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Bullfight: Trump ordered to give deposition in Washington over lawswuit against Spanish celebrity chef

 12/16/2016 - 03:25

Donald Trump will be deposed for seven hours in New York over lawsuit against celebrity chef José Andrés, co-owner of The Think Food Group, two weeks before he is inaugurated as President. Donald Trump is suing chef José Andrés for $10m over a 'breach of contract'. The well-known Spanish chef backed out of a job at Trump's Washington DC hotel in 2015 after hearing his racist comments against Mexican immigrants.

Leon's Roar: California Senate Leader Explains How He Prepares to Fight against Trump Anti-Immigration Policies

 12/15/2016 - 16:58

In an interview with El País, the President of the California Senate, Kevin de León, a Latino, explains how California is going to stand up for the rights of immigrants and the preservation of the Environment, no matter what direction takes the new Trump Administration.

Trump Meets with the Nation's Top Tech Executives

 12/15/2016 - 04:49

President-elect Donald Trump met with the nation’s tech elite to discuss future ways of collaboration between the White House and the tech industry.
The gathering included Jeff Bezos of Amazon; Elon Musk of Tesla; Timothy D. Cook of Apple; Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook; Larry Page and Eric Schmidt of Alphabet, Google’s parent company; and Satya Nadella of Microsoft, among others.

Hit and Sunk

 12/14/2016 - 06:13

Former U.S Congressan Chaka Fattah, one of the top politicians in the city of Philadelphia for many years, has been sentenced to spend a decade in prison and pay $614,000 in restitution to victims of corruption charges on which the longtime legislator was convicted last June.

Fattah was found guilty of dozens of counts of corruption stemming from charges filed in 2015 that came down from the FBI after an eight-year long investigation into the congressman’s financial dealings. 

Get Up and Out

 12/14/2016 - 05:46

Black and Latino students in California have lower test scores and higher rates of suspension than their white and Asian peers, according to recent report carried out by the Univesity of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).

Studies also show that teachers treat black students more harshly than white ones as early as preschool, and some have lower academic expectations for black students. 

Revolving Doors

 12/14/2016 - 04:15

Donald Trump pick for secretary of state is Rex W. Tillerson, chief executive of Exxon Mobil, the biggest oil company in America.  His choice brings out a big concern: will Tillerson put his business interests before the nation's interests?

Extra Money

 12/14/2016 - 03:50

The most popular counter-argument against minimum wages advocates is that requiring higher pay will result in higher prices, fewer hours of work, and an overall reduction of jobs. But in 2014, 18 states and D.C. raised their minimum wages, and the results have been quite clearly positive for local economies, reports The Atlantic.

Fast Track

 12/14/2016 - 03:30

Will the US get a high-speed rail network like in Europe or Japan? Not in the near future, but some meaning progress has been made.

With a mix of privately funded projects and upgrades to what already exists, America’s trains are finally set to speed up in the near future, reports City Lab.

Bright Spark

 12/13/2016 - 05:21

One year ago, Maj Toure founded Black Guns Matter,  a gun safety workshop in a North Philadelphia community center. Now he’s in the midst of a nationwide tour, teaching in schools about de-escalation techniques and local gun laws, taking any and all questions.

Toure, who grew up in Philadelphia, is a celebrity on, he has read Mein Kampf three times, and feels like an heir to Pan-African awareness, as reported in The Philadelphia Citizen.