Wallace is relying upon those around him in the sport to join him in taking — and maintaining — an anti-racist stance. Whether NASCAR follows through on its vow to change will depend on the support of Wallace’s fellow drivers too. And not the kind of support that comes from a retweet but the kind that stands with him while some fans boo, make threatening remarks, maybe even spew the N-word. … [Read more...] about The NFL. NASCAR. George Floyd has inspired a sports reckoning too. Will it last?
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In recent years he contributed arrangements for Streisand’s “Love Is the Answer” and Tony Bennett’s “The Art of Romance.” Decades earlier, Bennett sang a memorable cover of “The Shadow of Your Smile,” the theme from the Richard Burton-Elizabeth Taylor movie “The Sandpiper.” The Mandel-Paul Francis Webster ballad won a Grammy in 1966 for song of the year, topping the Beatles’ “Yesterday” among others, and received an Oscar for best original song. … [Read more...] about Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, dies
The bounty information was included in Trump's president's daily intelligence brief on Feb. 27, according to intelligence officials, and two days later, the U.S. and Taliban signed an agreement in Qatar. The agreement clears the way for America to end 19 years in Afghanistan and gives Trump a way to make good on his promise to end U.S. involvement in what he calls “endless wars.” … [Read more...] about Critics of US-Taliban deal say militants can’t be trusted
The park has for weeks been the epicenter for protests in the city after the police killings of Taylor and George Floyd. The Saturday night shooting was at least the second during nearly a month of protests in Louisville over Taylor’s death. Seven people were wounded May 28 when gunfire erupted near City Hall, prompting a statement from Taylor’s mother asking people to demand justice “without hurting each other.” … [Read more...] about 1 fatally shot at Breonna Taylor protest park in Kentucky
Charlotte is adding its own “Black Lives Matter” street mural this week, a move inspired by a massive painting of those words in the nation’s capital on a street leading up to the White House. (Courtesy of the office of Congresswoman Alma S. Adams) <br> … [Read more...] about Charlotte follows DC’s lead with ‘Black Lives Matter’ street mural