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    Body of missing paraglider discovered in Nevada 4 weeks after going missing McDonalds customers are furious over the loss of All Day Breakfast, but workers and franchisees are pushing for it to disappear forever U.S. GDP Lost $16 Trillion Since 2000 Due to Racism, Citi Says (Bloomberg) -- If the U.S. could instantly end...
    An audience member at a Joe Biden campaign event claimed that America was founded on "racism, sexism and other evils," and vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) agreed with him in her response. The incident occurred Tuesday at a campaign event in Detroit. The man was asking Harris a question...
    President Donald Trump issued an executive order Tuesday preventing the federal government from using “Critical Race Theory” in diversity training — and preventing federal contractors from doing so as well. “[I]t shall be the policy of the United States not to promote race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating in the Federal workforce or in the Uniformed...
    By AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an order that he said will expand a ban on the use of federal money for certain diversity training. Trump earlier this month ordered his administration to stop paying for critical race theory diversity training in federal agencies. He said his new order will...
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an order that he said will expand a ban on the use of federal money for certain diversity training. Trump earlier this month ordered his administration to stop paying for critical race theory diversity training in federal agencies. He said his new order will expand the prohibition on training...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved making Juneteenth, which honors the end of slavery in the United States, a paid holiday for county employees. “This historic vote recognizes the legacy of injustice to people of color and the work that still remains to ensure that freedom exists...
    The View’s Sunny Hostin, whose memoir I Am These Truths is just out from Harper Collins’ HarperOne division, is not only biting the hand that feeds her, she’s also adding to the already serious image troubles of ABC News and its corporate parent, the Walt Disney Co. The 51-year-old Hostin—the daughter of a Black father...
    Santa Clara County has officially declared Juneteenth a paid holiday for county workers. Following months of renewed scrutiny of systemic racism in the Bay Area and nationwide, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to deem June 19th as “Juneteenth Day” to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States, honor African American history...
    A party supply chain is facing criticism after one of its stores in Virginia stocked its shelves with Confederate soldier children’s Halloween costumes this year, according to reports. Caroline Eames Brasler, the adoptive mother to two young Black daughters, first sounded the alarm when she went shopping at a Party City store in Bailey’s Crossroads,...
    Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) said on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that President Donald Trump’s “rank racism” and “demagoguery” had to go. At a rally held on Monday, Trump said, “Suburbia has got to wake up, because, uh, if they get in, you know who’s in charge, you know who’s in charge of the...
    The annual American Family Survey is out, and it’s full of interesting results. For example, it turns out that both Democrats and Republicans couldn’t care less about drug and alcohol use, crime rates, and sexual permissiveness. The only thing that voters considered (slightly) less important was gay marriage, which apparently has simply faded from everyone’s...
    NEYMAR has been accused of making an alleged racist remark to Marseille player Hiroki Sakai. The Paris Saint-Germain star was sent off for his part in a huge brawl in the Ligue 1 encounter. 3Neymar was sent off for punching Marseille player Alvaro GonzalezCredit: AFP or licensors 3A Spanish radio station has reported that Neymar...
    Lawyers representing one of Anthony McClain’s three children have filed a claim against Pasadena — the third such claim — after a city police officer shot and killed McClain as he fled from a traffic stop. That traffic stop was improper and racially motivated, the claim alleges, and it’s part of a larger pattern of...
    Some 40 Conservative MPs are reportedly planning to refuse to take Black Lives Matter-inspired ‘unconscious bias training’, while reports claim that parliamentary staff have been encouraged to make confessionals about their “privilege”. The rebels are said to come from the eurosceptic European Research Group (ERG) and the “Common Sense Group” of MPs who accuse the...
    MICAH RICHARDS has hit back at critics who claim Black Lives Matter is responsible for his job as a Sky Sports pundit. Increased focus has been placed on racial diversity around football and wider society since the police killing of George Floyd in the United States. 3Micah Richards said it was "disheartening" to have his...
    Twitter has launched an investigation after users claimed that its image crop feature was favorable to white people’s faces. An automated tool in the social network’s mobile app automatically crops up images that fit on the screen – and selects which parts of an image to cut out. But a test from a graduate programmer...
    A group of concerned students, parents, and alumni at a prestigious school in Los Angeles are documenting what they claim is “the self-destruction of California’s most elite private school,” after the institution’s leadership rolled out extensive measures by which they intend to promote anti-racism. Individuals associated with Harvard-Westlake School, a college preparatory school that the...
    In a recent op-ed for the Washington Post, Republican Danielle Pletka declared that despite the fact that she refused to vote for Donald Trump in 2016, she now feels compelled to support him in 2020. The piece quickly caught fire online, inspiring ridicule and sympathy from differing corners and triggering a surprising amount of discussion. In...
    California's top education leader is speaking out about racism today.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Race and Social JusticeState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is holding a virtual news conference to announce new efforts being launched at the California Department of Education to confront the hate, bigotry, and racism rising in communities across the state...
    California's top education leader is speaking out about racism today.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Race and Social JusticeState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is holding a virtual news conference to announce new efforts being launched at the California Department of Education to confront the hate, bigotry, and racism rising in communities across the state...
    California's top education leader is speaking out about racism today.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Race and Social JusticeState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is holding a virtual news conference to announce new efforts being launched at the California Department of Education to confront the hate, bigotry, and racism rising in communities across the state...
    California's top education leader is expected to speak out about racism today.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Race and Social JusticeState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will hold a virtual news conference to announce new efforts being launched at the California Department of Education to confront the hate, bigotry, and racism rising in communities across...
    California's top education leader is expected to speak out about racism today.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Race and Social JusticeState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will hold a virtual news conference to announce new efforts being launched at the California Department of Education to confront the hate, bigotry, and racism rising in communities across...
    In August, the City of San Antonio passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. Though the declaration doesn’t make any immediate changes, it recognizes the the issue at hand and commits to advocating for racial justice. San Antonio joined upwards of 80 other cities, counties and states which have made similar declarations, according...
    Be careful how you pander to the mob: By confessing at length to “systemic racism” at Princeton University, President Christopher Eisgruber just bought himself a civil-rights investigation. The federal Department of Education now threatens to claw back at least $75 million in funding that depended on the university’s claims that it was in compliance with...
    Kerry Washington attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Kerry Washington expressed her fears for the safety of herself and children, explaining fame does not protect her from racism in an interview with Jemele Hill that will...
    Bethany Albertson, University of Texas at Austin President Donald Trump’s rhetoric is often referred to as “dog whistle politics.” In politician speak, a dog whistle is language that conveys a particular meaning to a group of potential supporters. The targeted group hears the “whistle” because of its shared cultural reference, but others cannot. In 2018,...
    Matthew Stafford has made a lot of money in the NFL. However, he also comes from a lot of money. A fact which has led the Lions signal-caller to label himself a person of “privilege,” who now wants to get out of his “bubble.” In an article titled, We Can’t Just Stick to Football, Stafford...
    Musician Lady Gaga in a recent interview spoke out against racism and termed “white supremacy” a poison. According to Fox News, in the interview with Billboard magazine, the 34-year-old singer also criticised people who indulge in social media activism but fail to participate in the change that America needs. “When you’re born in this country,...
    Pop superstar Selena Gomez publicly shared a private message she sent to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, arguing the social media giant has a “serious problem” spreading “hatred and misinformation.” “Facebook and Instagram are being used to spread hate, misinformation, racism, and bigotry,” said Gomez, who boasts an enormous combined social media following on...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- ABC7 is dedicated to Building a Better Bay Area, and an important part of that is addressing racism. The Catholic Diocese of Oakland has launched a racial justice task force, three months after a pastor made a shocking accusation about Bishop Michael Barber.The bishop declined to be interviewed about his new...
    DENVER (AP) — People gathered at the Colorado state Capitol in Denver on Saturday to protest the filing of felony charges against several leaders of racial justice demonstrations. Six protesters, including organizers of demonstrations over the killing of Black 23-year-old Elijah McClain in Aurora, could face years in prison over what critics say are trumped-up...
    DENVER (AP) — People gathered at the Colorado state Capitol in Denver on Saturday to protest the filing of felony charges against several leaders of racial justice demonstrations. Six protesters, including organizers of demonstrations over the killing of Black 23-year-old Elijah McClain in Aurora, could face years in prison over what critics say are trumped-up...
    Princeton University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) on Saturday morning ordered the emergency evacuation of four on-campus buildings due to a reported bomb threat, according to a campus alert sent by the college’s Office of Communications. The threats to University’s Art Museum, Firestone Library, Nassau Hall and Chapel came just days after the Trump...
    By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A growing number of cities across the U.S. are creating committees and task force panels aimed at discussing racial tensions and confronting the past. From Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Clemson, South Carolina, towns and municipalities recently have formed committees to deliberate the future of debated Confederate...
    Since the performance season came to an abrupt halt in March due to the pandemic, dance companies of all sizes have attempted to endure irrecoverable revenue loss, socially distanced rehearsals, and in some cases, massive layoffs. At the same time, with protesters flooding the streets in the name of racial justice, people in the arts...
    The death of George Floyd has re-ignited a global movement against the police killings of black people, and with it, there are renewed calls for American media companies to root out structural racism, with some challenging the practices of senior leadership. This broader discussion, which often unfolds on social media, has forced shake-ups at several...
    A school board meeting erupted into a shouting match this week over controversy surrounding a fourth grade teacher passing out Black Lives Matter literature to students. “Is the teacher pushing her own personal agenda on the students?” one board meeting attendee said about the controversy which was not on the official agenda but came up...
    By TOM ROEDER, The Gazette AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — A month into his tenure as Air Force Academy superintendent and before Black Lives Matter sparked a nationwide discussion on the treatment of minorities, Lt. Gen Jay Silveria pulled his 4,000 cadets and hundreds of officers, civilian professors and airmen into cavernous Mitchell Hall....
    Black At Springfield College, a new Instagram account, is shining a spotlight on racist incidents students allege happened on campus or in connection to the school community. The account @blackatspringfieldcollege, which was started in late August, features mostly anonymous, written statements. The social media postings are similar to other "black at" accounts popping up at...
    There’s no doubt that social media is no more just about connecting with people and has become a medium that is being used by people to spread hate online. Recently, famed singer and actress Selena Gomez decided to take it up to the Facebook founder and management itself as she shared a DM that she...
            by Anthony Gockowski  A Minnesota law firm said it plans to launch a legal challenge against the practice of conducting “critical race training” in government agencies, schools and corporations. “Most of the ‘diversity’ and ‘anti-racism’ training being conducted today is Marxist and anti-American, as well as racist, in its fundamental...
    The White House has opened an investigation into Princeton University, accusing it of civil rights violations after its president admitted racism exists at the school. Earlier this month, Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber published a letter to the university community in which he acknowledged that the university has and continues to be shaped by systemic...
    Loading the player... Princeton University has a lot of explaining to do after its president recently admitted that racism is embedded in its history. The Washington Examiner reported that a letter by Christopher Eisgruber, the school’s president claims, “racism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton” adding that ”racist...
    The Trump administration has opened an investigation into racial bias at Princeton University, saying that the school’s recent acknowledgment of racism on campus amounts to a “shocking” and “serious” admission of discrimination. In a letter to the university on Wednesday, the U.S. Education Department said the school’s acknowledgment of racism conflicts with previous assurances that...
    PRINCETON, New Jersey -- The Trump administration has opened an investigation into racial bias at Princeton University, saying that the school's recent acknowledgment of racism on campus amounts to a "shocking" and "serious" admission of discrimination.In a letter to the university on Wednesday, the U.S. Education Department said the school's acknowledgment of racism conflicts with...