A few weeks before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her New York congressional primary, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley spoke to roomful of young Democrats at the Bell-in-Hand, a Boston tavern that dates back to 1795. She was explaining why she should unseat a congressman who, she suggested, might as well have been in office for that long. It wasn’t that her opponent in Massachusetts’ 7th District, 10-term Rep. Michael Capuano, had a voting record that was objectionable, or had neglected the district for a national profile—the standard complaints you hear in a primary challenge. Instead, it was a question of approach, of personal history translated to legislative priorities, of the value in filling Massachusetts’ only majority-minority district—currently served by a 66-year-old white man—with a 44-year-old black woman who has experienced the struggles of the inner city. Pressley talked, with a lyrical lilt, about growing up in Chicago with a single … [Read more...] about Is This the Next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Business by Rachel Siegel and Alex Horton by Rachel Siegel and Alex Horton Email the author April 17 at 6:35 AM Email the author The chief executive of Starbucks has called for “unconscious bias” training for store managers and apologized Monday for what he called “reprehensible” circumstances that led to the arrest of two black men at one of the coffee chain’s Philadelphia stores last week. “I will fix this,” Kevin Johnson said in a video message. Separately, the Starbucks CEO told “Good Morning America” that “what happened to those two gentlemen was … [Read more...] about ‘I will fix this,’ Starbucks CEO vows after ‘reprehensible’ arrest of two black men at store
Technology Facebook Says 87 Million Users' Data May Have Been Improperly Accessed Listen · 5:22 5:22 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/599723063/599730837" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Rachel Martin talks to David Ingram, tech correspondent for Reuters, about the data grab by Cambridge Analytica that may have been much bigger than first reported. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: We are learning more about Facebook's struggle over the control of users' data. According to the tech giant, malicious actors took advantage of Facebook's search tools to collect information on users. Facebook also says the data grabbed by Cambridge Analytica may be much bigger than first reported. It announced that the data analytics firm that was used by the Trump campaign in 2016 could have improperly … [Read more...] about Facebook Says 87 Million Users’ Data May Have Been Improperly Accessed
NPR host Tom Ashbrook has been fired from the popular radio show “On Point” over allegations that he created an abusive workplace for his employees. More than 11 current and former employees came forward with allegations of verbal abuse, bullying, and unwanted contact. Tom Ashbrook, the host of NPR’s popular radio show “On Point,” has been fired over allegations that he created an abusive workplace for his employees. Ashbrook hosted the nationally syndicated show at Boston radio station WBUR for 16 years. WBUR placed him on leave in December 2017 after 11 current and former employees came forward with allegations of verbal abuse, bullying, and unwanted contact. WBUR said the number of complaints grew in subsequent months after Boston University, which owns WBUR, launched two independent investigations into the matter. Boston University’s investigations found that Ashbrook’s conduct … [Read more...] about NPR’s ‘On Point’ host Tom Ashbrook fired over allegations of workplace abuse
• 86-year-old Forrest Fenn hid treasure in the Rocky Mountains in 2010. • He’s provided clues to its location, but it’s still undiscovered. • He hopes the hunt will encourage families to spend time outside together. At some point in 2010, Forrest Fenn made two trips north out of Santa Fe and into the Rocky Mountains. On the first journey, the art dealer carried with him a bronze, Romanesque chest. On the second trip, he brought a backpack filled with gold coins, gold nuggets, and gems. Fenn says he filled the chest with the valuables and stashed it all somewhere in the massive mountain range. In the years since, thousands have tried to find the treasure, according to NPR. At least one person has died in the search. And, as far as we know, no one has found the chest yet. That doesn’t surprise now 86-year-old Fenn. “No one will happen upon the treasure,” he told Business Insider. … [Read more...] about There’s a fortune hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, and this millionaire is the only one who knows where it is