WOMAN SUING PRISON ALLEGES SEXUAL BATTERY BY GUARDS While Trying to Visit Inmate Husband

The alleged victim, a woman named Christina, says she went to visit her husband in September 2019 for a weekend of “love and laughter,” but was instead met with hostility by California Correctional Institution officers who she claims bullied her, forced her into demeaning situations and ultimately ... sexually violated her. Christina says she’s still in shock over the ordeal, and...

Rio Uribe of Gypsy Sport on Finding More Meaningful Diversity in Fashion

As many brands have begun attempting to address the systemic racism that has created a fashion industry dominated by white creatives, models, and executives, they would do well to look to Gypsy Sport as an example. Since it was first established in 2012, Rio Uribe’s project has served as a shining example of how these principles can be embedded into a...

Laverne Cox Is Auctioning Off a Piece of Red Carpet History for a Good Cause

It’s been almost a year since Laverne Cox made a headline-making turn on the Emmys red carpet with a custom rainbow Edie Parker clutch that read: Oct 8, Title VII, Supreme Court. It was a powerful reminder of the day when the Supreme Court fought arguments on whether LGBTQ workers should be protected by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights...

Christian Dior’s Cruise Show Will Be Live, But With No Audience, in Lecce, Italy, on July 22

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pietro Beccari, Christian Dior’s creative director of women’s collection and CEO, hosted a video conference today to announce the Paris house’s cruise plans. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of Dior’s original show date of May 27. With France and Italy now more than a month into their re-openings, the company is moving forward with...

Asata Maise’s One-of-Kind Patchworked Bags Are Fast Becoming an Instagram Sensation

If there’s one ’90s nostalgia trend that seems to be here to stay, it might just be the classic shoulder bag. The latest designer to remix the silhouette with modern verve is Asata Maise. Made from a patchwork of colorful fabric, each piece is one-of-a-kind, selling out in a matter of hours once uploaded to Maise’s Instagram. Vogue’s own associate market...

London’s Most Fabulous Nightlife Host Is Holding a Designer Sale to Support Queer People of Color

For anyone who has watched an episode of Jason’s Closet—the irreverent, hilarious web series hosted by London nightlife mainstay Miss Jason—his effortless charisma and outrageous sense of humor are impossible to forget. (And for those who haven’t, where have you been?) Whether he’s exploring underground queer club nights in Dalston, or taking a trip to the races at Royal Ascot, Jason’s first-person...

Meet Lordwarg, Possibly the World’s Most Dedicated Collector of Jean Paul Gaultier

Clothes are meant to be worn, but in spite of this fact, many archival collectors show off their pieces on mannequins or hangers. Not Steve Karas, who shows off his impressive Jean Paul Gaultier collection on his Instagram page @Lordwarg. In one image, Karas poses on a roof in Manhattan, paying homage to a photograph of Cher wearing a...

‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse thrills skywatchers on longest day

Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and the Far East witnessed a dramatic "ring of fire" solar eclipse Sunday. So-called annular eclipses occur when the Moon -- passing between Earth and the Sun -- is not quite close enough to our planet to completely obscure sunlight, leaving a thin ring of the solar...

Edcon business rescue practitioners oppose creditors’ court bid to halt vital talks

The law — and the need to urgently “rescue” Edcon to ward off a complete collapse of the retailing giant and huge job losses — stands against a legal bid by some creditors to stop meetings to be held on Monday to approve or reject the business rescue plan for the company. This is the response by Edcon’s business rescue...

Makazole Mapimpi: ‘I’m envious of the New Zealand teams who have returned to action’

With Super Rugby Aotearoa in full swing and playing in front of packed stadiums in New Zealand‚ South African players can only sit and watch as their New Zealand counterparts get critical match-fitness under their belts. With rugby classed as a contact sport‚ there’s little hope of a return to play in South Africa until at least level one. Whether that...

Coronavirus spreads in Ukrainian football as another game postponed

The Ukrainian Premier League has postponed a fourth match due to coronavirus after another two players tested positive. Two players from Olympic Donetsk were found to have the virus ahead of their scheduled game on Sunday against Karpaty Lviv. The Ukrainian top-flight's governing body said late on Saturday that it had decided to postpone the match to a later date. Last month,...

Pakistan bowler Irfan confirms he is ‘well’ after rumours of death

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan had to confirm that rumours of his death spreading on social media were "fake news" on Sunday. The 38-year-old, known for being the tallest person to play first-class cricket at 7ft 1in (2.16 m), said false reports saying he had been in a car accident were "baseless". "Some social media outlets have been spreading a baseless...

Iraqi football legend Ahmed Radhi dies from Covid-19

Iraqi football legend Ahmed Radhi died on Sunday from complications linked to Covid-19, the health ministry said, just hours before he was to be flown for treatment in Jordan. Radhi, 56, scored what remains Iraq's only Fifa World Cup finals goal in 1986 against Belgium. He had been hospitalised last week in Baghdad after testing positive for coronavirus but had checked...

Bidvest turned down request from university that could have saved Wits FC – sources

Bidvest Wits allegedly turned down a request from Wits University that would have prevented the 99-year-old tradition-steeped football club from being renamed and relocated from Gauteng to Limpopo. TimesLIVE has been reliably informed that Bidvest Wits hastily approached its shareholder Wits University two weeks ago with its intention to sell to Limpopo businessman‚ and owner of GladAfrica Championship (first division)...

Tension brewing as Ria Ledwaba prepares to fight her dramatic removal as Safa vice president

Long-time SA football administrator Ria Ledwaba is heading for a collision course with the SA Football Association (Safa) after she vowed to challenge her removal from her seat as one of the mother body's vice presidents. Ledwaba and former acting CEO Gay Mokoena were removed from their seats as vice presidents after a dramatic and emotional national executive committee (NEC)...

Sports Minister Mthethwa ‘insulted’ by CSA’s executive and coaching make-up

Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa has given a scathingly disapproving opinion of Cricket South Africa’s current executive and coaching make-up‚ saying that it wasn’t representative of South Africa’s population dynamics. Mthethwa was speaking at Friday’s Parliamentary Sports Portfolio committee meeting that included CSA president Chris Nenzani‚ vice-president Beresford Williams and acting chief executive officer Dr Jacques Faul. With permanent CEO Thabang Moroe...

Safa rocked as both of Danny Jordaan’s vice-presidents are removed

Both the SA Football Association's (Safa) vice-presidents were removed in an apparently dramatic and emotional national executive committee (NEC) meeting on Saturday. Long-time SA football administrator Ria Ledwaba was removed by the NEC, the official reason being that she had written a letter to sports minister Nathi Mthethwa asking for intervention in the manner in which some controversial affairs had...

Young speed merchant Lutho Sipamla salivates at steaming in at the Wanderers

Fast bowler Lutho Sipamla says he cannot wait to steam in at the fastest cricket ground in the world when the season resumes after relocating from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg to join the Lions. The former Warriors speed merchant‚ one of the brightest young fast bowlers on the domestic circuit who can crank it up to speeds of up to...

Bloemfontein Celtic confirm Given Mashikinya has tested positive for Covid-19

Bloemfontein Celtic have confirmed that midfielder Given Mashikinya has tested positive for Covid-19. The club revealed in a statement on Monday afternoon that Mashikinya’s results came back positive after they conducted tests on players last week in preparation for the safe return to non-contact training. "Bloemfontein Celtic can confirm that after we have conducted Covid-19 tests on Friday 19 June 2020...

Former Bafana midfielder Quinton Fortune eyes Man United coaching job

Former Bafana Bafana and Manchester United attacking midfielder Quinton Fortune has said that racism will not stand in his way of becoming a manager at Old Trafford. Fortune‚ who played under Six Alex Ferguson between 1999 and 2006‚ is currently working as assistant coach to Under-23 coach Neil Wood and he is aiming high. “I thought about that question of where...

Thembi the domestic worker – how she became an internet sensation and divided SA

Thembi Ubisi and Malcom Wentzel have given  South Africans a glimpse into their lives and relationship through videos shared via TikTok. The videos have received thousands of views and shares across social media platforms, but not everyone is a fan. In one of the videos, Thembi, a domestic worker,  wears her employer's jacket after he asked if she wasn’t feeling cold. She...

Rob Van Vuuren apologises for doing blackface: ‘I am deeply ashamed’

Queen Sono actor Rob Van Vuuren has issued a public apology for doing blackface in a 2013 Leon Schuster film, expressing profound regret over his past decision. This after the ripple effect from the #BlackLivesMatter movement saw streaming services like Showmax temporarily remove Schuster films as they review their racial insensitivity, as reported by Netwerk 24. The actor said he was "deeply ashamed", and...

Zimbabwe’s hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ as health workers’ strike enters second week

The strike by doctors and nurses in Zimbabwe - now entering its second week - is crippling the country's fight against Covid-19. There are 489 positive cases, as health minister Obadiah Moyo faces allegations of abusing his office. An outfit calling itself the Zimbabwe Young Nurses Association (ZYNA) on Monday pleaded with health workers to return to work because “lives matter more than...

Court orders Gupta-linked businessman Kuben Moodley not to handle R232m in assets

Kubentheran Moodley and his company Albatime have been restrained from handling assets worth up to R232m. This is the amount the National Prosecuting Authority's Investigating Directorate (ID) alleges Moodley and his company received as kickbacks from the Regiments Group of Companies relating to contracts that were improperly awarded by Transnet and by the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund (TSDBF). The directorate...

COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | eNCA news anchor tests positive for Covid-19

New rules for prisoners as Covid-19 cases climb behind bars All inmates who enter a correctional facility must be screened and quarantined for 14 days before being housed with other prisoners. This is according to directives published by justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola on Monday. According to the latest figures, provided to media on Sunday, there were 737 correctional service...

New rules for prisoners as Covid-19 cases climb behind bars

All inmates who enter a correctional facility must be screened and quarantined for 14 days before being housed with other prisoners. This is according to directives published by justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola on Monday. According to the latest figures, provided to media on Sunday, there were 737 correctional service officials and 1,156 inmates who had contracted Covid-19. “All inmates,...