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 …

Rediscovered masterpiece was actually work of Malevich’s pupil

Art lover tracks portrait hailed as by Kazimir Malevich through Soviet archives Billed as a rediscovered masterpiece by Kazimir Malevich, the portrait of a bohemian Russian woman holding a red bag was the charismatic star of a London exhibition in 2014. Critics picked out the image for special praise in suprematist, or geometric-shaped, bag that Yakovleva holds. So, though the portrait was praised during the Tate show by Nicholas Cullinan, now director of the National Portrait Gallery, as a work in which Malevich used colour to rebel by tacitly alluding to the innovations he had pioneered, it seems it can no longer be regarded as an exciting addition to the figurative output of Malevich, an artist best known for his …

The murder of Raymond Buys: ‘I think they knew they were going to kill my boy’

The South African teenager was 15 when he was enrolled in a training camp that claimed to make men out of boys. Was the resurgence of the far right to blame for his death? In their final family photograph, Raymond Buys looks as awkward as any 15-year-old boy standing next to his mother. Hes nearly 6ft tall and the harsh South African sun glints off his newly cropped blond hair. Despite the heat, he wears teen regulation black. Soon hell be in khaki. Wilna Buys pulls her son close, knowing there are only minutes before she must send him through the gates behind them into Echo Wild Game Rangers camp. An electric fence almost seems to buzz in the background. …

Cyclone Idai death toll passes 750 with more than 110,000 now in camps

Devastated areas of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi brace for the spread of waterborne diseases such as cholera and malaria Cyclone Idais death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm, as workers try to restore electricity and water and prevent an outbreak of cholera. In Mozambique the number of dead has risen to 446, with 259 dead in Zimbabwe and at least 56 dead in Malawi. All numbers for deaths are still preliminary, said Mozambiques environment minister, Celso Correia. As flood waters recede and more bodies are discovered, the final death toll in Mozambique alone could be above the early estimate of 1,000 made by the countrys president a few …

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 …

‘He’s not a bad person, but ‘ scandal-hit Justin Trudeau turns voters off

In the Canadian prime ministers Montreal base the Lavscam imbroglio has taken a toll on previously staunch support Nicola Papadakis says he is done voting for Pierre the a consistent and sustained effort on the part of senior members of Trudeaus Liberal government to secure a deal for the company that would have seen it avoid criminal prosecution on bribery charges against which the company has said it will vigorously defend itself. Play Video 3:05 Quebec, which is a crucial political battleground in the general election this fall. Nowhere is that clearer than in Papineau. The multi-ethnic neighbourhood of 111,000 is home to recent immigrants and burgeoning gentrification and in many ways reflects Trudeaus conspicuous liberalism. It is also a …

‘A city of shadows’: fear as Venezuela’s crippling blackout enters day four

Power outage that Maduro blames on foreign saboteurs could have dramatic implications for countrys political future As night fell on Caracas on Sunday lights began to flicker on across the city, lifting a shroud of darkness that had only been interrupted sporadically since Thursday afternoon. However, worried that at any moment the power could go out, residents continued to stockpile water and food staples at the few shops that opened their doors, while other cities across Venezuela continue to report blackouts. You feel a profound silence all around you, said Alejandro Guzmn, a 26-year-old lawyer and one of millions of Venezuelans left in the dark after their country was hit by an unprecedented blackout some believe could have dramatic implications …

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