Monthly Archives: June 2016

July 4th Travel: East Coast Edition

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FIRE ISLAND

Fire Island, though small (32 miles in length and less than a mile wide), is a great spot for you and friends to spend this holiday weekend.

Fun Fact: No cars are allowed on Fire Island, so it’s a great time to get outside and walk, bike ride, spend the day on the beach, and head to local bars to meet new people!

See how to get to Fire Island here.

THE HAMPTONS

(Image: www.Hamptons.com) (Image: www.Hamptons.com)

The easiest place to get to on this list, especially for New Yorkers, is none other than the infamous Hamptons. The Fourth of July is magical here; fireworks can be seen from anywhere, the beaches are gorgeous, and the nightlife is like no other. Rent a house for the weekend, book a hotel, or stay with friends this holiday weekend. You won’t regret it!

Don’t want to drive? Take the Hampton Jitney!

CAPE COD

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Black Lives Matter leader warns of convention protests – CNN

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Mckesson added he is expecting protesters at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, some of them from the Black Lives Matter movement. “I think there will likely be protesters at the convention, whether they consider themselves a part of the …
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2016 BET Awards – WTOP

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event in April and told the audience “my life has been changed by strong black women leaders.” The BET Awards wasn’t all serious, though. Beyonce kicked off the show with a surprise performance featuring Kendrick Lamar and multiple background dancers …

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July 4th Travel: East Coast Edition

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July

(Image: www.fireisland.com)

FIRE ISLAND

Fire Island, though small (32 miles in length and less than a mile wide), is a great spot for you and friends to spend this holiday weekend.

Fun Fact: No cars are allowed on Fire Island, so it’s a great time to get outside and walk, bike ride, spend the day on the beach, and head to local bars to meet new people!

See how to get to Fire Island here.

THE HAMPTONS

(Image: www.Hamptons.com) (Image: www.Hamptons.com)

The easiest place to get to on this list, especially for New Yorkers, is none other than the infamous Hamptons. The Fourth of July is magical here; fireworks can be seen from anywhere, the beaches are gorgeous, and the nightlife is like no other. Rent a house for the weekend, book a hotel, or stay with friends this holiday weekend. You won’t regret it!

Don’t want to drive? Take the Hampton Jitney!

CAPE COD

Cape Cod is made up of 15 towns and two islands, Martha’s Vineyard and …read more

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Lundin Gold Share Capital and Voting Rights Update – Marketwired (press release)

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Marketwired (press release)
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – June 30, 2016) – Lundin Gold Inc. (“Lundin Gold” or the “Company”) (TSX:LUG)(OMX:LUG) reports the following share capital and voting rights update in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments …

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Watch Rihanna’s New ‘Sledgehammer’ Music Video

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As promised, Rihanna released the first-ever IMAX music video.

Yesterday, RiRi shared a 30-second teaser of her song for the new Star Trek movie, titled “Sledgehammer.” The mystical visual features Rihanna dressed as an extraterrestrial attempting to control earth from afar.

“Sledgehammer” was written by Australian singer/songwriter Sia, who’s also responsible for penning Rihanna’s 2012 mega hit “Diamonds.”

Rihanna will embark on the European leg of her “ANTI World Tour” in July, which will include DJ Mustard as opening act.

Star Trek: Beyond stars Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and is due out in theaters nationwide July 22.

Watch Rihanna’s new video up top.

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D.C. Daycare Employee Charged For Ripping Out Toddler’s Hair

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When 1-year-old Demarco came home from his D.C. area daycare on Tuesday, his parents noticed a bald patch on the side of the toddler’s head.

“It was disturbing, like, all I could do was get upset and just cry,” Demarco’s mother Daizha Rosser said in an interview with NBC4 Washington.

Furious, Rosser and the baby’s father Lawrence McEachin visited Demarco’s daycare, Kids Are Us Learning Center, where a teacher told them another child ripped out her son’s hair.

After Rosser and McEachin demanded to view surveillance tape, they witnessed something a parent could never imagine. They say the video revealed it was actually a teacher – not a fellow student – who pulled out Demarco’s hair.

Update: D.C. daycare employee charged after chunk of hair ripped out of toddler’s head https://t.co/yF86hmKlMv

— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) June 30, 2016

“Pull, pull, pull. He fell; [she] pulled again and snatched it right off,” McEachin said to NBC4 Washington. “I can only imagine he was crying.”

D.C. police say an employee at the daycare center has been charged with first-degree cruelty to a child, NBC 4 reports.

McEachin said the teacher’s explanation was inexcusable. He and Rosser plan to press charges.

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49 Celebrities Honor The 49 Victims Of Orlando Tragedy In Touching Video

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At Least 50 Dead In Mass Shooting At Gay Nightclub In Orlando

The world is still in shock following the deadly Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub earlier this month.

Not only are everyday civilians standing up for a solution to the senseless gun violence that happens all too often, but celebrities are coming forward to bring awareness to the tragic situation and hopefully find solutions.

The Human Rights Campaign and accomplished director Ryan Murphy assembled a video that features 49 celebrities describing the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting. Stars include Kerry Washington, Caitlyn Jenner, Lady Gaga, and many more.

The video entitled “Stop the Hate” is asking viewers to “visit http://stopthehate.hrc.org/ and take action by supporting victims’ families and survivors through healorlando.org, as well as contacting legislators to demand passage of LGBTQ protections and common-sense gun violence prevention measures.”

Check out the heartwarming video above.

SOURCE: Advocate | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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Diversity on Campus: Why Is it (Still) an Issue?

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In a panel titled Diversity on Campus: Inclusion and Expression, three college leaders and award-winning Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones explored the resurgence of campus protests, especially as they reflected tensions around race and racist campus legacies.

Nicholas A. Christakis, a Yale University professor; Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School; and Marvin Krislov, president of Oberlin College, discussed how campuses can best navigate inclusiveness—and difference—within the context of controversy and explosive emotions.

It’s 2016, and Black Students Are Still Protesting. Why?

In response to Hannah-Jones’s question if schools were getting better, why were students still protesting, Gordon-Reed responded that things were indeed better, but that certain issues remained.

“When I was in school there was a question of whether or not black studies would be a department; now it is on many campuses. We’re no longer questioning whether or not we belong on these campuses the way students did in the 70s or the 90s.”

Krislov noted how the Black Lives Matter movement resonated with black college students. “Students embrace that, and they want to make a difference,” he said.

He also mentioned that the social climate is one of contention, and that the job of creating community out of …read more      

Diversity on Campus: Why Is it (Still) an Issue?

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diversity

In a panel titled Diversity on Campus: Inclusion and Expression, three college leaders and award-winning Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones explored the resurgence of campus protests, especially as they reflected tensions around race and racist campus legacies.

Nicholas A. Christakis, a Yale University professor; Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School; and Marvin Krislov, president of Oberlin College, discussed how campuses can best navigate inclusiveness—and difference—within the context of controversy and explosive emotions.

It’s 2016, and Black Students Are Still Protesting. Why?

In response to Hannah-Jones’s question if schools were getting better, why were students still protesting, Gordon-Reed responded that things were indeed better, but that certain issues remained.

“When I was in school there was a question of whether or not black studies would be a department; now it is on many campuses. We’re no longer questioning whether or not we belong on these campuses the way students did in the 70s or the 90s.”

Krislov noted how the Black Lives Matter movement resonated with black college students. “Students embrace that, and they want to make a difference,” he said.

He also mentioned that the social climate is one of contention, and that the job of creating community out of …read more      

COLUMN-From the civil-rights struggle to Black Lives Matter, how John Lewis blazes the trail – Thomson Reuters Foundation

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June 30 (Reuters) – Representative John Lewis, the civil rights leader who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. and was brutalized by police in Selma, Alabama, during the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” demonstration for voting rights, brought the movement to the …
Civil rights activist and congressman favors gun controlWTOP

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