Ilhan Omar: Somali Americans vow to stand up to Trump attacks

After being accused of endangering one of the citys US representatives, the president visited Minneapolis. Activists were there to meet him As she stood in a crowd of protesters, helping hold a long Stand with Ilhan sign outside the trucking company in Burnsville where Donald Trump was about to speak, Habon Abdulle could not help but be swept up in the contradictory emotions of the moment. As a hijab-wearing Muslim woman who speaks with a slight Somali accent, and as executive director of congresswoman Ilhan Omar and her supporters were affiliated with terrorist groups. There was another oldie-but-goodie: that the city of Minneapolis, like many urban centers dealing with an affordable housing shortage driven by an influx of new residents, …

Killing Eve fans in UK may have to wait months to watch season two

Series will premiere in US on BBC America, with no date set for British broadcast The long-awaited second series of the hit BBC drama Killing Eve will return to screens on Sunday night but audiences in the UK may have to wait months to watch it. The show about a MI5 officers hunt for an assassin, starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, has been an enormous critical and audience success for the BBC, topping the list of nominations for this years Bafta TV awards and bent the rules and gave it 14 nominations in order to recognise the shows extraordinary success, which saw the series attract tens of millions of views from the UK on BBC iPlayer. Bizarrely, some other …

The US-Mexico border: two sides that are united by fear of Trumps closure

With about $82bn in trade crossing between El Paso and Juarez yearly, businesses on both sides would suffer if the border closes If you do what Donald Trump has never done, and walk across the Paso del Norte international bridge that connects El Paso in

Stephen Moore: legal file on Trump Fed pick sealed after contempt revelations

Legal filing on Moores divorce was sealed by a court order on Monday in response to a request from his ex-wife Legal filings detailing how Stephen Moore, Donald Trumps pick for a Federal Reserve board seat, was found in contempt of court have been hidden from the public following a report by the Guardian. The entire file on Moores divorce was sealed by a court order on Monday in response to a request from Moores ex-wife, according to a clerk at Fairfax county circuit court in Virginia. CNBC disclosed on Saturday that Moore was made the documents public on Monday. Trump has been criticised for picking Moore, an economics commentator who has worked for several conservative thinktanks and formerly wrote …

‘It was like Woodstock’: inside the town hit by super bloom mania

An influx of visitors, eager for Instagram fodder, prompted Lake Elsinores mayor to shut down access to a flower-covered canyon The town of Lake Elsinore sits at the edge of a canyon newly bursting with color. Fields of poppies, lupins and other wildflowers spill across hillsides usually covered with brown, scrubby plants as though poured from a bucket of paint. In the last few weeks, large swaths of southern California have been transformed into a colorful canvas of flowers. This type of super bloom has happened before, but this year is especially intense an unusually wet winter following years of drought, combined with the aftermath of a brutal wildfire season, has set the stage for what many predicted has become …

Death of second Parkland student being investigated, police say

Police say, It hasnt been confirmed as a suicide in second death of a Parkland survivor in about a week Police in Florida said on Sunday a male student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school had died. The school, in Parkland, was the site of a shooting on 14 February 2018 in which quoted Tyler Reik, a spokesman for Coral Springs police, as saying that out of respect for the family we are not going to release the name. Its a juvenile. Reik reportedly added: I know he attended Stoneman Douglas. I cant tell you if its related to the Parkland shooting. We dont know the reasoning behind it. Its still an ongoing investigation. It hasnt even been confirmed as …

SPLC chief resigns to give turmoil-hit rights group ‘best chance to heal’

Richard Cohen steps down amid allegations that founder Morris Dees, who was fired last week, mistreated and harassed staff The president of the Southern Poverty Law Center will step down, becoming the latest high-profile departure from a watchdog organization best known for its work monitoring extremist groups. Last week, the SPLC fired founder and prominent civil rights attorney Morris Dees for unspecified reasons. Richard Cohen, who joined the group in the 1980s and became one of its most prominent figures, wrote in an email to staff: Whatever problems exist at the SPLC happened on my watch, so I take responsibility for them. In October, Cohen approached the SPLC board about finding a new generation of leadership. He wrote on Friday …

Supreme court gives Trump victory on detaining immigrants with criminal convictions

Court rules 5-4 that authorities can detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime after they have completed prison terms The US supreme court on Tuesday endorsed US government authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation at any time potentially even years after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Andre Williams: farewell to R&B’s raunchiest raconteur

The midwestern singer, who has died aged 82, worked with everyone from Berry Gordy to thrash punks and arguably invented rap music Andre Williams died in Chicago on Sunday aged 82 after being diagnosed with colon cancer two weeks earlier. To most people, his name will be unfamiliar, but to me he was one of the great heroes of American music. Born in Bessemer, Alabama, Zephire Andre Williams escaped rural poverty for the bright lights of Detroit around 1950. Motor City was booming and Williams, aware he lacked a voice but determined to succeed as a vocalist, created a sing-speak style mixing humour and innuendo with the ruling R&B and doo-wop musical styles of the time. Some have pointed to …

Maryland court denies new trial for Serial subject Adnan Syed

Highest state court rules in case covered by hit podcast as Syed serves life for 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, 17 Marylands highest court has denied a new trial for a man whose murder conviction was Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper joins race for president

Hickenlooper, 67, a moderate Democrat who served two terms as governor, says he can bring people together in time of crisis The former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper has joined the Democratic race for the 2020 presidential nomination, citing an ability to bring people together in a time of crisis. Its official, he wrote a video announcing his candidacy, entitled Stand Tall, which opens with a shot of the ex-governor striding through the Colorado snow, Hickenlooper says: Im running for president because we need dreamers in Washington, but we also need to get things done. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Meet the street nun helping people make a living from New York’s cans

There are somewhere between 4,000 and 8,000 people in the city who make their living picking up cans and bottles On a Saturday afternoon in early November, about 30 people are watching a documentary inside a shack in the heart of Bushwick, a post-industrial neighborhood in Brooklyn. They are all canners people who make a living redeeming empty cans and bottles, five cents apiece. Although they all got up before the sun and have worked in the cold for hours, no one looks like theyre about to fall asleep. All eyes on the screen. The short film, streamed from YouTube and projected on a white sheet, is about a workers cooperative in Argentina. The screening was organized by Ana Martnez …