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    The editor of science journal eLife has enraged fellow scientists on Twitter by saying that the roundworm was 'overhyped'. In a debate designed to spark friendly banter, podcast host Ellen Weatherford tweeted on July 18 to her 3,500 followers from @JustTheZooOfUs: 'What is the most overhyped animal?' Michael Eisen, the editor of eLife and an...
    Minnesota’s Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. national anthem when he did so before the opening playoff game between Edmonton and Chicago in Edmonton, Alberta. Dumba knelt at center ice Saturday while fellow Black players Malcolm Subban of Chicago and Darnell Nurse of Edmonton each stood with a hand...
    toggle audio on and off change volume download audio Rick “Doc” Walker discusses his views on defeating racism in the NFL and the U.S. as whole On the latest edition of COLORS — A Dialogue on Race in America, with Chris Core and J.J. Green: Rick “Doc” Walker, who won a Super Bowl with...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A woman is accusing Hennepin Healthcare EMS and the Minneapolis Police Department of racism, after their encounter with her boyfriend ultimately led to the administration of a potentially fatal dose of ketamine. “This happened because Max is a 6′ 5″ Black man,” Abby Florence wrote in a Facebook post. “I believe that police...
    Sunday on MSNBC’s “Weekends,” network host Al Sharpton accused President Donald Trump of using “racism” as his method of doing government while commenting on the president’s tweet. Trump tweeted: I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low...
    ISRAEL FOLAU has caused more outrage after snubbing an anti-racism protest. The controversial Catalans star was the only player to stand while everyone else took a knee in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement before kick-off. 2Controversial Super League star Israel Folau refused to take knee in solidarity with Black Lives MatterCredit: Mark Cosgrove/News...
    The NHL’s Matt Dumba became the league’s first player to kneel during the national anthem ahead of a game. Dumba, who is Canadian and plays for the Minnesota Wild, knelt during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Saturday but stood during a rendition of “O, Canada” before a game between the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago...
    Black at Harvard-Westlake. Dear Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Black at Oakwood School. Oaks Christian Stories. Dear Polytechnic School. These are among the Instagram accounts linked to some of L.A.'s most elite private schools — but created by students and alumni who are going public with personal stories of racism that have otherwise gone unheard. In...
    It was supposed to be a fun activity. On July 18, Ellen Weatherford, co-host of the Just The Zoo of Us podcast, tweeted out a simple question:“What is the most overhyped animal?” The post made the rounds of the loose community of researchers, zookeepers, and wilderness enthusiasts that makes up Science Twitter, a community whose...
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – A demonstration was held Saturday in Cambridge for a Massachusetts man killed in 2011 during a SWAT team raid. Eurie Stamps, 68, was shot and killed on Jan. 5, 2011. Eurie Stamps was accidentally shot by police when SWAT officers raided his Framingham home. He had no history of violence and was...
    Earlier this week, the NHL was criticized in some circles and celebrated in others for not holding protests during the U.S. national anthem or addressing systemic racism in America head-on. But the league’s approach flipped Saturday afternoon when Wild defenseman Matt Dumba gave a stirring pregame speech about racism ahead of Oilers vs. Blackhawks and then...
    Celebrated author George R.R. Martin angered a lot of fans this week. No, not because he still hasn’t finished the next book in A Song of Ice And Fire (although he missed his self-imposed deadline for that this week, too), but because of the incredibly lackluster job he did hosting a prominent award ceremony. Hide...
    EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 01: Malcolm Subban #30 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Darnell Nurse #25 of the Edmonton Oilers place their hands on Mathew Dumba of the Minnesota Wild during the national anthem of the United States before the Game One of the Eastern Conference Qualification Round prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup...
    Gabrielle Union has hit out against fellow America’s Got Talent host Terry Crews, accusing the actor of failing to support her following her departure from the show and subsequent racism allegations against NBC. Appearing on the Spotify’s Jemele Hill Is Unbothered podcast, Union’s was asked about her thoughts on Crews after he praised the show after Union’s departure,...
    The Wildlife Conservation Society, which operates the Bronx Zoo, has publicly apologized for “unconscionable” acts, one from over a century ago. “First, we apologize for and condemn the treatment of a young Central African from the Mbuti people of present-day Democratic Republic of Congo,” the statement, written by Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristián...
    How do we make sense of the nonstop craziness going on in our society? Is there a common denominator, or is it all happening randomly? Well, it’s unlikely that multiple sectors of society just happen to be imploding at the same time without some causal forces behind them. And you don’t have to be a...
    Michael Jordan (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Michael Jordan and his Jordan Brand are donating millions to combat voter suppression as part of their new commitment to social justice causes. Jordan Brand, which is owned by Nike, announced Wednesday that it has pledged $2.5 million to three organizations to “support reformative practices that drive...
    By RICK STEELHAMMER, The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Best known for “Some Kind of Wonderful,” the feel-good hit he penned more than 50 years ago that put Grand Funk Railroad on track for a chart-topping hit, John Ellison is creating a new stir from a different direction with “Wake Up Call (Black Like...
    I doubt whether any American would defend the police treatment of George Floyd that led to his death. But many Americans are supporting some of the responses to Floyd’s death — rioting, looting, wanton property destruction, assaults on police and other kinds of mayhem by both whites and blacks. The pretense is that police conduct...
    DEAR MISS MANNERS: I had a conversation with friends that left me really upset, and I feel I need a second opinion as to whether or not I should be. Judith Martin  First of all, I am horrified at the injustices people of color have faced in this country. However, I am a white male...
    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced at a “town hall” meeting on Thursday that it would declare racism a public health crisis. Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, told the Denver Post that the agency will join the American Public Health Association in defining race and social...
    Macomb County (CBS Detroit) – Four employees at the Macomb County Medical Examiner’s office are on leave following allegations of racism and sexism according to Detroit News. County human resource officials seized computers and other records from the office for the investigation. This comes after an employee accused the office of encouraging racial remarks against...
    NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State University said it will rename floors in a residence hall that are named for U.S. secretaries of state who had slaves. They include Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. “The path seeking social justice has circled back to the historical artifacts that continue to reflect our country’s pattern...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- ABC7's Leslie Sykes hosted a virtual town hall on Friday with the Black Women Leaders of Los Angeles.The coalition of women is composed of business owners, CEOs and community leaders committed to the health, wellness, safety, empowerment and education of Black women, children and families in the city.Wendy Gladney with Forgiving...
    Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr went on the attack on Friday, saying that those who oppose protests during the national anthem are “race-baiting.” Kerr slammed those who say taking a knee during the anthem is a sign of disrespect and said that he and his supporters are attempting to “eliminate racism and bigotry.” “With...
    Supreme Court declines to block border wall At least 150 hospitalized due to salmonella outbreak in 48 states Beyoncés Black is King is the joyful anthem Black people need in 2020 *Disclaimer: I don’t speak for all Black folks, but if you aren't rocking with Beyoncé’s “Black is King” then please exit stage left. Click...
    Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac stood for the national anthem before Friday's game against the Brooklyn Nets, becoming the first NBA player to do so rather than kneel in protest of racism since the league's season restarted at Disney World on Thursday night. Isaac, a 22-year-old African American, has not had the chance to explain...
    The state of Colorado plans to declare racism a public health crisis and hire more people of color into its health department, including an "equity and inclusion officer," the Denver Post reported Friday. The move reportedly came following weeks of urging from employees at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, one of...
    ALAMEDA — The City Council has rejected a proposal that called for cutting up to 42 percent of the Alameda Police Department’s budget and shifting the money into social service programs. The council’s decision Tuesday followed public push-back, including from those who said such a deep cut in police resources would make residents vulnerable to...
    The Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr defended NBA players’ decision to kneel during the national anthem. Steve Kerr explained why so many in the NBA have kneeled in a tweet published Friday. With NBA games now in full force, the inevitable race baiting ‘kneeling is a sign of disrespect!’ tweets are coming. Our...
    By Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereira LISBON (Reuters) - Hundreds of anti-racism protesters took over one of Lisbon's main squares on Friday to demand justice for Bruno Cande, a Black actor shot dead in a busy street last weekend. Cande, 39 and of Guinean origin, was shot several times by a white man in his...
    Seattle lawmakers want to abolish the city’s police force and replace it with a “community-led” safety prevention program, according to proposed legislation released Friday. Arguing that the Seattle Police Department “perpetuates racism and violence” and upholds “white supremacy culture,” the Seattle City Council moved to redirect cash to a non-profit, civilian-led “Department of Community Safety...
    The Bronx Zoo apologized this week for racist exhibits of the past. Flickr/shinyasuzuki The Bronx Zoo has apologized for racist exhibits that plague its history, including putting a young black man on display in a monkey exhibit in 1906. It also apologized for bigoted actions, attitudes, and pseudoscientific writings from the early 1900s. ...
    Colorado is declaring racism a public health crisis, after the employees inside the state's Department of Public Health and Environment put pressure on its top health official to address the issue. Jill Hunsaker Ryan, the executive director of the department, told The Denver Post that the stance would become formal policy within the department. The declaration aligns...
    NBC is reportedly investigating Paul Telegdy, the chairman of their Entertainment division, amid accusations that he made racially and sexually inappropriate gestures to and about staff, a report published Friday said. Multiple current and former employees, including big names like Sharon Osbourne and Gabrielle Union, told The Hollywood Reporter (THR) that Telegdy created a toxic work environment...
    ELLEN DeGeneres was once accused of being "aggressive" and "very cold" by former Bachelor star Corinne Olympios. Corinne appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2017; during the interview, Ellen regularly referenced Corinne's breasts and asked if she was crazy or drunk during filming. 11 Corinne said she felt uncomfortable on the showCredit: Ellen Months...
    Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has been permanently banned from Twitter for spewing hate speech on the social media platform, the company said Thursday. Duke, a self-proclaimed white supremacist and ex-grand wizard of the Knights of the KKK, was “permanently suspended” for violating rules about “hateful conduct,” a company spokesman told CNET. The...
    DENVER (AP) — At the urging of Department of Public Health and Environment employees, Colorado will join other state and local governments in declaring racism a public health crisis. The pending declaration addresses diversity inside the department as well as the coronavirus' disproportionate impact on people of color, The Denver Post reported Friday. It comes...
    REUTERS/Eric MillerA woman carrying her child walking on Chicago Avenue painted with the names of people killed by police near the site of the murder of George Floyd.The Minneapolis City Council, led by Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins and Council Member Phillipe Cunningham, is following other cities and counties in declaring racism a public health...
    FLOYD MAYWEATHER has hit out at Conor McGregor for comments perceived to be racist during the build-up to their 2017 boxing match. Three years on from their world-famous fight, Money, 43, has reignited his war of words with the Irish former UFC star. 4Mayweather has hit out at McGregor for comments perceived by many as...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Bruins and Columbus Blue Jackets sent a message of unity Thursday night, linking arms and forming a circle during the American and Canadian national anthems ahead of their exhibition game in Toronto. It was quite the visual considering the two teams engaged in a heated postseason battle just 15 months...
    Reuters July 31, 2020 0 Comments NBA teams bowed their heads and knelt during the playing of the U.S. national anthem while wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts on Thursday as the league returned for the first time since the coronavirus halted play in March with two thrilling games. Coaches and game officials joined players...
    How do we make sense of the nonstop craziness going on in our society? Is there a common denominator, or is it all happening randomly? Well, it's unlikely that multiple sectors of society just happen to be imploding at the same time without some causal forces behind them. And you don't have to be a...
    Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union Praise Daughter Zaya at GLAAD Awards for Leading Us in Our Journey Roman Abramovich Sells Out in $1 Billion Gold Deal No let-up in racism, brutality fight - LeBron LeBron James vowed no let up in the fight for social justice as the NBA's virus-hit season made an emotional...
              Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Dr. Carol Swain to the studio. During the second hour, Swain gave her take on a...
    Actor Anthony Mackie is clarifying statements he made about Marvel Studios last month, regarding their lack of diversity. During a Variety “Actors on Actors” interview, the Captain America: The Winter Soldier star noted that almost everyone on a Marvel set is white. This includes stunt coordinators, producers, casting directors, costumer designers and so on. Mackie...
    'Before I have this conversation with him, I’ll continue to have this conversation with myself,' said Craig Melvin. The Today Show’s Craig Melvin opened up candidly in a recent essay for Men’s Health regarding parenting as a Black man. He discussed the way he was brought up by his own African American mother and taught...
    It hardly resembled the league that abruptly adjourned its season at the onset of the pandemic 141 days ago, but the NBA made its return inside the Disney World bubble on Thursday night as members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz protested racism during the national anthem.  On a court emblazoned with the...