Private leaked texts, massive protests and a governor’s downfall: A timeline of Puerto Rico’s political unrest

(CNN)Hundreds of thousands of people took the streets of Puerto Rico to bring down Gov. Ricardo Rossell. Two former Puerto Rico officials, the island’s education secretary and the head of the health insurance administration, were arrested on corruption charges. They were accused ofdirecting millions of dollars in government contracts to politically connected contractors. July 11 After the arrests, the governor returned home from a previously scheduled family vacation outside the US territory and a few messages from a private Telegram chat with his inner circle were leaked. He apologized for referring to a former New York official with an expletive in those messages. “I want to apologize for the expressions that I wrote in a private chat,” Rosselló told reporters. …

New York’s Revenge Porn Law Is a Flawed Step Forward

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law this week criminalizing the spread of nonconsensual pornography, making New York the forty-sixth state to implement such protections for its residents. Unlike many “revenge porn” laws before it, New York’s version includes private right of action in addition to criminal penalties, allowing victims take additional steps like suing the perpetrator for money, or demanding that a website take down their illegally shared images. It’s undoubtedly progress—but also an object lesson in how US legislators fail to fully understand the problem they’re trying to solve. Sharing another person’s private nude images online is now a Class A misdemeanor in New York. Victims will also be able to obtain an order of protection, and …

LGBT groups call for gender law reform

The letter – seen by the BBC – has been signed by more than 100 charities, campaigners and activists, including Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt, musicians Olly Alexander and Jade Thirlwall, and trans activist Munroe Bergdorf. ‘Extremely damaging’ Ashleigh Talbot, a transgender woman, says the current process to get legal recognition is too negative. “It’s an extremely bureaucratic process,” said Ms Talbot. “You have to gather years of evidence from employment records, identity documents and bank statements, and send all of that information to a panel who you don’t actually meet. “These people will then make a decision about whether you are ‘trans enough’ to be covered by the law.” Ms Talbot added that for any other community to be required …

At least 3 dead, 11 injured in shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California

(CNN)At least three people are dead and 11 people are injured after a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California, according to law enforcement and medical officials. Alexiou said the victims are in fair to serious condition. The suspects used “some sort of tool” to cut through the perimeter fence to gain access to the festival, Smithee said. There were no posted security cameras at the festival. The Gilroy Police Department tweeted that the scene is still active. A law enforcement source told CNN they have recovered a firearm and rifle ammunition from the shooting. “The hearts of Gilroy PD and entire community go out to the victims of today’s shooting at the Garlic Festival,” the tweet said. …

A collection of photos from Ebony and Jet magazines is auctioned off for $30 million

(CNN)An archive of over 4 million historic photos from Ebony and Jet magazines was sold at auction Thursday for $30 million to a group of foundations. Though it’s unclear when the photos will be on public display, Miller said that the next step is inspecting all the materials and making sure all of the archives are properly documented so they can be digitized. The history of the modern African-American experience The archive contains photos from 1945 to 2015, with about 1 million printed images, 3 million negatives and contact sheets, and several thousand hours of video footage. In total, the collection is worth about $47 million. “There is no greater repository of the history of the modern African-American experience than …

USA’s World Cup stars return to big crowds but will it last?

Fans flocked to welcome home the world champions in the National Womens Soccer League this week. The tough part will be keeping them coming Wednesdays match had been over for 20 minutes when hundreds of girls, holding posters and T-shirts and patiently standing at a rail that separated the bleachers from the pitch, spotted their favorite player and began to shout as one: Car-li! Car-li! Car-li! Car-li! Carli Lloyd, the 37-year-old captain of Sky Blue FC and a veteran of four Womens World Cups, would sign autographs and pose for selfies, because that is what she always does. There was a big difference, though: Lloyds team had just played before a loud and rare sellout crowd. Sky Blue FC had …

Another ‘Straight Pride’ Parade Is Being Planned, This Time In California

in Boston sparked the ire of a similar proposal ― this time in Modesto, California. Unlike the Boston event, however, the Modesto version appears to encompass other right-leaning stances on social issues. It’s being promoted as a “celebration” of “heterosexuality,” as well as “Western civilization, Christianity,” and “babies ― born and unborn.” told CBS 13 on Monday that the parade is intended as a response to “anyone that supports the LGBTQ lifestyle.” The Los Angeles Times. “One is Christianity, which is represented by heterosexuality, a culture of life, and its opponent is the LGBT movement, which is represented by an opposing religion and an opposing view of life.” “There is no such thing as an LGBT Christian who stays LGBT,” Thomas Reeves, …

This American Eagle Ad Campaign Features Models With Various Disabilities And Chronic Illnesses

Raise your hand if you’ve ever gone to an online store to shop for clothes, but ended up having your confidence crushed by the out-of-this-world-pretty models and just closed the tab thinking you’ll never look as good in the same clothes? Yeah, us too. Fortunately, many brands are catching up with the social issues discussed all over the globe, including the importance of representation. We can only hope that other brands will follow the example and include diverse models into their campaigns as well. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: American Eagle Psychology studies have shown that the lack of individuality in mass media influences our perception of physical appearance. Back in 2017, Psychologist Magazine reported that body …

Trump again demands Sweden release rapper: ‘Give A$AP Rocky his freedom’

The Swedish prime minister had refused to get involved in the case despite previous advocacy from Trump Donald Trump once again advocated for the American rapper #FreeRocky Sweden everyone is equal before the law. The US president on Thursday said he was very disappointed Lfven was unable to act. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Lfven for being unable to act. Sweden has let our African American Community down in the United States. I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers. Treat Americans fairly! July 25, 2019 A$AP Rocky, a Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers, Kanye West about Mayers situation.

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These Celebs Earn A Shocking Amount Of Money From Instagram Sponsorships Betches

And here are, in order, the top five influencers who get the most money from one sponsored post. Yes. One. Elenora Pons – 35.7 million followers – $144,000 per post Huda Kattan – 38.1 million followers – $91,300 per post Cameron Dallas – 21.2 million followers – $86,600 per post  Sommer Ray – 21.4 million followers – $86,600 per post  Zach King – 20.4 million followers – $82,900 per post Inspired by my friends in China. This one is for the commanders of the pitch. #Shuai Available today on Nike.com/football A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on Jul 17, 2019 at 12:59am PDT that Bend It Like Beckham Honestly, the only reason I’m putting her on this list is because I always felt like …

Sweden hits back at Donald Trump in row over A$AP Rocky detention

Ex-Swedish PM tells US president political interference in rule of law is off limits Sweden has hit back at Donald Trump after the US president press assault charges against the American rapper A$AP Rocky, insisting its independent judicial system must do its work. The rule of the law applies to everyone equally and is exercised by an independent judiciary, former prime ministeran announcement earlier on Thursday by the prosecutor, Daniel Suneson, that he had filed charges against the rapper and two members of his entourage, having come to the conclusion that the events in question constitute a crime and despite claims of self-defence and provocation. Rocky, 30, a platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers and who is …

A$AP Rocky charged with assault after Stockholm brawl

(CNN)American rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault after a confrontation in Stockholm in June, prosecutors said. Suneson said that he had determined the events constituted a crime “despite claims of self-defense and provocation” after reviewing video material and witness statements. “It is worth noting that I have had access to a greater amount of material than that which has previously been available on the internet. In addition to video material, the injured party’s statements have been supported by witness statements,” Suneson said. Videos posted by TMZ and others posted by the rapper of the brawl have been at the heart of the investigation. Celebrities including Justin Bieber and US President Donald Trump have also called for A$AP Rocky’s …

A$AP Rocky charged with assault after Stockholm brawl

(CNN)American rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault after a confrontation in Stockholm in June, prosecutors said. Suneson said that he had determined the events constituted a crime “despite claims of self-defense and provocation” after reviewing video material and witness statements. “It is worth noting that I have had access to a greater amount of material than that which has previously been available on the internet. In addition to video material, the injured party’s statements have been supported by witness statements,” Suneson said. Videos posted by TMZ and others posted by the rapper of the brawl have been at the heart of the investigation. Celebrities including Justin Bieber and US President Donald Trump have also called for A$AP Rocky’s …

A$AP Rocky charged with assault after Stockholm brawl

(CNN)American rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault after a confrontation in Stockholm in June, prosecutors said. Suneson said that he had determined the events constituted a crime “despite claims of self-defense and provocation” after reviewing video material and witness statements. “It is worth noting that I have had access to a greater amount of material than that which has previously been available on the internet. In addition to video material, the injured party’s statements have been supported by witness statements,” Suneson said. Videos posted by TMZ and others posted by the rapper of the brawl have been at the heart of the investigation. Celebrities including Justin Bieber and US President Donald Trump have also called for A$AP Rocky’s …

A$AP Rocky charged with assault after Stockholm brawl

(CNN)American rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault after a confrontation in Stockholm in June, prosecutors said. Suneson said that he had determined the events constituted a crime “despite claims of self-defense and provocation” after reviewing video material and witness statements. “It is worth noting that I have had access to a greater amount of material than that which has previously been available on the internet. In addition to video material, the injured party’s statements have been supported by witness statements,” Suneson said. Videos posted by TMZ and others posted by the rapper of the brawl have been at the heart of the investigation. Celebrities including Justin Bieber and US President Donald Trump have also called for A$AP Rocky’s …