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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif 2 hours 38 minutes ago.

Clean Water Is a ‘Right’: Kamala Harris Promotes Bill Ensuring Water Safety in Every Community

Clean Water Is a ‘Right’: Kamala Harris Promotes Bill Ensuring Water Safety in Every Community

Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris is proposing a law to safeguard access to clean water for everyone, including minority communities like those in Flint, Mich., most at-risk for being without.

“Every American has the right to clean water, period,” the California Democrat said in announcing the Water Justice Act, The Hill reports. “We must take seriously the existential threat...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif 4 hours 48 minutes ago.

Man Seen on Video Being Asked to ‘Leave’ A$AP Rocky Alone Is Set Free As Rapper Continues Stay in a Swedish Jail

Man Seen on Video Being Asked to ‘Leave’ A$AP Rocky Alone Is Set Free As Rapper Continues Stay in a Swedish Jail

As A$AP Rocky remains held in a Swedish jail waiting to find out if he will be charged with a crime, freedom has come to one person connected to the case—one of the men the rapper charges came at him, forcing him to defend himself.

According to the Los Angeles Times, prosecutors in Sweden decided to free that man after apparently determining that while the man had been asked “repeatedly” to...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif today at 06:45. 1 comments

‘I Cannot Tell a Lie’: Decision to Paint Over George Washington Mural Raises Dem Fears of a Campaign Gift to Trump

‘I Cannot Tell a Lie’: Decision to Paint Over George Washington Mural Raises Dem Fears of a Campaign Gift to Trump

Controversy is roiling Democratic circles in San Francisco over a controversial decision by the city’s school board to paint over an early-20th-century mural that depicts George Washington as a slave owner as well as a military commander who oversaw the decimation of Native Americans.

Supporters of the move say the 1936 mural by Victor Arnautoff, an artist, Stanford professor and avowed...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 20, 2019 at 10:30. 9 comments

A Return to Old Tricks and Tropes for Trump

A Return to Old Tricks and Tropes for Trump

Just one day after trying to distance himself from supporters’ chants of “Send her back” in reference to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, Donald Trump was back to his old ways, doubling down on his attacks on Omar and three other freshman congresswoman of color and defending his folks.

“Those are incredible people. Those are incredible patriots,” Trump said Friday of the MAGA faithful that turned...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 20, 2019 at 08:55.

R. Kelly to Be Brought to New York in Cuffs to Face Arraignment on Federal Sex Crime Charges in That State

R. Kelly to Be Brought to New York in Cuffs to Face Arraignment on Federal Sex Crime Charges in That State

The screws are being tightened on embattled singer Robert “R.” Kelly.

A federal judge has ordered that Kelly, currently being held without bail in isolation in a federal prison in Chicago, be transported to New York next month for arraignment on federal racketeering charges there that he recruited girls for sexual abuse, the Chicago Tribune reports.

As perhaps could be expected, conditions at...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 20, 2019 at 07:15.

Poll Finds Americans Fearful Heated Rhetoric Will Fan Flames of Violence

Poll Finds Americans Fearful Heated Rhetoric Will Fan Flames of Violence

A majority of Americans fear all the racist and otherwise offensive rah rah being spewed in the name of public discourse lately will lead to outright violence, and that it needs to stop.

That’s the finding of a new Pew Research Center poll in which some three-quarters of all Americans (73 percent)—Democrats and Republicans, alike—said “elected officials should avoid using heated language...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 19, 2019 at 10:45. 3 comments

Elijah 'Pumpsie' Green, Who Integrated the Boston Red Sox, Dies at 85

Elijah 'Pumpsie' Green, Who Integrated the Boston Red Sox, Dies at 85

Jackie Robinson may have been the broken the color barrier in Major League Baseball overall when he took to the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers in April 1947. But it would take a dozen more years, and a baseball player named Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, before the very last all-white team in the MLB, the Boston Red Sox, would field its first black player.

Green died Wednesday at a hospital in San...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 19, 2019 at 09:30. 5 comments

Police Make Arrest in the Killing of Zoe Spears, Whose Death Marked the 10th of a Black Trans Woman This Year

Police Make Arrest in the Killing of Zoe Spears, Whose Death Marked the 10th of a Black Trans Woman This Year

A Baltimore man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Zoe Spears, a 23-year-old whose death last month outside Washington, D.C., marked the 10th this year of a black transgender woman.

The Prince George’s County, Md., police say Gerardo Thomas, 33, admits to having been armed and in the area of Fairmount Heights, Md., where Spears was shot and killed the night...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 19, 2019 at 08:00. 14 comments

Ilhan Omar Slams Trump as ‘Fascist’ While He Cries ‘Wasn’t Me’ on the ‘Send Her Back’ Chants

Ilhan Omar Slams Trump as ‘Fascist’ While He Cries ‘Wasn’t Me’ on the ‘Send Her Back’ Chants

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar struck back Thursday against Donald Trump and his “Send her back”-braying fans, saying the raucous catcalls were not so much about her, but about what Trump stands for: fascism.

“I believe he is fascist,” Omar said Thursday, the Daily Beast reports. “I want to remind people that this is what this president and his supporters have turned this country [into]; this is...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 18, 2019 at 09:45. 1 comments

In the Klutch: Top Sports Agent and LeBron Homie Rich Paul Takes His Talents—and His NBA Clientele—to Hollywood in Major Deal With United Talent Agency

In the Klutch: Top Sports Agent and LeBron Homie Rich Paul Takes His Talents—and His NBA Clientele—to Hollywood in Major Deal With United Talent Agency

Powerhouse sports agent Rich Paul is bringing the basketball world to Hollywood as part of a major deal between his Klutch Sports Group and United Talent Agency, one of the major agencies representing talent in Tinseltown.

On Wednesday, according to Deadline, the two firms announced that UTA had made a “significant investment” in Klutch Sports Group and that Klutch chief Paul had been named...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 18, 2019 at 08:45. 21 comments

#TrumpRally Erupts in Raucous Chants of ‘Send Her Back’ as Trump Goes After Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar

#TrumpRally Erupts in Raucous Chants of ‘Send Her Back’ as Trump Goes After Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar

Donald Trump ramped up his efforts Wednesday night to demonize the four progressive, freshman congresswomen informally known as “the Squad,” reveling in a raucous crowd’s chants of “Send her back! Send her back!” in reference to his latest target, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

Despite a House vote Tuesday to condemn racist comments Trump made telling Omar and her fellow “Squad” members to “go...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 18, 2019 at 07:30. 3 comments

House Sees Red on Rep. Al Green’s Effort to Impeach Trump

House Sees Red on Rep. Al Green’s Effort to Impeach Trump

Well, that didn’t take long. As many politicos predicted, the House on Wednesday rebuffed an effort put forth by Texas Democrat Al Green to impeach Donald Trump.

As NBC News reports, the Democrat-controlled House voted 332-95 to table Green’s resolution. In bringing it to the House floor  Tuesday night, Green had cited Trump’s recent “go back” to where you came from attack on the four freshman...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 17, 2019 at 10:00. 18 comments

Has Halle Bailey’s Prince Been Found? Singer Harry Styles Is Said to Be Disney’s Pick to Play Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid

Has Halle Bailey’s Prince Been Found? Singer Harry Styles Is Said to Be Disney’s Pick to Play Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid

Word has it that singer Harry Styles of boy band One Direction fame is in talks to be cast as Prince Eric to Halle Bailey’s Ariel in the Disney live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

Negotiations are still in the early stages, according to the Hollywood Reporter, but if Styles is cast, it would show that Disney definitely plans to make music a central part of the re-creation of one of its...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 17, 2019 at 08:15. 14 comments

Texas Rep. Al Green Formally Seeks to Impeach Donald Trump

Texas Rep. Al Green Formally Seeks to Impeach Donald Trump

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) set off the impeachment bomb in the House Tuesday evening when he formally submitted articles of impeachment against Donald Trump over the misgivings of House leadership and some of his Democratic colleagues.

According to the New York Times, the move came hours after the House, during a raucous session pitting Democrats against Republicans, moved to formally condemn as...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 17, 2019 at 06:00. 11 comments

Jesse Jackson and Son Jesse Jr. Beg Trump’s Pardon for Disgraced Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

Jesse Jackson and Son Jesse Jr. Beg Trump’s Pardon for Disgraced Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

Civil rights icon the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his oldest son, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., are throwing their weight behind a push to implore Donald Trump for the release and full presidential pardon of Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor imprisoned for trying to auction off Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder.

Following Obama’s historic winning of the...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 16, 2019 at 10:30. 6 comments

Put Under the Jail: Charlottesville Murderer James Alex Fields Jr. Gets Life Plus 419 Years

Put Under the Jail: Charlottesville Murderer James Alex Fields Jr. Gets Life Plus 419 Years

So, Charlottesville rally murderer James Alex Fields Jr. apparently will never, ever, ever be seeing the light of day again as a free man.

That’s the basic reality for the 22-year-old white supremacist, who got handed a sentence of life plus 419 years for mowing down Heather Heyer and injuring dozens more with his car during a fit of rage against counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 16, 2019 at 08:45. 5 comments

Kellyanne Conway Dismisses House Call to Discuss Accusations She’s Been Talking Out of Turn

Kellyanne Conway Dismisses House Call to Discuss Accusations She’s Been Talking Out of Turn

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway refused Monday to appear before a House committee probing stuff she’s said that lawmakers say violated a federal law banning government employees from engaging in political speech while on the job.

Conway, with her boss’ blessing, ignored a subpoena from the House Oversight and Reform Committee to answer questions about her openly endorsing Donald Trump’s...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 16, 2019 at 07:45. 11 comments

#TheSquad Claps Back at Trump’s ‘Go Back’ to Your Own Country Comments, Saying They Won’t Take the Bait

#TheSquad Claps Back at Trump’s ‘Go Back’ to Your Own Country Comments, Saying They Won’t Take the Bait

Congress’ Fab Freshmen squad-ed up against Donald Trump Monday, calling his attacks on them racist clickbait that wasn’t going to deter them from working on the issues the people sent them to the House to solve—including impeaching him, if necessary.

The fabulous foursome, aka “the Squad,” aka the four progressive, freshman congresswomen closely aligned in the House—Reps. Alexandria...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 15, 2019 at 15:51.

OJ Simpson Is Living Free and Without Care 25 Years After Deaths of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman

OJ Simpson Is Living Free and Without Care 25 Years After Deaths of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman

He plays golf a lot. Visits his grown kids on occasion. And checks in with his parole officer.

Almost 25 years to the day of the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, O.J. Simpson is living a relatively quiet life in Las Vegas, the city he’s called home since his 2017 release from prison after being locked up—not on murder charges, but for trying to steal his own...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 15, 2019 at 15:16.

Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority Seems Poised to OK Citizenship Question on 2020 Census—No Matter the Cost to Heavily Immigrant Communities

Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority Seems Poised to OK Citizenship Question on 2020 Census—No Matter the Cost to Heavily Immigrant Communities

The U.S. Supreme Court seems to be headed toward backing a Trump administration move to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, even if doing so risks undercounting Latinos and other groups with heavy immigrant populations.

Based on comments and questions raised by the conservative majority in listening to arguments Tuesday, it appeared that the five justices appointed by Republican...

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