'And it was only when the world realized how the gay community responded to this outbreak with incredible courage and dignity and strength and activism. I think that really changed some of the stigma against the gay community. Very much so.' … [Read more...] about Dr Anthony Fauci compares alarming coronavirus death toll among black Americans to the effect the AIDS pandemic had on gay men in the 80s – as Chicago and Milwaukee report 70% of its deaths are black residents
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One glaring exception to basketball’s relatively Democratic leanings is Orlando Magic owner Richard M DeVos Sr, whose $2,647,322.92 in contributions this cycle (almost exclusively to Republican efforts) include a $500,000 donation to Freedom Partners Action Fund, a Super Pac at the fore of the conservative donor network helmed by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. He also made separate $250,000 contributions to Trusted Leadership (Cruz) and Right to Rise USA (Bush). … [Read more...] about Sports team owners make huge political donations. Where does their money go?
The White House official who spoke to Axios about the memos said that the second one 'lacked any basis for its projections, which led some staff to worry that it could needlessly rattle markets and may not direct funding where it was truly needed'. … [Read more...] about ‘I don’t remember. Peter sends a lot of memos.’ Donald Trump dodges whether he was briefed on aide’s doomsday scenario on coronavirus
Through the Catholic charity Caritas, Bottura’s idea reached the Vatican. Pope Francis wondered if it might become a more sustainable gesture. Why not site Refettorio in one of the blighted quarters on the city’s periphery? He put Bottura in touch with the parish priest in Greco, Don Giuliano, who suggested a derelict theatre next to his church as a venue, and an unlikely partnership was born – one which has led to a full-time commitment to serve Greco’s homeless and refugee population every day. Bottura has also set up a foundation – Food for Soul – to seed the concept in other cities; he began with the creation of the Refettorio Gastromotiva in Rio for the Olympics, which continues to thrive. His next stop, next month, is a Refettorio in London. In the week before Easter, the week I was in Milan, Food for Soul received an initial grant of $650,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation to bring at least two Refettorios to the US. … [Read more...] about Massimo Bottura and his global movement to feed the hungry
Decades later when I interviewed members of that team for my book, We Matter: Athletes And Activism, it was still a tremendous honor to speak with my childhood heroes. They remain cultural icons today. When I was in high school back in Oklahoma, you couldn’t tell my AAU team, the Antioch Saints, that we weren’t the Fab Five. We all shaved our heads bald, got some black shoes with black socks, got the older team’s old uniforms so they would fit us extra baggy, adopted their trash-talking swagger on the court and modeled our games around them: Derrick Taylor was Chris Webber, Marcus Potter was Jalen Rose, Daniel Hishaw was Ray Jackson, DeMarco Hawkins was Jimmy King and I was Juwan Howard. … [Read more...] about How Duke became Black America’s most hated team: the perception of white privilege