Bush latest Ferguson protester with political success

Cori Bush earned a reputation as a fierce activist on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. Come January, she’ll almost certainly be representing the St. Louis suburb in Congress, making her the most prominent of many Ferguson protesters who have turned to politics. On Tuesday, just days shy of the sixth anniversary of a white police […]

Read More

Winfrey picks Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ for her book club

If not for the coronavirus, Oprah Winfrey says, she would be out in the streets and marching with the Black Lives Matter protesters. She has instead found other ways to add her voice. She is working with Lionsgate on a multimedia adaptation of The New York Times’ “1619 Project” on the legacy of slavery. She […]

Read More

Florida’s Summer of Dread

MIAMI — The crowded grocery stores, empty shelves and barren streets of South Florida in the dawning days of the coronavirus pandemic felt unsettlingly familiar: They resembled the rush of preparations and then the tense silence that precede a hurricane. Maybe the tough residents of a state used to dealing with unpredictable forces of nature […]

Read More

Oakland protesters set fire to courthouse and vandalize

A protest through the streets of downtown Oakland, California, in support of racial justice and police reform turned violent when “agitators” among the demonstrators set fire to a courthouse, vandalized a police station and shot fireworks at officers By The Associated Press July 26, 2020, 3:18 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail […]

Read More

Huge Portland protest crowds, standoff with feds go on

Thousands of people gathered in Portland streets for another night of protests Friday, the same day a U.S. judge denied Oregon’s request to restrict federal agents’ actions when they arrest people during chaotic demonstrations that have roiled the city and pitted local officials against the Trump administration. By 8 p.m. a few hundred people, most […]

Read More

Huge Portland protest crowds, standoff with feds go on

Thousands of people gathered in Portland streets for another night of protests Friday, the same day a U.S. judge denied Oregon’s request to restrict federal agents’ actions when they arrest people during chaotic demonstrations that have roiled the city and pitted local officials against the Trump administration. By 8 p.m. a few hundred people, most […]

Read More

Verizon profits beat forecasts as lockdowns boost internet demand

Verizon Communications topped Wall Street’s second-quarter financial estimates on strong demand for its phone and internet services by housebound customers. The telecom giant said Friday that coronavirus-induced stay-at-home orders prompted a shift to remote working and learning, helping it add 173,000 postpaid phone customers, well above analysts’ estimate of 61,200. But even as more customers […]

Read More

Black Lives Matter Protests Spawn Push for Athletes to Attend H.B.C.U.s

On June 2, as Black Lives Matter protesters swarmed America’s streets demanding an end to the racist vestiges of America’s troubled past, a teenager from a San Diego suburb posted eight words on Twitter that would soon ignite a less visible, though perhaps just as powerful, movement. “Going to an HBCU wouldn’t be too bad,” […]

Read More

‘Very frightening’: Opposition grows to US agents in cities

The Trump administration is facing growing pushback — in the courts and on the streets — to sending federal agents to Portland, Oregon, where protests have spiraled into violence, and vowing to do the same in other Democratic-led cities. Far from tamping down the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis […]

Read More

What Are Federal Agents Doing in Portland?

Armed federal agents are patrolling the streets of Portland against the wishes of local leaders, and the president refuses to guarantee that he won’t contest the official results of the election. It’s Monday, and this is your politics tip sheet. to get it delivered to your inbox. Is there anything you think we’re missing? Anything […]

Read More

Inside Johnson & Johnson’s Nonstop Hunt for a Coronavirus Vaccine

Each workday morning in March, Noe Mercado drove through the desolate streets of Boston to a tall glass building on Blackfan Circle, in the heart of the city’s biotech hub. Most residents had gone into hiding from the coronavirus, but Mr. Mercado had an essential job: searching for a vaccine against this new, devastating pathogen. […]

Read More

Feds Vowed to Quell Unrest in Portland. Local Leaders Are Telling Them to Leave.

PORTLAND, Ore. — For weeks, police officers on the streets of Portland have tried to subdue a persistent group of protesters by shooting tear gas canisters and making arrests — each by the dozens. This week, Portland’s law enforcement leaders have a new worry on the streets: their federal counterparts. Purportedly in town to help […]

Read More

Photographer secretly captures New Yorkers’ most ridiculous texts

After over three decades shooting the streets of NYC, Jeff Mermelstein shifted his camera’s lens to a more specific corner — New Yorkers’ text conversations. Mermelstein has been taking an ongoing series of photos since October 2017 documenting the bizarre messages people send to each other while out on the streets. The photos, which the […]

Read More

Tourists facing restrictions amid fears of new virus spikes

From the palm-fringed beaches of southern India to the bar-lined streets of a Spanish island and the rolling hills of Ireland, restaurants, pubs and clubs are emerging as front lines in efforts to prevent the re-emergence of the coronavirus. With Europe’s summer vacation season kicking into high gear for millions weary of months of lockdown, […]

Read More

Thousands of Russians protest governor’s arrest, demand ‘Putin step down’

Tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets to protest the arrest of a regional governor, demanding both his release and President Vladimir Putin’s resignation, according to reports. Sergei Furgal, the governor of Khabarovsk, is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, having defeated a candidate of Putin’s own United Russia party. Just days […]

Read More

With shootings surging, CPD creates citywide unit to suppress violence

Chicago police officers at the scene of a shooting near 61st and Carpenter streets on the Fourth of July. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file While details and plans are being finalized, the Chicago Police Department said the new unit will aim “to tackle violent crime and create community partnerships in some of our most challenging areas.” […]

Read More

Investors bid up all three major US indexes on services sector growth

Wall Street’s major indexes climbed on Monday as data showing unexpected growth in the US services sector last month and optimism over China’s economic revival helped investors look past a surge in new cases of COVID-19 at home. The ISM’s non-manufacturing activity index jumped to 57.1 in June, almost returning to pre-pandemic levels, but a […]

Read More

Phoenix to change ‘Robert E. Lee,’ ‘Squaw Peak’ street names

Phoenix officials are set to begin the process of changing the names of two streets — one seen as demeaning to indigenous Native American women and the other glorifying the Confederacy By The Associated Press July 4, 2020, 11:00 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PHOENIX — Phoenix officials are […]

Read More

‘A Feeling of Helplessness’: Protesters Take to the Streets in Hong Kong

new video loaded: ‘A Feeling of Helplessness’: Protesters Take to the Streets in Hong Kong transcript Back bars 0:00/1:15 –1:15 transcript ‘A Feeling of Helplessness’: Protesters Take to the Streets in Hong Kong Protests broke out in Hong Kong against the Chinese government’s new security law that was designed to stamp out anti-government demonstrations. I […]

Read More

Meghan Trainor, Paula Abdul & More Stars Celebrate LA Pride 2019 – Pics

Happy LA Pride! Thousands of people flocked to the streets of West Hollywood for the massive LGBTQ+ celebration, including some big stars like Paula Abdul, Meghan Trainor and more! The 2018 LA Pride festival saw around 170,000 participants and spectators come together in a show of unity — and this year’s spectacular seems like it […]

Read More

Stocks dive on coronavirus spike, Fed’s cap on shareholder payouts

Wall Street’s major indexes dropped on Friday as the US set a new record for a one-day increase in coronavirus cases and bank stocks tumbled after the Federal Reserve decided to cap shareholder payouts. The S&P 500 banks sub-index declined 5 percent after the Fed limited dividend payments and barred share repurchases until at least […]

Read More

When We All Vote’s Crystal Carson & Stephanie Young: You Have To Go From ‘The Protests To The Ballot Box’

As people have taken to the streets to decry systemic racism, leaders from When We All Vote are urging eligible voters to take their voices to the ballot box. In the wake of the senseless and tragic murder of George Floyd, people across the world took to the streets to condemn the systemic racism that […]

Read More

‘Through Art, I Hope That We Can Make One Tulsa’

The empty storefronts and abandoned buildings that once lined the streets of the Greenwood district in Tulsa, Okla., are becoming canvases for a suppressed history of black excellence. Decades of segregation and disenfranchisement have plagued the neighborhood on the city’s north side, where Black Wall Street — one of the country’s most prosperous African-American communities […]

Read More

Police Groups Wield Strong Influence in Congress, Resisting the Strictest Reforms

WASHINGTON — As Americans were clamoring in the streets last week to defund the police and as Democrats in Congress were drafting legislation to make it easier to track and prosecute officer misconduct, Larry Cosme, a leader of the police lobby, was at the White House making a direct appeal to some of President Trump’s […]

Read More

Stock indexes tumble as investors sweat out coronavirus spike

Wall Street’s major indexes fell on Wednesday as investors weighed the risk to domestic economy from rising coronavirus cases and a worsening forecast of the damage from the pandemic. Washington state made face masks mandatory in public places, while many other US states saw record cases, including Arizona and Texas, where restrictions meant to slow […]

Read More

World Bank Comes to Congo’s Aid With $1 Billion Package

© Bloomberg. Yellow taxi van vehicles line the streets in the Victoire district of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The disputed presidential election result could lead to legal challenges and a prolonged period of political uncertainty — the last thing that’s needed in a nation already confronting rampant poverty […]

Read More