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    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Thousands of people took to the streets in cities across Bulgaria on Tuesday, Independence Day, calling on the prime minister and the chief prosecutor to step down over allegations they allowed an oligarchic mafia to seize control of the Balkan country. The predominantly young protesters say they want real steps to limit corruption and are fed up with the ruling style of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who has been at the helm of three consecutive governments since 2009. Protesters, who have the support of some two thirds of the population, according to latest opinion polls, want the date of parliamentary elections moved forward from the scheduled one in March. Police presence in the center of...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The South Chicago neighborhood on Sunday hosted the city’s oldest Mexican Independence Day Parade – but in a whole new way in the interest of safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. A COVID-safe caravan took off Sunday afternoon from 86th Street and Commercial Avenue. Cars, bicycles, and other vehicles sporting Mexican flags did a loop around the neighborhood. Organizers said the parade was meant to celebrate independence, but hearts also went out to migrant children separated from their parents.  
    CHICAGO,IL (WLS) -- A number of youth from Little Village assembled Wednesday night to protest against gentrification in their community.This comes after there was talk about new developments that would potentially replace the Discount Mall, a long standing destination for new entrepreneurs for over 20 years. A place where over 100 vendors sell Mexican goods."Our goal is to amplify the voices of the vendors today because they can't win this fight without us," said Emilio Nieto, protest organizer.RELATED: Little Village Discount Mall vendors voice concern over possible new developmentNovak Construction bought the plaza in early February. In a statement, the company said, "Although rumors and misinformation have surrounded the plaza for months, the owners wish to convey that there will...
    CHICAGO,IL (WLS) -- A number of youth from Little Village assembled Wednesday night to protest against gentrification in their community.This comes after there was talk about new developments that would potentially replace the Discount Mall, a long standing destination for new entrepreneurs for over 20 years. A place where over 100 vendors sell Mexican goods."Our goal is to amplify the voices of the vendors today because they can't win this fight without us," said Emilio Nieto, protest organizer.RELATED: Little Village Discount Mall vendors voice concern over possible new developmentNovak Construction bought the plaza in early February. In a statement, the company said, "Although rumors and misinformation have surrounded the plaza for months, the owners wish to convey that there will...
    CHICAGO (CBS) —  It was bumper-to-bumper traffic as people throughout the area celebrated Mexican Independence Day. Some waved Mexican flags from their cars while others honked their horns as they rode down the expressway. According to the Pew Research Center, more than a million and a half people of Mexican descent live in the Chicago area. While often confused with another popular holiday, Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Independence Day was established in 1810 and is celebrated on September 16. It was a priest, Miguel Hidalgo,who led Mexicans to demand independence from Spain.    
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Thousands celebrating Mexican Independence Day flooded the streets in downtown Chicago overnight, creating a major traffic gridlock.Cars were decked out with Mexican Flags as people got out of their vehicles to celebrate in the streets, some even burning rubber, wjth car horns beeping and music playing.Mexican Independence Day has been an annual tradition in South Chicago but this year the parade was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.The annual parade in Little Village was also canceled.So without the neighborhood celebrations, car caravans have come together to commemorate the holiday.There was gridlock in the Loop at some points along with areas of Lake Shore Drive and parts of expressways leading into the city.Chicago's Office of Emergency Management said...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- September 16 is a very big day in many communities, as it marks Mexican Independence Day. This year celebrations have been limited due to COVID-19 but that didn't stop hundreds from coming out and celebrating in San Jose.ABC7 News reporter J.R. Stone was outside the Cardenas market on Story Road, where crowds of people gathered in the parking lot. One little girl drove a big wheel with Mexican flags on it.RELATED: Hispanic Heritage Month: What keeps this community strong? Members explain"This is the real Independence Day, not Cinco de Mayo," says Ignacio Lopez of San Jose. We often hear about Cinco de Mayo, which is celebrated in the United States and represents a major Mexican...
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KABC) -- Written over a century ago, the folk song "Canción Mixteca" by Mexican composer José López Alavez has become an anthem for Mexican citizens living abroad who miss their homeland. Alavez wrote the lyrics in 1915 after leaving the state of Oaxaca and moving to Mexico City. This melancholy tune expresses Alavez's longing for his home region.Voz de Mando, the chart-topping Norteño group, recently performed their interpretation of the song in honor of Mexican Independence Day.Lyrics/Letra:¡Qué lejos estoy del suelo donde he nacido!Inmensa nostalgia invade mi pensamiento,y, al verme, tan solo y triste cual hoja al viento,¡quisiera llorar quisiera morir de sentimiento!¡Oh tierra del sol! suspiro por verte.Ahora que lejos yo vivo sin luz sin amor.Y,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Police Wednesday evening were searching for a man after a hit-and-run that left a woman injured at a South Loop bus stop. It happened during the Mexican Independence Day Parade along Michigan Avenue on Tuesday night. Several people witnessed the moment, including CBS 2’s Marissa Parra, who was filming when it happened. As Parra stood on Michigan Avenue at 11th Street, traffic was blocked in both directions as people sat on top of cars and trucks – celebrating and honking their horns. Suddenly, a red pickup truck on the other side of the street jumped the curb – almost hitting several people including Parra before ramming into the bus shelter. A 61-year-old woman was sitting inside the...
    Salma Hayek shared a fun, celebratory video to her Instagram feed on Wednesday in honor of Mexican Independence Day, giving her numerous fans and followers a whimsical treat for the September 16 holiday. In the clip, the Like a Boss star, who turned 54 on September 2, paid homage to the colors of the country’s flag with numerous details and a cheerful song. At the beginning of the video, Salma positioned the camera to first view her right-facing profile and flipped her brunette locks behind her neck to display and emerald-colored drop earring with a gold clasp. She then cut to the other left-facing profile, flipping her hair in the same way to share a ruby-colored drop earring with the...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Sept. 16 Independence Day celebrations were muted by the coronavirus pandemic, with a small, symbolic gathering replacing the usual massive military parade Wednesday. The ceremony was dominated by the awarding of “Miguel Hidalgo” medals, the country’s highest civilian honor, to 58 doctors, nurses and health personnel involved in the treating COVID-19 patients. Independence Day marks the start of the 1810-21 struggle for freedom from Spain, and has also been celebrated the night before for over a century. But both during Tuesday night’s fireworks and Wednesday’s small military display in Mexico City’s main plaza, spectators were few and kept far away as a precaution to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Mexico has suffered...
    Salma Hayek is honoring her heritage in a passionate way. The actress, 54, who was born in Mexico, took to her Instagram on Wednesday with an energetic video in honor of Mexican Independence Day. In the video, which was set to festive music, the star showed off parts of her hair which were aptly dyed green for the occasion. She then gave her followers a peek at her pepper-shaped red-and-green earrings before shouting to the camera, "Viva Mexico!" while donning a Mexico T-shirt. The video was viewed more than 1.2 million times within just a few hours. SALMA HAYEK SHARES JAW-DROPPING THROWBACK PICTURES A WEEK AFTER 54TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION "Happy Mexican Independence Day! Feliz Dia de la Independencia. Viva Mexico!" she captioned...
    MEXICO CITY — Mexicans will celebrate their Independence Day without big public ceremonies for the first time in 153 years Tuesday night due to restrictions on public gatherings caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Each year, the president rings the bell that marked the call to arms during the 1810-1821 struggle to win independence from Spain, and shouts “Viva Mexico!” That shout, or “grito,” gives the ceremony its name. Independence Day is formally Sept. 16, but has been celebrated the night before for over a century. The event has not been cancelled since 1847, during the Mexican-American War, when U.S. troops occupied Mexico City. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised to perform the “grito,” but only in front of...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — An unofficial parade to celebrate the Mexican Independence Day led to multiple street closures downtown early Sunday morning. Mexican Independence Day isn’t until Wednesday, but the celebrations started this weekend. Police had to shut down several streets, including Wacker Drive and Wabash Avenue, for hours. Squad cars remained in the area Sunday morning, but the intersection had reopened by 7 a.m. The caravan rolled in with some people honking, cheering and waving the Mexican flag throughout the Loop. Police made the decision to shut down several streets to prevent people from congregating. Squad cars and barricades blocked off access to several intersections. The closures overnight caused some problems for many drivers. At some point traffic was diverted to...
    The School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose can’t host its traditional celebration for Mexican Independence Day this year because of COVID-19 restrictions. But it’s keeping the tradition alive with “Chile, Mole, Pozole,” a virtual event Sunday that will include performances and cooking demonstrations. “As stewards of the Mexican Heritage Plaza, our team recognizes our responsibility to guard and preserve our community’s rich history and heritage, especially in times of crisis,” said Jessica Paz-Cedillos, executive director of the School of Arts and Culture. ” ‘Chile, Mole, Pozole’ is a platform for the school to uplift the rich diversity of our Mexican community.” It also sounds like a pretty great way to spend a Sunday...
    The New York Times Magazine reporter behind the 1619 Project says Piers Morgan's arguments about her work are 'utterly tiresome' after he accused her of promoting fake history to make Americans feel ashamed of Independence Day. Nikole Hannah-Jones, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her work on the 1619 Project that she co-founded, criticized the British journalist on Tuesday over his latest DailyMail.com column. In his column, Morgan had argued that the 1619 Project incorrectly claimed that colonists had fought for independence from Britain because they wanted to protect and continue slavery.   He wrote that the 1619 Project was an effort led by the New York Times to rewrite the country's history.  Hannah-Jones, whose Twitter handle is Ida Bae Wells, went...
    1776 is a year very close to my heart, and indeed all British hearts. It was the year we lost control of Americans and the consequences were apocalyptic – not least for me personally. Let's be very clear: if it wasn't for King George III's shocking incompetence and weakness, then there would have been no Declaration of Independence, no United States of America, and a Union Jack flag would today be flying proudly over the White House as I, King Piers I, was served my morning tea in the Oval Office by a liveried butler before addressing my people across the country…my BRITISH people, or at a push, my British-American people. So, 1776 is a very important, and frankly rather...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There was a celebration outside of Independence Hall Wednesday afternoon to mark Women’s Equality Day and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Vision 2020, a non-partisan initiative based at Drexel University working for women’s equality, organized the commemorative event. “Our foremothers worked so hard to win the right to vote, and there are still one out of three women in the United States that does not exercise that right, eligible women. So we want to change that,” Lynn Yeakel, Vision 2020 founder and president, said. The program, which was livestreamed online, also educated people about the struggle women endured to win the right to vote. It...
    National Hispanic Heritage Month is held annually from mid-September to mid-October, but what does that mean, exactly? In fact, there’s a website dedicated to answering this very question. The month is dedicated to “celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America,” the site hispanicheritagemonth.gov explains. The time period was first observed in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson. It started as Hispanic Heritage Week, until President Ronald Reagan expanded it to a month in 1988. This is when the 30-day window started covering Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. Why Sept. 15 as a kickoff day? You might ask. The day...
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Several mortar shells slammed into various part of Kabul on Tuesday morning as Afghans marked their country’s Independence Day amid new uncertainties over the start of talks between the Taliban and the Kabul government. No militant group responsibility for the attack and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The Interior Ministry’s spokesman, Tariq Arian, said the mortars were fired from two vehicles in the northern and eastern part of the Afghan capital. According to eyewitnesses, who spoke on condition of anonymity fearing reprisals, at least one mortar shell landed in the upscale Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood, where diplomats and senior government officials reside. The attack came a day after the...
    Independence Day is all about celebrating the diversity of India. As a treat for the 74th Independence Day of India, composer A R Rahman has now released the “Together As One” song. A special anthem that brings together 65 singers singing the song in five languages. The song is a new version of famed film’s Roja’s “Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyaara Hai.” The song has been curated by The United Singers Charitable Trust, which was formed recently with singers Srinivas, P Unnikrishnan, Sujatha, Rahul Nambiar and Ranjith as the core members. Independence Day 2020 Greetings: Allu Arjun, Mahesh Babu, Ram Charan and Other South Celebs Share Heartfelt Wishes on 15th August. Sharing the song, A R Rahman took to Twitter...
    This weekend, The Kapil Sharma Show will celebrate India’s 74th year of Independence Day in the company of ace music composers duo Salim and Sulaiman. While we’ve already seen from the promos how the set has been decked up as per the festivities, the music composer duo definitely added a whole lot more soul to the evening with their fun banter with the host Kapil Sharma and a couple of their delightful renditions. And with Independence Day being the occasion, the duo who composed the music for Shah Rukh Khan’s 2007 hit “Chak De! India”, revealed some interesting inside information about how the title song from the movie Chak De! India came to be. The Kapil Sharma Show: Here’s How...
    Akshay Kumar not only made quite the impression but also aimed and successfully spread information and to curb the taboo surrounding menstruation with his 2018 film Pad Man. A story about a man’s determination to provide comfort to his wife at any cost touched millions of hearts and even the Box Office as well. In an interview, Akshay had revealed that the issue of menstruation was such a subject that nobody had touched and hence, he wanted to make a commercial film that would reach every single household. PM Narendra Modi Independence Day 2020 Address From Red Fort: Prime Minister Announces National Digital Health Mission, Speaks on Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Vision; Here Are Highlights of His August 15 Speech. Ever...
    Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has been facing flak on social media after the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, made a comeback on Instagram after two months with an Independence Day post. Karan shared the photograph of the Indian National Flag, and wrote: “To our great nation….a treasure trove of culture, heritage and history…. #happyindependenceday … JAI HIND.” Many of his celebrity friends, such as Janhvi Kapoor and Neha Dhupia left heart emojis on his post. One user commented: “Great day to return!” Karan has restricted comments on his posts. The filmmaker didn’t put the Independence Day post on Twitter. Independence Day 2020: Amitabh Bachchan Shares a Beautiful Pic of Indian Flag Made Out of Vegetables (View Post) After Sushant’s...
    Firstly, a very Happy Independence Day to y’all. The country today celebrates 74 years of freedom since the end of the British era and it’s an occasion to celebrate the patriot within all of us. While celebs like Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar have already sent in their wishes, Shah Rukh Khan did the honours by tweeting a rather meaningful thought on this special occasion. SRK took to his Twitter account to share his Independence Day wishes while also explaining the meaning of our tricolour. Independence Day 2020: Vicky Kaushal Playing Ae Watan, Watan Mere From Raazi On A Veena Makes You Wish It Never Ends (Watch Video). “Strength & Courage. Peace & Truth. Fertility & Growth. Life in Movement. My...
    Actor Akshay Kumar on the occasion of 74th Independence Day urged people to come ‘together for India’ and help the street hawkers, the vegetable-tea shop owners, the people selling small items at the intersections, whose livelihood is affected due to coronavirus and lockdown. The ‘Mission Mangal’ actor in interaction with fans on Twitter shared a video message wherein he talked about his initiative ‘Together for India.’ The video initiated with a message that read, “On this independence day, come let’s do a promise to ourselves…” post which Akshay said. Karan Johar Returns to Instagram After Two Months Break; Filmmaker Pens an Independence Day Post “Whenever I go out of home, these faces often get my attention, that old uncle who...
    Actress and fitness enthusiast Shilpa Shetty Kundra has posted a new video of her daughter Samisha, who turned six months old. “One moment they are so tiny, your arms seem too big for them… you blink and they’ve outgrown it! As our little angel Samisha turns 6 months old today… she’s started turning onto her tummy… signs of being ‘independent’ already,” Shilpa wrote on Instagram, with a video of her daughter in her crib. The video doesn’t show the face of her daughter. Shilpa Shetty Shares an Amazing Monday Motivation Post on Making Social Media a Positive Community “Soon, she’ll be sitting up, crawling, and then… my workouts will mainly comprise of running behind her… We’ll cross that bridge when...
    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday extended Independence Day greetings to his fans with an amazing picture of Indian national flag created with the help of vegetables. Bachchan who recently recovered from COVID-19, took to Instagram to share the picture where a vegetable vendor had created the tricolour flag using a saffron-coloured carrot, a radish and a ladyfinger. Independence Day 2020: Vicky Kaushal Playing Ae Watan, Watan Mere From Raazi On A Veena Makes You Wish It Never Ends (Watch Video) The three vegetables are tied with a string and have been attached to a stick in order to make it look like the Indian flag, which had the blue coloured Ashok Chakra drawn on the white radish with a pen. Independence...
    Today is India’s 74th Independence Day. Many of our ancestors laid down their lives so that we could have a future free from a tyrannical rule of the Britishers. Bollywood celebrities have been paying tribute this wonderful and joyous day by congratulating the nation via social media posts. But our personal favourite is that of Vicky Kaushal so far. We all know he is a brilliant actor but there are so many hidden talents in this man that he has become so much more desirable now. Independence Day 2020 Wishes: Akshay Kumar, Shraddha Kapoor and Other Bollywood Celebs Share Messages of Gratitude and Brotherhood Vicky played Ae watan, watan mere aabad rahe tu from his movie Raazi which starred Alia...
    Actor Vidya Balan pitched in her support for ‘vocal for local’ and urged everybody to embrace the Indian silks on the occasion of 74th Independence Day.nThe ‘Kahaani’ actor shared a picture of herself on Instagram, donned in a bright pink saree. She teamed up the elegant saree with golden earrings. Taking it to the captions, Balan urged people to celebrate Independence Day, with the “unity in diversity of Indian Silks from Assam to Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir to Tamil Nadu”. Independence Day 2020: Hema Malini Salutes Corona Warriors; Urges Citizens to Help Make Atmanirbhar Bharat (Watch Video) The 41-year-old actor nudged people to “encourage and embrace the treasure trove of Indian Silks” while using hashtags — #Vocal4Handmade and #IWearPureSilkHandloom. ...
    Senior actor and BJP MP Hema Malini on Saturday greeted the citizens of the nation on its 74th Independence Day.nThe ‘Sholay’ actor extended her warm-filled wishes, through a video message posted on Twitter.nShe began the video by recalling the unmatched contributions made by the father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi in the fight of freedom for the country. Later, Mathura MP also gave her well-good wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “far-sightedness”, and the “determined leading” nature in help making a new country. Independence Day 2020: From Divyanka Tripathi to Asha Negi, TV Celebs Decode Freedom in the Times of COVID-19 The 71-year-old actor took a moment and hailed the frontline warriors battling coronavirus, for their tireless effort...
    Independence Day this year is certainly unlike any ever, since 1947. For the first time, people will not gather in crowds to raise the Tricolour together or sing the National Anthem in chorus. In the era of Covid-induced social distancing, celebration is an individual affair. Like everyone else, Bollywood celebrities, too, are keeping this in mind. So, what does freedom mean in the era of lockdown? We asked a few tele-celebrities. “The pandemic induced lockdown has redefined the meaning of freedom. To me, the new meaning of freedom would be the ability to adjust to new circumstances and to feel free from within, and be productive and positive,” said Tusshar Kapoor. Independence Day 2020: From Manoj Bajpayee’s 1971 To Deepika Padukone’s...
    India is celebrating its 74th Independence Day today to celebrate the same, social media users have been sharing some amazing inspiring messages that define India’s values and its successes. Pride is the only sentiment that’s in the air today as Indians send heartfelt wishes to their fellow countrymen. Not only netizens, Indian celebrities too have been taking to social media to express pride and send warm greetings for August 15 celebrations. Actors such as Akshay Kumar, Shraddha Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal among others took to social media celebrate this special day. While Vicky Kaushal shared a video of flag hoisting ceremony from his building. Independence Day 2020 Greetings: Allu Arjun, Mahesh Babu, Ram Charan and Other South Celebs Share Heartfelt Wishes on...
              An all new LIVE STREAM of War Room: Pandemic starts at 9 a.m. Central Time on Saturday. Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon began the daily War Room: Pandemic radio show and podcast on January 25, when news of the virus was just beginning to leak out of China around the Lunar New Year. Bannon and co-hosts bring listeners exclusive analysis and breaking updates from top medical, public health, economic, national security, supply chain and geopolitical experts weekdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon ET. The show’s broadcast partners are America’s Voice News, the John Fredericks Radio Network, Salem Media Group, and Newsmax TV and the podcast is available on Apple,...
    As India celebrates its 74th year of Independence on August 15, 2020, social media is full of messages from netizens and celebrities wishing their fellow country folks and also sharing messages on what makes them proud about their nation. While the country is faced with a difficult time currently with the COVID-19 crisis, the work of all healthcare workers being considered the most heroic this year and many have been dedicating this Independence day to them. Several celebrities from the South industry including the likes of Mahesh Babu, Allu Arjun, Jr NTR among others took to social media to share heartfelt messages on Independence day 2020. Happy Independence Day 2020 Greetings: WhatsApp Stickers, GIF Image Messages, SMSes, Patriotic Quotes And Thoughts...
    As India celebrates 74th year of Independence on August 15, 2020, we can’t help but acknowledge that this year the situation is far different from the rest. This time the nation is fighting together against the deadly pandemic of coronavirus and amid this situation, the real heroes who have been keeping us safe are none other than the frontline workers at hospitals. Actor Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to convey his Independence Day wishes to his fellow countrymen and saluted the work of healthcare workers. Independence Day 2020: From Manoj Bajpayee’s 1971 To Deepika Padukone’s Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, 5 Underrated Patriotic Films. The actor took to Twitter to share a beautiful post celebrating the 74th Independence day. The...
    Shweta Singh Kirti, sister of Sushant Singh Rajput, has requested people to come together and collectively pray for the late actor on Independence Day. Marking the two-month death anniversary of Sushant, Shweta took to Instagram on Friday and informed everyone about the “global 24-hour spiritual and prayer observation”. “It has been 2 months you left us bhai and we are still fighting to know the truth, to know what actually happened that day. I request you all to please join us for Global 24-hour spiritual and prayer observation for Sushant Singh Rajput, so that the truth prevails and we find justice for our beloved Sushant,” Shweta wrote. SSR Case: Ankita Lokhande Supports Shweta Singh Kirti’s CBI Demand, Says ‘We Will Find...
    India is celebrating its 73rd Independence Day. This time around the celebrations won’t be the same as every year. In the wake of the pandemic, parades, and public activity will be limited. You might not find school kids hoisting the red flag at their schools. But what would remain the same this year is the consumption of patriotic movies. Many of us will watch Lagaan or Border or Gadar the umpteenth time. New entries like Raazi and Uri will also be lauded again. So, if you, too, are gearing up to watch a few patriotic movies on August 15, we have a few suggestions. Patriotic Songs For Independence Day 2020: From ‘Ae Watan’ to ‘Sandese Aate Hai’, Bollywood Songs in Hindi...
    Indian Independence Day 2020 Song Videos: From “Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo” to “Ae Watan”, “Watan Mere Abad Rahe Tu”, people will be hearing all the patriotic songs in the run-up to India’s 74th Independence Day, which will fall on August 15, i.e. this Saturday. It was on this date India finally got rid of the clutches of British Raj, which spread over more than 200 years of unforgiving slavery. Well, India has progressed manifolds since 1947, and now, it even holds the true potential to be one of the top economies in the world. A lot has happened in the last 74 years of Independence. A lot of people sacrificed their lives to keep alive the true spirit of the nation both...
    Actress Payal Ghosh recently distributed bottles of sanitisers and masks to the underprivileged amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Along with safety aid, Payal also gave out Indian flags to celebrate the Independence Day spirit. “It’s the 74th Independence Day and we have come a long way. Thousands have laid their lives and let’s just pray and wish for them. There are so many who still don’t have masks and sanitisers. Diana Penty Extends Support to Mumbai Police by Providing Them Hand Sanitisers and Safety Eyewear The virus is showing no signs of being controlled. The mask and sanitisers can save lives, so along with the Indian flag I thought I’d distribute these as well. I urge everyone who can, to come...
    Fan of national award-winning actress Keerthy Suresh? Well, then we are sure that the latest update surrounding her upcoming film Good Luck Sakhi will excite you and how. As the actress took to her social media and announced that the teaser of her next will be out on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day 2020. Along with this, the South star also shared a poster of her flick which sees her in a desi attire lost in her own world dancing amid a village setup. Her film is said to release in Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam languages. Miss India: Is Keerthy Suresh’s Character Name Manasa in the Film? From the time, Keeerthy’s Good Luck Sakhi was announced by the makers, fans have...
    Mumbai, 14th August 2020: Announced earlier this year, IN10 Media Network’s upgraded and reimagined OTT platform EPIC ON is set to go LIVE on 15th August 2020 with a new look, exciting brand proposition, and a future-ready vision for digital content consumption in the new decade. “Content consumption in the next decade of digital streaming will be more than just about quality, variety, and language. It will also be about formats and preferences of mediums. The choice is not just what to make, but also whether to make it as a series, film, podcast, e-book, game and then to expand it in others. With this in mind, the new EPIC ON offers the brand proposition of Dekho | Suno | Khelo (Watch | Listen |...
    By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR (Reuters) - Militants attacked a police team in Kashmir on Friday, killing two officers and wounding one despite tight security in the disputed Muslim-majority region ahead of India's Independence Day. A group of militants opened fire on the police team that was on duty in the Nowgam area of Srinagar city, the chief of police in Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, told Reuters. "We had inputs that militants may carry out attack and were alert," said Kumar. "They came through a narrow lane and fired indiscriminately." He said the militants had been identified and vowed to "neutralize them" soon. The area had been cordoned off searches were going on, he said. The attack comes days after the first...
    (Reuters) - Myanmar's public marked one of the Southeast Asian nation's darkest moments on Sunday with tributes to slain independence heroes, though the annual Martyrs' Day gatherings were muted by the coronavirus pandemic due to social distancing measures. Flanked by senior government and military officials, state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi laid a wreath at a mausoleum dedicated to Aung San, her father and the country's independence hero, who was assassinated alongside members of his cabinet on July 19, 1947. Crowds also laid flowers beside statues of Aung San, who remains a potent political force in the country, with his image used by his daughter and some of her rivals to garner support among a public that continues to revere...
    A conversation with Louise Stevenson, professor of History and American Studies at Franklin & Marshall College, by Norm Elrod, CBS Local The upcoming July 4th holiday may prove to be a symbolic turning point in our nation’s history, much as that fateful day almost 250 years ago. The country continues to fight the coronavirus, even as much of the world contains it. Effects from that battle are still rippling through the economy, with businesses limited and millions out of work. Along with these twin catastrophes comes a long-overdue reckoning on racial inequality. It was set off by the killing of a Black man named George Floyd, perhaps the latest tipping point following hundreds of years and countless atrocities. In other...
    Ajay Devgn’s Bhuj: The Pride of India was among the list of upcoming releases by Disney+ Hotstar. The film that revolves around the Indo-Pak war of 1971 sees Ajay collaborating with Sanjay Dutt, Bhumi Pednekar, Nora Fatehi and Rana Daggubati. While its theatrical release date was announced around the Independence Day weekend, the makers are still contemplating about its OTT release date. However, seems like they are planning to retain the original slot, just on a different platform now. Bhuj: The Pride of India on Disney +Hotstar: Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt Look Intense In The Indo-Pak War Movie Posters (View Pics). As per reports in LetsOTT, the producers of Bhuj are still thinking about releasing the film online around...
    A man who helped plan an Independence Day party which was attended by an estimated 400 people and has been linked to cluster of coronavirus cases has said the group 'didn't really think' about Covid-19. Cole Wood of Harrisonville, Missouri recorded the party that was hosted at a home in the city, and says that they were undeterred by the coronavirus when planning the event. 'A lot of people showed up and we didn't really think twice about the whole virus, it won't happen to us, you know? I believe around at least 300, but could be closer to 400,' Wood said to OzarksFirst.com.  A week later, the Cass County Health Department has now said that 21 attendees of the...
    Video has surfaced of a man stabbing two elderly men on the New York City subway over the Fourth of July weekend. Patrick Chambers, 46, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault, two counts of menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon following an attack that occurred on July 5 on a Queens subway. The situation unfolded when Chambers allegedly shouted, “Why aren’t you home with your kids?” at the two men, who are both in their 70s, according to the New York Post. Chambers then pulled a knife on the men, which was partially captured on camera. All three men were wearing face masks to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Following the...
    (CNN)Here's a look at Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July.America's 244th Independence Day will be celebrated on Thursday, July 4, 2020.History July 4, 1776 - The Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence while meeting in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Statehouse (now Independence Hall). The Congress declares the American colonies free and independent states. (Note: John Hancock signs on July 4th. The rest sign on August 2, 1776.)Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston comprised the committee that drafted the Declaration. Jefferson, regarded as the strongest and most eloquent writer, actually wrote most of the document. The committee and Congress as a whole made a total of 86 changes to Jefferson's draft. Read...
    A quirky wooden sculpture of US First Lady Melania Trump is reported to have been set on fire near her hometown in Slovenia, prompting its removal. Brad Downey, the American artist who commissioned the statue, said it was targeted on 4 July, Independence Day in the US. The Berlin-based artist arranged for the charred statue to be removed the next day. Police told Reuters news agency they had launched an investigation. The sculpture of Mrs Trump, which could be described as only carrying a crude likeness to the US first lady, was carved out of a tree trunk on the outskirts of Sevnica, her hometown in central Slovenia. The statue, which depicts Mrs Trump dressed in a blue coat similar...
    An Ohio police officer’s final words have been released after he was shot and killed over Independence Day weekend. Officer Anthony Dia, 26, died Saturday after responding to a call regarding an intoxicated man in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Toledo. Dia approached a man, now identified as Edward Henry, who shot him in the chest. Dia’s conversation with dispatchers shows he had one final message for his family before he died. “118, tell my family I love them,” he said. This Officer’s life mattered. He made the ultimate sacrifice protecting & serving his community while most were at home comfortably sleeping in their beds. Will any politicians or professional sports teams acknowledge this...
    At least six children under the age of 11 were killed in shootings in cities such as Chicago, Atlanta, and San Francisco over the Independence Day holiday weekend. In Atlanta, eight-year-old Secoriea Turner was shot and killed Saturday when a group opened fire on a car she was in near a Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by police in June. Turner’s mother attempted to pull into a parking lot, but the area was cordoned off following weeks of protests and riots. A group then approached the car and opened fire on them, according to police. JUST IN: We just got these photos of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner, who was killed last night near the Wendy's where Rayshard...
    Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency and authorized the deployment of up to 1,000 George National Guard troops amid a surge of violence in the state, numerous sources reported.  The governor issued the executive order Monday following “weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta,” CNN reported.  The troops will be tasked with protecting state buildings and freeing up police resources to allow state law enforcement to increase patrols after a violent Independence Day weekend, when more than 30 Georgians were shot. One of the people shot and killed was an 8-year-old girl, Secoriea Turner. Turner was killed near the Wendy’s that Rayshard Brooks was killed at in Atlanta, and...
    SAN ANTONIO – Azeza Salama, who lost her fiancé of a deadly DWI crash victim, revisited her experience with KSAT 12 hoping to prevent others from having to feel the same pain. ”Drunk driving is 100% preventable,” Salama said. This Fourth of July, San Antonio police made 11 DWI arrests. Even though San Antonio city and Bexar County parks were closed, and major events throughout the area were canceled, this year’s numbers weren’t much lower than last year’s when there were 15. San Antonio police officer Doug Greene says the slight improvement isn’t anything to brag about. ”If that number was just one, that’s very concerning because that means that somebody was out there under the influence over the legal...
    A man in Washington, D.C., was recorded shouting obscenities at a group of students on a tour of the city over Independence Day weekend. A video of a man screaming, “F--- your cracker ass” and "F--- you, dog" at a group of students from Nevada and their chaperones has gained traction after it was posted to Twitter on Sunday. “PSA: If your America loving teen wants to go on a youth trip to DC TODAY to visit the @WhiteHouse-this will happen to them. The EMOTIONAL mother of this boy sent me this video just this am! Cussed at & accosted for their Trump hats which then were taken and thrown over a wall…” Twitter user Charlie Nicole said in a...
    SAN ANTONIO – The family of a 4-year-old who drowned in his family’s pool over Independence Day weekend shared photos of the boy with KSAT and remembered him as someone who “loved with all his heart.” The boy, Christian Bishop, died Monday morning after he was found unresponsive in his family’s pool on the Fourth of July. The incident occurred on the city’s North Side. Related: 4-year-old boy hospitalized, in serious condition after nearly drowning in family’s pool on 4th of July, police say Authorities said the boy was swimming with his 7-year-old sister in the backyard pool. According to the boy’s father, the family went back inside of their home and Christian snuck back outside to continue swimming after...
    Nike has removed all Redskins merchandise from their website. Now, according to a report, the sports apparel giant will not put the team’s merchandise back on their site until they change their name. As the Athletic reports, Nike executives made the decision to suspend sales on Redskins gear late last week. Though, as the report says, Nike does expect the Redskins to announce a new name “soon.” In order to give them, and other athletic apparel distributors, time to produce and distribute the new merchandise. Nike’s strong stance against the Redskins stands in stark contrast to the corporate giant’s silence when it comes to the incendiary and controversial Independence Day comments from one of their top pitchmen, Colin Kaepernick. During...
    MSNBC “AM Joy” guest host Tiffany Cross on Saturday took aim at the July 4 holiday in response to President Donald Trump’s weekend rally at South Dakota’s Mt. Rushmore. Cross claimed Independence Day is just a celebration of “independence for white men.” She also argued the president’s selection of Mt. Rushmore is a “cruel, tired and familiar jab to black, brown and indigenous people,” much like his Juneteenth campaign stop in Tulsa because it is the site of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. “And so, here we are, celebrating the birth of a nation,” Cross began. “Independence for white men at a site described by one Native American activist as, quote, ‘a symbol of white supremacy.’ Trump choosing Mt. Rushmore for...
    During his Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore earlier this week, President Donald Trump echoed popular Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Axios reported on Sunday. According to the report, the president’s adviser and speechwriter, Stephen Miller, molded Trump’s speech after Carlson’s segments. Much like the anchor does almost every night, Trump rooted his Independence Day address in opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement, which sprung up following the death of George Floyd. During one of his broadcasts, for instance, Carlson denounced the demonstrators as “mobs of violent crazy people.” During his speech, Trump used much of the same language, accusing the protesters of unleashing “a wave of violent crime in our cities.” “The Cultural Revolution has come to the...
    The fight over monuments asks who is an American hero and who is a symbol of hate? As Black buying power grows, racial profiling by retailers remains persistent problem Bill Pullman promotes the use of freedom masks with Independence Day throwback Bill Pullman is pulling rank to encourage fans to wear a mask. © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved/Courtesy Everett Collection Bill Pullman is pulling rank to encourage fans to wear a mask. The fictional former President of the United States in the blockbuster Independence Day recorded a special public service announcement to help slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. As the infection rates continue to grow to record-breaking highs across the United States,...
    Across the country, as the novel coronavirus continues to spread, officials urged Americans to be mindful of their July 4 plans. A number of community displays were canceled out of fears of worsening the current outbreak that has seen an 89 percent increase in new cases within the last two weeks in the U.S., The New York Times reported. But while Americans participated in “scaled-back” Independence Day celebrations the country still recorded an increase in coronavirus cases for the 26th day in a row. According to The Washington Post, data found that the seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases as of Saturday was 48,361 an increase of 11,740 from last week. Of the 36 states whose new cases have gone...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials reported the most coronavirus cases in a single day on Saturday, tallying 738 people with the virus. As the nation prepared to celebrate Independence Day, Gov. Tony Evers urged people to cancel festivities and stay home, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Health officials reported no new deaths from COVID-19. Over the last two weeks, the state has seen not only an increase in confirmed cases, but also an increase in the percentage of tests that come back positive. That's a sign the virus is spreading, according to public health experts. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Saturday that 10.8% of people who received tests for COVID-19 were confirmed to be positive. Many...
    TOLEDO, Oh. (AP/KDKA) — Toledo was a city in mourning this Independence Day. An officer who was responding to a call in a store parking lot was shot and killed early Saturday morning by an intoxicated man holding a beer, police said. Toledo Officer Anthony Dia was shot in the chest just after midnight in the parking lot of a Home Depot, and later pronounced dead at a hospital, Police Chief George Kral said at a news conference. Witnesses told police the man shot the officer with a handgun and then went into a wooded area. At some point, officers heard a single gunshot coming from the woods, Kral said. The gunman, only described as a 57-year-old white male,...
    Andrew O'Hehir July 5, 2020 4:52PM (UTC) None of the usual patriotic sentiments, no matter how ambivalently expressed, feel remotely adequate this year. What exactly the Fourth of July symbolizes in 21st-century American life is difficult to say: a moment of rest and reflection, a communal celebration momentarily lifted above politics. That was probably always an illusion, but in the summer of 2020 — the pandemic summer, the summer the statues came down, the summer of astonishing, escalating ugliness from the president of the United States — that illusion is no longer sustainable.  Last year my teenage kids and I joined with many thousands of other people of all possible races, backgrounds and nationalities on the FDR Drive in...
    President Thomas J. Whitmore is urging Individuals to put on their face masks in public. Invoice Pullman, who performed the character within the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day, gave a public service announcement about carrying masks in a video for Alamo Drafthouse. “And now, a message from essentially the most presidential actor of all time, Invoice Pullman,” the video started by saying. Coincidentally launched on Fourth of July, the Independence Day actor stated he’ll be carrying a “freedom masks” and requested that others do the identical. “Good day America. I will not be your president proper now, however I’ve obtained to inform you that Fourth of July remains to be my favourite vacation, and it at all times can be....
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Protests over racial injustice continued in several Florida cities over the weekend. In Miami, a group of about 100 people gathered downtown Saturday night for a “Say Their Names” tribute. Protesters displayed dozens of photos of victims who have died in violent confrontations with police, including George Floyd, who was killed May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds after accusing Floyd of using a counterfeit bill at a convenience store. One of the photos was of Arthur McDuffie, the Miami insurance agent beaten to death by Miami-Dade police after they chased him down for speeding on his motorcycle in 1979. The Miami Herald reported that protesters...
    President Donald Trump has had nothing but scathing things to say about the protesters around the country, particularly those that continue to rally outside the White House. On Saturday, some of those demonstrators decided to fight fire with fire, literally. As reported by The Hill, a group of demonstrators gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House to burn the American flag and chant “America was never great” on Independence Day. READ MORE: Trump says protesters targeting statues are trying to erase history in divisive speech at Mount Rushmore The group responsible for the flag burning demonstration was the Revolutionary Communist Party, or RevCom for short. The scene followed a speak-out event put on by Refuse Fascism, who...
    I spent most of the day, the Fourth of July, thinking about cemeteries, the past, America in the rear-view mirror. I thought about all our dead buried in Europe and the Pacific, at Arlington, in small towns and big cities here, their lives, service and sacrifice; a rather quiet, anonymous reminder of who and what our wounded country delivered to the world as a gift called liberty. I thought about a wall in Washington, D.C. and a museum at the southern tip of Manhattan. I thought about all the firefighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, EMTs and the thousands of victims claimed by a virus that arrived like a strangler’s hand as our government slept and too many of our elected...
    Rising coronavirus cases in 39 U.S. states cast shadow over July 4 celebrations As Black buying power grows, racial profiling by retailers remains persistent problem New $89 Air Cooler Is Flying Off Shelves In The US Ad Microsoft 23 Cool Products That Could Sell Out In 2020 Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/15 SLIDES © Chelsea Lauren/WWD/Shutterstock As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge in the U.S. amid a national reckoning on...
    Rising coronavirus cases in 39 U.S. states cast shadow over July 4 celebrations As Black buying power grows, racial profiling by retailers remains persistent problem Independence Day Star Bill Pullman Urges People to Wear Freedom Masks (Video) © TheWrap Bill Pullman Bill Pullman, star of the 1996 film "Independence Day," put out a public service announcement urging people to wear their "freedom masks" this 4th of July. "Hello, America. I may not be your president right now but I've got to tell you, the 4th of July is still my favorite holiday and it always will be," Pullman said in a video posted to YouTube Saturday. "This Independence Day, I'm going to be celebrating my freedom in a really...
    Chicago is seeing another bloody holiday weekend, with 67 people injured or killed in shootings. Independence Day weekend in Chicago has so far brought 13 deaths and 54 injuries during shootings. Nine of those killed or injured were minors, including a 7-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy who were shot to death. “Tonight, a 7-year-old girl in Austin joined a list of teenagers and children whose hopes and dreams were ended by the barrel of a gun,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a Saturday statement on Twitter. Tonight, a 7-year-old girl in Austin joined a list of teenagers and children whose hopes and dreams were ended by the barrel of a gun.— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 5,...
    On Saturday, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick slammed Independence Day as a “celebration of white supremacy,” a far cry from the activist’s cheery July 4 post preceding his national anthem protests. “Black [people] have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized [and] terrorized by America for centuries, [and] are expected to join your commemoration of ‘independence,’ while you enslaved our ancestors,” posted the Nike-sponsored multi-millionaire. “We reject your celebration of white supremacy [and] look forward to liberation for all.” Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all. ✊
    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick denounced Independence Day as a “celebration of white supremacy.” “Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of 'independence', while you enslaved our ancestors,” he tweeted on July 4, following weeks of protests sparked by the death of unarmed black man George Floyd while he was in police custody. “We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all,” he continued. Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy &...
    Nike has not responded to a request for comment after Colin Kaepernick, one of their leading pitchmen, called Independence Day a “celebration of white supremacy.” On Saturday afternoon, as 4th of July festivities were getting underway across the country. Kaepernick took to Twitter and accused America of having “dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized” black people for centuries. Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all. ✊
    Black Lives Matter protests broke out resulting in the highway between Washington, D.C. and Virginia being shut down on Independence Day. The protesters started off Independence Day by dancing and stepping on an American flag at Black Lives Matter Plaza, chanting “fuck the Fourth of July and fuck the American flag.” (RELATED: Daily Caller Video Editor Vince Shkreli Harassed At DC Protest) “F*** the 4th of July, F*** the American flag” #BLM protester tells Trump supporter pic.twitter.com/HW3BcDXlll — Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) July 4, 2020 Later in the afternoon, a group burned an American flag outside of the White House while chanting “America was never great!” Protesters outside the White House have now set a big American flag on...
    Large crowds of people gathered in both London, UK, and Cocoa Beach, Florida on July 4. Getty Large crowds came together to celebrate in both the US and the UK on July 4. Beaches, parks, and streets across the US thronged with people celebrating Independence Day, despite parts of the country recording record high coronavirus cases. In England, revelers marked the reopening of pubs, bars, and restaurants by drinking in the streets in large groups, prompting fears of a second wave of the pandemic. "What was crystal clear is that drunk people can't/won't socially distance," said Chairman of the Police Federation John Apter. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Independence Day in the US and "Super Saturday"...
    UFC star Jon Jones helped save a man's life alongside a group of "heroes" on Saturday. The MMA ace, 32, found a man slumped on the ground - seemingly suffering from severe dehydration - on July 4, American Independence Day. 2Jon Jones believes he saved a man's life after he collapsed in a park 2The group of 'heroes' revived the dehydrated man with water and a hot dog Along with a group of passers-by, "Bones" moved the man to the shade, force-fed him water and a bite to eat in a desperate bid to revive him. Jones recalled the incredible afternoon on Twitter, accompanied by a series of pictures showing himself and his fellow "heroes" rescuing the stricken man. In...
    The United States of America observes its Independence Day on July 4. Every year there is large gathering for celebration of this wonderful day. This day is celebrated with fireworks, parades, carnivals, family reunions, political speeches, and much more. But owing to the ongoing crisis, this year many have avoided public gatherings and instead kept it as a low-key celebration with loved ones. Preity Zinta and Sunny Leone, who are currently in the US, have also celebrated this day with their families. Kim Kardashian’s Husband Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Run (View Tweet). Bollywood actresses Preity Zinta and Sunny Leone have shared pic and video, respectively, and shared a glimpse of their Fourth of July celebrations with their families....
              Gov. Tim Walz recently filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him regarding his use of emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit was filed on May 28 by four members of the New House Republican Caucus, the Free Minnesota Coalition, and at least eight businesses across the state. The complaint argues that the governor does not have the authority to “suspend the constitutional rights of Minnesotans.” Another argument in the lawsuit claims that Minnesota law does not authorize the governor to invoke emergency powers for public health purposes. Additionally, the lawsuit argues that all of the governor’s coronavirus-related executive orders are illegitimate because the statutory authority he relied upon...
    New York — While the country faces the gigantic challenge of the pandemic, the President chooses to encourage polarization WASHINGTON, DC – The United States celebrated this Saturday, July 4, the Independence Day, marked by the advance of the coronavirus pandemic and for a speech by President Donald Trump that encouraged divisions and polarization in the country. “We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters and people, who in many instances do not know at all what they are doing, ”said the president in a speech at the White House on the occasion of the holiday. The presidential mansion hosted an event that Hundreds of people attended,...
    The Grammy-winning, multi-millionaire rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs is showing his support for the anti-Semitic Louis Farrakhan by promoting the Nation of Islam leader’s July 4th message, which aired Saturday on Revolt TV, the cable channel founded by Combs. Farrakhan delivered a more than two-hour Independence Day speech in which he called the head of the Anti-Defamation League “satan” and urged people in Africa not to take medication for COVID-19, singling out Bill and Melinda Gates. He also assailed President Donald Trump and addressed the killing of George Floyd. “We can’t trust you no more, white folks. Not with our lives,” Farrakhan said. Watch below:  Watch below:  View this post on Instagram THE HONORABLE MINISTER FARRAKHAN’S ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE...
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    Getty/Brad Barket Kanye West pictured in November. Rapper, producer, entrepreneur and controversial cultural commentator Kanye West claimed in a July 4 Tweet that he is running for president in 2020. It wasn’t the first time the cultural icon and sometime-ally to President Donald Trump has claimed he was running for the highest office in the land, but his Tweet, which came just following Trump’s Salute to American Independence Day celebration, gathered more than 125,000 likes within 20 minutes of being posted. Here’s what you need to know:At 8:38 on Independence Day, West Tweeted That He Was Running, Saying America Must Trust in God and BuildIts Future We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying...
    “American heroes defeated the Nazis, dethroned the fascists, toppled the communists, saved American values, upheld American concepts and chased down the terrorists to the very finishes of the earth,” Trump mentioned. “We are now in the approach of defeating the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and men and women who in quite a few scenarios have definitely no clue what they are accomplishing.”Making on equivalent remarks he delivered at Mount Rushmore on Friday, Trump when once again sought to deepen racial and cultural divisions in The us rather than trying to unify a place convulsed by the twin crises of the coronavirus pandemic and a sweeping reckoning on racism in The us.Continue to, Trump —...
    During his Independence Day address on Saturday, President Donald Trump slammed the “radical left” and news media, The Hill reported. “We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and people who in many instances have absolutely no clue what they are doing,” the president said, apparently referring to Black Lives Matter protesters. The Black Lives Matter protests began following the May 25 death of George Floyd. Floyd died in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department, after an officer pinned him to the ground and knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. His death led to nationwide demonstrations against racial inequality and police brutality. Trump took aim at...
    D.C. is the focal point of celebrations for America’s 244th birthday Saturday, with a July 4 celebration featuring a speech from President Trump, flyovers and a fireworks show billed as “the biggest ever.” Despite warnings from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to stay home during the holiday to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the National Mall opened for visitors and U.S. Park Police had 300,000 masks on hand for the event.
    Fresh off an astonishingly incendiary speech at Mount Rushmore on Friday night, President Trump picked up where he left off on Saturday and took aim at the media—bizarrely claiming that journalists who call out racism somehow “slander” the entire country and all U.S. military veterans. “To those in the media, who falsely and consistently label their opponents as racists, who condemn patriotic citizens...When you level these false charges, you not only slander me, you not only slander the American people, but you slander generations of heroes who gave their lives for America,” he told the crowd gathered for the White House’s Salute to America celebration. Trump used most of his speech to dismiss the widespread anti-racism protests across...
    The Cuban has been in the Major Leagues since 2013 | Jun Sato / . Yasiel Puig does not yet have an MLB team but is very active on social media. This Saturday, United States Independence Day, the player sent a message to highlight the freedom he achieved in the territory of his current nation of residence. “Every day, every time I walk into the stadium, every time I hit a home run, I celebrate the freedom America gave me,” are some of the ideas the former Dodgers player expressed. Every day, every time I walk into the field, every time I hit a ball out of the park, I celebrate the freedom that America gave me.⁣⁣I do not take...
    In a Saturday video, Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger commemorated Independence Day and argued that the United States must work toward a more fair “American dream,” The Hill reported. “Some might say this is not a time to rejoice,” Schwarzenegger said. “We have Americans that cannot breathe, except on ventilators.” “Who cannot breathe because of a knee on their neck, because of oppression and racism,” he continued, referring to George Floyd. Schwarzenegger praised the Founding Fathers for establishing America and called their vision for the country — which is based on democracy and equal rights — “perfect,” but also acknowledged their link to racism. “Slavery and racism are incompatible with freedom,” he said. Schwarzenegger also acknowledged the pain of protestors...
    John Stamos and Vanessa Williams host the 40th-anniversary edition of "A Capitol Fourth" on Saturday to celebrate Independence Day. The event, which started at 8 p.m. ET, features musical performances and fireworks in Washington, D.C., and is being broadcast on PBS. President Trump participated in a "Salute to America" event at the White House earlier in the evening. News Independence Day Holidays
    President Donald Trump saluted America on the Fourth of July with remarks at the White House Saturday that echoed the divisive messaging he used to stoke culture wars in a fiery speech at Mount Rushmore the night before. The President spoke about defeating the “radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters,” and reiterated his strong stance on protecting monuments and statues some say are symbols of racial oppression. “Our past is not a burden to be cast away,” Trump said at the White House’s “Salute to America” event on the South Lawn. The President spoke more about the coronavirus Saturday than he did the night before in South Dakota, but he used mention of the virus to...
    President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' MORE took aggressive swipes at the "radical left" and news media while defending his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic during a wide-ranging Independence Day address on Saturday. “We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and people who in many instances have absolutely no clue what they are doing,” Trump said at the White House, referring to the nationwide protests against police brutality and racial inequality...
    In a video message published on Independence Day, President Donald Trump declared that the United States “will be greater than ever before,” Fox News reported. “I just want to wish everybody a really happy Fourth of July,” the president began. “We’re on the way to a tremendous victory, it’s going to happen and it’s going to happen big, our country will be greater than ever before.” In the brief video message, Trump focused on his administration’s accomplishments with regard to the economy, describing the novel coronavirus as a “plague.” “We were doing better than any country had ever done in history and not just us, any country, and then we got hit with this terrible plague from China,” the president...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia sports mascots are keeping busy this Fourth of July. The Phanatic took a cruise through Glenside in Montgomery County. The town’s annual Independence Day parade was canceled, and because the Phanatic always marches in it, they decided to drive through the neighborhood on a truck. Of course, the Phanatic looks a little different, with his blue tail. Meanwhile, you guessed it, Gritty was also having some solitary fun on this Independence Day. The Flyers’ mascot went boogie boarding on the beach alone, and that’s the right thing to do during a pandemic. Boogies are for boarding, not for eating. pic.twitter.com/cuOGprXeJe — Gritty (@GrittyNHL) July 4, 2020 Gritty captioned its Twitter post, “Boogies are for boarding,...
    Watch President Donald Trump’s speech at “Salute to America” live on Saturday, the Fourth of July, in Washington, DC, at 6:40 p.m. EST. The entire day’s event will include a traditional fireworks display, as well as demonstrations from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Air Force Thunderbirds. The president’s Salute to America event comes one day after his remarks delivered in front of Mount Rushmore, where he praised America’s values, as well as condemned those who have been toppling statues and historical monuments. You can follow Alana Mastrangelo on Twitter at @ARmastrangelo, on Parler at @alana, and on Instagram.
    President Trump delivers a speech during a "Salute to America" celebration at the White House on Saturday. Trump tweeted that he will speak at 7 p.m. ET for the Independence Day event, which is also being attended by first lady Melania Trump. Donald Trump News White House Independence Day Holidays