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Black Exotic Dancers Demand Better Treatment With ‘Stripper Strike’
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, when strip clubs across the country were shuttering and dancers found themselves abruptly out of work, the Portland, Oregon strip club the Lucky Devil Lounge started a food-delivery service called Boober Eats in order to provide some of its employees work. The concept went viral (and was, in fact, covered by this publication), but local black dancers noticed something odd: its Instagram featured relatively few black dancers.
This wasn’t surprising to some black dancers in Portland, like Cat Hollis and Brianna Cistrunk, who say the club has a reputation for almost exclusively hiring white dancers. “They say they’re a ‘rock ‘n roll club’ [which means] they only hire a certain aesthetic,” Cistrunk says. “It’s an unspoken thing but it’s very well-known among most girls.” This perception was magnified a few weeks later, following the death of George Floyd, when the club posted a (now-deleted) photo on Instagram of #BlackLivesMatter flags festooning the stage. “There was a huge argument that happened in the comments,” says Hollis. She commented: “There are more #BlackLivesMatter signs than there have ever been black butts on that stage.” (Shon Boulden, owner of the Lucky Devil Lounge, tells Rolling Stone the controversy stemmed from “a lot of misconceptions of how our club operates,” though he acknowledged that only two or three of the club’s 30 dancers are black.”If there ever was the idea that we weren’t open to hiring all ethnicities, I guess I’d just want say, yes of course we do,” he says. “In our hiring, maybe it didn’t look like we were.”)
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MythBusters' Adam Savage Accused of Sexually Assaulting Sister as a Child in Lawsuit
Former MythBusters co-host Adam Savage's sister filed a lawsuit against him on Tuesday, alleging he sexually abused her numerous times when they were children.
In the complaint obtained by the New York Post, Miranda Pacchiana, 51, claims the abuse happened when she was between 7-10 years old and Savage was between 9-12 years old, when their family was living in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
Colombian soldiers accused of raping indigenous teen in second case to emerge in a week
Case Of Parents Who Allegedly Used Cattle Prod To Punish Kids Also Involves Horrific Rape Accusations
A South Dakota couple accused of giving their children drugs and shocking them with cattle prods has pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
One of the children told investigators Lance had physically and sexually abused her—raping her at least 150 times since she was 14 years old. The teen alleged that if she refused to have sex with him, Lance would use the cattle prod or hit her or tie a dog collar around her thigh to shock her, court documents said.
Fla. Middle School Teacher Allegedly Admitted Sex Abuse of Minor at Party Before Mom Confronts Her
Police announce charges against suspect who viciously beat Macy's employee in 'unprovoked attack'
Michigan police have finally announced criminal charges against the suspect who brutally attacked a Macy's store manager.
On Friday afternoon, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced he has charged 18-year-old Damire Palmer with "assault to do great bodily harm less than murder," WJRT-TV reported.
The crime is a felony and carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.
2 teenage boys shot to death after asking man how tall he was while buying candy
Police nab teen gunman who opened fire in East Harlem street, hitting 7-year-old girl with stray bullet
VIDEO: Black Lives Matter mob storms Target, threatens to 'shut down' business if they cooperate with police
What we know about a shooting at a protest in Louisville
Jada Pinkett Smith and Son Jaden 'Disgusted' Over YouTuber Shane Dawson 'Sexualizing' Willow in Video
Jada Pinkett Smith and her son Jaden are taking a stand against Shane Dawson.
On Saturday, the mother-son pair called out Dawson, 31, on Twitter after an old clip resurfaced of the YouTuber seemingly masturbating to a poster of Willow Smith, 19, when she was age 11.
Right Wing Pastors Claim “Homosexuality” Worse Than Slavery
A pair of controversial right-wing Evangelical pastors have come under fire after stating that homosexuality is a worse sin than slavery. Scott Lively and Tennessee Pastor Richard May made the inflammatory statement on Lively’s Breaking News Bible Study program.
Taxpayer funded Catholic schools given secret edict to ban kids who don’t conform to gender norms
A sex worker was stabbed 11 times and killed by a client. Her family wouldn’t collect her body from the morgue because she’s trans
Ligero Reportedly Released by WWE After Assault, Harassment Allegations
NXT UK Superstar Ligero reportedly has been released by WWE after being the subject of allegations via the #SpeakingOut movement.
According to PWInsider's Mike Johnson, Ligero's profile was removed from WWE.com on Friday, and a source later confirmed that he has been let go by the company.
Several female wrestlers from the United Kingdom wrestling scene have said that Ligero engaged in misconduct and abuse. Johnson noted that Violet O'Hara said Ligero "indecently assaulted" her when she allowed him to lay next to her in bed.
Man guilty of murdering flatmate in ‘vicious and frenzied attack fuelled by jealousy’
Forced disappearances are increasing in Venezuela -- and the coronavirus is making them last longer, rights group says
Fury in Colombia as soldiers admit rape of 13-year-old indigenous girl
7-Year-Old N.C. Girl Is Fatally Shot, Allegedly by Man Who Was Released from Jail Hours Earlier
A 7-year-old North Carolina girl was fatally shot in the head while sitting in a car eating ice cream.
"We just lost a 7-year-old innocent child in our family for no reason," Kenneth Woods, a relative of Aaliyah Norris told WLOS at a memorial for the girl Thursday night.
Aaliyah was sitting in a car in Forest City when she was shot in the head. She was taken to a local hospital, where she remained on life support until succumbing to her injuries two days later, according to a Forest City police news release obtained by PEOPLE.
On Wednesday, Shaquille Marshon Francis, 26, was arrested and charged with murder.
Georgia Driver Charged With Homicide In Alleged Hit-And-Run Death Of 13-Year-Old
Missing Pennsylvania Woman Found Dead In Abandoned Lot, Man She Met On Train Charged With Murder
3-Year-Old Chicago Boy Is Fatally Shot While Riding in Car with Stepfather, as Police Seek Suspects
A $4,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old boy during a violent weekend in Chicago.
According to police, Mekhi James, 3, was shot Saturday night while in the back of his stepfather's car.
The stepfather was driving them home after both had gotten haircuts.
The shooting unfolded shortly after 6:30 p.m. along Chicago's Huron Street.
Investigators said a blue Honda SUV pulled up alongside the stepfather's vehicle and opened fire.
A Black Teen Died After Screaming ‘I Can't Breathe’ as Youth Home Employees Put Their Weight on Him
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White men in car chased down Black teens on bikes in Connecticut, 1 hurled slurs, police say
3 charged over killing of Black teenager who reportedly cried out 'I can't breathe' while being restrained at Michigan facility for 'at-risk youth'
Pa. Woman Who Vanished Last Month Is Found Dead in Trash Bag, and Man Is Arrested
Ga. Boy, 13, Was Walking with Dad on Sidewalk When Driver Allegedly Killed Him in Hit-and-Run
Baseball bat-wielding brute sought in unprovoked Bronx attack
Protestors brutally beat a gay Democratic lawmaker in Wisconsin. He says he’s still “on their side.”
5 retired priests arrested after allegations they sexually assaulted minors
The abuse is alleged to have occurred while the men were teachers at a high school in Rigaud and at two institutions in Matane and Pohénégamook.
In 2016, the religious order agreed to a $30-million payment to students who attended the Montreal Institute for the Deaf.
In 2012, a number of former students said they were sexually assaulted by priests who worked there.
At least 60 deaf students were assaulted by members of the religious community and lay people working at the school between 1940 and 1982. The school changed its name to the Institut Raymond-Dewar in 1984.
About 270 alleged victims have joined a class action lawsuit against the order.
A Flood of Sexual Assault Allegations in the Porn Industry Are Met With Deflection
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Jeff Ross Denies Raping Underage Girl, Says 'Dangerous Environment' at Comedy Clubs Is 'Real'
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Restaurant Group Apologizes and Changes Policy After Black Woman and Her Son Were Denied Service
Atlas Restaurant Group has issued an apology after one of their Baltimore restaurants denied service to a Black woman and her 9-year-old son because of how he was dressed.
On Monday, a video posted on social media showed the woman, Marcia Grant, being turned away at Ouzo Bay in Baltimore’s Harbor East after an unidentified manager tells Grant that her son’s outfit violates the restaurant’s dress code, despite a white boy at the restaurant wearing a similar outfit to her son.
Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King says statues of Jesus Christ should be torn down — but just the white ones
Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King said that it is permissible to tear down the statues of Jesus Christ that show him with European features because they support white supremacy.
"Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been," King tweeted on Monday.
"In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down," he added.
"Yes. All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down," he explained in a second tweet.
Black graduate student target of racist rant while walking in New York
Ohio Girl Writes 'Black Lives Matter' in Chalk, Neighbor Calls Police
A City Painted Over A Black Lives Matter Street Mural As Protests Continue
Steve McQueen calls race imbalance in UK film and TV “blindingly, obviously wrong”
'The greatest trick racism ever pulled was convincing England it doesn't exist'
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Shootings skyrocket after NYPD disbands 'anti-crime' units: 'This is what the politicians wanted'
The New York Police Department announced last week that it would disband its controversial "anti-crime units," impacting about 600 NYPD officers who patrolled in plainclothes.
The move was applauded by those who seek immediate police reform in the wake of the tragic killing of George Floyd.
"This is a seismic shift in the culture of how the NYPD polices this great city. It will be felt immediately in the communities that we protect," New York Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea said.
Unfortunately for New Yorkers, the impact of the reform was immediate — but it was not positive.
According to the New York Post, shootings in the city surged after the NYPD disbanded the plainclothes units. In fact, between Monday, the day Shea made his announcement, and Saturday, there had been 28 shooting incidents with 38 victims. The shootings accumulated at least five deaths.
Man allegedly threatens to shoot family wearing Black Lives Matter shirts
Syracuse shooting leaves 9 wounded, including 17-year-old struck in head
Rapper who filmed Macy’s beatdown of white man says attack was ‘instinct’
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How Did Four Young Black Boys Become Hollywood Stars During the Height of Jim Crow?
As it turns out, Sunshine Sammy was a race man. Farina and Stymie too, and even Buckwheat for a minute or so.
This may be hard to fathom, considering the designation was generally applied, back around the '20s, to men who exemplified the most righteous and upstanding attributes of black people, and advocated for fair and dignified treatment. It’s also hard to fathom because, at the time, they were just young black boys.
But they were young black boys with starring roles in Hollywood, and among the most popular performers of their time. There weren’t very many blacks of any age getting any sort of featured screen time back then, at least not in roles that didn’t demean the race. Thus, these young people were heralded in the black press, and even by the NAACP, as some of the leading exemplars of blackness, well before any of them were old enough to drive.
Sunshine Sammy, Farina, Stymie and Buckwheat were the principal black characters throughout the 20-year run of the Our Gang film series. The black community treated them (respectively, Ernie Morrison, Allen Hoskins, Matthew Beard and Billie Thomas) like rock stars. But their lives were much more complicated than the movie roles ever let on. Their regard within the black community would be transformed decades later, as the Our Gang franchise lived on years after its heyday.
What Danny Masterson Said About Rape Allegations and His Firing In 2017
That '70s Show star Danny Masterson was charged with three counts of rape by force this week, but it isn't the first time his name has been associated with the alleged sexual assaults. Claims surfaced against Masterson all the way back in 2017, though this is the first time charges have been formally filed.
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