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Donald Trump Hits Back At San Juan’s ‘Nasty’ Mayor Over Maria Response Criticism
President Donald Trump has lashed out at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz for claiming that the federal government isn’t doing enough to support Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. On Saturday morning, Trump used Twitter to criticize Cruz for her “poor leadership ability” and that of “others in Puerto Rico” who were “not able to get their workers to help.”
“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” he wrote. “They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort,” Trump added, noting how there were now 10,000 federal workers on the “totally destroyed” island who were “doing a fantastic job.” The president’s posts were an apparent reaction to the criticism that Cruz has leveled at his administration in recent days over its handling of the fallout from the natural disaster, which has claimed at least 16 lives since ripping through the island more than a week ago. Cruz appeared on MSNBC after the president tweeted Saturday morning and reiterated that Puerto Rico needed additional aid. “Actually, I was asking for help,” she said. “I wasn’t saying anything nasty about the president.” “I will continue to do whatever I need to do, say whatever I need to say, compliment the people I need to compliment, and call out the people that I need to call out,” she added. “This isn’t about me. This isn’t about anyone. This is about lives that are being lost if things do not get done properly real quickly.”
TIDAL Is Sending 200,000 Pounds Of Much-Needed Supplies To The People Of Puerto Rico
TIDAL is contributing to the Hurricane Maria relief effort in a major way.
Announced yesterday, the music streaming platform is partnering with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort to fill a 200,000-pound cargo plane with the items Puerto Rico residents desperately need. Supplies will be collected at 19 drop off locations across New York State, with the goal of sending the first plane to the battered region on October 7. Entertainers and other celebs are also chipping in to help with the effort.
In addition to TIDAL's efforts in Puerto Rico, Jay Z has pledged that all net proceeds from his annual TIDAL X concert will go to aid victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the recent earthquakes in Mexico. This year's concert, titled TIDAL X BROOKLYN, is taking place on October 17th at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Angie Martinez will host the star-studded affair, which will feature a star-studded line up of performers including DJ Khaled, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Remy Ma, Vic Mensa, Cardi B and Jay Z himself, among many others. Angie Martinez will host the event, with special guest appearances by Rosie Perez and Lin Manuel Miranda, both of whom boast Puerto Rican roots.
Stephen Curry's social status doesn't take away from the message
OAKLAND, Calif. - Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is very much aware that he lives a life most people can't relate to. But he made it abundantly clear that it doesn't mean he can't be a voice for those people.In an interview with ESPN, the two-time MVP said it's disturbing when his critics deem him unqualified for speaking out on social injustice because of his wealth and global stature. Individuals who share that opinion visited Curry's social media platforms in large numbers to let their feelings be known following President Donald Trump's tweet "withdrawing" Curry and the Warriors' White House invitation. "I've heard a lot of backlash from this whole thing last weekend about how much money we make and 'what are we complaining about?' and 'we're in a bubble, we don't have the same struggles and stresses of life [compared] to other people,' " Curry said. "And obviously, I come from a privileged background with my dad playing in the NBA. I'm not denying that, but the majority of the NBA players come from the same backgrounds and socioeconomic situations that these criticisms are coming from. "It gets lost. We have families. We've got people around us that are going through the same thing. How that all kind of takes shape is ridiculous to me -- trying to minimize what we're talking about because we have money. That doesn't make any difference to us. And hopefully with that money, we can do a lot of good with it. We still have family and people that we are connected to, that we feel what real life is like."
Curry is arguably the face of the NBA. According to NBA.com, he has the most popular jersey in the league. He's not overwhelmingly tall, and he doesn't have blazing speed or freakish athleticism. But he dominates the game in a manner that has never been done before.Regardless of racial identity, Curry is as relatable to the masses as they come, which contributes to the robust adoration. The numerous posters, commercials, social media posts, and prime-time games equate to ultimate exposure, and it all contributes to him now being a household name. check out the rest of the interview
2 Texas HS Football Players Kicked off Team for Protesting During Anthem
A pair of football players at Victory and Praise Christian Academy in Crosby, Texas, were reportedly kicked off the team for protesting during the national anthem Friday. According to the Houston Chronicle's Adam Coleman, Cedric Ingram-Lewis raised his fist and his cousin, Larry McCullough, kneeled. Ingram-Lewis said they had been warned before the game by their coach, who reportedly served in the military, that they would be disciplined if they demonstrated. "He told us that disrespect will not be tolerated," Ingram-Lewis said of the coach's reaction to the protest, per Coleman. "He told us to take off our uniform and leave it there."
The dismissals came less than a week after teams across the NFL engaged in displays of unity following divisive comments by President Donald Trump, who said he would like to see owners fire the "son of a bitch" who kneels during the anthem.
On Thursday, The Intercept's Shaun King relayed a memo from Parkway High School in Bossier City, Louisiana, that stated student athletes would be required to stand for the national anthem in light of the NFL demonstrations.
"Parkway High School requires student-athletes to stand in a respectful manner throughout the national anthem during any sporting event in which their team is participating," principal Waylon Bates wrote. "Failure to comply will result in loss of playing time and/or participation as directed by the head coach and principal. Continued failure to comply will result in removal from the team."
Sources: Essence Mag