Howard Students and Alumni Are Furious With Phylicia Rashads Support of Bill Cosby
Howard Universitys newest dean celebrated Bill Cosbys prison release. A number of students and alums, many of whom are survivors of sexual assault, want her gone.
Cheyenne Roundtree, Entertainment Reporter
Updated Jul. 01, 2021 4:26PM ET / Published Jul. 01, 2021 3:13PM ET
Mere hours after Bill Cosbys TV wife Phylicia Rashad celebrated her former co-stars shock release from prison, she attempted to walk back her joyous statement following a tidal wave of backlash.
Cosby, 83, walked out of a Pennsylvania prison on Wednesday, serving just three years of his three to 10-year sentence for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. The states supreme court suddenly overturned the disgraced comics 2018 conviction on a legal technicalityit found the prosecutor couldnt go back on his predecessors declaration not to charge him.
Rashad, who played Clair Huxtable alongside Cosby for eight seasons on The Cosby Show, was thrilled. FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righteda miscarriage of justice is corrected, she not only tweeted, but shared on Instagram.
It did not go over well for Rashad, who was tapped in May by Howard University to be its new dean of College of Fine Arts, recently renamed to honor the late actor and former student Chadwick Boseman.
Phylicia Rashad (@PhyliciaRashad) June 30, 2021
The 73-year-old was immediately slammed, as people raised the question of how students could feel comfortable reporting instances of sexual assault to a dean who had rejoiced in the release of an alleged serial predator who had 60 women publicly come forward to accuse him of assault?
Supreme Court leaves Arizona voting restrictions in place
By John Kruzel - 07/01/21 10:08 AM EDT
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a pair of Republican-backed Arizona voting restrictions do not run afoul of federal law, rejecting a Democratic challenge and dealing a blow to voting rights advocates.
The 6-3 decision, which fell along familiar ideological lines, comes as a raft of GOP-crafted voting limits are introduced and passed across the country, with Democrats and civil rights groups turning to courts to argue the new measures threaten to suppress the vote of racial minorities.
One Arizona policy at issue in Thursdays case requires provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct to be discarded. The second measure makes it illegal for most third parties to deliver ballots for others, a practice critics refer to as ballot harvesting.
Charles Booker Will Challenge Rand Paul
July 1, 2021 at 9:36 am EDT By Taegan Goddard
Thursday, Jul 1st 2021 7AM 81°F 10AM 80°F 5-Day Forecast
EXCLUSIVE: Meghan McCain, 36, will announce her resignation from The View on today's show after four years - but her co-hosts 'aren't aware' she is leaving
The 36-year-old is leaving the talk show after four seasons and with two years remaining on her contract
The source said McCain's co-hosts 'are not yet aware that Meghan has resigned'
McCain will be finishing up on the show at the end of July
By Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
Published: 08:19 EDT, 1 July 2021 | Updated: 09:28 EDT, 1 July 2021
Meghan McCain will be announcing her resignation from ABC's The View on today's show, DailyMail.com has exclusively learned.
The 36-year-old is leaving the daytime talk show after four seasons and with two years remaining on her contract.
'Meghan will announce her resignation on Thursday's show,' a Disney source told DailyMail.com.
The source added that her co-hosts, including Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro, 'are not yet aware that Meghan has resigned'.
'We have tried to keep her, but she is adamant that now is the right time for her to leave,' the source said.
'She will finish at the end of July 2021.'
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Posted on Wed, Jun 30th, 2021 by Jason Easley
Nicolle Wallace Tells Democrats To Hold 1/6 Hearings In Primetime To Expose Republicans
MSNBCs Nicolle Wallace had a great suggestion for House Democrats to hold the 1/6 Committee hearings in primetime.
Wallace said on her MSNBC show Deadline: White House:
The only thing partisan has been the Republican lies and refusal to get to the bottom of it. Democrats have an opportunity to have fact-finding inquiries and hearings to put them on in prime time and to educate the American people about something Republicans dont want them to see. Talk about making it impossible to look away. The only partisan approach to the insurrection has been the Republicans.
Democrats Should Turn The 1/6 Hearings Into Must Watch Television
The United States government was attacked by domestic terrorists. Republicans are trying to cover up the attack and dont want there to be an investigation.
Beyond politics and elections, it is vital for Democrats to put these hearings in a position of maximum visibility for the good of the country.
The American people need to know the facts about what happened on January 6.
The best way to ensure that the public sees the hearings is to hold them when people are at home and likely to be watching. Democrats could make it impossible for Republicans to hide and cover up the truth about the attack on the Capitol.
Posted on Wed, Jun 30th, 2021 by Todd Neikirk
MSNBCs Claire McCaskill: Once Trump Org. Goes Belly Up, Trump Will Be Out There Selling Pillows [VIDEO]
On Wednesday, news broke that charges could be delivered tomorrow against the Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg. While Trump is not likely to be charged tomorrow, his long-time company is in serious jeopardy.
And what would Trump do if his real estate company dissolved? That what the question Nicolle Wallace asked her panel tonight. Commentator Claire McCaskill hilariously predicted that hed end up selling pillows.
For his entire life, Trump has always had his company to fall back on. If that goes away, his fortunes will change dramatically. Like McCaskill says, though, he will likely find a way to squeeze some money out of his supporters.
Even DeSantis is denying him? While a tropical storm is closing in.
Trump Refuses DeSantis Plea to Cancel Florida Rally
July 1, 2021 at 6:44 am EDT By Taegan Goddard 6 Comments
One Florida Republican bluntly said Trump and his team need to read the room. For now, the Trump camp is holding firm.
Rep Rips GOP For 'Political' Thumbs Down On 1/6 Committee
Rep. Jackie Speier shreds her fascist GOP colleagues for voting against the Select Committee to investigate the insurrection, comparing them to the Jonestown cult members who shot her 40 years ago.
By Aliza Worthington
6 hours ago by Aliza Worthington
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Just now, nearly every House Republican voted against forming a select committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection. Mind you, Republicans were against forming an independent committee, too, but more of them would have been okay with that. Just not nearly enough to allow it to happen. A select committee, though? Guidelines set forth by Speaker Nancy Pelosi? Nope, nope, nope. In fact, only two Republicans voted in favor of this investigation: Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.
During the debate leading up to the vote, California Rep. Jackie Speier had some words for her fascist GOP colleagues who dared open their filthy pieholes to whine that the select committee and its investigation was "political" in nature, which was why they had a problem with it. She reminded them why no one is more suited than she to recognize the danger they were all in on January 6th.
"For the members on the other side of the aisle to call this 'political,' let me remind you, it WAS political, because the President of the United States at the time thought it was FUN, and an act of great PATRIOTISM to come up here and try to overturn the election. So, you may call it political. It WAS political. But we're going to find out why it happened, and we're going to make sure it never happens again," she finished up.
Remember, Jackie Speier was 28 years old when she joined Rep. Leo Ryan's delegation to investigate Jonestown in Guyana. Cult members ambushed the Congressional delegation on the airstrip, killing five of the 24 members of the Congressional group. Speier was shot five times at point blank range, and left on the tarmac for 22 hours before help arrived.
And she was afraid, on January 6th, that her life would end serving her country, in her own Capitol building, certifying her nation's own election, at the hands of her own deranged Republican citizens, doing the bidding of her own nation's deranged, authoritarian, Republican cult leader.
Once a POS, always a POS.
DeSantis Vetoes Bill to Scrub Minors Criminal Records Despite Unanimous Approval
Corbin Bolies, Breaking News Intern
Published Jun. 30, 2021 4:57PM ET
State Sen. Keith Perry, a Republican co-sponsor, said he found the governors stance legitimate and would work with him to pass the bill next year.
UNC Does About-Face and Grants Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure
Blake Montgomery, Reporter/Editor
Published Jun. 30, 2021 7:04PM ET
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