Connect with us


White supremacy is ‘the most dangerous terrorist threat,’ Biden tells Howard Grad



In his acceptance speech to Howard University alumni, President Joe Biden warned, “The most dangerous threat to our homeland is white supremacy.”

“And I’m not saying this because I’m in Black HBCU,” he said from Washington, D.C. at Capitol One Arena, adding, “I say this wherever I go.”

Biden painted a sobering picture of the national political landscape in his speech, touching on threats to American democracy, threats to repress black history, and threats of violence, including recent bomb threats at HBCU or historically black colleges and universities.

“I thought that when I graduated, we could beat the hate,” Biden said. (He received his law degree from Syracuse in 1968.) “But it never goes away. He hides only under stones.

He added, “And when they give him oxygen, he comes out from under that rock. That is why we also know this truth: silence is participation.”

Biden then reiterated a phrase he has often said in past speeches that America is “the only country based on an idea,” even though “we never completely lived up to that idea.”

He urged graduates to “fight for the soul of our people” – the main theme of his latest presidential campaign. and his current.

“We know that American history has not always been a fairy tale. From the beginning, for over 240 years, between the best of us, the American idea that we are all created equal, and the worst of us, the harsh reality that racism has long torn apart. separately,” Biden said.

“This is a battle that never really ends, but on better days there is enough courage and heart to stand up for the best in us, to choose love over hate, unity over disunity, progress over retreat, to get back on our feet. against the poison of white supremacy.”

This isn’t the first time Biden has called white supremacy by name; he did it several more times, including a racist mass shooting in a Buffalo, New York supermarket almost a year ago. The man who shot 10 people in a store was sentenced to life in prison back in February.

In recent years, the FBI and other federal officials have repeatedly warned of the threat posed by far-right racist extremists in the United States.

Biden is the seventh sitting president to deliver the keynote speech at Howard’s graduation ceremony, according to the school.

Vice President Kamala Harris is a university graduate; Biden received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Howard.


Top 10 most difficult and simple words in beekeeping, May 6-12



Here are the meanings of the least found words used in recent Times articles:

1. carioca – version of samba, or music for it:

Wireless connection carioca, or baile funk, a flamboyant rhythm that emerged in the 1980s in Rio de Janeiro’s predominantly black working-class neighborhoods, is the soundtrack of choice at these gatherings, where sound systems often play the genre’s signature tamborzão beat. — Can the Brazilian pop star enter the US market? Anita says yes. (April 7, 2022)

2. callaloo – A Stewed Caribbean dish from greens, tomatoes, onions and salt:

This collection of recipes establishes a more comprehensive legacy of American cuisine that can be recognizable to all: America of jollof rice and ata din din; cheese grits, callaloo and greens; with Jerk spices, curry powder and ginger-garlic puree. — Best Cookbooks of 2022 (December 13, 2022)

3. avocet – a long-legged bird with an inverted beak:

My grandmother, a passionate ornithologist, passed on her love to me. meeting Avocets and stilts were a marvelous mystery for the first time. — I’m haunted by what I saw in the Great Salt Lake (March 25, 2023)

4. loggia – covered outdoor gallery or room:

The site in Trastevere identified as the oldest synagogue in Rome is a modest brick house with a small arched vault. loggia on the narrow cobbled street Vicolo dell’Athlete, 14 – not classical, but medieval.” — Rome, sacred land for almost 3,000 years and it continues (May 1, 2023)

5. cloaca – an opening at the end of the digestive tract, found in many animals:

This cloaca: a multifunctional outlet, named after the Latin word for “sewer”, through which certain animals, including a whole menagerie of modern birds, reptiles, amphibians and even some mammals, can defecate, urinate, copulate and/or discard their offspring or eggs. — Finally in 3-D: the universal dinosaur hole (January 19, 2021)

6. lobolly – fast growing pine, growing in the southeastern United States and often used to make cardboard:

Worse, the crash had spectacular visuals – McIlroy with a mop deep in the spiny forest, so far from the 10th fairway that the broadcast cameras could hardly find him in the maze. lobolly pines. — Rory McIlroy confident ahead of Masters likely to miss final (April 7, 2023)

7. cirri thin cloud or antennae on an animal:

Later, I learned that even shells contain an edible piece, which can be obtained by biting off the leathery stem of the animal and plucking out the feathered part. cirri from inside the stone-hard shell of the shell.— Wet Climbing Green Wonderland (June 2, 2005)

8th. secular – secular:

If only two subcultures (Christian-Democratic and Communist) participated in the competition, Italian politics would be highly polarized. The existence of a thirdsecularbelonging to neither the Catholic nor the Marxist faith and embodied in half a dozen smaller parties, acts as an indispensable bridge or balancer. — Politics as Spettacolo (November 8, 1987)

9. raffia – a kind of palm tree or its fibers, from which baskets or clothes can be made:

Among them were 30 wicker chairs – mostly antique, with delicately spaced legs and spindly backs – that were decorated by the brand’s creative director Jonathan Anderson in collaboration with several artisans. One was covered with lilac-green felt, the other with loops raffia in Funfetti shades. — Top 10 things we saw at Salone del Mobile (April 27, 2023)

10 bacilli – rod-shaped bacteria:

“The CIA’s plan was to sprinkle the inside of the suit with a fungus that causes Madura’s foot, a disabling and chronic skin disease, and infection of the suit with tuberculosis. bacilli in breathing apparatus,” the document says. — Assassin’s Toolkit: When Guns Aren’t Enough (March 17, 2018)

And a list of the easiest words of the week:

Continue Reading


Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Emergency in Oklahoma



In particular, what offended Stitt about all of these programs was that the programs included LGBTQ people. By this, Stitt doesn’t mean that someone on these programs is having sex, talking about sex, or holding a gay pride parade. What he means is that these programs have characters who are shown in situations that suggest they might be gay.

To be absolutely clear: Stitt vetoed the bill because educational television allows gays. exist.

It is not clear which characters offended Stitt’s very penetrating eye. What is Bert and Ernie? Daniel Tiger under suspicion? In any case, since the state operates one station that broadcasts to each of the state’s 77 counties, vetoing funding for the only public PBS station means every kid in Oklahoma is about to lose their only source of free educational television.

Writing in an editorial, especially in Christian Post– Stitt cited one case (what else?) transvestite reading a children’s book in Let’s Learn in 2021. He was also offended by the same-sex wedding of a rat and… would I say a hamster in 2019? … in a programme Arthur. He also mentions same-sex marriage in the Odd Squad math curriculum, a marriage that exists. fully in the form of the main characters running past two women in wedding dresses and calling for these two unnamed characters to get out of the way (because of the math-related supervillain, which is indeed the central plot of the episode). However, this episode received a scathing review in Christian Post for this scene, which “does not show a same-sex kiss” but shows women “holding hands”.

It is these scenes that Stitt refers to when he claims that educational television “sexualizes” children. None of this is about sex. No one on PBS Kids is having sex. No one on PBS Kids even negotiation About sex. Not even about sex with birds or bees or big red dogs. There is no sex.

The point is that Stitt is so offended by the very idea that LGBT people are accepted in society that he considers their presence even as minor characters who appear three times in four years of programming, completely unacceptable.

As Stitt explains in his editorial:

Until very recently, some facts were considered so obvious and generally accepted that Mr. Rogers could sing about them to children on a state-owned medium, and no one thought about gender dysphoria, transgender identity or transvestites at all when he did it. Does this mean that Fred Rogers was a fanatic? What kind of transphobe is he? No. In fact, no one had ever heard of such accusations at the time.

In this case, Stitt is quoting a song that Fred Rogers sang. forty three years ago, which included the line “Only boys can be dads, only girls can be moms.” This is not just Stitt’s “recent past” idea, it is his evidence that once good educational television is now bad. To say that Fred Rogers would not have been thrilled that his material was used to refer to an entire segment of the population would be an understatement.

What Stitt wants is to go back to the point where LGBTQ people can be threatened, humiliated and legislated until they are forced to hide in poverty or take even more drastic measures. Anyone who is not cis-gender should be banished from view. Even if they are cartoon rats.

As he said COCO, people advocating educational television should also be considered suspects. “There are parents who defend children’s transition to PBS, which is played. The voices of LGBTQIA2S+ are rising.” It’s hard to tell what he meant by any of these statements other than “look, I’m a fanatic.”

Stitt is not opposed to educational television. He is opposed to educational television recognizing the existence of 7% of the population. You can bet that no one in Stitt’s office or The Christian Post has taken the time to count how many times public television has shown non-sex weddings in the past four years, or how often a boy and a girl have been shown. holding hands. Because it’s not all about sex; It’s about hate. And in this matter, Stitt teaches everyone.

It’s not the LGBTQ community or anyone associated with PBS that should be ashamed of it, it’s Stitt. But of course not. ace Hunter The Republican Party has reportedly turned prejudice into a requirement for any candidate or official. The attacks on PBS Kids fit perfectly between claims that Disney is too awake and that libraries are anti-Christian.

When shamelessness is a super power, wins the politician who is most ready to loudly and proudly carry his fanaticism. Stitt is not going to be left behind.


Goodbye satire. From anti woke up coffee to the gay sharks of science, you didn’t stand a chance

DeSantis wrote his own confession to the delight of Disney’s lawyers.

Continue Reading


The most vulnerable actors of 2024 so far



It’s a roll call tradition: identifying the most vulnerable members of the House of Representatives and the Senate in each election cycle. And for our first look at the franchise for the 2024 cycle, we’ll be discussing with roll call policy editor Herb Jackson about the 20 Hot Spots we’ve included on the list.

Show notes:

  • The list of the most vulnerable homes runs through New York, California.
  • A year and a half later, these are the most vulnerable senators of 2024
  • Biden blows up New York County debt-limiting plan that upended the GOP
  • At the Races: Advertisers (Heart) New York
  • Does Colin Allred stand a chance against Ted Cruz in Texas?

The message “Most Vulnerable Actors of 2024” has so far appeared on roll call for the first time.

Continue Reading