Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 11/21
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Probing allegations of racial profiling, New York City is giving 17 major retail stores until Friday to submit information on how they’ve dealt with shoppers suspected of stealing. The City Council tackled the emotional issue on Wednesday at a hearing that included statements from Macy’s and Barneys New York denying allegations by customers that they had been singled out and followed. City Council member Jumaane Williams calls the problem “staggering.” The stores did not send representatives to the session in the City Council’s main chamber.
LeBron James spoke out again Wednesday about his involvement with David Beckham and the retired soccer superstar’s plan to bring an MLS team to Miami. Specifically, James talked about finding a place for the team to call home. “We’re working on it,” James said. Beckham scouted some Miami locations last week. Beckham, who played for the Los Angeles Galaxy in MLS, has the right to pay $25 million to start an expansion franchise, and is seeking investors to assist with the overall startup costs such as stadium construction and player acquisitions.
Protesters have come forward to participate in Malik Shabazz’s movement against the Department of Public Safety officers in Grosse Pointe Park following the recent allegations of police officers harassing African American men and instructing them to sing, dance, or act like animals on camera.
Sweeping aside a century of precedent, Democrats took a chunk out of the Senate’s hallowed filibuster tradition on Thursday and cleared the way for speedy confirmation of controversial appointments made by President Barack Obama and chief executives in the future. Majority Leader Harry Reid, who orchestrated the change, called the 52-48 vote a blow against gridlock. Republicans warned Democrats they would regret their actions once political fortunes change and they find themselves in the minority and a GOP president in the White House.
Solange announced via Instagram she is the new Art Director and Creative Consultant for Puma. She posted a picture showing off a new pair of kicks from the Girls of Blaze Disc collection. Her creation launches February 2014.