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  • First Muslim-operated homeless shelter for women opens in Dorchester (Boston)

    04/26/2017 6:38:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | April 26, 2017 | By Kristin Toussaint
    The door opens to the Amal Women’s Center, a transitional home for women and children operated by the Muslim social services organization, ICNA Relief. Opened this week, it marks the first Muslim-operated transitional housing shelter in Massachusetts, according to Malika MacDonald-Rushdan, ICNA Relief’s state field office director. Amal means “hope” in Arabic, MacDonald-Rushdan explained. The door’s vibrant purple color signifies that feeling.
  • Beyoncé announces Formation Scholars program

    04/25/2017 5:20:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 25, 2017 | Ariana Bacle
    Beyoncé is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Lemonade, her award-winning visual album, by launching a scholarship program for young women. The singer made the announcement on her website Tuesday. The Formation Scholars program will kick off in time for the 2017-2018 academic year "to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident." Four scholarships total will be awarded to incoming, current, or graduate female students studying creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College. The...
  • Jeb Bush-Derek Jeter group reportedly has agreement to buy Marlins

    04/25/2017 4:21:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    ESPN.com news services ^ | April 25, 2017
    Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is part of a group led by ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that has reached an agreement to purchase the Miami Marlins after submitting a bid of $1.3 billion, according to multiple media reports. According to the Miami Herald and Bloomberg, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has reached an agreement to sell the Marlins to the Bush-Jeter group after their bid won the auction ahead of other potential buyers for exclusive negotiating rights.
  • Man charged with chomping cop trying to get him to pay his bar bill (Boston)

    04/18/2017 4:40:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Universal Hub ^ | April 18, 2017
    The officer said the man, who'd quietly refused to pay his bill, became loud and obnoxious when officers arrived. When one officer, speaking to him in Spanish, told him he would be pat frisked, he allegedly slurred: "If I had a gun, I would've shot you, you guys would already be dead."
  • LaVar Ball: 'Slow white guys' kept UCLA from winning title, Lonzo played hurt in loss

    04/07/2017 7:46:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | April 6, 2017
    UCLA's season is done and Lonzo Ball is headed to the pros, but his dad has plenty more to say. In an interview with the Orange County Register, Ball discussed the Bruins' tourney exit, heaping the blame on UCLA's white players for being unathletic and revealing Lonzo apparently had a hamstring injury.
  • Mother of shot child says ‘Mayor Walsh is a liar’ (Boston)

    04/04/2017 4:41:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 4, 2017 | Jessica Helsam, Antonio Planas, Chris Villani, Dan Atkinson
    The mother of the 6-year-old boy who was wounded by gunfire in Roxbury lashed out at Mayor Martin J. Walsh last night, calling him a “liar” and insisting her son’s father was not the intended target of Sunday night’s shooting. “Mayor Walsh is a liar,” the mother told the Herald during a brief phone conversation from Boston Medical Center, where her son is hospitalized. “He lied about my kid’s father that he said that he was a target, when he was not a target. We were innocent bystanders. He did not say that. He didn’t speak to him at all.”
  • After 7 fatally shot, some South Shore residents shocked, others say it’s nothing new (Chicago)

    03/31/2017 10:24:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 31, 2017 | William Lee, Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner
    In just under 12 hours, seven people were killed by gun violence in South Shore, a grisly toll for a historic African-American enclave that's home to many middle-class families but also entrenched street gangs that for years have waged a bloody turf war.
  • Canada man's last name ruled too 'misogynistic' for license plate by DOT

    03/29/2017 7:22:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    ABC 7 Los Angeles ^ | March 25, 2017 | Joe Torres
    NOVA SCOTIA, Canada -- What would you think if you saw the words "Grab Her" on a license plate? Someone who saw that in Canada complained to the country's department of transportation, but it turns out that the plate is not an insult. The plate spells out a driver's last name, but that did not stop Transport Canada from canceling the plate.
  • Americans one step closer to losing control of their browser history

    03/24/2017 6:37:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Maech 24, 2017
    The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses. Those rules, not yet in effect, would have required internet providers to ask your permission before sharing your personal information.
  • Hawaii Republican Leader Rep. Beth Fukumoto Officially Resigns From GOP

    03/22/2017 7:06:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 109 replies
    NBC ^ | March 22, 2017 | Traci G. Lee
    In a letter to the Hawaii Republican Party on Wednesday, Rep. Beth Fukumoto wrote about the partisanship she saw from her colleagues on the right, which included criticism from her own caucus that she felt was due to her participation at the Women's March in Honolulu in January. "This election, I saw members of my party marginalizing and condemning minorities, ethnic or otherwise, and making demeaning comments towards women," Fukumoto wrote in her letter. "So, when I listened as our now top office holder refused to condemn the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, speaking out didn't seem...
  • Harvard Law is now accepting the GRE. Could other schools follow?

    03/21/2017 4:00:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 21, 2017 | Michael Levenson
    When the University of Arizona started accepting a generic graduate school exam for law school applicants last year, the national group that oversees such admissions chastised the university and threatened to oust it from its membership. But now that Harvard, the gold standard, is following suit, there is growing hope that dropping the traditional Law School Admissions Test as a requirement for applicants across the country could lead to a larger and more diverse group of lawyers entering the field.
  • Mother and son are becoming father and daughter

    03/15/2017 6:13:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 14, 2017 | Jackie Salo
    A transgender dad and daughter from Detroit are revealing their incredible journeys as they transition from mom and son. Corey Maison, 15, first told her parents she identified as a girl four years ago, but it was not until last year she learned that her mother also struggled with her gender identity. The pair are now leaning on each other as they transition together.
  • Connecticut woman attacks boyfriend with samurai sword after dispute

    03/14/2017 7:28:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 14, 2017 | Minyvonne Burke
    An argument between a Connecticut couple quickly turned dangerous after the woman went after her lover with a samurai-type sword. Police told CBS News that Juanita Bentley, of New London, got into a heated argument with her boyfriend.
  • As many as 48 million Twitter accounts aren't people, says study

    03/11/2017 8:21:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | Michael Newberg
    A big chunk of those "likes," "retweets," and "followers" lighting up your Twitter (TWTR)account may not be coming from human hands. According to new research from the University of Southern California, up to 15 percent of Twitter accounts are in fact bots rather than people. The research could be troubling news for Twitter, which has struggled to grow its user base in the face of growing competition from Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and others.
  • Wine bar owners sue Trump over unfair competition from his Washington hotel

    03/10/2017 7:22:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 9, 2017 | Joseph Tanfani
    The owners of a Washington wine bar have sued President Trump over what they claim is unfair competition, saying he is using the power of the presidency to lure business to his luxury hotel near the White House. The action, filed in District of Columbia Superior Court late Wednesday, is the latest legal attempt to pressure Trump over the unprecedented potential conflicts presented by his worldwide business holdings — including the Trump International Hotel, in a former Post Office building that Trump is leasing from the federal government.
  • Fugitive who poisoned husband's Lucky Charms still on the run

    03/07/2017 6:05:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Fox 5 Las Vegas ^ | Adam Herbels
    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Police need help finding a woman who poisoned her husband's food for months and then skipped town before her sentencing date. Andrea Araceli Heming, 49, pleaded guilty to tainting her husband's food with a substance called boric acid. The poison is usually used to kill cockroaches. "It slices your intestinal tract from the throat down," the victim, Ralph Heming, said. "If you start passing blood or spitting up blood, you're dead."
  • Atlanta United addressing anti-gay chant at first match

    03/06/2017 6:03:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    A.P. ^ | March 6, 2017 | Charles Odum
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta United said Monday it is "taking measures internally" to address an anti-gay chant used by some fans attending the team's first Major League Soccer match. United spokesman Chris Winkler said the team was aware of the chant during Sunday night's 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls. In a statement to The Associated Press, the team said the chants "have no place in our matches" and fans participating in those chants will be removed from games.
  • Is the ‘Day Without a Woman’ protest elitist?

    03/06/2017 5:13:55 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 6, 2017 | By Dan Steinberg
    The organizers of the massive post-inauguration women’s mar­ches have called on female workers to stay home Wednesday, raising concerns among some supporters of the burgeoning feminist movement that the burden of the protest will fall too heavily on the poor. The debate over “A Day Without a Woman” has been simmering on social media and flared in North Carolina last week, when the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools superintendent decided to cancel classes March 8 because so many staff members plan to participate. While some applauded the school district’s decision, praising it as a gesture of support for its overwhelmingly female...
  • George W. Bush Breaks Down His Affection for Michelle Obama: ‘We Just Took to Each Other’

    03/02/2017 6:46:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 87 replies
    People ^ | March 1, 2017 | Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
    To some, they might seem an unlikely twosome: a former president and former first lady from two different administrations, different political parties, different generations and different upbringings. But George W. Bush tells PEOPLE that he feels a real fondness for Michelle Obama. “She kind of likes my sense of humor. Anybody who likes my sense of humor, I immediately like,” says Bush, in an interview to launch his first art book and new exhibit, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, a collection of his paintings of post-9/11 war veterans.
  • Orioles executive wouldn’t want to host a first pitch from President Trump — without an apology

    02/24/2017 5:45:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Dan Steinberg
    So when John Angelos, the Orioles executive vice president and chief operating officer, appeared on a local podcast this week, he was asked about the idea of inviting President Trump for a first pitch at Oriole Park. “Ultimately that decision is with the ownership group as to what major politicians and political figures and societal figures they want to invite,” Angelos said on the B-More Opinionated podcast. “I know that the administration has taken a lot of criticism for its controversial positions; I think more so perhaps for statements made both during the campaign and since the administration came in...