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AOC blames NYC crime spike on parents shoplifting food for their hungry families
Crime spike? What crime spike?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shrugged off New York City’s frightening rise in crime, suggesting that tough times are forcing parents into committing petty theft to feed their kids.
Angry letter denounces DC resident for posting both Pride & BLM signs
An unnamed D.C. resident who posted both Pride and Black Lives Matter signs was shocked to get a nasty letter in the mail from “black heterosexuals.” The unsigned letter asserted that the two civil rights causes were not equal because “gays are the most racist group of people in America.”
After a photo of the letter was posted on one of the city’s most popular blogs, PoPville, the best part of the city reacted strongly to some of the worst.
“Gays are the most racist group in America,” the letter continues, “the first to move in and gentrify a Black neighborhhod [sic] and discriminate against Black local community leaders in that neighborhood and put out racist properganda [sic] on your local racist blogs.”
Costco Bans Employees From Wearing Masks That Say Black Lives Matter, Because It Is 'Political'
Daughter of Texas cop killed in ambush slammed for tweeting #bluelivesmatter
Hollywood's identity crisis: Actors, writers and producers warn of 'reverse racism' in the film industry which has created a 'toxic' climate for anyone who is a white, middle-age man
A revolution is under way. White actors are being fired. Edicts from studio bosses make it clear that only minorities – racial and sexual – can be given jobs.
A new wave of what has been termed by some as anti-white prejudice is causing writers, directors and producers to fear they will never work again. One described the current atmosphere as 'more toxic than Chernobyl', with leading actors afraid to speak out amid concern they will be labelled racist.
The first sign came with one of the most powerful black directors in Hollywood, Oscar-winning Jordan Peele – the man behind box office hits such as Get Out and Us – stated in public that he did not want to hire a leading man who was white.
'I don't see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie,' Peele said. 'Not that I don't like white dudes. But I've seen that movie before.'
Now the army of overgrown babies who say everyone must think like them are invading our bedrooms, says DOUGLAS MURRAY after the attempt to 'cancel' Killing Eve star Jodie Comer
Britney Spears defends criticized social media posts: 'This is me being authentic and as real as it gets'
'Stop being cry babies': NBA stars are blasted for complaining about Fyre Festival-like quarantine meals and 'Motel 6' hotel rooms as they isolate at Disney ahead of the season but Ja Morant takes a swipe at players saying 'I'm not a silver spoon guy'
Widow condemns "barbaric" death of driver beaten over masks
The wife of a French bus driver who was beaten to death after he asked four passengers to wear face masks aboard his vehicle called Saturday for “exemplary punishment” for his killers.
The assault on Philippe Monguillot has scandalized France. President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday dispatched the interior minister to meet the driver's widow after his death was announced Friday. He had been hospitalized in critical condition after the July 5 attack.
Veronique Monguillot said she told the minister, Gerald Darmanin, that she and their three daughters were “destroyed” by the attack on her husband at a bus stop in Bayonne, southwest France.
“We must bang a fist on the table, so this never happens again,” she said. “It's barbaric, not normal. We must stop this massacre."
Coronavirus and racism could worsen black suicide rate, experts warn
Coronavirus update: Democratic Louisiana governor issues mask mandate as state’s death toll rises
California to release 8,000 inmates in attempt to combat COVID-19 spike in prisons
As Texas morgues fill up, refrigerator trucks are on the way in several counties
Customer leaves $1,000 tip on $43 tab at N.J. restaurant; thanks staff ‘for working through this tough time’
Florida sets grim coronavirus record with nearly 500 deaths in one week
Coronavirus: Orange County reports 1,251 new cases and 9 new deaths
Disney World Reopening Gets Mixed First Reactions As Fans Give Park’s Welcome Back Videos Horror Treatment
Patient dies after catching coronavirus at 'COVID party' in Texas
7-Eleven Day is canceled this year, meaning no free Slurpees
It's a sad day for Slurpee lovers everywhere.
The convenience retailer has celebrated July 11 (7/11) every summer since 2002 as 7-Eleven Day, with free Slurpees for all who visited one of the stores. But it's been canceled this year. And, yes, you can blame it on the pandemic.
Instead, 7-Eleven said it would celebrate its birthday by donating one million meals to Feeding America, a national nonprofit.
BLACK CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE GOP
With election year comes slander, controversy and your occasional celebrity political rants. Politics met entertainment with the latest celebrity rant, coming from Nicki Minaj, in which she rapped in vote of Republican Mitt Romney. This was a shock to fans and celebrity bloggers everywhere, but Nicki is not the only popular African-American face that has shown favor to the GOP. Here is a list of some African-American celebrities who have supported or are affiliated with the Republican party...
LL Cool J attended the Republican Convention in 2004 and has been a supporter of Republican New York governor George Pataki back in 2002. He has never officially stated his political party.
Double win at Supreme Court elates religious conservatives
NEW YORK -- Conservative-leaning faith leaders and their allies, outspoken in recent years about what they consider infringements on religious liberties, cheered Wednesday as the Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings that protected certain rights of religious employers.
In Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, the high court sided with two Catholic schools in finding that certain employees of religious schools, hospitals and social service centers can’t sue for employment discrimination. Critics fear the 7-2 ruling will embolden some religious organizations to fire or otherwise discriminate against LGBTQ employees.
And in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, also decided 7-2, the court upheld the Trump administration’s allowance for a broad religious or moral exemption from the Obama-era Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers provide free contraception. Opponents say the decision could leave more than 70,000 women without it.
The woke 'circus': Charles Barkley torches sports leagues for caving to social justice mob
Basketball legend Charles Barkley is speaking out about the sports world's decision to go woke.
As TheBlaze reported, for example, the NBA will allow players to display social justice messages on their jerseys once the season resumes later this month. Additionally, the phrase "Black Lives Matter" will be plastered on NBA courts.
Meanwhile, the NFL has said it was "wrong" to oppose national anthem protests.
Barkley explained that players should focus their energy on making real, lasting change — not on social justice messages and who is kneeling during the national anthem.
"We need police reform, we need prison reform," Barkley said.
In fact, the former basketball MVP said sports leagues may face backlash from fans who look to sports for a reprieve from the stress of life — not to be lectured about politics.
Jackie Lacey responds to being targeted by Black Live Matter
Majority of Packers fans say they won't go to games, but rest say they're ready for football
Joe Biden’s family racks up arrests for drugs, drunk driving — but no jail time
Texas Gov. warns the state is near another LOCKDOWN with Houston ICUs full, while Florida's daily new virus cases have risen 1,237 percent since reopening and experts predict end of year US death toll will be 250,000
The governor of Texas has warned that he could reimpose a lockdown on the state if coronavirus prevention measures were not heeded, as states across the U.S. battled to get the pandemic under control.
Friday brought 63,900 new cases nationwide - a new record, according to data from Johns Hopkins University analyzed by CNN.
Bioethicist Dr Zeke Emanuel said up to 250,000 Americans could die directly from the coronavirus by the end of the year.
Catholic Church Bagged at Least $1.4 Billion in Coronavirus Aid
Covid-19 pandemic is 'getting worse' as number of cases has DOUBLED to nearly 12million in just six weeks, warns World Health Organization boss
Maskless Walmart Shopper Tells Women Filming Him: ‘Lick My Ass! Why Don’t You Burn a Monument Down?’ (WATCH)
Fire Island Drag Queens, Dancers to Promote Masks, Social Distancing After COVID-Defying Parties Went Viral
Coronavirus spikes could mean return to lockdowns, WHO warns
Why I don't have a child: society isn't built for motherhood
I was 31 the last time I got pregnant. And after a lifetime of certainty that I did not want to be a mother, I felt an unexpected thing, cutting through the panic and the nausea: happiness.
Every morning since an intuitive nudge sent me to fetch a pregnancy test from the drugstore, my breasts oddly sore and my stomach in a low-level but constant state of turbulence, I would wake up with the thought: “I can do this. I want to do this.”
By the time I fell asleep at night, I was sure there was no possible way I could do this, this being raising a child on my own.
There has been a lot of hand-wringing about declining birth rates, the lowest in more than 30 years, across all race and class divides. We’re told millennial women “choosing” not to have children will be bad for the economy, it will be bad for the ageing baby boomer population, it will be bad for the real estate market. According to Forbes, it’s bad for older women desperate for grandchildren. But are people actually deciding to delay families, or are they finding themselves in unstable situations where the addition of a child seems unworkable? The reasons given when op-ed writers bother to ask millennials – too much debt, not enough financial security, a romantic market that is as rocky as the job market – point more to the latter.
If everyone makes it into the world safely, things that used to be taken for granted are now scarce resources one might fight and compete for. Vitally important systems like decent childcare, education and healthcare has disappeared, leaving parents to choose between inadequate choices or sacrificing untold amounts of money, time and energy to compete the limited amount of something better.
Mom’s Super Honest Post About Being a Stay-at-Home Parent Goes Viral
'Vile-Mouthed' Son Forced to Apologize After Harassing Supermarket Employees
My Neighbors Keep Sending Their Grandkid Over to Use Our Pool Uninvited
French man accused of molesting 305 Indonesian children
The New Film Exposing Hollywood’s Child-Abuse Epidemic
Drama queen! Hilarious moment girl cries and claims father's hair-brushing hurts - before he has even started
Woman charged with assault for pulling a gun on a black family during Chipotle parking lot argument claims she was the victim of 'ethnic intimidation' and thought 'she was going to die'
A white woman who was charged after she was filmed pulling a gun on an unarmed black woman and her daughters broke down in tears during a televised interview in which she describes how she feared for her life after the family blocked her from getting into her car and then started banging on it when she was inside.
Vile bigot who flew Nazi flag to show his ‘total opposition Black Lives Matter and the gays’ says he was attacked by vigilantes
This Woman Lost Her Job For Sharing Art Showing Lynched KKK Members Because A Colleague Felt
Protester: Man pulls gun on anniversary of flag’s removal
Black student at Texas A&M who claimed he found racist notes on his car saying the n-word, 'all lives matter,' and 'you don't belong here' put them there himself, campus cops say
Detroit police are forced to release bodycam footage of fatal shooting of Hakim Littleton to show he was armed and fired at them - after protests erupted following his death
Friend of NFL stars DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar accused of orchestrating $55,000 pay-off 'to silence victims of their armed robbery' after records reveal damning social media posts, video footage
'We're taking back the streets': Mayor Bill de Blasio orders MORE cops to be stationed across NYC to curb gun violence after weeks of bloodshed with 142% surge in shootings - despite slashing NYPD budget by $1billion
Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum
Just this week, the writer, Blake Neff, responded to a thread started by another user in 2018 with the subject line, "Would u let a JET BLACK congo n****er do lasik eye surgery on u for 50% off?" Neff wrote, "I wouldn't get LASIK from an Asian for free, so no." (The subject line was not censored on the forum.) On June 5, Neff wrote, "Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down." On June 24, Neff commented, "Honestly given how tired black people always claim to be, maybe the real crisis is their lack of sleep." On June 26, Neff wrote that the only people who care about changing the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins are "white libs and their university-'educated' pets."
Amid the Black Lives Matter Movement, Hollywood Examines Its Own History of Racism
AnyAny kid who grows up on Disney knows about Splash Mountain. Along with the Matterhorn and its aptly named corollary Space Mountain, the ride is a necessary stop on any self-respecting thrill-seeker’s visit to Disneyland, with the long lines to prove it. But Splash Mountain is more than a watery tourist trap. It’s also one of the last, oddly decontextualized scrap of a legacy that Disney otherwise wholly disowns.
Defenders of outdated works tend to respond with some version of the slippery slope argument: Even if everything is racist, you can’t expunge everything from the historical record. Without perspective or consistency, specific flashpoints do seem arbitrary: “I don’t think I’ve heard anyone coming for The Jazz Singer,” observes Alfred Martin, an assistant professor of communications studies at the University of Iowa, referring to the 1927 film starring Al Jolson as a Jewish entertainer who performs in blackface. “What precisely is it that we’re coming for?”
The timing of certain reckonings is also questionable. “30 Rock was being produced in the 2000s, and at the time presumably everybody thought it was fine. Why are we feigning concern about it right now?” Martin asks. “Since 1939, Black folks were saying that Gone With the Wind was a harmful depiction of Black folks, and nobody wanted to listen to us. All of a sudden, in 2020, when this movie is almost 100 years old, now you want to pretend like it’s a problem? That’s partly what some of the anger is around.”
The most dishonest, biased news coverage of our lifetimes — and it’s about to get worse
‘I don’t think I’ve ever seen such dishonest and biased coverage of any event.” That was Brit Hume, who has been covering events for more than 50 years for Fox News, ABC News and investigative reporter Jack Anderson.
The great bulk of Trump’s speech was a celebration of American history, American principles, American leaders. He spoke extensively of the four presidents whose visages were sculpted on the mountain above him and paid tribute more succinctly to others.
He said: “We are the country of Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and Frederick Douglass. We are the land of Wild Bill Hickock and Buffalo Bill Cody. We are the nation that gave rise to the Wright brothers, the Tuskegee Airmen, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Jesse Owens, George Patton — Gen. George Patton — the great Louie Armstrong, Alan Shepard, Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.”
Dark and divisive? Dystopian? Amplifying racism?
What really seems to have raised the press’ hackles was Trump’s dissent from their reverent attitudes toward Black Lives Matter and apparent indifference to those tearing down statues of Lincoln, Douglass, Grant, abolitionists and women’s-rights advocates.
“Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our Founders, deface our most sacred memorials and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities,” Trump said, accurately.
That’s not the message most in the media want voters receiving in the months running up to November. TV viewers have been assured Black Lives Matter protests are “mostly peaceful,” even while fires are blazing fiercely within camera view.
Newspaper readers have been assured that those seizing streets and ousting police are promoting, in the Seattle mayor’s words, a “summer of love,” even as their camp becomes the scene of multiple homicides.
Rats Plague Outdoor Seating at NYC Restaurants
New York City restaurant owners already struggling with limited business are now facing another issue: rats.
With indoor dining put on hold indefinitely due to COVID-19, outdoor dining is the only other option, aside from takeout and delivery, restaurant owners like Giacomo Romano have to keep their business afloat. But the owner of Ciccio, an Italian restaurant in SoHo, says the sanitation of a nearby park is contributing to a recurring problem of rats.
Father Fagan Park is small and inviting to skateboarders and people who want to relax outdoors, but it's also attracting huge rats. Romano says he has appealed to city leaders for help.
Bay Area restaurant cited for employees not wearing masks
Michigan Businesses Required To Deny Entry To Customers Refusing To Wear Masks