Tag Archives: Charlottesville

22Oct/17

Black man hugs neo-Nazi skinhead during Florida protests

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 19, 2017) (ADAM SAMEI) – A black man confronted a neo-Nazi skinhead and hugged him during an anti-fascist rally at Florida University to denounce a speech by the alt-right leader Richard Spencer on Thursday (October 19). Continue reading

19Oct/17

Florida college braces for protests over white nationalist’s speech

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 19, 2017) (REUTERS) – Hundreds of police officers were deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday (October 19) to guard against unrest over a speech by a white nationalist that was expected to draw thousands in protest. Continue reading

30Aug/17

Freedom of the press under attack by Trump: U.N. rights boss

The United Nations’ top human rights official says that derogatory remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump about journalists could amount to incitement and embolden followers to attack certain communities. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Mass protests in U.S. cities decry racism, pillory Trump

A planned far-right rally in California and expected counter-demonstation comes on the heels of massive protests in U.S. cities over the weekend in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last week. Zach Goelman reports. Continue reading

19Aug/17

Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honorees said they would boycott a White House reception before the show. Jonah Green reports. Continue reading

19Aug/17

Protest march begins ahead of Boston ‘Free Speech’ rally

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 19, 2017) (NBC) – Opposition groups began to march on the streets of Boston Saturday (August 19) ahead of a “Free Speech” rally with right-wing speakers, a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist protest. Continue reading

18Aug/17

Tillerson denounces racism in wake of Trump’s Charlottesville comments

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (AUGUST 18, 2017) (STATE TV) – With U.S. President Donald Trump increasingly isolated over his response to white nationalist violence in Virginia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a broad condemnation of racism on Friday (August 18) and promised to make his department more racially diverse. Continue reading

16Aug/17

Obama breaks twitter record with Charlottesville tweet

INTERNET (RECENT-AUGUST 12, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA) – A tweet by former President Barack Obama soon after the outbreak of violence at nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday (August 12) garnered 2.8 million “likes” to become the most liked Twitter message ever by Tuesday (August 15), the social media network said. Continue reading

15Aug/17

Intel CEO resigns from Trump Council over Charlottesville

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (FILE- FEBRUARY 8, 2017) (RESTRICTED POOL) – Intel CEO Brian Krzanich became the third CEO to resign, on Monday (August 14), from U.S. President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council, following Trump’s initially tepid response to weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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15Aug/17

Teen Choice honors Pratt, Zendaya, Fifth Harmony

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – The Teen Choice Awards were handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday (August 13). The show, which honored actors, singers, and social media stars, was highlighted by Chris Pratt, who made his first public appearance since his separation from his wife, Anna Farris. Pratt was honored with two awards, including Choice Sci-fi movie actor. Continue reading