Ian B Mclaughlin

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'I took on my abusive boss and won'

<b>Gloria Kente had been working for the family for three years when her employer's boyfriend began hurling racial abuse at her.</b><p>Although her life was far from perfect, until that point she made ends meet with the little wage she received and the love she had for her employer's kids.<p>Ms Kente was then …

South Africa

One word shows how much we've changed the way we talk about race

<b>(CNN) —</b> A top exec leaves Netflix after using the N-word in front of black employees. A conservative commentator tells a black man he's out of his "cotton-picking mind" during a televised debate. Roseanne Barr makes a racist tweet, leading to the cancellation of her sitcom.<p>But if you really want to …

#PermitPatty: White Woman Calls Cops on 8-Year-Old Girl for Selling Water

It seems like any day that ends in “y” brings another case of White people, mostly women, calling the cops on a Black person for existing. This …

Tennessee Man Finds Racist ‘Owner’s Manual’ at His Job

The deplorables apparently know no bounds, and an employee with the Obion County, Tenn., Highway Department—who says that he has regularly been the …

Handcuffs, assaults, and drugs called 'vitamins': Children allege grave abuse at migrant detention facilities

<b>(CNN) —</b> A year before the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy resulted in more than 2,300 children being separated from their families at the border in a mere five-week period, a ninth-grader in McAllen, Texas, was taken from his mother.<p>He was riding in a car with friends last spring …

Immigration

Many States Get Mediocre Grades in 2 Studies of Degree Attainment by Race and Ethnicity

A state-by-state analysis by the Education Trust finds not a lot to brag about in how black and Latino adults have fared in comparison to their white …

Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

<b>Antarctica is shedding ice at an accelerating rate.</b><p>Satellites monitoring the state of the White Continent indicate some 200 billion tonnes a year are now being lost to the ocean as a result of melting.<p>This is pushing up global sea levels by 0.6mm annually - a three-fold increase since 2012 when the …

Why the old way of parenting no longer works

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control.<p>"Command. Don't ask. Don't negotiate," instructs Leonard Sax in his 2016 book "The …

Parenting

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner detail vast wealth: Real estate, fashion and investments

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, both senior advisers to President Donald Trump, disclosed new details of their vast wealth on Monday, reporting a long of list of real estate, fashion and investment assets.<p>Kushner, the president's son-in-law, reported assets of at least $174 million at the end of …

Donald Trump

Hurricane Maria death toll may be more than 4,600 in Puerto Rico

<b>San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) —</b> An estimated 4,645 people died in Hurricane Maria and its aftermath in Puerto Rico, according to an academic report published Tuesday in a prestigious medical journal. That figure dwarfs Puerto Rico's official death toll of 64, which the article's authors called a …

Starbucks is closing to fight racial bias. What will YOU do?

<b>(CNN) —</b> I do not consider myself to be an avid sports fan, but last fall, an NBA coach got my attention with remarks he made that were shared on Twitter. It was Gregg "Pop" Popovich, the seemingly surly but universally beloved coach of the San Antonio Spurs talking about race, specifically white …

Social Media

Wisconsin police beat this black teen while he screamed for his mother

A police department in Wisconsin triggered outrage over the weekend after cell phone video surfaced of two white officers punching and tackling a 17-year-old black teenager during an arrest in a shopping mall parking lot, allegedly for refusing orders to stop and talk to them.<p>The incident began …

Dwane Casey, NBA Coach of the Year, Was Fired. His Response Is a Genius Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Dwane Casey just role-modeled high-level emotional intelligence. His response to his firing will inspire you to up your game, too.<p>As the great Norm Peterson of <i>Cheers</i> fame once said, "It's a dog-eat-dog world and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear." That's how Dwane Casey must have felt last week.<p>In a …

Emotional Intelligence

Justices Thomas and Gorsuch Just Hinted They Would End Privacy as We Know It

President Trump’s addition to the Supreme Court sides with the bench’s ‘originalist’—and it has terrifying implications for your rights.<p>This week, in …

Nikki Haley walks out of U.N. Security Council meeting as Palestinian envoy begins to speak

Israeli forces killed 62 Palestinians, and Nikki Haley won't even sit through a U.N. meeting.<p>U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley walked …

NYT: For-profit college fraud investigations scaled back under Betsy DeVos

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A Department of Education team that had looked into fraud and abuse by for-profit colleges has been dismantled to the point that it has "effectively killed investigations" into institutions where top hires of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos once worked, The New York Times …

Education

We read every one of the 3,517 Facebook ads bought by Russians. Here's what we found

The Russian company charged with orchestrating a wide-ranging effort to meddle in the 2016 presidential election overwhelmingly focused its barrage of social media advertising on what is arguably America’s rawest political division: race.<p>The roughly 3,500 Facebook ads were created by the …

Social Media

There's a very simple reason why companies paid Michael Cohen so much money

<b>(CNN) —</b> This paragraph from new CNN reporting on Michael Cohen, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, is both startling and revealing:<p><i>"[Cohen] aggressively pitched himself to potential clients, reminding them of his proximity to the most powerful man in the world. Those efforts landed Cohen</i> …

Donald Trump

An off-duty police officer thought a man stole Mentos. So he drew his gun.

For a moment, after the off-duty officer produced his pistol, Jose Arreola considered how he might die over a $1.19 pack of Mentos.<p>Arreola had already paid for the mints in an Orange County gas station March 16 and slid them into his pocket. The officer behind him, clad in black shorts and a …

Law Enforcement

Cambridge Analytica: Facebook data-harvest firm to shut

<b>Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal, is shutting down.</b><p>The firm was accused of improperly obtaining personal information on behalf of political clients.<p>According to Facebook, data about up to 87 million of its members was harvested by a …

Cambridge Analytica

Toronto van attack: Calm actions of police stun US

<b>The calm actions of a police officer who arrested the Toronto van suspect without firing a shot have prompted praise and, in some quarters, astonishment.</b><p>Video from the scene shows suspect Alek Minassian pointing an object at the officer and shouting: "Kill me!"<p>The officer tells the man to "get …

Law Enforcement

Supreme court upholds teenager's 241-year prison term

<b>The US Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to 241 years in prison for a crime he committed when he was 16 years old.</b><p>Bobby Bostic committed several violent crimes in 1995, including armed robbery, but his lawyers argued his sentence was unconstitutional.<p>They cited the Eighth …

How bacteria are changing your mood

<b>If anything makes us human it's our minds, thoughts and emotions.</b><p>And yet a controversial new concept is emerging that claims gut bacteria are an invisible hand altering our brains.<p>Science is piecing together how the trillions of microbes that live on and in all of us - our microbiome - affect our …

Microbiology

Who was Jack Johnson, the boxer who Trump posthumously pardoned?

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has granted a full posthumous pardon to boxing legend Jack Johnson, about a month after he announced he was considering clemency.<p>Trump granted the pardon Thursday. The President had first said he was considering the pardon last month, after actor Sylvester Stallone …

Jack Johnson

Wealthy Americans know less than they think they do about food and nutrition

Socioeconomics play a significant role in attitudes about food – especially concerns about safety and purchasing behavior. And higher income doesn’t …

Agriculture

Republicans Seize on Impeachment for Edge in 2018 Midterms

WASHINGTON — As Republican leaders scramble to stave off a Democratic wave or at least mitigate their party’s losses in November, a strategy is emerging on the right for how to energize conservatives and drive a wedge between the anti-Trump left and moderate voters: warn that Democrats will …

Republicans

In reaction to Trump, millions of Americans are joining protests and getting political - The Washington Post

Tens of millions of Americans have joined protests and rallies in the past two years, their activism often driven by admiration or outrage toward President Trump, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll showing a new activism that could affect November elections.<p>One in five …

Rights & Freedoms

Chicago sees drop in killings and shootings for 13 consecutive months

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> Killings and shootings continue to dip in Chicago, a city long plagued by gun violence, according to crime figures released Sunday.<p>March marked the 13th consecutive month of declining gun violence, the Chicago Police Department said. Shootings dipped 17% and murders dropped 25% …

Sinclair tells stations to air media-bashing promos - and the criticism goes viral

Sinclair Broadcast Group's corporate mandates are exacerbating tensions between the company's local stations and its management.<p>Journalists in local US markets are chafing at the company's requirements, including a new promotional campaign that echoes President Donald Trump's anti-media …

Journalism

The country where the British are blamed for everything

Auliya Atrafi<p><b>Conspiracy theories flourish all over the world but in some countries they appear to be more popular than in others. And in Afghanistan, says the BBC's Auliya Atrafi, they often feature sinister foreign powers - first and foremost, the British...</b><p>I grew up with conspiracy theories. Some …

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