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35 Bill Cosby Accusers Tell Their Stories

35 Bill Cosby Accusers Tell Their Stories
More has changed in the past few years for women who allege rape than in all the decades since the women’s movement began. Consider the evidence of October 2014, when a Philadelphia magazine reporter at a Hannibal Buress show uploaded a clip of the comedian talking about Bill Cosby: “He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up, black people … I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom.’ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches … I guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns. Dude’s image, for the most part, it’s fucking public Teflon image. Perhaps the most shocking thing wasn’t that Buress had called Cosby a rapist; it was that the world had actually heard him. Read her story Name: Beverly Johnson Age: 62 Occupation: model, actress Alleged Assault: mid-1980s Johnson got a call from her agent saying Cosby wanted Johnson to audition for a small role on The Cosby Show. « Back to Article Name: Patricia Leary Steuer Age: Related:  Read later

Jamestown excavation unearths four bodies — and a mystery in a small box Archaeologists have discovered the graves of four founders of Jamestown, Va. The historic figures were buried in the long-vanished church built inside James Fort in 1608. (Jason Aldag/The Washington Post) JAMESTOWN, Va. — When his friends buried Capt. Gabriel Archer here about 1609, they dug his grave inside a church, lowered his coffin into the ground and placed a sealed silver box on the lid. This English outpost was then a desperate place. The tiny, hexagonal box, etched with the letter “M,” contained seven bone fragments and a small lead vial, and it probably was an object of veneration, cherished as disaster closed in on the colony. On Tuesday, more than 400 years after the mysterious box was buried, Jamestown Rediscovery and the Smithsonian Institution announced that archaeologists have found it, as well as the graves of Archer and three other VIPs. [The man who found James Fort] It also raises intriguing questions about Jamestown’s first residents. Unearthing a 400-year-old gravesite

aol huffingtonpost CIA Meddling, Race Riots, and a Phantom Death Squad GEORGETOWN, Guyana — A jumbie, in Guyana, is an evil spirit. The term derives from the same Kikongo word — West African, like many of the enslaved who once toiled in this tiny South American IAountry — that zombie does. A rich cast of jumbies, evocative of Guyana’s history, populates the nation’s folklore and its country lanes, many of which were unlit well into the late 20th century. The lack of electricity was bad for economic development, but good for telling stories of the supernatural. In the glow of kerosene lamps, tales were spun about the Land Master, a spectral planter on horseback placated only by rum and cigarettes, or the churail, a wild-haired woman walking the night, inconsolable after dying in childbirth; pregnant women who saw this figure were fated to lose their babies. The PNC’s present avatar led the multiracial, but majority-black coalition seeking to unseat the PPP this year; the coalition’s presidential candidate was retired Brig. JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images

3 Simple Secrets To Getting Your Child Out of Defense Mode — Asperger Experts Dear Parents, For as long as I can remember, I’ve been victim to one of the most prominent issues that often accompanies an Asperger’s diagnosis: sensory overload. Some of my earliest memories involve dramatic episodes at local fireworks shows; I would clap my hands over my ears and scream until my mom hauled me from the scene. Trips to the movie theater also presented this problem, and my mom soon discovered the correlation between loud, invasive situations and environments and my frequent public meltdowns that left me so distraught. As you read this, you may nod in recognition, all too familiar with how frustrating, confusing, and unpleasant sensory overwhelm can be for everyone involved. You may not know this, but many people with Asperger’s (myself included, at one point) feel an almost crippling shame that they can’t go out and enjoy their days like almost everyone else can. That brings me to the actual advice part of this piece. You may be asking, “How do I go about doing this?”

Ronda Rousey Is Unstoppable The video clip is now a cherished part of the Ronda Rousey origin story: Head-shaven Ultimate Fighting Championship impresario Dana White, walking out of the Mr Chow restaurant in Hollywood in 2011, swamped by paparazzi, who begin grilling him about the latest gossip from the octagon. White good-naturedly trades fight talk (“That was the sickest kick in MMA history!”) and answers questions as he searches for his waiting SUV. Before he departs, there’s a final query: When are we going to see women in the UFC? “Never,” White says, chuckling. The most powerful man in the sport steps into his ride, closes the door, and the black SUV rolls away, mwahahaha. This weekend, Ronda Rousey—an Olympic bronze medalist in judo-turned-mixed martial arts fighter—fought again in the UFC octagon. It really makes you wonder: How on earth did someone last 1 minute 6 seconds with Rousey? Rousey is now 12-0, and considered the best female mixed-martial fighter on the planet. It definitely felt that way Saturday.

Of Love and Other Demographics Three months ago, Guyana’s new president, then the candidate of an opposition coalition hoping to unseat the country’s ruling party, was saying goodbye to his host, who had arranged a sumptuous curry dinner for the politician with potential donors at a home in New York City. The middle-class professionals around the table, all of Indian origin, had warmly welcomed David Granger, a candidate with deep roots in a party long seen as representing the interests of African Guyanese. That night in Queens, while courting the dollars and goodwill of the country’s large diaspora in the United States, Granger joked more than once that Guyana was a country divided in two: between those in North America, and those in South America. The quip was a lighthearted allusion to another, deeper divide in this former outpost of the British empire, once worked by enslaved Africans then indentured Indians. Interracial couple from election day. Photo © Adrian Browne, Stabroek News Feature image © Gaiutra Bahadur

How People In Wedding Trades Can Defend Themselves The successful shutting down (or at least shutting up) of non-groupthink-compliant wedding cake and floral businesses has given gay-marriage agitators and their backers a taste of the vast power of ideological extortion in 2015 America. I’m optimistic that the law will eventually come to its senses and give wide berth to Christians in the wedding trades, or even to non-Christian libertarians who simply don’t want to be told who they have to do business with. Perhaps James O’Keefe will covertly record owners of a black-owned florist shop being asked to create an arrangement for a “KKK” event, or a Muslim-owned catering service being asked to cater a Bar Mitzvah. But something will eventually jar the nation out of its deep-seated fear of not giving gay marriage complete affirmation by every citizen at the expense of religious freedom. The Federal Bureau of Cakes Options for Conscientious Objectors Branding Is Everything What am I talking about? Cake Baker? DJ? Follow the Money

How Seeing Greta Garbo Naked Shifted Jane Fonda's View Of 'Perfection' Norah Jones or Sex Pistols? Thinking style molds taste: study Prophetic Wannabees and the Prophetic Reformation R. Loren Sandford, one of my great friends and mentors, once wrote, "A group of prophetic wannabees is any pastor's worst nightmare." While this statement can be seen as both humorous and incredibly sad, I have personally spent the last five years sitting with pastors and leaders from across America listening to one painful story after another regarding their unpleasant encounters and interactions with prophetic people. "Jeremiah, our church has been incredibly wounded by the prophetic ministry, but yet we believe in it! Can you come help bring healing and restoration here?" I cannot count how many of these types of phone calls I receive every year from churches across the USA. In fact, for every 10 churches that call and invite me to speak at their conference or gathering, nine of them have had bad experiences with prophetic ministers and people. Where Have We Gone Wrong? Are Prophetic Roundtables Helpful? Blessing or Collateral Damage? Old Testament Delusions Those Lowdown Prophets

Serena Williams Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Williams. Ne pas confondre avec Venus Williams, sa sœur aînée, également joueuse de tennis. Elle a, à ce jour, remporté 36 tournois du Grand Chelem : Elle a également remporté quatre médailles d'or olympiques : trois en double dames avec sa sœur aînée Venus (2000, 2008 et 2012) et une en simple remportée le 4 août 2012 à Wimbledon, lors des J.O. de Londres. L'ensemble de ces résultats font d'elle la première joueuse de l'histoire à avoir tout gagné en carrière, tournois du Grand Chelem et Jeux olympiques, en simple comme en double. Serena Williams est considérée comme une des plus grandes joueuses de l'histoire. Sur deux années en 2002-2003, elle décroche les quatre Majeurs à la suite, performance inédite depuis Steffi Graf neuf ans auparavant qui lui vaut d'occuper la place de numéro 1 mondiale au classement WTA pendant 57 semaines consécutives. Style de jeu[modifier | modifier le code]