Beside the obvious anti intellectualism inherent in banning books as a general practice, the attack on The Bluest Eye is especially egregious. Through the story of Pecola Breedlove, the text tackles difficult themes of incest, abuse, poverty, racism, and internalized shame. But the primary narrator of The Bluest Eye is a child, Claudia, who is Pecola classmate.

Council member Brianne K. Nadeau (D Ward 1), who started the effort to quash the mayor’s ban, said it runs counter to the voters’ intent to legalize marijuana, as Colorado and some other states had. Nadeau told colleagues that eliminating the ban would mark a new willingness by the Democratic majority council to confront a Congress controlled by Republicans especially after a year in which Republicans in the House attempted to block new local protections in the city for those seeking abortions..

This week, China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission cited these folk beliefs as part of an explanation for a decline in births in 2015. According to the latest statistics, 16.5 million babies were born in China last year, some 320,000 fewer than in 2014. The commission’s reasoning: People decided not to have babies because “Year of the Goat” babies are linked to bad luck..

Upon eating my second bite I felt a needle like pain in my throat.” After spending f. San Francisco Barebottle Brewing Company is getting its own jabs in with its latest beer, “Lebron Tears.” (No joke.) In a social media post about the beer release, the company mentions the particularly painful Game 1 defeat in overtime, just to rub a bit more salt into that wound: “Little known fact: KD, Steph, and Klay take opposing teams hopes and dreams, and turn them into soul crushing 3 pointers. We took the tears from Sir James Game 1 loss and dist..

That brief comment came during a frenzied question and answer session at the end of an hour long campaign rally in a high school gymnasium. There were no microphone as rally goers shouted out questions, and Trump briefly answered them. At one point, he took a pause from this back and forth to take a selfie with a “good looking guy” he invited onto the stage..

“Now, there are costs associated with this transition,” Mr. Obama said. “And some believe we can’t afford those costs right now. It also booming. In 2015, the US Census Bureau found that the population of all three counties here was growing along with the rest of Florida at around 8%, roughly twice the pace of the US average. Recent studies have shown that Florida has more residents at risk from climate change than any other US state..