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How Tracy Sherrod Came to Lead America’s Oldest Black Publishing Imprint
Lauren Michele Jackson recently wrote a piece for Vulture, looking at lists of Black texts that pop up whenever there’s a galvanizing incident of racial violence. A lot of the magazines and websites will publish a list like, here’s what to read to think about race. Jackson wrote. “Aside from the contemporary teaching texts, genre appears indiscriminately: essays slide against memoir and folklore, poetry squeezed on either side by sociological tomes. This, maybe ironically but maybe not, reinforces an already pernicious literary divide that books written by or about minorities are for educational purposes, racism and homophobia and stuff, wholly segregated from matters of form and grammar, lyric and scene.” I’d really like to hear your perspective on this, because you publish books about race, but you publish books about everything. Do you think readers should be looking at books as curative or as medicine for toxicity and racism in this culture?
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.
The Flip Wilson Show
(l-r) Dennis Weaver, Flip Wilson as Geraldine, O.J. Simpson 25-Jun-2020
Erin Condren Apologizes for Planning Unsanctioned Grad March During Pandemic and amid BLM Protests
LifePlanner creator Erin Condren has apologized after she came under fire for helping to organize a graduation march for high school students amid the Black Lives Matter protests that also went against social distancing guidelines.
After Mira Costa High School announced they were calling off their traditional graduation ceremony this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, members in the upscale Manhattan Beach community began thinking of alternative events to allow students to celebrate together, Easy Reader News reported.
Condren — the founder of the massively popular planner notebook company, Erin Condren Designs — said one of their ideas included providing hula hoops for all 687 seniors at a local beach.
Jenna Marbles Apologizes for Racist and Offensive Videos, Quits YouTube
Black chefs on the tradition of Juneteenth and need for diversity in the food industry
Ahead of Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the end of slavery in America, Black-owned restaurants and services are highlighting the underrepresented tradition of Black cooking and advocating for increased diversity in restaurant kitchens.
Publix supermarkets won't allow Black Lives Matter garb, responds to Black teen employee
Publix supermarkets said it won't allow workers to wear Black Lives Matter garb due to the company's prohibition against any messaging not associated with the chain's brand.
The company's statement came in response to a Black teen employee at a supermarket in Florida who saying he was sent home after wearing a Black Lives Matter mask to work.
The 'Best of Nextdoor' Account Is Trying to Make the Site Less Racist
A social media network that is a combination of Facebook, Craigslist, and neighborhood watch, Nextdoor is a platform known for its "Karen problem," and hosting busybodies more worried about property than Black people, as one VICE story showed.
Jenn Takahashi, a public relations professional, started Best of Nextdoor in 2017 when she was living in the quiet neighborhood of Glen Park in San Francisco. At the time, she was working for a PR agency and found the job very stressful. For some reason, she told VICE, browsing the silliness on Nextdoor brought her peace.
"I had this one neighbor that would complain about someone rearranging her lawn gnome every single day at 4 p.m. on the dot," she remembered. Nonsense like this, she said, "was a reminder for me to not sweat the small stuff." Later, she'd start Best of Nextdoor, a Twitter account and website meant to capture moments like these. When submitting, users are reminded to keep the subject matter light and funny. But after Takahashi saw Nextdoor's initial statement supporting Black Lives Matter, she felt a responsibility to comment.
I am for equality and respect for all. I think mathematically and look for truth so I can fully assess the chaos and decipher it. I don't stand for causes but I regard everyone. The bad eggs are stopping the community from moving forward because they are the problem. You have every right to peacefully protest for our rights but if you don't acknowledge or condemn the problem you might become the problem. The bad eggs represent everything that destroys a community, making it difficult for cops to enforce peace which leads to overreaction, until it becomes a pattern. The people who cross the community bridge for an honest life are the ones being punished for bad egg action. They represent the superficial gods you worship and I think you need to acknowledge them, for history's sake. The future will ask. Empathy doesn't start with somebody else, it starts with you. 03-Jun-2020
Fortune Feimster's Comedy is For All Queers Without a Voice
The veteran comedian and actress has appeared on Chelsea Lately, The Mindy Project, and most recently, The L Word: Generation Q. In her stand-up special, Feimster offers a set that includes regaling audiences with tales of her family’s love of Hooters — and proves she has the power to reach people and change lives through her hilarious, heartfelt storytelling.
Feimster has been making people laugh since the late aughts, but Netflix’s massive platform has amplified her voice to new levels. The special was shot on Feimster’s home turf in North Carolina where her mom, now a leader of the local PFLAG, introduced her daughter to the crowd.
Coronavirus causing a humanitarian crisis for LGBT+ people around the world
LGBT+ people around the world are facing a humanitarian crisis. And COVID-19 risks decimating the organizations they rely on for support.
UK-based international LGBT+ charity, the Kaleidoscope Trust, conducted research in 37 countries in the Commonwealth – nations that were previously part of the British Empire.
By speaking to 34 LGBT+ charities working in those countries, it found that 85% were worried about their service users’ wellbeing.
And many organizations may not survive. Almost half have no cash reserves. Moreover, most are worried about losing existing or future income.
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust.
She says: ‘We are witnessing an emerging humanitarian crisis for LGBTI+ people as government responses to Covid-19 leave vulnerable LGBTI+ communities at grave risk.’
‘Poverty will make our already bad situation worse’
Girl dramatically confronts her gay best friend for having sex with her boyfriend in the middle of a TikTok
In the TikTok by user allyvlogs1, a group of five university friends are playing the “Put a Finger Down Challenge”, which is similar to the game “Never Have I Ever“.
The questions start innocently enough, and members of the group say “put a finger down if you’ve ever been drunk”, “put a finger down if you’ve ever worn a crusty sock” and “put a finger down if you’ve ever been outside of Europe”.
But for the fourth question, one girl seizes the moment and says: “Put a finger down if one of your best friends slept with your boyfriend and the rest of your friends didn’t tell you about it for over six months.”
There is a moment of awkward silence...
Police searching for Brooklyn man who groped 7 women in 3 hours
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Authorities are searching for a serial groper responsible for several incidents on Friday.
Police say the male suspect approached several women in a three-and-a-half-hour period between 8:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. in Bedford Stuyvesant.
All of the victims were approached while they were walking on the street, authorities say.
SEE IT: Bronx robbers try to grab woman’s phone, shove her to the ground
‘It makes people feel unsafe’: Brooklyn serial groper suspect says in apology — after he’s caught
Man Charged with Killing Teen Who Chased His Son Through Ashburn: Prosecutors
Suspect In Saturday Shooting Arrested; Money At Root Of Dispute
Louisiana police officer faces rape charge after being accused of coercing sex during speeding stop
Woman Robbed at Gunpoint in Naperville Motel Room
Married couple, 85 and 86, shot dead at Delaware veterans cemetery
Bumping into each other outside Brooklyn housing project leads to beatdown
Missouri man poses as teenage girl on social media to solicit sex photos from kids: Police
A Video Of An Asian Woman Being Kicked In The Face Has Led To Three Teens Being Arrested
Officials in Minnesota have arrested three teens after a viral Instagram video showed them allegedly taunting an Asian woman who was alone at a metro stop before kicking her in the face, then running away, laughing.
Black people complaining about white being racial to them. But look they doing the same thing . Only black people are being racist to the asian people.
Asian American eligible voter population has ballooned 139 percent in 20 years: report
As the U.S. moves closer to the November election, the number of Asian American eligible voters will hit a record high, a new report from the Pew Research Center revealed Thursday.
The report examines the Asian American electorate, which is made up of more than 11 million eligible voters. Among the significant findings, the research noted that the number of those voters ballooned by 139 percent in the past 20 years, making Asian Americans the fastest-growing demographic of eligible voters compared to all other major races and ethnicities. In contrast, the white electorate grew by 7 percent in the same period.
Christine Chen, executive director of the civic engagement nonprofit APIAVote, said the group has amassed enough influence to have a profound impact in some races and, in some cases, swing districts.
Former Pope: Same-Sex Marriage Comes From the Antichrist
The former Pope Benedict XVI has called same-sex marriage a product of the Antichrist and said society has become so hostile to Christian doctrine that it will shun anyone who opposes equal marriage rights.
The statement comes in a new authorized biography of Benedict by German journalist Peter Seewald. Titled Benedict XVI: The Biography: Volume One, it came out Monday in Germany, the former pope’s native country.
Televangelist Jim Bakker claims religious freedom laws allow him to sell fake coronavirus cure
This guy claims he wasn’t allowed to shop in Sainsbury’s with his boyfriend because they’re gay
Trans Woman Nina Pop Stabbed to Death in Missouri