Angela Davis Shares Support For Ilhan Omar: A ‘Courageous, Bold Black Woman’

Angela Davis has been outspoken in her support for The civil rights icon and scholar told “President Donald Trump’s Historian, activist and author Barbara Ransby, who joined Davis in the segment, called Omar a “progressive voice that won’t be silenced.”  helped organize a rally to support the congresswoman on Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon called “ attacks on Omar, and in particular, the Earlier this month, the president tweeted a misleading and out-of-context video showing Omar speaking about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Omar’s office “Black women from all over the country are coming to say we stand with Ilhan and that other women stand with us,” she said. “So we’re telling the Republicans to back off. We’re also telling the …

Ben Stiller Pleads Case For Syrian Refugees At Hearing: ‘We Must Not Look Away’

Ben Stiller spoke to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday at a hearing dedicated to the humanitarian impact of the war in Syria, which The actor and Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees “During my recent trip to Lebanon, and my earlier trip to Jordan, I heard over and over from refugees about their desire to go home. Despite the aid that they receive from UNHCR — including access to legal services and civil status documentation, cash assistance, and emergency supplies — coupled with the generosity of host countries, many Syrian refugees are living on a knife edge,” said Stiller during his testimony.  to roughly 5.7 million Syrians fleeing the country and more than 6.1 …

Traffic-free days begin in Edinburgh

Image Copyright @Edinburgh_CC @Edinburgh_CC The movement has seen cities around the world temporarily close some streets to all but pedestrians and non-motorised vehicles on a regular basis. A series of events have been organised to celebrate the launch in Edinburgh, including jazz performances in Dunbar Close Garden, Tai Chi on the High Street, electric bike trials on Victoria Street and the free use of Just Eat hire bikes. Image caption Edinburgh’s High Street was also part of the closure, which will take place on the first Sunday of every month as part of an 18-month trial Lesley Macinnes, City of Edinburgh Councils’s transport and environment convener, said: “We’ve seen how successful similar schemes internationally have proved by encouraging active travel, …

Truck Driver Blamed For Massive Colorado Pileup Faces 40 Counts

Jefferson County District Attorney Pete Weir  The April 25 wreck occurred on I-70 and Denver West Parkway when Aguilera-Mederos “lost control and crashed into traffic that was backed up from an earlier crash,” the DA’s office said. The driver told investigators that his brakes failed and he couldn’t pull over onto the shoulder of the interstate because another vehicle was blocking the area,  A Lakewood Police Department spokesperson The deceased are Colorado residents Miguel Lamas Arrellano, 24, Doyle Harrison, 61, William Bailey, 67, and Stanley Politano, 69. In a Friday press conference, Weir said Aguilera-Mederos was speeding “in excess of 85 mph,” and that he “was observed by a number of citizens driving recklessly, swerving through various lanes of the road,” …

DOJ lays out case for striking down Obamacare in its entirety

(CNN)The Trump administration offered its first full argument Wednesday for its reversal on the Affordable Care Act, arguing in new court filings that the entire law “should not be allowed to remain in effect.” If the law is struck down, it would be a major victory for President Donald Trump, who has worked his entire presidency to wipe away a signature legislative achievement of the Obama administration. “Instead of rewriting the statute by picking and choosing which provisions to invalidate, the proper course is to strike it down in its entirety,” government lawyers wrote. This is a breaking story and will be updated. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Tyler Oakley Recalls Personal Moment Of Crisis In Plea For LGBTQ Youth

Tyler Oakley reflects on the time he was outed by a high school friend as part of a powerful campaign aimed at empowering young “I was in the school musical, so right before we open the show, we do a school preview for the entire school,” Oakley, who appears on the current season of CBS’s “ The experience, he continued, left him feeling “helpless and alone.”  Anytime, Anywhere,” Oakley’s new campaign with Surveys reported having made a suicide attempt ― 92% of which said they did so before the age of 25. said in a statement on The Trevor Project’s website. “Asking for support isn’t always easy — it’s important to meet LGBTQ young people where they are, with counselors who …

Your Debenhams is closing: What next?

We look at four ways former retail buildings are being given a new lease of life. Image copyright Enterprise Arcade Image caption The Enterprise Arcade is now home to 16 start-up businesses 2. Create a launchpad for new businesses Stockton upon Tees is in the midst of a big plan to revitalise its town centre, and one scheme has involved converting a former department store into a “start-up incubator”. Backed by the local council, the “Fountain Shopping Mall – Home of the Enterprise Arcade” rents spaces to independent businesses at low rates and doesn’t charge them business rates. Its 16 tenants range from independent jewellers to cafes. Bill Grimsey, a former chief executive of Wickes and Iceland, thinks the scheme …

3 women, 1 man killed at apartment complex where shots fired

“They are on the ground and bleeding,” said the caller, often choking up and out of breath as the dispatcher struggled to get details from him. “They are all bleeding.” At times, he can be heard on the 911 audio frantically yelling “Help!” apparently to neighbors at the Lakefront at West Chester complex. Township Police Chief Joel Herzog said at a news conference Monday that it’s too early in the investigation to suggest a motive. It will be up to the Butler County coroner to determine the cause of death and release the victims’ identities, Herzog said. Herzog said that it didn’t appear that anyone had shot back at the perpetrator or perpetrators, whom police were still working to identify. …

Chrissy Teigen On Value Of Sharing The ‘Bad Guy’ Parenting Role With John Legend

Chrissy Teigen recently opened up about the importance of sharing the so-called “bad guy” parenting role with her husband, singer during an interview with People.  was recently named one of “You just have to be on the same page all the time because it’s not fair when there’s one bad person [or] a bad guy,” she said. “No one wants to be the bad guy, so it’s helpful when you’re all the bad guy. It’s important to be on the same page.” Teigen noted that Luna will also at times approach either parent or Teigen’s mother Vilailuck, also known as Yai, to seek different outcomes for particular requests. Legend and Teigen, who also have a 11-month-old son named Miles, apparently …

FDA allows sale of breast implant linked to cancer, strengthens warnings

(CNN)Despite an outcry from women to ban a particular type of breast implant associated with a rare cancer, the sale of those implants will be allowed in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday. BIA-ALCL is predominantly associated with a textured type of implant, rather than the smooth version. The illness is slow-growing and treatable when it’s detected early. At least 457 women in the United States have been diagnosed with the cancer, according to the FDA, and nine have died as a result. The cancer affects cells in the immune system and can be found around the breast implant. Acknowledging that international health agencies have been moving to ban the sale of textured implants, the FDA …

Leader Of Anti-Immigrant Militia Group Attacked In Jail, Lawyer Says

Larry Hopkins, 69, was in a hospital with broken ribs after being attacked on Tuesday at the Dona Ana County Detention Center in Las Cruces in southern New Mexico, attorney Kelly O’Connell said. The attack occurred the same day Hopkins’ United Constitutional Patriots (UCP) group abandoned its border camp near Sunland Park, New Mexico, where they had spent two months detaining thousands of illegal migrants. O’Connell said he had spoken with Hopkins by phone. O’Connell said he did not know why Hopkins had been targeted. But a spokesman for his UCP paramilitary group said he believed it was because of his activity at the border. New Mexico’s Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday said the UCP’s activities had to …

What to look out for in May’s local elections

Which are the councils to watch? Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Conservatives did relatively well in 2015 and the pressure will be on Theresa May this time Many voters will be motivated by purely local issues or what the political parties call “pavement politics”, whether it is bin collections, parking or housing. But Brexit is hard to ignore right now. The polls will be a big test for Theresa May, who is under growing pressure from her own MPs and local activists angered by delays to the UK’s departure from the EU. Labour’s performance will also be closely watched, and the extent to which it is able to appeal simultaneously to Remain and Leave voters in different parts of …

SNP members change leadership’s currency plan

It means that the SNP’s official policy is, for the first time, to replace sterling with a new Scottish currency after independence. Skip Twitter post by @NicolaSturgeon Great debate at #SNP19 on economy and currency. Amendment urges progress as quickly as practicable, and six tests to ensure solid foundation for decision are endorsed. We can move forward now with confidence to make the case for Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands — Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) April 27, 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A narrow majority of delegates at the conference voted to amend proposals put forward by the SNP leadership However the amendment, by the SNP’s Dalkeith and District Branch, kept the vast majority of the leadership’s proposals – …