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On to the second day of Trump’s impeachment trial
Is this thing still going on?
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San Francisco Pride voted to ban Google and YouTube from its parade
Members of the nonprofit San Francisco Pride, which organizes the annual pride parade pictured here, voted to ban Google from participating in future festivities | Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images Supporters of the ban say the company isn’t doing enough to stop hate speech on its platforms. Google and YouTube may no longer be welcome at one of the world’s largest LGBTQ Pride Parades. Last week, members of the organization San Francisco Pride (SF Pride) voted to ban Google from participating in future celebrations, saying that the company doesn’t do enough to protect LGBTQ persons on its platforms, particularly those who are the target of harassment and hate speech on YouTube. The move is a significant shift in attitude towards a company that historically has been regarded as a corporate leader in its support of the LGBTQ community, and is now under scrutiny for its perceived lack of commitment to those efforts. For many years, tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Apple have spent significant amounts of money sponsoring parades such as SF Pride, inviting their employees to march alongside company-branded floats in support of LGBTQ rights. But in recent months, some people, including those within Google’s own workforce, have criticized the search giant’s participation in the event, saying that the company allows harmful speech hurting LGBTQ and other vulnerable groups to run rampant on the platform, and that new policy changes the company has taken to crack down on harassment don’t go far enough. “Companies are no longer scared to be seen as pro-LGBTQ; in fact, their participation is a great opportunity for them. We believe companies should earn that opportunity by proving that they really do stand with our community,” reads a statement shared with Recode and other outlets by the members seeking to ban Google from the parade. Seven members at a meeting last Wednesday voted in favor of the recommendation to ban Google, according to the organization’s interim executive director, Fred Lopez. SF Pride has over 300 members in total, but only around a dozen were present at the time of the vote, according to Lopez. At the meeting, some members of the board disputed whether the vote was legally binding without the board’s approval. In a statement to Recode, Lopez wrote: “One small group raised concerns about Google as a corporate sponsor. Our legal team is reviewing the implications of last week’s vote by seven of Pride’s 326 members. Our Board of Directors will meet February 5th to determine our next step. As we get ready to celebrate our 50th parade, our goal remains the same as it was for our first — to be inclusive and reflect the diversity of our communities.” The efforts to ban Google from pride are being led in part by a former Google employee, Laurence Berland. Berland is one of several former Google employees who has alleged that the company recently fired them for engaging in workplace organizing — a claim that Google has denied, saying Berland and others violated corporate policies around data security. Berland has been pushing to ban Google from SF Pride since June when he was still working for the company. A spokesperson for Google issued a statement to Recode in response to the vote, saying, “Google has been a proud supporter of San Francisco Pride for over a decade. We’re saddened that seven members, including a recently fired employee, decided to recommend banning Google, YouTube, and our employees from supporting this important community organization. SF Pride has over 300 members and a separate Board that makes the ultimate decision on participation; we’ll continue to work with the San Francisco Pride Board and its broader membership on next steps.” The spokesperson also pointed to Google’s opposition to laws that target the LGBTQ community, as well as its support for employees who are LGBTQ by providing same-sex health benefits, including coverage of gender reassignment surgery. Some Google employees and others have been pushing for SF Pride to drop Google for over six months. The issue first came up after Vox Media journalist Carlos Maza called public attention to the repeated harassment he was receiving from conservative YouTube commentator Steven Crowder on the platform. Over the course of two years, Crowder routinely used homophobic and racial slurs to refer to Maza, including calling Maza a “lispy queer” and “anchor baby.” After YouTube initially said that Crowder’s videos didn’t violate the company’s community guidelines, it ended up penalizing Crowder by suspending his ability to earn ad revenue. Still, YouTube stopped short of removing any of his videos from the platform. YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki apologized for the the situation and acknowledged that the it was “hurtful” to people in the LGBTQ community, but ultimately defended the decision to keep Crowder’s videos up. Soon after, over 140 Google employees signed an open letter asking the organization to drop Google from the Pride Parade, and dozens marched in protest against their company’s policies – despite warnings that doing so would violate Google’s code of conduct (generally, punishment for violating the company’s code of conduct can include termination). Protesters said Maza’s case was just one many examples of members of the LGBTQ community who have been targeted by incendiary speech, and left to fend for themselves without support from YouTube. Six months after the Crowder-Maza controversy in June, YouTube announced changes to its anti-harassment policies and said that it would no longer allow content that maliciously insults someone based on intrinsic attributes such as race, gender expression, or sexual orientation. But organizers say that hateful content creators such as Crowder continue to remain popular on the platform. At the same time, YouTube continues to face pressure from Republican leaders such as President Donald Trump over claims that the video platform censors conservatives. Despite the spotlight on Google, organizers say that they hope their efforts will spark a broader conversation about which companies and institutions should be considered worthy allies to the LGBTQ community. “Rather than single out Google, we wanted — and still want — to have a deeper conversation about what we expect from companies who participate in Pride,” reads the organizers’ statement. “We believe SF Pride, as an activist organization born of a protest march, should use that power to, as its mission says, ‘liberate our people’”
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Cuomo calls for weed legalization in 2020 state budget
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo used his state budget address Tuesday to continue to push for legalized marijuana. “Legalize adult-use cannabis,” Cuomo said in his Albany speech. “I believe the budget is the opportunity, frankly, to make some tough decisions and work through tough issues that without the budget can often languish, and I suggest...
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Brooklyn Beep Eric Adams shows why he’s unfit to be mayor of New York
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ race-tainted remarks (on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no less!) are strong evidence that he’s unfit to be mayor. Adams accused out-of-towners who move into gentrified areas of “hijacking [black New Yorkers’] apartments and displacing [their] living arrangements.” “Go back to Iowa, you go back to Ohio,” he told them....
Architect of C.I.A. Interrogation Program Testifies at Guantánamo Bay
Appearing for the first time at the military war court, James Mitchell was defiant, saying he was there for the benefit of the victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families.
Deborah Dugan alega acoso sexual y discriminación de género contra la Academia de la Grabación
En una queja presentada ante la EEOC, la ex jefa de los Grammys, Deborah Dugan, acusó a la Academia de Grabación de acoso sexual, discriminación de género y mala conducta financiera.
Deborah Dugan claims Grammys board tried to rehire her predecessor, Neil Portnow
Despite, the fact, Dugan claims, that some members of the board were aware of allegations that he raped a musician.
It’s long past time to slam the prison doors on Sheldon Silver
Shelly Silver did the crime. Will he ever do the time? The disgraced pol has yet to serve a day behind bars since his arrest on corruption charges — a full five years ago to the day. A crafty lawyer himself with strong ties to the legal industry, Silver has managed to dodge prison ever...
Kellyanne Conway says Democrats 'proved they have no shame,' Klobuchar 'should be in Iowa'
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, reacted to today's impeachment trial proceedings by slamming Democrats and saying they have not proved they have a case.
Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera always will be faces of last great dynasty
Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter now own the largest voting percentage in the history of the Hall of Fame. Rivera received 100 percent of the vote last year and Jeter fell one short of being unanimous Tuesday when the tallies were revealed. Since we love pitchforks and torches as much as ever, there was an...
Dog owner who ripped up fence to protect pooch’s pee spot takes deal
It wasn’t a ruff rap. Dog owner Eric Swanson took a dismissal deal for ripping up a small fence erected by an eyebrow spa to keep his precious pooch Scooby from peeing on a tree outside their storefront. If Swanson, 48, stays out of trouble for six months, prosecutors will dismiss and seal the one...
New Yorkers are right to remain nervous about Cuomo’s $179B budget
Anyone worried about New York’s fiscal health couldn’t have been terribly reassured by the $179 billion budget Gov. Andrew Cuomo rolled out Tuesday. Cuomo called for no major tax hikes and kept the uptick in state operating costs to 1.9 percent. Good. Yet the plan left many details under wraps. And its broad strokes are...
Cuomo’s La Guardia AirTrain is already off the rails
There was one takeaway last week for a few New Yorkers who schlepped out to a remote airport hotel for a public meeting: The La Guardia AirTrain is coming. Cry all you want about its inefficiency and irrationality. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s La Guardia AirTrain proposal has long faced fierce criticism. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose district...
Police officer behind controversial Delonte West video suspended
OXON HILL, Md. — A Maryland police officer has been suspended for shooting a video that shows former NBA player Delonte West as he was being questioned while shirtless and handcuffed, a police department said. One of two videos circulating on social media shows a thin, shirtless man with tattoos sitting on a curb with...
Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan claims she was ousted after reporting harassment
The ousted Grammys CEO fired back at the Recording Academy on Tuesday, alleging that she was removed after complaining about sexual harassment and pay disparities and for calling out conflicts of interest in the nomination process for music's most prestigious awards.
Buttigieg urges Iowa audience to get excited after awkward silence
Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg elicited a moment of awkward silence during a campaign event in Iowa that’s sparking comparisons to another viral moment during the 2016 election cycle. While several of his 2020 rivals — including Sens. Bernie Sanders from Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota — are stuck in Washington, D.C., serving...
Fecha y horario de la eliminatoria olímpica femenil de Concacaf 2020
La Clasificatoria Olímpica Femenina de Concacaf 2020 comenzará con una fase de grupos, entre el 28 de enero y el 4 de febrero.
Olympian Schmitt prepares for life after swimming
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Allison Schmitt is getting ready for life after swimming. Schmitt wants to pursue a career in a mental health-related field and worked an internship counseling students last year. (Jan. 21)
NE Wildlife Rehab treats opossum suffering from frostbite
Woman finds man with another woman, tases him
Columna: La matrícula gratuita en los colegios públicos ayudó al estado a prosperar. No hay razón para que no lo vuelva a hacer
California debería tener matrícula universitaria gratuita en las universidades estatales
Behind the White House’s impeachment battle plans
The White House fired back at President Trump’s impeachers Monday, taking aim at their far-fetched legal arguments and blatant dishonesty. Trump’s lawyers called the Democrats’ grounds for impeachment a “made-up theory.” They singled out House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff for “lying,” violating “basic fairness” and “concocting” the whistleblower complaint. The White House brief is Trump’s...
LeBron James surprises teens in Harlem, shows support for bike lanes
LeBron James made a surprise visit to the Harlem YMCA Tuesday to share his love of bikes with local teens. The three-time NBA champ delighted a few dozen unsuspecting youngsters gathered at the Y, when he showed up to announce that he’ll be giving out free Citi Bike memberships to local youths in the spring....
How to Defeat Trump and Catch a Frisbee
There is a winnable approach for Democrats in the impeachment trial.
Warren lands key endorsements ahead of New Hampshire primary
The endorsements come at a critical time for Warren, who has fallen significantly in recent polling out the Granite State
Saudi crown prince implicated in hack of Jeff Bezos’s phone, U.N. report will say
Data was reportedly taken from the phone not long after Bezos got a WhatsApp message from the prince.
Ted Cruz says White House unlikely to push for impeachment trial dismissal
“I think the judgment here is not going to be a dismissal but rather an acquittal on the merits," he said.
Lawyer Jose Baez suing former client Rose McGowan for saying he was ‘bought off’ by Harvey Weinstein
Baez claims McGowan, his former client, defamed him in comments on Twitter and in the Daily Beast, the New York Times and on CNN.
Harry Hamlin says playing gay character in 1982's 'Making Love' 'completely ended' his career
Harry Hamlin said his star was on the rise until he "completely ended" his career at the time by playing a gay character in 1982's "Making Love.
Neighbors File Lawsuit Over Large Playscape for Terminally Ill Child, Claiming It's Too Tall, Lowers Property Values
Neighbors call the structure an "eyesore"; the child's mother says they won't be taking the playscape down.
Juan Guaido: We will take Venezuela back
CNN's Isa Soares talks to Venezuelan politician Juan Guaido about his goals for Davos 2020 and the future of Venezuela.
Day 1: The Rules of Engagement
Democrats and Republicans clash over the Senate’s impeachment trial procedure.
OnPolitics: Roberts, rules and order
The rules were debated, the jurors were seated and several Democratic amendments were defeated.
Hillary Clinton responds to uproar after bashing Sanders: 'I will do whatever I can to support our nominee'
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have walked back her strong opposition to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., after she suggested that she would not support her 2016 rival if he were to win the Democratic nomination in 2020 as he did for her candidacy.
No food or drinks allowed on senate floor ... except milk
Got milk at impeachment? Rules allow for milk-drinking on Senate floor. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Brigham Young University will allow same-sex dancing at the Amateur DanceSport Championships for the first time
Brigham Young University might be most known for its Conservative leanings and association with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but the university is temporarily setting all that side.
Republicans ease some restrictions as Trump impeachment trial kicks into gear
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was forced to revise his proposed rules at the last minute to accommodate a brewing rebellion in his ranks.
Parade unveils new wheelchair-accessible float
Book Bombshell: James Biden’s Firm Got $1.5 Billion in Government Contracts Despite Zero Experience
A firm employing James Biden, the younger brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, received more than $1.5 billion in government-backed contracts during the Obama administration.
Derek Jeter voting debacle is peak Hall of Fame stupidity
Well, how about that? For once in his charmed baseball life, things didn’t go absolutely perfectly for Derek Jeter. Although, if any true justice existed in this universe, Jeffrey Maier would’ve been sitting in left field back on that magical 1996 night … and Jeter would be a unanimous Baseball Hall of Famer right now....
Ex-Met Wally Backman’s criminal trial kicks off in Long Island
Former Mets second-baseman Wally Backman was hauled into court Tuesday for allegedly shoving his then-girlfriend into a wall in August and then preventing her from calling the cops, officials said. Backman — who currently manages minor-league team the Long Island Ducks — opted for a bench trial with Riverhead town Justice Lori Hulse deciding the case...
El regreso de Angelina Jolie como 'Maleficient' en 4K Ultra HD
Maléfica llega en formato Blu-Ray y 4K Ultra HD para toda la familia
2021 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot: Mark Buehrle, Tim Hudson among the top newcomers
The players debuting on the 2021 ballot retired after the 2015 season.
Republicans Block Subpoenas for New Evidence as Impeachment Trial Begins
Republicans made last-minute changes to their proposed rules to placate moderates, but they held together to turn back Democratic efforts to subpoena documents.
Hillary Clinton Jokes About Bernie Sanders Criticism: 'I Thought Everyone Wanted My Authentic, Unvarnished Views'
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton joked on Twitter about her recent criticisms of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, saying she "thought everyone wanted my authentic, unvarnished views."
Asian stocks arrest slide but investors on edge over China virus
Asian share markets steadied on Wednesday as investors took stock of the spread of a new strain of coronavirus from China and weighed the possible consequences of a global pandemic.