I Look White To Many. I’m Black. This Is What White People Say To Me.

I am a Black woman who for most of my life has often been mistaken for white. And I’m here to tell you that for four decades white people have openly, even sometimes proudly, expressed their racism to me, usually with a wink and a smile, all while thinking I’m white too.  The incidents pile up, year after year — at a friend’s wedding, when I met a new roommate, at the grocery store, while riding in a taxi, and …

Eva Longoria Has News For Democratic Convention Critics Who Called Her Out Of Touch

Given her decades-long history of political activism, philanthropy and advocacy, Eva Longoria seemed well-positioned to host the Democratic National Convention last month. That didn’t stop some critics from using her celebrity to cast her as out of touch. The actor’s thoughts on that are simple: They’re wrong. “I showed up there not as a celebrity but as an American,” she told HuffPost in a phone conversation Tuesday. ”I went to college on student loans, I had credit card debt, I …

Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen links Falwell’s endorsement in 2016 to suppression of racy photos

In his book released today, Michael Cohen, the former fixer for U.S. President Donald Trump, ties for the first time the 2016 presidential endorsement of Trump by American evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr to Cohen’s own role in helping to keep racy “personal” photographs of the Falwells from becoming public. As Reuters reported last year, the Falwells enlisted Cohen to keep “a bunch of photographs, personal photographs” from becoming public, Cohen said in a recording, made surreptitiously by comedian Tom …

Boston Pub Struggles To Stay In Business As Other Establishments Stay Closed

Opening day brings a small bump in business to Cornwall’s, mostly from neighborhood regulars. But the initial rush would fizzle out soon after, leaving the family-owned pub just barely covering its costs. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption toggle caption Tovia Smith/NPR Few people have been looking forward to colleges reopening – and staying open — this fall, as much as the adults who run Cornwall’s Tavern in Boston’s Kenmore Square. A go-to for students and faculty at Boston University, the family-owned …

Election Updates: Biden Condemns Trump for Reported Remarks on Soldiers

Speaking from the Pennsylvania A.F.L.-C.I.O. headquarters in Harrisburg, Joseph R. Biden Jr. told union members he would be “the strongest labor president you have ever had” and gave a blistering condemnation of President Trump, calling him “downright un-American” for reportedly describing fallen service members as “losers” and “suckers.” Mr. Biden also accused the president of prioritizing the stock market over economic issues, like jobs and union rights, that directly affected working-class people — and even, he said, over Americans’ lives …

India Just Banned TikTok

The government ordered 59 Chinese-owned apps to be blocked following border clashes with China that left 20 Indian soldiers dead. Posted on June 29, 2020, at 2:34 p.m. ET   Following rising domestic pressure to boycott Chinese-made goods, the Indian government on Monday ordered 59 Chinese apps to be blocked, including TikTok, WeChat, Shareit, and Clash of Kings. The Indian government framed the move as protecting personal information from what it called “malicious apps,” that “harm India’s sovereignty as well …

Tunisia’s Youth Still Struggle A Decade After The Uprising

Residents of Jelma, Tunisia are seen near the town’s abandoned train station on February 29. Jelma is located about 21 miles from Sidi Bouzeid, where in 2011 Mohamed Bouazizi died after setting himself on fire. His death kicked off popular youth-led protests and ultimately, the Arab Spring.   Note: This piece contains a disturbing description of self-immolation. In the middle of Jelma, a town of roughly 6,000 in Tunisia’s interior, a light wind picks up dust on a colonial-era built …

‘Bad Optics’ Or Something More? Moderna Executives’ Stock Sales Raise Concerns

Moderna, based in Cambridge, Mass., has reached phase three trials for its coronavirus vaccine. At the same time, its executives have sold tens of millions of dollars worth of stock, which has led to intense criticism of the company. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Moderna, based in Cambridge, Mass., has reached phase three trials for its coronavirus vaccine. At the same time, its executives have sold tens of millions of dollars worth of stock, which …

Trump can score an easy diplomatic win from Saudi Arabia

White House adviser Jared Kushner visited Saudi Arabia this week and met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). The two men have developed a close bond over hours of private chats, sharing their grand visions for the region. The purpose of this trip was reportedly to discuss a normalisation of ties deal between Saudi Arabia and Israel, similar to the one the UAE concluded, dubbed the “Abraham Accord”. If Saudi government statements are to be believed, it is …

Business Updates: China’s New Export Rules Complicate TikTok Deal

The surprise move may be China’s attempt to dictate terms of the sale, which is happening under orders from President Trump.Credit…Tingshu Wang/Reuters The Chinese government over the weekend imposed new restrictions on technology exports, including what sound like the algorithms that underpin TikTok, and the move has thrown a wrench into negotiations to sell the video app to an American company. The surprise move may be China’s attempt to dictate terms of the sale, which is happening under orders from …

Trump’s Tariffs? Coronavirus? China’s Exports Are Surging Anyway

ZHONGSHAN, China — This was supposed to be the year that China’s export machine began to stall. President Trump had imposed broad tariffs on Chinese goods. Countries like Japan and France pushed companies to shift production from China. The pandemic had crippled China’s factories by the end of January. Instead, China Inc. has come roaring back. After reopening in late February and early March, China’s factories began an export blitz that is still gaining steam. Exports soared in July to …

US 2020: will the election truly reflect the people’s choice?

On Tuesday, September 1 at 19:30 GMT:Election day in the United States is less than 10 weeks away, and there’s one thing Republicans and Democrats agree on – that it’s one of the most consequential presidential and congressional polls in the country’s history. But concerns are rising over whether people’s voices will be truly reflected through the ballot box. US President Donald Trump, who is behind Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in most polls, has attacked mail-in voting. He says is open …

Coffee Keeps Its Mojo: Producers Overcome Pandemic Obstacles

Farmers check coffee beans handpicked at their farm located in Forquilha do Rio, municipality of Dores do Rio Preto, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Mauro Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mauro Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images Farmers check coffee beans handpicked at their farm located in Forquilha do Rio, municipality of Dores do Rio Preto, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Mauro Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images Coffee lovers, here’s something to be grateful about. Unlike paper towels, disinfectant or yeast, coffee has never …

Chadwick Boseman, Star of ‘Black Panther,’ Dies at 43

Movies|Chadwick Boseman, Star of ‘Black Panther,’ Dies at 43 The actor also played other groundbreaking figures, like James Brown and Thurgood Marshall. Aug. 28, 2020Updated 11:08 p.m. ET Image The actor Chadwick Boseman in 2018.Credit…Valerie Macon/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Chadwick Boseman, the actor who found fame as the star of “Black Panther” and who also portrayed pathbreaking Black figures such as Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall, died on Friday. He was 43, his publicist, Nicki Fioravante, told …

The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week

Part of HuffPost Women. ©2020 Verizon Media. All rights reserved. The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week (Aug. 22-28) The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant and succinct wit. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious musings of 280 characters or fewer. Scroll through this week’s great tweets from women below. Then visit our “Funniest Tweets From Women” page for past roundups. guy joined zoom class shirtless and the tutor told him to turn …

Fact-Checking Night 4 of the Republican National Convention

Aug. 27, 2020, 10:28 p.m. ET Aug. 27, 2020, 10:28 p.m. ET By Ana Swanson — Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s daughter This is exaggerated. The president updated the North American Free Trade Agreement to add incentives for manufacturing in the United States. But that agreement, considered a modest change to Nafta, just entered into force last month, and there is little economic evidence to suggest that his trade policies have already brought a significant number of factories or jobs back …

What They Saw: Ex-Prisoners Detail The Horrors Of China’s Detention Camps

This is Part 2 of a BuzzFeed News investigation. For Part 1, click here. This project was supported by the Open Technology Fund, the Pulitzer Center, and the Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism. ALMATY — Maybe the police officers call you first. Or maybe they show up at your workplace and ask your boss if they can talk to you. In all likelihood they will come for you at night, after you’ve gone to bed. In Nursaule’s case, …

Russian citizens caught trying to smuggle Pomeranian puppies into United States

Two Russian travelers attempted to smuggle eight Pomeranian puppies with falsified records through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) this month. The Russian citizens, both 27, declared they were bringing four of the dogs along on a vacation to Mexico, but officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the documentation was falsified because the puppies were too young to receive rabies vaccinations. Pomeranian puppy, courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Customs and Border Protection officers then found four …

‘Reaganland’ Author Revisits The Roots Of American Conservatism

Author Rick Perlstein chronicles the events that propelled Ronald Reagan to the White House in 1980. He says that a certain “viciousness” has always been part of the conservative Republican coalition. DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies. You hear a lot of people say these days that the 2020 election is the most important of our lifetimes. For American conservatives, the election of 1980, 40 years ago, is remembered as a critical turning point. It ushered …

Iran’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 21,000: Live news

Myanmar has reported the highest single-day surge in coronavirus cases. The country has expanded a lockdown in conflict-racked Rakhine state which registered the bulk of infections. Doctors in South Korea have been ordered to return to work because of the continued surge in coronavirus cases after they began a three-day strike on Wednesday over government plans to train more medical students. The University of Cambridge is due to start vaccine trials in the coming months after securing government funding. More …