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Here's How New York City Is Preparing for Puerto Rican Evacuees Here's How New York City Is Preparing for Puerto Rican Evacuees

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria some Puerto Ricans, lacking resources and with some islands all but destroyed, have been forced to evacuate the island. One primary destination is New York state, home to the largest population of Puerto Ricans on the mainland, where over 1 million call New York home. In response,…

Citing 'Inadequate' Response From US Government, Oxfam Will Step in to Aid Puerto Rico Citing 'Inadequate' Response From US Government, Oxfam Will Step in to Aid Puerto Rico

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria, as Donald Trump heads to a devastated Puerto Rico whose residents he claimed “want everything to be done for them,” there is still very little cell phone service, only 5 percent of the electrical grid is back up, roads and bridges are destroyed, and over half the island lacks running…

After a Day of Fury on Social Media, Aid Reportedly Rises for Puerto Rico   After a Day of Fury on Social Media, Aid Reportedly Rises for Puerto Rico  

A vocal cheese-fried golf ball who’s been tweeting bitterly from a golf course all weekend may have helped Puerto Rico after all. Trump’s whining, self-aggrandizing remarks to San Juan’s mayor on Saturday received wall-to-wall slams, a Kim Kardashian tweet, and an SNL spoof, all of which happened to synch with a…

Stephen Colbert Is Raising Money For Puerto Rico With All These Awkward Celebrity Teen Pics

Okay, this Puerto Rico relief effort started by Stephen Colbert is a little convoluted, but it’s also genius. No one can resist posting their #TBT photos for a good cause.

Beyoncé Releases Remix of J Balvin's 'Mi Gente' in Support of Disaster Relief Efforts  Beyoncé Releases Remix of J Balvin's 'Mi Gente' in Support of Disaster Relief Efforts 

On Thursday evening, Beyoncé posted to Instagram a remix of J Balvin and Willy William’s hit single “Mi Gente,” her first new material since giving birth to twins in June. The singer pledged all profits garnered from sales of the new track to hurricane and earthquake relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the…

Here's How to Help People in Puerto Rico Right Now  Here's How to Help People in Puerto Rico Right Now 

The entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.4 million Americans, is still without power after a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, the fifth-strongest storm to ever hit the United States. Cell phone and internet service has also largely been lost and it could take six months for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority,…

Trump Pretended That His Hands Are Too Big for Gloves During a Hurricane Relief Event, Again Trump Pretended That His Hands Are Too Big for Gloves During a Hurricane Relief Event, Again

I’m just going to skip the dick jokes that write themselves to tell you that commander-in-sheath Donald Trump acted like the regulation “white plastic gloves” he was supposed to don to pass out food at a Hurricane Irma relief event in Naples, Florida on Thursday wouldn’t fit over his enormous hands, which everyone…

House Passes $15 Billion in Disaster Relief, Raises Debt Ceiling House Passes $15 Billion in Disaster Relief, Raises Debt Ceiling

Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

How You Can Help Harvey Victims in the Months to Come How You Can Help Harvey Victims in the Months to Come

It’s been nearly a week since Hurricane Harvey struck Houston, but local officials are just beginning to assess the damage and devastation of what is expected to be the costliest natural disaster in US history. Recovery efforts will take years, if not decades. There are a lot of ways Americans can help Houston right…

'Whoa!': Climate Change-Denying Politicians React to Hurricane Harvey 'Whoa!': Climate Change-Denying Politicians React to Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has been called a “500-year” event, Houston’s third such flooding event in as many years. On Monday, FEMA Administrator William “Brock” Long said that Harvey could push as many as 30,000 people into shelters, with as many as 450,000 estimated to seek disaster assistance.

Our Lady of the Gaga Helping Japan With Prayer Bracelets Our Lady of the Gaga Helping Japan With Prayer Bracelets

Express your fandom and your empathy in one gesture! If you've already donated to the Red Cross and want to do something else to help Japan, Lady Gaga has designed prayer bracelets (which actually look a lot like Lance Armstrong Livestrong bracelets) that she's selling through her Twitter site. All of the proceeds…

Should Women Get Special Attention From Aid Groups In Haiti? Should Women Get Special Attention From Aid Groups In Haiti?

So-called men's rights blogs are enraged at the idea that women in Haiti might be getting special attention from disaster relief agencies. What's going on here?

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