I moved back to Houston in the summer of 2015, two years into Syder-Blake’s astronomic rise, and from then until March of this year, I don’t think I ever went a week without seeing a drag performance in Houston, whether it was a ticketed show at Rich’s, a birthday get-together at Hamburger Mary’s, or a karaoke night at Guava Lamp. … [Read more...] about Drag kings don’t get any respect, except in Houston
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“I thought the social media posts were disgusting and appalling,” Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said last week. “I’ve known DeSean for a long time. He has, I think, really understood the ramifications of that appalling post. So far, everything that we’ve asked him to do to both educate himself and to learn and take action, he’s done completely. So, I would hope that would continue.” … [Read more...] about Eagles’ DeSean Jackson ‘Taking The Proper Steps To Educate’ Himself After Anti-Semitic Posts
Later in June, a White graduate, retired Marine Lt. Col. George "Donnie" Hasseltine, wrote a viral essay on Medium proposing that the Jackson statue be moved to another place, such as the campus museum. A "bolder" step, he said, would be to put the Jackson statue at the Lexington cemetery where he is buried, or at the Chancellorsville, Va., battlefield where he was accidentally shot in the left arm and right hand by a soldier or soldiers from a North Carolina regiment. Jackson's left arm was amputated, and after developing pneumonia, he died May 10, 1863. … [Read more...] about At VMI, Black alumni want Stonewall Jackson’s statue removed. The school refuses.
He then presented the mock campaign ad, which took the form of a drug commercial listing side effects of being a Trump supporter — “racism, sexism, nepotism, corruption, collusion, xenophobia, homophobia, Islamophobia, anti-semitism” and much more. … [Read more...] about Samuel L. Jackson Declares ‘Donald Trump Is Dangerous for Our Country’
In the 1970s, in the face of Soviet limits on emigration from the USSR, the U.S. Congress adopted what became known as the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to the U.S. Trade Act of 1974. That legislation linked open emigration policies of then-communist countries to their trade and economic relations with the United States. That provision successfully pressured the Kremlin to ease restrictions on peoples, particularly for Soviet Jews wishing to reach Israel, the United States and other points abroad. As a consequence, the U.S. was able to impose real economic, and hence political, costs on the Soviet government for its human rights abuses while also laying out a pathway for Soviet and East Bloc citizens to eventually find refuge abroad. … [Read more...] about It’s time for a Jackson-Vanik Amendment for China