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  • This one tweet about a racist encounter in Boston sparked dozens of similar stories

    08/14/2018 7:47:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | August 13, 2018 | Kristin Toussaint
    Is Boston racist? Plenty of signs point to yes. The city has been called out many times for being home to a number of racist acts, from a Fenway crowd member calling Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones the N-word last summer to comedian Michael Che saying Boston is “the most racist city” he has ever been to. Now, another spotlight is shining on racism in Boston after a Twitter user shared her experience and received a flood of responses telling similar stories.
  • Del Mar: Not fake news - All About Trump wins 6th

    08/09/2018 7:15:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Daily Racing Form ^ | August 9, 2018 | Steve Anderson
    All About Trump, a first-time starter taried by Mike Machowsky, won Thursday's sixth race - a $32,000 claimer for maidens at 5 1-2 furlongs. Ridden by Tiago Pereira, All About Trump ($9.40) closed from off the pace to take the lead in the final sixteenth, prevailing by 2 1-2 lengths over 21-1 Poppy's C Note. All About Trump was timed in 1:07.52. The colt ran for owners and breeders Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, and was claimed in a three-way shake by trainer Tim McCanna.
  • Carlton Henderson, double murder suspect released on bail in Boston, dead following freezer attack

    08/08/2018 6:26:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Mass Live ^ | August 6, 2018 | Kristin LaFratta,
    Carlton Henderson, a 54-year-old man accused of murdering two people in Boston in 1988, died in New York City on Sunday after he allegedly emerged from a restaurant walk-in freezer and attacked employees. Henderson was released on bail in Boston just last week, on July 31, after Judge Janet Sanders granted a motion despite opposition from the Office of Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley.
  • Hall of Famer Jim Brown says he'd never kneel during anthem

    08/07/2018 8:46:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    AP ^ | By TOM WITHERS
    CLEVELAND — Jim Brown has spent much of his post-NFL career fighting for social justice and change. However, the Hall of Fame running back would never kneel during the national anthem. The 82-year-old Brown, who championed civil rights during his playing career and became an activist in retirement, said Tuesday night that he respects players' rights to do what they want but his preference is they would stand during the "Star Spangled Banner." "I'll never kneel and I will always respect the flag," said Brown, who spoke before an HBO premiere of "Hard Knocks," which is chronicling the Cleveland Browns...
  • In first debate, Capuano and Pressley save toughest hits for Trump

    08/06/2018 8:31:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 5, 2018 | By John Hilliard
    During their first televised debate, the two Democrats vying to represent Massachusetts’ Seventh District saved their toughest words for President Trump and his administration, instead of each other.
  • Up to ‘Simpsons’ creators to handle Apu criticism: Fox exec

    08/03/2018 5:33:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 3, 2018
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Creators of “The Simpsons” have the freedom to handle the show’s depiction of Indian shop owner Apu in the right way for their show, a top Fox executive said Thursday. Apu, the Kwik-E-Mart clerk who has sold expired food and ripped off customers in the long-running animated Fox series, has come under fire as racist and stereotypical. The criticism flared after the recent release of the documentary “The Trouble with Apu.”
  • Barack Obama endorsements a joke

    08/02/2018 7:44:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 02, 2018 | Adriana Cohen
    Perhaps the former White House occupant is inhaling more than cigarettes these days if he thinks any voter is buying the line that Democrats are upholding a “commitment to justice” — when it was his administration that destroyed public trust in our government institutions by weaponizing the IRS and U.S. Justice Department to target political opponents.
  • How Chicago’s female bartenders are fighting the 'white, bearded man' stereotype

    08/02/2018 4:45:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 1, 2018 | Morgan Smith
    Pay, diversity and safety are still obstacles for female bartenders in Chicago. Despite making up the majority of the bartending industry, women earn just 80 percent of their male counterparts’ income, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and The Wall Street Journal. Many female bartenders in Chicago carry a weapon at night or have a game plan for late-night commutes. Also, female bartenders of color tend to have less access to education, exposure and opportunities.
  • Burger King raises awareness about 'Pink Tax'

    07/26/2018 8:45:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 82 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 26, 2018 | Caroline Judelson
    Burger King is tackling gender inequality in a new campaign featuring “Chick Fries” aimed at women. Beginning on Thursday, July 26, Burger King will be serving “Chick Fries” in a pink box in select restaurants while supplies last in an effort to raise awareness and counteract the "pink tax" tax.
  • Group plans ‘black-led boycott’ for inaction on renaming Faneuil Hall

    07/26/2018 8:03:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Brooks Sutherland
    A group pushing to change the name of iconic marketplace Faneuil Hall is now calling for a national “black-led boycott” of the tourist site after being “avoided and rebuffed” by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, according to its founder. Kevin Peterson said the New Democracy Coalition has been reaching out to the mayor for more than a year and a half about a name change through letters, press conferences and office visits.
  • Ex-Girlfriend Charged in Murder of Man Found Dead Near New Hampshire Road

    07/24/2018 8:36:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    NECN ^ | July 24, 2018
    Prosecutors say a woman has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a Massachusetts man whose remains were found in New Hampshire earlier this month. Twenty-one-year-old Julia Enright was arrested by state police on Monday night in Ashburnham, Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early said. She was arraigned Tuesday and ordered held without bail. She is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 29.
  • 97-Year-Old Trainer Bozzo Wins Again at Gulfstream

    07/21/2018 8:34:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    BloodHorse ^ | July 21, 2018
    When Gusty Wind drew off to win the fifth race at Gulfstream Park July 21 by 3 3/4 lengths, Jerry Bozzo broke his own record as the oldest trainer to win a Thoroughbred race. "It's very gratifying. I wish I could have been there in the winner's circle," said the 97-year-old Bozzo, who watched the victory on his home computer. "That would have pumped me up even more."
  • Police officer, Army veteran killed by his own gun (edited)

    07/16/2018 7:30:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    ABC ^ | July 16, 2018 | Emily Shapiro
    A Massachusetts police officer, Army veteran and father of two who died this weekend after being shot by his own weapon would have marked his six-year anniversary on the force Monday, authorities said. Weymouth police officer Michael Chesna and a local resident died in the incident Sunday. The alleged gunman, 20-year-old Emanuel "Manny" Lopes, is in police custody but has not appeared in court.
  • Blockbuster departs Alaska, leaving 1 store left in U.S.

    07/12/2018 7:11:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    A.P. ^ | July 12, 2018
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska >> Alaska’s last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the United States. The stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night and reopen Tuesday for video liquidation sales through the end of August, said Kevin Daymude, general manager of Blockbuster Alaska.
  • Noncitizen voting has Boston residents worried

    07/10/2018 7:15:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 10, 2018 | Antonio Planas
    Some city residents worried about “watering down” what it means to be an American have hit the phones to object to a proposal before the City Council today to allow noncitizens the right to vote in municipal elections, Councilor Michael Flaherty told the Herald. “I got a lot of calls today from folks who are concerned we are watering down what it means to be a citizen of the United States and have the privilege to vote,” Flaherty said.
  • Elizabeth Warren’s foreign Fourth of July trip seen as bid to bolster 2020 presidential bona fides

    07/05/2018 8:52:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 5, 2018 | Dan Atkinson
    Bay State U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren spent another Fourth of July visiting troops overseas as she bolsters her foreign policy credentials — a crucial step if she plans on running for president in 2020. Warren left Iraq and Kuwait yesterday after visiting with military personnel, foreign service officers and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. In a series of tweets, Warren described her trip, praising U.S. troops, but also called for more global effort to help maintain Iraq’s security.
  • Seattle bans plastic straws, but US still has a long way to go

    07/03/2018 7:17:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    AFP ^ | July 3, 2018 | Ivan Couronne
    Washington (AFP) - Seattle has become the first major US city to ban plastic straws and utensils in its eateries, a victory for environmentalists that will be tough to replicate elsewhere in the United States.
  • Woman met man on ‘Farmers Only’ then killed him: cops

    06/29/2018 6:17:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 28, 2018 | Jackie Salo
    A North Carolina woman allegedly shot and killed a man she met through dating site “Farmers Only” after their relationship ended, according to officials. Sheri Williams Jones, 57, turned herself in Monday at the Cumberland County Detention Center in the 2015 murder of 61-year-old Clarence Smith, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office didn’t say why it took three years for Jones to be charged for the shooting, which she claimed at the time was in “self-defense.”
  • Chile to expel 2,000 illegal migrants

    06/26/2018 5:42:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | June 25, 2018
    Billionaire Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's right-wing government said Monday it has set itself a target of expelling 2,000 illegal migrants from the country by the end of the year. The measure is part of a migration plan that the world's largest copper producer introduced to cope with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants over the last four years. The expulsions will prioritize foreigners with criminal records, as well as those who did not take up a government offer to regularize their situation.
  • Pride Week: Glam Lab gets a rainbow makeup tutorial for Pride March (barf alert)

    06/24/2018 7:50:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    ABC 7 New York ^ | June 22, 2018 | Johanna Trupp and Emily Sowa
    MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) -- Ahead of the 49th Pride March in New York City, I sat down with Desmond of DesmondisAmazing. Desmond is a 10-year-old award-winning LGBTQ activist, drag artist, model, fashion icon, and vouger in New York City.