Democratic Chairwoman Maxine Waters pulled no punches while questioning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during this week’s hearing on Capitol Hill. According to Fast Company, on Wednesday, Waters slammed Zuckerberg for his company’s practices after he showed up as the sole witness before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on Facebook’s proposed digital currency. The Committee also wanted to learn more about the social media giant’s plans to combat election interference in the 2020 contest. But before anyone could really get into any of that, Waters kicked off the hearing by chastising the billionaire CEO for his company’s lack of diversity, the anti-trust investigations into Facebook, its digital currency Libra, and the company’s impact on society as a whole.
Antonio Moore’s new video series on theGrio discusses economics, politics, and weal in a way that encourages us to see news of the day in a whole new way. In this episode, Antonio Moore breaks down the history of lynching, discusses Donald Trump’s recent wild claim comparing the impeachment inquiry to lynching, and why it was disrespectful to Black America. Tuesday morning, Trump took to Twitter and tweeted: “So someday, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching.
Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, is fighting to get the NYPD to roll back a secrecy law that allows the disciplinary records of cops to remain sealed. READ MORE: Gwen Carr goes before Congress to deliver emotional testimony about the death of her son, Eric Garner On Thursday, Carr spoke at a hearing in New York City on a legislative proposal to change the law. “We need to repeal and end the law that protects officers who kill our children and our loved ones,” Carr said. Garner’s mother has become the face of the fight for justice after her son was killed by a cop who choked him to death in 2014.
President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump injected racial overtones into the House impeachment inquiry Tuesday by comparing the Democratic-led investigation into his handling of U.S.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) endorses Democratic presidential candidate, Sen.
Chicago’s top cop may have had one too many drinks, and was caught sleeping on the job in a car, according to the city’s mayor. READ MORE: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Chief Eddie Johnson furious that charges against Jussie Smollett dropped Now Eddie Johnson, the superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, is asking that his own department launch an investigation into his conduct after he was seen snoozing at a stop sign in a vehicle. There’s no word on whether it was his squad car. A motorist reportedly saw Johnson, 59, catching Z’s on a roadside and called 911. The superintendent said he was feeling light-headed and pulled over to catch some shut-eye.
Rosario Dawson’s found that real love, and Cory Booker has set her heart free. Dawson and Booker, a 2020 Presidential contender, have been an item now for a year. The two just celebrated their one-year anniversary, last week Oct. 14. READ MORE: Rosario Dawson says romance with Sen. Cory Booker is like ‘dating Captain America’ The actress opened up to The Washington Post, about being bitten by the love bug. “I’m in love! I am absolutely in love, and it is so exciting,” Dawson said last month while at the Toronto Film Festival. “He’s so charming and so confident and so capable, but it’s not like that translates to being some super-smooth kind of guy” she said about her beau, a self-proclaimed nerd.
US Senator Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson attend the Premiere Of Sony Pictures' "Zombieland Double Tap" at Regency Village Theatre on October 10, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
FILE - In this April 2, 2109 file photo, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md.