Sidney Poitier, First Black Man To Win Oscar For Best Actor, Dies At Age 94

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Poitier pushed against the typical roles of Black men in Hollywood. In 1961’s “Paris Blues,” he played the first Black romantic lead in a major picture. Together with Katharine Houghton, he portrayed the first positive depiction of an interracial couple in a major Hollywood film with 1967’s “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” In 1968, he became the first Black man to be named Hollywood’s top box office star. In 1975, he appeared in the first film to take a stance against apartheid, “The Wilby Conspiracy.” And for 1969’s “The Lost Man,” he demanded that at least half of the film crew be Black, the first time such a thing had ever been done.

His activism extended beyond the screen as well. In 1963, he attended the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. In 1968…

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Who is Ayushi Bhatia who was arrested by Gurugram police for filing 8 fake rapes cases against 8 men in one year

On Wednesday, December 29, the Gurugram Police busted a ‘honey trapping’ racket and arrested a 22-year-old woman named Ayushi Bhatia who has been accused of filing eight fake rape cases against eight men in the last year. The Gurugram police confirmed that the woman, reportedly a student of BA (Hons) in Atma Ram College, Delhi, confessed to committing the crime. She was produced in a city court on Wednesday and sent to judicial custody later.

An independent journalist Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj took to her Twitter account to share the details of the case. “Meet AYUSHI BHATIA BA English Student from Atma Ram College Delhi who filed 7 RAPE cases against 7 Men at 7 Police Stations in Gurgaon in 1 year. She met boys at Gym, Insta, Clubs, befriended them, had consensual sex & then within days cried rape to blackmail & extort ARRESTED,” Tweeted the journalist, as she shared the copy of the FIR filed against the woman in Gurugram on December 23, in her subsequent Tweet.

Bhardwaj further Tweeted that the Gurugram Police have charged Ayushi Bhatia under IPC 384, 389, 120B, 506, 509 and remanded her to judicial custody. Her mother and uncle have also been named as accomplices. She forcefully married a man in September after giving him threats of a false rape case.

‘Death to America!’ shouted at Toronto vigil

B’nai Brith Canada on Thursday demanded that a federal corporation be dissolved after it organized a vigil endorsing terrorist groups and calling for death to the United States.

The incident in question took place last Sunday evening, when a small group gathered in front of the US Consulate in downtown Toronto to mark the death of Qassem Soleimani, the former leader of the IRGC Qods Force, a designated terrorist entity in Canada.

The rally was led by Firas al-Najim and his federal not-for-profit corporation “Canadian Defenders for Human Rights (CD4HR).”

Al-Najim delivered an Arabic-language speech at the event, which has been translated by B’nai Brith Canada and in which he promised, “We will continue fighting alongside… Hamas in Palestine and Hezbollah in Lebanon.”

He then led the crowd in a highly disturbing chorus of “Death to America!” in both Arabic and Farsi.

In response, B’nai Brith wrote to François-Phillipe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, insisting that his office dissolve CD4HR as a corporate entity. According to Corporations Canada, CD4HR’s 2020 and 2021 filings are also overdue.

“The Government of Canada must act against antisemitism and the promotion of terrorist groups,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada. “Corporate status bestowed by the Government cannot be allowed to serve as a vehicle for such nefarious ends.”

The “Death to America” slogan is regularly shouted at rallies in Iran. Former President Hassan Rouhani, often touted as a “moderate” president, personally presided over “Death to America” chants during rallies in Iran, even though he claimed that Iranians “respect the American people”.Ad Unmute

Similarly, former Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, with whom the Obama administration negotiated the 2015 nuclear deal, was caught on camera joining in a public chant against the US, UK, and Israel.

Lawmakers in the Iranian parliament have also been documented chanting “Death to America” during a session.

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, claimed a few years ago that the slogan “Death to America” is directed at then-President Donald Trump and US leaders and not at the American nation.