NEW YORK — Before a late night rehearsal in December, Terrence Floyd couldn’t remember the last time he squatted on a drum throne, sticks in hand and ready to perform. Surely, he said, it had not happened since his brother, George Floyd, died at the hands of police in Minneapolis last May, sparking a global reckoning over systemic racism and police brutality. Now, Terrence is lending a talent he honed as a youngster in a church band to help produce and promote a forthcoming album of protest anthems inspired by the Black Lives Matter demonstrations prompted in part by his brother’s death. “I want to pay my respects to my brother any way I can, whether it’s a march, whether it’s just talking to somebody about him, or whether it’s doing what I do and playing the drums,” Terrence told The Associated Press. “His heartbeat is not beating no more,” he said, “but I can beat for him.” The untitled project, set for release one year after George Floyd’s death, follows a long history … [Read more...] about George Floyd kin joins protest anthem album project
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BOSTON (CBS) – Welcome to spring! Yes, Monday, March 1 marks the beginning of meteorological and climatological spring! So, if you have had enough of winter this year, no need to wait for the vernal equinox on March 20, just join us scientists and celebrate today! Why the difference in seasons? Meteorologists and climatologists group their seasons into three months each. READ MORE: Give Teachers The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine First, Lawmakers Urge Baker Winter: December through February Spring: March through May Summer: June through August Fall: September through November This is done largely for accuracy in data collection and forecasting. Having the same dates for seasons each year makes recording and cataloguing data much easier. Astronomical winter is based solely on the rotation of the Earth around the Sun with the equinoxes and solstices marking the beginning of the seasons. So, having established this, let’s put a bow on the winter of 2020-2021. … [Read more...] about It’s The First Day Of Meteorological Spring – What Can We Expect In March?
President Trump Donald Trump Sacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE 's former casino in Atlantic City was sold for a fraction of its original $1.2 billion cost, according to a new report. The Trump Taj Mahal was sold for $50 million in March, The Associated Press reported Tuesday, 4 cents on the dollar of its initial price. The AP reported that documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed the casino's last purchase amount. ADVERTISEMENT Billionaire Carl Icahn Carl Celian Icahn Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino demolished in Atlantic City Atlantic City auctions off chance to blow up Trump Plaza Vacant Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City to be demolished MORE sold the Taj Mahal in March to Hard Rock International, … [Read more...] about Old Trump casino sells for fraction of initial cost
Thanksgiving is barely over, postelection anxiety has just begun, and maybe you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the prospect of checking off every dad , mom , co-worker, and teen on your holiday-shopping list. In that spirit, we present the 46 gifts ahead, all neatly organized by price and less than $50. A Book of Tweets $0 Photo: Courtesy of the vendors A Book of Tweets Bind every tweet she’s ever sent, because the internet is a fickle place . $0 at wikiHow Buy Essential Lipstick $1 Photo: Courtesy of the vendors Bargain Red A classic red lip — for only a dollar. $1 at e.l.f. Buy European Union flag $3 Photo: Courtesy of the vendors Pre-Brexit Flag To commemorate a time before “Leave,” an EU flag with the inclusion of the U.K. $3 at Amazon Buy Novelty Coat Hanger $6 Photo: Courtesy of the … [Read more...] about The Under $50 Gift Guide
Every month, we Strategist editors tell you about the best things we’ve recently bought for ourselves. But what about the things we wish other people would buy for us? It’s a ritual for us to share our holiday wish lists , but during the rest of the year we’re also having birthdays, housewarming parties, weddings , babies , and more. So now we’re spilling about the gifts we’d like for those milestones, as well. This time: senior editor Margaret Rhodes on anniversary gifts. The only person I know who’s pickier than a Strat editor is the one with whom I’m celebrating a three-year anniversary. The man will drink Yuengling out of a faded wedding koozie, but to shop with him is to analyze details most of us pass over — the way thread loops through a button, or the shade of rubber on the sole of a Vans shoe . I won’t even buy a houseplant without consulting him, so in honor of our anniversary — something that’s a mutual celebration, anyway — any … [Read more...] about The Gifts Our Senior Editor Is Contemplating for Her Anniversary