with technology that allows for video to be transmitted to commanders on the ground, who can watch the feeds in real time. He said footage recorded from the helicopters would likely be held indefinitely, just like body-camera footage and police dashboard video. Mohammad Tajsar, senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California, said the recording of protests — and the long-term storage of the footage — is extremely problematic. Aerial footage of protests could also assist in reviews of police tactics, such as are being conducted now for the summer protests, including by showing how crowds moved and where tensions first escalated.
Milton police officer seeks secret, closed-door hearing following alleged racist rant
“I believe the public interest outweighs the privacy factor," Cook said Tuesday. DEDHAM — An attorney for a Milton police officer under investigation for allegedly directing a racist rant at a Black teenager and Hispanic teenager is seeking a secret, closed-door court hearing to decide whether she should face criminal charges. Police in Westwood and Milton launched investigations into the incident that allegedly took place last month at her home in Westwood. “I believe the privacy interest outweighs the perception of public interest,” Louison said. The case involves an off-duty incident in which the officer’s police powers did not play a role, he said.
Why NBA players have different election energy: “2020 was a wake-up call for the world”
During three tumultuous days in late August, with dozens of players sequestered inside the “bubble” following the Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin, James and Chris Paul, the president of the players’ union, faced an extraordinary decision. “He was the one who said, ‘We gotta get our (expletive) up and vote,’” Morris told The Denver Post. Today, more than 96% of players are registered to vote in the upcoming election, including 20 teams that are at 100%. “Us boycotting was a sign to the world and just showed that we’re here, we’re not just basketball players. “Silence is no longer acceptable, for any of us,” Malone told The Post in June.
Tyrone Mings interview: 'Why did we take a knee? Why did we protest? To bring about real change'
It was in October last year that Tyrone Mings made his England debut in a game overshadowed by racism. Since that night in Bulgaria the Aston Villa defender has been at the forefront of the campaign for change. “We’ve taken the knee, we’ve had BLM on the shirts, I’ve been to protests and, ultimately, this is what we did it for,” said Mings. “People said at the time ‘what do you want to come from it, what are you taking the knee for? It wasn't really doing anything, it wasn't really moving the needle to have any form of impact on the game or have any form of impact on creating pathways for people like myself.
Tyrone Mings proud of Premier League players and FA’s new Football Leadership Diversity Code
Tyrone Mings is proud to see the strong stance of players with regards to Black Lives Matter leading to tangible change in the English game through the FA’s introduction of the Football Leadership Diversity Code. Mings answered questions put forward by a media panel involved in helping develop the code, including The Independent’s Senior Football Correspondent, Melissa Reddy. Its important clubs have to try and find the best talent that is available wherever that maybe in the country. TM: I don't think we have moved past the point of campaigning, that it dilutes itself so much that it's ineffective. So I think campaigns will always have a place in football.
Woman speaks out on Illinois police shooting that killed 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette
Tafara Williams, 20, cried as she spoke to reporters in a Zoom call from her hospital room and recounted the harrowing October 20 shooting in Waukegan where 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette, the father of her child, was fatally shot. Williams said the officer covered her boyfriend with a blanket after shooting him and left him on the ground to die. Williams said the officer covered her boyfriend with a blanket after shooting him and left him on the ground to die. On Friday, the police department fired the officer who shot Williams and Stinnette, described as a Hispanic, five-year veteran of the force. Authorities said they received a report of a suspicious vehicle and an officer found Williams and Stinnette in the car.
It Sure Seems Like the FBI Doesn’t Want to Tell Trump that His Far-Right Supporters Are a Threat
But it was Donald Trump who had consistently downplayed the threat, both before the 2016 election, when he flirted with far-right supporters online, and after, when he referred to white extremist rioters as “very fine people,” while simultaneously ginning up concerns about leftist and Black radicals. And now, with the U.S. one week out from a presidential election that has heightened fears of political violence, the bureau has not fulfilled a legal obligation to release its reporting on domestic terrorism threats—including far-right violence—that the nation could face after November 3. “I would hate to think that they are reacting to President Trump’s machinations about his dislike for senior leadership in the FBI,” said House Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson in a statement to the Daily Beast. “This report probably would not be viewed favorably by this administration. Join Vanity Fair to receive full access to VF.com and the complete online archive now.
Pensacola begins removal of Confederate monument Monday
An 8-foot statue of a Confederate soldier that overlooked Pensacola for 129 years is no longer atop the 50-foot monument to Confederate soldiers and leaders, and the rest of the monument will soon also be removed. A work crew removed the statue of the soldier on top of Pensacola's Confederate Monument in Florida Square on Monday. Lawsuit dismissed:Pensacola to move forward with removing Confederate monument after court dismisses lawsuitVandalized:Man accused of vandalizing Pensacola Confederate monument arrested on suspicion of DUIWhere it could go:St. John's Cemetery offers to take Confederate monument from downtown PensacolaWork to remove the rest of the monument will likely continue through next week, city spokeswoman Kaycee Lagarde said. The Confederate monument was erected in 1891 with funds raised by the Ladies Monument Association and backing from the city of Pensacola government. The Pensacola City Council took up the issue over the objections of the mayor.
Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs to tell senators changing liability law will destroy how we communicate online
The CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter released prepared remarks on Tuesday that warn against repealing Section 230, the legal statute that protects the social networks from liability for their users' posts. In recent years, as tech companies face more scrutiny over their content moderation practices and ad-driven business models, the law has attracted bipartisan criticism for its broad protections. Twitter CEO Dorsey apologized for blocking the story URLs earlier this month. He says only the largest, well-funded tech companies will survive. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Government should take more active role in regulating techFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues the government should take a more active role in regulating tech companies.
Breakingviews - Corona Capital: Binge-watching, Gaming
NEW YORK/LONDON/MELBOURNE (Reuters Breakingviews) - Corona Capital is a column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights. That’s a good thing for those who are trying to make it big in the dog-eat-dog world of gaming. If consumers are as enamoured with “Assassin’s Creed” as Netflix thinks they are, Ubisoft could be in for a lucrative lockdown. Swedish Match, which makes non-burning tobacco products and cigars, reported a 15% rise in third-quarter sales compared to last year. Ezzat, by contrast, said on Tuesday that full-year revenue growth will exceed the midpoint of his previously announced target range.
Echoes Of Today's Unrest Run Through 'The Cold Millions'
Echoes Of Today's Unrest Run Through 'The Cold Millions'In 1909, the Wild West was a little less wild than it used to be. You know, that this city was the center of social unrest over workers' rights, more than 500 people arrested. And one of my impulses was to write almost a sort of Western, at the very end of the Western moment. But I think, you know, anyone who's lived through this summer knows what social unrest is like. This story was produced for radio by Elena Burnett and Jolie Myers, and adapted for the Web by Petra Mayer.
Conservative PAC accuses Facebook of censoring anti-Biden ad
The conservative political action committee American Principles Project is accusing Facebook of attempting to "silence Black voices" after the social media giant took down an anti-Joe Biden ad that targeted minority voters with criticism of the Democratic candidate's history in Congress. The American Principles Project ad's narrator, a Black woman, voiced the same opinion: "I needed my dad -- more than anything," she says. "Black lives, Black families, and Black futures do matter, Mr. Biden, and it starts at home." In a statement responding to the move, American Principles Project Executive Director Terry Schilling said he was not surprised by Facebook's action. "To prevent them from describing how Joe Biden’s policies would affect the Black community?
CBS names Ducksworth to lead NAACP partnership for more diverse TV
CBS Studios and the NAACP named Sheila Ducksworth to lead their partnership focused on creating more inclusive programming. Native New Yorker Ducksworth will oversee the development and production of scripted, unscripted and documentary content for broadcast, streaming and cable platforms, CBS said Tuesday. Ducksworth, a Yale graduate and industry veteran, will lead a joint venture focused on elevating Black artists in front of and behind the camera. The partnership was formed in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and promises by Hollywood to improve representation. The studio said it would add writers of color on select CBS series for the 2020-21 broadcast season and that by 2022-23 broadcast season half of all writers will be nonwhite.
Concerned about election unrest, Beverly Hills will close Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills luxury retail mecca Rodeo Drive will be closed to cars and pedestrian traffic on election day and the day after, a move the city’s police chief calls a “proactive approach” to possible protests. WATCH: Police Chief Dominick Rivetti shares a message about Election Week in the City of Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills has been the site of peaceful protests both by Black Lives Matter demonstrators and supporters of President Trump. In August, supporters of President Trump took to the streets of Beverly Hills and faced off with a small group of counter-protesters in a skirmish. Beverly Hills police used tear gas to break up large crowds of protesters on June 13.
If Joe Biden wins, history’s light will shine brightest on Kamala Harris
For months, that’s been a President Trump talking point , and the senator wasn’t having it. If Biden is elected president next month, Harris will become this nation’s first female vice president-elect — and the most powerful Black woman in American political history. What he means is, he does not want a Black woman a heartbeat away from the presidency. In 2018, Stacey Abrams would have been the first Black woman governor, if Brian Kemp, now Georgia’s governor, hadn’t stolen it from her. And if Biden wins, come January we will at last call a woman, a Black woman, “Madame Vice President.”Renée Graham can be reached at renee.graham@globe.com.
Dozen cars tagged with ‘BLM’ and ‘AOC’ in Queens
A dozen cars were tagged with “BLM” and “AOC” while parked in Jackson Heights overnight, police said. The cars were found with the white spray-painted graffiti — apparent references to the “Black Lives Matter” movement and the New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — Tuesday morning in the area of 31-17 77th St., according to cops. The vandalism was believed to have occurred sometime around 1 a.m., cops said. Sources added that there were no BLM demonstrations in the residential area overnight.
Trump supporters face string of attacks in run-up to Election Day: What we know about the suspects
The Trump campaign called out "unprovoked violence" against the president's supporters in recent weeks after a string of attacks ranging from New York City to San Francisco. Groups including United Against Racism and Fascism NYC and NYC Antifa posted about their involvement with the counterprotest. MASSACHUSETTS VETERAN WHO SAYS WOMAN ASSAULTED HIM FOR SUPPORTING TRUMP VOWS 'WE'LL BE BACK'Incidents in Massachusetts and Colorado involved attacks on individual Trump supporters. The San Francisco Police Department said it arrested a 35-year-old man named Adora Anderson for the alleged assault and charged him with mayhem and hate crime enhancement. Three San Francisco Police officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries when they were assaulted with pepper spray and caustic chemicals.
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey: A Hands-Off CEO in a Time of Turmoil
Within hours, lawmakers said they would subpoena Mr. Dorsey to explain his decision. But Mr. Dorsey wasn’t involved in the initial discussions about the move, according to people familiar with the matter. Starting tomorrow, Mr. Dorsey is scheduled to testify in Washington, along with other tech CEOs, about their handling of the Post articles and other issues related to content moderation. The enigmatic Mr. Dorsey has worn a nose ring, completed a 10-day silent retreat in Myanmar in 2018 and has said he takes multiple ice baths a day. He has an intense curiosity about people and social issues across the political spectrum, which even his critics say is genuine.
Kamala Harris had the perfect response when asked about Mike Pence's fly
Scenes from the 2020 vice presidential debate between Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence moderated by Susan Page. (Associated Press)Leave it to Whoopi Goldberg to ask Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) the question still on everybody's mind: "Did you see the fly?" And it's as silly as it gets, but it's my favorite," Goldberg said toward the end of their chat. "So you're sitting, and you're having this debate, and you look over, and you see the fly circling. "Let me just say that I think we should get beyond the fly and fly away from this subject and move on."
Herschel Walker’s son frustrated Democrats ‘worship’ BLM movement
The son of former NFL star Herschel Walker and an outspoken supporter of President Trump slammed the left for supporting Black Lives Matter amid riots and violence in major cities in recent months. Black Lives Matter, of course, is a great name but what they actually do, they don't actually accomplish anything for Black America," Christian Walker told "Mornings with Maria" Tuesday. They're not doing anything for Black Americans and they're actually helping to destroy the country," Walker added. "I think we're going to see a large amount of Black Americans come out for Trump," Walker said. And it isn’t Donald Trump,” Walker said.
Marlon James talks about the roots of Black fiction
Marlon James’ New York Times bestselling novel “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” has been compared to the world-building works of J.R.R. The author calls his journey into speculative fiction an “evolution” and not so much a genre changeover as a way to reconnect to storytelling. “If you’re in rock ‘n’ roll, eventually you have to go to the blues.”James is part of a surge of interest in Black writers of speculative fiction, including N.K. In this oddly apocalyptic year at the intersection of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter, it seems an ideal moment for Black writers to come to the forefront of the genre. Advertisement“It doesn’t surprise me that so many Black writers are going in these directions.
If Joe Biden wins, history’s light will shine brightest on Kamala Harris
For months, that’s been a President Trump talking point , and the senator wasn’t having it. If Biden is elected president next month, Harris will become this nation’s first female vice president-elect — and the most powerful Black woman in American political history. What he means is, he does not want a Black woman a heartbeat away from the presidency. In 2018, Stacey Abrams would have been the first Black woman governor, if Brian Kemp, now Georgia’s governor, hadn’t stolen it from her. And if Biden wins, come January we will at last call a woman, a Black woman, “Madame Vice President.”Renée Graham can be reached at renee.graham@globe.com.
Protests flare in Philadelphia after police kill Black man
Associated PressPHILADELPHIA — More than a dozen people were arrested and more than 30 officers injured in protests stemming from the police shooting death of a Black man they say refused their orders to drop a knife in a confrontation captured on video, Philadelphia police said Tuesday. Wallace’s father, Walter Wallace Sr., told The Philadelphia Inquirer that his son appeared to have been shot 10 times. Officers had been called to the predominantly Black Cobbs Creek neighborhood in west Philadelphia on reports of a man with a weapon, said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokesperson. Wallace advanced toward the officers, who fired several times, Little said. Wallace was hit in the shoulder and chest, Little said, but she would not say how many times he was shot or the number of times officers fired.
Dallas resident, MLB All-Star Matt Kemp reflects on conversation with Clayton Kershaw surrounding racial justice
But when the National Anthem started, everyone on the Rangers and Colorado Rockies stood up, except Matt Kemp. He was once a young Black kid, and understands representation is important in a sport that has seen declining percentages of Black players in MLB, down to around 7% in 2017. “Honestly, some people don’t want to understand,” Kemp said of speaking to teammates about social justice issues. Kemp said Kershaw called him this year to learn more about issues surrounding the Black community. “He just wanted to try and understand," Kemp said.
Kyle Korver details emotional backstory of Bucks' boycott during NBA playoffs
Bucks forward Kyle Korver discussed the backstory and emotional locker room prior to his team's decision to boycott a playoff game in the aftermath of the Jacob Blake shooting in Milwaukee in late August. "It's always interesting for me as a white man in these spaces. How do I help as a white man? What do I say as a white man in this space?" Korver, a three-point specialist throughout his career, finished his 17th NBA season with the Bucks in 2019-20, averaging 6.7 points per game.
Questions abound after Philadelphia police kill Black man
The two officers each fired at least seven rounds — at least 14 total shots — but could not say how many times Wallace was struck. PHILADELPHIA — More than a dozen people were arrested and more than 30 officers injured in protests stemming from the police shooting death of a Black man they say refused their orders to drop a knife in a confrontation captured on video, Philadelphia police said Tuesday. Wallace’s father, Walter Wallace Sr., told The Philadelphia Inquirer that his son appeared to have been shot 10 times. Officers had been called to the predominantly Black Cobbs Creek neighborhood in west Philadelphia on reports of a man with a weapon, said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokesperson. Wallace was hit in the shoulder and chest, Little said, but she would not say how many times he was shot or the number of times officers fired.
Americans buy record number of guns ahead of election
For much of this year, it’s been guns, which are being bought in record numbers in the lead-up to the US election. Among those people purchasing firearms in numbers set to outstrip last year’s record, there have been an increase in sales to two new groups: Black people and women. The NSSF said sale spikes during election years are common, but this is unprecedented, with gun sales likely to surpass 2016’s record of 15.7 million firearms sold. “We've never seen a year-over-year increase that large in African-American gun buyers," Mark Oliva, the foundation's director of public affairs, told CNN. “It is the largest demographic increase we've seen.”The National African American Gun Association said 5,000 new members have joined since the pandemic began.
Police shooting of Black man sparks protests and looting in Philadelphia as 30 officers injured
More than 30 officers were injured after protests and looting broke out in Philadelphia following the fatal shooting of a Black man by police in the city. Video from the incident showed Mr Wallace advancing towards the officers, while his mother attempted to restrain him. Ms Little said that Mr Wallace was armed with a knife, but it is unclear from the video whether that was the case. A majority of the unrest took place in West Philadelphia, but protests and looting also broke out in the north of the city. Mr Wallace’s father, Walter Wallace Sr, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that his son was a new father and recently married.
Asian Sotheby's realtor arrested for telling black YouTuber, 25, he was in a 'no-n***** zone'
An Asian man who worked as a Sotheby's realtor is facing charges for telling two black men they were in a 'no-n***** zone' while proclaiming 'I'm a racist' in shocking confrontation in Arizona caught on video. Abram pictured filming himself walking away from Ng right'This is a no n***** zone,' Ng says in the clip. 'I’m a racist,' Ng says pointing at himself, leading Abram to ask taken aback, 'You are a racist?' And at that point, it’s, "Be smart, be smart,"' Abram said to 12News. 'On Sunday we learned of an extremely hateful and racist video that was posted to social media showing one of our inactive Independent Contractors, Paul Ng, demonstrating abhorrent, unacceptable behavior.
In Election Hail Mary, Jared Kushner Tells Black People They’re Lazy and Unambitious
In Cambridge, Massachusetts, he drove a Range Rover around campus, and according to a classmate, “He didn’t do it with a sense of humor. And yet, strangely, here’s what he had to say about Black people on Monday morning while—we think? ?— trying to convince said Black people to vote for Donald Trump:So, just to recap, that’s adviser to the president Jared Kushner not just saying that Black Americans only have themselves to blame if they’re not successful—and not, say, centuries of systemic racism—but that they should quit bitching about their circumstances. And this was supposed to persuade the people he’s referring to to give his boss a second term in the White House and, by extension, keep him employed for another four years. Join Vanity Fair to receive full access to VF.com and the complete online archive now.
‘Never just about white women’: A new Makers film explores modern feminism
Their new documentary, Not Done: Women Remaking America, captures the voices of this new wave of organizers. DM: Makers started because Gloria Steinem said “no” to a film I wanted to do on her life for HBO. She said, “we have to tell the stories of all women.” So early Makers was all about telling the stories of individual women and preserving that history. As many times as I’ve seen it, I do walk away from the film feeling very hopeful and feeling determined. There are all of these incredible women who are out there fighting together to make this world a better place.
How Those With Power and Privilege Can Help Others Advance
Why should the people with power and privilege in organizations seek out those in the minority and become allies to them? Why it’s important right now in comparison to any other time is because it’s always been important. And we found so many of them, again, that they had a very diverse inner circle of, sometimes they called them gender confidants, women, women of color, that they counted on. I’m really sorry. It shows me that, you know, I’m just not being supported in this space.
Chelsea Handler bullied 50 Cent into renouncing his support for Trump
Chelsea Handler has bullied ex-boyfriend 50 Cent into renouncing his support for President Trump. “You used to be my favorite ex-boyfriend,” the comedian, 45, wrote in reply to his second tweet on his political decision. “You heard about my ex-boyfriend, right?” Handler asked host Jimmy Fallon, going on to reference him and the situation by name. While 50 has yet to respond, Handler is pleased with the work she has done. Sharing an Entertainment Tonight article on her effort to convince him to change his vote, she wrote on Twitter Monday, “#mycivicduty.”
Netflix casts Jaden Michael as young Colin Kaepernick
Netflix has found its young Colin Kaepernick: Jaden Michael. Michael will play the NFL quarterback and civil rights activist in the upcoming series “Colin in Black & White,” and Ava DuVernay will direct the first episode. Ironically, during the renewed worldwide surge of the Black Lives Matter movement this summer following the killing of George Floyd in police custody, NFL teams all made statements affirming their support of Black Lives Matter — including Kaepernick’s former team, the 49ers. He will executive produce the series alongside DuVernay, and it will be written by Michael Starrbury (“When They See Us”). “Colin in Black & White” does not yet have a premiere date.
Election meddling by Iran, Russia, China to amp up prior to presidential election
Based on recent activity, the three biggest threats are coming from Iran, Russia, and China, according to a new report by cybersecurity firm Digital Shadows. “A ransomware attack could deny access to voter registration data, election results, and other sensitive information. It could also inhibit access to essential election systems during critical operational periods, such as the date of the election, November 3rd,” according to Merritt. Another report from research firm Netenrich said cybercriminals will possibly use the election as an opportunity for monetary gain via ransomware attacks. "These may be used in conjunction with big game hunting (BGH) activities targeting the Presidential candidates."
Breakingviews - Corona Capital: 3M masks, Campari, Lockdown reads
NEW YORK/LONDON/MELBOURNE (Reuters Breakingviews) - Corona Capital is a column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights. LATEST- 3M earnings- Campari sales- BloomsburyBREATHING EASIER. Failure to contain the coronavirus in most Western economies is having predictably positive results for mask maker 3M. The U.S. conglomerate said on Tuesday that it expects respirators to boost overall sales by 3 percentage points in the fourth quarter. Swedish Match, which makes non-burning tobacco products and cigars, reported a 15% rise in third-quarter sales compared to last year.
Lady Gaga Serves Up 'Ballot Drop Off Realness' In The Ultimate Voting Video
Scott Roth/Invision/AP Lady Gaga wants YOU to vote. Leave it to Lady Gaga to make a fashion statement even when she’s casting her ballot. “Category: Ballot Drop Off Realness,” the singer captioned the video, which was set to “Babylon” from her most recent record. Just a couple of days ago, Gaga shared her enthusiasm about voting early in a post about her ballot arriving in the mail, writing on Instagram, “Ballot’s here! It’s called TurboVote.org,” she sang while seated at a piano in the viral Instagram video.
Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for unconscious bias
LONDON — Britain’s Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, the former Meghan Markle, to understand how his privileged upbringing shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias. “Unconscious bias, from my understanding, having had the upbringing and the education that I have, I had no idea what it was,” Harry said. “You can’t really point fingers, especially when it comes to unconscious bias,” Harry said. “You just came in, you did what was necessary and you saved a life,” Harry said. “So it wasn’t just us down there protecting the young Black protesters, it was us protecting everybody.
'Binded by blood,' split over election: Asian American family embodies generational shift in politics
Like many immigrant groups, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders experience generational splits among voters. Sixty-six percent of Asian Americans, 18 to 34 years old, would vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, compared to 20 percent of those more than 50 years old, according to the most recent Asian American Voter Survey. Ramakrishnan explains that while party affiliation and identity politics vary among different Asian American groups when comparing younger and older voters, younger voters still tend to be more progressive. Vital’s intergenerational Filipino American voting family found it’s more about understanding one another’s upbringings and life experiences than to center on disagreement. Within the Asian American voting bloc, naturalized immigrants are the biggest sources of growth for eligible voters.
NYPD sued over 'brutal response' to George Floyd protesters
Monlouis-Anderle say they were zip tied, initially denied medical attention for a broken right arm and repeatedly misgendered by officers. When reached for comment, NYPD spokesperson Detective Denise Moroney said, "We will review the lawsuit if and when we are served." The violence, according to the lawsuit, usually began when NYPD officers allegedly descended without warning on protesters with batons and chemical pepper spray. The lawsuit claims protesters were arrested and kept in excessively tight plastic handcuffs, or “zip ties,” which caused pain, bruising and — in some cases — long-term injury. “Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Shea encouraged and allowed this violent response ... misconduct primarily affecting Black and Brown New Yorkers."
Protests flare in Philadelphia after police kill Black man
Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. Wallace’s father, Walter Wallace Sr., told The Philadelphia Inquirer that his son appeared to have been shot 10 times. Officers had been called to the predominantly Black Cobbs Creek neighborhood in west Philadelphia on reports of a man with a weapon, said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokesperson. Wallace was hit in the shoulder and chest, Little said, but she would not say how many times he was shot or the number of times officers fired.
'I had tears running down my face': Kyle Korver discusses what led to Bucks' playoff walkout
The Bucks’ protest walkout led the rest of the NBA’s playoff teams to sit out in protest, and spread to other sports as well. Last night Kyle Korver explained the decision for the Milwaukee Bucks to stick together during an intense locker room meeting inside the NBA Bubble, and how it helped bring about change. pic.twitter.com/1wPi4brcyN — Creighton Bluejays (@gocreighton) October 27, 2020‘We’re all with you’Korver described the atmosphere before the playoff game, and instead of being hyped and excited, everyone’s mind was somewhere else. “It’s always interesting for me as a white man in these spaces. What do I say as a white man in this space?
Kamala Harris had the perfect response when asked about Mike Pence’s fly
And it’s as silly as it gets, but it’s my favorite,” Goldberg said toward the end of their chat. “So you’re sitting, and you’re having this debate, and you look over, and you see the fly circling. Do I tell him, or do I finish making my point?’“Did you see the fly first or did you discover it later? “Let me just say that I think we should get beyond the fly and fly away from this subject and move on.”“But I appreciate the question,” she added. We understand that Black businesses, minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses have been disproportionately impacted — not only by the pandemic but even before — without being denied access to capital.”
John Stromenger, a blue-collar conservative who chooses civility
John “Jack” Stromenger isn’t one for trash-talking. In fact, he’d rather take the trash out than say an unkind word. Stromenger, 72, a trade school graduate with a blue-collar pedigree, looks at politics with the same get-to-work kind of philosophy. Regarding the economy, he said his work at rescue missions gives him empathy and understanding to the plight of the homeless. And he believes Black Lives Matter extremists and Antifa are anarchist groups that should be treated as domestic terrorist organizations.
Police, FBI prepare for potential Election Day violence as gun sales up, businesses board windows
U.S. authorities and businesses are preparing amid fears of Election Day violence and post-election unrest. Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Washington-based think tank Police Executive Research Forum, tells Time magazine that tensions will be high on Nov. 3 as millions of Americans cast votes in national, state and local elections. “It’s fair to say the police are preparing in ways they never would have had to for Election Day,” Wexler said. “The Texas National Guard continues to support DPS guarding historical landmarks such as the Alamo and the State Capitol,” Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris said in a statement Monday. Businesses are also preparing for potential violence on Election Day or afterwards as the results in many races may not be known for weeks.
As an Act of Protest review – tough-to-watch encounter with racism re-emerges
In retrospect that’s no great mystery: it’s a self-consciously confrontational “cinematic poem” about a difficult subject. From the poorly lit shots and awkward editing, it’s clear that theatre, not film, is his first creative language. Behind the scenes at a radical Harlem theatre company would have made an intriguing premise for the whole film. General audiences are now more receptive to such subject matter than they would have been in a pre-Black Lives Matter 2001. • As an Act of Protest is available on Vimeo from 30 October.
Women Remaking America: behind a documentary on Trump-era feminism
In the nearly four years since, the women’s movement has cascaded through the national consciousness – feminism as mainstream slogan, as #MeToo, as political movement undergirding the blue wave, as central framing. Not Done: Women Remaking America, a new hour-long retrospective on the past four years from PBS, traces this diffuse, energized, frustrating, expansive, evolving fight for gender justice in the United States. As the movement expanded, incorporating work and ideas from black women, indigenous women, migrant workers – women who challenged the Intstagrammable, pink pussy hat “feminism” – some white women “couldn’t grasp this idea that sometimes we’re just not gonna agree on every issue and on every policy”, said Sarsour. “In order for us to have a true inclusive women’s rights movement, it must stand for black women,” Sarsour said. The next evolution of the women’s rights movement is “beyond reproductive rights, it’s beyond equal pay, it’s beyond the kind of #MeToo movement.
Philadelphia businesses destroyed after rioting over the cop killing of a black man
Rioting, vandalism and looting erupted hours later with growing anger boiling over into a violent riot near the Philadelphia Police 18th District building. The man then re-emerges in frame and is seen walking towards the officers with his arm outstretched. Eric Gripp told the Philadelphia Inquirer that officers ordered Wallace to drop the weapon, and he ‘advanced towards the officers’. Gripp said it was unclear how many times the man was shot or where in his body he was struck. ‘The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office takes its obligation to try to be fair and to seek evenhanded justice seriously,’ Krasner said.
Trump tweets support for NYPD cop suspended for political statement
President Donald Trump has voiced his support for the NYPD cop suspended for blaring 'Trump 2020' from the loudspeaker of his police cruiser saying, 'Get that great officer back to work!' President Donald Trump has voiced his support for the NYPD cop suspended for blasting 'Trump 2020' from the loudspeaker of his police cruiser tweeting on Tuesday: 'Get that great officer back to work!' Trump 2020.' He said the cops started to say Trump 2020 when a pedestrian gave the cop the middle finger because their car was in the crosswalk. Trump 2020'.
In North Carolina, Black Lives Matter movement looms large over US election
In North Carolina, Black Lives Matter movement looms large over US electionAMERICAN VIEWS © FRANCE 24By: Florence VILLEMINOT Follow | Matthieu MABIN | Kethevane GORJESTANI 14 minThe southern US state of North Carolina is the archetypal swing state, which could decide the result of the November 3 presidential election. This year the African-American vote could be decisive, with police brutality towards Black people a crucial issue in voters’ minds. Protests have taken place in the cities of Charlotte and Raleigh in recent months. Our reporters went to meet local voters, from Black Lives Matter activists to police officers. We also meet the mayor of Charlotte, Vi Lyles.
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More recently, as Mead observes, the artist has been celebrated as an entrepreneur who knew how to market her gender. All of this is expressed in Artemisia’s art; she is of her own time as well as ours. Both the destabilization of Salvador Allende’s democratically elected government and Pinochet’s 1973 coup were conducted with the coördination of the C.I.A. But there is another class of professional investigator that is less morally wobbly: those who work in public defenders’ offices and for court-appointed defense lawyers. Gary M. ChandlerDenver, Colo.•Letters should be sent with the writer’s name, address, and daytime phone number via e-mail to themail@newyorker.com.
Misremembering the British Empire
The Colston statue stood on Colston Avenue, in the shadow of Colston Tower, on Colston Street, around the corner from Colston Hall. Every year, the Queen honors hundreds of citizens with the Order of the British Empire. “In the end, the British sacrificed her Empire to stop the Germans, Japanese and Italians from keeping theirs,” Niall Ferguson wrote in 2002. What happened to this critical strand in the history of the British Empire? In 2002, the privately funded British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, which aimed to present the imperial age from multiple perspectives, opened in Bristol after more than a decade of planning.
Watch The New Yorker Documentary | What Do Foreign Correspondents Think of the U.S.? | The New Yorker Video | CNE | Newyorker.com
They see things that maybe we don't seebecause we're part of the same society,and I think that's whatan international journalist has to offer. [speaking in foreign language][soft music][speaking in foreign language]American people are very friendly. I think it's probably easier for us foreign correspondentsto talk to certain elements of Trump's space,because there's less mistrust...Is it distrust or mistrust? [piano music][woman speaking in foreign language][indistinct chatter][piano music continues]Access to the President by foreign journalistsis much more than it was previously the last two Presidents. [speaking in foreign language][tense music]If what is happening herewas happening in any other part of the world,the way foreign correspondents would be describing itwould just be shocking.
Kendrick Lamar and the Mantle of Black Genius
Prestige has been chasing the Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar ever since he broke through in 2011—first, in hip-hop, when he was the protégé of Dr. Dre, and then, beyond. “America can beat you down if you let it, but through Sly’s howl, Curtis’s falsetto, and D’Angelo’s hum, you felt the beauty and bleakness of black culture.” Moore points to Black genius itself as an act of dissent. “This was boot camp and domination was the ultimate goal,” Moore writes, and it’s as if running that gauntlet prepared Lamar for greatness. In so doing, the book explores how hip-hop culture is inextricably linked to the Black American experience. Another of the victims, Michael Brown, was an aspiring rapper himself and a Lamar fan.
In the Streets with Antifa
He’d been shot by Michael Reinoehl, a forty-eight-year-old white man who—though unaffiliated with Rose City Antifa or PopMob—once wrote on Instagram, “I am 100% ANTIFA all the way!” Reinoehl later claimed that he had fired in self-defense, and a cannister of bear spray and a telescopic truncheon were found on Danielson. This seemed to be the crowd’s prevailing assumption, though neither Antifa nor the Proud Boys had killed anybody before. De Vera had been regularly participating in Black Lives Matter protests since May. This was where most of the Patriot Prayer rallies and Antifa counter-protests had taken place; more recently, it had become a locus for Black Lives Matter demonstrations. J. W. Matt Hennessee, the pastor of Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, told white protesters, “Get your knee off our neck.
“Red Squad”: An Investigation of the N.Y.P.D.’s Crackdown on Dissent, Fifty Years Ago
(Full disclosure: in the mid-eighties, I briefly worked for the company, then called Pacific Street Films.) In “Red Squad,” the four filmmakers, sitting at a table in their office, discuss the background to their project—the prevalence of surveillance of protesters at all levels of government and, particularly, by the N.Y.P.D. The filmmakers pursue and film these officers, seeking interviews that, for the most part, highlight the tragic absurdism of authoritarian menace. They interview protesters who were the victims of physical violence committed or supervised by members of the Red Squad and, with careful visual analysis of photos and film footage taken at protests, show undercover officers attacking protesters. Then, following up on press reports, the filmmakers manage to interview officers who were involved in infiltrating political groups.
How Pro-Trump Disinformation Is Swaying a New Generation of Cuban-American Voters
The shift is perplexing and alarming to Florida Democrats. They find it hard to understand why members of the post-1995 generation, who fled an authoritarian regime, would be lured in by an American leader who embraces strongman tactics. The pro-Trump shift observed in the post-1995 generation has rekindled a debate on whether the Cuban-American identity is inextricably linked to the Republican Party. to vote for Joe Biden.” In Herrero’s view, the shift among the post-1995 generation is conditional. Many Cuban Trump supporters claim that the race is all but a moral choice between Communism and anti-Communism.
2020 Election Live Updates: After Supreme Court Ruling, Wisconsin Democrats Scramble to Ensure Absentee Ballots Meet Deadline
ET 2020 Election Live Updates: After Supreme Court Ruling, Wisconsin Democrats Scramble to Ensure Absentee Ballots Meet Deadline A Supreme Court decision limiting ballot counting in Wisconsin could reverberate beyond the state. We’re running ads in every conceivable medium,” Ben Wikler, the party’s chairman, tweeted after the Supreme Court decision. Under the Supreme Court ruling, mailed ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on election night or they will not count. “These efforts may lessen the blow of the Supreme Court ruling,” she said. Previously, the court had deadlocked 4-4 on a challenge to a similar ballot deadline extension in Pennsylvania, though it was Republicans who were appealing a state Supreme Court decision, rather than a federal court decision.
Prince Harry Says He 'Didn't Know Unconscious Bias Existed' Until 'Living a Day' in Meghan Markle's Shoes
"It took me many, many years to realize it, especially then living a day or a week in my wife's shoes," Prince Harry said of understanding unconscious racial biasPrince Harry says he only became aware of unconscious racial bias after "living a day" in the shoes of his wife, Meghan Markle. “Unconscious bias, from my understanding, having the upbringing and the education that I had, I had no idea what it was. I had no idea it existed,” Harry said in an interview with Black Lives Matter activist Patrick Hutchinson for GQ magazine on Monday. “And then, sad as it is to say, it took me many, many years to realize it, especially then living a day or a week in my wife's shoes." Sign up for our free Royals newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more!
Board to Death: How Scrabble Blew Its Big Moment
Witness the idolatry inside these hotel ballroom doors: the blown-up Scrabble letters reading WELCOME TO KINGSTON; the jumbo Scrabble board backdropping a Valentine’s Day–themed photo booth. “If you’re not a Scrabble player,” Palazzo says, “you can’t understand.”Step away from the boards, though, and attitudes about Scrabble are more scrambled. Given the momentum that tournament Scrabble once had, and the high hopes that many held for its future, widespread disappointment among the word freaks is undeniable. “ ‘You should never be in a room with him.’ ”Indeed, Kantimathi’s conduct toward female Scrabble players had become something of an open secret. Just a few months earlier, after attending her first NASPA tournament, she’d sent him a text: “I keep losing.
Kyle Korver Details Bucks' Strike in NBA Bubble
Bucks forward Kyle Korver discussed Milwaukee's decision to strike in a town hall at Creighton University on Sunday. Korver detailed the emotional nature of the Bucks' locker room as well as the decision made by point guard George Hill that led to the team's protest. Korver noted his role in Milwaukee's locker room as a white player as the Bucks and NBA continued their fight against racial injustice and police brutality. Korver said the Bucks stayed in the locker room for hours following their decision to protest their matchup with the Magic on Aug. 26. You can watch Korver's full comments below:Korver finished his 17th NBA season and his first with the Bucks in 2019-20.
Sacha Baron Cohen goes behind the making of Borat 2 Rudy Giuliani scene
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm type Movie genre ComedySacha Baron Cohen was in the room where it happened. "It," in case you haven't been keeping up with the Borat sequel discourse, is the now-infamous scene from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm with Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Cohen addressed the scene with Late Show host Stephen Colbert after Giuliani called the moment "a complete fabrication." In the scene involving Giuliani, she's posing as a right-wing TV personality who invites Giuliani back to her hotel room after conducting an interview. Giuliani is seen lying on a bed, reaching into his pants, when Cohen's Borat bursts in and exclaims, "She's 15!
This Is Us star Justin Hartley hints at what happens next for Kevin and Madison
Listening to creator Dan Fogelman and Hartley, one gets the sense that Kevin may surprise those around him, as well as the audience. So they're going to definitely have some moments that are very personal. “A lot of that [tumult] was self-inflicted, but he's also changed and he's grown as a human being," says Hartley. He's slowed down a bit, he's safer, he’s more methodical, and he’s more practical about things. “We'll address the fact that Kevin and Randall are not addressing each other, on a birthday,” says Hartley.
How Sarah Cooper pulled off Netflix's Everything's Fine
A mere six months after becoming a viral sensation thanks to her satirical videos lip-synching to President Donald Trump, she's landed her own Netflix comedy special, Everything’s Fine, produced by Maya Rudolph and directed by Natasha Lyonne. “This was definitely a project that was time-sensitive; we wanted to get it out before the election, and there's so much of it that is timely.”Indeed, this is no typical comedy special. SARAH COOPER: Throughout the production, I was like, “Don’t get COVID. On that note, how do you all approach making comedy from such a dark and difficult moment in time? So it always sort of felt like, “I guess we're scratching the right itch.”Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine is currently streaming on Netflix.
Prince Harry Says He Began to Understand Unconscious Bias Because of Meghan Markle
Prince Harry spoke with Black Lives Matter activist Patrick Hutchinson about racism and unconscious bias for British GQ. Harry said he didn't understand unconscious bias because of his sheltered upbringing. Having witnessed what Meghan went through, Harry is now saying he finally understands the concept of unconscious bias. "Unconscious bias, from my understanding, having the upbringing and the education that I had, I had no idea what it was. Harry went on and said a large part of why unconscious bias continues is because of "people within positions of power."
The Birth of a Progressive Protest Movement Under Trump
On the first full day of the Trump administration, the U.S. saw the largest one-day protest in its history. But the spirit of unrest bloomed explosively in the Trump years, in regions and minds long arid of political — let alone progressive — engagement. Photo: Andres Kudacki The Texas Abortion Protest, May 23, 2017: Activists dressed as characters from The Handmaid’s Tale gathered in the Texas Capitol Rotunda to protest anti-abortion legislation. Barrett will be confirmed by the Senate, a body that has become ever more representative of minority white power over a diverse majority. The Black Lives Matter Protest, June 2, 2020: A Black Lives Matter protest in Manhattan.
Philadelphia Police Fatally Shot a Black Man in Front of His Mom
Photo: TODAY/YoutubeYesterday afternoon, Philadelphia police officers opened fire on a 27-year-old Black man in front of his mother, who attempted to defuse the situation to save her son’s life. After being rushed to the hospital, the man, Walter Wallace Jr., was pronounced dead, sparking protests against racist policing that carried well into the night. There, two officers encountered Wallace, who they say was indeed wielding a knife, and whose family says struggles with mental-health issues. In a statement, Wallace’s family said he “didn’t deserve what he got,” adding that he was a father who recently got married. While officials were releasing statements yesterday, locals were mobilizing in the streets, where they chanted “Black Lives Matter” and “Say his name: Walter Wallace.” Around 11 p.m., some parts of the demonstration took a violent turn.
If Trump Wins, Athletes Might Just Stop Playing
“If Trump wins, or if he refuses to concede, I’m telling you right now: There won’t be any sports for a month,” he said. But a Trump victory would, I suspect, change sports for a generation. But another Trump victory could blow up the delicate balancing act commissioner Roger Goodell has been attempting to pull off. Let’s say Trump wins next Tuesday. But it might not even take a Trump victory to stop the games.
Sacha Baron Cohen Talks Filming That Giuliani Scene, Other Wild ‘Borat’ Moments on ‘Colbert
Sacha Baron Cohen offered some fascinating behind-the-scenes details from the making of Borat Subsequent Movie Film — including how that infamous Rudy Giuliani scene came about — during an interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Monday, October 26th. “My feeling is, if he sees that as appropriate, then heaven knows what he’s intended to do with other women in hotel rooms with a glass of whisky in his hand,” Baron Cohen said. During that scene, Baron Cohen says not only was he undercover, but several people involved in a Black Lives Matter counter-protest had gone undercover, too, to scope out the scene at the anti-lockdown protest. It was those undercover BLM protesters who realized it was Baron Cohen on stage, and word quickly spread. Asked if that kind of thing happened often, Baron Cohen said: “It’s fairly rare, I mean it happens occasionally.
Jeff Tweedy Is an Open Book
Jeff Tweedy makes a point of working on music every single day, but lately he’s been a little distracted. It’s a shape that I don’t think that most people would associate with a folk song. I know lots of mellow music, and I don’t feel mellow about it. I don’t think I think about it now, and I don’t think I really thought about it then. But I don’t think we need it to get to where we wanted to be.
Kyle Korver details emotional backstory of Bucks' boycott during NBA playoffs
Bucks forward Kyle Korver discussed the backstory and emotional locker room prior to his team's decision to boycott a playoff game in the aftermath of the Jacob Blake shooting in Milwaukee in late August. "It's always interesting for me as a white man in these spaces. How do I help as a white man? What do I say as a white man in this space?" Korver, a three-point specialist throughout his career, finished his 17th NBA season with the Bucks in 2019-20, averaging 6.7 points per game.
Philadelphia socialists share police scanner info to aid protesters, rioters
The Philadelphia riots appear to have been highly organized with police scanner information shared by left-wing groups — including one called the Philly Socialists. Dozens answered the call, gathering at the park chanting “black lives matter” before marching on a police precinct, The Philadelphia Inquirer said. The group also called for “bodies needed” by “comrades” at some areas where there were clashes with officers. “Philly Scanner: If you’re in the Rite-Aid right now, they’re WATCHING YOU, looking to secure front & rear,” one person warned on Twitter using the other groups’ hashtag to spread it. Despite the detailed tweets, The Black and Brown Coalition of PHL called it “highly inaccurate” to say it organized the protest.
Washington Post Critic Says 'Trump Has Unwittingly Enabled' Discussions Of Race
Washington Post Critic Says 'Trump Has Unwittingly Enabled' Discussions Of RaceEnlarge this image toggle caption Simon & Schuster Simon & SchusterAs the election nears, many are thinking about how much has changed during President Trump's administration. Many fans of the president have written their own books, including one by the president's son Donald Trump Jr. called Triggered. "There's a weird sense in which Trump, though, I think, has simplified all these divisions for us and overtaken them," Lozada says. There, it's easy to think of the identity politics movements as being all about group rights and group representation. I think that we can't let sort of the backlash against Trump himself and whatever his particular attitudes are dictate the way forward.
Philadelphia police shooting of Black man sparks unrest
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. The shooting occurred before 4 p.m. Monday as officers responded to a report of a person with a weapon, police spokesperson Tanya Little said. Officers were called to the Cobbs Creek neighborhood and encountered the man, later identified as Walter Wallace, who was holding a knife, Little said. One officer was hospitalized in stable condition with a broken leg and other injuries after she was struck by a pickup truck, police said, while the other injured officers were treated and released. The shooting occurred in a predominantly Black neighborhood in west Philadelphia.
Sacha Baron Cohen shares video of scary moment at gun rally that wasn't in the 'Borat' sequel
And for the first time, Cohen shared a video of that incident that didn’t make it into the film. Cohen was performing at the rally as Country Steve, and duped the crowd into joyfully singing along to an incredibly racist, hateful song. Cohen explained that some of the militia groups that were at the rally had been antagonizing the Black Lives Matter protest. Cohen said he was wearing a bulletproof vest, which was probably a good thing, because it may only be thanks to a security guard that the vest wasn’t put to use. So, you know, we were aware that somebody—actually one of the guys that stormed the stage went for his pistol,” Cohen said.
Rudy Giuliani had an ex-cop guarding the door in that Borat hotel scene, Sacha Baron Cohen tells Colbert
Borat showed up to taunt Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week, but Stephen Colbert got to interview Sacha Baron Cohen on Monday's Late Show. And Cohen had some new details about Borat Subsequent Moviefilm's most infamous scene, where Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, puts himself in a compromising position with a young actress playing Borat's daughter, Tutar. Giuliani "has denied that he was actually doing anything untoward toward this girl, this 24-year-old woman playing your 15-year-old daughter," Colbert said. "Do you have anything to say to Rudy Giuliani about going into a bedroom with a supposedly teenage girl to drink whisky and zip your pants up and down?" "You don't want Maria left alone with Giuliani," Colbert suggested, and Cohen said Giuliani thought he was alone with her.
What Chris Paul learned in the NBA bubble
The Oklahoma City Thunder’s NBA bubble postseason run ended in August with a loss to the Houston Rockets, but that doesn’t begin to tell the whole story of point guard Chris Paul’s 2020 NBA season. As president of the NBA Players Association, Paul was also busy off the court in the leadership position he’s held since 2013. “I learned a lot about myself, I learned a lot about our league,” Paul said in an interview at Yahoo Finance’s (virtual) All Markets Summit on Monday. I had baseball players that reached out, football players that reached out... We did a call with the NBA and WNBA players with Michelle Obama. “I would love to be eventually a governor of an NBA franchise,” Paul answers.
English soccer recruitment code aims to increase diversity
The code was in part inspired by Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling in June calling for more Black, Asian and minority ethnic leaders or coaches in the game. "Raheem Sterling resonated, I thought, when he said publicly when he looks up, he doesn’t see people that look like him. That was a very, very compelling statement and, thereafter, when Jermain Defoe said he’s not sure if he’s going to get qualifications because he doesn’t think he’s going to get any opportunity to get a coaching job. “It’s about creating clear processes and transparency that people can apply for jobs and so there is equal opportunity for all," said Edleen John, co-partner for equality diversity and inclusion at the FA. And I don’t think that football is any different to other industries that have struggled with that challenge.
At least 30 Philadelphia cops injured during riots over police shooting of Walter Wallace
At least 30 Philadelphia cops were injured by early Tuesday as violent mobs torched squad cars and charged lines of officers in a night of carnage sparked by the police shooting of a knife-wielding man. She remained hospitalized with a broken leg and other injuries, NBC Philadelphia said. By early Tuesday, the Philadelphia Police Department confirmed that at least 30 officers had been injured during the riots, mostly from being hit by bricks, rocks, other assorted debris, ABC said. Video of Wallace’s fatal shooting showed him walking towards officers as they had their guns drawn, refusing to back away before being shot. “I look forward to a speedy and transparent resolution for the sake of Mr. Wallace, his family, the officers, and for Philadelphia.”With Post wires
Are U.S. election stories bad for business? How publishers are fighting ad keyword 'block lists'
In some cases, sentiment analysis tools built by publishers have worked better than ones offered by outside ad tech companies like IAS and DoubleVerify. The third-party tools were sometimes found to block more ad inventory than necessary compared to publisher tools, said Joshua Lowcock, chief digital and innovation officer at ad agency UM. Dow Jones’ ad sales team is also working with the brands to narrow down the keyword lists, said Erin Laughlin, product director of advertising at Dow Jones. A Dow Jones advertising group that produces custom ad campaigns and sponsored content is seeing increased interest, Tsigrikes said. Advertisers often see such content as brand safe because it is produced in close collaboration with the news publisher.
Take a stance or tiptoe away? Corporate America's battle with social activism
Companies and employees should avoid taking public stances that stoke controversy in an increasingly polarized America, proponents of this view and their advisers told Reuters. “People are struggling with employees expecting companies to solve problems that are beyond the purview of the company,” said executive coach Stephen Miles of the Miles Group. After he shared it on Twitter, some founders and former senior executives of prominent tech companies replied supportively. “People aren’t taking a public stand about this, but they are asking about it in the boardroom: ‘What should we do?’” said Kathleen Utecht, managing partner at venture-capital firm Core Innovation Capital. These declarations get attention, partly because of how unusual they are historically, said Harvard University professor Mike Toffel, who has studied CEO activism.
Are U.S. election stories bad for business? How publishers are fighting ad keyword 'block lists'
In some cases, sentiment analysis tools built by publishers have worked better than ones offered by outside ad tech companies like IAS and DoubleVerify. The third-party tools were sometimes found to block more ad inventory than necessary compared to publisher tools, said Joshua Lowcock, chief digital and innovation officer at ad agency UM. Dow Jones’ ad sales team is also working with the brands to narrow down the keyword lists, said Erin Laughlin, product director of advertising at Dow Jones. A Dow Jones advertising group that produces custom ad campaigns and sponsored content is seeing increased interest, Tsigrikes said. Advertisers often see such content as brand safe because it is produced in close collaboration with the news publisher.
Philadelphia Police Fatally Shoot Black Man, Sparking Overnight Protests
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. Officers were called to the Cobbs Creek neighborhood and encountered the man, later identified as Walter Wallace, who was holding a knife, Little said. One officer was hospitalized in stable condition with a broken leg and other injuries after she was struck by a pickup truck, police said, while the other injured officers were treated and released. Protesters gathered after police shot and killed a Black man in West Philadelphia on Monday. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)No officers or bystanders were injured in the confrontation, Little said.
Fatal police shooting of Black man in Philadelphia sparks unrest
Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. Officers were called to Cobbs Creek, a predominantly Black neighborhood in west Philadelphia, and encountered a man who was holding a knife, Little said. Officers ordered the man, later identified as Walter Wallace, to drop the knife, but he instead “advanced towards” them. One officer was hospitalized in stable condition with a broken leg and other injuries after she was struck by a pickup truck, police said, while the other injured officers were treated and released. Some people spoke with city Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, who arrived at the scene a short time after the shooting occurred.
Prince Harry says living ‘in my wife’s shoes’ taught him about unconscious bias
Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, the former actress Meghan Markle, to understand how his privileged upbringing shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias. “Unconscious bias, from my understanding, having had the upbringing and the education that I have, I had no idea what it was,” Harry said. “You can’t really point fingers, especially when it comes to unconscious bias,” Harry said. “You just came in, you did what was necessary and you saved a life,” Harry said. “So it wasn’t just us down there protecting the young Black protesters, it was us protecting everybody — and, as it turned out, somebody on the other side,’' he said.
Philadelphia police shooting of Black man sparks unrest
Officers were called to the Cobbs Creek neighborhood and encountered the man, later identified as Walter Wallace, who was holding a knife, Little said. PHILADELPHIA — Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. People stood near the scene of a police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia. Police officers moved in formation during a protest in response to the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood.
Philadelphia police shooting of Black man sparks unrest
Associated PressPhiladelphia – Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. The shooting occurred before 4 p.m. Monday as officers responded to a report of a person with a weapon, police spokesperson Tanya Little said. Officers were called to the Cobbs Creek neighborhood and encountered the man, later identified as Walter Wallace, who was holding a knife, Little said. One officer was hospitalized in stable condition with a broken leg and other injuries after she was struck by a pickup truck, police said, while the other injured officers were treated and released. The shooting occurred in a predominantly Black neighborhood in west Philadelphia.
Once upon a time in Hackney: 80s photos of poverty, protest – and partying
In 2016, Andrew Woodyatt started working at the Rio cinema in Dalston, Hackney, London. Other images testify to the very real poverty experienced in Hackney at the time, as well as the amazing mix of residents. Photograph: The Rio Cinema Archive“It felt very open,” says Hooper. ‘Who killed Colin Roach?’ Protestors against police brutality Photograph: The Rio Cinema Archive“It seemed fitting,” says Leonard. Photograph: The Rio Cinema Archive“But I’m happy people will know that we, as a group, were concerned, and did try to let people know what was going on.
In Trump Country, Supporters Are Steadfast, but His Personality, Pandemic Wear
Buchanan County, Va., is Trump country. A group of visitors from northern Virginia display support for President Trump as they prepare to go four-wheeling in Grundy. Buchanan residents tend to explain their support for Mr. Trump by pointing to his policies, for instance pro-coal and antiabortion. To them, Mr. Trump is a champion whose frequent scrapes with the press and the Washington bureaucracy add to his authenticity. Frances Minton, a nurse, voted for Mr. Trump in 2016 but the pandemic has turned her against the president.
The Internet Speaks American
Link CopiedLONDON—Sharing the internet with America is like sharing your living room with a rhinoceros. Britain, where I live, cohabits particularly closely with the American Rhino, because of our shared language and history. The British political elite loves the United States: Every political adviser here goes to sleep hugging a West Wing box set. While Black Britons are underrepresented in publishing and the arts, the same is not true in the kinds of professions toward which middle-class immigrants push their children. As a result, he added, the “segregationist strand of Black American race thinking” is not really present in Britain.
Clayton Kershaw, the face of October horrors, looks different on the cusp of a World Series title
ADADKershaw’s job in this World Series is essentially done. “It’s not easy when you’ve been working so long and so hard for one goal, and it’s getting closer and closer with each win,” said Kershaw, 32. ADADThis was the 20th postseason series Kershaw has pitched in across a Hall-of-Fame-caliber, 13-year career, but the first in which he has notched two wins. His career postseason record is back above water at 13-12. ADAD“We need to win one more game,” Kershaw said after Game 5, doing his best to tamp down the anticipation.
Are U.S. election stories bad for business? How publishers are fighting ad keyword 'block lists'
In some cases, sentiment analysis tools built by publishers have worked better than ones offered by outside ad tech companies like IAS and DoubleVerify. The third-party tools were sometimes found to block more ad inventory than necessary compared to publisher tools, said Joshua Lowcock, chief digital and innovation officer at ad agency UM. Dow Jones’ ad sales team is also working with the brands to narrow down the keyword lists, said Erin Laughlin, product director of advertising at Dow Jones. A Dow Jones advertising group that produces custom ad campaigns and sponsored content is seeing increased interest, Tsigrikes said. Advertisers often see such content as brand safe because it is produced in close collaboration with the news publisher.
Take a stance or tiptoe away? Corporate America's battle with social activism
Companies and employees should avoid taking public stances that stoke controversy in an increasingly polarized America, proponents of this view and their advisers told Reuters. “People are struggling with employees expecting companies to solve problems that are beyond the purview of the company,” said executive coach Stephen Miles of the Miles Group. Coinbase and its employees should pay attention to the corporate “mission” and not delve into broader societal problems that distract and decrease productivity, Armstrong wrote. After he shared it on Twitter, some founders and former senior executives of prominent tech companies replied supportively. “People aren’t taking a public stand about this, but they are asking about it in the boardroom: ‘What should we do?’” said Kathleen Utecht, managing partner at venture-capital firm Core Innovation Capital.
Analysis: Take a stance or tiptoe away? Corporate America's battle with social activism
Companies and employees should avoid taking public stances that stoke controversy in an increasingly polarized America, proponents of this view and their advisers told Reuters. “People are struggling with employees expecting companies to solve problems that are beyond the purview of the company,” said executive coach Stephen Miles of the Miles Group. After he shared it on Twitter, some founders and former senior executives of prominent tech companies replied supportively. “People aren’t taking a public stand about this, but they are asking about it in the boardroom: ‘What should we do?’” said Kathleen Utecht, managing partner at venture-capital firm Core Innovation Capital. These declarations get attention, partly because of how unusual they are historically, said Harvard University professor Mike Toffel, who has studied CEO activism.
Despite cries of censorship, US conservatives dominate social media
But a POLITICO analysis of millions of social media posts shows that conservatives still rule online. AdvertisementThat included analyzing more than 2 million social media posts across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the message boards Reddit and 4Chan. The posts originated from over 500,000 social media accounts and were linked to keywords and online hashtags associated with both issues. Conservative social media content “is a conveyor belt,” said Karen Kornbluh, director of the digital innovation and democracy initiative at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She co-authored a recent study into how social media engagement from Facebook pages pushing falsehoods — mostly from the right — had skyrocketed.
Despite cries of censorship, conservatives dominate social media
That included analyzing more than 2 million social media posts across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the message boards Reddit and 4Chan. The posts originated from over 500,000 social media accounts and were linked to keywords and online hashtags associated with both issues. Conservative social media content “is a conveyor belt,” said Karen Kornbluh, director of the digital innovation and democracy initiative at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She co-authored a recent study into how social media engagement from Facebook pages pushing falsehoods — mostly from the right — had skyrocketed. “He’s one of the biggest voices talking about the Black Lives Matter movement.”
Philadelphia police shooting of Black man sparks unrest
Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)Sharif Proctor lifts his hands up in front of the police line during a protest in response to the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. Officers were called to the Cobbs Creek neighborhood and encountered the man, later identified as Walter Wallace, who was holding a knife, Little said. The shooting occurred in a predominantly Black neighborhood in west Philadelphia.
Analysis: Take a stance or tiptoe away? Corporate America's battle with social activism
Companies that rushed to take a stand include household names like Home Depot Inc , Procter & Gamble Co and Coca-Cola Co . Companies and employees should avoid taking public stances that stoke controversy in an increasingly polarized America, proponents of this view and their advisers told Reuters. "People are struggling with employees expecting companies to solve problems that are beyond the purview of the company," said executive coach Stephen Miles of the Miles Group. Story continuesAfter he shared it on Twitter, some founders and former senior executives of prominent tech companies replied supportively. "People aren't taking a public stand about this, but they are asking about it in the boardroom: 'What should we do?'"
Jared Kushner says Black people must ‘want to be successful’
"But he can't want them to be successful more than they want to be successful." President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner said Black people must “want to be successful” in order for the administration’s policies to help them. Kushner's remarks drew criticism on Twitter, where Democrats said he was implying that many Black people don't want to be successful. He's improved particularly with Black men, cutting his disadvantage to 57 percentage points from 72 percentage points. But even a small gain among Black voters could substantially help the president win re-election, if all else remained the same.
David Brigham is leaving PAFA to run Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Asked whether he had any regrets about his handling of either the Black Lives Matter issue or the rape complaints, he said: “It’s been an amazing 13 years at PAFA, and in the course of a long tenure like that there are going to be bumps in the road." He went on to cite a number of specific institutional changes made in response to those controversies, including the hiring of a new director of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Philadelphia police shooting of Black man sparks unrest
PHILADELPHIA — Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. The shooting occurred before 4 p.m. Monday as officers responded to a report of a person with a weapon, police spokesperson Tanya Little said. Officers were called to the Cobbs Creek neighborhood and encountered the man, later identified as Walter Wallace, who was holding a knife, Little said. One officer was hospitalized in stable condition with a broken leg and other injuries after she was struck by a pickup truck, police said, while the other injured officers were treated and released. The shooting occurred in a predominantly Black neighborhood in west Philadelphia.
Arizona Coyotes' top draft pick was convicted for bullying Black, disabled teen at Ohio school
Four years ago, Miller admitted in Ohio juvenile court to bullying Meyer-Crothers, who was tricked into licking candy that Miller and another boy had wiped in a bathroom urinal. “Mitchell sent a letter to every NHL team acknowledging what happened and apologizing for his behavior. Not every NHL team was keen to drafting Miller, even though he sent letters to every club admitting his transgressions. Chris Peters, an NHL draft and prospects analyst for ESPN, had Miller ranked No. Storm coach Anthony Noreen took calls from NHL teams asking for his opinion of Miller.
America divided: Summer of protests shaping voters' attitudes to US election
At the forefront this summer were protests against police brutality and racism, followed by armed militia groups patrolling the streets. When mostly peaceful protests here in Kenosha turned violent, Black Lives Matter protestors blamed outside extremists for co-opting their movement - and torching a predominantly black neighborhood. But the Trump campaign is squarely blaming Black Lives Matter for the violence, pushing a law-and-order message. But now, militia members have arrived, like Kyle Rittenhouse, who's charged with killing two protestors in Kenosha. In Lansing, Michigan, 13 militia members are charged with plotting to storm the capitol building and kill the Governor.
Laura Harrier takes a break from filming Hollywood's second season
She is becoming a household name thanks to star-making turns in Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Netflix series Hollywood. And Laura Harrier got back to work on set of the Ryan Murphy-penned hit's second season, which she was filming in Malibu, California, on Monday. Stunning: Laura Harrier wrapped a white robe over a Louis Vuitton tank top and high-waist shorts as she took a break from filming Hollywood's second season in Malibu on MondayLaura's accessorised her ensemble with a statement belt, while she also wore an array of gold bracelets and rings. Laura stars as Camille in Hollywood, a 1940s starlet inspired by Oscar-nominated black actress Dorothy Dandridge who was popular in the '50s. Spider-Man: Homecoming, which starred Tom Holland in the lead role, was a box office success, grossing $880.2million worldwide.
Giggs' childhood experiences add weight to taking the knee
Advertising Read moreLondon (AFP)Wales coach Ryan Giggs says he had "no hesitation" taking the knee with his side to support the "important message" of the Black Lives Matter movement at recent international games. The gesture had added significance for the 46-year-old Manchester United legend. "As you can guess, to look at me, you wouldn't think my dad was black," said Giggs. And obviously when I go back home I'm just surrounded by my dad's family," said Giggs. Giggs said the decision to take the knee along with his players at recent matches was to show the nation "didn't put up with discrimination or racism".
America's protest crackdown: five months after George Floyd, hundreds face trials and prison
Protesters demonstrate outside of Phoenix police headquarters against the death of George Floyd, killed in Minneapolis, and Dion Johnson, killed in Arizona. Although some district attorneys have declined to prosecute protest cases brought to them by municipal police departments, other local prosecutors’ offices have repeatedly partnered with police to bring charges. Her protest charges have since been dropped, which means she is no longer threatened with deportation, and her ankle monitor was removed. There’s a continuous toll.”Phoenix police declined to comment on specific protesters’ cases, but said the people arrested “were involved in criminal activity”. The crackdown has had a chilling effect on others in San Luis Obispo who are now scared to protest, Arata said.
America's protest crackdown: five months after George Floyd, hundreds face trials and prison
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Protesters demonstrate outside of Phoenix police headquarters against the death of George Floyd, killed in Minneapolis, and Dion Johnson, killed in Arizona. Although some district attorneys have declined to prosecute protest cases brought to them by municipal police departments, other local prosecutors’ offices have repeatedly partnered with police to bring charges. Her protest charges have since been dropped, which means she is no longer threatened with deportation, and her ankle monitor was removed. There’s a continuous toll.”Phoenix police declined to comment on specific protesters’ cases, but said the people arrested “were involved in criminal activity”. The crackdown has had a chilling effect on others in San Luis Obispo who are now scared to protest, Arata said.
Jared Kushner Eviscerated as 'Face of White Privilege and Nepotism' After Mocking Racial Justice Protesters
"Jared Kushner is the face of white privilege and nepotism. The Democratic National Committee released a statement blasting Kushner for demeaning racial justice protests as mere "complaining." Reaction to Kushner's remarks came fast and fierce on social media:Jared Kushner is the face of white privilege and nepotism. https://t.co/GPRm2ioC2E — Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) October 26, 2020Jared Kushner speaks as if Black people are lazy complainers who don't want to be successful. This blatant DISRESPECT shows he has NO understanding of the Black community and its challenges that have spanned centuries.
Black Lives Matter and the Senate Election in Montana
Thousands of Montanans have joined in BLM protests, including many tribal members, following the tragic death of George Floyd. Montana may only have a 1% African American population, but many protesters spoke on the state’s history of racism, division, and lynchings. Due to the issue of mass incarceration, Montana would expect drastic increases in prison populations, but Steve Bullock implemented evidence-based practices to help offenders transition back into society and the workforce. Senator, Steve Daines has stood by President Trump through all of his outrageous, controversial, and racist remarks. During the protests, Daines stood where he always does.
Organizers Are Gearing Up to Resist Far Right Intimidation at Polls
But far right intimidation at the polls themselves, as well as pre- and post-election violence, are also possibilities — and progressive organizers are making plans for all of these scenarios. The intensity of far right chatter about the election is also increasing. The biggest immediate concern is that the far right groups will intimidate voters at the polls. Despite these fears, only a limited number of far right groups have indicated that they intend to “monitor” the polls. Devin Burghart of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights said he knows of far right plans in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Philadelphia police fatally shoot Black man after yelling at him to drop knife in recorded incident
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA — Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street Monday afternoon after yelling at him to drop his knife. Officers were called to the Cobbs Creek neighborhood and encountered the man, later identified as Walter Wallace, who was holding a knife, Little said. Officers ordered Wallace to drop the knife, but he instead “advanced towards” them. He walks toward the officers as they back away from him in the street, guns still aimed at him. A large crowd gathered where the man was killed, with video showing many yelling at the police officers and crying.
Americans worried about Election Day violence and chaos are buying guns and toilet paper
AURORA, Colo. — Tabitha Converse is quietly preparing for Election Day and the weeks beyond by stocking her basement pantry with canned goods, toilet paper and other basic supplies. Most experts predict scattered violence is the worst the United States could experience this Election Day, given isolated incidents that have already taken place this year. Further fueling potential violence: The staggering number of guns bought this year. Black voters have long faced election violence even before they cast a ballot. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Election Day fears prompt Americans to buy guns, toilet paper
Philadelphia police shoot and kill man holding knife; protests erupt
PHILADELPHIA — Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street Monday afternoon after yelling at him to drop his knife. Officers were called to the Cobbs Creek neighborhood and encountered the man, later identified as Walter Wallace, who was holding a knife, Little said. Officers ordered Wallace to drop the knife, but he instead “advanced towards” them. The shooting occurred in a predominantly Black neighborhood in west Philadelphia. The Inquirer reported that dozens of protesters gathered at a nearby park and chanted “Black lives matter.”-- The Associated Press
NYPD Officer Suspended Without Pay After Being Caught On Video Saying ‘Trump 2020’ Over Patrol Car’s Loudspeaker
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An NYPD officer is suspended and under investigation after video surfaced of him saying “Trump 2020” over a bullhorn while in a patrol car. Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted saying the behavior of the officer is “one hundred percent unacceptable. Suspending, this officer is unnecessary & way over the top … What if the officer supported Biden?”What’s the status of this investigation? Mayor Bill de Blasio echoed that, saying, “ANY NYPD Officer pushing ANY political agenda while on duty will face consequences.”Let me be clear: ANY NYPD Officer pushing ANY political agenda while on duty will face consequences. It is unclear how long the officer will be suspended without pay.
Emma Roberts evokes her mean girl character Chanel from Scream Queens to promote new movie Holidate
And Emma Roberts was busy promoting the latter on Monday, when she appeared on Instagram in a cheeky faux-PSA style video to talk up her new Netflix movie Holidate, which premieres on Wednesday. 'There’s just truly no reason that I can possibly think of that you can’t come up with a f***ing Halloween costume this year,' she continued, sounding exactly like her sorority queen bee character Chanel from Scream Queens. Rom-com: It was to promote her new Netflix movie Holidate, opposite Luke Bracey'I don’t want to hear whatever bulls*** excuse you have when October 31st rolls around and you say, "Oh my God, I have to find a costume,"' Roberts later said. Toward the end, after suggesting some quick bed sheet ghost at-home costume ideas, the niece of Julia Roberts tied the clip in to her new movie. 'Please, spread this message, and make plans to watch my new movie, Holidate' the starlet said with a coy smile.
Protests erupt in Philadelphia after police shot and killed a knife-wielding black man, 27
AdvertisementRioting, vandalism and looting erupted in Philadelphia on Monday night hours after police fatally shot a 27-year-old black man armed with a knife during a domestic disturbance call. The man then re-emerges in frame and is seen walking towards the officers with his arm outstretched. Both officers then open fire at Wallace, shooting at least 14 shots. Gripp said it was unclear how many times the man was shot or where in his body he was struck. #PhiladelphiaBREAKINGA large black pick-up truck just sped through the area striking at least two police officers.
Pulling back the curtain on the tech and politics behind ‘Watch Dogs: Legion’
His new project “Watch Dogs: Legion” was ambitious, and its concept was born from a single question: What if you could play as anyone? “Watch Dogs: Legion” arrives amid a tumultuous year for the French publisher. Characters from “Watch Dogs: Legion” (Ubisoft)Fueled by ambitionLike most sequels in the Triple A space, “Watch Dogs: Legion” was a safe enough bet financially: the first two Watch Dogs games sold more than 20 million copies combined. Originally, “Watch Dogs: Legion” was planned to have five main quest lines offering different stories, but playtest sessions showed this approach was too confusing. Whether “Watch Dogs: Legion” has something powerful to say can be discerned when the game releases on Oct. 29.
Viral video shows Scottsdale man telling Black man he's in a 'no (N-word) zone'
A Scottsdale man was arrested on Saturday after a viral video posted on social media showed him telling a Black man that he was in a "no (N-word) zone." "I would say my first response was shock," Abram told The Arizona Republic. In the video, Abram misunderstood Ng and said he was the owner of a store they were standing in front of, River Trading Post. Ng tells Abram that there isn't an issue and proceeds to ask what he's taking pictures of. Abram tells Ng that it's fine and continues to ask him why he approached him.
EXCLUSIVE: Babylon Bee’s CEO Pushes Back Against Big Tech Bullying
Dillon, the CEO of The Babylon Bee, is at war with social media. The Babylon Bee, a Christian humor site that politically leans to the Right, generates revenue from Facebook in several key ways. “They’re reaching, stretching to make us in violation of their community standards.”Facebook’s cyber-bulling represents an existential threat to The Babylon Bee. The Babylon Bee is hardly the first website to poke fun at the news. For now, The Babylon Bee will keep offering a counterpoint to modern comedy sans apology.
Longhorn Band lacks ‘necessary instrumentation’ to play ‘The Eyes of Texas,’ will not attend Baylor football game
He said “The Eyes of Texas” has been played at previous games in the season and will continue to be played in the future. At previous football games this season, “The Eyes” was played over loudspeakers. Original:The Longhorn Band will not participate in the Texas vs. Baylor football game Saturday after an internal survey asking whether members would play “The Eyes of Texas” revealed a lack of “necessary instrumentation,” according to a message to band members obtained by The Daily Texan. “Based on (survey responses), we do not have the necessary instrumentation, so we will not participate in Saturday’s game,” Longhorn Band director Scott Hanna said in the message. Douglas Dempster, the dean of the College of Fine Arts, previously said the band was “expected” to play the song, which many band members said they would not play due to its racist history.
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I don't know if it's going to be a hurricane or not, but it's a storm, it's significant. FAUCI: I don't think that's relevant to --JORDAN: And we know the protests actually increase the spread of the virus. What was also interesting about that study, Chris, and subsequent studies, is that we really don't know about kids younger than 10. GUPTA: That's right. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, I don't know how you're keeping up the work rate that you are, but thank God, you are.
7 Leftist Threats Political Terror Is Coming Whether Trump Wins Or Not
Examples of hostilities toward Trump and his supporters abound, but leftists' threats of terror are even greater should Biden win the presidency. Many leftists have directed some deeply disturbing rhetoric at conservatives and Trump supporters in recent months, claiming President Trump’s bombast is responsible for the political polarization of today’s America. First, divide the so-called redeemable Trump supporters from those intent on keeping America great. Olbermann referred to Trump supporters as “maggots” who needed to be chased from the stage. His supporters — ALL OF THEM — are by definition white nationalist terror supporters.
All Signs Point To One Thing: We're Reliving The 2016 Election
A Republican opponent who is packing stadiums while inspiring arts, crafts, music, and dance moves, but is behind in all major polling. For a few sweet weeks after she lost, these were the topics of dozens upon dozens of public media chest-beating and garment-rending sessions. How could they have missed such obvious signs of a rotten Democratic campaign, they asked the heavens, and not seen such clear signals of Republican enthusiasm? After November 2016, Democrats wondered what they’d done wrong — what Her had done wrong. Nothing, except for one thing: We haven’t learned a thing.
BLM Invades Affluent Portland Suburb, Demand Allegiance From Shoppers And Diners
"We are going to f— sh— up"BLM-antifa are promoting this event for Sunday, 25 Oct. in Lake Oswego, a wealthy suburb near Portland. Can I get a Black Lives Matter?” He kept walking but it sounded like he answered, “Yes.” She asked someone else, “How ’bout you?! Do Black Lives Matter?” She then turned her sights on a woman sitting alone at a restaurant table on the corner. She’s super anxious!” They asked her her name, and added, “Does your kid go to LO (Lake Osweg0) High? Do they go to LO High?” “Are they judgmental like you?” they continued.
WATCH: Veteran Carrying Flag Gets Beat By BLM Protesters
In the video below, you can see the black man being pushed, assaulted, and even dragged by BLM members. I bled for my country.” While being a veteran might change the perspective on most crowds, the BLM members act the complete opposite, pushing the veteran further away. Luckily, the police were called in and quickly take the veteran to safety and away from the BLM protesters. They constantly attack the President for showing support to the Proud Boys, yet when was the last time someone from the Proud Boys attacked a member of an opposing belief. The only thing the Proud Boys are guilty of is believing that America is the Best in the West – which it is!
Democrats Lose Legal Battle Against Churches
Since the outbreak, Democrats have placed their states in lockdown, causing an uproar from local citizens. Now, even churches are standing up to the Democrats as they say it’s their right to worship their God. Two churches in Denver have decided to take the fight to the Democrats as they claim rallies and protests continue to happen while their churches remained closed. The Democrats used the coronavirus to put in place a plethora of regulations and lockdowns on the American people. The appeals process has just started, and a new court could rule in favor of the Democrats and shut down churches.
WATCH: Veteran Carrying Flag Gets Beat By BLM Protesters
In the video below, you can see the black man being pushed, assaulted, and even dragged by BLM members. I bled for my country.” While being a veteran might change the perspective on most crowds, the BLM members act the complete opposite, pushing the veteran further away. Luckily, the police were called in and quickly take the veteran to safety and away from the BLM protesters. They constantly attack the President for showing support to the Proud Boys, yet when was the last time someone from the Proud Boys attacked a member of an opposing belief. The only thing the Proud Boys are guilty of is believing that America is the Best in the West – which it is!
Who's Really To Blame For the Riots In American Cities? Pt. 2 With Michael Yon
Leaders in American cities have spent most of 2020 deflecting blame for the violent riots that have dominated them. Michael Yon, a war correspondent who has covered insurrections all over the globe, came to Portland in September to gather intelligence on the civil unrest in the streets. He wanted to determine for himself if they would be one of the insurrectionist forces in American cities. What should we expect on November 3 and after in American cities? American Cities Under Siege: Shocking Video Shows Young Children in Portland With Signs Saying F*** the PoliceIn American Cities Today: This Black Lives Matter Activist Thought KNEELING on a White Baby’s Neck Was a Good Idea…
The Relentless Revolution
This past month, America’s Progressives showed they will do anything to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. This includes having social media, along with “legacy” media, spike articles by America’s fourth largest newspaper, The New York Post. These Marxists are even vowing revenge on Trump supporters if they get back the reins of power. Twitter and Facebook removed the Post’s articles and even suspended accounts of people who shared them. The Media Research Center (MRC) reports that Twitter and Facebook censored Mr. Trump’s social media accounts and those of his re-election campaign at least 65 times.
There will be a revolution: The center can no longer hold
Based on our current trajectory, it seems inevitable: There's going to be a cultural revolution one way or another. The center can no longer hold. … This is, then, most fundamentally a revolution against the United States of America and all it stands for." Unfortunately, he added, "And yet, we seem to be treating the great unraveling as something less than a revolution." Now, as the second, updated and revised edition of "Revolution" has just been released, I hardly need to convince my readers that we are living in revolutionary times.
Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower vandalized again, covered in tar
By Thomas CatenacciDaily Caller News FoundationThe Black Lives Matter mural painted on the street in front of Trump Tower in New York City was vandalized again Sunday morning. The Black Lives Matter mural, which now has a thick line of black tar painted over it, is believed to have been vandalized by people who dumped the tar out of the back of a van at around 12:20 a.m., police said, according to the New York Post. NYC: Someone just dropped a sh-tload of TAR on the BLM mural in front of #Trump tower. The mural was vandalized multiple times after it was painted, according to The New York Times. In one incident, a woman screamed “Bill de Blasio doesn’t care about black people!” while dumping paint on the mural, the Times reported.
No. 1 election issue: Is America good or bad?
President Trump ran for president in 2016 on a slogan of "Make America Great Again" to try and turn the stigma around. Thomas D. Klingenstein, chairman of the Claremont Institute, a conservative think tank, outlined it in a remarkable speech this month called "America is Good." He laid out the dichotomy, juxtaposing good America versus the dark, dire one the left portrays. Klingenstein sums it up: "The election is really about an existential crisis facing the country – do we support a man who thinks America is good – Trump – or a man who is controlled by a party that thinks America is racist – Joe Biden?" Numerous people have endorsed the America is Good movement, including Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, Tammy Bruce, Bill Bennett and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
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Open letter to Christians who don't plan to vote for Trump
TRENDING: Megyn Kelly's glowing review of Trump debate outrages liberals everywhereLast week, popular evangelical pastor John Piper made his case for Christians not voting for either Donald Trump or Joe Biden. Donald Trump is, in fact, widely regarded as the most pro-life president of our lifetime. Should Christians vote for President Trump? Since both Trump and Biden are in their 70s and could easily turn the presidency over to their vice presidents, what then? Although many evangelical leaders openly support Trump and Pence, like mega-pastor John MacArthur who says, “Any real, true believer” will vote for Trump over Biden, John Piper is not alone, as there are other prominent Christians who refuse to support Trump because of his perceived character flaws.
New Yorker: Some signs of trouble among Portland’s violent Antifa groups
Now a young woman with a megaphone told the people at the Justice Center that she had an announcement. A young white man in black bloc was swinging a baseball bat into the window of a dentist’s office on the ground floor of Wheeler’s building. So, at the end of the day, it’s, like, ‘Are you racist?’ ” A white man with a hammer joined the guy with the bat, and together they breached the office. He’s literally talking with a black woman about Antifa going too far when a white woman scrawls a justification for the destruction that is underway. It’s impossible to read this piece and come away thinking Antifa and their allies are the good guys.
Antifa Mob Throws Rocks, Pepper-Sprays, and Assaults Jews for Trump in New York
Boris Epshteyn, an advisor to the Trump campaign and co-chair of Jewish Voices for Trump, organized the event along with Dov Hikind, a former state assemblyman. The Jews for Trump rally aimed to show solidarity with “the beleaguered Red Zone community,” a reference to Gov. This man is so upset that a #JewsForTrump vehicle convoy practically shut down the Brooklyn Bridge while heading to Manhattan, that he began punching vehicles. Someone shouted, “We don’t want you here!” The mob attacked him and stole some of the Trump flags on his vehicle. Trump cars got egged and flags ripped up by BLM.
After Thanksgiving Banned, Californians To Hold Turkey Barbecues In Honor Of Black Lives Matter On November 26
After Thanksgiving Banned, Californians To Hold Turkey Barbecues In Honor Of Black Lives Matter On November 26CALIFORNIA—Gavin Newsom has effectively banned Thanksgiving from California, requiring celebrating households to have only a few people, no bathroom usage, two-hour maximums, and individual plates. Californians all announced they are complying with the plan and instead of celebrating Thanksgiving will be holding Black Lives Matter turkey barbecues scheduled, coincidentally, for November 26. The dinner protests will include turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green bean casseroles, candied yams, and those delicious cheesy potatoes. "I can't think of any better way to protest alongside the BLM movement than contemplating the injustices they're trying to call attention to as we eat a giant meal and give thanks -- for, you know, Black Lives Matter or whatever." "And, you know, maybe we'll watch a football game and go toss a pigskin around outside during halftime."
BLM Invades Affluent Portland Suburb, Demand Allegiance From Shoppers And Diners
According to SkyBluePortland.com, Breitbart and The Oregonian, the wealthy Portland suburb surrounding the 405-acre Oswego Lake was targeted by BLM, which distributed flyers promising to "fuck shit up" on Sunday. "We are going to f— sh— up"BLM-antifa are promoting this event for Sunday, 25 Oct. in Lake Oswego, a wealthy suburb near Portland. Can I get a Black Lives Matter?” He kept walking but it sounded like he answered, “Yes.” She asked someone else, “How ’bout you?! Do Black Lives Matter?” She then turned her sights on a woman sitting alone at a restaurant table on the corner. Do they go to LO High?” “Are they judgmental like you?” they continued.
Which Flavor of Commie Is Joe Biden?
The correct “flavor question” should have been, “What flavor of Communist are you, Mr. Biden?” Let’s explore. Pretty much self-explanatory, the paid pawn receives money from foreign Communist governments directly in order to do their bidding, whether spying, influence-peddling, or policy-making. Where does Joe Biden fall on the “flavor spectrum”? No wonder foreign policy was never a topic in either of the two presidential debates this year! So which flavor of Communist fits Joe Biden?
Protester charged with assaulting LAPD officer moments before he was wounded by projectile
A protester who is suing the city of Los Angeles and several LAPD officers after being shot and badly wounded by a police projectile during a major protest in the city this summer has been charged with assault in the same incident. Bradley Steyn, 49, was charged with assaulting an officer and resisting or obstructing an officer in a misdemeanor complaint filed in California Superior Court by City Atty. The complaint alleges Steyn “willfully and unlawfully [used] force and violence” against an LAPD officer — identified only as Officer K. Clark — during a protest in the Fairfax district on May 30. Video from the camera of the officer who shot Steyn shows that officer then acknowledge the kick and his shooting Steyn. A separate internal LAPD review to determine whether the officer who shot Steyn was justified in doing so remains open.
US election 2020: are Democrats taking black voters for granted in Wisconsin?
The Guardian US reporter Kenya Evelyn grew up in Milwaukee, in the swing state of Wisconsin. She recently returned to see how this year’s pandemic, recession and Black Lives Matter protests are shifting the city’s politicsIn recent years, Wisconsin has come to play a crucial role in deciding the presidential election. That year, 93,000 black voters in the city of Milwaukee stayed home on election day. The Guardian US reporter Kenya Evelyn recently returned to her home city and tells Mythili Rao what she heard when she spoke to black voters about what this election means to them. It’s a warning for Democrats not to take black voters for granted.
No, seriously, young people are voting
No, seriously, young people are voting Presented byWith help from Renuka RayasamHOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? In Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maine and Minnesota, early votes by young voters have exceeded the 2016 margin of victory in each state — meaning young voters could theoretically be the deciding factor. Tufts University’s Jen McAndrew attributes it to social justice activism, young voters engaging each other on social media and polling that captures general optimism about the power of voting. Young voters don’t traditionally vote by mail and they’re less likely to be deterred by the pandemic, Bonier added. Is it simply that young voters who would have voted on Election Day are getting it done earlier?
Jared Kushner Mocks Black Lives Matter Activists: They 'Go On Instagram And Cry'
“So, look, there’s been a lot of discussion about the issues that were needed in the Black community for the last year, but particularly it intensified after the George Floyd situation,” Kushner said. Jared Kushner on the Black community: "President Trump's policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they're complaining about, but he can't want them to be successful more than that they want to be successful." Trump released his two-page Platinum Plan last month, less than two months ahead of Election Day. Trump won 8% of the Black vote in 2016. Recent polling showed his support among Black voters slightly increasing in 2020, particularly among young Black voters.
Seeking power in Jesus’ name: Trump sparks a rise of Patriot Churches
This is a Patriot Church, part of an evolving network of nondenominational start-up congregations that say they want to take the country back for God. The Patriot Churches belong to what religion experts describe as a loosely organized Christian nationalist movement that has flourished under President Trump. But Piper’s criticism of people who want to save America, Peters says, is why he started Patriot Church. Peters says the Patriot Church has averaged between 50 and 100 people each Sunday during its first month. Sutton plans to come back to learn more about being a Christian Patriot.
Boris Johnson urged to knight Lewis Hamilton after breaking Formula One record
Boris Johnson was urged to end the 'unacceptable' failure to knight Lewis Hamilton on Monday night. The Briton became the most successful driver in Formula One history on Sunday when he won for the 92nd time, at the Portuguese Grand Prix. Boris Johnson has been urged to honour Formula One star Lewis Hamilton with a knighthoodThe Brit earned his 92nd race win to become the most successful driver in the sport's historyHain previously lobbied for the knighthood when Hamilton won his sixth world title last year. 'You have got Andy Murray, Mo Farah, Bradley Wiggins who have all been given knighthoods in recent years, and I cannot understand why Lewis Hamilton hasn't,' said Hain, vice-chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on F1. Hamilton could retain his world title — his sixth in seven years — at the Turkish Grand Prix on November 15.
Ashley Graham reveals on talk show that she takes pride her curvy body is 'starting a conversation'
Ashley Graham revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday that she takes pride in the fact that her body has been 'starting a conversation'. The 32-year-old curvaceous model has been campaigning for body positivity for many years, and has said she is happy to see that her own curves are encouraging other people to 'celebrate women of all shapes'. 'It's about damn time my body is starting a conversation, I think we should be celebrating women of all shapes, ages and races. Body positivity: The 32-year-old curvaceous model has been campaigning for body positivity for many yearsMeanwhile, Ashley recently said she's been 'in heaven' since becoming a mother for the first time earlier this year. Ashley also revealed that she and Justin chose to name their son Isaac because the moniker means 'laughter'.
Jared Kushner Mocks Black Lives Matter Activists: They 'Go On Instagram And Cry'
Jared Kusher, a top aide and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, appeared to mock Black Lives Matter activists on Monday, claiming many people who spoke out against George Floyd’s death in May were simply “virtue signaling.”“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade asked Kushner about working with rapper Ice Cube ? who has faced backlash for spreading baseless QAnon conspiracy theories on social media ? on the Trump administration’s “Platinum Plan” for Black communities. “So, look, there’s been a lot of discussion about the issues that were needed in the Black community for the last year, but particularly it intensified after the George Floyd situation,” Kushner said. “And, you know, you saw a lot of people that were just virtue signaling. “They’d go on Instagram and cry or, you know, they’d put a slogan on their jersey or write something on a basketball court,” he continued, appearing to refer to athletes such as those in the NBA and WNBA who made Black Lives Matter activism a centerpiece of their seasons. Kushner claimed such activism was “doing more to polarize the country than it was to bring people forward.”“You solve problems with solutions,” said Kushner, adding that Trump’s policies could help Black people “break out of the problems that they’re complaining about.”“But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful,” Kushner said of the president.
New York City sued over aggressive tactics during Floyd protests
Two civil rights organisations are suing New York City on behalf of protesters who say they were assaulted and abused by police officers because they expressed anti-police views during nightly demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s killing earlier this year. One plaintiff suffered a broken arm as a result of the police department’s conduct, the lawsuit said. Governor Andrew Cuomo asked the state’s attorney general, Letitia James, to investigate whether NYPD officers used excessive force to quell unrest and enforce the curfew. Human Rights Watch, another civil rights organisation, released a report last month citing evidence police planned an aggressive crackdown on protesters on June 4 in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. “It’s time for the police department to stop acting like cops are incorrigible children and they have no control over them,” Lieberman said.
America Wants Its Public Colleges Back and The Chronicle Isn't Happy About It — The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently released a report decrying the politicization of public higher education governance, entitled The New Order: How the Nation’s Partisan Divisions Consumed Public-College Boards and Warped Higher Education. The recent resurgence of Republican, conservative, or traditionalist involvement in higher education governance is not a cause, but an effect of politicization. Complacency in the face of growing anti-society extremism is no way to run a university system. The Chronicle report focuses on the political machinations concerning public higher education board activity in several states. Because that agenda has been so successful, so biased, and so radical, higher education could use some disruption.
Travels of Hillary Clinton—October 2016
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Like the Soviets, Black Lives Matter Purges Its History
The Black Lives Matter organizations that swiftly captured the nation’s attention have expeditiously and quietly been softening their rhetoric and removing the most un-American statements from their websites. This is because the millions poised to agree with the slogan Black Lives Matter began distancing themselves from these organizations as their true intentions came to light. From June through September, as people learned more about the destructive beliefs of the BLM organizations, support dropped 9 points in a Politico-Morning Consult poll. In response, the BLM organization is employing the well-known Soviet practice of purging history. Many iconic brands that declared their support for black lives after the horrific killing of George Floyd are doing so without giving to radical Marxist groups.
“Spontaneous” Street Violence Is Well Organized, Pursuing a Radical Agenda
These organized groups have no interest in demonstrating peacefully. Black Lives Matter is linked to the vast number of protests throughout the country. Over a three-month period, the report linked Black Lives Matter to nine out of 10 riots. There’s an ideology behind the Black Lives Matter movement, and it has nothing to do with civil liberties. We are also seeing organized groups conducting aggressive activity on social media to coordinate, promote, and propagandize violent activities.
Agenda of Black Lives Matter Is Far Different From Slogan
Many see the slogan Black Lives Matter as a plea to ­secure the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans, especially historically wronged African Americans. Visit the Black Lives Matter website, and the first frame you get is a large crowd with fists raised and the slogan “Now We Transform.” Read the list of demands, and you get a sense of how deep a transformation they seek. Nor is it what most people understood when they ­expressed sympathy with the slogan that Black Lives Matter. The goals of the Black Lives Matter organization go far beyond what most people think. Black lives, and all lives, would be harmed.
Amy Coney Barrett, Anxiety & More -- Twenty-Five Things That Caught My Eye Today
Today’s the day Amy Coney Barrett becomes a Supreme Court Justice. Francis X. Maier: Philadelphia and the New “Tolerance”A vast amount of ink has been spilled in recent years arguing for “diversity” and “tolerance” in American society. Today, despite the city’s punitive actions, 18 foster families have stayed with CSS, which can now afford only one staffer. “I’m proud of the impressive work our students have done as part of the Religious Liberty Initiative. This type of work highlights the best of our religious liberty traditions, where people of different faiths are willing to advocate for each other,” said Barclay.
Prince Harry Says Ignorance No Excuse for Unconscious Bias
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, the former Meghan Markle, to understand how his privileged upbringing shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias. “Unconscious bias, from my understanding, having had the upbringing and the education that I have, I had no idea what it was,” Harry said. “You can’t really point fingers, especially when it comes to unconscious bias,” Harry said. “You just came in, you did what was necessary and you saved a life,” Harry said. “So it wasn’t just us down there protecting the young Black protesters, it was us protecting everybody.
Polling Place May Be Last Refuge of Free Expression for Trump Voters
The Republican governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, says he wrote in Ronald Reagan. The Republican governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, says he "cannot support Donald Trump for president." Wait for the inevitable suggestion that Trump voters get a vaccine last, as punishment for Trump’s supposed mismanagement of the pandemic. They say it's to force Trump voters "to own up to their choice in public." In the meantime, Trump voters less brave than Fred Siegel or Daniel Pipes can know this: for now, we do have a secret ballot in this country.
Critical Race Theory Manipulates History
They call it critical race theory — CRT — a worldview that has been mainstreamed by the radical left as its vehicle to revolutionize the values and institutions of America. In this iteration of Marxism, Blacks and whites substitute for the original Marxist proletariat worker oppressed by the bourgeoisie. The CRT movement originated in the university, with professors Derrick Bell and Kimberlé Crenshaw among the original American architects. The University of Minnesota just presented a 12-step re-education program to recover from being white, equating whites with KKK members. Her articles have appeared in such publications as The Hill, New York Daily News, New York Observer, the Washington Times, American Spectator, American Thinker and Jerusalem Post.
For Trump, Terrorism No Mere 'Myth' or 'Idea'
Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to miss the mark with his understanding of law enforcement and ensuring the safety and security of the American people. In the first 2020 Presidential Debate, we heard former Vice President Biden claim that "Antifa is an idea, not an organization." "When a bat hits you over the head, that’s not an idea," President Trump countered, "Antifa is a dangerous, radical group." Do these clues point to only one conclusion: that Joe Biden wants to be associated with — and possibly funded by — the Antifa "idea."? President Trump is a decisive President who does not minimize radicalized groups as "ideas," and who believes firmly in law and order.
CPAC Threatens Lawsuit Over 'Borat' KKK Scene
The scenes were filmed at CPAC's 2020 conference earlier this year. The letter calls on the filmmakers to "immediately cease and desist from using any content filmed during CPAC in Borat 2 and its trailers," adding that CPAC's security "intercepted an individual" dressed in a Klan outfit attempting to enter the CPAC event. ACU communications director Ian Walters told Fox News that the person was not Cohen, but another actor, though it appears the character in the movie is supposed to be Cohen's character Borat. "It is unclear whether Borat's Fake Klansman colleague is an actual KKK member on your team, a Democrat politician working with your production team, or one of you purchased a racist costume," the letter read. "In any case, he attempted to attend CPAC under false light and with a malicious purpose."
Trump is forcing voters to grow up
An irony of the Trump era is that as petty and petulant as the president can be, he's the one forcing people to grow up. It's a slogan that makes no argument as to whether Biden would, in fact, improve the country and the lives of voters for the better. Implicit in that slogan is that by having President Trump in office, we, as a country, should be ashamed. But again, that's not how we should be determining who sets foreign policy, who enforces the law, and who commands the military. As weird as it is, Trump is the one to make that clear.
Our Anxious Age Seeks Religion in Its Politics
(Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)Our Anxious Age Seeks Religion in Its PoliticsCommentaryThe reason politics is so envenomed right now—so anxious, so cruel, so all-consuming—is that it’s not really about politics. In fairly short order, the Social Gospel became a social movement without the gospel, with Jesus left behind. But the important thing to remember is that there was a time when politics was understood to concern primarily the political. But there’s another danger conservatives need to see: the danger that we will become like those who express their religious anxiety in politics. My vote will be about refusing power to those who believe themselves so righteous, and their opponents so evil, that they have ceased to see politics as, you know, politics.
How Things May Look on November 4
(Karen Bleier/AFP via Getty Images)How Things May Look on November 4CommentaryHegel said a lot of baffling things, many of which underscore Walter Bagehot’s observation that “in the faculty of writing nonsense, stupidity is no match for genius.”But every now and then, Hegel nailed it. For the Right, embodied now by Donald Trump, old America is the cynosure. Listen to this statement gathered by Pullman: “At some point in the days following the election Trump will almost certainly either attempt to declare outright victory or attempt to invalidate the results of the election. Either Amazon will shut down AWS for the Trump loyalists in the government or we’ll shut down their fulfillment centers. I think that Donald Trump will win on Nov. 3 (or shortly thereafter, after the fraudulent votes have been sorted through) and that the people writing this sort of thing will go nuts.
Steve McQueen’s First Small Axe Film, ‘Mangrove,’ Is a Timely Jolt
If it’s true that history doesn’t repeat itself but does rhyme, then Steve McQueen’s compelling Mangrove rings loudly against the events of 2020. The bulk of the film follows the 1970 trial of the so-called Mangrove Nine, but the court room scenes are anything but dry. MANGROVE ????(4/4 stars)Directed by: Steve McQueenWritten by: Steve McQueen, Alastair SiddonsStarring: Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes, Sam SpruellRunning time: 124 mins. But, of course, Mangrove isn’t really about whether the Mangrove Nine got justice in the Old Bailey in 1970. Mangrove feels timely because injustice against Black people hasn’t never ceased—not just because McQueen specifically released the film after the tumultuous and tragic events of this year.
Facebook accused of censoring 'Black voices' for nixing anti-Biden ad on Black fathers
A conservative political action committee on Monday accused Facebook of using its clout to “silence Black voices” after the platform removed an anti-Biden ad on Black families in the wake of a fact-check saying there was “no proof” to back the ad’s claims. The one-minute digital ad then says that the Democratic presidential nominee supports Black Lives Matter, which “also wants to keep Black men from raising their children.”“I needed my dad more than anything. Black lives, Black families and Black futures do matter, Mr. Biden, and it starts at home,” says the narrator, a young Black woman. “What it means to me is that fathers, as the head of the family, have no place in their organization,” Mr. Wallace said in a statement. That’s beyond the pale, and it’s anti-American.”This isn’t the first time Facebook has scrubbed an APP ad.
MLB sees similar fall as NBA, NHL: World Series ratings on pace to be all-time low
This year’s World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays hasn’t lacked drama. Game 1 drew 9.1 million, Game 2 garnered 8.9 million, Game 3 slipped to 5.8 million and Game 4 rose to 7.2 million. The NBA Finals drew an all-time low average of 7.5 million viewers over six games — a 49% decrease from last year, according to Sports Media Watch. Before 2020, MLB’s lowest-rated World Series still averaged 12.6 million viewers (2012’s Giants-Tigers sweep). Last year’’s World Series averaged 13.9 viewers.
Ratings for Game 1 of the World Series Crash 25%, Viewership at All-Time Low
Game 1 of Major League Baseball’s “Fall Classic” turned out to be a ratings classic, in that it was classically awful. Big numbers if you’re the NBA who didn’t reach that mark in any of their Finals games. The pathetically small viewing audience resulted in a 25% drop from Game 1 of the 2019 World Series. Though, with numbers this low you’re still looking at near historic lows in viewership and ratings. A point that is buttressed by the booming cable news network ratings that are occurring when matched up against sporting events.
Brett Favre: ‘Fans Clearly Do Not Want Political Messaging Mixed with Their Sports’
During a Wednesday town hall, Green Bay Packers star Bret Favre and President Donald Trump spoke about the need to keep politics out of professional sports. That friend turned out to be former Packers quarterback Brett Favre who noted that the NFL has struggled to get fans to tune into their woke games this season, the Washington Post reported. The ultra-woke NBA has also indulged constant political activity on and off the court. And even Major League Baseball jettisoned its decades-old reticence to get political by going all-in for the Black Lives Matter agenda. Trump replied, saying that fans are tired of being beat over the head with leftist politics.
Facebook Releases Report on Fight Against ‘Inauthentic Behavior’
Social media giant Facebook has outlined its efforts to fight “inauthentic behavior” on the platform. The company claims that financial gain is the primary motivator for what it describes as “an effort to mislead people.”In a recently released “inauthentic behavior” report, Facebook outlined some of its recent attempts to prevent the spread of misinformation across its platform. Facebook defines inauthentic behavior as “an effort to mislead people or Facebook about the popularity of content, the purpose of a community (i.e.Groups, Pages, Events), or the identity of the people behind it. It also includes behaviors designed to mislead Facebook and evade the controls and limits we place on the use of our platforms.”Facebook claims that financial motivation is the primary driver behind inauthentic behavior. Facebook claims that those engaging in inauthentic behavior “often use hot-button issues and other spammy lures.
Blue State Blues: Nine Things to Vote Against
The story proves Joe Biden lied when he claimed he never discussed his son’s business interests. There is no proof Flynn lied to them, but that’s what he was prosecuted for, simply as a way to undermine Trump. It was one of the most egregious violations of civil liberties in recent American history, yet the left applauded it and the civil rights establishment said nothing. If they win an election after a summer of violent efforts to achieve political change, we can expect more in future. If Democrats win in 2020, they will keep forcing their racial obsession on our society.
Wikipedia-linked Dictionary of Madagascar’s National Language Full of Bot-Generated Errors
An audit of the Wikipedia-affiliated dictionary Wiktionary for the Malagasy language, the national language of Madagascar, found the site to be littered with errors. The audit of the Malagasy Wiktionary was initiated as problems recently revealed at the Scots language Wikipedia brought attention to low-activity sites affiliated with Wikipedia. As with Wikipedia, there are Wiktionary sites for numerous known languages, including those with few native speakers. In a bio on the Malagasy Wikipedia, Jagwar states he was educated at a French-speaking school in Madagascar and has lived in France since age 10. Most entries on these other Wiktionary sites were only edited by bots and contained similar errors as on the Malagasy Wiktionary.
Chelsea Handler: I Had to Remind 50 Cent He’s Black After His Trump Support
It was just one year ago that comedian Chelsea Handler traveled America apologizing for her white privilege. Now, she says she had to “remind” rapper and actor 50 Cent that he “can’t vote for Donald Trump” because “he’s a black person.”“He says he doesn’t want to pay 62 percent in taxes. Because he doesn’t want to go from being 50 Cent to 20 Cent, and I had to remind him that he was a black person, so he can’t vote for Donald Trump,” Handler said in an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, while promoting her new HBO Max stand-up special. — Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 20, 202050 Cent reacted to his ex-girlfriend’s statement by tweeting, “oh my God this is effecting my love life now. https://t.co/uQsu7DHrRQ — Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 21, 2020You can follow Alana Mastrangelo on Facebook and Twitter at @ARmastrangelo, on Parler at @alana, and on Instagram.
‘This Is Us’ Creator: We Wanted Black Lives Matter Themed Season 5 Premiere to Air Before the Election
Dan Fogelman, creator of NBC’s hit drama This Is Us, says it was important that the network push the season 5 premiere up so audiences could see the Black Lies Matter and coronavirus themes he had “woven” into the show before the Election day. But during Friday’s panel discussion about the upcoming season, Fogelman said that he also shoved political charged themes into the first episode and wanted it aired ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Variety reported. The cast hinted that Randall would be forced to deliver “the talk” about race in America to his young black children. He said they just wanted to cover things that are “difficult and then hopeful. It felt important to us to put it on TV now with no agenda other than that.”This Is Us Season 5 will premiere on Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. on NBC.
Nominee Nicole Malliotakis: America's Core Values on the Ballot
Malliotakis described the ultimate direction of the country as the prime consequence of the election. “Since I first entered the race almost two years ago, we have seen a radical shift here in New York City to the left,” she said. It’s all a show.”Although Rose voted against Pelosi for the House Speakership, Malliotakis sees nothing but hypocrisy. Addressing the growing crime in New York City, she lamented the recent spike. “People want to feel safe here in New York City,” she said.
Australia's National Rugby Team Refuses to Kneel for BLM
Australia’s national rugby team will not take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after a unanimous vote by the players, insisting they were not interested in making political statements. Coach Dave Rennie said the idea of kneeling during the national anthem was discussed by the players and they voted against becoming the first Australian national sporting team to do so. A rugby fan has been banned from his club's stadium for praising a girl who refused to "take the knee" and criticizing "Marxist extremism and intimidation." I think it could be divisive.”The issue of embracing BLM calls to take a knee before kick off is not new to rugby. I can’t support that,” said the player in an interview with the ‘The Good, The Bad & The Rugby’ podcast quoted by the Christian Institute.
Watch: 'F*ck The British Police' Says Black Panther Sasha Johnson
London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) took a hands-off approach to a large protest against police brutality in Nigeria on Saturday, that was led by Black Lives Matter radical activist and self-described Black Panther Sasha Johnson. The #EndSars (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) protest in London was led in part by Johnson, who was seen telling the African protesters to ignore the “white media”. Johnson also took aim at the British police, claiming they were complicit in the brutality in Nigeria, and that they were only out in force on Saturday to “protect statues”. Elsewhere in London, police took a different approach to the anti-lockdown protest, which saw police arrest 18 people. We want our own political party, one that reflects the multicultural nation that we have become,” Johnson explained.
Watch: London Erupts in Protest Against 'New World Order' Lockdown
In a Breitbart London exclusive video, protesters were seen singing: “I would rather be a human than a slave”, “We are the 99 per cent”, and “You can shove your New World Order up your ass”. One woman told Breitbart London: “I’m so angry, all these police that are storming in, they’re going to lose their pensions. “I don’t understand, if your children are not the motivation to fight for your freedom… my grandfather and my grandad did not fight in the First World War and the Second World War as snipers to not be under a fucking dictatorship, for it to happen now in 2020,” she added, going on to urge the rest of the country to “wake up”. In footage shared online, police were again seen physically confronting the anti-lockdown protesters, with one man wearing a ‘Make Britain Great Again’ hat being thrown to the pavement. WATCH: Police Standby as Hundreds of BLM Protesters Gather in London, While Cracking Down on Anti-Lockdown Demos https://t.co/quRdZ4BFx0 — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) October 20, 2020Follow Kurt Zindulka on Twitter here: @KurtZindulka
Kamala Harris: Trump Does Not Have ‘the Courage to Speak the Phrase ‘Black Lives Matter”
Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) said Monday on ABC’s “The View” that President Donald Trump did not have the “courage to speak the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter. We understand that Black businesses, minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses have been disproportionately impacted not only by the pandemic but even before being denied access to capital. We have a commitment that we will put $150 billion into low-interest loans and access to capital for minority businesses, including Black businesses, of course. We will commit that for any student coming out of a family that makes less than $125,000, they will go to a four-year college, including a HBCU, including a private HBCU for free. So this is some of it.”She added, “What we also understand is that when we’re talking about racial disparities, it is in the economy, it is in health care.
Man Shot While Advancing on Philadelphia Cops with Knife, Dies at Hospital
Two Philadelphia police officers shot a man armed with a knife as he approached them. The officers ordered the man, later identified as Walter Wallace, Jr., to drop the knife. A video filmed by a witness shows Walters coming around two Philadelphia police officers while they ordered him to drop the knife. An officer later drove Walters to the hospital where he eventually died from his wounds. Philadelphia Police Sergeant Eric Gripp told the local newspaper that the man with the knife “advanced toward the officers” and did not follow orders to drop the knife.
America’s Forgotten Cities: Riot or Turn to Faith, Family, and Community?
In "America Lost," documentary filmmaker Chris Rufo set out to showcase the economic decline of three impoverished cities around the country. The themes of faith, family, and community kept reemerging in his analysis, as ways of how folks are dealing with poverty and pulling their way out of it. Most people have heard of Youngstown, Ohio, the first city Rufo examines, because it used to be a booming steel town. Since the steel industry left, however, it has become the poorest city in America, with a poverty rate of around 40%. Rufo interviews Michael, a heavily tattooed young man who is trying to turn his life around and support his family.
Tracking Viral Misinformation Ahead of the 2020 Election
Daily Distortions Tracking Viral Misinformation Ahead of the 2020 Election Every day, Times reporters will chronicle and debunk false and misleading information that is going viral online. Mr. Trump also said that Mr. Biden had used his influence during his time as vice president to help his son land lucrative business deals. In the preceding 30-day period, Mr. Trump got 39 million likes and comments, while Mr. Biden got 13 million. Another platform where Mr. Biden has beaten Mr. Trump? In total, voting-by-mail rumors have topped election misinformation this year, according to a September analysis by the media insights company Zignal Labs.
Ignore early returns and other commentary
Election watch: Ignore Early Returns“Don’t try to divine election results from early voting returns,” advises RealClearPolitics’ Sean Trende. He said the same thing in 2016, when pundits also pointed to “Democrats’ massive lead in early voting” to predict a Hillary Clinton win. In North Carolina, for example, “Democrats have a 10.5-percentage-point lead over Republicans in early voting.” Yet Dems had “a 13.1-percentage-point lead there” four years ago — and lost the state. In short, “Stahl and the rest of corporate media” are “lying to Americans” about a huge scandal. Many attendees work oil and gas jobs, and they know that Trump “has supported their industry while .
Opinion | Does the right to protest include the right to hound someone in their home?
ADDemonstrations at people’s homes bring freedom of assembly into tension with the right to privacy. In June, a progressive city council member convened hundreds of defund-the-police protesters at Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s house. ADYet regulating residential picketing when it does not violate other laws raises constitutional issues, which, not surprisingly, the Supreme Court has addressed several times. ADJustice Hugo Black, one of the court’s staunchest backers of free speech — he voted to uphold Gregory’s right to march on Daley’s home — nevertheless supported reasonable constraints on residential picketing. Partly it shows that law can do only so much to balance people’s right to be heard and their right to be left alone.
University overturns student ban on anti-abortion group, says it would violate 1st Amendment
The University of Northern Iowa is reversing the student government's controversial decision to bar recognition of an anti-abortion group that senators said was hateful. UNI's president said the ban would violate the First Amendment if it was allowed to proceed. “Neither the University nor [Northern Iowa Student Government] NISG endorse any student organization’s viewpoints by approving them as student organizations," President Mark A. Nook wrote in a ruling released Monday. ANTI-ABORTION GROUP FIGHTING BACK AFTER UNIVERSITY SENATORS SAY THEIR OPINIONS ARE 'HATEFUL,' NOT 'EQUAL'In a statement, UNI said Students for Life of America "had met all the criteria to become a registered student organization." Whether in the womb, at the border, or in any city in America, preborn life matters and deserves legal protection.”
'It's Going to Require Every Young Person.' March for Our Lives Activists Urge Young Americans to Vote
More than 15 million Americans have turned 18 since 2016, but for several election cycles, low voter turnout among first-time voters has caused politicians to overlook the youth vote. Now Hogg believes young voters will be the ones to decide this race’s outcome. In Florida, a critical state for President Donald Trump’s re-election, young voters are already turning out in big numbers. According to a recent study, this law disproportionately led the ballots of young voters, people of color and first-time voters to be rejected. The event kicked off an 11-day on-the-ground effort to mobilize youth voters before Nov. 3.
For Latinos, combating disinformation about the election often starts at home
The falsehoods are flying hard and fast in Spanish and English, each more specious than the last, all designed to sway Latino voters nationwide during this contentious election season. It has permeated Latino communities, set family members against each other, caused young Latinos to unfriend their parents on Facebook and pushed fed-up voters out of WhatsApp group chats. Some organizers fear the disinformation will only ramp up the closer it gets to election day, particularly in Florida, a must-win state for Trump’s reelection efforts, with an important core of Latino voters. Disinformation campaigns have also targeted Black voters, particularly in 2016, in an attempt to suppress their votes. 100% con Biden.” Biden supporters say they are combating the false claim that the former vice president is a socialist.
Jared Kushner says African Americans must ‘want to be successful’
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner said Black people must “want to be successful” in order for the administration’s policies to help them. He's improved particularly with Black men, cutting his disadvantage to 57 percentage points from 72 percentage points. "President Trump may not always say the right things, but he does the right things. But even a small gain among Black voters could substantially help the president win re-election, if all else remained the same. That gap has again widened in the pandemic, with 12.1% of Black Americans unemployed last month, compared to 7% of White Americans.
If only Richard Nixon had listened to Jackie Robinson — the GOP might be doing better than Trump today
This prompted a campaign crisis for both candidates for president, Sen. John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon — but especially for Nixon. Nixon, Robinson told them, “has to call Martin right now, today. Nixon “thinks calling Martin would be ‘grandstanding,’” Robinson told Nixon speechwriter William Safire. Despite Robinson’s best efforts on behalf of Nixon, Kennedy swung seven percentage points of the Black vote back to his column from the previous presidential election. “The Richard Nixon I met back in 1960,” Jackie Robinson concluded, “bore no resemblance to Richard Nixon as president.”Now, in 2020, President Trump is outdoing Nixon.
Jared Kushner says African-Americans must ‘want to be successful’
Jennifer Jacobs and Misyrlena EgkolfopoulouBloombergPresident Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner said Black people must “want to be successful” in order for the administration’s policies to help them. “Jared Kushner was born into wealth and he married into wealth. He’s improved particularly with Black men, cutting his disadvantage to 57 percentage points from 72 percentage points. “President Trump may not always say the right things, but he does the right things. But even a small gain among Black voters could substantially help the president win re-election, if all else remained the same.
Trump Jr. touts rally turnouts, says crowds make '2016 look like nothing' at Macomb Co. stop
Washington Township, Mich. — Donald Trump Jr. spoke to a crowd of 300 supporters Monday in a final-stretch effort to rally voters eight days before the election. Trump opened the rally saying that after traveling the country, the crowd turnouts this year "make 2016 look like nothing," to a half-empty gymnasium. President Donald Trump's oldest son's stop in Macomb County, Michigan's third most populous county that went for Donald Trump 54% to 42% over Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016, was designed to capture the county again. Gloria Guglielmetti of Washington Township praised the attention Macomb County was getting. "We're so excited for this election, and based on the economy, we have the best chance to move it forward with President Donald Trump," said Guglielmetti, 47.
Letter to the Editor, Oct. 27, 2020: Time to stop canceling and give peace a chance
Time to stop cancelingand give peace a chanceEditor, Times-Dispatch:After an anxious summer with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, daily barrages of newscasts reporting on Black Lives Matter activism, protesters unsafely pulling down Confederate statues, and destruction and theft of public property, the politically enabled "cancel culture" movement emerged. Whether considering the killing of the Cheyenne by the U.S. Calvary during the Sand Creek massacre in 1864 or atrocious treatment of the Jews by the Nazis at Auschwitz during World War II, it appears we haven't learned much from politically enabled systemic genocide. As a teenager in the 1960s, I had high hopes that everyone would learn something from the civil rights movement and the anti-Vietnam War demonstrations in Washington, D.C. However, as we head into the 2020 election, it appears that the "cancel culture" movement once again has reared its ugly head. I'm borrowing a song title from the late singer-songwriter John Lennon to best express my opinion: “Give Peace a Chance.”Rick Knight.
In Gettysburg, Trump supporters clash with Black Lives Matter protesters as election nears
The message its driver had for the small band of Black Lives Matter protesters on the town square was not a friendly one. But clashes have gradually escalated, and Saturday a Democratic state senate candidate attending a Black Lives Matter demonstration was shoved to the ground. Black Lives Matter protester Irish Whaley holds a sign in the Gettysburg town square. Police made three arrests, including two Black Lives Matter protesters. The shadow of Black Lives Matter protester Irish Whaley can be seen on a sign carried by fellow protester William Lehnsherr on the Gettysburg town square .
The influence of protests and armed groups on the US election campaign
A big part of the campaign for US president has been the long, hot summer of protests in America. But the Trump campaign has been squarely blaming Black Lives Matter for the violence in itd attempt to push a law-and-order message. "The divisiveness, Black Lives Matter, all of that, it's way bigger and really, really, really scary." Kathy Johnson, Trump supporter EuronewsArmed militia members have become a factor in this election. Furthermore, militia members called the Oath Keepers have announced that they intend to patrol outside voting sites on election day while armed.
Ryan Giggs says he was made to feel 'different' because of race
Ryan Giggs has opened up about being made to feel "different" due to his mixed-race heritage when he moved from Wales to England as a child. Image: Giggs said he had 'no hesitation' in taking the knee at recent matchesAt the age of seven, Giggs moved from Cardiff to Manchester after his father signed with a rugby league club based in Swinton. When questioned on the first time he was made to feel "different", he said: "I didn't experience anything in Cardiff. Giggs added that he defined himself as "mixed race", but would not "shout about" the fact as "it's just who I am". Image: Giggs said he experienced being made to feel 'different' after moving to Manchester as a childThe former Manchester United winger recalled memories of visiting Wales to see his black cousins in Cardiff's docks area.
50 Cent now claims he 'never liked' Donald Trump after public endorsement
Evolution comedian Chelsea Handler is still hoping to convince her ex-boyfriend - Grammy winner 50 Cent - to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden rather than Donald Trump. 'He doesn't want to pay 62% of taxes because he doesn't want to go from "50 Cent" to "20 Cent,"' Chelsea told host Jimmy Fallon. On Saturday, 50 Cent responded to Handler's segment with: 'What, another spin? F*** Donald Trump, I never liked him. F*** Donald Trump, I never liked him.
New this week: ‘This Is Us,’ Baby Yoda, ‘The Craft’ redone
This image released by NBC shows Chrissy Metz as Kate, left, and Justin Hartley as Kevin, in a scene from "This Is Us." (NBC via AP)This image released by NBC shows Chrissy Metz as Kate, left, and Justin Hartley as Kevin, in a scene from "This Is Us." (NBC via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. But Neon, the “Parasite” distributor, last week put a restored version into theaters and on Tuesday brings it to VOD. One is Natalie Margolin “The Party Hop,” which she wrote during quarantine in one week in early April.
In Lara Downes' New Series, Black Musicians Rise To A Pivotal Moment
In Lara Downes' New Series, Black Musicians Rise To A Pivotal MomentEnlarge this image toggle caption Areon Mobasher/Courtesy of the artists Areon Mobasher/Courtesy of the artistsHow can a moment of protest and isolation inspire creative rebirth? That's the question renowned pianist Lara Downes is exploring as the host of a new video series for NPR Music, simply titled Amplify With Lara Downes. Ari Shapiro: In your introduction to this series, you mention Harlem in the 1920s, a time when Black artists from around the country came together in one place. It's such an interesting way of thinking about what artists, and specifically Black artists, can do right now. It was music by Black composers, music that had been written in previous times of struggle and protest and change.
Black Americans won’t fall for Trump’s big con
While white Americans recovered about half the jobs that were lost by August, African Americans recovered barely over one-third. White women recovered over 60% of the jobs they lost; Black women barely 34, one in about three. Trump’s Small Business Administration stiffed African Americans in dispensing loans through the Pay Protection Plan. Nearly one-half of Black women report that they are unable to pay for necessities like food and housing, even though most work. African Americans have suffered the most from Trump’s mismanagement.
The Erasure of Mesut Özil
Very deliberately, though, and seemingly at the behest of an authoritarian government, Mesut Özil was being erased. By the time the Premier League was discussing Black Lives Matter in the summer, of course, the world had changed. Even after his tweet about China, Özil played a reasonably prominent role for Arsenal in the first few months of 2020. Wherever it began, this is where it has led: 10 months later, Mesut Özil has, effectively, been erased. The post The Erasure of Mesut Özil appeared first on TheTodayNews.
'Black Lives Matter' registers as political party and could stand in local elections next year
A Black Lives Matter group has applied to register as a political party, the Electoral Commission has revealed, and could field candidates in next year’s local elections. It may also try to contest the London mayoral and assembly elections next year under the name “Black Lives Matter for the GLA”. However, there was confusion over who was behind the registration, after Black Lives Matter’s leading UK affiliate group denied any knowledge of the political operation. A spokesman for BLM UK said: “BLM UK has no intention to set up a political party. This person or group is not affiliated with us.”In a statement, the UK wing insisted it was operating on a “non-political, non-partisan, non-violence Black Lives Matter platform”.
Jared Kushner faces criticism after saying Black Americans must "want to be successful"
In an interview on "Fox and Friends," Kushner said discussions about the issues that needed to be addressed in the Black community "intensified" after George Floyd's death in May. "Jared Kushner speaks as if Black people are lazy complainers who don't want to be successful," Crump said. "This blatant DISRESPECT shows he has NO understanding of the Black community and its challenges that have spanned centuries." Jared Kushner speaks as if Black people are lazy complainers who don't want to be successful. This blatant DISRESPECT shows he has NO understanding of the Black community and its challenges that have spanned centuries.
Nigeria's #EndSARS protesters draw inspiration from Black Lives Matter movement
The demonstrations, which harken to the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, have drawn massive support from the international community especially the U.S., where celebrities such as Beyoncé, Rihanna and Kanye West have joined BLM activists, including one of the movement’s co-founders Opal Tometi, in expressing their support for #EndSARS. President Muhammadu Buhari announced the disbandment of the police squad on Oct. 12, the #EndSARS campaigners’ biggest achievement to date. Buhari has said 51 civilians have been killed in the protests, along with 11 police officers and seven soldiers. However, demonstrations have been far deadlier in Nigeria, as Nigerian authorities have used excessive force in dealing with largely peaceful demonstrators. Protesters hope #EndSARS will gain the same awareness as Black Lives Matter.
NYC sued for police brutality during George Floyd protests
Protesters hit Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD with a police brutality lawsuit alleging they were beaten with batons, pepper-sprayed and assaulted for peacefully demonstrating against the killing of George Floyd. “[The police] are inflicting state-sanctioned violence to intimidate and subdue voices proclaiming that Black Lives Matter,” Monlouis-Anderle said in a statement. During the arrests, many of the officers weren’t wearing masks potentially exposing protesters to the coronavirus, according to the court papers. The plaintiffs allege that the city violated their constitutional rights and are suing for compensatory and punitive damages plus attorneys’ fees. After the caught-on-video police killing of George Floyd May 25 in Minneapolis, thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters took to the city’s streets to decry police brutality and racial injustice.
CPAC threatens legal action against 'Borat 2' production company over KKK scene
In one scene, a character is shown entering the event dressed in a Ku Klux Klan-inspired outfit. ACU claims this falsely suggested that its organization and the KKK have aligning ideologies. The letter demands that the filmmakers "immediately cease and desist from using any content filmed during CPAC in Borat 2 and its trailers[.]" The letter says CPAC security "intercepted an in individual" dressed as a KKK member who was trying to get into the event. "Should you not make these modifications to Borat 2, we will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies," the letter concluded.
NYPD's suspension of ‘Trump 2020’ cop is ‘double standard,’ union says
Chief of Department took a knee with protestors no disciplinary action was issued,” the SBA said of Terence Monahan. FAMILY DESCRIBES HORROR AS VIOLENT MASKLESS RIOTERS THROW ROCKS, ATTACK 'JEWS FOR TRUMP' CONVOY“What’s the status of this investigation? “Terence you said nothing when Captains & Chiefs took a knee with violent protesters who injured members of the NYPD. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe SBA said officers are “rightfully” supporting the president. People are being murdered in Democratic run cities,” the union wrote, tagging President Trump as well as his sons Eric and Don Jr.
Jared Kushner says Black Americans must 'want' to succeed
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House senior adviser Jared Kushner criticized athletes and others who have protested against U.S. racism on social media and basketball courts and suggested that Black people had to want to succeed for policies to change. FILE PHOTO: White House senior adviser Jared Kushner looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about an agreement between Israel and Sudan on steps toward normalization of relations in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File PhotoIn televised remarks that drew criticism from the Democratic Party, Kushner, the Republican president's son-in-law, spoke about Trump's "Platinum Plan here" to create jobs and opportunities for Black Americans if he is re-elected next month. “President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about but he can’t help them be successful more than they want to be successful,” Kushner said. After Floyd's death, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found here that a growing majority of Americans understood "why Black Americans do not trust the police," companies pledged billions of dollars to address inequalities in the United States, and some professional athletic events were canceled.
'Cowboys,' 'Welcome to the USA' take home top prizes at NYC's LGBTQ film fest
“Cowboys" and “Welcome to the USA” were awarded the top prizes at the 32nd annual NewFest LGBTQ Film Festival. Top honors went to writer and director Anna Kerrigan for “Cowboys,” who took home the Grand Jury Prize for narrative feature, while director Assel Aushakimova’s “Welcome to the USA” won the Grand Jury Prize for international feature. Director Posy Dixon’s “Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story” took home the documentary feature prize, and “Queenie” director Cai Thomas won for New York short. The Emerging Black LGBTQ+ Filmmaker Award, decided upon by a jury of Black LGBTQ+ film industry professionals, was awarded to three separate directors whose short films screened during NewFest’s 32nd edition of The New York LGBTQ Film Festival. The Initiative’s Directorial Feature Debut Black LGBTQ+ Filmmaker Award, announced earlier this week, awarded by NewFest programmers to a Black LGBTQ+ filmmaker whose directorial feature debut is being presented at NewFest’s 32nd edition of the festival, went to filmmaker Olivia Peace for TAHARA.
How new Boogaloo Bois violence shattered Trump's pro-police facade
Recent events highlight how a self-proclaimed “pro-police” president actually makes it harder for law enforcement to do their job. Recent events highlight how a self-proclaimed “pro-police” president actually makes it harder for law enforcement to do their job. Rather, as a member of the boogaloo movement, Hunter was part of a loosely organized, often far-right, pro-gun, anti-government, violent extremist ideology. In June, the FBI arrested three Boogaloo Bois who appeared to be planning to firebomb a U.S. park ranger station in Nevada. In May, Denver police seized multiple high-powered assault weapons from Boogaloo Bois during a traffic stop at a protest.
Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for unconscious bias
FILE - In this March 5, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London. Britain’s Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, the former Meghan Markle, to understand how his privileged upbringing shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)FILE - In this March 5, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London. “Unconscious bias, from my understanding, having had the upbringing and the education that I have, I had no idea what it was,” Harry said. “You can’t really point fingers, especially when it comes to unconscious bias,” Harry said.
Sterling K. Brown finds his balance in when to speak out
This image released by NBC shows Sterling K. Brown in a scene from "This Is Us." (Will Hart/NBC via AP)This image released by NBC shows Sterling K. Brown in a scene from "This Is Us." Brown says he received “tons of phone calls from white friends saying, ‘What can I do? I don’t know. If you don’t know their work, then you don’t have anything to say.
20 Minutes With: Home Depot Co-Founder Arthur Blank
It was an ethic instilled in Blank during childhood, when he experienced the inner workings of his uncle’s New York City pharmacy. Customers there “may have come for the items on their shopping lists…but they stayed for the company,” Blank writes in his new book, Good Company. The thread passing through all of his businesses, he says, is “good company” values, the conviction that, through the right practices, customers, shareholders, and community members can all be made equally happy. This month, he donated $20 million toward a University of Texas institute focused on stuttering education. But the NFL players have a platform during the time of the game.
20 Minutes With: Home Depot Co-Founder Arthur Blank
It was an ethic instilled in Blank during childhood, when he experienced the inner workings of his uncle’s New York City pharmacy. Customers there “may have come for the items on their shopping lists…but they stayed for the company,” Blank writes in his new book, Good Company. The thread passing through all of his businesses, he says, is “good company” values, the conviction that, through the right practices, customers, shareholders, and community members can all be made equally happy. This month, he donated $20 million toward a University of Texas institute focused on stuttering education. But the NFL players have a platform during the time of the game.
In Fields Corner, a new mural memorializes 100 lives lost to police violence
The words “Black Lives Matter” have been painted on the opposite side of the structure in bold lettering. The creation is the handiwork of Dorchester artist Jorge Morfin in partnership with the community improvement nonprofit Fields Corner Main Street. A Dorchester building has been covered with a new Black Lives Matter mural, emblazoned with the faces of 100 victims of police violence. But the plan was always to move the artwork from place to place, Devine said. “We see these pictures of people on the news, and sometimes they’re not the most flattering pictures," Devine said.
This week’s TV: Sarah Cooper’s special, ‘This Is Us’ returns, and a tribute to Latino heroes
Your TV GPS, Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert’s look at the week ahead in television, appears every Monday morning on BostonGlobe.com . AdvertisementBut she was a stand-up comic and author before Trump, and she will be after him, too. NBC’s “This Is Us,” one of network TV’s only Emmy-nominated dramas, returns for its fifth season Tuesday at 9 p.m. with a pair of episodes. GBH 2“The Good Lord Bird” Ethan Hawke’s turn as abolitionist John Brown is at the center of this comic-tragic seven-part series. Showtime“Emily in Paris” A comedy about a plucky American from creator Darren Star of “Sex and the City.” Netflix“Fargo” The extraordinary anthology series returns with a strong season led by Chris Rock.
Girls hoops recruit Tatyanna Clayburne embraces racial justice issues as she heads to new high school
Tatyanna Clayburne, a talented senior point guard who already has made her college commitment, has transferred to Gilbert Williams Field High School for the upcoming girls basketball season. I refuse to play for a school that doesn't support BLM," Clayburne tweeted, without offering more details. "The prep environment was going to be better than the high school environment," Clayburne said, of her initial move to PHH Prep. Her latest move will require Clayburne to sit out half of the girls basketball season schedule due to the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s transfer rule. Racial injustice hit close to homeTatyanna's sense of urgency for social justice began around the period she began playing basketball at age 10.
Harry: life with Meghan made me aware of unconscious racial bias
The prince spoke with Hutchinson via a video call from his home in Santa Barbara, California, and said it was only through witnessing the experiences of his wife, Meghan, that he had gained a sense of how pernicious unconscious bias is. You can’t really point fingers, especially when it comes to unconscious bias. Hutchinson went to a counter-demonstration against the far right with some friends in June to protect young Black Lives Matter activists. They spotted a far-right protester being dragged through a crowd near the Royal Festival Hall, and the personal trainer intervened and carried him to safety. I just struggle with that.”The prince praised Hutchinson, saying he was “a shining example of how every single human being should operate and work and function”.
Former Facebook moderators sound alarm over treatment of workers ahead of US election
Trebacz is one of two former moderators who came forward with claims on Monday that Facebook underpays and mistreats these contract workers. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Facebook has agreed to pay $52m in a settlement with moderators who claimed it didn’t do enough to protect them from the mental health impacts of the job. More than 11,000 people have worked as moderators from 2015 to 2020, according to a lawsuit settled in May. She said if Facebook allowed moderators a larger hand in how content is managed, and paid them fairly, the job would be more sustainable. “Facebook needs to take more time to listen to content moderators on the frontline because they are the ones who are in it,” she said.
Trump's campaign spends $1 million on private security to handle protesters and QAnon at rallies
The threat of protests and the QAnon ban has made Colorado Security a high profile presence at the president's rallies. The Colorado Security Agency team is highly visible at the president's events. The Trump campaign did not respond to repeated requests for comment about the private security team. Colorado Security Agency, formed in 1974, offers an array of security packages, including protection for executives, guard services, security assessments and embassy security, according to its website. It's unusual for a president to have a private security force but it is common for presidential campaigns to hire private security for their candidate when they are a contender for the nomination.
Police union slams 'hypocritical' NYPD for suspending cop who blared 'Trump 2020' from squad car
The SBA also praised the suspended officer, saying that police are 'rightfully' supporting the president. One of the officers was then heard through the patrol speaker saying: 'Trump 2020. Trump 2020.' He said the cops started to say Trump 2020 when a pedestrian gave the cop the middle finger because their car was in the crosswalk. Trump 2020'.
Black people must 'want to be successful' Jared Kushner says
President Donald Trump's policies can fix what black people are 'complaining about,' White House adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner said Monday morning on 'Fox & Friends.' 'But he can't want them to be successful more than they want to be successful,' Kushner said. White House adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner said President Donald Trump is solving problems Black people are 'complaining about.' 'But he can't want them to be successful more than they want to be successful,' Kushner saidJared Kushner (right) made the comment Monday morning on 'Fox & Friends,' and took heat online for sounding out-of-touch. 'Jared Kushner speaks as if Black people are lazy complainers who don't want to be successful.
Art Museums in the US Are Facing a Reckoning
Major directors, board members, and curators are resigning from art museums across the country following worker and public outrage over harassment charges, labor exploitation, and racism. One year later, New York’s art museums are regularly in the news for similar controversies. The Philadelphia Museum of Art Union’s recent victory was crucial, because it was the first time American museum staff won a wall-to-wall union. At the Akron Art Museum in Ohio, former director Mark Masuoka resigned after revelations that he retaliated against dissenting workers through staff cuts in April. That same month, at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, layoffs allegedly targeted members of the Art Workers Union’s bargaining committee.
The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers
Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Ad PolicyIt’s just starting to sink in that I’ve joined—voluntarily, though not under circumstances I’d have chosen—the great mass of unemployed journalists in this country. For decades Lee flew under the radar with its stable of newspapers in small towns and midsize cities. We ran stories from other Lee Montana papers and from credible nonprofit news operations like Kaiser Health News. At Lee papers, the response to unions has been swift and merciless.
Philadelphia’s MOVE and Black political culture on film at TIFF
Mike Africa, Jr., was in his mother’s womb when the police raided the compound, and he was born while she was in prison. Filmed in an experimental style, the film flashes from one subject to another, actually including some of the same subjects of the previous film reviewed, including Mike Africa, Jr., and Sr.! Mike Jr. had planned to rejoin when he came of age, which he eventually did. Revolutionary films about Black revolutionary history are rare. The Inheritance is a nostalgic visit back to a time oft forgotten in U.S. political history, a valuable reminder of things we shouldn’t forget.
Trump’s dangerous effort to exclude undocumented people from census
Trump wants undocumented people to be excluded from the census so they can be treated as "non-persons," with none of the rights the constitution affords to anyone living in the United States. Last September a federal appeals court in Manhattan rejected the Trump administration’s bid to exclude undocumented residents from this count. As with many of Trump’s mean-spirited power-play shenanigans, this exclusion effort is “unprecedented,” an adjective we have heard far too often modifying Trump’s behaviors. We have to understand Trump’s move to attack the Constitutional grounds on which the census is conducted in this context. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump’s inaction has shown he puts little value on the majority of American lives.
People’s World Town Hall reflects national movement to oust Trump
Participating in the People's World Oct. 25 voter town hall were, from left: Fred Redmond, vice president, United Steelworkers; Sandi Luckey, Exec. of the Montana Democratic Party; Chuck Rocha, president of Solidarity Strategies; and Rev. Trump’s a motivator in another way, added Chuck Rocha, president of Solidarity Strategies and executive director of NuestroPAC, the nation’s largest Latino independent campaign finance committee. That’s up 370% over 2016, added Kling, a past top officer of the International Labor Communications Association. The organizing and motivation of People Have The Power will continue after the election, said Rocha, Kling, Redmond, Montana Democratic Party Chair Sandi Luckey, and New Haven, Conn., Rev.
Prince Harry Speaks with BLM Protestor Patrick Hutchinson About Realising His Own Racial Biases
The photo of Black Lives Matter protestor Patrick Hutchinson carrying counter-protestor Bryn Male to safety was the defining image of London's BLM marches in June 2020. "So, it was instinct that made you act on saving his life and potentially being trampled on, or whatever could have happened in that moment," Harry commented. I know [Harry] you've been in the armed forces and seen some things that lots of us haven't seen. But it was three days later, or a week later, that it came up to twenty thousand. Watch the full discussion between Prince Harry and Patrick Hutchinson above.
Prince Harry Speaks with BLM Protestor Patrick Hutchinson About Realizing His Own Racial Biases
The photo of Black Lives Matter protestor Patrick Hutchinson carrying counter-protestor Bryn Male to safety was the defining image of London's BLM marches in June 2020. "So, it was instinct that made you act on saving his life and potentially being trampled on, or whatever could have happened in that moment," Harry commented. I know [Harry] you've been in the armed forces and seen some things that lots of us haven't seen. But it was three days later, or a week later, that it came up to twenty thousand. Watch the full discussion between Prince Harry and Patrick Hutchinson above.
Sorry, you probably can’t wear a Biden shirt or MAGA hat when you vote
According to Ballotpedia, 28 states for the 2020 election cycle are requiring employers to give employees some time off to vote. Most states have laws that prohibit “electioneering,” or engaging in activities that support a political candidate or party near polling places. Thus, wearing a political shirt is interpreted as a political act, and could prevent you from casting your ballot that day. California voters can wear gear with broad political slogans, so long as they don’t make any specific reference to a candidate. If you’re curious about your state’s “ballot selfie” law, CNN published a handy in-depth guide on the nuances of each state.
The messy politics of Nextdoor
Despite the company’s efforts to restrict discussions about national politics and keep things civil, some conversations on Nextdoor are becoming riddled with conspiracy theories and tense fights over local politics as well as the presidential race, according to multiple Nextdoor users and moderators. The company also doesn’t allow political ads, and to discourage tense political debates, it directs discourse about national politics to less prominent areas of the Nextdoor website and app. Nextdoor wanted to divert people from national politics, but it hasn’t succeededIn anticipation of the upcoming election, Nextdoor announced in August that it would make changes to keep national politics out of users’ main feeds and in separate groups. Even local discussions have become polarized on the platformCompared to national politics, Nextdoor is more welcoming of discussions of local and state politics, which can have a more measurable influence on a locality’s policies. “We think local politics actually has a really big place on Nextdoor,” Friar told Wired earlier this fall.
White supremacists responsible for the majority of 2020 domestic terror attacks
White supremacists are responsible for the majority of terrorist plots and attacks that occurred during the first eight months of 2020, according to a recent report by the nonpartisan think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Researchers found that white supremacists, anti-government extremists from the violent far-right, and involuntary celibates (incels) carried out 67 percent of all domestic terrorist plots and attacks. Some of their tactics included vehicle attacks, which were committed mostly by white supremacists or people who were against the Black Lives Matter movement. Far-left terrorist attacks went up in 2020, with four times as many in 2020 as in 2019. The number of far-right terrorist attacks stayed the same in 2019 vs. 2020.
Trump’s Fate Rests on Countrypolitan Counties
“Union County is a conservative county, with conservative values, Christian values,” she told me. “It is the feather in the cap of Union County, and we have every intention of keeping it that way. First, there’s the sprawl of Charlotte, as suburbs bleed out from Mecklenburg County into Union County. Then there are people like Barnes, who are leaping well out from Charlotte into eastern Union County. “They are very cognizant of the fact that ‘we don’t want to bring’—their words, not mine—‘those crazy ideas to Union County.
Gen Z Is About To Go To The Polls, Many For The First Time. Here's What They Care About.
I think that if the political parties or candidates want to get more young people to vote, they should pander to them. She speaks to young people.”Abbas, 22 Anna Betts“I am voting because when I look at America today, it makes me feel a lot different than it used to. He should consider all American interests equally.” “I think young people don’t vote because they often don’t see politics directly impacting their lives on a day to day basis. You may not believe in the person, but you can believe in their administration or views.”Jade, 18 Anna Betts“I am voting because I don’t feel like I have a choice. I think that it is hard to think that our votes matter, and that's why many young people don’t vote.
This New Directory Makes It Easier Than Ever To Shop Black-Owned Beauty Brands
To that end, inclusive beauty platform Brown Beauty Talk launched a brand new beauty directory dedicated to Black-owned businesses in the UK. Plus, the businesses can proudly celebrate being Black-owned "without fear of being stigmatised," she says, explaining that there's historically been an assumption that Black-owned businesses only cater to Black people. With so many great brands on the Brown Beauty Talk directory, it's hard to know where to begin. Shop Fairfield GardensFreya + Bailey"The winner of the inaugural ARCLight Initiative [which supports Black-owned brands], their products are natural, 100% vegan, and botanical-based powered by science. Shop Freya + BaileyThe Glowcery"Incredible lip products such as a lip scrub and a lip balm.
Coyotes' top draft pick, Mitchell Miller, was convicted of bullying Black, mentally disabled teen four years ago
Miller was the Coyotes' first pick, in the fourth round, on Oct 7. "Mitchell sent a letter to every NHL team acknowledging what happened and apologizing for his behavior. Not every NHL team was keen to drafting Miller, even though he sent letters to every club admitting his transgressions. Chris Peters, an NHL draft and prospects analyst for ESPN, had Miller ranked No. Storm coach Anthony Noreen took calls from NHL teams asking for his opinion of Miller.
'Adapted overnight': How travel influencers' worlds were changed by COVID-19 pandemic
The 31-year-old from Spain is a travel influencer by trade, but when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, closed borders, canceled flights and shuttered parts of the global travel industry, changed his lifestyle with it. And Rojas is far from being the only travel influencer whose conditions of employment changed as a result of the pandemic. They've adjusted their strategiesBut the challenge for influencers goes well beyond trying to figure out how to travel. Like Rojas, Linares realized how important it was to diversify her business and to align herself with the "pace of things." During the pandemic, Linares has built out her website and is in the process of opening a "print shop" to sell some of her photos.
Seeking power in Jesus’ name: Trump sparks a rise of ‘Patriot Churches’
ADThis is a Patriot Church, part of an evolving network of nondenominational start-up congregations that say they want to take the country back for God. The Patriot Churches belong to what religion experts describe as a loosely organized Christian nationalist movement that has flourished under President Trump. But Piper’s criticism of people who want to save America, Peters says, is why he started Patriot Church. Peters says the Patriot Church has averaged between 50 and 100 people each Sunday during its first month. Sutton plans to come back to learn more about being a Christian Patriot.
11 Arrested In Clashes After Pro-Trump Convoy Passes Through NYC's Times Square
11 Arrested In Clashes After Pro-Trump Convoy Passes Through NYC's Times SquareEnlarge this image toggle caption David Dee Delgado/Getty Images David Dee Delgado/Getty ImagesPolice arrested 11 people in New York City on Sunday after fights erupted in Times Square as a large Jews For Trump convoy rolled through. The clashes were caught on video and posted to social media, showing frequent outbursts of violence as people shouted threats at each other. Those arrested were a mix of men and women, a New York City Police Department spokesperson told NPR on Monday. On other parts of the convoy route, people standing on elevated walkways threw eggs and other items at cars carrying pro-Trump banners. "Law Enforcement must remain apolitical, it is essential in our role to serve ALL New Yorkers regardless of any political beliefs.
'American Utopia' Book Argues For The Reincarnation Of Hope In The American Project
American Utopia contains little of the play's language; in fact, it contains little language, full stop. Enlarge this image toggle caption David Byrne and Maira Kalman/Bloomsbury Publishing David Byrne and Maira Kalman/Bloomsbury PublishingAmerican Utopia is, fundamentally, appealing in both senses of the word. American Utopia speaks to Byrne's own ideals: empathy, curiosity, and meaningful engagement with the country around us. American Utopia will probably not persuade entrenched partisans to peek out from the hole of their views. More importantly, though, American Utopia provides a certain companionship in hope.
How learning to roller skate helped me connect with a piece of L.A. Black culture
Roller skating. AdvertisementAdvertisement× VIDEO | 06:03 How Black culture made roller skating popular After seeing roller skaters on her social media feeds, arts reporter Makeda Easter decided she had to try it out for herself. Roller skating “is what saved my life.”The group practiced nearly every day, eventually attracting the attention of Hollywood in the mid-1980s. For many Black skaters like Young, whose grandmother, mother and now children skate, roller skating never went away. We never stopped doing it.”It’s hard to say why exactly roller skating has become so popular during quarantine.
Jared Kushner says African-Americans must ‘want to be successful’
By Jennifer Jacobs and Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou | BloomebergPresident Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner said Black people must “want to be successful” in order for his father-in-law’s policies to help them. He’s improved particularly with Black men, cutting his disadvantage from 72 to 57 percentage points. “President Trump may not always say the right things, but he does the right things. He says what’s on his mind and he gets results.”Trump frequently makes naked appeals to White voters in his campaign speeches, for example by promising to keep low-income housing out of U.S. suburbs. But even a small gain among Black voters could substantially help the president win re-election, if all else remained the same.
Trump’s campaign made stops nationwide. Coronavirus cases surged in his wake in at least five places.
It has been updated to reflect only the numbers in the two weeks after President Donald Trump's rally. Together, those counties saw 1,500 more new cases in the two weeks following Trump’s rallies than the two weeks before – 9,647 cases, up from 8,069. The news organization examined the rate of increase in virus cases for the two weeks before and after campaign events. He stopped first in Minnesota, where Blue Earth County’s coronavirus growth rate was 15% before Trump’s rally, but grew to 25% afterward. The Minnesota county that’s home to Bemidji saw a 35% increase in coronavirus cases in the two weeks after Trump’s rally – from 365 to 499.
The Soul of America: how can the past teach us about a fractured present?
Facing Trump, a historian appeals to America's soul: 'I think we'll survive' Read moreMeacham’s 2018 bestseller, The Soul of America, was presciently titled, since Biden and others have framed this year’s election as a battle for America’s soul. He’s deeply spiritual and I think that where we are now is just so spiritually unnerving for people who are deeply kind. It makes perfect sense to me that’s the way he would go.”Such is the galvanising effect of Donald Trump. Does Meacham sense himself crossing the floor from political historian to political activist? Facebook Twitter Pinterest Jon Meacham in The Soul of America.
Unfinished Business, British Library: highlighting the humour, wit and tenacity of the feminist movement
Both pandemic and Black Lives Matter have thrown the structural inequalities of society – particularly where women are concerned – into newly sharp relief. It’s been several decades since I last read Wollstonecraft, and I had forgotten her now problematic analogies to slavery. Rights for women, then, but only if you were white and British. I was also moved by the clever placing of newsreel footage from the Seventies showing British school girls at play. This show could so easily have ended up a dutiful, weary-making dredge of the innumerable and heinous injustices done to women over the centuries.
Darren Grimes and David Starkey bring formal complaint against Metropolitan Police
Mr Gittos said: "It is a theme of DC Shah's response that the Black Lives Matter movement requires deference. In his response, DC Shah also wrote that the interview "raised a considerable amount of concern with members of the public and those in more of a prominent position in society". The officer then set out that he "would seek Mr Grimes' arrest were he to fail to attend an interview", which caused "substantial distress", Mr Gittos said. The complaint has demanded a formal apology for seeking an interview with Mr Grimes and Dr Starkey and the release of all material and correspondence relevant to the investigation including the initial complaint, which was passed from Durham Police. Mr Grimes and Dr Starkey are also requesting a copy of the legal advice from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) after DC Shah claimed he was inviting Mr Grimes in for an interview "at the request" of prosecutors.
Black Lives Matter DENIES launching UK political party after application is made
Black Lives Matter UK today denied launching a UK political party after an application by another group was made in its name. The website says the group's proposed descriptions will include:Black Lives MatterBlack Lives Matter/All Lives MatterBlack Lives Matter for the GLABlack Lives Matter Great BritainBlack Lives Matter (United Kingdom)The Black Lives Matter PartyBlack Lives Matter party of WalesBlack Lives Matter party of ScotlandThe update on the Electoral Commission's website says the party will exist across all of the UK if its application is successful. 'We are operating as non-political, non-partisan, non-violence Black Lives Matter platform. London Trans+ Pride protest for Black Trans Lives Matter in central LondonPeople gather for a Black Lives Matter protest in BrixtonBLM protests erupted in Britain and across Western societies in June after the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd in Minneapolis. The new political party is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Eleven arrested after fights erupt between pro-Trump caravan and protesters in Manhattan
Article content continuedAlready, a number of violent brawls have broken out in recent weeks between groups rallying for or against Trump on city streets around the country. As of last week, New York officials began ensuring that police can be readily deployed in case of such conflicts, The Post reported. They have also conducted internal exercises preparing for a range of emergency situations, from a natural disaster around Election Day to violent protests. Photo by Yuki Iwamura / REUTERSAccording to the New York Times, the clash occurred when a caravan organized by the group Jews for Trump intersected with anti-Trump demonstrations in Times Square. Many of the “red zone” neighborhoods affected by the shutdown are home to large populations of Orthodox Jews.
Amid national outcry over racism, Californians consider bringing back affirmative action
But polls suggest that reversing California's affirmative action ban remains a tough sell. The result is opportunities for Black Californians, in particular, remain limited, with Black high school students lagging other ethnicities in being prepared for college. 'One of the most dangerous propositions on the ballot'Passions run high on both sides of the Prop 16 debate. Connerly, who is Black, doesn’t mince words when it comes to what he sees as the perils of affirmative action. That image of not being up to par attaches to you by the existence of affirmative action.
Prince Harry on fighting racism, how Meghan opened his eyes: 'Ignorance is no longer an excuse'
Prince Harry is urging others to take an active role in fighting racism. You can't really point fingers, especially when it comes to unconscious bias. After announcing at the beginning of the year they would be stepping back from their royal duties, Harry and Meghan have become increasingly vocal about social and political issues. "If that's your world, that's your echo chamber that you've created, or has been created for you, how are you ever going to notice things that you've never noticed before?" He concluded: "And wouldn't it be amazing to be part of that change, that 2019 and 2020 and 2021 window that really, really made this difference?
Voting 2020 live updates: New Hampshire won't ban armed voters; Boston drop box set on fire; thousands of lawyers offer free legal help
More news to keep in mind: We're eight days away from Election Day. No more putting ‘I Voted’ stickers on Susan B. Anthony’s headstone in NYWhat has become an Election Day ritual in Rochester, New York will look different this year. They’re bracing for even more calls as Election Day nears and in the days and weeks following. From Pew/Stateline: The Barriers to the Ballot Box project takes on how changes to polling places impact communities. The Barriers to the Ballot Box project takes on how changes to polling places impact communities.
NYPD union rips suspension of ‘Trump 2020’ cop as ‘double standard’
The Sergeants Benevolent Association has accused NYPD top brass of a “double standard” after an officer was suspended for blaring “Trump 2020” over a patrol-car loudspeaker — while his boss was praised for taking a knee with Black Lives Matter protesters. “The NYPD has a history of officers making political & outside the norm statements & ignoring it,” the SBA tweeted Sunday amid the investigation into Saturday’s incident in Brooklyn. Chief of Department took a knee with protestors no disciplinary action was issued,” the SBA said of Terence Monahan. “Terence you said nothing when Captains & Chiefs took a knee with violent protesters who injured members of the NYPD. People are being murdered in Democratic run cities,” the union wrote, tagging President Trump as well as his sons Eric and Don Jr.
Meet Topher, the rapper and Air Force vet who’s become a top conservative TikTok star
The TikTok contains many of the elements that have made Topher one of the leading conservative voices on the platform. They say they’re neutral, but they’re not neutral at all,” he said by phone in his deep baritone, from his home in Philadelphia, Miss., where he lives with his wife Alicia and daughters Myra-Jaze and Bobbi-Kristina. But as a conservative Black man, the search for an accepting home where he could share his viewpoints took a bit longer. An assist from actor Terry Crews didn’t hurt. “I know right now it’s not cool to be White and say Black Lives Matter isn’t doing the best.
VMI superintendent resigns after Black cadets describe relentless racism
America’s Racial Reckoning: What you need to knowThe latest: A Virginia state senator found headstones on his property. It brought to light a historic injustice in D.C. | In Gettysburg, Trump supporters clash with Black Lives Matter protesters as election nearsGeorge Floyd America: Examining systemic racism through the lens of his lifeResources: Understanding racism and inequality in AmericaNewsletter: Subscribe to About US to read the latest on race and identityFull coverage: Race & ReckoningShow More
Opinion: Obama gives us one of the best reasons to dump Trump
(CNN) There are just so many reasons why millions want to defeat Donald Trump this election. In his speeches, Obama highlighted an array of issues that merit dumping Trump, including Trump's incompetent response to the deadly pandemic and the questions about his business empire. Obama quipped, "They would have called me 'Beijing Barry,'" eliciting a wave of car horns beeping in approval at his drive-in rally. Or claiming, or retweeting the claim, the Navy SEALS didn't actually kill bin Laden." In response, Biden slammed Trump saying, "I don't see red states and blue states.
British Conservatives Are Finally Going Public With Their Support For Joe Biden
SIPA USA/PA Images Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden is winning support from Conservative party lawmakers in the UK. With just over a week until the U.S. presidential election, Conservative lawmakers in Britain are finally going public with their support for Joe Biden. “A lot of people have deluded themselves into thinking an easy trade deal was always available with Trump. PA Wire/PA Images "Britain is better off with Biden": British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, with Sajid Javid. “There are some climate change skeptics in the Tory (Conservative) party, and some who have sympathy with Trump’s latest stance on China.
Yale’s Swensen Tells Money Managers to Step Up Diversity Hiring. Expect Other Investors to Follow.
Text sizeFor years, Yale University’s investment office has addressed contentious issues as part of its ethical investment policy. Now, David Swensen, the longtime investment chief of Yale’s $31.2 billion endowment, is making a push to tackle the lack of diversity in asset management. He has told the endowment’s outside money managers to hire more women and minorities. “The focus on diversity is enmeshed in everything we do,” Golden said, from hiring money managers to the fund’s senior leadership to its trustees. queried the 25 largest U.S. college endowments about their diverse-owned investment firms.
Prince Harry says ‘living in Meghan’s shoes’ helped him see unconscious racial bias
(Getty Images)The Duke of Sussex has said that he didn’t know unconscious bias existed until he met the Duchess of Sussex. Speaking to Black Lives Matter activist Patrick Hutchinson at British GQ’s GQ Heroes conference, the Prince explained that his privileged upbringing meant he was sheltered from such issues. "And unconscious bias, from my understanding, having the upbringing and the education that I had, I had no idea what it was. ”Elsewhere in the interview, Prince Harry spoke about how lockdown has impacted men around the world. Read morePrince Harry and Meghan Markle launch Archewell websitePrince Harry uses Americanism to refer to opening the bonnet
Prince Harry on fighting racism, how Meghan opened his eyes: 'Ignorance is no longer an excuse'
Prince Harry is urging others to take an active role in fighting racism. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex, in photo released in connection with TIME100 Talk appearance, Oct. 20, 2020. "If that's your world, that's your echo chamber that you've created, or has been created for you, how are you ever going to notice things that you've never noticed before?" He concluded: "And wouldn't it be amazing to be part of that change, that 2019 and 2020 and 2021 window that really, really made this difference? 'I know what it's like ... to feel voiceless': Duchess Meghan shares why she's voting in 2020 electionThis article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Prince Harry on Black Lives Matter, anti-racism and Meghan Markle
How 53 artists redesigned the toilet paper holder. Selfie stick, anyone?
And if the lowly roll is overlooked, the design of the toilet paper holder is even less considered — until now. The information is eye-opening, but it is the toilet paper holders and stories behind each piece — some personal, some political — that charm. At more than 2 feet wide and over a foot tall, Martin’s bent-steel toilet paper holder is deliberately excessive. “Everyone has been gorging on toilet paper, hoarding toilet paper,” he said. We don’t consider toilet paper useful unless we really need it.”A toilet paper holder design by WeShouldDoItAll (Jonathan Jackson, Sarah Nelson Jackson, Courtney Hafner) includes a cellphone holder.
Forget the ‘Trump’ or ‘Biden’ t-shirt, California voters are told – that’s called electioneering
Voters line up for in person voting at the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk office in Norwalk. Nonetheless, Serna was amped up about the opportunity to vote early in what he said is a hugely consequential election. Place a sign describing a voters’ qualifications or speak to a voter on the subject of his or her qualifications. A hat with Trump’s name or a Biden shirt, because they’re connected to presidential campaigns, violate that dress code. For example, a MAGA hat — which doesn’t include Trump’s name — is about “Making America Great Again,” which is an idea.
Arizona Coyotes top draft pick was convicted for bullying Black, mentally disabled teen
Miller was the Coyotes first pick in the fourth round on Oct 7. "Mitchell sent a letter to every NHL team acknowledging what happened and apologizing for his behavior. Not every NHL team was keen to drafting Miller, even though he sent letters to every club admitting his transgressions. Chris Peters, an NHL draft and prospects analyst for ESPN, had Miller ranked No. Storm coach Anthony Noreen took calls from NHL teams asking for his opinion of Miller.
As early voting begins, Oregonians share excitement on social media
Ballots that were mailed to Oregon voters earlier this month have already been returned in droves, and Oregonians are sharing their excitement as they participate in the 2020 election. As of Oct. 23, more than 31% of Oregon ballots had already been returned. Most social media posts show everyday Oregonians posing for the camera as they stop by ballot boxes or seal up their ballots at home. Some well-known Oregonians have also been sharing photos of their votes, including actor Bruce Campbell and the Unipiper. Oregon voters can also send in ballots by mail until Oct. 27.
‘This Is Us’ at last: NBC drama begins Season 5
For a sign of hope that broadcast television’s fall season may be returning to some normalcy, you can thank the Pearson family. With the coronavirus pandemic having delayed production on virtually all scripted shows, NBC’s Emmy-winning drama “This Is Us” becomes one of the first returning series to offer new episodes when it starts its fifth year with a two-hour season premiere Tuesday … two weeks earlier than originally expected. “I don’t think you can ever go wrong with writing what you know and feel passionate about.”Emmy-honored co-star Brown has suggested “This Is Us” will incorporate the Black Lives Matter movement. “Our production has taken every single precaution and protocol to keep us all safe,” added Metz, who recently made her Grand Ole Opry singing debut. Whatever may lie ahead on “This Is Us,” Metz summed up her outlook simply, likely mirroring that of the series’ many fans: “I’m happy to be coming back sooner!”— Zap2It
In Gettysburg, Trump supporters clash with Black Lives Matter protesters as election nears
But in August armed men and women began to appear alongside the Black Lives Matter protests, which were increasingly dominated by activists from out of town. Police made three arrests, including two Black Lives Matter protesters. ADADMon-Lashway, who lives in Hanover, about 15 miles east of Gettysburg, said she and other Black Lives Matter activists have been unfairly targeted by Gettysburg police, while their armed antagonists have been ignored. Even some in town who support the movement for Black lives have reservations about the actions of Mon-Lashway and her fellow protesters. But she also took issue with the tactics used by some of the Black Lives Matter protesters, saying they were too quick to let themselves be drawn into profanity-laced confrontations with the other side.
Leaf-blowers are a public nuisance – put away your noisy man-toys and leave me in peace
“Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom boom. Boom, boom, boom, boom. Boom, boom, boom,” it goes. I’ve conducted a highly scientific poll among my married Etonian friends, since Dominic is an Old Etonian himself, and only 25 per cent of them wear a wedding band. I made a mushroom soup last night that tasted more of sherry than mushroom (sherry soup?
Turner's Modern World, Tate Britain, review: moments of power, but some disappointing omissions
You can’t stage an exhibition called “Turner’s Modern World”, I thought, and not include the picture on which Ruskin argued that the artist’s “immortality” alone could rest. Barrelling past many of the 150 exhibits in Tate Britain’s new show to come face to face with “Slave Ship” in room six, we find … a reproduction. Imagine the gnashing of teeth inside Tate’s HQ upon learning that Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts was vetoing the loan. Apparently, on the last two occasions it travelled, “Slave Ship” suffered flaking losses. Six years ago, Tate’s “Late Turner” exhibition examined the artist’s radical painting style during his final years.
Ben Stokes finally finds his best form in IPL with scintillating century for Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes roared back into form with a scintillating century against Mumbai Indians on Sunday but is surprised how long it took him to make an impact in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL). Stokes joined his IPL team late, after spending time with his ailing father in New Zealand, and managed 110 runs in his first five matches without hitting a six. "It was sort of bittersweet, to be honest," Stokes, the tournament's Most Valuable Player in 2017, said after collecting his man-of-the-match award. "I am a bit taken aback by why it has taken me so long to get into the tournament for the team. I would have preferred to get this form two-three games ago when we weren't relying on other results to get us through to the qualifiers.
How Lewis Hamilton has ditched the 'playboy' image and matured off the track as well as on it
Seeing Lewis Hamilton leading the way is nothing new if you are a Formula One fan. Before and after winning the Tuscan Grand Prix in September he wore a shirt that read 'Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor' on the front - claiming he was highlighting 'human rights issues'. Hit the link to find out more #EndSARS ???? https://t.co/AtCcDo6dFn pic.twitter.com/VDGK3Cp1c7 — Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) October 25, 2020Alonso has a point but it should not detract away from the messages Hamilton is trying to promote. Awareness is the key component for Hamilton who continues to be a champion on and off the circuit. 'It's going to take all of us to come together being united to make small changes within our lives.
Why Must We Always Be The Ones to Save The World From Darkness?
What struck me most about the second video is how much darker the world is now, how much more violent and brutal it has become. We are poised again to save the world from this present darkness, if enough of us vote. We will have to spend enormous time and political capital just to save our country, and our world from the worst impacts of climate change. We will have to spend political capital and time and great reserves of energy to unravel the tendrils of corruption this fascist Party has laid out for us to deal with. I don’t hold any illusions that we can truly break the back of our millions-strong fascist party.
As Black horror rises in popularity, horror writers discuss its evolution
Some classify any horror film with a Black lead as “Black horror,” while others believe the film must also have a Black writer and director in order to be categorized under that subgenre. “I’m of the belief that it can’t really be Black [horror] if it doesn’t have a Black creator,” Burke said. “[Get Out] made so much money that people kept wanting to hire Jordan Peele, and there's only one Jordan Peele,” said Ransom. In her essay “Black Horror Rising,” Due notes that the power of Black horror rests on its ability to “visualize trauma. Black horror classics like Blacula, Sugar Hill, Ganja & Hess, Blackenstein, and J.D.’s Revenge were released during that time, helping Black horror branch off into its own subgenre.
Georgia voter says entry to polling place initially denied over Black Lives Matter mask
Now, we have a new instance of a voter claiming they were initially turned away from their polling place because of Black Lives Matter apparel. Daily Kos covered an instance of this occurring in Memphis, Tennessee, where an unknown number of early voters were turned away over their Black Lives Matter and I Can’t Breathe T-shirts and masks. More recently, local outlet Fox 5 Atlanta reports that Nicky Griffin told the station she was initially denied entry at her polling place because she had a Black Lives Matter face mask on. Black Lives Matter isn’t a campaign slogan—it’s a movement beyond any candidate or campaign. We will fight hard to defeat Donald Trump between now and November 3, but what happens if he refuses to concede?
Mercenary group sued for hiring armed poll watchers for election day in Minnesota
The recruitment is being organized by a private mercenary group, Atlas Aegis. The lawsuit asserts Atlas Aegis is violating the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison told The Washington Post that he requested Atlas Aegis to “cease and desist” from any plans to patrol polling stations on election day. Were these armed groups preparing to inflict mass violence on voters and/or protesters? Local officials in neighboring Wisconsin are already planning for militias and armed groups to show up at polling places to intimidate voters.
Americans worried about Election Day violence and chaos are buying guns and toilet paper
AURORA, Colo. — Tabitha Converse is quietly preparing for Election Day and the weeks beyond by stocking her basement pantry with canned goods, toilet paper and other basic supplies. Like millions of Americans, Converse, 43, fears the potential for violence that experts say may accompany this year's presidential election. Most experts predict scattered violence is the worst the United States could experience this Election Day, given isolated incidents that have already taken place this year. Further fueling potential violence: The staggering number of guns bought this year. Converse, the mother who lives in suburban Denver, says the fear of election violence adds to her overall concern about the state of the country.
In 2020, Self-Care Is Becoming A More Radical Act
“Many of them weren’t feeling safe in their workplaces because of the emotional and mental stress they’d been experiencing,” she said. How 2020 Is Further Changing The Concept Of Self-CareThe events of this year have altered many people’s personal definitions of self-care. Without the ability to travel, cook for loved ones or visit museums this year — all previous forms of self-care for Gabriel — her mental health started suffering. “What I have learned in 2020 is that self-preservation is paramount to the stability of my mental health,” she said. Protesting safely, voting, calling senators and sharing information can all be forms of activism that help improve your mental health.
Prince Harry: 'Upbringing and education' meant he had 'no idea unconscious bias existed' until he met Meghan
- GQThe Duke of Sussex has said his "upbringing and education" meant he had "no idea unconscious bias existed" until he met his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. Asking Mr Hutchinson about the moment in which he carried a white counter-protester to safety, the Duke called the 50-year-old personal trainer a “guardian angel”. Talking about their families, Mr Hutchinson said following the protest and the discussions he had with his children, his 11-year-old daughter said she had experienced unconscious bias herself. Prince Harry looked visibly upset by this, raising his hands to his head as Mr Hutchinson spoke. - GQ“I call her ‘pretty girl’,” Mr Hutchinson said.
This week’s TV: Sarah Cooper’s special, ‘This Is Us’ returns, and a tribute to Latino heroes
Your TV GPS, Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert’s look at the week ahead in television, appears every Monday morning on BostonGlobe.com . AdvertisementBut she was a stand-up comic and author before Trump, and she will be after him, too. NBC’s “This Is Us,” one of network TV’s only Emmy-nominated dramas, returns for its fifth season Tuesday at 9 p.m. with a pair of episodes. GBH 2“The Good Lord Bird” Ethan Hawke’s turn as abolitionist John Brown is at the center of this comic-tragic seven-part series. Showtime“Emily in Paris” A comedy about a plucky American from creator Darren Star of “Sex and the City.” Netflix“Fargo” The extraordinary anthology series returns with a strong season led by Chris Rock.
Democrat Colin Allred, Republican Genevieve Collins tout bipartisanship in critical District 32 race for Congress
Collins denies the accusations and retorts that Allred is lying about her health care proposal. Colin Allred represents his district with bipartisanship and diplomacy.”Collins family steeped in public serviceCollins was born into a prominent political family. Governor Dan Patrick alongside her father, Dick Collins, during an election watch party at Collins' campaign headquarters in Dallas on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Moderate on health careCompared to other Republicans, Collins has a moderate stand on health care. She told The News that she does not want to repeal the Affordable Care Act but thinks there should be more health care providers, a reduction in costs and transparency.
Column: Pondering how to parlay a Biden victory into a more united country
One final caution: If we want the Biden administration to be more than a pause between Trump and a Trump-like president, we need to stop the America bashing. The Black Lives Matter movement and others have rightfully made us aware of the nation’s shameful treatment of African Americans and Indigenous people. From that has been extrapolated an unflattering image of our country. Especially on college campuses, it’s assumed that our faults dwarf our virtues.
Prince Harry: 'Upbringing and education' meant he had 'no idea unconscious bias existed' until he met Meghan
The Duke of Sussex has said his "upbringing and education" meant he had "no idea unconscious bias existed" until he met his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. He made the comments during a conversation with Patrick Hutchinson, the Black Lives Matter activist who was photographed carrying an injured white protester away from danger at a protest in June. During the 30 minute interview, published by GQ Magazine as part of its GQ Heroes Conference, the pair discussed the Black Lives Matter movement, racism in the UK and their families. He added that, even if you feel “a little bit uncomfortable”, the “onus is on you to go out and educate yourself because ignorance is no longer an excuse” when it comes to racism. The Duke went on to say “one of the most dangerous things” in society is people in power who are “not aware of your own bias”.
Prince Harry admits he had ‘no idea’ unconscious bias existed before meeting Meghan
The Duke of Sussex has said that he didn’t know unconscious bias existed until he met the Duchess of Sussex. Speaking to Black Lives Matter activist Patrick Hutchinson for British GQ, the Prince explained that his privileged upbringing meant he was sheltered from such issues. "And unconscious bias, from my understanding, having the upbringing and the education that I had, I had no idea what it was. They're scared of saying the wrong thing, possibly.”The Duke replied that while some white people have good intentions, they can still “get it massively wrong” when discussing racial issues. ”Elsewhere in the interview, Prince Harry spoke about how lockdown has impacted men around the world.
Prince Harry discusses racism in an interview with GQ magazine
Harry spoke from his £11million home in Montecito, California, during a candid chat with activist Mr Hutchinson for the GQ Heroes conference, which runs this week. Prince Harry on racism, Black Lives Matter and the coronavirus lockdown On doing things wrong in life : 'Everyone gets themselves into trouble at some point. AdvertisementAlso in the interview, Mr Hutchinson admitted he 'got into a few scrapes with some of my friends', and Harry replied: 'Everyone gets themselves into trouble at some point. Asked about his actions, Mr Hutchinson told Harry: 'We were pleased that we'd been able to avert a serious, serious situation. Prince Harry was opening the GQ Heroes conference in conversation with Patrick Hutchinson, and the full interview features in GQ magazine
A Confederate monument stood at the steps of an Alabama courthouse for a century. Now it's in a cemetery
(CNN) A Confederate monument that stood at the steps of the Madison County, Alabama, courthouse for over a century now resides in a cemetery. The statue of a Confederate soldier is lifted from the monument in front of the Madison County, Alabama, courthouse. The monument was then placed among Confederate soldiers buried at Maple Hill Cemetery, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Workers remove a Confederate monument from Decatur Square in Georgia on June 19, 2020. A cannon statue memorializing the US Confederacy is removed from Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, on July 2, 2020.
Months after the vigilantes, a divide persists in Snohomish
SNOHOMISH — Mayor John Kartak reached a breaking point earlier this month, when someone mailed a box to his home address. Snohomish Mayor John KartakWhat happened on May 31 has become a frequent topic of debate at Snohomish City Council meetings. He took about a decade-long break from politics, and was elected to the Snohomish City Council again in 2017. Snohomish City Council member Larry Countryman. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)At one city council meeting, Redmon publicly shared what happened to her that night.
Back in form, Stokes surprised it took him so long
(Reuters) - Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes roared back into form with a scintillating century against Mumbai Indians on Sunday but is surprised how long it took him to make an impact in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). “It was sort of bittersweet, to be honest,” Stokes, the tournament’s Most Valuable Player in 2017, said after collecting his man-of-the-match award. “I am a bit taken aback by why it has taken me so long to get into the tournament for the team. I would have preferred to get this form two-three games ago when we weren’t relying on other results to get us through to the qualifiers. So a bit of bittersweet.”After reaching his 100, Stokes raised his bat as a tribute to his ailing father.
Editorial: Signs of an uptick in political violence
The Columbus DispatchA 42-year-old Frederick, Maryland, man is now in the national spotlight for behavior that can best be described as monstrous. James Dale Reed was arrested last week and is being held without bail on charges filed by the U.S. Secret Service. Apparently because they honked at him from their truck adorned with a "Trump 2020" sign as he was installing a "Black Lives Matter" sign on his property. And while sophomoric behavior has long been a staple of election season (yard sign theft, for example), this is something different. Threatening violence and attempting to intimidate voters are intolerable behaviors that represent nothing short of an attack on this nation's core principles.
Prince Harry discusses racism in an interview with GQ magazine
Harry spoke from his £11million home in Montecito, California, during a candid chat with activist Mr Hutchinson for the GQ Heroes conference, which runs this week. Prince Harry on racism, Black Lives Matter and the coronavirus lockdown On doing things wrong in life : 'Everyone gets themselves into trouble at some point. Asked about his actions, Mr Hutchinson told Harry: 'We were pleased that we'd been able to avert a serious, serious situation. Harry and Mr Hutchinson also spoke about the 1972 ITV sitcom Love Thy Neighbour which has faced much criticism for its handling of race issues. Prince Harry was opening the GQ Heroes conference in conversation with Patrick Hutchinson, and the full interview features in GQ magazine
A Confederate monument stood at the steps of an Alabama courthouse for a century. Now it's in a cemetery
(CNN) A Confederate monument that stood at the steps of the Montgomery County, Alabama, courthouse for over a century now resides in a cemetery. The statue of a Confederate soldier is lifted from the monument in front of the Madison County, Alabama, courthouse. The monument was then placed among Confederate soldiers buried at Maple Hill Cemetery, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Workers remove a Confederate monument from Decatur Square in Georgia on June 19, 2020. A cannon statue memorializing the US Confederacy is removed from Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, on July 2, 2020.
Black Lives Matter Mural In Front Of Trump Tower Vandalized Again, Covered In Tar
The Black Lives Matter mural painted on the street in front of Trump Tower in New York City was vandalized again Sunday morning. The Black Lives Matter mural, which now has a thick line of black tar painted over it, is believed to have been vandalized by people who dumped the tar out of the back of a van at around 12:20 a.m., police said, according to the New York Post. NYC: Someone just dropped a sh-tload of TAR on the BLM mural in front of #Trump tower. The mural was vandalized multiple times after it was painted, according to The New York Times. In one incident, a woman screamed “Bill de Blasio doesn’t care about black people!” while dumping paint on the mural, the Times reported.
The Strange Case Of Hacker Guccifer 2.0
Guccifer 2.0’s moniker is inspired by Romanian hacker Guccifer, who was behind several breaches of prominent individuals and revealed Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email. In correspondence with The Daily Caller, Guccifer 2.0 expressed a desire to achieve fame like the original Guccifer. Guccifer 2.0 did leak documents which led to prominent news stories. But outside of these stories, Guccifer 2.0 would frequently hype up leaks which weren’t too newsworthy. There is also the time in October when Guccifer 2.0 seems to have lied about hacking the Clinton Foundation.
WATCH: Veteran Carrying Flag Gets Beat By BLM Protesters
In the video below, you can see the black man being pushed, assaulted, and even dragged by BLM members. I bled for my country.” While being a veteran might change the perspective on most crowds, the BLM members act the complete opposite, pushing the veteran further away. Luckily, the police were called in and quickly take the veteran to safety and away from the BLM protesters. They constantly attack the President for showing support to the Proud Boys, yet when was the last time someone from the Proud Boys attacked a member of an opposing belief. The only thing the Proud Boys are guilty of is believing that America is the Best in the West – which it is!
Beverly Hills Overrun By MAGA Rally
Well, it seems not everybody is listening in California as a huge MAGA rally took place in Beverly Hills with just 9 days to go before the election. Beverly Hills: Total pro-Trump take over of the intersection at Rodeo Dr. & Dayton Way. This is happening in BEVERLY HILLS Are we really supposed to believe Biden is up 14 points? pic.twitter.com/IulwWR8eJ6 — Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 25, 2020Among those that attended the MAGA rally in Beverly Hills was Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk. He loved the event and even tweeted, “This is happening in BEVERLY HILLS.
Van Jones' Mixed Review of President Trump's Record and Rhetoric Is Flawed
While I disagree with him on many things, he does seem to be a somewhat honest broker when it comes to President Trump. However, he defends his approach to evaluating President Trump’s record and says it is essential to bringing down the nastiness in our political discourse. Post-debate, Jones reiterated his assessment of Trump’s policies that have benefitted the black community. Perhaps Jones is also unaware that white supremacists are not big fans of President Trump because of his magnanimous support for Israel. WATCH a compilation of a few of President Trump’s denouncements:Editor’s Note: Want to support PJ Media so we can continue telling the truth about the 2020 election?
There Is Going to Be a Revolution Either Way
Based on our current trajectory, it seems inevitable: there’s going to be a cultural revolution one way or another. But either way, there will be a revolution. Now, as the second, updated and revised edition of Revolution has just been released, I hardly need to convince my readers that we are living in revolutionary times. “This revolution won’t be televised—it’s going to be streamed!”— shouted a protester during a Black Lives Matter rally on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, June 2020. Let’s start a revolution.”In the new edition of Revolution, I simply changed the last sentence.
'I Had to Remind Him That He Was a Black Person': Chelsea Handler Sounds Off on 50 Cent's Support of Trump
WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGEDuring an interview with Jimmy Fallon on Friday, comedian Chelsea Handler slammed 50 Cent, her ex-boyfriend, for deciding to support President Donald Trump. "You heard my ex-boyfriend, right, 50 Cent, his support of Donald Trump?" He doesn't want to go from being 50 Cent to 20 Cent," she explained. She automatically makes the assumption that 50 Cent should support the Democrats because he's black. Taxes aside, President Trump has made great strides for the black community.
Reagan’s ‘Shining City on a Hill’ Speech Reinvented Today: America is Good
President Trump ran for president in 2016 on a slogan of “Make America Great Again” to try and turn the stigma around. Thomas D. Klingenstein, chairman of the Claremont Institute, a conservative think tank, outlined it in a remarkable speech this month called “America is Good.” He laid out the dichotomy, juxtaposing good America versus the dark, dire one the left portrays. You can’t have a racist movement trying to fix racism. Like Reagan, Trump knows that America is exceptional. Numerous people have endorsed the America is Good movement including Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, Tammy Bruce, Bill Bennett and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
This Week in Leftist Violence and Intimidation Vol. 9
And in Seattle, even Trader Joe's is not immune to political threats. Here are the craziest examples of leftist violence and intimidation from this week. BLM Protesters Storm Trader Joe’s in SeattleBlack Lives Matter protesters marched into a Trader Joe’s in Seattle to demand they give more money to black communities. BLM protesters rush inside a Trader Joe’s again in Seattle. Boston Antifa Members Burn Flag, Eat Heart, Curse Law and OrderProtests took a macabre turn in Boston this week, as Antifa members burned the American flag and ate an animal heart—all while invoking the name of a Hindu deity.
CNN's Van Jones: Trump 'Does Not Get Enough Credit' for 'Good Stuff He Has Done for the Black Community'
President Donald Trump deserves more credit for his extensive achievements that have helped black Americans, according to CNN commentator Van Jones. “Opportunity Zone stuff, black college stuff, I worked with him on criminal stuff, I saw Donald Trump have African-American people, formerly incarcerated, in the White House, embraced them, treated them well. There is a side to Donald Trump that I think he does not get enough credit for.”CNN’s Van Jones: President Trump “doesn’t get enough credit” for the “good stuff he has done for the Black community” https://t.co/gG3DpiwoEh pic.twitter.com/PPOsPhr7cr — TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) October 24, 2020TRENDING: CNN's Van Jones: Trump 'Does Not Get Enough Credit' for 'Good Stuff He Has Done for the Black Community'Many agreed with Jones, a regular CNN contributor who also hosts “The Van Jones Show” on the network. !#WeveGotACountryToSave — Larry Elder (@larryelder) October 22, 2020The same day as the panel discussion, Rasmussen Reports issued a survey showing that Trump’s approval rating among black Americans was at 46 percent. And that’s the tragedy of these mixed messages from the Trump White House,” he said.
Should schools be in the business of reflection, or rejection?
By Roger KimballReal Clear PoliticsPolitics, as the late Andrew Breitbart once observed, is downstream from culture. In the United States, a primary engine of culture is the educational establishment. The chief issue is this: should our institutions of higher education be devoted primarily to the education of citizens—or should they be laboratories for social and political experimentation? The goal was rejection, not reflection. Just how high was articulated by the open letter “in defense of American institutions” and published in several internet venues.
Megachurch pastor: 2020 presidential race about 1 issue
TRENDING: If Democrats sweep, here's an alternative to civil warThe 2020 presidential election is a choice between two different worldviews. "Joe Biden, 47 years in politics, has a scant record of achievement. They are not only pro-choice, to the point of partial birth abortion, Joe Biden supports that," he said. They contend "Joe Biden’s policies are more consistent with the biblically shaped ethic of life than those of Donald Trump." And that person is NOT Donald Trump.
In Louis Farrakhan Profile, NYT Spit-Shines Racism Against Jews
New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger soon folded and apologized for publishing the article. The article ostensibly was a tribute to the noted hatemonger’s “Million Man March” held 25 years ago this month in Washington, D.C. In her resignation letter from the Times, Weiss noted that prejudice against Jews and Israel had become part of the normal discourse in the paper’s newsroom. Unlike far-right white supremacists whose ideas are toxic but whose numbers and influence remain marginal, Farrakhan has a mass following. By normalizing Farrakhan and re-writing history to portray him as a noble figure rather than a hatemonger, it is normalizing racism.
"Trained Marxist" and BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Signs Warner Bros. TV Deal
But that hasn’t stopped Cullors from signing a big contract with a major purveyor of BLM-reviled corporate consumerism: Warner Bros Television. In a 2015 interview with The Real News and Jason Ball, BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors explained:We [BLM] actually do have an ideological frame. The co-founder of Black Lives Matter has signed her first over overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. I am committed to uplifting these stories in my new creative role with the Warner Bros. family,” Cullors said in a statement. For a “social justice” organization that decries massive, hierarchical corporations, Warner Bros seems an odd choice of partner.
Vermont Goes "Tone Deaf" On Free Speech: Principal Fired Over "All Lives Matter" Statement
While I understand the urgency to feel compelled to advocate for black lives, what about our fellow law enforcement? Erin Rockwood is a Windsor School employee and parent, and she is married to Kabray Rockwood, an African American man who is a coach at the School. This statement “all lives matter” has been used to take away from pointed efforts to save black lives. Black lives matter has a hidden “too” attached to the end of it, because until Black lives matter, all lives can’t matter. Am I to think that it is my fault that black lives were not represented on the hill because I didn’t have my children make posters?
I Guess That It Really Is All About the Color of Their Skins
making sure that our people, white people, are being taken care of and not being pushed out of the city. I’m just tired of a lot of the changes that are happening because black and brown people are moving here. There would be marches, the business owner’s place of business possibly burned, and calls for his ouster from society. Washington, D.C., went from majority to plurality Black a decade ago, and the electorate has since grown younger and Whiter. Quite explicitly, the Post is saying that liberal voters are changing their support based solely on the color of a candidate’s skin.
White Privilege Personified: Chelsea Handler and Lady A want Blacks to Mind Their Place
https://t.co/uQsu7DHrRQ — Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 21, 2020On Friday, she decided to Blacksplain as she sat virtually with Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. Black Lady A said she was not giving up her brand and trademark, and is now countersuing; and good for her. The dueling Lady As and Chelsea Handler are poster children of white privilege. Aside from sensible people, nobody in Hollywood has called Chelsea Handler out. The typical message is that Chelsea Handler is working for the Democrat-progressive cause, so move along, nothing to see here.
US elections: How the race between Trump and Biden has divided America more than ever
Any presidential election in the United States is bound to divide Americans over who should be the next host of the White House, but the upcoming elections seem to have divided the country more than ever. Some even had to put warnings on their yard signs to stop the future thieves from taking them away, as theft or vandalism of political signs is a crime in all 50 states. This never-ending circle of local battles between the two parties plays right up to the race between the Republican president Donald Trump and the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. "There are very few undecided voters right now and the Venn diagram of the overlap of Biden and Trump doesn't exist. A Biden supporter even claimed that the violence observed before the election was very likely to repeat itself after the election.
Analysis: The year 2020 is defined by lines
The long lines at early voting locations reveal that many Americans just want this campaign season to be over. But there's also more to it: The dastardly year of 2020 has been defined in no small part by lines. There were lines to enter the bank and lines to enter the coffee shop. Lines of possibly sick individuals waiting for Covid-19 tests. Lines and lines of voters waiting for a turn to weigh in on all of this.
America’s Coming Troubles
“And that’s happening when trust in institutions has collapsed and each group is choosing not to live near each other. Meanwhile trust in basic institutions – political, media, religious, legal, medical, and so forth – is at dramatic lows. I knew his book discussed the coming soft-totalitarianism, and I was hoping for some ideas of HOW to react to such persecution coming from secular actors, whether the state, big corporations, or both. My heart aches for the souls who are going to be misled by the heterodoxy coming from the Vatican. The charismatic pastor preached that only a total life commitment to Christ would enable them to withstand the coming trial.
Keir Starmer needs a reshuffle to win back the Blue Wall
The most important fact about British politics is also the most mundane: the next general election is an awfully long way off. I have previously referred to outbreaks of this syndrome as flare-ups of ‘that bloke who drove to Durham that time’. The Tories will not run the parliament for the full five-years because that would mean another winter election. And that thought should be as much of a comfort to Sir Keir Starmer as a frustration. One would expect his next move to be a reshuffle of his frontbench to give it some more Blue Wall appeal, with plain-speaking Mancunian Lucy Powell touted as a possible replacement for Dodds.
The National Trust’s state of historical confusion
In the National Trust’s recent interim report, ‘Addressing our histories of colonialism and historic slavery’, nothing caused more controversy than its unfavourable mention of Winston Churchill, whose country house, Chartwell, it owns. The entry said that the British government’s response to the Bengal famine when he was prime minister was ‘heavily criticised’. Since writing, I have noticed other National Trust moves. I do not think the National Trust is running a covert campaign to discredit Churchill. He was indeed heavily criticised over the Bengal famine.
Keir Starmer needs a reshuffle to win back the Blue Wall
The most important fact about British politics is also the most mundane: the next general election is an awfully long way off. I have previously referred to outbreaks of this syndrome as flare-ups of ‘that bloke who drove to Durham that time’. The Tories will not run the parliament for the full five-years because that would mean another winter election. And that thought should be as much of a comfort to Sir Keir Starmer as a frustration. One would expect his next move to be a reshuffle of his frontbench to give it some more Blue Wall appeal, with plain-speaking Mancunian Lucy Powell touted as a possible replacement for Dodds.
New York Times’ 8-Month-Long ‘Investigation’ of The Epoch Times: Light on Facts, Heavy on Bias
New York Times’ 8-Month-Long ‘Investigation’ of The Epoch Times: Light on Facts, Heavy on BiasThe New York Times on Oct. 24 published an article by tech columnist Kevin Roose about The Epoch Times. This involvement, however, came after this employee had left The Epoch Times; it has no connection to The Epoch Times. The Epoch Times has indeed been a leader in its reporting on the topic, which has been cited by other media—including the NY Times. Roose’s use of “we” in this comment, and the mere fact that journalists from competing outlets would celebrate together a misfortune suffered by The Epoch Times, raises this question: Have they engaged in a coordinated and premeditated campaign against The Epoch Times? The NY Times itself translated a previous article about The Epoch Times by Roose into Chinese.
Liberal media, Big Tech and progressives pursue a relentless revolution against free speech
ANALYSIS/OPINION:This past month, America’s “progressives” showed they will do anything to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. This includes having social media, along with “legacy” media, spike articles by America’s fourth largest newspaper, The New York Post. Twitter and Facebook removed The Post’s articles and even suspended accounts of people who shared them. That’s incitement to violence.”It’s no secret that Big Tech is all in for the Democrats. The Media Research Center (MRC) reports that Twitter and Facebook censored Mr. Trump’s social media accounts and those of his reelection campaign at least 65 times.
CPAC threatens legal action over 'false and malicious' footage in 'Borat' movie'
The actor “attempted to attend CPAC under false light and with a malicious purpose,” said the ACU letter. He is a Hollywood actor listed on IMDb,” said Mr. Walters. The Washington Times has reached out to Mr. Baron Cohen’s law firm for comment. While the movie is satirical, Mr. Walters said there was nothing funny about the KKK episode. The third time, the impersonator removed his prosthetics, but he was not Mr. Baron Cohen.
Marxism: A Breeding Ground for Useful Idiots
Because this is what Black Lives Matter is doing: using useful idiots to advance its cause. This is where useful idiots come into play. Marxists create useful idiots. First, know that useful idiots are everywhere. The vast majority of the MSM are useful idiots as well.
Christian, Family Groups Condemn Wikipedia Banning Statements Against Gay Marriage
In a decision last month by Wikipedia’s community, statements in “userboxes” on editor profile pages were no longer allowed if they expressed or implied opposition to gay marriage. Breitbart’s coverage of the decision prompted Christian media and organizations, as well as family groups, to condemn Wikipedia for censoring the views of traditional marriage supporters. One user who complained about the decision on Wikipedia in response to the coverage in Christian media was mocked and dismissed by the veteran editors on the site. Following a discussion dominated by left-wing editors claiming these statements were “discriminatory” and made Wikipedia unwelcoming to gay editors, the userboxes were deleted. Although partly basing the decision on a policy prohibiting “divisive” content on user profiles, other political userboxes have been retained.
Maduro’s War on Indigenous Venezuelans
When it comes to Venezuela’s indigenous population, the socialist regime claims to be all that and more and, at first glance, it may appear true. Renaming Columbus Day to Dia de la Raza (“Day of the Race,” or day of the indigenous)? Venezuela’s indigenous population is among those struggling the most with the inevitable aftermath of socialism. Constant skirmishes between the Venezuelan regime and the Pemon indigenous group have taken place over the past years. They may count with a People’s Ministry for Indigenous Population, but they have no say or voice.
Vogue’s Anna Wintour Apologizes After Black Staffers Call for Her Removal over Diversity Complaints
But at Vogue, when we’d evaluate a shoot or a look, we’d say ‘That’s Vogue,’ or, ‘That’s not Vogue,’ and what that really meant was ‘thin, rich and white,’” the former staffer said. The exposé also detailed an instance of Wintour using what she acknowledged as an “inappropriate word”:In the fall of 2017, there was yet another awkward exchange on race between Ms. Wintour and Vogue staff members. As Ms. Wintour weighed whether to publish the images, she asked an employee by email if they might be misconstrued as racist. But she flubbed the attempt, using a dated, offensive term: “Don’t mean to use an inappropriate word, but pica ninny came to mind,” Ms. Wintour wrote. Despite the complaints, some high-profile figures, such as black supermodel Naomi Campbell, defended Wintour.
BLM Demands Allegiance from Shoppers, Diners in Affluent Suburb
BLM invaded Lake Oswego, Oregon, on Sunday and demanded allegiance from suburban shoppers and diners who were on the streets. It surrounds the 405-acre Oswego Lake. Breitbart News reported that Moms United for Black Lives promised to “f*ck sh*t up in Lake Oswego” on Sunday. Do Black Lives Matter?”She then turned her sights on a woman sitting alone at a restaurant table on the corner. Moms United for Black Lives Portland is planning to go to Washington, D.C. on November 3 to demand that President Trump be impeached.
A Virginia state senator found headstones on his property. It brought to light a historic injustice in D.C.
Columbian Harmony is among at least five major African American cemeteries in D.C. that were obliterated in the past century for the sake of development. That’s desecration of graves.”'Devastating'Old pictures of the Columbian Harmony Cemetery show a pastoral landscape of trees and rolling lawns dotted with headstones. National Harmony covers more than 100 hilly acres in the shadow of FedEx Field, a manicured oasis barely visible from suburban roadways. The professor died in 1935 and was buried in Columbian Harmony Cemetery. His great-grandfather was a son of Frederick Douglass and was buried at Columbian Harmony, as was Greene’s grandfather.
Police video of fatal shooting of motorist in Illinois will be released
(Reuters) - The Waukegan, Illinois, police video of the shooting death of an unarmed Black teenaged motorist, who wanted to be a rapper, will be released to the public, the mayor said at a prayer vigil Sunday. FILE PHOTO: A view outside the Lake County Courthouse is seen following the Kenosha, Wisconsin shooting of protesters, in Waukegan, Illinois, U.S. August 26, 2020. “We need this, as hard as it will be to look at, we need to know what really happened,” Stallworth said. Mayor Sam Cunningham promised the crowd the video would be released, but did provide a time frame, according to local media reports. “We want the world to know that he was full of love, full of life,” she said, noting Stinnette wanted to be a music rapper.
Police video of fatal shooting of motorist in Illinois will be released
(Reuters) - The Waukegan, Illinois, police video of the shooting death of an unarmed Black teenaged motorist, who wanted to be a rapper, will be released to the public, the mayor said at a prayer vigil Sunday. FILE PHOTO: A view outside the Lake County Courthouse is seen following the Kenosha, Wisconsin shooting of protesters, in Waukegan, Illinois, U.S. August 26, 2020. “We need this, as hard as it will be to look at, we need to know what really happened,” Stallworth said. Mayor Sam Cunningham promised the crowd the video would be released, but did provide a time frame, according to local media reports. “We want the world to know that he was full of love, full of life,” she said, noting Stinnette wanted to be a music rapper.
Police video of fatal shooting of motorist in Illinois will be released
(Reuters) - The Waukegan, Illinois, police video of the shooting death of an unarmed Black teenaged motorist, who wanted to be a rapper, will be released to the public, the mayor said at a prayer vigil Sunday. “We need this, as hard as it will be to look at, we need to know what really happened,” Stallworth said. Mayor Sam Cunningham promised the crowd the video would be released, but did provide a time frame, according to local media reports. The officer, whose name has not been released, was fired on Friday for unspecified violations of police policy and procedures. “We want the world to know that he was full of love, full of life,” she said, noting Stinnette wanted to be a music rapper.
Thuram destined to follow in father's footsteps, despite case of mistaken identity
The day before Gladbach's 2-2 Champions League draw at Inter Milan, a San Siro steward reportedly refused to let Thuram into a press conference where he was due to address media. His father runs the Lilian Thuram Foundation which aims to educate young people about racism and why it is wrong. The young Thuram added: "We have to fight." Thuram forced Mainz to give away a penalty for handball, Hofmann equalised and then Matthias Ginter scored the winner. Thuram and Plea are likely to start against Real having forged a partnership which yielded 24 goals between them last season.
A Wisconsin County cut funding to a domestic violence shelter that showed support for Black Lives Matter
(CNN) When Embrace, a Wisconsin-based domestic violence shelter, put up Black Lives Matter signs in its offices earlier this summer, employees expected it would prompt tough conversations from people in the community. Their locations in the state are not too far from where George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police in May -- and the signs were the shelter's gesture of solidarity with the nationwide movement against racial injustice. Instead of tough conversations, however, the shelter was met with backlash, said Katie Bement, executive director of Embrace. Bement said the non-profit, which serves about 90,000 people in four different counties in the state, was stripped of $25,000 of its funding from Barron County, and its services with more than a dozen local police departments were dismantled. "We never expected our funding to be held hostage or to have joint services benefiting survivors dismantled," Bement told CNN.
Black Lives Matter caravan goes from Bay Shore to Greenport
Cries of "Black Lives Matter" and "Power to the People" rang out in the parking lot of the Westfield South Shore mall in Bay Shore on Sunday. Rebecca Koszyk, a medical assistant from East Meadow, said she has been attending racial justice rallies since the summer. The modest attendance of the caravan contrasted with recent pro-Trump rallies which have drawn thousands across Long Island in the past weeks. "The Democratic Party is leading 3-1," he said, referencing early voting numbers on Long Island. "Republicans are known on Long Island for doing the MAGA parades, 15,000 people.
Moms United for Black Lives hold protest in Lake Oswego
A group of moms who have been a steady presence at Portland Black Lives Matter protests took the demonstration to one of Portland’s whitest and most affluent suburbs on Sunday morning, calling for an end to racism and hate. The Moms United for Black Lives group, helmed by local activists including Demetria Hester and Danialle James, led a group on a march at Lake Oswego’s Rossman Park and through the city. On her Facebook page prior to the March, Hester said the march was about showing Lake Oswego residents that Black lives matter all the time, and about making racists uncomfortable. The previous protest on Oct. 3 was billed a “Center Black Voices” march, and demonstrators stood in downtown Lake Oswego, chanting messages of support for the Black Lives Matter movement as people dined and shopped. The moms then led a group of protesters on a march through Lake Oswego’s streets, chanting “Black Lives Matter," as four marchers at the front of the crowd played drums.
Detroit Will Breathe demands 'Shelby six' be released from jail
Detroit Will Breathe is calling on officials to drop the charges against their members stemming from a Saturday protest and free them from jail. The group rallied at noon Sunday in front of the Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens after they said Shelby Township Police informed them that those arrested Saturday could face felony charges. Of the 10 arrested, four were released last night and six are still in custody at the Macomb County Jail, said Detroit Will Breathe organizer, Nakia Wallace. Sunday, the 150th day of protests, they marched through Shelby Township streets lined with Trump 2020 signs and "Back the Blue" flags to show solidarity with their peers, chanting "free the Shelby six" and "drop the charges." "While on scene, one of the arrestees escaped her flex cuffs in the rear of a patrol car and stripped her clothes off," Shelby Township police said in a statement.
Wilton Gregory of Washington DC will be first African American cardinal
Pope Francis named 13 new cardinals on Sunday, among them Washington DC archbishop Wilton Gregory, who will be the first African American to earn the coveted red hat and who made headlines this summer when he criticised Donald Trump’s willingness to use religion for political purposes. In a surprise announcement in St Peter’s Square, Francis said the churchmen would be elevated on 28 November. His rise to cardinal comes amid increased focus on racial injustice following the police killing of George Floyd, an African American man, in Minnesota in May. “Pope Francis is sending a powerful message of hope and inclusion to the church in the United States,” Gomez said. “The naming of the first African American cardinal from the United States gives us an opportunity to pause and offer thanks for the many gifts African American Catholics have given the church.”
Pope Francis appoints Wilton Gregory, an outspoken civil rights advocate, as first black American cardinal
Archbishop Gregory, who was among 13 new cardinals named by Pope Francis on Sunday, was installed as the first Black archbishop of Washington, DC in 2019. Pope Francis on Sunday said Archbishop Gregory was picked with others from Rwanda, the Philippines and elsewhere to wear the revered red cap. The move was also praised by the head of the nation’s largest Catholic community, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, who is president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, a position once held by Archbishop Gregory. “Pope Francis is sending a powerful message of hope and inclusion to the Church in the United States. The naming of the first African American cardinal from the United States gives us an opportunity to pause and offer thanks for the many gifts African American Catholics have given the Church,” Archbishop Gomez said.
Wilton Gregory, America’s only black Catholic archbishop, goes from diplomat to detractor in the wake of George Floyd’s death
In a heavily liberal city with one of the biggest black Catholic populations in the country, the force of Gregory’s critique may seem mainstream. “Thank God for Archbishop Gregory,” Edward Rankin, a black member of D.C. Knights Council 15723, told the National Catholic Reporter in an interview published Friday. Wilton Gregory’s condemnation of the National Shrine devoid of any sense or Christian sentiment.”On Friday, Gregory made clear the thoughts he expressed were his own. “I remember as a youngster, being overwhelmed by the awful event, but it was one of those moments that, as a young black man, a black person, your parents had to give you ‘the talk. The killing of Floyd, an unarmed black man, in police custody, and the protests that have followed, prompted Pope Francis to make a rare foray into specific U.S. politics this week.
A white woman yelled 'f--- Black Lives Matter' at a Starbucks barista after she told her to wear a mask
Alex Beckom/TikTokAn unnamed white woman yelled at Alex Beckom, a 20-year-old Black barista, after Beckom told her she had to wear a mask in Starbucks. The woman yelled "f--- Black Lives Matter" at the barista, falsely claimed she was being discriminated against because she is a Trump supporter, and said the coronavirus was a hoax. The woman started yelling "f--- Black Lives Matter" at Beckom"You're discriminating against me because I'm a Trump supporter," the woman went on to say. "F--- Black lives matter." She left the store, but then returned to yell "f--- Black Lives Matter" at Beckom again.
Ghost the Trolls and Other Tips for Instagram Reels
In August, days after President Trump threatened to ban the Chinese-owned short-form-video app from operating in the United States, Instagram rolled out Reels, a tool for creating similarly succinct music- and text-enhanced video. “I’m pretty sure everyone’s already gonna know how to use it, I don’t know why,” Besidone Amoruwa, a strategic-partnerships manager at Instagram, said the other day. Months of #challenges (#blackouttuesday, #blackandwhitechallenge, #life) had raised a question: What’s the best way to participate in performative, hashtag-based Instagram trends? “We started testing a much earlier version in Brazil last November,” Tessa Lyons-Laing, Instagram’s director of product management for Reels, said after the party. Recent episodes include “Pronouns Part 3: But What if Someone Doesn’t Know What Pronouns Are?” and “You Still Don’t Know What to Say Instead of ‘Minority?’ I Gotcha!” ?
In the Streets with Antifa
He’d been shot by Michael Reinoehl, a forty-eight-year-old white man who—though unaffiliated with Rose City Antifa or PopMob—once wrote on Instagram, “I am 100% ANTIFA all the way!” Reinoehl later claimed that he had fired in self-defense, and a cannister of bear spray and a telescopic truncheon were found on Danielson. This seemed to be the crowd’s prevailing assumption, though neither Antifa nor the Proud Boys had killed anybody before. De Vera had been regularly participating in Black Lives Matter protests since May. This was where most of the Patriot Prayer rallies and Antifa counter-protests had taken place; more recently, it had become a locus for Black Lives Matter demonstrations. J. W. Matt Hennessee, the pastor of Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, told white protesters, “Get your knee off our neck.
Will Trump’s “Law and Order” Message Work in Wisconsin?
The gap between Obama’s support in urban Milwaukee County and the surrounding suburbs, meanwhile, was the second largest in the country, after New Orleans. He is a long-time Waukesha Republican, a native of Madison and an adviser at an international bank. One strategy has been to focus on the outer edges of Waukesha County, where the population is less dense. “The bottom line is we did see a weakness among younger women,” Dittrich told me. The Fourteenth District, which lies partly in Waukesha County and partly in Milwaukee County, is the site of a scorched-earth campaign for the State Assembly seat.
‘SNL’: ‘Village People’ Tell Trump to Stop Playing ‘Y.M.C.A.’ at Rallies
“Stop it!/Yeah, I’m talking to you/I said stop it!/This is long overdue/’Cause we never said that we support you,” the “Village People” sang. “You must pay us to use our song, Donald!”In June, Willis first demanded that Trump stop playing the Village People’s music at his rallies, citing the president’s use of the military to clear Black Lives Matter protestors in Washington, D.C. for a Trump photo op as the reason behind his decision. “If Trump orders the U.S. military to fire on his own citizens (on U.S. soil), Americans will rise up in such numbers outside of the White House that he might be forced out of office prior to the election,” Willis wrote in a Facebook post at the time. “Don’t do it Mr. President! And I ask that you no longer use any of my music at your rallies especially ‘Y.M.C.A.’ and ‘Macho Man.’ Sorry, but I can no longer look the other way.”However, despite Willis’ plea, Trump continues to awkwardly dance to the Village People’s music at his most recent rallies.
Pope Francis names first Black American cardinal
Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including the first Black U.S. archbishop to earn the promotion. After only a year in his new post, he will now be elevated to one of the highest ranks in the Catholic Church. His appointment, along with the other dozen appointees named by the pope on Sunday, will take effect following a ceremony on Nov. 28. Gregory will be eligible to vote in a conclave for a future pope, as he is under 80. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPope Francis will have selected 57% of the cardinals who will select his successor.
Trump invites fear to the party
She sharply criticized President Donald Trump, "who, day after day, wraps himself in the flag in the morning, but reverts back to tribalism by the afternoon." The tweet was removed, and aides said Trump hadn't heard the incendiary phrase before posting it. Missing in actionTwo news stories this week dealt a body blow to President Trump's national security record. While Trump claimed the mantle of a law-and-order president, two-thirds of the country supported Black Lives Matter, according to a June Pew poll. "With his limited mind, deficient heart and empty soul on full display, Trump is discovering that a man who declares 'I alone can fix it' wrote that reality has caught up to Trump.
First Black American cardinal is outspoken civil rights advocate
Gregory, who was among 13 new cardinals named by Pope Francis on Sunday, was installed as the first Black archbishop of Washington, D.C. in 2019. Pope Francis on Sunday said Gregory was picked with others from Rwanda, the Philippines and elsewhere to wear the revered red cap. An outspoken civil rights advocate, Gregory has addressed the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes in May. “Pope Francis is sending a powerful message of hope and inclusion to the Church in the United States. The naming of the first African American cardinal from the United States gives us an opportunity to pause and offer thanks for the many gifts African American Catholics have given the Church,” Gomez said.
Bubble by James Graham review: the state-of-the-nation playwright takes on Zoom romances
A sweet little love story about a couple who meet for the first time the day before lockdown? Graham turned into a restlessly questioning play, Quiz, and then an ITV drama. Graham offers two alternating possibilities for what happens next: in one, they lock down together in Morgan’s open-plan flat; in the other, they conduct their relationship over FaceTime. Graham reflects the last eight months back at us rather than reconfiguring them in revelatory ways. Still, Raine and Mackie are beautifully in tune with each other, catching the volatile eruptions and delightful intimacies of imprisoning proximity and enforced separation alike.
Effectiveness of coronavirus vaccine could be known...
It will be known before the end of the year whether there is a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine, the US's top infectious disease specialist has said. Dr Fauci said a potential coronavirus vaccine, alongside public health measures, could help move the US towards 'some form of normality' next year. JOE BIDEN Biden sarcastically calls Trump 'Abraham Lincoln' after the president claimed he was the 'least racist person in the room'. Biden dismisses Trump's claim that the coronavirus 'is going away'. AdvertisementBoth Trump and Biden took coronavirus tests Thursday and tested negative before meeting onstage.
Hamilton overtakes Schumacher with record 92nd win after Portuguese GP victory
Lewis Hamilton became Formula One's record all-time race-winner on Sunday when he claimed his 92nd victory at the Portuguese Grand Prix to pass Michael Schumacher at the top of the list. "I owe this and so much to all these guys here and the team at the factory," said Hamilton. He now has the most wins, a record 97 pole positions, a record 161 podium finishes and a record 45 consecutive points finishes. By lap eight, Bottas led Hamilton by 1.8 seconds and Verstappen, third, by four. All this left Hamilton leading his team-mate by 7.3 seconds on lap 30 with Leclerc third, adrift by 27 seconds.
In small-town, suburban New York, hundreds lined up to send an early-voting message
And dipping down into the town from the north is the southernmost part of Donald J. Trump State Park, donated to the state in 2006 by the man who is now president. Asked why he felt it was important to cast his ballot on the first day of voting, he was frank. “But once we got in line, we stayed.”ADJerry planned to vote for Trump. “It's a privilege to vote,” Janice Chazdon said when asked why she wanted to vote. AD“I just wanted to make sure my vote counted,” Toriana Patterson, 26, said when asked why she had wanted to vote on Saturday.
Kamala Harris’ L.A. neighborhood of Brentwood feels less insulated after a year of turbulence
What isn’t necessarily seared into the imagination is Brentwood, an exclusive neighborhood in West Los Angeles where Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris lives. AdvertisementA jogger makes his way past the Brentwood Country Mart, a shopping complex known for celebrity sightings. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)The reality of living in this enclave often clashes with its image in other ways. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)AdvertisementBut Brentwood hasn’t lost all of its charms, locals say. It could’ve referred to the pricey estates clinging to the blackened hillsides of Harris’ neighborhood in the distance.
Why this isn’t your typical Walnut Creek council election
As in many past Walnut Creek City Council races, candidates for three seats in the Nov. 3 election are talking about familiar topics like housing, downtown projects, open space and even another sales tax. The one-term incumbent cites his success in pushing for climate change solutions and playing a key role in raising an LGBTQ pride flag over City Hall. “We need to look at our police as community resource officers.”Justin WedelAs he runs for a third term on the council, Wedel says he has noticed a rise in Walnut Creek residents’ political activism. As for policing, she wants justice for Miles Hall but resists the notion of reallocating the local police budget. “The City Council could and should have — and should still have — a town hall forum where people can discuss this stuff openly,” she said.
Snippy over Trump-Biden, California voters unload in hair salons, barbershops
Barbershops and beauty salons have always been about more than the shave and a haircut, or the mani-pedi. “The people who don’t want to be here filtered themselves out and it’s awesome,” said Trump supporter and Vacaville barber Juan Desmarais. Vacaville: Primo’s Barber Shop‘I stand my ground’Juan Desmarais doesn’t have a Donald Trump campaign sign in front of his barbershop. He’s one of the 30 percent of Latino voters that support Trump, polls show, with many drawn to his tough persona and business instincts. And for voters across California, it doesn’t necessarily apply to one side or the other: “They’re fed up.”
Illinois shooting: protests after police kill Black teenager and wound woman
Attorneys representing Williams called the officer’s firing “a first step in police accountability” but said they were pressing ahead with their own investigation of the shooting. Authorities have said the shooting that killed Stinnette and wounded Williams occurred following a traffic stop. The officer who shot the couple is Hispanic and had been with the Waukegan police department for five years. McLemore is among those who have called for the video’s release and for a federal investigation of the shooting. Johnson said her daughter told her that Williams and her boyfriend had done nothing to provoke the officer.
How bookstores are weathering the pandemic
Twenty percent of independent bookstores across the country are in danger of closingStill, Powell’s and other independent bookstores across the country face an uncertain and undoubtedly difficult future: Government assistance has dried up, foot traffic is still low, and the virus is again threatening to bring everything to a screeching halt. But even so, according to the American Booksellers Association (ABA), 35 member bookstores have closed during the pandemic, with roughly one store closing each week. Twenty percent of independent bookstores across the country are in danger of closing, the ABA says. In many ways, online ordering is the antithesis of what independent bookstores are. Still, independent bookstores have been through a lot, including competition from big chains and Amazon.
The police shooting of Marcellis Stinnette and Tafara Williams, an unarmed Black couple, explained
The officer killed 19-year old Marcellis Stinnette and badly injured his girlfriend, 20-year-old Tafara Williams, who remains in the hospital. The federal investigations were called for by demonstrators led by the Stinnette and Williams families, who have also demanded that local authorities release footage of the incident to the public. And yes, we are seeking justice for Marcellis Stinnette,” Satrese Stallworth, a relative of Stinnette, said at a rally in front of the Waukegan city hall Thursday afternoon. Stinnette and Williams were both shot and rushed to a local hospital, where police say Stinnette died shortly thereafter. We got no guns or nothing.’”The families of Stinnette and Williams, and Williams herself, have also challenged the police department’s account of the shooting.
White supremacists responsible for the majority of 2020 domestic terror attacks
White supremacists are responsible for the majority of terrorist plots and attacks that occurred during the first eight months of 2020, according to a recent report by the nonpartisan think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Researchers found that white supremacists, anti-government extremists from the violent far-right, and involuntary celibates (incels) carried out 67 percent of all domestic terrorist plots and attacks. Some of their tactics included vehicle attacks, which were committed mostly by white supremacists or people who were against the Black Lives Matter movement. Far-left terrorist attacks went up in 2020, with four times as many in 2020 as in 2019. The number of far-right terrorist attacks stayed the same in 2019 vs. 2020.
This Is What Hope Sounds Like
I don’t think hope is certainty that everything is going to be good, or even OK. Hope is knowing that you’re connected to community, like friends, family, or your city. But what does hope sound like? This is what the opposite of hope sounds like: an emergency room in the heart of Brooklyn at the end of March, where I was admitted for a non-COVID medical emergency. Hope can sound like a lot of things, but it usually sounds like other people. BuzzFeed News; Getty ImagesHopes Week This Is What Hope Sounds Like After finding myself in the ER in March, I had to learn to listen to the world again.
Inequality In The US Is Making It A Powder Keg
It’s spiking in the US, just like it did before the Civil War. “Historically, such developments have served as leading indicators of looming political instability.” Today, with the nation in turmoil, Turchin’s prediction seems remarkably prescient. The political stress indicator for the US is rising rapidly, much like it did before the Civil War. “I didn’t expect political violence because I believed the US was a strong and flexible democracy,” Goldstone said. Other social scientists consulted by BuzzFeed News were skeptical that the US is on the brink of a civil war.
Epidemiologists Stray From the Covid Herd
“I mean, we complete each other’s sentences, as you can see.” The feeling is “mutual,” confirms the more phlegmatic Mr. Kulldorff, 58. “The politicization of Covid,” Mr. Kulldorff says, “is extremely unfortunate. Dr. Bhattacharya says Covid has taught him that he shares values “with people with very, very different political stripes than me. In contrast to privileged professionals, Mr. Kulldorff says, the blue-collar class is “out there working, including high-risk people in their 60s. “They criticized him very harshly for being unscientific, for misrepresenting science,” but offered no evidence, Mr. Kulldorff says.
Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower vandalized again
The Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower has been vandalized yet again — with a black substance smeared through the middle of the bright yellow sign in the early hours Sunday. Photos show black paint or tar stretching the full length of the contentious sign outside President Trump’s iconic home on Fifth Avenue. It was believed to have been left by protesters who suddenly opened the back doors of a van and poured it on around 12.20 a.m., police sources said. The mural — one of many in high-location sites across the country in support of the protest group — has repeatedly been vandalized since it was commissioned by Mayor Bill de Blasio and then painted on July 9.
Is Political Speech Protected in the Workplace? Here’s What You Need to Know
Do employees have the right to free political speech at work? Employers have wide latitude to limit employees’ speech, political or otherwise, that might offend other workers, and they can take steps to restrict those who do make political statements. Limitations on political speech in the workplace can be confusing, and they vary depending on where you work. Some states have political speech protections. But even where political speech is protected, an employer can discipline or dismiss an employee if the political expression interferes with the business or disrupts fellow workers.
FBI: Far-Right Extremist Posed As BLM Protester, Fired On Minneapolis Police Precinct
A member of the far-right anti-government Boogaloo Bois has been charged with opening fire on a Minneapolis police precinct while pretending to be a Black Lives Matter protester, according to the federal complaint against him. Hunter, a Texas resident, has been charged with one count of interstate travel to incite a riot. Hunter and other members of the Boogaloo Bois had planned on Facebook to travel to Minneapolis and meet up near the Third Precinct building, according to the court documents. Story continuesHunter also bragged about his role in the Minneapolis destruction on Facebook, the complaint noted. Become a founding member of HuffPost Plus today.
'Boogaloo Bois' member charged in attack on Minneapolis police precinct during George Floyd protests
Ivan Hunter, 26, is accused of traveling from Texas to Minneapolis to meet up with other members of the 'Boogaloo Bois' with the goal of carrying out acts of violence during the riots. PHOTO: Accused 'Boogaloo Bois' member Ivan Hunter, 26, is pictured in a social media photo included in a federal criminal complaint charging him with participating in a riot in Minneapolis in May 2020. (U.S. Attorney's Office, Minnesota)The FBI describes the 'Boogaloo Bois' as a loosely-connected group driven by militant anti-government sentiments. (Carlos Barria/Reuters, FILE)According to an FBI affidavit, after shooting into the building Hunter hi-fived another individual and while walking towards the camera yelled, "Justice for Floyd!" Hunter Complaint Affidavit by ABC News Politics on Scribd'Boogaloo Bois' member charged in attack on Minneapolis police precinct during George Floyd protests originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
Paid Time Off, Free Fries: How Corporate America Is Getting Out the Vote
(Audra Melton/The New York Times)Bank of America is offering employees up to three hours of paid time to vote this year. Best Buy is closing stores until noon that day, and PayPal is offering a half day, paid, to workers who volunteer at polling places. ElectionDay.org, sponsored by the nonprofit organization Vote.org, has gathered pledges from more than 800 companies promising employees paid time to vote. “And I think that’s what’s very different this year.”Story continuesEarlier this week, Goldman Sachs announced it would give workers up to half a day off to vote, paid, for the first time. Previously, employees were given up to two hours of paid time off to vote, which they had to request in advance.
A poll worker was fired for telling voters to turn their 'Black Lives Matter' shirts inside out
(CNN) A Tennessee poll worker was fired for asking voters to turn their shirts supporting Black Lives Matter inside out, violating his training as a nonpartisan election worker, according to a local election commission. But the fired poll worker, who the election commission didn't name, "brought his personal bias into the job" when he asked the voters to turn their Black Lives Matter shirts inside out, Thompson told CNN. The phrase "Black Lives Matter" can stand on its own or refer to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, a network of decentralized activists who demonstrate in their communities. The congressman said the same polling place has seen previous incidents of voters being told not to wear clothing associated with Black Lives Matter. Thompson said she didn't know if the poll worker was involved in the incidents Parkinson described.
How a Christian Rocker Built a Covid Protest Movement
When Covid hit the West Coast in the spring, churches were quickly linked to outbreaks of the virus. The governors of Oregon, Washington and California were the first to institute bans on social gatherings of more than 250 people. Fashioning himself a leader of a “new Jesus movement”—a reference to a Christian revival in the 1970s—Feucht began traveling the country. Regardless, state officials condemned the event. “Welcome to Seattle’s largest worship protest,” Feucht told the roughly 900 people in attendance.
Voters ask who abandoned Scranton, Biden or Trump?
Public polling in Pennsylvania gives Biden an edge, while voter registration trends in the state have been favorable to Republicans. On North Washington Avenue in the Green Ridge section of town, on the block that Biden grew up, pro-Biden signage, including “Scranton Loves Joe!” signs, far outstrips visible support for Trump. Biden’s late mother, Jean Finnegan Biden, had Scranton roots stretching back to the 19th century, and several relatives remaining in the area buttress those ties. At Backyard Ale House, Whalen said he found Biden’s invocations of Scranton eye roll-inducing. A Republican who voted for Gary Johnson in 2016, Whalen said he will hold his nose and vote for Biden anyway.
Meet the Americans voting early and in-person despite the Covid-19 pandemic
“If it were any other year, I’d be really comfortable with voting with a mail-in ballot,” Kirkland, who’s voting in his first presidential election, said. Jan Joseph of Minnesota requested a mail-in ballot but didn't receive it, so she decided to vote early, in person for this year's presidential election. Courtesy Jan JosephJan Joseph, 65, is one of several Americans who is casting her ballot early and in person this year. Joseph, who lives in Minnesota, said she requested a mail-in ballot but didn’t receive it, so she went to an early voting location instead. Smith, a sophomore at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, said he drove 12 hours to vote in McKinney, Texas.
GOP's Mehek Cooke trying to unseat Democrat Beth Liston in newly blue Ohio House district
Two years ago, Democrat Beth Liston flipped an Ohio House district in northwestern Franklin County, cruising to a 14-point victory over her Republican challenger. “For me, I have that knowledge and experience on health care, what it really looks like to practice medicine." “I bring my knowledge and perspective on health and health impacts to policy," she said. Cooke said she’s had many comparable conversations, often with Democratic-leaning households. She’s on the campaign trail frequently, trying to sway Joe Biden supporters and others who might not normally vote Republican.
Misty Copeland: Ballet’s listening after George Floyd
"As the world is changing, as it grows more diverse, if the ballet world doesn't evolve with it, then it's going to die," Misty Copeland tells reporter Jenna Adae. The American ballet star is one the most famous black dancers in the world. She became the first black woman to become the principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre in its 81-year history. As part of Black History Month, Newsbeat also speaks to other dancers about the importance of role models and pre-conceived ideas about body shape. Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 weekdays - or listen back here.
Joyfully waiting to vote: Nationwide dispatches from Vote Early Day voters
The Vote Early Day website is just one of many that provide a plethora of resources to help people find out how to vote early, since policies and procedures vary from state to state. Some voters, like me, have long associated long voting lines with attempted suppression of voters, particularly in Black-majority precincts. Let’s check out some of the lines (and scenes from them) on Vote Early Day. Celebrities vote early, too. Check out https://t.co/GqBe9PWqUF to make your plan to vote early now!
A Deathly Quiet Revolution
Preparations were under way for the inauguration of President Biden, who had won the popular vote by nearly eleven million votes. The day following the explosion, President Biden was sworn in by Justice Sotomayor at the Annapolis Naval Academy. The perimeter guard had become so porous that the grounds of the White House were flooded with women demanding the capitulation of the usurper. One by one, White House staff emerged from the doorway - all the other entrances had been sealed. Just days after moving into the White House, President Biden had suffered a debilitating stroke that took his life a week later.
Barrett Poised to Be Sixth SCOTUS Justice Hand-Picked by Federalist Society
For Americans tearing their hair out about the imminent conservative super-majority on the United States Supreme Court, we have some pointed advice for you. Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s inevitable confirmation will make a total of six Supreme Court justices who were hand-picked by the Federalist Society. Despite their incessant complaining about the power that liberals supposedly wield, the Federalist Society and its conservative allies are now firmly “the Establishment” in the federal judiciary. That is how the Federalist Society has become the preeminent force it is today. If you are willing to take a broader approach, support Black Lives Matter and the multitude of other social justice groups dedicated to advancing equal justice under law.
Whether Trump or Biden wins, US-China relations look set to worsen
Biden has pledged to work with allies to pressure China through the multilateral organisations that Trump has eschewed. You play by them or you are going to pay the price for not playing by them, economically’,” Biden said in Thursday’s debate against Trump. Joe Biden, as US vice-president, meets Xi Jinping inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 2013. Some optimists in China believe another four years of Trump would give both countries time to negotiate a trade deal. Beijing has so far responded to the Trump administration’s various moves with reciprocal measures that limit escalating tensions.
Why do liberals have such low expectations for black people like me, asks BIM AFOLAMI MP
I am described as 'a traitor to his race and to his colour' because I am a Conservative MP. Or is the only way of being authentically black to live in the 'inner city'? As a young black MP, I am fully aware that I am under quite a spotlight, and I don't shrink from that. But they were nervous that they didn't know the right way to speak, or the right way to act in front of certain types of people – like a partner of a law firm, a successful entrepreneur or an MP. They allow everybody else to look at successful BAME politicians and say: 'You are only there because of your race.'
Meghan Markle pal Jessica Mulroney is celebrating after ‘rough’ few months
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Jessica Mulroney is ready to celebrate again after some “rough months” that saw her accused of “textbook white privilege” and facing rumors she and BFF Meghan Markle were on the outs. “After a few rough months, something to FINALLY celebrate,” she wrote. “Thank you for being by my side Benny. “Thank you to our true friends for sticking by us. We could have never made it without you.”It’s unclear what the couple was celebrating.
Black woman shot by officer seeks justice from hospital bed
People hold signs during a protest rally for Marcellis Stinnette who was killed by Waukegan Police last Tuesday in Waukegan, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. It took place less than a day after Police Chief Wayne Walles announced the firing of the officer who fatally shot Marcellis Stinnette, a Black man, and wounded Tafara Williams, 20. Authorities have said the shooting that killed Stinnette and wounded Williams occurred following what they have described as a traffic stop. The officer who shot the couple is Hispanic and had been with the Waukegan Police Department for five years. Police said that as the second officer approached, the vehicle started moving in reverse and the officer — fearing for his safety — opened fire.
WATCH: Mazie Hirono Walks Out When Cruz Hammers Home Dems Won’t Condemn Antifa
On Monday, Senator Ted Cruz, chairing a hearing titled, “Hearing on Protecting Free Speech and Preventing Violent Protests,” triggered Hawaii Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono as he slammed the seven Democratic senators who refused to condemn Antifa at the hearing. At the end of the hearing, Hirono declared that Cruz was “not listening” and snapped, “I hope … we don’t have to listen to any more of your rhetorical speeches” before walking out. And not a single Democrat on this committee acknowledges that.”In her next turn to speak, Hirono said, “Senator, I have to say, sometimes I don’t think you listen. And the fact that it was right-wing extremists who killed Officer Underwood, that seems to be lost in this argument. So that is the position of the Democratic Party,” Cruz concluded.
NBA Will Leave Social Justice Messages To Be ‘Delivered Off The Floor’ Amid Ratings Dive
Amid news that the NBA is clocking record-low ratings for the 2020 NBA Finals, league commissioner Adam Silver told NBA Countdown that professional basketball will leave social justice messages “off the floor” next season. The 2020 season, played in a “bubble” because of the coronavirus pandemic, prominently featured Black Lives Matter messaging. NBA players were encouraged to replace the surnames on their jerseys with social justice-themed messaging, and the slogan “Black Lives Matter” was printed across the court where “bubble” games were played. Of the league’s 350 players, 300 chose to wear jerseys with social justice messaging, ESPN’s The Undefeated adds. “We’re completely committed to standing for social justice and racial equality and that’s been the case going back decades.
Facebook removes Babylon Bee satire mocking Sen. Hirono's treatment of Amy Barrett, says it 'incites violence'
Facebook cracked down on the conservative satirical site The Babylon Bee over an article mocking Hawaii's Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono's treatment of Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett during last week's confirmation hearings. "Oh, she's a witch alright, just look at her!" "Just look at the way she's dressed and how she's so much prettier and smarter than us! Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon took to Twitter and revealed the lengthy battle his site has had with Facebook, who took down the satirical piece. "In what universe does a fictional quote as part of an obvious joke constitute a genuine incitement to violence?"
Trump tweets satirical news story: What is Babylon Bee and is it 'fake news'?
More on Trump tweet:President retweets satirical news story about Biden and TwitterHere's a look at Babylon Bee and what it is:Is Babylon Bee fake? Unlike malicious disinformation websites, Babylon Bee isn't necessarily trying to dupe its reader into believing what it publishes is real. Does Trump know Babylon Bee is fake? His second tweet, coming about two and a half hours after the first one that shared the Babylon Bee post, did not address whether he knew the story was satirical. ... We are assured.”After Trump's tweet Friday, Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon also tweeted, "The Babylon Bee is the president’s most trusted news source."
BLM Protesters Call For Defunding San Bernardino Police After Officer Kills Armed Black Suspect
In the latest example of this, a mob of protesters gathered in down town San Bernardino, Calif. Friday night, one day after police killed an armed suspect who reportedly tried to overpower an officer as he reached for his firearm. Body camera footage released by the police showed one officer approaching the suspect and ordering him to put his hands up. He briefly raised his hands, moments later, the man seemingly changed his mind and put his hands back down. The officer calls out to the man, telling him to put his hands in the air so he can see them. Investigation #2020-114893. pic.twitter.com/9VM3oOZNQp — San Bernardino PD (@SanBernardinoPD) October 23, 2020The office takes a step back, and fires at point blank range.
Democrats Lose Legal Battle Against Churches
Since the outbreak, Democrats have placed their states in lockdown, causing an uproar from local citizens. Now, even churches are standing up to the Democrats as they say it’s their right to worship their God. Two churches in Denver have decided to take the fight to the Democrats as they claim rallies and protests continue to happen while their churches remained closed. The Democrats used the coronavirus to put in place a plethora of regulations and lockdowns on the American people. The appeals process has just started, and a new court could rule in favor of the Democrats and shut down churches.
The Issues That Will Matter For Voters And Where
When Americans go to the polls on election day in less than two weeks, several major issues will be at play. The virus- Matters everywhere, but more so in Democrat states, as mentioned above, with cretins serving as governors. They are the South and states with a heavy military presence and/or lots of military contractors. Though Trump has no shot at California, swing states with a strong military presence like Florida and Georgia will tilt his way. But other swing states like Michigan and Wisconsin that have seen, or been the victim of, Antifa and Black Lives Matter violence will remember that at the polls.
WATCH: BLM Protestors Punch Woman and Key Cars
Most recently, a video of BLM activists beating people and keying cars went viral, watch below. For the people caught in the traffic, it could be described as a nightmare as protesters can be seen punching a woman in the face while a second man keys several cars all along the road. The democrats have stood by them calling their movement an inspiration to all, but what is there to inspire? That is when a second man can be seen keying the car with his own set of keys. BLM rioters are standing in the street in San Bernadino, CA and keying people’s cars as they drive by.
No, Biden, Trump Isn't 'the Most Racist President.' He Actually Improved Race Relations
Instead, she asked President Trump:Mr. President, you’ve described the Black Lives Matter movement as a symbol of hate. President Trump did a credible job fielding this question. All Americans benefited from the economic gains before the pandemic shutdown, with black Americans reaching historic employment levels. Meanwhile, President Trump sat down with Ice Cube after the Biden campaign rebuffed him. January wasn’t so long ago, and President Trump built that.
Chelsea Handler Offers Ex-Boyfriend 50 Cent a Unique In-Kind Contribution if He'll Support Biden
A celebrity who is famous for something or other, Chelsea Handler criticized her former boyfriend 50 Cent for supporting President Trump. I wonder if the FEC would consider that an “in-kind contribution” to the Biden campaign? The Outrage Mob was fairly quiet about that shocker, but has revved up the outrage machine to go after 50 Cent. In response, Handler has offered to pay the rapper’s taxes should he reconsider his support for the president. I will pay your taxes in exchange for you coming to your senses,” wrote the frequent Trump critic on Wednesday.
IN-Famous Doctrines
In ¡Three Amigos!, a funny 1986 movie, one particular word puzzles Dusty Bottoms (Chevy Chase): “What does that mean?Infamous?” Ned Nederlander (Martin Short) responds, “Infamous is when you’re more than famous! Instead of denying problems, we should acknowledge them, then expand understanding by viewing them Biblically. And while we’re examining IN-famous problems, let’s be sure to emphasize street-level reality rather than suite-level theorizing. If we’re into castigating “white privilege,” let’s acknowledge that one of the most privileged people of 2020 is Robin DiAngelo. Instead, let’s ask, “Why do you disbelieve?
Wow: Black Lives Matter protests are OK, but watch this cop harass Jews in a private residence
You can have thousands of people at a Black Lives Matter protest because “racism is a health issue,” but you can’t have a classroom of kids or an open-air playground in a Jewish community that isn’t welded shut. — JoggingWithBurritos (@JoggingBurrito) October 23, 2020This is crossing the line.?? — desire_xoxoxo (@Desire_xoxoxo) October 23, 2020I'm speechless — Wendy O (Watch CoinHQ.tv) (@CryptoWendyO) October 24, 2020Oh no! — lilolme?Shiloh (@lilolme51689807) October 24, 2020This is PERSECUTION. — Michael Osterman (@mosterman) October 24, 2020This is insane! But I keep hearing and seeing mass targeting of the Jewish community and no one else.
Report: NBA fell $1.5 billion short of revenue projection
FILE PHOTO: July 31, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, USA; Members of the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics kneel around a Black Lives Matter logo before the start of an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Mandatory Credit: Ashley Landis/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports FILE PHOTO: July 31, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, USA; Members of the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics kneel around a Black Lives Matter logo before the start of an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The league shut down March 11, then returned to finish a shortened season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando. That restricted access, all-inclusive bubble, which was run at an estimated cost of $200 million, was one of the factors that hit the NBA’s bottom line. The league’s Board of Governors is currently meeting to discuss the start date for the 2020-21 season, potential fan attendance and possibly a shortened schedule., with a push to start the 2020-21 NBA season by Christmas apparently gaining momentum.
Man, Girlfriend Left Bleeding After Vicious Beating Over 'Trump 2020' Flag
Two people were beaten in Oklahoma City after a fight broke out at a gas station Oct. 19 over a flag supporting President Donald Trump. A victim and a witness told KOCO-TV that the fight was politically motivated and broke out over a Trump 2020 flag that was displayed on the back of a truck. “That’s when a verbal altercation ensued between the victim and the suspect.”TRENDING: Debate Moderator Appears To Demonstrate a Shocking Lack of Constitutional KnowledgeA man beaten and left bloody after a fight broke out over his Trump 2020 flag. 3% (15 Votes) 97% (524 Votes)The “Trump 2020” flag was also ripped off the truck. He had a shotgun right there, pulled it out and pointed it right at [the truck],” Houk said.
Op-Ed: Why Is There One Standard for Gen. Flynn and Another for Ex-FBI Official Andrew McCabe?
“It’s this elitist, milquetoast, dispassionate, RINO attitude that we’re sick of, among other things.” — Michael Flynn Jr.Who would know more so than Michael Flynn Jr. the inner pulse of political disquiet, the disparagement of the media and social media? This was a setup from day one, authorized with the full knowledge and consent of Obama and Biden to remove two threats to their power – Gen. Michael Flynn and President Donald Trump. It’s amazing to see there are those who claim to be republican and/or conservative still NOT grasp or have zero feel for the pulse of President Donald Trump’s base,” Flynn Jr. wrote. This is not only an issue for Trump’s base; it should be an issue for anyone claiming to support law and order. This isn’t even in the broad sense about Donald Trump at all.
'Junior Scholastic' tells middle schoolers America is 'systemically racist'
(THE FEDERALIST) A “black lives matter” article that recently appeared in a children’s magazine popular in elementary schools, Junior Scholastic, is inflammatory, racist, and wholly unfit for students of any age. Of course, there’s an enormous gulf between Black Lives Matter the organization, and “black lives matter” the concept and statement. Every decent human agrees with the latter. The former, however, is an explicitly neo-Marxist, racist, violent organization that, in the words of its own leaders, seeks to destroy American society as well as the core ideas on which this nation was founded. Read the full story ›
Harris to Black voters: Casting a ballot is about honoring your ancestors – HotAir
“Voting is about honoring those ancestors, honoring what they fought for and what they sacrificed for our right to vote,” she said. “Let’s not let anybody take our power from us. We know the power of our voice, we know at election time, the power of our voice is expressed through our vote, we’re not going to let anybody take us out of this game. We are, we are active. And we know what’s at stake and we honor our ancestors every day.”“[O]n one hand you have Joe Biden, who has the knowledge and the courage enough to use the term and speak those words, ‘Black Lives Matter.’ On the other hand you have Donald Trump, who refuses, and will never say Black Lives Matter,” she added.
Is China Now In Control of Our Flow of Information?
The focus on China as a formidable enemy was quickly squashed by many American institutions from academia, sports, Hollywood, press, and the mainstream media. For the last three decades China has bought up American real estate, corporations, media outlets, and infiltrated our educational system and universities. The emails implicate Joe Biden and the Chinese Communist Party. Is the FBI now censoring information and engaging in political partisanship on behalf of China? From Nike to Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks, they are singing the praises of China while ignoring Chinese human rights abuses.
What Divides Us Is Class, Not Race
But the idea that the injustice baked into our economic systems can be reduced to race is false. But most middle-aged white American men aren’t named Bezos, Zuckerberg, or Musk. On average, like all North American workers, regardless of race, that vast majority hasn’t seen a real wage increase in almost fifty years. What drives them is what drives Central American migrants who seek entry into the United States. The difference is that posted workers are legal, while many Central American migrants who cross the border are not.
Sorority member put on probation for 'unbecoming' conservative values expressed on social media
A University of Kansas student has been placed on probation by the college's Kappa Alpha Theta sorority for showing "unbecoming" values through her conservative social media posts and retweets. According to documents provided to Fox News by sophomore Katherine Lauer, she was sanctioned by her sorority for "argumentative communication (verbal or otherwise) with members as a result of your social media posts that disregards different opinions." Finally, she was told to focus on "positive, collegial conversations" when approached by other sorority members about her posts. The University of Kansas and the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment. She also shared an email exchange from the sorority notifying Lauer of her placement on discretionary probation.
BLM Protesters Call For Defunding San Bernardino Police After Officer Kills Armed Black Suspect
In the latest example of this, a mob of protesters gathered in down town San Bernardino, Calif. Friday night, one day after police killed an armed suspect who reportedly tried to overpower an officer as he reached for his firearm. Body camera footage released by the police showed one officer approaching the suspect and ordering him to put his hands up. He briefly raised his hands, moments later, the man seemingly changed his mind and put his hands back down. The officer calls out to the man, telling him to put his hands in the air so he can see them. Investigation #2020-114893. pic.twitter.com/9VM3oOZNQp — San Bernardino PD (@SanBernardinoPD) October 23, 2020The office takes a step back, and fires at point blank range.
Doug Casey On Why The 2020s Will Likely Be the Most Turbulent Decade in 250 Years
Doug Casey: I’ve been stuck in the backward but pleasant and peaceful little country of Uruguay for the last seven months. Doug Casey: Well, the people that run for city council, county commissioner, or the state legislature all want to move up the pecking order. Doug Casey: I regret to say that I still think Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are going to win. With that being the case, when there are problems, people are going to look for a strong leader—and they’re going to get strong leaders. This decade is probably going to be the most dangerous since the Industrial Revolution overturned the basis of society over 200 years ago.
Chelsea Handler: I Had to Remind 50 Cent He's Black, So He Can't Vote for Trump
But after 50 Cent encouraged people to vote for President Donald Trump because of Joe Biden’s horrible tax plan, comedian Chelsea Handler apparently thought she had the right to tell 50 Cent how to vote, to tell him how he should think. Wow.pic.twitter.com/niPuHzQiAV — Alex Bruesewitz (@alexbruesewitz) October 24, 2020She’s going to remind him he was a black person? Just like with Joe Biden, being a black person doesn’t mean Democrats own your vote. “Oh my God this is effecting [sic] my love life now,” 50 Cent responded. She has the right to "remind" Black person they are Black?
Harris tells HBCU students 'when we vote, we win'
(Oct. 23)Video TranscriptKAMALA HARRIS: There's a reason to vote, which is that there's so much at stake in the outcome of this election. Everything from what we need to do-- Joe and I are going to put $70 billion into HBCUs. Why do you think so many powerful people are trying to make it so difficult and confusing for you to vote? Why would they take such time and go through such effort, put so much energy, into trying to suppress your vote? So let's remind everybody of that.
'Honor the ancestors': Harris appeals directly to Black men
“I’m not going to tell anybody, including Black men, that they’re supposed to vote for us. We need to earn that vote,” Harris told a roundtable of Black men in one of several stops across Atlanta, the Democratic base of Georgia, an emerging battleground state. But Harris, the first Black woman on a major party’s national ticket, said Trump’s pitch is rooted in “spinning” and misrepresenting her record and the Democratic ticket’s proposals. “Joe Biden has the ability to say the words ‘Black Lives Matter,’ unlike that other fella,” Harris told a group of students from Atlanta’s historically Black college campuses. “Yes, I decided to go up the rough side of the mountain, as we say in church,” Harris told him, framing her career choice as a conscious decision to change a “flawed” system from within.
2020 election polls: White voters swept Trump to power in 2016. Now they’re the reason he is facing defeat
In 2016, Trump won white voters by 20 points, according to the exit polls, 57-37. Trump’s decline with white voters was very much in evidence in the 2018 midterms, which swept the Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi into power in the House of Representatives. Story continuesThe white vote is expected to be less consequential to the outcome of the election than ever before, though it’s still forecast to make up two-thirds of the electorate. The white vote is not a monolith. Trump has always fared better among white voters without college degrees.
Black woman shot by officer seeks justice from hospital bed
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A Black woman who was shot and wounded inside a vehicle by a police officer who also fatally shot her 19-year-old boyfriend on Satuday told about 200 people gathered at an emotional rally in suburban Chicago that she's fighting “to be strong" for her son. The protest in Waukegan, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Chicago, was organized by Clyde McLemore, the founder of the Lake County chapter of Black Lives Matter. It took place less than a day after Police Chief Wayne Walles announced the firing of the officer who fatally shot Marcellis Stinnette, a Black man, and wounded Tafara Williams, 20. I won’t sleep until Marcellis gets justice. And my son don’t have a father no more, but I’m fighting for him, and I’m in this hospital, and I’m trying to be strong,” Williams said.
The Week That Perished - Taki's Magazine
See, Bizzle recorded a rap called “EDD,” in which he bragged about scamming the government for phony EDD cards. And he shot a video for it, in which he re-created scamming the government for phony EDD cards. And he played the song on Instagram as he filmed himself scamming the government for phony EDD cards. And when LAPD detectives searched Bizzle’s home, they found that he’d scammed the government for phony EDD cards. BLACK DOCTORS AIN’T FOOLED BY NO GENOCIDAL WHITE VACCINEIn a perfect world, Emmett Till would have been part of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.
Sonic Boom: Sarah Palin’s Blast from the Past Reminds Us How Great the NBA Used to Be
The Sonics played the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals in ’96. Americans loved their basketball and basketball players loved America. The NBA Finals featured the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat. The 2020 NBA Finals brought in fewer viewers than 60 Minutes. We remember when NBA players loved and respected our flag.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II On Playing Bobby Seale In 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II On Playing Bobby Seale In 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'Enlarge this image toggle caption Niko Tavernise/AP Niko Tavernise/APThe new film The Trial of the Chicago 7 may be focused on the antiwar protests of the 1960s, but it draws distinct parallels to the protests in the streets, complaints about police violence and divisive politics that the U.S. faces today. YouTubeThe infamous, months-long trial became known as the trial of the Chicago 7, even though eight people were on trial initially. The eighth defendant was Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party. "I think it could also potentially be argued that Bobby Seale goaded the judge into silencing him in that violent way," Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who plays Seale in the film, told NPR's All Things Considered. And I think that's one of the things that is causing all of the allies to come out now.
Cops Nab Kansas Dad After 2 Boys Killed, 2 Girls Abducted
Kansas Bureau of InvestigationKansas police have arrested a man they say abducted his two young daughters from a home where two boys were found dead. Donny Jackson, 40, was found on the highway in Erick, Oklahoma, on Saturday night. The girls, 7-year-old Nora and 3-year-old Aven were with him and are safe, authorities said. Around 12:30 p.m., police stopped his vehicle on Highway 169 near the Oklahoma border, while the girls were in the car, but let him drive on. The relationship between the boys and the girls was not given, but Jackson’s Facebook page contains photos of two brothers posing for first day of school photos.
Girlfriend of man fatally shot by Waukegan police addresses rally from hospital bed
About 200 people rallied in Waukegan Saturday afternoon to protest the police shooting Tuesday night that killed Marcellis Stinnette, 19, and seriously injured his girlfriend, Tafara Williams, who is still in the hospital. No justice, no peace. No justice, no peace. And my son don’t have a father no more, but I’m fighting for him, and I’m in this hospital, and I’m trying to be strong,” Williams said. The officer, who had been on the force about five years, was dismissed “for multiple policy and procedure violations,” a news release said.
7 arrested as Black Lives Matter protesters march in Shelby Twp.
Shelby Township — A Detroit Will Breathe protest calling for the ouster of Shelby Township Police Department Chief Robert Shelide on Saturday ended with seven people being arrested, according to police. About 100 Black Lives Matter protesters marched in the streets near Van Dyke and 23 Mile Road and were attacked "several times." Demonstrations in Shelby Township have been ongoing since June, after the Township's police chief was suspended for making inflammatory comments about Black Lives Matter protesters under an alias on social media. In a Facebook post, Detroit Will Breathe said the police "kneeled on necks... tackled several, and tried to pull others out." The post ends with a message to the residents: "Shelby Township — we'll be back."
Letters: Decades of mismanagement have left the NHS unable to cope in a crisis
Could somebody tell me why Boris Johnson wants to keep us alive at the cost of our grandchildren’s future? Over the past few months, some councils have accelerated their existing cycling and walking plans and implemented street changes, which can be made permanent if people like them. However, a lack of funding for active travel means that there are some local authorities that need more help and time developing and deploying high-quality plans and infrastructure. Street changes, which are similar to those that have been implemented by local authorities through the Emergency Active Travel Fund, show many benefits to local communities. The Government must take a hands-on approach to low-traffic neighbourhoods and other walking and cycling schemes.
Meghan Markle's best pal Jessica Mulroney posts cryptic message
Meghan Markle’s best friend sent social media into overdrive this weekend after posting a cryptic message about her ‘true friends’. Jessica Mulroney was at the centre of a Black Lives Matter race row in June, after being accused of using her ‘white privilege’ against a black social media influencer. But Mrs Mulroney took to Instagram early yesterday to write: ‘Thank you to our true friends for sticking by us. Behind the scenes, Meghan, who lives with Prince Harry in California, has been quietly counselling mother-of-three Mrs Mulroney. Mrs Mulroney was dropped by major TV networks including America’s ABC and Canada’s CTV and she publicly apologised for her actions.
Portland has become a crucible of America's gun-fuelled culture war, reports IAN BIRELL
‘We were identified as being against Black Lives Matter but this makes no sense since I am a black business owner,’ said Jackson, 55, who supports the movement. Several hundred people attended a Proud Boys rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon. The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired hope of real change. Black Lives Matter protesters march through Portland, Oregon. Last month, another man associated with the group was killed during the Portland protests after a pro-Trump truck caravan advertised on social media drove through the city.
The Hindu nationalist pro-Trump memes spreading via WhatsApp.
But Indian American voters, activists, and journalists across the country are noticing a darker side of these groups. But we’re seeing the ugliness of virtual Indian political discourse reach over the Atlantic, and it’s turning at least some Indian Americans far to the right. Her running mate, Joe Biden, has released what is reportedly the first-ever U.S. campaign policy document aimed exclusively at Indian Americans. APIA Vote claims 28 percent of Indian Americans plan on voting Republican in November, a 12-point increase from 2016. The PAC was part of a #Hindus4Trump virtual rally in July, to which more than 100,000 Indian Americans tuned in.
New Hampshire Trump Supporters Threatened in Final Days of Campaign Season
(Max Ledoux)Menacing notes are just the latest example of the threats, theft, and electoral shenanigans surrounding the final days of campaign season in New Hampshire. ‘You have been identified by our group as being a Trump supporter.”Thus begins the text of threatening letters recently sent to homeowners with Trump yard signs in New Hampshire. “I had 4’x8’ signs cut up and destroyed.”AdvertisementSign stealing is hardly a new practice, but the threats against Trump supporters are more concerning. AdvertisementMore than two-dozen Trump supporters gathered on an overcast, late-October day for a sign-waving event in Wolfeboro. “You’re dumb, you’re dumb, you’re dumb,” said a teenage girl as she walked through the group of Trump supporters, standing on a public sidewalk near Brewster Academy, an elite private boarding school (about $70,000-a-year tuition).
Nigeria's Police Order Massive Mobilization after Unrest
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s top police official on Saturday ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to “reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters” after days of unrest and demonstrations over police abuses that left at least 69 people dead. The police order could further heighten tensions in Africa’s most populous country after some of its worst turmoil in years. Adamu, ordered colleagues to “dominate the public space” while announcing that enough is enough, a statement said. By not taking action against security forces, some Nigerians have warned, the president could inspire further abuses. We are part of the system, we are part of this governance.”Bashir Adigun in Abuja, Nigeria contributed.
Police Chief: Illinois Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Man Fired
A suburban Chicago police officer who shot a Black couple inside a vehicle — killing a 19-year-old man and wounding his girlfriend — has been fired, the police chief announced late Friday. The officer who fatally shot Marcellis Stinnette and the wounded Tafara Williams following what authorities have described as a traffic stop late Tuesday committed "multiple policy and procedure violations," Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles said in a brief statement. Police said that as the second officer approached, the vehicle started moving in reverse and the officer opened fire. The officer who shot the couple is Hispanic and had been with the Waukegan Police Department for five years. The officer who conducted the original traffic stop is white, police said.
This Election Isn’t Just Binary, It’s Existential
Look no further than the 1619 Project and Black Lives Matter. Over the summer, this was the idea, embodied by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, that burned America’s cities to the ground. Of course, despite its name, the BLM movement isn’t really about racial justice. It abolishes a whole panoply of federal law enforcement programs, including ICE, the DEA, and FBI anti-terrorism and anti-gang task forces. This is the legislation being pushed by the corporate-darling Black Lives Matter organization.
‘This Is Us’ Will Tackle COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter in Season 5
It’s been seven months since the Season 4 finale aired, and there are still many questions left unanswered. Ahead of the new season, the showrunners have promised that the series will soon find its characters confronted with some of the issues our country faces in real life, including both the coronavirus pandemic as well as social justice movements like Black Lives Matter. Dan Fogelman, the creator of the show, said in a This Is Us panel that incorporating these current events, especially COVID-19, into the narrative was not a simple matter. I’ve been working on the first two episodes of the season, which air next week, since late February. The show will also approach Randall’s unique perspective on racial injustice, as a Black man raised by white parents.
The Enduring Relevance of Whittaker Chambers’ Witness
First published nearly 70 years ago, Whittaker Chambers’ Witness provides relevant, instructive, and inspiring encouragement for those currently engaged in the fight against today’s ascendant Left. He became obsessed, as did many contemporaries, with what they saw as “the crisis of history” in the 20th century. It was despair generated by this fixation that drove Chambers to become a communist at the age of 24. Serious investigation of Chambers’ allegations by congressional committees and eventually the Department of Justice did not take place until almost ten years after Chambers initially came forward. It is telling that when as a young man, Chambers rejected the Christian faith of his upbringing, the void created was filled with communist ideology.
Administering ‘Truth’ in our Schools
But a few current examples will leave no doubt that the Orwellian manufacture of ‘truth’ is very much a salient feature of the American educational system. In 1994, the Florida Legislature passed the Holocaust Education Bill (SB 660), mandating lessons of the Holocaust to be part of the public-school curriculum. Students at the school were required to watch presentations that endorsed Islam and criticized Christianity and the Pope. We have truly entered the alternative reality of Oceania, where our freedom to hold nonapproved versions of the truth is severely threatened. Or else, we will have to swallow what the Ministry of Truth force-feeds us.
With All the Nazi Talk in This Election, Who Were the Nazis?
Second, academics claim the communists were the mortal enemies of the Nazis party. This contradicted the strong statist pitch of the Nazi party that was resonating with Germans who were being “oppressed” by anti-German sanctions. The Nazis used the economic success of some of the Jewish people to foment hatred from the working class. Any political party that tries to gain political power by blaming a particular race for the suffering of other races, especially in the context of a capitalist system, can thank the Nazi party for the playbook. The tactics and pitches of the Nazi party should be required reading worldwide so that societies don’t fall for the same playbook.
Amy Coney Barrett has some ‘splainin’ to do on white racism
That’s not how they roll in D.C., where black crime is excused as a reaction to white racism. And if the perpetrator is really a victim of white racism, then they really don’t have any business in jail, do they? The city named an entire park to enshrine this fairy tale of black victimization and white racism: Black Lives Matter Plaza, right in front of the White House. All ignored by Judge Barrett as she focuses on the minuscule percentage of white cop on black violence and ignores the tsunami of victims of black violence. And it is troubling to see how eagerly Judge Barrett has swallowed it hook, line and dangerously delusional sinker.
How frightened should we be? Very. How proud of Trump should we be? Very.
If only all Americans would watch it, for it tells the truly horrific story of how a treasonous group of plotters attempted to destroy President Trump because...well, he wasn't one of them. She commissioned Fusion GPS to develop material with which to destroy Trump, the candidate. Trump won, and thanks to Devin Nunes, their coup attempt was uncovered, exposed, and derailed. How else to explain Stahl's assertion that the Trump campaign was spied upon was "not verified," a stunning admission of ignorance. The left has used every arrow in its quiver, to reference Pelosi, to destroy President Trump and they have failed.
Super woke company alienates millions of customers
Expensify is a popular software company that automates many of those tasks for its 10 million clients. Up until about five minutes ago, it was a profitable company that had attracted over $38 million in funding. As a result, the company instantly began to hemorrhage customers. He and his company @expensify’s misuse of my personal data to send me a pro-Biden spam email prompted me to do some thinking. — Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) October 23, 2020Friend of mine who runs a biotech company canceled his @expensify account.
Coming soon, food desert: BLM shakes down Seattle Trader Joe's for a 15% cut
A video tweeted Thursday night shows a large group of BLM activists entering a Seattle Trader Joe's store. Seattle has five Trader Joe's locations, and Breitbart reports that three of them have been hit in this way. It shows that Trader Joe's, which resisted the demands, remains a target, based on Seattle's failure to send police to protect them. Trader Joe's is one of the few that resist, which makes it the holy grail for shakedown fanatics. In Seattle, Trader Joe's has in fact resisted on related matters, and not just in the package labeling.
BLM Protester Pointed Laser at San Diego Police Helicopter, Say Feds
Federal authorities are prosecuting a San Diego man for allegedly pointing a laser at a police helicopter during a Black Lives Matter protest. Magistrate Judge Allison Goddard notified McLeod of the charge against him and set his bond at $35,000. According to prosecutors, on August 28, McLeod pointed a laser at a police helicopter several times. In August 28, over 150 individuals took part in a Black Lives Matter protest in San Diego that ended with at least nine arrests, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. — San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) August 29, 2020If convicted on the federal charges, McLeod faces a maximum of five years in prison and a possible $250,000 fine.
Chelsea Handler: I Had to Remind 50 Cent He’s Black After His Trump Support
It was just one year ago that comedian Chelsea Handler traveled America apologizing for her white privilege. Now, she says she had to “remind” rapper and actor 50 Cent that he “can’t vote for Donald Trump” because “he’s a black person.”“He says he doesn’t want to pay 62 percent in taxes. Because he doesn’t want to go from being 50 Cent to 20 Cent, and I had to remind him that he was a black person, so he can’t vote for Donald Trump,” Handler said in an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, while promoting her new HBO Max stand-up special. — Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 20, 202050 Cent reacted to his ex-girlfriend’s statement by tweeting, “oh my God this is effecting my love life now. https://t.co/uQsu7DHrRQ — Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 21, 2020You can follow Alana Mastrangelo on Facebook and Twitter at @ARmastrangelo, on Parler at @alana, and on Instagram.
‘This Is Us’ Creator: We Wanted Black Lives Matter Themed Season 5 Premiere to Air Before the Election
Dan Fogelman, creator of NBC’s hit drama This Is Us, says it was important that the network push the season 5 premiere up so audiences could see the Black Lies Matter and coronavirus themes he had “woven” into the show before the Election day. But during Friday’s panel discussion about the upcoming season, Fogelman said that he also shoved political charged themes into the first episode and wanted it aired ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Variety reported. The cast hinted that Randall would be forced to deliver “the talk” about race in America to his young black children. He said they just wanted to cover things that are “difficult and then hopeful. It felt important to us to put it on TV now with no agenda other than that.”This Is Us Season 5 will premiere on Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. on NBC.
Connecticut Politics Week in Review: ‘We’re not out of the woods yet,' Gov. Ned Lamont says, as coronavirus cases continue 6-week climb
West, who launched his campaign this summer as an independent, qualified for the ballot in a dozen states, missing deadlines or failing to clear hurdles in the rest. A Reuters/IPSOS poll on Oct. 17 showed West capturing 2% of the vote nationwide. … New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart endorsed 81 Republicans running for the state legislature Tuesday through her new political action committee STEWPAC. … The state Department of Economic and Community Development launched a new program that will offer $5,000 grants to small businesses still struggling through the coronavirus pandemic. A total of $50 million has been set aside for the grants, enough to help 10,000 businesses.
Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience
Even in normal times, freshman year in college can be a jumbled mix of anticipation, uncertainty and emotional highs and lows. In these hardly normal times, when the quintessential college experience exists only in catalogs, freshmen are being challenged like never before. This is freshman year 2020 for many college students nationwide. He lives at home and said it’s often too distracting to focus on online classes so he spends his time on other pursuits. A reserved 18-year-old from Indianapolis, she has already decided to go home and finish the rest of freshman year with online classes.
'A fanciful reality': Trump claims Black Lives Matter protests are violent, but the majority are peaceful
The USA TODAY Network looked into what's happening on the ground in Portland, Milwaukee, Detroit, Chicago and Louisville, Kentucky. Mothers stand arm-in-arm outside the Justice Center in downtown Portland, Oregon, on July 18 during another night of protests. Violent crimes peaked July 5, when the city recorded 72 violent crimes, and again on Aug. 15, with 67 crimes. Mark Hoffman, Milwaukee Journal SentinelIn the first days, thousands of protesters crisscrossed Milwaukee and surrounding suburbs in long, daily marches. Louisville: City 'functioning as best as it can function under the pandemic'Louisville never stopped protesting.
'It is serious and intense': white supremacist domestic terror threat looms large in US
[They] seek to force ideological change in the United States through violence, death, and destruction.”Gretchen Whitmer: Trump 'inciting domestic terrorism' with 'Lock her up!' US authorities appeared not only to have woken up finally to the extent of the white supremacist threat but were actually doing something about it. Last year was the deadliest on record for domestic extremist violence since the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995. “The threat is serious and intense,” said Vanda Felbab-Brown, a terrorism and extremism expert at Brookings. The agency divides its counter-terrorism pie up 80 to 20: 80% goes on fighting international terrorism, 20% domestic.
Trevor Lawrence can make Jets torture worth it: ‘One of the best’
You want a guy that’s a great leader? You want a guy that’s humble? You want a guy that’s got toughness and ain’t afraid to go get a first down? But Whitfield said Lawrence is the better athlete, and he hasn’t seen a quarterback prospect since Luck that compares with Lawrence. “You want a guy that responds in a big way and that’s what Trevor Lawrence does.”Kiper often measures that intangible quality in players.
Pro-Trump high schooler sues Florida district for censoring support
The Volusia County School District then said it wouldn't allow its parking lot to be used for "political statements." On Friday, the judge granted a temporary restraining order against the district, which means Maxwell can return to the school lot with the elephant. "We allow political expression by students in the form of a t-shirt or bumper sticker. A passerby could interpret a large sign in a school parking lot to be an endorsement by the school district. We don't allow our parking lot to be used for political statements."
Report: NBA fell $1.5 billion short of revenue projection
FILE PHOTO: July 31, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, USA; Members of the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics kneel around a Black Lives Matter logo before the start of an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Mandatory Credit: Ashley Landis/Pool Photo via USA TODAY SportsThe NBA, which was the first pro league to suspend play amid the COVID-19 pandemic, made $1.5 billion less than it projected last season due to the pandemic and other factors, according to an Associated Press report. The league shut down March 11, then returned to finish a shortened season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando. That restricted access, all-inclusive bubble, which was run at an estimated cost of $200 million, was one of the factors that hit the NBA’s bottom line. The league’s Board of Governors is currently meeting to discuss the start date for the 2020-21 season, potential fan attendance and possibly a shortened schedule., with a push to start the 2020-21 NBA season by Christmas apparently gaining momentum.
Attorneys for Black woman shot by cop: Firing `a first step’
People hold signs during a protest rally for Marcellis Stinnette who was killed by Waukegan Police last Tuesday in Waukegan, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles announced late Friday the firing of the officer who fatally shot Marcellis Stinnette, a Black man, and wounded Tafara Williams, 20. Authorities have said the shooting that killed Stinnette and wounded Williams occurred following what they have described as a traffic stop. The officer who shot the couple is Hispanic and had been with the Waukegan Police Department for five years. An email was also sent Saturday asking Nerheim’s spokesman if the office planned to release additional details in the shooting.
Nigeria’s police order massive mobilization after unrest
Nigeria's president says 51 civilians have been killed in unrest following days of peaceful protests over police abuses, and he blames "hooliganism" for the violence while asserting that security forces have used "extreme restraint. Nigeria's president says 51 civilians have been killed in unrest following days of peaceful protests over police abuses, and he blames "hooliganism" for the violence while asserting that security forces have used "extreme restraint. The police order could further heighten tensions in Africa’s most populous country after its worst turmoil in years. By not taking action against security forces, some Nigerians have warned, the president could inspire further abuses. “A lot of harm has happened to people’s business and our heart goes out to them,” said one volunteer, Monica Dede.
IOC president says Olympics should not be a 'marketplace of demonstrations'
IOC president Thomas Bach wants the Olympics to be about sports first. Bach believes the games exist to unite the world, and doesn’t want the Olympics to “descend into a marketplace of demonstrations.”Bach, 66, made those comments in an article at The Guardian. Otherwise, the Games will descend into a marketplace of demonstrations of all kinds, dividing and not uniting the world. The Olympics has a rule against demonstrations — called Rule 50 — but not every member of the IOC believes it should be enforced in 2021. Sebastian Coe, head of World Athletics, said he supports athletes taking a knee at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Column: If Brett Favre wants to help Black athletes, he shouldn't back Trump
After all, the NBA and NFL are businesses and fan interest is how they make their money. Favre asked a garbage question because it clearly wasn’t about probing for answers, he was promoting the president’s agenda. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL draft but Trump took to Twitter to congratulate Nick Bosa, the No. So why are some people so agitated that the predominantly Black NBA and NFL are using their platforms to fight prejudice? What some don’t want are Black and brown millionaires reminding everyone that money doesn’t insulate them from racism.
Huge turnout in early vote points to Democratic edge in some key states
You go on Election Day and vote like we have every other year.”But that doesn’t mean she’s going to cast her ballot early. “We have a right to speak our truths.”Democrats have an average 5 percentage-point lead in the early vote across 14 battleground states, according to an analysis by TargetSmart. Registered Republicans are now outpacing Democrats in the in-person early vote, which began on Monday, attempting to catch up with Democrats’ lead in the mail-in vote. First, GOP turnout nationally tends to be strong on Election Day no matter what, so it’s reasonable to expect a surge of Election Day voting that will make up for their slow start. But campaign experts generally believe the benefits of banking votes early outweighs the risks.
Marin County racial equity project enters new phase
Marin County is gearing to update its 2017 racial equity plan as it nears its goal to have every county employee receive several hours of anti-bias training. During the recent training, Nicholson said, an employee asked how the county was going to continue to do racial equity work when it has a budget shortfall. The goal of equity work is to find space for collaboration to shift the lives of our most vulnerable populations. The percentage of Marin County employees who are Latino increased from a little over 13% in 2013 to over 18% in 2019. “Some people will say, ‘Oh, there is no way I’m biased.’ Everyone’s got bias.”The 2017 race equity plan also mandated that each county department integrate racial equity considerations into its operations.
Sororities and fraternities are finally confronting their racist past
Long controversial, the Greek system on college campuses is under fire again. Criticism of the Greek system has gone hand-in-hand with its development since its beginnings in the early to mid-19th century, with critics calling to oust fraternities and sororities from campuses. During desegregation, some national organizations, while legally removing discriminatory language, retained discriminatory practices, which at times prompted expulsion of some organizations by school administrators. For their part, national organizations for chapters, the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and the North American Interfraternity Council (NIC) have been responsive — to a degree. National Greek organizations can meet this moment by following their example and taking the lead.
Black Lives Matter protesters call for action at Ann Arbor high school
Ann Arbor — About eighty people gathered for a Black Lives Matter protest Saturday at Pioneer High School, saying it shouldn't take the filing of a state complaint to get school administrators to acknowledge racial disparities in classrooms. "The School Board has hired a law firm to investigate Pioneer’s racially hostile environment (as opposed to an independent civil rights organization). In response to the letter, the school board said it has hired the Dykema Gossett law firm to conduct an independent investigation. Jamila James, a parent of two former Pioneer students who is running for school board, said she thought situations her kids experienced were isolated incidents. James said she's disappointed that the school board is concerned about the optics of Ann Arbor keeping the investigation private.
Trump’s rallies have left a trail of Covid clusters across the United States, report says
Cases of coronavirus have spiked in a series of states where Donald Trump has held campaign rallies, according to a new analysis of infection rates. Hundreds of elderly residents packed into the area to hear Mr Trump warn of Joe Biden's "socialist" agenda, and see him dance to YMCA. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that Mr Trump was "asking for trouble" by hosting rallies. In Beltrami county, Minnesota, the local case load grew by 35 per cent, compared to a statewide increase of only 14 per cent. In Iowa protesters put signs up ahead of Mr Trump's rally pointing the way to the "Trump super-spreader event".
Thousands protest Covid curbs in capital including Piers Corbyn
AdvertisementArmed police officers have dispersed large crowds of anti-lockdown protesters at Trafalgar Square following a march through central London on Saturday, which saw thousands gather against coronavirus restrictions. The anti-lockdown demonstrators also marched down Northumberland Avenue, while large crowds also gathered outside Buckingham Palace, prompting police to be deployed. The force tweeted: 'This protest is no longer exempt from the regulations and we are asking demonstrators to leave. His lawyer told court on Thursday that Corbyn was singled out by authorities for breaking Covid-19 regulations during a lockdown protest because of his political beliefs. He added that some police evidence highlighted officers' awareness of who Corbyn was, going against other evidence said to suggest approaching Corbyn was unplanned.
Chelsea Handler explains why she called out 50 Cent for endorsing Trump over Biden tax plans
Handler mentioned that the supposed tax hike that 50 Cent had referred to while supporting Trump 'isn't a plan' that Biden was proposing. Handler and 50 Cent (pictured together in an undated image) were an item in 2010When taking 50 Cent to task over his Trump endorsement, Handler noted that he used to be her favorite ex-boyfriend. (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT,' 50 Cent tweeted, going on to add 'F**K NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway. 'I guess 50 cent don't wanna end up 20 cent,' a social media user tweeted, prompting the rapper to write: 'Yeah, i don’t want to be 20cent. In March 2016, 50 Cent posted a photograph of himself with Trump, alongside the caption: 'Me and My President maybe, only in America'.
Illinois police officer who fatally shot Black teen Marcellis Stinnette has been fired
Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was killed, and his girlfriend, Tafara Williams, 20, was injured after the officer shot into a car that allegedly reversed toward him. The incident happened just before midnight Tuesday, when an officer approached a "suspicious" vehicle, Navarro told reporters Wednesday. "That officer exited his vehicle, and the vehicle that he was investigating began to reverse towards the officer. The officer then pulled out his duty weapon and fired into the vehicle," Navarro said. No firearms were found in the vehicle, Navarro said.
Paid Time Off, Free Fries: How Corporate America Is Getting Out the Vote
“And I think that’s what’s very different this year.”Earlier this week, Goldman Sachs announced that it would give workers up to half a day off to vote, paid, for the first time. Other companies that have offered paid time to vote in the past, including Citi and Gap Inc., have announced that they’re providing additional paid hours if needed as well as voter-education resources this year. Previously, employees were given up to two hours of paid time off to vote, which they had to request in advance. Some companies are hoping to encourage voter turnout in general. Shake Shack is giving away free french fries to customers who vote early.
Race has played a large role in Uber and Lyft’s fight to preserve their business models
The head of the state NAACP, Alice Huffman, was featured in an Uber email campaign to its users titled “Why communities of color support Prop. A majority of gig workers in California are minorities and immigrants. The Yes on 22 campaign has provided contact information for a couple of these groups, but they have not responded to requests for comment. “I live in a neighborhood where taxi cabs don’t come but Uber and Lyft LYFT, +1.72% show up,” said the Rev. See: Uber and Lyft granted emergency stay, shutdown averted in California“Uber and Lyft leaving California would hurt us more,” Tulloss said.
A 24-year-old in Florida's anti-mask capital describes how the coronavirus destroyed her family: 8 people got sick, 2 of whom died
Gray's family lives in Marion County, Florida, where the sheriff banned masks for staff and visitors to his department. For Gray's family, the pandemic has been a "wake-up call," she said. Gray's mother was diagnosed in August. "While that nurse has recovered and she's perfectly fine now, it has destroyed my family," Gray said. After Gray's mother was placed on a ventilator, she wasn't allowed to visit.
Colleges scramble to help students adjust to COVID-19 restrictions
Amid pandemic restrictions aimed at keeping students safe and healthy, colleges are scrambling to help them adjust. This is freshman year 2020 for many college students nationwide. He lives at home and said it’s often too distracting to focus on online classes so he spends his time on other pursuits. “It caused students anxiety and a lot of fear across the whole campus,” particularly students of color, Okoro said. A reserved 18-year-old from Indianapolis, she has already decided to go home and finish the rest of freshman year with online classes.
Mayflower leaves complex legacy in time of racial reckoning
— Four centuries after white Europeans stepped off the Mayflower and onto America’s shores, some descendants of the colonists are wrestling with the complicated legacy of their ancestors amid a global racial reckoning. Alyssa Harris, 18, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, sits for a portrait in a park in Boston, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. "The pilgrims came out of religious persecution in England. “The pilgrims came out of religious persecution in England. When the Pilgrims arrived at what we now know as Plymouth, Massachusetts, the Wampanoag tribe helped the exhausted settlers survive their first winter.
Audrey Roloff Ripped for Being Way Too Much Like... Donald Trump?!?
As far as we know, Audrey Roloff doesn't care about creating a space force. And yet... a bunch of the former reality star's followers are coming down hard on Audrey right now for being a bit too much like Donald Trump. This is not due to any political stance Audrey has taken, although the ex-Little People, Big World cast member has come under fire for her reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement. She and her husband left Little People, Big World in the summer of 2018 and have since gone on to write a best-selling, polarizing memoir about their relationship. But this is one instance when it seems pretty clear: Audrey definitely does not know the best way to edit a picture.
Nike is the latest brand to push voting. Does anyone care?
With just over a week until election day, Nike has launched the newest ad in its ongoing “You Can’t Stop Sport” campaign. And yet voter turnout has pretty much remained around 50% since 1972. You can’t encourage people to vote without giving your employees a paid day off on election day. Nike pitchman LeBron James is also leading the celebrity push, but with a lot more than a public service announcement. Will any of the voter marketing make a difference?
Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience
Amid pandemic restrictions aimed at keeping students safe and healthy, colleges are scrambling to help them adjust. Amid pandemic restrictions aimed at keeping students safe and healthy, colleges are scrambling to help them adjust. In these hardly normal times, when the quintessential college experience exists only in catalogs, freshmen are being challenged like never before. Amid pandemic restrictions aimed at keeping students safe and healthy, colleges are scrambling to help them adjust. He found that daily campus life begins with temperature checks before breakfast and color-coded stickers to wear indicating no fever.
Chicago officer fired after shooting Black couple inside their vehicle
A police officer in the suburbs of Chicago who shot a Black couple inside a vehicle, killing a 19-year-old man and wounding his girlfriend, has been fired. Police said that as the second officer approached, the vehicle started moving in reverse and the officer opened fire. The officer who shot the couple is Hispanic and had been with Waukegan police for five years. The officer who conducted the original traffic stop is white, police said. Johnson said her daughter told her that Williams and her boyfriend had done nothing to provoke the officer.
FIA defends controversial Petrov as race steward
Advertising Read morePortimao (Portugal) (AFP)Formula One's ruling body the FIA on Saturday defended its controversial appointment of Vitaly Petrov as a race steward, saying it did not exercise any discrimination in the selection process. Russian Petrov, a former F1 driver, was appointed as a race steward at this weekend’s Portuguese Grand Prix despite his expression of controversial views on racism and gay rights, as published by a Russian magazine last month. Petrov also compared Hamilton’s actions to those of a driver coming out as gay and then pressing others to follow him under a gay flag. In a statement, the FIA said: “The FIA appoints driver stewards with the relevant Formula 1 experience and expertise to carry out this function at the highest level, and who have expressed an interest to the FIA in being a driver steward. In that scenario, other drivers may feel some responsibility to point out that by appointing Petrov the FIA does not consider that his comments were in any way discriminatory, based on race or sexual orientation, as Racing Pride declared.
She taught fourth graders about Black Lives Matter. Parents demanded her firing.
She taught fourth graders about Black Lives Matter. Parents demanded her firing. Added: 24.10.2020 10:19 | 11 views | 0 commentsShe wanted her fourth grade class to understand systemic racism. Parents said she was indoctrinating their children and wanted her fired.
'A fanciful reality': Trump claims Black Lives Matter protests are violent, but the majority are peaceful
'A fanciful reality': Trump claims Black Lives Matter protests are violent, but the majority are peacefulAdded: 24.10.2020 12:56 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe USA TODAY Network talked to residents in Portland, Milwaukee, Detroit, Chicago and Louisville to find out how protests have affected their cities.
Discussing Fashion and Political Power at the Museum at FIT
Photo: Museum at FITOn Tuesday, October 27, the Museum at FIT will stream a discussion entitled “Fashion and Political Power” as part of its fall programming. The talk features MFIT director and chief curator Dr. Valerie Steele and Pulitzer Prize–winning fashion critic Robin Givhan. “At a time when most political discourse is at the level of sound-bites, I am grateful to hear Robin Givhan’s thoughtful and intelligent observations on fashion, politics, and power,” says Steele. Throughout the discussion, Givhan will draw on her experience as senior critic-at-large at the Washington Post to explore the intersection of fashion, politics, and power within current events. To watch “Fashion and Political Power,” register here in advance or watch here on Tuesday, October 27, at 6 p.m.
'A fanciful reality': Trump claims Black Lives Matter protests are violent, but the majority are peaceful
The USA TODAY Network looked into what's happening on the ground in Portland, Milwaukee, Detroit, Chicago and Louisville, Kentucky. Since the first day of protests, violent crime and homicides have risen sharply in Detroit, and several days recorded more violent crimes than the daily record from 2015-2019, according to statistics from the University of Pennsylvania. Violent crimes peaked July 5, when the city recorded 72 violent crimes, and again on Aug. 15, with 67 crimes. Louisville: City 'functioning as best as it can function under the pandemic'Louisville never stopped protesting. Fuller said it's "ironic" that President Trump characterizes protests in Chicago as violent.
Opinion: Football Parents Could Learn From Their Kids' Activism
Opinion: Football Parents Could Learn From Their Kids' ActivismEnlarge this image toggle caption David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesThere's a controversy in Gloucester County, New Jersey, that began at a football game on October 4. Coach Thomas told his running back, "I'll kneel with you." Coach Thomas told his players that no one had to kneel, but soon the whole team had joined them, and held hands. shouted a father who is also a member of the league's football board. Somehow, between all the adults swearing and suspending and apologizing, the Gibbstown Falcons have won four games, and lost just one.
Black Lives Matter Co-Founder On Her New Book, 'The Purpose of Power'
Garza reflected on her past two decades of activism, the lessons she learned while building the Black Lives Matter movement and the upcoming election, which she calls "one of the most important and most consequential in a generation." Interview HighlightsOn writing the bookYou know, I've been an organizer for 20 years, and seven years of those two decades have been involved in helping to build the Black Lives Matter movement. On why Black Lives Matter has not been more focused on responding to political attacks against the movement. Donald Trump is saying egregious things about Black Lives Matter. He's talked a lot this year about creating task forces to investigate Black Lives Matter as a terrorist organization.
Loeffler charts path to the right in Georgia Senate race
Loeffler smiled and nodded as Marjorie Taylor Greene praised her as “the most conservative Republican” running in Georgia’s multi-candidate special election for the U.S. Senate seat Loeffler was appointed to 10 months ago. Loeffler spokeswoman Caitlin O’Dea said Loeffler was not available to be interviewed for this story and declined to answer questions. “Loeffler and Collins are essentially running in a primary within a special election,” said Brian Robinson, a Republican strategist in Georgia. And I’m not going to stand for attacks on her character because she has stood for American values,” Loeffler said. “Whoever emerges between Collins and Loeffler will then pivot the next day to a general election message and they’ll be talking about different topics,” Robinson said.
She taught fourth graders about Black Lives Matter. Parents demanded her firing.
In Florida, parents protested last month against the Sarasota County School Board's decision to include Black Lives Matter in the district’s curriculum. Image: How one teacher?EUR(TM)s Black Lives Matter lesson divided a small town in Wisconsin (Darren Hauck / for NBC News)Polling shows around 45 to 49 percent of Americans support the Black Lives Matter movement, but the rate is much higher among teachers. He said another parent shared the worksheet with him, knowing that Crawley, whose daughter is in first grade, was already concerned about Black Lives Matter being taught in class. A heated school board meetingThe showdown came at a Sep. 14 school board meeting. Statz hasn’t taught another lesson about the Black Lives Matter protests, though she doesn’t think she did anything wrong.
A 24-year-old in Florida's anti-mask capital describes how the coronavirus destroyed her family: 8 people got sick, 2 of whom died
Gray's family lives in Marion County, Florida, where the sheriff banned masks for staff and visitors to his department. For Gray's family, the pandemic has been a "wake-up call," she said. Gray's mother was diagnosed in August. "While that nurse has recovered and she's perfectly fine now, it has destroyed my family," Gray said. After Gray's mother was placed on a ventilator, she wasn't allowed to visit.
Homeowners with Trump Yard Signs Receive Ominous Warning
‘You have been identified by our group as being a Trump supporter.”Thus begins the text of threatening letters recently sent to homeowners with Trump yard signs in New Hampshire. Norm Silber, a Republican running for the state House of Representatives, also had one of his signs stolen off public property in his hometown of Gilford in June. “I had 4’x8’ signs cut up and destroyed.”Story continuesSign stealing is hardly a new practice, but the threats against Trump supporters are more concerning. Republican State Representative Glenn Cordelli has received two threatening postcards, both of which he turned over to police and are now being investigated by postal inspectors. More than two-dozen Trump supporters gathered on an overcast, late-October day for a sign-waving event in Wolfeboro.
New York Liberty CEO: 'The world wasn't quite ready' for the WNBA in the past
The New York Times this month called the WNBA “the most socially progressive pro league.”Here’s the thing: If you ask executives like Keia Clarke, CEO of the New York Liberty, the WNBA was always this way. But you know, basketball was played in prominence this summer, with NBA and WNBA playing at the same time. Last year, Alibaba executive Joe Tsai bought the team, then bought the rest of the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center. 1 pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft, the Liberty took Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu, who already has a Nike shoe deal and is expected to be a mega-star. "Joe and Clara Tsai, who's heavily involved in the Liberty as well, look at us as an investment,” she says.
Why one Iowa restaurant owner says ‘No love, no tacos’
This summer, Alfonso Medina installed a small yard sign in front of La Carreta Mexican Grill, the restaurant in Marshalltown, Iowa, that he opened in 2018. Why did you decide to put up the “We believe” sign outside La Carreta? I know many kids feel like they’re forced to work in their family restaurant, and they try to get away. My brother Omar is getting his degree at Iowa State, and my youngest brother, Marcos, is in his senior year of high school. I’m sad to say our Mexican restaurant might be the only one with vegan options in the state of Iowa.
‘There is a voter-suppression wing’: An ugly American tradition clouds the 2020 presidential race
Robocalls warned thousands of Michigan residents that mail-in voting could put their personal information in the hands of debt collectors and police. Without a reversal, unsigned mail-in ballots will now be discarded. The U.S. Supreme Court stopped a South Carolina court order that said mail-in voters should not be required to have a witness sign their ballot. The decision was criticized as harmful to Alabama’s Black voters during a health crisis that has disproportionately affected Black and Latino Americans. He claims, again without evidence, that cheating is inevitable with mail-in voting.
Mike Pence’s Indiana hometown built by a different kind of Republican
Then-Rep. Mike Pence kicks off his campaign for governor of Indiana in his hometown of Columbus in 2011, promising to fight Democrats’ healthcare and climate change legislation. A high school senior started the festival to counter Pence’s social conservatism after he became vice president. Then-Rep. Mike Pence, center, with wife Karen and their children in 2011 as he kicks off his campaign for governor of Indiana. Mike Pence, right, with Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin in Indianapolis after the 2016 election. The Cummins corporate offices, designed by Kevin Roche, were built in 1983 in Mike Pence’s hometown of Columbus, Ind., renowned as one of America’s top cities for modernist architecture.
Loeffler charts path to the right in Georgia Senate race
Loeffler smiled and nodded as Marjorie Taylor Greene praised her as “the most conservative Republican" running in Georgia's multi-candidate special election for the U.S. Senate seat Loeffler was appointed to 10 months ago. Loeffler was appointed to the Senate on the hope that she would help the GOP hold on to moderates -- especially suburban women -- uncomfortable with the party's right turn under President Donald Trump. Loeffler spokeswoman Caitlin O'Dea said Loeffler was not available to be interviewed for this story and declined to answer questions. “Loeffler and Collins are essentially running in a primary within a special election,” said Brian Robinson, a Republican strategist in Georgia. “Whoever emerges between Collins and Loeffler will then pivot the next day to a general election message and they'll be talking about different topics,” Robinson said.
Lee Zeldin, Nancy Goroff battle in 1st congressional district race
In the 1st Congressional District race, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) and Democrat Nancy Goroff, a Stony Brook University scientist, are battling over the coronavirus pandemic, health care and law enforcement — issues that are central in the contest between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Zeldin, 40, has called the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic "phenomenal," while Goroff, 52, has denounced it as "incompetent." Zeldin and Goroff are vying to represent a sprawling Suffolk County district that stretches from Brookhaven to the East End. "I would be willing to bet a shiny penny that if Trump loses in the First District, Zeldin does too. Lassandro, who retired from a Riverhead senior center, said he feels Zeldin puts the district and the country over politics.
Church told to remove controversial display
ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................Chávez said the display was removed Tuesday at the request of Archbishop John C. Wester. Parents at the nearby St. Therese Catholic School were upset about the display and had threatened to disenroll their children, Chávez said. Chávez said he’s “dumbfounded” at the request to remove the display. Chávez is prone to controversial displays in front of the church. Chávez in his letter noted that his church was taking a moral stand to advocate for what’s right.
'A fanciful reality': Trump claims Black Lives Matter protests are violent, but the majority are peaceful
The USA TODAY Network looked into what's happening on the ground in Portland, Milwaukee, Detroit, Chicago and Louisville, Kentucky. But there were 15 homicides in July – more than double the monthly average going back to mid-2015, according to city data. August 2020 was the second-highest month for homicides, according to preliminary data, with seven recorded. Violent crimes peaked July 5, when the city recorded 72 violent crimes, and again on Aug. 15, with 67 crimes. Fuller said it's "ironic" that President Trump characterizes protests in Chicago as violent.
'How do we become a serious people again?' Dave Eggers, Annie Proulx and more on the 2020 election
Annie Proulx, novelistWhen I was young I thought American capitalism and democracy were equal working partners. Before the 2016 election I ached with ecological grief to see the natural world torn and burned at accelerating speed. Take him out of the mix and we have a chanceI saw Trump’s election as more evidence of ecological derangement. I wouldn’t be surprised if it is a Trump election againI am pessimistic about this election. So I wouldn’t be surprised if it is a Trump election again, based on what I see in the people.
'I'm more enthusiastic now than in 2016': meet the voters standing by Donald Trump
She’s wearing her politics on her T-shirt: “President Trump 2020, Keep America Great”. Trump, Matthews says, has done more to help black voters do that than any Democrat. Photograph: Johnathon Kelso/The GuardianThe 65-year-old believes the Republican leadership gave up on black voters in the 1960s, then alienated them by wooing southern white voters opposed to the civil rights movement. “Some people question my Christianity because I support Donald Trump,” Copley says. “President Trump’s done great, but I think we may have had enough.”But that’s a rare flicker of doubt among the true believers.
Dawoud Bey, Chronicler of Black American Life
LaToya Ruby FrazierTHE PHOTOGRAPHER DAWOUD BEY was feeling restless, sequestered in his apartment with his books and cameras and music. (Bey sold his first work to a museum, the Museum of Modern Art, when he was 38 years old. The show was a largely photographic history of Harlem since 1900, and artists picketed the show for its exclusion of other forms of Black art. “Dawoud” is Arabic for David, and “Bey” is in honor of James Hawthorne Bey, a jazz percussionist whom Bey sought out to learn traditional West African drumming. Indeed, Bey the artist and Bey the teacher seem almost inseparable.
IOC chief Bach says Olympic Games cannot be 'marketplace of demonstrations'
(Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said the Olympic Games are not about politics and must guard against becoming a “marketplace of demonstrations”. IOC President Thomas Bach attends an Executive Board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland, October 7, 2020. World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe said earlier this month he believes athletes should have the right to make gestures of political protest during the Games, contrary to official IOC policy. "The Olympic Games are firstly about sport. “The Olympic Games are not about politics.
The White Supremacist And Extremist Donors To Trump’s 2020 Campaign
President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign has repeatedly accepted donations from well-known white supremacists, extremists and bigots, Federal Election Commission records show. The extremists’ donations to Trump’s campaign can be seen in official FEC filings. Morris GulettGulett is a well-known neo-Nazi leader in Louisiana who was affiliated with the violent white supremacist group Aryan Nations. Michael MastersMasters used to be the leader of a Virginia chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a well-known white supremacist group. He has also written for multiple explicitly white supremacist publications, including American Renaissance, VDARE and The Social Contract.
‘Informed voters cannot be suppressed voters.’ Your complete guide to voting in person — early or on Election Day
Voting in person this election season — whether early or on Nov. 3 — means coming prepared, understanding the rules and knowing your rights, elections experts say. Most states have expanded mail voting options due to the pandemic, and some have also increased opportunities to vote early in person. Polls have suggested a partisan split in voting preference, with Democrats more likely than Republicans to say they’ll vote early. “Check and double check what the expectations are.”Look up your early voting or Election Day polling site, which may have changed locations because of the pandemic. If you have a felony conviction, don’t assume you can’t vote — check.
Trump, Biden fight over the raging virus, climate and race
“I don’t look at this in terms of the way he does — blue states and red states,” Biden said. Turning to foreign policy, Biden accused Trump of dealing with a “thug” while holding summits with the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un. And closer to home, the former vice president laced into the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents trying to illegally cross the southern border. “He thinks he’s running against somebody else," the former vice president said. Biden declared the discussion about family entanglements “malarkey” and accused Trump of not wanting to talk about the substantive issues.
You Need to Watch Miley Cyrus and Kamala Harris's Interview About the Importance of Voting
Miley Cyrus was the latest star to chat with Sen. Kamala Harris about politics and the importance of voting in this year's presidential election. The 27-year-old singer — who recently teased her upcoming LP Plastic Hearts — interviewed the Democratic vice presidential nominee on her Instagram Live on Oct. 22 about how young people can make their voices heard come Nov. 3. "The way that you use the power of your voice during elections is you got to vote. People will respond to and see who's voting and then respond to their issues. The conversation ended on a lighter note, with Miley asking Kamala what's currently on her playlist and how she gets pumped up before she goes out on stage for the vice presidential debates.
IOC chief Bach says Olympic Games cannot be 'marketplace of demonstrations'
(Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said the Olympic Games are not about politics and must guard against becoming a “marketplace of demonstrations”. World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe said earlier this month he believes athletes should have the right to make gestures of political protest during the Games, contrary to official IOC policy. "The Olympic Games are firstly about sport. “The Olympic Games are not about politics. The IOC, as a civil non-governmental organisation, is strictly politically neutral at all times.”The COVID-19 pandemic forced the IOC to delay this year’s Tokyo Games until 2021.
How one teacher's Black Lives Matter lesson divided a small Wisconsin town
The worksheet posed questions like, “What is the Black Lives Matter Movement trying to do?” and “How Do We Stop Systemic Racism?” The students seemed engaged, and asked a lot of questions, she said. “One of the Black girls in my class came up to me and said, ‘Thank you so much for teaching our class about racism,’” Statz, who is white, said. Another Black child — one of fewer than 50 Black students in a district of more than 3,000 — gave her a hug after the lesson, she said. “People have just decided if you support Black Lives Matter, you must be a liberal,” Statz said of the town’s residents, who supported Donald Trump 2-to-1 over Hillary Clinton in 2016. In Florida, parents protested last month against the Sarasota County School Board's decision to include Black Lives Matter in the district’s curriculum.
Illinois cop fired for shooting unarmed black teen after he and his girlfriend 'fled a traffic stop
A suburban Chicago police officer who shot a black couple inside a vehicle - killing a 19-year-old man and wounding his girlfriend - has been fired, the police chief announced late Friday. Police have said the car fled as a white officer approached them following a traffic stop just before midnight. The officer who shot the couple is Hispanic and had been with the Waukegan Police Department for five years. Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, of nearby Antioch, Illinois, is accused of shooting and killing two protesters two nights later. People march during a protest rally for Marcellis Stinnette who was killed by Waukegan Police last Tuesday in Waukegan
The Latest: Trump calls ‘Borat’ star an unfunny ‘creep’
Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday night that he didn’t know what happened with Giuliani. __8:45 p.m.President Donald Trump is trying to keep the focus on Democrat Joe Biden’s comments in the final presidential debate about supporting a “transition” away from oil in favor of renewable energy. Trump, making a campaign swing through Florida on Friday, reveled in Biden’s remarks, saying voters in Texas, Pennsylvania and other states wouldn’t like them. Read more:— Trump, Biden lawyer up, brace for White House legal battle— Battleground states’ postal delays persist with mail voting underway— Vision 2020: What happens if the US election is contested ? Biden’s climate plan calls for achieving net-zero carbon emissions in part through nixing subsidies, which would have implications for fracking.
'How do we become a serious people again?' Dave Eggers, Annie Proulx and more on the 2020 election
Annie Proulx, novelistWhen I was young I thought American capitalism and democracy were equal working partners. Before the 2016 election I ached with ecological grief to see the natural world torn and burned at accelerating speed. Take him out of the mix and we have a chanceI saw Trump’s election as more evidence of ecological derangement. I wouldn’t be surprised if it is a Trump election againI am pessimistic about this election. So I wouldn’t be surprised if it is a Trump election again, based on what I see in the people.
This Is The Backstory Of The Viral Photo Of A Black Woman Holding Her Son While Waiting In Line To Vote
Kathleen Flynn / Reuters Dana Clark, and her 18-month-old son Mason, wait in line at City Hall as early voting begins for the upcoming presidential election in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dana Clark always votes, always votes early, and this year felt the urgency to do so even stronger than before. Dana Clark, and her son 18 month old Mason, wait in line at City Hall as early voting begins in New Orleans, Louisiana. "Dana Clark is every American." Courtesy of Dana Clark
Nigeria’s Buhari says dozens dead in unrest following protests over police abuse
Military personnel stand near a blockage which they moved away from a street in Ikeja, as Nigeria's Lagos state remained under curfew on October 23, 2020. SARS refers to Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a police unit that Amnesty International says carried out torture and killings. Soldiers remained in parts of Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, as a 24-hour curfew remained in place. If the protests have been hijacked, then Nigerian youth should not give up the struggle and instead should “go back and re-strategize,” said Seriki Muritala with the National Youth Parliament. After questioning by police, the mourners were allowed to continue, to go on and bury the dead.
Chief: Illinois officer who shot Black couple in car fired
Sherrellis Sheria Stinnette, grandmother of Marcellis Stinnette, 19, speaks to the media during a protest rally for Marcellis Stinnette who was killed by Waukegan Police last Tuesday in Waukegan, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer who shot a Black couple inside a vehicle — killing a 19-year-old man and wounding his girlfriend — has been fired, the police chief announced late Friday. Police said that as the second officer approached, the vehicle started moving in reverse and the officer opened fire. The officer who shot the couple is Hispanic and had been with the Waukegan Police Department for five years. The officer who conducted the original traffic stop is white, police said.
GA-Sen A & B: GOP Poll Has Ossoff (D) & Perdue (R) Tied, Warnock (D) & Biden Leading
Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Raphael Warnock (D. GA)Here’s the latest news out of Georgia:x #GAsenWarnock (D) 31%Loeffler (R-inc) 19%Collins (R) 18%Lieberman (D) 3%Johnson (R) 2%Johnson-Shealey (D) 2%Bartell (I) 2%Winfield (D) 1%Tarver (D) 1%Opinion Insight/@AAF (R), LV, 10/12-15https://t.co/aYPXpogmS8 — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 23, 2020Click here for the full results. Now that’s not the only poll to come out today:Please keep in mind that this is a weekly poll that was conducted before the debate. Also, Landmark is also a conservative poll too but even this poll shows a close race. And co-sponsoring a constitutional amendment to overturn the corrupt Citizens United decision, which allows secret unlimited corporate spending in politics. Click here to sign up to be a poll worker in Georgia.
‘Boogaloo Boi’ arrest for attack on Minneapolis station confirms far-right role in protest violence
Hunter was in contact with another Boogaloo Boi, Ryan Teeter of North Carolina, who also traveled from his home state to Minnesota. “I helped the community burn down that police station,” he wrote, later adding: “I didn’t’ protest peacefully Dude ... Want something to change? Top federal authorities—including Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr—have blamed “antifa” and “anarchists” for the protest violence. Two days after the Minneapolis police station was set afire, Barr issued a Justice Department press release blaming the violence on the left. The domestic terror attacks by Carrillo and Hunter are far from the only incidents of actual or planned violence by Boogaloo adherents this year.
Q&A: Patrisse Cullors in conversation with Los Angeles DA candidate George Gascón
[Deciding] whether you treat children as kids or prosecute them as adults—again, this is a major role of the district attorney. Then in the area of police accountability, whether you're going to hold police and other public officials accountable to the law. You've seen the current district attorney not being very present in this conversation of white collar prosecutions, holding corporate leaders accountable. Cullors: So specifically, that's exactly what we need—we need to know how you're going to be showing up, what the specific process will be. And again, you will see that District Attorney Lacey just recently joined the Ventura district attorney to ask the California Supreme Court to allow a 14-year-old or 15-year-old to be prosecuted as an adult.
Trump Isn’t Spewing Random Nonsense — He’s Consistently Authoritarian
They are characteristic of the far right, openly racist, authoritarian rhetoric — and action — that has proliferated globally. That’s why, in 2016, Trump voters were both wealthier than the average, and more likely to say that life was getting worse for them. They create the conditions in which Trump can feel like he is part of the ordinary political game. Trump insisted that his immigration policies were in no way different from those of the Obama administration, in which Biden had served as vice president. If successful, his plans for sabotaging the election would be a disaster for the U.S. and for the world.
FBI to assist probe into police shooting of Black couple in Illinois
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to assist an Illinois state investigation into a police shooting that killed an unarmed Black man and wounded his girlfriend and triggered protests in the city of Waukegan, an official said on Friday. Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim said he asked the Department of Justice for help reviewing the Oct. 20 shooting, which left 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette dead and has been under investigation by state police. “I have been advised that they have agreed to do so,” Nerheim said of the Justice Department, which oversees the FBI. McLemore, founder of the Lake County chapter of Black Lives Matter, said he had been calling for the DOJ to take over the probe to make it more objective. “He was an unarmed passenger in the car,” Stallworth said.
Whicker: Walker Buehler’s Octobers belong in an era when people were actually watching
If nobody sees Walker Buehler throw enough heavy baseballs to scatter the Tampa Bay Rays like tenpins, does it still count? They lead this World Series 2-1, thanks to a 6-2 Game 3 win on Friday that continued Buehler’s blossoming into a legend of the fall. The schools are empty in many places, and yet the World Series is almost incognito. The Pirates and Orioles played the first night World Series game in 1971. The most ignored World Series game before this year was a rain-delayed marathon between the Phillies and Tampa Bay 12 years ago.
Church told to remove controversial display
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........A Catholic priest known for pushing the envelope recently got a rebuke from the archbishop of Santa Fe after he erected a controversial display in front of his Albuquerque church. Parents at the nearby St. Therese Catholic School were upset about the display and had threatened to disenroll their children, Chávez said. “Every Catholic Church in the world has a crucifix in it that’s a symbol of a man being tortured to death,” he said. Chávez is prone to controversial displays in front of the church. Chávez in his letter noted that his church was taking a moral stand to advocate for what’s right.
Van Jones says Trump 'doesn't get credit' for 'good things' he has done for African Americans
Van Jones, the former Obama administration official and current CNN commentator, said on Friday that President Trump ‘doesn’t get credit’ for the ‘good things’ he has done for African Americans, prompting Twitter users to call for his firing. Van Jones (top right), the CNN pundit, said on Friday that Trump 'doesn't get credit' for the 'good things' he has done for the black community. One person tweeted on Friday in response to Jones' comments on CNN: 'Jeeesus why is Van Jones still talking about anything? One person tweeted on Friday in response to Jones' comments on CNN: 'Jeeesus why is Van Jones still talking about anything? Another Twitter user tweeted: 'Every time I think Van Jones has turned a corner, he disappoints.'
Tucker Carlson: What we learned at the final presidential debate
We learned a lot over the course of Thursday night's second and final presidential debate. At the same time, we learned that if you really want to wreck Joe Biden, let him talk without a script for two minutes at his age. So, like virtually everyone else in Washington at the time, Joe Biden voted to stiffen drug penalties. But Joe Biden essentially endorsed that plan last night, saying, "Do not open until you get this under control." According to Joe Biden, that's what the public health experts are saying.
Gwyneth Paltrow Says Society Is ‘Done’ With ‘Paradigm’ Of The White Male ‘Patriarchy’
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is ready to be “done” with the white male patriarchy. Paltrow shared her thoughts on the #MeToo movement and the Black Lives Matter movement during a recent interview with Adobe MAX, according to an article published Friday by Fox News. “I think we’re laying the groundwork for the change, I think the #MeToo movement was a big part of that change, I think Black Lives Matter is part of that change, I think what we are saying collectively as a culture and as a society is, ‘We are done with that paradigm of patriarchy of White men,'” Paltrow said. (RELATED: Gwyneth Paltrow Releases ‘This Smells Like My Vagina’ Candle)“And I think patriarchy itself — it sort of feels like it’s cracking and is starting to embrace a much wider variety of voices and races and genders,” she added. Paltrow claimed she is glad the social movement is happening for her daughter’s sake.
Gwyneth Paltrow: Society Done With ‘Paradigm Of Patriarchy Of White Men’
“I think we’re laying the groundwork for the change, I think the #MeToo movement was a big part of that change, I think Black Lives Matter is part of that change, I think what we are saying collectively as a culture and as a society is, ‘We are done with that paradigm of patriarchy of White men,’” Paltrow said. “And I think patriarchy itself — it sort of feels like it’s cracking and is starting to embrace a much wider variety of voices and races and genders,” she added, as reported by Fox News. Paltrow then mentioned her 16-year-old daughter, Apple, whom she said will benefit greatly from this shifting power paradigm. It should be noted that the actual value of the weekend package was over $8000,” said the full Goop statement. “The cost included a hotel suite (valued at $1600) and a gift bag valued at $3000, among other items.
MSNBC's Joy Reid: Black Lives Matter Never Advocated For Violence
MSNBC’S Joy Reid says there is “zero evidence” that the Black Lives Matter movement ever advocated for violence. “There is absolutely zero, none, zero evidence that Black Lives Matter has ever pushed for anything violent, pushed for anything violent to happen to police,” she said Thursday night after the final presidential debate of 2020. “Black Lives Matter is about one thing: stop killing black people just because you pulled them over for parking or moving violation,” she said. “Just stop killing black people.”“For [Trump] to traffic that again tonight was not only desperate, it was also stupid because he also wants black men to vote for him,” Reid said. At least 47 people have died in riot-related circumstances, stemming from the actions of a movement which “has never pushed for anything violent,” according to Reid.
HIGHER ED: KU Sorority Member Put On Probation for Retweeting Candace Owens
A member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at the University of Kansas was made to admit her “white privilege” and told that her “values” as shared on social media were unbecoming of a sorority sister. Retweeting a post by conservative pundit Candice Owens. — Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) September 23, 2020The tweet was re-tweeted 54,400 times and liked 148,700 times. — Robert Reich (@RBReich) October 17, 2020This past summer, another Kansas college, Kansas State University, executed a kneejerk reaction over a joke post on social media that came just short of expulsion for Jaden McNeil. There, too, supporters of Black Lives Matter were the ones taking offense and demanding action.
Man Almost Murdered After Flying Trump Flag On His Truck
The man’s brother, TJ Chase, wrote about the assault on Twitter. The vehicle in which Bailey was riding in had a Trump flag on it. The mob went on to tear the “Trump flag off the truck and started stomping and dancing on it”, making clear that the attack was politically motivated. Late Saturday night in OKC my brother and his girlfriend were viciously assaulted by a large group of bikers for flying a Trump flag on their vehicle. This attack is the latest in a recent line of vicious mob assaults on Trump supporters in public places.
MSNBC Host: Black Lives Matter 'Never Advocated Violence Against Police'
During the final debate with Joe Biden on Thursday, President Donald Trump recalled a particularly horrific moment in the Black Lives Matter protests, the chant, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon!” After the debate, MSNBC host Joy Reid falsely claimed that the group chanting that slogan was not connected to Black Lives Matter. She also claimed that Black Lives Matter protesters “have never advocated violence against police.”Reid was lying through her teeth. In June 2020, National Public Radio still identified him as “founder of the Black Lives Matter chapter in St. Paul.” That local chapter appears not to have been affiliated with the national organization, but it claimed the Black Lives Matter mantle. The riots have destroyed black lives, black livelihoods, and black monuments. For these and other reasons, many black leaders have denounced the official Black Lives Matter movement, the founders of which have described themselves as “trained Marxists.” Over 100 black pastors recently condemned the Black Lives Matter movement and urged Nike to distance itself from it.
Joy Reid: BLM has 'never pushed for anything violent to happen to police'
(LONDON DAILY MAIL) MSNBC's Joy Reid has claimed Black Lives Matter has 'never pushed for anything violent to happen to police' after President Donald Trump linked the group to a chant calling for police to 'fry.' Trump's comment came during the final presidential debate on Thursday in which the incumbent president faced off against Democratic challenger Joe Biden in Nashville, Tennessee. Moderator Kristen Welker asked Trump whether describing the Black Lives Matter movement against the killing of black people by police as a symbol of hate actually contributed to 'a climate of hate and racial strife. Read the full story ›
Trump completely stunned after Biden refers to him as racist 'Abraham Lincoln'
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday called President Donald Trump "one of the most racist presidents we've had in modern history" and mocked Trump by calling him "Abraham Lincoln." "And if you look, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, possible exception, but the exception of Abraham Lincoln, nobody has done what I’ve done," he said. "Abraham Lincoln here is one of the most racist presidents we’ve had in modern history," the Democrat said. After Trump asked where the Lincoln reference came from, Biden replied, "You said you’re Abraham Lincoln." "I said, 'Not since Abraham Lincoln has anybody done what I’ve done for the black community,'" he said.
Donald Trump may be the most pro-Jewish president ever
Trump ended decades of presidential timidity and promise-breaking by finally moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. He decimated the Islamic State “caliphate” and decapitated Iranian arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani, both threats to Israel and Jews everywhere. Trump also cut funding or outright withdrew from three anti-Israel UN bodies: the (grossly misnamed) UN Human Rights Council, UNWRA and UNESCO. The president formally recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and rolled out the most pro-Israel plan for peace with the Palestinian Arabs that a US president has ever endorsed. The order is perhaps the single most emphatic pro-Jewish action a sitting president has ever taken.
Joy Reid Tries to Push Back on Trump's Comments About the BLM, But Gets Buried When She Tells a Ridiculous Lie
MSNBC’s Joy Reid then tried to dispute what Trump said about the BLM group. MSNBC's Joy Reid: "There is absolutely zero, none, zero evidence that Black Lives Matter has ever pushed for anything violent, pushed for anything violent to happen to police…" pic.twitter.com/a51Fi5KS9z — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 23, 2020But here’s evidence of the chant. But Joy Reid is just trying to spin it for her audience, who hasn’t been as informed as we have been, to attack the president. So, Joy Reid wants us to believe that the protesters who chanted, “What do we want? https://t.co/lkxEEDYrjE — Heather ??? (@MissJupiter1957) October 23, 2020MSNBC’s Joy Reid saying only time “pigs in a blanket,” etc has ever been chanted by BLM was at a protest 1x in NY & not by BLM proper.
TIME Magazine Goes All-in on the Anti-Capitalist Great Reset
On October 23, TIME magazine will dedicate an entire issue to the little-known, but very radical, globalist quest known as the Great Reset. What is the Great Reset? But We Need to Reimagine Capitalism to Do It.” This is the crux of the Great Reset. But fortunately, we are not destined to follow them.”Schwab’s solution is the Great Reset, which would include the introduction of stakeholder capitalism. When that happens, those who follow the path of stakeholder capitalism will soon find that it leads to a more inclusive and sustainable economy for all.”Schwab, the WEF, and several multinational corporations, are all-in on stakeholder capitalism.
Black players are LOSING FAITH in English football's racism fight
Black players are disillusioned with English football’s ambition to force change and are preparing to turn their backs on ‘ineffective’ anti-discrimination PR campaigns. Sportsmail has learned that a host of players have declined to contribute to publicity drives, and others are considering doing the same amid disappointment at their success. The growing cynicism comes just days after the Premier League completed their own anti-discrimination campaign — No Room For Racism. Some players who gave the green light to be interviewed were said to be perplexed by the line of questioning, including asking black players whether they had discussed racism with their children and whether a white player had ever defended them in the face of discriminatory abuse. We know inequality exists in football, we don’t need players and ex-players to tell us that.
Nunavut MLAs vote to remove minister from cabinet over 'all lives matter,' abortion comment on Facebook
Premier Joe Savikataaq put a motion forward earlier this week to remove Netser from cabinet. Try refreshing your browser, or Nunavut MLAs vote to remove minister from cabinet over 'all lives matter,' abortion comment on Facebook Back to videoSavikataaq stripped him of his portfolios on Oct. 8, soon after Netser made a Facebook post that said “All lives matter” and criticized Black women for having abortions. The vote Friday saw 14 MLAs vote in favour and three against, with one abstention. “Black lives matter. Indigenous lives matter.
Anchorage's Mayor Provides Real Picture of Alaska Democratic Party
The entire incident leaves the Alaska Democratic Party in a lurch. He was also the glue that was holding the powerful Anchorage Democratic Party machine together. The sad, sordid decline of Berkowitz is, in a nutshell, the tale of the Alaska Democratic Party, up and down the ticket. The Democratic Party has poured its time and treasure into these two, blocking and tackling any Democrat who dared to get in the way of the non-party candidates the Alaska Democratic Party now embraces. Suzanne Downing is the publisher of Must Read Alaska and Must Read America.
Expensify CEO Emails 10 Million Customers Urging Them to Vote for Biden
On Thursday, one of the largest providers of expense account software sent a plea to all of its customers urging them to vote for Joe Biden, injecting politics into 100,000 businesses that use Expensify Inc.’s tools. But he pressed ahead and sent the Biden email to all 10 million people who use Expensify software, he said. “Not standing for anything means you’re standing for the status quo.”Barrett, a Michigan native, started Expensify in 2008. Earlier this year, Expensify joined a corporate show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement by blacking out its homepage. “Most don’t.”When Barrett proposed sending the email in support of Biden to Expensify employees, some challenged assertions in his draft and offered their own fact checks in the company’s Slack chatroom.
Is America's Future Endless Conflict and Rampage?
"I've had a long and serious talk with Sen. Feinstein," said Schumer, "That's all I'm going to say about it right now." Brian Fallon, executive director of Demand Justice, called on Feinstein to resign from the Judiciary Committee. Now, not only are we fractured over ideology, religion, race, culture and morality, but also our country's history has become a cause of irreconcilable conflict. And while that nation became the greatest republic in the history of mankind, the future for this land of ceaseless collision and conflict seems not so bright. He was also a founding member of "The McLaughlin Group," which began on NBC, and CNN's "Capital Gang" and "Crossfire."
Americans Frantically Buying Military Gear Before Election
A retail chain called 5.11 Tactical, which traces its roots to a friend of President Donald Trump’s adult sons, is even trying to turn the survivalist look into a fashionable national brand. Before the pandemic, 5.11 Tactical, based in Irvine, California, was opening two stores a month, drawing customers for “Always Be Ready” events akin to cooking demonstrations at Williams Sonoma. ‘Preparedness Mindset’The “increased preparedness mindset” is one reason 5.11 Tactical is potentially “transformational,” Maciariello said. In one post, she said, an enthusiast mocked another user for buying armor that didn’t adequately cover his vital organs. Trump TiesDonald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, has featured in the advertising of various brands.
Sony's PlayStation: The newest social justice pretender pandering to the Chinese government
Sony wants its American PlayStation users to know that it supports social justice and Black Lives Matter. The company also has a message for its Hong Kong users: Don’t badmouth the Chinese Communist Party. This comes shortly after Sony released a Black Lives Matter theme for free on the PlayStation Store ahead of its PlayStation 5 release. Sony updated terms of service for PlayStation accounts in Hong Kong, likely in response to the new laws there. The company recently applied for U.S. approval to continue supplying products to Huawei, the beleaguered Chinese telecommunications company that serves as an arm of the Chinese government.
Trump tried to bribe my daughter-in-law
You have to give it to Donald Trump: he never stops trying. It is a pretty impressive bribe, and it pays out, I believe, to every American who earns less than $50,000 a year. The entry said that the British government’s response to the Bengal famine when he was prime minister was ‘heavily criticised’. It also said that he wrote to his successor, Clement Attlee, in 1947, to oppose the independence of India. He was indeed heavily criticised over the Bengal famine.
Australia’s National Rugby Team Refuses to Take a Knee for Black Lives Matter
(Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)Australia’s National Rugby Team Refuses to Take a Knee for Black Lives Matter'This is about honouring our Indigenous people'Australia’s national rugby team, the Australian Wallabies, have decided not to kneel during the national anthem to support for the Black Lives Matter movement, after a unanimous vote by the players. No other national Australian sports team dons an Indigenous jersey. Rugby Australia, the governing body of rugby union in Australia, supported the decision. “Rugby Australia and the Wallabies condemn any form of racism or discrimination and also acknowledge that we are still on the path to reconciliation,” Rugby Australia interim CEO Rob Clarke said on Friday, according to rugby.com.au. Rugby Australia and the Wallabies are incredibly proud to wear it, what it means and who it represents.
Dem candidate Cori Bush responds to backlash after calling to 'defund the Pentagon'
Missouri Democratic congressional candidate Cori Bush vehemently defended her recent call to “defund the Pentagon” and slammed her critics as ignorant. “Donald Trump Jr. and Kevin McCarthy are attacking me. “As a Black woman running for office, I’m used to these kinds of attacks. Ignorance is the Trump administration *INCREASING* the Pentagon budget by more than $100 billion since he was elected,” she added. I’m going to Congress to build a country they’ll be proud of.”Sign up for Daily Newsletters Manage NewslettersCopyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.
Brett Favre: ‘Fans Clearly Do Not Want Political Messaging Mixed with Their Sports’
During a Wednesday town hall, Green Bay Packers star Bret Favre and President Donald Trump spoke about the need to keep politics out of professional sports. That friend turned out to be former Packers quarterback Brett Favre who noted that the NFL has struggled to get fans to tune into their woke games this season, the Washington Post reported. The ultra-woke NBA has also indulged constant political activity on and off the court. And even Major League Baseball jettisoned its decades-old reticence to get political by going all-in for the Black Lives Matter agenda. Trump replied, saying that fans are tired of being beat over the head with leftist politics.
The Latest: Trump revels in Biden’s comments on oil industry
President Donald Trump is trying to keep the focus on Democrat Joe Biden’s comments in the final presidential debate about supporting a “transition” away from oil in favor of renewable energyThe Latest: Trump revels in Biden’s comments on oil industryThe Associated PressWASHINGTONWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):8:45 p.m.President Donald Trump is trying to keep the focus on Democrat Joe Biden’s comments in the final presidential debate about supporting a “transition” away from oil in favor of renewable energy. Trump, making a campaign swing through Florida on Friday, reveled in Biden’s remarks, saying voters in Texas, Pennsylvania and other states wouldn’t like them. Read more:— Trump, Biden lawyer up, brace for White House legal battle— Battleground states’ postal delays persist with mail voting underway— Vision 2020: What happens if the US election is contested? ___12:15 p.m.Sen. Kamala Harris is clarifying Joe Biden’s comments during the last presidential debate about transitioning away from the oil industry, saying he won’t ban the oil extraction technique called fracking. Republicans seized on Biden’s answer to again claim that his policies would have damaging implications for the oil and gas industry.
Blue State Blues: Nine Things to Vote Against
The story proves Joe Biden lied when he claimed he never discussed his son’s business interests. There is no proof Flynn lied to them, but that’s what he was prosecuted for, simply as a way to undermine Trump. It was one of the most egregious violations of civil liberties in recent American history, yet the left applauded it and the civil rights establishment said nothing. If they win an election after a summer of violent efforts to achieve political change, we can expect more in future. If Democrats win in 2020, they will keep forcing their racial obsession on our society.
Australia's National Rugby Team Refuses to Kneel for BLM
Australia’s national rugby team will not take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after a unanimous vote by the players, insisting they were not interested in making political statements. Coach Dave Rennie said the idea of kneeling during the national anthem was discussed by the players and they voted against becoming the first Australian national sporting team to do so. A rugby fan has been banned from his club's stadium for praising a girl who refused to "take the knee" and criticizing "Marxist extremism and intimidation." I think it could be divisive.”The issue of embracing BLM calls to take a knee before kick off is not new to rugby. I can’t support that,” said the player in an interview with the ‘The Good, The Bad & The Rugby’ podcast quoted by the Christian Institute.
Trump: ‘I Am the Least Racist Person in this Room’
“I am the least racist person in this room,” declared President Donald Trump, several times, during Thursday’s presidential debate with Joe Biden. Mr. President, you’ve described the Black Lives Matter movement as a symbol of hate. And that was my first glimpse of Black Lives Matter. I am the least racist person in this room. Its makes me sad because I am the least racist person — I can’t even see the audience because it’s so dark, but I don’t care who’s in the audience — I’m the least racist person in this room.
***Live Updates*** Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden in Final Presidential Debate
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will face off on Thursday evening in the final 2020 presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee. CNN: Biden 53, Trump 39Data Progress: Biden 52, Trump 41US Politics: Biden 52, Trump 39 And the unscientific CNN North Carolina "undecided voter" panel which with Biden 9, Trump 0, a Draw 2. Biden claims Trump said the problem with the Crime Bill was there were not enough people in jail. Trump claims Biden will close it down if one person in the bureaucracy says close it down. Trump says “it’s going away” and “we’re rounding the turn.” Trump claims a vaccine will come within weeks.
MAGA Hats Allowed in California Polling Places
Hats and clothing bearing the slogan “Make America Great Again,” or MAGA, will be allowed in polling places in California because they do not advocate specifically for any particular presidential candidate. The Los Angeles Times pointed out the contradiction Thursday: supporters of Joe Biden cannot wear their campaign swag, most of which includes the candidate’s name, but Trump supporters can wear anything that says “MAGA.”The Times cited state election officials, and regulations issued last month — which note that slogans like “Black Lives Matter” and “Build Back Better” would be allowed — just like MAGA and “Keep America Great” (KAG):
Facebook Releases Report on Fight Against ‘Inauthentic Behavior’
Social media giant Facebook has outlined its efforts to fight “inauthentic behavior” on the platform. The company claims that financial gain is the primary motivator for what it describes as “an effort to mislead people.”In a recently released “inauthentic behavior” report, Facebook outlined some of its recent attempts to prevent the spread of misinformation across its platform. Facebook defines inauthentic behavior as “an effort to mislead people or Facebook about the popularity of content, the purpose of a community (i.e.Groups, Pages, Events), or the identity of the people behind it. It also includes behaviors designed to mislead Facebook and evade the controls and limits we place on the use of our platforms.”Facebook claims that financial motivation is the primary driver behind inauthentic behavior. Facebook claims that those engaging in inauthentic behavior “often use hot-button issues and other spammy lures.
Watch: BLM Occupies Seattle Trader Joe’s Demanding 15 Percent to Black Communities
Black Lives Matter protesters pushed their way into a Seattle Trader Joe’s demanding the company give “15 percent at least.” The group has repeated the tactic of harassing the store’s staff and customers over the past few months. A video tweeted Thursday night shows a large group of BLM activists entering a Seattle Trader Joe’s store. BLM protesters rush inside a Trader Joe’s again in Seattle. For weeks, they’ve been protesting the grocery store and telling them to give money to black communities. Earlier this month, BLM activists invaded another Trader Joe’s in Seattle by forcing their way through the door.
NBA Fans Just Beat Cancel Culture With Their Second Vote
But why else would Silvers risk alienating players, fans, and the left-leaning sports press by saying anything negative about Black Lives Matter? The NBA has spent a season devoted to dividing us...exactly the intent of the communist organization Black Lives Matter. BLM wants to tear down the nuclear family – a problem which has plagued Americans, especially black Americans for decades. Fatherless and motherless families are devastating to children, yet BLM wants to create a cycle of poverty and strife. Defeating the NBA season of virtual signaling is not going to do much to stem the tide of cancel culture on its own.
Fact check: Claims of nationwide protests affecting Biden's poll performance lack context
Roughly two-thirds of respondents to a USA TODAY/Ipsos poll said they believed protesters and counter-protesters have laid siege to U.S. cities. Some political analysts observed a drop in Biden's polling numbers from early summer — when social justice protests were widespread — to late August. The Aug. 23 shooting by police of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, incited protests throughout the city. He suggested incidents of rioting correlated with negative polling outcomes for Biden, according to the Los Angeles Times. A connection between "totally organic, nationwide rioting" and Biden's poll numbers cannot be determined.
FBI to assist probe into police shooting of Black couple in Illinois
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to assist an Illinois state investigation into a police shooting that killed an unarmed Black man and wounded his girlfriend and triggered protests in the city of Waukegan, an official said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A view outside the Lake County Courthouse is seen following the Kenosha, Wisconsin shooting of protesters, in Waukegan, Illinois, U.S. August 26, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen MaturenLake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim said he asked the Department of Justice for help reviewing the Oct. 20 shooting, which left 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette dead and has been under investigation by state police. “I have been advised that they have agreed to do so,” Nerheim said of the Justice Department, which oversees the FBI. McLemore, founder of the Lake County chapter of Black Lives Matter, said he had been calling for the DOJ to take over the probe to make it more objective.
FBI to assist probe into police shooting of Black couple in Illinois
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to assist an Illinois state investigation into a police shooting that killed an unarmed Black man and wounded his girlfriend and triggered protests in the city of Waukegan, an official said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A view outside the Lake County Courthouse is seen following the Kenosha, Wisconsin shooting of protesters, in Waukegan, Illinois, U.S. August 26, 2020. “I have been advised that they have agreed to do so,” Nerheim said of the Justice Department, which oversees the FBI. McLemore, founder of the Lake County chapter of Black Lives Matter, said he had been calling for the DOJ to take over the probe to make it more objective. Satrese Stallworth, a relative of Stinnette and a spokesperson for the family, said Williams was driving and suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen and wrist.
‘Honor the ancestors’: Harris appeals directly to Black men
“I’m not going to tell anybody, including Black men, that they’re supposed to vote for us. We need to earn that vote,” Harris told a roundtable of Black men in one of several stops across Atlanta, the Democratic base of Georgia, an emerging battleground state. But Harris, the first Black woman on a major party’s national ticket, said Trump’s pitch is rooted in “spinning” and misrepresenting her record and the Democratic ticket’s proposals. ADVERTISEMENT“Joe Biden has the ability to say the words ‘Black Lives Matter,’ unlike that other fella,” Harris told a group of students from Atlanta’s historically Black college campuses. “Yes, I decided to go up the rough side of the mountain, as we say in church,” Harris told him, framing her career choice as a conscious decision to change a “flawed” system from within.
Moderator Kristen Welker Won The Presidential Debate
NBC News correspondent Kristen Welker moderated the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday. She asked Trump about his “zero tolerance” border policy, which separated thousands of migrant children from their families. “So how will these families ever be reunited?” Welker asked the president. At one point, Welker asked Trump to explain some of the ways he has responded to the Black Lives Matter movement. “Kristen Welker is putting on a master class in how to moderate a presidential debate,” tweeted Philip Rucker, White House bureau chief for The Washington Post.
Selena Gomez Shares November’s Most Important Accessory
As much press as the latest ugly sneaker or mini-purse may get this November, there is only one accessory that genuinely matters: The “I Voted” sticker. An easy way to show you’ve done your civic duty and remind followers to do the same, it pops up every time an election rolls around. 2020’s presidential race is the most important one in recent memory (or at least since 2016’s), and as such, stars have been spreading the word every way they can. This afternoon on Instagram, Selena Gomez sent the message to the 194 million people who follow her on the platform. Gomez let them know that she’d just filled out her ballot for the upcoming election and linked to voter resources non-profit, When We All Vote so everyone could do the same.
Racist Karen Tries to Tackle Black Lives Matter Homeowner, Gets Hosed Down
A belligerent woman stopped her car to scream racist buzzwords at a homeowner who showed passive support for Black Lives Matter. But when one woman drove through an Austin, Texas neighborhood and saw a Black Lives Matter flag, she didn't just become livid -- she acted out. Her rant included screeches of "white lives matter." Some people's knee-jerk reaction to hearing "Black Lives Matter" is to retort with "all lives matter," a phrase invented solely for the purpose of drowning out BLM. But "white lives matter" isn't a dogwhistle.
Sister Wives Drama: Mykelti Brown Admits to Firing Her Own Brother!
For many months now, we've documented the drama between Kody Brown and his Sister Wives. But let's move away from the actual Sister Wives for a moment and focus instead on the many kids Kody has created with these Sister Wives. Specifically, Mykelti and Paedon Brown. He legit Insta messaged me once to let me know that black lives don’t matter.”And Gwendlyn replied: “Not surprised. And there’s more black on black violence than there is any other violence.
How COVID-19 has changed voting, from drive-in rallies to mail-in ballot tracking
This time around, we are focusing directly on Black voters. We are taking the time to remind Black voters why our vote is so important, and to remind Black voters how necessary it is to get to the polls, and to remind Black voters our vote is being consistently suppressed and depressed, and there’s a reason for that. Its tools include TurboVote, which simplifies complex election processes for voters, and Ballot Scout, a tracking service for mail-in ballots. It’s a lot better than it was back in March, April, May, and June, when the [COVID-19] numbers were really, really high. People really care about our country, man; they really, really care about our democracy.
Bubba Wallace is unapologetic in striking new Root Insurance ad
One of the few drivers that people who don’t follow NASCAR can name is Bubba Wallace, and he’s never even won a major race. But it’s off the track where Wallace has really grabbed headlines, primarily for bringing an anti-racist stand to an overwhelmingly white sport. All of this is to say you’d have to drive pretty far to find a more polarizing figure in NASCAR than Bubba Wallace. In a new ad for Root Insurance, the brand embraces that dynamic unapologetically. “Early on, we homed in on the part of his story that made him known beyond NASCAR —President Trump tweeting at him in June asking if he had apologized yet,” says Ruoff.
Managing a Team with Conflicting Political Views
What the Experts SayIn a typical election years, managing a team with opposing political views is not easy or straightforward. Leading a team of people with dissimilar political stripes requires a “robust understanding and appreciation of different perspectives,” says Opie. Talking about your political views with a team member is complicated by the power dynamic: You’re their boss. Don’tBan political conversations. Over the course of her 25-year career, Susy Dunn has managed a number of teams that had divergent political views.
A Powerful Ad From This Insurance Challenger Supports Bubba Wallace and His Drive for Social Change
Root Insurance, an upstart auto insurance brand, drew a line in the sand earlier this year by committing to dropping credit scores in pricing by 2025. For decades, using one’s financial history has been a major way that insurance companies calculate rates. To announce a new partnership with Nascar driver Bubba Wallace, Root Insurance launched a powerful campaign, “Unapologetic.”“Root Insurance is doing what is right and making insurance more fair, and I will be proud to drive a car with their colors next season,” said Wallace, who joins the newly established Michael Jordan racing team. Of Afro-Latino descent, Walker worked closely with Wallace and explained how the creative direction, based in truth, was built. The power of Bubba Wallace’s story is that he is standing for change and standing for what is right.”
Q&A: How Mitzi Okou Founded Where Are the Black Designers? to Promote Diversity and Equity
Where are the Black designers? The months of protests have illuminated race-based disparities in all sectors of life, and designers are fighting to close the opportunity gap for Black designers by calling out white design companies for supporting Black Lives Matter but not actually hiring Black people in their agencies. Where are the Black Designers? (WATBD) is a conference-turned-organization created in June by Mitzi Okou and Garrett Albury, designers at HP and Capital One, respectively. Conversations about inclusivity in design date back to the ’80s, with Cheryl D. Miller’s essay Black Designers Missing in Action starting important conversations.
How Walmart Plans to Become a Force for Good
“When you are as big as we are there is an opportunity—and I’d say a responsibility—to use our size and our scale and our power as a force for good,” William White, Walmart’s CMO, said during his address at this year’s ANA Masters of Marketing conference. “How we delivered shared value over the past six decades has changed as our customers’ needs have changed and the world has changed,” he said. White also noted that Walmart was the first retailer to open its stores in the flood zone to ensure community members had access to essential items. That initial response served as a rough blueprint for how Walmart has come to the aid of communities affected by the wildfires raging out west, White said. “Lee said in fact they are one and the same.”That’s when Walmart “went on the record” with progressive environmental goals, White said.
Addressing Racism, Word by Word
Member Free 5 Free Articles per month, $6.95/article thereafter. As protests against racism have filled streets across the country this year, I’ve been hearing from businesses looking for ways to navigate these controversial times. We want a language that “others” racism to those horrible people over there, but never ourselves. subscribe Please enter a valid email address Thank you for signing up Privacy PolicyPeople also recoil against the concept of systemic racism. Even the terms diversity and inclusion can mean different things to different people.
A D.C. poster exhibit aims to get out the vote, displaying political imagery days before the election
Towery, 68, joins several artists whose work is now emblazoned on posters included in “Good Trouble/UDecide,” a part-virtual D.C. exhibition of poster art encouraging people to vote. The exhibit includes images selected from hundreds of artists who submitted their work for consideration, illustrating text provided by the organizers. Wells, the founder and executive director of the California-based Center for the Study of Political Graphics, said she became interested in political posters in the 1980s during a trip to Nicaragua. Of political street art, she said, “You’re not going to a museum to see a Picasso. “It seems that the election is going to be as much about how many people vote as who they vote for,” he said.
Black moderates fear losing power in D.C. with younger, Whiter electorate
ADModerate Black leaders including former mayor Vincent C. Gray have rallied behind independent Marcus Goodwin, 31, as a next-generation Black centrist. “Black voters want their voices to be heard. Left-wing D.C. activists agree they need more Black Washingtonians in their ranks. AD“As Black voters, there’s a comfort when we see a familiar face,” he said in an interview. “But at the same time, that doesn’t mean they are there for you.”Left-wing activists say they have lifted up Black liberals, too.
More protests planned over police shooting of Black couple in Illinois
(Reuters) - Demonstrators will assemble for a second time on Saturday in Waukegan, Illinois, to demand answers about a police shooting that killed an unarmed Black man and wounded his girlfriend, a local organizer said. FILE PHOTO: A view outside the Lake County Courthouse is seen following the Kenosha, Wisconsin shooting of protesters, in Waukegan, Illinois, U.S. August 26, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen MaturenMore than a hundred people marched in Waukegan on Thursday to protest the Oct. 20 shooting which left 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette dead. Waukegan is a city in Lake County about 45 miles (72 km) north of Chicago. “He was an unarmed passenger in the car,” Stallworth said.
More protests planned over police shooting of Black couple in Illinois
(Reuters) - Demonstrators will assemble for a second time on Saturday in Waukegan, Illinois, to demand answers about a police shooting that killed an unarmed Black man and wounded his girlfriend, a local organizer said. FILE PHOTO: A view outside the Lake County Courthouse is seen following the Kenosha, Wisconsin shooting of protesters, in Waukegan, Illinois, U.S. August 26, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Maturen/File PhotoMore than a hundred people marched in Waukegan on Thursday to protest the Oct. 20 shooting which left 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette dead. Waukegan is a city in Lake County about 45 miles (72 km) north of Chicago. “He was an unarmed passenger in the car,” Stallworth said.
‘GLOW’ star says Season 4 would’ve showed ‘women of color taking their power back’
But change was expected with Season 4, starting with the storylines of the hit series’ characters of color. And I think that was so beautiful, and something that you never see between six women on a show. We were individually feeling these similar feelings about being women of color on a show where diversity was the word that was marketing the show. we’re all women of color, but … I’m Latinx, and I have a different experience than Ellen [Wong], who’s Cambodian. We realized that a majority of our women of color were Black, and we started by reaching out to them first.
5 things to know about Maria Bakalova, the ‘Borat’ star from that Giuliani scene
Sacha Baron Cohen is still effectively duping Americans into embarrassing stunts. And he does much of it in the just-released “Borat” sequel with the help of Maria Bakalova, the actress you may already know from her “sexy-time” scene with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani. Here are some things to know about the young actress, who is introduced to American audiences as Borat’s 15-year-old daughter in the film— a.k.a. Baron Cohen, a producer on “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” selected Bakalova from more than 600 women around the world who auditioned for Tutar. She felt safe with Baron Cohen during the infamous Giuliani sceneAlso on Friday, during a joint appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Bakalova thanked Baron Cohen for interrupting her now-infamous exchange with the former New York City mayor.
Dear Blago, I am not your ‘homie’
Dear Blago, I am not your “homie.”And for that matter, Dear Republican Party, Donald Trump and various Trump homies now going to and fro, seeking whom you may devour — I mean, trolling desperately for Black male votes — neither am I your Negro. Hell, if Trump had granted me early release from the federal slammer, he’d have my vote — and my loyalty — for life. And what’s up with this apparent sudden focus on courting the Black male vote for Trump? As a lukewarm, lifelong Black male Democrat, please allow me to respond in the vernacular: “My man, y’all barkin’ up the wrong tree. If he is not a racist, the racists think he’s racist.
Tracking Viral Misinformation Ahead of the 2020 Election
Daily Distortions Tracking Viral Misinformation Ahead of the 2020 Election Every day, Times reporters will chronicle and debunk false and misleading information that is going viral online. In the preceding 30-day period, Mr. Trump got 39 million likes and comments, while Mr. Biden got 13 million. One bright spot for Mr. Biden is Twitter, where the former vice president has been performing well of late. Another platform where Mr. Biden has beaten Mr. Trump? In total, voting-by-mail rumors have topped election misinformation this year, according to a September analysis by the media insights company Zignal Labs.
Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Hospitalizations Are Up 40 Percent in Last Month as Cases Near Peak
ET Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Hospitalizations Are Up 40 Percent in Last Month as Cases Near Peak More than 75,000 new cases were reported in the United States on Thursday, the second-highest daily total nationwide since the pandemic began. Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker A look at all the vaccines that have reached trials in humans. — Katherine J. Wu andOn college campuses, virus cases keep climbing. While many New Yorkers feel that Mr. Trump has turned his back on the city, the feeling is mutual with Mr. Trump. —Istanbul has 40 percent of Turkey’s virus cases, a top official reports.
Meghan Markle's Friend Jessica Mulroney Claps Back at 'A—Holes': 'Pardon My French'
Jessica Mulroney is celebrating after "a few rough months." "After a few rough months, something to FINALLY celebrate," Jessica, a close friend of Meghan Markle's, captioned the post. Image zoom Jessica Mulroney and Ben Mulroney Jess Mulroney InstagramAlthough Mulroney didn't say what she was celebrating, she responded to a comment to clarify that the couple wasn't marking a wedding anniversary. Image zoom Jessica Mulroney, Sasha Exeter George Pimentel/Getty;Mulroney publicly apologized in a comment on Exeter's video — but the following day, Exeter shared a screenshot of a private message from Mulroney in which she alluded to an intent to sue for libel. Mulroney then shared a statement on Instagram apologizing and announcing a break from social media.
Chelsea Handler Reacts to 50 Cent's Support of Donald Trump as He Says It's 'Affecting My Love Life’
"I love ya Gator, don’t let Trump and Joe Biden come between us girl," the rapper and actor wrote back to Handler on social mediaChelsea Handler Reacts to 50 Cent's Support of Donald Trump as He Says It's 'Affecting My Love Life’Chelsea Handler is giving her two cents on 50 Cent's support of President Donald Trump. Earlier this week, the 45-year-old rapper, actor and entrepreneur posted a message on Twitter where he called on his fans to support Trump, 74, in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. "Oh my God this is effecting my love life now," 50 Cent responded. 50 Cent's support of Trump during his re-election campaign comes after he has been less effusive about Trump in the past. "I didn't do it because I didn't know if I could fix the damage," 50 Cent said at the time.
Watch Debunking Election and Social Media Myths | Wired Video | CNE | Wired.com
TranscriptRussia is by far the most advanced foreign adversarysending manipulative messages over social media. I'm here to debunk some myths about the roleof social media in elections,and specifically in the upcoming election of 2020. There are also a number of myths surrounding votingthat are spreading on social media. Most recently we've been focused on the potential disastersthat social media can create in our world,but it's important notto forget about the tremendous potentialfor promise that social media can also bring. These kinds of social movementscan really be accelerated by social media.
The Left and the Right Speak Different Languages—Literally
Liberals and conservatives often seem to speak different languages. A new study using artificial intelligence says that is now literally true. The researchers found that people on opposing sides of the political divide often use different words to express similar ideas. Photograph: Erik McGregor/Getty ImagesIn the case of politically tinged comments, the researchers found that different words occupy a similar place in the lexicon of each community. But Morteza Dehghani, an associate professor at the University of Southern California who studies social media using computational methods, finds the approach problematic.
This Is Us creator explains how the pandemic and Black Lives Matter will factor into season 5
What do I want for my family and for the world right now? "Our show has different characters in different stages of life, older characters battling illness," says Fogelman. Some people are wildly affected in different ways about what's going on in the world right now. There's also the reality of our world right now. That same philosophy applies to the other game-changing event of 2020: the Black Lives Matter movement.
'This Is Us' creator teases season 5, 'whoa!' moment in premiere
“Our show is going to be covering a lot of ground in our big two-part season premiere. It's going to be a journey to get there, and that's going to be a lot of the season. “We have a couple of [characters] this season that play big roles in our family's lives,” he says. But with the world as it is — with the pandemic able to shut down Hollywood again at any time — Fogelman & Co. are taking things episode by episode. “It feels like a big, gigantic episode with a couple really big reveals and moments that I think will have people talking, ‘Wait, whoa!
‘I Voted’ Stickers for Everyone Who Needs One
What these voters need is I VOTED stickers. For the sticker design, I used “vote finish” as my version of the English “I voted” stickers. By connecting the words together, the sticker also visually resembles how you would sign “vote” in ASL. Art: Amy Sherald• Amy Sherald: In my lifetime I’ve experienced my share of prejudice and racism. Art: Shepard Fairey• Shepard Fairey: Our votes determine the policies that impact our lives directly and shape our society.
Norwood Young and His L.A. House With 19 David Statues
), Norwood Young, who put 16 statues of Michelangelo’s David in his front yard (with another three on the roof) and was hated by his Hancock Park neighbors for it. He’s since moved to Bangkok, where his next venture is the Hollywood Soul Supper Club. So I decided I was going to create a brand, which I’ve successfully done, called Hollywood Soul. Hollywood Soul will be consciously aware and the catalyst for keeping Bangkok in tune with the soul culture. My club will be Hollywood all day long because Hollywood Soul.
Honoring Her Wish
“I wish I were passionate about bankruptcy law, you know?” she joked. What do you think about the fact that her wish has not been respected? I think she was more hopeful that it would be respected than I ever was, so I’m not particularly surprised. And that the personal friendship didn’t materially change, in the realm of jurisprudence, the way things happened. I mean, I don’t think anyone seriously questions that the militants had a certain role to play in the Black civil-rights movement.
Honoring Her Wish
“I wish I were passionate about bankruptcy law, you know?” she joked. What do you think about the fact that her wish has not been respected? I think she was more hopeful that it would be respected than I ever was, so I’m not particularly surprised. And that the personal friendship didn’t materially change, in the realm of jurisprudence, the way things happened. I mean, I don’t think anyone seriously questions that the militants had a certain role to play in the Black civil-rights movement.
Highlights From the Final Trump-Biden Debate
The snap polls showed pretty consistent results:BREAKING: Based on our snap poll of 772 likely voters who watched tonight's debate, 52% say Joe Biden won the debate overall. pic.twitter.com/kyP3D9rqsg — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 23, 2020"You shared a video of a man yelling 'White Power'"Trump nods. — Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) October 23, 2020Biden: He says we’re learning to live with it. -- Biden pic.twitter.com/GNCjszbZSc — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 23, 202073,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Thursday:Our daily update is published. pic.twitter.com/dzu0VTUoLn — The COVID Tracking Project (@COVID19Tracking) October 22, 2020The last Trump-Biden debate (and possibly the last-ever Trump debate) has begunTrump enters without a mask.
Militias Pose High Risk of Election Violence, New Report Says
Far-right militias are more active, and more dangerous, and they’re growing at a disturbing clip. Though far-right militia groups aren’t ideologically monolithic, they do share some common beliefs and tactics, and anti-lockdown protests have become important sites of activity. Black Lives Matter protests have become another catalyst for far-right violence — and law enforcement is often little help. That shift coincides with another, related trend: Militia activity is increasing as law enforcement consolidates into an armed pro-Trump bloc. From these facts we can draw an unfortunate conclusion: Militia groups aren’t just becoming more common and more violent, they’re becoming more acceptable.
Waukegan mayor urges calm from residents after police shooting of young Black couple
An Illinois mayor pleaded for calm from residents of his town after police opened fire on an unarmed Black couple, according to reports. "Yes, I'm nervous. I'm nervous because there's a lot of uncertainty out there, there's a lot of rumors flying around. I'm nervous for Waukegan. "That officer exited his vehicle and the vehicle that he was investigating began to reverse toward the officer," Waukegan Police Department Commander Edgar Navarro alleged.
Nigerian president acknowledges ‘many lives’ lost but doesn’t mention shootings by soldiers
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — “Many lives have been lost” in Nigeria’s unrest, the president’s office announced Friday, as the government said days of peaceful protests over police abuses had been hijacked by thugs. President Muhammadu Buhari’s comments came during a meeting with former heads of state on how to address some of Nigeria’s worst unrest in years. Soldiers remained in parts of Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, as a 24-hour curfew remained in place. A witness of Tuesday night’s deadly shooting, 33-year-old Isaiah Abor, ventured out anyway to visit the scene where solders had opened fire. If the protests have been hijacked by hoodlums, then Nigerian youth should not give up the struggle and instead should “go back and re-strategize,” said Seriki Muritala with the National Youth Parliament.
Tracking Viral Misinformation Ahead of the 2020 Election
Daily Distortions Tracking Viral Misinformation Ahead of the 2020 Election Every day, Times reporters will chronicle and debunk false and misleading information that is going viral online. In the preceding 30-day period, Mr. Trump got 39 million likes and comments, while Mr. Biden got 13 million. Another platform where Mr. Biden has beaten Mr. Trump? The most viral article on social media this week was one that social media companies tried to stop from going viral. ET By Now Circulating on Social Media: 4 Election Falsehoods Falsehoods about election interference are swirling online, stoking calls for violence on Election Day.
As early voting begins in NY, Trump factor looms over congressional races
New Yorkers can begin to cast ballots in person Oct. 24 at early voting sites to help decide at least five contested congressional races across the state as well vote their preference for president and other contests. Other races to watch:The contest in Long Island’s 2nd Congressional District to replace popular Republican Rep. Peter King, who is retiring after three decades of service. GOP incumbent Rep. Lee Zeldin vs. Nancy Goroff, a Stony Brook University scientist in Suffolk’s 1st Congressional District. In the 22nd Congressional District upstate: a rematch between first-term incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi and the Republican incumbent he defeated in 2018, Claudia Tenney. It’s another rematch in the Syracuse region’s 24th Congressional District between GOP incumbent Rep. John Katko and Democratic challenger Dana Balter.
Opinion | I wanted to make doubly sure my Florida vote counted, so I did it in person. Nervously.
I’m hoping there won’t be too many people arriving to vote in person at 6:30, in the pitch dark. I’m afraid they won’t let me surrender it, it’s so wet and ragged. Or they’ll let me surrender it, but then won’t let me vote because the capital G in my signature doesn’t look like it did when I registered to vote at age 21. It is essential that every vote that can be counted get counted this year. And all because one man has done everything he could to make people worry that their mail-in ballots won’t be delivered or won’t be counted.
Film depicts Black Lives Matter, #MeToo as new feminist wave
This image released by PBS shows activist and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors during the filming of the documentary “Not Done: Women Remaking America,” debuting Tuesday on PBS stations. (PBS via AP)This image released by PBS shows activist and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors during the filming of the documentary “Not Done: Women Remaking America,” debuting Tuesday on PBS stations. The film depicts a powerful female-driven advocacy, one represented by Black Lives Matter, #MeToo and other 21st-century movements that have built on and transcended past efforts. “There is a newfound language around who gets to claim feminism,” Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors says in the film debuting Tuesday on PBS (check local stations for time). Black women, black queer and trans folks are disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system, by policing, by issues of safety, violence, and harm,” Garza says in the film.
Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the nation in recent days but without mentioning the shootings of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday night that prompted international outrage. The shootings have been widely condemned but Buhari did not speak of them at all during his Thursday address, instead urging calm. But on Tuesday night security forces fired without warning into crowds of thousands of protesters singing Nigeria’s national anthem, killing 12, Amnesty said. But on Tuesday night security forces fired without warning into crowds of thousands of protesters singing Nigeria's national anthem, killing 12, Amnesty said. "We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces.
Nigeria says 51 civilians, 18 security forces dead in unrest
Soldiers remained in parts of Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, as a 24-hour curfew remained in place. If the protests have been hijacked, then Nigerian youth should not give up the struggle and instead should “go back and re-strategize,” said Seriki Muritala with the National Youth Parliament. But an angry crowd shouted at him over the unrest as officials toured burned-out vehicles and the sacked palace of a Lagos ceremonial leader. Opulence and grinding poverty are in close contact in Lagos, a city of some 20 million, and the inequality sharpens Nigerians' grievances. After questioning by police, the mourners were allowed to continue, to go on and bury the dead.
Texas Boogaloo Fired AK at Minneapolis Police Precinct, Feds Say
Boogaloo members have had a visible and sustained presence at racial justice protests this year. According to a criminal complaint, Hunter and other members of his Boogaloo group traveled to the Minneapolis protests, in part to rally their cause. Boog flags are in the air, and the national network is going off,” one member of the group allegedly posted to social media ahead of the trip. “Go go go,” Hunter allegedly messaged Carrillo four hours after the killing, which took place two days after Hunter allegedly fired into the police station. After another Boogaloo adherent’s arrest, Hunter allegedly said he would start “killing people” in retaliation.
'A flat-out lie': Breonna Taylor attorneys seek new prosecutor after jurors speak out
“The grand jury did not have homicide offenses explained to them. The grand jury never heard anything about those laws. “The facts have been examined, and a grand jury comprised of our peers and fellow citizens has made a decision.”The public later heard a very different version. “The prosecutor is not there to run the grand jury. In fact, if the grand jury wanted to, they had the authority — but nobody ever told them this — to kick the prosecutor out.
Voters could remove racist phrases from Alabama Constitution
Alabama voters once again have the chance to remove the racist language of Jim Crow from the state’s constitution, which was approved in 1901 to enshrine white supremacy as state law. AdvertisementAn amendment would clear the way for excising language from the constitution that bans mixed-race marriages, allows poll taxes, and mandates school segregation. It would also remove duplicate sections from the heavily amended document and put related items all in one section. Voters in neighboring Mississippi will decide on a replacement for the Confederate-themed state flag, and Rhode Island voters will decide whether to remove a reference to plantations from the state’s official name. AdvertisementTwo decades ago, Alabama voters voted to repeal an unenforceable section of the constitution that made it illegal for Black and white people to marry.
Confederate statue removed and voters could remove racist phrases from Alabama Constitution
Following the removal of a Confederate monument from a county courthouse, Alabama voters now have the chance to eliminate racist Jim Crow language from the state's constitution. Early Friday, a group of onlookers cheered as a crew removed the 115-year-old Confederate monument which stood outside Huntsville, Alabama's Madison County Courthouse. In the wake of the statue's removal, Alabama voters will now have the opportunity to remove the racist language that was written into the Alabama state constitution, which was approved in 1901 to enshrine white supremacy as state law. On November 3, Alabama voters will be able to vote whether to remove segregation-era language from the state constitution. Two decades ago, Alabama voters voted to repeal an unenforceable section of the constitution that made it illegal for Black and white people to marry.
US Election 2020: Beverly Hills businesses told to board up windows
Beverly Hills business owners have been told to board up their windows by the local police department, as officials expect rioting throughout Los Angeles following the presidential election results, according to a text message obtained by DailyMail.com. Beverly Hills has recently been a site for Trump supporters to gather, as they've been hosting rallies in the city every Saturday until Election Day. The text message reads in full: 'The BHPD strongly suggests that all Rodeo Drive businesses board up on Monday, 11/2. Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, noticed police chiefs around the country were extending shifts before Election Day. Trump memorably told the Proud Boys, a white supremacist group, to 'stand by' during the first presidential debate.
The Future of the Democratic Party Goes Through This District
More from Alexander SammonNow, Strickland, the former mayor of Tacoma, is aiming for higher office herself, running for an open House slot in Washington’s Tenth District, a solid blue seat in a broadly Democratic state. Strickland and Doglio approximate the two poles of Democratic politics in both Washington state and the nation broadly. This election cycle has seen a profound shift in the role of the Chamber of Commerce within Democratic politics. “I cannot think of a clearer contrast between the two wings of the Democratic Party,” said Miller. This cycle has seen Jamaal Bowman and Cori Bush added to their ranks as Black Lives Matter activists; Washington state now has a chance to send one of its own.
Indy 20th Anniversary Video: Kiara Thomas
In celebration of our 20th year of publishing, we took on the endeavor of recording some of our favorite contributors explain what The Indy means to them. Kiara Thomas interned with The Indypendent in the summer of 2020. During her internship, she covered the George Floyd/Black Lives Matter protests that inundated the streets of New York City on a daily basis. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Indypendent is still standing but it’s not easy. Make a recurring or one-time donation today or subscribe to our monthly print edition and get every copy sent straight to your home.
America’s greatest athletes are standing up, calling this country to change
| Ashley Landis/APThe greatest athletes in America are standing up for justice at a critical time. Despite unprecedented, multiracial demonstrations across the country protesting police violence against African Americans, the horrors keep on coming. Now America’s greatest athletes are standing up, calling this country to change. When LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and the Miami Heat players stood up in response to the death of Trayvon Martin, Americans across the country took notice. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used his gifts and platform to change the culture.
Trump is white supremacy’s symbol, but the fight against it goes beyond him
Trump is a symbol of white supremacy, but he's not the source. A recent report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) states that white supremacist groups are the single most dangerous domestic extremist threat to the nation. The president painted these undocumented workers as criminals taking the jobs of (white) workers, justifying his ghastly treatment of them. White supremacy has played a key role, since the days of the 13 colonies, in helping create the conditions that have kept labor cheap. I don’t have the answers, but I do know that white supremacist extremist terror cannot be ignored.
Trump offers lies, distortions, and excuses during last debate
Leaving behind Trump and his lies: Democratic nominee Joe Biden didn't take the bait from President Trump at Thursday's final presidential debate. On almost all the issues taken up during the debate, Trump rolled out a long list of false statements including distortions, dog whistles, and lies. The lies and distortions encompassed everything from progress on the availability of a coronavirus vaccine to the role of the Black Lives Matter movement. One was on a key issue for low-income workers and workers of color: Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. And those projects’ and retrofits’ workers, Biden added, in a nod to construction workers, “would be paid the prevailing wage” set by federal law.
I Started Following More Women Who Look Like Me on Instagram, and It's an Act of Self-Care
But in the age of social media, the new normal is getting our inspiration and sense of belonging from the people and influencers we follow. As a Black woman, especially as a dark-skinned Black woman, it can become daunting to see the "accepted" idea of beauty, hair, and bodies be the exact opposite of who you are. I followed fashion, travel, and wellness influencers, as well as artists, activists, and writers — all Black creatives and all Black women. Following these women felt like a personal connection and a comfort I didn't realise I was missing, especially while the injustices toward Black women were being amplified but still ignored. Yes, it's important to stay aware and up to date on the news and what we as Black women are going through today, but it's also an act of self-care to have images of Black women embracing our features, watering our house plants, and simply living life every day.
How 2020 voters could change the criminal justice system, in 6 ballot measures
There are a lot of criminal justice measures on the ballot in 2020, ranging from marijuana legalization to drug decriminalization to local police reforms. 4) California Proposition 20: Roll back criminal justice reformsWhile much of the country, including California, works to reform its criminal justice system and make it less punitive, one ballot measure this year would actually roll back reforms. It also found Proposition 20 “will particularly harm communities of color” — reflecting the racial disparities ingrained in the broader criminal justice system. Supporters of more incarceration, unshaken by the recent research disputing their claims, continue to push for a more punitive criminal justice system. They say the ballot measures continue America’s long road toward righting its previous racial injustices, especially given that the criminal justice system disproportionately incarcerates and penalizes Black people.
No, Trump hasn’t been the best president for Black America since Lincoln
In June, Trump tweeted a similar statement bragging about what he has done for Black Americans. While Trump may be confident in his claim of having done the most for Black Americans, his record begs to differ. Here’s a look at what Trump has and hasn’t done for Black communities and why his campaign’s recently released plan for Black America is a vague last-ditch effort to lock in Black voters. In a last-ditch effort to attract more Black voters, Trump unveiled his “Platinum Plan” for Black Americans mere weeks before the election. But if voters are still unclear about what Trump has done for Black Americans, no data is as stark as coronavirus data.
Third-degree murder charge dropped against former officer in George Floyd killing
A Minneapolis judge has dropped the third-degree murder charge against former police officer Derek Chauvin in the May killing of 46-year-old George Floyd that was captured on video and set off protests worldwide. Chauvin’s attorneys filed a motion to have all charges against Chauvin dropped, but the judge sustained the higher charge of second-degree murder as well as the lower charge of second-degree manslaughter. Video of the killing shows Chauvin pinning Floyd to the ground by his neck with a knee for nearly nine minutes. The judge also sustained all charges for the three other former officers involved in the killing of Floyd: J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao. BREAKING: Judge upholds murder charges against Derek Chauvin and other officers.
4 winners and 5 losers from the last Biden-Trump debate
The final debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, held on Thursday evening, was the first one of the entire campaign that actually felt like a debate. She allowed each candidate ample time to speak, without letting the debate devolve into the unstructured cacophony that Chris Wallace presided over in the first debate. —Dylan MatthewsWinner: The mute buttonThe first presidential debate didn’t go well. In response, the presidential debate commission decided to use a mute button. Thursday’s debate was much more productive and substantive (to the extent any debate with Trump can be).
Facebook’s independent oversight board is finally up and running
Facebook’s much-anticipated independent decision-making body, the Facebook oversight board, announced it will start allowing people to submit cases for review beginning today. “The Board is eager to get to work,” said Catalina Botero Marino, co-chair of the oversight board, in a press statement on Thursday. I think we are looking at this as the opposite that,” said oversight board co-chair and former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on a press call with reporters on Thursday. “And we have done that because we do not wish to place undue pressure on the board.”Last month, a group of 25 experts from academia, civil rights, politics, and journalism announced they were creating an ad-hoc group to scrutinize Facebook’s oversight board, calling themselves “The Real Facebook Oversight Board.”Congratulations to Facebook's Oversight Board (@OversightBoard) which opens for business today! But seriously, we consider you our friends & allies & we need all possible efforts in holding Facebook to account... pic.twitter.com/BahanEDGrG — The Real Facebook Oversight Board (@FBoversight) October 22, 2020Facebook oversight board’s Thorning-Schmidt said she welcomes the feedback.
10 books for people new to protesting
2020 has unleashed a flurry of inspiring activism, with the New York Times estimating that the summer's Black Lives Matter protests may have formed the largest movement in U.S. history. With stirring black and white illustrations from Nate Powell to accompany Lewis' story, the three books paint an intimate portrait as history gets retold from Lewis' memory. : A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics The protest graphics you've probably seen on Instagram amid Black Lives Matter protests didn't just pop up out of nowhere. Readers get a deep dive on all of the images that have shaped dissent over the years, from iconic images from the Black Power movement to ad campaigns amid the AIDS crisis. It’s great for anyone who’s been using their foray into protesting as a time for personal reflection as well.
Electionland 2020: Polling Place Safety, Misinformation, Mask Issues and More
Election Officials Wish It Would Stop. A Guide to In-Person Voting vs. Mail-In VotingIn 2020, every state’s voting process has changed in response to the coronavirus. How to Spot (and Fight) Election Misinformation Misinformation and disinformation, especially online, continue to play a huge role in the 2020 election. 1 in Complaints’ About Absentee Ballots, Voters, Officials Demand Answers (CTInsider)Officials: Safeguards In Place For Delayed Mail-in Ballots (The Norman Transcript)Mendham GOP Tells Voters They Can’t Vote In Person. (Arizona Republic)Bannock County, Idaho, will not require masks at the polls for voters, election officials, or poll workers, as part of a “personal choice” policy.
Should the Professional Be Political?
The Coinbase drama revolves around two issues: the narrow one of whether a company should issue a Black Lives Matter statement, and the general one of whether a company should permit or even encourage political activism. On the narrow question, as a Coinbase engineer told Wired, “a lot of people feel that saying Black lives matter is an ethical statement. I can think of a few possible justifications for hesitating, as Coinbase did, or staying silent, as other companies have. If they could issue a single statement affirming that “Black lives matter,” that would be fine. But what if that statement led to a demand to embrace controversial parts of the Black Lives Matter agenda?
Don't Assume That Lots Of Early Voting Means Joe Biden Is A Lock
Democrats have shown strong enthusiasm in early voting, coming out in the millions, but Republicans can still catch up. But for swing states with early voting, the reality is more complicated. The combination of historic trends and 2020 complications has allowed Democrats to take a strong lead in early voting. “But Republicans have also already surpassed their 2016 share of the early votes.” “There’s a lot of early voting going on,” said Henson. “I think most people will vote early due to, in Texas, we can vote anywhere within your county of residence.
Protest Is Part Of The Black American Tradition. Young Activists Are Reshaping The Movement In Their Image.
Not for me.” Four very different young Black activists doing the work on why we’re here and what comes next. He recalled protesting with other Black activists in Ferguson in the days after Brown’s death into the early hours of the morning. When we spoke again in the fall after months of sustained protest, Kinnie was weary but issued the same warning. Young Activists Are Reshaping The Movement In Their Image. Not for me.” Four very different young Black activists doing the work on why we’re here and what comes next.
There’s No Chance Kanye West Wins The Election, But These People Say They’re Voting For Him Anyway
“I don't think Kanye West can do anything worse than what Donald Trump has done for America.”There is no plausible reality in which Kanye West becomes the next president. “I haven’t been super open about it, but I’ve gotten a lot of flack from people who do know [I’m voting for West],” Tablada said. I voted for Kanye West and I’m still Black and my family’s still Black,” she told BuzzFeed News. “I don't think Kanye West can do anything worse than what Donald Trump has done for America,” she added. But his supporters disagree; they told BuzzFeed News that a vote for West is a vote for West only, and that it sends a message.
The Presidential Debates Gave People Of Color Old Fights Over The Past And Little Insight Into The Future
Superpredators. And they have never lived that down,” Trump said nearly repeating the exact lines he said during the first presidential debate. Trump, when asked if he empathizes with those parents, said, “Yes, I do,” before immediately switching to attack Biden again on the crime bill. At one point during the section on “race in America,” Trump once again turned the conversation to Biden’s son Hunter and his work in Ukraine. "President Trump, we're talking about race right now, and I do want to stay on the issue of race," moderator Kristen Welker interrupted, trying to return to the subject.
Trump's False Claim About BLM "Pigs In A Blanket" Chant
President Donald Trump falsely linked the Black Lives Matter movement to an anti-police chant, "Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon," during the final presidential debate on Thursday. "The first time I ever heard of Black Lives Matter, they were chanting 'pigs in a blanket' talking about police," Trump said. 'Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon.' That was my first glimpse of Black Lives Matter." CNN's fact-checkers reported that they could find no evidence that chant was used by the Black Lives Matter national organization or by BLM activists outside Minnesota.
‘GLOW’ Stars Said Show "Never Lived Up To" Its Diversity Ideals
Following the show’s cancellation, GLOW actors said Season 4 of the Netflix female wrestling dramedy would have done better in terms of representation. Noting that Season 4 “would have been such a catharsis,” Mani wrote, “Our show creators and producers HEARD US. The group shared the full contents of their letter, explaining that sharing it is a form of “personal closure” or catharsis. As much as they are proud of their courage, they are disappointed to never see their progress fully realized. GLOW, which followed the adventures of a women's professional wrestling circuit (short for “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling”) in the 1980s, is the latest series to suffer a renewal reversal amid COVID-19.
Far-right extremists behind majority of US domestic terror attacks in 2020
White supremacists and rightwing extremists are behind the majority of 2020’s domestic terror attacks and plots — but attacks committed by the far-left are on the rise, according to new data from a centrist think tank. The Center for Strategic and International Studies, which tracks domestic terror attacks, released a report Thursday showing that far-right extremists were behind 41 attacks and plots with political motivations this year, while far-left extremists were behind just 12. In 2019, 12 percent of domestic terror attacks were attributed to the far-left, compared to 20 percent in 2020, according to the report. “These types of extremists used explosives and incendiaries in the majority of attacks, followed by firearms. Fifty-eight percent of far-left attacks targeted the government, military and police, while 42 percent were against demonstrators — including crowds supporting the police and President Trump, the report found.
Protesters want feds to probe Illinois police shooting that killed black man
“My grandson died with a smile on his face,” Stinnette’s grandmother, Sherrellis Sheria Stinnette, told the Tribune during Thursday’s protest. “We don’t want the police investigating the police,” Clyde McLemore of the Lake County chapter of Black Lives Matter said. “Why did you shoot?” Williams told the station, speaking directly to the officer. Why did you shoot?”State police investigators will present their findings to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office for review upon completing the probe. Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim said Tuesday those investigations can take time, but noted his office would file charges against the officers involved if evidence warrants.
What could happen if Biden flips the senior vote?
SEE NEW POSTSWhat could happen if Biden flips the senior vote? In the latest SurveyMonkey/Axios poll, it's Joe Biden who is the choice for 53 percent of voters 65 and up. NBC News's Swing the Election turnout simulator calculates that Joe Biden would win up 307 electoral votes if he holds on to the senior vote. "This probably will put the nail in the coffin for Joe Biden in Pennsylvania," Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller told reporters Friday. Joe Biden went into October with $177 million on hand, dwarfing Trump's $63 million, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
Trump’s allies exhale after debate, immediately fret about upcoming rallies
Recently, Trump has used the venues to push dubious and unconfirmed reports about Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, that have little resonance with pocketbook voters. “He’s screwing himself with the Hunter Biden stuff and he needs to cut it out,” the person added. “Why didn’t he do this in the first debate?” wrote a second Trump campaign adviser in a text message at the end of the night. However, at times during Thursday’s debate, Trump reverted to old habits that have previously rankled senators like Collins. Hours before the debate began, Trump’s campaign aides announced that Tony Bobulinski, an ex-business partner of Hunter Biden, would attend as a special guest of the president.
South Carolina Democrat Jamie Harrison is trying to turn South Carolina blue
"This probably will put the nail in the coffin for Joe Biden in Pennsylvania," Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller told reporters Friday. “There's not a direct connection between the task force members and the president as there was a few months ago. Joe Biden went into October with $177 million on hand, dwarfing Trump's $63 million, according to Federal Election Commission filings. The campaign said the event will take place in North Miami, home to many Black Americans and Haitian immigrants. Share this -Voters could remove racist phrases from Alabama Constitution The Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery on Nov. 17, 2017.
Trump Needed a Big Break. His Fox News Brain Got in the Way.
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos GettyPresident Donald Trump trails former Vice President Joe Biden by substantial margins in polls. It was in that context that Trump sought to change the conversation at the second and final presidential debate on Thursday night. It was Biden, not Trump, who first mentioned Rudy Giuliani or Burisma by name. Biden, not Trump, first went after his opponent for questionable foreign dealings and being in the pocket of China. Biden, not Trump, accused his rival of putting the jobs of police officers at risk with his inability to pass a second stimulus.
Trump Says He's 'The Least Racist Person In This Room' At Final Presidential Debate
President Donald Trump declared, yet again, that he’s the “least racist person” while responding to a question on race in America during the final presidential debate on Thursday opposite Democratic nominee Joe Biden. I am the least racist person in this room.”Donald Trump tells a Black woman he’s the least racist person in the room. Story continues“It makes me sad because I am the least racist person. I am the least racist person in this room,” he reiterated. Trump has declared he’s the “least racist person” before, most recently in 2019 when he said he was the “least racist person in the world.” But this boast was particularly egregious for many viewers, who couldn’t help but note the significance of him saying that directly to Welker:The most memorable part of the debate for me: President Trump said "I'm the least racist person in this room."
Trump says “I am the least racist person in this room” at the last president debate
At the final presidential debate on Thursday, President Trump said he is “the least racist person in this room” and defended a remark in which he described the Black Lives Matter movement as a symbol of hate. Video TranscriptJOE BIDEN: Mr. President, you've described the Black Lives Matter movement as a symbol of hate. I am the least racist person in this room. It's a very-- it makes me sad because I am-- I am the least racist person. I'm the least racist person in this room.
Boogaloo Bois, including accused Bay Area cop killer, communicated as they planned attacks against police across US, feds say
On May 29, Carrillo and another Bay Area man, Robert Justus, allegedly met at the San Leandro BART station after becoming acquainted through a Boogaloo Bois Facebook group. Later in the conversation, Carrillo allegedly told Hunter that he was “doing good s— out there” and reminded him to stay safe. The Boogaloo Bois are a loosely-structured anti-government movement that is built on the belief that a second American civil war is looming. Show them the real targets,” Carrillo allegedly wrote on a Boogaloo Facebook group, according to the FBI. Hunter also communicated with Michael Solomon, a Boogaloo Bois member and a Minnesota resident.
Charley Crockett rolls into the Kessler, where indoor shows are attempting a comeback
Live, indoor music returns to the Kessler Theater for the second weekend with Charley Crockett on Friday and Saturday nights. Charley Crockett plays the Kessler Theater on Oct. 23 and 24 as the venue dips its toes back into the realm of live, indoor shows. You’ve talked in the past about your own identity conflict and the fact you have ancestors who are white, Black, Creole and Jewish. Where do you think Deep Ellum is headed? If it’s all new buildings and boutique apartments and cupcake shops, what happens to the history and the beauty of Deep Ellum?
‘Critical Thinking’ star stays one move ahead
John Leguizamo stars in and directed "Critical Thinking," now available on video on demand. “I’ve been told to tell the reporter, you, that it was my wife’s cooking,” he explains. Leguizamo stars in and directed the new, critically acclaimed film “Critical Thinking,” on video on demand and garnering awards-season buzz. How tough was it to get a green light for a movie about Black and Latino kids who play chess? I play my son and I play little kids.
MSU will wear 'Black Lives Matter' stickers on helmets for opener
Michigan State’s players will wear “Black Lives Matter” stickers on their helmets Saturday when they open the season at home against Rutgers. Part of the Big Ten’s launch of the “United As One” social justice campaign, Rutgers will be wearing stickers on its helmets that say “Chop 4 Change.”The Big Ten said the campaign is among several “conference-wide Equality Coalition initiatives dedicated to constructively and collectively recognizing and eliminating racism and hate in our society by creating resources for inclusion, empowerment and accountability.”“All things are possible in the Big Ten when we unite as one,” Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren said in a statement. “I am humbled and deeply appreciative of how our 14 member institutions have communicated, collaborated and committed to develop a conference-wide campaign focused on creating equality and equity in our society.”Michigan State didn't have a picture of the stickers available Friday afternoon. Michigan announced earlier this week it will wear "EQUALITY" decals on its helmets when it opens the season Saturday night at Minnesota. mcharboneau@detroitnews.comTwitter: @mattcharboneau
No band, no Sparty, no Zeke: Spartans embracing the difference of 2020
Sparty’s costume will be packed in a room somewhere, and even Zeke the Wonderdog will be sitting this one out. The moment some players and even first-year coach Mel Tucker have been waiting for will have a decidedly different feel, to say the least. Even at the lowest high school level, most players and coaches at least had some fans and a band belting gut the fight song. “So, it’s definitely new, but it is definitely gonna bring out the best of us.”Even without fans, Tucker will do his best to relish the moment he first comes out of the tunnel. "When we step on that field, we're going to feel our fans, we're going to feel that pride, we're going to feel that energy.”mcharboneau@detroitnews.comTwitter: @mattcharboneau
This Is How Thousands Of Americans Are Preparing To Take On Trump If He Refuses To Leave Office
One day late last month, longtime activist George Lakey was yet again training people on how to peacefully resist a coup. The idea behind the effort was to “actually help prevent” the possibility of a coup, explained Eileen Flanagan, who moderated the training with Lakey. Choose Democracy and Lakey are far from the only ones preparing for what many Trump opponents believe would be a doomsday scenario for democracy. “Second, there’s a genuine national infrastructure around coordinating effective people power and avoiding an election power grab that is totally novel in American politics.”That infrastructure is being built with initiatives like Choose Democracy and many others. But the president has previously threatened to use the military to quash unrest, and he is now increasingly signaling that he could challenge the election results if they do not turn out in his favor.
Kristen Welker asked the candidates about The Talk. That moment proved the value of newsroom diversity.
It’s a talk that most White parents don’t feel the need to have with their kids. Anyone could have asked it, but Kristen Welker was the one who did. And because the NBC News correspondent is Black, the question carried an extra measure of seriousness and authenticity. ADToo often, newsroom diversity — and corporate diversity of all sorts — is seen as a numbers game, a matter of meeting quotas. Times staffers, including many Black journalists, found the piece inflammatory and even endangering to their safety.
Trump hasn't met with task force in months, unlikely to prior to election
SEE NEW POSTSTrump hasn't met with task force in months, unlikely to prior to election President Donald Trump has not attended a White House coronavirus task force meeting in months and is not expected to do so in the final days before the election, according to an administration official. “There's not a direct connection between the task force members and the president as there was a few months ago. Share this -Trump pulls in $26 million in online donations around final debate The Trump campaign and its joint fundraising committees raised $26 million around last night’s debate, its largest digital fundraising day ever, according to the campaign. Share this -Electric avenue: 'Trump 2020' sign hung on live wires above Massachusetts street A handmade "Trump 2020" sign was strung on live wires over a street in Wilmington, Massachusetts, before it was taken down early Friday, police said. #WilmingtonMA pic.twitter.com/pAz4WB31br — Wilmington MA Police (@WilmingtonMAPD) October 23, 2020 Share this -
Report: Seattle officers used excessive force at protests
Protests erupted in Seattle and across the country this summer after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer. The Seattle Community Police Commission said disciplinary decisions for officers who used excessive force are being made under a flawed system created by the current police contracts. The accountability office received more than 13,000 complaints after a child attending a protest was hit in the face with pepper spray. The accountability office determined the force used by the officer was lawful and proper. At that point, the other officer reached over and moved the officer’s knee from the neck.
Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway
SEE NEW POSTSBattleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway U.S. Postal Service records show delivery delays have persisted across the country as millions of Americans are voting by mail, raising the possibility of ballots being rejected because they arrive too late. “There's not a direct connection between the task force members and the president as there was a few months ago. Joe Biden went into October with $177 million on hand, dwarfing Trump's $63 million, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Not only did they run the risk of electrocution, but the low hanging sign caused a hazard to passing motorists.
Sacha Baron Cohen on Rudy Giuliani calling 'Borat' clip 'fabrication': 'He did what he did'
Rudy Giuliani was pranked into a compromising situation by Sacha Baron Cohen's journalist character Borat for a new movie. Now Baron Cohen is responding to Giuliani's claims that the video was "a complete fabrication." 'This is a hit job, I assure you': Rudy Giuliani responds to eyebrow-raising situation in 'Borat 2'Review: Sacha Baron Cohen's silly, scattershot 'Borat 2' takes aim at Trump, COVIDSacha Baron Cohen reprises one of his famous roles in "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm." Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) dresses up as Donald Trump and interrupts Mike Pence's CPAC speech in "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm." This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Borat 2: Sacha Baron Cohen responds to Rudy Giuliani's defense of clip
Fact checking the final presidential debate
The latest:• President Trump and Joe Biden faced off in Nashville during the final 2020 presidential debate, with early and mail-in voting already underway across the country. • The debate was moderated by NBC News White House Correspondent Kristen Welker, who managed to keep candidates on topic, unlike the first off-the-rails presidential debate. "So far, I respect very much the way you're handling this, I have to say," Trump said to Welker at one point. • Trump and Biden disagreed over how the coronavirus pandemic would play out in the United States in the coming months. • At another point, Trump said that he was the “least racist person” in the room while talking about race and Black Lives Matter.
‘Defund the police’ is doing more harm than good
Across the country, we have seen relationships between law enforcement and residents fray, especially in communities of color. That is the objective of this work — creating a path that leads to a higher level of social justice, social cohesion, and reconciliation and resolution. Unfortunately, the “defund the police” movement is doing more to harm community-police relations than to facilitate social justice. America needs more funding for law enforcement professionals so that they are better prepared, more diverse, and properly equipped. With 65 million Americans attending religious services every week, the faith community is uniquely positioned to be effective facilitators among law enforcement, residents, and businesses.
Film-maker Alexandra Pelosi: 'I think phones are more dangerous than guns'
Hyper-partisanship is something American Selfie’s director, Alexandra Pelosi, knows well – her mother, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, is one of the Maga-sphere’s most loathed targets, and a frequent recipient of the president’s Twitter ire. American Selfie grew out of her longstanding tradition of campaign road-trip films, a mission she has described as “taking the temperature of America”. The contrast encapsulates what Pelosi sees as the double-edged sword of mobile cameras in a film that quickly moves beyond the literal selfie. In making American Selfie, Pelosi came to see the cellphone as ironically both the propulsion of American division and a unifying source of concern. “I think phones are much more dangerous than guns.”Photograph: Courtesy of MTV Documentary Films/ShowtimePelosi does, however, find some redeeming qualities in smartphones and social media: “It can be used for good, that’s your choice.
A Trump Defeat Will Not End the Far-Right Threat
As the national election approaches, President Trump has made clear his threat to reject the results of an election he loses. As a socialist, I don’t support Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s center-right Democratic politics. Should we politically support Biden because he thinks one answer to police violence is to better train the Blue Meanies to shoot people in the legs instead of the heart? For decades now, the Democratic political establishment has overseen the betrayal of progressive and working-class hopes and interests. Incredibly, Trump is also calling for his Democratic political rivals, including Joe Biden, to be arrested.
ELECTION 2020: Regression as a National Theme
President Trump has turned the Republican Party into a rump affair remade in his own image, essentially purging all moderate Republicans from the party ranks. In essence, Trump seeks to do to the U.S. as a whole what he has done to the Republican Party. The unfortunate catalyst for this effort at court stacking is the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Some might say that, despite such a court appointment, this retrograde movement will end after the upcoming November election. The nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) or total worth of all production was down 31.7 percent in the second quarter of 2020.
ELECTION 2020: 19th Century Polling Laws to Stop Parties Kidnapping Voters May Be Inadequate This Time
Distance requirements for campaigners, ranging from 10 feet from a polling place in Pennsylvania to 600 feet away in Louisiana, help to assure that secret ballots are actually cast in secret. How can anti-electioneering laws keep politics out of the polling place when politics already suffuses so much of life? In fact, 10 states currently have laws on the books regulating the kinds of clothing voters can wear to the polling place. In the 2018 opinion Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, the Supreme Court ruled that the state’s laws to create an “orderly and controlled environment” around the polling place were overly vague. But an armed and uniformed police officer in a Trump 2020 mask patrolling a Miami polling place likely violated department policy, if not electioneering laws.
Labor Prepares for Last-Minute General Strike If Trump Tries to Steal Election
“It’s not, we’re going to do a general strike; it’s, if our democracy is threatened then we’ll move toward that,” Strickland told Truthout. The MLK Labor resolution closely resembles Rochester’s. “The Rochester Labor Council, AFL-CIO, stands firmly in opposition to any effort to subvert, distort, misrepresent or disregard the final outcome of the 2020 Presidential elections,” the Rochester resolution states. “A national general strike is a nuclear option for us,” he said. Nelson’s repeated threats of a general strike proved instrumental in ending the shutdown.
LGBTQ rights pioneers remembered in 'Equal' on HBO Max: 'We're still fighting.'
With her latest role, the Long Island, New York native is helping bring attention to early chapters in the fight for LGBTQ rights. She's part of the ensemble for "Equal," the gripping docuseries now streaming on HBO Max. Make history: LGBTQ history saved by the Monmouth County Historical AssociationMatarazzo co-stars in "The Birth of a Movement," the first of four episodes of "Equal." 'It's exhausting': LGBTQ community fears 'relentless' attacks, uncertain future under TrumpIn "Equal," Matarazzo and Purser's performances are presented alongside footage of Lyon and Martin to vividly capture the pair's groundbreaking story. But the lack of headlines makes the work of the pioneers spotlighted in "Equal" no less important.
Gwyneth Paltrow believes society is 'done' with 'paradigm of patriarchy of White men'
Gwyneth Paltrow is hoping the world becomes a better, more inclusive place for her daughter Apple's generation. “And I think patriarchy itself — it sort of feels like it’s cracking and is starting to embrace a much wider variety of voices and races and genders,” the Oscar winner added. “He was a very, very important figure in my life. “He gave me an incredible opportunity and yet during that time we had a very, very fraught, complicated relationship. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPEven after his conviction, Weinstein continues to deny all allegations of misconduct and nonconsensual sex.
Voters could remove racist phrases from Alabama Constitution
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama voters once again have the chance to remove the racist language of Jim Crow from the state's constitution, which was approved in 1901 to enshrine white supremacy as state law. An amendment would clear the way for excising language from the constitution that bans mixed-race marriages, allows poll taxes, and mandates school segregation. It would also remove duplicate sections from the heavily amended document and put related items all in one section. Voters in neighboring Mississippi will decide on a replacement for the Confederate-themed state flag, and Rhode Island voters will decide whether to remove a reference to plantations from the state's official name. Two decades ago, Alabama voters voted to repeal an unenforceable section of the constitution that made it illegal for Black and white people to marry.
Republican House candidate's website attacks critic for going to 'work for non-white males'
SEE NEW POSTSRepublican House candidate's website attacks critic for going to 'work for non-white males' A House candidate considered a rising star in the GOP launched a campaign attack website accusing a critic of going "to work for non-white males, like Cory Booker, who aims to ruin white males running for office." The language on Madison Cawthorn's "Moe Taxes" website was changed Thursday night after it was first reported by the website The Bulwark. Share this -Voters could remove racist phrases from Alabama Constitution The Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery on Nov. 17, 2017. Watch: Vice President Pence, Karen Pence vote early in Indianapolis Oct. 23, 2020 00:45 “Great honor,” Pence told reporters after casting his vote. “President Trump and I believe we're gonna win this election,” Pence said.
Black couple didn't provoke shooting by police, relative says
WAUKEGAN, Ill. — The mother of a Black woman who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago that left a Black man dead said the couple did nothing to provoke the officer. The officer who shot the couple is Hispanic and a five-year veteran of the Waukegan Police Department. Today, about 55 percent of the city’s 85,000 residents are white and 17 percent are Black, according to census figures. In one racial flashpoint in the early 1920s, white sailors from a nearby naval base surrounded and threatened Black residents of a boarding house. In 1966, some residents of the city’s predominantly Black and Puerto Rican neighborhoods clashed with police in unrest that left businesses damaged.
Trump pulls in $26 million in online donations around final debate
SEE NEW POSTSTrump pulls in $26 million in online donations around final debate The Trump campaign and its joint fundraising committees raised $26 million around last night’s debate, its largest digital fundraising day ever, according to the campaign. Joe Biden went into October with $177 million on hand, dwarfing Trump's $63 million, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Share this -Voters could remove racist phrases from Alabama Constitution The Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery on Nov. 17, 2017. Biden leads with 51 percent of likely voters in the state, while Trump lags behind him at 44 percent, the poll found. He repeatedly hurled the "politician" charge at Democratic nominee Joe Biden in their final debate Thursday night.
Obama to hold drive-in rally in Miami on Saturday
SEE NEW POSTSObama to hold drive-in rally in Miami on Saturday Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to hold a drive-in rally for the Biden campaign in Miami on Saturday. The campaign said the event will take place in North Miami, home to many Black Americans and Haitian immigrants. Share this -Voters could remove racist phrases from Alabama Constitution The Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery on Nov. 17, 2017. Watch: Vice President Pence, Karen Pence vote early in Indianapolis Oct. 23, 2020 00:45 “Great honor,” Pence told reporters after casting his vote. “President Trump and I believe we're gonna win this election,” Pence said.
Protestors in Waukegan, Ill., Call For Federal Probe After Police Kill Black Man
Protestors in Waukegan, Ill., Call For Federal Probe After Police Kill Black ManEnlarge this image Nam Y. Huh/AP Nam Y. Huh/APProtestors in Waukegan, Ill., are calling for justice and urging federal authorities to open an investigation into the police killing earlier this week of Marcellis Stinnette, a young Black man. The Waukegan Police Department said that shortly at 11:55 p.m. local time Tuesday, an officer "was investigating an occupied vehicle" with two people inside. Enlarge this image toggle caption Nam Y. Huh/AP Nam Y. Huh/APClifftina Johnson, Williams' mother, told the station that she spoke to her daughter by phone Thursday afternoon after she had multiple surgeries. "And I told her, 'We are out here, Tafara, and justice will be served,'" Johnson told the station. Clyde McLemore, a member of the Lake County, Ill., chapter of Black Lives Matter, expressed little confidence that the Illinois State Police will deliver justice.
Kimmel and Colbert agree: Trump is not ‘the least racist person in this room’
TV hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert taped their respective programs in real time after the final faceoff between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden concluded Thursday night. And as usual, Trump drew scathing scorn, while Biden, the mute button and moderator Kristen Welker garnered all the praise. “The debate commission, they kept things in check by adding the mute button, and it worked for the most part,” Kimmel said. Advertisement“KRISTEN WELKER: Thank you President Trump and Vice President Biden for a great debate!” “The Daily Show” tweeted. KRISTEN WELKER: Thank you President Trump and Vice President Biden for a great debate!
The intersection of the climate crisis and social justice
AdvertisementWhite communities and families are also hurt by climate change — and their pain is real and deep and traumatizing. Climate change acts as an intensifying layer on top of the long history of systemic racism that has led to existing social, health, and economic inequities. President Trump has not only rejected what science has learned about climate change, but he has also expressly rejected the fact that racism intersects with other societal challenges like climate change. AdvertisementThe second is intentional and core integration of environmental justice perspectives into climate policy and planning. Historically, environmental justice (or these) issues have been afterthoughts or add-ons in climate planning.
Watch: Kurt Vile and his daughters perform for ‘Team Joe Sings’
Before bringing his daughters on, Vile speaks out for Biden-Harris, who he says he supports for “so many reasons.” He lists his concern about climate change (“I want the planet to be safe for my children”), support for the Black Lives Matter, and says, “We need a president who respects women as equals.”
Make Supply Chains Great Again
MAKE SUPPLY CHAINS GREAT AGAINGlobalization is finally being reined in, not by protests or President Donald Trump’s executive actions but by a once-in-a-century pandemic . “We teach our students to optimize supply chains — to drive cost efficiency in supply chains. Don’t assume that moving supply chains back to the U.S. is something companies want, or believe would reduce vulnerabilities. They’re going to accelerate through the pandemic.” In essence: China’s severe lockdowns early in the pandemic have given it superior supply chains. Vaccine supply chains and the U.S. role in them will also be in the spotlight in coming months.
Voters could remove racist phrases from Alabama Constitution
FILE - In this July 26, 2020, file photo, mourners gathered at the Alabama Capitol following the death of Rep. John Lewis. Alabama voters will decide whether to remove racist, segregation-era language from the state's 1901 Constitution in the upcoming election. Alabama voters will decide whether to remove racist, segregation-era language from the state's 1901 Constitution in the upcoming election. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett, File)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters once again have the chance to remove the racist language of Jim Crow from the state’s constitution, which was approved in 1901 to enshrine white supremacy as state law. Two decades ago, Alabama voters voted to repeal an unenforceable section of the constitution that made it illegal for Black and white people to marry.
Commentary: Disney’s theme park workers are the true superheroes amid layoffs and COVID-19
Even if those cars are on a fixed track surrounded by handmade rocks inside a Disney theme park. Pre-pandemic, Times writer Todd Martens typically spent one or two days a week writing from the diner at Disney California Adventure. Wow!’”There are stories of similar, even greater acts, that occur at Disney theme parks every day. California guidelines prohibit the theme park from operating until Orange County enters the state’s least-restrictive tier for novel coronavirus transmission. This puts a spotlight on an unheralded aspect of the theme park design process.
Mute button amplified the differences between Trump and Biden
That's what it took to stage a reasonably civil debate between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden. Trump was so rude and boorish during the first debate, constantly interrupting Biden, that the Commission on Presidential Debates sought to muzzle the president like a constantly barking dog. Their spouses entered the hall wearing face masks that matched their dresses: the first lady in black and Jill Biden in a pink floral print. He's running against Joe Biden," said Joe Biden. What horrible thing will the president say and then declare himself misunderstood?
Joe Biden says he will bring in 'Bidencare' if SCOTUS strikes down Obamacare
He’s running against Joe Biden. TRUMP AND BIDEN'S MOST MEMORABLE LINES FROM THE FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE DONALD TRUMP Trump boasts that he is 'immune' to COVID-19. JOE BIDEN Biden sarcastically calls Trump 'Abraham Lincoln' after the president claimed he was the 'least racist person in the room'. He's running against Joe Biden. He’s running against Joe Biden.
Marcellis Stinnette’s Family Pleads For Residents To Peacefully Protest In Wake Of Police Shooting
Because the taxpayers, the home owners, we suffer when you tear up your community,” the Stinnette family said during a press conference Thursday. “Yes, I’m nervous. I’m nervous because there’s a lot of uncertainty out there, there’s a lot of rumors flying around. I’m nervous for Waukegan. Police had responded to a report of a “suspicious vehicle.” However, Stinnette and Williams’ families claim the couple was sitting outside Williams mother’s home.
Trump: ‘I’m The Least Racist Person In This Room’
Though measured, Biden virtually touted the message of Black Lives Matter activists while Trump touted his achievements on criminal justice reform. In one particularly amusing moment, the president even declared himself the “least racist person in this room.”“Mr. President, you’ve described the Black Lives Matter movement as a symbol of hate. It makes me sad because I am the least racist person. I’m the least racist person in this room.”?The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment.
WALSH: Sacha Baron Cohen Is A Rich Hollywood Jerk Who Humiliates Middle Class Americans For Fun
The sequel to the first “Borat,” originally released in 2006, shows Guiliani being interviewed by a 24-year-old woman posing as a journalist. Cohen is a wealthy British celebrity, often focused on shaming poor and middle class and previously unknown Americans for our entertainment. The views expressed in this opinion piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire. The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.
Junior Scholastic Tells Middle Schoolers America Is 'Systemically Racist'
Propaganda pushed by the Black Lives Matter organization and critical race theory is making its way into magazines meant for middle schoolers. A “black lives matter” article that recently appeared in a children’s magazine popular in elementary schools, Junior Scholastic, is inflammatory, racist, and wholly unfit for students of any age. Of course, there’s an enormous gulf between Black Lives Matter the organization, and “black lives matter” the concept and statement. It is currently forcing highly unscientific, racist propaganda into our public schools, and Junior Scholastic’s article “Uniting For Black Lives” assisted. It’s a matter of interpretation.”Then, there’s Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse Cullors who states: “…we are trained Marxists.
AP: Leftist Rioters Are Not Just Antifa, They're Normal Suburban Kids
If the AP characterization is accurate, tolerance for violence in the service of political ends is not just concentrated in fringe outliers like Antifa cells. “[M]ost arrested in protests aren’t leftist radicals,” headlined an Associated Press analysis published Oct. 20. If the AP characterization is accurate, tolerance for violence in the service of political ends is not just concentrated in fringe outliers like Antifa cells. The AP article gives two examples of young men we are apparently meant to take as representative of these rioters. “Brian Bartels, a 20-year-old suburban Pittsburgh man who is described by prosecutors as a ‘self-identified left-wing anarchist,’ was flanked by his parents when he turned himself in to authorities,” says the AP article.