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  • Teaching hospitals pledge to hire, treat more minorities (Boston)

    04/18/2018 5:52:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2018 | Liz Kowalczyk
    Two of Boston’s top teaching hospitals said they are expanding efforts to hire more black and Latino doctors, and to ensure their facilities are welcoming to minorities they treat — an attempt to address two longstanding issues in the health care industry. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the nation’s leading cancer centers, plans to hire a new leader for diversity programs and to require all faculty and administrative leaders to complete a bias awareness workshop, and has set diversity goals in its 2018 strategic plan.
  • Social media mutes conservatives

    04/10/2018 7:51:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 10, 2018 | Adriana Cohen
    Imagine the horror if the post office took letters you sent and instead of delivering them, secretly threw them in the trash. That’s what I strongly suspect is happening on social media networks like Twitter, Facebook and others — run by activist liberals — who appear to be discriminating against conservatives. It’s called “shadow banning” or “stealth banning” where users’ posts are blocked from appearing in followers’ news feeds. I fear this type of deceptive censorship is happening to me, as well as scores of other conservatives throughout the country — including Prager University, an educational company whose ads promoting...
  • Assemblywoman makes bizarre rant against Jews at meeting (New York)

    04/07/2018 4:49:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Larry Celona and Carl Campanile
    A Brooklyn legislator was accused Wednesday of delivering a bizarre tirade against Jews, while ripping Mayor Bill de Blasio as a sellout, during a local community board meeting this week. Assemblywoman Diane Richardson’s 50-minute rant during the Board 17 meeting Monday night faulted Jews for gentrifying in her district, which includes East Flatbush, Flatbush, Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, according to an eyewitness.
  • Gang members admit to firebombing black families in Boyle Heights housing development

    04/06/2018 4:49:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 5, 2018 | Joel Rubin
    Members of a Latino street gang have admitted to carrying out a racially motivated firebombing attack on black families in a Los Angeles housing project, prosecutors announced Thursday. Three men belonging to the Big Hazard gang will plead guilty to federal hate crimes stemming from the 2014 attack, according to written plea agreements. In exchange for the confessions, prosecutors for U.S. Atty. Nicola T. Hanna agreed to seek some leniency for the men when they are sentenced. Each faces more than 30 years in federal prison.
  • Rosenberg's ex indicted on sex assault charges (Mass.)

    03/29/2018 9:35:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 29, 2018 | Joe Dwinell
    Bryon Hefner, the estranged husband of former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, has been indicted on charges of sexual assault, criminal lewdness and distributing nude photos without consent, Attorney General Maura Healey and Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced today. Hefner is due in Suffolk Superior Court April 24 on the 10 felony counts.
  • Pilots report close encounters with UFO over Arizona: 'Something just passed over us'

    03/28/2018 10:41:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | March 28, 2018 | Morgan Winsor
    Two pilots on different aircraft reported having close encounters with a mysterious object flying high above Arizona last month, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The sightings occurred within minutes of each other on the afternoon of Feb. 24, some 40,000 feet above southern Arizona near the New Mexico border. ABC News obtained the audio recording of the conversation between the pilots and the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center, released by the FAA.
  • Red Indian ice cream at Jonesville business called 'blatantly racist'

    03/27/2018 7:53:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | March 26, 2018 | Danielle Salisbury
    JONESVILLE, MI - A Red Indian ice cream flavor, marketed specially last week at a Jonesville restaurant, has roiled some and sparked a slew of sometimes vicious social media remarks. "If you look at all the major Native organizations, using redskin to describe Indians is frowned upon at the very least, and it is considered blatantly racist and hurtful," Natasha Crall of Hillsdale said on Saturday.
  • One chef’s social experiment: Charge minorities $12, white people $30.

    03/22/2018 5:15:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Maura Judkis
    If they’re a person of color, they pay $12. If they’re white, he’ll tell them they can either pay $12, or they can pay $30 — two and a half times the base price, which reflects the wealth disparity in New Orleans. He tells them the profits will be redistributed to people of color, but not as charity — just to any minority customers of his who want it, regardless of their income or circumstance. “When I tell black folks what’s happening, 90 percent of them start laughing, like, ‘For real?’ They’re tickled,” he said. “White folks, there’s this blank...
  • Lawmaker Wants ‘General Hooker’ Sign Removed From State House (Mass.)

    03/21/2018 8:23:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    BOSTON (CBS) – A Massachusetts lawmaker wants the “General Hooker Entrance” sign removed from the State House because she calls it a double entendre “misrepresented as respect for a long-dead general.” Michelle DuBois – a state representative from Brockton, West Bridgewater, and East Bridgewater – tweeted a picture of the sign on Wednesday, saying “#MeToo it’s not all about rape & harassment but also women’s dignity
  • USS Lexington discovered by billionaire Paul Allen's crew 76 years after WWII sinking

    03/06/2018 6:07:03 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 6, 2018 | Frank Miles
    Billionaire Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner, has made another huge nautical find: the USS Lexington, which was lost at the Battle of Coral Sea 76 years ago. The fleet aircraft carrier, the first to be sunk by opposing carrier aircraft in World War II, was found near Australia below Coral Sea in a remarkably well-preserved condition, news.com.au reported.
  • Labor department could change how tips are handed out

    03/05/2018 6:34:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 3, 2018 | Gregory Bresiger
    “Servers, and in particular women, can receive larger tips if they touch their customers, call customers by name, smile, crouch next to the table and engage in other similar behaviors. This puts workers who depend on tips in a difficult position when faced with inappropriate customer behavior,” ROC wrote. Chaisson called ROC “the Scientology” of the restaurant industry and supports the government proposal. “It is a pragmatic and sensible plan,” he said. The Trump administration’s pending policy change would reverse an Obama administration rule, which holds that tips are the exclusive property of waiters.
  • Ex-ESPN host files explosive sexual harassment lawsuit

    03/05/2018 5:54:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 5, 2018 | By Greg Joyce and Mark W. Sanchez
    Adrienne Lawrence dropped the hammer on ESPN on Sunday, filing a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against the Worldwide Leader for incidents dating back to 2015. The former ESPN anchor and legal analyst is accusing the company of not addressing her complaints, specifically against “SportsCenter” host John Buccigross, but many are accused of varying degrees of harassment in the suit. Lawrence’s allegations first became public in a December Boston Globe story, in which she claimed Buccigross called her “dollface,” “#dreamgirl,” and “#longlegs” in text messages sent in 2016 along with unsolicited shirtless photos.
  • Mother of 2 killed by nanny yells that defendant is "evil"

    03/03/2018 7:49:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    CBS/AP/ ^ | March 2, 2018
    NEW YORK - The mother of two children slaughtered by the family's nanny yelled that the defendant is "evil" as she left court. Marina Krim shouted at Yoselyn Ortega on Friday after grueling testimony about discovering her children dead in their Manhattan apartment on Oct. 25, 2012. "You're evil and you like this!" she said as she concluded her testimony, according to CBS New York. "You're getting pleasure!"
  • Local store owner bans Republican customers, says they’re ‘evil’

    03/01/2018 8:11:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 72 replies
    WHDH (Massachusetts) ^ | Febr. 28, 2018
    DERRY, NH (WHDH) - Have an old iPhone that needs to be fixed? If you’re a Republican, The Used Apple Store in Derry, New Hampshire, says look elsewhere. “We feel that they’re the greatest threat currently in the world,” said Billy Williams, the store owner.
  • Hamburg supermarket attack: Ahmad Alhaw sentenced to life

    03/01/2018 6:40:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    A failed asylum seeker has been sentenced to life imprisonment for a knife attack at a Hamburg supermarket last July. The Palestinian attacker, Ahmad Alhaw, killed a 50-year-old man and seriously wounded six other people. Alhaw shouted Islamist slogans as he lashed out. He was pursued and held down in the street by men from the German-Turkish community.
  • Huge Find: Very First 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Ever Made

    03/01/2018 6:00:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    How did Kevin and his business partner (and cousin) Don Emery score this very special Trans Am? It all started with an ad that is featured in every Ames catalog and on its website: "Wanted: Low Mileage Low Production Cars." One day Kevin received a call from a Don Larsen of Victorville, California. Don mentioned that he had a car that Ames might be interested in and said it was possibly the first production 1969 Trans Am ever built. "Don was thinking retirement and figured it was time to sell the TA," says Kevin. That's a pretty bold claim to...
  • Miami couple skimmed millions. An exclusive airport lounge was operation’s HQ.

    02/28/2018 6:01:37 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 27, 2018 | Tarpley Hitt
    A married couple last week admitted to using the lounge in an operation that stole millions of dollars, using shadow bank accounts to loot funds intended for Miami-Dade’s Aviation Department. Former Club America account manager Elena Iglesias, and her contractor husband, Lazaro Iglesias, pleaded guilty to organized fraud, grand theft, and two counts of money laundering. After they surrender next month, they’ll each serve three years in prison and have to pay $2.6 million in restitution. Once out, they’ll be placed on 10 years of probation. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article202385959.html#storylink=cpy
  • Column: As country listens to Florida teens, Black Lives Matter youths feel ignored

    02/26/2018 4:46:27 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Feb. 28, 2018 | By Dahleen Glanton
    The young people of Black Lives Matter are hurt. And they have every right to be. When they were protesting in the streets of cities across America, much of the country didn’t bother to listen to their message. They were not embraced by the mainstream for their bravery, their determination or resolve to bring attention to reckless police killings that disproportionately impact young African-Americans.
  • Suit: Racism nixed protection for Haitians, Salvadorans

    02/23/2018 6:07:54 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 23, 2018 | Meghan Ottolini
    Bay State attorneys are suing President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security for rescinding the temporary protective statuses of thousands of local immigrants from El Salvador and Haiti, arguing that vulgar comments the president made last month suggest the order is racist and unconstitutional. “Today we are drawing a line in the sand and saying that governmental policy cannot be based on bias and discrimination,” said Oren Sellstrom, an attorney with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, which filed the complaint. Tpslawsuit Bay State attorneys are suing President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security for...
  • Congresswoman claims most mass shooters are Democrats

    02/21/2018 6:41:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | Ryan Nobles
    Rep. Claudia Tenney, an upstate New York Republican who is up for re-election in one of the most competitive congressional districts in America, told a radio host in Albany that Democrats are more prone to be mass shooters. Speaking to host Fred Dicker on WGDJ radio, Tenney was discussing the shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead when she made the remark.