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    SHOCKING footage shows a pair of laughing schoolgirls "lynching" a black baby doll from a tree. Two students at a private school in Australia filmed the disturbing clip after being given the doll in a parenting class before posting it on social media. 2Two private schoolgirls in Australia filmed themselves hanging a black baby doll from a treeCredit: 7 News 2The girls had been given the dolls as part of a parenting class at Trinity College in Adelaide, south AustraliaCredit: 7 News The unsettling video, shared on Snapchat, shows the girls hanging the doll from a tree using their hats and has been branded "racist" by enraged viewers. The two girls, believed to be in Year 11 or 12 of the $6,930 (£3,911) per year Trinity College in Adelaide, were suspended for their actions. Headmaster Nick Hately said he was "appalled" by the clip, reports Daily Mail Australia. He said,...
    In January, a video of police officers pepper spraying and arresting a 9-year-old Black girl in Rochester, New York, became the latest in a long line of viral videos and tragic cases of Black children being victimized by police violence. Black parents and families have long tried to mitigate their children's’ risk of violent encounters with the police. One way they’ve done so is “the talk,” a primer discussion where family members explain to Black children what to do and not do when stopped by the police. In recent years, primetime television and web documentaries have increasingly brought mainstream attention to the concept of the talk, but those conversations have centered on young Black boys. While Black men and boys do account for an overwhelming percentage of police killings, the sole focus on this demographic renders invisible Black girls’ experiences with law enforcement, and obscures how police brutality includes not...
    Extreme weather may delay reaching herd immunity, experts warn South slammed by 2nd dangerous storm: Latest forecast © Danielle Daly and Styled by Mia Katoh - Hearst Owned The entrepreneur and founder of the Healthy Roots doll explores what it means to care for natural hair and the changes she hopes to see in the beauty industry. Entrepreneur Yelitsa Jean-Charles, CEO and Founder of Healthy Roots Dolls, distinctly remembers two pivotal moments during her childhood when she saw her hair as magical. The first: Brandy’s 1997 portrayal of Cinderella. "I would regularly watch Brandy as Cinderella and think she was so beautiful. Brandy had the braids. She was always on point,” she says."But for most of my life I didn’t feel that way [about my hair] and I often pushed back against the braided hairstyles that my mother would take so much time doing with my hair because...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Kelly Fair is devoting her life to empowering Chicago’s at-risk girls. Fair, founder of Polished Pebbles mentoring program, saw the need and didn’t hesitate to give up her own career to give back to thousands. RELATED: Chicago Weather: Over 100 Flights Canceled At OHare, Midway Airports Amid Winter Storm The Black History Maker shared what drives her to change lives, with CBS 2’s Irika Sargent. “The change that we’re looking at having, we’ve got to be committed to it day in and day out,” Fair said. For Fair, it meant giving up her coveted, high-paying executive job to follow her passion – mentoring girls of color in Chicago’s often-forgotten neighborhoods. Sargent asked Fair what it took to put aside her career and make such a radical change? “What sort of courage did you have to find to do that? Is it courage or crazy?” Sargent asked. “Definitely...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — On this Valentine’s Day, a Chicago mentoring organization sent out some love. Ladies of Virtue held its first LOV Day, providing 300 young Black women on Chicago’s South Side with special gifts. RELATED: Chicago Weather: Winter Storm Warning For Monday Amid Extremely Cold Temperatures; Up To 10 Inches Of Snow May Be Coming Each LOV Box holds a “you are beautiful” teddy bear, candies, a manicure set, Black history information, a mask, and hand sanitizer. The group’s founder explained why this is so important. RELATED: Southwest Airlines Begins Flights Out Of OHare “So many of our girls told us during this pandemic that they have been isolating themselves; that they were just feeling down in a rut and so we wanted to make sure that our girls knew that they were seen, heard, and loved; that we were thinking about them, that we love them, and we...
    9-year-old Zoe Oli and her mom Evana are on a mission to empower young girls with their company Beautiful Curly Me.It all started when Zoe came home at 6 years old and asked her mom why her hair wasn't straight and "pretty" like her classmates. The mother-daughter duo began researching but couldn't find any dolls that had braids and curls like Zoe's. Zoe asked Mom if they could make dolls that she and other girls like her could relate to, and Beautiful Curly Me was born. The company now has dolls, books, face masks, clothing, sleep caps, and hair accessories. Zoe has also written books and created activity sheets to go with the dolls.She's balancing being the CEO of the company while still going to school. She hopes to inspire a new generation to feel comfortable no matter the skin they're in.
    AN AMBER alert has been issued for two young girls who are allegedly believed to be in danger. Jazmine Brown, 12, and Markevia Wright, 13, were last seen on Monday in Homestead, Florida. 1 Investigators believe they may be with Keon Kiser, 16, who is described as 6 foot tall and weighing 135 pounds. Cops believe that the two young girls may have been kidnapped and they are considered to be in danger. Jazmine is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs approximately 90 pounds. Most read in News'APPALLING'T.I. and Tiny deny allegations that they 'engaged in sexual abuse''WATCH YOURSELF'Joe Biden's brother 'ignored warnings' & used president's name in adCOMEBACKDon Jr 'excited to help GOP take back House' after Kevin McCarthy's Trump meetingLOVEFESTCuomo allows NY indoor dining to open at 25% starting on Valentine’s DayQ MUST BE JOKING'QAnon Rep' Greene claims gun control Dems were behind Las Vegas massacre'DON'T...
    Dreamgirls on Clubhouse/Lion King on Clubhouse promotional posters. (Courtesy of Brandon Patterson)(Courtesy of Noelle Chesnut Whitmore) Clubhouse, an audio-based platform, has allowed Black creatives to successfully use the platform to adapt musical theater productions like The Lion King and Dreamgirls. The invite-only social media network, which is still in beta, has created a space for creatives, in general, to network and have open conversations.  But Black creatives told Insider how Clubhouse paved a way for a digital space for new and seasoned trendsetters to shine. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The coronavirus pandemic forced Noelle Chesnut Whitmore to take a step back to reevaluate her life and purpose after she was furloughed from her job as a festival marketing manager.  "If it was not for the pandemic for me personally, there is no way that I would've been able to have the time to think and...
    Here Are the Coolest Animal Head Wall Decor Pieces to Liven Up Your Living Room Vic Fangio weighs in on Jerry Jeudy’s drop issues Beyoncé Gives Her Girls the Perfect Gift to Say Farewell to 2020 © Entertainment Tonight Take that, 2020! Beyoncé has the gift that says it all as the year wraps up. The singer’s cousin, Angie Beyince, shared a snap of the perfect present she received from the superstar, on her Instagram account on Monday. The pic shows a blingy necklace which spells out “2020” in the shape of a hand giving someone the middle finger gesture. “@beyonce gifted all of her girls with this amazing custom 2020 necklace,” Angie wrote. “’????2020’ It’s a hand with middle finger and the year 2020 combined into one. When I opened it my eyes teared up because it is both Hilarious & Deeply Sentimental.” “2020 has had ups and...
    TikTok allegedly refused to remove a video of two white users saying the N-word but removed a Black woman’s video of her calling them out. Featured Video Hide
    (CNN)Dear Gabriella,Although you are only four years old, today marks one of the most important days in your life. It's not your birthday. It's not Christmas. But today marks a very big moment for you and millions of girls just like you across our country.These words won't mean much to you until you are a bit older, but the importance of today's news will ring through history and very well may change the course of your own life as a woman of color. Arick WiersonIt's impossible for you to imagine this now, but, as of today, your life -- and what you choose to do with it -- will never be the same. You see, America just elected not only the first woman vice president in our country's 244-year history, but the first woman of color. California Sen. Kamala Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, has...
    Malcolm X used to slap white girls around to get back at the white race for the discrimination that his father went through, a landmark biography of the civil rights firebrand claims. In his teens a lawless Malcolm was ‘very, very cruel to white girls’ because of the treatment of his dad Earl Little. Malcolm watched as racists firebombed his family home and grieved Earl's death aged six after he was run over by a streetcar in an incident rumored to have been a murder by a group of white supremacists. Malcolm’s friend John Davis Jr said that he took white girls’ money because they ‘can always go back to daddy to get some more’ - but he never took a dime from a black girl. The anecdotes, which Malcolm left out of his autobiography, are from new book The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by author...
    Britney Spears lawyer has surprising description of pop star in court A New COVID-19 fear for Parents: Retiring Broke Alysha Clark perfectly encapsulated the 2020 WNBA season while dedicating the Storms championship to little Black girls and women across this country © AP Photo/Chris O'Meara "The women of this league... are built to stand up for what is right in this world, and we are going to continue to do that," Alysha Clark said. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Seattle Storm forward Alysha Clark dedicated her team's 2020 WNBA championship victory to "little Black girls and women across this country." The league and its players had previously devoted their season to Breonna Taylor and other women who were victims of police brutality and racial injustice. Immediately following the Storm's sweep of the Las Vegas Aces, Clark told the press that she hopes "the Black women in this country and all...
    "The women of this league... are built to stand up for what is right in this world, and we are going to continue to do that," Alysha Clark said. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Seattle Storm forward Alysha Clark dedicated her team's 2020 WNBA championship victory to "little Black girls and women across this country." The league and its players had previously devoted their season to Breonna Taylor and other women who were victims of police brutality and racial injustice. Immediately following the Storm's sweep of the Las Vegas Aces, Clark told the press that she hopes "the Black women in this country and all the little Black girls ... feel victorious tonight." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Alysha Clark has won a WNBA championship before, but she'll be the first to tell you that her 2020 title with the Seattle Storm feels different. "This one's really special,"...
    THIS is the cringeworthy moment "creepy" Joe Biden tells a group of "beautiful young ladies" he wants to "see them dancing when they are four years older". The presidential candidate, 77, made the comment during a visit to the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami on Monday. ⚠️ Read our US election live blog for the latest news & updates 7Joe Biden has been criticised for comments he made towards young girlsCredit: Twitter 7Biden addressed these girls during a speech in MiamiCredit: Twitter He spotted a group of young girls watching him speak when he said: "And I want to see these beautiful young ladies - I want to see them dancing when they're four years older too." Video of his comments was shared on social media, with some saying Biden's behaviour was "creepy". "These are the young girls that Biden wants to see dance in four years. Yikes," one...
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has apologized to a survivor of a racist 1963 church bombing that killed four Black girls, calling the blast an "egregious injustice," but declining Wednesday to pay restitution without legislative involvement. Ivey, responding to a request submitted by an attorney for Sarah Collins Rudolph, said the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church caused "untold pain and suffering" through the decades to the victims and their families. "For that, they most certainly deserve a sincere, heartfelt apology - an apology that I extend today without hesitation or reservation," Ivey wrote.   Denise McNair, 11; Carole Robertson, 14; Addie Mae Collins, 14; and Cynthia Wesley, 14; from left, are shown in these 1963 photos. A former Ku Klux Klansman, Thomas Blanton Jr., 62, was convicted of murder Tuesday, May 1, 2001, for the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing that killed the four girls on Sept. 15, 1963....
    CHICAGO — My Block My Hood My City raised more than $45,000 for local organizations Saturday as part of the group’s rally to support Breonna Taylor and speak out about the injustices Black women and girls routinely face. Hundreds of Chicagoans gathered for the Say Her Name rally in Daley Plaza in honor of Taylor and Black victims of police violence. Taylor, 26, was fatally shot by Louisville, Kentucky police in March during a botched raid at her apartment. For months, her family, residents, activists, athletes and celebrities pushed for the three officers involved to be charged with murder. But last week, prosecutors announced only one officer was being charged for wanton endangerment for recklessly firing shots into neighboring apartments. Speakers at the event blasted the decision, noting none of the officers face criminal prosecution specifically for causing Taylor’s death, which prompted demonstrations in Louisville and throughout the country....
    CHICAGO (AP/CBS) —  Chicago Red Stars defender Sarah Gorden is aiming to go beyond the social media statements and T-shirts to do something to lift up Black lives. The 28-year-old from Elk Grove Village has put her focus on mental health for young women of color in launching her nonprofit organization, HoodSpace. Chicago Red Stars’ Sarah Gorden, front, plays the ball as Houston Dash’s Bri Visalli defends during the second half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer finals match on July 26, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. Gordon aims to go beyond the social media statements, the T-shirts and the platitudes, and do something to lift up Black lives. The 28-year-old has put her focus on mental health for young women of color in launching her nonprofit organization, HoodSpace. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Gorden seeks to empower women through meditation, yoga and sport. She’s also among a coalition of Black NWSL players...
    Sarah Gordon tells the story often, about how she was a kid playing on a club soccer team when an opponent called her a racial slur. “I was raised around white people in a white community,” said Gordon, who is multiracial. “And I had never really looked at myself in that light until moments like that — then really you take a step back and be like, ‘Wait a second, I’m a what?’” The defender for the Chicago Red Stars is harnessing that shock and pain by using her voice. But she also wants to go beyond the social media statements and T-shirts to do something to really lift up Black lives. Gordon, 28, has put her focus on mental health for young women of color in launching her nonprofit organization, HoodSpace. A play on the name of the popular Headspace app, HoodSpace seeks to empower women in Chicago...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s no secret that the last six months in our country have been intense and overwhelming. From the coronavirus outbreak, to the fight for racial equality — all with a monumental presidential election in the backdrop. One local nonprofit organization is doing its part to inspire and empower young girls of color. The Charm School Project for Girls is all about making sure Black and Brown girls celebrate their beauty and trust themselves to lead. Through mentorship and art—the girls learn to express themselves through dance and visual art. While learning leadership and other life skills. Together, they crafted this short film called “A Rally for Brown Girls” – saying their mission is to remind the youth to celebrate their culture and be confident in their skin—all while making a change—and reinforce the idea that representation matters. “We are female. We are brown, black and gold. We...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Public Schools is seeking board approval to contract with a research organization to conduct an independent evaluation of police calls for service, arrests and citations involving students. PPS wants to contract with RMC Research Corporation, and the board is anticipated to vote on the contract at its Sept. 23 meeting. This comes after the Black Girls Equity Alliance conducted a study and found that Black girls are 10 times more likely than white girls to be referred to juvenile justice in Allegheny County. The study also found that Pittsburgh Public Schools police are the largest juvenile justice referral source for Black girls in the county and that they refer students to law enforcement more than in 95 percent of other similar cities. “This report reveals alarming truths to the systemic inequities affecting Black youth in our region and the racial disproportionality in...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A survey on the criminalization of Black young people in Allegheny County has some shocking results. One of the key findings is that black girls are ten times more likely than white girls to be referred to juvenile justice in Allegheny County. The Black Girls Equity Alliance analyzed data for the last four years and found systemic reasons Black girls are ending up in the juvenile justice system, which can then affect them for years to come, and it also provided suggestions for solutions. Part of being a teenager is making mistakes, but this study found that typical teenage behavior can follow Black girls in Allegheny County for years when minor infractions, like vaping on campus or obscene language, can land them in the criminal justice system. Black youth, locally, are referred at higher rates than they are nationally to juvenile justice, and white young people are...
    (CNN)"Thank you for being a friend."The "Zoom Where It Happens" live table read of an episode of "The Golden Girls" with an all Black cast kicked off Tuesday night with viral star Aaron Scott singing his gospel remix of the theme song.Scott went viral with his performance of the song in 2016 and it's recently been made popular again thanks to Tik Tok.Oscar winner Regina King, Emmy nominee Tracee Ellis Ross, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Alfre Woodard, and Tony nominee Sanaa Lathan on Tuesday starred in the first episode of "Zoom Where It Happens," a new live table read series presented by Black women artists "to raise awareness, intention, and activation around voting rights." Golden Girls recast with Black cast including Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina KingThe four re-enacted the classic "Flu" episode of "The Golden Girls" which was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and hosted by Lena Waithe, who...
    The Golden Girls is being revived with an all-black cast, which includes Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross.  The iconic sitcom - which ran for seven season between 1985 and 1992 - revolved around the lives of four white women living together in Miami, but the new project will seek to 'reimagine' the situation from a black perspective.  Fans should not get too excited about the beloved program returning to the airwaves, however, as the revival appears to be a one-night special set to be broadcast over Zoom.   The Golden Girls is being revived with an all-black cast that features (clockwise from top) Regina King, Tracee Ellis Ross, Alfre Woodard and Sanaa Lathan The original sitcom - which ran for seven season between 1985 and 1992 - revolved around the lives of four white women living together in Miami Ross, 47, announced news of the revival in an Instagram...
    The iconic Golden Girls are coming back to TV — with a twist. It’s going to have an all-black cast with an all-star line up that includes Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King, Alfre Woodard and Sanaa Lathan. They’ll assemble for a Zoom production on Sept. 8 at 9 p.m., as part of a series called “The Zoom where it Happens.” The original sitcom, which followed the friendship between four older women living together in Miami, aired on NBC from 1985 to 1992 and starred Betty White, Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty. According to Ross’s Instagram post about the show, she will play Rose Nyland (played by White in the original), King will portray Dorothy Zbornak (played by Arthur in the original), Lathan will play Blanche Devereaux (McClanahan in the original) and Woodard will become Sophia Petrillo (played by Getty in the original). Sanaa Lathan, Regina King, Alfre Woodard...
    VIDEO2:4702:47Michelle Obama's tips on what it takes for Black girls to become leadersInvest in You: Ready. Set. Grow. Michelle Obama has a message for Black girls in America. "Don't ever forget how much power you have." The former first lady recently relayed that missive to 1,000 attendees of the Black Girls Lead conference, which was held virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The annual event, put on by Black Girls Rock, is aimed at empowering Black girls, ages 13 to 18, to become leaders.  Yet on top of issues such as the pay gap and lack of diversity in the C-suite, recent events like Covid-19, school closings and the reckoning with America's history of racial inequality are also weighing heavily on teens' minds.In this screengrab, Michelle Obama is seen during the 2020 BET Awards.BET Awards 2020 | Getty Images"Some folks are going to try to tell you that you have...
    New York (CNN Business)The Girl Scouts of the USA has reached a milestone. After more than a century, and a history which included racially segregated troops in its early years, the organization has appointed its first Black CEO.Former ExxonMobil lawyer Judith Batty now serves as interim CEO of the youth leadership organization. She follows Sylvia Acevedo, who served as CEO of GSUSA since 2016 before stepping down in August. Batty, a former Girl Scout, started off in the organization as a Brownie with her local Nassau County Council in New York. She continued scouting over the years, before later going on to serve two terms on the National Board. Prior to GSUSA, Batty served as both a corporate executive and senior legal counsel for ExxonMobil, where she was the first woman and first Black General Counsel of the ExxonMobil affiliate in Japan. Batty — who's mother was also a Girl...
    (CNN)Kamala Harris' place as a Black and South Asian American woman on the Democratic ticket sends a message to young girls of color that she often projected when she was running her own presidential campaign: "I see you, I hear you."During her primary run for the Democratic nomination, Harris continuously made time for young girls and boys of color, often bending down to meet them at their eye-level and asking them of their aspirations without breaking eye contact."You always keep that chin up, you hear me?" she told a shy young Black girl named Maya in one such moment that went viral last June.For many of the 2 million people who viewed that video, the moment encompassed a mission statement for Harris' own presidential run; giving young girls and women -- Black, South Asian and from all walks of life -- the ability to "see themselves in a presidential candidate,"...
    Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion in the music video for WAP; Senator Kamala Harris, who was recently selected as Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate. (Photo: YouTube/Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Last week, rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion released their cameo-studded music video for the single WAP. Since the video premiered, it has been viewed over 70 million times on YouTube and think-pieced to death.  Everyone from multi-hyphenate Cee Lo Green to conservative commentator Ben Shapiro has weighed in on the racy track. While folks have been busy taking sides in this perennial debate, Senator Kamala Harris has been named the Democratic candidate for vice president of the United States. And just the day before, her ex-beau former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown wrote yet another op-ed about her.   Read More: Willie Brown says this is why Kamala Harris should decline VP role Kamala Harris and former San Francisco Mayor...
    AURORA, Colo. -- Prosecutors are investigating whether suburban Denver police officers should face criminal charges for putting four Black girls on the ground and handcuffing two of them after mistakenly suspecting they were riding in a stolen car, a district attorney said Friday.The incident Sunday attracted national attention after a video of the girls - some in tears - being detained in a parking lot spread on social media.The traffic stop happened in Aurora, where officers are also being investigated following the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain after he was placed in a chokehold last year.In the Sunday incident, officers eventually determined the car carrying the girls, ranging in age from 6 to 17, had the same license plate number as the one they were seeking from another state.Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson and the department are cooperating with the investigation, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler said in his...
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) attends Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing. (Photo by Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images) One of my favorite quotes is “Well-behaved women seldom make history” by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. I can remember as a little girl my mother sharing this quote with me and telling me that as I moved through life, I would face barriers and challenges because of my ethnicity and gender. My mother uses this quote to remind me that when I reach those barriers that it’s OK to push forward and continue to be and pursue the best expression of myself. Over the past few days, I have kept the words of Ms. Ulrich in my mind as I have watched an orchestrated media attack by those opposed to Senator Kamala Harris being selected as the vice presidential running mate for Joe Biden. Read More: In Ohio and nationwide,...
    Scott Olson/Getty Images As some allies of former Vice President Joe Biden mount an effort to torpedo Kamala Harris’ chances at the running mate slot by citing her “ambition,” the California senator doubled down on the trait by telling a young Black women’s conference “I want you to be ambitious.” Senator Harris has been the favorite to complete Biden’s ticket for months, but there has been a serious internal push this week to knock Harris down in favor of contenders like California Congresswoman Karen Bass and former National Security Advisor Susan Rice. The themes of the campaign to hobble Harris have revolved around her lack of “remorse” — as former Senator and current VP task force leader Chris Dodd reportedly put it — for her contentious exchange with Biden at a June debate, and her “ambition.” Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell added to the din this week by positing Rep....
    Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell told one of their victims that the girls they wanted for sex 'couldn't be black', newly released court documents claim. The late billionaire pedophile and his alleged madam told Virginia Giuffre they didn't want black girls for their sex massages, according to a 2011 taped conversation between Giuffre and her lawyers. A transcript of the three-way phone call was released last night amid a slew of newly-unsealed court documents from Giuffre's 2015 lawsuit against Maxwell – after a failed 'eleventh hour' attempt by the alleged madam to keep the files secret. The transcript shows Giuffre speaking to her lawyer Brad Edwards and a third attorney Jack Scarola, detailing her allegations of how Maxwell and Epstein had her recruit other girls to pimp out to rich and powerful men. 'What instructions were you given about what to look for?' Scarola asked Giuffre in the 2011 conversation....
    A Florida family has filed a police report after a neighbor left them a nasty racist note about their twin daughters, who graduated from high school with honors earlier this summer. Xanah and Xarah Sproul excelled at their high school in Yulee, Florida, and upon their graduation, their proud parents hung signs from the front of their house congratulating them on the accomplishment. But last week, a racist neighbor tried to diminish their joy by leaving a letter telling them to remove the 'hideous' posters of the 'ugly fat black [girls]' and urging them to leave the neighborhood.  Exciting! Xanah and Xarah Sproul graduated with honors from heir high school in Yulee, Florida this summer Beaming! Their proud parents hung these signs from their home. Neighbors hung similar signs for their own children Xanah and Xarah were members of the National Honor Society at Yulee High School, and also served...
    A WNBA star has written a powerful essay to in which she details how she has been 'angry and humiliated and belittled and unheard' through her life — but she's not letting it stop her from making herself heard. A'ja Wilson, 23, is a forward for the Las Vegas Aces — but the road to success has been a difficult one, paved with both overt and covert racism. In a new essay for The Players' Tribune this week, the University of South Carolina alum got candid about her own experiences, telling Black girls that she sees them and recognizes that they 'just want to be seen as human beings in this world.' Speaking out: WNBA star A'ja Wilson, 23, wrote a powerful essay to Black girls about their shared experiences with racism Pro: A forward for the Las Vegas Aces, she detailed how she has been 'angry and humiliated and belittled...
    Analysis The Google Ads Keyword Planner helps users optimize their pages for the best search engine results possible. It’s also racist. Up until this week, searching for girls of color introduced myriad suggestions for sexualized keywords and pornography terms, a new report from the Markup revealed. Hide After searching “black girls” in the keyword planner, Google recommended users consider porn-related keywords including “naked black girls,” “big booty black girls,” “ebony cam,” and “ebony nude,” the Markup found. Sexually objectifying terms were also provided for “latina girls” and “asian girls,” whereas the phrases “white girls” and “white boys” both “returned no suggested terms at all.” Hide Among 435 terms returned by “black girls,” 203 were “adult ideas,” and the remaining 232 still had pornographic language in the search results, the Markup reported. The keywords “black girls sucking dick” and “black chicks white dick” both appeared as suggested search terms outside...
    The Google.com home page. (Photo Illustration by David McNew/Getty Images) Google’s Keywords Planner is an add-on that helps advertisers choose search terms to associate with their ads. Researchers found that the word search tool had a malfunction that consistently connected race with hundreds of pornographic suggestions. The search results only applied to Blacks, Latinas, and Asians when combined with the word “girl” or “boy.”  READ MORE: Google employees allege the company is rolling back diversity and inclusion programs A similar search for “white girls” or “white boys” returned no suggested terms at all.  The Markup, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates how powerful institutions use technology to change society, discovered and published the findings yesterday, July 23.  The outlet noted that the results were blocked when a similar search was conducted after they reached out to the company about the issue.  “These findings indicate that, until The Markup brought it...
    GOOGLE's algorithm is associating the terms “black girls,” “Latina girls” and “Asian Girls” with pornographic content while searches for "white girls" turned up empty. The Markup found Google's Keyword Planner, a tool used by advertisers to specifically target their ads according to search terms, overwhelmingly associated pornographic content when the search term included a gender and a race other than "white." 3 Google's Keyword Planner is under fire for associating minority races and ethnicities with pornographic contentCredit: Getty - Contributor The same search results appeared when searching for boys as well as girls. After The Markup reached out to Google for comment, the company blocked Keyword Planner's ability to combine both a race or ethnicity and gender. Google said they have filters in place to prevent this from happening. “The language that surfaced in the keyword planning tool is offensive and while we use filters to block these kinds of...
    EMMA Bunton shared a previously-unseen Spice Girls throwback - and fans were stunned to see Victoria Beckham in a tracksuit. The 44-year-old singer delighted her followers with the snap as she reminisced about life on tour with her former bandmates. 5Fans were shocked to see Victoria dressed so casuallyCredit: Instagram Taking to Instagram, the former Baby Spice shared the photo of herself, Mel B, and Victoria all holding hands as they dance around in a circle. While Victoria's face is not in shot, Mel and Emma are beaming with all three women seemingly in their sleepwear. Emma has a fluffy white dressing gown on, Mel is in a checked pyjama set, and fashionista Victoria is wearing baggy cream bottoms and an oversized grey jumper. The blonde beauty captioned her post: "A party at the hotel after a tour performance!
    Police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly attempted to lure two girls into his vehicle at an area middle school parking lot. The incident took place around 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, on Day Street at the Ansonia Middle School parking lot, police said. According to Ansonia Police Lt. Patrick Lynch, the two girls, ages 11 and 12, were walking in the parking lot of the middle school when they were approached by a black vehicle being driven by a Black man who told them several times to get into his vehicle. The girls ran from the scene and the suspect fled, Lynch said. The vehicle is described as a black smaller SUV with the rear windows tinted and the driver was a Black male wearing a red hat and red shirt with gold rim glasses. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ansonia Police Department...
    Getty Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving and LeBron James Kyrie Irving has been fairly outspoken about nearly all the things conceivable. Kyrie Irving, Frequent, and Jemele Hill GET REAL Discussing Breonna Taylor #SayHerNameNBA Star Kyrie Irving and Award-Successful Artist Frequent are coming collectively to host a particular digital occasion to drive motion round Breonna Taylor’s case and amplify the voices of Black Girls on the frontlines of the Motion. The particular occasion kicks off with a panel dialog that includes as we speak’s leaders within the Motion who will talk about the case of Breonna Taylor, the significance of lifting up her case, and the historical past of the #SayHerName Motion. Panelists embrace Dr. Brittney Cooper, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, and Brittany Packnett Cunningham. The panel shall be moderated by Alicia Garza. Following, Jemele Hill moderates a dialog between Frequent and Kyrie Irving in regards to...
    Prospective teachers cannot read black children’s faces as well as white kids’ and more frequently misinterpret black girls and boys to be angry when they are not, according to new research. A study published July 2 in the journal “Emotion” came to this disturbing conclusion about the phenomenon, called “racialized anger bias,” after documenting how future educators interpreted kids’ facial expressions. “Racialized anger bias means that people are seeing anger where none exists,” study co-author and North Carolina State University psychology professor Amy Halberstadt says in a press release. Previous research had already confirmed that black adults experience racialized anger bias, but the new study finds the phenomenon also happens to black children, with black girls mistaken to be angry more often than black boys. “Although never statistically examined before, the misperceptions of black girls’ anger verifies qualitative research of black girls’ and women’s experiences, that they too are...
    Lizzo is a Grammy Award-winning musician. Paras Griffin/VMN19/Getty Lizzo said that she was kicked out of a rental property early and had the owner threaten to call the police on her. In an Instagram post on Monday, the musician said that the property owner mocked the way she danced and claimed that Lizzo and her "6 black homegirls" could "hurt him." "I know you're watching my page so I just want you to know you can't stop this black girls' shine," she wrote, along with a video of her dancing at a new property. She added, "Thanks for kicking us out cus this house is better anyways." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Lizzo, 32, said in an Instagram post on Monday that she was kicked out of a rental property after the owner threatened to call the police on her.  The Grammy Award-winning musician, who twerked...
    This season’s WNBA players hope that before you chant their names, you’ll remember the victims of police and racial violence too. WNBA stars Layshia Clarendon, Breanna Stewart and A’ja Wilson will be wearing special uniforms designed to honor women who the league says “have been the forgotten victims of police brutality and racial violence” when the league’s 2020 season tips off later this month. Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor, and Vanessa Guillen are among the names mentioned in the WNBA’s press release, which was announced on Monday. The league’s players will wear warm-up shirts with the words “Black Lives Matter” displayed on the front and “Say Her Name” on the back. Game courts at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, will also feature a Black Lives Matter logo. The WNBA and the players union announced that the new uniforms and spotlight on the women who have died are part of a bigger...
    Over the weekend singer Lizzo publicly addressed a rude landlord who she says kicked her and her girlfriends out of their vacation home after ridiculing her for her dance moves. READ MORE: Coronavirus forces Howard to cancel Homecoming weekend “This is for the man that kicked me out of my seven-day rental three days early yesterday,” the 32-year-old wrote as the accompanying caption to a clip of herself twerking in a red swimsuit coverup. “This is for mocking the way that I dance and for using Instagram footage of me and my six Black homegirls to say that we could ‘hurt him’ and threaten to call the police.” “I know you’re watching my page,” she continued, “so I just want you to know you can’t stop this Black girls’ shine. Thanks for kicking us out cus this house is better anyways. Xoxo.” Though Lizzo didn’t identify who the rental homeowner...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The third annual "We Walk for Her" march held Tuesday evening was aimed at raising awareness of Black women and girls who go missing each year in Chicago.Concerned residents led by youth organizers marched along King Drive on the city's South Side from 35th Street to 51st Street, ending at Dyett High School.RELATED: More Black women buying guns to protect themselves, advocates and firearm dealers sayMarch organizers say some of the missing women are eventually found murdered and some families never get answers because the cases are never solved.A Chicago 7th grader organized the march back in 2018.Organizers said the young women leading this effort want elected officials and law enforcement to address this issue by better policy and safety solutions.
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Blake is on a mission. She may only be 6-years-old, but she’s serious about her business. She wants to spread kindness and awareness, and she’s doing it all while giving back to Baltimore. Blake’s mom said she was teaching her daughter about race and inequality. She said that Blake was upset about how people were being treated and told her mom she wanted to help. Her idea was to create handmade posters. They cost $10 each and all the money raised benefits a local non-profit called My Fathers Plan. My Fathers Plan is dedicated to enriching Baltimore City’s young people. They do all kinds of activities together like community clean-up, tutoring, community awareness and much more. So far, she’s helped to raise more than $2,000.
    Golden Girls has become the latest television series to have episodes removed from streaming for featuring characters in blackface, according to Variety. The show is currently available to stream in full on Hulu, but the provider has scrubbed the episode, titled “Mixed Feelings,” from its catalog. “Mixed Feelings” first aired in 1988 as part of the acclaimed sitcom’s third season. Dorothy’s son, Michael, announced he was planning to get married to an older Black woman named Lorraine. Dorothy felt the age difference was inappropriate while Lorraine’s family felt uncomfortable with the interracial wedding. Working together, the two families attempted to stop the couple from tying the knot. When Lorraine’s family shows, it happens to be at the same time that Rose and Blanche happened to by trying on mud masks. While chatting with the family, the two women comment, “This is mud on our faces, we’re not really Black.” Variety...
    Viral video shows a white Florida man threatening three girls — including a black teen — with arrest, telling them they didn’t “deserve” to be in his gated community. The confrontation between the teens and the unidentified man happened Sunday in the Grand Isles complex in Wellington, a village in Palm Beach County. “You don’t belong in this development,” the man tells the girls as one of them records him in a video that’s been viewed on Twitter more than 282,000 times as of Thursday morning. The girls and two boys were riding through the community in a golf cart when they say the man began to tailgate them in his Toyota, according to the Palm Beach Post. The boys hopped off and the girls — Breonna Nelson-Hicks, who is black, and her two white friends — began walking to Breonna’s home in the community. The roughly 90-second recording begins...
    Surfers gathered in the Hamptons Friday for a totally rad, on-the-water memorial for George Floyd, the Minneapolis man whose police custody death has galvanized protests around the country. While hundreds marched at Ditch Plains Beach in ritzy Sag Harbor, more than 100 local surfers gathered in Montauk to remember Floyd by joining in a “National Paddle Out” — a term used by surfers to pay respects when one of their own has died. Some of the surfers decorated the rockers of their boards with the Black Lives Matter hashtag. Around the country, others also participated in the event — which was organized by Black Girls Surf. Around 100 local surfers participated in a “National Paddle Out.”Dennis A. Clark In California, more than 200 paddled through choppy waves to form a circle and chant Floyd’s name nine times to mark the nearly nine minutes his neck was pinned down under ex-cop...
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