Marc Aronson, The Washington Post Published 8:12 am PDT, Sunday, July 22, 2018 Photo: Washiington Post Photo By Doug Kapustin Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Bobby Berger performs as Al Jolson at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood, Md., in 2015. Bobby Berger performs as Al Jolson at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood, Md., in 2015. Photo: Washiington Post Photo By Doug Kapustin The complicated mix of racism and envy behind blackface 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In the last few months, the seemingly antique practice of blackface minstrelsy has burst back into the headlines. In a conversation with Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post, the great jazz musician and music historian Wynton Marsalis equated the use of commercialized vulgarity in hip-hop and rap to minstrelsy, outraging some. And just a few days later, … [Read more...] about The complicated mix of racism and envy behind blackface
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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The nine-year-old Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island is the recipient of a $3 million gift from Richard J. Harrington ’73 and his wife Jean, the university announced Thursday. “We are honored to support the next generation of communication and media professionals in an environment of innovation and leading-edge research,” said Harrington in a statement, adding the couple has “tremendous confidence” in the school’s academic leadership within the industry. Chairman emeritus of Boston-based venture capital firm Cue Ball, Harrington was the former president and CEO of Thomson Reuters Corporation. He holds two degrees from URI, both a bachelor’s degree from the College of Business Administration as well as an honorary Doctorate of Laws. Per an announcement by the state’s flagship research institution on Thursday, the money will fund second-phase renovations of the South … [Read more...] about Harringtons donate $3M to URI School of Communications and Media
Driving the Day Good Friday morning! The front page of the English-language Jerusalem Post this morning has a three-column headline: “Jewish Republican donors staying away from funding Trump.” http://bit.ly/2bkDyvC Jake is filing this morning from an apartment overlooking Jerusalem, with the Old City in the distance. http://bit.ly/2bonCrS Anna and Daniel are in D.C. There are 74 days until Election Day, and Labor Day weekend is about a week away. Donald Trump is sending wildly mixed signals on his immigration policies, and as the NYT’s Alex Burns said on Twitter, “To state the obvious, a major party presidential nominee is giving a lengthy speech on the doorstep of Labor Day to insist he's not a racist.” Hillary Clinton is still explaining why Clinton Foundation donors seemed to get special access to her State Department. Meanwhile, the Upshot’s Nate Cohn is exploring the possibility that the entire East and West Coasts will vote for Clinton. … [Read more...] about The NASTIEST day so far — HILLARY attacks Trump on running a campaign of ‘prejudice and paranoia’ — BANNON once charged with domestic violence — KAINE on Colbert — B’DAY: Bob Barnett
As the 2016 presidential campaign was reaching fever pitch, a veteran Lancaster County political insider tipped off LNP reporters and editors to what he believed was a major story. A significant bloc of the nation’s 20 million Amish, he told us, had just pledged their votes to Republican Donald Trump, guaranteeing him a presidential victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Our source wondered when we were going to report this news in the pages of LNP and on LancasterOnline. He provided us with a link to the original news report and encouraged us to check it out for ourselves. Sure enough, there it was on ABCNews.com.co: “With the full force of the Amish community behind him, Donald Trump is now mathematically guaranteed to win the presidency in November.” The news was traveling fast across Facebook and Twitter. In a matter of hours, the Facebook post had generated more than 85,000 comments, likes and shares. Tweeted one reader: “20 Million Amish being told to vote … [Read more...] about Why LNP is vital in the age of Facebook and Twitter
SOUTH SOUND SIGNING DAY Student-athletes from around the Sound Sound who are signing letters of intent or being honored on Feb. 7 for securing their collegiate futures. Based on available information. Pa’Treon Lee, Men’s basketball, Lewis and Clark State College Jason Brown Jr, Men’s basketball, Northwest University Jacob Kludsikofsky, Football, Montana Tech University Riley Dunne, men’s soccer, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Tiano Malietufa, football, Central Washington University Isaiah Prescott, football, Air Force Academy Jaden Robinson, football, Oregon State University Ciera Zimmerman, volleyball, Colorado State University Calley Heilborn, volleyball, Western Washington University Anna Maracich, volleyball, Western Washington University Josh Hanigan, football, Linfield College Chase Chandler, football, Air Force Academy Christian Brown, football, University of San Diego Max Bessler, rowing, Dartmouth Sydney DeVita, women’s … [Read more...] about South Sound signing day: Who is signing their letters of intent and where are they going?