Sunday night, as HBO aired part one of its new soul-shaking documentary Leaving Neverland, the Michael Jackson estate did what it’s always done best in regards to the decades of child abuse allegations surrounding the singer: deflect and distract.
Daniel Hambrick was shot in the back as he ran from Nashville police. Now his family is suing for $30 million.
Last July, Daniel Hambrick, a 25-year-old black man, was fatally shot while running from a white Nashville police officer. Now Hambrick’s family has filed a federal lawsuit arguing that local officers are too quick to use lethal force and that the police department encourages a culture of “fear, violence, racism, and impunity.”
He converted to Catholicism eight years ago and chose the confirmation name Thomas, after the English saint Thomas More, who died for the unity of the Catholic Church. He is the kind of person who meets a priest for coffee and within 10 minutes is asked if he has considered becoming a priest. At age 34, he has multiple degrees in theology, works for a church-run nonprofit, and hands out Communion every Sunday at his parish.
In 2018, stories of black people being racially profiled and subjected to unnecessary 911 calls dominated news headlines.
Two Sacramento police officers who shot and killed an unarmed black man as he stood in his grandmother’s backyard last year will not be charged in his death, prosecutors announced Saturday, making this the latest high-profile police shooting where officers are not held criminally accountable for using deadly force.
A former staffer says that Donald Trump kissed her without her consent in 2016; she’s the first woman to accuse him of sexual misconduct after his presidential campaign began.
Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday generally did not reflect well on the character of President Donald Trump. He accused Trump of committing crimes while in office; lying to the public about his business dealings in Russia and tacitly encouraging Cohen to do the same; and ordering Cohen to bully Trump’s alma maters out of releasing his school records.
Was the conservative movement destined to produce someone like Donald Trump? Corey Robin, a political theorist at Brooklyn College, says yes, and the latest edition of his book The Reactionary Mind is an attempt to prove it. Robin argues that conservatism, from its very beginning, has been a sustained effort to mobilize elites and the masses against what he calls “the emancipation of the lower orders.”
Facing allegations of sexual assault, Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compares himself to lynching victims
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax invoked decades of racist violence on Sunday when he likened recent criticism and calls for his resignation in the wake of sexual assault allegations against him to a “political lynching” during an unexpected speech before the Virginia Senate on the last day of the legislative term.
Less than a year ago, Yalitza Aparicio was an unknown preschool teacher from a small town in Mexico. Now Aparicio, who was nominated for Best Actress for her role in Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, is a red-carpet regular whose style and unexpected rise to fame often make headlines. Vogue predicted that the 25-year-old actress is “about to emerge as a true fashion icon.” Fashionista called her a “style star to watch.” Her Golden Globes look, a silky baby pink Prada dress, got her a spot on a handful of best-dressed lists, including Glamour’s and the Cut’s. And tonight at the Oscars, Aparicio wore another pastel, princessy gown: a tulle seafoam green dress with a sparkly bodice by Rodarte.