Jack Paar, that era’s “Tonight Show” host, had him on as a guest — after Mr. Gregory demanded that he be invited to sit for a chat. “It should never be called ‘the N-word.’ ”In 1962, Mr. Gregory joined a demonstration for black voting rights in Mississippi. Working in the 1980s with a Swedish health food company, Mr. Gregory developed a weight-reduction powder called Slim-Safe Bahamian Diet. The Gregory children were reared by their mother, Lucille, who scraped by on welfare and a meager income as a maid. “Kids didn’t eat off the floor,” Mr. Gregory said of their Depression-era poverty.
Source:New York Times
August 20, 2017 03:07 UTC
The family and friends of 26-year-old Gemmel Moore, who died in the West Hollywood home of a prominent Democratic donor, called this weekend for authorities to do a thorough investigation into his death. County coroner’s officials initially ruled Moore’s death an accident, and a preliminary review by sheriff’s deputies found nothing suspicious. Friends, family and supporters gather for a candlelight vigil outside the West Hollywood sheriff's station in support of Gemmel Moore, who was found dead of a drug overdose in the home of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck. In the wake of Moore’s death, the Stonewall Democratic Club requested and accepted the longtime political donor’s resignation from its steering committee, the organization said in a statement. Gemmel Moore’s life matters.”Family members said they would remember Moore for the way he made them laugh.
August 20, 2017 02:53 UTC
Protesting de facto school segregation, Mr. Gregory led a march in 1965 from Chicago’s City Hall to the home of Mayor Richard J. Daley. “The kids laughed at us and called us names,” Mr. Gregory told Ebony magazine in 2010. Gradually, Mr. Gregory grew a small but devoted fan base and made influential contacts. As Mr. Gregory told it, when he arrived at the club that night, he was stopped by the manager. Watkins said that Mr. Gregory was supported financially by Cosby during hard times.
August 20, 2017 02:49 UTC
Rick Scott on Saturday evening issued an executive order removing the case of two police officers slain in Kissimmee, Fla., from a prosecutor who had previously stated she opposes the death penalty. Her announcement came as her office was building a case against Markeith Loyd, who is charged with the fatal shooting of an Orlando police lieutenant. Related Image Expand / CollapseA spokeswoman for Ayala didn’t respond to an email inquiry seeking comment about the governor’s action. Sam Howard died in a hospital where he had been taken following Friday night’s attack in Kissimmee, located south of Orlando. Officer Matthew Baxter died Friday night, a short time after authorities say he was shot by 45-year-old Everett Miller.
August 20, 2017 02:48 UTC
Busch swept the weekend for the second time in his career by winning the Monster Energy Cup Series race Saturday night. He also won in the Truck Series on Wednesday night and the Xfintiy Series on Friday night. Jones' car didn't handle as well in that area, and he had Busch and Kenseth all over his bumper. He chased Kenseth after Kenseth moved into second, and he ultimately gouged Kenseth out of his way. The Cup Series resumes at Darlington Raceway for the Sept. 3 race that celebrates throwback eras of NASCAR.
August 20, 2017 02:48 UTC
I asked for a script for the IUD, she asked why, I told the aforementioned story re migraines. If you're anything like me, this is the time when you'll most likely want to Google 'Does IUD insertion hurt?' I kept visualising the little instrument pushing into my cervix which made the pain feel more real. I don't want to sugarcoat it, one night I was doubled over in pain and searched: 'Is my IUD killing me?' The article explained the IUD is a 'foreign body', like a piercing, that your body just needs time to adjust to.
August 20, 2017 02:48 UTC
NEW ORLEANS ― Chants of “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” echoed throughout the French Quarter on Saturday as thousands of people marched in a peaceful ― but loud ― protest against racism and white supremacy. Under the scorching August sun, the demonstrators marched from Congo Square to Jackson Square, starting at 1 p.m. local time. “This is our solidarity with the people in Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as a notice to our local leaders that we want all statues dedicated to white supremacists taken down,” he said. On Aug. 12, a driver plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Charlottesville, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 other people protesting white supremacists who were rallying in the city. Watch Suber speak during Saturday’s protest in New Orleans, below.
August 20, 2017 02:43 UTC
(CNN) Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory died Saturday at the age of 84, his son said on Gregory's official social media pages. Dick Gregory died in Washington, Christian Gregory said, without giving details. "It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, DC," Christian Gregory wrote. "The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. More details will be released over the next few days."
August 20, 2017 02:37 UTC
“It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, DC.,” his son Christian Gregory wrote. Dick Gregory was committed to justice. But before Dick Gregory the activist, there was Dick Gregory the groundbreaking comedian. “Have you ever heard of a wreck where the people on the back of the bus got hurt?”What was supposed to be a 55-minute show, Gregory later recalled, went on for about an hour and 40 minutes. The New York Times soon ran a profile of Gregory, as did Esquire magazine later in the year.
August 20, 2017 02:35 UTC
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was his usual cool self with $1 million on the line in the Pacific Classic on Saturday at Del Mar. Baffert needed for Arrogate to have an improved effort to consider moving on to the Breeders’ Cup Classic. “For a while, it didn’t look like he was going to do anything.”Heavily favored Arrogate finishes second by half a length to Collected in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Heavily favored Arrogate finishes second by half a length to Collected in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar. In the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks, Dream Dancing won by a nose over Beau Recall under jockey Julien Leparoux.
August 20, 2017 02:32 UTC
I've caught enough episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians to be somewhat perplexed by the Kylie spinoff. You think that there must be something to Kylie too, a lip kit mogul poised to become a billionaire in her 20s. I have to admit that I haven't seen anything so captivating about Kylie to convince me of Ryan's assertion. I'll say this: If the quiet Kylie was louder and more intriguing (to me), I would want to know more from her about growing up on reality TV. seems to think that for someone who grew up being on reality television, more reality television would be the way to go for the type of Kylie Jenner exploration Millennials crave.
August 20, 2017 02:31 UTC
Conor McGregor takes questions about his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. during media day at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. CAPTION Conor McGregor takes questions about his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. during media day at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. Conor McGregor takes questions about his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. during media day at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. CAPTION Unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. drew a big crowd of reporters and photographers during a workout at his boxing club in Las Vegas. Unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. drew a big crowd of reporters and photographers during a workout at his boxing club in Las Vegas.
August 20, 2017 02:15 UTC
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejected calls for him to resign in protest of President Donald Trump’s response to violence at a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend, and defended the president in a statement Saturday evening. Mr. Mnuchin condemned the “actions of those filled with hate and with the intent to harm others.”“While I find it hard to believe I should have to defend myself on this, or...
Source:Wall Street Journal
August 20, 2017 02:15 UTC
With rumblings of a possible Adam Cole sighting, WWE NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III airs live from what should be a piping-hot crowd inside the Barclays Center on the night before WWE SummerSlam. Credit: WWE.comNXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, promoted as NXT coming home, drew a sellout crowd in each of its first two years. With far less star power and buzz, NXT Brooklyn: III is having trouble filling up the Barclays Center in the same capacity. NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn Attendance—Last Two Years Air Date Attendance August 20, 2016 15,671 August 22, 2015 15,589WWE NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III Key Competition:NFL Preseason ProgrammingAlso on Forbes:Last week's WWE NXT Total YouTube Viewership: 342,599Most Viewed: Drew McIntyre vs. Roderick Strong (114,683 views)Least-Viewed:Would Danny Burch Agree to a Rubber Match Against Oney Lorcan? (9,233 views)WWE Average Attendance for "A City": 9,235Average WWE NXT Ticket Price at the Barclays Center: $84WWE NXT TakeOver Brooklyn: III Estimated Live Gate: $775,740
August 20, 2017 02:15 UTC
Finally, as events in Charlottesville demonstrated, Southerners have a wide range of opinions when it comes to Confederate monuments. Karen L. Cox is professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the founding director of the graduate public history program. The history infused in Confederate monuments became a tool to justify and maintain white supremacy. Jane Turner Censer is a professor of history and art history at George Mason University. JUST WATCHED Trump: Removal of Confederate statues is sad Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Trump: Removal of Confederate statues is sad 02:16And this was not just a student movement.
August 20, 2017 02:03 UTC