Salvadorans in violence-racked San Vicente attend the July 2016 funeral of Antonio Mejia Guillermo Delgado, mayor of Tepetitan, who was killed by gang members. (Alex Peña/LatinContent/Getty Images) For 15 years, the girls lived parallel lives. Left behind in El Salvador by mothers bound for the United States, they grew up a few miles apart in San Vicente, entering adolescence just as the city sank into gang violence. They fled within weeks of one another, traveling north in 2014 along the same smuggling route before ending up in the Washington suburbs. It was there that Venus Romero Iraheta and Damaris Reyes Rivas finally met, after becoming entangled in the same violent street gang, MS-13. And it was there, in a wooded park in Springfield, Va., that Venus stabbed Damaris 13 times. Even amid a nationwide surge in MS-13 slayings, the 2017 killing stood out. Female victims are nothing new for MS-13, which is infamous in Central America for making young women choose between rape … [Read more...] about ‘Heinous and violent’: MS-13’s appeal to girls grows as gang becomes ‘Americanized’
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Dozens of girls danced to a pop beat blasting through the speakers at Madison's Goodman Community Center Wednesday morning. They reached, swayed and kicked in unison. Many of them sang along as Rihanna’s “Work” started to play.Their instructor, Keena Atkinson, had never taught a class like this. It was made up entirely of African-American girls. It was her “dream come true,” she said.“It’s good for black girls to see representation of themselves in fitness,” Atkinson said. “So I wanted to spread that love and joy with them through exercise.” That was just one small piece of the love and joy at the one-day conference, titled "Black Girl Magic: Loving the Magic in You.” Created for African-American girls in the Natural Circles of Support program throughout the Madison area, its goal was to leave the fourth through eighth-grade girls radiating with self-love, confidence and sisterhood.“I just want it be a day … [Read more...] about Madison’s Black Girl Magic conference celebrates joy, confidence and sisterhood
QUEEN Victoria's rule from 1837 to 1901 defined Britain and the world — but it is her love for her husband Prince Albert that forms the central theme of the acclaimed ITV drama Victoria. But when did she marry the German Prince who was also her first cousin, how many children did they have together and when did she die? When did Queen Victoria marry Prince Albert? Queen Victoria met her first cousin Prince Albert when their uncle Leopold, King of the Belgians, thought they would make a good pair. An arranged family get-together in May 1836 allowed them to see each other for the first time. The then 17-year-old Queen had already received various marriage proposals and had been introduced to a parade of eligible Princes. But she instantly fell for the Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, whom she described as, "extremely handsome". She wrote: "His hair is about the same colour as mine; his eyes are large and blue, and he has a beautiful nose and a very sweet mouth with fine teeth; … [Read more...] about How many children did Queen Victoria have, when did she marry Prince Albert and at what age did she die?
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dates are subject to change.APRIL"Avengers: Infinity War" (April 27) — The ultimate superhero mash-up, Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain America, Star Lord and all your Marvel favorites assemble to face the mad titan Thanos."The Week Of" (on Netflix April 27) — Adam Sandler is the middle-class father of the bride and Chris Rock the wealthy father of the groom in this wedding comedy.ALSO PLAYING: "Kings" (April 27); "Disobedience" (April 27); "Duck Butter" (April 27); "Ava" (April 27).MAY"Overboard" (May 4) — The classic Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell comedy gets a reboot, and a gender swap, with Anna Faris in the Russell role opposite Eugenio Derbez."Tully" (May 4) — The "Juno" team (Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody) are behind this film about a mother of three (Charlize Theron) and her night nanny (Mackenzie Davis)."RBG" (May 4) — A revealing and often funny documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg."Breaking In" (May … [Read more...] about Here’s what’s playing this summer at the movies
KATE MIDDETON gave birth to her third child today having gone into labour this morning and rushed to the Lindo Wing. The date has particular importance as it is also St George's Day, the patron saint of England who was made the nation's emblematic figurehead in 1327 by King Edward III - as myth had him fearlessly taking on a mighty dragon and winning. St George, or Sant Jordi, is also the patron saint of of the Spanish region of Catalonia where it is a significant romantic day for Catalans and tradition dictates the man buys his beloved a rose while the woman buys the man a book. The wife of the future king of England was admitted to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington in central London in the early hours of this morning and gave birth at 11.01am to a healthy boy. Royal fans have already gathered outside the hospital ready to greet the fifth-in-line to the throne. Speculation over whether the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth a boy or a girl and what they will be called hads gone … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton’s royal baby will share their birthday with all these famous people as Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to healthy boy