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    President Donald Trump punted when asked if believed justice was being served after a grand jury in Kentucky indicted a single officer in the killing of Breonna Taylor. The president spoke about his own record – once again comparing it to Abraham Lincoln's – and said he would comment on it later.   He was asked at the White House soon after detective Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment but two other officers were not charged.  ''Well, my message is that I love the black community. And I've done more for the black community than any other president,' President Trump said Wednesday when asked for his immediate reaction to a single officer being indicted in the Breonna...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A high-profile Indiana activist known for racial and social justice advocacy has apologized for lying about being Black, according to a published report. Satchuel Cole, who uses they and them pronouns, has worked with Indiana chapters of Black Lives Matter and Showing Up for Racial Justice and apologized in a social media post for taking “space as a Black person while knowing I am white," the Indianapolis Star reported. “Friends, I need to take accountability for my actions and the harm that I have done. My deception and lies have hurt those I care most about. I have taken up space as a Black person while knowing I am white. I have used Blackness when it was...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A high-profile Indiana activist known for racial and social justice advocacy has apologized for lying about being Black, according to a published report. Satchuel Cole, who uses they and them pronouns, has worked with Indiana chapters of Black Lives Matter and Showing Up for Racial Justice and apologized in a social media post for taking “space as a Black person while knowing I am white,” the Indianapolis Star reported. “Friends, I need to take accountability for my actions and the harm that I have done. My deception and lies have hurt those I care most about. I have taken up space as a Black person while knowing I am white. I have used Blackness when it...
    A University of Wisconsin graduate student apologized for lying about being black and resigned their teaching job in a Medium post last week. CV Vitolo-Haddad, a Ph.D. candidate in Journalism and Mass Communication, said in one of two Medium posts that they are actually Southern Italian/Sicilian but went “along with however people saw me,” per The New York Post. “I am deeply sorry and regretful to the people I deceived by inserting myself into Black organizing spaces I didn’t belong in. That deception was parasitic and harmful. I want to identify those moments and state what I should have done differently,” they wrote. Vitolo-Hadad uses “they” and “them” pronouns.   Antifa grad student, CV Vitolo-Haddad, resigns from teaching position at...
    Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell ripped Black Lives Matter, calling it a left-wing political movement that, despite its name, doesn't care about Black lives but only minorities who are killed in altercations with law enforcement. In that regard, Terrell told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Thursday, he has echoed Attorney General William Barr's sentiments on the matter, but observed that he has never taken the level of criticism that the nation's top prosecutor has. In recent remarks, Barr said BLM is "not interested in Black lives, they are interested in props -- a small number of Blacks who were killed by police during conflict with police, usually less than a dozen a year, who they can use as props to achieve a much broader political agenda." VideoTerrell applauded...
    Loading the player... On the heels of the Jessica Krug controversy, yet another white academic has come clean about pretending to be a person of color. According to reports, CV Vitolo-Haddad – a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student who identifies as non-binary and goes by ‘they’ or ‘them’ pronouns – has come clean about pretending to be Black and/or Latinx when in reality they is Italian. In a Medium blog post, Vitolo-Haddad confessed to their duplicity, apologizing for “every ounce of heartbreak and betrayal” they caused by co-opting the Black experience in order to gain access to “Black organizing spaces.” (Credit: CV Vitolo-Haddad) READ MORE: Janelle Monáe on ‘Antebellum’ role: ‘The world owes Black women so much’ They also outlined...
    A graduate student at the University of Wisconsin recently announced that she has lied about her race. Graduate student CV Vitolo-Haddad, who is actually Sicilian, wrote in a blog post this week that she has pretended to be black for some time. At one point, Vitolo-Haddad also told her peers that she identified as Latino. She has resigned from her position as a teaching assistant According to a report by the New York Post, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student CV Vitolo-Haddad admitted recently that she had lied about being black and Latino. Vitolo-Haddad is just one of several progressive activists that have falsely claimed to be black in the past several years. “When asked if I identify as Black, my...
    A nonbinary white graduate student admitted to not being black or Latino after years of saying otherwise. “When asked if I identify as black, my answer should have always been ‘No,’” CV Vitolo-Haddad wrote on Sept. 8 in a Medium post. “There were three separate instances I said otherwise.” Vitolo-Haddad, who is actually of Southern Italian and Sicilian heritage, resigned from a teaching position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison after the admission. “I have let guesses about my ancestry become answers I wanted but couldn’t prove,” Vitolo-Haddad previously said in another apology published on Medium. “I have let people make assumptions when I should have corrected them.” CV Vitolo-Haddad, an academic at @UWMadison & an antifa activist, has...
    CV Vitolo-Haddad, a white University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student, has resigned from a teaching assistant position after being caught pretending to be a black person, according to reports. Following allegations, Vitolo-Haddad admitted she is not black or Latino. She is in fact, a white Italian American. After the revelation of racial misrepresentation, Vitolo-Haddad stepped down from her teaching assistant position. She also resigned as co-president of UW-Madison's chapter Teaching Assistants' Association. A Medium post from an anonymous person made allegations that Vitolo-Haddad pretended to be a person of color. The motivation for the post came from the recent news about Jessica A. Krug, a white history professor at George Washington University specializing in African...
    A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student has resigned from their teaching role after admitting they have been lying about being black.   CV Vitolo-Haddad, who identifies as non-binary, admitted they pretended on multiple occasions to be black or Latino when they are actually Southern Italian and Sicilian.   They said they failed to correct peoples' assumptions about their racial identity, 'entered Black organizing spaces' when they should not have and recounted three times when they didn't say no when others asked if they were black.   Vitolo-Haddad confessed to the deception in two Medium blog posts where they apologized for 'every ounce of heartbreak and betrayal' they caused and announced they were standing down from their teaching assistant job at the university as well as their role as co-president...
    A CONSERVATIVE-bashing graduate student has "admitted they’ve been lying about being black" and has since resigned from their teaching job. CV Vitolo-Haddad, who attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison, apologized last week for pretending to be a person of color – when they are not. 9CV Vitolo-Haddad is a grad student at the University of Wisconsin-MadisonCredit: Instagram/Civi Vitolo-Haddad Last week, Vitolo-Haddad, who goes by the pronouns “they” and “them,” wrote in two different blog posts: “When asked if I identify as black, my answer should have always been ‘No.’” “There were three separate instances I said otherwise,” Vitolo-Haddad wrote, as noted by the Wisconsin State Journal, explaining that their background is Southern Italian and Sicilian. “I have let guesses about my...
    A graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has apologized and resigned from their teaching job and worker’s union leadership position after years of embracing “lies” about their racial identity. CV Vitolo-Haddad, who uses the non-binary pronouns “they” and “them,” admitted that they are actually Southern Italian and Sicilian — not black or Latino, which are both labels they accepted when peers allegedly assumed they were a person of color. “When asked if I identify as black, my answer should have always been ‘No,’ ” Vitolo-Haddad wrote Sept. 8 in the second of two confessions on Medium. “There were three separate instances I said otherwise.” “I have let guesses about my ancestry become answers I wanted but couldn’t prove,” Vitolo-Haddad previously...
    A graduate student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison has apologized and resigned from their teaching job and worker’s union leadership position after years of embracing “lies” about their racial identity. CV Vitolo-Haddad, who uses the non-binary pronouns “they” and “them,” admitted that they are actually Southern Italian and Sicilian — not black or Latino, which are both labels they accepted when peers allegedly assumed they identified as a person of color. “When asked if I identify as Black, my answer should have always been ‘No,'” Vitolo-Haddad wrote Sept. 8 in the second of two confessions on Medium. “There were three separate instances I said otherwise.” “I have let guesses about my ancestry become answers I wanted but couldn’t...
    Loading the player... Jessica Krug shocked social media when she released a Medium essay that she, a white, Jewish lady from Kansas City, had been masquerading as a several other ethnicities: North African, an African American woman, someone who also had “Caribbean-rooted Bronx Blackness.”  Krug was, at the time, an associate history professor at George Washington University specializing in Africa and Latin America. On Wednesday, she left her tenured position.  George Washington University’s Department of History, in a statement released Sept. 4, had called for Jessica Krug, their “audaciously deceptive” colleague, to resign. In a statement obtained by CNN, GW University officials said, “Dr. Krug has resigned her position, effective immediately. Her classes for this semester will be taught...
    (CNN)Less than a week after George Washington University announced Jessica Krug would not resume teaching this semester after the professor revealed she had been lying for years about being Black, the school announced she has resigned. "Dr. Krug has resigned her position, effective immediately. Her classes for this semester will be taught by other faculty members, and students in those courses will receive additional information this week," the university said in a statement obtained by CNN on Wednesday.It continued, "We hope that with this update our community can begin to heal and move forward."Requests for comment from Krug, formerly a history professor specializing in Africa and Latin America, have not been returned.The resignation comes after backlash from Krug's essay, published...
    A white professor at a D.C. university who admitted to lying about being Black has resigned. Jessica A. Krug resigned from her position at the history department at The George Washington University effective immediately, the university announced Wednesday. GW earlier announced that Krug would not be teaching this semester while it reviewed the situation. Update regarding Jessica Krug: Dr. Krug has resigned her position, effective immediately. Her classes for this semester will be taught by other faculty members, and students in those courses will receive additional information this week. — GW University (@GWtweets) September 9, 2020 Faculty members of the university’s history department said in statement last week that they were “shocked and appalled” by Krug’s admission on Medium,...
    George Washington University professor Jessica Krug, who recently admitted to lying about being black throughout her academic career, has resigned. "Dr. Krug has resigned her position, effective immediately," the university announced on Wednesday. "Her classes for this semester will be taught by other faculty members, and students in those courses will receive additional information this week." The news of Krug's resignation came less than a week after she wrote a Medium post in which she admitted to having faked being black for years, chalking it up to mental illness. “To an escalating degree over my adult life, I have eschewed my lived experience as a white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City under various assumed identities within a Blackness that...
    Disgraced George Washington University professor Jessica Krug, who sparked a firestorm by pretending to be black, has now quit her job at the school, officials announced Wednesday. Krug, 38, who is actually white, had already been pulled from teaching duties this semester and faced calls to step down after she admitted being a “culture leech” who publicly lied about her race for years. “Dr. Krug resigned her position, effective immediately,” the university announced on Twitter. “Her classes for this semester will be taught by other faculty members, and students in those courses will receive additional information this week.” Krug, an African history professor at the Washington, DC, school, came clean last week and admitted on a post in Medium...
    Jessica Krug, the George Washington University professor who admitted to lying about being Black, has resigned, the university said. Krug, who is White, wrote a Medium post last week apologizing for building her life "around a violent anti-Black lie."  "Dr. Krug has resigned her position, effective immediately," the university said in a letter to students and alumni. "Her classes for this semester will be taught by other faculty members, and students in those courses will receive additional information this week." During her time at the university, Krug taught classes including "Topics in African History," "Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World" and "Africa and the African Diaspora: (Trans)Nationalisms and the Politics of Modernity," according to her page on the...
    Disgraced George Washington University professor Jessica Krug, who sparked a firestorm by pretending to be black, has now quit her job at the school, officials announced Wednesday. Krug, 38, who is actually white, had already been pulled from teaching duties this semester and faced calls to step down after she admitted being a “culture leech” who publicly lied about her race for years. “Dr. Krug resigned her position, effective immediately,” the university announced on Twitter. “Her classes for this semester will be taught by other faculty members, and students in those courses will receive additional information this week.” Krug, an African history professor at the Washington, DC, school, came clean last week and admitted on a post in Medium that...
    (CNN)A family member of the George Washington University professor who revealed that she had been lying about being Black for years says they're outraged.University officials have said Jessica Krug will no longer teach classes this semester. She was a professor of African and Latin American studies.A White professor says she has been pretending to be Black for her entire professional careerKrug's sister-in-law, who did not want to be identified, told CNN that her husband has been estranged from his sister for 20 years. She said Krug is as "white as snow white.""There's no way she's Black, I can tell you that, there's no member of the family that is Black," the sister-in-law said, confirming that her husband and Krug are...
    (CNN)Jessica Krug, the professor at George Washington University who revealed she had been lying about being Black for years, will no longer teach classes this semester."While the university reviews this situation, Dr. Krug will not be teaching her classes this semester. We are working on developing a number of options for students in those classes, which will be communicated to affected students as soon as possible," read a message from University Provost Brian Blake and Dean Paul Wahlbeck on Friday."We want to acknowledge the pain this situation has caused for many in our community and recognize that many students, faculty, staff and alumni are hurting," the message said, offering support to students and faculty through the Office of Diversity, Equity...
    A White history professor at George Washington University on Thursday admitted to falsely claiming a Black identity. Jessica A. Krug said in a Medium post that she is actually White and Jewish, but that she has "built her life on a violent anti-Black lie."  Krug wrote that, throughout her adult life, she claimed to have North African, African American and Caribbean heritage. She called her actions the "very epitome of violence, of thievery and appropriation, of the myriad ways in which non-Black people continue to use and abuse Black identities and cultures."   "For the better part of my adult life, every move I've made, every relationship I've formed, has been rooted in the napalm toxic soil of lies," wrote...
    WASHINGTON (WJZ) — A White history professor at George Washington University admitted on Thursday to falsely claiming Black identity. In a Medium post, Jessica A. Krug, said that she is actually White and Jewish, but that she has “built her life on a violent anti-Black lie.” In the post, Krug wrote that, throughout her adult life, she claimed to have North African, African American and Caribbean heritage. To read the rest of this story, visit cbsnews.com.
    A professor at George Washington University has revealed in a blog post that she lied about being Black. Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post via Getty Images A Medium post that appeared to be written by an assistant professor of African history and diaspora at George Washington University sparked immediate backlash online, as the white professor said that she lied about being Black throughout her entire career.  In the post, Jessica A. Krug wrote that though she had at times claimed to be of North African descent, Caribbean descent, and from the Bronx, she is a white woman from the Kansas City area.  "I am not a culture vulture. I am a culture leech," Krug wrote, adding that she...
    The white faculty professor who admitted to posing as a black girl allegedly as soon as went on a profanity-laden tirade at a Metropolis Council listening to, through which she spoke in a road accent and ripped New Yorkers who talked concerning the police within the wake of George Floyd’s dying. The speaker, who used the identify “Jess La Bombera,” appeared to really be Jessica Krug, a George Washington College prof who copped Thursday to falsely claiming to being a lady of coloration as she taught African American research. The foul-mouthed “La Bombera” claimed in her discuss, which was delivered by way of video, that metropolis officers “bought” her “barrio” of East Harlem to actual property pursuits earlier than...
    A US academic whose work focusses on Africa and the African diaspora has said she lied about being black. Jessica Krug, an associate professor at George Washington University, admitted that she was in fact a white Jewish woman from Kansas City. "I have built my life on a violent anti-Black lie, and I have lied in every breath I have taken," she wrote. Her case bears strong parallels to Rachel Dolezal, a white race activist who claimed to be black. Ms Dolezal first made headlines in 2015 when her parents outed her as white. The former civil rights activist and African studies instructor had kept up the pretence of being African American for years, but said she "identified as...
    A George Washington University professor admitted in a Thursday blog post that she has for years been falsely claiming to be Black, when she is in fact White and Jewish. Jessica A. Krug, who teaches Black history at GWU, made the startling admission in a blog post on Medium titled, “The Truth, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies.” Associated Professor Jessica A. Krug of George Washington University.  (George Washington University) “To an escalating degree over my adult life, I have eschewed my lived experience as a white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City under various assumed identities within a Blackness that I had no right to claim: first North African Blackness, then U.S. rooted Blackness, then...
    The white George Washington University professor who on Thursday admitted she lied about being black for years only did so after being found out, a friend claimed. Hari Ziyad, a black author and screenwriter, posted a series of tweets calling Jessica Krug “a friend up until this morning” when Krug apparently called Ziyad to confess the falsehoods she detailed in a Medium post titled “The Truth, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies.” “She didn’t do it out of benevolence,” Ziyad wrote. “She did it because she had been found out.” Dr. Yomaira Figueroa, an associate professor of Afro Diaspora Studies at Michigan State University, also said Krug only came forward after being confronted. “Krug got ahead of the...
    The white George Washington College professor who on Thursday admitted she lied about being black for years solely did so after being discovered, a pal claimed. Hari Ziyad, a black creator and screenwriter, posted a collection of tweets calling Jessica Krug “a pal up till this morning” when Krug apparently known as Ziyad to admit the falsehoods she detailed in a Medium put up titled “The Fact, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies.” “She didn’t do it out of benevolence,” Ziyad wrote. “She did it as a result of she had been discovered.” Dr. Yomaira Figueroa, an affiliate professor of Afro Diaspora Research at Michigan State College, additionally mentioned Krug solely got here ahead after being confronted. “Krug...
    The white George Washington University professor who on Thursday admitted she lied about being black for years only did so after being found out, a friend claimed. Hari Ziyad, a black author and screenwriter, posted a series of tweets calling Jessica Krug “a friend up until this morning” when Krug apparently called Ziyad to confess the falsehoods she detailed in a Medium post titled “The Truth, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies.” “She didn’t do it out of benevolence,” Ziyad wrote. “She did it because she had been found out.” Dr. Yomaira Figueroa, an associate professor of Afro Diaspora Studies at Michigan State University, also said Krug only came forward after being confronted. “Krug got ahead of the story...
    Jessica A. Krug, a history professor at George Washington University, "canceled" herself Thursday after admitting in a Medium post to falsely claiming a black identity for much of her professional life. What are the details?"For the better part of my adult life, every move I've made, every relationship I've formed, has been rooted in the napalm toxic soil of lies," Krug wrote at the opening of the bizarre post titled, "The Truth, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies." "To an escalating degree over my adult life," she continued. "I have eschewed my lived experience as a white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City under various assumed identities within a Blackness that I had no right to claim: first North...
    Despite publicly identifying as a black woman for years, George Washington University associate professor Jessica Krug admitted Thursday that she is actually white. “For the better part of my adult life, every move I’ve made, every relationship I’ve formed, has been rooted in the napalm toxic soil of lies,” Krug writes in a brief but life-shattering Medium post titled “The Truth, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies.” “To an escalating degree over my adult life, I have eschewed my lived experience as a white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City under various assumed identities within a Blackness that I had no right to claim: first North African Blackness, then US rooted Blackness, then Caribbean rooted Bronx Blackness,” she...
    Despite publicly identifying as a black woman for years, George Washington University associate professor Jessica Krug admitted Thursday that she is actually white. “For the better part of my adult life, every move I’ve made, every relationship I’ve formed, has been rooted in the napalm toxic soil of lies,” Krug wrote Thursday in a brief but life-shattering Medium post titled “The Truth, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies.” “To an escalating degree over my adult life, I have eschewed my lived experience as a white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City under various assumed identities within a Blackness that I had no right to claim: first North African Blackness, then US rooted Blackness, then Caribbean rooted Bronx Blackness,” she...
    FACEBOOK banned new political ads a week before the election. This is because Mark Zuckerberg is "worried" about voters being put off, reports say. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for Android click here.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS Most read in News'ARMED & DANGEROUS'Jacob Blake was 'committing felony & armed' when he was shot, AG claims'SICK VID'Unconscious...
    The Super Bowl-winning coach of the Seattle Seahawks has delivered an impassioned call for an end to racism in the United States, urging his fellow coaches and players to speak out, and use their platform for good. Pete Carroll, 68, told a press conference on Saturday that a change in attitudes was long overdue and denouncing 'a system of slavery' which has 'never gone away.'   He said the team had decided earlier that morning to cancel practise, and to all register to vote instead.  'Let's step up,' he said. 'No more being quiet. No more being afraid to talk to topics.   Pete Carroll, coach of the Seattle Seahawks, delivered a powerful address on Saturday Carroll said it was...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump bristled at a reporter's question about police killing African Americans and defended the right to display the Confederate flag as he continued to play into racial divisions in a pair of interviews.Trump seemed taken aback when asked by CBS's Catherine Herridge why African Americans are still dying at the hands of police. "And so are white people. More white people," he responded. There is no national database tracking police-involved shootings. "What a terrible question to ask," Trump added.Studies have shown that Black Americans are much more likely to be killed by police, even though more whites - who represent a larger portion of the population - are killed.Trump was asked if he understands why the...
    US coronavirus: Miami is now the coronavirus epicenter as cases surge, one expert says Amazon is rolling out grocery carts that let shoppers skip checkout lines, bag their groceries and walk out Wesley Lowery Talks About Being Black in the Newsroom and the Myth of Objectivity © Provided by Slate Related Facebook postShared from Facebook America is at a breaking point. How can journalists properly cover it? Citizens have flooded the streets in cities large, and small, in protest of racism, police violence and other forms of systemic oppression. But media institutions have been shaped by, and contributed to, those same systems. The same rage that drives Black folks into the streets is carried around by Black journalists, who...
    THE grandmother of a baby boy who was shot dead at a family barbecue has slammed the "shooting and killing" of "innocent kids", while the child's uncle described how "blood was everywhere" when he drove his nephew to hospital. "I felt like I couldn't drive fast enough," E Ross told reporters who had gathered at the scene of the shooting in Brooklyn, adding: "[There was] blood everywhere, squirting out...[and] a big hole in his stomach". 4 Davell Gardner Jr. was shot and killed when gunmen opened fire during a late Sunday night family cookout in Bedford-Stuyvesant in BrooklynCredit: Facebook "They need to stop this gun violence," Samantha Gardner, grandmother of Davell Gardner Jr, told the NY Daily News.. "I feel...
    Judge temporarily blocks Kentucky governors Covid-19 executive orders -- the same day he requires masks Brooks Koepka responds to suggestion that he should have been fined for tweet Everything Meghan Markle Has Said About Being Biracial and the Fight for Racial Justice © Tim Rooke/Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage After stepping down as a senior member of the royal family earlier this year, Meghan Markle has been using her platform to raise awareness on topics close to her heart. In just the past few months, the Duchess of Sussex has been a powerful supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, working behind the scenes with her husband, Prince Harry, to help enact real change in our country. Now, ET's breaking down everything Meghan has publicly said about...
    Actor Michael Rapaport called out virtual signaling social media users who posted black squares to their accounts on “Blackout Tuesday” last month to show support for the Black Lives Matters movement in the wake of the death of George Floyd, but are now silent about the six black children that were violently killed across the country over the Independence Day weekend. “Yo, All the influencers of All Races & Sex’s who posted BLACK SQUARES a few weeks ago, You all have ZERO to say about 6 kids being killed this weekend? NADA?” tweeted Rapaport on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/XqaUgfEUnL — MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) July 7, 2020 Social media users — including accounts belonging to Hollywood celebrities and major corporations — took to multiple platforms to post...
    Ernie Hudson got candid about his role in the original “Ghostbusters” films being cut down and whether or not he thinks race played a factor. Hudson played Winston Zeddemore, who joins the movie later than the other three actors, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and the late Harold Ramis. The actor previously revealed that the character was supposed to show up much earlier in the movie with a significantly richer back story. At the time he noted that he had a love/hate relationship with the movie as a result. However, speaking to Yahoo Entertainment in a recent interview, he’s since softened on that position. 'GHOSTBUSTERS' REBOOT DIRECTOR PAUL FEIG SAYS FEMALE-LED MOVIE WAS HINDERED BY 'ANTI-HILLARY MOVEMENT' “It's never really been a hate...
    A video shows a white woman appearing to call the police and lie to them about an unarmed Black woman having a weapon after they got into an argument in a Hollywood building. Amour Holloway began to record when the white woman approached her and told her to leave the building. Holloway said she did not live in the building but that a resident invited her into the lobby to sit down because she wasn’t feeling well. In the video, the white woman approaches Holloway and immediately tells her to get out of the building and calls her a “homeless freak.” Holloway shot back that she was not homeless, but the woman, who is a resident of the...
    Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard put a South Carolina Chipotle on blast after he and his friends were allegedly kicked out of the eatery for talking about Black Lives Matter.  Leonard, 24, detailed the incident in an Instagram video on Thursday, saying he was recently eating at a Chipotle in Florence with four friends when a white customer accused him of being verbally abusive, PEOPLE reports.   The irate customer took his grievance to management. Moments later, Leonard said a manager approached him and his non-white friends and served up a “terrible attitude.” The athlete said the manager was “very disrespectful” and threatened to call the police.  READ MORE: Rudy Gay opens up about being racially profiled, NBA return View this post...
    Germain Lussier2 hours ago•Filed to:raceraceRepresentationCentral ParkBig MouthJosh GadKristen BellBoJack HorsemanRaphael Bob-WaksbergNick KrollApple StreamingNetflixstreaminganimation22SaveCentral Park’s Molly, seen on here with Cole (Titus Burgess), is currently voiced by Kristen Bell. That’s going to change.Image: Apple TV+ White actors voicing animated characters of color has been an issue for as long as animation has existed. It can lead to racist and stereotypical interpretations and just generally unacceptable appropriation. It’s an overdue realization that (finally) led The Simpsons to rethink the character of Apu. This week, at least two other popular animated shows are making changes. First up, Nick Kroll, one of the co-creators of Netflix’s Big Mouth, posted the following on Twitter, vowing to recast the biracial character of Missy, currently voiced by...
        by Dov Fischer   We all know the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes. It is not just a children’s story. Rather, it is an eternal story about human nature. If people are surrounded by a mass or a mob who speak nonsense as a Truth — with a capital “T” — then perfectly sensible people who internally know better will fall into line and babble the same “Truth.” For a reality check and sanity in the public arena, it ultimately often takes a little kid who simply has not been taught social conformity and political correctness to look and say, “But this ‘Truth’ simply is not true.” In the fable, the Emperor actually was naked. In America circa mid-2020, corresponding to 5780...
    In the wake of weeks of civil unrest, 12-year-old child actor Lonnie Chavis is speaking up in a new essay about the racism he’s already experienced in his short life. “My life matters, but does it?” Lonnie asked at the start of the letter published by People magazine this week. “America paints a very clear picture of how I should view myself. America shows me that my Blackness is a threat, and I am treated as such.” This Is Us cast (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) READ MORE: T.I. joins calls for Georgia officer to be fired after holding 5 teens at gunpoint Chavis, who plays the role of young Randall on the NBC hit drama This Is Us noted...
    Gayle King is afraid for her son. “My son is 33 years old, and I’m worried about him,” she said on Thursday’s episode of “The Talk @Home.” King, 65, explained that she begs William Bumpus Jr. not to take his dog for long walks in the Santa Monica, Calif., area amid ongoing protests in response to the death of George Floyd while in police custody, adding that “everything is so volatile.” Gayle King and William Bumpus Jr.Getty Images “I’m worried about him walking his frickin’ dog,” she said. “I worry for him being a black man, period.” She explained that as things have escalated, so have her fears. “Now everybody is so amped up about everything. I do, I worry...