Prince Harry renews commitment to UK youth charity

Prince Harry has pledged his continued support to a British youth charity after his position as a senior royal comes to an end. Prince Harry has told the OnSide charity, which has built 12 youth clubs in England, that he will continue to support its work. The charity plans to build a national network of clubs 'to keep children off the streets, away from knife crime and off their smartphones.' It is one of the first UK charities, in addition to his private patronages, Prince Harry has publicly committed to in his new independent role, which will likely see him [...]

By |2020-03-01T13:54:35+00:00March 1st, 2020|News/Politics|1 Comment

A daughter writes message in the snow for mom battling cancer

In the fresh Ohio snow, a daughter sent a message of encouragement to her mom as she recieved treatement for brain cancer. Michelle Schambach's view of her daughter's message. CNN reports: Michele Schambach, 65, arrived at the Cleveland Clinic from Guatemala on Wednesday hoping for more advanced treatment for her aggressive brain cancer. This was her second time in the United States for treatment, after coming to the non-profit hospital for care in October. Her daughter, Marie Schambach, a physician in Guatemala, told CNN she had never seen snow before, but decided that she could use it to [...]

By |2020-02-27T13:16:08+00:00February 27th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Duke of Sussex asks to be referred to simply as ‘Harry’

The Duke of Sussex has asked to be addressed simply as "Harry" as he carried out his first royal engagement since returning to the UK from Canada. Prince Harry arrives back in the UK. The prince was speaking at a conference in Edinburgh promoting sustainable tourism in what is set to be one of his last duties before he and the Duchess of Sussex step back from royal duties. As the host was introduced to the audience, host Ayesha Hazarika said the 35-year-old wanted to be referred to as "Harry". https://twitter.com/chrisshipitv/status/1232614382754058240 ITV reports: The couple have recently confirmed [...]

By |2020-02-26T12:10:15+00:00February 26th, 2020|News/Politics|2 Comments

Love makes a family

When Alba was born, she was given up for adoption. Entering the system as a newborn with Down Syndrome, she was rejected by twenty families. But then she found Luca. Luca had always wanted to be a father, but Italian authorities don’t usually grant custody to single, gay men. He was told that he could only adopt a baby with special needs who had been previously rejected by 'traditional' families. But having volunteered and worked with people with disabilities since his teens, he was not deterred. In July 2017 Luca was contacted by social services about a 30-day-old baby girl [...]

By |2020-02-24T19:07:22+00:00February 24th, 2020|News/Politics|1 Comment

Tales of two headlines: Press clickbaiting of Meghan proves they were right to leave

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they would step back from their royal duties, they made clear that a significant contributing factor to their decision was their treatment by the British press. While the press say they have been nothing but "fair" in their treatment of the couple, the constant stream of negative press stories betrays their claim. This is a headline from the Daily Express on 13th February 2020: The article itself focuses on Princess Beatrice's upcoming marriage. It details the size and location of the wedding and the couple's request for donations to their chosen charities in [...]

By |2020-02-21T11:13:03+00:00February 21st, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Top 10 Tweets: Warren’s Takedown of Bloomberg

Last night's Democratic debate was a bloodbath, but no one suffered more blows than Michael Bloomberg. Appearing on stage for his first debate after spending hundreds of millions of dollars in slick campaign ads, the billionaire was an easy target for his fellow candidates.  By far, Elizabeth Warren proved to be his biggest adversary and the strongest performer of the night, launching withering, well researched, and memorable attacks -- not just on Bloomberg, but many others on stage -- proving her chops and reminding voters that she's in the race, despite recent media coverage that all but erased her.  After [...]

By |2020-02-20T12:50:07+00:00February 20th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Buttigieg: “My marriage has never involved me sending hush money to a porn star.”

At a CNN Town Hall last night, Pete Buttigieg addressed Rush Limbaugh's claim that President Trump told him to "never apologize" for saying Americans wouldn't elect "a gay guy who kisses his husband on stage." His response was simple and direct. And it brought the house down. Watch: https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/1229966453316739072 Rush 'I've been married four times' Limbaugh has been particularly vocal about the sanctity of 'traditional marriage' ever since Obama revealed his support for marriage equality in 2012.

By |2020-02-19T11:02:40+00:00February 19th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

After denials, Trump now admits he sent Giuliani to Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden

President Trump now openly admits to sending his attorney Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine to dig up dirt on his political opponents, even though he strongly denied it during the impeachment inquiry. This is Trump speaking to Bill O'Reilly in November 2019. Watch:   But in an interview yesterday with Geraldo Rivera, Trump reversed his comment. CNN reports: Geraldo Rivera: “Was it strange to send Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine, your personal lawyer? Are you sorry you did that?” Trump responded, “No, not at all,” and praised Giuliani’s role as a “crime fighter.” “Here’s my choice: I deal with [...]

By |2020-02-14T10:54:53+00:00February 14th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Watch: Oprah Winfrey interviews Michelle Obama – full video

Oprah Winfrey interviewed Michelle Obama on February 8th in Brooklyn, NY, as part of her 2020 Vision Tour. The pair discussed many topics including life after the White House, marriage, being empty nesters, and how to “go high” when others go low. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvFaaO5b4hE

By |2020-02-13T09:57:16+00:00February 13th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments

Elizabeth Warren calls out ‘the corruption of a Trump Justice Department’

Elizabeth Warren spoke out on corruption last night, taking direct aim at President Trump.  Warren also singled out Roger Stone, whose sentencing for a conviction for several counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress compelled four DOJ prosecutors to abruptly resign on Tuesday. "On a day when career prosecutors showed more backbone than almost every Republican senator standing up to this President." Watch: https://twitter.com/ewarren/status/1227414075497492481 Of course it didn't take long for Trump to respond on Twitter. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1227417402167742466 Warren's comments join Kamala Harris and Hillary Clinton's, who also voiced their condemnation of Trump earlier that day. https://twitter.com/SenKamalaHarris/status/1227369785001947137 [...]

By |2020-02-12T12:05:42+00:00February 12th, 2020|News/Politics|0 Comments