Father of teen whose death sparked BLM blasts organization’s leadership

Father of teen whose death sparked BLM blasts organization's leadership

The father of the black teen whose fatal shooting by police helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement is questioning the organization’s leadership. Michael Brown Sr. added his name to the BLM10Plus movement, a dissident group calling for transparency and accountability as controversy rocks the larger Black Lives Matter Global Network. Brown’s 18-year-old son Michael … Read more

BLM infighting gets ugly as members blast national group

BLM infighting gets ugly as members blast national group

Dissident members of the original 10 Black Lives Matter chapters are demanding more accountability and transparency from the BLM Global Network in the wake of revelations about co-founder Patrisse Cullors’ lavish spending. Cullors announced she would resign from her post as executive director of the organization in late May, amid controversy over the group’s finances. … Read more

Sri Lanka seeks initial $40M from cargo ship’s operator

Sri Lanka seeks initial $40M from cargo ship's operator

Sri Lanka is seeking an interim claim of $40 million from the operator of a fire-ravaged cargo ship to cover part of the cost of fighting the blaze, officials said Saturday. Sri Lanka’s attorney general has sent the claim to lawyers representing X-Press Feeders, the ship’s operating company, said Darshani Lahandapura, head of the state-run … Read more

G7 backs cash splash to push post-COVID economic recovery

G7 backs cash splash to push post-COVID economic recovery

President Biden’s call for ongoing economic stimulus to help the West’s post-pandemic recovery was met with approval by his fellow heads of state on the first day of the G7 summit in southwestern England, according to a report. The Financial Times reported that Biden opened the first session of Friday’s proceedings by calling on the … Read more

Vaccinated lawmakers no longer need masks on the House floor

Vaccinated lawmakers no longer need masks on the House floor

Fully vaccinated members of the House of Representatives and their staffers won’t need to wear masks on the chamber floor or in committee rooms, the office of Congress’ attending physician announced Friday. The updated guidance brings the body more in line with guidance issued last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), … Read more

Florida Publix gunman posted about killing children: cops

Florida Publix gunman posted about killing children: cops

The man who gunned down a grandmother and her toddler grandson at a Florida supermarket had posted on Facebook about his desire to kill children, a local sheriff said Friday. Timothy Wall, 55, reportedly turned the gun on himself moments after he pushed the 69-year-old victim to the ground and shot her inside the Royal … Read more