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Migrants are 'drinking all day,' 'having sex in the stairs' in taxpayer-funded New York hotels
An employee at Row, one of New York City's best-known hotels, became a whistleblower Wednesday after he released video and photos of illegal immigrants trashing the hotel and leaving fresh food out to rot.
Rodriguez shared videos of fresh, "good food" sitting out to rot in trash bags because "the migrants don’t want to eat them."
"They said they don’t like it," he said. "This is all food that is going to waste. This is insane."
Migrants are 'drinking all day'
NYC can’t cater to migrants’ ‘cultural taste’ on food
Marco Murillo, 13, stabbed to death outside Chick-fil-A
Migrants' refusal to leave New York hotel met with outrage
Migrant crisis causes chaos in the streets
Shake Shack Founder Shutters Two Manhattan Restaurants
Britain's most evil predator met the same end
He would pose as a travel photographer and then take explicit photos of his abuse which he sold on to other paedophiles. He even boasted of his vile crimes to other paedophile and wrote a 60 page guide to sexual abuse which he called 'Pedophiles & Poverty: Child Lover Guide'.
In it, he wrote: "I'd hit the jackpot, a three-year-old girl as loyal to me as my dog and nobody seemed to care." He bragged online: "Impoverished kids are definitely much, much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids."
Britain's most evil predator met the same end
Ohio Catholic priest guilty of sex trafficking boys
‘He is a monster’
Man raped underaged boys with developmental disabilities
Man tortured, drugged, beat, and sodomized 2 year old
Food Stamps Should "Only Work On Healthy Items"
EBT, also known as food stamps or SNAP, is a government-run program that gives individuals with low incomes a small budget every month to buy groceries. And the idea that the government should control what EBT recipients are allowed to buy is a talking point often made by conservatives who would like to see the program either reduced or cut entirely. (Trump, for example, has proposed getting rid of EBT and replacing it with preset boxes of food, in which the recipient has no choice in what they get.)
Suffice to say, Keke was ratioed pretty hard on Twitter for her suggestion — generating a lot more comments than likes.
Keke Palmer Is Facing Major Backlash
Food shortages beyond baby formula 'likely'
Carlee Russell smiles in mug shot as she’s charged with false police report
Children dying in Somalia as food catastrophe worsens
More than 200,000 Somalis are suffering catastrophic food shortages and many are dying of hunger, with that number set to rise to over 700,000 next year.
Children dying in Somalia
Activist demanding $800,000 for every black resident
BLM-backed candidate sentenced to 22 months in prison
Girls' poisoning 'unforgivable'
First Affordable Housing Complex For LGBT Seniors Opens
History was made on Long Island when the nation’s first suburban LGBT senior housing center opened its doors Friday.
First Affordable Housing
LGBTQ-Inclusive Affordable Housing for Young Adults
LGBTQ senior housing project vandalized with hate speech
LGBTQ seniors can struggle to find affordable housing
Half of LGBT+ people behind on rent fear eviction in next two months
Whether a person rents or owns their home is a major factor in housing instability, the think tank concluded, and LGBT+ people of colour are faring the worst as they’re more likely to be renters and not homeowners, and more likely to be behind on rent compared to all other groups.
Half of LGBT+ people behind on rent
LGBT history exhibit pulled from Missouri Capitol
Man gets beating while riding train from a complete stranger
Teen seeks ‘forever family’ after parents of 7 years disown them
‘Gayborhoods’ Lose L.G.B.T.Q. Residents in Major Cities
Big rent increase across California next month
California cities enact rent control to protect tenants
DOJ Accuses Property Mgr of Physically Harassing Gay Tenant
Renters: Know Your Rights
LGBTQ newspaper publisher proclaims “no one gives a hoot” about “woke” gender identity
“There is no place in school where this should be,” Montemer wrote in a comment from his Facebook page, “… In the real world, no one gives a hoot about your gender identity. Woke kids equal soft kids which equal soft adults.”
Montemer further said that it’s not “a teacher’s place to let kids in middle school decide anything without [their] parents” and that he “hopes this changes in the right direction before my kids get there.”
“no one gives a hoot” about “woke” gender identity
Defiant wave of LGBT+ student walkouts are hitting schools
100 students walk out after girl gets suspended for defending gay friend
LGBT advocacy groups blast Dave Chappelle
'If this is what being canceled is like, I love it'
Jimmie Walker Doesn’t Believe in Cancel Culture
'Dave loved my sister and is an LGBTQ ally'
Netflix Suspends Three Employees, Including Trans Person
An attacker punched a woman in the face for holding hands with her girlfriend
...'coming out' is not an option...
LGBTQ Adults Are Facing Hunger At Almost Twice The Rate As Others, New Data Shows
LGBT adults living in the U.S. are nearly twice as likely to be experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic than non-LGBT adults, according to new survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Of the more than 64,000 people who responded to the bureau's latest Household Pulse Survey, just over 13% of LGBT adults reported living in a household that experienced food insecurity in the past seven days, compared to 7.2% of non-LBGT adults.
LGBTQ Adults Are Facing Hunger
American Voters Are More Likely to Say They Won’t Vote for an LGBTQ+ Candidate
Man Troubled After Learning His Boyfriend Hooked Up With His Parents
Oregon school board votes to ban Black Lives Matter, Pride signs from district buildings
Teacher quits in tears after being told she can’t misgender trans students anymore
...'torture' and 'sexual abuse' by former student who claims male staffer forced him to undress...
Texas teachers could go to jail if they don’t report trans kids’ parents for child abuse
Activision Blizzard accused of routinely deadnaming trans staff
Scotland to allow children as young as four to change gender without parental consent or knowledge
School district’s lawyer argues “male-on-male incidents” shouldn’t be considered sexual assault
Sorry, Rihanna. I can’t celebrate billionaires – even if they are Black
Rihanna’s wealth was built in what appears to be an admirable way, but no billionaire’s hands are clean. The cosmetics industry produces 120bn units of packaging every year, much of it unrecycled plastic that can take 1,000 years to decompose. Good on You, an organization that rates companies based on their impact on workers, animals, and the environment, places Savage X Fenty, Fenty’s lingerie brand, in its lowest category due to its lack of providing sufficient information about its environmental and labor practices. The brand has also been accused of deceiving customers into a monthly subscription plan, a popular strategy among large corporations.
Oscar Wilde’s reputed last words prove the iconic gay playwright kept his razor sharp wit till the very end
Monday (May 25) marks 125 years since gay poet Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for “gross indecency” and sentenced for two years hard labour all for the “crime” of being gay.
Wilde, a flamboyant literary giant, found himself once again trapped inside four walls in 1900.
Exiled and penniless, he was sat in a fleapit hotel on the east bank of Paris, France. Life had replaced the cold, stone walls of his prison cell with the dull, dowry tones of floral wallpaper.
The Picture of Dorian Grey author had signed into the Maison du Perier, Due des Beaux Arts, in the Latin Quarter, under the name “Mammoth” several months prior.
The reputed last words of Oscar Wilde are as poignant as they are funny.
Part of our understanding of death is the deathbed scene. Loved ones shuffle around hospital beds as someone imparts their closing remarks of a life well-lived, sometimes imbued with wisdom or a simple expression of gratitude.
Survivors of Nigeria's 'baby factories' share their stories
Aunty Kiki took them to a compound where she handed them over to an elderly woman she called "Mma" and told the girls to do whatever the woman asked of them.
"The compound had two flats of three bedrooms each, filled with young girls, some of them pregnant," says Miriam. "Aunty Kiki said it was where we'd be working."
At first, the girls thought their jobs were to clean the compound and do household chores as Aunty Kiki had led them to believe. Their new employers, however, had other ideas.
"Mma asked that we stay alone in separate rooms for that first night," Miriam explains. "We were surprised because the other girls in the compound were sharing rooms, some of which had four people in them."
Late that night, according to Miriam, a man walked into her room, ordered her to take off her clothes, held her hands tightly, and raped her.
The same thing happened to Roda, but her rapist was much more brutal.
Celebrity quarantine posts are inflaming tensions between the haves and have-nots
In recent weeks, Anatasia Army, 33, has kept tabs on celebrity social media exploits from the safety of her Brooklyn apartment. She saw when billionaire David Geffen shared his hope that “everyone is staying safe” in an Instagram post uploaded from his $590 million superyacht. And when comedian Ellen DeGeneres compared quarantine to “being in jail.” Most recently, she watched House Speaker Nancy Pelosi inadvertently reveal in a TV segment that she owns two industrial refrigerators, each reportedly worth $12,000.
“As soon as I saw that number, I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, I could live on that,’” Army, a babysitter, says. While public displays of wealth have often elicited backlash, the coronavirus pandemic has changed the context almost overnight. A luxury kitchen appliance, Army says, “takes on a new tenor” when lines for food banks stretch for half a mile and the nonprofit hunger relief organization Feeding America estimates that an additional 17.1 million Americans may soon be struggling to eat.
The internet has provided many of us with a much-needed tether to other people and places in the midst of the pandemic, but social media is also playing another role: It has become a catalyst for anger as it exposes the growing chasm between the haves and have-nots. For every video call with a loved one, there’s accumulating evidence of unfairness as people in quarantine reveal their starkly different isolation experiences.
Coronavirus hits poor, minority communities harder
The coronavirus doesn't discriminate, but minorities and low-income families are bearing the brunt.
Why it matters: The impact of the coronavirus is reflecting the racial and socioeconomic disparities of the cities where it’s spreading and the health care system that’s struggling to contain it.
The big picture: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week called the virus “the great equalizer,” because anyone can get it. And while it’s true everyone’s at risk, New York itself is a stark illustration of just how unequal the virus’ toll really is.
The highest concentration of cases in New York City are in neighborhoods in Queens with large immigrant populations and low average incomes, according to city data analyzed by the Wall Street Journal.
And New York is not alone.
By the numbers: Nationwide demographic data aren’t available, and the quality of state and local recordkeeping varies widely. But the clear trend in preliminary data from multiple metro areas is hard to ignore.
The county that contains Charlotte, N.C. is about 33% black, but black residents make up roughly 44% of its coronavirus cases, according to the Charlotte Observer.
The Coronavirus Pandemic Is a Reminder the Rich and Powerful Won't Save Us
The coronavirus pandemic has been a shock to our systems — political, social, and economic. As governments scramble to adequately respond to outbreaks of COVID-19, mandates to physically isolate ourselves from each other are impacting workers in vulnerable positions. Meanwhile, celebrities are hosting online sing-alongs, some politically powerful people have allegedly exploited the moment for financial gain, and the rich continue to deliver mind-blowing indications that their concern in a global crisis is first and foremost only for themselves.
It’s all an important reminder of something many of us felt even before this moment: The rich and powerful will not save us.
President Donald Trump, of all people, exhibited a rare display of class analysis when asked about the elite getting to the front of the line for tests, saying at a White House press conference Wednesday, “That’s the story of life.”
Trump, a poignant embodiment of the out-of-touch elite, is in this case absolutely correct. Disparities and inequities are nothing new. In this moment of crisis, we will have the chance to bear witness to how the fundamental imbalances of our world protect some and victimize others.
The Staggering Number of LGBTQ Homeless Youth Demands Action
As people across the Southland celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month, the results of Los Angeles’s most recent Homeless Count came in, showing a 12 percent increase in the county’s homeless population over the past year and a 16 percent spike in the city of Los Angeles. These are numbers that none of us can feel pride in.
Homelessness is the biggest social crisis in Southern California today. The homeless population spans the spectrum of age, gender, ethnicity, race, and sexual orientation and expression. But among nearly 9,000 young people under the age of 24 experiencing homelessness, a staggering 40 percent identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning, according to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.