Analysis Donald Trump When President-elect Donald Trump took the stage at the New York Hilton Midtown on election night, trailed by a gaggle of younger, photogenic women, he had just wiped the floor with another woman, Hillary Clinton, who until a few hours earlier had expected (as did most of the world) she would be the first female president of the United States. American women were left not with a second-wave role model headed for the White House, but with a clan of camp followers engaged in the sort of transactional relationship many feminists hoped had gone the way of the corset. They were as Trump-branded as the buildings bearing his name across the city of New York. Looking at his third wife, Melania, and daughters Ivanka and Tiffany—gleaming, towering replicas of one another—many in America were asking themselves the same question: Could their support for Trump—a man caught on tape belittling and objectifying women only months before—be genuine? Ivanka, … [Read more...] about Melania and Ivanka Trump Accepted Humiliation and Agreed to Become Donald Trump’s Brand Extensions
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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Life at The Driftwood apartments was far from perfect. Tenants said the plumbing was prone to leaks and once in a while a cockroach might scamper through the kitchen. But rent, at $800 or less a month, was doable. And the cream-colored building on Pacific Avenue in Long Beach held special memories. For Jonaya Chadwick, 19, it was where she hoisted friends to grab avocados from a tree and wrote fantasy stories that helped her escape problems at school and home. When her mother, Theresa Harvey, fought cancer in a nearby hospital, Chadwick even stayed with the complex’s live-in owners. But in January 2017 the last of those owners died and soon after a commercial brokerage posted an online advertisement: “CBRE is pleased to present The Driftwood Apartments, a 13-unit building located in non-rent control Long Beach.” The ad said it was a “unique” investment opportunity with rents about 30 percent below market – the clear … [Read more...] about ‘Unique’ opportunity for investors spells mass eviction for tenants
Brigitte Nzali was stunned the first time she was slapped with a fine for braiding hair without a cosmetology license in her trendy salon in Blackwood, Camden County. Why should she have to pay $18,000 to go to beauty school and spend 1,200 hours to learn a skill that’s steeped in African culture that requires little more than experienced, nimble fingers and a healthy dose of creativity? “I learned how to do this from my mother. I was 11. It’s my culture. It’s my passion,” said Nzali, a stylish woman with eye-popping tresses who was born and raised in Cameroon and educated at the Sorbonne in Paris. “We don’t use any chemicals. It’s all natural, a very safe procedure.” As she demonstrated at the African & American Braiding salon she has owned for 17 years, her thumbs and fingers rhythmically danced between her client’s neatly parted strands of hair and a glimmering pile of extensions. Nzali … [Read more...] about $18,000 in tuition and 1,200 hours of study for a license to braid hair? New Jersey lawmakers say no
By PAMELA COLLOFF MAY 31, 2018 The murder conviction rested largely on a technique still in use throughout the criminal justice system, despite concerns about its reliability. Joe Bryan has spent the past three decades in prison for the murder of his wife, a crime he claims he didn’t commit. His conviction rested largely on ‘bloodstain-pattern analysis’ — a technique still in use throughout the criminal-justice system, despite concerns about its reliability. Should this type of forensic science remain in the courtroom? Part 2 By PAMELA COLLOFF MAY 31, 2018 This article is a partnership between ProPublica, where Pamela Colloff is a senior reporter, and The New York Times Magazine, where she is a writer at large. This article is Part 2 of a two-part investigation. Read Part 1 here. I As W.Leon Smith neared the East Texas town of Huntsville, he did not know what to expect. It was a warm September day in 1991, and Smith, a … [Read more...] about Blood Will Tell, Part 2: Did Faulty Evidence Doom Joe Bryan?
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Why did female members of Nxivm follow a guru named Keith Raniere, who now stands accused of sex trafficking? He made them feel like they were in control. Keith Raniere Credit Stefan Ruiz for The New York Times Supported by ByVanessa Grigoriadis May 30, 2018 One winter morning in a conventional suburb outside Albany, N.Y., Nancy Salzman, the 63-year- old president of a self- improvement company named Nxivm, sat on a mahogany-colored stool in her kitchen. Her tasteful home was surrounded by other Nxivm members’ modest townhouses or capacious stone mansions that seemed to spring up out of nowhere, like mushrooms, on the suburban streets. In Salzman’s den, a photo of her with her two adult daughters hung on a wall, the three of them wearing smiles as wide as ancient Greek masks of comedy; the same happy photo served as the wallpaper on Salzman’s laptop. A hairless Sphynx cat … [Read more...] about The ‘Sex Cult’ That Preached Empowerment