Independent website 30 Days, 30 Songs is currently on Day 4 of their mission to release one song per day until Election Day. Their mission is to motivate voters to go out and vote, specifically against Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. Today, the site featured My Morning Jacket’s front man Jim James, and his solo track “Same Old Lie.”James had this to say about The Donald:“The fact that the United States is even remotely considering the idea of a Donald Trump presidency is so very, very disturbing. How has this bully who capitalizes on the destruction of humanity somehow been given a free pass? We need to be working for peace, love, and equality. We need to find new and better ways to take care of each other, to make this nation a place where all feel safe and welcome, regardless of race, sex, or creed. We can’t be ruled by the fear and hatred that Trump continues to push down our throats. Let’s sing our songs and cast our votes and work together to help make this country the center of peace and love that we all know it can be.”30 Days, 30 Songs is very clear as to why they dislike Trump, “We will not be duped by his his rhetorical contortions, by his pandering and lies and false promises,” continuing by saying “His words incite hatred and celebrate inequity.”Conversely, they give their reasoning as to why, despite not necessarily loving her, finding her uninspiring and having faults of her own, Democratic Presidential Hillary Clinton is clearly a better choice and more qualified to lead the nation, “you don’t have to fall in love with a candidate. This is not a romance. We are electing the leader of the most powerful nation on earth. This is a decision for the head, not the heart.”Take a listen to James’ “Same Old Lie”:[photo courtesy of Marc Millman Photography]
39Feb. 6, 1990. The Harvard Law Review elected Barack Obama as the first black president in its 104-year history on Feb 5, 1990. The job was considered to be the highest student position at Harvard Law School. Here, Obama stands outside Austin Hall the day after the announcement. Photo by Joe Wrinn 23Feb. 7, 2003. Members of the Harlem Boys Choir Jermaine Lewis (from left), Sean Haythe, and Corri Miller receive handouts during a visit to view rare historical African-American manuscripts at the Harvard Theatre Collection Reading Room at Pusey Library. The visit followed a lecture by English Professor Elisa New. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 26April 27, 2005. “A Season of Laureates: Readings in Honor of the 70th Birthday of Wole Soyinka” pays homage to literary giant and human rights activist Wole Soyinka (right), who receives a standing ovation from the crowd. Derek Walcott (from left), Nadine Gordimer, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. applaud. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 9Detail of W.E.B. Du Bois (center) in a group photo of the 20th Class Reunion of the Class of 1890 on June 28, 1910 in Tempest Knob. Credit: Harvard University Archives, HUPSF Class of 1890 (PA 1) 31Dec. 4, 2009. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (left), Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and African American Studies, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, listen as Du Bois Medal recipients are introduced at a ceremony at the Harvard Kennedy School. The Du Bois Institute awards these medals to individuals whose work has contributed significantly to African and African-American culture. Photo by Jill Foley 33Nov. 6, 2000. Harvard Medical School Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs Alvin Poussaint (left) and movie director Spike Lee listen to cultural and jazz critic Stanley Crouch speak during a discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School about Lee’s movie “Bamboozled” and race in the media. Photo by Justin Ide/Harvard Staff Photographer 20The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at Harvard University. Credit: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University (http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/) 10Detail of Clement G. Morgan (center) in a group photo of the 20th Class Reunion of the Class of 1890 on June 28, 1910 in Tempest Knob. Morgan, A.B. 1890, L.L.B. 1893, was the first African American to hold degrees from both Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Credit: Harvard University Archives, HUPSF Class of 1890 (PA 1) 2This Class Book photograph shows W.E.B. Du Bois, Harvard College Class of 1890. In his “Last message to the world” in 1957, Du Bois wrote, “Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader and fuller life.” Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # HUD 290.04 pf 21President Nathan Pusey with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of Appleton Chapel during a Southern Christian Leadership Conference meeting on Jan. 10, 1965. Also pictured is the Rev. Charles P. Price (upper right). Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # UAV 605 Box 86 38Dec. 10, 2008. Ingrid Monson (left), Quincy Jones Professor of African-American Music, dances with Oumou Sangare, Mali’s great diva and champion of women’s rights, during a special performance at the Harvard Kennedy School forum “Sixty Years of Human Rights.” Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 16This Harvard Varsity Lacrosse Team spring season photograph from 1941 shows Lucien Alexis (top row, second from right), whose involvement in the 1941 Harvard Lacrosse Team sparked a debate about segregation that helped contribute to the desegregation of college athletics in the South. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # UAV 170.270 PF 37March 19, 2005. Graduate students Cameron Leader-Picone (from left), Julia Faisst, and Sheldon Bond enjoy “Unveiling the Life and Legacy of Harriet Wilson” inside the Barker Center’s Thompson Room. Wilson was thought to have disappeared from the historical record not long after her novel was published, but scholarly research reveals that she lived for almost 40 more years. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 35Dec. 4, 2009. Amber James ’11 rehearses for the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College winter concert inside the Memorial Church: “The songs we sing and the dances we do and the poems we read, they are all designed to bring people together in celebration of black creativity and spirituality. The concert is so moving because of the range of emotions that are represented in music from the black diaspora. Pain, sorrow, strength, resilience, peace, joy, love, and countless others are all intensely felt through the music and movements.” Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 12Alberta Virginia Scott, A.B. 1898, the first African-American graduate of Radcliffe, in a special dress for a class celebration. Photo ca. 1898. Credit: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University (http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/) 13Booker T. Washington (center, right) listens to Theodore Roosevelt (center, left) deliver a speech on stage in Tuskegee, Alabama. On June 24, 1896, Washington became the first African American to receive an honorary degree from Harvard University. Photo by American Press Association. Photo credit: Theodore Roosevelt Collection (560.52 1905-168) 14Eva B. Dykes earned three degrees at Radcliffe — A.B. 1917 (magna cum laude), A.M. 1918, and Ph.D. 1921. She was one of the first three African-American women in the United States (and the only one at Radcliffe) to earn a Ph.D., and she also was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Credit: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University (http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/) 17This 1943 yearbook photo shows Drue King (middle row, second from right), whose membership in the 1941 Harvard Glee Club sparked a debate about segregation that contributed to the desegregation of venues for college musical groups touring the South. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # HUD 343.04 18This 1943 yearbook close-up shows Drue King, whose membership in the 1941 Harvard Glee Club sparked a debate about segregation that contributed to the desegregation of venues for college musical groups touring the South. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # HUD 343.04 3This image shows the title page of W.E.B. Du Bois’ 1895 doctoral dissertation, “The Suppression of the African Slave Trade,” which was the first book in the Harvard Historical Series, published in 1896.Du Bois earned three degrees from Harvard — A.B. 1890, A.M. 1891, and Ph.D. 1895 — and was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # HU 90.330 22Sept. 18, 1998. South African President Nelson Mandela holds aloft his honorary degree at a special convocation at Harvard. Professor Jeffrey Sachs (left) and University Marshal Richard M. Hunt (right) join in the applause. Photo by Mike Quan 7Liberian student Plenyono Gbe Wolo, A.B. 1917 (far right), was the first Harvard College student from the African continent. He is seated at the “cosmopolitan table” inside Foxcroft Hall at a Randall Hall Association meeting in 1914. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # HUD 3404 28April 3, 2010. Dorothy Austin (from left), Sedgwick Associate Minister in the Memorial Church; Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church; and Martin Wallner ’11, verger, light candles from a bonfire during the Great Vigil of Easter at the Memorial Church. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 4Thirty-one-year-old Clement G. Morgan made national headlines as the first African American chosen to deliver a Harvard senior class oration. Photo ca. 1890. Harvard University Archives, call # HUP Morgan, C.G. (1a) 19Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor Emeritus Charles Willie (left) speaks with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Syracuse University. Photo courtesy of Professor Charles Willie 25March 11, 2005. Inside Sanders Theatre, DJ Spooky (artist and musician Paul D. Miller) performs “Rebirth of a Nation,” a remix of D.W. Griffith’s Civil War epic “The Birth of a Nation.” The 75-minute presentation was followed by a Q&A with Elvis Mitchell, visiting lecturer on African and African-American studies and on visual and environmental studies. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 5William H. Lewis, LL.B. 1895, was the first African American named to a College Football All-America Team. He was the first African American to be honored as an All-American. Lewis was hired as a football coach at Harvard, where he served from 1895 to 1906. This Varsity Football Team fall season photograph shows Lewis (third from right, seated) in 1892. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # UAV 170.270.2 PF 15This Harvard Varsity Lacrosse Team spring season photograph from 1941 shows Lucien Alexis (top row, second from right) and coach Richard W. Snibbe, M.Arch ’41(top row, left). Alexis’ involvement in the 1941 Harvard Lacrosse Team sparked a debate about segregation that helped contribute to the desegregation of college athletics in the South. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # UAV 170.270 PF 29June 4, 2009. Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis sounds his trumpet at Harvard’s 358th Commencement Morning Exercises before receiving his honorary degree. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 24April 24, 2009. The Family Van travels throughout the city of Boston providing basic medical attention to underserved communities in the metro-Boston area including Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roxbury. Harvard Medical School’s Nancy Oriol (from left) and Alvin Poussaint speak to Sandra Moreno, who translates for clients from Cape Verde and works for WIC. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 1Richard T. Greener was the first black to enter the College and to complete the undergraduate curriculum with an A.B. in 1870 (“winning the chief prizes in writing and speaking along the way”). He was not, however, the first black to be admitted, a distinction belonging to Beverly Garnett Williams, in 1847. (He died just before the academic year began and thus never entered the College.) Photo ca. 1870. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # HUP Greener, R.T. (2a) 11Alberta Virginia Scott, A.B. 1898, was the first African-American graduate of Radcliffe. Credit: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University (http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/) 6William H. Lewis, LL.B. 1895, was the first African American named to a College Football All-America Team. He was the first African American to be honored as an All-American. Lewis was hired as a football coach at Harvard, where he served from 1895 to 1906. This Varsity Football Team fall season photograph shows a close-up of Lewis in 1892. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # UAV 170.270.2 PF 8Professional boxing teacher A. Molyneaux Hewlett becomes superintendent of Harvard’s new College Gymnasium and a gymnastics teacher. The first African American on Harvard’s staff, Hewlett remains until his death in 1871. Photo ca. 1860. Credit: Harvard University Archives, call # HUP Hewlett, A. Molyneaux (3a) 32Dec. 4, 2009. Vernon E. Jordan Jr. accepts his Du Bois Medal at a ceremony at the Harvard Kennedy School. Henry Louis Gates Jr. (right), Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, helped present the awards, which are given to individuals whose work has contributed significantly to African and African-American culture. Photo by Jill Foley 30Nov. 4, 2008. Sara Stern ’12 (holding laptop) joins students from the Harvard Black Students Association and the Black Pre-Law Association inside the Queen’s Head Pub to watch the election results from the presidential race between John McCain and Barack Obama. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Commemorating February as Black History Month, this collection of historical and contemporary photographs offers glimpses into the dynamic lives of African Americans over time.For example, on June 24, 1896, educator Booker T. Washington became the first African American to receive an honorary degree from Harvard University.That evening, during an alumni dinner, Washington said: “In working out our destiny, while the main burden and center of activity must be with us, we shall need, in a large measure in the years that are to come, as we have in the past, the help, the encouragement, the guidance that the strong can give the weak. Thus helped, we of both races in the South soon shall throw off the shackles of racial and sectional prejudice and rise, as Harvard University has risen and as we all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness and selfishness, into that atmosphere, that pure sunshine, where it will be our highest ambition to serve MAN, our brother, regardless of race or previous condition.”Speech cited from Booker T. Washington’s Address at the Alumni Dinner of Harvard University. 36Evelynn M. Hammonds, dean of Harvard College, offers an official welcome to the families of the Class of 2014 inside Sanders Theatre. Hammonds began her tenure as dean of Harvard College on June 1, 2008 and is the first African-American woman to be appointed to that position. The late Archie Epps (1937-2003) was named assistant dean of Harvard College in 1964. He served as dean of students from 1971 to 1999 and was one of the first high-ranking African-American administrators at Harvard. 34July 24, 2009. Harvard Medical School (HMS) students and faculty meet with and question HMS alumnus Robert Satcher about his upcoming space shuttle flight. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 27Oct. 11, 2007. Toni Morrison speaks at the Memorial Church as part of the inauguration activities for Harvard President Drew Faust. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 40Sept. 17, 2005. The Hon. Barack H. Obama, HLS ’91, U.S. senator for Illinois, gives the keynote address, “Celebrating the Achievements of Black Alumni,” at the Harvard Law School Association Award Luncheon. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
Read Full Story The Shorenstein Center welcomed Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” to discuss the challenges of reporting on global issues in an ever-changing media environment.Mitchell admitted that there is a “great appetite” for foreign coverage today, but she questions whether “we have the tools” to accurately report on crises, even with social media and other new technologies. “Nothing illustrates the dilemma we face more than Syria,” she said. The lives of journalists have been imperiled, and the narrative of the conflict changes so constantly that the truth is difficult to ascertain. Arguments and counter-arguments by world leaders are often held off the record, making accurate media coverage all the more challenging. “Not for lack of trying,” she said, “but we in mainstream media have done a really inaccurate job of recounting what’s going on there.”Describing the fast-paced media world that she works in, she said, the “tempo has increased exponentially as we are driven by the web.” Yet she considers herself an “independent fact checker,” and advises other journalists to make sure the facts are correct: “Your biggest job is not to break a story,” she said, “it’s to stop an inaccurate story from getting out.”Listen on SoundCloud
9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Most credit unions realize the importance of establishing a younger membership base. Millennials comprise the largest generation in U.S. history. But at the same time, the average age of a credit union member is slowly but steadily increasing.To help credit unions address this disparity, studies have been conducted over the past decade in an effort to better understand young account holders. Some find that financial education is a core value for Millennials; some suggest bringing in Millennials is more a matter of personal service; and others report that fees are a hot button issue for this group. One conclusion in particular, though, that seems to present itself with consistency is, well … consistency.Consistency, stability, reliability — they’re admirable values. Consistency is something that young and experienced account holders alike can appreciate. The difference, however, is what consistency means to these two generations. From the Millennial perspective, it means maintaining the same level of access through every channel. continue reading »
Topics : It is set to confirm that an elite-only race will be held on a multi-lap course in and around a central London park, with controlled access to limit fan numbers, and headlined by the only two men to have gone under two hours, two minutes for the marathon,Defending champion Kipchoge, who became the first man to run a sub-two hour marathon in an unofficial race in Vienna last October, is seeking a record fifth London title.He has won 11 of the 12 marathons he has started, including the 2016 Olympics in Rio and holds the official world record of two hours, one minute, 39 seconds.Bekele has three Olympic and five world championship golds over 10,000 and 5,000 meters, distances in which he still holds the world record, as well as an astonishing 11 cross country world championship golds.He ran 2:01:41 in Berlin last October to miss Kipchoge’s world record by two seconds. The mass participation London Marathon has been cancelled due to COVID-19 but an elite-only race, on a short loop on a fan-restricted circuit and featuring Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele, will be held on Oct. 4, sources said on Thursday.The race, which normally attracts almost 40,000 runners and raises millions of pounds for charity, was originally postponed from April and the ongoing complications caused by the pandemic, not least the potential infection risk caused by hundreds of thousands of fans lining the route through central London, meant that hosting it was impracticable.The Boston, Berlin, New York and Chicago marathons have all been cancelled and though London always looked likely to join them, race director Hugh Brasher was clinging on to the hope it could happen and had previously said a final decision would by made by Aug. 7. An official announcement is now expected later on Thursday.
After several unsuccessful attempts to refloat the Dutch cargo ship which ran aground off Caithness on July 18, a consortium of salvage companies has been appointed to move the vessel.The owner of the cargo ship Priscilla has appointed Multraship, Ardent and Wagenborg as salvors, HM Coastguard informed.Representatives from Ardent are expected to reach the ship later today in order to carry out an initial assessment on July 21. Salvors have already commenced deploying equipment to the incident site.Once an outline salvage plan is prepared and approved, a salvage control unit (SCU) will be established near the site, the coastguard added.“This incident has now become a salvage operation in order to refloat the vessel (…) I’m pleased that the owner’s representative and insurers have appointed experienced salvors without delay. I am in dialogue with a number of key stakeholders and once we have established and agreed the salvage plan, I will provide a further update on the way forward,” Acting SOSRep Hugh Shaw said.A temporary exclusion zone of 500 m has been established around the incident site to ensure that there is no risk to the safety of persons engaged in the salvage operations and for other shipping traffic.The 3,200 dwt Priscilla remains stable but hard aground on the Pentland Skerries with the six-person crew on board safe and well.No pollution has been reported.
Cincinnatti, Oh. — The soggy weekend weather pattern did not dampen the spirits of soapbox derby fans in Cincinnati over the weekend. The Red Bull Soapbox Race, a wacky homemade non-motorized car competition was held, but had to end early because of storm conditions. But, 54 teams and their themed crafts were still on display in Eden Park at Mt Adams for fans to admire and enjoy.Team themes included tractor tributes, a mad manatee, a fiery toaster, a German language tribute, hockey fanatics, clam diggers, Fortnite llama and a barrel of monkeys just to name a few.The weather was uncooperative resulting in only 26 teams having the opportunity to run the course.The free outdoor event challenges teams of five from across the country and specifically Ohio to craft their own non-motorized vehicles and test them on a downhill course that spirals through various twists, turns and obstacles.For more information and an announcement of final rankings, please check online here.
Statewide — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has reported that 850 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday. A total of 81,847 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 948,614 individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.8% positive rate and 28 new deaths were reported for a total of 2,954 Hoosier deaths.Dearborn County has a total of 539 cases and 28 deaths reported (up 3 new cases), Decatur County has a total of 359 positive cases and 32 deaths (no change), Franklin County has 253 positive cases and 22 deaths (up 3 new deaths) and Ripley County has 221 positive cases and 8 deaths (up 1 new case). Locally, this is an increase of 4 new positive cases and 3 new deaths.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is confident Newcastle will reap the rewards of France’s qualification for the World Cup finals. Pardew said: “It was important because it was from a set-place, a corner, which we are not particularly good at, and it was well-worked. “We have been concentrating a little bit in certain ways on set-plays, and it gave us a nice foundation.” Norwich responded and Nathan Redmond wasted a glorious opportunity to level after Michael Turner had caught the home defence flat-footed with a ball over the top. Anthony Pilkington looped a header across goalkeeper Tim Krul and just wide of the far post, but the home side extended their lead seven minutes before the break when Canaries goalkeeper John Ruddy failed to hold Shola Ameobi’s header and Yoan Gouffran pounced from close range. Newcastle, perhaps as a result of all the midweek activity, wilted somewhat after the break as Norwich stepped up a gear, but it was not until 10 minutes from time that Leroy Fer gave them hope when he powered a header past Krul. That prompted a late onslaught, but the visitors were unable to trouble the Dutchman further. The win left the Magpies in eighth place in the table on 20 points after 12 games, and with West Brom due on Tyneside next weekend before tough trips to Swansea and Manchester United. Yanga-Mbiwa, who played at right-back in place of the suspended Debuchy rather than in his accustomed central defensive role, said: “All matches in the Premier League are hard. “We need to keep the spirit to win the next game. Afterwards, I know we have two hard games, Swansea and Manchester United. We need to get many points to go up (the table).” By contrast, defeat left Norwich in 16th place and only a single point clear of the drop zone. However, there were positives for manager Chris Hughton, the form of 23-year-old summer signing Fer among them. Hughton said: “He is still developing. If I look at his all-round game, I think there is still improvement in his game. “It is about him adjusting from playing and being brought up in a Dutch way and particularly generally playing three in midfield to adjusting to what we want from him. “But he is certainly making good and big strides for us.” The 24-year-old defender was as delighted as anyone to see club-mates Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy help their country overturn a 2-0 play-off deficit to beat Ukraine and make it to Brazil, with Moussa Sissoko and Loic Remy also in the squad. Yanga-Mbiwa’s victorious compatriots returned to Tyneside after last week’s heroics weary, but brimming with confidence, and managed to channel their remaining energy into a performance which secured a 2-1 Barclays Premier League win over Norwich. Manager Alan Pardew is now hoping their attempts to make sure they are part of the festivities in South America, along with Argentina’s Fabricio Coloccini, Ivory Coast’s Cheick Tiote, Holland keeper Tim Krul and Nigeria frontman Shola Ameobi, will benefit the Magpies, and the former Montpellier defender agrees. Yanga-Mbiwa said: “All the players are confident. The French team has qualified and all the players are happy and trying to do well to help themselves go to the World Cup.” France boss Didier Deschamps will be keeping a close eye on events at St James’ Park over the next six months or so and with Hatem Ben Arfa also desperate to force his way back into contention, there is a huge incentive for Newcastle’s French foreign legion. But asked if he too has hopes of catching Deschamps’ eye, Yanga-Mbiwa said: “Oh, I don’t know. I try to do well. “I know the gaffer of the France team watches the games. We won and afterwards, it’s up to him to decide if he calls me or not.” In the meantime, the Magpies’ French contingent and the rest of their team-mates will concentrate on the task of easing the club further up the table after recording a third successive league win. It took them just two minutes to get their noses in front as Remy made the most of some less-than-effective defending to head home Cabaye’s corner. Remarkably, it was the first goal Pardew’s men had scored from that particular set-piece since October 2011. Press Association