Georgia Landlord Evicted Tenant For Having Black Guests Over: ACLU Lawsuit

The landlords of a north Georgia home are accused of evicting a white tenant for having her black co-worker and his 5-year-old son over to her home, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the “Maybe you like black dogs, but I don’t. So just get your stuff and get out,” Patricia McCoy allegedly said in a conversation Sutton claims she recorded. The lawsuit also details multiple alleged uses of the N-word by both McCoys, and a physical threat from Patricia McCoy to “stomp the shit out” of Sutton. The McCoys “If the allegations of this lawsuit prove true, then it provides a window into the types of pernicious racial discrimination that continues to this day,” Sean Young, legal director …

For Black Women With Means, Money Isn’t The Only Barrier To Abortion Access

It is mostly women of color who will feel the impact of such bans, should these efforts take hold. Recent studies show women of color account for more than half of the country’s annual abortion procedures on average, and Black women specifically Linda Goler Blount, chief executive of the Black Women’s Health Imperative based in Atlanta, Georgia, is focused on ensuring that reproductive health access remains a right. Activist Byllyle Avery founded the BWHI in 1983. That same year, the group held its first conference on Black women’s health at the campus of Spelman College. Your organization is focused on Black women’s reproductive health. Will you explain why there’s a need for this focus? [Since our founding], we’ve been the only …

Stevie Wonder announces he’ll be having kidney surgery in September

(CNN)Stevie Wonder will be taking a break from music. Wonder learned to play piano, drums and harmonica by age 9 and signed to Motown in 1961. Since then, he has won 25 Grammy Awards, an honorary award and has been nominated 74 times. Original Article : HERE ; Curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Virginia Republicans Abruptly Adjourn Legislative Session On Guns

in response to a mass shooting, Virginia lawmakers abruptly adjourned Tuesday and postponed any movement on gun laws until after the November election. But not a single vote was cast on the legislation. Republican leaders said the session was premature and politically motivated. They assigned the state’s bipartisan crime commission to study policy proposals that might have prevented the shooting. It was a familiar outcome in a stalled debate that plays out yearly in Virginia on an issue that has divided the nation for more than two decades. “This is just a complete, disgraceful act of cowardice by the Republicans … And I think it’s going to backfire on them,” he said. Richard Keene, a 51-year-old gun owner from Chesterfield, …

Joao Gilberto, Brazilian Bossa Nova Pioneer, Dies At 88

Joao Marcelo said his father had been battling health issues though no official cause of his death in Rio de Janeiro was given. “His struggle was noble. He tried to maintain his dignity in the light of losing his independence,” Marcelo posted on Facebook. Self-taught, Gilberto said he discovered music at age 14 when he held a guitar in his hands for the first time. With his unique playing style and modern jazz influences, he created the beat that defined bossa nova, helping launch the genre with his song “Bim-Bom.” “It was Joao Gilberto, the greatest genius of Brazilian music, who was the definitive influence on my music,” singer Gal Costa wrote on social media. “He will be missed but …

A mother gave birth to other couples’ babies because of an IVF mix-up, lawsuit states

(CNN)A couple from New York is suing a fertility clinic after a woman gave birth to other couples’ babies because of an IVF mixup, according to a federal lawsuit filed in US District Court. In vitro fertilization is a series of procedures in which an egg is fertilized in a lab and then transferred to a uterus, according to the Mayo Clinic. CHA Fertility claimed on its website to be one of the “premier fertility treatment networks in the world,” the lawsuit states. The clinic says on its site that it has “fulfilled the dreams of tens of thousands of aspiring parents” in over 22 countries. The lawsuit says that the couple spent more than $100,000 for the IVF services, …

Blindfolded goats airlifted into national park as part of relocation effort

Derrick Halsey, a wildlife capture specialist known as a “mugger,” hands off a kid mountain goat to Olympic National Park Wildlife Branch Chief Patti Happe Tuesday, July 9, 2019, after airlifting the goat and two others to Hurricane Ridge in the park near Port Angeles, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) COLORADO OFFICIALS WARN HUMANS TO NOT FEED WILDLIFE AFTER MOUNTAIN GOATS ENGAGING IN ‘UNNATURAL BEHAVIORS’  There are six designated goat sites that the animals will be released to. “Mountain goat relocation will allow these animals to reoccupy historical range areas in the Cascades,” Jesse Plumage, a U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist, said in a news release.

2020 Democrats Face Deep Divide On Obama’s Legacy

Kamala Harris’ attack on former Vice President But another moment revealed a different source of tension inside the Democratic Party, one that may play a significant role as the top contenders for its 2020 nomination seek to distinguish themselves from Biden: the legacy of the president he served as a loyal lieutenant, NBC News moderator José Diaz-Balart prefaced a question about whether Biden would deport immigrants whose only offense was arriving in the U.S. without papers by noting that the “Obama-Biden administration deported more than 3 million Americans.” Donald Trump] is doing is absolutely … immoral.” Biden went on to say that undocumented immigrants who have not committed a crime would not be “the focus of deportation.” “On this issue, …

Staff ‘threatened’ at Belfast leisure centre

The fires mark William of Orange’s victory over the Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 and supporters say they are an important part of loyalist culture. Image copyright Gary McKeown Image caption Avoniel Leisure Centre closed early on Sunday due to the “potential threat to staff” In its note to councillors, the council said the matter would be reviewed on Monday morning and it would remain in contact with police. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said it would make inquiries. The Alliance Party leader Naomi Long said the situation was “absolutely disgraceful”. “The community should not be deprived of facilities because of thuggery,” added the MEP, who is based in east Belfast. …

Pompeo unveils human rights commission, critics suggest it may rollback protections

Washington (CNN)US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new commission to examine the role of human rights in US foreign policy and which rights should be “honored,” raising fears that the Trump administration may be trying to roll back protections for women, LGBTQ groups and minorities. Pompeo argued that the definition of human rights has grown fuzzy, that the concept is now sometimes used to defend “gross violations” and that the US has to be “vigilant that human rights discourse not be corrupted or hijacked or used for dubious or malignant purposes.” Critics worry commission will ‘weaken human rights’ But many see the commission as “a new body designed to weaken human rights,” as New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, …

Nancy Pelosi Slams Young House Progressives As Tiny Squad With No Support

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has issued a surprisingly scathing attack on the cadre of progressive freshmen women who have established high profiles among the chamber’s Democrats, dismissing them as having a “public whatever” but lacking significant political backing. greatest threat to mankind is the Along with Ocasio-Cortez, frequent Pelosi critics among progressive Democrats elected in 2018 include Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and  Pelosi dismissed the women’s political clout in an What The Hell Is Nancy Pelosi Doing?”) that she too often caves to the Republicans on legislative matters. increased funding to deal with conditions at the U.S border with Mexico but lacked humanitarian guarantees for detained immigrants, particularly children. Pelosi insisted that the bill — which the squad of four “All these …

Summer dilemma: Can you wear flip-flops to work?

“What we wear is very much a part of our identity,” Ms Mair says. “It’s a way of saying: ‘We expect you to behave in a certain way.’” But dress codes can be seen as a form of social control, she says. “The idea is to create uniform behaviour, as well as a uniform look.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Employers must be careful about sexual discrimination when they dictate dress codes What employers need to be particularly careful about is relaxing dress codes for women in warm weather and not for men, she adds. “If [male] employees in customer-facing roles have to wear a suit, a tie, and a long-sleeved shirt”, while women can “wear summer dresses and …

Health trust apologises for ‘serious failings’

‘Limited chances’ She said the patient’s limited chances of survival from her illness, liver disease, were dependent on her receiving timely and appropriate care. In a statement to BBC News NI, the NHSCT said the patient’s treatment had fallen short of the accepted standard. “We have apologised unreservedly to the family of the patient that the treatment and care she received fell short of the standard that we strive to achieve,” it said. “We have identified and taken on board the learning from this case and this will continue to be reflected in practice going forward.” Related Topics Coleraine NHS Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Plastic surgery ‘addict’ who had ribs removed says family fears procedures will kill her

Kristen Snider, 28, first went under the knife in 2010, and has had over 20 procedures since including getting several ribs removed to achieve her “dream look.” (MDW Features) But photos allegedly taken after Snider’s procedure do purportedly show that the 10th ribs were removed. “In the typical person you’re not losing protections of your organs,” Dr. Barry Eppley, who has performed rib removal procedures, previously said. “I wouldn’t recommend it for an athlete though.” Snider also told the news outlet that she had several procedures done on her face to drastically change her appearance. “I had jaw contouring, chin contouring, a lip rift, rhinoplasty, cheek implants, forehead reshaping and a brow life,” she said, according to mirror.co.uk. “My first …

Pig ear dog treats linked to ‘multidrug-resistant’ salmonella outbreak in 13 states, CDC says

The CDC said 12 people have been hospitalized as a result of the salmonella outbreak linked to pig ear dog treats. (CDC) Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development officials later collected pig ears from retail stores where those in the state who were sickened reported buying them. The pig ears were later analyzed and tested positive for salmonella — though the specific outbreak strain was not identified, according to the CDC. “Investigators are checking to see if any human illnesses are linked to those strains. Retail locations where sampling occurred have removed pig ears from shelves,” the CDC noted, adding a common supplier has not yet been pinpointed. Salmonella infections can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal cramps. Illnesses are …

Texas woman discovers horde of black worms known to carry dangerous parasite in backyard

The New Guinea flatworm (Platydemus manokwari) is a species of large predatory land flatworm. (iStock) The parasite could cause eosinophilic meningitis and severe gastrointestinal or central nervous system disease in humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts caution people not to touch the worms with their bare hands, and instead use gloves or disposable forceps. ‘RAT LUNGWORM’ EXPLAINED: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE PARASITIC ROUNDWORM The species is a nocturnal worm native to New Guinea, according to TISI. They range from 1.6 to 2.6 inches and prey upon snails. It uses a “white pharynx-like feeding tube” to completely drain the snails of fluids. “When they are crawling their nose points up like a snout – it’s like …