The story of Emmett Till is etched in our national consciousness because in 1955 the 14-year-old was kidnapped, tortured and shot in the head, his body tied with barbed war to a cotton gin fan and thrown in the Tallahatchie River because a white woman said he’d whistled at her. He was not the only black boy to suffer such a fate, but his name endures because his mother insisted that his coffin be open, with his mutilated corpse displayed, at his funeral. The white woman, Carolyn Bryant Donham, now admits that she’d lied yet has suffered no consequences for her actions. … [Read more...] about From Emmett Till to Amy Cooper, Racism Eats Away at America
Three of Alameda County’s highest case-count days were last week, contributing to its biggest week ever, with 407 new cases. Santa Clara County’s peak days were at the end of March and early April. But Alameda County also has been pumping up testing at a faster pace than other parts of the Bay Area, in part because it had some of the lowest rates to begin with. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus cases on the rise across the Bay Area, especially in Alameda County
Beshear said he would not be deterred by the demonstration. He has stressed the need to reopen the state safely, phasing in business restarts amid the health crisis. Non-essential retail stores and restaurant dining rooms have been among the reopenings, though with restrictions meant to adhere to social distancing. Beshear also has strongly urged the wearing of masks. … [Read more...] about Beshear condemns rally where he was hung in effigy
Mañalich informó que a fines de junio Chile tendrá 4.859 camas con ventilador, 662 más que las anunciadas hace cinco días. El gobierno obligó por decreto a las clínicas y hospitales, que ya subieron cerca de un 20% su existencia de camas, a duplicarlas para mediados de junio. Los empresarios locales, en tanto, donaron 515 ventiladores mecánicos. … [Read more...] about Sigue difícil dilema en Chile: ¿a quién dar la última cama?
NUEVA YORK (AP) — Un novato que devenga el salario mínimo en las Grandes Ligas obtendría un mayor porcentaje de su sueldo que astros multimillonarios como Mike Trout o Gerrit Cole, bajo los términos de una propuesta de ajustes graduales planteada por los clubes, la cual fue considerada “extremadamente decepcionante” por los peloteros. … [Read more...] about Peloteros, decepcionados por oferta económica de las mayores