“I think all too often people think, ‘Oh, this government is run primarily by Black people and therefore the things that are done should help Black people,’ ” said McDuffie, who, like Bowser, is African American. “The reality is that the Black folks who started running this government around the 1960s inherited a system that is inherently racist.”
August 04, 2021 19:44 UTC
"Squad" member Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri, who has been demanding a halt in evictions since last week, was sued for not paying thousands of dollars in rent in 2015. In another video, the Fox News reporter asked Bush about the circumstances involving her evictions, prompting a staffer to say, "We aren't taking press right now, man. "Earlier today, I sent a letter to my colleagues stressing the urgency of extending the eviction moratorium. "I’m inviting them now to join me in sleeping outside the Capitol in a push to extend the moratorium. Rep. Bush's office did not respond to Fox News' request on how the 2015 lawsuit against her for not paying rent impacts her views on the eviction moratorium.
August 04, 2021 19:30 UTC
(CNN) Local health officials in the United States are worried about another rise in anti-mask protests -- and their safety. In cities and counties where there has been ongoing debate around mask mandates in public schools, several local health officials have reported again being intimidated by or receiving threats from anti-maskers, Lori Tremmel Freeman, chief executive officer of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), told CNN on Wednesday. As a return to school gets underway, "these are heated conversations sometimes that are turning nasty and out of control," Freeman said. Throughout the pandemic, public health officers have reported receiving death threats and harassment in response to their recommendations to wear masks and follow certain Covid-19 mitigation measures. And in Washington state, Okanogan County community health director Lauri Jones installed a new security system and asked for police patrols around her home following repeated online threats.
August 04, 2021 19:07 UTC
gettyIf you’re looking for a remote work opportunity that pays at least $100,000, you’ve never had a better chance. Ladders, Inc., the career site for high-paying jobs, researched data from the top 50,000 North American employers to find which professional fields saw the most growth in remote work. In March of 2020 there were just over 7,000 high paying remote jobs available. The availability of remote work across all fields has exploded more than 1,000%. However, the Delta variant, vaccine requirements and looming mask mandates have changed the enthusiasm for returning to work.
August 04, 2021 18:56 UTC
The spike in cases has prompted Los Angeles and Bay Area counties to mandate indoor masking, regardless of vaccination status. Advertisement“It doesn’t matter what a school district wants — it matters what parents want,” said Williams. Capistrano Unified School District, for example, said that it is still reviewing CDPH guidance and hashing out plans ahead of the Aug. 17 start date. “People here tend to be more on the cautious side.”Irvine Unified School District is also enforcing masking indoors, while offering virtual alternatives to meet student needs. In June 2020, the county’s health officer Dr. Nichole Quick resigned after residents vehemently challenged her mask mandate, leading to at least one death threat.
Source:Los Angeles Times
August 04, 2021 18:45 UTC
In a twinkling black dress with feathery sleeves and high heels, Paris Hilton is in the kitchen making a steak dinner with her mother and sister. “It’s not the most practical cooking outfit, but I like to cook in style,” she says as the feathers from her outfit drift all over the kitchen counter. On “Cooking With Paris,” her new six-episode cooking series on Netflix, she’s not afraid to make messy mistakes. The program is the latest in a recent wave of cooking shows, like “Selena + Chef” and “Amy Schumer Learns to Cook,” hosted by celebrities who lack culinary experience. “I love cooking,” Ms. Hilton says in the introduction to her show, which was released in full on Wednesday.
Source:New York Times
August 04, 2021 18:33 UTC
NINA TURNER, SANDERS ALLY, CONCEDES DEFEAT IN OHIO US HOUSE RACEThat’s why House members — most House members — escaped Washington, D.C., when they could at the end of last week. Word was out to "Beware the Ides of August" in the Senate long before the month began. But, what would a race to finish the infrastructure bill be without a COVID scare? But if they did, such a scenario could derail the infrastructure bill. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPSo, beware the Ides of August.
The Texas border city of McAllen on Wednesday announced it is setting up temporary emergency shelters in response to what it describes as a "rapidly escalating" surge in migrants flooding across the border — and warning that the numbers are triggering a crisis in the city. The border town’s city commission approved setting up temporary emergency shelter for the "overwhelming number of immigrants stranded in McAllen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection." They said that, faced with a "rapidly escalating surge" of migrants, the city took action to "mitigate emergent health and safety risks." The announcement comes amid increasing concern from Texas and elsewhere about the surge in migrants at the border. There were more than 188,000 migrant encounters in June, and that number is expected to rise above 200,000 in July — the highest number in decades.
Calvin Johnson is simply in awe that he will soon join Jim Brown and Gale Sayers as Pro Football Hall of Famers inducted at 35 years old or younger. "That’s football royalty, man," Johnson said in an interview with The Associated Press. The three-time All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowl player reached 10,000 yards receiving (115 games) and 11,000 yards (127 games) yards quicker than anyone in NFL history. He also set a league record with 86.1 yards receiving per game, a mark that Julio Jones has surpassed. "Yeah, football, Hall of Fame, that’s a great legacy," Johnson said.
There’s a moment early in the new Matt Damon drama “Stillwater” that made me both proud and a little disappointed. Damon’s character, Bill, is an unemployed Oklahoma oil-rig worker interviewing for a new job when he mentions my little-known hometown, Shawnee. It’s a subtle difference that perhaps only an Oklahoman would take issue with. He puts the emphasis on the first syllable (SHAW-nee), but we put the emphasis on both syllables. It’s a whole thing how various towns in the state are pronounced in ways you might not expect: Miami, Okla., sounds like the Florida city until you get to the last syllable, which isn’t “mee” but “muh.” The town of Prague rhymes with Craig.
Source:New York Times
August 04, 2021 18:11 UTC
Two Pennsylvania residents were driving through a national forest when they came across an unexpected sight. A bear had apparently come across a deer in the middle of the road and decided to keep it. TEXAS POLICE JOKE ABOUT ARRESTING ALLIGATOR FOR ‘SWIMMING NAKED’ IN POOLThe post was captioned, "The things you see in the Allegheny National Forest between Sheffield and Kane!" Ament spoke with Fox News, explaining, "I’ve seen bear crossing in that area before but never dragging a deer." He continued, "It wasn’t a big deal seeing the bear but when it grabbed the deer it was a little surprising.
August 04, 2021 18:00 UTC
Three young Michigan men who were teens when they were part of a rock-throwing incident that killed a motorist on Interstate 75 were put on probation after spending more than three years in custody while their case was stuck in court. The court hearing Tuesday ended a saga that began in 2017 when Ken White was struck by a rock thrown from an overpass in Genesee County. MICHIGAN BURGER KING EMPLOYEE POINTED GUN AT DRIVE-THRU CUSTOMERS: REPORTSekelsky, 19, Trevor Gray, 18, and Mikadyn Payne, 19, appeared in Genesee County court. Their case lasted years because of a dispute over whether they would be treated as juveniles or adults. But the Michigan Court of Appeals in May said Farah had exceeded his authority when he blocked the deal.
August 04, 2021 17:58 UTC
Vials containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are pictured in London on June 14, 2021. The updated guidance is a change from the UK's previous plan to only offer Covid-19 vaccines to children if they had underlying health conditions. "In the last few weeks, there have been large changes in the way COVID-19 has been spreading in the UK, particularly in younger age groups. “COVID-19 vaccines have saved more than 60,000 lives and prevented 22 million infections in England alone. JCVI will continue to review data and provide updates on at risk groups aged 12-15 and whether any additional groups will be added."
August 04, 2021 17:51 UTC
Of course, that Black Americans are more hesitant about being vaccinated than White Democrats in particular doesn’t really help the argument that Black hesitation rates should be compared unfavorably with Republicans. It’s also disingenuous to compare Black and White vaccination rates overall, since White rates are actually higher in part because so many White people are Democrats! Those making this comparison are essentially using high vaccination support among White Democrats as a way to disparage lower rates among Black people.
August 04, 2021 17:48 UTC
Nina Turner is facing blowback from both sides of the political aisle after she blamed her special election primary loss Tuesday night in Ohio on "evil money." NINA TURNER, SANDERS ALLY, CONCEDES DEFEAT IN OHIO US HOUSE RACEDuring her concession speech Tuesday night, Turner characterized the election as one manipulated by "evil money." See, we didn't lose this race — evil money manipulated and maligned this election," she said, according to a video posted by Newsweek. "See, I don’t want you to relent, because it took evil money," she continued. Liberal and conservative critics on social media called Turner’s "evil money" comments anti-Semitic.
August 04, 2021 17:48 UTC