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We have our short breaks.
1. With Nina Turner reppin’ for #HoodProgressives on CNN.
2. With MJ Rodriguez talking about trans employment in cis-sexist entertainment.
We have a Black serial killer with Black victims.
Canada is getting their deportation on with that DNA game..
Bernie Sanders is doing something that would help poor Black people, so of course, Imani (@AngryBlackLady) Gandi thinks it’s racist because only middle class and #RichBlackLivesMatter
A Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Wisconsin on Monday called his parents’ decision to support his Democratic opponent “an intentional personal blow” and a “true representation” of political intolerance. Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson slammed his own parents for making the “maximum contribution” to his Democratic opponent in a fiery editorial published by Fox News
The hopeful who is currently embroiled in an intense primary battle for the GOP nomination accused his parents of turning “their back on me, my wife” and their grandchildren following a report from CNN earlier this year that highlighted his parents’ donations to the incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
The column comes after a new attack ad from a group supporting his Republican opponent questioned whether Nicholson, a former Democrat, could be trusted. The ad used footage of Nicholson speaking in support of abortion rights at the 2000 Democratic National Convention. Nicholson’s primary challenger, Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir, argues she’s the only true conservative in the race. The primary is a month away on Aug. 14.
He pointed to his parents’ donation as a “representation of the intolerance” in the Democratic Party.
“Adding to this, they decided to make the maximum contribution to my Democrat opponent in my campaign for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, an intentional personal blow that made headlines across the country,” Nicholson said. “It was deliberate – and it is a true representation of the intolerance of a political philosophy that stands on the false platform of tolerance.”
Each of his parents reportedly gave $2,700 to the Wisconsin Democrat’s campaign in December, the largest amount they can give during the Democratic primary. Nicholson’s brother, Scott Nicholson, also gave the maximum amount allowed, $2,700, to Baldwin last year.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A special election for a St. Paul City Council seat has been overshadowed by the increasingly erratic behavior of its least-known candidate, David Martinez, culminating in his arrest less than a month before Election Day.
Mayor Melvin Carter, along with the other two candidates for the Fourth Ward seat, called for David Martinez to drop out of the council race. The City Council candidate in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been arrested on suspicion of violating the state’s revenge porn law after a topless picture of his estranged wife was posted to his campaign website.
Police say Martinez was arrested at his office Monday,for felony non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images, two days after a post on his website that included the photo. This incident came after police granted a request from his wife of 13 years for a restraining order. His wife states in the restraining order that Martinez was physically abusive and had a negative impact on their 7-year-old and 10-year-old children, according to Washington Post.
Martinez told KARE11 that he did not post the photo. Instead, he claims his wife knows his passwords and hacked his account in attempt to sabotage him. When reached by Kare 11 Sunday afternoon and asked why he still hadn’t taken down the post, Martinez insisted all his accounts were hacked, including his campaign blog and social media accounts, and he couldn’t get into any of them. Martinez turned down a request for a formal interview, texting, “Everyone is out to get me. No one is giving me a fair shot! No one is willing to listen! We are done.”
Monday’s arrest is just the latest incident in what appears to be a pattern of escalating and erratic behavior. On July 5, Martinez was cited at the St. Paul downtown library for disorderly conduct, police say, for screaming obscenities at library staff members.
The day after that – July 6, Martinez was kicked out of Target Field. Martinez posted video of it on his own Youtube page, screaming obscenities and threatening to “knock out” security staff attempting to remove him.
Less than a year after deadly clashes at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., the main organizer has gained federal approval for another demonstration — across the street from the White House.
The National Park Service announced Wednesday it had approved the “white civil rights” rally for Lafayette Square the weekend of Aug. 11-12. That is the anniversary of the “Unite the Right” protest, which sparked a national furor with its blatant displays of racism. President Trump amplified the controversy when he initially failed to condemn the white supremacists.
When Kristan Morgan joined the U.S. Bureau of Prisons three years ago, the 30-year-old nurse expected to spend her days caring for the chronically sick and injured inside the nation’s largest correctional system.
What she didn’t expect: Being abruptly plucked from the busy medical unit in Tallahassee to pull guard duty in cell blocks — including a wing for solitary confinement.
An off-duty officer with the Chicago Police Department has died after he was “senselessly murdered” in a downtown building Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Commander Paul Bauer, of the 18th District, was chasing a suspect when he was “shot multiple
times,” Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a news conference.
Johnson stated that earlier Tuesday afternoon, Chicago police saw someone “acting suspiciously” who quickly fled from the tactical officers. A description of the suspect was broadcast on police radio, and when Bauer, who was off-duty, saw the offender, he reportedly approached the individual.
A West Virginia city has agreed to pay a former police officer $175,000 to settle a wrongful-termination lawsuit after he was fired following his decision not to shoot a distraught suspect who was holding a gun.
The lawsuit accused the Weirton Police Department of wrongfully terminating officer Stephen Mader after he chose not to shoot a 23-year-old man while responding to a domestic disturbance in 2016.
“At the end of the day, I’m happy to put this chapter of my life to bed,” Mader said in a news release by the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia.
(CNN)The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl for the first time in the franchise’s history on Sunday, but several players have already indicated that they will not participate in the traditional White House visit, citing their opposition to President Donald Trump.
Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who also raised his fist during the National Anthem this past season, told CNN on Monday that he intends to skip the White House visit.