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    A Democratic representative has blasted members of his own party for using the term 'Latinx' to describe people of Latin American descent. Ruben Gallego, a representative from Arizona, tweeted his dismay with the term on Monday, after a poll was released showing just 2 percent of Latinos recognize the term 'Latinx' while 40 percent feel offended by it. 'To be clear, my office is not allowed to use "Latinx" in official communications,' wrote Gallego, who is of Columbian and Mexican descent. 'When Latino politicos use the term, it is largely to appease white rich progressives who think that is the term we use,' he continued. 'It is a vicious circle of confirmation bias.'  The term was coined by left-wing academics and activists as a gender-neutral term to include non-binary people in the Spanish-speaking community. It has since spread among the general public, but has become controversial among the Spanish speaking community, who argue it does not follow the rules of the language. 'Look y'all,' Gallego wrote in a subsequent tweet. 'Hispanic, Latin American are gender neutral. So we already have...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As crime rises in Minneapolis, community leaders spoke with WCCO’s Reg Chapman about the city’s next chapter. Seconds after Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced his retirement, many took to social media. Some were disappointed that he will no longer lead the department, while others say they understand why he is retiring. “He has done his service. He took us through the toughest of times and was an anchor in the storm for the psyche of the city,” said former Minneapolis City Council Member Don Samuels. MORE: Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo Will Not Seek 3rd Term He says it is the city’s loss that the first Black police chief is calling it quits, when so many hoped he would lead the charge of transforming MPD. “To retire right after all this fight that we went through after George Floyd, vote yes, vote no, and to have to re-establish that trust with another police chief,” said activist AJ Flowers. Chief Medaria Arradondo (credit: CBS) Flowers is co-chair of the Young People’s Task Force, part of the Unity...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia commerce director Michael Rashid has resigned, Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Sunday. Rashid resigned after he reportedly made anti-Semitic remarks and verbally abused his staff. “Today I offered, and Mayor Kenney accepted, my resignation as Director of Commerce. My continued service would serve as a distraction from the work of the Department, which is far too important to the City and region,” Rashid said in a statement. “I also have had the opportunity to speak with leaders of the Jewish community in Philadelphia and apologize for my previous comments which were inappropriate and insensitive. I look forward to future engagement with the community going forward.” Rashid collaborated with City Council, Ready, Set, Philly, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, the Equity Alliance, and others during his time working in city government. “I’ve accepted Mr. Rashid’s resignation today in light of his inappropriate comments. The work of the Commerce Department is far too crucial—and it’s important that the Department stays focused on its mission of supporting Philadelphia’s business community at this critical time as...
    AMBRIDGE, Pa. (KDKA) — A police department in Beaver County and a community are pulling together to help an officer and his family who are in need. Ambridge Police Officer Jason Seng’s been on the force full-time for 13 years. READ MORE: Seven Springs Opens For The Season This WeekendHe also works part-time in nearby Baden. Off the job, officer Seng stays busy helping his wife care for their son, Collin, who is non-verbal and confined to a wheelchair. “My son was born with a partial dilution in his 18th chromosome, which is very rare,” Seng said. “He’s totally dependent on us.” Right now, getting Collin in and out of the family’s van is difficult, so Seng’s fellow officers and the community are raising money to convert the family’s van into a wheelchair-accessible one. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public Safety Urging People To Behave Responsibly During Pitt ACC Championship Game“It’s going to be so much easier for my wife to do this even myself to get him into the van. He is getting big,“ Seng said. The end goal...
    Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy is contending his appearances during his campaign for Idaho governor count as “community service” after his conviction for trespassing in the state’s capitol. His campaign treasurer, Aaron Welling, submitted a letter last month to the court in Ada County declaring that Bundy “completed 1,621 hours of public service,” according to the Idaho Statesman. The nature of the service, Welling said, was encouraging people to “become more active in holding public officials accountable.” Bundy, 46, was sentenced in July to 40 hours of community service and $1,089 in fines for an incident last year in which he refused to leave the statehouse in Boise during a special session of the Legislature. He was among a group demanding an end to emergency restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Several weeks before his conviction, he entered the race for the Republican nomination for Idaho governor. Bundy is scheduled to be tried next month in another trespassing case: After being barred from entering the state capitol, he returned there in April and was arrested two times in one day. Bundy made...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Teachers, police, and neighbors gathered for a discussion Monday night in the wake of a shooting that killed 14-year-old Kevin Tinker Jr. in Roseland this month – and another shooting that killed his mother a matter of days later on the very same block. The meeting was held at a gym at Kevin’s school. Participants talked about violence, and solutions. READ MORE: Woman With Concealed Carry Permit Shoots At Would-Be Gunpoint Carjacker In Roseland“The most important thing is for us to give up these people who are shooting in our community; who have people afraid in their house,” said Chicago Director of Community Policing Glen Brooks. At 5:09 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, Kevin was shot multiple times and killed in the 200 block of West 110th Place, off Wentworth Avenue. Early this past Wednesday morning, Kevin’s mother – Delisa Tucker, 31 – was shot in the chest and killed while visiting the spot where her son was killed. Tucker was a mother of six. She was laying a candle for her son at the time. On Thursday,...
    President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he was thankful for the 'people who I'm standing next to' as he prepared Thanksgiving meals alongside Jill Biden, Kamala Harris, Doug Emhoff and staff at the DC Central Kitchen.  'The people who I'm standing next to is who I'm thankful for. They got up. They got knocked down and got back up,' Biden said, putting his arm around one of the staff next to him. DC Central Kitchen trains jobless adults in the culinary arts along with providing meals for those in need.  The Bidens were participating in the service project before departing for Nantucket, where they will spend the Thanksgiving holiday. Second gentleman Doug Emhoff, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden formed an assembly line to put together Thanksgiving meals during a service project at DC Central Kitchen President Joe Biden said he was thankful for the 'people who I'm standing next to' as he prepared Thanksgiving meals Jill Biden called for Vice President Harris to hurry up and get to the string beans The Bidens participated...
    Corey Montiho, an area resident and school board member, said that the scene was horrific. "There were pompoms and shoes and spilled hot chocolate everywhere," Montiho said. "I had to go from one crumpled body to the other to find my daughter. My wife and two daughters were almost hit. Please pray for everybody. Please pray." Resident Angela O'Boyle, who claimed to have witness the attack from her fifth-floor apartment window, told CNN that she saw the red SUV "plow into the band" on the streets below, run over at least two people, and continue driving into crowds attending the celebration event. Chris Germain, witness and local businessowner, said that he witnessed the driver of the SUV "[blaze] right past us." "There were small children laying all over the road, there were police officers and EMTs doing CPR on multiple members of the parade," he recalled. Angelito Tenorio, a West Allis alderman who is running for Wisconsin state treasurer, said that the aftermath of the attack was equally as horrific as the attack itself. "[W]e...
    Kyle Rittenhouse attorney Mark Richards said his client regrets going to Kenosha, Wisconsin the night he fatally shot two people and wounded another in August 2020. Richards argued that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense. On Friday, a jury in Kenosha acquitted Rittenhouse on all counts. Hours later, the attorney spoke with Chris Cuomo. Cuomo noted the fact that Rittenhouse has testified in his own defense — a “risky” move, as the CNN host put it. “How difficult a call was it?” he asked Richards. “We felt as though we had a witness, a client, who could tell his story,” answered Richards. “He was articulate, fairly intelligent. He didn’t have any damage. He didn’t have prior convictions or never been in trouble. He was a police cadet, fire cadet, pro social. We thought he could do it. There was obviously a lot of work that went into it.” Richards explained the defense team did mock juries and found that Rittenhouse actually scored worse among jurors who did not hear him tell his side of the story. “And that made the decision, I...
    Corporate media's position in the battle between destroyers and defenders has been clear since George Floyd's death sparked months of marches and peaceful protests as well as riots and looting across the country. Ideologues masquerading as journalists spent much of 2020 informing the public that rioting is the "voice of the unheard" and that destroying private property is a form of political speech. They also stood in front of burning buildings and characterized the people doing the torching as "mostly peaceful." Local officials like Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan indulged anarchists who took over part of her city and declared it an autonomous zone. Cable news personalities have called Rittenhouse everything from a vigilante to a terrorist. Joy Reid even read the name of the convicted sex offender Rittenhouse claimed he fatally shot in self-defense. That type of veneration is typically reserved for black people killed by the police, but to the left, even a white child molester is worth defending if he advances a political goal. This isn't just about physical possessions and property. The same destructive impulses...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Assistant Chief of Police Paul Acosta has been a member of the Miami Beach Police Department since 1995. In his time there, he’s served in various roles, including as a patrol captain, commander of the SWAT Team and an executive officer. But before he was a police officer, Acosta wore a different uniform, as a member of the United States Marine Corps. READ MORE: Team USA To Play In 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament In Miami“I was able to complete high school at age 16. The following month, I turned 17. Five days after that, I enlisted in the Marine Corps with the waiver signed by my mom,” Chief Acosta told CBS4’s Brooke Shafer. Chief Acosta served as a U.S. Marine from 1987 to 1991 with 4 years of reserve time. It was a dream and goal he’d had since he was a young boy growing up in New York. He was surrounded by military men in his family, but the day he decided he wanted to be a Marine he said he remembers vividly. When one day at...
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was pressed by a CNN reporter Monday to explain how he would “deconstruct the racism that was built into the roadways.” Buttigieg spoke about the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that has been recently passed by the House during Monday’s White House briefing, where he was asked to outline his plan to address the racism that undergirded public transportation infrastructure. The secretary of transportation said that investment programs that could potentially benefit the disadvantaged communities would be reviewed on a “program by program, mode by mode” basis. “Some people were surprised when I pointed to the fact that if a highway was built for the purpose of dividing a white and a Black neighborhood, or if an underpass was constructed such that a bus carrying mostly Black and Puerto Rican kids … was designed too low for it to pass by, then that obviously reflect the racism that went into those design choices,” he said. WATCH: Buttigieg then claimed that $1 billion was going to be dedicated to remedying the damage wrought on those communities. (RELATED: Democrats...
    When the pandemic hit, Nacho Moya knew he needed to get creative to keep his art gallery and studio in downtown Gilroy afloat. So he did something that is perhaps counterintuitive at a time when resources seem scarce: Moya started offering free virtual painting classes. Hundreds of people signed up, seeking connection and inspiration amid the isolation and fear of the early pandemic days. His social media following exploded and, even as Moya provided a no-cost art experience for people in the Bay Area and beyond, his list of paying clients grew, too. Now, he’s making big plans for the future of Moya Art Gallery and Studio. Q: How did you learn to paint?  Nacho Moya: The dream began when I was in sixth grade — when I participated in this art contest and I won first place. My mom didn’t have money to buy me art supplies so I would just grab a pencil or pen and start drawing. Back in the day, there was no YouTube. I would go to the library and get sketching books. When you...
    The Press of Atlantic City reported that after closing in March 2020 due to the pandemic, schools in Egg Harbor Township have been operating under either an entirely online or partially in-person instruction model for most of the 2020-2021 school year.What else?In an Instagram post announcing his win, Seppy said, "My passion for the community of Egg Harbor Township is entirely everlasting, I aspire to set a positive example for our district. EHT shall have an excellent reputation, in both our standard of education and our efficient process of our budget." The aspiring politician, whose Instagram showcases patriotic posts and words of love for his country and community, has big plans for his school district. He told the College Fix he intends to use his new position on the board to expand civics education and vocational training opportunities for students in the district. Seppy's surprising victory is just one of many that occurred this week as a groundswell of new candidates fed up with the status quo won in local school board elections across the country.
    This is the new hobby of former Arsenal player and French team Theory Henry: the fight against cyberbullying. “We need the help of those in high places (…) to unite to ensure that these people, for example, pass a law, and make these sites more accountable for what is happening there,” said one ex. Striker in Lisbon on Tuesday. The 1998 world champion announced his partnership with his Puma brand and Game of Ever Lives Foundation during an internet summit in the Portuguese capital on Tuesday, the annual high point of the digital economy and new technologies. This content has been blocked because you do not accept trackers. Click “I agree”, Conspirators will be deposited and you can view the contents . Click “I accept all tracers”, You’re authorizing tracer deposits to store your data on our sites and applications for personalization and advertising purposes. You have the option to withdraw your consent at any time. Manage my selections I agree I accept all conspiracies “They’re not really trying to change anything.” Thierry Henry explained that he...
    Caitlyn Jenner has come to Dave Chappelle's defense amid controversy over his Netflix special The Closer, saying the comic is '100% right' to stand up to transgender protesters angered by his gags. Jenner, the world's most famous transgender woman, tweeted Tuesday: 'Dave Chappelle is 100% right. 'This isn't about the LGBTQ movement. It's about woke cancel culture run amok, trying to silence free speech.'  'We must never yield or bow to those who wish to stop us from speaking our minds,' the retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete wrote.    She spoke as LGBTQ activists continue to bash the comic for his jokes about the transgender community in the special. Jenner was also moved to speak-out after transgender employees at the streaming service's office staged a walkout in protest of the production last week, with Chappelle taking to Instagram Monday to clear the air. In the video, which contained a clip from one the comedian's recent sets, Chappelle extinguished rumors that he turned down an invitation to speak with Netflix's trans employees, and urged fans to not blame the LGBTQ community for the backlash he...
    Comedian Dave Chappelle said that his upcoming documentary has been pulled by distributors and that invites to film festivals have been rescinded amid the controversy surrounding his sixth Netflix special The Closer.  LGBTQ activists have slammed Chappelle for his jokes about the trans community and, last Wednesday, transgender employees at Netflix staged a walkout to protest the streaming service for airing the special. Chappelle said that the untitled documentary, about the comedian’s efforts to hold stand-up shows in a neighbor’s cornfield in Ohio during the pandemic, had been invited to ‘every film festival in the United States.’ In the wake of The Closer controversy, however, ‘they began disinviting me from these film festivals and now, today, not a film company, not a movie studio, not a film festival, not nobody will touch this film.' Chappelle spoke in a five minute video he posted on his Instagram Monday, the first time he publicly spoke out since the special aired during a stand-up appearance in front of a supportive crowd.  Comedian Dave Chappelle said distributors and film festivals 'won't touch' his documentary...
    Veteran comedian Dave Chappelle says that while he is “confused” about what they want to speak about, he will nonetheless meet with members of the transgender community, under the condition that anyone who meets with him first watches his Netflix special, The Closer, “from beginning to end.” Chapelle added that he is “not bending to anyone’s demands.” “It’s been said in the press that I was invited to speak to the transgender employees at Netflix, and I refused. That is not true. If they would’ve invited me, I would have accepted it,” Chappelle said in a video posted Monday to his Instagram account. “Although, I am confused about what we are speaking about,” the comedian added. “I said what I said, and, boy, I heard what you said. My God, how could I not? You said you want a safe working environment at Netflix. Well, it seems like I am the only one that can’t go to the office.” Watch below: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dave Chappelle (@davechappelle) Chappelle went on to address “the transgender...
    Dave Chappelle, whose comments about transgender people led to a furious backlash from the LGBTQ community, has said he will 'not bend to anyone's demands' over what he can and cannot say.  In recent weeks, comedian has faced calls for him to be cancelled following jokes  made in a stand-up special for the streaming service, Netflix.  Chappelle courted controversy with his jokes in which he asserts 'gender is a fact,' and criticizes what he says is the thin skin of the trans community.  The jokes were based upon earlier observations made by Harry Potter author J K Rowling's who in 2019 stated that transgender women were not actually women and were a threat to her identity. Comedian Dave Chappelle, 48, together with Netflix has faced backlash from the LGBTQ community for remarks made in his latest special On Monday, Chapelle spoke out for the first time about the controversy in a five minute video which was posted to Instagram.  'To the transgender community, I am more than willing to give you an audience, but you will not summon me,' Chapelle stated in a...
    Joe Biden will return to his hometown of Scranton on Wednesday to pitch his trillion-dollar congressional agenda after conceding to Democrats some the most ambitious parts of his plan will have to go. Biden gave Democrats an end of the week deadline to come to concensus on a topline number for his ambitious package of social programs, including funds for education, healthcare and to combat climate change. But to break the stalemate between the moderate and progessive wings of the Democratic Party, the $3.5 trillion plan will be cut nearly in half.  Getting the ax is his proposal for two years of free community college. Other options being considered are cutting back the child tax credit and paid family leave; and removing a clean energy program after Senator Joe Manchin objected to it. 'There will be something for higher education, but it probably won't be the free community college,' said Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus.  Joe Biden will return to his hometown of Scranton on Wednesday to pitch his trillion-dollar congressional agenda after conceding it must...
    DAVE Chappelle is known as an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer. The Mark Twain Prize winner recently came under fire after his latest Netflix special dropped, which many have since called controversial. 2Dace Chappelle's The Close has caused controversy since its debut on NetflixCredit: AFP What did Dave Chappelle say in his Netflix special? Some of the most controversial things Chappelle talks about in his special include: Trans community The Atlantic said Chappelle's "The Closer" "blurs the line between victim and bully," and many agree. The 72 minute special started out with controversial comments about the LGBTQ+ community, calling trans woman's genitalia "not quite what it is." "Gender is a fact. Every human being in this room, every human being on Earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on Earth. This is a fact," Chappelle said later declaring himself "team TERF." "Every human being in this room, every human being on Earth had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on Earth, that is a fact," Chappelle...
    cityofstpete/Flickr In case you missed it, you’re probably about to be seeing a lot less of Rick Kriseman. The popular St. Petersburg mayor is term-limited, and ‘Burg people are now choosing between Ken Welch (who Kriseman has endorsed) and Robert Blackmon (who Kriseman has, well, you know the headlines). RELATEDSt. Petersburg’s general election is on November 2, here’s what’s on the ballot Kriseman, who’s overseen eight years of growth for the Sunshine City has been making an effort to connect with constituents, the community and even the press on his way out, but this midweek conversation finds the mayor sitting down with a St. Pete sage, playwright, director and actor Bob Devin Jones for a candid chat about service to the community. Admission for the limited-capacity, mask-required, event is free, but registration is required. From Public Servant to Private Citizen: A Reflective Conversation with Rick Kriseman. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m. Free with registration. Studio@620. 620 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg. thestudioat620.org Support local journalism in these crazy days. Our small but mighty team works tirelessly to bring you updates...
    MICHAEL 'KiXSTAr' Stockley was a Rainbow Six Esports gamer. On October 13, 2021, it was tragically announced that Stockley had passed away at just 24-years-old. 1Michael StockleyCredit: Twitter/KiXSTArTV Who was Michael 'KiXSTAr' Stockley and what was his cause of death? Stockley, better known as KiXSTAr, was an American gamer who was a Rainbow Six Siege caster and former player. Stockley's family released a statement on his death, saying: "On Monday, October 11 Michael 'KiXSTAr' Stockley passed away unexpectedly. He had so much planned for the future, and he was looking forward to working with so many of you. "Michael worked hard to lift up the R6 Siege community, and in turn so many of you lifted him up as well. We are grateful for the love and support we have experienced from so many of you." Stockley's cause of death is currently unknown. Most read in TechSNAP OUT Live updates as Snapchat not working and logins blocked days after Whatsapp crashSHIB NFT DROP Everything to know about when you can buy a Shiboshi NFTFACE OFF Warning to DELETE Facebook as angry...
    ENGLEWOOD — A South Side man is determined to give the kids in his community a childhood like the one he knew growing up. Larry Daniels, of Englewood, is the founder of Hoop Hard Or Get Off the Court, a community organization that, since 2015, has offered constructive outlets to Chicago kids, mainly through youth basketball leagues and softball tournaments. Daniels launched a GoFundMe campaign for his dream of opening a community center with a basketball court. So far, it’s raised $760 of $100,000. Credit: ProvidedLarry Daniels (left) with the Rev. Michael Pfleger (middle) and a CPD officer at a Hoop Hard Or Get Off The Court event. “I have a passion for sports,” Daniels said. “And it’s not just a passion for sports, but a passion for the kids and to keep them off the streets.” Daniels said he wants to keep kids doing something positive, “so they won’t fall short to gun violence or to drugs or to doing negative things in life.” In addition to its sports-based programs and events, Hoop Hard provides mentoring to...
    Can you ever really go home again? Nicholas Acosta certainly wasn’t planning on it. Nick, the owner and lead broker of Downtown Expert Realty LLC, calls St. Pete his hometown, but he quit town after college and hadn’t planned to return. In 2020, he was happily married to his husband Lee, living in a beautiful high-rise condo in Orlando, and growing his real estate business. Everything in his life seemed to be going perfectly. Yet Nick couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing.  Part of that feeling stemmed from the loss of his father. Dr. Anthony Acosta was a legendary figure in St. Pete: the emergency room medical director at Bayfront Health for 46 years, Dr. Acosta was a pillar of the community, in addition to being Nick’s beloved dad. “He was such an inspiring person,” Nick explained. “Everyone knew him, and everyone loved him.” Tragedy struck the Acosta family when Nick was five, taking the life of his mother. Immediately, the St. Pete community surrounded the grieving family, ensuring that Nick and his sister Kristina had a...
    Barack Obama has dismissed criticism of his planned presidential center after activists said the massive public works project would destroy a historic park and price black residents out of the area. The nation's first black president told ABC News on Monday that he is 'absolutely confident' the Obama Presidential Center in the old Jackson Park section of the city's South Side will benefit the community.  'The truth is, any time you do a big project, unless you're in the middle of a field somewhere, you know, and it's on private property, there's always going to be some people who say, "Well, but we don't want change. We're worried about it. We don't know how it's going to turn out'," Obama told Good Morning America. 'Which is why we've gone through such an exhaustive process to encourage and elicit comments and concerns and criticism and suggestions from the community.'  The 44th President of the United States' planned Presidential Center has been dismissed as an out-of-touch ego trip by critics. News of its impending construction came less than two months after Obama generated...
    A 93 year-old man who rode Harley Davidsons for 70 years was killed Sunday when his beloved hog crashed into an oncoming car.    Leslie Cin was pronounced dead on the scene at Glenwood in Minnesota on Sunday, 35 miles east of his Donnelly home. A 62-year-old woman driving the Ford Escape Cin crashed into was taken to hospital with light injuries. Cin, a farmer, had loved Harley motorbikes since his early 20s, when he purchased his first. Leslie Cin, 93, was killed on Sunday while riding his Harley Davidson near his Minnesota home 'Les was always game for fun,' his obituary states.  'So many stories can be told of these episodes bringing so much laughter and joy.  'Les got his first Harley when he was in his early 20's and never lost the love of riding up until the day he passed.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Sturgis Motorcycle Rally roars into its second day and 700K... Motorcyclist, 65, dies after crashing his Harley-Davidson... Share this article Share He was wearing a...
    FAIRFAX DISTRICT (CBSLA) – A man who witnesses say was yelling anti-Semitic threats to dozens of people at a synagogue Wednesday allegedly tried to drive his car into the crowd. On what was supposed to be an evening of celebration and faith, members of Fairfax area synagogue say a man they had never seen before disrupted their concert Wednesday and began making threats. READ MORE: USC To Conduct Zero Waste Game Saturday Evening “He was in an absolute rage and he was screaming, ‘I’m a real Muslim and I’ll show you what real terrorism looks like,’ and my wife and kids are this event,” said security guard David K. A member of the community and a trained security guard, David was at Wednesday’s concert outside at the Shaarei Tefila Synagogue. “He was shouting that he was going ‘F’ all the Jews ,and I could see it in his eyes that he wanted to attack,” David said. People who were nearby also saw the man shouting. They said he was walking two dogs and confronting the worshipers. A man working as...
    LOGAN SQUARE — Chicago’s artist community is rallying around a Logan Square artist who was hurt in a car crash last month and is struggling to pay steep medical bills and cover lost wages. The crash happened around 3:20 a.m. Aug 22 on the South Side. An artist who goes by the moniker CHema Skandal! was in an Uber on his way home from a Ruido Fest after party in the 7100 block of West Archer Avenue when the driver of a 2018 GMC truck failed to stop at a red light and plowed into his Uber, police and CHema said. CHema said both he and the Uber driver were rushed to the hospital, where they were treated for their injuries. The Uber driver suffered some broken bones, while CHema came away with fractured ribs and a fractured sternum, along with scrapes and bruises. “My seatbelt saved me, but at the same time, that’s how my ribs got broken,” CHema said. The driver of the truck, a 38-year-old man, was issued two tickets: one for disobeying a stop sign and...
    An Idaho school principal with seven children died on Wednesday after a two-week battle with COVID.  Javier Castaneda, 48, was principal and superintendent of Heritage Community Charter School in Caldwell, Idaho, a town about 30 miles from Boise. He was survived by his wife Maria and their seven children.  His vaccination status is currently unknown and the school he worked at was said to be mask optional, according to the Associated Press.   Idaho principal Javier Castaneda, 48, of Heritage Community Charter School died on Wednesday after contracting COVID-19 A GoFundMe Page was created for Castaneda and his family which included his wife Maria and their seven children Castaneda began showing symptoms on September 4 and was then hospitalized two days later at West Valley Medical Center.  He was put on a ventilator on September 10. He died five days later.   'Hundreds of his friends, family, and community members have reached out and we are so grateful for their love and support in this trying time,' Kristopher Wieland, Maria Castaneda’s brother, told the Idaho Press.  'Many have shared stories...
    University of Georgia mathematics professor Joseph Fu is requiring students to wear masks in his classroom in defiance of university policy, telling CNN’s Pamela Brown that he was willing to be fired over the issue. Brown reported that UGA policy was to allow professors to request masks, but did not allow them to require students to wear them. “You’ve been warned could you face disciplinary action,” she asked Fu. “Are you willing to be fired over this?” “Certainly,” he replied, calling it a “responsibility” that he felt that he had as a tenured professor. “I’m a person who’s quite privileged in this setting. I feel that, as a tenured professor, I have a responsibility to my institution, not simply to my bosses, to act in its interest.” Fu had written his mask mandate into his class syllabus, and told Brown that he had done so because many of his colleagues felt similarly to him, had seen a “very low rate of masking in their classes,” despite the university administration’s claims that they had a “strong encouragement of masking.” His untenured colleagues,...
    An 8-year-old boy decided to give his lemonade stand earnings away for a huge cause: a real-life fire truck for his community. Andrea Dembeck, from Danville, Pennsylvania, told FOX News that her third grader Andrew decided he wanted to run a lemonade stand this summer to help the Friendship Fire Company’s efforts to get a new ladder truck.  The Friendship Fire Company has been raising money for a new ladder truck since at least June 18, 2020, according to a GoFundMe page. According to the page, the truck is expected to cost $1.3 million.  MOM WARNS AGAINST FIREWORKS AFTER ONE EXPLODES AND ‘BLEW’ HER HAND IN HALF Dembeck told FOX that Andrew had done a lemonade stand two summers ago, before the coronavirus pandemic and when she suggested doing another stand this summer, she said Andrew "couldn’t wait to do it." She added that she also encouraged her son to think about using his earnings to help someone else.  8-year-old Andrew Dembeck raised $200 at his summer lemonade stand to help his local fire department get a new...
    Sponsored Content Throughout the past few years, inflation has been rising at an alarming rate; purchasing power has decreased by 90% since the 1950s. With each passing day, it’s becoming harder and harder for people to earn enough money for a decent life with a traditional nine-to-five job. But in the past few years, real estate investing became a booming industry. According to Damon Woodward, that is nothing surprising. He thinks that the main reason for that is that a lot more people want to become real estate investors and have a better income. Damon himself went the same route years ago when he walked away from a six-figure salary and ventured into the world of real estate. Since then, Damon became an incredibly successful investor; he became the CEO of Leadway Holdings Ltd. and Blackcard Elite Academy Ltd. (Blackcard University); he successfully runs two multi-million dollar companies. When asked what contributed to his success, Damon says, “Developing skills and working with coaches and mentors is the only way to succeed in this game.” He adds, “I took a...
    A promising college football player in the Hudson Valley who lived on Long Island has died after being gunned down in front of his home. Suffolk County Police are searching for the killer of Alonte Shipp, age 20, who was shot and killed in front of his Wyandanch home at 4:40 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23 during an altercation with another person. See Earlier Story: Man Shot, Killed In Front Of His Long Island Home Shipp, a sophomore at Hudson Valley Community College in upstate Troy, was known around Wyandanch as a star running back with NFL dreams. In action at Hudson Valley Community College.Hudl/Alonte ShippWyandanch High School Principal Paul Sibblies said he was numb after hearing the news. "Here is a young man that has been through so much but overcame it all to attend college. His desire was to prove people wrong about his character. Alonte Shipp will forever mean something to me," Sibblies wrote in a Facebook post. A GoFundMe account set up by his cousin to help pay for his funeral said Shipp was "a beloved brother and son who...
    Delvin White (pictured) returned to duty Tuesday, after Tampa's Civil Service Board decided that police Chief Brian Dugan's decision to fire him went too far, the Tampa Bay Times reported A black police officer was reinstated to his job, nearly six months after he was fired for using the n-word on duty and defending it as expressing 'culture and experiences among the African American community.' Delvin White returned to duty Tuesday, after Tampa's Civil Service Board decided that police Chief Brian Dugan's decision to fire him went too far, the Tampa Bay Times reported.   While the board agreed Dugan, who is white, was within his right to fire White - a beloved resource officer at Middleton High School - it voted 3 to 0 to reinstate the officer, effective immediately.   'I do not want to see the city lose an employee like that who obviously does his job above and beyond—a difficult job in, let's face it, very difficult circumstances,' a board member told the Tampa Bay Times. 'It's like cutting off your nose to spite your face.'  White was fired...
    Jeffree Star has posted from his new yak farm and Wyoming ranch. Instagram/@staryakranch, Twitter/@jeffreestar Jeffree Star is splitting his time between LA and Casper, Wyoming, where he's taken residence. His new neighbors told the Casper Star-Tribune that Star has donated generously to locals. A local radio DJ, who is Black, said he knew about Star's racist past, but found him friendly. Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Jeffree Star appears to have made a smooth landing into his new rural lifestyle. The controversial makeup mogul said he was permanently moving to Casper, Wyoming, a city of 58,000, in June. He has since acquired a yak farm (it's closed to the public) and started selling marijuana-themed clothing and accessories out of a newly opened distribution center in the state, which also has no personal income tax. While Star put his flashy $20 million...
    PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have been slammed for not naming UK charities in their post on the devastating Afghanistan crisis. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were blasted for "preaching" about the "international community" before only listing support for those in the US under "mental health resources". 5Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released a post on the devastating Afghanistan crisisCredit: PA 5They did not name UK charities in their post Charities the couple ignored included Harry's own Head's Together project, which the prince launched alongside his brother William and sister-in-law Kate Middleton when he was a working royal. They also failed to mention mental health support charity Shout, which the Sussexes and Cambridges set up together. Royal fans were quick to blast Harry and Meghan for the omissions after yesterday's statement saw the royal couple say the "international community" must "alleviate suffering" to prove "our humanity". One commentator wrote on Twitter: "Interesting that they did not include any UK or international mental health services. "The three organisations are all US based and have a lot of resources that are...
    Instagram is typically a bastion of information, fun and occasionally great charity within the whiskey industry. At the very least, it’s a great place to get an idea of new bottles that are coming, just announced, or releasing. People are always posting bottle shots, as it’s known in the zeitgeist, and it’s usually harmless. Occasionally, it’s also quite the opposite. On August 2nd, notable Instagram whiskey account @alildabofbourbon noticed a new bottle on shelves. The whiskey? Well, not a typical whiskey at all. The bottle in question was Slapdick ‘Agave Whiskey’. Which was hardly a question – her post simply noted it existed and was new.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by ’ (@alildabofbourbon) For the rusty – Whiskey is a spirit made from distilled grain. That can be corn, barley, rye or wheat – certainly not Agave. Agave is an entirely different sugar source, native to Mexico and other similar climates (Chile, Texas, etc). Agave is used to produce Tequila, destilado, and Mezcal. Most importantly, it’s not a grain. How could the TTB...
    More On: nick cannon Nick Cannon explains his sexy multi-partner lifestyle: ‘It ain’t my decision’ Alanis Morissette, Grimes among judges for Fox competition ‘Alter Ego’ Nick Cannon to have fourth baby in six months: ‘Why wear condoms?’ Sneak peek at new season of ‘The Masked Singer’ Nick Cannon is saying “no” to cancel culture, coming to rapper DaBaby’s defense following his controversial homophobic remarks at the Rolling Loud concert on July 25. Cannon, 40, appeared on radio station 105.1’s program, “The Breakfast Club” and expressed his thoughts on the 29-year-old’s comments. The “Wild ‘N Out” host himself has previously come under fire for anti-Semitic statements he made on his “Cannon’s Class” podcast in 2020. The father of seven was fired — then re-hired — from “Wild ‘N Out” after apologizing in February 2021. “First of all, I think not only in the black community — and I’ve experienced it — but definitely just men a lot of times, we have that ego. We believe apologizing is weakness when it actually takes great strength to step up to anyone and say, ‘I...
    The city of McAllen, Texas was forced to build a temporary tent city to operate as a shelter to test and treat migrants for COVID after they cross the border - but the city's embattled mayor says that's not enough to stop the flow of migrants infected with the virus from flooding into his community.   'Initially I didn't see it as a problem because it was under control,' Mayor Javier Villalobos told CBS This Morning. 'I saw no correlation in the increase in COVID in our community and the immigrants because they were isolated.' 'Now I think there's an issue because they're going throughout, positive or non-positive... and we have no authority to stop it.' Before heading to the COVID testing facility in Anzalduas Park migrants are first processed under the Anzalduas International Bridge, a makeshift Border Patrol 'facility' that's recently come under fire by the American Civil Liberties Union. Migrants are first brought to a Customs and Border Patrol processing facility under the Anzalduas Bridge McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos said migrants are being released into his city...
    A 9-year-old boy was struck by a bullet to his head in a drive-by-shooting while he was asleep in his bed over the weekend, and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Nigel Brown, 9, was shot once, according to WALB, when gunfire broke out in his residential neighborhood of Albany, Georgia on Sunday night at around 11 p.m. His mother was reportedly in the next room and ran to check on her children  when she heard the gunfire. That is where, police say, she found Nigel unresponsive.  Police responded to the scene, and pronounced Nigel dead. Two other children and their great-grandfather were also home at the time of the shooting Sunday.  Albany police are now investigating the 'senseless' killing, and are offering a $5,000 reward for any information about the attack. DailyMail.com has reached out to the Albany Police Department for more information.  Nigel Brown, 9, was reportedly in his bed asleep when shots rang out Sunday night and he was struck in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene The Albany Police Department announced...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s a street filled with life-long Pittsburghers. “It’s wonderful, the neighbors are nice, we have a beautiful park,” said neighbor Marie Carr. READ MORE: 4 People Injured In Late Night Shooting In Arnold But Marie Carr says she can’t focus on the beauty. She’s instead staring at the vacant home next door with hundreds of stacked tires, bicycles and a rusted refrigerator in the front driveway. “Everybody we tell this story says, ‘I can’t believe that. You mean you can’t get anything done?’” Carr said. That’s why Marie and her husband Tom called KDKA Investigates. They gathered up all the neighbors who want to know one thing: What’s it going to take to find the squatter a new home and some help? “We are tax paying homeowners and it seems he has more rights than we do.” KDKA Investigates: Why isn’t there a playbook in place for squatters in the City of Pittsburgh? A true system to get these people the help they need? At 6 on @KDKA @ismithKDKA pic.twitter.com/XQ4Mk9BBrc — MEGHAN SCHILLER (@MeghanKDKA) August 9, 2021...
    Two white children - ages eight and nine - allegedly wrapped a ten strap around the neck of an eight-year-old black child at a Martha's Vineyard summer camp on July 28.  The victim was left with an abrasion on his neck.  The Martha's Vineyard NAACP is investigating if the alleged lynching-like assault at the Chilmark Community Center was racially motivated.  Local officials in Chilmark, Massachusetts, which oversees the camp, said during an emergency meeting on August 3 that they 'are not in a position to assess whether this was a safe play issue or a racial issue.' 'We do know that it is was unacceptable behavior,' the Chilmark Select Board said in its statement.   Chilmark Police Chief Jonathan Klaren said police can't pursue criminal charges because the 2018 Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Bill raised the age of criminal responsibility from seven years old to 12. One of the board members - Warren Doty - said that the community center is undertaking an investigation, and 'based on their long history of running a successful summer program, we have confidence that the...
    Amazon’s best camera drone deal is a 2K drone that folds up as small as an iPhone for $65 Derek Carr feeling “just so free” heading into eighth season © Mike Coppola/FilmMagic and Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images Miley Cyrus wants to help DaBaby move forward and learn following his anti-LGBTQ comments. The 28-year-old "Wrecking Ball" singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to publicly reach out to the 29-year-old rapper.  "@DaBaby check your DMS - would love to talk and see how we can learn from each other and help be part of making a more just and understanding future!" Cyrus captioned her post. "For more info @greaterthanaids is a great resource! ???????? @happyhippiefdn." In the post, Cyrus wrote a note to DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, extending a hand to the star after he's been cut from several music festivals due to his comments.  "As a proud and loyal member of the LGBTQIA+ community, much of my life has been dedicated to encouraging love, acceptance, and open mindedness," Cyrus wrote. "The internet can fuel a lot...
    How to Clean Your Smartphone: Plus, All of Our Recommended Screen Cleaners NFL Players Association to ask NFL for increased COVID-19 testing of vaccinated players, staffers © Provided by People getty (2) Miley Cyrus is extending an olive branch to DaBaby. The singer, 28, shared a message for the rapper on her Instagram, Wednesday, offering him resources to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community following his misinformed homophobic rant at last week's Rolling Loud 2021 festival in Miami. "As a proud and loyal member of the LGBTQIA+ community, much of my life has been dedicated to encouraging love, acceptance, and open mindedness," she wrote. "The internet can fuel a lot of hate & anger and is the nucleus of cancel culture...but I believe it can also be a place filled with education, conversation, communication, & connection." © getty (2) Miley Cyrus, 28, shared a message for DaBaby on her Instagram, Wednesday, offering him resources to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community She continued, "It's easier to cancel someone than to find forgiveness and compassion in ourselves or take the...
    Every Grown-Up Goth Needs These Spooky-Chic Halloween Wine Glasses Karsten Warholm Demolishes 400 Meter Hurdles World Record, Rips His Own Shirt In Celebration © Provided by INSIDER Matt Damon attends the "Stillwater" New York Premiere at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on July 26, 2021 in New York City. Michael Loccisano/WireImage/Getty Images Damon received backlash after he said in an interview that he only stopped using the word homophobic slur "f----t" months ago. He said in a new interview he's never used the term in his personal life and doesn't "use slurs of any kind." In a statement to Variety, the actor said that he stands with the LGBTQ+ community. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Matt Damon backtracked on previous comments and said on Monday that he has never used the homophobic slur "f----t" in his personal life and does not "use slurs of any kind," reported Variety. This came after the actor received backlash after the UK's Sunday Times published an interview with him where he said he "retired" the use of the...
    Matt Damon attends the "Stillwater" New York Premiere at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on July 26, 2021 in New York City. Michael Loccisano/WireImage/Getty Images Damon received backlash after he said in an interview that he only stopped using the word homophobic slur "f----t" months ago.  He said in a new interview he's never used the term in his personal life and doesn't "use slurs of any kind." In a statement to Variety, the actor said that he stands with the LGBTQ+ community. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Matt Damon backtracked on previous comments and said on Monday that he has never used the homophobic slur "f----t" in his personal life and does not "use slurs of any kind," reported Variety. This came after the actor received backlash after the UK's  Sunday Times published an interview with him where he said he "retired" the use of the f-word months ago after his daughter wrote him a "treatise" on why he shouldn't use the slur.  He said in the Times interview that he was making a...
    Matt Damon on Monday insisted that he had not had 'a personal awakening' after revealing that he was using the homophobic slur f****t until 'just a few months ago' - when his daughter was forced to tell him it was wrong.  Damon, 50, sparked a furious backlash when he told The Sunday Times about a conversation with one of his three daughters - Isabella, 14, Gia, 12, and Stella, 10.  'The word that my daughter calls the 'f-slur for a homosexual' was commonly used when I was a kid, with a different application,' he said.   'I made a joke, months ago, and got a treatise from my daughter. She left the table. I said, 'Come on, that's a joke! I say it in the movie Stuck on You!'   'She went to her room and wrote a very long, beautiful treatise on how that word is dangerous.  'I said, 'I retire the f-slur!' I understood.'  On Monday, Damon issued a clarification.  'I have never called anyone 'f****t' in my personal life and this conversation with my daughter was not a personal awakening,' he told...
    Matt Damon is responding to backlash he received over the weekend after he says remarks from an interview were taken out of context. The "Stillwater" actor, 50, clarified an idea that he had only just stopped using the "f-slur" after he was admonished by one of his daughters. Damon is quoted in a Sunday Times interview as saying the offensive slur was "commonly used when I was a kid, with a different application." He maintained that his daughter had actually written him a "treatise" on "how that word is dangerous." Now, in a memorandum to Variety, Damon carefully clarified his statements and firmly pressed that he has never used the word in his "personal life" and does not "use slurs of any kind."  MATT DAMON REACTS TO BEN AFFLECK, JENNIFER LOPEZ REKINDLING ROMANCE: ‘I HOPE IT’S TRUE' Matt Damon said his daughter had wrote him a ‘treatise’ on ‘how [the word f----t] is dangerous' to the LGBTQ+ community.  (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images) "During a recent interview, I recalled a discussion I had with my daughter where...
    (CNN)Timothy Moore grew up wary of medical treatments in his hometown of Tuskegee, Alabama. His parents had seen what happened to Black people who participated in the unethical Tuskegee syphilis study, where researchers let syphilis progress in Black men without treating them to justify treatment programs for them between 1932 and 1972.So when Covid-19 vaccines became available, Moore and his family didn't rush out to get inoculated. His parents, both born in the 1960s, had only recently been open to getting flu vaccines, Moore said Monday on CNN's "New Day." But one after another, his family began contracting the coronavirus, and so did Moore. He has asthma, a preexisting condition that worsens the risk for severe symptoms from Covid-19."I'm just trying to breathe, and people don't understand how damaging and how vicious this disease is, and this coronavirus is just a massive blow to your body and to your mind. There were days I couldn't even get up out of the bed," Moore told CNN.Read MoreHe then saw his girlfriend and children bedridden. He said his godbrother, Ulysses Jones, died...