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    The Wing, a women-centered co-working space with locations across the U.S., has come under fire in recent weeks for the alleged mistreatment of staff and members of color. Now over 750 members and former members of the Wing have formed a coalition and released a list of demands.  Hide In a July 1 letter obtained by the Daily Dot, the coalition accused the leadership of “gaslighting” staff after the Wing’s locations were closed to due the coronavirus and presented 44...
    The chief executives of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation, and the National Association of Manufacturers, among others, have joined together to call for a national standard for states on mask requirements, The Hill reports. The executives signed a letter addressed to President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, calling on the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the National Governors Association to come together and work...
    A group of neighbors to the now infamous couple who defended their home from Black Lives Matter protesters released a statement condemning their actions. The letter had signatures from 24 households and was released on Wednesday. Westmoreland Place and its adjoining street Portland Place are a historic neighborhood within the City of St. Louis, Missouri, read the letter. From many walks of life, people choose to make this neighborhood home for many...
    TAMRON Hall denied recent reports that she fired 20 people from her talk show staff as she posted photos of her living her best life. The Tamron Hall Show host addressed the rumors in an Instagram video on Wednesday. 8 Tamron addressed the rumors in an Instagram videoCredit: Instagram 8 She said the rumor that she fired 20 employees was a lieCredit: Instagram The Tamron Hall Show host addressed the rumors in an Instagram video on Wednesday. Sources alleged that...
    By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A coalition of Kansas lawmakers, religious leaders and racial justice advocates called Thursday for an investigation into a retired white police detective accused of preying on Black women for sex over decades and framing for murder the son of one of them. A letter signed by 27 state lawmakers from both parties was sent to the Kansas Bureau of Investigations asking them to immediately investigate former detective Roger Golubski and...
    EXCLUSIVE: A group of GOP House members are urging President Trump not to give in to calls from environmental activists to make gaps in sections of newly built wall at the southern border in order to allow wildlife to pass through.“We encourage you to oppose demands to create openings in the border wall or breaches to the wall’s security,” the letter by Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Jodey Arrington, R-Texas, Tom Tiffany, R-Wis., and Brian Babin, R-Texas, says. TRUMP...
    New York (CNN Business)Amy Emmerich, global president and chief content officer of Refinery29, announced Thursday that she is stepping down from her position immediately. Emmerich announced the news in an email to staff that was obtained by CNN Business. Her resignation comes amid an internal investigation into allegations of toxic workplace behavior at Refinery29. Vice Media, which acquired the female-centric site last fall, hired an outside law firm last month to conduct the investigation, which is still ongoing. A spokesperson...
    BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A coalition of Kansas lawmakers, religious leaders and racial justice advocates called Thursday for an investigation into a retired white police detective accused of preying on Black women for sex over decades and framing for murder the son of one of them. A letter signed by 27 state lawmakers from both parties was sent to the Kansas Bureau of Investigations asking them to immediately investigate former detective Roger Golubski and other members of the police...
    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology permanently took down its 80 Million Tiny Images dataset—a popular image database used to train machine learning systems to identify people and objects in an environment—because it used a range of racist, misogynistic, and other offensive terms to label photos. In a letter published Monday to MIT’s CSAIL website, the three creators of the huge dataset, Antonio Torralba, Rob Fergus, and Bill Freeman, apologized and said they had decided to take the dataset offline. It has...
    Nio shares rally 16% after electric-car companys above-expectations sales RM Sotheby’s Auction, “Pedal Power,” of Pedal Cars Totals Almost $150,000 Meghan Markle Felt Unprotected by the Royal Family While Pregnant, Court Documents Claim Meghan Markle felt unprotected by the British royal family during her pregnancy with son Archie, she says in new court documents. © Karwai Tang/WireImage Meghan Markle The documents surfaced Wednesday as part of Meghan and Prince Harrys lawsuit against a British media company claimed that the...
    Mortgage rates just plunged to new low, but you may need to hurry Pro Street Style and Big-Block Chevy Power: It’s a 1973 VW Super Beetle on Steroids! Meghan Markle Felt Unprotected by the Royal Family While Pregnant, Court Documents Claim Meghan Markle felt unprotected by the British royal family during her pregnancy with son Archie, she says in new court documents. © Karwai Tang/WireImage Meghan Markle The documents surfaced Wednesday as part of Meghan and Prince Harrys lawsuit...
    (CNN)A surge in coronavirus cases in the Los Angeles region has prompted the University of Southern California to drop plans to have undergraduate students back in the classroom and instead offer most classes online.USC mentioned the alarming spike in a letter to students Wednesday. The school said it needed to dramatically reduce our on-campus density and all indoor activities for the fall semester. US hits another bleak coronavirus milestone while FDA chief is cautiously optimistic about finding vaccineGiven the continuing...
    Activists are again targeting advertisers and business partners of the Washington Redskins for doing business with the NFL team, including PepsiCo, FedEx, and Nike. A group of investment firms along with some shareholders are calling for advertisers to drop their support for the team based on its “racist” name, according to AdWeek magazine. The letters sent to the advertisers that work with the Redskins claim that the companies are not living up to their stated opposition to “racial injustice.” The...
    Shocking masks required sign at Arizona shop aims to shame customers. It seems to be working, the owner says. A 19-year-old McDonalds worker was assaulted after asking a customer to wear a mask, revealing a growing crisis in the restaurant industry Duchess Meghan Felt Unprotected by the Royal Family Against False Tabloid Stories © Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images Meghan Markles Mail on Sunday lawsuit continues. A new court filing revealed that she felt unprotected by the Institution, and prohibited...
    Dozens of residents of a St. Louis neighborhood have signed a letter condemning the actions of the couple who brandished guns at Black Lives Matter marchers on Sunday. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, a pair of personal injury attorneys, made headlines this week after they were filmed waving weapons at Black Lives Matter activists who walked in their gated neighborhood en route to a protest at the mayor’s home nearby. Residents of an adjoining gated neighborhood say the couple doesn’t represent...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and other city officials wrote a letter to local homelessness and human services organizations, challenging them to oppose the Trump administration’s proposed rollbacks on transgender people’s rights. “We are writing to condemn a rule proposed by the Trump Administration that would allow homeless shelters and service providers to deny critical services based on an individual’s gender identity and gender expression. This proposed rule represents yet another attack on our transgender, non-binary, and...
    Two Republican representatives accused the Department of Defense Wednesday of failing to protect against religious discrimination within the military during the coronavirus pandemic. Republican Reps. Doug Collins of Georgia and Doug Lamborn of Colorado sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper Wednesday highlighting a recent Navy order that prohibited service members and chaplains from attending off-base, indoor religious services. The order came despite the fact that the Navy was allowing social gatherings of any size, the lawmakers said....
    Polish film 365 Days has become something of an unlikely sensation on Netflix. The film is known for more or less two things: being extraordinarily kinky and also extraordinarily bad. And yet it’s also been among the streamer’s most-watched titles in both the U.S. and the U.K. in recent weeks—a sensation as strange as it is depressing, given how heavily Netflix has been promoting worthy work from Black creators amid Black Lives Matter protests. Either way, at least one...
    Duffy, the Wesh singer/songwriter who earlier this year went public with a harrowing story about being kidnapped and raped, has publicly called out Netflix for showing Polish feature film “365 Days,” which she says “glamorizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape.” The movie, which has been widely panned but is currently sitting at number 5 in the streamer’s UK top 10 today, is billed as an erotic drama and tells the story of a young Polish woman...
    BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) – This year’s Butler Farm Show has been canceled because of coronavirus. In a letter posted to Facebook, the president of the Butler Farm Show board of directors says “this is not a decision we have taken lightly.” The Facebook post says that board members looked at “every possible option.” The letter cites regulations in Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan that prohibits large gatherings with more than 250 people. It also says they don’t...
    Duffy, the Wesh singer/songwriter who earlier this year went public with a harrowing story about being kidnapped and raped, has publicly called out Netflix for showing Polish feature film “365 Days,” which she says “glamorizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape.” The movie, which has been widely panned but is currently sitting at number 5 in the streamer’s UK top 10 today, is billed as an erotic drama and tells the story of a young Polish woman...
    Ricky Gervais joined other celebrities in writing an open letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to stop the exotic pet and wildlife trade. The open letter was sent on behalf of World Animal Protection and the Campaign to End Wildlife Trade. 24 NGOs signed the letter including World Animal Protection, Compassion in World Farming, Four Paws UK, and Cruelty Free International. Numerous celebrities also signed the letter including Leona Lewis, Evanna Lynch, and Dame Judi Dench. ...
    LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt “unprotected by the institution” of Britain’s monarchy and was “prohibited from defending herself” against negative media coverage when she was pregnant, U.K. news outlets agency reported Thursday, citing court documents. The documents reviewed by the Press Association and the BBC were prepared as part of Meghan’s lawsuit against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday newspaper and MailOnline website over articles that reproduced parts of a letter the duchess wrote...
    Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones are amongst the more than 1,500 musicians who have signed an open letter to U.K. Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden demanding support for the live music industry that has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “With no end to social distancing in sight or financial support from government yet agreed, the future for concerts and festivals and the hundreds of thousands of people who work in them looks bleak,”...
    If anyone balks at the estimated $40 million spent on Meghan Markle’s May 2018 wedding to Prince Harry, they should see it as a phenomenal investment that brought in more than $1.2 billion to the U.K’s tourism industry. Meghan’s attorneys are making this argument about the windfall from her wedding in documents filed on behalf of her case against the Mail on Sunday, a British tabloid newspaper, the Daily Mail is reporting  The U.S.-born Duchess of Sussex is suing the...