The New York Times is officially reversing course. After Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican, published an opinion essay in the paper Wednesday that was met with outrage , the NYT on Thursday said Cotton's column—which advocated for the federal government using the military to suppress protests over the deaths of...
NY Mayor Bill de Blasio is losing support across his city. Protests have led to violence against police and wide spread looting. Yet, de Blasio seems to be giving the protestors more and more freedom, displacing law abiding New Yorkers in the process. A petition to impeach the mayor has gained popularity. The NY Post reports there are close to 200,000 signatures on the petition. While the petition will not lead to de Blasio's impeachment its existence and popularity is humiliating stain on de Blasio's questionable legacy.
Police challenged whether a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Saturday in Australia’s largest city is too much of a virus risk, as demonstrators in the capital reminded the country that racial inequality is not a U.S. issue alone
Beyoncé Urges Fans to Remain ‘Focused’ on ‘Real Justice’ In a recent post to Instagram, Beyoncé shared a poignant message of unity as protests continue to rage across the country. Accompanying an aerial photo of thousands of protestors filling the streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Beyoncé acknowledged the “long road ahead.” Beyoncé, via Instagram She then called on her fans to remain focused on the issues at hand and continue to seek out “real justice.” Beyoncé, via Instagram Beyoncé’s message comes just days after she posted an impassioned video demanding “justice” for George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25. In her video statement, Beyoncé said justice was “far from being achieved.” Beyoncé, via Instagram Beyoncé, via Instagram
Charlamagne Tha God has called pout Joe Biden for his history of racism in the Senate. In a chat with CNN on Tuesday evening, Charlamagne was happy with Biden's speech in Philadelphia following days of nationwide protests. Charlamagne said Biden's performance was good, but he wants to see more. "I need some action, like I need him to really lean into blackness now." Charlamagne called out Biden's tenure in the Senate, particularly his history of legislation that had an adverse effect on the black community. “I think, you know, Biden’s record in the Senate actually reflects very racist legislation." Charlamagne also said that Biden would be "a fool" for not picking a black woman as his running mate, the NY Post reports.
Roger Stone is due to report to begin serving his prison sentence of more than three years on June 30. For most people convicted of crimes, that would be distressing. But President Trump suggested Thursday that his longtime adviser has nothing to worry about, the Washington Post reports. "Roger was...
Trump Announces US Will Cut Ties With the WHO In a press conference, Trump said the World Health Organization (WHO) has not made reform changes requested by the U.S. President Donald Trump, via press conference Trump has repeatedly criticized the organization for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The president added that the U.S. will now send funds that would normally go to the WHO to other global health needs. Trump has also alleged that the WHO helped China cover up information regarding the coronavirus. He's even said that China, where the virus originated, controls the WHO. The withdrawal comes soon after the U.S. COVID-19 death toll crossed the 100,000 mark.
After days of unrest and violence, the tenor of the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police is shifting from explosive anger over racial injustice and excessive force by law enforcement to conversations about what it will take to turn things around
Highlights of this day in history: Sen. Robert F. Kennedy assassinated in Los Angeles; The Six-Day War erupts in the Mideast; Birth of the Marshall Plan; First reported AIDS cases in the U.S.; Former President Ronald Reagan dies. (June 5)
Saying "many people are still suffering from" the crimes committed by Bernie Madoff, a federal judge refused Thursday to set the convict free. Madoff, 82, is serving a 150-year sentence, but his lawyers said he's dying of kidney disease and asked that he be released now, CNBC reports. Illness doesn't...
An increasing number of school districts are rethinking the presence of school resource officers in their schools amid the national outrage over the death of George Floyd
Drew Brees' apology did not win over Shannon Sharpe. After a broad backlash, the Saints quarterback posted Thursday that he was sorry for saying that taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem was "disrespecting the flag." Sharpe called the change of heart "meaningless, because the guys know...
Celebrities, musicians, political leaders and family members gathered in front of the golden casket of George Floyd at a fiery memorial Thursday for the man whose death at the hands of police sparked global protests. (June 4)
Whether demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd wear masks or not, mass gatherings create an increased risk of COVID-19 transmission. Now, Business Insider reports tear gas sprayed at protesters by the police could be making the spread of the novel coronavirus even worse. Tear gas is a chemical agent that causes burning in the eyes, noses, throat, lungs, and skin, and makes people cough and retch. If sprayed on an infected person, it could lead the virus to spread more quickly and widely. Some studies have also shown that after tear-gas exposure, people are more likely to be diagnosed with respiratory illnesses.
The tiny Vermont town of Wilmington was largely spared from the impact of coronavirus until April, when Cleon Boyd, a lifelong resident who embodied the town's toughness and traditions, died
Rockstar Games Honors George Floyd by Temporarily Shutting Down 'GTA Online' Online versions of 'Grand Theft Auto' and 'Red Dead' were shut down on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Rockstar Games, via Twitter In another tweet, the company listed a website for people to support black-owned businesses and victims of racial injustice. Rockstar is the latest gaming company to respond to protests over George Floyd dying at the hands of a white police officer. This week, Activision delayed upcoming seasons for various 'Call of Duty' games. 'Call of Duty,' via statement 'Call of Duty,' via statement A season 3 premiere for 'Fortnite' has been pushed to June 17 by Epic Games. A live event concerning the game called 'The Device' has also been moved to the 15th.
Lea Michele's bad week just got worse. Earlier this week she's was called out for racist and diva behavior by co-star Samantha Ware. People magazine reports that other co-stars are piling on with horrific stories of her bad behavior. 'Glee' co-star Heather Morris tweeted shade at Lea, saying she was very difficult to work with. "You were nothing but a nightmare to me and fellow understudy cast members" Spring Awakening co-star Gerard Canonico. Now, Elizabth Aldrich, is going after Lea's horrible behavior. The Daily Mail reports that Aldrich and Michele worked together in 'Ragtime' when they were twelve years old. 'She demeaned the crew and threatened to have people fired if she was in anyway displeased." "I used to cry every night from the mean and manipulative things she would do." "She was 12. She was terrifying." This story only add to decades of alleged bad behavior, diva tantrums, and racists micro-aggressions attributed to Lea Michele. She has already lost friends, endorsements, and upcoming projects. Industry analysts wonder if her career will ever be able to recover.
Kanye West is reaching for his wallet in the aftermath of the George Floyd death. A rep said Thursday that he has started a 529 college savings fund to cover the future tuition of Floyd's 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, reports TMZ . West also has donated $2 million to charities associated with...
Cristobal has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but Accuweather hurricane experts believe it could also restrengthen before making landfall along the Gulf Coast.
New York Allows Store Owners to Deny Entry to People Without Masks Governor Andrew Cuomo's new executive order gives establishment owners permission to issue bans. Andrew Cuomo, via Twitter Andrew Cuomo, via press briefing New York has been hit the hardest in the U.S. with over 360,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Nearly all of the state has started reopening except for New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio says they will likely begin the process within weeks. According to Cuomo, not enough younger people are wearing masks in public areas. He partly attributes this to the early and inaccurate thought that COVID-19 poses less of a threat to young people. Coronavirus can infect people of all ages. Cuomo has often stressed that masks are critical for protecting and respecting other people.