experience with racism as first lady 90 replies
Michelle Obama has recalled her “exhausting” experience with racism using the example of a simple trip to get ice cream with her daughters during her time in the White House. (Snip) “There was a line, and once again, when I’m just a Black woman, I notice that white people don’t even see me. They’re not even looking at me. So I’m standing there with two little Black girls, another Black female adult, they’re in soccer uniforms, and a white woman cuts right in front of us to order. Like she didn’t even see us.” Obama said the girl at the
players boycott over Jacob Blake shooting 56 replies
I can’t remember a wildcat strike ever happening by a pro sports team, let alone an entire league, let alone during the playoffs. My guess is that it’ll alienate more people than it’ll win over, but alienation never lasts very long in sports. A million fans will vow today that they’ll never watch the NBA again and most will be back next week, or at least for the Finals. And everyone who isn’t will be back next season. The Milwaukee Bucks violated the collective bargaining agreement with the league when they decided to protest by not playing today’s game against the Orlando Magic.
Debates:’ Nancy Pelosi Says Biden Should
Not ‘Legitimize’ Trump 53 replies
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said on Thursday that Joe Biden should not participate in debates with President Trump during the general election campaign. “Don’t tell anybody I told you this, especially don’t tell Joe Biden: I don’t think there should be any debates,” Pelosi told reporters at a press conference. “I do not think that the president of the United States has comported himself in a way that has any association with truth, evidence, data, and facts. I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States.”
unite behind effort
to elect Joe Biden 53 replies
More than 30 former staffers from Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign are signing onto an effort to elect Joe Biden — the same man they worked to defeat during the 2012 campaign. The latest initiative launched by Republicans eager to unseat their party’s presidential nominee comes as Romney is increasingly viewed with scorn by President Donald Trump’s fervent base.
Boycotts, Fans Will Walk Away 45 replies
It is sometimes underappreciated how new professional sports is as a dominant cultural phenomenon. For the vast majority of human history, sports has been overwhelmingly played by amateurs. And even in America, it is only in the past fifty years that this professionalized version of sport became a route to wealth. Baseball, which has the longest professional sports history in the United States, illustrates this: the average MLB salary is up an inflation-adjusted 3,000 percent since the late 1960s. Professional sports only became big money in the era of television, as a form of mass entertainment
campaign in battlegrounds after Labor Day 41 replies
After months of political jokes about him hiding in his basement, Joe Biden looks set to join President Trump in returning to the campaign trail in September. “I’m a tactile politician. I really miss being able to, you know, grab hands, shake hands, you can’t do that now. But I can, in fact, appear beyond virtually, in person, in many of these places. That’s what you’re going to be seeing after Labor Day,” the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee said Thursday. Biden, the two-term vice president, listed Arizona, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin as likely destinations during a fundraiser hosted by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
she stands with protesters on racial equality 40 replies
Washington — In her first solo speech as Democratic vice presidential nominee, Senator Kamala Harris vowed to stand with the protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as many in the country reel from the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was unarmed, in Wisconsin on Sunday. (Snip) Harris, who delivered her remarks at George Washington University to a socially distanced press corps, not far from her Washington residence and blocks away from the White House, where President Trump will be addressing the Republican National Convention on Thursday evening. The California senator spoke with feeling about the shootings of unarmed black
stepfather fatally shot in head on
front lawn over fender bender: reports 38 replies
A South Carolina college student and her stepfather were shot dead on the front lawn Monday in a road rage-related attack after a minor fender bender in the driveway. Laura Ashley Anderson, 21, and Charles Nicholas Wall, 45, were killed outside a home in Georgetown, S.C., which was recently purchased by Anderson, where she expected to begin her new adult life. Ty Sheem Walters III, 23, allegedly rear-ended Wall
Joe Biden, Will Travel to DC to Deliver
Counter to President Trump’s Convention
Speech 33 replies
Kamala Harris, not basement-dwelling Joe Biden will travel to DC to deliver a counter to President Trump’s convention speech on Thursday. 77-year-old (almost 78) Joe Biden is too feeble to travel and campaign. Biden rarely leaves his Delaware basement and when he does, he stays close to home so he can shuffle back to his bunker for a nap. Now he’s deploying his running mate as the main event to counter President Trump’s convention speech.The Hill reported: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will deliver a speech Thursday to counter President Trump’s remarks
store in support of protests 32 replies
While the Penzeys Spices store in Kenosha was not damaged during violent protests in the city, its CEO wants to “loot” his own store. Bill Penzey wrote to customers of his Wauwatosa-based chain of spice shops that he supports the mission behind the protests in Kenosha in response to a police officer shooting Jacob Blake in the back seven times at close range. “Someone wrote to say that you would be singing a different tune if it was your store being looted,” Penzey wrote in the email. “I’m by no means perfect but seriously no, I wouldn’t. Human life means everything; stuff, not so much.”
Postpone Thursday Games 32 replies
NBA players have voted to resume the 2020 playoffs, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Games will restart on either Friday or Saturday, per a league statement. There is a video conference scheduled for Thursday afternoon between a group of NBA players and team governors representing the 13 teams in Orlando. Six teams opted not to play on Wednesday following the shooting of Kenosha, Wisc. resident Jacob Blake.
swing-state damage from Kenosha unrest 32 replies
KENOSHA, Wis. — Downtown buildings set ablaze by arsonists were still smoldering from the night before when Kirk Ingram started to paint an angel on his boarded-up store front. Ingram, a Democrat who runs a massage therapy business, said the war-zone images of his city on TV — armed people running through the streets, burned cars and broken windows — were bolstering President Donald Trump’s get-tough message. Maybe a few uplifting murals could start to tell a different story about Kenosha, Ingram said Wednesday. Trump has attempted to frame the violent unrest in the wake of Jacob Blake’s shooting as