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'We Have A Black People Problem': Facebook Worker Claims Racial Discrimination
A Black Facebook employee is accusing his employer of racial discrimination.
In a complaint filed Thursday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Oscar Veneszee Jr. said the social network does not give Black workers equal opportunities in their careers.
"We have a Black people problem," Veneszee told NPR. Veneszee is a Navy veteran who recruits other veterans and people of color as part of diversity initiatives at Facebook's infrastructure division. "We've set goals to increase diversity at the company, but we've failed to create a culture at the company that finds, grows and keeps Black people at the company."
Veneszee, who has worked for Facebook since 2017, filed the employment discrimination charge along with Howard Winns, Jr., and Jazsmin Smith — both of whom Veneszee recruited — who said they applied to work at Facebook but had not been hired, they alleged, because they are Black. The claim, they said, was filed on behalf of "all Black Facebook employees and applicants to Facebook."
After This Teen Posted A Selfie Comparing Herself To An Avatar The Last Airbender Character She Got Racist Comments
A 911 call, a racial slur, a refusal to cash a check. This is what it's like for some Black bank customers
Catholic Priest In Indiana Suspended After Calling Black Lives Matter Protesters ‘Maggots’
2,120 hate incidents against Asian Americans reported during coronavirus pandemic
Historian David Starkey says slavery wasn’t ‘genocide’ or there ‘wouldn’t be so many damn blacks’
MIT Takes Down Popular AI Dataset Due to Racist, Misogynistic Content
Washington's NFL nickname under new scrutiny in wake of anti-racism protests
White woman who pointed gun at a Black mom and her teen daughter charged with assault
Black families pay significantly higher property taxes than white families, new analysis shows
St. Louis mayor slammed for broadcasting names, addresses of 'defund the police' supporters
The mayor of St. Louis is facing backlash for reading aloud during a public briefing the full names and street addresses of protesters who are calling on the city to defund the police department.
Democratic Mayor Lyda Krewson was answering questions during a Facebook Live briefing Friday afternoon, which she has held regularly during the coronavirus pandemic, when someone asked about a meeting she had with demonstrators outside City Hall earlier in the day.
The mayor responded that the conversation “wasn’t really a two-way conversation… because there was a very loud response from the demonstrators," NBC's affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri KSDK reported.
'I Should've Killed You': Unrepentant White Supremacist Murderer Threatens Victim At Sentencing
Black Lives Matter Wants to End Police Brutality. History Suggests It Will Go Much Further.
Seattle business owners, residents sue city over ‘CHOP’ zone
About a dozen businesses and residents located in and around Seattle’s autonomous protest zone sued the city Wednesday — arguing their constitutional rights to property are being violated.
The class-action suit claims the group have had their rights “overrun by the city of Seattle’s unprecedented decision to abandon and close off an entire city neighborhood.”
The so-called Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, which sprouted up on June 8, has been “unchecked by police, unserved by fire and emergency health services, and inaccessible to the public at large,” the lawsuit said.
‘Days of Our Lives’ star Melissa Reeves under fire for anti-Black Lives Matter stance
“Days of Our Lives” actress Melissa Reeves is catching heat from her co-stars and the long-running soap’s fans for coming out against the Black Lives Matter movement.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Reeves — who has played Jennifer Horton on the NBC sudser on and off for the past three decades — “liked” several anti-BLM posts from right-wing activist Candace Owens on Instagram.
We all have our own opinions and views! That’s what make the USA the land of the free and home of the brave! ????????????????
— Donna Wyche Abshure (@DonnaKayAbshure) June 23, 2020
Reeves’ “Days” cousin, Linsey Godfrey, wasted little time responding. After one Twitter user defended Reeves’ right to express her opinion, Godfrey countered, “Nah there is no difference of opinion on racism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia.”
Jenny Slate Exits ‘Big Mouth’: ‘Black Characters Should Be Played by Black People’
Terry Crews Says Brooklyn Nine-Nine Trashed 4 New Episodes Amid Protests
Following backlash, Chelsea Handler apologizes for posting controversial Louis Farrakhan video clip
‘Scrubs’ Episodes Featuring Blackface Removed From Hulu
Black staffers, athletes leave Liberty University after Jerry Falwell Jr. tweet
Mohamed Hadid Says He Has to Demolish His $50 Million Mega-Mansion Because of “Racism”
IKEA sacked a homophobe who told co-workers gay people should be killed. Now, it’s being threatened with a lawsuit
The former IKEA employee, identified as Tomasz K, said he was fired last year after he refused to take down a homophobic comment he posted on the firm’s internal site.
“Acceptance and promotion of homosexuality and other deviations is scandalous,” he wrote, alongside several anti-gay Bible verses.
IKEA said at the time that the employee had expressed an opinion “in a way that could affect the rights and dignity of LGBT + people”.
“In addition, the employee actually used quotes from the Old Testament about death, blood in the context of what fate should meet homosexual people,” it added. “Many employees raised by this entry contacted our HR department.”
Homophobes don’t even try to hide their bigotry as they rage over Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Andrew Christian bag
California Authorities Bring Suit Against 'Criminal Minds' Team for "Unchecked" Sexual Harassment
California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing wants to make a stand against sexual harassment in Hollywood. This past week, the agency took the bold step of filing suit against the various studios behind CBS' Criminal Minds as well as the executive producers of the series, which had its final episode in February.
The complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court discusses alleged sexual touching by Gregory St. Johns, who acted as a director of photography on the show. He's been the subject of court action already, but what makes this particular legal action so extraordinary is that California authorities have decided to go after The Walt Disney Company, ABC Signature Studios, CBS Studios and various individuals for what happened.
"With the aid of defendants, St. Johns created an unchecked intimidating, hostile, and offensive work environment on the set of Criminal Minds," states the complaint. "Protected by the executive production team — including showrunner Erica Messer, executive producer Harry Bring, executive producer John Breen Frazier, director Glenn Kershaw, and unit production manager Stacey Beneville — St. Johns continued his unlawful conduct for years. Defendants’ executive team not only had actual and constructive knowledge of St. Johns’ abusive conduct, they condoned it. No necessary steps to prevent sex-based harassment and discrimination were taken over the years, nor were appropriate corrective actions. Instead, the executives fired anyone who resisted or who tacitly evaded St. Johns’ advances or abuse."
A Florida teacher convicted of multiple sex crimes involving students begged a judge for castration instead of prison time
'People continue to turn a blind eye': behind a shocking film about music industry abuse
NFL player sues United Airlines, alleges woman sexually assaulted him on flight
An NFL player said he was sexually harassed and assaulted by a female passenger on a United Airlines flight and accused two flight attendants of failing to properly respond to his complaints.
The incident happened during a late-night plane ride in February from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The unnamed athlete, who filed the suit with another unidentified man, alleges that the woman made "unwanted advances" toward him and inappropriately touched him during the flight.
Naked murder suspect fights with police after allegedly mutilating his gay victim’s testicles and cutting open his stomach
Murder suspect Aljo Mrkulic fought police officers while naked after attempting to set fire to his gay victim’s apartment, according to a police report.
Mrkulic is facing first-degree murder, assault, and arson charges over the killing of Christopher Rodriguez in East Harlem, New York City, on Saturday.
Aljo Mrkulic allegedly mutilated his victim before attacking police while naked.
Leaked Zoom call exposes Azerbaijani politicians’ open homophobia as they regret ‘that Hitler did not exterminate the gays’
A 66-year-old Nebraska woman sued all “homosexuals”
Gay and bi men are very horny but abstaining from hook-ups during lockdown 19 MAY 2020
Employers seek gender, sexuality details
This News Anchor Was Attacked for Being Gay, Police Say
Ellen is at “the end of her rope” after multiple accusations of being the “Queen of Mean”
Jonathan Schmitz Killed A Man For Revealing A Crush On Him On TV — Where Is He Now?
Michigan man Jonathan Schmitz, then 24, was invited onto “The Jenny Jones Show” in 1995. "The Jenny Jones Show" began in 1991 as a traditional talk show where serious topics were discussed, but by 1993 it transformed into something more like "Maury" and "The Jerry Springer Show." The show's segments began ranging from paternity tests to out-of-control teens to secret crush reveals.
During the taping of this particular episode, which was entitled “Same Sex Secret Crushes,” Schmitz's acquaintance Scott Amedure, 32, revealed his crush on him while also describing details of his sexual fantasies about him. While Schmitz appeared to be a good sport about it ?— he was mostly smiling and laughing ?— he was deeply humiliated. At points, he covered his face with his hands; he also turned to Amedure and the female friend who brought him on the show and said, “You lied to me.” His father had made multiple homophobic statements in the past and Schmitz seemingly feared being perceived as gay, as the docuseries points out.
Investigators refuse to drop murder charges against three Russian sisters who killed their 'rapist' father while he slept despite prosecutors calling it self-defence
Teenage girls who were raped while out for a walk during Russia's lockdown are threatened with FINES for breaking coronavirus restrictions
Dallas Boy, 6, Found Tied Up in Dark, Locked Shed as Grandmother and Boyfriend Are Arrested
Conn. Man Allegedly Admits to Beating Teen Nephew to Death, Dumping Body in Lake
Videos show daytime shootings on Charlotte streets. ‘This is as real as it gets,’ official says
Marshalltown teenager shot by officer during altercation
California high school basketball coach arrested on suspicion of sex crimes with a minor
CPD Sex Crimes Division working to identify suspect in surveillance footage
Babysitter Slaps Boy for Dancing, Uses Antigay Slur
A babysitter slapped a young boy in her care for dancing.
“You don’t do that shit. Fuck wrong with you? Gay ass bitch,” the babysitter told the child, who stopped dancing and held his face after the slap. The boy had been engaged in the “Savage” TikTok dance challenge alongside his sister when the woman hit him.
Transphobic lesbian YouTuber suggests non-binary and queer people don’t exist because they don’t support Trump
Trans Woman Murdered in Attack on San Antonio Barbershop
A trans woman left her village to look for help and charity. She was bludgeoned to death and dumped in a well
Franklin Graham claims ‘vast majority’ of New York agrees with his hatred after being told to ‘pack up’ controversial tent hospital’
This gay couple were spat on and called ‘cancer gays’ simply for holding hands. Weeks later, it’s happened again
Not content with firing staff for being gay, Catholic schools are now trying to use ‘religious liberty’ to sack teachers who have cancer
LGBT+ people think domestic violence is a cis-straight issue, study finds. They’re wrong
LGBT+ adults in US are more than twice as likely to be homeless
Gay man awarded thousands after being forced to endure ‘faggots, fairies and Grindr’ slurs from born again Christian colleague
The 29-year-old gay man filed a complaint to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) over a number of comments made by his colleague that referenced his sexuality.
In his complaint, the man claimed his colleague said a local gay bar was full of “fairies and faggots” when it was suggested as a location for a team get together.
He also claimed that she regularly said “don’t catch anything” on Friday evenings, a comment which he believed referenced his sexual orientation and sexual health.
Top ‘Blue Bloods’ costumer accused of rampant on-set racism
“Blue Bloods” costumer Trenena “Trina” Patterson is accusing the show’s top costume designer, Michael Woll, of race discrimination and unlawful termination in an explosive lawsuit she filed against him and ViacomCBS in March.
The suit claims Woll asked a co-worker, “Why would you hire that little black girl? She looks like a hot ghetto mess” when Patterson was first hired.
Later, “he was promoted from supervisor to costume designer. He would yell and curse at me so bad that I was often reduced to tears,” she told Page Six.
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
Inside the twisted world of ‘rapist’ designer Peter Nygard: book
Peter Nygard, the flamboyant Canadian fashion mogul, built a nearly billion-dollar fortune hawking slacks and blouses at Sears, Walmart and his own store in Times Square. Known as a hard-partying Peter Pan, the man Forbes dubbed “The Polyester Phenom” was often surrounded by young women and threw legendary parties at his homes in the Bahamas and Los Angeles.
But it all came to a halt in February when the FBI raided Nygard’s Manhattan office. The bust came just a week after 10 unidentified women filed a federal lawsuit accusing the 78-year-old of a “decades-long sex-trafficking scheme” in which he “recruited, lured, and enticed young, impressionable and often impoverished children and women, with cash payments and false promises of lucrative modeling opportunities” — only to, allegedly, sexually assault and rape them. On April 22, 36 more women joined a class-action complaint against Nygard.
Baltimore turns to aerial surveillance as homicides continue
Starting Friday, the roughly 600,000 people living in Baltimore will be constantly recorded whenever they step out under the open sky.
Marvin L. Cheatham Sr., for one, knows he could be watched as he goes to a doctor’s appointment or visits friends. He’ll be spied upon in his back yard, and as he steps into his car, and when he drives around the city, his entire trip will be recorded, too.
All his movements will be captured, and he’s OK with this — even though police will have no search warrant, and the overwhelming majority of Baltimore’s citizens will have committed no crimes — because the city is so besieged by violence.
“I am so upset and angry about all these people that have died, I’m willing to give up some of my rights, as bad as that sounds, and I’m a staunch civil rights person,” said Cheatham, who led his local NAACP chapter in the 1990s. “I had 19 homicides two years ago in my neighborhood.”
Georgia family demands justice for black jogger who was shot dead in broad daylight after being chased down by two white men who thought he was a burglar before one pulled the trigger
3 men sue Montana Council of Boy Scouts, claim sexual abuse
Aberdeen man admits sexually abusing young girl more than 16 years ago
Sexual harassment including indecent exposure has got worse since lockdown, say women