Biden, Trump Trade Blows Over Corruption, Race, Covid-19
President Donald Trump and Joe BidenDemocratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, and incumbent President Donald Trump, have exchanged blows over corruption, race, Coronavirus and climate change.The two candidates for the November 3, 2020 election faced off in the final US Presidential Debate for this year around 1:00am on Friday, October 23, 2020.During the debate monitored by DGN Online from start till finish, Mr Trump accused Mr Biden and his family of being corrupt.The US President alleged that “Joe got $3.5 million dollars from Russia that came through [Russian leader Vladimir] Putin beca...
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Trump compares his record on race to Abraham Lincoln; Biden calls him a racist
Honest Don?One of the more heated moments of an otherwise relatively civil debate came when President Donald Trump boasted that no president had done more for African Americans than him except, maybe, the president who ended slavery.“Nobody has done more for the black community than Donald Trump,” Trump claimed. “If you look, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln — possible exception, but the exception of Abraham Lincoln — no one has done what I’ve done.”The president frequently touts his efforts to advance criminal justice reform, which included a White House visit from reality TV star Kim Ka...
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Movie review: Horror comedy 'Bad Hair' adds layers to race-based workplace discrimination tale
Whip-smart cultural criticism delivered in an appealing package is what writer-director Justin Simien does best, as he demonstrated in his first feature film, “Dear White People,” and the spinoff Netflix series of the same name. His second feature, “Bad Hair,” is winking social commentary as high-concept horror comedy, holding both a mirror to society, and offering an escape valve. Genre films have always served an important function as a place to traffic in topics that would otherwise be taboo, and Simien uses the opportunity to take aim at the white European beauty standards that dominate We...
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Diane Bell: San Diego recording artists send anti-racism message
SAN DIEGO — Four high-profile San Diego singers have banded together to record “Bad Wolves,” a music video single condemning racism filmed in Balboa Park.Taking the lead is Pacific Records artist Rebecca Jade, who performed at the Oscars this year with Elton John and with other superstars on the 2020 CBS TV concert, “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince.”Jade says that “Bad Wolves,” which was released Oct. 13, was written collaboratively as a “rally cry for the acknowledgement of racial injustice and police brutality,” while calling out bystanders who turn a blind eye to injustice.The v...
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Race Mario around your own home with 'Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit'
Mario and friends can now race around your living room, taking sharp turns around your sofa, darting between the table legs and giving the pet cat a scare with "Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit."Combining remote-controlled cars and augmented-reality video games, Nintendo brings together the real and the virtual in a fun, new way.To play "Mario Kart Live," you use your Switch to steer a roughly 20-centimetre-tall remote-controlled plastic car. A camera mounted on the car streams a video to the Nintendo Switch showing the race track through your house, but on the screen, an animated Mario and the t...
Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR next season. His suspension is over.
NASCAR announced Monday that it has reinstated Cup driver Kyle Larson six months after he was suspended from the sport for using a racial slur. He will be eligible to return to competition next season.“NASCAR continues to prioritize diversity and inclusion across our sport,” a statement from NASCAR said. “Kyle Larson has fulfilled the requirements set by NASCAR, and has taken several voluntary measures, to better educate himself so that he can use his platform to help bridge the divide in our country.”Larson, previously the driver for the No. 42 for Chip Ganassi Racing, was fired by the team a...
The Charlotte Observer
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Kyle Larson requests NASCAR lift suspension, 6 months after making racial slur
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR is in the process of reviewing a request by Cup driver Kyle Larson to return to competition after he was suspended indefinitely from the sport in April for using a racial slur during an iRacing event. A NASCAR spokesperson told the Observer Friday that Larson requested reinstatement earlier this week and that the leadership team is communicating with Larson about his potential return.“We’re also talking to our stakeholders,” the spokesperson said. “Sponsors, OEM partners, things like that, because this is a decision that’s high-profile. We want to make sure that any fe...
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Race for 530 Parliament seats kicks off
The race for 530 seats in the 11th Parliament started in earnest yesterday as the Electoral Commission (EC) nominated the first batch of candidates in next year’s elections.The current 10th Parliament started in May 2016 and ends in May 2021.The crowded contest kicked off amid pomp as contestants thronged the 145 district centres across the country to be confirmed as candidates in the race for 11th Parliament. The two-day exercise ends today at 5pm.The EC postponed the nomination dates from October 13 and 14 to give room for aspirants who might have names on their academic papers not tallying ...
Starbucks sets ambitious goals for corporate diversity — and ties it to executive pay
SEATTLE — Starbucks plans to significantly boost racial diversity among its workforce — and it’s making that goal a factor in the pay of its senior executives.By 2025, the Seattle coffee giant wants people of color represented in at least 30% of roles in corporate operations and 40% of retail and manufacturing roles, CEO Kevin Johnson told employees Wednesday. The goals, part of an ongoing effort to encourage diversity, reflect the company’s obligation “to build bridges and create environments where all are welcome,” Johnson said.Starting in 2021, the compensation of Johnson and 42 other senio...
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