Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Tarana Burke Created the #MeToo Slogan — But Time Magazine Excluded Her From It’s “Person of the Year” Cover!
Blacknews.com Nationwide — Time magazine is under fire for their latest “Person of the Year” issue which addresses the #MeToo social movement on it’s cover, but excludes Tarana Burke, the Black woman who actually started the movement. Critics says Time wanted to give more attention and credit to the white celebrity women who helped publicize the movement. The cover features actress Ashley Judd, singer Taylor Swift, corporate lobbyist Adama Iwu, worker Isabel Pascual and former Uber engineer Susan Fowler. Three of these women are white, and two are Black, but again, the woman who startedRead More
BlackNews.com Grand Rapids, MI — Local police in Grand Rapids, Michigan recently handcuffed Honestie Hodges, an 11-year old Black girl who had just walked out of her home. She was reportedly held at gunpoint because police say they were looking for 40-year old white woman who had been suspected in a stabbing. The question that many are asking is: How can a young Black girl be confused with an older white female? As a result, the local community and communities across the country have been outraged. Even her parents are highlyRead More
BBC News Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Image copyright REUTERSImage captionFormer prosecutor Doug Jones swung a historic victory in Alabama Alabama is a deeply conservative place, as its voting record amply demonstrates. Until Doug Jones came along the state hadn’t picked a Democrat for the US Senate since 1992 – and even that man, Richard Shelby, went on to defect to the Republicans. But on 12 December Mr Jones, 63, painted the old red seat blue when voters choseRead More
Anthony ZurcherNorth America reporter@awzurcheron Twitter 13 December 2017 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Media captionWhat the Alabama upset will mean for Donald Trump’s agenda Christmas has come early for Democrats, who notched a surprise win in Alabama in one of the most unpredictable, improbable Senate races in modern memory. But what kind of mark will this vote leave on US politics? The last time Alabama elected a Democratic US senator was 25 years ago. Since then the stateRead More