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            by Andrew Trunsky  The Open Society Foundations, the philanthropic group founded by George Soros, announced Monday that it would pledge $220 million towards initiatives focusing on racial equality in the United States. The investment will transform the efforts of political and civil rights groups across the country, and comes as protests continue nationwide over the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police, The New York Times reported. Of the $220 million, $150 million is...
    It is one of Frida Kahlo’s best-known paintings: the artist appears in a flower dress and pink bows that covers her entire body. In the middle of the white headdress her face appears and on her forehead the tattooed image of Diego Rivera, with whom the artist was married until her death, on July 13, 1954. one of the gala dresses of the Zapotec women.“data-reactid =” 34 “> The painting is called” Self-portrait as Tehuana “and shows one of the...
    RIVER NORTH— The Anti-Cruelty Society is drawing portraits of residents’ animals for a small fee which will support the shelter amidst COVID-19.  A portrait costs $20 and requires a photo of the pet — then one of the staff or volunteer artists will create a personalized drawing of your pet.  This fundraiser has replaced traditional campaigns that have been cancelled due to COVID-19. You can submit photos of your fur baby through Saturday, July 18. Anti-Cruelty Society Creative Director John Ryan...
    The Open Society Foundations, the philanthropic group founded by George Soros, announced Monday that it would pledge $220 million towards initiatives focusing on racial equality in the United States. The investment will transform the efforts of political and civil rights groups across the country, and comes as protests continue nationwide over the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police, The New York Times reported. Of the $220 million, $150 million is allocated for groups “that helped...
    The Open Society Foundations, a network of nonprofits founded by George Soros, is investing massive amounts of cash into black-led racial justice groups and activism. The Open Society Foundations announced its new initiative on Monday. The cash infusion into racial justice activist organizations comes after massive protests erupted over the death of George Floyd, a black man, who died while in the custody of Minneapolis police. The wave of protests and civil unrest across the United States is “the moment...
    During the coronavirus lockdown, pet adoption facilities have seen an increase in adoptions. Once those who are working from home with new pets return to the office, it could put a strain on pet-friendly offices. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Dejan Dundjerski) Animal shelters have seen an increased interest in pet adoption or fostering since the coronavirus pandemic left millions of Americans at home all day and looking for additional company. The increase was especially evident during the first weeks of the pandemic. “While...
    Robert Murphy Robert J. Murphy, 72, the former longtime president of the Beacon Historical Society, died on July 10 of cancer. He was born June 2, 1948, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Murphy. A 1966 graduate of Beacon High School, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and a master’s degree from SUNY Albany. Bob served as president of the Beacon Historical Society from 1998 to 2018 and wrote the society’s monthly newsletter for 38...
    Open Society Foundation, the philanthropic organization founded by billionaire George Soros, is investing $220 million in emerging organizations and leaders building power in Black communities across the U.S.  The largest share for the investment, $150 million, will be through a set of five-year grants to Black-led organizations focussed on racial equality, the organization announced Monday.  “It is inspiring and powerful to experience this transformational moment in the racial justice movement,” Open Society Foundations’ President Patrick Gaspard said in a statement....
    Tamil poet and lyricist Vairamuthu has turned a year older on July 13, 2020. The National Award-winning lyricist celebrates his 67th birthday today and on this occasion, there are several media publications who have extended their heartfelt wishes by praising his work. A popular daily also wrote an article on Vairamuthu and tagged singer Chinmayi Sripada on the same. This really did not go down well with her and she called out the leading daily on Twitter. #MeToo in India:...
            by Scott McKay  It’s important to understand that this is a revolutionary moment in American history, and it isn’t a bad idea to act in ways that would fall under the traditional description of “accordingly.” But it’s also important to understand that the revolution taking place in America is not yet a “kinetic” one. That may come soon, or it may not. The battle taking place presently is a war of information — or disinformation,...
    The operators and station masters of the Underground Railroad in southern Ohio may have all opposed slavery and supported its abolition, but the antislavery movement was not united as it regarded the means of achieving their vision of an end to slavery in the United States. The moderates called for a gradual emancipation and often combined it with a proposal to remove the freed black population via colonization in Liberia on the west coast of Africa. “Liberia was born of...
    These days, both the general public and the subset who actually vote and are informed, pay little attention to what economists say. Edward Lotterman It was different in the 1960s to the 1980s, when Nobel laureates Milton Friedman and Paul Samuelson wrote alternating-week columns for Business Week and frequent op-eds elsewhere. Both had the rare gift among academics of explaining complex issues to ordinary folks. Today, Nobelist Paul Krugman continues to write. But the public is so sharply divided that...
    ALDERSON, W.Va. (AP) — An effort is underway to purchase the site of a frontier fort that was built to protect colonial settlers in the Greenbrier Valley before and during the Revolutionary War. The Archaeological Conservancy, the West Virginia Land Trust and the Greenbrier Historical Society are seeking to raise $125,000 to buy the site of Arbuckle’s Fort and 25 acres surrounding it, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. After the purchase, the groups plan to create a public historical preserve with...
    ALDERSON, W.Va. (AP) — An effort is underway to purchase the site of a frontier fort that was built to protect colonial settlers in the Greenbrier Valley before and during the Revolutionary War. The Archaeological Conservancy, the West Virginia Land Trust and the Greenbrier Historical Society are seeking to raise $125,000 to buy the site of Arbuckles Fort and 25 acres surrounding it, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. After the purchase, the groups plan to create a public historical preserve with...
            by Anders Koskinen  China’s communist government has brought an end to the siege of Hong Kong, or at least a beginning of an end. Their secret police seized a 33-story hotel to establish a new headquarters in the city of nearly 7.5 million people who have lived most of their lives in a human rights-supporting, Western-style democratic system. No longer, however, as China’s new national security law for Hong Kong subjugates the city’s residents to the same...
    While COVID-19 has forced some Bergen County restaurants closed, others are just getting started. Heres a list of whats here, what you can expect to see soon and who to say goodbye to. Urban Bricks, Paramus: The fast-casual pizza chain is opening their first Bergen County location in Paramus sometimes this month or next. Current nearby locations are in Kearny and Secaucus. 315 Route 17, South. 88 Rice Shop, Ridgefield: The Chinese restaurant is the fourth moving into the space on...
    Last month, I retweeted a comment by a contrarian writer who questioned whether racism was to blame for the spread of the coronavirus, and a close (white) friend responded to me with a well-meaning text: “I feel it is my calling to help end the oppression people of color like you face in our society,” he wrote. “I understand I have white privilege. And that has consequences.” His message left me feeling bewildered. What “oppression” had I actually faced? And...
    The Federalist Society, the conservative legal group that pushed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment, has been the biggest contributor to the re-election campaign of Sen. Susan Collins, the embattled Maine Republican, since she voted to confirm him, federal filings show. Donors associated with the Federalist Society, which has supported numerous other right-wing federal judges appointed by President Trump, have contributed more than $300,000 to Collins’ campaign and related political action committees over the last 18 months. That’s more than executives and employees...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson invited The Federalist senior editor Chris Bedford on Friday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss the broader civilizational ramifications of statues and their removal by mobs. Carlson kicked off the segment by showing images of rioters pulling down statues in North Carolina and Maryland. Statues and monuments of historical figures have been defaced and removed in the wake of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. The Fox News host followed that up with...
    BOSTON (CBS) – It takes a lot to earn acceptance into Harvard Law School, but Rehan Staton’s story stands out, because of all the things that went wrong. The now-24-year-old from Bowie, Maryland was no student growing up. “Food insecurities, housing insecurities, I remember our HVAC system went out so in the winter it was super super cold. That all trickled down into my education,” he said. After barely getting through high school, Rehan became a sanitation worker...
    Igor Derysh July 10, 2020 5:56PM (UTC) The Federalist Society, the conservative legal group that pushed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaughs appointment, has been the biggest contributor to the re-election campaign of Sen. Susan Collins, the embattled Maine Republican, since she voted to confirm him, federal filings show. Donors associated with the Federalist Society, which has supported numerous other right-wing federal judges appointed by President Trump, have contributed more than $300,000 to Collins campaign and related political action committees over the last...
    REUTERS/Nicholas PfosiState Patrol officers stand guard as employees of Twin Cities Transport and Recovery work to clear the toppled statue of Christopher Columbus.During Navy Chaplain Basic Training we participated in pluralism workshops. These workshops charged chaplain candidate program officers of different faith backgrounds with planning invocations and benedictions for mock ship holiday observances. My team was tasked with Columbus Day. Though we participated fully, we included the following “pre-ceremony comments to the commanding officer”: There is much controversy as to...
    NYC closes down stretch of 5th Avenue at Trump Tower to paint Black Lives Matter mural Grocers urgently need to fix broken online business model, as pandemic shifts more to web, report says Angelina Jolie Talks Women’s Value in Society and What’s Holding Us Back © Jun Sato/WireImage Angelina Jolie is reflecting on how women view themselves. During a recent conversation with Madeleine Albright and Mika Brzezinski for the National Democratic Institute, the actress spoke to womens value in society. Women...
    During an interview with ABC News released on Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr stated that he agrees with the sentiment that black lives matter and that sentiment applies to people who are victims of homicides, and black lives also matter “in the sense of ensuring that African Americans fully participate in the benefits of this society and their lives flourish.” Barr said he distinguishes between the Black Lives Matter organization, which he disagrees with, and the sentiment that black lives...
    The “OK” hand signal has been wiped from “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.” According to the Independent, the popular hand gesture has been removed from the hit video game. The Independent reported that developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision aren’t commenting on why the gesture was scrubbed, but it could certainly be tied to the fact some people view it as racist. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) As pointed out by BroBible, Infinity...