New Cristiano Ronaldo bust revealed that actually looks like him

By Intisar Seraaj, CNN Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo‘s good looks are finally immortalized with a bust that actually looks like him. The new bust was revealed Saturday at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain. Ronaldo and his fans can rest easy knowing that this handsome bronze figure, made by famous Spanish sculptor Jose Antonio Navarro…

Delayed flight at Canadian airport turns into a party

By Intisar Seraaj, CNN Waiting for a delayed flight is usually a pain, but one group of passengers at a Canadian airport used it as an excuse to party. Michelle Sacrey Philpott was heading home to Newfoundland after a business trip on Monday when she arrived to a delightful scene at her gate at Toronto…

Angela Lansbury says women must ‘sometimes take blame’ for sexual harassment

By Intisar Seraaj, CNN Renowned actress Angela Lansbury is facing criticism after saying women “must sometimes take blame” for sexual harassment because of the way they dress. In an interview Monday with British entertainment media company RadioTimes, Lansbury said women “have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive. And unfortunately it has backfired on us ……

The Canales Family (documentary)

LA CASA THE CANALES FAMILY Blessed with five young daughters, Luis and Luz Canales knew they had to emigrate to the United States. Luis, an eloquent and spiritual man who now works as a self-employed contractor in Southern California, did not want his daughters to grow up amidst the violence and corruption that he witnessed…

White nationalists met by counterprotesters cancel second rally in Tennessee

By Eric Levenson, CNN CNN’s Nicole Chavez, Sara Ganim, Ella Wilkie, Dianne Gallagher, Jaide Timm-Garcia and Intisar Seraaj contributed to this report. White nationalists groups that rallied Saturday in Shelbyville, Tennessee, were met by a large police presence and dozens of shouting counterprotesters. Hours later, a second rally planned in nearby Murfreesboro was canceled. The demonstrations,…

A video game for black women tired of people touching their hair

By Intisar Seraaj, CNN If you’ve never had a stranger try to touch your hair without permission, you’re lucky. You’re also probably not a black woman. A new video game will give you a taste of how frustrating the experience can be. Creator Momo Pixel designed the game after she was tired of people making unwanted touches…

School cancels Muslim speaker after community backlash

By Intisar Seraaj, CNN What was intended to be an educational presentation about Islam turned into a controversy when threatening comments prompted school officials to cancel the event. A teacher at Northeast Middle School in Bristol, Connecticut, invited a Muslim woman to speak this month to her social studies class about Islam, as part of…

Drake pauses show to threaten groper in audience

By Intisar Seraaj, CNN Drake was in the middle of performing one of his hit songs “Know Yourself” at Sydney’s Marquee nightclub Wednesday evening when he stopped to address a man in the crowd who he saw groping women in the audience. “Yo, stop that s**t,” Drake told the man. “If you don’t stop touching…

Military widow honors husband with Veterans Day baby gender reveal

By Intisar Seraaj, CNN On Veterans Day you usually see the colors red, white and blue, but people celebrating with Cassie Lohrey saw pink. She chose Veterans Day to reveal the gender of her baby, whose father died in a military plane crash in Mississippi in July 2017. “I wanted to honor her daddy on this special…

Father forgives and hugs man involved in his son’s killing

By Intisar Seraaj, CNN The father of a slain Muslim pizza delivery driver forgave and embraced the man who was sentenced to prison for playing a part in his son’s death. During the sentencing on Tuesday, Abdul-Munim Sombat Jitmoud hugged the defendant, Trey Alexander Relford, who cried as it happened. The father said he did…

Who is New York terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov?

By Holly Yan and Dakin Andone, CNN CNN’s James Griffiths, Mansur Mirovalev, Topher Gauk-Roger, Curt Devine, Patricia DiCarlo, Shimon Prokupecz, Tal Kopan, Rosa Flores, Kevin Conlon, Brynn Gingras, Jessica Schneider, David Shortell, Sonia Moghe and Intisar Seraaj contributed to this report. His life seemed mundane enough. After moving from Uzbekistan in 2010, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov bounced across…

Professor’s artwork uses US flags to make KKK-style hoods

By Cassandra Santiago and Melissa Gray, CNN CNN’s Intisar Seraaj contributed to this report. A University of Miami assistant professor is provoking plenty of controversy and debate with an artwork that blends the Stars and Stripes with a KKK symbol — and she says that was exactly the idea. Three American flags sewn into Ku…