CNN's Van Jones welcomed a baby with his longtime friend and said they will raise their daughter as 'conscious co-parents.' Here's what you should know about platonic parenting.
Van Jones told People after the COVID lockdown he wanted another baby, and his friend wanted one too, so they decided to become conscious co-parents.news.yahoo.com
Van Jones and Friend Have Baby as ‘Conscious Co-Parents’—Not Lovers
Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty ImagesCNN’s Van Jones has welcomed a new daughter—and he’s reportedly hoping more people will embrace the arrangement that brought her into the world. After pandemic lockdown, Jones told TMZ, “I got clear that I wanted another kid. I discovered that my friend Noemi also wanted a baby. So, we decided to join forces and become conscious co-parents. It’s a concept that I hope more people will explore and consider.” Jones, who has two children from a previous marriage, dinews.yahoo.com
CNN’s Van Jones Says a Youngkin Victory Would Be ‘Delta Variant’ of Trumpism
Prior to the return of election results on Tuesday night, CNN's Van Jones asserted that if Republican Glenn Youngkin triumphed in the Virginia gubernatorial race, it would represent the "Delta Variant" of Trumpism. Jones explained the analogy by saying Youngkin was a part of the "same disease" but that he would spread "a lot faster."news.yahoo.com
Van Jones gushes about Kim Kardashian: ‘Going to be an unbelievable attorney’
“I think she’s one of the best advocates that we have,” Jones said. Van Jones has never made his fondness for Kim Kardashian a secret and during a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres, he waxed poetic about what a great attorney he thinks she’ll be. When asked how Kardashian’s studies are going Jones replied, “She’s doing amazing.”news.yahoo.com
Networks cut away from Trump's White House address
NEW YORK – ABC, CBS and NBC all cut away from President Donald Trump on Thursday as he spoke from the White House to make an unfounded accusation that the presidential election was being stolen from him. Trump was more subdued Thursday, yet offered a litany of complaints about “suppression” polls, mail-in voting and fraud that he never specified. Cordes said there is no indication of a substantive number of illegal votes cast, and said Trump's reference to votes arriving late was “another falsehood.”MSNBC cut away from Trump to anchor Brian Williams. “There are no illegal votes that we know of, there has been no Trump victory that we know of.”After ABC ended its coverage, the network’s White House correspondent, Jonathan Karl, also said there was no evidence of illegal votes. But especially in this election.”While CNN kept Trump on the air, a chyron displayed under him said, “Without any evidence, Trump says he's being cheated.”Anchor Jake Tapper looked weary when it was over.
‘Speak up!’ — ‘Sesame Street’ tackles racism in TV special
(AP) – “Sesame Street" has always pressed for inclusion. Sesame Workshop — the nonprofit, educational organization behind “Sesame Street” — will later this month air the half-hour anti-racist special "The Power of We” and hopes families will watch together. The special defines racism for younger viewers and shows how it can be hurtful. “Sesame Street,” which last year celebrated its 50th anniversary, has a history of explaining the world to children, tackling everything from foster care to substance abuse. The latest special comes on the heels of “Sesame Street” contributing to “Coming Together: Standing Up To Racism,” a CNN town hall special in June hosted by Van Jones and Erica Hill.
Convention-covering networks challenged by competing stories
Republicans decided the show must go on and, for the most part, television networks followed. The convention is taking place in the shadow of huge stories that are happening right now, CNN's Anderson Cooper said. Networks, after giving extensive coverage to the Democrats last week, are cognizant of being fair to the Republicans. The president has been showing up every night, the president could talk about it. But former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum, also a CNN contributor, said Republicans were there to try and reelect President Trump and that has to continue to remain their focus.
Coronavirus upends conventions, changes TV coverage
LOS ANGELES The Democratic and Republican conventions will lack for crowds but not television coverage. The Democratic meeting will be virtual, with Biden planning to make his acceptance speech from Wilmington, Delaware. Broadcast networks ABC, CBS and NBC plan an hour of nightly coverage of the conventions at 10 p.m. EDT. CNN's commentators for the Democratic meeting include Van Jones, Jennifer Granholm, Andrew Yang, and Scott Jennings. Commentary for the Republican convention will be handled by Rick Santorum, David Urban, Amanda Carpenter and Granholm.
Antebellum brings racial justice call to reopened theaters
This image released by Lionsgate shows co-writer/directors Christopher Renz, left, and Gerard Bush on the set of "Antebellum." Filmmakers Bush and Renz planned to release their feature-length debut film, Antebellum, in the spring of 2020, just as the coronavirus pandemic exploded internationally. In Antebellum, Mone gives moviegoers a modern Black heroine who takes charge of her own liberation without a male-dominated cavalry. Their path to feature-length films with a racial justice message has been a long time coming, Bush and Renz said. Even as they anticipate finding box office success with Antebellum, Bush and Renz are already at work on their second feature-length script, under a newly formed production company, Gloaming Pictures.
Rayshard Brooks opened up about struggles of life after incarceration in an interview before his death
Those were the words of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks who was shot and killed by an Atlanta police officer this month. Brooks spoke those words in February, just a few months before his death, during an interview he gave to a company called Reconnect, which focuses on fighting incarceration. Brooks told the interviewer he was arrested for false imprisonment and financial credit card fraud. "I'm like, 'oh my God, I have kids out here' ... so I'm trying to do the best option I can to be back to society," he said. You know some people say, you know, they're considering suicide."
'Sesame Street' and CNN's Town Hall Perfectly Explains Racism and the Need to Come Together
Sesame Street has a long history of bringing important issues and powerful messages to children and families within their show. Not all streets are like Sesame Street. Not all streets are like Sesame Street. #CNNSesameStreet pic.twitter.com/mkL5ltCg21 CNN (@CNN) June 6, 2020There were also inspiring moments and segments, with 12-year-old Keedron Bryant talking about his viral song, "I Just Want To Live." https://t.co/icV04F4FNW pic.twitter.com/YF1DLZUhQj CNN (@CNN) June 6, 2020Many people watching the special, couldn't help but applaud Sesame Street and CNN on social media for delivering a meaningful message.
‘Sesame Street’ to host a town hall addressing racism
As anger and heartbreak have swept across America over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, CNN and "Sesame Street" are refocusing their second town hall to address racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families" will air on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. They will be joined by "Sesame Street" characters -- including Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Rosita -- and other experts answering questions submitted by families. The first CNN “Sesame Street” town hall in April addressed the coronavirus pandemic that has already seen many families sheltering at home, grappling with trying to explain the dangers of COVID-19 to their children. How to watch: The town hall will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español.
Silicon Valley is going crazy for Clubhouse, a social media app with 1,500 users that's already worth $100 million
Clubhouse is the buzzy new social app of 2020, freshly valued at $100 million after a reported $12 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz. Clubhouse screenshotBilal Zuberi, a partner at venture firm Lux Capital, said Clubhouse is the only social audio app that's captured his interest. While cooking dinner on Monday night, he was one of about 100 people listening to the discussion on race that featured MC Hammer and other well-known voices. It could be MC Hammer, comedian Kevin Hart, actor Jared Leto (talking about washing fruit with soap) or hip-hop artist Fab 5 Freddy. An Andreessen Horowitz spokesperson declined to comment for this story, and Davison said he's not doing interviews yet.cnbc.com
Celebrity-backed criminal justice reform group donates 100,000 masks to prisons in wake of coronavirus
A criminal justice reform group backed by celebrities and top business executives is giving 100,000 masks to prisons across the country as those incarcerated are impacted by the coronavirus. New York's Rikers Island jail will be seeing 50,000 masks from the Reform Alliance, an organization that has advocated for changes to the criminal justice system since 2019, the group announced Friday. Shaka Senghor, an author who wrote a memoir about his life that included 19 years in prison, partnered with Reform to help acquire the masks. Founding partners include New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Third Point CEO Dan Loeb and Robert Smith, CEO of Vista Equity Partners. "We partnered with Shaka Senghor, who was able to find us an anonymous donor who donated $100,000 to buy the masks," Jackson said.cnbc.com
WATCH: Here are 18 videos that sum up the biggest moments from Super Tuesday in Texas and the US
https://t.co/GmkbzfoTpp -@JoshNBCNews pic.twitter.com/qKbOpmrbxp — MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 4, 20208. Voters at Texas Southern University experienced long lines... VERY long linesVoters wait in long lines at Texas Southern University. TSU wasn’t the only place with long lines. Long lines reported in Hidalgo County, Texas16.