A high school principal created a dress code for parents. It’s being called racist and sexist.

Parents whose children attend James Madison High School were taken aback when they received a letter from Principal Carlotta Outley Brown outlining a strict dress code they needed to adhere to while on school grounds. “We are preparing your child for a prosperous future,” Brown wrote. “We want them to know what is appropriate and what is not appropriate for any setting they may be in.” The list of banned items was pretty extensive. It included satin caps, bonnets, shower caps, hair rollers, pajamas or any pajama-looking attire, jeans “torn from your buttocks to all the way down showing lots of skin,” leggings “showing your bottom and where your body is not covered from the front or back,” very low …

Joe Biden will confront a new political era as he launches his campaign

(CNN)Joe Biden’s mission in the presidential bid he will launch on Thursday is to prove he’s not a man out of step with the times. But Biden has one huge card to sell to Democrats desperate to oust Trump: He might be their best hope of beating the President, especially in the Midwestern, blue-collar heartland. And his experience and dignity could be the antidote to Trump’s rage. Biden enters the crowded primary after months of soul searching as a clear but not prohibitive front-runner. Invoking America’s better angels, Biden is offering experience and a character forged by tragedy to purge the scandals, lies and constitutional chicanery of the current President and to close the societal schisms he has widened. “We …

Easter Islands Famous Moai Stone Statues Are Threatened By Huge Tourism Boost

An uptick in annual visits to the famous Easter Island is bringing with it the potential for trouble as local populations learn to balance increased tourism in an already fragile ecosystem. An estimated 150,000 yearly visitors come to Rapa Nui, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. According to a special presentation of CBS’ 60 Minutes dedicated to the island, archaeology experts and local communities are working to cope with increased tourism that has an impact both on the culture of indigenous peoples and the remote ecosystem. “When I went to Easter Island for the first time in ’81, the number of people who visited per year was about 2,500,” said Jo Ann Van Tilburg, director of the Easter Island …

How to watch every movie in the MCU before ‘Avengers: Endgame’

The release of Avengers: Endgame has been more than 20 films in the making. It’s a lot to take in. If you only want to see the essential movies for Avengers: Endgame, we’ve created a helpful cheat sheet here. But if you’re looking to bask in the full glory of the MCU, we’ve compiled a complete guide for streaming every single moviewith the noted exception of Captain Marvel, which is not yet available and will be the first Marvel movie on and we’ve broken it down by the various Marvel phases. How to watch all the MCU movies before Avengers: Endgame  Thankfully, most of the more recent Marvel movies are available on Netflix. For anyone shelling out the $9-$16 monthly subscription cost, these Marvel …

Millennial couple asks neighbors to provide ‘homemade granola’ after giving birth. It backfired.

via Shutterstock Welcoming a baby into your family completely upends your daily routine. Tasks you’d otherwise consider essential — cleaning, cooking, bathing, sleeping, playing Fortnite for hours — become practical impossibilities. You may well find yourself running on four hours of sleep, wearing yesterday’s clothes with burp-puke on them, struggling to scrub dishes or prepare a simple meal. Surviving the earliest days of parenthood requires a support system — indeed, there’s a whole field of etiquette surrounding the assistance of new parents. But a pair of millennials in Philadelphia posted a “meal train” request on NextDoor that pushed one man over the edge. Fortunately for the rest of us, he aired his grievance publicly on Twitter — and gave the …

Teresa Giudice Is Reportedly Already Arranging A ‘Visitation Schedule’ For Daughters When Joe Giudice Is Deported – Perez Hilton

Joe Giudice hasn’t been deported yet, but Teresa Giudice is already starting to move on! As we previously reported, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star shockingly said would NOT stay with her husband if he was deported to Italy. The former Bravolebrity recently completed a 41-month prison sentence, and will reportedly remain in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement until his deportation is finalized. Related: Joe Giudice’s Deportation Appeal Was Denied An insider divulged to Radar Online that the mother-of-four is already moving forward with preparing an international custody agreement: “Teresa is working with family members to arrange a proper visitation schedule for the future between Joe and the girls.” But how will her life really change once her husband is back in his birthplace? The …

NRA has a huge mess on its hands

(CNN)Think you had a busy weekend? At the same time, the New York Attorney General’s Office announced it was investigating the gun rights group, while a gun safety group said it filed a complaint about the NRA’s tax-exempt status. And all on the same weekend that a 19-year-old used an AR-type weapon to attack worshippers at a synagogue outside San Diego. Got all that? Let’s take a step back. Since its founding by two union officers after the Civil War, the NRA has morphed from its mission to teach marksmanship and gun safety to becoming a political powerhouse, fundraising off fears about gun control and enflaming the culture wars. In recent years, the NRA has been credited with stopping legislation …

Stars Don’t Have To Play Nice With Critics Anymore, And It Shows

On Thursday, Olivia Munn logged on to Twitter and an intellectually incoherent, utterly unnecessary short essay. (Stars ― they really are just like us.) The untitled piece took as its subject the fashion blog Go Fug Yourself, a site run by writers Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan that features brief, snarky critiques of celebrity outfits. A site, Munn argues, that is little more than a brutal appendage of the patriarchy. One might describe the essay as a work of feminist media criticism, save that she seems to understand neither feminism, nor the media, nor criticism. It’s not entirely clear that she understands essays, either. It is instead a perfect example of something else: the ever-growing power imbalance between rich, famous …

Russian Cosplayer Can Transform Herself Into Any Character (30 Pics)

Imagine if you had the ability to transform yourself into anyone. Who would you choose? With the ever-growing hype around cosplay, people are getting utterly creative with the tools they use: from budget-friendly household items to food. And while the results of those parody-style experiments can be hilarious, we definitely still appreciate the traditional cosplay classics created from make-up, wigs, and costumes. 21-year-old Russian singer, make-up artist and goddess of cosplay Jules Gudkova has a natural talent and killer skills of bringing characters of popular movies, TV shows, modern and childhood cartoons, and even toys to life with extreme accuracy. One day she’s an innocent princess, another – a whimsical animated character or a badass superhero. And although her uncanny …

Ending the Iranian sanctions waiver could be own goal for Trump

Preventing Irans oil from reaching the market will raise oil prices and US business costs The past two and a bit years have shown that it is naive to expect Donald Trumps strategic and economic policies to demonstrate coherence. Even so, the lack of joined-up thinking in the decision to end the those responsible for the attack also dealt a heavy blow to a Sri Lankan economy that is highly vulnerable to a collapse in the number of overseas visitors. Since the end of the civil war a decade ago, the number of people attracted by Sri Lankas mix of beaches, culture and wildlife has increased sixfold. Tourism accounts for a hefty 11% of national output. The number of visitors …

Luis Surez: Any player would like to go to Liverpool now. It was different then

Luis Surez, on the eve of Barcelonas Champions League semi-final against Liverpool, talks about his Anfield days, playing alongside Messi and why he does not mind being called fat It is the morning after the night Barcelona virtually won the league and Luis Surez has not slept much but he is grinning again, easing into a sofa, mate in hand. He has been busy lately: looking at flights, tickets too, and making history. As he strolls across in the sunshine, he is told the goal he scored the previous night, his 21st in the league this season, did not just take Barcelona to the verge of a fourth title in five years but also made him the clubs third highest …

John Oliver: Mueller report reveals ‘cartoonish levels of incompetence’

The Last Week Tonight host unpacked the redacted version of the Mueller report, from crazy shit to unearned victory laps The release of the Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Trump Has Changed White Evangelicals’ Views On Morality In One Major Way

Bill Clinton’s infidelity emerged in 1998, the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest evangelical denomination,  Two decades later, the fact that mostDonald Trump’s dishonesty, his disparaging rhetoric toward immigrants and refugees, and the multiple  Curious about the shift, University of Notre Dame professors David Campbell and Geoffrey Layman Campbell told HuffPost that they were interested in the question because it provides further proof that many Americans, and evangelicals in particular, are “putting their politics before their religion.” In a 2011 poll from But in October 2016, right after PRRI and Brookings Institution poll conducted at the time. 2018 post-midterm election data from the CCES, a nationally representative study, to see how white evangelicals felt about the question today. Their research was previously reported in   But that’s …

Last Night’s Game of Thrones Leaked Early Online

Good morning and welcome to a brand spankin' new edition of The Monitor, WIRED's collection of all things pop culture. Spring has sprung, dear reader, and we have a lot to share with you, including news about last night's Game of Thrones, Kanye West's appearance at Coachella, and this weekend's boring box office. Let's get going. Game of Thrones Leaked Online First, the most important question: Did you watch Game of Thrones last night? Lots of folks did, but a few got to see it—or at least got to see spoilers about it—before anybody else. The eighth season's second episode—"A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," aka "Episode 69"—leaked online early via Amazon Prime in Germany. News about the leak hit …

Amber Heard’s Former Stylist Disputes Claims That Johnny Depp Gave The Actress Two Black Eyes In New Testimony! – Perez Hilton

However, the stylist to the stars insists she did not see any visible injuries on the actress when she was working with her on the day she was appearing on the CBS late night show. “On December 16, 2015, I spent much of the day and evening with Amber Heard, preparing her to appear on the James Corden show. I saw her throughout the day of December 16, 2015, in good light, at close range, wearing no makeup. Throughout the day of December 16, 2015, I could see clearly that Amber Heard did not have any visible marks, bruises, cuts, or injuries to her face or any other part of her bodyShe alleged that Amber later told her that she had …

Fortnite‘s Avengers: Endgame Tie-In Lets You Be a Hero

Greetings, and thank you, once again, for tuning in to Replay, WIRED's collection of the week's hottest gaming news. This time around we've got news about Fortnite's latest Marvel tie-in, Epic Store exclusives, and Overwatch modding. Let's get to it. Fortnite's Newest Marvel Tie-In Gives You a Chance to One-Up the Avengers It's time for Avengers: Endgame, which means it's also time for Fortnite to throw in another big Avengers tie-in. This time, PC Gamer reports, Thanos is back, and you can take up the weapons of Marvel heroes to fight him in a new game mode. The Avengers didn't fare so well against Thanos the first time, but, y'know what? Forget those nerds. You can handle it. Take up …