We can’t hear Colin Kaepernick any more. He’s being drowned out by noise | Ameer Hasan Loggins
Oct16

We can’t hear Colin Kaepernick any more. He’s being drowned out by noise | Ameer Hasan Loggins

The quarterback ignited a storm by kneeling during the national anthem. He wanted to communicate a message but, sadly, many still refuse to hear it Colin Kaepernick is everywhere. Like an icon, he is freeze-framed stoically kneeling for everyone to see. We see his image on stickers, T-shirts, graffiti and posters. Its on magazine covers, television shows and social media sites. Oddly, the more we see Kaepernicks likeness, the less we...

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Facing poverty, academics turn to sex work and sleeping in cars
Oct16

Facing poverty, academics turn to sex work and sleeping in cars

Adjunct professors in America face low pay and long hours without the security of full-time faculty. Some, on the brink of homelessness, take desperate measures There is nothing she would rather do than teach. But after supplementing her career with tutoring and proofreading, the university lecturer decided to go to remarkable lengths to make her career financially viable. She first opted for her side gig during a particularly rough...

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‘Everything is gone’: Americans return to their flooded homes
Oct15

‘Everything is gone’: Americans return to their flooded homes

Gideon Mendel photographs the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, while Oliver Laughland meets those whose lives have been upturned Terrence Mckeen, 30, mechanic, Black Creek, Florida, with his mother, Gloria Mckeen, 68 Terrence Mckeen and his mother, Gloria. Photograph: Gideon Mendel The water surged to over 28ft, completely covering our one-storey house, the home that I grew up in. Theres no way to describe the pain I felt when...

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Rex Tillerson says he won’t quit but doesn’t deny calling Trump a ‘moron’
Oct12

Rex Tillerson says he won’t quit but doesn’t deny calling Trump a ‘moron’

US secretary of state pledges loyalty to the president and shrugs off report he called Trump a moron in White House meeting as petty nonsense The US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has denied he has considered resignation and pledged loyalty to Donald Trump in the wake of a report that he had called the president a moron. There has never been a consideration in my mind to leave. I serve at the appointment of the president and Im...

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The Las Vegas shooting-range owner backing gun control: ‘If we can make people safer, why not?’
Oct11

The Las Vegas shooting-range owner backing gun control: ‘If we can make people safer, why not?’

Some may accuse Genghis Cohen of hypocrisy, given he offers access to full or semi-automatic rifles, but hes speaking out in the wake of the mass shooting The owner of Machine Gun Vegas, a shooting range that gives customers the real feel of what its like to clear a room with just a pull of the trigger, was on hand to personally explain to some Chinese customers why they were still not open on Tuesday, 48 hours after the citys mass...

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