Newsom under pressure to take executive action on reparations if California Legislature doesn’t act

San Francisco proposes $5 million in reparations for qualifying Black residents

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing increased pressure to use his authority to unilaterally enact proposals that would dole out billions of dollars to Black residents in reparations as a way to make amends for slavery if the state legislature doesn’t act. The California Reparations Task Force, which was created by state legislation in 2020, … Read more

10,000 tonnes of uncollected trash in Paris as unions call for more action against pension reforms

There’s an estimated 10,000 tonnes of uncollected trash piling up on the streets of the French capital, as unions call for more weekend protests and strike action against controversial pension reforms.  Hundreds of people have been arrested in Paris after two nights of protests, according to the Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, while demonstrations spread to Rennes, … Read more

UK government to unveil budget amid mass industrial action

The UK treasury is set to unveil its latest budget aimed at encouraging thousands of Britons back to work in the face of labour shortages and a cost-of-living crisis.  “Support will be focused on people with disabilities and long-term illnesses, parents, the over-fifties and those on Universal Credit”, the Treasury said. UK Finance Minister Jeremy … Read more

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Stars Reunite For More Epic Fantasy Action

While Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan presumably spent Monday recovering from their historic Oscar wins, Disney+ posted the first trailer for “American Born Chinese,” a new series that reunites them with fellow “Everything Everywhere” stars Stephanie Hsu and James Hong. The series follows teenager Jin Wang (Ben Wang) as he navigates the daily challenges … Read more

Oscars 2023: Lady Gaga jumps into action after fall on red carpet ahead of emotional performance

Lady Gaga came to the rescue on Oscar night. People magazine shared video of the Oscar performer walking the carpet into the ceremony and passing a man with a camera. Just as they cross paths, the photographer stumbles and can be heard hitting the ground. Gaga noticed, turned and rushed back to help him up. … Read more