Less than a week after 187 new U.S. citizens were naturalized in a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library on Election Day, the JFK Library Foundation hosted a reception and dinner recognizing the numerous contributions of immigrants to America. On Saturday evening, the JFKLF’s New Frontier Network held a panel discussion by a trio of immigrants: former “Saturday Night Live” star Horatio Sanz, who was born in Chile and recently naturalized; “Black Panther” and “The Good Place” actor Bambadjan Bamba, who emigrated from the Ivory Coast and is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient; and founder of the New American Leaders foundation Sayu Bhojwani, who was born in India, grew up in Belize, and is also a naturalized citizen. Prior to the discussion, Khizr Khan, an immigrant from Pakistan whose son, Humayun, was killed while serving in the U.S. Army during the Iraq war, gave a speech in honor of Veterans Day with … [Read more...] about ‘Black Panther,’ ‘SNL’ actors come together for a celebration of immigrants at JFK Library
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By Hillel Italie Published 4:10 pm, Monday, May 21, 2018 Photo: George Tames / New York Times 1968 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Richard Goodwin was a senior adviser and speechwriter for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Richard Goodwin was a senior adviser and speechwriter for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Photo: George Tames / New York Times 1968 Richard N. Goodwin, White House speech writer, dead at 86 1 / 1 Back to Gallery NEW YORK — Richard N. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson who helped craft such historic addresses as Robert Kennedy’s “ripples of hope” and LBJ’s speeches on civil rights and “The Great Society,” died Sunday evening at age 86. Goodwin, husband of Pulitzer Prize winning historian Doris Kearns … [Read more...] about Richard N. Goodwin, White House speech writer, dead at 86
Much like the first day of spring in Boston, the first day of summer movie season is a tough one to nail down. You may think spring has arrived early when greeted by a 70-degree day in early March, only for a snowstorm and weeks of bitter cold to change your mind. Similarly, one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, Marvel’s “Black Panther,” can come out on Feb. 16, only to be followed by more than a month of underperformers like “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Tomb Raider,” and “Pacific Rim Uprising.” With Chris Evans and the rest of the Marvel gang in “Avengers: Infinity War” breaking several box office records last weekend in a debut that saw the film earn $258 million domestically and a shade under $641 million worldwide, it’s safe to say that summer movie season has finally arrived. (The summer-like temperatures this week don’t hurt, either.) With that in mind — and in sticking with our … [Read more...] about 17 movies Bostonians should know about this summer
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics The Debrief: An occasional series offering a reporter’s insights The Debrief: An occasional series offering a reporter’s insights by Philip Rucker by Philip Rucker Email the author April 24 at 11:10 AM Email the author As concern grew inside his orbit that Michael Cohen might become a cooperating witness to federal investigators, President Trump issued a declaration about his longtime personal lawyer and fixer. “Most people will flip if the Government lets them out of trouble,” Trump tweeted over the weekend. He added: “Sorry, I don’t see Michael doing that.” By … [Read more...] about Trump keeps saying he’s innocent. So why does he keep sounding like he’s guilty?
Nick Anderson, The Washington Post Published 12:30 pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 BOSTON - Harvard University's admissions secrets appear to be secure, for now. The judge in a lawsuit challenging Harvard's use of race when choosing a freshman class on Tuesday laid out a process for shielding information within court records about the inner workings of the university's admission shop. Drawing a comparison to the safekeeping of soft drink secrets, U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs told lawyers in the case: "You don't need to put the recipe for Coke into the motion. But you can allude to the fact that there is a recipe for Coke." The court session here was a prelude to the main arguments over whether Harvard's admission practices discriminate against high-achieving Asian Americans who seek to attend the oldest college in the country. The case is the latest legal battle in the nation's long-running debate over affirmative action in higher education. The plaintiffs, a … [Read more...] about How to protect Harvard admission secrets? Judge says it’s like shielding ‘recipe for Coke