Justin Timberlake calls for Confederate statues to be removed in home state of Tennessee

Justin Timberlake is speaking out against Confederate monuments in his home state of Tennessee and across the U.S.

In an Instagram post Monday, the singer explained why he’s advocating to have the statues removed.

“When we protest racism in America, people think we are protesting America itself. Why is that the reaction?” he wrote along with a video he reposted from the American Civil Liberties Union. “Because America was built by men who believed in and benefited from racism. Plain and simple.”

PHOTO: Justin Timberlake attends the 2019 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2019 in New York City. (Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images, FILE)

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“This is when you hear ‘But that’s all in the past.’ So let’s be clear… those men who proudly owned and abused Black people

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iPadOS 14 hands-on: Design updates galore

That really shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Apple has been encouraging developers to build iPad apps with Mac Catalyst, which ensures that the same code runs on Mac computers as well as tablets. In other words, some iPad apps are essentially Mac apps, so a little cultural crossover was inevitable. What makes this particular situation more interesting, though, is the fact that none of the redesigned apps I mentioned are built on Catalyst — Apple just felt that merging some historically desktop-y elements into its mobile software was the right way forward. Now, the company may just be applying best practices from one platform to another, and I have to admit that these sidebars make using a trackpad or mouse with these apps easier. Still, when you consider these design changes and the fact that some parts of macOS Big Sur took clear inspiration from iOS, it’s hard

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Biden coasts to victory in New Jersey, Delaware primaries, NBC News projects

Joe Biden has won the Democratic presidential primaries in New Jersey and his home state of Delaware, NBC News projects.

The pair of wins Tuesday night allows Biden, who is already the presumptive Democratic nominee, to build on the delegate haul he’s already amassed heading into next month’s scaled-down Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. Biden officially became the party’s presumptive nominee last month when he exceeded the 1,991 pledged delegates needed to do so.

Both states are conducting their primaries almost entirely by mail, due to the coronavirus pandemic. And in New Jersey, where politics watchers were closely following several congressional primaries, election officials cautioned that results were not likely to be known for several days, because ballots can be postmarked as late at 8:00 p.m. ET Tuesday.

In recent weeks, all registered Democratic and Republican voters have received a ballot in the mail, while unaffiliated and inactive

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Design Unites Charity Auction Supports Black Artists + Designers Guild

Photo credit: Courtesy of Isla Bella Beach Resort; Photography by Alaric Campbell
Photo credit: Courtesy of Isla Bella Beach Resort; Photography by Alaric Campbell

From ELLE Decor

With the recent reckoning the world is experiencing due to racial injustices, the Hearst Luxury and Design Group, through the broader #DesignUnites initiative, is supporting the Black design community by hosting a charitable auction to benefit the Black Artists + Designers Guild, a nonprofit organization that aims to amplify the art, projects, and voices of Black creators and makers.

You have the opportunity to give back while you bid to win a resort stay or gorgeous chair. The lot includes a mix of beautiful furniture, chic accessories, and one-of-a-kind experiences. All funds raised through the CharityBuzz auction will go toward the guild’s initiatives, including Mission Fund, education, and the BADG Concept House.

Here is the list of all items being auctioned, and visit the CharityBuzz site to start your bidding here.

Auction Lots:

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HBO’s ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ Explores the Horrifying Crimes of Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo

Photo credit: Justin Sullivan - Getty Images
Photo credit: Justin Sullivan – Getty Images

From Esquire

Photo credit: Justin Sullivan - Getty Images
Photo credit: Justin Sullivan – Getty Images

On June 29th, 74-year-old Joseph DeAngelo plead guilty to a string of kidnappings and murders, confessing to be the serial rapist and murderer who terrorized California during the 1970s and ‘80s. For decades, families, survivors, and investigators puzzled over the dozens of crimes he committed, and now the story and late writer Michelle McNamara‘s efforts to bring attention to and solve the case are the subject of the six-part HBO series, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. Here’s what’s known so far about DeAngelo’s life, and how, with the help of online genealogical catalogues, he was finally brought to justice.

Joseph DeAngelo was born into a military family in 1945.

Joseph James DeAngelo was born in Bath, New York, and he spent part of his childhood in West Germany, where his father

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