Yvonne Juris
YVONNE JURIS is a freelance journalist, musician, and recent graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has written for several outlets including MSNBC, Talking Points Memo, The Forward and the Columbia Journalism website, NYCityLens.com. She specializes in civil rights, marketing and arts/entertainment reporting. She holds an MS in Journalism and a BA in music performance.

'Hamilton' Reminded Me What The Election Needs

This October, I had the privilege of seeing the highly acclaimed musical Hamilton. And make no mistake, Lin-Manuel Miranda's intriguing concept of using hip-hop as a medium to recount the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton was an entertaining…
By Yvonne Juris

Trevor Noah Isn't Listening To Melania Trump

The lewd and vulgar remarks Donald Trump made with Access Hollywood reporter Billy Bush have been taking the media by storm. Those comments were made in 2005, shortly after Melania and Trump were married, and Melania, who has been largely quiet durin…
By Yvonne Juris

Melania Trump Wouldn't Miss The Last Debate

Melania Trump, who kept a relatively low-profile during Donald Trump's campaign, has appeared alongside her husband for both the first and second presidential debate. After the 2005 Access Hollywood tape was leaked and went viral, Melania insisted th…
By Yvonne Juris

Trump Alleges The Debates Are "Rigged" Yet Again

It definitely hasn't been the best of weeks for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Between the Access Hollywood hot mic tape leak, the fallout from his attack on a former Miss Universe, and at least four new allegations against the GOP n…
By Yvonne Juris

There's A "Stop Trump" Filter For Profile Pictures

The revelations from the 2005 conversation Donald Trump had with former Access Hollywood reporter Billy Bush have thrown some major hurdles into the Republican presidential nominee's campaign. The vulgar manner in which Trump talked about being able …
By Yvonne Juris

Trump Didn't Manage To Win Over Berners

The second presidential debate had no shortage of explosives, and lived up to the prediction that the Oct. 9 debate would be the most volatile one yet. Equipped with back-and-forth insults, Trump's unending interruptions and a threat to throw Clinton…
By Yvonne Juris

Here's How You Can Dress As Ken Bone

The second presidential debate was, as anticipated, one heck of a show. It's being referred to as one of the darkest presidential debates of all time, and between the boundary-breaking insults, threats, and interruptions from Donald Trump, it's mirac…
By Yvonne Juris

Here's How You Can Watch The Hurricane

Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm in 20 years, has now reached the United States coast. If you want to track this highly powerful storm, there are a number of websites and apps that will allow you to view Hurricane Matthew in real t…
By Yvonne Juris

Here's Where You Can Watch That Second Debate

Barely 10 days have elapsed since that first explosive presidential debate, and soon it will be time for the second one. The Sept. 26 debate was fully equipped with heated and intense volleys, with one standout moment occurring when Trump bragged ("b…
By Yvonne Juris

Here's Why Kelly Vs. Hannity Is Kind Of Great

Something beautiful happened on Fox News recently, and I'm not taking about the resignation of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. There was the faintest detection of a balanced conversation that involved Sean Hannity, and by that I mean an actual "fair…
By Yvonne Juris

Updates On Hurricane Matthew Are In

Hurricane Matthew is causing horrible damage as it continues to make its way through the Caribbean. It is being called the most powerful storm to hit the Atlantic in almost a decade, and for those who are interested in tracking the storm, you can fin…
By Yvonne Juris

Read the VP Debate Transcript

The second debate of the election season was lackluster at best, as the one-and-only vice presidential debate hardly offered its fair share of fireworks and tense moments. Held at the Longwood University campus in Farmville, Virginia, the debate betw…
By Yvonne Juris

This VP Debate GIF Shows The Clear Frustration

After the vice presidential debate ended, one GIF stole the show. Specifically, a GIF that showed Sen. Tim Kaine listing off a laundry list of outrageous insults and volatile statements uttered by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump during the co…
By Yvonne Juris

Farmville Isn't Just A Game — It's A Town

No, there's nothing wrong with the name of the Virginia town Farmville. But the name, which suggests an image of a cozy and cute region, hardly sounds like the appropriate name for a location where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's running mates fac…
By Yvonne Juris

People Are Preparing To Evacuate South Carolina

Hurricane Matthew, the Category 4 storm which has been causing devastating damage in the Caribbean as it continues to wind its way through the region, is now likely to make its way to the East Coast of the United States. Florida, Georgia, and South C…
By Yvonne Juris

The Vice Presidential Debate Will Air At This Time

The presidential debate season has officially begun — and you thought the election season already felt long enough. While it may seem like the country has hardly had time to settle down from the explosive, first presidential debate between Democratic…
By Yvonne Juris

Gingrich Thinks Trump's Fat-Shaming Is Somehow OK

The first presidential debate certainly didn't disappoint those who were anticipating major tension between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. And although there was a bevy of intense moments, one of the more heated ones occurred when Clinton confront…
By Yvonne Juris

Would-Be Commuters Were Shaken After Hoboken Crash

A New Jersey Transit train that smashed into a Hoboken station during Thursday morning's rush-hour commute, has left at least one person dead and 100 others wounded. The site of the morning wreckage on a New Jersey Transit station, filled with debris…
By Yvonne Juris

The Train In Hoboken Didn't Have Automatic Brakes

The investigation into the Hoboken train crash that left one person dead and at least 100 more injured is still ongoing, but one key piece of information has been confirmed: The train lacked automatic brakes. And while that may sound like a major rev…
By Yvonne Juris

This Trump Cutout Fulfilled A Bizarre Purpose

They may not be a "basket of deplorables," but some Donald Trump supporters just might be going a bit out of line, at least when it comes to driving. On Tuesday morning, a Washington state trooper pulled over a driver in the High Occupancy (HOV) lane…
By Yvonne Juris