Deshaun Watson’s attorney Rusty Hardin held a news conference Friday afternoon to discuss a ruling by a pair of Texas judges who ordered several of the quarterback’s accusers to identify themselves, a move that Hardin says will allow him to properly clear his client's name. Hardin says that of the 22 civil cases alleging sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions with the Houston Texans quarterback, 13 of them were ordered to identify themselves. Uniformly in 13 of the cases filed against (Watson), two judges have said ‘You need to tell him. Tell them who you are.’"Tony Buzbee, the attorney for the accusers, said during Friday’s hearing that nine of the women have agreed to identify themselves. Ashley Solis talked at a press conference about Watson’s alleged actions.
April 09, 2021 20:52 UTC
A singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hailing from St. Louis, Aaron Michael Frison has been making music as Coultrain for well over a decade, pulling together what sounds like a hybrid of the early 2000s Soulquarian scene, the spiritual jazz of Lonnie Liston Smith and the kind of dusty old Southern soul records that you’d find hiding in the dollar bin. On “The Essentials,” from his new album, “Phantasmagoria,” over a glutinous backing of synths, vocal overdubs, bass and drums, he professes his commitment (“’Cause there’s no other for me/It ain’t no coincidence that you reflect my eyes”) before dipping into a wily rap verse and capping things with a mystical choral passage that sounds a note of uncertainty: “I wish I could promise forever/If I could promise forever/I would promise forever to you,” he sings, the layers of his voice all in a conversation with each other. GIOVANNI RUSSONELLORhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, ‘Calling Me Home’
April 09, 2021 19:30 UTC
The University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) reportedly said that its public safety advisories would no longer identify a suspect's race so it could avoid perpetuating negative stereotypes. "Effective January 2021, the university will no longer routinely use race, ethnicity or national origin as a descriptor in public safety advisories," the email read. RACIST GRAFFITI IN MICHIGAN DORM WRITTEN BY BLACK STUDENT: REPORT"The university no longer routinely uses race, ethnicity or national origin as a descriptor in public safety advisories. She also defended the decision as a "proactive progressive measure balancing public safety with the potential negative perpetuation of stereotypes." The decision is a proactive progressive measure balancing public safety with the potential negative perpetuation of stereotypes.
April 09, 2021 19:07 UTC
An 18-year-old Southeastern Louisiana University student is reportedly accused of stabbing her date in her dorm room, an alleged attack so vicious, the victim’s "blood, and then some" had to be put back in his body, his mom said. The officers discovered her date — Louisiana State University student Draven Upchurch — with multiple stab wounds, the station reported, citing a report from Police Chief Michael Beckner. Meanwhile, the university called the stabbing "an isolated incident" that remains under investigation. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIt said the suspect "will go through the proper university disciplinary process as well as the criminal justice system process. The university process may result in disciplinary measures up to and including expulsion, but that is not yet complete."
April 09, 2021 19:07 UTC
An Illinois mother of two is fighting back against the local school district’s curriculum, arguing that it teaches children they "can’t get ahead" due to White supremacy. Ndona Muboyayi told "Fox & Friends" Friday that parts of the Evanston, Illinois curriculum had "changed drastically" and the school was no longer teaching children about the history of African-Americans. "They had added something that they called Black Lives Matter curriculum," Muboyayi told co-host, Steve Doocy. "It speaks about White supremacy and it speaks about White privilege and a number of negative things that had happened to African-Americans within this country." The Illinois mother is a candidate for the Evanston school board in District 65, which educates students up until the eighth grade.
April 09, 2021 18:56 UTC
His body will lie in rest within the castle, ahead of his funeral at St. George's Chapel, also on site. TributesA major royal death prompts expressions of mourning from many Britons. ET) on the day following Philip's funeral. Public tributes were included in the plans for Philip's death, though they are likely to be disrupted by coronavirus-related restrictions on gatherings. This will not change on Monday, despite the country entering its second stage of "unlocking," so Philip's funeral is likely to involve just family members and his closest friends and aides.
April 09, 2021 18:21 UTC
[Like this newsletter? Sign up to receive it in your inbox.] Last spring, we all uprooted our social lives and changed the way we connect with loved ones. Now, as more people get vaccinated, in-person gatherings are making a comeback. Here are a few tips on how to dust off your social skills and ease back into your community.
April 09, 2021 17:26 UTC
President Biden is requesting a $9 billion increase in the budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which would represent the biggest year-to-year boost in the agency’s funding in over two decades. The proposed increase comes on top of the $27.4 billion in new assistance included in the pandemic relief bill passed earlier this year, and the $213 billion slated for housing in the White House infrastructure plan. Although the agency’s proposed funding increase, about 15 percent, is less dramatic than increases given to education and environmental agencies, few departments have seen such a reversal of fortunes under Mr. Biden. Taken as a whole, the White House proposals represent a focused effort to transform an agency relegated to backwater status under President Donald J. Trump into a key player in Mr. Biden’s efforts to target structural racial and economic inequality, administration officials said.
April 09, 2021 17:15 UTC
Beyer is only one member of one part of what has become a cottage industry around SpaceX's launch operations. That Saturday it seemed like there might be only a couple of days left before the rocket prototype, which was known as SN11, was launched on its test flight. Jack Beyer edits photographs in his vehicle near the SpaceX launch site. When a prototype rocket is ready to launch, the YouTubers post feeds captured through remote cameras often set up days in advance. Crews work on the Starship SN11 prototype vehicle at the SpaceX launch site.
April 09, 2021 14:03 UTC
Nike NKE art and design studio behind the settled a lawsuit with MSCHF, the Brooklyn-basedart and design studio behind the Lil Nas X branded "Satan" shoe that made waves on social media. As part of the agreement, MSCHF will issue a voluntary recall for the Satan shoes, buying back the sneakers at the $1,018 sale price. "The parties are pleased to put this dispute behind them," a Nike spokesperson said in a statement. Nike sued MSCHF on March 29 for trademark infringement, complaining about potential confusion for customers. MSCHF also sold a "Jesus" shoe in 2019 made from altered Nike sneakers that the company said contained holy water from the Jordan River.
April 09, 2021 13:41 UTC
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April 09, 2021 13:02 UTC
AdvertisementIn an effort to warn viewers, Amazon has included advisories, along with commentaries from the cast and filmmakers. A bucolic homestead in North Carolina becomes the site of racist violence in in Amazon’s “Them: Covenant.” (Amazon Prime Video)“Them” creator and executive producer Little Marvin acknowledged that the violence is upsetting but said it was necessary to illustrate the devastating effects of racism. (Executive producers on the show, for which Amazon has already ordered a second season, include Emmy winner Lena Waithe.) The seed for the scene came to Little Marvin in a nightmare he couldn’t shake. Said Little Marvin: “The timing will be what it will be.
April 09, 2021 13:02 UTC
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April 09, 2021 12:33 UTC
QUEEN ELIZABETH, THE QUEEN MOTHERThe mother of the current queen came to be known affectionately in Britain as The Queen Mum. She was known as Queen Elizabeth while her husband reigned, and after his death as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Camilla won over many of her detractors with her down-to-earth image and work promoting literacy and other causes and is now a well-established royal consort. William is expected to become king after his father, Prince Charles, and when that happens his wife will become queen consort. She and her husband are taking increasingly visible roles as the spotlight slowly shifts from Queen Elizabeth II to her children and grandchildren.
April 09, 2021 12:33 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPT. 3: Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts gives a ... [+] speech during the opening ceremony of the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. In large part the tremendous increase in value is down to Chase Center, Welts’ personal crowning achievement of his time with the Warriors. “For people in San Francisco, there’s never been a facility like this.” Welts told me in an interview as Chase Center was being developed. “This has been the ride of a lifetime,” said Welts in a statement put out by the Warriors yesterday. Personally, I am excited for my own next chapter.”It’s no surprise Welts’ statement finished with him crediting his team, and looking to the future.
April 09, 2021 12:30 UTC