My mixed-race daughter, who has my Japanese and white ancestry, is Black. Her father, my husband, was born in Jamaica, raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn, where he was slammed on the hoods of police cars by cops when he was a kid playing tag with his friends in the streets. He was harassed so often for “fitting the description of a suspect” that his mom, fed up after the last time she sent him out for milk and police stopped him, filled out a scholarship application for a boarding school in Connecticut. When he was accepted, she sent him away at 14. “I didn’t want anyone to take him away from me at that age,” she told me. “Man, those policemen were a pain in my neck, you hear me?” … [Read more...] about Daughters of the bomb: my reckoning with Hiroshima, 75 years later
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Just up the road from the palace, they set up a shop that made their fortunes. Despite its questionable origins, Fortnum & Mason is still considered an upmarket store. Back at Kensington Palace, poor old King William - viewed by most as a dour Calvinist who didn't know how to have fun - had to sit through several balls a week, attended by up to 600 people at a time. Looking at the state rooms now, which aren't that big, it's easy to see why guests complained of the appalling crush. … [Read more...] about The king with one fat mistress AND a thin one. And the monarch with VERY poor hygiene: New book reveals the extraordinary sex lives of the royals who held court at Kensington Palace
easyJet: The airline with 9,000 UK-based staff including 4,000 cabin crew grounded its entire fleet of 344 planes on March 30. The Luton-based carrier said parking all of its planes 'removes significant cost' as the aviation industry struggles to cope with a collapse in demand. … [Read more...] about Compulsory facemasks and a new safety video: On board Wizz Air as it becomes first carrier to resume overseas flights to Romania, Hungary, Portugal, and Spain from Luton and Gatwick