The Washington Post
The comedian Dick Gregory rose to national prominence in the early 1960s as a black satirist whose audacious style of humor was biting, subversive and topical, mostly centered on current events, politics and above all, racial tensions. His trademark was the searing punchline. "A Southern liberal?" he once said. "That's a guy that'll lynch you from a low tree." Another: "When I get drunk, I think I'm Polish. One night I got so drunk I moved out of my own neighborhood." On segregation: "I know the South very well. I spent 20 years there one night."
Another Palm Beach, Fla., charity announced Saturday that it was canceling plans to hold a gala at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club - the ninth to cancel a big-ticket charity event at the club this week. The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, a charity focused on the ritzy island's architectural landmarks, had planned to hold a dinner dance at Mar-a-Lago next March. The foundation was a new customer for Trump's club, and a potentially lucrative one: It spent $244,000 on rent and food on a previous gala at another site, according to tax filings.
It's been 30 years since Burt Reynolds starred in "Smokey and the Bandit" and made driving a rig on the open highway seem like a cool way to make a living. That same year, only "Star Wars" sold more tickets.
If there's one superhero character whose rise might be most tied to the events of World War II, it is Captain America, who emerged from the minds of legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby and sprung forth from an iconic 1941 debut cover on which Cap smacks Hitler right in the kisser.
Durham County, North Carolina, officials said Tuesday, Aug. 15, they arrested a woman in connection with the vandalism and toppling of a Confederate statue in North Carolina. A 22-year-old woman was charged with participation in a riot with property damaging exceeding $1,500 and inciting others to riot, which are both felonies, Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said. She was also charged with two misdemeanors of damage to property and disorderly conduct by injury to a statue, CNN reported.
PHILADELPHIA - Art Gutierrez comes to the corner of Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street every morning to buy heroin.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Chaos and violence turned to tragedy Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members - planning to stage what they described as their largest rally in decades to "take America back" - clashed with counterprotesters in the streets and a car plowed into crowds, leaving one person dead and 19 others injured.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. - President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned "in the strongest possible terms" the spate of violence unfolding in Charlottesville and called for "a swift restoration of law and order" -- but avoided placing blame on any particular party for the hate-fueled upheaval.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Police in Charlottesville came under criticism for failing to keep apart warring white nationalists and counterprotesters who battled it out in the city streets on Saturday amid what at first seemed an anemic response from authorities. Anger over the how police responded came from all directions and intensified after the deaths of a woman struck by a car that plowed into a group of counter protesters. Experts said police appeared outnumbered, ill-prepared and inexperienced.
While the rest of us were enthralled by the "Bachelorette" finale on Monday night, six women in Washington, D.C., became unwitting participants in an epic dating game of their own. Lisette Pylant met up with Justin Schweiger for a first date over drinks that evening, only to discover 45 minutes in that he'd double-booked. Or rather, she learned as the night went on, that he'd planned six consecutive dates at the same bar.