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  • Trump campaign tweets mugshots of alleged criminals, all of them Black, to claim Biden is pro-crime

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    Trump campaign Twitter account @TrumpWarRoom has tweeted and retweeted some questionable things in the past. Lately, it's been all systems go against former Vice President Joe Biden, who is set to oppose President Trump in November's election.The latest effort to bring down Biden is a series of tweets that seem to claim Biden is pro-crime. In a blog post, the campaign points to Biden staffer's donations to bail funds amid the nationwide protests against police brutality. The campaign highlighted four alleged "regular criminals," all of them Black, who were supposedly freed from jail thanks to Biden.> Remember Willie Horton? > > President Trump's campaign is tweeting mugshots of black people to attack Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/ursYZoXv5b> > — Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) August 11, 2020The mugshots were posted alongside rhetorical questions like "Does Joe Biden regret his campaign putting women in danger?" The donations to the bail fund were made by individual staffers, not by the Biden campaign as a whole. Still, the post asserts the streets are now less safe "thanks in part to the Biden campaign."The Trump campaign's strategy was quickly denounced as racist fearmongering. The Washington Post's Philip Bump pointed out that Biden himself is only loosely connected to the bailouts, and that it's not clear those pictured have been convicted of the crimes listed. Given Trump's insistence on respecting "due process," it seems like a significant oversight.More stories from theweek.com Donald Trump is trying to steal the election Trump is still stewing over Kamala Harris' questioning of Brett Kavanaugh: 'She was nasty' Trump donated — twice — to Kamala Harris' campaign for California attorney general

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:10:00 -0400
  • 100 arrested, 13 officers injured after Chicago crowds clash with police

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    Hundreds smashed windows, stole from stores and clashed with police in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of downtown.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:33:44 -0400
  • AOC slams New York Governor Cuomo over reopening schools in autumn

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    Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken a swipe at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over his decision to allow schools to open this fall, a rare case of Democrat-on-Democrat sparring during the pandemic."If it's not safe enough for indoor dining, what makes it safe enough for indoor schooling?" Ocasio-Cortez asked in a tweet. "And restaurants actually have soap in the bathrooms."

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:58:00 -0400
  • German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas confronts Pompeo over pipeline sanctions

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    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday he has personally told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of his “dismay” over a warning by three Republican senators who threatened sanctions against a German port operator for its part in a pipeline project with Russia.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:07:47 -0400
  • Iran closes down newspaper after expert doubts official coronavirus tolls

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    Iran shut down a newspaper on Monday after it quoted a former member of the national coronavirus taskforce as saying the country's tolls from the epidemic could be 20 times higher than official figures, state news agency IRNA reported. "The Jahan-e Sanat newspaper was shut down today for publishing an interview on Sunday," the newspaper's editor-in-chief, Mohammadreza Saadi, told IRNA. On Sunday, the newspaper published an interview with Mohammadreza Mahboubfar, in which he said: "The figures announced by the officials on coronavirus cases and deaths account for only 5% of the country's real tolls".

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:38:50 -0400
  • Louisville police said protesters, who have been marching against Breonna Taylor's death for more than 70 days, can no longer use public roads

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    A handful of people have been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and blocking a roadway since the ban started, local media reported.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 07:46:22 -0400
  • Where to Buy Wallpaper Online: 23 Stores With Unique Designs

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    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:21:58 -0400
  • Guns found in carry-on bags at airports skyrocket — despite fewer passengers, TSA says

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    Eighty percent of the guns coming into checkpoints are loaded, officials say.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:22:50 -0400
  • Police searched a United Airlines jet after a reportedly hallucinating passenger claimed there was a bomb on board

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    Police officers searched the plane with passengers still on board and offloaded each piece of luggage on the plane to be checked by canine units.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 18:01:38 -0400
  • Lebanon government resigns amid explosion fallout

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    Lebanon's government resigned during a cabinet meeting on Monday to discuss early elections following last week's catastrophic explosion in Beirut, the country's health minister has said. "The whole government resigned," Hamad Hassan told reporters at the end of the meeting. Prime Minister Hassan Diab was expected to travel to the presidential palace to "hand over the resignation in the name of all the ministers," Mr Hassan said. Pressure has mounted on the government to step down amid growing anger from a public that holds it accountable for the explosion that damaged half the capital last Tuesday. Three ministers had already offered their resignations ahead of the meeting, while Foreign minister Nassif Hitti resigned the day before blast, warning the country was at risk of becoming a failed state and the government seemed incapable of reform. Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni, a key negotiator with the International Monetary Fund over a rescue plan to help Lebanon exit a financial crisis, prepared his resignation letter and brought it with him to a cabinet meeting, a source close to him said.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 06:39:43 -0400
  • Appeals court seems wary of ordering dismissal of Flynn case

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    A federal appeals court in Washington appeared inclined Tuesday to let a judge decide on his own whether to grant the Justice Department's request to dismiss the criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn. Many members of the court expressed repeated skepticism at arguments from the Justice Department and Flynn's attorneys that a judge was not empowered to probe the motives behind the government's decision to abandon the prosecution of Flynn, who pleaded guilty as part of the special counsel's Russia investigation to lying to the FBI. The case will almost certainly persist for months if the court rejects Flynn's efforts to get a speedy dismissal and returns it to U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who refused to immediately grant the department's request to drop the prosecution.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:21:15 -0400
  • Trump: 'Some people would say men are insulted' by Joe Biden choosing a woman as VP

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    Trump declared Biden had "roped himself" into choosing a woman as a running mate and said he would have been "inclined to go a different route."

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:15:52 -0400
  • Mauritius oil spill: Fears vessel may 'break in two' as cracks appear

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    The MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef on 25 July, is now leaking oil off the island.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:37:35 -0400
  • Taiwan says Chinese fighters approached Taiwan, were tracked by missiles

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    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 02:44:39 -0400
  • Mother says son with autism was 'kicked out' of church by priest

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    Julia Vicidomini said her son, Nicholas, was instructed to leave the church after he dropped a toy.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:47:00 -0400
  • Women who use marijuana during pregnancy are 1.5 times more likely to have a child with autism, according to the largest study of its kind

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    In the largest study of its kind, marijuana use in pregnancy was linked to a 50% higher risk of having a child with autism.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:39:00 -0400
  • Money offered for info on disappearance of ‘Tiger King’ star Carol Baskin's husband

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    A lawyer for the family of Don Lewis, who was declared legally dead in 2002, announced an independent investigation into his disappearance Monday.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:32:00 -0400
  • Israel closes Gaza goods crossing after balloon attacks

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    Israel will close its goods crossing with the Gaza Strip, authorities said Monday, after militants in the Hamas-run territory fired rockets into the Mediterranean and launched incendiary balloons towards the Jewish state. The Kerem Shalom crossing will be closed to all traffic except humanitarian equipment and fuel from Tuesday, COGAT, the defence ministry unit that oversees the crossings, said in a statement. The move comes in response to the "continued launching of incendiary balloons" from Gaza, it added.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 22:21:55 -0400
  • Trump’s attorney general under fire for calling Black Lives Matter a ‘Bolshevik organisation’ with ‘fascistic’ tactics

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    US attorney general Bill Barr made waves with a Fox News interview this weekend in which he called the Black Lives Matter movement “Bolshevik” and “fascistic” – and the fallout is still simmering.Host Mark Levin, who conducted the interview, is now pushing back against the mainstream media’s coverage of the segment, accusing newspapers’ fact checkers of lying about Black Lives Matter’s true nature and declaring that journalists are in cahoots with “violent Marxists”.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 04:01:06 -0400
  • US Border Patrol agent arrested and charged with trafficking over 350,000 pills believed to be fentanyl

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    The suspect drove to the airport and unloaded two duffel bags into another vehicle. Officials later found nearly $330,000 in his home.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 22:00:59 -0400
  • These states require travelers to self-quarantine or present negative COVID-19 test

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    States are opening back up, but some still require or recommend visitors self-quarantine for two weeks. Find out where.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:49:48 -0400
  • Ron Johnson Subpoenas FBI Director Wray in Probe of Crossfire Hurricane Origins

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    Senator Ron Johnson (R., Wisc.) subpoenaed FBI director Christopher Wray last week for documents pertaining to the Russia investigation.Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security Committee, issued the subpoena as part of the committee's probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane by the FBI.The subpoena, obtained by Fox News, demands that Wray make available "all records related to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. This includes, but is not limited to, all records provided or made available to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice for its review.""The FBI has already been producing documents and information to the Senate Homeland Security Committee, which are directly responsive to this subpoena," the FBI told Fox. "As always, the FBI will continue to cooperate with the Committee’s requests, consistent with our law enforcement and national security obligations."Both the Homeland Security committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee are conducting investigations into the origins of the Crossfire Hurricane probe, whose stated aim was to uncover alleged collusion between Russian operatives and 2016 Trump-campaign officials. Intelligence officials have already declassified various documents pertaining to Crossfire Hurricane as part of the Judiciary Committee's investigation.Many of those documents were uncovered by DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz as part of his own investigation into the FBI's applications for FISA warrants to surveil former Trump-campaign adviser Carter Page. Horowitz found "at least 17 significant errors or omissions in the Carter Page FISA applications."

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 09:14:57 -0400
  • Coronavirus found on frozen seafood in China

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    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 05:43:32 -0400
  • Trump says he is considering the ‘great battlefield’ at Gettysburg for his convention speech

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    President Trump tweeted on Monday that he is choosing between two locations, Gettysburg, Penn. and the White House, for his speech accepting the Republican nomination, scheduled for the night of Aug. 27.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:07:12 -0400
  • Appeals of Nazi camp guard conviction in Germany dropped

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    All appeals against the conviction of a 93-year-old Nazi concentration camp guard have been dropped, a Hamburg court said Monday, making the decision legally binding and easing the way for possible future prosecutions. Bruno Dey was convicted last month of 5,232 counts of accessory to murder in Hamburg state court — equal to the number of people believed to have been killed at Stutthof during his service there in 1944 and 1945. Because he was 17 and 18 at the time of his alleged crimes, Dey’s case was heard in juvenile court and he was given a two-year suspended sentence.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:14:18 -0400
  • Top Navy official: Sailor burnout a concern amid COVID-19 crisis

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    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday told NBC News the pandemic has forced ships to remain at sea for longer periods of time.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:53:00 -0400
  • Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split

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    The Planet Earth-observation company releases new imagery of Canada's broken Milne Ice Shelf.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:22:47 -0400
  • Seattle's first Black female police chief announced her resignation after the city council voted to cut the department's budget and ax dozens of jobs

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    Carmen Best announced her resignation hours after the city council voted to reduce the department's $409 million budget by $3.5 million on Monday.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 06:12:26 -0400
  • Mother shares video of armed police surrounding black son after they assumed he was attacker when teen called 911

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    Multiple California police officers were filmed pointing guns at three African American teenagers who were were allegedly being threatened by a homeless man.The mother of one of the teenagers in the video, Tammi Collins, shared an 11-minute clip to her Instagram page, showing officers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department aiming guns at them in Santa Clarita, California, on 7 August.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:42:09 -0400
  • Fossil of fearsome 'hell ant' that used tusk-like jaws to hunt its victims discovered in amber

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    A 99-million year old fossil of a "hell ant" is giving researchers a glimpse into the behavior of these fearsome ancient insects, a new study reports.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:39:03 -0400
  • Ivory Coast ex-first lady seeks amnesty for husband before polls

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    Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo on Tuesday asked President Alassane Ouattara, her exiled husband's arch-foe, to grant the ex-strongman amnesty ahead of presidential elections in October. The former first lady and her husband Laurent Gbagbo were both charged over violence that killed some 3,000 people in 2010-2011 after Gbagbo refused to cede power to Ouattara following his electoral defeat. While she was jailed by Ivorian judges and later amnestied, her husband was transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) where he was eventually acquitted last year.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:29:00 -0400
  • Who owned the chemicals that blew up Beirut? No one will say

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    In the murky story of how a cache of highly explosive ammonium nitrate ended up on the Beirut waterfront, one thing is clear -- no one has ever publicly come forward to claim it. Clear identification of ownership, especially of a cargo as dangerous as that carried by the Moldovan-flagged Rhosus when it sailed into Beirut seven years ago, is fundamental to shipping, the key to insuring it and settling disputes that often arise.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 06:20:30 -0400
  • The 1918 Flu Pandemic Killed Hundreds of Thousands of Americans. The White House Never Said a Word About It

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    President Wilson never uttered a single public statement about the pandemic, which killed about 675,000 Americans

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:00:40 -0400
  • Protesters met with jeers by crowd with guns in Nevada city

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    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:40:48 -0400
  • Map: State-by-state breakdown of coronavirus travel restrictions

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    U.S. states and territories are making new rules for travelers. Find which ones across the United States have implemented travel restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:25:10 -0400
  • Wild bear that sniffed woman's hair is caught and castrated

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    The black bear was captured after he was filmed approaching a visitor at an ecological park.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:57:19 -0400
  • Sturgis motorcycle rally attendees lounge in bikinis, pack into bars, and mock mask wearers: 'It's like COVID does not exist here'

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    One Sturgis vendor said he loves the old America vibes at the event that celebrates Trump, police, and the military.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:19:36 -0400
  • Seattle agrees to America’s ‘most comprehensive protection’ for media and legal observers covering protests against police

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    Seattle authorities have agreed to what campaigners say is the nation’s “most comprehensive protection” for reporters and legal observers covering protests against the actions of police.Following a number of incidents in which reporters and other observers covering Black Lives Matter protests were arrested or else subjected to crowd control weapons such as pepper spray, the city agreed its police force should not target such individuals.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:39:00 -0400
  • Fact check: Quarantine 'camps' are real, but COVID-19 camp claim stretches truth

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    An Instagram post is correct about expansion of quarantine sites during the pandemic, but falsely claims personal information will be accessed there.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:56:45 -0400
  • Big Tech Allies Join Biden Campaign

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    The Biden campaign has enlisted several allies of big tech companies as part of its policy planning initiatives, the New York Times reported on Monday.While the campaign is facing pressure from more progressive advisers to take a combative stance against companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, a number of former consultants for and senior employees of those companies are now advising the campaign.The advisers include Avril Haines, a former Obama administration national security official who worked as a consultant for data-mining firm Palantir; Antony Blinken, a veteran of the Obama State Department and co-founder of lobbying firm WestExec, which has worked with Google; and Cynthia Hogan, a former lobbyist for Apple who is now part of Biden's vice-presidential selection team.Other veterans of the tech industry or consultants for tech companies have joined the Innovation Policy Committee, the Biden campaign's 700-person policy advisory team. The presence of big tech allies in the Biden campaign comes despite statements from Biden himself saying that internet companies should lose certain legal protections."Section 230 should be revoked, immediately should be revoked, number one," Biden said in a 2019 interview with the Times. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act gives legal immunity to internet companies if a third party publishes false or defamatory content on their platforms. Biden and other Democrats have complained that platforms such as Facebook allow the Trump campaign to spread misinformation.Matt Hill, a spokesman for the Biden campaign, denied that the presence of tech industry allies would make a Biden administration more amenable to those companies' concerns."Many technology giants and their executives have not only abused their power but misled the American people, damaged our democracy and evaded any form of responsibility," Hill told the Times. "Anyone who thinks that campaign volunteers or advisers will change Joe Biden’s fundamental commitment to stopping the abuse of power and stepping up for the middle class doesn’t know Joe Biden."

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:07:06 -0400
  • Iran nuclear deal at risk as U.N. council prepares to vote on arms embargo

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    The U.N. Security Council is preparing to vote this week on a U.S. proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran, a move that some diplomats say is bound to fail and put the fate of a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers further at risk. A last-minute attempt by Britain, France and Germany to broker a compromise with Russia and China on an arms embargo extension appeared unsuccessful so far, diplomats said. Russia and China, allies of Iran, have long-signaled opposition to the U.S. measure.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:10:43 -0400
  • Hong Kong imports to be labelled 'Made in China': US customs

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    Goods imported from Hong Kong must be marked "Made in China" to be sold in the United States as part of Washington's punitive response to a sweeping clampdown on the city, US customs authorities were set to announce Tuesday. "With respect to imported goods produced in Hong Kong, such goods may no longer be marked to indicate 'Hong Kong' as their origin, but must be marked to indicate 'China'," said a draft document from US Customs and Border Protection due to be published Tuesday.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:24:50 -0400
  • Apt Bible passage at Catholic Mass coincides with earthquake

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    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:01:29 -0400
  • Dr. Sonia Angell, California's top health official, resigns

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    California's top public health official has resigned, just days after the state announced a fix for a glitch that caused a lag in reporting coronavirus test results used to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:29:48 -0400
  • Downfall: BP worker sacked after Hitler meme wins payout

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    Scott Tracey used the scene from Downfall to portray scenes from company wage negotiations.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 03:03:31 -0400
  • A California judge ruled that Uber and Lyft have to classify their drivers as employees, not contractors

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    Uber and Lyft are expected to appeal Monday's ruling, and have argued that reclassifying drivers as employees could wreak havoc on their businesses.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:49:47 -0400
  • African Americans have long defied white supremacy and celebrated Black culture in public spaces

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    From Richmond to New York City to Seattle, anti-racist activists are getting results as Confederate monuments are coming down by the dozens.In Richmond, Virginia, protesters have changed the story of Lee Circle, home to a 130-year-old monument to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. It’s now a new community space where graffiti, music and projected images turn the statue of Lee from a monument to white supremacy into a backdrop proclaiming that Black Lives Matter. This isn’t a new phenomenon. I’m a historian of celebrations and protests after the Civil War. And in my research, I have found that long before Confederate monuments occupied city squares, African Americans used those same public spaces to celebrate their history. But those African American memorial cultures have often been overshadowed by Confederate monuments that dominate public space and set in stone a white supremacist story of the past. Black celebrationsIn the late 19th and early 20th centuries, African Americans had less power and money than whites did to erect statues to celebrate their past. Instead, they challenged white dominance of public space using holidays, parades, conventions, mass meetings and other events. Black people used public celebrations such as Juneteenth to tell a positive story about their history, debate and set political goals for the community, applaud the role of Black soldiers and workers, and create a legacy and cultural identity for Black men, women and children. These community celebrations helped guide Black protests and organizing after the Civil War and continue to inspire activists today. Here are just a few of the ways African Americans challenged white dominance in public spaces:• On July 4, 1866, Black people gathered in Richmond’s Capitol Square and decorated the statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and George Mason with garlands and flags – a radical act that a reporter from the Richmond Dispatch fumed was “a liberty which no white man ever yet presumed to take with Virginia’s great work of art.” By claiming the Founding Fathers as their own, African Americans protested against their exclusion from public space and citizenship. • In 1867 Black men and women publicly assembled at a convention in Lexington, Kentucky, where political leader William F. Butler stated, “First we ha[d] the cartridge box, now we want the ballot box, and soon we will get the jury box. I don’t mean with our fists, but by standing up and demanding our rights.” Butler argued that Black men fought to maintain the Union, “but we were left without means of protecting ourselves….We need and must have the ballot box for that purpose.” • A Baltimore procession in May 1870 celebrated the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment, which guaranteed Black men the right to vote. The event had more than 12,000 participants and 20,000 spectators. Newspapers called the procession “vast and magnificent in its appointments, gorgeous in its decorations, and noble in its purposes.” Participants carried banners reading, “Give us equal rights and we will protect ourselves,” and “Equity and justice goes hand in hand.” These and other African American celebrations asserted their right to public spaces where previously enslaved people might have needed passes or were supposed to be invisible. Monuments and powerFor both Black and white residents, the actions they took to commemorate their cultures demonstrated the importance of residential and commercial spaces, such as city parks, neighborhoods and shopping districts, and especially official civic spaces such as city halls or courthouses. White organizations raised hundreds of statues in public spaces, especially in the South, during the height of Confederate memorializing in the Jim Crow and civil rights eras.White supremacist groups such as the United Daughters of the Confederacy erected these Confederate monuments to, in their words, “correct history” by celebrating the Lost Cause, the idea that slavery was a benevolent institution and the Confederate cause was just. These monuments represented a way to remind African Americans that public spaces, public commemoration and public advancement were not for them. And while protests that Confederate flags and monuments do not belong in public spaces have grown stronger since 2015, resistance is not new. African Americans have been protesting against Confederate monuments since they were erected. In Charleston, South Carolina, Black citizens in the 1880s and 1890s mocked and defaced the original monument to John C. Calhoun, a South Carolina congressman and U.S. vice president, who defended slavery as a “positive good.” Teacher and civil rights activist Mamie Garvin Fields remembered that as a child it seemed as if Calhoun’s statue was “looking you in the face and telling you … I am back to see you stay in your place.” She recalled bringing something to “scratch up the coat, break the watch chain, try to knock off the nose” – perhaps leading to its replacement in 1896 with a much taller monument. In 1923 the United Daughters of the Confederacy urged Congress to fund a monument “to the faithful slave mammies of the South” in Washington, D.C. The National Association of Colored Women mobilized several Black activist organizations in letter-writing campaigns, petitions and editorials and crushed the plan. The monument was never built. Turning awayWhite residents had the power to ignore Black residents’ commemorative activities. Rather than watch the festivities or listen to Black speakers, they chose to leave town for the day, stay inside or express disgust among themselves. White people in Richmond celebrated the Fourth of July in the countryside, noted the Richmond Dispatch newspaper, “partly to enjoy the day’s relaxation from business and partly to avoid the spectacle which they could not have avoided witnessing had they remained at home.” The Baltimore American newspaper noted that those who were too “thin-skinned” to see Black residents celebrating the Fifteenth Amendment shut their doors, “presenting the appearance that ‘nobody was in.’” White residents “refused to witness the procession, declaring they could not gaze upon such a humiliating scene.” Remaking public spaceIn 2017, white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 11-12 for the Unite the Right rally, ostensibly to protect a monument of Robert E. Lee. It was a battle over what vision of America would prevail in public space in the 21st century. [The Conversation’s science, health and technology editors pick their favorite stories. Weekly on Wednesdays.]Chanting “White lives matter” and “Jews will not replace us,” the white supremacists violently attacked counterprotesters. Today, the tables are turned. Anti-racism protesters are transforming public space by tearing down Confederate monuments or demanding their removal. Years of activism combined with these same types of activities – mourning, celebration of Black pasts, public demands for the future, politics in the streets – have led to the removal of many Confederate monuments, despite the violence and fury of white supremacists. Activists are telling a new story of African American history out of the relics of a white supremacist past, just as they did in public celebrations in the 19th century.This article is republished from The Conversation, a nonprofit news site dedicated to sharing ideas from academic experts.Read more: * What is intolerance fatigue, and how is it fueling Black Lives Matter protests? * Young Black Americans not sold on Biden, the Democrats or votingShannon M. Smith does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:10:01 -0400
  • A nail technician said a client lied about having the coronavirus because they 'desperately' needed a manicure

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    Taylor, a nail technician, said she received a message from a customer saying they had tested positive for COVID-19 before their appointment.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 07:21:14 -0400
  • It's decision time for Joe Biden: His VP pick could make history, with Harris, Rice among top contenders

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    Joe Biden has a crucial decision to make and the stakes are high for whichever woman he chooses as his running mate.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:20:04 -0400
  • Germany to Russia: we will protect our people, online and off

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    The murder in a central Berlin park of a Georgian national, blamed by German prosecutors on the actions of a branch of the Russian state, has been a serious burden on relations between the two countries, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. Speaking at a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Maas said on Tuesday that Germany would do everything it could to protect its people, both in the online and offline spaces. "The murder in the Tiergarten, which prosecutors believe was commissioned by a Russian state organ, has seriously weighed on our relationship, so I made clear that we will defend the security of our people, both online and off," he said.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 06:05:14 -0400
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