LABOUR rebel Angela Smith has sparked a race row just hours after she quit Jeremy Corby's party over racism. Angela Smith was slammed today for comments about minority communities as "being black or having a funny tinge". She was discussing racism in British society on Politics Live earlier today. And she appeared to say: "It is not just about being black or a funny tin ... you know, different - from the BME community." Labour MP Rupa Huq tore into her for the embarrassing remarks. Ms Huq said: “They claim their new party is anti racist and modern yet in the same breath describe black, Asian and minority ethnic people as having ‘a funny tinge’." The MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge was forced into a grovelling apology within hours. In a statement online she said: "I am very sorry about any offence caused and I am very upset that I misspoke so badly. "It is not what I am. I am committed to fighting racism wherever I find it in our society." She was one of a group … [Read more...] about Labour rebel Angela Smith sparks race row by saying some people have ‘funny tinge’
Valentine’s Day is Thursday. You know that, right? If you already have plans – or you just don’t care – you can skip ahead to Michael Christie’s Grammy win below. If you’re looking for ideas, we can help. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Crooners: This Funny Thing Called Love: A Lighthearted Valentine. Why wait until Thursday when Wednesday will be sweet and swinging? Joined by a sympatico trio of friends – Mary Louise Knutson on piano, Graydon Peterson bass, Dave Karr on saxophone – Connie Evingson will bring the love. 7:30 p.m. in the cozy Dunsmore Room. Tickets here ($25); 763-760-0062. Crooners, a place that loves love and tribute concerts, has basically made all week V-Day, and it has two rooms – the main room and the Dunsmore Room – with events going on in both. Tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 12), Erin Schwab will give a laugh-out-loud Valentine’s performance. On Feb. 14, singers Maud Hixson and Jason Richards will share the story of … [Read more...] about ‘This Funny Thing Called Love’ and other Valentine’s Day fun
× Food & Drink Home & Living Money Parenting Relationships Style & Beauty Travel Wellness Work/Life Finds MORE FROM HUFFPOST News Politics Entertainment Communities Opinion HuffPost Personal Videos ©2019 Oath Inc. All rights reserved. HuffPost News × Skip to Article 45 Funny Tweets About Screen Time From Parents Who Are Honest About It Parenting "Sure, I could parent without screen time. I could also churn my own butter, but let's not get crazy here." By Caroline Bologna 02/04/2019 05:45am ET Parenting in age of iPads and “Fortnite” comes with a special challenge known as screen time. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends placing “consistent limits” on kids’ consumption of digital media, but exhausted parents have trouble making this work at times. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 45 funny and too-real tweets from parents about screen time … [Read more...] about 45 Funny Tweets About Screen Time From Parents Who Are Honest About It
THIS is the moment a heartless yob ambushed a homeless man with an air horn as his jeering mates looked on. Sick footage shows the idiot sneaking up on a street sleeper before leaning in and blasting a klaxon into his ear. The man recoils in his sleeping bag before cowering in the doorstep as his tormentor cackled in the background. Disgusted onlookers on the Albion Street, Leeds, yelled "it's not funny" as the boorish mob congratulated themselves and ran off. It comes just four months after a homeless man died in Middlesbrough after he was cruelly spray-painted by a yob. Tragic Michael Cash, 32, was found dead in a cemetery in the town three days after the shocking video of him covered in red paint was posted online. BLOODBATH Dad ‘stabbed 9 times’ on train as suspect & ‘getaway driver lover’ in court TAKE HER AWAY Evil mum films herself slapping and smothering baby to hurt estranged husband FATALLY SAVAGED Newborn boy mauled to death by Staffie suffered … [Read more...] about Heartless yob taunts homeless man with air horn in front of laughing pals as disgusted onlookers shout ‘it’s not funny’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Ty Burr Globe Staff December 31, 2018 Yeah, it’s just comedy.Unfunny comedy. Sour grapes comedy, bitter and self-pitying. Banal routines about visiting the doctor and rude teenage daughters mixed up with shock-jock tactics like harshing on the Parkland kids and punching down on trans people.Yes, Louis C.K. is back on the comedy-club hustings, and we’re supposed to let him know all is forgiven. Is it out of line to point out that his routines are getting meaner, angrier, more shrill? That “speaking the unspeakable” sometimes translates into catering to the worst impulses and most reactionary portions of your audience? Advertisement Some can forgive C.K. — some already have. In the 48-minute audiotape of an unannounced Dec. 16 gig at a club in Levittown, N.Y., that surfaced on YouTube on Sunday. The audience roars with laughter at … [Read more...] about Louis C.K.: This is funny?