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  • Minnesota Gov. Walz asks Trump for disaster declaration after George Floyd riots trigger over $500M in damages

    07/02/2020 11:04:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/02/2020 | Michael Ruiz
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has asked President Trump for a federal disaster declaration in his state due to “extensive fire damage” and other destruction in the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day. “We need to come together to ensure Minnesotans who were victims of this destruction have access to critical infrastructure they need so they can go to the grocery store, pick up their medication, and live their lives,” Walz said in a statement Thursday. “Together, we will rebuild.” He also appealed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for financial assistance to...
  • Hundreds of Former George W. Bush Staffers Launch Pro-Biden Super PAC

    07/01/2020 8:30:55 PM PDT · by Trumpisourlastchance · 93 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | 07/01/2020 | Ben Wilson
    A new super PAC formed by hundreds of former campaign, administration, and political staffers from George W. Bush’s administration will work to get former Vice President Joe Biden elected, saying they are “dismayed and disappointed” by the Trump presidency. The new group, 43 Alumni for Biden, announced their formation on Wednesday, saying their purpose is to “unite and mobilize a community of historically Republican voters who are dismayed and disappointed by the damage done to our nation.”
  • ‘Ridiculously sexist’: Dixie Chicks officially change their name to one slightly less problematic

    06/25/2020 9:55:01 AM PDT · by kevcol · 99 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 25, 2020 | Greg P.
    It’s official. The “Dixie Chicks” are no more. From now on they want to be known as just “The Chicks”: Dixie Chicks are changing their name: The trio is now called The Chicks. — Pitchfork
  • Raimondo to sign executive order removing ‘Providence Plantations’ from official documents

    06/22/2020 10:35:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    WPRI, CBS 12, Providence Plantations ^ | Jun 22, 2020 09:50 AM EDT | Melanie DaSilva
    The smallest state in the country has the longest name, and it’s not sitting well with some. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced plans to sign an executive order Monday afternoon to remove the phrase “Providence Plantations” from all gubernatorial orders and citations, executive agency websites, official correspondence, and state employee pay stubs. “Our work to dismantle systemic racism in Rhode Island did not start today and it will not end today, but we can rise together and make meaningful progress toward racial equity now,” Raimondo said. Officially, Rhode Island was established as “The State of Rhode Island and Providence...
  • Eskimo Pies to drop ‘derogatory’ name over racial insensitivity

    06/19/2020 5:56:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 177 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 19, 2020 | 5:19pm | Ben Feuerherd
    The maker of Eskimo Pies will change the 99-year-old brand name of the ice cream treat, the company said Friday — becoming the latest organization to overhaul the marketing of a product with a racially tinged moniker in recent weeks. The owner of the Eskimo Pie, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, said in a statement they had been considering renaming the chocolate-covered ice cream bar and popsicle for some time. “We are committed to being a part of the solution on racial equality, and recognize the term is derogatory,” the company’s head of marketing said in a statement. “This move is...
  • No more Uncle Ben: Food brand in UK which features black rice farmer on its packets announces it will change its 'visual identity' to 'help put an end to racial injustices'

    06/19/2020 7:48:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06:29 EDT, 18 June 2020 | James Robinson
    Packet rice brand Uncle Ben’s, a staple in cupboards and larders across Britain, is set to be re-branded amid anti-racism protests across the world by the Black Lives Matter movement. In a move they hope will “help put an end to racial injustices”, bosses behind the well-known brand have today revealed they are set to “evolve” the visual identity of its products, which are sold in thousands of supermarkets and shops across the UK. It comes as bosses behind American syrup brand Aunt Jemima, which has in the past been available in UK supermarkets, also announced they would be changing...
  • I'm A Black Woman With A White Man. These Have Been The Hardest Weeks Of Our Relationship.

    06/14/2020 10:36:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 12, 2020 | Alex Shea
    Going into any relationship as a biracial woman, I know one thing: Any serious relationship will involve discussion of the issues of racism. That became even more crucial when I became serious with a white man. There were days I had lived as a Black woman that he would never live through or could imagine living through.
  • Trump loses 2 pivotal allies in his anti-kneeling crusade: NASCAR and the NFL

    06/14/2020 8:54:59 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 190 replies
    Politico/Yahoo! Sports ^ | June 14, 2020 | Meridian McGraw
    Donald Trump has long had two cherished American institutions standing beside him as he railed against athletes taking a knee during the national anthem: NASCAR and the NFL. This week, they both started to walk away. Bending to the cultural moment, NASCAR and the NFL in recent days reversed course on their approach to athletes protesting racial injustice. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he had been wrong for not listening to protesting players earlier and encouraged “all to speak out and peacefully protest.” Meanwhile, NASCAR relaxed rules barring kneeling during the national anthem and banned Confederate flags from its events....
  • LADY TROUBLES Trump ‘losing female vote to Biden by a historic margin not seen in more than 50 years’ – but men still on his side

    06/14/2020 7:58:44 AM PDT · by DeplorablePaul · 161 replies
    The U.S. Sun ^ | Jun 13 2020 | David Boroff,
    PRESIDENT Trump is losing the women's vote to Joe Biden by a historic margin that has not been seen in more than 50 years, according to new research. Biden is leading Trump among female registered voters by 59 percent to 35 percent, polling compiled by The New York Times reveals.
  • NAACP president declines to endorse ‘defund police’ movement

    06/09/2020 9:22:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/09/2020 | Brooke Singman
    The president of the NAACP declined to endorse the “defund the police” movement that has gained momentum in recent days, after Minneapolis lawmakers announced they have the votes to do just that in their city — where the death of George Floyd, a black man, in police custody touched off nationwide protests. In an interview with The Associated Press this week, NAACP President Derrick Johnson said he backs “the energy behind” the movement, but did not offer explicit support for it. “I support the energy behind it,” he said. “I don’t know what that substantively means. As I’m talking to...
  • PolitiFact Tags Black Conservative Larry Elder On Police Killings as 'Mostly False,' But He's Not

    06/08/2020 9:48:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 06/08/2020 | Tim Graham
    PolitiFact keeps doing “fact checks” against conservatives that acknowledge that they’re using facts, but they’re still False because – well, they don’t like the way those facts are assembled. These factual facts aren’t making the right point. They’re “too narrow.” They "omit context." Black conservative radio host Larry Elder was flagged by PolitiFact’s liberal readers for a June 2 appearance on Hannity where he declared “"Last year, there were nine unarmed black people killed [by police]. Nineteen unarmed white people." He was citing the numbers of a liberal newspaper: The Washington Post!  CLICK ARTICLE LINK FOR THE VIDEO PolitiFact’s...
  • John Legend Explains How 'Defund the Police' Doesn't Equate to Abolishing Law Enforcement

    06/08/2020 10:01:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 6/7/2020 | Beth Baumann
    The new talking point coming from George Floyd protestors is that they want to see cities "defund the police." In fact, Denver Public Schools is set to vote on removing all Denver Police Department officers from its campuses, a move officials say will end the "school to prison pipeline." Conservatives have questioned the movement. After all, "defund the police" implies abolishing law enforcement agencies all together. John Legend took to Twitter to say that the call is to pull some funding from police departments and reallocate the funds to other necessary resources, like "social work, health care, conflict resolution, [and]...
  • Nicolle Wallace Has 'Burning Rage' Top Brass Didn't Criticize Trump Sooner

    06/06/2020 12:32:00 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 70 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You might have thought it was surprising, shocking, perhaps even inappropriate, that retired military brass, particularly those like James Mattis who served as aides to President Trump, have spoken out in criticism of him. You might also have thought that Trump-hater par excellence Nicolle Wallace would have been thrilled by their statements. But Wallace is apparently a tough person to please. On her MSNBC show this afternoon, Wallace expressed her "burning rage" that the military leaders didn't speak out sooner!Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Amash readying legislation allowing victims to sue officers

    06/05/2020 8:46:19 AM PDT · by RandFan · 43 replies
    clickondetroit ^ | June 4th | Grant Hermes
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – In a letter to congressional colleagues, Libertarian Rep. Justin Amash (MI-3) said he'll be introducing a bill to do away with the law that protects police officers from being sued while doing their jobs. Sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Amash said it was time for congress to open-up individual officers to legal punishments who use brutal tactics on suspects. “This pattern continues because police are legally, politically, and culturally insulated from consequences -- that must change so that these incidents of brutality stop happening" the Congressman wrote. “He's going...
  • Kamala Harris: Trump Speaks ‘Words of a Dictator’ — He Turned Military ‘on the People of America’

    06/04/2020 10:48:07 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 04 2020 | PAM KEY
    Wednesday on NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) declared President Donald Trump spoke “words of a dictator.” Fallon asked, “What are your thoughts in the administration currently, and how they’ve been dealing with this on top of the pandemic?” Harris said, “I mean, Jimmy, we’ve got a president of the United States, or at least somebody who occupies that position, who doesn’t understand the job and isn’t capable of performing the job. Most recently, you know, frankly, the words that he speaks are the words not of a president. They’re the words of a dictator.”
  • Police blame George Floyd tensions after mob of 100 people 'push and kick' officers as they try to arrest drugs suspect in Manchester while shouting 'you aren't letting him breathe' [UK]

    06/04/2020 9:07:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:08 EDT, 4 June 2020 | Faith Ridler
    A “hostile” mob of 100 people “pushed and kicked” at police officers as they attempted to arrest a drugs suspect in Manchester. Those who gathered on the street in Moss Side shouted “you are not letting him breathe” and “I saw officers stamp on his neck” as police attempted to detain the driver of a car “linked to drugs” on May 28. The comments came amid rising tensions over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota last Monday, who was killed after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Police in Manchester insisted the 28-year-old...
  • Germany's top diplomat: George Floyd protests 'legitimate,' urges press freedom

    06/02/2020 11:09:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.02.2020 | Davis VanOpdorp
    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday said peaceful protests against police brutality in the United States were “more than legitimate” and called for press freedom for those covering the demonstrations. “The peaceful protests that we see in the US, involving many moving gestures, including by American police officers, are understandable and more than legitimate,” he told reporters at a news conference. “I can only express the hope that the peaceful protests don’t turn violent, and even more the hope that they will have an impact,” he added. […] “With regard to the incidents involving Deutsche Welle, of which we...
  • Vanity: Opened up Apple Music and got Black Lives Matter messages and reduced functionality

    06/01/2020 11:04:26 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 19 replies
    June 2, 2020 | Me
    Opened up Apple Music on my iPhone to find that they've added Black Lives Matter garbage all over it. The radio section has even removed the listing of all the normal radio stations and been replaced by just one station with black artists. I immediately decided to cancel. Yes, I know that they'll still have millions of subscribers, but I think in these times one has to respond to that way. (And here is a tweet from Apple Music from a few hours ago stating that they will be doing this for the day:
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda apologizes for Hamilton not denouncing systemic racism sooner and calls delayed statement 'a moral failure on our part' [barf alert]

    06/01/2020 11:15:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Wail (UK) ^ | 20:38 EDT, 1 June 2020 | Brian Marks
    Lin-Manuel Miranda issued an apology to fans of Hamilton for the Broadway show’s failure to publicly denounce systemic racism sooner on Saturday. The 40-year-old playwright and actor also affirmed the show’s support for the Black Lives Matter, as protests have roiled major cities across the nation in the wake of the death of George Floyd. He began his short Twitter statement by pointing out how quickly the show was to respond to previous crises and incidents of racism and hatred. “We spoke out on the day of the Pulse shooting. We spoke out when Vice President Mike Pence came to...
  • Report: More than 50 Secret Service Officers Injured Sunday Evening

    06/01/2020 9:25:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 5/31/2020 | Kristina Wong
    More than 50 Secret Service officers have been injured on Sunday evening so far, a senior official reportedly told Fox News. A Fox News producer, Sean Langille, tweeted: “NEW: A Sr official tells @BretBaier more than 50 secret service officers have been injured tonight so far. Numbers going up.”