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Kimberly M. Aquilina

Web Reporter

kimberly.aquilina@metro.us

Corporate America is still an all boys club as women fall behind

The glass ceiling was not completely shattered by Hillary Clinton, the woman many thought would be the first female president of the United States. Donald Trump became president and since then there have been hits against equal pay, birth control and child care. Eyes have been on the corporate...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 3:23 PM

RNC chair tries to explain why Harvey Weinstein is a fiend but Trump isn't

Harvey Weinstein and President Donald Trump have a few things in common, including sexual harassment allegations, but only one of them should be castigated, according to Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney… but it isn’t the president. While Weinstein is accused of using...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 2:31 PM

Your guide to the Village Halloween Parade

The Village Halloween Parade is a spectacle many look forward to as soon as the air turns crisp (or humid, with climate change and all that) and pumpkin spice lattes are cupped between the two mitts of basic b-tches everywhere. YAS. When is the Village Halloween Parade 2017? The Village...

Monday, October 9, 2017, 8:22 PM

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with pizzazz (and glitter and wine)

In a world where transgender soldiers are being told they are a burden and reproductive rights are at stake, celebrations like National Coming Out Day are more important than ever. Here is when and how to celebrate you and and support your loved ones. When is National Coming Out Day 2017?...

Monday, October 9, 2017, 5:13 PM

3 charged with plotting terrorist attacks in Times Square and subway

A Las Vegas-type of attack was thwarted by law enforcement in the summer of 2016 and the federal terrorism charges were unsealed on Friday. Officials announced the unsealing of federal terrorism charges against three men alleged to have plotted attacks on New York City during the summer of 2016 in...

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 12:40 AM

Las Vegas shooter's bump stock actually saved lives: Tucker Carlson

Remember when the zaniest thing about Tucker Carlson was his bowtie? Cue the slapstick sound effects because the Fox News host said something on Thursday night that registered on the bizarre-o-meter: the use of bump stocks in the Las Vegas mass shooting might have saved lives. Watch the latest...

Friday, October 6, 2017, 5:05 PM

LGBT rights thrown under the 'religious freedom' bus and Jeff Sessions is driving

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a broad decree which encourages agencies to do as much as possible for people who feel their religious beliefs are being violated. The new Trump administration policy does not name the LGBT community, but many see it as a direct hit against LGBT protections and...

Friday, October 6, 2017, 4:13 PM

Half of Americans wouldn't spend one shiny nickel to reverse climate change: Survey

Climate change is a problem, but not one we’d pay to fix, said half of Americans surveyed. About 18 percent (one in five) of Americans would be willing to spend at least $100 monthly to reverse damage caused by climate change, according to a new survey from the University of Chicago’s...

Friday, October 6, 2017, 1:47 PM

Trump asks court to drop lawsuit over his transgender military ban

Federal courts are considering blocking President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban and lawyers for the Trump administration are arguing it’s way too early — the Pentagon hasn’t even finalized the details. "That challenge is premature several times over,"...

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 5:07 PM

How the Jewish holiday Sukkot, or the Feast of Booths, is celebrated

Sukkot, the Jewish holiday that follows five days after Yom Kippur, celebrates the years the Jews spent in the desert on the way to the Promised Land and the way God protected them in the desert.  Sukkot is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles or the Feast of Booths. How Sukkot is...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 8:59 PM

Hey Cam Newton! ‘It’s funny to hear’ sponsors talk about dropping you

Update Oct. 5, 3 p.m.: Cam Newton is learning there are repercussions to having an archaic sense of humor (we’re being kind). Dannon, the maker of Oikos yogurt, is dropping Newton after the “sexist” remarks the Panthers QB made to a female reporter, the Associated Press...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 8:45 PM

What Russia investigation? Trump uses national tragedies to shirk deadline, writer says

President Donald Trump has been busy. Two weeks after the hurricane that devastated the U.S. territory Puerto Rico, POTUS finally visited and passed out supplies like paper towels. There was a mass shooting in Las Vegas —another violent tragedy that happens all too often in our country. One...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6:33 PM

I'm a Superhero Dating School graduate... now, where's my cape?

Gal Godot might make superheroing look easy, but she probably didn’t go through Superhero Dating School like I did. Yeah, that’s right. I’m a dating school graduate. When given the opportunity to try a week-long condensed version of celebrity matchmaker and dating strategist...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 5:26 PM

Mark Cuban majorly hints he is 'considering' 2020 run for office

Mark Cuban 2020 might be more of a reality and less of a Michelle Obama 2020 or Oprah Winfrey 2020. The star of the reality show Shark Tank is seriously hinting at a 2020 run for the Oval Office, saying he wouldn’t be “anything like Donald Trump.” “Go get the job done!...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 6:36 PM

25 photos of the Obamas on their 25th wedding anniversary

Barack and Michelle Obama (née Robinson) tied the knot on Oct. 3, 1992 and a lot has happened in the quarter century since the Obamas got hitched.   Another year older, but the same phenomenal guy I married nearly 25 years ago. Happy birthday, @BarackObama -- we love you so...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 4:42 PM

Here’s how much money you’ll save in Philly by getting a roommate

Looking to rent an apartment in Philadelphia? Living alone is fantastic, but instead of cramming into a studio apartment with your fat cat or living on ramen noodles and Easy Mac to get by, there is a way to get the space you want with a price you can afford: by living with a roommate. Rent an...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 5:00 AM

The majority of mass shootings are committed by white men, according to data

The attack in Las Vegas is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history with nearly 60 dead and more than 500 injured. And the shooter is a white man. Since 1982, 54 percent of mass shootings (in which three or more fatalities were reported) were committed by white men, according to data from...

Monday, October 2, 2017, 7:52 PM

Black-ish returns for season 4; Grown-ish preps for debut

Black-ish returns to ABC on Tuesday for season 4 while spin-off Grown-ish prepares for a 2018 debut.    Keeping up with the Johnsons never looked so good! 🔥🔥🔥 @AnthonyAnderson and @TraceeEllisRoss grace the new cover of @EbonyMagazine! #blackish A post shared by...

Monday, October 2, 2017, 6:11 PM

Tom Petty clings to life; Daughter lashes out at 'tabloid dog sh-t' Rolling Stone

Update Oct. 2, 8:30 p.m.: Rock iconoclast Tom Petty continues to hold on after multiple media outlets reported falsely that he died on Monday. Instagram account dadlivesmatteronelove is reportedly run by Petty's daughter Adria Petty and she had some strong words for the media, specifically...

Monday, October 2, 2017, 5:14 PM

Eh, not that you care, but this is when Curb your Enthusiasm airs

Happy “Holy crap, it’s Curb is back” day! Larry David, co-creator of Seinfeld, returns after a Curb Your Enthusiasm hiatus for season 9 of the HBO hit. The Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 release date has arrived. What time is Curb Your Enthusiasm on? The tongue-in-cheek peek into...

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:24 PM