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first_imgA criminal at work. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.A spokeswoman and assistant communications director for right-wing West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey was revealed on Aug. 25 to have been featured in white supremacist propaganda, a “Stop White Genocide” video.In the video, Carrie Bowe, previously employed by the conservative Family Policy Council, recites numerous racist talking points. Many of the slogans are common in the white supremacist and neo-Nazi movement, such as “Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white.” Bowe also states there is “a program of genocide against my race, the white race.” The video features four white women dressed all in white against a white background, with each spouting that white people are victimized and oppressed by “race mixing” and immigration.The video was originally uploaded to YouTube in 2012. An hour after the Charleston Gazette-Mail exposed the video, Morrisey fired Bowe. Morrisey, a conservative white man tasked as the state attorney general with defending civil rights, says he was “unaware” of Bowe’s views.Delegate Sean Hornbuckle, one of only three Black lawmakers in the 134-member West Virginia Legislature, told the Gazette-Mail that the firing was only because of the upcoming election: “[Morrisey] fired somebody because he wants to win an election. It’s terrible that you have people in your office secretly, behind closed doors, doing things like this. If your [assistant] communications director feels like that, it shows a lot.”Though trying to distance himself from the overt “white nationalist” he employed, Morrisey has his own reactionary and racist positions. Bowe officially represented his office this year at an event in support of a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (HB 4012). This bill and ones like it across the U.S. are notorious for attempting to provide a legal pretext for business owners to discriminate against LGBTQ individuals, Arabs, Muslims or anyone else they deem contrary to Christian “religious beliefs.” (The bill passed in the state House of Delegates, but was killed in the state Senate.)Morrisey also went out of his way to support a restrictive voter-ID law in North Carolina that attacked the Black community and other marginalized groups. When the law was appealed to the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court, Morrisey, along with thirteen other Republican attorneys general, wrote a letter asking the court to keep its restrictions in place.In July, the appeals court struck down the North Carolina law. Writing for the unanimous three-judge panel, U.S. Circuit Judge Diana Gribbon Motz noted, “The new provisions target African Americans with almost surgical precision. … Winning an election does not empower anyone in any party to engage in purposeful racial discrimination.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — If you’re looking for an educational way to entertain your children this summer, the Kopernik Observatory is offering a rare opportunity. To sign your child up for the camp, click here. Students will even have the chance to call the International Space Station to speak with astronaut Chris Cassidy and ask him questions through a radio connection! From August 17th-21st, fifth and sixth graders can virtually attend a week of camp at the science center called ‘Welcome Aboard the International Space Station.’ Staff explain the week is focused around the life of astronauts and what it takes to become one.last_img

first_img Associated Press Television News LIVE TV TCU starting quarterback Max Duggan could miss at least the start of the season because of a previously undetected, life-long health issue that was revealed during preseason testing and has kept him out of practice.Coach Gary Patterson wouldn’t reveal specifics about the issue, but said the sophomore quarterback was born with it. The undisclosed condition was discovered at a time when TCU has ramped up testing protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic.“Because of all the things we had in place, Max has a condition that he’s had his whole life, and we caught it,” Patterson said Thursday night. “Right now he’s in a good place and hopefully he’ll be getting back some time during the season. … I’m just glad we found it; I can say that.”Duggan started TCU’s final 10 games last season and played in all 12. He threw for 2,077 yards with 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, while rushing for 555 yards and six more scores.With Duggan out, sophomore Matthew Downing could start the season opener Sept. 12 against SMU. Downing completed 8 of 10 passes for 88 yards in four games for a Georgia as a freshman in 2018 before transferring to TCU, where he didn’t play as a redshirt last season.The Horned Frogs also have two other scholarship quarterbacks. Stephon Brown is a dual-threat transfer from Independence Community College, and freshman Eli Williams played only five games in his final high school season before a knee injury.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 22nd August, 2020 07:51 IST TCU QB Max Duggan Out After Tests Reveal Health Issue TCU starting quarterback Max Duggan could miss at least the start of the season because of a previously undetected, life-long health issue that was revealed during preseason testing and has kept him out of practice First Published: 22nd August, 2020 07:51 IST COMMENTcenter_img WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more

first_imgAuthorities in Akron, Ohio are currently investigating an explosion at an interracial couple’s home as a hate crime after investigators found a swastika and a misspelled anti-black racial slur painted next to the scene.The incident was reported Wednesday at the home in Wayne County.According to the report, the couple, Angela who is black, and Brad Frase who is white, had not been staying in the home for a month due to an electrical fire that occurred in July.The couple’s insurance company put them in a hotel room while crews worked to repair their home that was slated to be finished in September.On Tuesday, construction workers reported that there was a strong smell of natural gas coming from the home. The gas company then cut gas to home and found that the gas leak was being caused by a stove burner that had been turned on.The Frase’s says investigators told them that despite the gas being turned off, there was still enough gas in the home for it to be ignited by a single cigarette spark the next day.No one was injured in the explosion, however, authorities did report that they found a misshaped swastika and a misspelled racial slur spray painted on the garage in blue paint.The couple told investigators that they have lived in the home since 1997 and that prior to the explosion they experienced no hate related incidents in the neighborhood.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/AFPAdvertisement 677v85uNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa9fWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5wry7w( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) khWould you ever consider trying this?😱77qCan your students do this? 🌚5x5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Kolkata Knight Riders, the two times Indian Premier League champions did not have a smooth start in the inaugural seasons of the tournament. The former Team India captain Sourav Ganguly, who was chosen to lead the franchise from his city, remained with the team for only three seasons, before moving to Pune Warriors in 2011. KKR ended the first three seasons with poor standings, Eventually after the arrival of Gautam Gambhir in 2011, the squad rose up the ladder of success. However, the question remains on the poor performance of the team during Ganguly’s stint, and the Prince of Calcutta opens up on that.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/AFPAfter KKR finished 6th in the first season, Ganguly was removed from captaincy. However, under the multiple captaincy policy of coach John Buchanan and Brendan McCullum leading the squad, KKR ended up at the bottom of the table in 2009. In 2010, Dada returned as the captain, and took the the squad to another 6th position finish, the same year when he was removed from the franchise.While Dada was having issue with the previous sacked coach Buchanan’s team management policies, he recently took the name of KKR’s co owner Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood icon who didn’t give him freedom as a captain like the way he gave to Ganguly’s successor Gambhir.Advertisement Speaking to sports journalist Gautam Bhattacharjee on his YouTube channel, Ganguly referred to an interview between Gambhir and SRK, where the novice captain of the team was given a free hand at the team, unlike him.“I was seeing an interview where Gautam Gambhir said Shah Rukh Khan had told him in the fourth year ‘This is your team, I will not interfere.’ That’s what I told him in the first year. Leave it to me. It didn’t happen,” the former Indian captain said in the interview.Advertisement “The best IPL teams have been those that have left the team to the players. Look at CSK, MS Dhoni runs it. In Mumbai also, no one goes up to Rohit Sharma and tells him to select certain players,” the 48 year old added.The BCCI president also touched up on the multiple captain policy of Buchanan that backfired immensely in the second season.“The problems started towards the end of the first season. The problem was not me, the problem was the system of having one captain. We had Brendon Mccullum, we had x, we had a bowling captain, and I don’t know the captain for what else,” he added.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-SA pacer Lungi Ngidi criticised by former cricketers for taking BLM standSachin Tendulkar reveals why Jimmy Anderson is one of the ‘finest exponents’ of reverse swing he’s ever seen! Advertisementlast_img read more