Category Archives: Current Events

FBI raided the office of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

The FBI’s raid today of Michael Cohen’s office and residence was a big enough deal on its face that it’s sent shockwaves across the landscape. Cohen is arguably closer to Donald Trump than anyone outside of Trump’s own family, meaning … Continue reading

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60 Minutes: Oprah goes inside Memorial to Victims of Lynching

There is a reckoning taking place in America over how we remember our history. Much of the focus has been on whether or not to take down monuments that celebrate the Confederacy. But this story is about a new monument … Continue reading

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Sunday Praise & Worship | Oh Happy Day – Aretha Franklin Feat: Mavis Staples

“Oh Happy Day” is a 1967 gospel music arrangement of an 18th century hymn. Recorded by the Edwin Hawkins Singers, it became an international hit in 1969, reaching US #4 and UK #2 on the pop charts. It has since … Continue reading

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T’Challa on #SNL playing Black Jeopardy

Black Jeopardy: ‘White People’ for 400 “Let’s go to ‘White People’ for 400.”#BlackJeopardy #SNL @chadwickboseman pic.twitter.com/rkMmTOVShH — Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) April 8, 2018 Full Black Jeopardy sketch:

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Michelle Obama Speaks at Simmons College Leadership Conference in Boston, MA

ICYMI, through all; the NOISE & FAKE NEWS Michelle Obama is the reassuring voice we all need right now pic.twitter.com/NJIR8ArT9H — NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 7, 2018

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Saturday Open Thread | A Muslim woman in Houston stabbed by man yelling “It’s an fucking raghead,” “sand nigger”

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A $5,000 reward is being offered to help catch the attacker who stabbed a Houston Muslim woman during a hate-filled attack. According to the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the 25-year-old victim, … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Robert Mueller served Paul Manafort with 7 search warrants in March

Special counsel prosecutors revealed in court filings Thursday night that they had obtained on March 9 seven new search warrants against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who has been charged with more than 30 counts of bank fraud, making … Continue reading

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