"Today, hundreds of thousands of Latinos and non-Latinos cheer NBC Universal and its parent company Comcast for severing their relationship with Donald Trump for his bigoted, racist, anti-Latino rant," the National Hispanic Media Coalition said on Monday.
"NBC Universal/Comcast, to its credit, moved to disassociate itself from a man who has either failed to realize or to accept that hate speech against any and all communities will no longer be tolerated.
"NHMC applauds NBC Universal/Comcast for joining Univision and the two MC's of the Miss U.S.A. Pageant, Roselyn Sanchez and Cristian de la Fuente, for braving Trump's threats of [lawsuits] and taking huge monetary losses for their actions rather than continue their relationships with a bigot.
"This morning NBC Universal announced that it would not air the Miss U.S.A. nor the Miss Universe pageants, both of which Trump produces. NBC Universal also stated that Trump will no longer host The Apprentice, which has been airing successfully on NBC for over ten years.
"This announcement comes on the heels of a Friday meeting between NHMC's President and CEO, Alex Nogales, NBC Entertainment Chairman, Bob Greenblatt, and NBC Entertainment President, Jennifer Salke.
"At the meeting, Nogales insisted that NBC Universal sever all ties with Trump, noting mounting grassroots pressure from the Latino community, as well as organized efforts from the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda's Media Committee, which NHMC's Jessica J. Gonzalez co-chairs along with Felix Sanchez of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda is a coalition of thirty-nine of the nation's most prominent Latino advocacy organizations. . . ."
Denise Clay, alldigitocracy.org: The Trump Telenovela…
Eric Deggans, NPR: NBC Dumps Donald Trump Over Comments On Mexican Immigrants
Kristen Hare, Poynter Institute: The 'You're fired' headline did well today
Allen Johnson, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C.: NBC to Trump: You're fired
Mekahlo Medina, National Association of Hispanic Journalists: #Grace&Dignity: NAHJ condemns[Trump's statement on Mexicans in the U.S. & asks NBC to reevaluate its joint projects with Trump
National Hispanic Leadership Agenda: NHLA Applauds NBCUniversal's Decision to Fire Donald Trump After Incendiary Immigrant Comments
NBC News Latino: Latino Groups On NBC Ending Deal With Trump: 'Right Thing To Do'
Raul A. Reyes, HuffPost LatinoVoices: To Latinos, Trump Is Bad Politics and Bad News
Raul Reyes, USA Today: Republicans' shameful silence on Trump
Kate Stanhope, Hollywood Reporter: Donald Trump on NBC Severing Ties: "They Didn't Want Me to Run"
Brian Stelter, CNNMoney.com: Hispanic leaders urge NBC to cut ties to Donald Trump (video)
Vanessa Williams, Washington Post: Can diverse faces in GOP field sway minority voters? (June 21)
"Rarely do I write columns about my personal life, but at the invitation and encouragement of fellow editorial board members, I decided to write this about Darren's and my journey, and the challenges of being 'married' before bans on same-sex marriage were overturned," David Plazas, opinion engagement editor at the Tennessean in Nashville, wrote to Facebook friends on Friday.
"There is no longer an asterisk on our marriage, following today's Supreme Court ruling."
Plazas, 38, who joined the Tennessean in October to lead its editorial page, included two photos of himself and his husband, Darren Bradford, in his piece. He began:
"We have been together for nearly 11 years now. Until Friday's ruling, 37 out of 50 states allowed same-sex marriages. However, the others, including Tennessee, did not.
"Friday's Supreme Court decision on marriage means the remaining states' bans are overturned, all states must grant same-sex marriage licenses and all states must recognize same-sex marriages from other states. . . ."
Plazas also wrote:
"The Supreme Court's ruling is an affirmation of our personhood and a rejection of second-class citizenship status.
"Even though we filed our taxes jointly for the first time this year, we still had concerns revolving around property, inheritance and visitation rights.
"The court's ruling has assuaged those concerns.
"Now, it's up to us to continue working on the commitment.
"Marriage is hard work."
Plazas has been a student project mentor and leader for Unity: Journalists for Diversity and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, a member of the Gannett Leadership and Diversity Council and a board member of the Florida Association of News Editors. He has also written for the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association and been a recruiter for the Gannett Co. at the NLGJA convention.
"I had introduced Darren as my spouse in my first column for The Tennessean last fall because I was I wanted to be open to my new community," Plazas messaged Journal-isms on Monday.
"However, this is the first time I talked about our wedding.
"Overall, the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.
"There have been some negative emails and comments, telling me I'm 'going to hell' and 'going to get AIDS.' However, I've been touched by people, both gay and straight, who have shared their stories and sent beautiful notes of support.
"I've been surprised there was not more vitriol, though that fact also makes me optimistic."
Charles M. Blow, New York Times: My Murdered Cousin Had a Name
Keith Boykin, bet.com: How Black America Helped Win Marriage Equality
Jarvis DeBerry, NOLA.com | the Times-Picayune: On same-sex marriage, will Louisiana and the South defy or comply?
Emil Guillermo blog, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund: Victory for same-sex marriage must lead to broader focus on LGBTQ discrimination
Gromer Jeffers Jr., Dallas Morning News: GOP presidential hopefuls are behind the times on gay marriage
Gyasi Ross, Indian Country Today Media Network: Smear the Queer, the Supreme Court, and Same Sex Marriage: Love for the Win (Finally)
Randall Yip, AsAmNews: Asian American community responds to Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision
For many, this line resonated in President Obama's eulogy Friday for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of nine African Americans slain June 17 in Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.:
"Maybe we now realize the way racial bias can infect us even when we don’t realize it, so that we're guarding against not just racial slurs, but we’re also guarding against the subtle impulse to call Johnny back for a job interview but not Jamal."
As listeners knew, "Johnny" was code for white and "Jamal" for black.
"People make a lot of assumptions based on a name alone," the staff at NPR declared in a May report. They were continuing a series of conversations from the Race Project, in which thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race in six words.
"Jamaal Allan, a high school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa, should know," the staff wrote. "To the surprise of many who have only seen his name, Allan is white. And that's taken him on a lifelong odyssey of racial encounters.
"Those experiences prompted him to share his six words with The Race Card Project: 'My name is Jamaal … I'm white.'
"Allan grew up in southern Oregon, in a house on 18 acres with a commune on one side and a llama ranch on the other.
"The origins of his name weren't that remarkable, Allan tells NPR Special Correspondent Michele Norris.
" 'My parents decided they wanted less traditional names for their children. … My dad was a Los Angeles Lakers fan and they had had a player named Jamaal Wilkes, and that name kind of came up,' he says.
"His mother — who was pregnant with Allan's sister at the time — fell in love with the sound of the name. Their parents named his sister Madera, and they named their son Jamaal — 'just to spice things up a bit, I guess,' he says."
The story continued, 'When he goes out in Des Moines for drinks with friends who are black, the waitress or bartender often hands his debit card to someone else — someone black.' . . ."
Jaleesa Jones, Kinfay Moroti and Nichelle Smith, USA Today: At the Intersection: The blood of Mother Emanuel (podcast)
David A. Love, theGrio.com: Reverend president? Obama, grace and legacy come together in Charleston
Mark McCarter, al.com: Civil rights pioneer James Meredith has simple plan for troubled times
Stacey Patton, DAME: Dear White America: Come See How Black People Bury Our Dead
Roberta Rampton, Richard Cowan and Steve Holland, Reuters: Obama sheds cool style for 'fearless' final lap in office
Eugene Robinson, Washington Post: Charleston shows 'the power of God's grace'
Jeff Winbush blog: Obama's Amazingly Graceful Eulogy
A widely circulated photograph of Dylann Roof, the avowed white supremacist accused in the massacre of nine black members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., has prompted calls for the removal of the flag from public spaces throughout the South.
Many black Southerners have made peace with the Confederate flag and other such symbols, however, Gene Demby reported Friday for NPR's "Code Switch."
"For a lot of non-Southerners, the flag removals have inspired a lot of eye-rolling — what the hell took so long?," Demby, a Philadelphian, wrote.
"But when I went to Twitter earlier this week to take people's temperature on all this, I was surprised at the spectrum of black Southerners' sentiments. It wasn't that they thought the flag was kosher — no one was arguing to keep it — but they didn't seem to think its presence was all that remarkable, either. To be sure, a few folks told me they steered clear of places that displayed the flag, that they found it extremely painful, that they were involved in efforts to remove it from their schools and community centers.
"But a lot of others were pretty much . . . giving the flag side-eye but not much else. In fact, a few people expressed a sort of begrudging, complicated appreciation for the clear signal sent by bearers of the flag. Basically, that it lets you know where someone stands. . . ."
Demby also wrote:
"Everyone deserves to have local pride; it's just that for a lot of black people in the South, getting to do that means having to swim in the racial messiness that comes with civic life there.
"The cultures of Southern black folks and Southern white folks have always been defined by a peculiar, complicated familiarity. That might explain why so many black folks have — by necessity — come to look on displays of the Confederate flag with something subtler than apoplexy, why Naima just rolled her eyes at the flags on her campus and moved on," he continued, referring to a Twitter messager.
"Like a lot of black Southerners, she clearly had a lot more practice holding all of these ideas in her head at once than we Northerners do. The flag matters to her. Of course it matters. It's just not the only thing that matters.
" 'It's like having a crazy family member,' one Virginian told me on Twitter. 'You just shrug and say, "That's just how they are." ' "
Don't count Michael Paul Williams among black Southerners who have made their peace with Confederate imagery. Williams is a Richmond, Va., native who has been a columnist since 1992 in the onetime capital of the Confederacy.
On Monday night, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, posted Williams' second column on the topic in a week.
"So now we’re talking," Williams wrote.
"Richmond is having a long-overdue conversation about the Confederate statues on Monument Avenue, part of a national debate about Confederate symbols in the aftermath of the Charleston church shootings.
"Last week, I suggested relocating the statues from Monument Avenue to a museum where they could [be] displayed and placed in a context that's sorely lacking at the moment. Some of the response was thoughtful, even among those who disagreed. Others accused me —via email, social media and elsewhere — of being a terrorist, in league with the Taliban or 'the biggest racist of all.' And then they really got personal.
"It has been a century since most of those monuments went up, creating what one Facebook commenter described as a Confederate theme park in the heart of our city. For too long, we've largely accepted their presence without questioning the unabashed glorification of men who sought to sever the Union to preserve slavery. The [Jefferson] Davis monument, in particular, looms as a symbol of Confederate vindication rather than national unification.
"We don’t take down monuments, I've been told, which makes me wonder what was afoot when U.S. troops helped topple Saddam Hussein's statue in Baghdad. But more to the point, the 'we don’t destroy history' cry rings hollow in a city where so much history has already been removed with barely a trace.
"Where were these calls for historic preservation when the slave-trading history of Shockoe Bottom was buried beneath Main Street Station, Interstate 95 and other layers of development?
"Entire black neighborhoods that predated those monuments have been removed from the Richmond landscape, including Navy Hill, which was settled by German immigrants in the early 1800s and became a thriving African-American community by the turn of the 20th century. . . ."
In the Washington Post on Friday, Sally Jenkins also took another turn at the subject. In her follow-up, she decried vandalism of Confederate statues, then went on to quote a Union general on the intent behind them:
"In 1868, Union general George H. Thomas described better than any modern commentator why the retelling of the Civil War became so contested and how a symbol of racist tyranny like the Confederate battle flag could be romanticized and tolerated at statehouses in the first place:
" 'The greatest efforts made by the defeated insurgents since the close of the war have been to promulgate the idea that the cause of liberty . . . suffered violence and wrong when the effort for Southern independence failed,' he wrote. 'This is, of course, intended as a species of political cant, whereby the crime of treason might be covered with a counterfeit varnish of patriotism, so that the precipitators of the rebellion might go down in history hand-in-hand with the defenders of the Government, thus wiping out with their own hands their own stains.' . . ."
Ben Baxter, al.com: If the flag goes, the n-word must go too
Wayne Bennett, the Field Negro: "Burn notice."
Lindsey Bever, Washington Post: Six predominately black Southern churches burn within a week; arson suspected in at least three
Ian Binnington, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Confederates were Americans, too
Joe Brown, Tampa Tribune: Rebel flag shouldn't be a weapon of intimidation
Michael Cross-Barnet, Baltimore Sun: A lesson on 'southern heritage' and the profound power of symbols [Accessible via search engine]
John W. Davis, al.com: Even Nathan Bedford Forrest could change
Editorial, Daily News, New York: After the flag comes down we must address the state of black Americans
Editorial, Tampa Tribune: Local Confederate flag needs to come down
Charles D. Ellison, The Root: The Confederate Flag Flap Is a Distraction From Tough Issues of Racism
Lynn Evans, Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss.: State flag should unite, not divide
Sam R. Hall, Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss.: Flag issue defining our state leaders
Earl Ofari Hutchinson, syndicated: Why The Confederate Flag Will Continue to Fly — For Now (June 22)
Robert McWhirter, Pittsburgh Post-Dispatch: Guns, race and that flag
Ben Mook, Current.org: On MSNBC, Ken Burns says Confederate flag is mired in racism, not heritage
Graham Moomaw, Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch: Mayor Jones on Confederate statues: 'Rather than tearing down, we should be building up'
Evan F. Moore, Shadow League: The Weight of the Confederate Flag
Benjamin O'Keefe, HuffPost BlackVoices: No, You Need a History Lesson: The Confederate Flag Is a Symbol of Hate (June 22)
John Ramsey, Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch: Confederate flag still flies in Danville
Barry Saunders, News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.: If you like your rebel license plate, you should be able to keep it
WRIC-TV, Richmond, Va.: Jefferson Davis statue on Monument Avenue vandalized
In honor of the 100-year anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes, "the Pulitzer Prize Board has selected the Poynter Institute to conduct a two-day event aimed at highlighting the historical achievements of journalists and others who produced Pulitzer Prize-winning work in the service of civil rights, social equality and democracy," Poynter announced on Monday.
" 'The Voices of Social Justice and Equality' will be the first of four signature events commissioned by the Pulitzer Prizes in honor of its Centennial. Prominent writers, political figures and entertainers will travel to St. Petersburg, Florida, to take part in the celebration, which will be led by Roy Peter Clark, Poynter's vice president and senior scholar. The other three marquee events will be hosted by the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard, the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the Dallas Morning News. . . ."
The news release also said, "The main event will take place at the Palladium Theater on the evening of Thursday, March 31, 2016. Through photography, fine arts, live music and dance performances, the work of civil rights era Pulitzer Prize winners will be showcased.
"The following day, Friday, April 1, 2016, Poynter teachers and invited experts will lead a series of workshops designed to enlighten and inspire the next generation of Pulitzer winners. . . ."
"Today, HuffPost's Black Voices and Healthy Living are launching a new editorial initiative that aims to dissect disparities in health and discuss ways to combat them," Meredith Melnick, health director of the Huffington Post, and Lilly Workneh, its Black Voices editor, announced on Monday.
"Black Health Matters seeks to raise awareness around the health gap and spotlight efforts to make the medical field more inclusive. We hope, through our reporting, to inspire efforts to engage communities in practicing healthy habits and empower people to make wellness a priority. . . ."
Workneh messaged Journal-isms, "There is information at the bottom of our post on how writers can participate. Mainly, we encourage bloggers to submit a 500-1,000 word blog with #BlackHealthMatters in the proposed headline using this link."
Bonnie Clincher Red Elk, a founding member of the Native American Journalists Association "and a true champion for freedom of the press in Indian Country," died Sunday in a nursing home in Wolf Point, Mont., NAJA President Mary Hudetz reported Monday. Red Elk was 63.
Red Elk, a member of the Fort Peck Tribes and a Poplar, Mont., resident, died after "never fully recovering from a stroke she suffered eight months ago, according to NAJA member Rich Peterson, who worked with her at the Fort Peck Journal.
"She was the founding editor of the Journal, a small weekly newspaper out of Poplar launched in 2006. Its founding came after the then-tribal chairman forced her from her editing post at the Fort Peck Tribes' government newspaper, the Wotanin Wowapi.
"At the time of her firing, she had been pressing for answers on spending of tribal money for the elected official's purported personal travel to Florida.
"For her tenacity and unwavering commitment to holding her tribal government accountable, she was honored that same year with NAJA's Wassaja Award, which is given in recognition of journalists' and publications' dedication to continuing to report the news in the face of challenge and even threat.. . ."
Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune: Montana journalist, Red Elk, dead at 63
"Bankole Thompson, one of the leading voices on racial and political issues in Detroit, has resigned as senior editor of the Michigan Chronicle following a lingering dispute with the controversial publisher, Hiram Jackson," Steve Neavling reported Thursday for the Motor City Muckracker.
"Until his resignation Wednesday, Thompson was the beloved face of the newspaper, which serves predominately African American readers. He has earned a reputation as an objective, fair and courageous journalist who challenged metro Detroiters to talk openly about race, community and disenfranchisement. He's often a guest on local and national media shows for his perspective on politics, community and equality.
"In a candid letter of resignation, Thompson criticized Jackson for 'questionable business deals' and other scandals that distracted from the newspaper's mission.
"When you and Real Times Media came under heavy media scrutiny because of the Pension Fund deals during the Kwame Kilpatrick era and the corruption investigations, I endured great pains to maintain journalistic integrity, serving as editor of a paper whose parent company borrowed money from the city's Pension Fund," Thompson wrote in the resignation letter.
"It was indeed difficult for me to do my job as editor when the publisher was in the headlines regarding questionable business deals.. . ."
L. Fruge', WCHB Radio: Bankole Thompson resigns as Senior Editor of The Michigan Chronicle
Tom Greenwood, Detroit News: Editor Bankole Thompson Leaving Michigan Chronicle
Bill Shea, Crain's Detroit Business: Bankole Thompson resigns from Michigan Chronicle
Alan Stamm, Deadline Detroit: Michigan Chronicle Editor to Boss: 'I Endured Great Pains to Maintain … Integrity'
"It is odd that Samuel J. Battle, the first black officer in the New York Police Department, is not a larger part of our city's lore," Mosi Secret wrote Friday for the New York Times.
"He was a giant man — 6-foot-3 and nearly 300 pounds — who more than 100 years ago led the integration of the department, then essentially an Irish-American enclave.
"Mr. Battle's arc from humble Southern roots through racist barriers in New York would be a familiar story, like the stories of other black pioneers. But he was largely forgotten until a veteran New York journalist followed a trail that led to a remarkable discovery.
"On a summer day in 2009, Arthur Browne, a broad and thick-handed man himself with closely cut silver hair, was reading his newspaper when he came across an article that surprised him. The city was naming a Harlem intersection after Mr. Battle, whom the article called 'the Jackie Robinson of the N.Y.P.D.' Mr. Browne, who had expertly covered the city in one way or another for 40 years, realized that he had never thought about how the Police Department was first integrated.
" 'It struck me as a lapse because there was so much controversy through the years about the Police Department's relationship with the black community, and over the number of African-Americans on the force,' he said recently in his office at The Daily News, where he is now the editorial page editor. 'It just struck me that I never thought about how it all began.' So he started digging. . . ."
Arthur Browne, Daily News, New York: A history of blacks in NYPD blue: It all started with Samuel Battle (June 11)
"In April, CareerCast ranked newspaper reporter as the worst job in America," Alex T. Williams reported Friday for the Poynter Institute. "With diminishing salaries and job security, some warn aspiring journalists that journalism can't provide a 'decent' or 'modest' salary. But terms like those are ambiguous and do not take into account regional differences. We found that in 14 states, journalists make about the median salary, in 13 states they earn more than the median, and in 23 states they earn less than the median. . . ."
Tension-filled encounters are "playing out in Baltimore and across the nation, as camera-toting residents seek to document examples of police brutality or other misconduct [accessible via search engine]," Catherine Rentz and Doug Donovan reported Saturday for the Baltimore Sun. "Activists like [self-styled 'cop-watcher' David] Whitt, who is from Ferguson, Mo., the scene of unrest last year, are linking with residents in Baltimore, Charleston, S.C., and other cities to create a network that can expose problems with lightning speed through social media. . . ."
"Gannett has completed the announced spinoff of its publishing business and will begin trading June 29 as Tegna on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TGNA," Michael Malone reported Monday for Broadcasting & Cable. "Gannett announced in August 2014 that it planned to separate into two publicly traded companies: a broadcasting and digital company that will operate under the name Tegna and a publishing one called Gannett Co., Inc. . . ."
"Not only does the face of multiracial America appear to be transforming across generations, but the prevalence of mixed-race Americans is changing as well," Gretchen Livingston reported Wednesday for the Pew Research Center. "One-in-ten babies living with two parents were multiracial in 2013, up from just 1% in 1970, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data. . . ."
"I'm very proud to be the editor in chief of National Geographic and News; it truly is an honor," Susan Goldberg told Peter Scher of Forbes on Friday. However, Goldberg said, "There’s something wrong with our workplaces or expectations when we go from a significant majority of young women entering the profession and a significant minority of middle-aged women leading it a generation later. Diverse newsrooms that reflect their communities produce more accurate, more attuned journalism. The lack of progress to achieve that is an issue our industry needs to address now. . . ."
In January, TV One pushed the line on taste — or crossed it — with daytime promotions for "Born Again Virgin" that begin with a woman saying, "There's never a good time to tell a man he's not getting any ass" and ended with a pair of pink panties flapping on a clothesline. Now daytime network promos say the series is "arriving, but definitely not coming."
"The United Church of Christ passed a resolution Monday at its General Synod in Cleveland that urges the NFL's Washington franchise to stop using the "Redskins" name and associated logo because they represent a racial slur about Native Americans," Mark Naymik reported early Tuesday for the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Naymik also wrote, "UCC leaders also used the passage of the resolution to call attention to Chief Wahoo, which the church believes is a demeaning depiction of the Native Americans. The Rev. Linda Jaramillo, a national officer of the UCC, said she and other delegates plan to walk today at noon from the convention center to Cleveland Indians offices at Progressive Field to deliver petitions calling on the team to change its name and logo. . . ."
The idea to move Alessandra Stanley from television critic to a new beat covering economic inequality was Stanley's, New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan told readers on Thursday. Sullivan quoted Executive Editor Dean Baquet. " 'Alessandra came to see me about a week ago and said, "I really want to do something different." ' She presented Mr. Baquet with a memo, and even said she had an editor in mind: the investigations chief, Ian Fisher. Mr. Baquet liked the idea and accepted it on the spot, he told me. It was all in one transaction,' he said. . . ."
A memorial service took place in Washington Saturday for Florence L. Tate, the first black female reporter at the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, who became a civil rights movement activist and press secretary for such figures as the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the late D.C. Mayo Marion Barry, who died in December at 83. Former journalist A'Lelia Bundles wrote her Facebook friends, "It was wonderful to hear Eric Easter remind us how much ahead of her time Florence was.. . .because the NY Times, the networks, the Wash Post, etc. weren't really printing and airing much about the Jackson campaign (though many of us from those outlets were present every minute of the day reporting and observing), Florence devised a way to record the speeches, edit them down to actualities for black radio and distribute them every day so that the news made its way out. . . . She also knew, said Eric, that she had to do something to educate those reporters on the campaign who weren't familiar with the 'black experience' . . . So she created 'learning oportunities' with campaign stops."
"After three years as KENS-TV morning anchorman, Mat Garcia bid farewell to his job Friday," Jeanne Jakle reported Friday for the San Antonio Express-News. "However, he has no plans to leave San Antonio, where he has settled in with his wife Danielle and four cute kids. . . ."
"For the families of journalists like me in Burundi, life has been hell these past few weeks, especially since street protests began in April against the president's plans to run for a third term," Désiré Nimubona wrote Monday for IRIN, a United Nations news service. Nimubona also wrote, " 'Papa, did they shoot at your computer,' my son asked me once. My boy likes computers. Many journalists had their computers riddled with bullets after private media houses were attacked in the wake of a failed coup bid in May.' . . ."