Maxine Waters: Jim Jordan is a bully and I shut him down

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) got into a heated exchange with Dr. Anthony Fauci over the country's coronavirus mitigation measures, which ended with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) telling Jordan to "shut your mouth." CNN's Jim Acosta spoke with Waters about why she intervened in the moment.Watch the Interview

North Carolina city commits $2.1M for reparations

Associated Press JUNE 9, 2021 — 1:03PM ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina city has committed $2.1 million toward funding reparations, an initiative it began last summer when it joined a number of U.S. cities which have voted to address their histories of racism and discrimination. The Asheville City Council approved a budget amendment on Tuesday to pull the money from city land purchased in the 1970s as part of the city's urban renewal programs that took apart Black communities, the Asheville Citizen Times reported. The city council also adopted a proclamation declaring June 19 as Juneteenth,...
By Sabrina Wilson Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 6:33 PM CDT NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Former New Orleans City Councilman Oliver Thomas has taken steps toward a potential run for the District E council seat. Thomas left the council years ago after admitting he committed a federal crime but says if he decides to enter the race, he will be asking voters to give him a second chance. “There’s an exploratory committee, people are looking at the polling, meeting with a lot of community groups in the east, the lower 9th Ward and what’s considered District E,” said Thomas. District E includes...
Patrice Gaines Ramon Reid is 51. He spent 31 years of his life in prison. There’s a lot he hasn’t experienced.  "For instance, I had never been to Walmart or on a motorcycle or on a boat. Never been to the ocean,” Reid offered. “When new guys would come in prison they’d say, ‘You’ve never done that? Where have you been all your life, in a cave?’”  When Reid got out of prison in May and returned home to Alliance, Ohio, in the northeastern part of the state, he started documenting his life to show people what it’s like to return to a community after years of being locked up. He shares...

State offices to remain open, but more to work from home because of COVID surge

BY MARK BALLARD | CAPITOL BUREAU EDITOR   JUL 30, 2021 - 8:15 AM A good many of the state government’s nearly 40,000 employees will return to working at home, at least three days a week, if possible, in hopes of lessening exposure to COVID during this fourth surge of infections, hospitalizations and deaths.  Additional COVID-related restrictions are expected to be announced at 3 p.m. today when Gov. John Bel Edwards meets with the press.After several days of negotiation and consideration, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne issued guidance late Thursday to the cabinet...
@Musicleaderz By Fangage Nation is a Podcast Being Launched as a Musical Movement to Change the Existing Narrative for the Next Generation of Musical IconsNationwide — Earlier this summer, FanGage Nation proudly announces the launch of an exciting new podcast called @MusicLeaderz by FanGage Nation. From independent artists and managers in the music business to executives in music marketing, the upcoming podcast will feature music industry executives who have achieved incredible successes in their entertainment careers as well as give exposure to rising talent. Led by some of the most...
@Musicleaderz By Fangage Nation is a Podcast Being Launched as a Musical Movement to Change the Existing Narrative for the Next Generation of Musical IconsNationwide — Earlier this summer, FanGage Nation proudly announces the launch of an exciting new podcast called @MusicLeaderz by FanGage Nation. From independent artists and managers in the music business to executives in music marketing, the upcoming podcast will feature music industry executives who have achieved incredible successes in their entertainment careers as well as give exposure to rising talent. Led by some of the most...

Judge sanctions pro-Trump lawyers who brought 'frivolous' election fraud lawsuits

By Tierney Sneed, CNN   Updated 2:45 AM ET, Thu August 26, 2021 (CNN)A federal judge ordered sanctions Wednesday for Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and several other lawyers who worked on Trump-aligned lawsuits seeking to challenge the results of the 2020 election. US District Judge Linda Parker, of the Eastern District of Michigan, said the lawyers had "engaged in litigation practices" that were "abusive and, in turn, sanctionable." "Sanctions are required to deter the filing of future frivolous lawsuits designed primarily to spread the...

Mom and Daughter Team Up to Launch Newest Black Woman-Owned Record Label

Wednesday, August 25, 2021  Their company, Hathor Entertainment, brings long overdue women’s empowerment to the music industry.Nationwide — For months, Selena B. Hunter had been agonizing over what to call her new record company. The label would be the embodiment of “Black Girl Magic.” It would be groundbreaking. It would be bold. And it would be built on principles rarely, if ever, seen in an industry often riddled with misogyny and exploitation. Artists would be endowed with a real voice. They’d be empowered to fully and organically embrace their own, unique brand...
BY JESSICA WILLIAMS | STAFF WRITER   AUG 25, 2021 - 3:02 PM New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell no longer owes back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, according to a federal tax database, potentially putting to rest any revival of the tax controversy that dogged her 2017 election campaign and re-appeared during her first term.  During an interview Wednesday with members of the editorial board of the Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate, Cantrell said she successfully appealed an IRS finding that she and her family owed roughly $95,000 in taxes over six years ending in...
 WDSU Digital Team NEW ORLEANS — The city of New Orleans has provided a temporary option for garbage disposal while it works to catch up on trash pickups following Hurricane Ida. Starting Wednesday at 11 a.m. the city of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will allow residents to dispose of bagged household garbage at the Elysian Fields Transfer Station free of charge temporarily while they work to increase sanitation contractor capacity. Going forward, the Transfer Station will open at 8 a.m. daily. Given the demand, residents are advised that there could be...
Author: David Hammer / Eyewitness Investigator Published: 7:58 PM CDT September 15, 2021 Generators, say some, could have kept residents safe and saved a lot of money in evacuation and relocation costs.   NEW ORLEANS — Photographer Mark Mascar had been in New Orleans only a year when Hurricane Ida blew through. But the storm wasn’t the real eye-opener for the British citizen. That came from a new friend he met when he went to charge his phone at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub a week after the storm. A 66-year-old man was also charging his phone at...
Washington (CNN)A conservative lawyer working with then-President Donald Trump's legal team tried to convince then-Vice President Mike Pence that he could overturn the election results on January 6 when Congress counted the Electoral College votes by throwing out electors from seven states, according to the new book "Peril" from Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. The scheme put forward by controversial lawyer John Eastman was outlined in a two-page memo obtained by the authors for "Peril," and which was subsequently obtained by CNN. The memo, which...
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 59-year-old Gentilly man with trash collection complaints was arrested Sunday (Sept. 19) after allegedly threatening to shoot Mayor LaToya Cantrell in a recorded call to the city’s 911 communications center. Court records show Daniel Jenkins was arrested at his home in the 1300 block of Jay Street shortly before 1:30 p.m., less than an hour after he allegedly called the city’s 911 line from his cell phone to threaten violence. According to an NOPD officer’s preliminary report, Jenkins on the recorded call “threatened to go to City Hall (on Monday) and shoot Mayor Cantrell...

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