Columbia University dorm 1 reply
Columbia University has removed the name of the founder of its medical school, who also served as George Washington’s doctor, from a campus dormitory because he was a slave owner. Samuel Bard, the founder of what is now Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, was a pioneer in obstetrics and the treatment of diphtheria, but also owned several slaves and once advertised promising a reward for the return of one who had run away. Bard Hall, which opened in 1931, is a dormitory for clinical students. In a letter to students and faculty, Columbia President Lee Bollinger said that the change “feels urgent”.
riot-damaged Minneapolis, St.. Paul
properties delay rebuilding 19 replies
One day after rioters destroyed the Sports Dome retail complex in St. Paul, a construction crew hired by the city knocked the building down because it was dangerously unstable. Then the city presented the property owners with a $140,000 bill for what it would cost to haul away the debris. “We were really upset about that,” said property owner Jay Kim, whose insurance policy covers a maximum of $25,000 in demolition costs. “We thought that was high. But we didn’t know how much demolition would cost at the time.” Like dozens of other investors whose properties were severely damaged in the May riots,
for Biden than Trump: poll 48 replies
More active-duty U.S. troops say they’ll vote for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden than President Trump in the November election, a new poll shows, continuing a steady decline in the commander in chief’s favorability ratings among service members. A Military Times survey released Monday found that if the election were held today, 41% of active-duty troops say they’d vote for Mr. Biden, compared to just 37% for the president. Another 13% said they intend to back a third-party candidate, while 9% said they’d skip the presidential election altogether. The Military Times surveyed 1,018 active-duty troops for the poll.
Trump supporter was killed 6 replies
It’s spine-chilling to hear activists in Portland cheering about the cold-blooded murder of a Trump supporter Saturday night. “I am not sad that a f–king fascist died tonight,” a woman shouts into a megaphone at a BLM-Antifa gathering after a man was shot dead nearby. “He was a f–king Nazi. Our community held its own and took out the trash.” Videos posted by independent journalists Andy Ngo and Ian Miles Cheong show an American flag being burned in celebration as the crowd revels in the news.(Snip) The victim, identified as Aaron Danielson, reportedly was wearing the cap of conservative-libertarian
of Patriot Prayer supporter is dad-of-two
who describes himself as ‘100% ANTIFA’
and ‘took a loaded gun to a Portland
protest earlier this year’ 10 replies
The suspect under investigation following the fatal shooting of a Patriot Prayer supporter has been named as a dad-of-two who describes himself as ‘100% ANTIFA’. Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was named by The Oregonian Sunday evening as someone police are investigating. He had already been accused of taking a loaded gun to an earlier Portland protest and social media posts show him attending Black Lives Matter protests. Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson identified the victim of Saturday night’s shooting as Aaron ‘Jay’ Danielson.(Snip) But he’s also been very impulsive and irrational.’ Allegations surrounding his earlier arrest for carrying a loaded gun
as handful of GOP candidates back group 30 replies
Columbia, S.C.—U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who is running for reelection in November, characterized the conspiracy theory group QAnon as “batshit crazy,” as some Republican congressional candidates support the group. Graham made the comments in an interview with Vanity Fair contributor Peter Hamby for his Snapchat show Good Luck America. The interview touched upon how to stop groups from spreading unfounded conspiracy theories online. “Well, QAnon is batshit crazy. Crazy stuff. Inspiring people to violence,“ Graham said. “I think it is a platform that plays off people’s fears, that compels them to do things they normally wouldn’t do. And it’s very much a threat.
Manhattan’s troubled Upper West Side 23 replies
Moving trucks were out in force on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Saturday—leaving Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa practically tripping over them.
“The mass evacuation of Upper West Siders from NYC is in full effect,” Sliwa, who lives on W. 87th Street, lamented, blaming the city’s decision this summer to house hundreds of emotionally disturbed homeless and recovering addicts in neighborhood hotels. A mayoral candidate, Sliwa has been organizing and often leading Guardian Angels patrols of the area.(Snip)
Stopping at each truck, he was told each was heading out of state. No sooner had Sliwa stepped out of his apartment building
classic ‘Anthony!’ spaghetti
commercial, dies at 63 6 replies
Boston—The Massachusetts man who as a 12-year-old boy appeared in an iconic television commercial for Prince spaghetti running through the streets of Boston’s Italian North End has died. The death of Anthony Martignetti was announced on Facebook by his brother Andy. He was 63.(Snip) The 1969 commercial featured a woman—not Martignetti’s real mother—leaning out a tenement window and shouting “Anthony! Anthony!” The commercial that ran nationally for 13 years cut to the young boy, who had moved to the US from Italy just three years prior, sprinting through the city streets, until he burst panting through the front door.
James to resume NBA playoffs and advised
players to use the games to advocate
for changes they want’ 36 replies
Former President Barack Obama has reportedly played a role in convincing LeBron James and other NBA players to resume the postseason after they boycotted it in protest of racial injustice. Obama spoke with James, National Basketball Players Association president Chris Paul, and other players in a conference call late on Wednesday night, after all NBA games were cancelled due to the boycott, the Athletic reported, citing sources. James had advocated for ending the NBA season entirely, and Obama reportedly told him and the other players that they could use the remaining games to advocate for the changes they want to see if they resumed playing.
Rally Supporting Black Lives
Matter and Affordable Housing
Billed for Police Overtime 19 replies
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.–A New Jersey teen thought she was only exercising her First Amendment right when she organized a protest in support of Black Lives Matter. Not long after, she received a bill for thousands of dollars in the mail from the mayor, CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reported. After watching thousands of Americans show support for the Black Lives Matter movement, Emily Gil, 18, was inspired to hold her own rally at home in Englewood Cliffs.(Snip) A few days later, Gil said she received a letter from Mayor Mario Kranjac, billing her for about $2,500 worth of police overtime used during the protest.
in-chief after race controversy 14 replies
Condé Nast tapped Dawn Davis as the new editor in chief for Bon Appetit after race controversies ousted the food magazine’s top editor earlier this summer. An award-winning book editor known for promoting marginalized voices, Davis was most recently vice president and publisher of 37 Ink, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. She replaced longtime editor in chief Adam Rapoport, who stepped down in June amid outcry over a 2013 Instagram post of him wearing “brown face” in a Puerto Rican costume for a Halloween party.(Snip) “A proven trailblazer in publishing and known for her innovative approach, Dawn’s ability to find emerging voices
Seattle Police East Precinct
after arson, vandalism 12 replies
Seattle—People going by the Seattle Police Department East Precinct on Capitol Hill will notice some big changes to the building, including the installation of concrete barriers. Over the next several days, the precinct will be undergoing structural upgrades in an effort to “protect the facility from arson and other damages” as well as protect officers inside and residents who live nearby, according to a statement from city of Seattle officials on Friday.(Snip) The changes come following a busy week of protests in Seattle. On Monday, a fire was set outside the East Precinct and a group of people allegedly used quick-drying cement