The Daily Populous

Thursday July 9th, 2020 day edition

image for NYC to start painting Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower Thursday despite pushback from Trump

New York City is moving ahead with its plans to have a mural of the words “Black Lives Matter” painted on the street in front of Trump Tower this week, despite pushback from the president earlier this month, NBC New York reported.

Citing city sources, the local station reported that the painting of the mural will begin early Thursday.

The project, which aims to see a section of Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower painted with the words “Black Lives Matter,” is expected to take several days.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Bill de BlasioNYC to start painting Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower Thursday despite pushback from Trump House chairman blasts Trump's push to reopen schools as 'dangerous' CDC to issue more guidance on school openings amid Trump criticism MORE (D), a vocal Trump critic who announced plans for the project in late June, is reportedly expected to participate in the effort later Thursday.

Though the mural will be far from the first honoring the Black Lives Matter movement to go up in New York, this effort in particular drew the ire of Trump not long after it was announced late last month.

He also referred to the “Black Lives Matter” mural as a “symbol of hate,” even as the namesake organization behind the popular movement has worked continuously to combat police brutality and racism over the years.

“Here’s what you don’t understand: Black people BUILT 5th Ave and so much of this nation. »

Melania Trump sculpture in Slovenia set on fire on the Fourth of July

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He told Reuters that he had hoped the sculpture of Mrs. Trump would spark conversation about political issues in the U.S., namely regarding immigration.

A statue of first lady Melania Trump in Slovenia was taken down on July 5, 2020, after police found that it had been burned and disfigured.

A wooden structure appearing to mock President Donald Trump near Kamnik, Slovenia, was found burned to the ground in January. »

Tyler Perry to pay funeral expenses for girl shot in Atlanta

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Tyler Perry to pay funeral expenses for 8-year-old girl fatally shot in Atlanta.

ATLANTA — Tyler Perry has offered to pay the funeral expenses for an 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot in Atlanta over the weekend, a representative for the actor and filmmaker confirmed Wednesday.

Rayshard Brooks: Tyler Perry to pay for funeral of 27-year-old Black man killed by Atlanta police. »

Lady A, Formerly Lady Antebellum, Sue Seattle Blues Singer Lady A

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The following day (June 12), the Seattle-based Black blues singer Anita White, who has gone by the name Lady A for more than two decades, spoke out about the country band’s decision.

Today (July 8) the band Lady A have filed a lawsuit against the singer Lady A.

The lawsuit notes that the band isn’t asking for monetary damages or attempting to prohibit White from performing under the name Lady A. »

Sony Launches Wearable Air Conditioner, Personal Heater for Roughly $130

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Announced in 2019, Sony has begun sales of its wearable, pocket-sized air conditioner — called Reon Pocket — which also works as a heater during the winter, according to Sony's website.

Wearable, pocket-sized air conditioner from Sony.

Temperatures are soaring higher now more so than ever, which to many makes the idea of a portable, wearable air conditioner too cool to resist. »