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A stunning short video a teenager put up on Tik Tok goes viral with 2.9 million likes!
The young man in a matter-of-fact way pours out the unwritten the rules his mother has for him every time he steps out of his home.
-Never look at a caucasian woman
-Never walk out of a store without a receipt, even if its just gum
-Never wear a hoodie
Nikil Saval Beats Conservative Democrat Pennsylvania State Sen. Larry Farnese in Philly Democratic primary in a major Victory for Philadelphia Progressive Activists
Nikil Saval speaks at an event in Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy of Jason Lozada)
Nikil Saval, an editor and activist, defeats Pennsylvania State Sen. Larry Farnese in a closely watched Democratic primary, the Associated Press projected, in a major victory for Philadelphia progressive activists.
With 100% of precincts reporting votes cast in person, Saval led with 68% of the vote over Farnese, who was first elected to the seat long held by Vince Fumo in 2008. But only about 15,000 votes had actually been counted as of Wednesday, with more than 40,000 mail ballots still to be tallied. The early race call suggested high confidence that mail ballots in the race would be similar to in-person votes, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Saval is an organizer with the union UNITE HERE, a Bernie 2016 campaigner, the author of a book on the history of the office cubicle, an editor of the literary magazine n+1, a dues-paying member of Democratic Socialists of America, and a Philadelphia ward boss. Now, the bespectacled 36-year-old is taking his next career step: running for the Pennsylvania State Senate, writes John Washington in The Nation.
Saval, who follows Bernie Sanders keenly, dreams of subsidizing family care "from cradle to grave" and support domestic workers by paying them "a living wage and guaranteeing their right to unionize."
Saval was born in Los Angeles to parents from Bangalore and grew up in Los Angeles. He graduated from Columbia University in 2005 and received a PhD in English from Stanford University in 2014. HE is married to Shannon Garrison. They live in Philadelphia with their son. He is a member of Democratic Socialists of America
Twelve Fremont students have been selected to receive the 2020 college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships were announced on Tuesday
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The recipients in alphabetical order are:
- Helen Chen, Mission San Jose High School: Chemical Engineering, Harvey Mudd College
- Pranav Garg, John F. Kennedy High School: Computer Science, University of Southern California
- Rishi Jain, Mission San Jose High School: Medicine, Northwestern University
- Youan Khan, Irvington High School: Medicine, University of Texas at Dallas
- Rachel Shen, Irvington High School: Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
- Eesha Singh, Basis Independent Silicon Valley: Medicine, University of Southern California
- Stephanie Sun, Basis Independent Silicon Valley: Medicine, University of Southern California
- Andy Tong, Valley Christian High School: Medicine, University of Southern California
- Shray Vaidya, Mission San Jose High School: Economics, Northwestern University
- Cindy Wang, Washington High School: International Relations, University of Chicago
- Angela Xuan, Irvington High School: Medicine, University of Southern California
- Carol Zhou, American High School: Law, University of Southern California
This is the third round of scholarship winners announced this year. Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards and National Merit $2500 Scholarships were awarded in the spring. When the final scholarship is announced, about 7,600 high school seniors will have received over $30 million. The 92 private and 75 public colleges and universities are spread out over 43 states and the District of Columbia.
The National Merit(R) Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.6 million high school students enter the program each year.
Donald Trump, a Bible, and blasphemy
"The U.S. president had peaceful protestors tear-gassed so he could pose at a church holding a book that roars love, peace and justice." -Rev. Michael Coren, ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada. " ....This was blasphemy," he writes. Read more
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A striking Image of Solidarity and Hope!
Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) is fully supportive of peaceful protests @CityofSantaCruz and they promise to keep people safe.
Hundreds gathered on Pacific Ave in #SantaCruz, taking a knee together in memory of George Floyd & bringing attention to police violence against Black people.
WHITE WOMAN FIRED FOR CALLING COPS ON A BLACK MAN
Christian Cooper, a Harvard-educated New York senior biomedical and former comic book editor, recorded a video in which a woman calls police on him in Central Park on Memorial Day after he says he asked her to leash her dog. The woman has been identified as Amy Cooper. As the woman was walking her dog unleashed in the Central Park where she was not supposed to, Christian Cooper, a bird watcher, asked her to leash her dog upon which she called the police and complained on Cooper in a racially charged language. The white woman accused the black man of threatening her life and dog. Christian Cooper records the entire conversation and uploads it on his face book. No charges were filed against him or Amy, who was fired from her job at investment firm Franklin Templeton as news of the racial incident went viral. She has since apologized for the incident, insisting that she's not racist. Christian Cooper posted the video on his face book page and you can watch that above. The video went viral with millions of views in huge support to Chirstian Cooper.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights is investigating and the Central Park Civic Association has called for her to be banned from the park.
Christian Cooper explained what he says happened leading up to the video in his Face book post. Here's what he wrote:
Central Park this morning: This woman's dog is tearing through the plantings in the Ramble.
ME: Ma'am, dogs in the Ramble have to be on the leash at all times. The sign is right there.
HER: The dog runs are closed. He needs his exercise.
ME: All you have to do is take him to the other side of the drive, outside the Ramble, and you can let him run off leash all you want.
HER: It's too dangerous.
ME: Look, if you're going to do what you want, I'm going to do what I want, but you're not going to like it.
HER: What's that?
ME (to the dog): Come here, puppy!
HER: He won't come to you.
ME: We'll see about that...
I pull out the dog treats I carry for just for such intransigence. I didn't even get a chance to toss any treats to the pooch before Karen scrambled to grab the dog.
HER: DON'T YOU TOUCH MY DOG!!!!!
That's when I started video recording with my iPhone, and when her inner Karen fully emerged and took a dark turn...
YOU CAN SEE THE ENTIRE VIDEO.
Remembering Nehru: "Nehru's was truly a full life lived for India - and there is scarcely any public institution or aspect of the republic that Nehru did not shape or influence. There is plenty in his legacy to both celebrate and contest." -The Wire
"On this day, 56 years ago, Jawaharlal Nehru passed away. A remarkable man , we should remember him for his many achievements rather than attempts to systematically undermine his legacy.. Political differences should never become personal battles when it comes to iconic figures." -Rajdeep Sardesai
Titled The Red/Blue Divide The New York Times publishes these two pictures of President Trump at Arlington National Cemetery and Joseph R. Biden Jr., at a veterans memorial in Wilmington, Del. Pictures by Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times, left; Erin Schaff/The New York Times.
While The President did not wear a mask, Biden did, widening the growing debate between the mask and non-mask supporters.
Indonesian Muslims pray spaced apart as they practice social distancing to curb the spread of the new coronavirus during an Eid al-Fitr prayer marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia.