Headlines on 2019-06-24

  • Black Female Voters In South Carolina Mull Presidential Candidates

    Black women are the most reliable voters for the Democratic Party. As candidates for the 2020 race campaign in South Carolina, black women are still deciding who their candidate will be.

  • We Are All Complicit When It Comes to Assault Allegations

    “I don’t think they want to hear about that kind of thing.” That’s how Boris Johnson, the man about to become the United Kingdom’s prime minister whether the public likes it or not, responded when a journalist obliquely invited him to reassure the public that he didn’t beat up his girlfriend last Friday night. Occasionally this mendacious sack of personality disorders yells it like it is. While he evaded the question about what exactly transpired when police were called to a “domestic...

    The New Republic
  • Ring Floodlight, Battery review: Not enough light and not enough smarts

    The Ring Floodlight, Battery is the first Ring product I’ve used that doesn’t just work out of the box. You’ll need to buy a set of four D batteries to get it up and running. It’s also the first that isn’t designed to work alone. A separate Ring Bridge is required to link it with the rest of your Ring devices and lights.  But the biggest problem with the Floodlight Battery isn’t what it needs, it’s what it does. At $50, it’s the most expensive of Ring’s new battery-powered smart lighting lineup,...

  • Creative Super X-Fi Air review: Surround-sound magic inside Bluetooth headphones

    The Creative Super X-Fi Air puts the best virtual surround-sound experience into headphones that don't measure up quite as well. It's a solid experience, but it should be stellar.

  • Trump Expected To Impose More Sanctions On Iran

    President Trump is set to announce new sanctions to maximize pressure on Iran to limit its nuclear ambitions. Will the strategy work?

  • Black Residents In Long Island Community Struggled To Get Federal Aid

    An earlier NPR probe found money from a federal program that helps people move after a disaster goes disproportionately to whiter communities. A Long Island neighborhood highlights the inequality.

  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard: Tiny Desk Concert

    Tasha Cobbs Leonard is widely regarded as one of the best gospel singers performing today. Her set at the Tiny Desk moved many at the NPR offices to tears.

  • Miss Manners: Friends can’t enjoy lunch without their phones

    Showing photos or searching the web takes over every meal.

  • Advocates Are Concerned About Conditions For Detained Migrant Children

    NPR's Rachel Martin talk to Dr. Julie Linton of the American Academy of Pediatrics Immigrant Health Special Interest Group about dangerous conditions for migrant children in detention centers.

  • Remembering Stonewall as It Actually Was—and a Movement as It Really Is

    By the time of the Stonewall uprisings, Sylvia Rivera already considered herself a revolutionary, a radical, and an activist—concerned not merely with the fight for queer liberation but also the fights against racism, poverty, and war. It was June 1969, when New York City police raided the packed Christopher Street bar in what was an all-too-common attempt to disrupt LGBTQ nightlife in Greenwich Village. This time, however, members of the queer community fought back. The two ensuing nights of...

    The New Republic
  • Protesters in Hong Kong may have almost won this battle — but the fight for freedom and identity is far from over

    Protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets for weeks, coming out in large numbers, blocking access to main roads and sometimes clashing with police in some of the largest demonstrations the city has seen in its history. Protests centered around a controversial bill, which has been temporarily withdrawn, that would allow the extradition of Hong Kong residents to the mainland. Critics of the bill said it would subject Hong Kong residents to unfair trials and would encourage China's...

    Business Insider
  • Jeremy Hunt calls on 'coward' Boris Johnson to 'man up' and agree to TV debates

    Jeremy Hunt accuses Conservative leadership rival Boris Johnson of being a "coward" for refusing to agree to TV debates. Johnson continues to face questions about a row with his girlfriend that led to police being called. Hunt said he was not interested in Johnson's private life but said he needed to face scrutiny over his Brexit plans. "Don't be a coward Boris, man up and show the nation you can cope with the intense scrutiny the most difficult job in the country will involve," Hunt wrote in a...

    Business Insider