Listen 00:00 /01:27 Amy BishopLondon-based artist Stephen Wiltshire creating a panoramic cityscape of Houston.A couple of necessities for Stephen Wiltshire when he’s drawing: fine tipped black felt markers and Motown music. He’s usually listening to it through headphones while working on a piece.Wiltshire has earned international fame for his detailed panoramas of cityscapes, which he draws after only a helicopter flyover. He says the process starts by putting a few sketches on paper while he’s in the air, then he draws the rest from memory.Wiltshire was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old, which is also when he started drawing.He recently finished up his latest project over the weekend at the Houston Galleria. It’s a bird’s eye view of Greater Houston, measuring 3 ft. by 14 ft.Amy BishopStephen Wiltshire usually listens to Motown or soul music while he’s working.The weather hampered his initial helicopter ride on the Sunday before the floods began – they weren’t even in the air for 15 minutes before being forced to land. The following day, he went back up for about 30 minutes. By that point, many parts of Greater Houston were experiencing record flooding.Chris Hodson, who works at the London gallery where Wiltshire’s work is shown, says the floods didn’t affect his ability to take in the landscape, with one exception.“The cars that Stephen’s drawn in the pictures, they’re just the cars that he wants to be there because there was nothing on the road,” Hodson explains, adding that even their pilot was taking pictures with his phone, saying he’d never seen the roads that empty.The project, titled “Elevate Houston: The Big Picture” will make its rounds at various venues around town, before going up for sale.Amy BishopStationed by Macy’s and Nordstrom in the Houston Galleria, people stopped to watch Wiltshire as he worked. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share
Michael HagertyHarvey evacuees pick up supplies inside the shelter at NRG Center on Aug. 31, 2017.On Thursday’s Houston Matters: As another day unfolds of recovery from unprecedented flooding across Greater Houston, we update you on the latest on relief efforts. What are the greatest needs for relief organizations — both now and in the coming days and weeks? Plus we check in on the status of roads and highways around the region.Then, Michael Hagerty reports live from the shelter at NRG Center, which started the day with around 900 evacuees but is expected to accept roughly another 700 by day’s end.Also, from safety concerns at area chemical plants to a potential spike in gas prices, we examine how Harvey is affecting Houston’s oil and gas industry.And we discuss the present and future mental health crisis many Houstonians and first responders might face in the aftermath of recent trauma and fatigue.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. Share
“I hope he copies and pastes his Game 7 performance,” Hinch said during a pregame press conference. “He could go a little deeper this game. (Morton pitched five scoreless innings against New York.) A quiet, quiet guy who doesn’t ask for a lot of attention but takes the ball every fifth day and has stuff that can get through a lineup.”Hinch’s wishes were granted. Morton allowed a leadoff single to start the game by Dodgers center fielder Chris Taylor, then went six and one-third innings allowing just one earned run on three hits and striking out seven LA batters.Unfortunately, for the amped home crowd inside Minute Maid Park the Astros offense was equally contained by LA starting pitcher Alex Woods. The left hander allowed just one hit on the night. A towering home run by Astros center fielder George Springer that gave Houston the 1-0 lead.Wood was a below average pitcher before winning 16 of 19 starts this season. He says fate played a role in his performance tonight.“My parents got engaged on this date almost thirty years ago. My best friends anniversary, eight year anniversary of his accident getting paralyzed, my fiancé’s birthday today, I’m just really happy that today went the way it did.”The lead was short lived. Morton was chased after allowing the Dodgers a run in the top of the seventh.Will Harris got the Astros out of the seventh without allowing the LA to score again, and Chris Devenski retired them in order in the eighth inning.Then came the ninth. And Astros closer Ken Giles. He came into the game with a horrid 7.50 earned run average. He was relieved three batters later with an 8.22 ERA in the 2017 playoffs, and the Dodgers leading 2-1. Joe Musgrove was called on to hold LA in check, but couldn’t.Musgrove gave up a sacrifice fly and three-run homer and the Dodgers had a 6-1 lead. Astros second-baseman Alex Bregman finished the scoring with a homer in the ninth.After the game Astros manager A.J. Hinch was asked about using Giles, who had struggled the entire postseason. Hinch addressed if he thought the pressure was getting to him.“Obviously it builds in the postseason because there’s so much attention on these outs. And when you’re a back-end reliever, oftentimes — unless you’re extraordinarily dominant, you’re only talked about when you suffer, when you struggle,” Hinch said.The offense is also to blame, if that’s what you are looking to do, for the loss. The two home runs were the only hits for Houston on Saturday night.It will be a battle of staff aces on Sunday. Los Angeles will send likely National League Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw to the mound, while the Astros counter with Dallas Keuchel.Tip of the cap to Chuck, who struck out seven across 6 1/3 IP. 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/H4MutSifuz— Houston Astros (@astros) October 29, 2017 Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/28201921/WhatsApp-Video-2017-10-28-at-5.29.20-PM.mp400:0000:0000:12Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Astros Josh Reddick takes BP before Game 4 of World Series. – / 3With the Astros taking a two games to one lead in the 2017 World Series, tickets were selling for over $900 outside Minute Maid Park before the game. And that price didn’t get you a box seat behind home plate, it merely got you in the door.Astros manager A.J. Hinch was hopeful his starting pitcher Charlie Morton could provide a sterling performance, much like he did in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees. UPDATE: 9:15Things got interesting in the sixth. After hitting the Dodgers leadoff hitter Austin Barnes, Enrique Hernandez singled one batter later. Charlie Morton was in his first jam of the evening. Defense came to the rescue. A Chris Taylor grounder to third was fielded cleanly and Astros’ Alex Bregman fired home to catcher Brian McCann who put the tag on Barnes for the second out of the evening. LA shortstop Corey Seager then flied out to right and Morton and the Astors escaped without allowing a run.In the bottom of the sixth, Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood retired the first two Astros he faced. He still had a no-hitter at this point. But then George Springer broke the no-hitter and the scoreless tie with a home run into the Crawford Boxes in left field to give Houston the 1-0 lead. In the seventh inning LA evened the score. Cody Bell1nger doubled off Morton sending him to the showers. One batter later Logan Forsythe singled off Astros reliever Will Harris scoring Bellinger to tie the game at 1-1.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/28205302/WhatsApp-Video-2017-10-28-at-8.47.20-PM.mp400:0000:0000:21Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Minute Maid Park stands up to cancer. Share
Share APWhite House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, and White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, walk to the White House as they arrive on the South Lawn, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Washington. They are returning with President Donald Trump, who is returning from a vacation to Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)A top White House aide is stepping down following allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives.Staff secretary Rob Porter says in a statement the allegations are “outrageous” and “simply false.” He says photos published were taken nearly 15 years ago and the “reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described.” Porter adds that he has been transparent and truthful, but will leave the White House after a transition period.Porter’s former spouses recounted physical, verbal and emotional abuse they say he subjected them to during their marriages.Porter’s first wife, Colbie Holderness, told the DailyMail.com that Porter choked and punched her during their five-year marriage.His second wife, Jennifer Willoughby, also described for the DailyMail.com how Porter lobbed expletives at her on their honeymoon.
Photo via Twitter @realDonaldTrumpPresident Donald Trump visited a Florida hospital Friday to thank medical professionals who helped the wounded in a horrific high school shooting.President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian election meddling.In a marathon series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack on a Florida high school. He made little mention of the nearby school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate.Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2018The president has grown increasingly frustrated since the indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday charged 13 Russians with a plot to interfere in the U.S. presidential election.Trump viewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s declaration that the indictment doesn’t show that any American knowingly participated as proof of his innocence and is deeply frustrated that the media are still suggesting that his campaign may have colluded with Russian officials, according to a person who has spoken to the president in the last 24 hours but is not authorized to publicly discuss private conversations.Trump was last seen publicly Friday night when he visited the nearby Florida community reeling from a school shooting that left 17 dead and gave rise to a student-led push for more gun control. White House aides advised the president against golfing so soon after the tragedy. Instead, he fired off tweets Saturday and Sunday and met with House Speaker Paul Ryan Sunday afternoon.Trump fumed to associates at Mar-a-Lago that the media “won’t let it go” and will do everything to delegitimize his presidency. He made those complaints to members who stopped by his table Saturday as he dined with his two adult sons and TV personality Geraldo Rivera.Initially pleased with the Justice Department’s statement, Trump has since griped that Rosenstein did not go far enough in declaring that he was cleared of wrongdoing, and grew angry when his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, gave credence to the notion that Russia’s meddling affected the election, the person said.Amid a growing call for action on guns, the White House said Sunday the president will host a “listening session” with students and teachers this week, but offered no details on who would attend or what would be discussed.On Monday, 17 Washington students plan a “lie-in” by the White House to advocate for tougher gun laws. Students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland are planning a march on Washington next month to pressure politicians to take action on gun violence.On Twitter, Trump stressed that the Russian effort began before he declared his candidacy and asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for it. He also insisted he never denied that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 U.S. campaign, although in fact he has frequently challenged the veracity of the evidence.The president declared “they are laughing their asses off in Moscow’” at the lingering fallout from the Kremlin’s election interference.James Clapper, a former director of national intelligence, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the president was not focusing on the bigger threat.“Above all this rhetoric here, again, we’re losing sight of, what is it we’re going to do about the threat posed by the Russians? And he never — he never talks about that,” said Clapper. “It’s all about himself, collusion or not.”Trump tweeted about the nation’s “heavy heart” in the wake of the shooting in Parkland and noted the “incredible people” he met on his visit to the community. But he also sought to use the shooting to criticize the nation’s leading law enforcement agency.Trump said late Saturday that the FBI “missed all of the many signals” sent by the suspect and argued that agents are “spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.”The FBI received a tip last month that the man now charged in the school shooting had a “desire to kill” and access to guns and could be plotting an attack. But the agency said Friday that agents failed to investigate.Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican and frequent Trump critic, called that tweet about the FBI an “absurd statement” on CNN’s “State of the Union,” adding that the “FBI apparently made a terrible mistake, and people should be held accountable. But we need leadership out of the executive.”Our entire Nation, w/one heavy heart, continues to pray for the victims & their families in Parkland, FL. To teachers, law enforcement, first responders & medical professionals who responded so bravely in the face of danger: We THANK YOU for your courage! https://t.co/3yJsrebZMG pic.twitter.com/ti791dENTy— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2018 Share
Share MIGUEL GUTIERREZ JR. / KUTSome of the state’s leading physicians vetted ideas this weekend to reduce the deaths of women while pregnant or shortly after giving birth.One of the biggest challenges addressed at the Maternal Health Congress was access to health care. Dr. Carlos Cardenas, president of the Texas Medical Association, said the problem starts with family planning.“Since the Legislature vastly reduced funding for family planning in 2011, we have seen a 27 percent increase in unplanned pregnancies,” he said. “Unplanned pregnancies are more likely to result in maternal and infant complications perhaps because [the mothers’] pre-pregnancy health wasn’t ideal.”Others pointed out that Medicaid also isn’t serving enough Texas women. The state didn’t expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, so many women are not getting health care before they’re pregnant.Dr. Ryan Van Ramshorst, chairman of the TMA’s Select Committee on Medicaid, CHIP, and the Uninsured, said women are also kicked out of the state’s Medicaid program just 60 days after giving birth.“Medicaid is key to improving women’s health and addressing our alarmingly high rate of maternal mortality and morbidity,” he said. “And we know that Medicaid provides preventive, prenatal and postpartum care.”Physicians also discussed how to tackle substance abuse and opioid overdoses among pregnant women in the state. Opioid deaths are one of the big drivers of maternal deaths that aren’t solely linked to pregnancy.During the meeting, members also talked about efforts to improve data collection. Getting good data from death certificates has been an ongoing problem. Last session, lawmakers passed a bill aimed at improving death certificate data. Doctors at the conference said, however, more may need to be done.There was also discussion about why black women in Texas are dying at higher rates than white women while pregnant or after giving birth. Dr. Carla Ortique, vice chair of the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force, said individual and institutionalized racism are to blame.“Until we address these issues, the inequities will persist,” she said. “But why should we care? Aside from the ethical and moral reasons that we as physicians are pledged to, it’s economically imperative to address these issues.”Ortique said research shows racial inequities cost Americans hundreds of millions dollars a year.In a private session, doctors discussed dozens of ideas to change the problems facing pregnant women in the state. Among them is an effort to expand Medicaid coverage to up to a year after a woman gives birth; other proposals suggest improving data collection and training at hospitals.
AP Photo/Moises CastilloLidia Gonzalez and Gilberto Gomez look at the body of their daughter Claudia Gomez Gonzalez, who was shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas where she was trying to cross the border illegally, after her body was repatriated to Guatemala, at La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City, Thursday, May 31, 2018.The body of a young Guatemalan woman who was shot dead last week by a U.S. border agent near Laredo, Texas, arrived Thursday in her home country and was turned over to her grieving parents.Lidia and Gilberto Gomez received the white coffin carrying their daughter Claudia Patricia Gomez in the Guatemalan capital. Its cover partway lifted, they kissed and caressed the glass pane in which she was encased.They were taking the body later to her hometown of San Juan Ostuncalco, outside the western highland city of Quetzaltenango, for a wake and burial.Gomez, 19, who studied forensic accounting, had sought admission to a state university but failed to pass three admission exams. Living in poverty and unable to find work, she left for the United States about a month ago.On May 23 she died of a gunshot to the head in an incident that is still under investigation.The U.S. Border Patrol initially said that the lone agent fired after being attacked “by multiple subjects using blunt objects.” It later said the group had ignored his orders to get on the ground and “rushed him.”It also initially described Gomez as “one of the assailants” but later revised that to say she was “one member of the group.”Three other Guatemalans were taken into custody during the incident.Relatives of Gomez have asked for an investigation of the shooting death and the border agent involved. Share
Amy Bishop | Houston Public MediaBourdain visited Silver Street Studios in Houston in 2015 for an event to promote his new partnership with Balvenie Whisky.When Anthony Bourdain thinks of Houston’s food scene, it’s not barbecue or burgers.“The first great meal and most memorable great meal I had in Houston was Vietnamese,” he says, referring to Mai’s Restaurant in Midtown. “And so for me, that will always be the taste of Houston. The first really authentic, ‘just-like-Saigon’ Vietnamese I’d had in America.”You may know Bourdain as the outspoken, outgoing chef and culinary adventurist on the Travel Channel and CNN. He’s traveled the globe, experiencing food in different cultures, from third world to world class. So, does he think there’s a symbiotic relationship between a vibrant arts and culture community — think Houston — and a thriving restaurant scene? “I think they can exist without one another, but it is more likely that they go together,” he says.Bourdain explains that there are plenty of cultures that can’t afford to have a rich art scene. But many of them are still passionate about food.He also has opinions pertaining to perceptions of food as an art form. He doesn’t call chefs artists; he sees them more as proud craftspeople and artisans.Bourdain was in town as part of a tour to promote his new curatorial role for Balvenie Whisky before heading off to the Caribbean. Listen X 00:00 /01:17 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share
Share #VIDEO Investigators are at the scene of a deadly plane crash in the La Porte areaMORE: https://t.co/pNwUEZKumB pic.twitter.com/TzvI7fwgCf— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) July 15, 2018 Authorities said two people have died in the crash of a small experimental aircraft as it was trying to land in La Porte.La Porte police said the plane went down in a pipeline easement Sunday morning near the La Porte Municipal Airport.No structures on the ground have been damaged.The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating and federal aviation officials have been notified.La Porte is about 25 miles southeast of Houston.A small plane has gone down near La Porte Airport. We know two people are dead. Plane went down in field just north of airport. Homes all around. #KHOU11 pic.twitter.com/4EmdHDZCse— Marcelino Benito (@MarcelinoKHOU) July 15, 2018
Abner Fletcher/Houston Public MediaPeople line up to vote at the Harris County Public Library North Channel Branch, in the Channelview area, on October 22, 2018Harris County voters broke another record for turnout in the midterm elections on Tuesday. Polling locations received 64,781 people Tuesday, while 1,534 people mailed in their ballots. With Monday’s turnout, 181,916 people have now voted in Harris County. In the 2014 midterms, 83,347 voters had cast their ballots by the second day.Turnout in the 2018 midterms is on par with early voting in the 2016 presidential election. By the second day of early voting in 2016, just over 200,000 people had cast their ballots. Turnout at each individual polling location remained roughly the same, with areas west and northwest of Houston seeing the most votes. However, turnout is up across the map. Share
After serving time in jail last year, state Rep. Ron Reynolds, a Missouri City Democrat, could lose his law license this week. According to a State Bar of Texas spokesperson, Reynolds is set to face disbarment at a disciplinary hearing on Friday. He was first arrested back in 2012 for illegally soliciting clients, sometimes called ambulance chasing. He was convicted in 2015. Reynolds won his reelection campaign last November while serving a one-year sentence in jail. He was released in January, shortly before the start of the Texas legislative session. Reynolds was first elected to the position in 2010. News 88.7 reached out to Reynolds for comment, but he hadn’t responded at the time of publication. Listen 00:00 /00:31 Share X State Rep. Ron ReynoldsState Rep. Ron Reynolds. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police were conducting a criminal investigation Sunday into the death of a man injured in their custody, and the mayor vowed to ensure the city held “the right people accountable.”Freddie Gray, 25, of Baltimore, died Sunday at a hospital, a week after he was hurt following an arrest. A timeline released earlier in the week by police said Gray was taken by a van from the scene to a station, where an ambulance was called to treat him and take him to the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Civilian video showed him being loaded into the van, but did not show the entire encounter.An attorney retained by Gray’s family, Billy Murphy, described extensive injuries in a statement Sunday.“His spine was 80 percent severed at his neck. He lapsed into a coma, died, was resuscitated, stayed in a coma and on Monday, underwent extensive surgery at Shock Trauma to save his life,” Murphy said. “He clung to life for seven days and died today at approximately 7 a.m.”Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and top police officials promised accountability and transparency Sunday at a news conference at City Hall.Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said a criminal investigation was underway.“It’s a two-part investigation. One is a criminal case, for Mr. Gray and also the officers. We always have that component in there to determine whether there is criminal culpability,” Rodriguez said.Rodriguez declined to specify why four bicycle officers stopped Gray.“We had officers in a high-crime area known to have high narcotic incidents,” he said “The officers believe that Mr. Gray was immediately involved or recently involved in criminal activity and decided to make contact.”Rawlings-Blake said she had the same questions as reporters: “How was Mr. Gray injured? Were the proper protocols and procedures actually followed? What are the next steps to take from here?”She promised a thorough investigation and “real answers” for the community.“I will ensure we will hold the right people accountable,” Rawlings-Blake said.Gray’s family has declined, so far, to interact with police, said Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. He said the department would try again this week to share information with them.“Today, on this holy day, a mother has lost her son,” Batts said. “Freddie Gray passed. My greatest hope and wish and desire is that any time we have an interaction as a police department or a contact, that everyone goes home safe. All lives matter. All lives matter in this city.”The department, an independent review board and the Baltimore prosecutor’s office will investigate the case, Batts said.The Justice League NYC, which organized a rally Saturday night at the station where Gray was taken, held another protest Sunday afternoon at the site. The first event was scheduled as the league’s “March2Justice” reached Baltimore on its way to a rally Tuesday in Washington.“Enough is enough! Police brutality must end!” the group said in a statement.Gray was Black; the race of the officers involved could not immediately be confirmed. His death came amid a national debate about the deaths of Black men at the hands of police.
D.C. area metro riders have been subject to several unsafe conditions throughout the years. The most recent being gang attacks by youth.Is it safe to continue riding the Washington D.C. metro?On Jan. 28, a group of teenagers punched and kicked a man at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station in Northwest during morning rush hour. The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. when approximately 30 teens rushed at riders as they scrambled to get on a Red Line train. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the teens’ alleged target was a 35-year-old man, but their motive was unclear.“There have been several attacks on the Red Line, the one that I take every day,” said a witness, who saw the injured man on the platform and sought help. “I don’t think there’s been a proper response from Metro to protect the riders. I think there needs to be more of a police presence.”Levert James from the Shaw neighborhood heard about the incident. “Yes, I was actually riding the subway that day, earlier that morning, but I missed it,” he told the AFRO. “Definitely, it doesn’t feel safe. I was surprised that anyone that was there would not help the person. The first thing I would have done was help the person.”The attack adds to the rash of violent episodes on Metro subways over the last six months. In June 2015, a 54-year-old man brutally beat two teens for putting their feet on the back of his seat and a 46-year old man who stepped in to help the teens. In July 2015, Kevin Sutherland was fatally stabbed while bystanders watched; in November 2015, a gay couple was robbed and beaten and in December 2015, a man suffered a concussion and broken jaw after a rowdy group of young people attacked him.The teen suspects in the latest attack were found on another Red Line train and picked up by Metro police at the Woodley Park Station in Northwest D.C. According to police, five boys and one girl may be charged with felonies. Their ages range from 16 to 17 and all of the alleged attackers are students at Woodrow Wilson High School in Northwest.Fox 5 reported that a second mob-oriented attack happened around 5 p.m. on the same day. A man was hit by a snowball knocking his glasses off. He could not identify the perpetrators.“First of all, it’s embarrassing. It’s embarrassing as a parent to see their young Black kids acting like that,” Lin Crawford from Southeast told the AFRO. “I feel anger, it makes me mad because they don’t have to do that, it’s senseless for real.”“I wish one of them would come up on me because I’m gonna get one of them. That’s how I feel,” he continued.
BALTIMORE, MD – Trevon Green, 23, pleaded guilty to arson during the riots that took place after the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody last year, according to prosecutors. In addition, he admitted to looting and assaulting a liquor store owner.A screenshot from surveillance video showing Trevon Green kicking the store owner in the face during the riots. (ATF)“Trevon Green was not a protester, he was a criminal who enjoyed committing gratuitous violence,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said in a statement. “He looted a liquor store and kicked the defenseless store owner in the head, then he set fire to a food market. We caught him because police and prosecutors spent time reviewing recordings from cameras throughout the city.”According to prosecutors, on April 27,2015, Green looted a liquor store in the 2200 block of W. North Ave. An owner of the store was outside and saw Green leave the store with merchandise. Green then turned and kicked the owner in the face. Later that same evening, Green was recorded on cell phone video telling two men to throw a burning garbage can into a food market. The market caught fire and $334,894.16 worth of damage was done to it.Green is facing over 5 years (70 months) in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz on Aug. 22.
By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFROThe Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland announced its new leadership in a press release Thursday.Elections, held the same day, announced essentially a reshuffle of extant leadership.Delegate Darryl Barnes (District 25-Prince George’s County) has been named Chair. Barnes will become the first man to hold the position in over a decade. Mayor Catherine E. Pugh served as Chair from 2010 to 2012 before her ascent to Majority Leader (Democratic Party) in 2015.Delegate Edith Patterson (District 28 – Charles County) advances from 2nd Vice Chair to 1st Vice Chair.Delegate Benjamin Brooks, Sr. (District 10 – Baltimore County) moves from Treasurer to 2nd Vice Chair.Delegate Pamela E. Queen (District 14 – Montgomery County) moves from Financial Secretary to Treasurer.Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes (District 37A – Dorchester & Wicomico Counties) moves from Secretary to Financial Secretary.One new face joins the leadership team as Secretary: Delegate Jazz Lewis (District 24 – Prince George’s County).Delegate Glenn’s vacation of Chair will leave Baltimore City unrepresented among the new leaders.This shift from what was once a center of Black Marylanders’ politics coincides with the continued decades-long decline in Baltimore City’s population, rising murder rate, and bottom-tier median incomes per capita and per household.Montgomery County remains Maryland’s most populous county. Prince George’s and Baltimore Counties come in at second and third most populous, respectively.Of the three represented countries in the Washington D.C. orbit: Montgomery, Charles, and Prince George’s; Montgomery is the wealthiest among them and wealthiest in all of the state of Maryland.New officers are slated to be inducted into the caucus at a “Unity Breakfast” July 7, the same press release said.
By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff WriterThe barbershop has long been a safe space for certain parts of the Black community- particularly Black men. Artist Devan Shimoyama wanted to take an in-depth look at that relationship in his art installation “Mighty Mighty,” which is the centerpiece of “The Barbershop Project,” a decked out fantastical barbershop offering free haircuts to the community.The installation a collaborative effort by Shimoyama, barber Kelly Gorsuch and furniture maker Caleb Woodard, and will run until August 24 at the ARC, 1901 Mississippi Avenue SE.“Mighty Mighty” art installation by Devan Shimoyama is the centerpiece of “The Barbershop Project,” at the THEARC. This piece is called “Bobby.” (Courtesy Photo)“Mighty Mighty,” was spun off of a previous body of work, Shimoyama had done in 2017. “There were all these portraits from young boys to adult men receiving haircuts in a highly aestheticized barbershop with various materials like glitter, rhinestone,” Shimoyama said. “All of that was me, kind of in response to this conversation around toxic masculinity in certain spaces, and thinking of the barbershop where that is certainly present.” Shimoyama said he had a conversation with friends who expressed frustration with having to “closet” themselves when going into some barbershop. His work was an attempt to make barbershops “accessible to all of us,” he said. This time around Shimoyama said the installation is using the same, “material, but creating an immersive experience as if you walked into one of those paintings. So there’s a lot of silk flowers holographic vinyl, rhinestone, glitter.”“What’s nice about this is it’s also like a social practice or contextual practice version of my paintings,” Shimoyama said. ”They are more accessible to people who may not feel comfortable going to white box gallery spaces and this is planted right in neighborhood right by a community that has this other type of draw for them, and to be able to think of art in a less conventional maybe less elitist way. You can engage it.”“So that’s really exciting for me.”Shimoyama said the work’s intent and it’s audience has grown over time.“So when i made the first iteration I had hoped to spark a dialogue on these issues on all sides of this issues,” Shimoyama said. “Not just queer people, but people who run or work at these spaces who are maybe straight Black men and see this work, and maybe rethink some of their actions in those spaces and help to make a comfortable or safe space for all to enter to.”“S it ended up as a call to people who identified similarity to me with me. But it didn’t directly interact with people outside of that community which I was hoping to reach out to. So this iteration of that protect already seems more successful at that.”In addition to “Mighty Mighty” and “The Barbershop Project,” CulturalDC will also offer a slate of summer programming at THEARC all centered on the cultural significance of the barbershop. “CulturalDC has been looking forward to bringing the Mobile Art Gallery to THEARC for a long time,” said Kristi Maiselman, executive director of CulturalDC in a press release. “The Barbershop Project provides an opportunity to engage with both the wide-ranging resident organizations based at THEARC, and future-minded East of the Anacostia River communities that are informed by D.C.’s rich artistic history. Devan’s work offers a great platform for relevant conversations and engagement around barbershop culture.” For moe information on the art installation and barbershop hours please go to www.culturaldc.org.
By Laure Kellman and Elana Schor, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party’s liberal base.By canceling all student loans, Sanders says the proposal would address an economic burden for 45 million Americans. The key difference is that Warren’s plan considers the income of the borrowers, canceling $50,000 in debt for those earning less than $100,000 per year and affecting an estimated 42 million people in the U.S.Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a forum on Friday, June 21, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)Questions face both candidates about how to pay for all of that plus their proposals for free tuition at public colleges and universities. But the battling ideas highlight the rivalry between senators who have made fighting economic inequality the cornerstones of their 2020 presidential campaigns.Sanders vowed at a Monday news conference that his plan “completely eliminates student debt in this country and the absurdity of sentencing an entire generation, the millennial generation, to a lifetime of debt for the crime of doing the right thing. And that is going out and getting a higher education.” He appeared alongside the proposal’s House sponsors, Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten also in attendance.His bill and Warren’s plan are part of their broader appeal to liberal voters on issues such as health care, technology and education.That appeal is likely to be fleshed out this week during the first Democratic debates. Twenty candidates are set for the showdown, with Warren part of the lineup on Wednesday and Sanders appearing a day later. The events come as Warren appears to be cutting into Sanders’ support from the left.Sanders’ effort at one-upmanship on student loans, named the College For All Act, would cancel $1.6 trillion of debt and save the average borrower about $3,000 a year, according to materials obtained by The Associated Press. The result would be a stimulus that allows millennials in particular to invest in homes and cars that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. It would cost $2.2 trillion and be paid for — and then some — by a series of taxes on such things as stock trades, bonds and derivatives, according to the proposal.The universal debt relief is designed partly around the idea that it would mostly benefit Americans who can’t afford college tuition without loans, according to a senior Democratic aide who spoke on condition of anonymity because the legislation wasn’t yet public.Warren’s plan, which she plans to introduce as legislation alongside Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., would be paid for by imposing a 2% fee on fortunes greater than $50 million. Warren projects the levy would raise $2.75 trillion over 10 years, enough to pay for a universal child-care plan, free tuition at public colleges and universities, and student loan debt forgiveness for an estimated 42 million Americans — with revenue left over. Critics say top earners would find ways around such penalties.One key difference between Sanders’ and Warren’s plans is their differing treatment of high earners: Warren wrote that her plan would offer “no debt cancellation to people with household income above $250,000,” or the top 5%. Sanders would extend the benefit even to wealthy borrowers.Asked on Monday about that decision, Sanders told reporters that he believes in “universality” and added: “In other areas we are going to demand that the wealthy and large corporations start paying their fair share in taxes.”
Bennett, a junior from Cincinnati, Ohio, closed his sophomore season with an 8-2 record, 2.84 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 73.0 innings pitched, including 11 starts. He was an All-ACC Second Team honoree and was an All-ACC Academic Team selection in 2018. During his first collegiate season in 2017, Bennett earned Freshman All-America honors and was an All-ACC Third Team selection while accumulating a 5-1 record, 3.18 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 65.0 innings pitched and 15 total appearances, including 13 starts. LOUISVILLE TABBED AS PRESEASON ACC FAVORITEThe Louisville baseball team was voted as the 2019 ACC preseason favorite by the league’s 14 head coaches. The Cardinals were selected as the favorite in both the Atlantic Division and the conference. Louisville is currently tied with NC State atop the Atlantic Division with a 5-1 start through two weekends of conference action. Story Links BENNETT AND WYATT RECEIVE 2019 PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA RECOGNITIONA pair of Louisville players were named preseason All-Americans in 2019 by various organizations. Junior first baseman Logan Wyatt garnered preseason All-America honors from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, D1Baseball, NCBWA and Perfect Game. Additionally, junior lefthanded pitcher Nick Bennett was a preseason All-America selection by the NCBWA and Perfect Game. North Carolina was a near unanimous selection to win the Coastal Division, as 13 coaches voted the Tar Heels in the top spot. Virginia received the other first place tally and is tied with Duke for the second position with 64 points. Miami (61), Georgia Tech (59), Pitt (24) and Virginia Tech (23) round out the rest of the division. TEAM NOTES AND TRENDS Henry Davis, who has split time behind the plate this season, launched his first collegiate home run with a towering shot in the seventh inning of Friday’s win at Duke. He then added a second long ball in Sunday’s game, when he was 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Two batters after Davis hit his second homer of the weekend, Jared Poland got in on the act with a two-run blast that tied the game at four as the Cardinals rallied back for the victory. He then followed it up with seven more hitless innings against James Madison before allowing the only hit of the game to lead off the eighth. Detmers finished his eight innings with a career-high 14 strikeouts. An All-American in 2018, Wyatt has garnered preseason All-America honors in 2019 from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, D1Baseball, NCBWA and Perfect Game. The Louisville native was an All-ACC First Team honoree as a sophomore last season after hitting .339 with six home runs, 69 RBIs, 22 doubles, 63 walks, 51 runs scored, .559 slugging percentage and .490 on-base percentage. Wyatt was also named to the 2018 NCAA All-Lubbock Regional Team after finishing 6-for-16 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in four NCAA Regional games. The Cardinals’ top two starters on the weekend, Reid Detmers and Nick Bennett, have been at the forefront of a Louisville pitching staff that leads the ACC in ERA (2.66), hits allowed per nine innings (6.30), shutouts (4) and WHIP (1.05). DETMERS EARNS BACK-TO-BACK ACC PITCHER OF THE WEEK HONORSSophomore lefthander Reid Detmers was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week in consecutive weeks after dominant starts against Brown and James Madison. ABOUT THE LOUISVILLE CARDINALSThe Cardinals have matched their longest winning streak of the season following a 12-8 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday. Louisville took two from No. 7 Ole Miss at home last week and went on the road and swept No. 24 Duke over the weekend. SERIES HISTORYLouisville and Georgia Tech have nine previous meetings with the Cardinals holding an 8-1 advantage. Since joining the ACC, Louisville is 6-0 against the Yellow Jackets with a three-game sweep at Jim Patterson Stadium in 2015 and three more victories in Atlanta in 2017. PROMOTIONSLouisville Baseball will salute the men and women of the Armed Forces and Louisville-area First Responders during a patriotic weekend. The Cardinals will wear commemorative jerseys and hats with a unique patriotic Cardinals logo during the game. Fans are encouraged to wear their Red, White and Blue to kick off the weekend on Friday. Friday night we will honor all the men and women who have served or are currently serving our country, Saturday we will honor Kentucky and Indiana Police and EMTs, and Sunday we will honor local fire and rescue departments. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Riding a six-game winning streak, the fourth-ranked Louisville baseball team welcomes Georgia Tech to Jim Patterson Stadium for a weekend set starting on Friday at 6:00 p.m., ET. The series continues with game two on Saturday at 1:00 p.m., ET and wraps up on Sunday also at 1:00 p.m., ET. All three games can be seen on ACC Network Extra and radio coverage will be available on 93.9 The Ville. Live scoring is available at GoCards.com. LOUISVILLE’S WEEKEND 1-2 PUNCH DOMINATING OPPOSITIONLouisville has consistently produced strong frontline arms under Dan McDonnell and pitching coach Roger Williams. The 2019 season has been no different. Friday, March 22 | 6:00 p.m. ET | Live Stats TV: ACC Network Extra | Radio: 93.9 The Ville LOU: So. LHP Reid Detmers (4-0, 0.53 ERA) GT: Jr. RHP Xzavion Curry (2-0, 3.95 ERA) The Yellow Jackets currently sport the top batting average (.299) in the ACC, but rank 12th in scoring at 6.4 runs per game. CARDINALS CONTINUE TO FIND SUCCESS IN ACC PLAYSince joining the ACC before the 2015 season, Louisville has seen its success at the conference level spill over into its new league. The Cardinals won regular season titles in each of their first three seasons in the ACC and were voted the preseason favorite in 2019. With its three-game sweep at Duke over the weekend, Louisville has now won 33 of 42 conference series since joining the league. The Cardinals have now tallied nine conference road sweeps over the last four-plus seasons and 18 sweeps in ACC play altogether. LOUISVILLE IN NATIONAL POLLS EVERY WEEK SINCE START OF 2012Louisville, which surpassed its previous high national ranking of No. 2 (in 2016) with the No. 1 ranking on March 13 and March 20 during the 2017 season, has enjoyed a historic run by remaining ranked in at least one major national poll every week since the release of the 2012 preseason rankings — the longest such span in school history. LOUISVILLE FRESHMEN HAVE BIG WEEK AT THE PLATEOn a roster that returned seven of its position starters from the 2018 season, Louisville had three freshmen with memorable moments at the dish last week. ABOUT GEORGIA TECHGeorgia Tech enters the weekend at 14-7 overall and 3-3 in ACC play. The Yellow Jackets defeated Mercer 14-7 on Tuesday and took two out of three from Virginia in Atlanta over the weekend. GT lost two of three to Miami in its opening conference series. Saturday, March 23 | 1:00 p.m. ET | Live Stats TV: ACC Network Extra | Radio: 93.9 The Ville LOU: Jr. LHP Nick Bennett (4-0, 1.55 ERA) GT: Jr. LHP Connor Thomas (2-1, 3.62 ERA) 5. Vanderbilt 553 Detmers tossed seven no-hit innings with 11 strikeouts against Brown. The southpaw retired the first 16 batters he faced before issuing a walk with one out in the sixth inning. Detmers then retired the next five hitters to finish off his outing. Wyatt is the 11th Cardinal to appear on the preseason watch list since 2009, including Brendan McKay who won the Golden Spikes Award in 2017. Detmers are Bennett are a combined 8-0 through five starts each with the Cardinals 9-1 in games started by the duo. Of their 10 starts this season, the duo has allowed one run or fewer in eight/ Detmers ranks ninth in the country and second in the ACC with a 0.53 ERA and his 50 strikeouts are the third-most in Division I. Meanwhile, Bennett is fourth in the conference with a 1.55 ERA and is now one win away from cracking Louisville’s top-10 list for career victories. 1. Louisville 571 A Louisville native, Wyatt earned Third Team All-America recognition from Collegiate Baseball newspaper and was an All-ACC First Team honoree as a sophomore last season after hitting .339 with six home runs, 69 RBIs, 22 doubles, 63 walks, 51 runs scored, .559 slugging percentage and .490 on-base percentage. He closed 2018 ranked third in the NCAA in walks, 15th in on-base percentage, 17th in RBIs and 18th in doubles. Wyatt was also named to the 2018 NCAA All-Lubbock Regional Team after finishing 6-for-16 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in four NCAA Regional games. The Cardinals began head coach Dan McDonnell’s 13th season ranked as high as fourth in the national polls. UofL is coming off a 45-19 record in 2018, its seventh straight 40-win season and the 11th in 12 seasons under McDonnell. The Cardinals advanced to the championship round of an NCAA Regional for the seventh straight season. 4. North Carolina 565 Louisville pitching currently leads the ACC and ranks top 15 in the country in ERA (2.72), WHIP (1.07), shutouts (4) and hits allowed per nine innings (6.42). Louisville’s starting pitcher has pitched five innings or more with one earned run or fewer allowed in 12 games this season. Louisville scored in the first inning of all six games of its current winning streak. For the season, the Cardinals have plated at least one run in the first inning in 14 of 21 games and have scored first in 16. The Cardinals have recorded double digit hits in four of the last five games. Louisville has at least 10 hits in 10 games this season. Logan Wyatt holds the national lead with 31 walks through 21 games and is currently on pace for 83 this season. Wyatt is 10 walks away from reaching UofL’s top-10 career list. Louisville swiped a season-high nine bases on March 6 against Morehead State. It was the most since the Cardinals finished with 10 stolen bases against Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 20, 2013. UofL is currently second in the ACC and 11th in the NCAA with 44 stolen bases on the year. Louisville has finished in the top five in the country in stolen bases in four of the last six seasons. In the victory over Morehead State on March 6, the Cardinals set a program record with eight different players recording a stolen base. The Cardinals are 15-0 this season when leading after eight innings. From 2012-17, Louisville accumulated a six-year record of 266-3 when entering the ninth with a lead, including a 50-0 mark in 2017. UofL has won 33 of its 42 ACC series since joining the league and is 34-7 in its series finales during that span, including an 11-4 record in rubber games. The Cardinals have won 17 of their 21 ACC series at home since debuting in the conference. Eleven different Cardinals have made their Louisville debuts this season (Binelas, Davis, Leonard, Lohman, Masterman, Metzinger, Perkins, Poland, Schmeltz, Smith and Wright). It was the collegiate debut for 10 of the 11. Louisville has 24 games on its schedule against teams ranked inside the top 25 in at least one of the six major preseason polls (Clemson, Connecticut, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Mississippi, NC State, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest). While at Louisville, coach Dan McDonnell has guided the Cardinals to four College World Series berths, seven NCAA Super Regional appearances, 11 NCAA Regional bids, eight regular season conference championships and two conference tournament titles with 37 All-Americans. Through five starts, Detmers has allowed just two runs over 33.2 innings with 50 strikeouts and an opponents’ batting average of .124. Louisville’s offense has been explosive during the win streak, with the Cardinals scoring at least eight runs in four of the six games. UofL has pounded out double digit hits in four of its last five games, including 12 against EKU. Louisville has found its power stroke as well with nine of the teams 14 home runs in the last six games. Zeke Pinkham hit his first home run of the season on Tuesday, and Trey Leonard followed with the first of his career. LOUISVILLE LEADS COUNTRY IN WINS SINCE 2007Dan McDonnell took the reins of the Louisville baseball program in 2007. Louisville entered 2019 with the most wins of any Division I program from 2007-18 with 554. FEELING AT HOME INSIDE JIM PATTERSON STADIUMSince opening the gates at Jim Patterson Stadium in 2005, the Cardinals have won more than 77 percent of their games in the ballpark posting a 383-109 record (.778 winning percentage), including an impressive 33-4 mark during the 2017 season at the corner of Third and Central. The Cardinals are 12-2 on their home field this season. Louisville set a school record for home wins with 36 in 2016 and the Cardinals have registered 30 or more wins at home in four of the last six seasons. Print Friendly Version Alex Binelas was the first of three to hit his first collegiate home run, doing so in the third inning against Ole Miss on Wednesday. The two-run shot was part of a 2-for-4 showing with four RBIs for the Oak Creek, Wis. native. GAME DAY INFORMATION #4 Louisville vs. Georgia Tech Location: Louisville, Ky. Venue: Jim Patterson Stadium (4,000) Twitter Updates: @LouisvilleBSB Game Notes: Louisville | Georgia Tech Tickets: Buy Tickets | Stadium FAQ Louisville received seven first place votes in the Atlantic Division and tallied 90 points to narrowly edge out Florida State, which picked up six votes for the top spot and 86 points. Clemson was third with 71 points followed by NC State (53), Wake Forest (49), Notre Dame (24) and Boston College (19). WYATT NAMED TO USA BASEBALL GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD WATCH LISTJunior first baseman Logan Wyatt was named to the preseason watch list for the 2019 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award. The list features 55 of the nation’s top amateur players across high school and college baseball. Sunday, March 24 | 1:00 p.m. ET | Live Stats TV: ACC Network Extra | Radio: 93.9 The Ville LOU: So. RHP Bobby Miller (0-0, 5.65 ERA) GT: So. LHP Brant Hurter (1-2, 3.16 ERA) 2. Florida State 567 The Cardinals have won 12 out of the last 13 games and are 16-2 since dropping the opening series of the season against Connecticut. LSU 567 Most Wins Since 2007 Ranked in the top 25 in all six major preseason polls for 2019, the Cardinals have earned a preseason national ranking in 11 straight seasons (2008-2018) overall. Louisville entered the 2019 season ranked fourth in the D1Baseball rankings, eighth in the Perfect Game and USA Today polls, ninth in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and NCBWA rankings and 11th by Baseball America.
×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Google typically has a hardware event at the beginning of October, which the company uses to introduce its new phones as well as other devices. Any Chromecast update is likely going to be overshadowed by another device introduction: Google is reportedly looking to launch its own smart display in time for the holiday season. Popular on Variety Google is looking to release an updated version of its Chromecast streaming adapter that comes with support for Bluetooth as well as better wireless networking, according to a new FCC filing. The revised version dons the model number NC2-6A5B.Don’t expect the company to make a big deal about the update: The new Chromecast streaming adapter is likely going to look just like the old one, and only feature minimal changes.The company hinted at plans for such an update earlier this year, when it told the FCC that it was going to add full Bluetooth support to Chromecast. A Bluetooth chip had already been present on the current-generation Chromecast, but wasn’t activated when Google first started to ship the device in 2015.However, the new filing made public Friday also revealed one additional hardware change: Google is also tweaking an antenna to add stronger Wifi for 5GHz connections.
Netflix had contenders in the three top Emmys categories but was shut out of the awards for drama series (won by HBO’s “Game of Thrones”); comedy series (Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”); and limited series (FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”).Separately, Netflix on Tuesday announced that Axel Springer chairman and CEO Mathias Döpfner was joining its board of directors.Netflix had a total of 112 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations this year, beating out HBO, which had 108. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, whose company now owns HBO, last week characterized Netflix as the “Walmart” of streaming video whereas HBO is like “Tiffany’s.” Investors gave Netflix’s stock a mild kick the morning after the subscription-video leader took home a company-record haul at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards.Overall, Netflix nabbed 23 Emmys this year, tying it with HBO. Investors responded by pushing up the share price up as much as 2.5% in early trading Tuesday, after it opened up 0.8%. [UPDATE: The stock rallied late in the session to close up 4.9% for the day, to $367.65 per share.]The stock increase came after Netflix shares fell 3.9% on Monday, to close at $350.35 per share. The historically volatile issue has declined in the past two months as investor mania for the company has cooled. It hit an all-time-high closing price July 9 of $418.97 per share, which briefly gave it a market cap bigger than Disney.Netflix’s wins Monday night included Claire Foy (pictured above) taking the trophy for lead actress in a drama series for “The Crown” for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II. In total, “The Crown” won five Emmys. Among other Netflix originals, dystopian thriller “Black Mirror’s” “USS Callister” episode won four and Western limited series “Godless” took home three. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety