Emily Schmall, Associated Press Updated 5:10 am PDT, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Bollywood actress and former porn star Sunny Leone stands with her wax likeness during its unveiling at the Madame Tussauds museum in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.The statue unveiled Tuesday represents the 37-year-old celebrity's acceptance by mainstream Indian society even as conservative Indian politicians condemn her porn-star past. less Bollywood actress and former porn star Sunny Leone stands with her wax likeness during its unveiling at the Madame Tussauds museum in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.The statue unveiled Tuesday ... more Photo: Anupam Nath, AP Bollywood actress and former porn star Sunny Leone stands with her wax likeness during its unveiling at the Madame Tussauds museum in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.The statue unveiled Tuesday represents the 37-year-old celebrity's … [Read more...] about Bollywood star’s statue symbolizes India’s changing mores
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US Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) looks on before speaking to reports regarding the Russia investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on January 9, 2018. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images) U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district Maxine Waters attends the LA Pride ResistMarch on June 11, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) addresses a rally against the Republican tax plan outside the U.S. Capitol November 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. The rally was organized by Patriotic Millionaires, left-wing group of weathy people who support political representation for all citizens and believe that the rich should shoulder a greater burden of taxes. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Congresswoman Maxine Waters attends Glamour Celebrates 2017 Women Of The Year Live Summit at Brooklyn Museum on November 13, … [Read more...] about Maxine Waters popping up in national spotlight as ‘symbol for both sides’
Story highlights The idea for the research was developed more than two years ago, long before the #MeToo movement took hold The report breaks down harassment into three categories: gender harassment, unwanted sexual attention and sexual coercion (CNN)Sexual harassment in higher education can be addressed only through cultural change, according to a new report. The report, which focused on harassment in the science, engineering and biomedical disciplines, was written by a team from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine led by Paula A. Johnson, president of Wellesley College, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Sheila E. Widnall. "Too often," the team writes, schools have created policies and training "that focus on symbolic compliance with current law and avoiding liability, and not on preventing sexual harassment." Will #MeToo be a turning point for younger girls, too? The authors instead call for a "systemwide change to the culture … [Read more...] about Sexual harassment report calls for changes to academic culture
By Ed Conroy, For the Express-News Published 12:00 am, Thursday, May 31, 2018 For three decades, Antonio Corchado has practiced an intensely personal form of journalism for the Wall Street Journal, the Dallas Morning News and other publications, with excellence. Most recently, that excellence was evident in his courageously conceived book “Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey through a Country's Descent into Darkness,” in which he chronicled our southernmost neighbor's increasingly deadly drug trade wars. Now this immigrant son of Mexico, who worked in the fields of California as a boy and later in his family's El Paso restaurant, has penned a new work describing the long arc of his journey as a reporter working in two homelands. This aptly titled book is an eloquently gripping testimonio, both a memoir of the author's struggles to develop a successful bi-national identity, and a critique of our nation's shifting, fractured immigration policies. … [Read more...] about Was this Homeland made for you and me?
Martha Irvine, Ap National Writer Updated 9:42 am, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Now Playing: As they help lead a growing national youth movement to end gun violence, teen “Peace Warriors” at Chicago’s North Lawndale College Prep High School help their classmates resolve conflict. Survival is the No. 1 goal. AP Video by Martha Irvine. (May 16) Media: Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — At his desk at North Lawndale College Prep High School, Gerald Smith keeps a small calendar that holds unimaginable grief. In its pages, the dean and student advocate writes the name of each student who's lost a family member, many of them to gun violence. And then he deploys the Peace Warriors — students who have dedicated themselves to easing the violence that pervades their world. The Warriors seek out their heartbroken classmates. They offer a hug, and a small bag of candy. Since September, Smith has added more than 160 names to that little book, roughly half … [Read more...] about Violence, grief and push for change on Chicago’s West Side