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KKK Hoods Are Apparently the New COVID-19 Fashion Statement
Police in Colorado are seeking the public’s help to identify a man who went grocery shopping while wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood this weekend, though a similar case in San Diego recently ended with the police throwing up their hands and going, “This is America.”
Some white people have used their privilege to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic by refusing to follow public health orders to wear masks and not go out to get bad haircuts.
Nevada congressman admits to affair with intern after podcast exposé
A married Nevada congressman has admitted having a longstanding affair with a former intern calling herself “Love Jones” — after she exposed him in an explosive series of podcasts.
Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.) — who had previously been Nevada’s first African-American State Senate Majority Leader — came forward after Gabriela Linder detailed the affair in a podcast, “Mistress for Congress.”
It started in 2009 when she was a 21-year-old intern at then-Senator Harry Reid’s Nevada office — and they only broke ties in April, the same month she started her podcast, she told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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
U.S. NEWS Video shows New Jersey police using batons, pepper spray to break up crowd
Sheriff won't enforce lockdown order: 'I refuse to make criminals out of business owners' for exercising rights
CORONAVIRUS 3 McDonald's workers hurt after customer attack over coronavirus limits, Oklahoma police say
California identifies nail salons as source of coronavirus community spread, Gov. Newsom says
The beach-going Grim Reaper on his Florida protest: 'Someone has to stand up'
First Responder Mom Slams Son for Throwing Large Chicago Party Captured in Viral Video
The mother of a 26-year-old man who threw a crowded house party at their home in Chicago says she’s “astounded” by her son’s actions — and that she was out working her job as a first responder when it happened.
The woman, who asked to remain anonymous because of her occupation, told NBC news station WMAQ that she had no clue her son had thrown the party Friday night, and only realized what happened when police arrived three days later to issue her a citation.
Why coronavirus looks different to black America
A Police Officer Hit A 14-Year-Old And Pinned His Head To The Ground While Detaining Him Over A Cigar
A California police officer punched a 14-year-old black boy in the chest and pinned his head to the ground while detaining him for possessing a cigar in an incident that was captured on video.
The video, which was posted to Twitter by the boy's family and their friends, shows a Rancho Cordova police officer beating the teen as he struggles on the ground. After it was shared tens of thousands of times, authorities said the incident was under review — but also that the boy resisted detention as the officer attempted to investigate a potential crime.
"It’s important to put video footage into context, especially in relation to a use of force incident," Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Tess Deterding said in a statement.
REVEALED: Gunman, 43, with a history of domestic violence 'shot and killed four teenagers and a woman in a Milwaukee home then called 911 to say his family was dead'
Man Allegedly Beats, Stabs Mistress To Death With Tequila Bottle, Box Cutter, After She Flew Out To See Him
Paedophile grandfather, 76, who molested his five-year-old grandson the day before his birthday is let off prison over fears he might get coronavirus
Mum accused of trying to kill her own baby boy by poisoning him with bleach pleads not guilty to attempted murder
Pregnant N.J. Restauranteur Who Appeared on MasterChef India Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide
Turkish president Erdogan backs Muslim cleric who claims ‘evil’ homosexuals spread disease: ‘He’s absolutely right’
Ali Erbas, who is the head of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), used a sermon at the start of Ramadan on Friday to call on people to “work together” against homosexuality.
He said: “Islam curses homosexuality. Homosexuality brings with it illnesses and decay to lineage. Let’s work together to protect people from such evil.”
The inflammatory remarks were condemned by LGBT+ and human rights groups, but this has only prompted a bigger row in the country – with anti-LGBT+ figures rushing out to defend the state official.
Doctor stripped of license during pandemic over sexist & anti-LGBTQ social media posts
Jeff Goldblum suggested that Islam is homophobic & sexist. Is he right?
The gay nephew of a notorious Brazilian homophobe came out as a drag queen. His evangelical pastor mum reacted in the most unexpected way
Trans Woman Murdered in Puerto Rico, Third This Month
Lesbian refugee in Kenya brutally beaten and raped by ‘gang of eight ruthless men’
Newly Engaged Couple Vanishes Shortly After Moving In Together, Leaving A Cell Phone Behind
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.’
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.
Parents Hospitalized With COVID, Son Dies Alone on Sofa
A Detroit Medical Worker Died After Her Own Hospital Denied Her a Coronavirus Test 4 Times
Coronavirus: Thousands flock to beaches in California despite stay-at-home orders
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.
Black Americans 'epicenter' of coronavirus crisis made worse by lack of insurance
New data has revealed that the novel coronavirus kills black Americans at a disproportionately high rate. At a White House briefing Tuesday, President Donald Trump called the disparity "terrible" and a "tremendous challenge."
The insight comes as some states have released mortality data based on race and ethnicity. On average, black Americans are less likely than other groups to have health insurance, and because of other historic barriers accessing health care, may be more likely to have an underlying chronic health conditions that could put them at a higher risk for COVID-19.
"It has been disproportional. They are getting hit very, very hard," President Trump said at Tuesday’s briefing, referring specifically to the disproportionate sickness and deaths from coronavirus in black communities across the country.
Coronavirus hits poor, minority communities harder
The coronavirus doesn't discriminate, but minorities and low-income families are bearing the brunt.
Why it matters: The impact of the coronavirus is reflecting the racial and socioeconomic disparities of the cities where it’s spreading and the health care system that’s struggling to contain it.
The big picture: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week called the virus “the great equalizer,” because anyone can get it. And while it’s true everyone’s at risk, New York itself is a stark illustration of just how unequal the virus’ toll really is.
The highest concentration of cases in New York City are in neighborhoods in Queens with large immigrant populations and low average incomes, according to city data analyzed by the Wall Street Journal.
And New York is not alone.
By the numbers: Nationwide demographic data aren’t available, and the quality of state and local recordkeeping varies widely. But the clear trend in preliminary data from multiple metro areas is hard to ignore.
The county that contains Charlotte, N.C. is about 33% black, but black residents make up roughly 44% of its coronavirus cases, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Doctors say India must prepare for an 'onslaught' as one of Asia's biggest slums reports first coronavirus death
Bodies are being left in the streets in an overwhelmed Ecuadorian city
Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate
‘Children in a dog cage’: how coronavirus puts Asia’s most vulnerable at greater risk of homelessness, human trafficking
‘We could get wiped out’: American Indians have the highest rates of diseases that make covid-19 more lethal
Idris Elba dispels ‘weird myth’ that black people are immune to coronavirus
Actor Idris Elba went live on Twitter to offer updates on his well-being and dispel a “weird myth” he’s noticed since revealing he tested positive for the coronavirus.
“Something that’s sort of scaring me when I read the comments and see some of the reactions is: My people — black people, black people — please, please understand that coronavirus ... you can get it, all right?” he said in the first of two lengthy video chats conducted Tuesday afternoon. “There are so many stupid, ridiculous conspiracy theories about black people not being able to get it. That’s dumb, stupid.
“That is the quickest way to get more black people killed. And I’m talking about the whole world. Wherever we are, please understand that you can get it. ... Just know you have to be as vigilant as every other race. This disease does not discriminate. ... As a black person who has contracted the virus, it needs to be said.”
Kevin Durant says he's one of the Nets players who tested positive for coronavirus
Charles Barkley: I’m Never Going To Let Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Happen On My Watch
Charles Barkley reflected on his passion for LGBTQ advocacy this week, vowing never “to sit back and let discrimination happen on my watch.”
Appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Wednesday, the basketball legend recalled the time he convinced the NBA to move its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte in response to North Carolina’s passage of House Bill 2.
“I think anytime you’re Black, you’ve got to stand up for other people,” he said. “Black people know what discrimination is like. If you’re in a position of power, you’ve got to always stand up against discrimination. I’ve been blessed.”
University professor takes offense to 'OK, Boomer' insult: 'Like calling someone a n****r'
A journalism professor at the University of Oklahoma compared calling someone a "boomer" (a jokingly derogatory reference to an older person) to calling someone a racial slur during a class, according to the OU Daily student newspaper.
Outrage ensues when four white students win MLK Jr. Day essay contest at University of Montana
The University of Montana has very few black students. Which is understandable, because the state of Montana has very few black people.
This demographic profile created some issues, however, when the school sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. Day essay contest and four white students were announced as the winners. Students and other observers (most of them white themselves) got very upset.
RACISM IS MAKING AN OVERT COMEBACK, REVITALIZED BY A MISGUIDED UNDERSTANDING OF GENETICS / OPINION