Via Mike Murphy, Editor, Market Watch
Amazon.com Inc. founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos accused the National Enquirer of politically motivated blackmail late Thursday and published a threatening email from an executive at the supermarket tabloid’s parent company.
‘Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I’ve decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten.’ – Jeff Bezos
To read the rest of the story, click here: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/jezz-bezos-accuses-national-enquirer-of-attempting-to-blackmail-him-with-more-explicit-photos-2019-02-07
Long story short, Jeff Bezos may no longer have the “World’s Richest Man” title after his split from MacKenzie Bezos.
Washington state has communal property laws, meaning any assets that were gathered during the course of the marriage will be split.
The Amazon executive stated on Twitter he and his wife, MacKenzie, have already separated. The two were married in 1993 and have four children.
For more information, click here: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/amazon-ceo-jeff-bezos-his-wife-mackenzie-divorce-n956621
I never thought I would ever see it, but the iconic art deco skyscraper is up for sale.
Long story short, it’s hard even for The Chrysler Building to compete in New York City’s real estate market.
For more information, click here: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/09/business/chrysler-building-for-sale/index.html
If you saw a mother sitting on the floor with her infant because there were no other available chairs as she waited for child care assistance, in a civil world, you would either offer her your chair, or you would take the initiative and locate a chair for her. Unfortunately, these aren’t civil times and on Friday, the New York Police Department proved their actions against the mother was not too civil either.
Disturbing video shows 23-year-old Jazmine Headley screaming on the floor of a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) office in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, as multiple NYPD officers forcefully removed her 1-year-old son, according to media outlets including The New York Post.
Nyashia Ferguson, who goes by Monae Sinclair on Facebook, captured the incident on video and posted it online as reported to NBC.
Ferguson, who recorded on her cell phone, said Headley sat on the floor because there were no seats available.
Staff at the SNAP center called the police, who say Headley refused to leave once they arrived, according to CBS New York.
The video shows the 23-year-old screaming, “They’re hurting my son!” and “I’m begging you” on the floor of the SNAP center as a team of police officers yank at her baby boy.
“She’s got a f—— baby in her hand,” another person shouts as the officers continue to tug at the child and Headley maintains her grip.
A crowd gathers around the chaotic scene with a number of onlookers recording on their smartphones. At one point, a female officer takes out a stun gun towards members of the crowd. Headley exits the building in handcuffs, the video shows.
Headley was charged with criminal trespassing, acting in a manner injurious to a child, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration, reported The New York Post.
Ferguson’s video has been viewed more than 200,000 times since Friday — and shared nearly 7,000 times.
It caught the attention of Corey Johnson, speaker of the New York City Council, who tweeted that the video is “unacceptable, appalling and heartbreaking.”
New York Attorney General-elect Letitia James told CBS New York that “no mother should have to experience the trauma and humiliation we all witnessed in this video.”
“Being poor is not a crime,” James told the outlet. “The actions of the NYPD in this video are appalling and contemptible.”
In her interview with WABC, Ferguson lamented that the situation didn’t end in a more peaceful way.
“I was just so disgusted and scared,” she told WABC. “I thought the cops supposed to help you — they just straight up came and attacked the lady.”
In the Holiday 2018 issue of Edible Jersey, the editors and contributors offer a shout out to all those families who put aside their differences and disagreements, at least for one day, to gather in celebration at the Thanksgiving table.
A personal essay, ‘A Sprinkle of Marlene’ by Jessica Robles of Stories and Films, offers a poignant reminder of the power of such a gathering.
To read the personal essay, please click here.
To read the recipe that influenced the photograph that accompanied the article is here.
Serves 6 to 8, Prep Time: 20 minutes, Cook Time: 1 hour
For sweet potato soufflé (custard base and meringues)
For bourbon sauce, optional
Resist the urge to check. No jumping. No running. No children in the kitchen. Grandma’s rules!
Washington, D.C. (Oct. 25, 2018) — The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is monitoring reports that Megyn Kelly’s recent offensive comments about blackface Halloween costumes have led to some changes at NBC.
NABJ President Sarah Glover, who is employed by NBC, said that NABJ would like to see media organizations take bold steps to ensure that diversity and inclusion is practiced on-air and behind the scenes, and that black people and people of color are not affronted.
“Megyn Kelly’s flip comments on blackface were inexcusable. It is imperative that media organizations work to maintain the trust of audiences,” said President Glover. “The media industry has the power to inform, and an awesome responsibility to dispel ignorance and not encourage it.”
Last year, NABJ expressed its disappointment after Kelly was hired as the replacement for Tamron Hall, a successful “Today” show co-host at that time, in part because of Kelly’s history of on-air offensive remarks regarding people of color.
NABJ will continue to monitor developments at NBC and other media companies to assist with opportunities to help with workforce diversity, equity and inclusion.
“I hope that NBC will take the appropriate action in dealing with this very unfortunate situation,” said NABJ Vice President-Broadcast Dorothy Tucker.