Monday, March 1, 2021

Rare Winston Churchill painting sold by Angelina Jolie smashes auction record

A rare Winston Churchill painting that was gifted to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II and eventually made its way into actor Angelina Jolie's collection has become the most expensive painting by the late British prime minister to sell at auction, with a hammer price of nearly £8.3 million ($11.5 million) after fees.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/winston-churchill-christies-sale-auction-record/index.html

This Black-owned tea brand has seen a boom in sales because of 'Bridgerton,' its owner says

The pandemic delayed the launch of Stephanie Synclair's tea company, but soon after introducing LaRue 1680 online late last year, the native of Birmingham, Alabama, knew it would all work out.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/01/us/bridgerton-black-owned-tea-brand-trnd/index.html

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Indians are telling their 18 million-strong diaspora to keep out of their affairs

When American author Meena Harris tweeted criticism of the Indian state's clampdown on farmers protesting agricultural reforms, nationalist counter-protesters responded by burning her portrait. Hundreds of Indians barraged her with abuse on Twitter, telling her to stay out of their country's affairs.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/asia/indian-diaspora-farmer-protests-intl-hnk/index.html

'SNL' has 'Dr. Fauci' helping people get vaccinated

"Saturday Night Live" featured Kate McKinnon as Dr. Anthony Fauci, helping Americans trying to get the coronavirus vaccine.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/02/28/snl-fauci-vaccine-orig.cnn

Bash to Psaki: Why hasn't Saudi Arabia been held accountable for murder of Khashoggi?

White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the Biden administration's decision to not directly sanction Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the brutal death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying there are "more effective ways" to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the killing.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/02/28/psaki-biden-white-house-khashoggi-saudi-arabia-sotu-bash-vpx.cnn

The 78th Golden Globes get off to an awkward start amid controversy, while honoring Black stars

The 78th Golden Globe Awards got off to an awkward start, seeking to address controversy regarding the organization behind the ceremony, while experiencing technical glitches amid a pandemic-dictated format.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/entertainment/2021-golden-globes-highlights/index.html

Stelter: Fox News host nailed this media flaw at CPAC

CNN's Brian Stelter examines the messages that emerged from this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, and calls on viewers not to get distracted by sidebar stories over real news.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/02/28/cpac-republican-media-stelter-rs-vpx.cnn

Her babies taken, she died alone in a police cell — the victim of a problem Australia can't seem to fix

Rebecca Maher didn't get to hold her youngest child. source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/australia/australia-indigenous-deaths-custo...