Peña-Garza apparent victor for Hidalgo County Republican Party chair
Adrienne Peña-Garza appears to have bested Lina Garza in the race for Hidalgo County Republican Party chair, according to Hidalgo County’s unofficial Election Day results. The race was not close as Peña-Garza took the lead with 7,316 votes to Garza’s 4,217. Close to 63% of the vote went toward Peña-Garza and 37% in Garza’s favor. These are unofficial results until canvassed by the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court.myrgv.com
Election Live updates Voters in Va., N.J. pick governors in first major elections of Biden’s presidency
Voters in Virginia and New Jersey head to the polls to decide on governors, while mayoral races are underway in a number of cities, including New York, Boston, Atlanta and Buffalo.washingtonpost.com
Big Bend Ultra race set for January 2022 – The Big Bend Sentinel
BIG BEND –– The Big Bend Ultra race is back in 2022. Benefiting the Friends of Big Bend Ranch State Park, this race offers one of the best choices of distances for the trail runner. Participants can pick between a 50 mile course, a 50K, 30k, 20k and 10k through one of the most beautiful parts of Texas.bigbendsentinel.com
A scandal-scarred Senate candidate wants Donald Trump’s endorsement. Other Republicans worry he’ll give it.
Former Missouri governor Eric Greitens, forced from office in 2018, has hired several Trump associates for his campaign and has falsely suggested Trump could replace Biden before the next presidential election.washingtonpost.com
Tensions boil at UT-Austin over “The Eyes of Texas”, where students are refusing to work and a man with a gun crashed a virtual event
Dozens of students at the University of Texas at Austin who give campus tours to prospective Longhorns are refusing to work this week over a dispute about a plaque with “The Eyes of Texas” lyrics hanging in the Admissions Welcome Center.
$1 million NASCAR All-Star race format revealed for Texas Motor Speedway
The 2021 NASCAR All-Star race will feature a 100-lap, six-round format for its first visit to Texas Motor Speedway. Race winners and former All-Star and Cup Series champions qualify along with a driver chosen by fan vote and three stage-winners from the preliminary NASCAR Open race.foxnews.com
WATCH: Civil rights activist Angela Davis speaks to UTSA students about the struggle of freedom
All month long, the University of Texas at San Antonio has held virtual webinars around a range of topics related to Black people, culture and the civil rights movement. AdThe meaning of freedom is always evolving“We have to include a whole range of issues in order to accommodate a constantly transforming and growing notion of the meaning of freedom,” Davis said. Davis said that through her experiences — being a child of segregation — the idea of freedom is always evolving. The power of women of colorDavis also spoke about the civil rights movement in the 1960s and pointed out how the leaders of the movement were all men. Still, the masterminds behind the scenes were women, Davis said.
Here’s how to get a conversation started and talk to your children about diversity
For many parents, race, class, and social identity are tough topics to address with young kids. Here are some ways parents can and researchers say should get the conversation started. When you ask about his family, Rory says he acts most like his mom, Kate, a theater director. But 60 percent rarely discuss race or ethnicity or social class, even though kids notice differences at a very early age. Contributors to this news report include: Cyndy McGrath, Executive Producer and Field Producer; and Roque Correa, Editor.
USAA grants $1 million to nonprofit group helping students of color in local schools
SAN ANTONIO – Experts and local leaders say education can directly combat racial inequity in communities, which transfers directly into the workforce. USAA granted $1 million to the nonprofit Communities in Schools, or CIS, which offers wraparound case management, social service referrals, mental health services and emergency assistance. The new grant asks the organization to specifically focus on disadvantaged students of color. Jessica Weaver, Communities in Schools San Antonio CEO, said students of color are the group’s key demographic and look forward to being able to help more students. “The 10 campuses that were supported by the USAA grant, three of the ten are brand new to us,” Weaver said.
Majority say race was factor in how those who attacked Capitol were treated - CBS News poll
A majority of Americans (54%) — and particularly Democrats and Black Americans — believe race was a factor in how law enforcement treated those who attacked the Capitol last week. Most Republicans don't feel race was a factor, a view that differs from the majority of Democrats and independents who feel it was. Three-quarters of Black Americans think those who forced their way into the Capitol received different treatment because most were White. Opinions of White Americans on this are strongly related to partisanship. Most White Democrats (83%) agree with Black Americans, and feel the mostly-White protesters were treated differently.cbsnews.com
WATCH: San Antonians discuss their experiences with racism and what they hope the city can do to end discrimination
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This content was created exclusively for KSAT Explains, a weekly streaming show that dives deep into the biggest issues facing San Antonio and South Texas. Watch past episodes here and download the free KSAT-TV app to stay up on the latest. The city of San Antonio was one of three places in Texas to declare racism a public health crisis this summer. KSAT brought together three San Antonio residents, Glo Armmer, Pharaoh Clark and Josey Garcia, to discuss their experiences with racism and how they hope the city can tackle racism and inequalities. You can watch the entire conversation in the player below.
H-E-B, Shiner Spoetzl Brewery fires ad agency over founder’s ‘too black’ remarks
San Antonio-based grocery giant H-E-B said in a statement that the remarks made by Stan Richards, the agency’s founder, do not represent the company’s beliefs. The derogatory and racially charged remarks made by Stan Richards have no place at H-E-B or in the communities we serve,” H-E-B said in a statement to KSAT. Richards told hundreds of agency employees on a subsequent Zoom call that he is “firing himself,” the Dallas Morning News reported. The Richards Group has removed its founder’s biography page from their site (see below via an Internet archive). Now-deleted bio page for Stan Richards from the Richards Group website.
Why it’s crucial to acknowledge the race of your adopted child
Then they found Trulight127 Ministries, a local foster and adoption agency that runs a foster care campus and offers classes for parents. Because of their skin color, there are certain tools that they need.”Her two sons are Hispanic and her daughter is African American. “Our foster families, especially when they’re adopting African American children, if you ignore the fact that they’re African American, you are setting them up to fail. “I didn’t know what to do with my daughter’s hair,” Megerson said. RELATED: Hope for a Home: Adoption questions answered
Congressional candidate Tony Gonzales evasive when asked if KKK is a terrorist organization
The Republican candidate, who was endorsed by Trump, would not commit to labeling the Ku Klux Klan as a terrorist organization when put on the spot. Watch Oct. 8: Debate between Tony Gonzales, Gina Ortiz Jones in CD-23 raceBut Gonzales became visibly uncomfortable when Aguillon asked him about his views on MS-13 and the KKK. “Look, I don’t support the KKK,” Gonzales said. But labeling a domestic group as a terrorist organization is complicated, federal officials have previously said, and could lead to a conflict with the First Amendment. No U.S.-based extremist group has ever been formally designated as a terrorist organization.
Racism, a public health crisis: What’s next for San Antonio?
SAN ANTONIO – Declaring racism a public health crisis in August was an important move for the City of San Antonio as people of color make up more than 75% of the city’s population. Tramelle Jones has lived in San Antonio for more than 30 years and is among those who believe the time for action is now. The resolution passed by the San Antonio City Council doesn’t make immediate changes or specify how they will be made. Another resident, Glo Armmer, has lived in San Antonio her whole life. “We know that racism has an impact on individual health for certain, and when you think collectively, it’s public health,” she said.
Thousands expected to march on Washington to fight for criminal justice reform
Thousands are expected at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Friday, where the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic I Have A Dream address, a vision of racial equality that remains elusive for millions of Americans. A livestream of the event is expected to begin at 10 a.m. and it will be livestreamed in this article. Weve got to create a different consciousness and a different climate in our nation, said Martin Luther King III, a son of the late civil rights icon and co-convener of the march. Following the commemorative rally that will include remarks from civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents several of the victims families, participants will march to the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in West Potomac Park, next to the National Mall, and then disperse.
How the push to support black-owned businesses has impacted a San Antonio area winery
SPRING BRANCH, Texas The national push to support black-owned businesses has impacted a San Antonio area winery in a positive way. I mean people come out of the woodwork from Austin, from Houston, from Dallas, from San Antonio and its been great, said Sheila Adams. San Antonio photographers, business owners share conflicts theyve faced as biracial coupleYou can also order wine on their website if you live in Texas. The push to support black-owned or minority-owned businesses came after the death of George Floyd, which prompted a national conversation about racial justice and inequities. We know that black-owned businesses dont always survive, said Sheila.
San Antonio photographers, business owners share conflicts theyve faced as biracial couple
SAN ANTONIO Jason and Alejandra Bryant have a passion for photography and telling peoples stories, but their own has been somewhat of a rocky one as a biracial couple. Jason encouraged the San Antonio native to get behind the lens. They launched Meet the Bryants Photography. Jason and Alejandra are not only business owners but also full-time parents to their 19-month-old daughter, Jasale. Like many small business owners across America, the Bryants photography business came to a screeching halt at the beginning of the pandemic.
6 charts show some of the racial disparities in U.S., San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody did not only spark a national conversation about police brutality, but it also breathed new life into the discussion on longstanding racial inequities in the United States. Some of these gaps were further inflamed by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected some parts of San Antonio harder than others. From access to internet to incarceration rates, here are some glaring racial inequities that exist in the United States and San Antonio. A median Black household earned just 59 cents for every dollar a median white household earned. The Alamo City received national attention after aerial shots showed an astounding line at a San Antonio Food Bank distribution site in April.
40 people arrested in Austin during weekend protests
AUSTIN, Texas Forty people were arrested over two nights of weekend protests in Austin, police said Monday. Perry has not been charged, and Austin police have not named him as a suspect in their investigation. A call was put out Thursday by Austin officers asking the public to come forward if they had relevant information. U.S. Army sergeant who shot Austin protester Garrett Foster posted tweets about retaliating against demonstratorsAustin police renewed their plea Monday for any witnesses to the confrontation and shooting to come forth with what they saw. The Austin Police Department posted images on its social media of persons that detectives hope will provide statements.
Navy vet beaten by federal agents: 'They came out to fight'
SALEM, Ore. The Navy veteran stands passively in Portland, Oregon, amid swirling tear gas. One protester was arrested after allegedly assaulting a federal officer with a hammer. Some were snatched off the streets by the federal officers and stuffed into unmarked vehicles. He put on a sweatshirt with Navy emblazoned across the chest and a Navy ballcap, figuring the federal officers would be, like him, a military veteran. The federal officers, in full tactical gear, came charging out of the federal building.
How the Black Lives Matter generation remembers John Lewis
In this June 7, 2020 photo provided by the Executive Office of District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, John Lewis looks over a section of 16th Street that's been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington. In one of his last public appearances, he posed for a picture in June, standing on the Black Lives Matter Plaza mural painted just outside of the White House amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. For the Black Lives Matter generation, the connection to Lewis is deeper than many may realize. And I just kept thinking to myself, do not let John Lewis down. Congressman John Lewis encouraged me to see the power in stories about our people and our fight for freedom.___Morrison is a member of the APs Race and Ethnicity team.
'Black Lives' mural outside Trump Tower defaced for 3rd time
New York Police Department officers attempt to detain a protester who defaced with black paint the Black Lives Matter mural outside of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue Saturday, July 18, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. The Black Lives Matter street mural in front of Manhattans Trump Tower has been defaced with paint for the third time in a week. In the latest incident, two women were arrested around 3 p.m. Saturday after police said they poured black paint on the block-long mural outside Trump Tower on Manhattans chic Fifth Avenue. Meanwhile, police are continuing to look for a man in black shorts and a dark blue T-shirt who was seen splashing red paint on the Black Lives Matter mural around noon on Monday. Mayor Bill de Blasio helped paint the mural in front of President Donald Trumps namesake tower last week.
Statue of Black UK protester removed from plinth in Bristol
The sculpture of protester Jen Reid was installed without the knowledge or consent of Bristol City Council and was removed by the council 24 hours later. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)LONDON Officials in the English city of Bristol on Thursday removed a statue of a Black Lives Matter activist that was installed on a plinth once occupied by a monument to a 17th-century slave trader. City authorities fished the Colston statue out of the harbor and say it will be placed in a museum, along with placards from the Black Lives Matter demonstration. Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said the decision about what replaces it must be made by the people of Bristol. This is not about taking down a statue of Jen, who is a very impressive woman, Rees told the BBC.
Black Lives Matter billboard placed next to Confederate flag
A Black Lives Matter billboard is seen next to a Confederate flag in Pittsboro, N.C., Thursday, July 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)A Black Lives Matter sign now fills a billboard next to a big Confederate flag that greets people coming into a small town outside Raleigh, thrilling some community organizers and angering the property owner. Friends called and asked if they could put a Confederate flag on my property," White said. He says they did it because the county commissioners had removed the Confederate statue.White has leased the billboard to Lamar Advertising, which sent representatives to notify him before putting up the Black Lives Matter sign on it. They wanted to know how I would react to it, and I told them I would not want a Black Lives Matter sign on that billboard, he said.
Statue of Black protester replaces toppled UK slave trader
(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON An artist has erected a statue of a Black Lives Matter protester atop the plinth in the English city of Bristol once occupied by the toppled statue of a slave trader. Marc Quinn created the likeness of Jen Reid, a protester photographed standing on the plinth after demonstrators pulled down the statue of Edward Colston and dumped it in Bristols harbor on June 7. The statue, titled A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) was erected before dawn on Wednesday without approval from city officials. Colston was a 17th-century trader who made a fortune transporting enslaved Africans across the Atlantic to the Americas. Now were crystallizing it.Reid told The Guardian newspaper that the new statue was incredible and would help continue the conversation.City authorities fished the Colston statue out of the harbor and say it will be placed in a museum, along with placards from the Black Lives Matter demonstration.
Michael B. Jordan wants you to view a drive-in movie, on him
FILE - In this July, 26, 2019 photo, actor and producer Michael B. Jordan poses for a portrait during the 2019 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jordan has partnered with Amazon Studios for A Night at the Drive-In that will bring diverse films to drive-in theaters for free screenings. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK For Michael B. Jordan, timing is everything. So when the SAG award winner marched in a Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protest last month demanding that Hollywood drastically increase its diversity in the executive ranks, it was a moment he felt prepared for. Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said the partnership falls into the companys efforts to support social justice initiatives. What were doing right now while we have the energy and the momentum, lets continue to keep the conversation pushing forward, Jordan said.
Homeland Security gets new role under Trump monument order
Some are also facing off against federal officers whose presence reflects President Donald Trump's decision to make cracking down on violent mayhem a federal priority. Once we surged federal law enforcement officers to Portland, the agitators quickly got the message, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing operation. I dont have authority to order federal officers to do things, Davis said. It does complicate things for us.The DHS officers presence comes at an incredibly tense moment for Portland. A former DHS official said BORTAC agents were viewed as highly trained, valuable, scarce resources and would typically be used for domestic law enforcement in extraordinary circumstances.
MLS returns to action after poignant moment of silence
(AP Photo/John Raoux)KISSIMMEE, Fla. Nearly 200 players took the field for an 8-minute, 46-second moment of silence to protest racial injustice before Major League Soccers return to action Wednesday night. Players wore black T-shirts, black gloves and black facemasks emblazoned with Black Lives Matter. The shirts had varying slogans that included Black And Proud, Silence Is Violence and Black All The Time. The group was formerly called the Black Players Coalition of MLS but changed its name this week to Black Players for Change. MLS players had weeks to decide what to do prior to the MLS is Back tournament at ESPNs Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World.
Mayor helps paint 'Black Lives Matter' outside Trump Tower
Mayor Bill de Blasio, third from left, participates in painting Black Lives Matter on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. Al Sharpton as he helped paint the racial justice rallying cry in giant yellow letters on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower. Our streets!When we say Black Lives Matter, there is no more American statement, there is no more patriotic statement because there is no America without Black America, de Blasio said. We are acknowledging the truth of ourselves as Americans by saying Black Lives Matter. We are righting a wrong.The mayor announced the plan to paint Black Lives Matter in front of Trump Tower last month after earlier saying the slogan would be painted on streets at several locations around the city. Trump lived in Trump Tower before he took office as president but has spent little time there since.
Exhausted cities face another challenge: a surge in violence
Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of Floyd, exhausted cities around the nation are facing yet another challenge: A surge in recent shootings has left dozens dead, including young children. The recent spasm of violence was captured in a New York Post headline about a crime-ravaged city crying out for help. Davon was murdered after a string of BLM (Black Lives Matter) violence on the Fourth of July," it read. Seventeen people were fatally shot in Chicago and 70 wounded, one of the bloodiest holiday weekends in memory there. Of all the things they are likely to be worried about, COVID is way down the list.___Long reported from Washington.
Indiana officials investigate report of assault on Black man captured in viral video
Vauhxx Booker, a local civil rights activist and member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission, posted cellphone video on Facebook that shows part of the altercation. Read also: Trump sideswipes NASCAR, Wallace over flag and nooseThe Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office did not immediately respond to The Associated Press’ request for comment. In his Facebook post, Booker said that he apologized after the men told him they were trespassing, but that five white men then attacked him. One video clip that he posted shows a white man holding Booker up against a tree. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.
Texas voters split on police violence protests, open to moving Confederate statues, poll finds
Texas registered voters’ opinions are split on the protests that followed Floyd’s death: 43% approve and 44% disapprove. Only 38% of white voters approve, while 69% of Black voters. Asked whether they have been denied a job they were qualified for because of discrimination, 41% of Black voters, 37% of Asian voters and 27% of Hispanic voters say so; only 18% of white voters say so. A slight majority of white voters (53%) would leave the monuments in place, while majorities of Black voters (82%) and Hispanic voters (54%) would move them. Among Black voters, 63% say the system discriminates, while only 31% of white voters say so.
Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag, rope
Exploiting racial tensions, Trump wrongly accused Bubba Wallace of perpetrating a hoax after one of his crew members discovered a rope shaped like a noose in a garage stall they had been assigned to. He has worn a shirt saying I Cant Breathe," raced with a Black Lives Matter paint scheme in Virginia and successfully lobbied for NASCAR's Confederate flag ban. For more than 70 years, the flag was a common and complicated sight at NASCAR races. The series first tried to ban the Confederate flag five years ago but did nothing to enforce the order. While Trump claimed NASCAR's ratings are down, they are actually up.
Damian Lillard emerges from shutdown ready for playoff push
Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard marches alongside protesters towards downtown Portland on the Morrison Bridge, on June 4, 2020. Im going to have my PS3, my PS4. Im going to have my studio equipment, my mike, my laptop. Im going to have all my books. Im going to be in the room, chillin'.
Formula 1 season starts 4 months later in a different world
Four months after the opening race was called off amid last-minute pandemonium the Formula One season finally gets underway this weekend in Austria. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)SPIELBERG Four months after the opening race was called off at the last minute, the Formula One season finally gets underway this weekend on another continent and in a different-looking world. It is so important that we seize this moment, said Hamilton, the only Black driver to become F1 champion. F1 still hopes to rearrange some of the postponed races in order to finish the season with 15-18 of the scheduled 22. The 22-year-old Verstappen showed last season that he is closing the gap to Hamilton in terms of wheel-to-wheel driving.
Harley-Davidson cuts ties with dealership over racist posts
MILWAUKEE Harley-Davidson said it is pulling its Facebook ads for the month of July and severing ties with a Tennessee dealership whose owner was accused of posting racist comments on social media disparaging Black Lives Matter protesters. The post was allegedly made on the Facebook page of Abernathy's Cycles, a Union City, Tennessee, motorcycle and ATV dealership, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday. The derogatory nature of the comment in no way aligns with my personal beliefs or that of Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Racism, hate or intolerance have no place in the Harley-Davidson community or anywhere in person or online. More than 500 companies that officially kicked off an advertising boycott Wednesday intended to pressure Facebook into taking a stronger stand against hate speech.
Ertz, Short say soul-searching led to vulnerability on field
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Chicago Red Stars teammates Julie Ertz and Casey Short say hard conversations over the past several weeks led to their vulnerability in the moment they shared an emotional embrace while they knelt during the national anthem as the NWSL opened its season. Short sobbed as she was held by Ertz before Chicago's match against the Washington Spirit on Saturday night, the second game of the National Women's Soccer League tournament in Utah. Currently, every time the national anthem is played, our country continues to become more and more divided on what the visual symbol of unity looks like, Short and Ertz said in a joint statement they released Tuesday. Often these opinions are presented through the individuals lens and do not accurately portray how the two of us truly feel, Short and Ertz said. The NWSL players association released a statement in support of all players, no matter their decision.
Greece: Plan to rein in protests triggers protests
Protesters take part in a rally in favor of migrants who live in Greece, in Athens, on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Some hundreds of protesters marched against the possible discontinuation of a migrants' housing program which will leave thousands without a place to stay. But political opponents say they plan to defeat the proposals with mass demonstrations. Under draft legislation submitted to parliament late Monday, participation in a protest rally held without police permission could be punishable by up to a year in prison. A labor union backed by the Greek Communist Party said it planned to organize mass rallies against the proposals.
DC mayor caught between activists, police in funding battle
FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser wears a mask with the number 51 over a map of the District of Columbia during a news conference on D.C. statehood on Capitol Hill in Washington. Bowser must pull off a public juggling act as the city budget becomes a battleground for the country's debate on overhauling law enforcement. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
DC mayor caught between activists, police in funding battle
An activist collective led by Black Lives Matter is trying to capitalize on shifting public opinion, and the demands include major cuts in funding for the Metropolitan Police Department. Would you trust Mayor Bowser to keep Washington safe if she were given the powers of a governor? Bowser responded by renaming the protest epicenter, within sight of the White House, as Black Lives Matter Plaza. Were here in the streets because we already know we matter.April Goggans, a core organizer with Black Lives Matter DC, rejected Bowser's moves as taking advantage of national attention, and added, She would never even say the words Black Lives Matter until recently." Black Lives Matter is very critical of police.
Black Lives Matter network debunks Trump Twitter post
Black Lives Matter leader states, If U.S. doesnt give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. Hawk Newsome has no relation to the Black Lives Matter Global Network, Scales said. Reached by phone Thursday night, Newsome said Black Lives Matter Greater New York is now under the leadership of Black women. He also said Black Lives Matter is not a movement over which anyone can claim ownership. In Washington, D.C., the mayor ordered the words Black Lives Matter painted across a street near the White House, which also has been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza.
Unilever to drop terms like 'whitening' from beauty products
THE HAGUE Consumer products giant Unilever said Thursday it is aiming for a more inclusive vision of beauty in its skin care products and will remove words such as fair, whitening and lightening from its products, a move that comes amid intense global debate about race sparked by the Black Lives Matter movement. As part of the shift, Unilever will in coming months change the name of its Fair & Lovely product that is used for skin-lightening and sold in Asia, the company said. We are fully committed to having a global portfolio of skin care brands that is inclusive and cares for all skin tones, celebrating greater diversity of beauty," Sunny Jain, the head of Unilevers Beauty & Personal Care. Unilever said that its Fair & Lovely range has never been, and is not, a skin bleaching product. The global consumer company said its advertising for Fair & Lovely products has been changing since 2014. In 2019, we reflected this evolution on the Fair & Lovely pack in India, removing before-and-after impressions and shade guides that could indicate a transformation; and we have progressed all communication of product benefits towards glow, even tone, skin clarity and radiance, the company said.
Arrest made in vandalism at Texas capitol during demonstration
AUSTIN, Texas A suspect has been arrested and charged with vandalizing the Texas Capitol during a May 30 Black Lives Matter demonstration. During the protest, monuments and fixtures were damaged, as well as DPS patrol vehicles, according to the statement. The Capitol grounds were closed during the protests, and the DPS said several of its troopers were injured. Greg Abbott called in the National Guard to help guard the Capitol and reinforce state and local law enforcement officers. Read also:Photos: Christopher Columbus statue at San Antonio park vandalized amid criticismSan Antonio councilman calls for removal of Columbus statue, renaming of park
Tattoo artist sees bump in desire to erase hateful skin art
Alexander Lawrence, who runs Mountainside Tattoo from a storefront in the village of Bellows Falls, Vermont, says hes always offered to remove hateful images or cover scars for free. When asked why he got the tattoo, Graves answered, Stupidity, partying when I was younger. So not only are they racist, but they're crappy.Graves said his swastika tattoo hasnt drawn a lot of attention because its hidden, but he was still eager to get rid of it. Since Graves' tattoo already has the image of a skull, Alexander used a pen to outline the image of the grim reaper. What do you think, man? Alexander asks Graves as he gives the arm a final wipe-down.
Probe underway of bean bag shot that blinded man in 1 eye
CLEVELAND A bean bag shooting by law enforcement at a Cleveland Black Lives Matter protest that left a man blinded in one eye is under investigation by state and local authorities, an official said. It was unclear in reports last week who fired the bean bag at John Sanders, 24, on May 30 outside the Cuyahoga County Justice Center in downtown Cleveland. Cuyahoga County spokeswoman late Tuesday confirmed that sheriff's deputies deployed non-lethal weapons that resemble shotguns to fire bean bags that day. Murray said he has received photographs showing officers firing weapons through a broken window at the Justice Center that day. He was on a sidewalk when he was struck by a bean bag fired from behind a broken window.
Police investigating 'White Lives Matter' banner
A plane towing a banner reading White Lives Matter Burnley flies above the stadium during the during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Burnley at Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, England, Monday, June 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Shaun Botterill,Pool)BURNLEY Police are looking into an incident in which a plane pulled a banner with the words White Lives Matter Burnley on it over Manchester Citys Etihad Stadium at the start of a Premier League match between the teams. The aircraft came into view moments after players and coaches from both clubs took a knee at kickoff on Monday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. When the league season resumed last week amid the coronavirus outbreak, Black Lives Matter replaced player names on the backs of shirts. Iffy Onuora, the equalities officer for English soccers players union, said he hoped the widespread condemnation of the banner will act as a catalyst for further conversations about the Black Lives Matter movement.
Democratic contests could decide how long race lasts
Like the Republicans, Democrats are voting in five big states Tuesday. A poll gives Hillary Clinton a commanding 26-point lead in Florida, where 214 delegates are up for grabs. But polls in Ohio show Bernie Sanders trailing Clinton by only five points. Nancy Cordes reports from Charlotte, North Carolina, another state where Clinton is the favorite.cbsnews.com
Dickerson and Cordes on tightening Democratic race
The CBS News Battleground Tracker in Iowa finds the Democrats are in a much tighter race than the Republicans. Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by just one point, 47 to 46 percent. But in New Hampshire, the senator from neighboring Vermont holds a 19-point lead. Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and CBS News political director John Dickerson joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the state of the Democratic race.cbsnews.com
How does the refugee crisis affect the 2016 presidential race?
Some 27 U.S. states say they will not take in Syrian refugees in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris. How does the refugee debate shape the 2016 presidential race? CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris joins CBSN with more on how the 2016 candidates are contributing to the foreign policy conversation.cbsnews.com
Race to a million: "CBS This Morning" Facebook benchmark
Race to a million: "CBS This Morning" Facebook benchmark We're inching closer to our quest for one million followers on the "CBS This Morning" Facebook page. "Like" us and see what co-host Gayle King had to say when a viewer asked about her relationship to Charlie Rose.cbsnews.com
Colo. governor’s race may come down to age of voters
Colo. governor’s race may come down to age of voters For battleground states in the 2014 Midterm Elections, it comes down to voter turn-out. CBS News political director John Dickerson explains that in the all-male Colorado governor race, Republicans are relying on older voters while Democrats are pinning their hopes on younger voters.cbsnews.com
Library of Congress in race to preserve CDs
Library of Congress in race to preserve CDs Compact Discs recorded the sounds of the '90s, but if you think your CD collection will last forever, think again. Jim Axelrod reports on why our Library of Congress is in a race to preservation. Jim Axelrod reports.cbsnews.com
California Chrome's unlikely race to the top
California Chrome's unlikely race to the top California Chrome may have been the favorite when he won the Kentucky Derby but he began life as a long shot. The horse first cost $10,000 for a group of owners who barely had the money to buy him. Now they're receiving million-dollar offers. Carter Evans reports.cbsnews.com