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BET founder Robert Johnson slams protesters for toppling Confederate statues
BET founder Robert Johnson slammed those who topple Confederate and other statues across the US as “borderline anarchists” — and argued the act means “absolutely means nothing” to black Americans.
Johnson, who recently called for the government to provide $14 trillion in reparations to the descendants of slavery, told FOX News Wednesday that the movement to take down statues, cancel TV shows and fire professors is meaningless to help the black community.
People tearing down statues “have the mistaken assumption that black people are sitting around cheering for them saying ‘Oh, my God, look at these white people. They’re doing something so important to us. They’re taking down the statue of a Civil War general who fought for the South,” Johnson said.
“You know, black people, in my opinion, black people laugh at white people who do this the same way we laugh at white people who say, ‘we got to take off the TV shows,’” he said.
I'm a black man in a Covid-19 hotspot. I don't have sympathy for people of color who won't social distance
I was walking home late one night recently when I ran into them. I froze, swore out loud and backpedaled.
A group of my neighbors had taken their house party to the street. Streams of smiling people without face masks spilled into the cul-de-sac ahead of me, blocking my only route home. Never mind that we live in a viral hotspot -- predominately black DeKalb County, which has the second-highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Georgia. They partied on as I waited for a path to clear.
I've been thinking about those neighbors as I read stories with civil rights advocates saying black people and brown people are facing harsher treatment by law enforcement officers for violating coronavirus safety orders.
But there's a question I never see addressed in any of those stories:
Why isn't there any moral outrage directed at those same black or brown people who refuse to take precautions that would protect their community?
Zoe Kravitz, 31, 'gets offended' when people ask her if she is starting a family... 11 months after marrying Karl Glusman
Zoe Kravitz wants to make it clear she does not have baby on the brain.
The 31-year-old actress shared while appearing on Dax Shepard's podcast, Armchair Expert, that she gets 'offended' when people ask her if she is having kids soon.
Zoe, who got married to Karl Glusman in 2019, added she doesn't like that society assumes that because she's a woman she will have children.
Tracee Ellis Ross talks overcoming society's expectations to get married, have kids
Home Secretary Priti Patel admits 7% increase in knife crime is 'appalling' and says London Mayor Sadiq Khan 'should be doing more'
Priti Patel yesterday conceded the latest rise in knife crime was 'appalling' - as she vowed a tough new approach.
In a frank admission, the Home Secretary said that an overall fall in recorded crime could not mask the misery caused by a sharp rise in knife offences, which are at a record high.
Official figures released last month showed that knife crimes in England and Wales rose by 7 per cent last year to 45,627.
The figure represents a 49 per cent rise on 2011, when comparable records began.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Miss Patel said the figures were 'terrible' but vowed a tough new approach which would mean thugs caught with a knife 'going down'.
South Carolina Mom Arrested After Allegedly Filming Her 5-Year-Old 'Riding' On Moving Car's Hood
Man knocking on neighbor’s door killed when shotgun discharged, police say
Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Assaulting Resident, Threatening Her With Syringe
Two men arrested in connection with the brutal murder of two transgender women whose bodies were found in a burned out car
Brandon man threatened victim with release of sex videos, deputies say
Va. Man Accused of Throwing 2 Dogs Off High-Rise Balcony to Their Deaths
Florida mother, 32, charged after she 'exposed herself and used multiple sex toys while on a video call with her inmate boyfriend - while her young child walked in the background'
PREDATOR Female sex offender who delivered young girl to child rapist who planned attack in bathroom is jailed for 100 years
Man who dismembered teen dies from ruptured aortic aneurysm
Covid-19’s devastating toll on black and Latino Americans, in one chart
It has been clear for some time that the coronavirus pandemic is killing black and Latino Americans at disproportionately high rates, but new data from the last few days reveals just how devastating the Covid-19 crisis has been for people of color.
Starting in New York City, the American epicenter of the outbreak: Black New Yorkers are dying at twice the rate of their white peers; Latinos in the city are also succumbing to the virus at a much higher rate than white or Asian New Yorkers. The same trends can be seen in infection and hospitalization rates, too.
Mother Jones compiled data from all of the states that break out their coronavirus data by race and ethnicity. The same thing we’re seeing in New York City is happening across the country: Black and Latino Americans get infected with Covid-19 at alarmingly high rates and more are dying than we would expect based on their share of the population.
'It's taking us out': Oprah Winfrey warns coronavirus is 'ravaging' the black community and reveals concern for her own health after battling pneumonia six months ago
Oprah Winfrey has warned African Americans to take the coronavirus outbreak seriously because it is 'ravaging our community' and 'taking us out'.
The TV mogul said the coronavirus outbreak continued to have a devastating impact on black communities across the United States but that people weren't getting the message about the risk of asymptomatic carriers.
Speaking to CBS This Morning on Tuesday, Winfrey said it was important for black people to understand that pre-existing conditions including diabetes and asthma put them at greater risk if they contracted the virus.
She also voiced concerns for her own health, saying she was staying indoors because she suffered from pneumonia last year and that her 'lungs never really fully cleared'.
Black grocery workers feel increasingly vulnerable to coronavirus
African American pastors call for equal treatment for people of color in coronavirus response
Tiny Louisiana parish has highest Covid-19 death rate in US
Michael Che Says He’ll Pay Rent For 160 Apartments in Honor of Grandmother Who Died of COVID-19
Surgeon General criticized for calling on African Americans to take care of “big momma” and “pop pop”
Surgeon General Jerome Adams has come under fire for using what has been described as offensive and pandering language while offering coronavirus advice to African Americans.
Adams during a Friday news briefing warned black Americans to stop drinking, smoking or doing drugs for their “big momma” and “pop-pop” as the community has suffered a disproportionately high number of virus-related deaths.
“We need you to do this if not for yourself than for your abuela. Do it for your granddaddy, do it for your big momma, do it for your pop-pop,” the nation’s top doctor said, urging the African Americans to “step up.”
Adams was criticized both for his word choice but also for advice suggesting that African Americans’ own behavior was to blame for COVID-19’s impact.
“He said that Black and brown people need to “step up” and avoid alcohol and drugs during #COVID19,” tweeted writer Fredrick Joseph. “Further perpetuating false narratives about our communities. America will always try to blame people of color.”
I wish people could be as scrupulous with each other as they are with the word. 13-Apr-2020
Teenager in lockdown spends his time 3D printing protective shields for health workers
Tyler Perry Leaves Massive $21,000 Tip For Atlanta Restaurant Employees
Celebrities keep saying, ‘We’re all in this together.’ But Lady Gaga isn’t so sure
Ex-NFL safety Myron Rolle now on front lines of coronavirus pandemic: 'I’m happy to be able to join the fight'
Sebastian Stan Unloaded On ‘Idiots’ Crowding The Beaches In Florida During A Pandemic
“There was a meme going around which really kind of put me in my place which was like ‘Your grandparents went to war, and you’re being asked to sit on a couch.’ Like, get the fuck with it,” Stan said. “I talked to a couple friends who are in the workforce like cops out there sleeping in their garages, working 20 hours a day; nurses coming home and not being able to hold their children because they’re afraid they’re going to contaminate their families, then going back to work. You hear that stuff and it blows my mind because it makes me feel like I have such privilege to be able to sit around here while these people are beating themselves.”
“But what makes me insane is seeing that the beaches in fucking Miami are still flooded with these fucking idiots...
These Strippers Are Delivering Food To Stay Employed And Bring Joy During Coronavirus
No one has jumped on the “from necessity comes creativity” train sparked by the coronavirus outbreak in a more wonderfully weird way than Portland, Oregon, strip club owner Shon Boulden.
As government mandates have brought businesses like Boulden’s to a screeching halt, he has come up with a way to raise spirits in the community and ensure his employees maintain some income: having dancers make food deliveries from the bar’s kitchen.
And it all started as a joke one night at Lucky Devil Lounge, one of his two clubs.
“We were cracking jokes like we do every night, coming up with funny alternate Uber names,” Boulden told HuffPost on the phone Monday, referring to the popular ride-hailing service. “Things like Doober for weed delivery, Luber to deliver lube. Then I was like, ‘Boober, when a topless girl picks you up and takes you to a strip club.’”
When Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) ordered the closure of bars and restaurants save for takeout and delivery on March 16 in order to hopefully stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state, Boulden took an adapted version of that joke to Twitter.
Rihanna's Foundation Donates $5 Million To Coronavirus Response
As various celebrities step up in the wake of the new coronavirus pandemic, Rihanna has donated $5 Million to fight COVID-19 via her Clara Lionel Foundation, the organization announced on its official website. "When we first began this year, never could we have imagined how COVID-19 would so dramatically alter our lives," read the statement. "It doesn't matter who you are or where you're from, this pandemic will affect us all. And for the world's most vulnerable, the worst may be yet to come."
Baltimore mayor to residents: Please stop shooting each other — we need hospital beds for coronavirus patients
In a news conference Wednesday, Baltimore Mayor Jack Young pleaded with residents to stop shooting each other so that the city's limited number of hospital beds could be used to treat those suffering from COVID-19.
His plea came alongside a declaration of emergency in Baltimore as the city reported its fifth confirmed coronavirus case and is experiencing evidence of a growing community spread.
"I want to reiterate how completely unacceptable the level of violence is that we have seen recently," Young said, according to WJZ-TV. "We will not stand for mass shootings and an increase in crime."
Baltimore has seen an uptick in violence since Friday, according to city Commissioner Michael Harrison. The violence included a mass shooting Tuesday night that resulted in seven victims needing to be transported to hospitals and are in serious but stable condition.
"For those of you who want to continue to shoot and kill people of this city, we're not going to tolerate it," Young said. "We're going to come after you and we're going to get you."
What Exactly Is a Vasectomy? Here's What You Need to Know
March is in full swing, and while you're probably noticing warmer days, longer nights, and all the hoopla around college basketball playoffs, there's something else going on this time of year you might not be aware of: vasectomies. According to a 2018 study, March is one of the most popular times of the year for men to get a vasectomy.
So what is it about March Madness that makes men think about birth control, and what does it involve?
For starters, the urologists we spoke to who perform vasectomies say they've never noticed the March uptick. “While some men may have used March Madness as an excuse to get their vasectomy and use the recovery time to watch collegiate basketball, the vast majority will undergo the procedure when convenient,” S. Adam Ramin, MD, urologic surgeon and medical director of Urology Cancer Specialists in Los Angeles, tells Health.
Would you give up having children to save the planet? Meet the couples who have
When people ask her if she has children, Münter, who is 44, has a prepared answer: “No, my husband and I are child-free by choice.” Saying child-free, she argues, doesn’t imply you are deprived, as the more standard “childless” might. And by letting them know it isn’t a sad topic to be avoided, she says, “it opens up the door for them to ask: ‘Oh, that’s interesting, why did you choose not to?’” Münter wants to move the awkward topic of overpopulation into the mainstream. “The more we talk about it, the more comfortable people will feel talking about it and then, maybe, things will change.”
For too long, she feels, the issue has been swept under the rug. “We can talk about emissions and climate change, but talking about population gets such an emotional reaction.”
The last thing she wants to do is make parents feel guilty, or to shut them out of the conversation. Procreation, after all, is natural. And if you have two children, you are only replacing their parents, rather than adding extras. But if you’re not yet a parent and can’t suppress your parental instincts, says Münter, “my ask is that you consider adopting one of the 153m orphan children that are already on the planet and need a home. Or, if you are dead set on having your own, my hope would be that you just have one and then if you want more, adopt.” Ultimately, she says, “your kids and your kid’s kids will be the ones who benefit from humans deciding to slow down our rate of growth. It will slow down climate change, ocean acidification, cutting down the wild places.”
'Flight shaming' hits air travel: One in five claim to be cutting back on flying due to environmental damage, survey finds
One in five households have already cut back on flying because they are ashamed of the environmental damage they are causing, according to a report.
An environmental movement called 'flight-shaming' - which counts Swedish school girl activist Greta Thunberg among its supporters - is beginning to make even hard-nosed investors in the aviation industry nervous.
Banking giant UBS has predicted that the campaign could halve growth in air traffic in the decades to come.