Uncategorized

Disco Legend Joni Sledge Dies At Age 60

CNN reports: Joni Sledge, a founding member of the R&B vocal group Sister Sledge, was found dead Friday in her home in Phoenix, publicist Biff Warren told CNN on Saturday. She was 60 years old. The Sledge family was shocked by her death as she had not been ill, Warren said. The cause of death was unknown. The group of ...

Read More »

Ben Carson: “Immigrants” In The Bottom Of Slave Ships Were Pursuing Prosperity And Happiness [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: While speaking with his employees on Monday, Ben Carson made a baffling claim that seemingly likened slaves to immigrants. Calling the United States a “land of dreams and opportunity,” the newly confirmed housing and urban development secretary said, “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder ...

Read More »

Sir Patrick Stewart: I’m Becoming A US Citizen So That I Can Better “Fight And Oppose” Trump [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Patrick Stewart says he’s applying for U.S. citizenship in order to fight and oppose President Donald Trump. The British actor said on Thursday’s episode of “The View” that he and his wife went to Washington last month to visit friends and to ask them what they could do about Trump. He said the only answer was ...

Read More »

REPORT: Fast Food Zillionaire Andy Puzder To Withdraw As Labor Nominee Because He’s “Tired Of The Abuse”

CBS News reports: Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s pick for labor secretary, is expected to withdraw his name from the nomination, a source close to the restaurant executive tells CBS News’ Major Garrett. The source says he does not believe Puzder will appear for his confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee. Asked why, the ...

Read More »

Trump To Hannity: Waterboarding Isn’t Torture [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Waterboarding doesn’t constitute torture, President Trump said Thursday, reiterating his past arguments that it is an effective way to gather intelligence. “I mean, torture is real torture, OK? Waterboarding is – I’m sure it’s not pleasant, but waterboarding was just short of torture,” he said in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “When – you know, ...

Read More »

ATLANTA: Megachurch Pastor Eddie Long Dies At 63, Was Sued By Four Male Teenagers For Sexual Coercion

USA Today reports: Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, died Sunday morning. In a statement, the church confirmed Long’s death from cancer-related causes. “I am confident through my belief in God that my husband is now resting in a better place,” said Long’s wife, Vanessa. “Although his transition leaves a void for those of us ...

Read More »

RUSSIA: Bill To Decriminalize Domestic Violence Advances, Author Spearheaded “Gay Propaganda” Ban

The Moscow Times reports: A bill decriminalizing domestic violence has passed its first reading in Russia’s State Duma. Some 368 lawmakers voted in favor of the law, with just one deputy voting against the plans. One other deputy abstained from the vote. The bill would remove the charge of “battery within families” from Russia’s Criminal Code, downgrading it to an ...

Read More »

Arkansas Supreme Court: It’s A “Basic Biological Truth” That Gay Spouses Can’t Be Listed On Birth Certificates

The Associated Press reports: Arkansas’ highest court on Thursday threw out a judge’s ruling that could have allowed married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children’s birth certificates without a court order, saying it doesn’t violate equal protection “to acknowledge basic biological truths.” The state Supreme Court also issued a rare admonishment to Pulaski County ...

Read More »

MEXICO: Tens Of Thousands Protest Against President’s Plan To Legalize Gay Marriage Nationwide [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Tens of thousands of people across Mexico marched on Saturday to protest against gay marriage, challenging President Enrique Pena Nieto’s proposal to recognize same-sex marriage throughout the traditionally conservative country. The marches were called by the National Front for the Family, a coalition of civil society organizations and various religious groups, and continued throughout the day from Mexico’s ...

Read More »

JAPAN: 15 Dead, 45 Wounded In Knife Attack At Facility For Disabled, Lone Suspect A Former Employee

The right wing will leap on this as evidence of the supposed pointlessness of gun control. Via the Guardian: At least 15 people have been killed and another 45 injured after a man went on a rampage with a knife at a Japanese facility for disabled people in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said the ...

Read More »

Pat Robertson: Satan Is Behind The Battle To Maintain The Separation Of Church And State [VIDEO]

But you knew that. Right Wing Watch recaps the response to the above viewer question: Robertson said that such groups exclusively target Christians because “they understand Christianity is where the power is — the power doesn’t exist in Islam, the power doesn’t exist in Baha’i or any of these fringe religions.” “They fight against Christianity because Christianity touches the souls ...

Read More »

John Oliver: How Is This Not A Thing? [VIDEO]

Gizmodo recaps: John Oliver runs a regular segment called “How Is This Still a Thing?”, but he’s decided to turn it on its head. So “How Is This Not a Thing?” describes the things that Oliver would like see invented—preferably as soon as possible. Amongst others, Oliver would like Ambien for the part of the day that we have to ...

Read More »

HYPOCRISY EXPLOSION: Sarah Palin Denounces Ted Cruz As An Inexperienced “Half-Term Senator”

“Calling GOP frontrunner supporters ‘low information’ disengaged voters, Ted Cruz’s insinuation reeks of all the reasons America knows ‘the status quo has got to go.’ The arrogance of career politicians is something at which the rest of us chuckle, but Cruz’s latest dig strays from humorous into downright nasty. Cruz is right, though – independent, America-first, commonsense conservatives supporting Donald ...

Read More »

Lands’ End Apologizes To Right Wingers After Publishing Gloria Steinem Interview In Latest Catalog

Right wingers have deluged the Facebook page for Lands’ End with vows to boycott the company because they dared to publish an interview with feminist icon Gloria Steinem in their latest catalog. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Lands’ End quickly backpedaled this week from an association with feminist Gloria Steinem after hearing complaints from customers and the publication of an article ...

Read More »

NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory Vows To Undo Charlotte’s LGBT Rights Law And All Others In The State

Before the Charlotte City Council even voted to approve its LGBT rights law last night, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory had vowed “immediate intervention” if it were to pass. Tonight McCrory and state GOP leaders are moving to make that promise come true and then some. Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed: In a statement Tuesday afternoon, Gov. McCrory said legislators ...

Read More »

CDC Issues Lifetime Risks For HIV Diagnosis

According to a first-of-its-kind study issued today by the Centers For Disease Control, black gay men in the United States have a 50% chance of an HIV+ diagnosis in their lifetime. All men who have sex with men face a 79-times higher risk of contracting HIV than do heterosexual men. From the CDC’s press materials: A CDC study released in ...

Read More »

VIRAL VIDEO: Snowboarding In Manhattan

Going viral today is the below clip of a couple of guys being towed on snowboards last night through the streets of Manhattan. Somehow they were not arrested by the NYPD, although the cops did speak to them at least once. Watch below.

Read More »

NEW YORK CITY: MTA To Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long Renovations

Yesterday New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and MTA officials announced technological upgrades to the subway system and the coming months-long closures of 30 stations for major renovations. AM New York reports: Millennial-friendly amenities will be introduced into the subway system, 30 stations will be redesigned and phone chargers will be installed in train cars and buses, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and ...

Read More »

Beyonce Crashes Channing Tatum’s Drag Lip Sync

During last night’s episode of Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle, Channing Tatum was performing Beyonce’s Who Run The World when Queen Bey herself appeared with crew of her own dancers. Watch below.

Read More »

Andy Bell & Dave Aude – True Original [AUDIO]

Erasure frontman Andy Bell last collaborated with EDM king Dave Aude in 2014 with the single Aftermath (Here We Go), which took them to #1 on Billboard’s dance chart. Eight different mixes of their latest project were released on iTunes this weekend and several are below.

Read More »