Black women are ‘constantly disrespected’ in life



Jennifer Hudson holding a sign posing for the camera: Megan Thee Stallion


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Megan Thee Stallion believes Black women are “constantly disrespected” in life.

The ‘WAP’ hitmaker has penned an op-ed piece for the New York Times titled ‘Why I Speak Up for Black Women’ ahead of the upcoming US presidential election, where she says Black women are “disregarded in so many areas of life”, despite making up one of the most “highly courted voting blocs” in America.

She wrote: “In the weeks leading up to the election, Black women are expected once again to deliver victory for Democratic candidates. We have gone from being unable to vote legally to a highly courted voting bloc – all in little more than a century.

“Despite this and despite the way so many have embraced messages about racial justice this year. Black women are still constantly disrespected and disregarded in so many areas of life.”

Megan went on to

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners capture beauty, struggles of animal life

A dreamy looking Amur tigress rubbing her cheek against an ancient Manchurian fir in the Russian Far East captured top honors in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, held annually by London’s Natural History Museum. It took Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov more than 11 months to capture the moment, using hidden cameras. The tigress is marking her territory by leaving behind secretions from her scent glands.



a zebra standing on top of a tree: Sergey Gorshkov's winning image shows an Amur tigress hugging an ancient Manchurian fir in the Russian Far East. Sergey Gorshov/Wildlife Photographer of the Year


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Sergey Gorshkov’s winning image shows an Amur tigress hugging an ancient Manchurian fir in the Russian Far East. Sergey Gorshov/Wildlife Photographer of the Year



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“It’s a scene like no other, a unique glimpse of an intimate moment deep in a magical forest,” said Roz Kidman Cox, chair of the judging panel. 

The Duchess of Cambridge announced the winner in a ceremony live-streamed on Tuesday.

Liina Heikkinen of Finland won Young Wildlife Photographer

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Woman Says Tesla Model 3 Saved Her Life After ‘Head-On’ Collision With Truck Going 70 Mph

Tesla boss Elon Musk has responded after an Ohio woman credited a Model 3 electric car with saving her life during a crash last Sunday.

Images from the scene of the collision were published to Twitter yesterday by the Tesla Columbus Ohio Owners profile, which said its member Jen Dunlap and her friend, who was not named, were hit by a “drunk driver” on the evening of October 11.

The tweet added: “They got hit HEAD ON by a wrong way driver (truck) on a highway, both going 70 m.p.h. and Jen credits… her Model 3 for saving her life!”

According to the group, which covers the Columbus region, Dunlap suffered only minimal injuries, including a sprained ankle and a broken rib. Yesterday, it said the friend was “in the hospital being monitored but things are looking positive.”

“I’m feeling so lucky to be alive today,” Dunlap tweeted on the

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Give the Hardworking Man or Woman in Your Life the Perfect Gift Using Carhartt’s Annual Holiday Gift Guide

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With the holiday season closely approaching, Carhartt, America’s premium workwear brand since 1889, has once again launched its annual Holiday Gift Guide for all of the hardworking people on your shopping list. With gear to cover you from head to toe, Carhartt has something for everyone.

The Carhartt Washed Duck Insulated Active Jac is an updated version of the company’s iconic J130 Active Jac. Every detail, from the hood drawcords with cord locks to the updated zipper design for smoother use and durability, this jacket was designed for the hardworking people who need it day-in and day-out. Made with heavyweight cotton duck lined with 3M™ Thinsulate, it’ll offer exceptional warmth all winter long!

The Midweight Hooded Logo Sweatshirt is the perfect midweight hoodie for everyday wear. With Carhartt durability, triple-stitched seams, and a front handwarmer pocket, this cotton blend sweatshirt is the perfect

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For women in military combat, new armor is matter of life and death

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WASHINGTON — For Air Force Maj. Julie Roloson, new body armor being fielded specifically for women is more than a matter of fit and weight. It could be life or death.

Roloson, 34, commands the 88th Security Forces Squadron at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and says the new vest, tailored to fit women and lighter than men’s versions, gives her a better chance to fight and shoot.

Fighting and shooting. Basic requirements for combat jobs, all of which the Pentagon opened to women five years ago. From helmets to accommodate a hair bun to maternity flight suits, gear designed for women is being developed and issued, changing the way the previously one-male-size-fits-all military outfits troops.

“So when you’re shooting the M-4, you need to have the butt of the weapon in a really pretty specific spot on your shoulder to ensure good stability,” Roloson said. “And that was always

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Tree of Life jewelry, Bart Simpson alarm clock radio stir curiosity: Antiques & Collectibles | Lifestyles

Recent prices paid for old Tree of Life pendants like yours range from less than $5 to $150, with many selling in the $35 to $80 range.

Question: I am cleaning out attic and basement spaces in my home while preparing to hold a sale of stored items before I place my property on the market.

Among these things is a perfectly working, like-new, skateboarding Bart Simpson FM alarm clock radio on a stand. It is a gift my late husband received as a college student and never used or even removed from its box.

Any information you can supply about the radio and its worth will be appreciated. G.L., Marmora

Answer: The “like-new” skateboarding Bart Simpson alarm clock radio, decorated with Simpson son Bart’s figure on the skateboard, was initially made in New York during 1990.

It is among many merchandise items associated with “The Simpsons,” a satirical American

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Dallas designer shares glamorous life and style in new book

Jan Showers’s new book, “Glamorous Living,” is a reminder of why our home interiors are so important. Done well, they can energize us or comfort us on any given day. They can unite families and provide a perfect footprint for great parties, large and small.

Showers is a rock star in the Dallas design world, though she started her firm later than most, waiting until her children were grown. She’d been helping friends with home-decorating projects when in the mid-1980s she realized she could be busy enough to have a full-time job.

Her design firm — Jan Showers and Associates — expanded in 1995 to include a showroom for antiques. A few years later she launched her own furniture collection, the Jan Showers Collection, which has been sold across the country for nearly 20 years.

“Glamorous Living” (Abrams; 224 pp.; $65) is Showers’s third book, following “Glamorous Rooms” in 2009

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Bittersweet Gay Immigration Drama Finds Beauty in Real Life

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They say truth is stranger than fiction, but more often than not it’s much sadder too. Where fiction likes to wrap things up in a tidy bow, real life is all about calculated compromise. In the case of Iván Garcia and Gerardo Zabaleta, whose touching love story is dramatized in the timely drama “I Carry You With Me,” the choice between a life together in the U.S. or with family in Mexico has no clear-cut answers. The narrative feature debut of Oscar-nominated documentarian Heidi Ewing (“Jesus Camp”),

“I Carry You With Me” operates on three separate timelines, often jumping between with little rhyme or reason. Ewing intercuts footage of the real Iván, now in early middle age and a successful chef in New York City, alongside the talented actor (Armando Espitia) dramatizing his life as a young man in Puebla, Mexico, with occasional

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Best Gift Ideas for the Car Lover in Your Life

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Photo credit: Brad Fick – Car and Driver

From Car and Driver

Looking for a fun or functional gift for the car lover in your life, but don’t know where to start? Lucky for you, the car-obsessed editors here at Car and Driver are also excellent gift givers and we know exactly what gifts the auto enthusiast in your life will love. We have gifts for all ages and interests, including toys and books for kids, tools for DIY mechanics, and many car care products to keep the paint shining and the upholstery like new.

Celebrating this year’s holidays from a distance? All of the items here can be shipped from online vendors in short order, so let your mouse pointer do the shopping and surprise the auto enthusiasts on your list with something that will make their car-loving hearts skip a beat. We invite you for a leisurely scroll

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Beauty blogger Sali Hughes MET online troll who made life a misery

Beauty expert Sali Hughes, who posted an emotional video on Instagram last year discussing the trauma of being trolled, has revealed that she’s met one of the women who bullied her online in person. 

In September 2019, author and broadcaster Hughes, said she’d decided to stop ‘ignoring’ trolls who ‘run roughshod over my entire life’ on ‘trashing’ or ‘dragging’ sites and acknowledge how much pain they’d caused her. 

This week, in a new broadcast for Radio 4, Hughes revealed that she’d come face-to-face with one of the women who’d been in that group, known as Becky, and got the chance to ask ‘why a minority of people dedicate so much time to gleefully slating, defaming and dragging someone they follow obsessively online.’ 

In September 2019, beauty expert Sali Hughes decided to acknowledge a group of women who’d been attacking her online on ‘trashing sites’. In a new BBC Radio 4

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