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Ed Orgeron: Inside coach's swift LSU football collapse, exit
When Tom Herman chose to coach Texas and not LSU, Orgeron, originally from about 100 miles south of Baton Rouge, landed his dream job. A record-tying 14 LSU players were selected in the draft, five of them in the first round. Since the completion of that season, LSU has gone 9–8, and the program’s two long-standing pillars—a strong, feisty defense and a lethal rushing attack—have cratered. “I mean, what are you supposed to say?” The friend acknowledges that “it all went downhill from there.”A couple of weeks later, LSU players staged their march. From a statistical standpoint, it was the worst defensive year in LSU football history.
Britain’s rich history of black literature
For Black History Month we’ve brought together star authors Ben Okri, Candice Carty-Williams and Caleb Azumah Nelson to discuss the past, present and future of black writingIn the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests of the past 18 months, black authors rocketed to the top of bestseller lists in both fiction and non-fiction. For years, work by black authors was often missed off the major prize shortlists and the book festival circuit. Joining Nosheen Iqbal to discuss the rich history of black literature are three acclaimed authors: Ben Okri, Candice Carty-Williams and Caleb Azumah Nelson. All the books mentioned in this podcast:You can book tickets for a Guardian Live event on 8 November: ‘How Black literature changed Britain’. And you can find a black literature timeline with a printable poster from the British Library.
Three white Americans go on trial in death of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery
Carla Arbery sheds tears during a call to service rally on the day before jury selection for the trial in the shooting death of her nephew Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, U.S., October 17, 2021. Three white men in the US state of Georgia will go on trial Monday in the high-profile shooting death of a Black jogger that sparked a national outcry and helped fuel last summer's social justice protests. The father and son followed Arbery in a pickup truck, while Bryan trailed them in his own vehicle and filmed the scene. "If these killers get off without consequence, that sends the message that lynching Black men in 2021 carries no penalty." Since Arbery's death, Georgia has passed a law that imposes additional penalties for crimes motivated by hatred toward a victim's race, gender, sexual orientation and other characteristics.
Little boys are snapped easing themselves through White House railing
Two young boys were photographed squeezing through the railings surrounding the White House Sunday afternoon while President Joe Biden was inside. A slightly older child in a white shirt and rainbow sleeve stepped halfway inside at around 1.20pm, as onlookers extended their arms into White House property to get a closer shot of the presidential residence. It sectioned off Lafayette Square, the seven-acre public park directly north of the White House. It is one of a host of security features at the White House, including snipers on its roof and a highly-classified underground bunker. The US Secret Service and Capitol Police did not immediately respond to requests for comment from DailyMail.com about Sunday's mini-breaches.
Removed statue of Robert E. Lee resurfaces at private Texas resort
A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that was taken down by Dallas city officials four years ago has resurfaced — at a private Texas resort. The massive bronze statue, which shows Lee on horseback with another mounted soldier, was removed by the city in 2017 amid the controversy following racial violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., earlier that year over the planned removal of another Lee monument. In 2019, the Dallas statue was sold at an online auction for $1.44 million to the city-based law firm Holmes Firm PC — and is now on display at the 27,000-acre Lajitas Golf Resort in predominantly white Terlingua, Texas. The statue of Robert E. Lee, which the city of Dallas removed from a park and later sold in an online auction, is now on display at a golf resort in West Texas. Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP, FileDallas Black Lives Matter activist Brandon Mack told the Associated Press he takes issue with the Lee statue being described as just a work of art.
Removed Robert E. Lee statue now on display at Texas resort
Terlingua, which is in Brewster County near Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande, has less than 100 residents and no record of Black residents, according to recent census data. Black people make up just 1.7% of the population of Brewster County, according to census data. Beasley told the Chronicle the statue serves no intent but to preserve “a fabulous piece of art.”“I would say that of the 60-plus-thousand guests we host each year, we’ve had one or two negative comments” he said. “We don’t glorify the swastika; we don’t have monuments (of) Adolf Hitler,” he said. For copyright information, check with the distributor of this item, Houston Chronicle.
Removed Robert E. Lee statue now on display at Texas resort
Terlingua, which is in Brewster County near Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande, has less than 100 residents and no record of Black residents, according to recent census data. Black people make up just 1.7% of the population of Brewster County, according to census data. Beasley told the Chronicle the statue serves no intent but to preserve “a fabulous piece of art.”“I would say that of the 60-plus-thousand guests we host each year, we’ve had one or two negative comments” he said. But Black Lives Matter Houston activist Brandon Mack said he takes issue with supporters of Lee who argue that the statue is merely “an appreciation for art” and wonders whether the same defense would be used for other offensive symbols from throughout history, or if that’s reserved for iconography solely glorifying the oppression of Blacks. “We don’t glorify the swastika; we don’t have monuments (of) Adolf Hitler,” he said.
Theatre takes fright at using 'spooky' this Hallowe'en over fears it could be racist
The word 'spooky' has been censored at Hallowe'en by a major theatre company over fears the term could be seen as racist. The National Theatre of Scotland said it would “always interrogate language choices” for “historically oppressive connotations”. “I have never heard of ‘spooky’ being used as a derogatory term for black people and I am a black man. Otherwise, they are doing more harm than good.”The term ‘spooky’ was last used by the theatre five years ago in ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Old Kirk in Kirkcaldy, in Fife, which it described as “a spooky location”. An NTS spokesman said: “The company has not banned the word spooky from being used on National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) website or marketing materials.
Removed Robert E. Lee statue now on display at Texas resort
TERLINGUA, Texas -- A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that the city of Dallas removed from a park and later sold in an online auction is now on display at a golf resort in West Texas. The bronze sculpture, which was removed from the Dallas park in September 2017, is now at the Lajitas Golf Resort in Terlingua, Texas, the Houston Chronicle reported. The 1935 sculpture by Alexander Phimister Proctor was among several Lee monuments around the U.S. that were removed from public view amid the fallout over racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. Holmes Firm PC made the top offer for the sculpture, according to documents from the Dallas City Council. Black people make up just 1.7% of the population of Brewster County, according to census data.
Protester shot by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha is now suing Wisconsin authorities
Protester shot by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha is now suing Wisconsin authoritiesEnlarge this image toggle caption Brandon Bell/Getty Images Brandon Bell/Getty ImagesGaige Grosskreutz, who was shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during racial justice protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year, is suing the city, the county and several law enforcement officers, claiming they condoned the efforts of white nationalists to violently dispel demonstrators protesting a police shooting. At one of the protests, the then 17-year-old Rittenhouse shot and killed two people — Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum — and wounded Grosskreutz, who says he lost 90% of his right bicep. "It was a natural consequence of the actions of the Kenosha Police Department and Kenosha Sherriff's office in deputizing a roving militia to 'protect property' and 'assist in maintaining order.'" Since the shootings, Rittenhouse has received support from conservative groups and Blue Lives Matter activists. The Kenosha Police Department announced in April that Rusten Sheskey, the officer who shot Blake, acted within department policy and wouldn't face discipline.
Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Voting rights, the Virginia elections, and The Great Resignation
Beyond that, they say he should throw himself into passing voting rights legislation and more aggressively go after states that are politicizing their election systems. Off-year and special elections are not always the best way to predict how elections will play out elsewhere in the country. And like Kartier, most of the victims were Black trans women, including Tierramarie Lewis and Diamond Kyree Sanders, who lived in Ohio, Chappelle’s home state. [...] More than 100 bills restricting trans rights have been introduced this year. Paul Krugman of The New York Times doesn’t have much of a problem with The Great Resignation, either.
Rikers’ Forceful Guard Union Is Deepening the Jail’s Humanitarian Crisis
Kathy Hochul declared a “disaster emergency” at Rikers Island. Nonetheless, it represented the latest acknowledgment from politicians of what incarcerated people and their supporters have been saying for months: Conditions at Rikers Island represent a humanitarian disaster. Health care is widely unavailable, and at least 12 people have died on Rikers Island this year. City unions became increasingly independent after Mayor Robert Wagner’s 1954 recognition of their legitimacy, legally codified in the 1967 Taylor Law. In August 1990, rank-and-file guards completely blocked the bridge to Rikers Island, cutting off nearly all access to the island.
Asian American teens navigate being themselves as their communities are targeted
Asian American teens navigate being themselves as their communities are targetedEditor's note: We are only using the teenagers first names for fear of retribution against minors. When the world reached a year into the pandemic, hate incidents against Asian American and Pacific Islanders were on the rise. To gain an understanding, Lee spoke with and photographed 14 Asian American teenagers throughout New York City. As a young, Asian American woman, Vicki now wears a cap and headphones as a protective disguise whenever she walks alone. Enlarge this image toggle caption Eric Lee Eric LeeChristopher C.Christopher C., 17, is used to being the token Asian kid in his friend group.
New Mexico far-left, anti-police lawmaker once told to 'f*** off' by own party won't seek re-election
A controversial, far-left state lawmaker in New Mexico who was previously told to "f*** off" by a member of his own party announced that he will not seek re-election, according to a report. "At this point, I’m happy to say that my husband and my future children require my full measure of attention. "I’m sort of heartbroken," Candelaria told the Santa Fe New Mexican at the time, reportedly in tears after the heated exchange. In June 2020, Candelaria reportedly livestreamed himself without a mask participating in Black Lives Matter demonstrations which swept across Albuquerque following George Floyd’s death. Candelaria claimed he waited 13 hours for the New Mexico State Police to respond to his call reporting the purported death threats.
Opinion: The Minneapolis 'Defund the Police' ballot question should alarm Democrats nationwide
Politically, the 'defund the police' ballot question debate is driving a wedge between Minnesota Democrats. The state's best-known progressives, Rep. Ilhan Omar and Attorney General Keith Ellison defend the ballot measure , while other top Democrats, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Gov. On a national scale, the Minneapolis ballot question will provide the first test of how much legs the big-city police department restructuring movement really has ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. The national political blowback, should the "yes" option to Question 2 on the Minneapolis ballot prevail, could be significant. And "Question 2" on the Minneapolis ballot could make things a whole lot worse.
Why America's vets are turning to extremism after the military
The House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) in a Wednesday hearing called on the federal government to do more to protect veterans from manipulation by extremist groups. Preliminary data from a new survey underway by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) shows that 30 percent of respondents have personally witnessed extremism in the military. Far-right extremist groups seek to manipulate the values that attract many individuals to enlist in the armed forces in the first place. Far-right extremist groups seek to manipulate the values that attract many individuals to enlist in the armed forces in the first place. Extremist groups and movements also falsely present violent, antidemocratic, and antigovernment actions — including lethal threats against elected officials and law enforcement, kidnapping plots, and even murder — as courageous revolutionary acts.
Jamie Lee Curtis interview: ‘Can you imagine being married to me?’
Jamie Lee Curtis beckons me over to a circular day-bed on the terrace of the Excelsior Hotel on Venice’s Lido. It became a word-of-mouth hit, and suddenly Curtis – the daughter of Hollywood icons Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh – had a career. In 1998, Curtis revisited Laurie Strode with Halloween: H20, despite having been killed off a few films earlier. “Every woman involved in the MeToo movement was a victim of abuse, whatever it was – sexual abuse, physical abuse, professional abuse,” says Curtis. Was this ever in her mind during all those years running from Laurie Strode?
Katie Couric’s RBG Coverup Shows How We Ended Up With Trump
Couric says she was “conflicted” because she was a “big RBG fan,” so she only aired some of the harsh words RBG had for the football players refusing to stand for the national anthem. In the service of some higher cause, they reimagined their hero’s actual words to comport with what, in their minds, she really represents. “This week alone we had [Katie] Couric showing herself (again) to be a hack; [ESPN NFL reporter Adam] Schefter emailing a source, ‘Mr. The same year Couric interviewed RBG, for example, her documentary on gun violence “deceptively edited” an interview with pro-gun activists. By employing the sin of omission, the media protects its progressive heroes and, in the process, picks political winners and losers.
Day of Rage: How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol
Although the rally is billed as a political protest, some make calls to storm the Capitol even before Trump speaks. “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building.” Two hours before this, the Proud Boys were already heading for the Capitol. “Proud Boys.” As Trump is speaking, some of his other supporters also head to the Capitol. is a [expletive] war zone.” Police retreat to the Capitol building where it’s becoming more threatening. “It’s our House!” “Whose House?” “Our House!” Throughout the Capitol, staffers have barricaded doors to keep the mob out.
In Texas, The Most Important Race In 2022 Isn't For Governor
Mike Collier, an accountant running for lieutenant governor in Texas next year, believes he can finally deliver the major victory Texas Democrats have been longing for and break Republicans' stranglehold on the state. Mike Collier for Lieutenant Governor CampaignThirteen months before the 2022 election, former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke (D) is still mulling a challenge to Gov. As in many other states, the Texas lieutenant governor serves as the president of the state senate. “Their agenda’s all wrong, and the agenda’s all wrong because the lieutenant governor is the wrong man for the job,” Collier told HuffPost. “The lieutenant governor is without a doubt the dream seat to flip if you could only flip one.”Since taking office in 2015, Texas Lt. Gov.
90 Seconds of Rage
They say they had no intention of rioting or trespassing to keep Mr. Trump in office. Mr. Mullins and his wife, whom he met in the seventh grade, live beside a lake about 30 miles north of Wingo. Mr. Mullins is the treasurer, handyman and quiet benefactor who finds the preachers for sparsely attended Sunday services. Joseph Rushmore‘Go Forth and Fight’Circulating in the milling crowd around Mr. Mullins were six strangers destined to become his co-defendants. Later, Mr. Lopatic told the doctors treating his injuries that he’d been jumped in an attempted robbery.
Katie Couric’s RGB Coverup Shows How We Ended Up With Trump
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyThe mainstream media’s credibility took another big hit this week. Couric says she was “conflicted” because she was a “big RBG fan,” so she only aired some of the harsh words RBG had for the football players refusing to stand for the national anthem. In the service of some higher cause, they reimagined their hero’s actual words to comport with what, in their minds, she really represents. “This week alone we had [Katie] Couric showing herself (again) to be a hack; [ESPN NFL reporter Adam] Schefter emailing a source, ‘Mr. The same year Couric interviewed RBG, for example, her documentary on gun violence “deceptively edited” an interview with pro-gun activists.
Covid and critical race theory: Sleepy school board races are waking up
This year's school board race is heating up in Kansas' most populated county — and across the country. And school board recall efforts are under way in districts in several states, including Louisiana, Virginia and Wisconsin. The endorsements are among more than 50 the PAC has made, supporting school board candidates in Colorado, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio and elsewhere. In Ankeny, another Des Moines suburb, a school board race garnered attention after Iowa Gov. A third candidate dropped out of the school board race in September, although her name will remain on the ballot.
Overdose deaths in NYC rise by 36% in a year as cops are ordered not to stop addicts shooting up
New York City overdose stats closely resemble nationwide overdoses, which went up 31 percent, with 96,779 total deaths over the same 12 month period. 'This is the worst this block has ever been,' another neighbor wrote in his social media post, The Post reported. 'We have been fighting to put an end to this crisis, however our city officials have unfortunately failed to address the problem and have allowed this public disorder to continue,' Blair said. In the same period, violent crime soared by 5.6 per cent. And shooting incidents have increased 3.5 percent over last year, with a little over 1 percent more shooting victims.
American Express CRT training and Marxism in the workplace
Maybe the AmEx saga can help open the nation’s eyes to what is taking place across America today. AMERICAN EXPRESS CRT TRAINING URGED STAFF TO ADOPT A HIERARCHY, PUTTING 'MARGINALIZED' ABOVE 'PRIVILEGED'Ever since the Black Lives Matter organizations launched a year-long destabilization campaign, many of us have warned that the adoption of Marxist principles throughout society would inevitably follow. American Express also brought in Khalil Muhammad to harangue its long-suffering employees about how capitalism is racist and steeped in "racist logics and forms of domination." We believe in the free market and in capitalism, and we have never said anything counter to that point." Or they can just listen to how BLM founder Patrisse Cullors describes herself: "I do believe in Marxism.
Educator Faces Recall for Promoting the Truth
As the founder of Toward an Anti-Racist North Kingstown, Lima was already well known in the area, and she easily won a seat on the board in November 2020. Things seemed to be going smoothly until July 2021, when a small group of people submitted a Declaration for Intent to Petition for Recall against her. In nearby South Kingstown, a Gaspee spinoff called Parents Defending Education went after school board member Emily Cummiskey, a self-described “liberal Democrat,” this spring and she resigned in June. “This victory,” Lima says, “led them to try something similar in North Kingstown. “I’ve raised more unsolicited donations since the recall attempt began than I raised when I was campaigning,” she explains.
A Florida Anarchist Will Spend Years in Prison for Online Posts Prompted by Jan. 6 Riot
This should have been a straightforward First Amendment case, with Baker’s online speech, albeit bellicose, judged as constitutionally protected. Taking into account time served, meanwhile, Baker will spend another 34 months — almost three years — in prison. “Here, Dan was sentenced to three and a half years for online posts opposing another January 6 incident. “It was truly a surreal experience being in a literal kangaroo court,” Baker told me. He’s had equal trouble accessing prayer beads and says his legal mail was opened by prison staff, which is illegal.
Meet the true crime podcaster making your guilty pleasure more ethical
Celisia Stanton: A few things led me to become a podcaster, or more specifically a true crime podcaster. Mashable: Before making Truer Crime, what was your relationship to the true crime podcast phenomenon? In general, true crime media produced by men felt way worse at making jokes — about the victim, even. Others are just scared to talk about these issues, especially since white folks are overwhelmingly the true crime media creators. For me, that means there's a high obligation to create true crime media that has a real purpose.
Abortion Clinic Escorts Say Protesters Are Feeling Emboldened: “I’m Fighting For My Granddaughters Now”
BuzzFeed News spoke to Christine and other clinic escorts in locations ranging from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Fargo, North Dakota. Here are just a few glimpses into what escorts told BuzzFeed News about their experiences helping people access healthcare:A “Narrow Path” in Louisville Louisville Clinic Escorts An abortion protester stands outside a clinic in Louisville, Kentucky. “I hope this brings attention to clinic escorts.” Annie Flanagan / Annie Flanagan Clinic escorts use large umbrellas to shield patients demonstrators at the Reproductive Health Services Center on May 24, 2019. At first, not much changed, said Thompson, who is the clinic escort trainer and a patient educator within the clinic. “Apparently a six-week ban doesn’t go far enough for some of these people,” Heather Mobley, a clinic escort in Charlotte, told BuzzFeed News.
BREAKING: Ron DeSantis sued for trying to deny 3 Black districts any representatives for a full year
Ron DeSantis in Broward County court on Friday, asking the state to compel DeSantis to schedule special elections in three legislative districts where legislators recently resigned. DeSantis also waited 30 days to set a date for the special election to replace Hastings in Congress, resulting in a similar lawsuit. Elijah Manley at a press conferenceHe first campaign for elected office was a symbolic run for president in 2016. I think young people think of these issues differently and sometimes the issues they care about are a lot different. I can't tell you how many elected officials and candidates have said that they won’t go after the young vote because [young people] don't vote.
Black students in Georgia were suspended for planning a protest after white students waved a Confederate flag and allegedly used racial slurs
A group of Black students was suspended for organizing the demonstration, while the non-Black organizers weren't, students told the outlet. A group of Black students in Georgia was suspended after they planned a protest in response to white students who waved a Confederate flag and reportedly used racial slurs against Black students while at school earlier in the month. The student organizer, Jaylynn Murray, told WGCL-TV that the Confederate flag "is a racist symbol" and "it makes me feel disrespected." During the meeting, the organizers said they argued with school officials over the lack of actions against their classmates who they said used racial slurs against Black students, WGCL-TV reported. Data shows that Black students in Floyd County made up the highest suspension rate, 8%, in 2020 compared to their counterparts, according to The Hill.
Kyle Rittenhouse victim sues, claims Kenosha police conspired with vigilantes
The lone surviving victim of a deadly August 2020 shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is suing the city and its leaders, claiming police conspired with vigilantes. Now, Grosskreutz is suing the city of Kenosha, Kenosha County, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth, retired Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis and interim Chief of Police for the Kenosha Police Department Eric Larsen, as well as other Kenosha officers, according to the complaint filed in a Wisconsin federal court. The Kenosha County Sheriff's Office and Kenoshoa Police Department did not immediately respond to inquiries from Fox News. Grosskreutz was one of three victims Rittenhouse shot on Aug. 25. Rittenhouse was 17 when he traveled from his home in Antioch, Illinois, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) to Kenosha on Aug. 25, 2020, in response to a call on social media to protect businesses there.
Meet Z The Author, a standout artist from the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest
Meet Z The Author, a standout artist from the 2021 Tiny Desk ContestEnlarge this image toggle caption Erin Porter/Courtesy of the artist Erin Porter/Courtesy of the artistThe 2021 Tiny Desk Contest wrapped up last month with the announcement of this year's winner, Neffy, and her song "Wait Up." One of those standout entry videos came from Zavier Thompson, aka Z The Author, a rapper from Albuquerque, N.M. He entered the 2021 Contest with his song "Khali's Interlude" and was featured on the first episode of our Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf series. Thompson says it was written almost overnight in the midst of the Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020. Listen to Scott Simon's interview with Z The Author in the audio player above, and watch his 2021 Tiny Desk Contest entry below.
After 20 years, it's time to repeal the Patriot Act and begin to dismantle the surveillance state
This October marks 20 years of the Patriot Act — and more than 20 years of far too many accounts like that of the Newburgh Four. Just six weeks after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Congress passed the PATRIOT Act, vastly expanding the government's unchecked authority to spy on its citizens. The PATRIOT Act broadened the government's power to obtain an individuals' records held by third parties, including phone records, computer records, credit history and banking history. The USA Freedom Act in 2015 ended the bulk collection of phone records under the PATRIOT Act, but the government is still collecting large swaths of private information. For example, 80 fusion centers across the country share intelligence information with each other and with local and state law enforcement agencies and federal intelligence agencies.
‘Insecure’ Broke Ground by Embracing Imperfection
ANIOBI: Some of the storytelling felt almost like wish fulfillment for us as dark-skinned Black women. My life would be completely different had we not written those characters that way. I don’t think I’ve ever attributed this to the show and to the portrayal of this lead. I wrote myself with more confidence, and now I get to live that out and portray it, too. “Insecure” is ending in a complicated moment, a year after Black Lives Matter protests ignited the country, and we are still in a pandemic.
Rex Murphy: It's a miracle! Apparently climate crusaders are immune to COVID!
Article content “And why should they?” the whole woke world, maybe even Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland (see below), responds in chorus. When they join in their thousands to mingle, meet, hug and celebrate under the immunity-granting, virus-defying, to-hell-with-social-distancing prophylactic of the global warming minstrelsy? Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content May we should ask if Freeland’s cautions apply to government ministers hopping around Canada for tasty photo shoots.
A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris review – gross, moving, hilarious
There is nothing too macabre, too gross or, indeed, too mundane to capture his attention. After a moment’s consideration, Sedaris picks up his pen: “Dear Mary Lou, I wrote. She was wild that night and had her friends distribute cards that read TIFFANY SEDARIS, DAVID’S LOSER SISTER. Near the beginning of A Carnival of Snackery, we meet Sedaris applying to be a volunteer for Age Concern. ‘What you want is something we call “a befriending position”,’ Harry said, ‘but given your availability, I’m afraid it’s impossible.
Tucker: What really happened on Jan 6
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS CHANNEL HOST: Good evening and welcome to TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT. They used to be called propaganda, now it's so ubiquitous, I don't know what to call it. They know they're being used by liars in the Democratic Party, in the so-called Intel Community, and they just mouth the words anyway. It looks like that's going to be out before the end of the year. That's going to be the Tamiflu that we are going to use for this COVID.
Republicans are stoking QAnon conspiracy fires — and we're all paying for it
Both Republicans and QAnon are peddling evidence-free conspiracy theories, it’s just that QAnon’s go a bit further. Both Republicans and QAnon are peddling evidence-free conspiracy theories, it’s just that QAnon’s go a bit further. In this environment, it’s only natural for QAnon conspiracies — which about a quarter of Republicans subscribe to — to flourish and evolve. Vice News reports that QAnon influencers and adherents have been discussing the addition to the conspiracy theory online and on fringe right-wing media sites in recent days. Where most people see tragedy stemming from trauma and neglect, the QAnon world sees proof of a shadowy effort to silence whistleblowers.
New York corrections captain appears on homicide charges after she 'ordered staff to ignore prisoner
A New York prison guard has appeared in court six months after she was slapped with homicide charges having allegedly ordered staff to ignore a prisoner she knew was hanging himself - then claiming the man was 'playing' after he had already died. Corrections Captain Rebecca Hillman is seen in Manhattan Supreme Court on FridayDepartment of Corrections Capt. Rebecca Hillman, a Department of Correction captain was charged in April with homicide after she allegedly ordered staff to ignore an inmate she saw committing suicide, telling them he was just 'playing'. Hillman then allegedly ordered the cell door shut again and called for non-emergency backup, before leaving the area to carry on with other work. 'Our investigation shows that Captain Hillman ordered her subordinates not to take potentially life-saving measures to help Mr. Wilson, and failed to call for medical assistance expediently,' he said.
Harry and Meghan team up with 'ethical' investment bank but fund is not quite as pious as advertised
Ethic has extensive investments in fracking, the highly controversial form of gas extraction from underground shale endlessly vilified by environmentalists. Just some of Ethic's sinful stakes... AdvertisementAll of which makes the royal couple's latest commercial venture look very strange. Despite his affection for private jets, Harry has endlessly hectored the public about climate change and fossil fuel emissions. Yet the company was able to raise $29 million in funding in March, in a venture that valued the company at $139 million. In addition to Harry and Meghan, Hollywood star turned tech investor Ashton Kutcher chipped in.
Golden Globes plans to move forward 'with or without' NBC after network dropped 2022 ceremony
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has confirmed their plans to hold the 79th annual Golden Globe Awards, 'with or without a telecast partner.' NBC declared that they will not air the Golden Globes next year, saying they 'feel strongly that the HFPA needs time' to reform. 'In the past, this has often meant facing sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment. Coming soon: The award show is scheduled for the same date as the Critics Choice Awards ceremony on Sunday, January 9, 2022Additionally, Tom Cruise returned his three Golden Globe Awards, while Golden Globe winner Mark Ruffalo also lashed out at the HFPA. Honestly, as a recent winner of a Golden Globe, I cannot feel proud or happy about being a recipient of this award'.
Lewis Hamilton's shirts display lines from a Black History Month poem
ddp images/Sipa USALewis Hamilton posted on his social media that the messages written on his shirts for each Formula 1 race this season have been part of a poem for Black History Month he wrote with George The Poet. "Each race weekend, I've been wearing a line of the poem on a tee designed by a rising artist of colour," Hamilton wrote. Last season included individual messages like "Black Lives Matter" and "Arrest the Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor." Now he's taking it a step further as Black History Month in the UK runs throughout October. Formula 1 shared each line of the poem on Instagram, which reads so far as follows.
College Football, Meet Caleb Williams: 'He Saves the Day'
It came from the arm of a 16-year-old high school sophomore named Caleb Williams. “Getting in,” says Trivers, “that’s the hard part.”In his first year at Gonzaga, Caleb Williams led the Eagles to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship game. But this is special dirt, Donnellan says, brought to him by Caleb Williams from a cemetery in south Louisiana. For Donnellan, it’s an example of Caleb Williams beyond football. More College Football Coverage:• Rattler, Williams and the NIL Impact of Red River Thriller• Oklahoma's Counter Unlocks Dangerous Rushing Offense• Evaluating the Best College Football Rivalries
What Happens When An Influencer Wants To Retire? These Ones Found Someone To Replace Them
Deonna SmithIn April, Kimberly Smith announced to followers of her blog, Penny Pincher Fashion, that after a decade of blogging, she had decided to retire. “Two months ago, I met Veronica and I knew she was the perfect person to take over the business,” Kimberly wrote. This is becoming more and more common, as many influencers are choosing to step away or retire for various reasons. She explained that she was burned out from running her Instagram account and wanted to focus on other ventures. People are slowly starting to recognize that being an influencer is akin to being an entrepreneur and that an established Instagram account, blog, and other online establishment is an asset with value.
How the Proud Boys Helped Take Down Art Acevedo
Acevedo yells, moving close to the man's face.When the incident took place in July, New Times reported that the civilian was a member of the Proud Boys. Nowhas confirmed the man's identity: Ozzy Perez Cerezal, according to multiple sources (including a former member of the Proud Boys who asked not to be named in this article).Cerezal is vice president of Latinos for Trump and a member of the Vice City chapter of the Proud Boys in Miami — a chapter founded by former Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio . Carollo said he didn't know if the man was a member of the Proud Boys but knew enough about him to say he served in Afghanistan. "I don't know if he's a Pride [sic] Boy, I don't know if he's a Black Panther, I don't know if he's an American Indian or what he is," Carollo said from the dais. "As they've continued to gain notoriety following the January 6 insurrection, the Proud Boys have ascended to the chambers of Miami's local government and, perhaps unwittingly, have assisted in the dramatic downfall of one of the nation's most high-profile police chiefs.
Tucker Carlson can't resist making homophobic, demeaning aside about Pete Buttigieg's parental leave
#ncpolhttps://t.co/hVkiCAdN0b — Scott Huffman for NC ???? (@HuffmanForNC) October 15, 2021x Tucker Carlson mocked Pete Buttigieg for being a gay parent. Tucker Carlson attacks Pete Buttigieg for being on family leave with his newborn twins by taking a swing at Sect Pete's masculinity. https://t.co/eOUtmoxpP4 — Victoria Brownworth ?? (@VABVOX) October 15, 2021x Awful, childish, and homophobic stuff from the highest-rated conservative cable host in America. Here he mocks Pete Buttigieg, saying he’s on paternity leave, “trying to figure out how to breastfeed”. pic.twitter.com/DWf0C7RDbx — Mike Sington (@MikeSington) October 15, 2021x Tucker Carlson when Pete Buttigieg takes time off to take care of his newborn twins: pic.twitter.com/dHkcHfclWr — Adam Smith (@AdamJSmithGA) October 15, 2021The kicker?
Leaked Video Helped Lead to the Conviction of a Far Right “Proud Boy”
There, Proud Boys and other far right groups led a string of assaults on counterdemonstrators, including hitting them with batons, shooting them with paintball guns and mace, and even drawing loaded firearms. With the far right groups allowed access to the city and leaving without intervention, it seemed as though they simply were given impunity to attack the anti-racist protesters. Claiming “Self-Defense”Swinney had become a staple of these far right rallies that often sought out left-wing activists for attack. “D,” who asked to be identified by an initial due to fears of retaliation from Swinney’s supporters, is a juror who sat on Swinney’s trial. This allowed the jury to remain anonymous to the public and disallow Swinney’s supporters to potentially intimidate them.
Liberal media turns on progressive NBA star Kyrie Irving for breaking rank with left on vaccine mandates
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is an outspoken athlete with a large platform who prides himself on putting his beliefs ahead of his career. "Kyrie Irving is being vilified for not falling in line with the establishment media's predetermined stances," DePauw University professor and media critic Jeffrey McCall told Fox News Digital. NETS BAN KYRIE IRVING FROM TEAM OVER VACCINATION STATUSIrving quickly turned into a villain to liberal members of the corporate media. And how is that going to work out for you, Kyrie Irving? "It’s always the same whether it’s politicians like the late Herman Cain or stars like Kyrie Irving — the media only celebrate them if they are obedient to the left," Gainor told Fox News Digital.
Tallahassee leaders are suing Florida over the anti-riot law and its encroachment on home rule
Florida lawmakers passed legislation last spring known as the anti-riot bill. Now, the City of Tallahassee is joining municipalities around the state in launching a legal challenge to the law. “This law is largely a solution looking for a problem,” said Commissioner Jeremy Matlow, referring to the law as an overreach of state government. The law was championed by Governor Ron DeSantis following last year’s Black Lives Matter movement. “We’re here at the seat of government for the state of Florida, and the one who made this (law) happen lives here,” said Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox, referring to DeSantis.
The 11 best purse brands making high-quality and popular handbags
Right now, Gen Z has decided that 90s baguette bags are back, so those brands are a must, along with classic bag brands from your favorite designers, crossbody styles, totes, tote bags and more. The bag comes in many limited-edition colors like the bag above, and even has two options for the inside as well between black or red. This bag comes in four colors, including brown, black, white and bright orange. The tote comes with the logo front and center on the bag, coming in black, navy and dark red burgundy color. The bag comes in another trippy dot print for spring, as well as other neutral colors like black and blue.
Prosecutors ask judge to ban Kyle Rittenhouse's defense from referring to men he killed as looters
Prosecutors in Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse's trial are asking a judge to ban defense attorneys from referring to the men he shot as 'rioters' or 'looters' as the case prepares to go to trial next month. 'These were not protesters, they were rioters,' Richards said, adding that he believed Rosenbaum was attempting to steal Rittenhouse's gun. The defense team for Rittenhouse previously tried, unsuccessfully, to have his previous weapons charge dismissed from his indictment. Sheskey shot Blake seven times while Blake was about to get into an SUV. Sheskey shot Blake seven times while Blake was about to get into an SUVThe shooting happened three months after George Floyd was murdered while being restrained by police officers in Minneapolis.
Black students suspended after protesting white students waving Confederate flag
Four white students at Coosa High School waved a Confederate flag and reportedly hurled racial slurs during a “farm day”-themed school spirit week leading up to homecoming. Coosa High student Lilyan Huckaby (left) told a reporter she was “yelling and loud” during their meeting with administrators. They say Black students were then suspended while the white and Hispanic students who supported them were not. In Floyd County, where Coosa High School sits, Black students are suspended at the highest rate of 8%, while only 4% of white students are suspended, and 2% of Hispanic students. The post Black students suspended after protesting white students waving Confederate flag appeared first on TheGrio.
Walmart puts more than 1,000 workers through critical race theory training
Walmart has forced more than 1,000 executives to through 'critical race theory training' that teaches white people are guilty of 'white supremacy thinking' and 'internalized racial superiority,' according to documents leaked by a whistleblower. It states that white Americans have been subjected to 'racist conditioning' that indoctrinates them into 'white supremacy.' The program summarizes white supremacy through a list of qualities including 'individualism,' 'objectivity,' 'paternalism,' 'defensiveness,' 'power hoarding,' 'right to comfort, 'and 'worship of the written word'. All of which 'promote white supremacy thinking' and 'are damaging to both people of color and to white people.' REI develops a two-year training program to help executives and administrators understand racism in the US and develop plans to help confront it and strive for racial equality.
‘If it were the UK, police would have opened fire’: the explosive film about Trump’s Capitol Hill rioters
Many belong to the Proud Boys, the far-right group (now synonymous with alt-right extremism) which led the attack on the Capitol. “It was very violent: this was an out-and-out physical attack on the Capitol and the people defending it,” says Reed. The squall passes when, after four hours, Trump finally tells his adoring, warring supporters to go home. That unprecedented violence, Reed points out, was spearheaded by a few dozen determined individuals – “and then that opened the way to events that changed the world”. The Capitol attack “does hold a serious warning for the future,” says Reed.
Podcast: The story of an unsung Black Panther
The Black Panther Party, a Black power political organization, was founded exactly 55 years ago in California’s Bay Area and grew into a nationwide group that pushed for housing, food equity, education and self-protection. Several famous figures emerged from the group, including Eldridge Cleaver, Angela Davis and Huey P. Newton. Barbara Easley-Cox was one of these people. AdvertisementToday, Easley-Cox recounts what she experienced as a Black Panther, from California to Algeria to North Korea and beyond. Host: L.A. Times podcast producer Ashlea BrownGuests: Barbara Easley-CoxMore reading:Decades before Black Lives Matter, there were the Black Panthers in OaklandOpinion: 1969 SWAT raid on Black Panthers set the tone for police race problemsBobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver tell Cal State Fullerton audience about militancy, civil rights work
'Art transcends race': Paris Opera Ballet's first Asian etoile ballerina
Sae Eun Park is the first Asian ballerina to reach the top etoile rank in the Paris Opera Ballet's 352-year historyAdvertising Read moreSeoul (AFP)When Sae Eun Park auditioned for the world's oldest ballet institution, her Paris hotel room was so small she could not fully stretch her legs. A decade later the South Korean has become the first Asian ballerina to reach the top "etoile" -- or "star" -- rank in the Paris Opera Ballet's 352-year history. "I believe that art -- not just dance -- transcends nationality and race," Park told AFP. "I became the first Asian ballerina to be an etoile and it's very much become a talking point, but I think of it as something that's very natural." Unlike the New York-based American Ballet Theatre or the Royal Ballet in London, the Paris Opera Ballet has very few foreign dancers.
4 security guards charged in 2014 death of Black man at Detroit-area mall
DETROIT — Four people were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter, nearly eights years after the death of a Black man who was pinned to the floor at a suburban Detroit shopping mall. McKenzie Cochran, 25, of Ferndale, Michigan, struggled with guards and was hit with pepper spray at Northland Mall in Southfield, Michigan, in 2014. Similar to Floyd, video captured by shoppers at the Southfield mall showed several security guards holding Cochran down, one straddling him, as he kept saying "I can't breathe, I can't breathe." "This isn't about winning or losing this is about justice for McKenzie Cochran," Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said Thursday. Security guards were worried that Cochran was possibly armed, as he had approached a jewelry counter and said he wanted to kill somebody.
Mark Levin blasts 'reprobates' in media and academia attacking parents while excusing actual violence by BLM
On "The Mark Levin Show" on Westwood One, the host commented on recent events at his local municipality's school board meetings in Loudon County, Virginia. One event included a man who was arrested during a school board meeting, after alleging his daughter was assaulted by a transgender student. Levin played recent clips of political and media figures condemning parents in harsh terms, including one MSNBC guest who described them as "violent-looking, angry spewing." In another MSNBC clip, host Alicia Menendez commented that some of the actions by parents "have become scary at these meetings." Princeton African-American studies Prof. Eddie Glaude Jr., said during MSNBC's "Morning Joe", that tensions at school board meetings were once "fringe elements" but that they have been "mainstreamed."
Students and parents rally against the Waukesha School District's ban on LGBTQ+ and other 'controversial' signs
In an effort to ban "political" signage from classrooms, the Waukesha School District banned LGBTQ+ messages and symbols from being put up in schools — and the community showed up to fight it. For the second month in a row, Waukesha students and parents filled three rooms, waiting to speak their piece in front of the Waukesha School Board. Waukesha School Board has banned Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, anti-racist and other 'controversial' materialsIn August, the board banned Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, Thin Blue Line, anti-racist and other posters deemed "controversial" materials from classrooms. "As a taxpayer, as a parent whose child has suffered due to this new implementation, and as a minister of the gospel, I call upon the school board to take action," Simmons said. Students say LGBTQ+ signage helps them feel sense of belongingPrior to the meeting, while avoiding Wednesday night's rain, students and parents gathered as they prepared for their two minutes to speak.
‘Anemic’ response to Oakland police Instagram scandal draws scrutiny
“OPD’s anemic response to the (Instagram) page bespeaks the need for a culture shift aided by robust anti-discrimination and social media policies,” the investigators wrote in the report. “I do feel concerned that we are not taking this seriously enough in the department and administration,” Oakland Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan said at a city council committee meeting on Tuesday. The agreement requires the department to report its progress in achieving 52 reform measures to an outside monitor and a federal judge. The fired officer started the Instagram account after he left, according to the report. The Instagram account “@crimereductionteam” — named after a specific Oakland Police Department entity — posted multiple memes and captions that were sexist, racist and mocked efforts to curb police brutality.
Tear gas manufacturers and police work in ‘void’ of federal regulation despite health impacts, lawmakers find
Tear gas manufacturers, meanwhile, “have willingly taken advantage of the lack of federal tear gas regulation” despite the “woefully understudied” use of such chemical weapons against people, lawmakers said in a statement on 14 October. Two House committees opened a joint investigation into the use of tear gas earlier this summer, following months of racial justice uprisings across the US met with police firing tear gas canisters at protesters and journalists. “This investigation has revealed a complete void in the regulation of tear gas, a weapon that is banned in war yet commonly used against US citizens,” they said in a statement. “Tear gas is not an inconvenience, it is a weapon of war,” she said in a statement. Lawmakers also said that manufacturers “have earned significant revenue from selling tear gas products, despite the known serious risks tear gas poses to human health and safety,” according to the memo.
Minneapolis cop Kim Potter who killed Duante Wright will say it was an 'innocent mistake' at trial
Kimberly Potter, 49, shot and killed Duante Wright on April 11 after allegedly mistaking her gun for a TaserAttorneys for the Minneapolis cop who fatally shot Daunte Wright after allegedly mistaking her gun for a Taser will argue that his death was an 'innocent mistake' at trial next month. Potter stopped Wright for hanging an air freshener from his rearview mirror, according to his mother, who said Wright called her just before he died. 'I'll Taser ya,' she warned Wright while pointing her gun at him. 'Taser, Taser, Taser!' The report found that Potter told two officers involved in the shooting to 'exit the residence, get into separate squad cars, turn off their body worn cameras, and to not talk to each other.'
Michael K. Williams Was Brooklyn’s Son — And Its Champion
Today, East Flatbush is the single largest West Indian neighborhood in all of the United States. If media images of straight Black men were limiting, Black gay roles were radioactive. Pre-Omar, gay, Black, and male meant squealing caricatures (In Living Color’s Blaine Edwards and Antoine Merriweather) and gossipy hairdressers (Soul Food). In every interview and offhand quote about Omar, Michael treated themes of sexuality and masculinity with unusual grace and awareness. In every interview and offhand remark about Omar, Michael treated themes of sexuality and masculinity with unusual grace and awareness.
Khloé Kardashian Said She Corrects People When They Call Her Daughter “Big”
“People will always say, ‘She's so big.’ And I'll say, ‘Oh, she's so tall.’ I try to make them be more descriptive. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @khloekardashian"There's been so many days that I'm like, I feel so badass and good," she said. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @khloekardashian“It's so strange because we know the truth about ourselves,” she continued. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @khloekardashian“I’ve actually always had a really unhealthy relationship with food,” she said. People will always say, ‘She's so big.’ And I'll say, ‘Oh, she's so tall.’ I try to make them be more descriptive.
WHO honors Henrietta Lacks, woman whose cells served science
This 1940s photo made available by the family shows Henrietta Lacks. AP Photo/Lacks Family via The Henrietta Lacks Foundation“Henrietta Lacks was exploited. The HeLa cell line — a name derived from the first two letters of Henrietta Lacks’ first and last names — was a scientific breakthrough. “Henrietta Lacks’ life mattered — and still matters. Today is also an opportunity to recognize those women of color who have made incredible but often unseen contributions to medical science.”
Farrakhan-loving politician who said Jews control weather running for DC mayor
WASHINGTON — City Councilman Trayon White is running for mayor of the nation’s capital despite facing accusations of anti-Semitism for praising Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan — and for saying that the Jewish Rothschild family controls the weather. White, 37, recently rankled local Democrats by being the lone vote against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city council members and their staffs. DC Mayor Muriel Browser has been slammed by the people of Washington for alleged COVID-19 hypocrisy. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan (above) has been praised by Washington, DC, mayoral candidate Trayon White. TwitterTrayon White Sr. was the only Democratic DC City Council member who voted against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
NYC's violent crime rates rose even as NYPD officers logged millions of hours in overtime
Violent crime in New York City soared this past year, despite a growing number of police officers nearly doubling their annual salaries by working hundreds of hours in overtime. In the same period, violent crime soared by 5.6 per cent. Of that number, over 16,000 saw annual salaries higher than $100,000 and nearly 1,400 had enough overtime hours to equal another full year of pay. Officers clocked in a median of 477 overtime hours in the same time period, while all of the city's other 76 precincts had a median of 306 hours recorded. He said he would like to 'incentivize' precincts to use significantly less overtime hours, but didn't explain what such incentives would be.
House Democrats Decide To Hand Facebook The Internet By Unconstitutionally Taking Section 230 Away From Algorithms
House Democrats Decide To Hand Facebook The Internet By Unconstitutionally Taking Section 230 Away From Algorithmsfrom the this-is-not-a-good-idea deptWe've been pointing out for a while now that mucking with Section 230 as an attempt to "deal" with how much you hate Facebook is a massive mistake. The key part of the bill is that it removes Section 230 for "personalized recommendations." It just says it's a personalized recommendation if it uses a personalized algorithm. And the definition of "personalized algorithm" is this bit of nonsense:The term 'personalized algorithm' means an algorithm that relies on information specific to an individual. –The Techdirt TeamFiled Under: algorithms, anna eshoo, frank pallone, intermediary liability, jan schakowsky, mike doyle, news feeds, personalized recommendations, recommendations, section 230Companies: facebook, yelp
Ten Years After Occupy Wall Street, Another World Is Still Possible
SJ: It really, really does. This is unthinkable.”SJ: Mm-hmm, right, right, right. And actually took their participation seriously, and wasn’t just like, yeah, yeah, yeah, you vote every four years and then they do exactly the same thing as the last guy did. And at the point when the first Occupy Wall Street marches were announced, they were attempting to actually occupy actual Wall Street itself, and it ended up, occupy a park near Wall Street, right? SJ: Right, right.
WHO honors 'mother of modern medicine' whose cells were used to create polio and HPV vaccines
The World Health Organization (WHO) has honored the life of Henrietta Lacks, the woman dubbed the 'mother of modern medicine.' 'We are reclaiming her name, and her story and legacy lives on in us, and we thank you for saying her name, Henrietta Lacks.' Research on the cells led to the polio vaccine, gene mapping and IVF treatment among other advances and resulted in her being named the 'mother' of modern medicine. Studies on the cells also led to the development of the HPV vaccine, which protects against various cancers, including cervical cancer. The cells became known as HeLa cells, taking the first two letters of Lacks's first and last names.
'Unruly' behavior has disrupted school board meetings across LI. Here's why.
Karen Lessler, Middle Country school board"It feels like we became the enemy," said Karen Lessler, of the Middle Country school board. Elsewhere around the country, flare-ups at school board meetings have led to physical intimidation or violence. Shawn Farash, co-founder of Long Island Loud MajorityShouting at school board meetings is not against the law, but it does go against board protocols. "That some individuals and disruptive groups have chosen to use school board meetings as a platform for intimidation is truly disturbing," she said. As for the angry behavior at school board meetings, Tilles said, "We don't want that as an example for our kids."
The Democrats’ Privileged College-Kid Problem
the tendency of highly educated voters to lean Democratic and less-educated voters to lean Republican—has exacerbated the ideological divide between Democratic staffers and the median voter. In Phillips’ analysis, for instance, the party underperformed in 2020 because Democrats failed to turn out their progressive base, not because progressives’ support for activist social positions alienated swing voters. Shor and Phillips point to different data sets to substantiate their arguments. Meanwhile, Phillips, who is Black, argues that Shor fundamentally misunderstands the ideological preferences of moderates and conservative people of color. The second set of disagreements has to do with whether increased turnout among younger multiracial voters could materially change the outcome of national elections.
What does reality TV owe Black women?
Press Enter to skip to end of carousel What does reality TV owe Black women? Carousel - $ What does reality TV owe Black women? Press Enter to skip to end of carousel What does reality TV owe Black women? Carousel - $ What does reality TV owe Black women? “This is the way they choose to get it out.”Press Enter to skip to end of carousel What does reality TV owe Black women?
Op-Ed: OK, boomers, you have the time, money and skills to work for the common good
This is the baby boomer cohort, and along with the older “silent generation,” we hold 70% of the nation’s wealth. The United States is facing divisive crises, and older Americans — experienced Americans — owe it to themselves and their kids and grandkids to push the nation in a better direction. We worked hard (maybe too hard — work-life balance was never our specialty), but more work needs to be done now. Here’s one example: Perhaps no legislation in the lifetime of anyone over 60 has been as transformative as the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Akaya Windwood is lead advisor at Third Act, a new effort to organize older Americans.
Timothy Snyder warned us fascism was coming — now he says we can survive it
Snyder offered this warning several months before the Capitol assault on Jan. 6 of this year:Obviously, we are in a slow-motion Reichstag Fire right now. Donald Trump is not involved in a political campaign; it is emergency politics in the constant search of an emergency. You can't win a culture war without a vision of a much better future. But above all, we need a sense of the future which is something better than an averted disaster. Without visions of a better future, it is hard to shake the sense that there is some kind of path dependency.
The Rolling Stones remove 'Brown Sugar' from tour setlist over lyrics depicting slavery
The Rolling Stones may have dubbed their tour "No Filter," but the iconic rock band has filtered out one of their most popular songs from their setlist. USA TODAY reached out to The Rolling Stones for comment. "Brown Sugar" ends: "How come you, how come you taste so good? However, Richards and Mick Jagger both stated that "Brown Sugar" may not be gone for good. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: The Rolling Stones retire 'Brown Sugar' over lyrics depicting slavery
DOMINIC SANDBROOK asks: What hope for free speech at our cradles of learning?
Crop-haired and soft-spoken, she appears far too measured for a place on the barricades, risking her career to defend free speech. To the activists' fury, Professor Stock has dared to suggest that a person's sex is an immutable biological fact. At Sussex, for example, Professor Stock is routinely smeared as a 'transphobe'. Indeed, she has defended transgender people's right to 'live their lives free from fear, violence, harassment or any discrimination'. One academic, Professor Colin Wight, has set up an online petition to rally support for Kathleen Stock.
‘People shunned me like hot lava’: the runner who raised his fist and risked his life
And prayer because Smith was not just putting his career on the line – he was risking his life. Smith, setting a world record time of 19.83 sec to win the 200m race; Carlos is to his left. Smith and Carlos were decided on their plan – although, as Smith reminds me, that depended on them actually winning medals. In addition, Smith, Carlos and the silver medallist, the Australian Peter Norman, all wore OPHR badges. “When I came back to California, people shunned me like I was hot lava,” Smith says.
Article: "Make everyone a weapon": U.S. empire intensifies propaganda war
Simply sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. In the era of Washington's hybrid asymmetrical war against China, anti-communist propaganda has expanded into the realm of "humanitarian"-atrocity propaganda, where China and all of its adjacent governments are perpetually accused of outrageous human rights violations. The last decade's Syria regime-change propaganda campaign, where an unprecedentedly complex campaign of NGO "humanitarian" messaging, scripted child-refugee statements, award-winning anti-Assad films, and chemical-attack media hoaxes has painted Assad as a monster. And the harassment, demonization, and marginalization that communists experience is a deliberately considered part of this propaganda campaign. The US-led NATO military cartel has tested novel modes of hybrid warfare against its self-declared adversaries, including economic warfare, cyber warfare, information warfare, and psychological warfare.
Parents are sick of critical-theory apologists’ lies
But these semantics are useless to parents concerned that their children are being taught nonsense. Parents reject most of this package of ideas not because they are bigots or too complacent in suburbia, but because they believe it is wrong. Many of the ideas about racism taught in schools comes from activists like Ibram X. Kendi. For example, it is undeniably true that slavery once existed in the United States. They want an honest, fair and reasonably apolitical ­curriculum that depicts the United States as it was and is, warts and all.
Kyrie Irving’s Anti-vax Stance Has Earned Him a Cheering Section on the Right
Throughout Kyrie Irving’s time in the NBA, the current Brooklyn Nets star point guard has used his platform to promote several amusing but nonsensical conspiracy theories. In a statement to reporters on the matter, Irving asserted that his opposition to the vaccine is a privacy issue. “I stand with Kyrie Irving. Cheer for Kyrie Irving. And I don’t like Kyrie Irving,” he added.
Am I Approaching My Female Coworkers the Wrong Way?
MURIEL WILKINS: I’m Muriel Wilkins and this is Coaching Real Leaders, part of the HBR Presents Network. The #MeToo movement has changed a lot, right, that’s my perception and also the stress of COVID. Now, whenever we’re surprised by somebody else’s reaction, it’s because we have an expectation that they will react a different way, okay? NICK: That she really, really wanted to do this. And I also can go in and knowing that there might be different responses.” Rather than this very closed way, okay?
Hungarian fans fighting is the latest incident in a long list of ugly scenes blighting football
Tickets had also found their way into the hands of Poland supporters who joined the Hungary fans in causing mayhem. Not long ago, England fans booed their own players for promoting racial equality. 'When we talk about a return of the "dark ages", it's not true,' insists Ronan Evain, executive director at Football Supporters Europe. At Wembley, however, many of the 800-odd away supporters were believed to be UK-based. Fortunately, Pearson says that in England 'football firms have usually, with only a few exceptions, been fairly non-political'.
Seattle school cancels its annual Halloween parade, claiming students of color don't celebrate
A Seattle elementary school has canceled its upcoming Halloween parade and will be banning students from dressing in costumes on October 31, claiming that the annual event ‘marginalizes’ students of color who administrators claim do not celebrate the holiday. ‘As a school with foundational beliefs around equity for our students and families, we are moving away from our traditional ‘Pumpkin Parade’ event and requesting that students do not come to school in costumes,’ reads the newsletter, seen by the radio host. The school in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood annually invites students to dress in costume and march through the school with their peers as part of its Pumpkin Parade. The school defended the decision, saying that a number of students of color opt out of the event each year and feel excluded because they don’t celebrate Halloween. Malkin hasn’t yet told his son about the parade’s cancellation and that he believes students won’t even understand why the school cancelled it.
De Blasio banishes City Hall statue of slave-owning Founding Father Thomas Jefferson
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio 'waged war' on the nation's history by deciding to banish the statue of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson from City Hall - where it has presided over events for 187 years - after a request from his wife-led BLM committee. The 11-member design commission will vote on de Blasio's decision to ship out Jefferson after reviewing public comments, a City Hall spokesman told the Post. Miller added that the statue is expected to be removed from City Hall by October 21. In a comment to DailyMail.com, the New York Historical Society said they have not made official arrangements for the statue as of yet. De Blasio had previously written a letter to City Hall following his wife's suggestion.
Trump’s Pick for Arizona Governor Just Had Dinner With QAnon’s Ron Watkins
Watkins is in Arizona trying—and failing—to get a meeting with Attorney General Mark Brnovich to discuss bogus election fraud conspiracies. “Just had dinner with Kari Lake, the next Governor of Arizona,” Watkins wrote. Lake denied that she had dinner with Watkins. “??I attended a candidate meet-and-greet at a home last night,” Lake told VICE News. “I think Katie Hobbs is going to have a really tough time campaigning from behind bars, to be honest,” Lake told Bannon on a recent podcast.
USTA's Nicole Kankam: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports
Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx are putting the spotlight on the diverse journeys of Black women across sports—from the veteran athletes to up-and-coming stars, coaches, executives and more—in the series, Elle-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports. “The art display was very much pushing the envelope for the USTA,” says Kankam, who described the pieces as different, unique and impactful. “[The USTA’s] chief revenue officer Lewis Sherr was a strong supporter of the campaign and helped to amplify it,” says Kankam. A DePaul University music business graduate, Kankam held marketing positions at MTV and Virgin Records before enrolling in business school. “It is part sports, part entertainment and part experiential,” says Kankam, who started her new position right after graduation.
Meet the Designer Making Custom Fonts for Spike Lee
“Their culture was lost.” So in 2016, Seals started the Vocal Type Company as a side project. Photo: Chronicle ChromaSeals’s latest project was designing five custom fonts for Spike, a new monograph from Chronicle Chroma, about Spike Lee’s life and work. VTC SpikeThe rings and a spread from SPIKE by Spike Lee, published by Chronicle Chroma, which uses a font inspired by them. The rings and a spread from SPIKE by Spike Lee, published by Chronicle Chroma, which uses a font inspired by them. If you think of diversity and equality, he’s who you think of first.”VTC Du BoisFrom left: Art: Courtesy of Vocal Type Company Art: Courtesy of Vocal Type Company From top: Art: Courtesy of Vocal Type Company Art: Courtesy of Vocal Type Company“This is probably the hardest font project that I’ve ever done, which is based on W.E.B.
Opinion | Jon Gruden’s Emails Shocked Me. They Shouldn’t Have.
In emails written between 2011 and 2018, Jon Gruden, then an ESPN analyst and past and future N.F.L. It says a lot about the culture of football that it took years for these emails to come to light. The emails shocked me, but when I look at the bigger picture, I realize they shouldn’t have. The long delay in disclosing these emails, coupled with their conversational nature, suggests that others in the N.F.L. Of course, the language and opinions of Jon Gruden are not the language and opinions of all coaches and football executives.
Four security guards charged in death of man at Detroit-area mall in 2014
Four security guards were charged with involuntary manslaughter nearly eight years after the death of a black man who was pinned to the floor by security guards at a Detroit-area shopping mall. Before the confrontation with the guards, Cochran allegedly was asked to leave the mall; an LA Diamonds employee had reported his 'suspicious activity'. Months after Cochran's death, the family filed an $800 million wrongful death lawsuit against the mall, two related firms and the security guards, which ended in a confidential settlement. The family's lawyer, Gerald Thurswell, contends that if more attention was paid to Cochran's death, George Floyd could still be alive. Attorney General Dana Nessel, pictured, reopened the case in 2020 and will be discussion the latest charged placed on the security guards during a news conference on Thursday.
The Rolling Stones remove 'Brown Sugar' from tour setlist over lyrics depicting slavery
The Rolling Stones may have dubbed their tour "No Filter," but the iconic rock band has filtered out one of their most popular songs from their setlist. USA TODAY reached out to The Rolling Stones for comment. "Brown Sugar" ends: "How come you, how come you taste so good? However, Richards and Mick Jagger both stated that "Brown Sugar" may not be gone for good. "We’ve played ‘Brown Sugar’ every night since 1970, so sometimes you think, We’ll take that one out for now and see how it goes," Jagger said.
Harry & Meghan’s Newest Gig Is All About Ethical Investments
As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continue to build their life in the U.S., they pair have just signed up for a brand new business venture. The royal couple have joined Ethic, a $1.3 billion sustainable investing fund, as “impact partners”. In a 2020 report, the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) found a growth of 15% in sustainable investments in the past year. Ethic also clarified that Harry and Meghan have invested in and have investments managed by the company. The royal couple hope their involvement with Ethic this will encourage younger generations to think about sustainable investing.
Ahmaud Arbery murder trial jury selection to begin Monday
Jury selection is due to begin in a Georgia courtroom Monday in the murder trial of three white men accused of running down and killing black jogger Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery, 25, was out for a run when prosecutors said Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael, chased him and tried to corner him with their pickup truck. Ahmaud Arbery was out for a run when Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael, allegedly chased him and tried to corner him with their pickup truck. William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. reportedly jumped into his truck and joined the chase, striking Ahmaud Arbery with the vehicle. Glynn County Sheriff's Office via APGregory and Travis McMichael claim they shot Ahmaud Arbery in self-defense.
Guatemala protesters disavow colonialism, Columbus, aiming at statues
GUATEMALA CITY — Protesters in Guatemala tried to topple a Christopher Columbus statue on Tuesday amid protests against the treatment of Indigenous people by European conquerors, the latest effort in a global movement to re-examine symbols of the colonial era. In Guatemala’s capital on Tuesday, a group of people strained to dismantle a towering Columbus statue by pulling a long rope tied to its neck but could not tear it down, social media videos showed. The monument, which stretches 30 feet (9 meters) up and weighs 10 tons, was shipped to Guatemala from Spain in 1896. A number of statues honoring the Italian navigator have been removed from U.S. cities since the Black Lives Matter protests, as well as in other countries. In Mexico’s capital, officials on Tuesday said a replica of a pre-Hispanic sculpture depicting an Indigenous woman, dubbed “the young woman of Amajac,” will replace a bronze, 19th-century Columbus statue on the city’s main thoroughfare removed last year.
WHO honors Henrietta Lacks, woman whose cells served science
“What happened to Henrietta was wrong,” Tedros said during a special ceremony at WHO Geneva headquarters before handing the Director-General’s Award for Henrietta Lacks to her 87-year-old son Lawrence Lacks as several of her other descendants looked on. “Henrietta Lacks was exploited. The HeLa cell line — a name derived from the first two letters of Henrietta Lacks’ first and last names — was a scientific breakthrough. “Henrietta Lacks’ life mattered -- and still matters. Today is also an opportunity to recognize those women of color who have made incredible but often unseen contributions to medical science.”
Herschel Walker fundraiser host with a swastika on her profile pic denies being 'Anti-Semetic'
Former NFL athlete Herschel WalkerSome people don’t care who hosts their fundraisers as long as the money keeps rolling in, and Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker is just one of those guys. Viviano-Langlais not only produces crap entertainment, but she’s also a vehement right-wing anti-vaxxer who had a very interesting symbol gracing her Twitter profile. x Also in the Jolt this am, one of the hosts for a weekend fundraiser for @HerschelWalker this weekend appears to have a swastika as her profile pic. Viviano-Langlais herself defended the symbol on Twitter, saying she changed the profile picture because “It’s insane to think that pic was Anti-Semetic. NFL legend and Trump-minion Herschel Walker is currently the front-runner for the GOP nomination in Georgia.
Foreseen! A Celebrities Led Movement To Halt USA Nuclear War Preparations
a_modern_nuclear_bomb_explosio n_over_a_small_city by johnvoo_photographer(Image by johnvoo_photographer) Details DMCAUSA Congress plans to spend a $1.5 trillion on improved nuclear weapons! Celebrities Have Spoken Out During 'Black Lives Matter' ProtestsPublic Unawareness of Media Manipulation Regarding Nuclear War [4]Both before the First World War and before the Second World War, the world public basically simply watched the arms build up and other preparations for war. It does this in the face of the fact that its very preparation for a nuclear war may destroy all life. The number of times the use of nuclear weapons has been contemplated by Americans is unbearable. Celebrities Will Be Able to Expose Politicians and Media War Nuclear War Talk as Inhumane!
US Diplomat to Haiti Resigns, Citing “Inhumane” Deportations
Foote had served as a diplomat to Haiti since the beginning of July. Foote moreover criticizes the administration for its decision to support Ariel Henry, the current prime minister of the country. “The hubris that makes us believe we should pick the winner — again — is impressive.”Haitian advocates have also condemned the administration’s imperialism. that the U.S. State Department has no business choosing who should be the leader of Haiti. Haitian immigrants were held there for a year and a half before their imprisonment was eventually ruled unconstitutional.
Polish hooligans at Wembley helped Hungary fans fight with British police
Videos shared online of the trouble at Wembley in the game between England and Hungary saw some supporters in the away end who fought against the police wearing Polish colours, with one clearly wearing a black top with the LKS Lodz logo. That also raises questions about why the Hungarian Federation, who were responsible for the sale of the visiting allocation inside Wembley, allowed Polish fans to purchase tickets. Hungary were hit by a fine and a two-game stadium ban, the second of which was suspended, but Fifa confirmed they will now investigate Tuesday night’s events. In a statement, Fifa said: “Fifa is currently analysing reports of last night’s Fifa World Cup™ qualifier matches in order to determine the most appropriate action. “Fifa strongly condemns the incidents at England v. Hungary and Albania v. Poland and would like to state that its position remains firm and resolute in rejecting any form of violence as well as any form of discrimination or abuse.
ShadowDragon: Inside the Social Media Surveillance Software That Can Watch Your Every Move
And it comes at a time when previously known government social media surveillance is under fire from civil rights and liberties advocates like MediaJustice and the American Civil Liberties Union. To understand how Kaseware and ShadowDragon work together, let us consider each in turn, starting with ShadowDragon. Screenshot: The InterceptShadowDragon: Social Media Surveillance The Michigan State Police purchased two of ShadowDragon’s OSINT intelligence tools to run on the Kaseware platform: SocialNet and OIMonitor. Its carceral solutions include its own Digital Prison Management Solution based on its Domain Awareness System surveillance platform built with the New York Police Department years ago. The first ShadowDragon contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was awarded to IT firm C & C International Computers & Consultants, Inc. on July 16, 2020, at a cost of $289,500.
School food shortages, elk sheds tire, city status retained: News from around our 50 states
From USA TODAY Network and wire reportsAlabamaAlexander City: Schools across the state have been facing food shortages, education officials say. State education officials say every school district in Alabama is facing shortages to some degree. ColoradoPine: Wildlife officials say an elusive elk that has been wandering the hills with a car tire around its neck for at least two years has finally been freed of the obstruction. Carriers now under contract with New Hampshire Hospital include Aetna, Ambetter, Anthem, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim and United Health Care, state officials said. OhioNelsonville: Thanks to a long-forgotten state law from 1953 and a community dinner, the city has challenged the results of the 2020 U.S. census.
"So Coke-y…So Entitled!”: This Is What It Was Like Going to Bennington College With Bret Easton Ellis, Donna Tartt, and Jonathan Lethem
According to legend, Bennington College is located in one of the few spots on Earth where all four winds meet, thereby imbuing the school with its overall haunted sizzle of alchemy. The 14-part series premieres Wednesday; get an exclusive preview here:Vanity Fair: Where did your fascination with the world of Bennington College in the ‘80s first begin? Bret also mentioned that Jonathan Lethem had been in their class, too, and that Jonathan had written a piece about going to school with him and Donna. Yes, Bret, Donna and Jonathan are major literary figures, but they’re also major cultural figures. Bennington College, is the primary world, of course.
Fox News and the right will praise unvaccinated NBA players … then use them
Which brings me to the current topic of the Covid-19 vaccine and NBA players. But around 95% of NBA players have had at least one dose of the vaccine, which means that on average, only one player per team is unvaccinated. The New York and Los Angeles Police Departments, who have many, many more interactions with the public than NBA players are far lower. Cruz has castigated NBA players for his entire career for speaking out, but he now tweets that “he stands” with players like yourself who are unvaccinated. But as soon as you stray from their script, you will be cast away quicker than Donald Trump discarded Omarosa.
What do anti-maskers seem to have in common with critical race theory detractors? Racism
Attorney General Merrick Garland tasked the FBI last Monday with addressing a “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence” against educators and school board members regarding misinterpretations of critical race theory and pushback from mask mandates. Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation's core values. Coordination and partnership with local law enforcement is critical to implementing these measures for the benefit of our nation's nearly 14,000 public school districts. During two separate school board meetings in Michigan, an individual yelled aNazi salute in protest to masking requirements, and another individual prompted the board to calla recess because of opposition to critical race theory. In Virginia, an individual was arrested, another man was ticketed for trespassing, and a third person was hurt during a school board meeting discussion distinguishing current curricula from critical race theory and regarding equity issues.
Guatemala protesters strain to topple Columbus statue, protesting colonizer legacy
A demonstrator holds a head torn off from the statue of former President Jose Maria Reina Barrios during protests against the treatment of indigenous people by European conquerors, during Hispanic Heritage Day, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, October 12, 2021. REUTERS/StringerGUATEMALA CITY, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Protesters in Guatemala tried to topple a Christopher Columbus statue on Tuesday amid protests against the treatment of indigenous people by European conquerors, the latest effort in a global movement to re-examine symbols of the colonial era. In Guatemala's capital on Tuesday, a group of people strained to dismantle a towering Columbus statue by pulling a long rope tied to its neck but could not tear it down, social media videos showed. Guatemala City said in a statement it opposed the "acts of vandalism" taken against monuments it described as "historical heritage." In Mexico's capital, officials on Tuesday said a replica of a pre-Hispanic sculpture depicting an indigenous woman, dubbed "the young woman of Amajac," will replace a bronze, 19th-century Columbus statue on the city's main thoroughfare removed last year.
Beijing Olympic sponsors face a $110 billion dilemma
For the global consumer giants that sponsor the Olympics, the Beijing Winter Games will be a high-wire act of marketing. “As a global brand, we are certainly aware of international tensions and monitor them carefully,” Omega said in a statement. Sponsoring the 2022 Olympics “does not negate nor does it undermine our commitment to respect human rights or our activities to prevent the risk of human rights violations,” Intel General Counsel Steven Rodgers said in his testimony. Human rights advocates disagree, and they say the companies that support the Beijing Olympics are helping China use sports to distract from what’s happening in Xinjiang. The revenue analysis excluded the Beijing Olympics’ top Chinese sponsor, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., and Visa Inc., which hasn’t been approved for bank card clearing services in the country.
NFL Coach Jon Gruden Is the Right’s New Favorite Cancel Culture Martyr
On Monday, The New York Times reported that Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden made a series of racist, homophobic, and sexist comments in emails several years ago. “I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction,” Gruden said in a statement. Gruden, who was an ESPN analyst at the time, emailed with former Football Team president Bruce Allen from ??2011 to 2018. In perhaps a predictable turn of events, Gruden’s resignation has granted him instant martyr status in the right-wing media’s “cancel culture” wars. He also demanded to see “the emails & texts of Goodell & every NFL owner/exec.
Lisa Vanderpump would’ve liked to ‘chastise’ Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Lisa Vanderpump wishes Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute would’ve participated in the latest season of “Vanderpump Rules” — if only to set them straight after their controversial exits from the show. Schroeder and Doute were ousted from “Vanderpump Rules” in June 2020 after past racist behavior came to light. The current cast of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” spin-off includes veteran stars Katie Maloney-Schwartz, Tom Schwartz, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, James Kennedy, Lala Kent and Scheana Shay. Chatting exclusively with Page Six at Monday night’s event, Madix, 36, noted that “Vanderpump Rules” feels “fresh” sans Schroeder and Doute. Schroeder (bottom left) and Doute (top right) originated the Bravo series in 2013 alongside Vanderpump, Jax Taylor, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, Tom Sandoval and Scheana Shay.
Race hate crimes surge in response to Black Lives Matter protests
Race hate crimes rose to a record high last year, as the Home Office said Black Lives Matter and counter-protests partly fuelled the surge. The number of crimes recorded as race hate offences jumped by nearly 12 per cent from 76,158 to 85,268, the biggest increase since records began in 2016/17. The Home Office report, published on Tuesday, said police had improved the way the crimes were recorded but said there had also been “short-term genuine rises” in hate crimes following “trigger” events such as Black Lives Matter demonstrations and counter-protests by far-Right groups.
Navy engineer and wife accused of 'selling nuclear sub secrets' ordered to be detained without bail
I am concerned that using a dead drop location your friend prepares makes me very vulnerable. I will place the sample you requested on a memory card and place it in a drop location of my choosing... . On May 5, 2021 'ALICE' wrote, 'I will make plans to be in the capitol [sic] over the Memorial Day weekend. 'ALICE' went on to request clarity of the U.S. Navy information requested by the UC posing as a representative of COUNTRY1. On June 8, 2021, 'ALICE' wrote that, 'For maximum security it is very important that you do not send Monero to the same address twice.'
The Black Lives Matter protests were more peaceful than civil rights-era protests
Since it emerged in 2014, the Black Lives Matter movement has been compared to the civil rights movement. BLM advocates have argued that it continues past efforts toward racial justice; critics have argued instead that the BLM movement has not lived up to the civil rights movement’s nonviolent standards. In particular, conservative media outlets have charged that, after George Floyd’s murder last summer, BLM-inspired protests were “tearing apart our cities” and argued that it is “not a civil rights movement.”
Chappelle furor pits Netflix's commitment to artists against forward-thinking identity
The LGBTQ-themed account is run by Netflix — the same Netflix that is facing intense criticism for a new Dave Chappelle stand-up special that many critics have called transphobic and anti-LGBTQ. But the firestorm over Chappelle’s special nonetheless highlights a dilemma that might be unique to Netflix. The company suspended a transgender employee who criticized the Chappelle special on Twitter, although a spokesperson denied that her tweets were the reason for her suspension. But as the furor over Chappelle reached a new level of intensity Monday, some observers wondered if Netflix might be minding the proverbial bottom line. Chappelle, 48, reportedly raked in $20 million for each of the six specials he has released exclusively on the biggest streaming service in the world.
How wokeism is ruining your wardrobe without you realising
An event that was inaugurated in 1948 to promote America’s nascent fashion industry has turned it into a joke. Or maybe she was railing against the West’s objectification of women’s bodies – which she has done so much to titillate. The fashion industry has jumped in with both feet. When the pandemic brought the curtain down on the whole spectacle of live fashion shows, the biggest trauma for the fashion industry was how little the world at large noticed. Confused – largely because trends, those much derided, often artificial cues triggered by the fashion industry to get us to buy, buy, buy, are still in hibernation.
Welsh village called Nelson on list of ‘problematic’ places
The village, with a population of 4,600, was included on the list of sites linked to slavery, despite council documents noting that the village’s name is not an “intentional commemoration of Nelson”. Welsh Conservative Member of Senedd Natasha Asghar branded the dossier “absolutely absurd”, adding: “The village was named after its pub The Nelson, and not because of potential links to Lord Nelson. I hope it has dawned on officers at Caerphilly Council just how ridiculous this really is, and that the village of Nelson should remain Nelson.”Numerous streets named for Nelson have also been highlighted in the council’s review. Documents note that former prime minister William Gladstone, whose reputation has been challenged because his father received compensation following abolition, also has a street named after him in the area. From what I’ve heard they are totally nonplussed that the Welsh government and Caerphilly Council are focusing on this rather than local jobs.”
Christopher Columbus statue defaced with red paint in London's Belgrave Square
A statue of Christopher Columbus was found covered in red paint on Columbus Day - the anniversary of the day the explorer arrived in America. In 2020, a Liverpool teacher called for the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue at Sefton Park’s Palm HouseThat petition argued: "There is no place for a statue of Christopher Columbus in Liverpool. Columbus Day, the anniversary of the explorer's arrival in America, is on 11 October. President Franklin D Roosevelt first declared a Columbus Day in 1934 It was recognised in America and other countries including Italy and Spain for some years. Columbus Day courts controversy as the explorer used violence and slavery against indigenous people on his travels.
Dog the Bounty Hunter enjoyed beach resort honeymoon before joining search for Brian Laundrie
AdvertisementDays before joining the dramatic search through dense Florida woodland for fugitive Brian Laundrie, Dog the Bounty Hunter and new wife Francie Frane were sipping mocktails poolside and basking in the sun at a luxury beach resort. 'Brian went missing in the area where we were honeymooning, and I knew my skills would be useful,' he told the Enquirer. 'An innocent girl has turned up dead, and Brian appears to be the only person who can explain it.' Dog and Frane, who also lost her spouse in 2018, reportedly met six months after Beth's death and their bond grew through their shared grief. I actually think Bob is in heaven laughing that it's Dog The Bounty Hunter that God brought into my life.'
Lawmakers’ latest idea to fix Facebook: Regulate the algorithm
© Matt McClain/The Washington Post Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has focused lawmakers’ attention on social media algorithms. The big question is whether that can be accomplished without ruining what people still like about social media — or running afoul of the First Amendment. In the past year, at least five bills have been introduced or reintroduced in Congress that focus explicitly on the software programs that decide what people see on social media platforms. Both were hemmed in by the First Amendment, which constrains the government’s power to regulate companies’ speech policies. One of the more creative approaches to the algorithm issue focuses on giving social media users the power to choose their own ranking system.
Race hate crimes see record rise, as BLM and counter-protests help fuel surge
Race hate crimes saw a record rise last year, as the Home Office said Black Lives Matter and counter-protests partly fuelled surge. The number of crimes recorded as race hate offences jumped by nearly 12 per cent from 76,158 to 85,268, the biggest increase since records began in 2016/17. White Lives MatterThe Black Lives Matter demonstrations were triggered following the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in the US. Some far-right groups responded by protesting under the banner of “white lives matter,” often sparking clashes as they targeted anti-racism demonstrations. Race hate offences accounted for three quarters of the 115,000 hate crimes recorded last year in the UK, according to the Home Office data.
Wife of Navy engineer, accused of being a spy, posted anti-Trump and pro-BLM rants on social media
Both, Diana and Jonathan Toebbe are scheduled to appear in a West Virginia federal court on Tuesday. I am concerned that using a dead drop location your friend prepares makes me very vulnerable. I will place the sample you requested on a memory card and place it in a drop location of my choosing... . On May 5, 2021 'ALICE' wrote, 'I will make plans to be in the capitol [sic] over the Memorial Day weekend. 'ALICE' went on to request clarity of the U.S. Navy information requested by the UC posing as a representative of COUNTRY1.
US Marshals won't face charges for shooting and killing Minneapolis black man Winston 'Boogie' Smith
The undercover US Marshals were 'reasonable and justified' in their actions, according to Crow Wing County Attorney Donald Ryan. His killing drew more fiery protests in Minneapolis, which was still inflamed from last year's police killing of George Floyd, a couple of miles from where Smith was killed. Smith had an active warrant out for failing to show up to court, where he was expecting a four-year sentence on a gun chargeThe identities of the officers who shot Smith are unknown. Above, an investigator goes through the scene of the shooting on June 3'This [Marshal] then begins firing his handgun at Smith. Marshals began life-saving efforts until paramedics arrived and pronounced Smith dead at the scene 15 minutes later, according to Ryan's findings.
Lawsuit: In two years, this bank granted mortgages to only 37 Black borrowers
(...) Old National has structured its business to avoid providing access to mortgage credit to Black residents and neighborhoods in the Indianapolis area and to discourage Black residents from seeking mortgage credit. This conduct constitutes a pattern and practice of redlining and violates the Fair Housing Act.”x Old National Bank ONLY awarded 45 of its over 2,550 mortgage loans between 2019 and 2020 to Black borrowers! Now the Fair Housing Center has filed a federal complaint of redlining against the bank for deliberately blocking Black homeowners from lending opportunities! Mark Alston, a real estate broker, told NPR while some argue that "risk-based pricing" is fair, "'fair' is an interesting concept" when it rides the coattails of 350 years of exclusionary zoning laws. Nelson told The Indianapolis Star that Old National Bank "disproportionately" closed branches in Black areas, treated Black people in tests conducted by FHCCI "less favorably" than white testers, and merged with another bank accused of redlining in 2018.
England players consider taking the knee at T20 World Cup
England are considering whether to take the knee during the Twenty20 World Cup as a way of protesting against racism. Their decision to stop taking the knee attracted fierce criticism, notably from former West Indies great and anti-racism campaigner Michael Holding. Chris Jordan, a leading member of the T20 squad, said his side could take the knee against the West Indies in their opening T20 World Cup game on October 23. West Indies T20 captain Kieron Pollard on Tuesday confirmed his side plan to take the knee during the tournament, starting with their opening match with England. The T20 World Cup clash in Dubai will be England’s first meeting with the West Indies since last year’s Test series.
Washington Post's map of remaining Columbus statues sparks accusations of ‘aiding and abetting the mob’
The Washington Post was accused of "aiding and abetting the mob" after making life easier for anyone looking to topple a statue of Christopher Columbus with an interactive map detailing the exact location where monuments remain in place. The liberal newspaper then published a map showing where similar statues of Columbus remain across the United States. But those removals, the majority of which happened in 2020 and 2021, represent only a fraction of the more than 130 that still remain," the Post wrote. "As revolutionaries plotted their independence, they needed a historical figurehead — a hero who could embody American idealism and unite the young country," the Post wrote. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe interactive Post piece concluded with a map that allows readers to input their city, address or zip code in order to search for remaining known Columbus monuments.
Wasps urge fans not to wear ‘faux Native American headdresses’ to matches
Wasps have urged supporters not to wear “faux Native American headdresses” to matches at the Coventry Building Society Arena. Wasps have revealed club supporters have asked for guidance on “cultural signifiers”, with the Midlands outfit asking for guidance from the RFU (Rugby Football Union) and Premiership Rugby. “At this current time, we will not be issuing an arena-wide ban on the wearing of faux Native American attire, as one club acting in isolation has the potential to cause further division and uncertainty,” read Wasps’ statement. “However, we do not support the wearing of such items, discourage supporters from wearing them and will be revisiting this decision in due course. “We have found it difficult to know how best to deal with this issue, which is why we have taken time to consult those more knowledgeable about this subject, including a number of external stakeholders and members of the Native American community.
Lawmakers’ latest idea to fix Facebook: Regulate the algorithm
© Matt McClain/The Washington Post Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has focused lawmakers’ attention on social media algorithms. The big question is whether they can accomplish that without ruining what people still like about social media — or running afoul of the First Amendment. In the past year, at least five bills have been introduced or reintroduced in Congress that focus explicitly on the software programs that decide what people see on social media platforms. Both were hemmed in by the First Amendment, which constrains the government’s power to regulate companies’ speech policies. One of the more creative approaches to the algorithm issue focuses on giving social media users the power to choose their own ranking system.
How Tom Cotton Went From ‘Send in the Troops’ to Stopping Trump
When you think of Tom Cotton, you probably think of the senator who wanted to use the military to bash Black Lives Matter protesters. And when you think of the 2020 presidential election, you probably think of Republicans being complicit with Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the election results. Although this earned him an immediate rebuke from Trump, at the time, many of us assumed Cotton’s actions were calculated, if counterintuitive. By biding his time and husbanding his conservative credibility until just the right time, Cotton dealt the greatest blow possible to Trump’s worst ambitions. While Hawley and Cruz put pandering and their presidential ambitions ahead of their country, Cotton put first things first.
Maryland couple suspected of selling nuclear secrets could spend rest of life in jail
The Navy nuclear engineer and his wife were accused of selling U.S. Navy submarine secrets to a foreign power could face a potential maximum penalty of life in prison. NAVY NUCLEAR ENGINEER'S WIFE ARRESTED FOR SELLING SECRETS APPEARS TO SUPPORT BLM, 'RESISTANCE' MOVEMENTS"Unfortunately there always will be people willing to compromise our nation’s security for personal gain. "Our nuclear submarine force provides a significant military capability for the United States. An unsealed criminal complaint alleges that Jonathan Toebbe contacted an unidentified foreign nation in April 2020 to sell U.S. Navy submarine secrets. "They didn't talk to anybody, even on the block," McCormick told Fox News.
Wife of Navy submarine spy, posted anti-Trump rants
Both, Diana and Jonathan Toebbe are scheduled to appear in a West Virginia federal court on Tuesday. I am concerned that using a dead drop location your friend prepares makes me very vulnerable. I will place the sample you requested on a memory card and place it in a drop location of my choosing... . On May 5, 2021 'ALICE' wrote, 'I will make plans to be in the capitol [sic] over the Memorial Day weekend. 'ALICE' went on to request clarity of the U.S. Navy information requested by the UC posing as a representative of COUNTRY1.
Miami to oust police chief who said city was run by 'Cuban mafiia'
The city of Miami on Monday moved to terminate its police chief, a nationally known law official who has been outspoken in his criticism of local leaders. "Today, I suspended Police Chief Art Acevedo with the intent to terminate his employment," City Manager Art Noriega said in a statement. Under Miami's charter, the suspension is a necessary first step in a process of removing the department's chief. Noriega said in his statement that the city will search for a new leader and that Assistant Police Chief Manny Morales takes over on an interim basis. Acevedo made headlines in Miami after alleging the city is run by a "Cuban mafia."
Miami to oust police chief who said city was run by 'Cuban mafiia'
The city of Miami on Monday moved to terminate its police chief, a nationally known law official who has been outspoken in his criticism of local leaders. "Today, I suspended Police Chief Art Acevedo with the intent to terminate his employment," City Manager Art Noriega said in a statement. Under Miami's charter, the suspension is a necessary first step in a process of removing the department's chief. Noriega said in his statement that the city will search for a new leader and that Assistant Police Chief Manny Morales takes over on an interim basis. Acevedo made headlines in Miami after alleging the city is run by a "Cuban mafia."
Mayor Bowser Highlights Key Investments in FY 2022 Fair Shot Budget
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, on the first day of the new fiscal year, Mayor Muriel Bowser highlighted the investments included in her historic Fiscal Year 2022 Fair Shot budget. This approved budget includes significant investments in helping District residents and businesses hit hardest by the pandemic. Affordable Housing & Homeward DCHistoric $400M contribution to the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) and $42M for project-sponsor vouchers to make housing deeply affordable to low-income residents?$352M in rent and utility assistance to prevent evictions through the STAY DC program$17M for housing preservation, including $5M to help limited equity co-ops purchase their buildings$67M to purchase buildings for permanent supportive housing or deeply affordable housing, and additional emergency and transitional shelter for victims of domestic violence$113M to rehabilitate and develop replacement public housing?$18.3M to help low-income first-time homebuyers with down payment and closing cost assistanceNew Homeward DC investments to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring: Expansion of Project Reconnect, providing one-on-one support to help adults at imminent risk of homelessness avoid entry into the emergency shelter system 2,527 new permanent supportive housing units for individuals and 596 for families $102M in renovations of the District’s permanent and temporary supportive housing and shelter services$1.2M to expand emergency shelter service for LGBTQ+ residents who are victims of domestic violence and increase shelter access for Transgender residents?$5M to restore vibrancy to previously disused properties in neighborhoods most affected by violenceAcademic Acceleration3.7% increase in the base amount of the Uniform Per Student Funding Formula, plus increased weights for English Language Learners and At-Risk Students?$8M to expand school-based mental health services to all remaining DC Public and DC Public Charter Schools?$10M in additional grants to charte
Black Lives Matter DC on Peter Newsham’s departure, examining culture of policing
Following news that D.C. police Chief Peter Newsham has accepted an offer to lead the police department in Prince William County, Virginia, Black Lives Matter DC says it would be a "huge disservice" to exclude the impact of the culture of policing when choosing a new chief. Following the news that D.C. police Chief Peter Newsham accepted an offer to lead the Police Department in Prince William County, Virginia, Black Lives Matter DC said it would be a “huge disservice” to exclude the impact of the culture of policing when choosing a new chief. One of Black Lives Matter DC’s core organizers, April Goggans, said that for those advocating for a Black chief or for more Black officers, data shows that none of those things have more impact on police work than its culture. “The culture of policing has … more weight,” Goggans said. Before Newsham was confirmed in 2017, Black Lives Matter DC and the Never Newsham action group campaigned against his confirmation, expressing concern about his record on First Amendment activities.
Opinion: Las Vegas Raiders coach's emails spotlight a much deeper problem for the NFL
He apologized in a statement issued by the Raiders: "I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. According to an NFL spokesperson, the email surfaced as part of an NFL review of workplace misconduct at the Washington Football Team. "This is not the first racist comment that I have heard and it probably will not be the last," wrote Smith. Join us on Twitter and FacebookAll of which is to say that Gruden's words and fate place the NFL at a familiar crossroads. But a deeper level, it is past time for the NFL to take bolder steps, commensurate with the systemic problem of racism that continues to affect the league.
Dave Chappelle's Trumpian claims of 'cancel culture' are laughable (opinion)
In "The Closer," which ostensibly takes on cancel culture, Chappelle appears convinced the LGBTQ community is as focused on him as he is on them. But that's clearly untrue, his digs are what Black queer folks hear from homophobes in the Black community, as well. With that frame, they don't have to contend with how Black cishet folks often enact (physical and psychological) violence on Black LGBTQ+ folks." There is the White queer community, many corners of which are steeped in racism, and the Black community, which sometimes reeks of homophobia. Just like Chappelle's defenders, I've heard White queer folks excuse Needles with justifications like, "It's art!"
'Our mission is to uplift': New art space founded by Indigenous women comes to Phoenix
Their venture is in collaboration with the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation. It's the first such space in Phoenix and, according to the founders, the first they've encountered in the country. “Our mission is to uplift a thousand creatives and social entrepreneurs within the next three years,” said Yazzie, a board member of the community development corporation. At a Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation board meeting, Yazzie learned about an opportunity that would lead to the creation of Cahokia’s permanent home. Real estate developer CA Ventures came to Roosevelt Row with an idea to incorporate an art space on the ground floor of one of its developments.
Christopher Columbus Park vandalized as Italian Americans call for return of statue
More than 100 rallygoers joined Brian Patacchiola of the Italian American Alliance who spoke about cultural significance of Columbus for European immigrants. “The symbolism of Columbus and Columbus Day is about acceptance. Columbus Day is a state and federal holiday, and the city’s move doesn’t overrule those observations in Boston. Charlie Baker to make Indigenous Peoples Day a statewide holiday. “I don’t think they’re mutually exclusive and don’t think Christopher Columbus or Columbus Day is necessarily a hallmark of colonialism.”
This new Google search engine feature will compete with Facebook, Twitter in curating news
Google is developing a new feature called Big Moments, which will compete with rivals Facebook and Twitter in delivering the latest breaking news updates during major events. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the search engine to react quickly and constantly to its users' needs for the latest and most authoritative information, according to Google. While a higher percentage of people get their news from Facebook and Twitter, many people don't trust news from social media, according to data from a Reuters and Oxford study. The research showed 40% of respondents said they are most concerned about false information on social media compared to just 10% concerned about Google search. ?Google and climate change: Google, YouTube ban ads promoting false claims about climate change?Google's search engine modifications: Google's latest sustainability push?
Wife of Navy nuclear engineer arrested for selling secrets appears to support ‘resistance,’ BLM
The woman arrested with her Navy nuclear engineer husband for allegedly selling secret information about nuclear submarines to an undercover FBI agent appears to be vocally in support of Black Lives Matter and “resistance” movements on her social media. Jonathan Toebee and his wife, Diana, were arrested and charged with passing nuclear submarine secrets to a foreign government. Diana Toebee reportedly would often post in support of the Black Lives Matter and “resistance” movements on social media. Public posts on the Facebook account are largely limited to profile and cover photo updates, as well as multiple donations she made to several fundraisers. Arrested this weekend, Diana Toebee worked with Jonathan Toebee to pass along US nuclear secrets at various drop locations, where she acted as a lookout.
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez: What National Hispanic Heritage Month means to me in one word
National Hispanic Heritage Month is not only a time to look back at the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans, but it is also a celebration of hope for what is to come. TEACHER CREATES 'AWE-INSPIRING' CLASSROOM DOOR DESIGNS FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTHWatching our friends and family members in other nations struggle under socialism and communism has strengthened our belief in free markets and self-determination. As National Hispanic Heritage Month also commemorates the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile, we are ever mindful that millions of Hispanics and Latinos still fight for their independence daily. SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ: HISPANICS, LATINOS THRIVING – WE ARE NOT MARGINALIZED, OPPRESSED VICTIMSWe believe in human rights for all people, everywhere. And that is why even in another difficult year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of hope.
Beethoven’s only opera becomes timely political thriller in SF
And with the San Francisco Opera’s new production starring the brilliant soprano Elza van den Heever, “Fidelio” can’t help but feel like the opera for right now. “It was revolutionary then, and it’s revolutionary now,” Van den Heever said in a recent break between rehearsals. “People want to think that opera is sort of like looking at old paintings, and their reflection of times past,” said Van den Heever. Van den Heever, he adds, is the ideal choice for the role of Leonore. Opera will stream performances 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14; 2 p.m. Oct. 17; and 7: 30 p.m. Oct. 20Tickets: $26-$370 in-person, $25 livestream; www.sfopera.com.
Fox News host complains Columbus is being ‘cancelled’ by people marking Indigenous People’s Day
A Fox News host has claimed Christopher Columbus is being “cancelled” because more people are marking Indigenous People’s Day on October 11 rather than the public holiday named after the Italian explorer. On Monday, host Rachel Campos-Duffy told viewers that calls for Columbus Day to become Indigenous Peoples Day were tantamount to “cancelling” the controversial figure. “Thanks to cancel culture Christopher Columbus Day is looking a little different this year as cities chose to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead,” said Campos-Duffy. Dozens of Twitter users meanwhile took to Twitter to accuse Fox News of failing to acknowledge the historical wrongdoings of Columbus, and of attacking Indigenous Peoples Day. “[I] overheard coworkers complaining about ‘people trying to make today [indigenous peoples' day], it's still Columbus day on fox news though [and] I work in a SCHOOL”, one user wrote.
'We're not going anywhere': Choctaw Freedmen cite history, ties to Tribal Nation in fight for citizenship
Q&A: Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton On Freedmen Citizenship In this interview with Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton find out where the issue of admitting Freedmen as citizens stands and what's next. Historical analysis concludes that neither the U.S. government nor the Choctaw Nation fulfilled the Treaty of 1866 language in regard to Choctaw Freedmen and Choctaw citizenship." In 1983, the Choctaw Nation added a "by-blood" requirement into the constitution that excluded many Choctaw Freedmen. It's not clear how many Choctaw Nation citizens are in favor of Freedmen citizenship. McCants said, regardless of whether he and other Choctaw Freedmen become citizens, he wants the Choctaw nation to acknowledge their role in enslavement.
Foreseen! A Celebrities Led Movement To Halt USA Nuclear War Preparations
a_modern_nuclear_bomb_explosio n_over_a_small_city by johnvoo_photographer(Image by johnvoo_photographer) Details DMCAUSA Congress plans to spend a $1.5 trillion on improved nuclear weapons! Celebrities Have Spoken Out During 'Black Lives Matter' ProtestsPublic Unawareness of Media Manipulation Regarding Nuclear War [4]Both before the First World War and before the Second World War, the world public basically simply watched the arms build up and other preparations for war. It does this in the face of the fact that its very preparation for a nuclear war may destroy all life. The number of times the use of nuclear weapons has been contemplated by Americans is unbearable. Celebrities Will Be Able to Expose Politicians and Media War Nuclear War Talk as Inhumane!
Some School Districts Are Banning Pride Flags as Political Speech
While research has not proved that Pride flags affect mental health, they both said that is a similar signal. “I would feel strongly about extending that to things like Pride flags,” Watson said, since the flags serve as another signal that a welcoming space is available. Nonbinary and LGBTQ+ Pride flags eventually followed. The teacher said she was told by the school to remove the students’ flags last week, since they’re considered a political statement. In St. Johns County, Florida, the teacher forced to take down her Pride flags said sixth graders at the school sent notes of appreciation about the flags.
Karrueche Tran exhibits her toned midriff and enviable frame in gym wear
Karrueche Tran exhibited her incredible frame in gym wear for her latest PrettyLittleThing collection shoot this week. The actress, 33, displayed her honed midriff, cleavage and endless legs as she posed by a rocky outcrop in a jade green two-piece paired with shorts and trainers. The star wore her raven tresses in a chic half updo and sported a radiant palette of make-up. Wow: Karrueche Tran exhibited her incredible frame in gym wear for her latest PrettyLittleThing collection shoot this weekShe then slipped into a chocolate-hued crop-top, paired with leggings as she posed with her hands behind her head. Karrueche was shocked when her name was called during the telecast, beginning her speech with, 'I can't even talk.'
Military leaders saw pandemic as unique opportunity to test propaganda techniques on Canadians, Forces report says
Share this Story: Military leaders saw pandemic as unique opportunity to test propaganda techniques on Canadians, Forces report saysMilitary leaders saw pandemic as unique opportunity to test propaganda techniques on Canadians, Forces report says A plan devised by the Canadian Joint Operations Command relied on propaganda techniques similar to those employed during the Afghanistan war. Photo by Adrian Wyld / The Canadian PressArticle content Canadian military leaders saw the pandemic as a unique opportunity to test out propaganda techniques on an unsuspecting public, a newly released Canadian Forces report concludes. CJOC claimed the information operations scheme was needed to head off civil disobedience by Canadians during the coronavirus pandemic and to bolster government messages about the pandemic. There is an ongoing debate inside national defence headquarters in Ottawa about the use of information operations techniques. The initiative to change military public affairs strategy was abruptly shut down in November after this newspaper revealed details about the plan.
Navy nuclear engineer's wife arrested for selling secrets appears to support BLM, 'resistance' movements
Jonathan and Diana Toebbe were arrested Saturday in West Virginia, according to a criminal complaint detailing espionage-related charges. The private Annapolis school, Key School, confirmed to Fox News that Diana Toebbe is a faculty member, and has been suspended indefinitely. "Key School is shocked and appalled to learn of the charges filed against faculty member Diana Toebbe and Jonathan Toebbe. Fox News also examined what appeared to be Jonathan Toebbe’s Facebook account, and found his most recent public post is from 2013. Both of the Facebook accounts list Diana and Jonathan Toebbe as living in Annapolis, Maryland, where the DOJ press release stated the couple lives.
MAGA QAnon's 2 Biggest Celebrities Are at War
On Friday, things escalated when Wood called Greene a “communist”:"In my opinion, Marjorie Taylor Greene is a communist. If Marjorie Taylor Greene is running around saying 'Impeach Biden,' that says that Biden won—he didn't," Wood wrote on his Telegram channel, boosting the conspiracy once again that Trump won the election. Wood spent the weekend hitting back at Greene on his Telegram channel but also said he had forgiven the lawmaker and was praying for her. Greene responded on her own Telegram channel: “Don’t pray for me Lin Wood. “The Mockingbird propaganda has many species of birds,” Wood said, referencing Operation Mockingbird, an alleged CIA campaign to influence media output during the Cold War.
Texas Boogaloo Boy Admits In Court He Traveled to Minneapolis After George Floyd Died, Fired 13 Shots In Police Precinct Building to Sow Chaos
A Texas man pleaded guilty on Sept. 30 to a federal riot charge, and admitted he traveled to Minneapolis after George Floyd died to sow mayhem. Ivan Harrison Hunter, 24, admitted he traveled from the San Antonio area to Minneapolis after Floyd’s death and fired 13 shots from an AK-47 style semiautomatic rifle into the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct building on May 28, 2020. Protesters gathered outside of the building in the days after Floyd’s May 25 death. Footage taken that night shows Hunter, in a skull mask, give someone a high-five after firing the shots and yell, “Justice for Floyd!”Ivan Hunter admitted he traveled to Minneapolis to sow chaos during protests following George Floyd’s death. The Boogaloo Bois are known to exploit tensions and sow chaos in pursuit of further violence.
Director of Clarence Thomas documentary says story is 'antidote' to critical race theory, belongs in schools
Michael Pack, director of "Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words," wants his film shown to middle and high school students, particularly because he said the Supreme Court Justice's story is the "antidote" to critical race theory. Pack received an unprecedented 30 hours with Thomas and his wife Virginia while filming the documentary, which was released in January 2020. "I think Justice Thomas, like Martin Luther King, believes that America can move into a color-blind society where people are judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin," he added. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe 30th anniversary of Thomas' confirmation to the Supreme Court is Friday, Oct. 15. He is one of two African Americans to ever sit on the Supreme Court, along with Thurgood Marshall.
'These are our communities. We live here.' Communities hit by racism have the answers
Chanelle HelmOpinion ContributorLouisville is in a crisis of trauma and extreme stigmatization of Black and brown communities. We experienced an ideological battle between calls to defund police in favor of community safety systems and calls to increase policing. Calls for more policing in Black Louisville distract citizens from the real problem: people do not have homes, basic sustenance or access to health care. In and around our collective, community safety might also look like training in wound care, the provision of post-incarceration support and mental health advocacy and service referrals. Communities impacted by systemic and historical racism have the answers.
Oxford college installs plaque calling Cecil Rhodes a ‘committed colonialist’
A college at the University of Oxford has installed a plaque next to a statue of the mining magnate and politician Cecil Rhodes, describing him as “committed British colonialist” who exploited the “peoples of southern Africa”. The explanatory panel about the former prime minister of the Cape Colony has been placed outside Oriel College, where he had studied and left £100,000 – about £12.5m in today’s money – through his will in 1902. The Oxford statue was the target of the Rhodes Must Fall protest movement, which originated in Cape Town and argues Rhodes is a symbol of colonialism and the violence that accompanies it. The explanatory plaque describes Rhodes as a “committed British colonialist” who “obtained his fortune through exploitation of minerals, land and peoples of southern Africa. A majority of the commission’s members supported the expressed wish of the governing body to remove the statue.
We have a chance to change rural America in the next 3 weeks
We have a real chance to make meaningful change in rural Virginia in the next few weeks. There is a slate of Democrats running to flip seats for the Virginia House of Delegates in red areas that often go uncontested. Bridgette Craighead is the voice I want representing me in the Virginia House of Delegates. If you are sick of that crazy-train you can come sit with us on the Bridgette Bus. Helping candidates like Bridgette stand up in the red spaces will add numbers at the top of the ticket and could create major change for the vibe on the floor of our General Assembly.
Evil "Educators" and Pulled Heartstrings
I'm watching Freedom Writers on Netflix. Freedom Writers Trailer (2007) Freedom Writers is a 2007 drama film starring Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and Patrick Dempsey. (Image by YouTube, Channel: KillerCinemadotcom) Details DMCAWhen I see them manifesting their evil, my lips purse, my brows furrow, and my teeth clench. They are perpetrating their evil upon children and their families, dwarfing their hopes, poisoning their spirits and salting the earth of their future. Freedom Writers (4/9) Movie CLIP - I Am Home (2007) HD Freedom Writers movie clips: j.mp/1CMCloi BUY THE MOVIE: amzn.to/te5h0J Don't miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: bit.ly/1u2y6pr CLIP ...(Image by YouTube, Channel: Movieclips) Details DMCAThis is a feel-good movie with a strong message.
Man who helped ignite George Floyd riots identified as white supremacist: Police
His actions quickly led to the first of several arson fires that police say transformed peaceful protests into local danger zones, the affidavit said. "Until the actions of ... 'Umbrella Man,' the protests had been relatively peaceful." The Anti-Defamation League lists the Aryan Cowboys as a white supremacist prison and street gang, although the group's Facebook page claims it doesn't care "about a person's color." Christensen, the arson investigator, said police identified the suspect after an emailed tip last week. The four Minneapolis Police Department officers involved in the incident all were fired, arrested and charged within a week amid protests and calls from anti-police brutality advocates.
IAN LADYMAN: The Newcastle job is NOT as attractive as it seems
And how many managers in the Premier League ever get that? If Newcastle were, say, Everton or Leicester City, then the job would be more palatable. Amanda Staveley has said the new owners will be patient but time is valuable in footballLook at the Newcastle squad and what do you see? They are second bottom of the Premier League table for a reason. His Premier League title win with Leicester is the outlier in all of that.
Princess Diana 'Set the Stage' for Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle
Duchess Kate and Meghan Markle have each recognized the impact of their late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, throughout their tenures in the British royal family. Kate, 39, and the former Suits star, 40, are duchesses for the modern era, but royal expert Elizabeth Holmes sees plenty of Diana in them both. She was standing tall and blonde, and she knew how to play to the cameras.”In August 1997, Prince Harry and Prince William‘s mother died in a car crash in Paris. Before her death, Diana was a fashion icon and drew attention for her unique approach to royal life. Her divorce from Prince Charles — who went on to remarry Duchess Camilla in 2005 — was also highly publicized.
Feds won’t seek charges against cop in Jacob Blake shooting
MADISON, Wis. — Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they won’t file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year — a shooting that sparked protests that led to the deaths of two men. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, who is Black, during a domestic disturbance in Kenosha in August 2020. The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down and sparked several nights of protests, some of which turned violent. When they arrived at the scene the woman told them that Blake was trying to her kids and her SUV. Blake tried to get into the SUV with his young children in the backseat, prompting Sheskey to grab his shirt.
Oriel College angers academics with plaque depicting Cecil Rhodes as the ‘devil incarnate’
One needs to explain where he stands in the context of the attitudes of his day. We might now argue that he did more harm than good, but one has to understand what his intentions were. He was not a slave trader but supported apartheid-style measures in southern Africa. In 2020, Oriel's governing body said it was their “wish” to remove the statue and it established an independent commission to examine the key issues surrounding it. Prof Abulafia and other academics from the History Reclaimed campaign – which seeks to challenge the “woke” narrative of the past – hope Oriel College will review the plaque’s wording.
Digital Jail: How Electronic Monitoring Drives Defendants Into Debt
Typically, defendants assigned to monitors must pay EMASS in person and have the device installed within 24 hours of their release from jail. When individuals pay EMASS $10 a day for their own supervision, it costs the city nothing. Based in the majority white city of St. Charles, west of St. Louis, EMASS has several field offices throughout eastern Missouri. To help improve his chances, he enrolled in Mission: St. Louis, a job-training center for people reentering society. As far as he knew, Burlison said, judges did not incarcerate people simply for failing to pay EMASS debts.
Police officer who shot and killed Jacob Blake won’t be charged: U.S. federal prosecutors - National
Send this page to someone via emailFederal prosecutors announced Friday that they won’t file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year a shooting that sparked protests that led to the deaths of two men. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, who is Black, during a domestic disturbance in Kenosha in August 2020. “But because we’ve been through all we’ve been, we’re not.”0:41 Jacob Blake’s family marches in Kenosha, Wis. Story continues below advertisementRead more: Wisconsin police officer who shot Jacob Blake will not face criminal chargesBlake fought the officers as they tried to take him into custody. 1:02 Jacob Blake shooting: Blake’s uncle questions why officer fired weapon in front of children Jacob Blake shooting: Blake’s uncle questions why officer fired weapon in front of children – Jan 5, 2021Graveley said video shows Blake turning toward Sheskey with a knife and made a motion toward the officer with the knife, prompting Sheskey to fire.
OH-Sen: MAGA Troll Says "George Soros Funded Deep State" Caused Insurrection & Pandemic
Of course he would:Mandel continued, saying that his "guess is that the deep state was very involved with a lot of these operations as well." Mandel has expressed staunch pro-Trump views and has already been endorsed by the former president's former legal adviser Jenna Ellis. “These planes are now being emptied into Cleveland, Toledo and other places in the heart of America,” Mandel tweeted. He says “the Vatican Deep State” secretly inserted the decrees in medieval times, part of a plot to shove harmony down everyone’s throat. If the Good Word prevents Vance and Mandel from mimicking that strategy, there’s little chance of igniting the conservative base.
Black Lives Matter, She Wrote. Then ‘Everything Just Imploded.’
With all of this in mind, she agonized over every word of the letter she wrote on June 5, 2020. “When I say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ it is not meant to disparage any other race,” she wrote. In a June 16 post to the group, according to a screenshot provided to The New York Times, Ms. Schifanelli declared: “Dr. In her letter, Ms. Schifanelli said she had lost confidence in Dr. Kane’s ability to lead the district. Describing herself as “an immigrant to this country,” Ms. Schifanelli added, “I am a living example of the very American dream you managed to tarnish by your racist comments.”
Jeanine Pirro: Biden is infringing more and more on Americans' freedoms
"Justice with Jeanine" host Judge Jeanine Pirro slammed President Biden and his Justice Department for their memo on announcing that the FBI will create a task force to investigate threats against school boards. Critics allege this is a move by Democrats to silence parents who oppose critical race theory and far-left ideology being taught in schools. JUDGE JEANINE: Every day in this country the government under Joe Biden or whoever is running the joint infringes more and more on our freedom, pushing Americans closer and closer to the edge. It reads constitutional protections don't extend to efforts to intimidate individuals over their views. not you AG attempts to remove that constitutional right if you are a parent concerned about now your child is being taught.
Seattle could fire 40% of police force over COVID-19 vaccine mandate
The city is poised to fire as many as 403 officers, about 40 percent of the 1,000-person force, for failing to take the COVID-19 jab by an Oct. 18 deadline, according to local reports. “The environment has been pretty toxic and negative,” an unnamed officer told Fox 13 News. In addition, 111 officers are awaiting the results of exemption requests, said Seattle PD spokesperson Sgt. Interim police chief Adrian Diaz will require all officers to be on standby duty for 911 calls starting October 13. “We value each of you, and do not want to lose you as employees,” Mayor Jenny Durkan said in an email defending the vaccine mandate sent to city employees this week.
Community rallies to support Virginia Beach family taunted by ‘racist stuff’ blaring next door since 2017
Activists rallied Saturday morning in Virginia Beach to support a Black family taunted by its next-door neighbor with offensive loud noises and other “racist stuff” since 2017. This is not violence,” said Tee, 38, who made a 2 ½-hour drive to Virginia Beach to lead the rally. Love has to conquer hate.”“People just need somebody to stand with them,” said Debbie Pratsis, a Virginia Beach resident who doesn’t know the family but came after hearing the news reports. Earlier in the week, Virginia Beach police issued a statement calling the neighbor’s behavior “appalling and offensive.” The department said even with the multiple complaints received, it has no authority to intervene. Martinez said there is a verbal agreement between her next-door neighbor and police to cut the noise, but it’s not enough.
NC senator demands Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson resign for calling homosexuality ‘filth’
“There’s no reason anybody, anywhere in America should be telling children about transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that filth,” Robinson said. Equality NC also put out a statement on Twitter reminding the LGBTQ community that they are valid and worthy. Jackson sent a thread of nine tweets calling out Robinson for repeatedly attacking the LGBTQ community. ? “I think it’s degrading and undignified,” said Rep. Marcia Morey, a Durham Democrat and member of the LGBTQ community. Republican responseThe N.C. Democratic Party tweeted: “The highest-ranking North Carolina Republican is, once again, spewing hateful and venomous rhetoric while the @NCGOP remains silent.
Jonathan Franzen’s many controversies, explained
Which means it is time, once again, for one of the book world’s favorite pastimes: disseminating Jonathan Franzen thinkpieces. Jonathan Franzen has flourished crankily under controversy since 2001, when two big things happened to him. 2001: The era of The Corrections and OprahThe Corrections was not Jonathan Franzen’s first novel; it was his third. But its publication marked the first time that one of Franzen’s book releases would become an Event. He even had the same name as the other white men the New York Times loved at the time: Jonathan Franzen right up there with Jonathan Lethem and Jonathan Safran Foer.
Phaedra Parks on ‘crazy’ single mom life and ‘looking for love’ again
“The single mom life is crazy, but I wouldn’t change it for anything,” Parks, 47, told Page Six in an exclusive interview, gushing over sons Ayden, 11, and Dylan, 8, whom she shares with ex-husband Apollo Nida. “They’re my world.”Fans last saw Parks’ kids on TV in 2017, the year she made an exit from “RHOA” after seven seasons. According to Parks, though, “They have grown up so much.”“Dylan is a third grader and Ayden just entered middle school. Parks is “looking for love” again these days — but isn’t so sure she wants to get remarried. I’m looking for love but I’m not sure that I want to be married again because I like dating,” she continued.
'No Time to Die' shows how the Bond franchise can stay relevant — and profitable
Nomi could be addressing the Bond franchise itself. That is six years since the last Bond movie, Spectre, hit the theaters. The Bond franchise and corporate brands team up to boost each other financiallyA lot is at stake. The Bond franchise is Hollywood's longest-running and among its more lucrative. In addition, the Bond franchise is a global one, and what offends some Americans plays better in some other cultures.
Seattle prepares to fire up to 400 cops by October 18 if they fail to get vaccinated
The Seattle Police Department has an October 18 deadline for all sworn personnel to turn in proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or risk losing their jobs. Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz has advised his department to prepare to transition to Stage 3 Mobilization, Fox13 reports. There are only four tiers of emergency planning in Seattle - Stage 3 is the second highest, behind a full-blown State of Civil Emergency. Last year, departing officers have cited what they call an 'anti-police climate' in Seattle, city council policies and disagreements with police department leadership. DailyMail.com attempted to contact Mayor Durkan's office and the Seattle Police Department for comment but did not hear back.
Tom Morello: ‘We came within a baby’s breath of a fascist coup in the US’
We came within a baby’s breath of a fascist coup in this country. Those are the things that we need to be digging into, rather than being sidetracked by this carnival barker bullshit. But there was a Giuseppe Morello who was known as the Clutch Hand, who came from Sicily. Morello and drummer Brad Wilk performing at a Rage Against the Machine concert in 1992 in Los Angeles. I’m very happy to go toe-to-toe with Ted when he gets on his racist stuff, his misogynist stuff, his Trump stuff.
The Democrats’ Privileged College-Kid Problem
the tendency of highly educated voters to lean Democratic and less-educated voters to lean Republican—has exacerbated the ideological divide between Democratic staffers and the median voter. In Phillips’ analysis, for instance, the party underperformed in 2020 because Democrats failed to turn out their progressive base, not because progressives’ support for activist social positions alienated swing voters. Shor and Phillips point to different data sets to substantiate their arguments. Meanwhile, Phillips, who is Black, argues that Shor fundamentally misunderstands the ideological preferences of moderates and conservative people of color. The second set of disagreements has to do with whether increased turnout among younger multiracial voters could materially change the outcome of national elections.
Foraging, gardening, joy — how two Black plant influencers use their platforms
“For me, foraging as a Black woman is a rebellion through restoration of knowledge,” she said, captioning a video on the topic “Black history meets Black joy.”“I would describe Black joy as just unbridled enjoyment of whatever it is we want to be doing,” she said. That is what Black joy looks like to me.”Nelson says she finds Black joy when she is authentically herself: outside with her little basket, trowel and boots in an unexplored forest, beach or river. She noticed that after George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were killed and while Black Lives Matter was trending, Black content was being featured more on social platforms. Black Lives Matter allyship eventually began to fade, and Black content — especially the kind focused on Black joy — became trickier for her to find again. “I would describe Black joy as impetuous, and in a very good way.
Pregnancy Is Not Supposed to Kill Us, Yet I Almost Died — Twice.
Tatiana Kahl PhotographyBut tangible progress, in terms of targeted legislation and health care reform, has been painfully slow. Experts say that above all, the poorer outcomes are driven by institutionalized racism extending into the health care system. Surgeon General laid out a sweeping joint initiative on improving maternal health outcomes in the U.S., incorporating goals of reducing racial disparities. In February, congressional members of the Black Maternal Health Caucus introduced the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, a 12-pronged legislative package aimed at improving maternal health outcomes while countering related racial inequities. Whatever the path forward, experts see increased access to postpartum health care for everyone as a pillar of reform.
The UK’s First All-Black, All-Female Shakespeare Company Wants To Transform Theatre
Mawa Theatre Company is a Shakespeare company with a difference – the UK’s first to be comprised of Black and Black mixed race women. Gabrielle Brooks, Maisey Bawden, Danielle Kassaraté and Jade Samuels, the founders of Mawa Theatre Company. What inspired you and the other actors involved to form Mawa Theatre Company? “We all have experience of working in classical theatre and Shakespeare, and we saw a need for vital change in the theatre industry. There are so many opportunities within his stories to tackle issues that are present within the Black community.
These Four Rising Stylists Are Fostering a Community in NYC
Thinking back to the ’90s, trailblazing stylists like Melanie Ward, Venetia Scott, and Edward Enninful brought a fresh sense of realism to fashion editorials. He made a point of collaborating with Black creatives, in a moment when they were systematically ignored by the industry. In New York, the cataclysmic events of the last 18 months have most certainly renewed the spirit of community. The four Black creatives all met while assisting styling on various projects in New York over the past five or six years, and they now operate as a loose collective. The four stylists have different aesthetics, but all use their work to highlight and uplift underrepresented talent.
Generation America: The Models Changing an Industry
Virtually everyone I spoke to for this story—models, designers, casting directors, agents—credits social media with upending their business. “People notice a model, and they look up her profile,” says street scout Peddle, who formed an agency, The Secret Gallery, with Dasent in 2001. If you look at someone like Precious, you think—God, she always should have been a star. You have to account for star quality—that intangible that famously prompted makeup artist Pat McGrath to pluck Paloma Elsesser from a sea of Instagram selfie-posters. “Likewise, the models who are connecting right now—there’s always a person beyond the façade.
How Business Leaders Can Reduce Polarization
Tellingly, CEOs are split almost evenly on whether to take a public stand on controversial social issues or not. Before engaging in public debates, leaders should ensure that they have addressed polarization within their own organizations. Ensure respectful interactions: Fighting misinformation is not enough to reduce polarization if the tone of public communication is hostile. Business leaders can influence how stakeholders interact — at least on company-run platforms — and can reduce antagonism by preventing the use of toxic or polarizing language. For example, companies can contribute to organizations that support deliberation across different groups to help reduce polarization.
Harriette Cole: Why are all my ex’s girlfriends following me on social media?
DEAR HARRIETTE: Every time my ex starts dating someone new, the new girlfriend will follow me on social media. Related Articles Harriette Cole: Can I tell them to speak English around me? Harriette Cole: I just found out my dorm has shared bathrooms, and I can’t do thatHarriette Cole: I never slept with him, but she won’t believe thatHarriette Cole: It’s not fair that I can’t wear shortsHarriette Cole: I was fired for something trivial. If your friend does not change, stop judging her and focus on what you care about. Harriette Cole is a lifestylist and founder of DREAMLEAPERS, an initiative to help people access and activate their dreams.
Weighing Big Tech’s Promise to Black America
It was there that he spent the nascent years of the Black Lives Matter movement, observing from afar how the conversation about race in America was changing. He also realized how drastically his experiences as a Black man in Asia differed from the ones he was seeing back home. The company had a larger percentage of Black workers, at 8 percent, than Facebook, Google, or Microsoft. “That’s Netflix’s market, and in that market they’re doing well at representation and diversity. With Baradaran’s input, Mitchell began drafting a two-and-a-half-page memo outlining his vision for how Netflix could sustainably support Black banks.
Eric Adams Wants to Change the Way We Eat
But I always emphasize that mine was a plant-based change. Do you follow a plant-based diet strictly for health, or do animal-welfare and environmental considerations factor in? Is vegan fast food better than non-vegan fast food? By subsidizing fast healthy food, it is cheaper in the long run than the instant gratification that comes with picking up an overprocessed hamburger. If we subsidize the change of fast healthy food, we’re going to be encouraging employment, business entrepreneurship, and people to eat a more healthy diet.
What Happens When Influencers Post About Getting Vaccinated?
Maia James, wellness Instagrammer and business ownerSharing that I was getting vaccinated definitely got me the most negative backlash I’ve ever had. Still, I was surprised by how surprised my followers were that I was getting the vaccine. And I could see, with my social-media following, the numbers just, like, ticking down after the post where I announced that I was getting vaccinated. People were in my DMs, total randoms, coming out of the woodwork being like, “You don’t know what’s in the vaccine. I do know some people that have been compensated by CVS or Walgreens to promote getting the vaccine there.
Monica Lewinsky Talks How Public Shaming Can Be ‘Violence’
Monica Lewinsky appeared on The Daily Show Wednesday to discuss her new documentary 15 Minutes of Shame as well as the benefits of and problems with “cancel culture” with host Trevor Noah. Lewinsky first talked about how her role in the infamous Bill Clinton scandal — which made her “patient zero” in the realm of public shaming — helped set her on a path toward becoming an “anti-bullying advocate.”“After graduate school, I realized that I couldn’t run away from what happened, I had to integrate it,” she said. “But I think what we’re seeing now, too, is that this is very much about power. “I don’t know what you think about cancel culture and the term ‘cancel culture,’ but I think, for me, it’s just become a little too broad,” Lewinsky told Noah. It has exacerbated from being just shamed; it also can be violence, and that violence — particularly for women — it doesn’t just live online.”
Lashana Lynch on ear for eye, Bond and why there’s still a long way to go for change
Lynch speaks in long and considered sentences with a directness similar to her No Time to Die character, Nomi. But through Lynch, Nomi is no ticked box. Lynch on the set of ear for eye (Charlie Gray)Lynch hasn’t paid attention to the trolls for a long time, though. I don’t know! “It’s a mind-mess that I don’t want to teach my daughter, nor will I. I don’t know why we’re being so complacent in these conversations.
‘Its power is far-reaching’: what Black History Month means to Black Britons
Ayo Awoyungbo had always been a big supporter of Black History Month (BHM), believing in the push to highlight people whose achievements are not usually celebrated as they should be. But he worries about “the emphasis on ‘black excellence’ and what it does to the black people who are not ‘excellent’. Before the murder of George Floyd in the US, Anita Lewis, 41, had never celebrated Black History Month. Black History Month is now a fixture in the corporate calendar but Lewis is relatively cynical. Awoyungbo, despite his reservations, doesn’t think Black History Month is redundant by any means.
When Title IX Is Not Enough
When Title IX Is Not Enough When Title IX Is Not Enough Student experiments in DIY justice point to the shortcomings of the current Title IX system in confronting sexual harm on campuses. They also removed any requirement that schools provide Title IX educational programming, leaving it up to the individual institutions instead. Activists like Brodsky are convinced that a better alternative can indeed come through Title IX. Yet much of the high-profile activism around Title IX so far has tended to focus on punishment—expelling rapists, zero-tolerance policies—rather than prevention, or the remedies Brodsky gave as examples. “They thought it wasn’t possible under [Obama’s] Dear Colleague letter and figured we’re not going to test it.” Strangely enough, the changes to Title IX rules under Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos opened the door to allowing informal resolution and mediation—in other words, restorative justice—under Title IX.
The War on Terror Gave Us Donald Trump
The September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, carried out 20 years ago, also inaugurated the era of the War on Terror — a brutal, ill-defined war that has now lasted longer than World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War. The creation of the War on Terror after 9? 11 and the maintenance of the War on Terror has torn at the truth itself. Micah Uetricht: Trump was simultaneously harnessing the currents that you’re talking about, but was also reacting to the United States’ imperial overreach and hubris. During the War on Terror, every time there has been a retreat from the battlefield, it’s portrayed as an end to the war. Spencer Ackerman: I called the third chapter ?“Liberal Complicity in the War on Terror.” The Democratic Party acquiesces to the framework of the War on Terror.
Occupy Wall Street Trained a Generation in Class War
The 2010s was the decade of Occupy Wall Street. His campaign told CNN in 2016, ?“Occupy Wall Street helped create the political climate that helped Bernie’s message to resonate so widely, simply by shining a spotlight on issues of Wall Street greed and income inequality.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren brightened her star by advocating for the 99%. OWS revived the fin-de-siècle street protests that police had smashed as part of the ?“war on terror.” Global justice-era activists were early adopters. Anyone was able to glom on to Occupy Wall Street, like Van Jones , who tried to steer it into the Democratic Party. Occupy Wall Street gave the left ideas, skills, and a base in a way no one could have imagined a decade ago.
Minneapolis Is About to Vote on Whether to Dismantle the Police
In the brick-lined courtyard between the Hennepin County Government Center and Minneapolis City Hall on September 17, the Yes 4 Minneapolis campaign and its allies held a rally whose purpose had come undone the day before. Yes 4 Minneapolis is working to amend the Minneapolis City Charter by removing a mandate for a mayor-controlled police department with a certain number of officers per resident (0.0017, to be exact). In its place, the amendment establishes a Department of Public Safety under the joint control of the mayor and the 13-member Minneapolis City Council. The event was held at People’s Plaza to take advantage of the stately, copper-roofed Minneapolis City Hall as the backdrop. Then, on May 25, 2020, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd.
Tear Down the System, Not Each Other
Before you came to my class, I taught Brokeback Mountain and asked who thought gays were doomed to Hell. You, Millennials (born 1981-1996) and Gen Z’ers (born 1997 onward), are more tolerant and intelligent than those before. I remember graduation in 2009, you posed for photos in blue robes, smiled and wore caps with gold tassels. The People know you mean well but don’t know what you’re saying half the time. You raised hands, a whole crowd, and it looked like hairs on an arm, standing up when charged with electricity.
Before We Can Fight for the Planet, We Need to Learn How to Talk With the Earth
We have been discovering for decades now that the elephant, honeybee, whale and octopus — every living thing on this planet — has a kind of intelligence. We need intimacy with this living thing so our activism against the poisons is a duet of radical risk. What is our main tactical objective in an Earth Movement? The Earth Movement. This living thing, this conscious being spinning in space.
Did the Constitution Pave the Way to Emancipation?
Now, with his newest book, The Crooked Path to Abolition, Oakes brings his trilogy to a close. Oakes begins The Crooked Path to Abolition with a sketch of the rise of the antislavery interpretation of the Constitution. “The antislavery Constitution shaped his antislavery politics,” Oakes writes. That antislavery constitution, Oakes argues, offered three distinct strategies for eroding and ultimately ending slavery during the Civil War. The president and congressional Republicans soon realized that the only way to ensure slavery died forever was changing the Constitution.
Grace Cho’s Memoir of Food and Empire
“In my lifetime I’ve had at least three mothers,” Cho writes: healthy, sick, and sicker still. Cho’s mother was from Gyeongsang Province, and her father was a US Merchant Marine. In Chehalis, Cho’s mother stepped into unforeseen obligation. For this third, sickest mother, food became the occasional portal to a happier self. I obsessed over the exact sequence of events, minor details of the weather, the sound of her voice,” Cho writes.
The Gates Foundation Avoids a Reckoning on Race and Power
It’s governed by two people, Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, who continue to cochair the foundation following their divorce. “The kinds of things that the Gates Foundation funds would be to generate evidence that we don’t need…. “It’s not fair that we have so much wealth when billions of others have so little,” the Gateses wrote in an annual open letter from the Gates Foundation in 2018. And it’s built on a patently false premise: the idea the Gates Foundation is transparent. To transcend its origins, global health must become actively anti-supremacist, and also anti-oppressionist and anti-racist.
Politics can’t be left in the hands of the politicians
Voting rights activists protest at the Capitol in Washington, Aug. 2, 2021. The lesson of the Chicago anti-police violence movement is that politics cannot be left in the hands of politicians—the people must take hold of and exercise power. The program would have helped lift wages for care workers, who are predominantly women of color.”On top of this, efforts to pass voting rights remain stalled. The Biden-Harris administration itself has faced sharp criticism on the voting rights issue. Several speakers at an Aug. 28 Voting Rights march in D.C. questioned the president’s willingness to put muscle behind the John Lewis bill and other initiatives.
NLRB General Counsel Abruzzo: College athletes can organize
College athletes have been trying off and on for several years to unionize, with an organizing drive several years ago by the Steelworkers among football players at a top private university in Los Angeles being the first shot. More recently, football players at Northwestern University in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Ill., voted to unionize, and NLRB Chicago Regional Director Peter Sung Ohr had ruled for them. But in her memo, Abruzzo said that the board left the ultimate unionization issue open. But Abruzzo particularly cited a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling that college athletes have the right to organize, hire agents, and bargain with corporate sponsors to get paid for use of their “names, images and likenesses” on shoes, jerseys, and other memorabilia. “In NCAA v. Alston, the Supreme Court…recognized college sports is a profit-making enterprise and rejected the NCAA’s antitrust defense based on the notion of amateurism in college athletics,” Abruzzo, a former top counsel for the Communications Workers, explained.
How the Religious Right Continues to ‘Poison Everything’
Despite falling rates of religious participation among the general public, Christian conservatives have, to paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, poisoned everything. By conquering the Republican Party, the religious right has taken over the Supreme Court. Second, the Religious Right’s commitment to Jim Crow exposes the deceit of its favorite weasel term “religious freedom,” which is regularly invoked to justify sexism, homophobia, and opposition to mask and vaccine mandates. Abortion now has members of the Religious Right in combat mode, and they’ve finally succeeded in establishing their dystopic dream in Texas. It is a phrase belonging to Charles Darwin that best summarizes the religious right: They bear the stamp of their “lowly origin.”
To rebuild, Haiti needs a break from neocolonialism
They took the national funds of Haiti, the money of Haiti, and it was transferred to the National City Bank. When there is some kind of earthquake in Haiti, many international NGOs, they put Haiti under the umbrella of charity. We should now have economic elites, political elites, religious elites, intellectual elites that love Haiti and that should use their knowledge in order to make a difference in the life of others. Haiti is a country that has big problems, but Haiti is not a poor country. Long before the earthquake, Haiti was a country in which we have a lot of petroleum.
Murders are spiking. Police should be part of the solution.
So far in 2021, murders are up nearly 10 percent in major cities. There is solid evidence that more police officers and certain policing strategies reduce crime and violence. Nor does the evidence suggest that policing approaches are without flaws. That’s why the discussion among experts isn’t just whether police can reduce murders but how to use police most effectively. Ultimately, it’s that lack of harm that makes the alternatives to policing worth trying and investigating.
Critical race theory bans in schools are making teaching harder
In August 2020, conservative activist Christopher Rufo declared a “one-man war” against critical race theory, appearing on Fox News and claiming that federal diversity trainings (which he wrongly identified as critical race theory) were dividing workers and indoctrinating government employees. State laws banning critical race theory in public schools received less support (35 percent). On all fronts, there was a partisan divide, with Republicans more interested in banning talk about slavery, racism, and the teaching of critical race theory and the 1619 Project. “If anyone is asking, the answer is yes, we are teaching critical race theory,” Hagopian said. “Most educators didn’t know what critical race theory was until Republicans made it their main reelection vehicle.
Why Peloton’s Cody Rigsby is a Dancing With the Stars favorite
Or you might learn it on ABC in the coming months, as Cody Rigsby ascends his largest platform yet — one that doesn’t even have a bike on it. Earlier this month, Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) announced that Cody Rigsby would be one of the cast members of their milestone 30th season. Cody Rigsby might not be a household name to all, but for many he is an integral part of their household. What makes Cody Rigsby so popular? Not unlike group fitness instructors at SoulCycle or Barry’s, Peloton instructors have their own niche or archetype.
It’s getting harder for people to believe that Facebook is a net good for society
At this point, it isn’t exactly surprising that social media platforms like Facebook can have negative effects on society. And Facebook has always defended itself by insisting that it is a net good to society because of how it brings people together. Take, for example, this back-and-forth between Mark Zuckerberg and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) at a congressional hearing on social media in March 2021. “The fact that Facebook has known the research, done the research, and then hid it ... it’s quite mind-boggling,” he told Recode. And I think social media is similar.”It’s undeniable that social media can facilitate social change.
Sound of Judgement
Sound of JudgementA frustrated Black Lives Matter activist. A sheriff who won’t back down. In a small Town, a battle for racial justice confronts a bloody past and an uncertain future. In a place where protests are restricted and violence feels imminent, many cry: “We don’t want to die no more.” This documentary is a The News & Observer/ProPublica production. The News & Observer is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network.
He Belongs To A Right-Wing Extremist Group — And Is Running To Represent Ultraliberal Park Slope, Brooklyn
Brett Wynkoop embodies many of the traits that have made his neighborhood of Park Slope, Brooklyn, a stereotype of a liberal enclave. “You have not seen isolated until you have been an Oath Keeper in NYC!” he wrote in a message to another member in March. Kellye SoRelle / Twitter Attorney Kellye SoRelle, general counsel for the Oath Keepers, ran for the Texas House of Representatives in 2020. The hacked Oath Keeper files show that Wynkoop, the candidate in Park Slope, Brooklyn, has been an Oath Keeper member since 2013. Chris Hondros / Getty Images Shoppers with groceries walk away from the Park Slope Food Coop on Sept. 17, 2010, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
The Penn Badgley Guide To Responsible Tweeting
It’s a dry January morning and Penn Badgley is a magnet for fuzz. Badgley has been uncomfortable with the trappings of fame since 2007, when he begrudgingly rose to prominence as Gossip Girl’s Dan Humphrey. "He was the New York version of the Adam Brody character in The OC," Badgley dismisses. "If you spend enough time with the sort of protagonists we're accustomed to seeing, which is, you know, confident, young, white men… they can [all] become insufferable." And I’m famous.”In the years after Gossip Girl ended, Badgley went through a breakup, poured himself into music, got married, and became a stepdad.
The World’s Most Coveted Sex Advice, At Your Fingertips
And then, she’s pushed into the even less sexualized, less talked-about space of menopause, where her body changes yet again. The goal of Loom, the Los Angeles sex, pregnancy, and parenting education space and community center Chidi founded, was to see that woman and connect with her on a larger, not necessarily linear journey. Still, there’s nothing inherently aspirational about Loom’s philosophy, which is that sex ed should be an integral and affordable part of health care. The premise behind Loom is that health education should not be optional.”Health education was baked into Chidi’s life from the beginning. “Everything, particularly sexual reproductive health, is due for an overhaul, for a re-interpretation, for a softening, for a re-examination.”Photographer: Amy HarrityHair: Erinn CourtneyFashion: Ganni top; Loq boots; Chidi’s own vintage Levi’s
Multi-Media Artist Caroline Chinawke Wants To Make A Difference
For mixed-media artist Caroline Chinakwe the global reckoning surrounding race and police brutality inspired her next collection of work. How can I make a difference?’” Chinakwe tells me over FaceTime. It was this urge to support her community that inspired her to start the collection for her first exhibition exploring the theme of colourism and its impact on the Black community. The issue’s divisive power within the Black community influenced Chinakwe to create pieces that showed its effects, such as skin bleaching, through the image of a whitewashed woman. Chinakwe comes from a Nigerian family and grew up around some of the boldest and most colourful fashion, but this influence wasn’t always appreciated in her work as a stylist.
Black History Month UK Wants To Know What Makes You “Proud To Be”
Each October, Black History Month UK encourages people and organisations across the country to learn, acknowledge and celebrate Black culture as well as spotlighting the valuable contributions made by Black people throughout history. Plenty of schools, charities, and businesses are already involved with Black History Month UK events, with many organisations pledging to share “Proud To Be” stories of Black people within their workplaces and communities. You can find contact info on the Black History Month UK magazine website. You can find some of the Black History Month UK event listings here, but it’s worth checking out local listings in your area. With this in mind, Black History Month UK says it wants to focus on “celebrating being Black or Brown” in response to all the challenging media coverage.
Dog the Bounty Hunter hit with $1.3M suit accusing him of ‘racist and homophobic behavior’: report
Dog the Bounty Hunter was reportedly served with a $1.3 million lawsuit accusing him of “racist and homophobic behavior” during his search for Brian Laundrie in Florida. Chapman, who also was accused of using homophobic language, has strongly denied the accusations, according to the outlet. “Dog Unleashed” was canceled before it even aired over racist and homophobic comments the star made “as well as illegal activity during filming,” producers wrote earlier this year in a statement. all dog the bounty Hunter fans and dog the bounty hunter is also trademarked by us.”Chapman was served the court papers during his search for Brian Laundrie in Florida. Dog the Bounty Hunter’s television show “Dog Unleashed” was canceled in March 2021.
BLM protest man who blared loud music with the N-word and monkey sounds to black neighbor
But still Eskilsden — who turns 48 next weekend — made no attempt to explain his seemingly racist behavior which has outraged his ethnically-mixed neighborhood in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Eskilsden family been associated with the Jessamine Court home for nearly three decades. She told Lemon that the monkey noises had started when her husband parked his truck on the street outside Eskilsden’s home. Elementary school children gather outside Eskilsden's home every weekday morning to catch their bus. Police have told Martinez and other neighbors there is nothing they can do about his messages.
Anti-Vaccine Influencers Dishing Out Toxic Stew of Christian Nationalism and Conspiracy Theories
Most infamous for remarks she made claiming that the COVID vaccine turns people magnetic, Tenpenny also spoke at Bards Fest. Leprosy back in the day, when Jesus was alive, was an incurable deadly disease,” she said. On the religious front, many believe that Jesus will provide protection, and if he doesn’t, then it was meant to be. At Bards Fest, Locke encouraged … indeed demanded … that these “patriots” get off the sidelines and get involved politically in their hometowns (https://religionnews.com/2021/09/14/twitter-bids-farewell-to-greg-locke-pro-trump-and-anti-vaxxer-tennessee-pastor-with-permanent-ban/). Locke’s call for taking over school boards coincided with Steve Bannon’s recent call to take over local Republican Party operations.
Evil "Educators" and Pulled Heartstrings
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Massachusetts Chief of Police Sends Racist Emails to Town Officials, Keeps Job
Massachusetts Chief of Police Sends Racist Emails to Town Officials, Keeps JobThis article originally appeared at Eoin Higgins’ newsletter, The Flashpoint. !”That’s the last line of a particularly racist email sent by Leyden, Massachusetts Police Chief Daniel Galvis to town officials and fellow officers on March 8, 2016. The email was shared with the public during a Select Board hearing on September 7 on whether or not to reappoint Sgt. Sent to town officials, including Galvis’s wife Gilda, a captain in the police department. Sent to town officials, including Galvis’s wife Gilda, a captain in the police department.
‘You’re giving awards to murdering cops!’
Because he was wearing a colostomy bag, Wright was slow to comply, and officer Flagg tased him before he could explain his condition. Moreover, Wright was initially charged with obstruction, resisting arrest, and criminal trespassing—but those charges were all eventually dropped. These arrests occurred both before and after the death of Luke Stewart, the subject of the first installment in this series. State of Injustice is a documentary series showcasing the systemic failures of Ohio law enforcement across the state. With permission from the filmmakers, TRNN is honored to share the initial three-episode season, which explores police abuse in the city of Euclid, Ohio, with our audience.
Kneeling on the shoulders of giants: Dave Zirin on ‘The Kaepernick Effect’
And our guest today, Dave Zirin, a friend, colleague, who I’ve interviewed numerous times over the years has written a new book called The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World. Dave Zirin: That’s very kind of you. Dave Zirin: I mean, if it’s okay for me to filibuster for a second [inaudible] [Marc laughs]. How did it affect their lives?” I’ve never seen that written in any text about the ’68 Olympics, about the effect that it had on young people, particularly young athletes. It’s The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World, by Dave Zirin, Z-I-R-I-N, in case you don’t know.
Luke Stewart was sleeping in his car, then cops killed him
On March 13, 2017, officer Matthew Rhodes of the Euclid Police Department in Ohio killed Luke Stewart, an unarmed African-American man who was sleeping in his car when Rhodes and his partner Louis Catalani first approached. Without announcing themselves as police officers or turning on their dashcams, Catalani and Rhodes aggressively tried to wrestle Stewart out of the car, escalating the situation with every passing second as Stewart panicked and put his car in drive. Within minutes, Stewart was on the ground, dead, with three bullets in his chest, one in his wrist, and a fatal shot to his neck. State of Injustice is a documentary series showcasing the systemic failures of Ohio law enforcement across the state. With permission from the filmmakers, TRNN is honored to share the initial three-episode season, which explores police abuse in the city of Euclid, Ohio, with our audience.
Cops in Euclid, Ohio, are out of control
These cases provide further proof of the extent to which Black residents in Euclid, Ohio, routinely find themselves over-policed in their homes, schools, and even their skating rinks. State of Injustice is a documentary series showcasing the systemic failures of Ohio law enforcement across the state. With permission from the filmmakers, TRNN is honored to share the initial three-episode season, which explores police abuse in the city of Euclid, Ohio, with our audience. Don Ivory getting his job back shows that we have aggressive and we have overly violent cops in the system of Euclid. [VIDEO OF DON IVORY INTERSPERSED]Don Ivory: Hello boys and girls, welcome to today’s episode of Books for Badges.
Yom Kippur Is About Rejecting the Status Quo — and Vowing to Change It
White rage is, of course, nothing new, it might be argued that it’s currently entering an era of renewed ferocity. Since the last report 10 years ago, the overall white population in the U.S. has declined by almost 10 percent. In that same amount of time, the Latinx population grew by 23 percent, the Asian population increased by over 35 percent and the Black population grew by almost 6 percent. They’re galled that there’s a new national reckoning going on over the legacy of slavery and structural racism in our country. The current brand of self-righteous white rage is reminiscent of the racist backlash that played out during Reconstruction.
Cops Killed Marcus Smith 3 Years Ago, Fueling Outrage Over Police Hog-Tying
The Greensboro Police Department (GPD) and the City of Greensboro then embarked on a cover-up that continues to this day. Watts would later tell community activists in a widely publicized statement that Marcus Smith’s life was not worth six figures. The movement on the streets continued to demand a fair settlement, a public apology, a public memorial and transparency in the Marcus Smith case. In June 2020, the Smith family lawyers first sought this evidence, but the city resisted. The Movement for Black Lives in Greensboro continues to fight on behalf of Marcus Smith’s loved ones.
I’m Fighting for Ethnic Studies in My Community So My History Won’t Be Erased
Last year, Pittsburg, California’s school board passed an ethnic studies resolution and tasked an ethnic studies committee with implementing curricula for the school district. Washington State is on the road to mandating ethnic studies; in March 2021, the state’s board of education passed a resolution supporting ethnic studies. The work of the ethnic studies committee in Pittsburg, California, comes amid the state’s growing efforts to institutionalize ethnic studies within the educational system. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that requires college freshmen, beginning in 2021-22, in the California State University system to take an ethnic studies class focusing on one of four ethnic groups — African American studies, Native American studies, Asian American studies or Latino/a (Latinx) studies. Therefore, students pursuing an associate degree in a California community college will be required to take an ethnic studies course in African American studies, Native American studies, Asian American studies or Latino/a (Latinx) studies.
Hurricane Ida's destruction was the result of years of systemic racism
With nearly two months left of this year's turbulent hurricane season, thousands of Louisianans are entering their sixth straight week without power following Hurricane Ida. Climate change and structural racism reinforce one another — each makes the other stronger. We need to accept that racism is a climate change accelerator, and that climate change is a major racial impact and racial justice issue. But that requires investing more effort in movements for racial justice that can create consequences for those corporations if they fail to act. Rather than letting the intense energy of 2020 fade away, we must take that energy and our collective focus on racial justice to the next level.
Hurricane Ida Is Proof Systemic Racism Aggravates the Effects of Climate Crisis
With nearly two months left of this year’s turbulent hurricane season, thousands of Louisianans are entering their sixth straight week without power following Hurricane Ida. Climate change and structural racism share something profound: they are both outcomes that corporations and politicians have manufactured for their own narrow purposes and profits. Climate change and structural racism reinforce one another — each makes the other stronger. We need to accept that racism is a climate change accelerator, and that climate change is a major racial impact and racial justice issue. Rather than letting the intense energy of 2020 fade away, we must take that energy and our collective focus on racial justice to the next level.
Family of Henrietta Lacks Sues Over Racist Theft of Cells for Biotech Profit
The family of Henrietta Lacks has filed a lawsuit against biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific for making billions in profit from the “HeLa” cell line. AMY GOODMAN: For more, we go to Baltimore to speak to Ron Lacks, one of the grandsons of Henrietta Lacks, author of Henrietta Lacks: The Untold Story. Talk about why you’re suing this particular pharmaceutical company and more about what happened to Henrietta Lacks. I submit that what Henrietta Lacks went through was equal, if not far worse than what George Floyd suffered. And Henrietta Lacks signed her name with an X —AMY GOODMAN: Rebecca Skloot, of course, is the author of another book on Henrietta Lacks, that has been a multiyear best-seller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Republicans plan fascist rally on September 18 in Washington D.C. to back jailed January 6 insurrectionists
Former Trump campaign official and executive director of Look Ahead America, Matt Braynard, is organizing a fascist rally in defense of the insurrectionists charged in the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. It was revealed earlier this year that the head of the Proud Boys, Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, was an FBI informant. Tarrio will not be in attendance at the rally, having turned himself in this week to begin a five-month jail sentence. The confirmation that Byrd, an African-American, shot Babbitt has incited white supremacists and neo-Nazis, some of whom are expected to travel to D.C. on September 18.
Race, class and social conflict in the United States
The two years since our last school have been a period of intense and growing class struggle in the United States and internationally. Such an approach to politics, which dismisses the fundamental class character of society, benefits only the privileged upper-middle class and the ruling class, while dividing the working class. The working class in the United States is perhaps the most heterogeneous in the world—drawn from Europe, Asia, Africa, North, South and Central America. Expanding on this, Black Nationalism and Marxist Theory begins by examining the international context of the growth of black nationalism in the US. Against the proponents of racial conflict and division, the working class must respond with the methods of class war and socialist revolution.
University of Michigan maintains in-person classes despite shooting threat
The cavalier response of the University to the threat of a mass shooting reflects the broader indifference of the ruling class to the lives and safety of the population. No other information, including any information regarding the identity of the individual who made the online threat, has been released. The shooting threat also took place amid growing far-right threats and provocations in the area. The cavalier and reckless response of the university to the shooting threat expresses the profit interests that dominate it. The approach of the university to both dangers, the pandemic and the shooting threat, mirrors the outlook of the Democratic Party.
Kenosha cop who shot Jacob Blake won’t face federal charges
The police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last August will not face federal charges, prosecutors said on Friday. Officer Rusten Sheskey, who is white, shot Blake, who is black, seven times in the back during a domestic dispute in Kenosha. Federal officials stated Kenosha officer Rusten Sheskey did not use excessive force on Jacob Blake. Getty ImagesA police armored vehicle patrols an intersection amid riots in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 24, 2020. Getty ImagesLetetra Widman, Jacob Blake’s sister (left), Jacob Blake Sr. (center), and Justin Blake rally for Jacob Blake in Civic Center Park in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 21, 2021.
Feds won't seek charges against cop in Jacob Blake shooting
Federal prosecutors say they won't file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last yearMADISON, Wis. -- Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they won’t file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year — a shooting that sparked protests that led to the deaths of two men. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, who is Black, during a domestic disturbance in Kenosha in August 2020. The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down and sparked several nights of protests, some of which turned violent. When they arrived at the scene the woman told them that Blake was trying to her kids and her SUV. Blake tried to get into the SUV with his young children in the backseat, prompting Sheskey to grab his shirt.
‘We could be implicated’: How scandal consumed ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’
What has surprised you most about what you get in being on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”? But I didn’t think that some people would have reactions about some of the topics we talked about. But I also felt like I sort of had a wall up too, if I’m going to be completely honest. We didn’t know about it because we were still at the hotel, and they were at the house. If I’m going through menopause, I’m going through menopause and acting like a crazy person.
Feds won't seek charges against cop in Jacob Blake shooting
Todd RichmondAssociated PressMadison, Wis. — Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they won’t file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year — a shooting that sparked protests that led to the deaths of two men. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, who is Black, during a domestic disturbance in Kenosha in August 2020. The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down and sparked several nights of protests, some of which turned violent. Blake tried to get into the SUV with his young children in the backseat, prompting Sheskey to grab his shirt. Sheskey told investigators that he was afraid Blake would drive off with the children or use them as hostages.
Unearthed video shows N.C. Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson calling homosexuality "filth"
At least one North Carolina state senator is calling on Mark Robinson, the state's lieutenant governor, to resign following the release of an unearthed video in which Robinson derides members of the LBTGQ+ community as "filth." "There's no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality — any of that filth." "Black lives do not matter to Black Lives Matter," Robinson claimed. Roy Coopers said that "North Carolina is a welcoming state where we value public education and the diversity of our people. And recently, the North Carolina legislature rejected a GOP-backed proposal to ban transgender residents from using bathrooms that correspond with their gender.
Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win Nobel peace prize
Maria Ressa, the chief executive and cofounder of Rappler, and Dmitry Muratov, the editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta, were named as this year’s laureates by Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Norwegian Nobel committee. The Nobel committee said Rappler had focused “critical attention on the Duterte regime’s controversial, murderous anti-drug campaign” which had caused so many deaths that “it resembles a war waged against the country’s own population”. Pavel Kanygin, a veteran reporter at Novaya Gazeta, said: “This is great encouragement for us all; the last few months have been very difficult for Russian journalism. This is an award that is important not just for us, but the whole Russian independent journalist community.”The Kremlin spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, congratulated Muratov on winning the prize, hailing him as a “talented and brave” person. The prize money comes from a bequest left by the prize’s creator, the Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who died in 1895.
Police officer who shot Jacob Blake won't face federal charges, prosecutors say
Todd RichmondThe Associated PressMADISON, Wis. — Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they won't file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year — a shooting that sparked protests that led to the deaths of two men. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, who is Black, during a domestic disturbance in Kenosha in August 2020. The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down and sparked several nights of protests, some of which turned violent. State prosecutors decided not to file charges against Sheskey earlier this year after video showed that Blake, who was wanted on a felony warrant, was armed with a knife. Blake tried to get into the SUV with his young children in the backseat, prompting Sheskey to grab his shirt.
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 9, 2021
Kudos to The Post for both its recent editorial (“Criminalizing Dissent,” Oct. 7) and columnist Christopher Rufo (“Dissent is not domestic terror,” Oct. 7). It is apparent school boards don’t want parents interfering with their actions and want to make a federal case out of dissent. The National School Boards Association has seriously suggested that parents be prosecuted under the Patriot Act and federal hate-crimes legislation. Moms in Virginia were appalled at school boards that disregarded their concern for curricula that included racial hatred directed at whites and divisive texts that include garbled history lessons. Garland and President Biden are fools for thinking that moms would accept the crap they’re trying to feed the kids.
Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to 2 Journalists, Highlighting Fight for Press Freedom
Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitri Muratov are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Ms. Ressa and Mr. Muratov are receiving the Peace Prize for their courageous fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines and in Russia. “The fight against the media is not a fight against the media,” Mr. Muratov said in a radio interview on Friday. Both the Council of Europe and the Committee to Protect Journalists have expressed concern over the way the Covid-19 pandemic has led to violations of journalists’ freedom. Then a reporter who was watching the Nobel Peace Prize announcement online told the team that Maria Ressa, one of their outlet’s founders, had won.
CNN's Brianna Keilar slammed for latest lecture to a Republican of color on race
But this isn't the first time Keilar attempted to lecture a Republican of color on the subject of race. After Shannon corrected her that Trump has repeatedly condemned White supremacy, Keilar moved the goalpost by insisting Trump hasn't done so "adequately." "People who associate with Black Lives Matter- they hear that as an oppositional statement to them," Keilar told Scott, who is Black. "To them, they hear that there's no acknowledgment that Black lives matter and that is something rebuffing their slogan." "Well, I will tell you if it causes offense that I say that all lives matter, Black lives, White lives, police officers, jurists, all of us, even politicians, all of our lives matter," Scott responded.
Opinion: 'Jeopardy!' clue: The person who eventually gets the beloved position on television she/he should have had all along
"Jeopardy!" That's largely because Richards oversaw key aspects of the nine-month search for a permanent host after Trebek's death. A Black host of a game that appeals to intelligence, curiosity, a love of books and learning would visibly refute stereotypes about Blackness and intellect that that have remained stubbornly powerful in American society. Companies spread messages in support of Black Lives Matter, organized anti-racism training and made Juneteenth a paid holiday. answer to this clue: "The person who eventually gets the beloved position on television she/he should have had all along."
Muhammad Ali: the glory and the struggle (opinion)
As "Muhammad Ali," a new four-part documentary series made by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon explains, it didn't start out this way. "Muhammad Ali" offers the most fulsome portrait of the iconic sports star to date, showing him to be a man full of paradoxes. One of the many pleasures of Ali documentary is watching Clay's evolution into Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali listens to Elijah Muhammad as he speaks to other black Muslims in Chicago. President Mobutu Sese Seko, center, as he raises the arms of heavyweight champ George Foreman, left, and Muhammad Ali in Kinshasa in 1974.
Opinion: Let's get real about Nikki Haley
As the party has become more extreme, Haley has repeatedly aligned herself with the former president -- when it is expedient. On Tuesday night, Haley spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library as part of its "A Time for Choosing Speaker Series," which addresses the current state of the Republican Party. Haley went on to add that the fact people are " plagued by self-doubt or even by hatred of America" was a "pandemic much more damaging than any virus." On Tuesday, however, she called Trump a friend and said , "We need him in the Republican Party. Haley admitted she hadn't challenged Trump's repeated lie that the election was "stolen," telling Politico, " I understand the president.
TV OT: The female friendships we need to see more of. Plus, 'Acapulco' and our 'SNL' hopes
TV OT is a weekly look at what CNN's entertainment team is watching since too much television has us all working overtime. We will always gravitate toward those with whom we have things in common, and there's nothing wrong with that. Rebecca responds with only encouragement, telling her eventually, "Bit of advice for being a boss: hire your best friend." A trip to 'Acapulco'Eugenio Derbez and Raphael Alejandro in "Acapulco" on Apple TV+. Chris Redd's kooky Kanye West is also a great selection, but I don't know if Kim will let the show go there.
What does American fashion mean in 2021?
With silence on social and political issues increasingly viewed as a form of complicity, many American fashion designers have also become outspoken campaigners. A patchwork of fashionThis patchwork has been on full display during New York Fashion Week, which ended Sunday evening. Elsewhere, Nepali American designer Prabal Gurung -- who in 2019 famously put runway models in sashes reading "Who gets to be American?" Credit: Mary Altaffer/APFor Scott, American fashion is, like the country itself, a "melting pot of style, taste and personality," he said over email. "Traditionally, 'sportswear' has been one of the main linchpins of American fashion," he added.
Black jewelers take center stage at groundbreaking exhibition
Written by Megan C. Hills, CNNWhen Lorraine West told her mother about a new exhibition celebrating the work of Black jewelers, she burst into tears over the phone. Now, she is one of 21 Black jewelers showcasing and selling their work at " Brilliant & Black: A Jewelry Renaissance ." The exhibition's curator, writer and jewelry expert Melanie Grant, said she believes this is the first time a major auction house has spotlighted "pioneering Black jewelry design." Calling him a "founding father" of Black jewelry design, Grant said Smith's brilliance went unappreciated at the time. The recent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement also led to increased attention on Black jewelers, Jamison said, though that visibility does not necessarily translate into commercial gains.
Southlake, Texas, schools restrict classroom libraries after backlash over anti-racist book
Across the country in recent months, parents groups have launched campaigns to remove books that focus on racism from schools. A mother sued to stop the plan, and a conservative group called Southlake Families PAC raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support school board candidates who promised to oppose the changes. Obtained by NBC NewsJennifer Hough, the mother of two high school students, has been a leading voice calling for new diversity programs in the district. She said she has been hearing all week from teachers, students and fellow parents who are upset about the crackdown. “My classroom library provides an opportunity for students to just escape into a book that they might not find otherwise,” the teacher said.
Education culture war finds a new target: Pride flags in classrooms
Pride flags, which were created to promote unity, are being called political and divisive in some schools across the country. A recent example: An Oregon school board on Tuesday banned educators from displaying the flags. That’s not their place,” a school board member in Newberg, Brian Shannon, the policy’s author, said at a recorded board meeting. Courtesy Chelsea ShottsSchool administrators aren’t the only people who have gone after pride flags and LGBTQ symbols this school year. Police in Blacksburg, Virginia, are investigating several thefts of pride flags outside a Virginia Tech religious center.
Black Lives Matter comparison roils court in Jan. 6 cases
Attorney General Merrick Garland, who once worked in the same courthouse with the judges staking out positions in the Jan. 6 cases, defended prosecutors Monday against complaints that some Capitol rioters were allowed to settle their cases by admitting to misdemeanors. “People who were committing those violent acts did so because they had the safety of numbers — one of whom was Mr. Mazzocco,” Chutkan said. However, on Monday, Chutkan took exception to McFadden’s suggestion that Jan. 6 rioters were being treated unfairly harshly. The defendant she sentenced Monday, Mazzocco, traveled to the Capitol for Trump, not for a democratic cause, she said. … There have to be consequences for participating in an attempted violent overthrow of the government, beyond sitting at home,” Chutkan said Monday.
Minnesota Supreme Court Denies Derek Chauvin’s Request For A Public Defender
Former police officer Derek Chauvin was denied a public defender by the Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday he said he could not afford representation after filing an appeal of his George Floyd murder conviction. Court TV via AP, Pool, FileThe Minnesota Supreme Court denied former police officer Derek Chauvin’s request for a public defender to represent him as he appeals his murder conviction and sentencing for the 2020 killing of George Floyd, according to court documents released Wednesday. Chauvin filed an appeal of the murder conviction in September in which he claimed he does not have enough money to pay for a lawyer. But the state’s high court concluded that Chauvin had not adequately demonstrated financial hardship, Chief Justice Lorie Gildea wrote in an order. The Office of the Minnesota Appellate Public Defender (OMAPD) denied Chauvin’s request for a public defender, determining that he was ineligible, according to court documents.
Feds won’t seek charges against cop in Jacob Blake shooting
Federal prosecutors announced Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, that they won't file charges against a Sheskey, who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year. (Wisconsin Department of Justice via AP, File)FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Wisconsin Department of Justice shows Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey. Federal prosecutors announced Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, that they won't file charges against a Sheskey, who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, who is Black, during a domestic disturbance in Kenosha in August 2020. “Accordingly, the review of this incident has been closed without a federal prosecution,” the Justice Department said in a news release.
After Arrests And Setbacks, Far-Right Proud Boys Press New Ambitions
Researchers say membership likely falls well below the 40,000 the Proud Boys have claimed, but they hesitate to venture any guess as to where it currently hovers. Nonetheless, many analysts say that the 12 months that followed Trump's notorious statement have, overall, been a period of growth for the Proud Boys. Nor has the imprisonment of the Proud Boys' chairman, Henry "Enrique" Tarrio, who was revealed to be a federal informant. This new strategy now situates the Proud Boys firmly in the constellation of far-right causes that coalesced on America's streets over the summer. Trump's welcoming of the Proud Boys into his fold on a debate stage one year ago may have given them the legitimacy they sought.
DOJ won't seek charges against the officer who shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha
DOJ won't seek charges against the officer who shot Jacob Blake in KenoshaEnlarge this image toggle caption Wisconsin Department of Justice via AP Wisconsin Department of Justice via APMADISON, Wis. — Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they won't file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year — a shooting that sparked protests that led to the deaths of two men. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, who is Black, during a domestic disturbance in Kenosha in August 2020. The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down and sparked several nights of protests, some of which turned violent. "Accordingly, the review of this incident has been closed without a federal prosecution," the Justice Department said in a news release. Graveley said video shows Blake turning toward Sheskey with a knife and made a motion toward the officer with the knife, prompting Sheskey to fire.
Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov
Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in recognition of “their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression” in countries where media outlets have faced persistent attacks, harassment and even murder. She is also the first woman awarded a Nobel this year and the first Filipino to win the peace prize. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev had used some of his prize money from winning the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize to help the outlet buy office equipment and computers. “We will use it to shore up Russian journalism that has faced repressions,” Muratov said in comments carried by a Russian messaging app channel. PEN America, which promotes freedom of expression, called the Nobel Prize timely because of the “unparalleled menace” journalists face in authoritarian societies.
LAPD denies requests for ‘swatting’ calls on BLM leader
The Los Angeles Police Department will not be releasing recordings of two recent “swatting” calls targeting prominent Black Lives Matter leader Melina Abdullah, the department said. California 911 caller in ‘swatting’ incident at BLM leader’s home said he was sending ‘message’ A man who called 911 and falsely claimed to be holding people hostage inside the L.A. home of a prominent Black Lives Matter leader told the LAPD dispatcher he was there to send a message. Abdullah, livestreaming the incident on social media, eventually went outside and advised the officers that she was fine. The first of the two more recent swatting incidents occurred the day after Abdullah filed her lawsuit. Again, The Times filed a public records request for the 911 recording.
'Our mission is to uplift': New art space founded by Indigenous women comes to Phoenix
Their venture is in collaboration with the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation. It's the first such space in Phoenix and, according to the founders, the first they've encountered in the country. “Our mission is to uplift a thousand creatives and social entrepreneurs within the next three years,” said Yazzie, a board member of the community development corporation. At a Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation board meeting, Yazzie learned about an opportunity that would lead to the creation of Cahokia’s permanent home. Real estate developer CA Ventures came to Roosevelt Row with an idea to incorporate an art space on the ground floor of one of its developments.
Oak Creek-Franklin School District parents say the district won't listen to their concerns about lack of COVID-19 mitigation protocols
Oak Creek-Franklin School District parents Kent and Tracy Wranovsky did not hear from anyone at school that their daughter had been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. "I feel as if the school board dumped a huge mess on this community," Tracy Wranovsky said. Some of those concerns were echoed Tuesday by Oak Creek Health Department public health officer Darcy DuBois and Oak Creek-Franklin School District medical adviser Steven Jereb in an joint letter to the school board. School board members might fear a political backlash, parents sayParent Julie Halverson said in an earlier interview that she suspects that mask-wearing has become politicized and that school board members fear backlash if a mandate were enacted. The school board voted in August to continue the mask optional policy to start the 2021-22 school year, she said.
Feds won’t seek charges against cop in Jacob Blake shooting
MADISON, Wis. —Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they won’t file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year — a shooting that sparked protests that led to the deaths of two men. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, who is Black, during a domestic disturbance in Kenosha in August 2020. The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down and sparked several nights of protests, some of which turned violent. When they arrived at the scene the woman told them that Blake was trying to her kids and her SUV. Blake tried to get into the SUV with his young children in the backseat, prompting Sheskey to grab his shirt.