The lives of the 4 US soldiers killed in Niger

The lives of the 4 US soldiers killed in Niger
(CNN)Sgt. La David Johnson married his childhood sweetheart and was expecting his third child.All four died in an ambush on October 4, after helping local forces in Niger combat terrorists.They came from across the country, each leaving a profound legacy on their communities. Here's what we know about their lives and service of the four soldiers killed: Sgt. La David Johnson, 25Even as an adult, Johnson had a playful spirit, once demonstrated by his unusual method of commuting when

John Kelly called Frederica Wilson an ’empty barrel.’ Is that racist?

John Kelly called Frederica Wilson an ’empty barrel.’ Is that racist?
Washington (CNN)On Thursday afternoon in the White House, chief of staff John Kelly laid into Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson in harsh terms.A search through the Internet shows that the origin of the line is somewhat fuzzy -- although it is commonly credited to Plato in this form: "An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers." (One interesting thing: There is no citation of what work Plato wrote those

Yes, wealthy black Americans experience racism and get to protest. Here’s why.

Yes, wealthy black Americans experience racism and get to protest. Here’s why.
Colin Kaepernick last played for the San Francisco 49ers. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images. Colin Kaepernick, still unemployed and blacklisted by the NFL, has received a range of critiques from sports pundits, Twitter users, and the NFL audience for using his platform as a famous athlete to speak out against police brutality. There is a problematic line of thought that continues to resurface in these conversations: Black Americans who are wealthy or noted intellects — so-called "privileged" black Americans

George H.W. Bush issues another apology after sexual assault allegations

George H.W. Bush issues another apology after sexual assault allegations
President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush.Image: Eric Gay/AP/REX/ShutterstockGeorge H.W. Bush was forced to apologise for a second time after another actress said he sexually assaulted her at a photo op.  SEE ALSO: Matt Damon admits to knowing about Weinstein's sexual harassment for decades Jordana Grolnick told Deadspin that the incident happened in August 2016, while she was working at a Maine production of Hunchback of Notre Dame and the crew gathered for a picture with the

A brewery is exchanging beer for Richard Spencer tickets so he’ll speak to empty seats.

A brewery is exchanging beer for Richard Spencer tickets so he’ll speak to empty seats.
For decades, freedom fighters around the world have developed bold, cunning, and occasionally bizarre tools to fight fascism and white supremacy. Now, a Florida brewery is adding a new weapon to the arsenal: free beer. In advance of a planned speech by notorious white nationalist Richard Spencer, local hop-smith Alligator Brewing Company is offering a draft on the house to anyone who brings in two tickets to the event to throw away. Ticket become available this Saturday, October 14th

Harvey Weinstein Fired After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Harvey Weinstein Fired After Sexual Harassment Allegations
Weinstein Co., the Oscar-winning movie studio, fired co-founder and guiding creative force Harvey Weinstein, just days after he stepped away from the company over allegations of sexual harassment stretching back decades.Weinstein, 65, had taken a leave of absence from the company he started with his brother Robert after the New York Times said he had reached settlements with at least eight women claiming to have been harassed by him. Among those were at least three employees and an unidentified actress,