Sexual assault of 10-year-old sparks latest criticism of L.A. district attorney’s policies

This month, a court hearing will decide whether to sentence a 26-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in Palmdale will be sentenced to a brief stay in juvenile hall or granted probation, sparking yet another round of outrage over Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón's "all-or-nothing" criminal justice reform platform. Increasing frustration has been expressed by law enforcement authorities and lawmakers in recent weeks...

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Threat from China remains, says Indian army chief

NEW DELHI A partial disengagement along the de facto border between India and China has not decreased the threat China poses to India. "War or war is always used as a last resort, and it is never justified. However, if this is necessary, we would emerge victorious "Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane stated this during a virtual news conference held ahead of India's Army Day on March 31. At the same...

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Novak Djokovic detained again in Australia, declared ‘public threat’

"Civil disturbance" and a high-profile court confrontation could result from Novak Djokovic's anti-vaccination stance, Australia said on Saturday. Australia's conservative government is seeking again to deport the unvaccinated 34-year-old. And Djokovic will appeal again on Sunday. The case will be considered by the full Federal Court of three justices starting at 9:30am (2230GMT), with minimal room for appeal. For now, the Serbian star is back in a notorious Melbourne immigration...

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Oil rallies as analyst warns Ukraine crisis could be a ‘seismic event’ for the energy market

Despite a grim warning from an expert about potential supply disruptions due to rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine, oil futures surged on Friday to notch their fourth consecutive weekly gain, according to Bloomberg. From an energy perspective, this has the potential to be a seismic event, according to Phoebe Flynn, a senior market analyst at The Price Futures Group. Europe, in its haste to wean itself off fossil fuels,...

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Revealed: How Prince Andrew took his trusted lawyer ‘Good news Gary’ to crisis summit with The Queen… but he was forced to wait outside in the car

According to legend, the Duke of York's influence is so great that solicitor Gary Bloxsome found himself in an exclusive 'inner circle of one.' Even yet, no one could have imagined that Prince Andrew would insist on accompanying Mr Bloxsome to the Queen's meeting, which took place yesterday. The Mail can reveal that Mr Bloxsome, 48, followed the prince as he was driven from his Royal Lodge estate in Windsor...

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RICHARD KAY: The deal no one dreamed possible was done before Andrew even arrived at the castle – and it bore the imprint of both Charles AND William

Finally, there was just the two of them: mother and son, silently conversing and accepting a future that neither of them could have imagined even in their wildest nightmares a few moments before. There would have been no more intimate moment had the extravagantly ornate ticking clock on the mantelpiece of the Queen's private apartment in Windsor Castle, where they met yesterday, been wound back half a century to when...

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Get to know Ernest Curry and Latoya Smith, the co-founders of The Profit Room, an online learning platform that educates people of colour how to trade in stocks, cryptocurrencies, foreign exchange, and futures contracts. Their company was founded in 2016, and they are currently celebrating seven years of financially empowering and guiding their customers. The Profit Room is more than just a place for traders to discuss their trades. It...

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Black Designer Launches Luxury Handbag and Accessories Line

Let us introduce you to Ndidi Obi, the creator and CEO of an exciting new Black-owned luxury brand named Ndidi Obi USA Inc., which is prepared to take us to the next level in fashion. The fact that the new company is working with a Black-owned, USA-based manufacturer is a standout feature. "Our objective is to provide consumers who desire more with the highest quality premium goods available," she explains....

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Author of Ten Best-Selling Children’s Books Makes History, Sells Over 100K Copies Worldwide

Ayesha Rodriguez has risen to become one of the most successful authors in the children's book sector, with the author and businesswoman having sold more than 100,000 copies of her books in over 100 countries around the world. It is her self-esteem and children's boys and men's books that have propelled her to the top ten of the Amazon best-selling books list, and she has remained true to her commitment...

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Meet the Founder of an App That Simplifies the College Admissions Process for Black Students

It may be extremely difficult to navigate the college admissions process, especially for those who do not have access to mentorship and advice. UNCF research has also discovered that only 57 percent of black students had complete access to college-ready courses, according to the organisation. Unfortunately, many students who are lucky enough to be accepted to a programme leave out before completing their course of study. In reality, according to...

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