There have been 21 mass shootings in the United States so far this year, including the shooting in Dayton, Ohio and a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. >> Read more trending news Definitions of mass shooting are generally vague, but WHIO used the criteria of at least four people shot and killed to create the following timeline. Sebring, Florida SunTrust Bank Shooting (1/23/19); five dead State College, Pennsylvania, shooting spree (1/24/19); four dead Rockmart, Georgia, shootings (1/24/19); four dead, one injured Ascension Parish, Louisiana domestic shooting (1/26/19); five dead Palm Springs, California, teens shooting (2/3/19); four dead Polk County, Texas shooting (2/11/19); four dead Aurora, Illinois, manufacturing plant shooting (2/11/19); five dead, five injured Clinton, Mississippi, hostage shooting (2/16/19); five dead West Chester Township, Ohio, apartment shooting (4/28/19); four dead St. Louis domestic gunfight (5/13/19); five dead Des … [Read more...] about Timeline: 21 mass shootings in the United States in 2019
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“I’m not hiding,” Sonny Vaccaro told a closed hearing at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., in 2001. “We want to put our materials on the bodies of your athletes, and the best way to do that is buy your school. Or buy your coach.” Vaccaro’s audience, the members of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, bristled. These were eminent reformers—among them the president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, two former heads of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and several university presidents and chancellors. The Knight Foundation, a nonprofit that takes an interest in college athletics as part of its concern with civic life, had tasked them with saving college sports from runaway commercialism as embodied by the likes of Vaccaro, who, since signing his pioneering shoe contract with Michael Jordan in 1984, had built sponsorship empires successively at Nike, Adidas, and Reebok. Not all the members could hide their scorn for … [Read more...] about The Shame of College Sports
Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. On Dec. 12, 1975, Paul Delaney, then the only black reporter in The New York Times’s Chicago bureau, sat in a smoke-filled room at Washington’s Sheraton Park Hotel at a meeting of nearly 100 black journalists and media professionals. They had all come to the hotel to cover a convention honoring black leaders held by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies; Mr. Delaney and the others had to squeeze their own meeting in between listening to speeches about increasing diversity in politics. After all, they had their own goal in mind: collecting signatures for the founding document of the National Association of Black Journalists. In 1967 and early 1968, black journalists represented fewer than five percent of newsroom staff members in the United States, according to the Kerner Commission on Race. At the founding meeting, many people … [Read more...] about A New York Times Editor Didn’t Want to Be the Only Black Face in the Room. So He Got to Work.
When you think of Florida, what comes to mind? Is it the miles and miles of coastline? University of Florida football? Florida State football? How about rocket launches? Do you think of alligators in the Everglades? Or do you dream about swimming with a sea cow? Luckily, because of the Sunshine State's near-perfect weather, it's easy to plan adventures around all of those things, in winter and summer. (If summer's too hot, don't worry. We've got a few ideas for you.) The following list contains some of the quintessential adventures and places — excluding the house that Mickey built because that's kind of a given — that every Floridian, as well as every winter resident, should experience at least once. It's a Sunshine State bucket list of sorts. It's narrowed to 20 but there are a lot more places to visit and many more ideas out there. Which places or experiences did we miss? Email TCPalm's trends reporter Maureen Kenyon at … [Read more...] about Florida bucket list: 20 things you have to do in the Sunshine State
Strolling the aisles at a Kohl’s department store near his home in Rochester, N.Y., Azizullah Sharifi spoke Pashto with his daughter Marwah as they picked through shorts, T-shirts and flip-flops for the summer. The father and daughter stopped to check their shopping cart, when a woman next to them muttered, “Speak [expletive] English” in a low growl. Once Sharifi realized she was talking to him, he quickly pushed his cart away without responding. But he wasn’t fast enough. Though she was only 7, Marwah recognized that the woman had “said something really bad.” “Just ignore her,” Sharifi told her. It was a drastic shift from the way he was treated in his home country of Afghanistan, where American service members, with whom he had worked closely, treated him with respect. Much of his experience in the United States has been positive, but sometimes, “you feel Islamophobia, the racism — not all people, but you can feel it,” … [Read more...] about In the United States, His Problem Wasn’t the Taliban. It Was Everything Else.