In the wake of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, the public call for institutions that have supported R. Kelly in the past to take action has grown louder and louder. On Wednesday, dozens of protestors rallied outside RCA Records’s New York City office to demand that the label drop R. Kelly from its roster. Jezebel and The Root stopped by the “Rally to Protect Black Girls” to speak with representatives from the organizing groups: Color of Change, Girls for Gender Equity, the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women, Black Women’s Blueprint, A Long Walk Home, CREDO Mobile and women’s organization UltraViolet. Watch the video above to hear their perspective on how the music industry has been complicit in R. Kelly’s behavior and what they think accountability looks like. Producers: Felice Leon, CJ Dominguez, Lisa Fischer … [Read more...] about #MuteRKelly and the Fight Against Silencing Women of Color
Nice Price Or Crack Pipe Is this used car a good deal? You decide! Honda’s not known for weird cars here in the U.S., that is, with the exception of the Element. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe EX-AWD even comes with a remote starter. We’ll need to decide if its price makes it a non-starter. So I was thinking last night, as I am wont to do, and began to wonder—will there ever be another production Porsche as revered by its adherents as the 356 and the 911? I mean geez, the fans of those models are like cults—very rich cults. You didn’t have to drink any Kool-Aid, nor be particularly flush to buy yesterday’s 1998 Porsche Boxster. That model does not carry the cachet of its rear-engined elders—not yet at least—and so makes for a modestly modern point of entry into the Porsche clan. How modest? Well, that seemingly well-sorted 986 asked a mere $5,800, a pittance in Porsche parlance. That was good enough to elicit cheers in the … [Read more...] about At $6,200, Could This 2004 Honda Sport-Ute Put You In Your Element?
In this week’s tech-advice column at Lifehacker—keep your questions coming, folks!—we’re helping out a reader who has way too many important papers that need to make a magical transition to the digital realm. At least, that sounds a lot more exciting than “Optical Character Recognition,” which doesn’t really roll off the tongue. Lifehacker reader Phil writes: “David, your columns are informative, helpful and well written. Thank you. I’m copying (digitizing by scanning) a non-profit’s meeting minutes. The organization meets twice a month. Each set of minutes representing a meeting, usually just one or two typewritten pages, comprise a file. I have about 20 years worth of minutes to do. I will merge all the files of one year’s meetings into one “year” file, then merge 10 of those files into another, separate “decade” file. Too much information, I know. Anyway, I would like for these files to … [Read more...] about How Do I Create a Searchable Archive of PDFs?
This week, news broke that Mariah Carey is suing her former assistant, Lianna Shakhnazaryan for extortion. But Shakhnazaryan is also suing Carey, claiming that she was subject to sexual battery and harassment on the job. According to Buzzfeed News, court documents allege that Stella Bulochnikov, Carey’s former manager, held Shakhnazaryan down and peed on her multiple times. Bulochnikov also allegedly lifted Shakhnazaryan’s breasts and placed objects, like iPhones and remote controls, beneath them. She also claims that Carey would yell at her to “Move your fat Armenian ass.” Shakhnazaryan was Carey’s assistant from 2015-2017 and is suing for lost wages and damages. But in a lawsuit filed against Shakhnazaryan, Carey claims her former assistant, who earned $328, 500 a year, took secret, potentially embarrassing videos of the singer and attempted to blackmail her for $8 million with them. According to Shakhnazaryan’s lawyer, Mark Quigley, … [Read more...] about Lawsuit Claims Mariah Carey’s Former Assistant Was Assaulted and Peed On at Work
BuzzFeed published an explosive report on Thursday night alleging that President Trump instructed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his involvement in the unsuccessful Trump Tower Moscow deal during his 2016 campaign. The allegation came from anonymous federal law enforcement officials who are currently investigating the deal. In November, Cohen pled guilty to lying about the deal in testimony to Congress. BuzzFeed’s sources told the site that the lie was on Trump’s behalf, and that Trump specifically instructed Cohen to obscure his family’s connections to the deal and misrepresent how long negotiations lasted during the campaign. From BuzzFeed: Now the two sources have told BuzzFeed News that Cohen also told the special counsel that after the election, the president personally instructed him to lie — by claiming that negotiations ended months earlier than they actually did — in order to obscure Trump’s involvement. The … [Read more...] about Trump Told Michael Cohen to Lie About Russia Deal: BuzzFeed