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Georgia Dad Outraged After He Says School Bus Driver Left His 5-Year-Old Daughter Behind 3 Times
Officials at a Georgia elementary school are apologizing to a concerned father after he said that his 5-year-old daughter had been left behind by school bus drivers three times.
Video footage showed Tristan King confronting staff at Norton Elementary school in Snellville after learning that the school bus driver had driven off without his young daughter yet again. He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitutionthis link opens in a new tab that his fourth-grade son called him in a panic with the news.
“He called us screaming that his sister wasn’t on the bus and they wouldn’t wait for her or let him off to find her,” King told the publication.
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Beyoncé The diva took heat for a 2011 L'Officiel Paris cover with an "African Queen" theme for which the pop star's skin was darkened.
Study Shows How 'Talking Black' Can Hurt You In Court
“Sounding Black” has often been attributed to being passed up for jobs, getting declined for housing, and a factor for being less successful in your career, but a new study shows that having a “Black accent” is also a problem when giving a courtroom testimony.
The forthcoming report found that Philadelphia court reporters accurately transcribed what linguists call “African-American English” only 40 percent of the time. On average, the 27 stenographers who participated in the research, got two out of five sentences correct.
In one example, “He don’t be in that neighborhood.” was transcribed to “We going to be in this neighborhood.” In this instance, the exact opposite of what was meant would have been entered into court records.
It’s time for a #MeToo moment in hip hop
In the weeks following the horrific revelations made in Lifetime’s bombshell six-part docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly,” the fallout has been immense.
The 52-year-old R&B superstar, accused of alleged sexual and physical abuse with underage girls spanning nearly three decades, has parted ways with Sony Music Entertainment and its subsidiary RCA Records, following protests over his conduct.
But while a day of reckoning seems to be finally at hand for Kelly, the hip-hop and R&B world has yet to truly have the #MeToo moment that has rocked Hollywood, professional sports, the video-game industry and the journalism biz.
Rapper Kodak Black is awaiting trial this April for allegedly pinning down, biting and raping a woman in a South Carolina hotel. But despite such serious allegations, the tattooed 21-year-old “Tunnel Vision” hit-maker is still treated like an A-lister.
The Forgotten Struggle Over Gender and Bigotry in Christianity
On a warm, June Sunday in St. Louis I wandered with an old friend through the church where, earlier that morning, my children had been baptized. We came to the baptismal font, around which our family had gathered for the ceremony during the regular Sunday service. It was about four feet high, just low enough for my daughter to reach up and fiddle her fingers in the water and watch the droplets dribble back into its shallow pool. My friend, who had grown up in a secular upper-class home in Tito’s Yugoslavia, had little knowledge of fonts and baptism and the goings-on that morning. So he asked, what does it mean, baptism?
The question gave me pause. When you baptize a baby, it is a kind of naming ceremony, like those found in many societies. When you are baptized, like I was, on the eve of puberty, it is a coming-of-age ceremony, a rite de passage—again, a common practice across cultures. Sometimes, though rarely, an adult is baptized. Then it signals a religious conversion, the culmination of a profound personal transformation. I rambled. “But what do you think it means?” he asked. It was a fair question. I had just seen my own children baptized.
“It means,” I said, “you’re a child of God.”
“So you’re saved?” No. That’s not what I meant. That is what most people assume it means. That is what most people think the Christian religion is all about: salvation. But that is not really it. Earlier that morning the minister had used words from an ancient, nearly forgotten credo once associated with baptism. “You are children of God,” she said. “There is no Jew or Greek, no slave or free, no male and female.” The words were from a letter of Paul the Apostle, who had taken them, in turn, from an ancient baptismal creed he had come to know through the Jesus movement. That is what it’s about—being a child of God. Ethnicity (no Jew or Greek), class (no slave or free), and gender (no male and female) count neither for you nor against you. We are all children of God. He was skeptical. An early Christian creed about race, class, and gender? Unbelievable.
6th-grader might return to school after flap over hairstyle
The sixth-grader who tearfully left a New Orleans area Catholic school after she was told her hair extensions violated its policy might soon return to classes there, her attorney and school officials said Friday.
Video of Faith Fennidy leaving Christ the King school with family members this week spread quickly on the internet, sparking angry online comments and charges that the school's hair policy discriminated against black students.
Attorney James Williams won a restraining order Thursday on behalf of Faith and another student. It temporarily blocks the school from enforcing the policy.
Williams said Friday, during a news conference with Faith, her parents and her brother, that he will discuss the matter Monday with officials of the elementary school and the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Celebrity Big Brother: 1,000 complaints over use of N-word
More than 1,000 complaints have been made about Celebrity Big Brother to the media watchdog Ofcom - after just five days of it being on air.
They relate to when contestant Rodrigo Alves used the N-word in a conversation with another housemate.
Some viewers suggested Channel 5 should have removed him from the show for using the offensive word.
Ken Jeong Calls Out Hollywood’s ‘Cultural Insensitivity’
Ken Jeong delighted audiences in “Crazy Rich Asians” as Papa Goh, the high-haired, nouveau riche father of the Goh family. But behind the laughter, a range of emotions welled behind the comedian, for the road to “Crazy Rich Asians” was a deeply emotional one. Even now, while doing press for the film, Jeong can’t help but get emotional talking about the impact of this feature film.
“It’s bigger than us,” Jeong said. “This movie is bigger. I have a very modest, small role in this movie, yet, I’ve never felt so culturally emotional about it.”
Why Is It Still OK To 'Trash' Poor White People?
You can get away with calling something "white trash" in polite company, on cable television and in the headline of a magazine article. An article in The New Republic once posed the question of whether President Trump might be "a white trash icon." For some reason, the term manages to come across as less offensive than most other racial slurs.
Yet "white trash" could be called the Swiss army knife of insults. It's deft in its ability to demean multiple groups at once: white people and people of color, poor people and people who "act" like poor people, rural folks and religious folks, and anyone without a college degree.
So why does "white trash" still get thrown around without much pushback?
Black US senators introduce anti-lynching bill
The three black United States senators have introduced a bill that would make lynching a federal hate crime.
The bill would allow lynching to be added as a hate crime charge alongside existing crimes such as murder.
More than 200 anti-lynching bills have been introduced to Congress since 1918 only to be voted down, noted the bill's lead sponsor, Democrat Kamala Harris.
"Lynching is a dark, despicable part of our history, and we must acknowledge that, lest we repeat it," she said.
Are the lines on racism blurring?
Rodan + Fields fires woman after alleged assault of black teen at swimming pool
White woman dubbed 'Permit Patty' for calling police on black girl denies it was racial
The white woman who appeared to call police on an 8-year-old black girl selling water in San Francisco said Monday that she has received an onslaught of hate mail and death threats since a video of the confrontation went viral, adding that her actions were never racially motivated.
Alison Ettel, dubbed "Permit Patty" on social media, was attacked online after video of her trying to hide while she was on the phone gained more than 1 million views after it was posted Saturday on Instagram.
Pusha T to Drake Following Blackface Statement: 'You Are Silent on All Black Issues'
On Wednesday night, Drake issued a statement about the photo of him in blackface that Pusha T recently shared, explaining that the photo was from a project he was part of in 2007. However, Drake's explanation hasn't swayed Pusha T's opinion of the Toronto rapper. Pusha stopped by Big Boy's Neighborhood on LA's 92.3 early Thursday morning (May 31) to share his thoughts on the statement.
“That doesn’t change my view at all... You are silent on all black issues, Drake.... You don’t stand for nothing, you don’t say nothing about nothing," Pusha told the hosts. “You have all the platform in the world. You were so passionate back then? No, you weren’t. That’s number one. That’s what I know.”
Women Of Color Of Time’s Up Campaign Ask RCA, Apple, & Spotify To Drop R. Kelly
The public outcry against singer R. Kelly is adding a chorus of new voices. The Women of Color (WOC) within the Time’s Up movement announces this morning (April 30) that its group is joining forces with the existing online campaign #MuteRKelly.
“The scars of history make certain that we are not interested in persecuting anyone without just cause,” reads the letter in part. “With that said, we demand appropriate investigations and inquiries into the allegations of R. Kelly’s abuse made by women of color and their families for over two decades now.”
The WOC specifically directs its demand to RCA, Kelly’s label, as well as four other entities with current business ties to Kelly: Spotify, Apple Music, Ticketmaster and Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The latter two organizations are involved with Kelly’s upcoming May 11 show in Greensboro, North Carolina, one of the stops on the singer’s Memory Lane tour that began last November.
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What do gay white men say about black men when we’re not around?
There’s an episode of the late, sometimes-great HBO series Looking that I’ve never been able to shake off, even four years after it aired.
In the unfortunately telling opening scene, Patrick, Agustin and Dom joke about uncut penises and the probability that Richie, the Mexican guy with whom Patrick is about to have his first date, will have one. (He doesn’t? – ?so much for racial and ethnic stereotypes.)
As I watched the exchange at the beginning of ‘Looking for Uncut’ (season one, episode two), it dawned on me that I’ll never know for sure what any gay white man really thinks about black men because I’ll never be privy to one of their conversations with other gay white men when a black man isn’t in the room.
Isn’t that when they’re likely to show their truest colors (pun intended)?
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Some male sexual assault victims feel left behind by #MeToo
For some male victims of sexual assault and abuse, #MeToo can feel more like #WhatAboutMe?
They admire the women speaking out about traumatic experiences as assault and harassment victims, while wondering whether men with similar scars will ever receive a comparable level of public empathy and understanding.
"Because the movement happened to get its start with women only, in a way it furthers my loneliness as a past victim," said Chris Brown, a University of Minnesota music professor. He was among several men who in December accused renowned conductor James Levine of abusing them as teens several decades ago, leading to Levine's recent firing by the Metropolitan Opera Company.
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