Ady Barkan Endorses Joe Biden for President

Ady Barkan, the prominent liberal activist and advocate for “Medicare for all,” is endorsing Joseph R. Biden Jr. for president, in a sign that some progressives who opposed Mr. Biden in the Democratic primary race are increasingly willing to actively support him against President Trump. In the primary campaign, Mr. Barkan endorsed Senator Elizabeth Warren […]

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Mexican labor activist’s arrest sends ‘wrong signal’ under North America trade deal

4/4 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Susana Prieto, a lawyer and labor activist, advises employees of an Electrocomponentes de Mexico factory during a protest to halt work amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ciudad Juarez 2/4 By Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – As the new North America trade deal takes effect […]

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Madame Gandhi Celebrates The Power of ‘Brown Girls’ Everywhere With ‘Waiting For Me’ Video

Refusing to let her ‘identity to be defined by how oppressed we are,’ singer, artist and activist Madame Gandhi takes control of the narrative in her new inspirational feminist video about feminine joy and strength. “We always assume our own powerlessness, but never our own power,” says Madame Gandhi at the start “Waiting For Me.” […]

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Phaedra Parks Returns to Reality TV, No Sex & More | Daily Pop | E! News

The "Housewives" alum dishes on "Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition" and talks being an activist while raising to young sons during BLM movement. Watch “Daily Pop” weekdays at 9:30am ET | 12:30pm PT. #PhaedraParks #ENews #DailyPop Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub Subscribe to Daily Pop The PODCAST: http://linktr.ee/dailypop About Daily Pop: Come for the Hollywood headlines, stay […]

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Hachalu Hundessa, Ethiopian Singer and Activist, Is Shot Dead

NAIROBI, Kenya — Hachalu Hundessa, a prominent Ethiopian singer, songwriter and activist, has been shot dead in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, in a killing that risked heightening tensions in a nation taking stuttering steps toward establishing a multiparty democracy. Mr. Hundessa, 34, was shot late on Monday night in the Gelan Condominiums area of […]

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Black Lives Matter leader calls for defunding police: ‘Black people do not trust politicians’

Black Lives Matter activist Hawk Newsome called for defunding police in the U.S., suggesting a different approach to combatting crime and expressing despair over the state of American politics when it comes to the African-American community. Newsome told “Fox News Sunday” that both parties have failed black people in the U.S. by catering more to […]

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Who is Shaun King, liberal activist who wants to tear down Jesus statues?

Social justice activist Shaun King has appeared at the center of a hot-button controversy yet again, this time for comments he made on Twitter, saying that statues of Jesus Christ that portray him as a “white European” should be torn down. “Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come […]

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Hawley blasts big tech for ‘censoring’ Christian worship leader

Sen. Josh Hawley called out Instagram Wednesday night for censoring videos of a Christian activist participating in peaceful prayer gatherings at protest sites around the country. The Missouri Republican shared a post on Twitter from Sean Feucht, who claimed the tech giant was blocking his videos from being shared and viewed without giving him a specific reason. “Cancel culture meets […]

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Nicole Maines Is Ecstatic Over Supreme Court Ruling To Protect LGBTQ Workers: ‘We’re Making Huge Progress’

Hollywood Life spoke EXCLUSIVELY with transgender rights activist Nicole Maines who raved over the latest Superior Court ruling protecting LGBTQ employees. Nicole Maines, 22, is known by many fans as ‘Dreamer’, on The CW’s Supergirl. But the 22-year-old 2020 GLAAD Award nominee is also an avid transgender rights activist who has achieved much more than […]

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Billionaire investor says Elizabeth Warren is right, ditches $16B hedge fund

A billionaire activist investor declared that “Elizabeth Warren is right” as he left the helm of his giant hedge fund to focus on environmental and social-impact investing. Jeffrey Ubben — a corporate cage-rattler who has prodded for change at behemoths including Microsoft, BP and Nintendo — said he is leaving his $16 billion hedge fund, […]

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Should NBA players sit out to focus on activism? | First Take

Sociologist and civil rights activist Dr. Harry Edwards joins First Take to discuss whether NBA players should sit out during the restart of the 2019-20 season to focus on activism. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on […]

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Dr. Harry Edwards calls for Colin Kaepernick to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize | First Take

Sociologist and civil rights activist Dr. Harry Edwards joins First Take to discuss NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement on the peaceful protests, what should happen with Colin Kaepernick and the NFL and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ silence on social injustice. #FirstTake #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to […]

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American Airlines Bans Conservative Activist Who Refused to Wear a Mask

A conservative activist who is an ardent supporter of President Trump was barred by American Airlines on Thursday, one day after he was removed from a flight from La Guardia Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport after he refused to wear a mask. The passenger, Brandon Straka, recorded his exchange with an airline employee on Wednesday […]

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U.S. unions urge Mexico to defend workers’ rights after labor advocate’s arrest

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Susana Prieto, a lawyer and labor activist, gestures during an interview with Reuters at the Paso del Norte international border crossing bridge in Ciudad Juarez By Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Pressure is growing for Mexican authorities to release prominent labor lawyer Susana Prieto, arrested a week ago at […]

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Oluwatoyin Salau, Missing Black Lives Matter Activist, Is Found Dead

A 19-year-old Black Lives Matter activist whose disappearance this month led to a desperate search after she sent a series of tweets describing a sexual assault has been found dead in Tallahassee, Fla., the police said Monday. The activist, Oluwatoyin Salau, was one of two women whose bodies were discovered in an area southeast of […]

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Illinois sees lowest number of new coronavirus infections in more than two and a half months

Workers with the CORE disaster relief organization started by actor and activist Sean Penn teach people how to collect their own nasopharyngeal swab samples to test for the coronavirus at a new drive-thru testing site at Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy, 2231 N. Central Ave. on the Northwest Side, Monday morning, May 18, […]

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James Blake joins First Take to discuss athletes and activism after George Floyd’s death

Former tennis player, author and activist James Blake joins First Take to discuss athletes and activism after George Floyd’s death. #FirstTake ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN on […]

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For Ellison, Floyd case brings pressure — and opportunity

MINNEAPOLIS — Keith Ellison has been a civil rights activist, a defense attorney, a cable-TV favorite, a rabble-rouser in Congress, a party operator and an occasional provocateur on Twitter. But he’s only rarely been a prosecutor — until now. The Minnesota attorney general is at the helm of the George Floyd murder case, certain to […]

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Biden attending high-roller fundraiser headlined by defund-the-police activist John Legend

Joe Biden is set to attend a high-roller fundraiser Thursday evening headlined by anti-police activist John Legend, who has openly promised that he’ll try to push the former vice president towards totally defunding law enforcement. Additonally, Legend has said President Trump’s base consists of white supremacist terrorists. Biden, for his part, has asserted that 10 to 15 percent of […]

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Candace Owens Drags Lance Bass In The Strangest Twitter Fight Ever: ‘You Peaked In High School’

After Lance Bass went off on conservative activist Candace Owens for allegedly promoting racist ideologies that ‘diminish the Black community,’ she dissed the former NSYNC member as ‘Justin Timberlake’s backup singer.’ In what has to be one of the more random feuds to come out of the Black Lives Matter rallies and racial injustice protests, […]

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Student Activist in Australia Is Suspended After China Protests

SYDNEY, Australia — A student activist has been suspended from one of Australia’s leading universities after calling for democracy in Hong Kong and repeatedly criticizing Chinese influence on campus. The student, Drew Pavlou, 20, a philosophy major at the University of Queensland, has been barred until 2022, through the end of his term as a […]

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Nursing homes now account for half of all Illinois coronavirus deaths; protesters gather at Pritzker’s house

An activist protests outside Gov. Pritzker’s Chicago home demanding those in long-term care facilities get resources amid the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, May 22, 2020. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Nursing homes reported 1,583 new coronavirus cases and 395 new deaths in the past week, bringing a Sun-Times count of state totals to 2,368 deaths and 14,799 confirmed […]

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Common’s #WeMatterToo push urges jail releases amid virus

Rapper and activist Common went into quarantine concerned about incarcerated people he has met during visits to jails, prisons and juvenile detention centers around the U.S. and who aren’t able to maintain social distance or adopt rigorous hygiene routines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “It’s a troubling time for them,” Common said, “because they […]

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Activist apologizes after refusing to leave playground

An anti-vaccine activist who was arrested in Idaho after she repeatedly refused orders by police to leave a playground that had been closed because of the coronavirus pandemic has apologized to the police officer By The Associated Press April 27, 2020, 12:05 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

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