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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!'
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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
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
Gay Trump supporter throws epic tantrum after being told to by airline staff to wear a mask on his flight
Self-described “former liberal” Brandon Straka reacted in sheer disbelief when American Airlines staff politely asked him to wear a mask on a flight from New York to Dallas.
Customer spits in bartender’s face & flees after being told to wear a mask in a gay bar
Son of retired police officer killed in St. Louis looting has message for person who pulled trigger
The son of a retired St. Louis police captain who was killed during looting sparked by the death of George Floyd has a message for the person who pulled the trigger: “just step back from what you are doing.”
Brian Powell made the remark to Fox2Now after David Dorn, 77, was gunned down early Tuesday while working as security for Lee’s Pawn Shop and Jewelry. Around 4 a.m. that morning, Powell said his brother – who was crying – called him to inform of him of his father’s death, leaving a "numbing feeling that came over my body.”
“The person who pulled the trigger, my message to them would just simply be, just step back from what you’re doing.
George Floyd tested positive for coronavirus but showed no symptoms, autopsy reveals
Aspiring rapper arrested for telling fans to kill cops over George Floyd death
Streams of N.W.A’s ‘Fuck Tha Police’ grow by 272 per cent amid George Floyd protests
Two NYPD cops shot during ‘cowardly, unprovoked’ attack in Brooklyn
Soho ‘looting street party’ video goes viral as de Blasio downplays NYC chaos
Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa blasts 'thugs' who broke his jaw when they hit him with a hammer during clash between his volunteer vigilantes and 'hundreds' of looters ransacking a New York FootLocker
Man, 22, with coronavirus is arrested for rioting at a Black Lives Matter protest without a face mask and refusing to social distance, even though he knew he was infected
A man who was arrested for rioting at a Black Lives Matter demonstration of 250 people in Pennsylvania has told authorities that he went out without a face mask despite knowingly having coronavirus.
Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies aged 84
Larry Kramer has died aged 84.
The author and prominent LGBTQ+ rights activist died on Wednesday (27 May) morning in Manhattan, the New York Times has reported. His husband David Webster said pneumonia was the cause.
As well as receiving acclaim for his writing, including the autobiographical 1985 play The Normal Heart, Kramer spent much of his life campaigning for equality and awareness around the AIDS epidemic.
In 1982 he founded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis to assist people living with HIV, and in 1987 helped launch ACT UP, a group that used headline-grabbing tactics to bring attention to AIDS and demand faster research for treatment.
One in three gay men feel unsafe at home during coronavirus
Almost a third of gay and bisexual men report feeling vulnerable at home during the new coronavirus pandemic, with Brazilians particularly concerned, a global survey found on Tuesday, highlighting its wider mental health impacts.
According to research conducted by the U.S.-based gay social network Hornet for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, 30% of almost 3,500 respondents, which included transgender men, said they felt physically or emotionally unsafe in their own homes.
"Think of how it feels to be 21 years old and living with a family that is unsupportive and constantly haranguing you about marrying a woman," said Alex Garner, senior health innovation strategist at Hornet.
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Coronavirus: Auckland bar owner rages at Jacinda Ardern over alert level 2 rules, makes bizarre 'gay dungeon' claim
Black people in UK four times more likely to die of COVID-19: ONS
Black people in the United Kingdom are more than four times as likely to die from coronavirus than white people, the UK's statistics office said on Thursday.
Those of Bangladeshi and Pakistani ethnicity also have a significantly higher chance of dying from COVID-19 than white people, even when adjusting for deprivation, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
HISPANICS LOST JOBS AT HIGHER RATES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AND LATINO GROUPS ARE SCRAMBLING TO TRY TO FILL THE GAPS
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Sheriff won't enforce lockdown order: 'I refuse to make criminals out of business owners' for exercising rights
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California identifies nail salons as source of coronavirus community spread, Gov. Newsom says
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NYC police union warns the 'city will fall apart' if cops are made to enforce social distancing
A New York City police union has had enough of the coronavirus social distancing enforcement, and warned city leaders that continued efforts to enforce social distancing could cause the city to "fall apart."
The statement from Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch issued Monday accused Mayor Bill de Blasio of putting officers in a bad position with policies that are unreasonable to enforce.
"The situation is untenable: the NYPD needs to get cops out of the social distancing enforcement business altogether," the statement read. "The cowards who run this city have given us nothing but vague guidelines and mixed messages, leaving the cops on the street corners to fend for ourselves. Nobody has a right to interfere with a police action. But now that the inevitable backlash has arrived, they are once again throwing us under the bus."
N.J. Councilwoman Calls Trenton's Gay Mayor a 'Pedophile' in Rant
LGBTQ organizations are calling on a Trenton politician to resign after she delivered an antigay tirade during a coronavirus briefing.
During the Saturday meeting of the Trenton City Council, held by phone, Councilwoman Robin Vaughn called the gay mayor of New Jersey’s capital, Reed Gusciora, a “motherfucking drug addict pedophile.” She added that "the only thing [Gusciora] brought into City Hall is a bunch of young boys, and they’re sitting up there in the mayor’s suite,” according to excerpts from the transcript published in The Trentonian.
Franklin Graham says “we will all die” anyway as NYC closes anti-LGBTQ field hospital
Anti-LGBT+ preacher Robert Jeffress says fewer straight people are getting married because gays have ‘cheapened the real thing’
Black, gay ex-police officer claims homophobia and racism is a ‘cancer’ in the force. Trust him, he should know
This church kidnapped, beat and traumatised gay people to turn them straight. Now its leader has fallen victim of gun crime
LGBT+ domestic abuse victims are staying with perpetrators in lockdown because no refuge spaces are available
‘Go to Holland’ is the bizarre new homophobic slur in Turkey after Muslim cleric curses LGBT+ people
Homeless trans sex worker found after being brutally beaten to death with concrete blocks
One in four LGBT+ Americans faced hunger even before coronavirus
More than one in four LGBT+ Americans could not afford to buy enough food to eat during the past year.
Women, people of color, young adults, and those with low incomes have particularly high rates of food insecurity.
That’s according to a new report by the respected Williams Institute.
Moreover, the figures are based on data from before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Since then the number of unemployed people in the US has soared to 33 million or 20.6% – the highest level since 1934.
Bianca DM Wilson, is senior scholar of public policy at the Williams Institute and the report’s lead author. She said:
‘Before the pandemic, hunger was a persistent problem for one in four LGBT adults. COVID-19 and the resulting economic downturn are likely to have a major impact on this population.’
Democratic rep says pandemic re-opening is targeted to put blacks at risk
A Democratic lawmaker said that officials were opening up businesses that blacks use to put them at risk in order to let them spend their coronavirus relief checks.
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) made the comments during an online videoconference in support of Joe Biden's presidential campaign.
"Let me just say very quickly on them opening things, you know they opened up the beauty salons and barber shops, the bowling alleys and the movie theaters. When they open up the Country Clubs and the tanning spas, then I'll know it's safe for the rest of us," she said.
"That's first," Fudge added, chuckling.
"Because they just opening up things that black people go to because they know we've got these checks and they want us to spend them," she continued.
"They don't care about our safety, that's why when they start to open things they go to," Fudge concluded, "then I'll understand it's time for them to open up some things for us."
Younger blacks and Latinos are dying of COVID-19 at higher rates in California
Black and Latino Californians ages 18 to 64 are dying more frequently of COVID-19 than their white and Asian counterparts relative to their share of the population, a Times analysis of state health department data shows.
Newly released figures on the grim toll of the novel coronavirus show once again profound disparities in people’s odds of survival that fall along racial and ethnic lines. In this case, the data also belie the conventional wisdom that old age is the primary risk factor for death.
When accounting for each group’s percentage of the population, blacks and Latinos under the age of 65 had a higher share of fatalities than even older blacks and Latinos. The trend is particularly noticeable among those age 18 to 49, The Times analysis found.
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Coronavirus: Thousands flock to beaches in California despite stay-at-home orders
Celebrity quarantine posts are inflaming tensions between the haves and have-nots
In recent weeks, Anatasia Army, 33, has kept tabs on celebrity social media exploits from the safety of her Brooklyn apartment. She saw when billionaire David Geffen shared his hope that “everyone is staying safe” in an Instagram post uploaded from his $590 million superyacht. And when comedian Ellen DeGeneres compared quarantine to “being in jail.” Most recently, she watched House Speaker Nancy Pelosi inadvertently reveal in a TV segment that she owns two industrial refrigerators, each reportedly worth $12,000.
“As soon as I saw that number, I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, I could live on that,’” Army, a babysitter, says. While public displays of wealth have often elicited backlash, the coronavirus pandemic has changed the context almost overnight. A luxury kitchen appliance, Army says, “takes on a new tenor” when lines for food banks stretch for half a mile and the nonprofit hunger relief organization Feeding America estimates that an additional 17.1 million Americans may soon be struggling to eat.
The internet has provided many of us with a much-needed tether to other people and places in the midst of the pandemic, but social media is also playing another role: It has become a catalyst for anger as it exposes the growing chasm between the haves and have-nots. For every video call with a loved one, there’s accumulating evidence of unfairness as people in quarantine reveal their starkly different isolation experiences.
Anti-LGBTQ hate group is behind bid to reopen churches & endanger communities
The anti-LGBTQ hate group Liberty Counsel, one of the groups that serve as the legal defense arm of the religious right, is helping to lead the push to reopen churches during the coronavirus pandemic.
The effort by evangelicals endangers the lives of parishioners and community members who would come in contact with the potentially infected churchgoers who had gathered in large groups.
The group is calling for churches to “ReOpen” on Sunday, May 3 following several instances of far-right ministers refusing to shut down services as part of measures banning large gatherings in a desperate attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A Christian evangelist who mocked the response to the novel coronavirus pandemic has died after likely being infected while preaching on the streets of New Orleans. A Virginia minister who defied lockdown orders and vowed to keep preaching until he was arrested or died, saying he was protected by God, died less than a week later from COVID-19.
UK moves to ban trans youth from getting gender affirming health care
Police Officer Stripped, Beaten For Sex With Another Man