RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam plans to tell the public Saturday that he will not resign because he does not believe that he appears in a racist photograph from his 1984 medical school yearbook, according to a person close to the Democratic governor. The governor’s spokeswoman, Ofirah Yheskel, confirmed the governor will not resign when he speaks to the public at 2:30 p.m. Northam believes there was a mixup when the yearbook was produced and the image of a person dressed in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan robe mistakenly ended up on his page. Northam feels he should not step down for something he didn’t do, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to talk about the governor’s internal discussions. Several high-ranking Democrats confirm they were briefed on his plans. Northam does not expect the intensifying calls for his resignation to cease but believes he can work to regain public trust, the person said. His … [Read more...] about Virginia governor refuses to step down over “racist and offensive” photo
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SHE was the Suffragette known for militant tactics and hunger strikes in her quest for women's rights. But who was Emmeline Pankhurst and how did she help revolutionise the lives of women and gain them the vote... Who was Emmeline Pankhurst? Emmeline Pankhurst was a political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who is known for helping women win the right to vote. Emmeline, whose maiden name was Goulden, was born in Moss Side, Manchester, in 1858 to politically active parents. In 1879, she married barrister Richard Pankhurst – who was well-known for supporting women’s rights. In 1889, Emmeline founded the Women’s Franchise League – which fought to allow married women to vote in local elections. In 1903 she later went on to help found the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) - a more militant organisation that gained notoriety for its activities. The WSPU was christened the “suffragettes”. Emmeline was arrested on … [Read more...] about Who was Emmeline Pankhurst? The suffragette leader who was born in Manchester and fought for women’s right to vote
A TUBE passenger shoved an OAP to the floor after he was apparently standing on the left side of the escalator. The elderly man was filmed falling head-first before he skidded close to the platforms of Euston's Underground Station. Footage filmed by a bystander begins with the OAP standing behind the young male who stands on the left side of the escalator. Although they are only a few steps away from the bottom, the older man appears to start berating the younger man for stopping. The pair have a tense exchange before the older man shoves the youngster on the shoulder. But as the pair get off, the younger man shoves the old man onto the wall, before he slides along the ground. The onlooker who filmed the incident can be heard saying "This guy just pushed him! He just pushed him". Eventually the older man stands up holding onto his knees before the video cuts. London Underground escalator etiquette requires people to stand on the right side, leaving the left side clear for those who … [Read more...] about Shocking moment Tube passenger pushes OAP to the floor for ‘standing on left side of escalator’
Police farce IT looks increasingly like plod has lost the plot. Don’t get us wrong. This country is blessed to have hard-working frontline coppers doing their best to keep us safe. One of their number — PC Keith Palmer, who died in the Westminster Attack last year — will be rightly honoured with a memorial in the Parliament he gave his life to protect. But their bosses? The Home Office? It’s hard to shake the impression our lions are led by donkeys. Perceived hate crimes are deemed more important than burglaries and low-level violence. Top cops send their rank and file off to do PR stunts for the latest virtue-signalling cause. Every day seems to bring new tales of criminals getting away scot-free. It’s no surprise we’ve lost control of our streets, not just in the capital, but across the country — where knife crime is increasing at a HIGHER rate than in London. Politicians must do more than hope to plug the dam with a bit more cash. They must … [Read more...] about It’s hard to shake the impression our hard-working cops are led by donkeys — and it leaves us all vulnerable
Dan Zak, The Washington Post Published 10:17 am PDT, Monday, October 29, 2018 Magda Brown, 91, of Skokie, Ill., traveled to Pittsburgh hours after the synagogue shooting for a scheduled speech about her experiences in the Holocaust. "Now the world needs to hear the message even more," she said. less Magda Brown, 91, of Skokie, Ill., traveled to Pittsburgh hours after the synagogue shooting for a scheduled speech about her experiences in the Holocaust. "Now the world needs to hear the message even more," ... more Photo: Washington Post Photo By Dan Zak Brown greets audience members after her speech. Jealously guard your freedom, she told them. "Once you lose it, you lose everything." Brown greets audience members after her speech. Jealously guard your freedom, she told them. "Once you lose it, you lose everything." Photo: Washington Post Photo By … [Read more...] about Holocaust survivor was booked to speak in Pittsburgh. A massacre wouldn’t stop her.