Lifetime’s explosive “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary propelled the embattled singer back into the spotlight in January, bringing light to old and new allegations against the R&B star. https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2019/05/05/surviving-r-kelly-impact-could-michael-avenatti-taint-trial/1110785001/
“Not Backing Down: Israel, Free Speech, and the Battle for Palestinian Human Rights.” https://www.democracynow.org/2019/5/3/mass_judge_refuses_to_halt_pro
“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything,” as an old piece of political folk wisdom holds. https://truthout.org/articles/its-time-for-democrats-to-fight-to-impeach-trump-now/
President Donald Trump put his strong economic reviews at risk Sunday by threatening to escalate tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods “shortly” ahead… https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/05/politics/trump-china-additional-tariffs/index.html
Shane Piche admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl who rode the school bus he drove. Michael Wysolovski admitted to keeping a teenage girl in sexual captivity for more than a year. Last Thursday, two separate judges in two separate states ruled neither would be going to prison.
In Texas, U.S. officials say a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died Tuesday while in the custody of U.S. immigration agencies—the third such migrant child death in recent months… https://www.democracynow.org/2019/5/2/headlines/16_year_old_guatemalan_immigrant_dies_in_us_custody
A synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a month and a half after Muslims were slaughtered at the Al Noor Mosque and Inwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, John T. https://truthout.org/articles/white-supremacy-and-christian-hegemony-came-to-a-head-in-poway-violence/