Steve September 22, 2021

Source: Washington Post Obituaries Melvin Van Peebles, fiercely independent filmmaker, dies at 89 By Adam Bernstein Today at 5:56 p.m. EDT Melvin Van Peebles, whose low-budget 1971 phenomenon, “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” — an X-rated film about a Black revolutionary’s survival on the run — proved a milestone of independent and African American cinema, died […]

Steve September 22, 2021

After years of failing to pass legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, the Senate may actually be close to introducing a bill with support from both parties. Senate and White House aides involved in months of negotiations on a VAWA reauthorization bill tell HuffPost that despite the relative silence on the subject, they’re […]

Steve September 22, 2021

Nearly 100 million of the world’s 1 billion iPhone users have already installed iOS 15, according to Mixpanel. Here are 20 of the most obscure or exciting features those who have chosen to install Apple’s new mobile OS can now access. Easier upgrades Every enterprise user will benefit when upgrading their iPhone to iOS 15, which […]

Steve September 22, 2021

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis testified Wednesday in the trial of fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes, saying the entrepreneur misled him into believing she was on the verge of rolling out a blood-testing breakthrough that he hoped would help save lives of troops in battle. Mattis’ appearance came […]

Steve September 22, 2021

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes faces 20 years in prison after being charged with lying to investors and patients about the capabilities of her firm’s blood testing machines and the company’s financial health. By Joel RosenblattBloomberg Prosecutors called former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis as a witness against Theranos Inc. founder Elizabeth Holmes to try to […]

Steve September 22, 2021

Presidency says the move comes ‘in view of the continued provocations and hostile practices on the Moroccan side’. Algeria’s presidency has announced the closure of the country’s airspace to all Moroccan planes, according to the presidency, in the latest dispute between the two neighbours at odds mainly over Western Sahara. The move on Wednesday was […]

Steve September 22, 2021

Leading Democratic lawmaker says talks with Republicans failed to reach a compromise, urges President Biden to act. Talks on police reforms in the United States that had aimed to stem the killings of Black Americans by police have failed in the US Congress after key Democratic negotiators were unable to reach an agreement with Republicans. […]

Steve September 22, 2021

Donald Trump’s niece, Mary, returns to talk about her new book, “The Reckoning: our nation’s trauma and finding a way to heal.” Among the topics Mary discusses with us: Don Jr’s intelligence; Ivanka ego; her recent slapdown of Meghan McCain; why Dems should be more outspoken about gun control, voting rights, and abortion; expanding the […]

Steve September 22, 2021

As part of President Biden’s plan to address the global Covid-19 pandemic and inequitable distribution of vaccines, medicines, and tests to many parts of the world, he convened a global summit held virtually on Wednesday. Biden has asked for endorsement of a set of targets and commitment to directly address one or more of them. […]

Steve September 22, 2021

WASHINGTON —  Civil and human rights groups on Wednesday criticized the White House’s immigration policies for inflicting “cruelty on Black, Brown and Indigenous immigrant communities,” according to a letter sent by the organizations to President Biden. “We fear that commitments made on the campaign trail … are being shredded before our eyes,” said the letter, which […]

Steve September 22, 2021

“Dear Evan Hansen” premieres Friday, the movie version of one of Broadway’s biggest hits in recent memory. While some critics have attacked the movie for casting decisions or for letting its hero off the hook, such complaints are missing the point. This movie has a powerful and fundamental honesty that resonates. And its primary message […]

Steve September 22, 2021

Once-promising negotiations for a sweeping bipartisan police reform bill have broken down and Democrats will now “explore all other options,” Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said Wednesday. Booker and Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., had been trying to work out a deal with Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., since the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing […]