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Philadelphia police are investigating a white man who pointed his gun at a black cyclist because he told diners outside a restaurant to practice social distancing
Pennsylvania police are investigating an incident that was captured on video that showed a white man pointing a gun at a black man for telling people to practice social distancing as he cycled by a restaurant with outdoor seating.
In the disturbing video, the white man, who has been identified as Jemil Atlig, is seen standing in front of a dining table as he points the gun at the black man.
A woman, who jumped in between the two men is heard yelling: 'Put the gun away! He's doing nothing!'
PICTURED: Man, 27, who knocked down and killed Black Lives Matter protester when he 'drove down ramp the wrong way'
Two Jimmy John's employees in Georgia are fired after they were filmed staging a mock lynching with a noose made out of bread dough while wishing followers a happy July 4th
Black man says he feared ‘lynching’ in Indiana Fourth of July attack
Calls for Whole Foods boycott grow after employees wearing BLM masks are sent home
Red Sox dogged by claims of racism, sexual abuse
Eagles' DeSean Jackson accused of anti-Semitism after posting quotes attributed to Hitler, praising Farrakhan
Citing violent crime in Atlanta, Georgia governor declares state of emergency and calls up National Guard
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday declared a state of emergency and activated as many as 1,000 National Guard members.
Kemp, a Republican, said the executive order follows "weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta."
The governor's statement says more than 30 Georgians were wounded by gunfire over the extended holiday weekend, including five people who died.
One of the five deaths was that of an 8-year-old girl who was shot while riding in a car with her mother and another person. Secoriea Turner was killed Saturday night as the car tried to enter a parking lot that had illegal barricades, police said.
Brother of Little Rock mayor steals car with two kids inside: cops
At least 6 kids killed by gun violence over holiday weekend
Michigan 4-year-old shoots sister in head while parents were asleep
Grandfather of 11-year-old gun violence victim says police are not the problem: 'Go after the people that look like me that hurt people that look like me'
Fire Island Parties, Packed With Gay Revelers, Spark Outrage and Worry
Fire Island is under fire for violating social distancing guidelines over the July 4 weekend.
Clips and images of hundreds of maskless, shirtless partygoers packed on beaches and in private homes circulated on social media through influencers like journalist Chris Weidner. The posts sparked backlash and calls for more action from law enforcement.
The Fourth of July Weekend Threw America's Coronavirus Failures Into Stark Relief
‘COVID Corey’ apologizes for partying on Fire Island days after coronavirus symptoms
Arizona PR exec and QAnon follower films herself trashing rack of face masks in Target while ranting 'we don't want to do this anymore' and saying 'I'm a blonde, white woman wearing a fucking $40,000 Rolex'
Harvard doctor says the US needs a mandatory mask order across ALL states to combat rise of coronavirus and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed
JWoww Shuts Down 'No Mask' Haters On Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino's Birthday Pics
Expert claims Americans will wear masks for ‘several years’ due to coronavirus
American Girl company is ‘disgusted’ by parody ad of a gun-wielding ‘Karen’ doll who refuses to wear face mask during the coronavirus crisis
American Girl said it is 'disgusted' by an online advertisement parody that features a gun-wielding Walmart shopper dubbed 'Karen' who refuses to wear a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic.
The parody features an American Girl doll altered to wear a purple track suit, hold a semi-automatic handgun and appears to be in a Walmart store without a face mask.
'Meet Karen,' the fake image reads. 'She's an independent thinker who refuses to wear a mask in public places!'
The name 'Karen' has been used to describe entitled middle-aged white women in modern slang, but can apply to people who use their privilege to exert power in oftentimes unnecessary instances.
Fury at BBC over race podcast where presenters branded white women 'Karens' and said they should 'read some books' and 'stop being so loud'
Wave of criticism smashes Lin-Manuel Miranda as leftists declare 'Hamilton' to be 'problematic'
"Are y'all ready to talk about how problematic Hamilton is? Lin Manuel Miranda created a piece of work that used hip hop (a genre created by black people) to tell the story of colonizers and slave owners," one Twitter user wrote.
"As much as I love the show, it and it's writer are deeply problematic," another wrote. "I've intentionally or unintentionally ignored these things for years, but I'm trying to fix this now so I can fully contextualize and understand Hamilton and it's effect as a whole."
"Reminder for all y'all Hamilton watching mofos: Hamilton was a racist slaveowner, and casting POC as white bigots isn't the reclamation you think it is," read a tweet that had nearly 60,000 likes. "It's a romanticized telling of a white man's plights, so none of y'all better be stanning the founding fathers AGAIN."
Ajamu Baracka, a self-described "international human rights activist," blasted Miranda.
"Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Puerto Rican Uncle Tom who instead of fighting for independence makes feel-good revisionism for white liberals. He is pathetic," Baracka said.
‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Car With Confederate Flag to Remain Displayed in Auto Museum
Author sues to stop removal of controversial Kentucky mural
Hamilton weekend release boosts Disney+ downloads by 74% despite calls to cancel it because it glosses over Founding Father's links to slavery
'All the criticisms are valid': Lin-Manuel Miranda responds to the move to cancel his show Hamilton because it glorifies slave owners and says 'I did my best'
Halle Berry Wants to Play a Transgender Character? (Updated with Video + Berry’s Apology)
Okay. I was not expecting Oscar-winner Halle Berry to publicly share that she’s interested in playing a transgender character for a new project she was pitched.
I’m a huge fan of Halle Berry. I’m looking forward to watching her directorial debut Bruised (which will premiere during TIFF 2020). She will also begin filming the sci-fi Moonfall this Fall. Due to her hard work over the decades, Berry has become the type of established actress in Hollywood who can do what she wants (including creating projects). And I’m here for all of her future projects. However, what she said about wanting to play a transgender character in a movie is what made me go, “Wait a minute!”
Ellen DeGeneres’ Treatment Of Staff, Guests Revisited After Producers Denied Cancellation Rumors
Ellen DeGeneres' treatment of her staff and guests has been revisited after the producers of her talk show denied the cancellation rumors.
In the past months, DeGeneres has been slammed on Twitter for allegedly being mean. The “Ellen Show” crew was reportedly furious about the lack of communication over their pay during the pandemic. When the show stopped airing due to the coronavirus outbreak, about 30 core crew members were affected.
Meanwhile, several people also came forward to share their encounter with the host. It started with comedian Kevin T. Porter launching a thread on Twitter calling those who had “insane” stories about “Ellen being mean.” Benjamin Siemon responded and said that DeGeneres has a “sensitive nose.”
“So everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and shower,” he wrote.
Ellen DeGeneres is too Arrogant to Realize She Will Be Cancelled
Please, I Beg You, a Moratorium on Even Joking About Celebrities Running for President
Billboard reports that Taylor Swift fans are trying to get her to run for president, a likely callback to the time West infamously jumped onstage at the MTV Awards to dis her Best Album win. “How about taylor swift as the president and selena gomez as vice president?” one fan tweeted. “okay so i need @JoeBiden to announce @taylorswift13 as his vice-president in order to defeat Kanye West & Trump. enough is enough. we’re tired af,” wrote another. A third wrote, “@taylorswift13 running for president, and winning obvi, would honestly be the end of all the kimye drama.”
Treasury reveals 700,000 of the companies and non-profits who got PPP bailout - with Kanye West company and Donald Trump lawyer's firm among those benefiting
Kanye West's late registration (again): Yeezy's 2020 bid is facing failure because he has missed key deadlines to get on the ballot
Britney Spears Fans Push #FreeBritney After Kanye West Runs For President -- He Was Hospitalized Too!
Black Women Are Getting Left Behind In The Black Lives Matter Movement
The #SayHerName campaign was created by the African American Policy Forum in December 2015. This movement was created to uplift the voices of Black women who have become victims of police brutality, established in an attempt to rectify the lack of coverage Black women received in comparison to men. Recent headlines make it more apparent than ever that this is still an ongoing problem. We are standing by as Black women fight for visibility, allowing the media to let another Black woman slip under the radar.
It’s important we adjust our allyship quickly, as Breonna Taylor is not the only woman who needs our action. Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin Salau was just 19 years old, found dead in Tallahassee, Florida at the hands of Aaron Glee Jr. In the same week, we lost two Black trans women: Dominique Fells and Riah Milton. These and other Black women are not pawns for you to use for social activism points. None of these women have been fought for with enough fire and passion. Black women are not getting the attention they deserve.
Painful Reckonings About Black Lives Matter / Opinion
New York Attorney General Orders Black Lives Matter Foundation to Halt Donation Collection
If your idea of equality doesn't include black trans lives, it isn't equality
Taraji P. Henson on stigma over terms like 'strong black woman' or 'black girl magic': 'We're not fairies!'
Mayor Lightfoot calls violence against the city’s children personal, as one person is charged in weekend shooting death of 7-year-old girl
Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday said she wants “all of us to feel this loss” after another weekend of violence in Chicago yet again took a toll on the city’s children, including the killing of a 7-year-old girl.
Lightfoot said she outlined an “all hands on deck” strategy on Thursday to head off another weekend of bloodshed, a plan that included police and street outreach groups. And yet, “we still saw a four-day weekend of 87 Chicagoans shot, 17 Chicagoans killed, and two of them children. Our children,” the mayor said at a news briefing.
Girl, 13, dies after violent carjacking of family van with 4 kids inside
Boy, 15, joins 14-year-old facing 1st-degree murder charge in shooting death of Danielle Cote
NYPD commissioner slams Bill de Blasio for slashing police budget as gun violence in the city surges 130% and video emerges of a father being shot dead while holding his four-year-old daughter's hand
Aaron Glee has been charged with murders of Oluwatoyin Salau and Vicki Sims in Florida. He 'would have killed again,' experts say.
Three More Trans Americans Killed; Another Hospitalized for Injuries
Chicago pastor says people are afraid to leave their homes and backs bringing in the military after 17 people - including a 7-year-old girl - were shot and killed during a July 4th weekend of bloodshed
Ex-Porn Star Mia Khalifa Slammed BangBros For Allegedly Capitalizing On Eric Garner’s Death
Florida Prisoner Ripped Off Lowe’s to Build Home—From Jail, Feds Say
Family Searches for Missing Trans Woman Dawn Manson
Everyday words and phrases that have racist connotations
The words and phrases permeate nearly every aspect of our society.
"Master bedrooms" in our homes. "Blacklists" and "whitelists" in computing. The idiom "sold down the river" in our everyday speech.
Many are so entrenched that Americans don't think twice about using them. But some of these terms are directly rooted in the nation's history with chattel slavery. Others now evoke racist notions about Black people.
Racist Social Media Posts From Students Are Forcing Colleges to Respond
'RHONY': Ramona Singer Reacts to Accusations That She's a 'Racist'
Ramona Singer from The Real Housewives of New York City has been saying controversial things during the quarantine. The Bravo star had been sheltering in Florida where many criticize her for not wearing a mask and not social distancing. On top of that, she was one the celebrities saying “All Lives Matter” during the Black Lives Matter protests. This has led many to believe she’s racist and she’s finally breaking her silence on the issue.
Snoop Dogg Dubs Candace Owens and More Black Conservatives 'The Coon Bunch'
Snoop Dogg's social media activity has landed him in hot water again—this time with conservatives.
The 48-year-old taunted several Black right-wing talking heads with a derogatory racial slur in an Instagram post on Sunday, targeting the likes of Candace Owens, Diamond & Silk, the Hodge Twins, David Harris Jr., Terrance K. Williams, Paris Denard, Herman Cain, Angela Stanton and Darrell C. Scott. The image, in which the conservative commentators were featured in a photo grid reminiscent of The Brady Bunch, has the words "The Coon Bunch" plastered across it.
Potential Joe Biden running mate mayor tells Black Lives Matter 'enough is enough' after eight-year-old girl was shot dead as her mom drove through barricade where Rayshard Brooks was killed
'We have talked about this movement that is happening across America at this moment in time when we have the ears and the interest of people across this country and across this globe who are saying they want to see change,' said Bottoms.
'We're fighting the enemy within when we are shooting each other up in our streets. You shot and killed a baby. And it wasn't one shooter, there was at least two shooters.'
Bottoms also noted that the latest shooting, as well as others that occurred in a 24-hour span, were not the work of local police officers.
'The reality is this, these aren’t police officers shooting people on the streets of Atlanta,' she said.
'These are members of the community shooting each other – and in this case, it is the worst possible outcome.'
Third Ex-Police Officer Charged In George Floyd's Death Released From Jail On Bond
A third former Minneapolis police officer involved in the killing of George Floyd has been released from jail.
According to Hennepin County jail records, Tou Thao was released from custody with conditions on Saturday morning after posting $750,000 bond.
Three of the four officers charged in George Floyd's death are now out on bond