i definitely am a coffee snob
Dear coffee: You complete me.
I didn’t get up as early as I would have liked this morning, but in my defense, I was up late working and plotting, so the coffee is going to get me through for right now.
The important thing is I have not wasted one moment this morning with procrastination. I am learning how much of a time thief procrastination is, and I’m determined to not let it rob me ever again.
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 19: Copies of President Trump’s FY’18 budget books are stacked, at the Government Publishing Office, on May 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Donald Trump’s new budget proposal will be reveals that he really and truly hates poor people. It comes with major cuts to Medicaid and changes to anti-poverty programs that would allow states to limit a range of benefits for needy families, something that Congress has already been uneasy about.
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Roger Moore, the handsome British actor who portrayed James Bond on film seven times, has died at the age of 89.
Moore’s children took to his official Twitter account on Tuesday to announce the death, saying, “With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”
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The Washington Post is reporting that in his capacity as president, Donald Trump reportedly asked two high-ranking national intelligence officials in March to help him push back against the FBI investigation into possible connections between his presidential campaign and the Russian government.
Police in England said 19 people are confirmed dead and 50 others were injured after an explosion occurred during an Ariana Grande concert Monday night at Manchester Arena.
ABC News reports that a representative from Grande’s record label confirmed that the 23-year-old singer was not injured in the incident.
Greater Manchester Police said on their official Twitter account, “This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise.”
Other social media accounts said at least one sudden loud noise was heard about 10:35 p.m. near bars at the arena where Grande was performing.
“A huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena,” concertgoer Majid Khan, 22, told Britain’s Press Association. “It was one bang and essentially everyone from the other side of the arena where the bang was heard from suddenly came running towards us as they were trying to exit.”
According to ABC, the cause of the explosion is unknown, but social media posts showed people fleeing the from the venue.
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 08: Robert S. Mueller III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), speaks at the International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS) on August 8, 2013 in New York City. The ICCS, which is co-hosted by Fordham University and the FBI, is held every 18 months; more than 25 countries are represented at this year’s conference. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein signed an order Wednesday appointing former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to oversee the ongoing investigation into whether or not Trump associates and Russian officials coordinated last year to interfere in the U.S. Presidential Election.
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Today as people all over the country celebrate Mother’s Day the way it was popularized and capitalized on by Hallmark, there are many women who will unfairly be left out of the card and gift giving because they don’t fit the “traditional” idealized image of motherhood.
Mamas Day was created in 2011 by Forward Together to celebrate those women and include those who represent mamahood whether they gave birth to us or not.
“The Mamas Day campaign has always been about celebrating all the mamas in our lives … and motherhood broadly defined … our biological mamas, our chosen mamas.”
Read about Mamas Day on The Root.
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On Friday, your president threw a temper tantrum and threatened to end all White House press briefings for good because his staff has a hard time keeping their stories straight.
Trump made his comments after the reasons he gave for firing FBI Director James Comey during an NBC interview on Thursday were directly contradicted by statements made by others in the White House including Vice President Mike Pence, meaning the various explanations were at best misleading, and at worst, flat out lies.
Let’s be honest: no one really believes anything coming out of the mouths of this administration any longer. We are all just sitting around waiting for it to self-destruct.
Read Trump Threatens to End White House Press Briefings Because His Staff Can’t Keep Their Stories Straight on The Root.