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California AG Rob Bonta To Examine Sean Monterrosa Killing By Vallejo Police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California Attorney General Rob Bonta said Thursday his office will review the fatal shooting of a San Francisco Bay Area man who police say they initially thought was carrying a handgun in his waistband but actually had a hammer. Bonta repeatedly criticized Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams for not conducting her own review of last year’s death of 22-year-old Sean Monterrosa by Vallejo police, saying she was fully capable but chose not to do so. Bont...
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Stacey Abrams says she 'absolutely' has ambitions of running for president, and has 'a responsibility' to be honest about it

Stacey Abrams speaks at Bustle's 2019 Rule Breakers Festival at LeFrak Center at Lakeside on September 21, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Bustle Stacey Abrams said she owes it to younger generations to be honest about her presidential ambitions. The former Democratic nominee for Georgia governor made the comments to CBS, airing Sunday. "It's about, you cannot have those things you refuse to dream of," she said. See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Brooklyn, Cbs, Biden, Lakeside, Abrams, Peach State, LeFrak Center, Stacey Abrams, Jake Lahut, Georgia Gov Brian Kemp

DC Searching for Black Actor & Director for Upcoming Superman Film

The Hollywood Reporter is doubling down on its report that Warner Bros. and DC are searching for a Black actor and director to helm its upcoming Black Superman reboot. Rumors of a Black Superman film started after it was announced that Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing a Superman reboot with J.J. Abrams producing under his Bad Robot label. It’s said that Abrams isn’t tone-deaf and isn’t looking to direct the film, so the studio is looking for a Black director instead. That search has begun, but there...
Tags: Movies, Superman, America, Earth, Jordan, Dc, Warner Bros, Krypton, Black, Michael, J J Abrams, Ta Nehisi Coates, Michael B Jordan, Abrams, Hollywood Reporter, Coates

New Superman Movie is Looking for a Black Director, With Barry Jenkins, Regina King, and More as Possibilities

The new Superman movie – which will star a Black actor as the iconic hero – from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and producer J.J. Abrams is on the search for a director. Among the names being floated are Oscar-winning Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, Creed II‘s Steven Caple Jr., and One Night in Miami filmmaker Regina King. They’re all possible contenders to helm the race-bent take on Kal-El in a production that is described as being “in the vein of the original Superman comics” and may be a period p...
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Proud of My Family’s Accomplishments

My family consists of two older brothers, Ed and Joe, and my sister Sonia (I am the youngest/the baby of the family) plus one niece, two nephews, and two great nieces and nephews.   My two brothers and my niece have recently had some big events in their lives, and I am proud to share their accomplishments.   My brother Joe Nahem, is a hugely successful interior designer, and his work has been featured in the top shelter publications such as Architectural Digest, the New York Times, a...
Tags: Travel, London, Robert Downey Jr, New York City, Events, Netflix, Spike Lee, Ed, Elle, Sarah, Jeffrey Wright, Malibu, Joe, Abrams, Jennifer Hudson, Sonia

Biden says Stacey Abrams 'can be anything' she wants - including president

Former Georgia state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams fist bumps now-Sen. Raphael Warnock during a campaign event last year. The Washington Post/Getty Images President Joe Biden on Thursday praised Stacey Abrams during a drive-in rally in Georgia. "Stacey Abrams can be anything she wants to be, from whatever she chooses to president," he said. Biden came to Georgia to tout his first 100 days office; he also visited former president Carter. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, House, Jimmy Carter, Biden, Donald Trump

I worked for Stacey Abrams and her superpower is in pushing her team to make bold moves, have big ideas, and risk failure

Stacey Abrams has made headlines recently for her objections to Georgia's new restrictive voting laws. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Stacey Abrams has been an outspoken advocate against Georgia's recent restrictive voting laws. Abrams has helped register thousands of voters in the state over the past decade. A leadership consultant who's worked with Abrams spoke about what makes her leadership style unique. See more stories on Insider's business page. Aiko Betha has had many bos...
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Student-loan forgiveness is noticeably missing from Biden's infrastructure plans

President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the Capitol in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (R), look on. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Biden's infrastructure plan invests $318 billion in education, but doesn't address student debt. Advocates applauded the plan's college affordability measures but said Biden should cancel student loans, too. Democrats h...
Tags: Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, Massachusetts, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Kamala Harris, Democratic, Capitol, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Abrams

Anti-Semitic incidents in California remain at historic high

California has witnessed a 40% increase in anti-Semitic hate incidents over the past five years despite a 12% decrease in such incidents in 2020, according to an annual report released by the Anti-Defamation League. The national organization released its “2020 ADL Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents” Tuesday, April 27, the second anniversary of a shooting at the Chabad of Poway, where a self-proclaimed white supremacist fired shots inside the synagogue on the last day of the Jewish Passover holiday,...
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Trial Check-in: Former Live Well EVP Grilled as Hild Prepares to Take the Stand

The former EVP of defunct reverse mortgage lender Live Well Financial was strenuously questioned by a federal government attorney as well as the defense attorney for former company CEO Michael Hild in an ongoing trial over an alleged bond fraud scheme, and Hild himself is preparing to take the stand to offer testimony in his defense. This is according to original reporting by local Richmond, Va. press – where Live Well was formerly headquartered – as well as court documents obtained by RMD. T...
Tags: Featured, Finance, SEC, Justice Department, Idc, Abrams, Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond VA, ESTES, Times Dispatch, Lenders, Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, Ronnie Abrams, Hild, Rohr, Live Well Financial

Fact check: Cotton suggested Abrams endorsed a Georgia boycott. She opposed it.

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas suggested on Tuesday that Democrat Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia House minority leader and gubernatorial candidate, had initially supported a boycott of Georgia in response to the state's controversial new elections law.
Tags: News, Georgia, Arkansas, Stories, Abrams, Georgia House, Sen Tom Cotton, Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams Goes Viral With 2-Minute Takedown of Georgia Voting Law

Abrams didn't hold back when Sen. John Kennedy asked her to make her case against the restrictive changes.
Tags: News, Georgia, Abrams, Stacey Abrams, Sen John Kennedy

Abrams goes viral for response to GOP senator's question on Georgia law

Former gubernatorial candidate and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams (D) went viral on social media for her response to a GOP...
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OAN fires staffer who called out the network over voter fraud lies

One America News Network (OAN) gained national prominence after promotion former President Donald Trump's election fraud falsehoods. Drew Angerer/Getty Images A producer who recently went on the record to criticize OAN has been fired. The network sacked Marty Golingan on Monday, according to a New York Times reporter. Golingan was one of several employees who blasted OAN for its election fraud lies. See more stories on Insider's business page. One America News Network fired a produ...
Tags: Politics, Trends, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Abrams, NewsMax, One America News Network, OAN, Jake Lahut, America News Network OAN, Dominion Voting Systems Corporation, Election Fraud Conspiracy Theory, Marty Golingan

Weekend Cooking: Sparkling Wine Anytime by Katherine Cole

I have a super-fun and informative book to share today. Katherine Cole's newest wine book is called Sparkling Wine Anytime: The Best Bottles to Pop for Every Occasion. It was published by Abrams last month, and I received a review copy because I'm a member of the Abrams Dinner Party. What's a wedding, New Year's Eve, or a red-carpet event without a few bottles of the bubbly? When we hear the word bubbly, most of us immediately think of Champagne, but did you know sparkling wine is made all over...
Tags: Books, France, Amanda, Abrams, Cointreau, Beth F, Triple Sec, Prosecco Cava, Katherine Cole

Whicker: MLB moving the All-Star Game is a typically empty gesture

The All-Star Game never knew it was so important. Except for sponsors and incentive clauses, it would have little reason to live. In 2002 the managers were so engaged that they ran out of pitchers. Take away Pedro Martinez’s magic night in Fenway Park, and Ichiro Suzuki’s inside-the-park home run in San Francisco, and what do you really remember? But now baseball has moved the game from Atlanta to Denver because of Georgia’s new election regulations, and the All-Star Game is suddenly bigger than...
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The GOP's flailing response to the Georgia voting law backlash shows how lost the party is

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offers a stimulus compromise at a press conference with Republican Senator from Wyoming John Barrasso (L) and Republican Senator from South Dakota John Thune (R) at the Capitol. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The GOP response to backlash over Georgia's new voting restrictions shows how lost it is. The typically pro-corporate party is threatening tax hikes on major companies criticizing the law. And as Republicans rant about "canc...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, Voting, News, Congress, Senate, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Analysis, Democrats, Gop, Wyoming

Ilhan Omar at odds with Stacey Abrams over Georgia All-Star Game boycott

Omar backs MLB’s move to relocate game while Abrams says she fears families will be ‘hurt by lost events and jobs’ Interview: Park Cannon on the Georgia voting lawThe Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar has backed Major League Baseball’s decision to move its All-Star Game from Georgia over a restrictive new voting law. But in doing so she placed herself at odds with another leading progressive, the voting rights campaigner Stacey Abrams. Related: Trump and Carlson lead backlash as MLB pulls Al...
Tags: Minnesota, Georgia, US news, US politics, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Trump, Omar, Abrams, Carlson, Georgia Continue, US voting rights, Ilhan Omar, Stacey Abrams

Why Rep. Omar disagrees with Abrams about MLB decision

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks to CNN's Jake Tapper about Georgia's new voting law that critics deem restrictive, and Major League Baseball's decision to move its All-Star game out of Atlanta in response to the law.
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, Cnn, Stories, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Omar, Jake Tapper, All Star, Abrams, Ilhan Omar D MN

Opinion: What Jim Crow looks like in 2021

"It's a redux of Jim Crow in a suit and tie." That's how Stacey Abrams, who spearheaded efforts to organize Black voters in Georgia for the 2020 election, recently described the deluge of new voter restriction laws proposed by Republicans in the Georgia state legislature in the wake of their defeat. Cliff Albright of the Black Voters Matter Fund echoed Abrams, saying the new restrictions, which include new ID requirements and limits on drop boxes, are just "putting a little makeup and cologne on...
Tags: News, Georgia, Stories, Jim Crow, Abrams, Stacey Abrams, Cliff Albright

Opinion: Why Georgia republicans want to stop you from voting

"It's a redux of Jim Crow in a suit and tie." That's how Stacey Abrams, who spearheaded efforts to organize Black voters in Georgia for the 2020 election, recently described the deluge of new voter restriction laws proposed by Republicans in the Georgia state legislature in the wake of their defeat. Cliff Albright of the Black Voters Matter Fund echoed Abrams, saying the new restrictions, which include new ID requirements and limits on drop boxes, are just "putting a little makeup and cologne on...
Tags: News, Georgia, Stories, Jim Crow, Abrams, Stacey Abrams, Cliff Albright

The GOP's voter suppression mania is threatening American democracy. Democrats need to step up and fight back.

Voters wait in line to enter a polling place and cast their ballots on the first day of the state's in-person early voting for the general elections in Durham, North Carolina, U.S. October 15, 2020. Reuters/Jonathan Drake Republicans in states across the country are pushing laws that would make it harder to vote. These measures are a threat to US democracy. Democrats need to step up and combat these laws with plans to make it easier for everyone to access the ballot box. This is an opi...
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Biden will meet with Stacey Abrams in Atlanta

President Joe Biden will meet with Stacey Abrams while in Atlanta on Friday, according to an administration official, who said Abrams has "played a leading role in voting access and voter protection and she will be an important partner in taking action on this important issue moving forward."
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Stacey Abrams slams proposed voting restrictions in Georgia as 'racist' and a 'redux of Jim Crow in a suit and tie'

emocratic politician Stacey Abrams speaks to the media before the Democratic Presidential Debate at Tyler Perry Studios November 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Stacey Abrams called Republicans' efforts to place restrictions on voting with new proposed bills "racist." "It is a redux of Jim Crow, in a suit and tie," Abrams said on CNN "State of the Union." The bills would end early voting on Sundays. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic leade...
Tags: News, Nbc, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Vote, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Democrat, Republican, Donald Trump, Jim Crow, Democratic, Jake Tapper, Atlanta Georgia

Stacey Abrams calls Republican efforts to restrict voting in Georgia ‘Jim Crow in a suit’

Bill includes various measures including ending the right to vote by mail without having to provide an excuseStacey Abrams has described Republican efforts to restrict voting rights in Georgia as “racist” and “a redux of Jim Crow in a suit and tie”.Abrams, who helped Democrats win two key US Senate runoff elections in her home state in January that gave the party a narrow control of the chamber, is a leading critic of voter suppression efforts by Republicans. Continue reading...
Tags: Georgia, US news, US politics, US Senate, Bill, Jim Crow, Abrams, Stacey Abrams

‘The Simpsons’ Brings in J.J. Abrams and His Lens Flares for a Guest Spot This Weekend

The Simpsons was recently renewed for two more seasons, keeping the animated sitcom going strong as the longest-running primetime scripted series of all time. This weekend they’ll be getting a boost from one of the biggest blockbuster filmmakers of the 21st century. Star Wars and Star Trek director J.J. Abrams is making an appearance on The Simpsons this weekend, and as you’ll see in a teaser clip, he’s bringing some of his trademark lens flares with him. J.J. Abrams on The Simpsons Y...
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HBO Max Series ‘Duster’ Will Reunite Josh Holloway and J.J. Abrams

Josh Holloway, who memorably played Sawyer on Lost, is reuniting with Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams for Duster, a new HBO Max series. It was previously announced that the series would be co-written by Abrams & LaToya Morgan, and now Holloway will play the lead, a getaway driver for a growing crime syndicate. It’s one of several shows headed to HBO Max from Abrams’s Bad Robot Productions. Variety and various other outlets are reporting the news that Josh Holloway will star in Duster, the new HB...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Casting, Stephen King, Cbs, Warner Bros, Hulu, Ben Stephenson, Yellowstone, J J Abrams, Southwest, Morgan, Josh Holloway, Abrams, Sawyer

Abrams & Holloway Reuniting for HBO Max Thriller Series Duster

Abrams & Holloway reuniting for HBO Max thriller series Duster After getting his breakout role in working with the Emmy winner, Josh Holloway is reuniting with Lost co-creator/executive producer J.J. Abrams for one of his many projects currently in development at WarnerMedia streamer HBO Max, Duster, according to Variety. RELATED: Subject to Change: J.J. Abrams Original Story Ordered to Series at HBO Max if (typeof readAdmiralCookie === "function"){ a...
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Josh Holloway to Star in HBO Max Series ‘Duster’ From LaToya Morgan, J.J. Abrams

Josh Holloway is set to star in the HBO Max series “Duster,” which hails from co-writers LaToya Morgan and J.J. Abrams, Variety has learned. Set in the 1970’s Southwest, “Duster” explores the life of a getaway driver for a growing crime syndicate. Hollway will star as the driver. The role reunites Holloway with Abrams, as Holloway […]
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A New ‘Star Trek’ Movie is Coming From ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Writer Kalinda Vazquez

Star Trek may be powering up its film franchise once again with the help of a Star Trek: Discovery writer. Discovery writer Kalinda Vazquez, who is actually named after a character from a Star Trek: The Original Series episode, is writing a screenplay for a new Star Trek movie for Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot. But whether that movie will reunite the cast of Abrams’ Star Trek films, expand the Discovery franchise, or be an entirely new story altogether is up in the air. Deadl...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Star-Trek, Justin Lin, Quentin Tarantino, Paramount Pictures, Noah Hawley, Kelvin, Paramount, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Abrams, George R R Martin, Vazquez, Brian K Vaughan, Kalinda