SEE IT: Black Lives Matter supporter rips down blue ribbons for police on Staten Island, prompting people who stand with cops to slam him online


A Black Lives Matter supporter is being vilified on social media after he was videotaped ripping down blue ribbons put up to support law enforcement. “Black lives matter! Black lives matter!” Stephen Anthony Varvaro yelled as he ripped down blue ribbons posted on trees and telephone poles in Castleton Corners, Staten Island. “All lives are not being persecuted right now ...

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Florida model and accomplice allegedly threatened to leak ‘Queen of Snapchat’s’ nude photos unless she paid $18,000 ransom


They came at the Snapchat queen — and missed. A Snapchat model and her accomplice in Miami Beach threatened to leak nude photos and videos of social media superstar “YesJulz,” unless she paid them $18,000, police said. The Florida duo allegedly sent several of the X-rated photos as proof, according to police. Julieanna Goddard, 26, who has been called “Snapchat ...

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Good Girls Have Abortions, Too, NARAL Chief Tells DNC


PHILADELPHIA ― NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue confronted head-on the stereotype that women who have abortions should be ashamed during remarks Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention. “About 1 in 3 American women have abortions by the age of 45, and the majority are mothers just trying to take care of the families they already have,” Hogue said. “You ...

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GOP Figures Disgusted By Trump Urging Russian Cyberattack


GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, whose eventual electoral domestication seems to be forever around the next corner, pivoted back in the direction of the surreal and reprehensible Wednesday morning at a press conference in Doral, Florida. And once again, Trump is taking fire from fellow Republicans in a way that shatters all precedent, as disaffected conservatives receive one more sign ...

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Obama’s Speech Wednesday Is About More Than Electing Hillary Clinton


PHILADELPHIA ― Barack Obama has said on many occasions that he wants his presidency to leave the kind of mark on America that Ronald Reagan’s did. As far back as early 2008, before Obama was even his party’s nominee, he described Reagan as a “transformational” figure ― somebody whose impact on policy and politics endured for many decades. Obama hoped ...

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Brooklyn J’Ouvert celebration where Gov. Cuomo aide Carey Gabay was murdered gets official city permit, increases safety


The annual late-night Brooklyn Caribbean festival where a key gubernatorial aide was killed by a stray bullet last year has received its first official city permit in an attempt to make the event more legitimate — and safer, officials said Tuesday. J’Ouvert City International received the permit as police promised to add extra uniformed and plainclothes officers at the celebration, ...

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Black Mothers Get A Standing Ovation At The DNC


PHILADELPHIA ― When the mothers of black men and women, boys and girls, who have died in racially charged situations took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, the crowd went wild. The women of “Mothers of the Movement” were met with a standing ovation and chants of “Black Lives Matter” before they spoke about why they ...

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16-Year-Old From Compton Becomes Youngest Black Pilot To Fly Around The U.S.


A Compton teen has become the youngest black pilot to fly around the country. Isaiah Cooper, 16, made history when he landed in his hometown on Monday, July 18 after a 8,000-mile flight flying from California to Maine, Washington, Florida and back to Compton-Woodley Airport. Just two days into his roughly two-week journey, however, Cooper called his flight instructor and ...

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Donna Brazile Apologizes For DNC Email Leak

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PHILADELPHIA ― Donna Brazile, the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, apologized Monday for the party’s email leak. “With a humble heart, I want to say something as your vice chair. I sincerely apologize, my friends, for those of you who took offense and were offended, for those of you who feel betrayed and were betrayed by the ridiculous ...

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Michelle Obama: Who Do You Want For Your Children’s Role Model?


PHILADELPHIA ― First lady Michelle Obama on Monday asked Americans to decide who they want serving as a role model for their children ― Donald Trump orHillary Clinton. This election, Obama said during her speech at the Democratic National Convention, “is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their ...

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