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'She’s been blackfishing': Rita Ora is accused of 'cultural appropriation' as Twitter user discovers she is not black... with the outraged tweet garnering over 100k likes
Rita Ora has been accused of 'blackfishing' by Twitter users who discovered her Albanian roots in a social media storm on Monday.
Despite the Hot Right Now hitmaker, 29, frequently discussing her Albanian heritage, her family's escape from the war-torn area and life as a refugee in London, enraged critics still lashed out at the star for her alleged 'cultural appropriation'.
The tweet that sparked the entire debate garnered a huge 109.4k likes in just two days, with the fuming message accompanied with images of Rita donning 'appropriating' hairstyles such as box braids and an afro.
Rita Ora is accused
America Is on Track for a Million Coronavirus Cases a Day, and at Least 800,000 Deaths, by the End of 2020
If someone had suggested five months ago that we would be seeing more than 3 million cases and 135,000 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. by mid-July, I wouldn’t have believed it.
But now it’s distinctly possible that, five months from now, half of all Americans could have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, and more than 800,000 Americans may die in this extraordinary outbreak. That is what many of our most prominent public-health experts now expect.
The Daily Beast
‘I’m not crazy’: Why California Latinos carry more worries in pandemic and why many don’t get help
DC proposes tax on advertising in LGBTQ & Black media to pay for city’s COVID shortfall
McDonald's workers report verbal and physical assaults for asking people to wear masks
Florida gang members are organizing COVID-19 parties for up to 400 people with the intention of spreading the virus, sheriff claims
Utah's Republican governor calls people 'foolish' with a 'mob mentality' after 100 parents crowd into a meeting about children wearing masks at school without wearing their own face coverings
New poll shows very few Americans want to defund police
A new poll found that many more Americans want funding for police to increase or stay the same than those that want police to be defunded.
Black Lives Matter protesters and activists have made the defunding of police forces a central platform of their political demands.
A Pew poll released on Thursday shows that few Americans support the policy.
A plurality of Americans, 42%, said that they want the funding for police to stay the same. Another 31% of Americans said they want funding for police to increase.
Clarence Thomas's wife criticized her town's 'Black Lives Matter' banner: report
Man Arrested in Miami Beach for Allegedly Harassing Beachgoers With a Knife
Man who flies Nazi flag from his car to show he is in ‘total opposition of Black Lives Matter’ claims he was attacked because of it
Pat Robertson prophesies (again) that God will destroy America if LGBTQ people get any (more) rights
WWE Superstar Matt Riddle Denies Sexual Assault Allegations in New Video
WWE superstar Matt Riddle has again denied sexual assault allegations that were recently made against him, in a video he shared over Twitter on Wednesday.
"I'm going to make this quick," Riddle says in the clip. "I have never in my entire life sexually assaulted a man, woman or anybody."
Retired two-star Army general pleads guilty to sexually abusing his daughter
Inglewood Man Accused of Raping, Killing 13-Year-Old He Met on Social Media
US Army soldier sentenced to life for sexual assault of minor
Polish Church Faces Reckoning Over Sex Abuse
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
Lana Del Rey faces backlash over riot post on Instagram
Lana Del Rey is once again facing backlash from her fans, this time over a video showing looters in the riots following George Floyd's death.
Earlier this month, Del Rey took to Instagram to address criticism that her music was "glamorizing abuse."
In the message, Del Rey called out a plethora of other artists for making "songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, fucking, cheating, etc." Most of the women listed by Del Rey are black, causing followers to accuse her of racial bias in her response.
Now, amid nationwide protests and riots, Del Rey is facing criticism for sharing up-close-and-personal video footage of looters.
97-year-old gay war veteran robbed and assaulted after helping attacker
On Monday (18 May), Rupert Starr – known to his friends as ‘Twink’ – was out for a walk on Neil Avenue in Columbus’ Victorian Village when a stranger approached him and asked for money.
According to Sergeant James Fuqua from the Columbus Division of Police, Starr – in an act of kindness – “decided to give this man a dollar to help this person during this crisis. He felt it would be appropriate to help him.”
Truck painted with “OPEN OUR GYMS F****T” cruises Colorado to protest safer-at-home order
Customer calls sassy Costco employee a “pussy little bitch” when asked to wear a mask
White Supremacists Deface Pulse Mural at Orlando LGBTQ+ Center
Queer People See More Harassment in Dating Apps Than Straights
Cody Latimer’s arrest set off by argument involving 4-year-old son: lawyer
A sexual assault allegation involving Cody Latimer’s 4-year-old son sparked a heated argument over the weekend that left the Washington Redskins wide receiver facing multiple felony charges, his lawyer said during a Monday hearing.
Latimer, who was released on $25,000 bond, was charged with assault in the second degree, menacing and illegal discharge of a firearm in Colorado, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department. He also is facing misdemeanor charges of prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
Man Arrested in Miami-Dade for Allegedly Forcing Woman Into Human Trafficking
Man jailed for breaking lockdown to harass mother of his children
GEORGIA POLICE HUNT MAN AFTER 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS ACCIDENTALLY SHOT IN THE FACE BY SIBLING
SC man kills woman in jealous rage, daughters trying to help
Black man and his mother say police brutalized them after false accusations of TV theft. Cops say there's much more to the story.
Sheriff: Man gouges out neighbor's eyes over loud rooster
‘They Came to Kill the Mothers.’ After a Devastating Attack on a Kabul Maternity Ward, Afghan Women Face Increased Dangers
Couple Allegedly Rob Man After Luring Him In Snapchat Sex Scheme
Producer Adam Donaghey Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assault on a Minor
Adam Donaghey was arrested in late April on suspicion of sexual assault of a minor, authorities confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
The female victim was 16 years old at the time, said Tamika A. Dameron, spokeswoman for the Dallas Police Department. No other information about the case was available.
Transgender woman groped and taunted by police as queer community ‘damned’ by gender-based lockdown rules
White cops charged after video surfaces of them beating black trans woman’s head against concrete
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
Nonreligious LGBTQ People Face Discrimination, Stigma
A new report from American Atheists titled Reality Check: Being Nonreligious in America reveals high levels of discrimination and stigma for nonreligious people in general and notes that those who are LGBTQ have a disproportionate lack of family support.
“LGBTQ young people face significant family rejection that results in a greater rate of negative psychological outcomes,” states the report, released Monday and based on the U.S. Secular Survey. “Similarly, nonreligious LGBTQ survey participants were more likely to have unsupportive parents. Among families that are aware of the participant’s nonreligious identity, LGBTQ participants were significantly more likely to have had 'very' or 'somewhat' unsupportive parents (43.0%) compared to non-LGBTQ participants (34.9%).”
These numbers are cause for concern, the report notes, because “participants with unsupportive parents had a 71.2% higher rate of likely depression than those with very supportive parents.”
It doesn’t get any better for nonreligious LGBTQ people outside the home, either, with 22 percent of those surveyed reporting negative experiences at work.
NYC launches team to combat coronavirus discrimination
With a spike in anti-Asian discrimination related to the coronavirus pandemic, New York City has formed a team to respond to the incidents.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights announced Sunday that the coronavirus response team would handle reports of harassment and discrimination related to the outbreak, and that the team is made up of attorneys and members of the agency's law enforcement and community relations departments.
Since February, the agency has recorded 248 reports of harassment and discrimination related to coronavirus, more than 40% of which were anti-Asian. During the same time frame last year, the agency had received just five anti-Asian discrimination reports.
"All New Yorkers are facing extraordinary levels of stress right now; discrimination and harassment should not be among them," NYC Commission on Human Rights Commissioner Carmelyn Malalis said. "Even in the midst of a pandemic, human rights cannot be violated, and we encourage anyone who has experienced Covid-19-related discrimination to report it to us."
Homophobic taunting at college basketball game sparks investigation
The president of Monmouth University in New Jersey has launched an investigation after homophobic taunts were directed from the stands at a basketball player from a visiting team.
During a men's basketball game at the West Long Branch campus on Friday night, at least one person in a student section held a large sign that read: "Stick to Grindr."
Grindr bills itself as "the world's largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people."
Other students in that section of the arena held up signs displaying an image of a Siena College player's profile on the dating app Tinder, according to The Asbury Park Press, which first reported the incident.
Bars near one Florida university are giving women a secret way to alert bartenders if they feel unsafe on a date
College students who find themselves out on a date gone wrong at bars in southeastern Florida may be able to turn to the bartender for help.
Posters hanging in the restrooms of about a dozen bars and restaurants in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Jupiter give instructions to women about alerting bartenders if they're in danger or uncomfortable.
First, order a drink called the "Owl Shot." Then, depending on what's happening, say one of the three coded phrases displayed on the posters. Based on the code, here's how the bartenders will respond:
'Neat': Bar staff will escort you to your car
'On the rocks': Bar staff will call a ride for you
'With lime': Bar staff will call the police
Fans hold sign taunting high school hockey player to “reveal” her gender & shout slurs
Fans of a high school hockey team shouted slurs at a female hockey player while holding a sign asking her to “reveal” her gender. 17-year-old Alyssa Wruble is the only girl on the Northampton Area High School varsity hockey team.
A group of the opposing team’s fans chanted “she has a penis” and “35 you’re a dude!” at the girl. They also held up a sign that asked “Alyssa gender reveal?” and had pink or blue checkboxes.