Hate In 3 Dimensions: The Challenge Of Being A Black Muslim Woman In America

Scrolling through the headlines and tweet storms earlier this month calling Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) an , a human rights organization that provides racial justice education and training to various Muslim communities. Hill knows first hand how hard it is for many Americans to have conversations confronting racism and xenophobia. Omar’s controversial tweets drew the ire of both Democrats as anti-Semitic. The congresswoman has since “unequivocally apologized to Twitter. “We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity,” Omar wrote. Hill immediately wanted to speak out against the racist commentary online, but her friends and family discouraged her, fearing the attacks …

Yo-Yo Ma Jabs Trump As He Plays Cello At U.S.-Mexico Border

Ma has been on a two-year, multi-continent tour called “The Bach Project,” in which he’s been performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s six suites for solo cello in various locations across the world. The ongoing tour includes 36 stops, and he appeared on Saturday in Laredo and Nuevo Laredo as part of an organized “Day of Action” celebrating the two communities,  “In culture, we build bridges, not walls,” Ma said before performing beneath the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge that connects the two countries and serves as a port of entry for asylum seekers.

I’ll quit before my job kills me – teacher

“I am getting out before the job kills me.” ‘No life any more’ Another unnamed respondent said: “My job is no longer about children. It’s about a 60-hour week with pressure to push children’s data through.” More than half of respondents said their work-life balance had got worse in the past year, with one teacher saying: “With a young family, and despite working part-time, I have come to realise that a job in education is not conducive to family life.” Abuse of teachers leading to ‘millions’ in compensation Teachers to be offered cash to stay in school Teachers tired of pointless emails Another said: “My personal life doesn’t exist any more.” And the outlook was negative for a substantial minority …

Brazil’s Bolsonaro eyes new body for environmental policy

A policy roadmap drafted by Bolsonaro’s transition team before he took office Jan. 1 proposes a decree creating a “government council” to replace Brazil’s National Council of the Environment, which has almost 100 members, including representatives of independent environmental and business groups. The new body would consist of five presidential appointees plus Environment Minister Ricardo Salles, who is one of the authors of the plan. The documents, first published by the Brazilian Climate Observatory environmental group, were obtained and verified by the AP. Brazil’s Environment Ministry did not reply to a request for comment. Part of the transition plan has already come into force. The country’s forestry service, aimed at promoting “knowledge, sustainable use and widening of forestry coverage,” was …

Lloyd’s calls time on drink and drugs

Lloyd’s is made up of thousands more people and independent operators. The organisation says there are about 40,000 pass holders who have access to the building. Now, anyone deemed under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be barred from the building. Security guards will have the right to confiscate passes of anyone breaching the new rule. The on-site bar will become a coffee shop. A hotline is being set up to expose bad behaviour. Anyone found responsible for sexual harassment risks being banned for life. Lunchtime pints But not everyone sees this as the answer. “The problem has been exaggerated and the response is unnecessary,” says a smoker loitering not too far from Lloyd’s landmark building. Tom wouldn’t give …

Governments are rushing to regulate the internet. Users could end up paying the price

(CNN)In early 1996, John Perry Barlow — founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and one-time member of the Grateful Dead — declared the internet to be independent of national governments. Today, Silicon Valley is facing the backlash. Amid widespread concerns over fake news, influence campaigns, cybersecurity and the sharing of violent and extremist content, more and more countries are pushing to rein in big tech. 2019: The year Chinese internet censorship goes into overdrive Free speech concerns Few people would deny that there are major issues with the internet, and that government action is required to fix them. “While the web has created opportunity, given marginalized groups a voice and made our daily lives easier, it has also created opportunity …

Who might replace Darcey on Strictly?

A professional Latin American dancer, Oti joined Strictly in 2015 as dance partner to Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo. Image copyright Getty Images The former Pussycat Doll joined last year’s Strictly line-up as a contestant after two years as a judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice. She trained in ballet, tap, modern and lyrical dance, and her often flawless performances led some viewers to claim her experience gave her an unfair advantage. But that training as well as her experience in showbusiness and as a TV judge could all count in the 36-year-old’s favour when Strictly producers fill Dame Darcey’s seat. Alfonso Ribeiro Image copyright EPA Another Pussycat Doll, Nicole won Dancing with the Stars, the US version of Strictly, in …

Oprah Winfrey To Donate $2 Million To Puerto Rico For Disaster Relief

Oprah Winfrey plans to donate $2 million to disaster relief in The media mogul’s donation was Hispanic Federation and the Lin-Manuel Miranda and his family. His parents were born in Puerto Rico and he frequently visited his grandparents there. Winfrey said she was inspired to donate after attending “I was so moved by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s commitment to bring ‘Hamilton’ to Puerto Rico and support the community that served him growing up that I wanted to join in the revitalization efforts of an island so rich in culture, beauty and heritage,” Winfrey  Close to Hurricane Maria struck in 2017, just weeks after Despite these hardships, President Donald Trump has continuously bashed Puerto Rico for seeking resources to recover from the hurricanes. Trump has …

Doctors call for drug supply clarity

“Stockpiling is just one part of our multi-layered approach to minimise any supply disruption, which includes alternative transport routes,” a spokesman said. “We are confident that, if everyone does what they need to do, the supply of medicines should be uninterrupted in the event of a no deal.” The BMA, which represents doctors across the UK, said it was vital for patient safety that medics were informed about which drugs were being stockpiled and which might be affected by a no-deal Brexit. “Only if there is clarity on the availability of medicines can GPs, consultants, pharmacists, nurses and health care professionals plan and deliver effective patient care,” said Dr Andrew Green, the BMA’s GP committee clinical and prescribing lead. “If …

UK plans social media and internet watchdog

The paper suggests: establishing an independent regulator that can write a “code of practice” for social networks and internet companies giving the regulator enforcement powers including the ability to fine companies that break the rules considering additional enforcement powers such as the ability to fine company executives and force internet service providers to block sites that break the rules Outlining the proposals, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said: “The era of self-regulation for online companies is over. “Voluntary actions from industry to tackle online harms have not been applied consistently or gone far enough.” Discussing potential penalties on BBC Breakfast, he said: “If you look at the fines available to the Information Commissioner around the GDPR rules, that could be up …

‘Ban painful headlocks in child prisons’

Compliance The Ministry of Justice commissioned Charlie Taylor, chairman of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, to carry out a review of restraint. This came after a children’s rights group, Article 39, lodged an application at the High Court for a judicial review of the practice. That action has been stayed pending the outcome of the report. Article 39 director Carolyne Willow said: “Mandating adults in positions of authority to deliberately hurt children, and running training courses that show exactly how to inflict severe pain, is institutionalised child abuse. There is no other way to describe it. “These techniques should have been completely withdrawn after the terrible death of Adam Rickwood.” Adam Rickwood took his own life in …

Kendall Jenner Is A Walking Pink Cloud In Outrageous Poufy Dress

Kendall Jenner looked like a bubble gum pink princess at a Tiffany & Co. store opening in Sydney on Thursday.  She accessorized the outrageous dress with a pink and silver butterfly choker, white heels that looked straight out of the ’80s and a subtle pink lip.  Don Arnold via Getty Images Kendall Jenner attends the Tiffany & Co. flagship store launch on April 4 in Sydney. Don Arnold via Getty Images Look at those sleeves!  The poufy pink look looked similar to an outfit Kylie Jenner wore at the Grammys in February, which came off as a Kylie wore a  Jon Kopaloff via Getty Images At the Grammys on Feb. 10, Kylie Jenner’s halter top flared out into pink gloves …

Question Time accused of bias over move

Skip Twitter post by @bbcquestiontime There’s a new venue for #bbcqt this week. We’ll now be coming from Dulwich in London. We’d love to have you in the audience. You can apply via the link here👇https://t.co/XEvbNs4LlQ pic.twitter.com/kPqKqcoj5r — BBC Question Time (@bbcquestiontime) April 2, 2019 Some Twitter users took to the platform as the show aired on Thursday to say a panel comprising northern politicians should have been sought if MPs were unwilling to travel from London. Bolton ‘dumped’ Others suggested the BBC was guilty of “demographic management” and “bias”. Skip Twitter post by @CanonImages15 Why did #BBCQT move this weeks program from Bolton to London. Demographic management is such an ugly accusation to make but !!!!! — Alan Fraser …

‘Wouldn’t that be fabulous?’: Kamala Harris says she’s open to an all-female 2020 ticket

(CNN)It wasn’t a pledge or a promise, but Kamala Harris on Friday heartily embraced the idea of choosing a female vice president to create an all-woman ticket in her quest for the White House. But in this historic moment — fueled by the #MeToo movement and a growing culture of female empowerment — the notion doesn’t seem quite so far-fetched. It’s a particularly good talking point for Harris, whose advisers believe that her path to Democratic nomination hinges on her ability to consolidate support among women and black voters. In her case, celebrating the idea of a two-women ticket is good politics. Or in her words: fabulous. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : …

Tributes Pour In Honoring Rapper Nipsey Hussle

reportedly shot and killed outside his Los Angeles store on Sunday. for Best Rap Album for his album “Victory Lap.” He was born in South Los Angeles and spoke in interviews about his involvement in gang culture as a teen before he emerged as a community organizer, the Los Angeles Times reported. Colleagues and fans took to social media to share their feelings of loss:

3 theories on why Donald Trump’s lies don’t seem to faze him (or his supporters)

(CNN)On Tuesday, during a sit-down with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, President Donald Trump said something that wasn’t true. About his own father. Fred Trump was, of course, born in New York City. (His father, the President’s grandfather, was born in Germany.) It’s an easily checkable fact, but this is at least the third time that Trump has claimed that his father was born in Germany when he, well, wasn’t. Why does he do it? Because facts have always been a fungible thing to Trump. He has, throughout his life, bent them to fit the narrative he is telling about himself. For most people, getting something factually wrong — especially in a public setting — is disconcerting and embarrassing. Trump …