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Maybe Howard Brookins Jr.
A friend of mine just said, why don’t you come up with an idea as to how we can create change instead of just saying where we went wrong. Alright, valid point
Football teams like players with experience, but this could be unprecedented. At 55, running back Joe Thomas Sr
By Justin Ollivierre, Social Strategy, DigitasLBI Chicago The Cultural Role, The Criticism, and our Conclusion You probably noticed that the Presidential election was a serious boon for Twitter. Not a day went by where a trending election hashtag or rogue presidential-nominee tweet didn’t make national—sometimes global—news
Can you name the only two presidents who have won the popular vote in three consecutive elections?
The recent supermoon loomed on the horizon like a gigantic orange balloon, bigger than most of us had ever seen it before. The concurrent presidential election of the orange-hued Donald Trump, and that moon, bring to mind two psychological sci-fi movies that may help explain the fears and insomnia so many of us are suffering. In Melancholia , written and directed by Lars von Trier, and released in the U.S.
With Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, musician Laura Jane Grace is offering advice to trans youth who are coming out. “It’s important to not feel like you’re apologizing for anything,” she told host Alex Berg . “And just not take any shit from anybody.” The frontwoman for Against Me! , who has a new memoir out called Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist , also addressed how we can fight transphobia
PUKHRAYAN, India/NEW DELHI, India Nov 20 (Reuters) – At least 119 people were killed and more than 150 injured when an Indian express train derailed in northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, with the toll set to rise amid a scramble to locate survivors.
PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) – French voters were choosing a conservative presidential candidate on Sunday in a primary contest whose winner is seen as likely to become head of state in next spring’s election. With the French left in disarray under the deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande, pollsters suggest that the center-right presidential nominee will meet and defeat the National Front’s eurosceptic, anti-immigration leader Marine Le Pen in a vote next May.
LOS ANGELES, CA – If you’re a Los Angeles native, resident or even visitor, you will probably cringe at the combination of “LA” and “rush hour.” Sitting in LA traffic is an excruciatingly painful task, and not just because of the hours you spend putting pressure on your lower back. If your brakes aren’t screeching because of the driver who just cut you off, then you’re probably yelling about the bumper-to-bumper deadlock. Truth be told, traffic is infuriating, exhausting and unproductive
Alec Baldwin channeled an out of his depth Donald Trump on his post-election return to “ Saturday Night Live .” The actor as the President-elect met with Kate McKinnon playing his bewildered campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, a military chief and an unemployed coal worker excited about Trump’s promises of getting his job back for the skit. But each time they asked the future POTUS a question, he really didn’t know how to respond. There was a surprise appearance from former “SNL” cast member Jason Sudeikis , who returned to the show to reprise his role as former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
Sometime before Inauguration Day, President-elect Trump will be briefed on the American plan for nuclear war, inclusive of the role he plays in ordering nuclear weapons release (i.e., the “nuclear codes”.) John F. Kennedy was the first American president briefed on this plan, back in 1961. Afterwards, a shaken Kennedy told his Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, “And we call ourselves the human race.” President Nixon was similarly appalled. “No matter what we do,” he told his National Security Council, “they the Soviets lose their cities…what a decision.” Ninety million Soviets would die in an American nuclear strike, Nixon was told. And ninety million Americans would die in a Soviet retaliation
WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) lost the Democratic nomination and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is the new leader of the Senate Democrats. But the Vermont senator’s vision and ideas will dominate the Democratic Party’s attempt to recover from Hillary Clinton’s ruinous White House run
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Seoul on Saturday in the fourth straight weekend of protest against embattled President Park Geun-hye. Park is resisting calls to step down amid an ongoing political crisis in which she is alleged to have let an old friend meddle in state affairs. The scandal has rocked Park’s presidency and united Koreans in disapproval, culminating in a protest last weekend that saw a million people march on Seoul by some estimates
Angelina Jolie has resurfaced in a video plea to support the International Criminal Court’s efforts to protect the lives of children worldwide, after she’s largely avoided the spotlight during her ongoing custody battle with estranged husband Brad Pitt . As a special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Jolie has advocated for the rights of children in conflict zones like Syria and Afghanistan for more than a decade. In a new video that was posted online on Friday, Jolie praised the ICC and its new policy to focus on prosecuting crimes committed against children. “Successful prosecution and new legal benchmark, whether at the ICC or elsewhere, is part of the long and vital generational effort.
Trying to have any meaningful discussion about the climate change crisis with someone who rejects mainstream science is a recipe for frustration. And with a president-elect who has said climate change is “ bullshit ” and a “ hoax ,” it’s likely many family holiday celebrations this year will include unproductive and, shall we say, spirited banter.
ST. LOUIS ― Marlene Gebhard, grandmother of slain 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard, says the past four months have shaken her beliefs about law enforcement, and her days are divided by what she knows and the mystery surrounding the details of her grandson’s death
A week ahead of the deadline, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday appealed a court ruling that could leave the independent watchdog vulnerable to the whims of President-elect Donald Trump . The financial agency had until next Friday to contest an October decision that essentially left its director, Richard Cordray , at the mercy of the president
The irony of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s “America First” policy is that it could end the budding new Cold War that has been developing between the West and Russia and China. His non-ideological, deal-making approach, which doesn’t challenge how the Russians and Chinese govern themselves, promises to lessen tensions that have been getting dangerously out of control.
Questions and Controversy Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), President-Elect Donald J.
The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) has officially renounced its mission to evangelize and convert Jews.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – North Carolina’s gubernatorial race was undecided 10 days after the Nov.
To no one’s surprise but everyone’s dismay, 2016 is proving to be the hottest year on record according to the World Meteorological Organization. Delivered at the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech, this announcement highlights why countries and companies and cities must act together, focusing on the science and solutions rather than the pitch and yaw of global politics. Changes in climate affect us all but particularly vulnerable populations such as agricultural smallholders – who also form the roots of many of our supply chains.
Recently I found myself standing in front of 25 second graders, talking about the plight of pollinators, and specifically monarch butterflies. My job requires me to engage a range of influencers – from heads of government to business leaders – to inform them about the deteriorating state of our planet and what can be done to preserve it.
Edvard Munch , Pikene på broen (Girls on the Bridge) , 1902, oil on canvas, 39 3/4 x 40 3/8 in. (101 x 102.5 cm)
Most of us in sustainability (CSR, citizenship, social change, activism etc) are shell shocked.
The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, is nothing less than astonishing. In the wake of it, many like myself are feeling numb, betrayed, fearful, and downright ashamed of our country. A dear friend told me that her mom, who grew up in Nazi Germany, had lapsed into tears and was experiencing flashbacks of childhood traumas
BERLIN, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The European Union is in danger of breaking apart unless France and Germany, in particular, work harder to stimulate growth and employment and heed citizens’ concerns, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in the German capital on Thursday. Valls said the two countries, for decades the axis around which the EU revolved, had to help refocus the bloc to tackle an immigration crisis, a lack of solidarity between member states, Britain’s looming exit, and terrorism. “Europe is in danger of falling apart,” Valls said at an event organized by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper
London’s Heathrow Airport released its first-ever Christmas commercial this week, and it looks like a winner. The clip features an aging teddy bear couple trying to navigate the giant airport, and builds up to what Heathrow Airport’s Julia Weir called “ that ‘Love Actually’ moment ,” according to PRWeek. Plus, c’mon… it’s got teddy bears going through immigration: “ We love the film and hope the bears’ journey through the airport captures that excitement you feel when walking through Heathrow arrivals into the arms of your loved ones at Christmas,” Heathrow’s commercial director Jonathan Coen said in a news release.
(Reuters) – In one of his final acts in office, President Barack Obama selected key figures in sports, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, activism, academia and entertainment among the 21 people who will be awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian honor in the United States. Obama will present recipients including rocker Bruce Springsteen, Motown soul singer Diana Ross, former basketball champions Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and actors Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Robert Redford with the medal at a White House ceremony on Nov. 22, the White House said on Wednesday
I’m desiring to respond to everything that’s happened in the last week, and yet I’ve been struggling to respond at the same time. While I tend to stay away from politics, I’ve seen so many posts, articles and physical and verbal actions hurting each other and making each other wrong, I feel a pull to come forward.
As some in the country continue to come to grips with last week’s presidential election, Justice Sonia Sotomayor offered sobering words Tuesday for those who may be wondering how to move forward under a future President Donald Trump . “I think that this is the time where every good person has an obligation both to continue being heard and to continue doing the right thing,” she said Tuesday during a conversation with talk radio host Bill Press , who introduced the topic of the election as the “800-pound gorilla in the room.” The president-elect didn’t come up by name during the hour-long exchange, held in front of an intimate audience at the Old Naval Hospital’s Hill Center in Washington. But Trump was certainly on everyone’s mind, including Sotomayor, who declined to delve into presidential or transition politics but nonetheless engaged the subject gracefully, as if speaking to the whole nation.
A police officer escorts migrants from a train at Hyllie station outside Malmo. TT News Agency/Reuters Nahikari Irastorza , Malmö University and Pieter Bevelander , Malmö University Sweden is one of the few countries in Europe that has provided protection to a large number of refugees fleeing the war zones of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.
President Barack Obama still has more than two months left in office, but the tributes are already pouring in. The program, “ Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration ” on BET Tuesday night, prompted thousands of people to tweet their gratitude and caused # ThankYouObama to trend.
SAN DIEGO ― Super agers, the group of elderly people whose memory performance seems to defy aging , just produced another surprise for scientists: They can have numerous amyloid plaques in their brains, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, yet their memory is unaffected. It’s as if they are somehow protected from the toxic effects of the plaques
President-elect Donald Trump left reporters in the dark about his whereabouts Tuesday night, continuing a pattern of restricting press access and setting up a dangerous precedent for the press covering the Trump administration. Trump left his residence at New York’s Trump Tower to have dinner at a restaurant without informing the pool of reporters tasked to cover him. Trump’s transition team had told the reporters there would be no more news for the day, indicating Trump would remain at Trump Tower for the night
If you’re on the prowl for a romantic safari destination, look no further than Asilia Africa’s Highlands camp in Tanzania. Located in a mountain forest on the slopes of Olmoti volcano , the Highlands camp comprises eight futuristic dome suites. Each suite contains a king-sized bed, a luxurious bathroom with running hot water and flush toilets, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Serengeti. Visitors can climb the Olmoti volcano or descend into the Ngorongoro Crater from camp.
Days after President-elect Donald Trump’s won the presidency, a Muslim high school teacher in Georgia found a chilling note in her classroom. “Your headscarf isn’t allowed anymore
One was recently profiled in the New Yorker. The other has an Emmy. Both are bombarding people on the street.
Seth Meyers was begrudgingly prepared to offer a fresh start to president-elect Donald Trump . Despite the racist , anti-immigrant and sexist rhetoric of Trump’s presidential campaign, the “ Late Night ” host revealed Monday how he was ready to give the 70-year-old reality TV star a chance to “surprise us” by changing his ways. That was until Trump appointed Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon to be his chief strategist . “Well, we gave him a chance,” Meyers said.
Megan Kelly gained national attention when she moderated the first Republican primary debate last August, where she faced off with then-Republican candidate Donald Trump. During the debate, she asked the then candidate, Trump, about derogatory comments she said he made about women, from calling them “fat pigs” to “dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” The Advice That Megyn Kelly Says Hit Her ‘Like A Lightning Bolt’ In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil airing Tuesday, Kelly says there’s a backstory to that moment, which she opens up about for the first time in her new memoir, “Settle For More.” “Once he announced his candidacy for president, one of the stories that broke about him and it was significant news in the lead-up to that debate, it was July of 2015, was that in his divorce proceeding from his first wife, Ivana …”
Denver is making green history yet again. The city’s voters appear to have legalized the social use of marijuana in permitted private establishments, according to election results released Monday evening
Shantel VanSanten has never been accused of shooting the president. But she’s still had to do some fighting to get to where she is today, which is a starring role in USA’s new action drama Shooter , premiering Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET.
Many governments persecute people of religious faith. However, one nation stands out: North Korea
Undocumented immigrants didn’t have a vote or a voice at the ballot box on Election Day, so many have turned to social media to speak out. Immigrants right leader Gaby Pacheco , who became the first undocumented Latina to testify in front of Congress about immigration reform in 2013, understood the pressing need to take action against President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to get rid of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which temporarily shields young undocumented immigrants who were brought illegally into the U.S.
In Cinzana, Mali, cooperative vegetable gardens were established with access to water, tools & land, to diversify their food and livelihoods (Photo:UNDP) After last year’s successful adoption of the Paris Agreement, climate negotiators and activists are now on their way to Morocco.
Congratulations! You got the job offer you’ve been working toward since you graduated college. There’s just one hitch ― you live in Brooklyn, and they’re in Chicago. Looks like you’ll need to plan a big move, stat
This dog really gets into Christmas advertising. In the hilarious clip above, Buzz the boxer appears to mimic the dog shown bouncing on a trampoline in a U.K. commercial for John Lewis department stores. Even without the benefit of springs, Buzz does some pretty impressive leaping.
During his first television interview as president-elect, Donald Trump told CBS News’ Leslie Stahl Sunday night that he would forgo taking a salary while he’s president. He added that he did not even know how much the president earned. “I think I have to by law take $1, so I’ll take $1 a year,” Trump said. “But it’s a ― I don’t even know what it is. Do you know what the salary is?” “$400,000 you’re giving up,” Stahl answered
By AsiaToday reporter Lee Mi-hyun – Asian Millennials, born between the early 1980s-early 2000s, are eating out more often and more interested in traveling abroad than Western counterparts. In particular, Millennials in emerging markets such as China and India are seeing their average wage increase and their buying power will increase further in the coming years. Let’s look at the spending habits of the Millennials in Asia.
One year after a series of terrorist attacks hit a concert hall, a stadium, restaurants and bars in Paris, leaving 130 people dead, Nov. 13 is still very much on people’s minds. Thousands gathered across the French capital earlier Sunday to pay respects to the people who lost their lives last year, as commemorative plaques were unveiled outside the various sites of attack
Acorn TV, best known as an importer of overseas programming, has banged out a solid hit with a new original production, the period spy drama Close to the Enemy . Revolving around a James Bond-ian character named Callum Ferguson (Jim Sturgess), Close to the Enemy captures the cautiously optimistic chaos of 1946 Britain
When it comes to the Middle East, the Islamic Republic of Iran is the linchpin and epicenter of many tensions and conflicts across the region. As an Iranian official stated , Iran dominates four Arab capitals
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES – Chanting “Not my president” and “love trumps hate,” thousands of demonstrators took the streets in cities across the United States on Saturday to protest against President-elect Donald Trump , who they say threatens their civil and human rights. The biggest rallies were in New York , Los Angeles and Chicago, where organizers said they wanted to build on the momentum after several nights of protests triggered by the real-estate mogul’s surprise win in Tuesday’s presidential election. In New York, several thousand protesters marched peacefully up Fifth Avenue past its glitzy store fronts, some already bearing Christmas decorations, before filling the streets at the foot of Trump Tower, the president-elect’s skyscraper home.
My wife came down to breakfast Thursday morning still in a daze over the outcome of the election. She said, poignantly, “I feel just like I did after my father died. I used to wake up each day with a sense of dread saying ‘that really didn’t happen, did it?’ But it did happen, just like this election happened, and I’m having that same sense of dread”
I suspect you’ve heard the definition of chutzpah – the child who kills his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan. Saturday, November 12th, a New York Times editorial bemoaned the steady decline in school funding across America. Politicians and voters often say they want better schools, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to pay for them.
Bill Maher says the Democratic party needs to “stop bringing a knife to a gunfight.” The “ Real Time ” host shared what he’d learned from the presidential election result on his show Friday, and his principal takeaway was that the party was just too “nice” in comparison with its GOP rivals.
You may not be a therapist, but I bet you had the same experience I did the day after the election: everyone, at home, in my lobby, in the street, in the cafe, on my way to work, and of course, in my office, needed to talk.
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK – Officials in New York and Los Angeles on Thursday said they hoped President-elect Donald Trump would not follow through on a campaign promise to withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities” that shield people who are in the country illegally.
A politician who could potentially be banned from entering the U.S. under Donald Trump’s policies is urging the president elect to “bring divided communities back together.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan is Muslim, a group that Trump has pledged to ban from entering the U.S. Though Trump later indicated that he could be an “exception” to this ban, Khan has been critical of the future president’s attitude toward a religion that comprises 1.6 billion people worldwide
A Zimbabwean court has thrown out charges against a local hunter accused of failing to stop the killing of the country’s most prized lion by an American dentist, his lawyer said on Friday. Walter Palmer, a lifelong big-game hunter from Minnesota, touched off a global controversy when he killed Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, with a bow and arrow outside Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe in July last year. While Zimbabwean authorities said Palmer had legal authority to hunt, they were stung by the international outcry and charged local hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who assisted Palmer, with failing to prevent an unlawful hunt
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WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, already in legal limbo after an October court decision, could find its powers scaled back by President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-led Congress, according to members of both political parties, lobbyists and lawyers. That may mean the end of many of the agency’s rule-making actions that have enraged critics, including a proposal to stop companies from blocking customers from class action lawsuits and another one to limit payday lending
“Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?” That’s the question that Hillary Clinton asked a group of labor organizers in late September when she was up by 7 points in the national polls.
By Paula Broadwell and Erika Cashin. On Veterans Day, our nation celebrates the less than 1% of our population who have served in the greatest military in the world. Of the 21.9 million veterans, 2.2 million are women.
A twin boy in Hyannis, Massachusetts, has the rare distinction of being born before his brother while still being listed as younger. Samuel Peterson was born at 1:39 a.m. Sunday, while his twin, Ronan, was born 31 minutes later
It’s been a rough couple of days for some Hillary Clinton supporters, but a young mother’s story of her walk on Thursday will likely help disappointed voters get back on track. Margot Gerster, of Chappaqua, New York, posted on Facebook that she’d been “feeling so heartbroken” since Clinton’s surprising loss to Donald Trump. To get over her blues, Gerster took her baby daughter hiking on Thursday near their home. “We were the only ones there and it was so beautiful and relaxing,” Gerster wrote. Someone else had the same idea for making the most of a beautiful autumn day after the bitter campaign season