Trump issues Ramadan statement, makes it mostly about terrorism

  • Trump issued a statement Friday wishing Muslims a “joyful Ramadan,” but apparently could not resist peppering it with repeated references to terrorism.
  • “This year, [Ramadan] begins as the world mourns the innocent victims of barbaric terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom and Egypt,” Trump wrote. “America will always stand with our partners against terrorism and the ideology that fuels it.”
  • Trump’s statement veers sharply between well wishes for the holiday and tough talk aimed at terrorists and their backers. Read more (5/26/17)

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Bill Cosby tries to win black support before trial, despite years of berating black people

  • Bill Cosby goes on trial June 5 for sexual assault, and he’s spent the last few weeks setting the tone for his defense. 
  • In several media appearances and courtroom interactions, the comedian and his supporters have tried endearing themselves to black observers by painting Cosby’s trial as a racist witch hunt.
  • But perhaps the most striking part of Cosby’s campaign is how shameless it is.By angling to gain black sympathy in the court of public opinion, Cosby is glossing over the years he spent castigating poor black people for their alleged pathologies. 
  • In an infamous 2004 speech, the comedian lambasted low-income blacks for not “holding their end in this deal” after years of landmark civil rights legislation gave them more opportunities. 
  • At one point, he even suggested that death was an appropriate punishment for black people who engaged in petty theft. Read more (5/26/17)

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'Supergirl': Floriana Lima Returning in Season 3, But...
Floriana Lima is returning to Supergirl in season 3, but not as a series regular, EW has learned. She will take on a recurring role next season. The actress joined the Greg Berlanti superhero dram…

According to a statement from executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, Lima’s role has been reduced because she is “looking to pursue other opportunities.” While we know she’ll be back for “multiple episodes,” the exact number remains a mystery.
“We adore Floriana and have loved working with her to tell this inspiring story,” said Kreisberg. “Although she’s not available to us as a series regular next season, as she’s looking to pursue other opportunities, we’re happy she’ll be returning for multiple episodes in Season 3.”


Trump’s proposed budget would kill a big earthquake preparedness project

  • Should Donald Trump’s 2018 budget pass, federal funding for a proposed early earthquake warning system will disappear, killing the project faster than you can say “seismograph.”
  • According to the proposed budget, the ShakeAlert early warning system will not receive the $8.2 million in funding it needs to be implemented.
  • The Los Angeles Times reports that the system would have warned people of an upcoming quake seconds or minutes before the earth began to tremble.  
  • The program needs more seismic sensors installed along the West and Pacific Northwest, as well as a staff of about 40 or 50 to monitor them. Read more (5/26/17)

Ariana Grande breaks silence on Manchester attack: “We won’t let hate win”

  • Ariana Grande released a statement on the deadly bombing at her concert on Monday night at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, telling the families of the victims, “We will not quit or operate in fear.”
  • “There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better,” Grande wrote in a statement posted to Twitter on Friday. “However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.”
  • Grande also announced Friday she would return to Manchester to perform a benefit concert for the victims of the attack, and posted a link to a British Red Cross-partnered JustGiving account that fans could use to donate to the families of those killed or injured. Read more (5/26/17)