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A Huge Chinese Video App Is Charging People, Draining Their Batteries, And Exposing Data Without Their Knowledge

VidMate told BuzzFeed News it was investigating the claims, but declined to share basic information about its employees and ownership.


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Women honored at Cannes, as gender parity drive draws scrutiny

Movie stars including Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria celebrated the role of women in cinema at a glitzy gala in Cannes on Sunday, amid a drive to promote gender equality in the industry that is still falling short of what many campaigners hoped for.

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Fox News host Chris Wallace reveals more people showed up to Pete Buttigieg than any other they’ve hosted

Fox News host Chris Wallace revealed Sunday that the crowd wanting to participate in the Pete Buttigieg event was larger than any other town hall event they’ve hosted thus far. Buttigieg also spoke openly about issues like abortion and the way people of color are treated in the United States t…
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Nixon lawyer warns of Trump’s ‘effective tactic’ that is helping him ‘get away’ with obstruction

Former White House Counsel under Richard Nixon, John Dean, explained that it doesn’t matter what the House of Representatives thinks about President Donald Trump’s possible crimes because it would be the Republicans in the U.S. Senate that would conduct an investigation. So, large Democr…
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Delon honored at Cannes as festival shrugs off criticism

An emotional Alain Delon received a prize for his six decade-long acting career on Sunday as the Cannes Film Festival shrugged off criticism prompted by his views on women and same-sex couples to give him an honorary Palme d’Or.

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Delon honored at Cannes honor as festival shrugs off criticism

An emotional Alain Delon received a prize for his six decade-long acting career on Sunday as the Cannes Film Festival shrugged off criticism prompted by his views on women and same-sex couples to give him an honorary Palme d’Or.

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Trump goes off on Fox News for interviewing Pete Buttigieg

President Donald Trump unleashed on Fox Newsman Chris Wallace for having the temerity to ask another presidential candidate questions ahead of the 2020 election. “Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him. Fox is moving more and more to …
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‘The Trump party now’: Sharpton and MSNBC panel sound the alarm on Republicans ’embarrassing’ themselves

The Republicans have gleefully handed over the keys to their party to President Donald Trump nearly three years ago, and he’s been slowly destroying it from the inside out. Conservatives have been fine with the compromise because it has meant they get the GOP’s tax cut and the right-wing…
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Deontay Wilder Knocked Dominic Breazeale The F*ck Out, Twitter Reacts

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‘Wrong on so many levels’: Trump’s own appointee for top ICE post called him ‘heartless’

Even President Donald Trump’s appointees are railing against his cruel policies. An Axios exclusive Sunday revealed Trump’s nominee to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement called the president out over email. “The fact they are pushing for me to leave immediately is heartless a…
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NYT Deutsche Bank money-laundering bombshell will make ‘serious problems’ for president: Trump biographer

The New York Times broke a story Sunday that revealed staff of Deutsche Bank were hired especially for their expertise of money-laundering. The bank staff recommended that they contact federal investigators about possible criminal activity in the accounts of President Donald Trump and his senior aid…
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‘Except for my loans’: Trump gets schooled by college grads with overwhelming debt after he touts ‘best job market ever’

Outstanding news came to about 400 Morehouse College graduates today that they’d get their student loans paid off. It’s amazing and exciting news for students who typically graduate with over $20,000 in debt. Meanwhile, those graduates angry about their own debt struck back at President …
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‘That’s crap!’: MSNBC panel explodes as Kayleigh McEnany unleashes blizzard of lies about Trump’s Russian business deal

A panel discussion hosted by MSNBC host Kendis Gibson turned into an ugly shouting match between Donald Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany and Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn on Sunday. Touching on multiple subjects, the argument between the two accelerated when McEnany cla…
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‘Eric the Slack-jawed and Princess Ivanka’: Rick Wilson hilariously pummels the entire Trump family –and the GOPers who worship them

In a brutally funny and sarcastic column for the Daily Beast, GOP consultant Rick Wilson called upon Republicans to give up even trying to appear to be anything other than Trump yes-men and, whilke he was at it, Wilsonhe also mocked the faux-royal family of the president. Under a Game of Thrones-ins…
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‘LIE LIE LIE LIE’: George Conway expertly eviscerates Trump’s attack on Amash point-by-lying-point

As one might suspect, the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is in his glory after fellow conservative, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) accused Donald Trump of impeachable offenses. After praising Amash on Saturday night, attorney George Conway was back at it on Sunday and with a lie-by-lie br…
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Conservative rains holy hell on ‘Republican grovelers and quivering sycophants’ who are fleeing Amash to defend Trump

Conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin — as big a “never-Trumper” as there is — was quick to call out the colleagues of Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) who turned on him or remained silent after the GOP lawmaker made the irrefutable case that special counsel Robert Mueller’s re…
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Adultification Bias: Study Shows Black Girls Are Treated More Harshly Than White Peers Of The Same Age

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Study Shows Adults Perceive Black Girls As Less Innocent Than White Girls Of The Same Age

Kudos to Jamilia J. Blake and Rebecca Epstein, who recently released their findings in a study on behalf of the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality which looked at adultification bias toward young black girls and women.

The introduction to the study revealed how Blake and Epstein previously conducted research which resulted in the June 2017 release of Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood, a report that presented the findings from their quantitative analysis of an form of gendered racial bias against Black girls: adultification – a stereotype in which adults view Black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers, devoid of any individualized context.
The results of that study revealed that adults perceive Black girls as less innocent than white girls as young as 5-9 years old.

The set of findings published last week took things a step further. Researchers conducted focus groups with Black women and girls across the country, in towns and cities of various sizes and in different geographic regions, speaking with a range of participants, between the ages of 12 and 60 years old. Many of those who participated shared personal stories revealing harmful consequences of adults misperceiving their age.

“Almost all the black girls and women we talked to said they’d experienced adultification bias as children,” report co-author Jamilia Blake said in a statement. “And they overwhelmingly agreed that it led teachers and other adults to treat them more harshly and hold them to higher standards than white girls.”

One such participant described being stopped by a police officer who did not believe her when she told him she was 15 years old, and handcuffed and fingerprinted her because he insisted that she was too old not to carry identification.

“[T]he officer that came and … fingerprinted me — he was like: ‘Well, child, you know, don’t lie to us. And if you tell us the real — your real age and real name, we wouldn’t have to be going through none of this’ ….” (Age group 13-17)

Other examples of adultification bias concerned “attitude”:

“[E]ven when you see just in general the word ‘attitude’ being applied … it’s usually not applied to white girls. It’s applied to Black girls.” (Age group 20‑29)

“[A] Black girl, if she’s right, and she wants to argue about something, she’s always labelled as, like, angry. And especially when it came to teachers and stuff. I would see people like debating with teachers and they would always automatically get into trouble. Because like she has ‘attitude.’ [But] … she’s just like trying to prove that she’s right. And … you can just tell that [to teachers,] automatically, she’s, like, in the wrong, just because.” (Age group 17‑23)

“[T]he teacher would say she felt threatened, you know, by me expressing myself in a classroom; like, I was, like, overpowering her when a — a outspoken white person would be [viewed as], ‘Oh,nthey’re intelligent;’ you know?” (Age group 20‑29)

How many of these scenarios seem familiar to you?

The findings also include participants personal stories of being hypersexualized by adults:

“In … sixth grade, … the school nurse, like, ask[ed] my aunt if I was sexually active …. And I was, like, at the time, like, what? Like, what? Nobody has sex. Like, I didn’t know anyone that had sex. And it was so crazy to me. And then just thinking, like, she would never think to ask my [white] friend that.” (Age group 20‑29)

The bias the participants described included overreaction and premature criminalization as well. Just consider this story, shared by one of the young women who was interviewed:

“I remember even in elementary school I had to transfer to different schools, and the other school didn’t want to take me because I had assault and battery on my record, and the reason I had assault and battery was because … during a, um, a game [at recess], one of the balls, like, hit the girl in
the face. Like, I had — I wasn’t [even] taken to the principal’s office …. But they just threw
that on my record ….” (Age group 20‑29)

Can you imagine? An assault and battery record because of a GAME?!? Just ridiculous. There are so many more personal stories we could share, you can read the entire report HERE.

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Are ExxonMobil execs the most evil people in the 200,000-year history of humanity?

Internal ExxonMobil documents show that the company’s scientists predicted in 1982 that by 2020, parts per million of carbon dioxide in earth’s atmosphere would reach 410-420 ppm. For the first time this spring ppm of CO2 exceeded 415. The memo says in part, Considerable uncertainty also surrounds t…
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Democratic lawmaker serves notice to Mnuchin that she will be coming after him when he testifies on Tuesday

A California lawmaker,  already noted for her pointed and well-informed questioning of officials representing President Donald Trump’s administration, said Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin can expect to answer for a lot when he appears efore a Democratic-controlled House committee on Tuesday. …
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Will You Be Wearing? LIVELY Launches “Go Nude” Collection

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Retailer’s Lingerie Collection Is For Women Of All Complexions

E-commerce retailer LIVELY has debuted a line of lingerie that celebrates diversity of shape and skin tone.

The new “Go Nude” collection comes in five skin-mimicking shades that were picked by the brand’s more than 70,000 strong online community, with bra sizes that go up to 44DDD/46DD.

“We took inspiration from athleisure and combine it with the functionality of lingerie,” Michelle Cordeiro Grant, founder & CEO of LIVELY told BOSSIP. “We believe we are the bridge between high style and ultimate comfort.”

All of the line’s bras are $35, and the panties are $10, Grant said.

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The former retail executive said she decided to start LIVELY after noticing a void in the lingerie industry for inclusive styles that she’d want her own daughter to wear – and added that the bras were great for new moms.

“How do we start to embrace our uniqueness as opposed to aspiring to be a supermodel and constantly feeling disappointed in ourselves?” Grant said she asked herself while conceiving LIVELY.

Besides lingerie, LIVELY sells swimwear and has a new loungewear line dropping this month.

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