Omarosa Manigault Newman Resigns From White House Omarosa Manigault Newman stares into camera as Black photographer Cheriss May takes photo early in the Trump administration. (Photo by Cheriss May) This year Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned from her position as the senior staff and assistant to President Donald Trump. Her resignation came with much controversy and many rumors however; Newman has announced that she will be telling her side of the story in her new book “Unhinged.” Additionally, Newman has released tapes to prove that her book is as true as the words on the pages. The #MeToo Campaign Tarana Burke Tarana Burke has been helping women talk about sexual harassment through the organization she co-founded called Just Be Inc. where she hears a lot of reports of sexual violence. Burke decided that she wanted to offer young survivors what she needed in the … [Read more...] about Top National Stories of 2018
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U.S. U.S. Puerto Rico Illinois Harassment Race relations The governor of Puerto Rico has condemned the incident where a man harassed a woman for wearing a T-shirt of the territory’s flag. The man repeatedly told her “you should not be wearing that in the United States of America” and questioned her U.S. citizenship. Footage of the incident, which took place last month, resurfaced online in recent days and one Facebook post with the clip had nearly 2 million views at time of publication. The video shows a man angrily approach a woman who is filming him, as he yells “You’re not gonna change us” at her. Meanwhile a lackadaisical police officer stands by his car, looking away from the distressed woman as she calls out for help. “We will be looking into this incident as our offices in D.C. are in contact with local and state authorities, demanding that this officer be expelled from the police force,” Governor Ricardo Rossello wrote on … [Read more...] about Puerto Rico Governor Reacts to Viral Video of Woman Harassed by ‘Bigot’ for Flag T-Shirt
You can get the D.C. Memo delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Sign up here. This week in Washington, Republicans went at each other over immigration, Democrats attacked each other over the Gina Haspel nomination, and the president attacked the Fake News Media and “Haters.” No Collusion! This week in Washington Good afternoon from our nation’s capital, which is especially swampy as of late: we’re in the middle of a week of of constant torrential rain, which should let up just in time to usher in D.C.’s lovely, surface-of-Venus summer season. Drainage required. Lots of moves this week from the swamp-dwellers — let’s get started with immigration, which is coming back to the fore thanks to tricky maneuvering from members of Congress and incendiary statements from President Donald Trump. Right now, a group of House Republicans supportive of immigration reform — in particular, a lasting solution for the young, undocumented immigrants known … [Read more...] about D.C. Memo: Ellison called out for pro-immigrant T-shirt; not called out for cargo shorts
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Early Lead by Jacob Bogage by Jacob Bogage Email the author April 12 at 6:00 AM Email the author Skywriting planes spell out “Philly Dilly” above the Super Bowl LII Championship parade route in Philadelphia. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) Depending on whom you ask, there either was or was not a list floating around the Masters last week, banning objectionable phrases from being shouted as the world’s best golfers put club to ball. Among the items on this perhaps fictitious list was “Dilly Dilly!”, the beer rallying cry broadcast on television sets nationwide. Reporters were … [Read more...] about ‘Dilly Dilly’ was created to sell Bud Light. Now it’s taking over American sports.
As the Loyola Ramblers prepare for Saturday's Final Four game against Michigan, makers of fan apparel are scrambling to release merchandise featuring the breakout star of the men’s basketball team’s Cinderella run: Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt.Interest in licensing the 98-year-old team chaplain’s name and image picked up once the Ramblers made it to the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four, Tom Sorboro of the Loyola University Chicago athletic department said in an emailed statement.Fanatics, a licensed professional and college sports apparel-maker, sells T-shirts with Schmidt’s image and trademark phrase – “Worship, work and win!”The quote is on a wall in Loyola’s athletic center “so all of our student-athletes know exactly what we stand for at Loyola,” said Sorboro, who is senior associate athletic director for external operations. “She is excited to see it now available for our fans to wear and share.”Sports … [Read more...] about Final Four fame: Loyola OKs ‘Sister Jean’ T-shirts, bobbleheads