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Trump appointee who raged against ‘homo-empire’ thinks drag queens are part of a ‘Satanic agenda of sexual perversion’
Employees at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have raised concerns over the appointment of an official with a deeply homophobic record.
Merritt Corrigan was recently appointed by Trump as deputy White House liaison at USAID despite her troubling record on LGBT+ issues.
Her history of homophobic comments initially surfaced earlier this month, when it was revealed she had attacked the US “homo-empire” and “tyrannical LGBT agenda”.
More messages have now been surfaced by CNN’s KFile, which reveal even more extreme views.
This ridiculously offensive political ad even includes an old woman spitting at a gay couple
Post Office icon known only as ‘Courtney’ has spent the past few days eviscerating hateful homophobes on Twitter
LGBTQ employees regularly face discrimination at work. Here are 5 steps companies can take to be more inclusive
Turkey defends despicable tweet from Red Cross boss declaring that LGBT+ people ‘impose their paedophiliac dreams on young minds’
‘Golden Girls’ blackface episode removed from Hulu
Not even “The Golden Girls” are immune to blackface backlash.
“Mixed Blessings,” a 1988 episode of the beloved comedy series, has been yanked off the content-streaming platform Hulu for its depiction of two white characters sporting darkened faces, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The episode features Michael (Scott Jacoby), the son of Bea Arthur’s Dorothy character, planning to wed African-American fiancée Lorraine (Rosalind Cash), who’s twice his age.
While Dorothy is anxious over the extreme age difference, Lorraine’s family disapproves of her marrying a white man. The two families then scheme to sabotage the couple’s engagement.
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Cosmetic giants removing the word 'whitening' from products, realtor association stops using the word 'master bedroom'
A Blackface Moment From "The Office" Has Officially Been Edited Out Of The Series
Black Lives Matter co-founder describes herself as ‘trained Marxist’
“The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers,” she said, referring to BLM co-founder Alicia Garza.
“We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories. And I think that what we really tried to do is build a movement that could be utilized by many, many black folk,” Cullors added in the interview with Jared Ball of The Real News Network.
It also expresses its appreciation for the work of the US Communist Party, “especially Black communists,” as well as its support for “the great work of the Black Panther Party, the American Indian Movement, Young Lords, Brown Berets, and the great revolutionary rainbow experiments of the 1970s,” Breitbart reported.
'I'm leaving and I'm just not coming back': Fed up with racism, Black Americans head overseas
Why Biden Is Rejecting Black Lives Matter's Boldest Proposals
“He’s certainly at the helm as our nominee and as our party leader,” Schatz said. “But I think he understands that there is a movement that undergirds the left right now which is deeper and wider and more likely to last into the future regardless of who’s the titular head of the party.”
A similar view comes from some activists who often have the most clear-eyed view of politicians, seeing them not as heroic shapers of history but merely as instruments who respond to pressure.
Biden was quick to embrace two previously controversial positions: banning chokeholds and reforming qualified immunity for law enforcement officers, a change that Obama opposed as president. “Symone was like you gotta do this and he did it,” said a prominent Democrat who advises the campaign. “And he did it pretty quickly. The police hate it.”
But other issues highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement and its allies have not been embraced by the Biden campaign. And some Democrats worry the presumptive nominee’s reluctance could dampen enthusiasm for him among African American voters who have suffered disproportionately through the trio of 2020 crises: the coronavirus pandemic, the subsequent economic collapse and the epidemic of anti-Black policing.
Anti-cop protesters make Portland ‘look like a war zone’ with fires, looting
Anti-cop protesters started huge fires near a Portland police precinct early Friday, as looters plundered nearby stores, according to police and local reports.
“North Portland looks like a war zone right now,” journalist Andy Ngô tweeted alongside videos of numerous large fires in the Oregon city.
He said militants “tried to establish an autonomous zone outside” the North Precinct in the city and “they then started fires in the street.”
Reform, not revolution, is path to Black equality, says UK activist
Those fighting for Black racial equality in Britain need to put realistic reform over dreams of revolution, said Imarn Ayton, an activist who has had a prominent role in protests that swept London in recent weeks.
Ayton is calling on the government to implement findings of a series of reviews on ethnic injustices including the Lammy Review of 2017. That looked into the treatment of ethnic minorities in the criminal justice system.
More radical in its stated aims is Black Lives Matter UK, which calls itself an “abolitionist movement” that does not believe in reforming the police, state or prisons. It says it wants to dismantle capitalism.
“BLM do not believe in reform. I do believe in reform,” said Ayton. “We do have to be united but we don’t necessarily have to agree on everything. We can have the same objectives but have a different approach.”
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
SEE IT: Man left with knife sticking out of head by Harlem mugger
Accused killer caught in Brooklyn gang bust left trail of Facebook posts boasting of violence: feds
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.”
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.
Watch: Black female pastor takes on mob threatening to tear down Emancipation Memorial of Abraham Lincoln
A crowd gathered around the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C.'s Lincoln Park on Tuesday night, declaring they would return in force on Thursday night to tear the "motherfucker" down.
The group wrote in an Instagram notice of the event, "To achieve true justice, we are not working with the police, nor will we seek any relationship with them. In order to create change, we will do so by any means necessary. If you want a revolution, it won't happen by being peaceful."
Protesters were not willing to hear voices against tearing down the statue on Tuesday. A white woman took the floor in favor of keeping the monument in place, attempting to explain that it was used for educational purposes for Emancipation Day. She was shouted down.
Another woman also braved the crowd and was shouted down, but was able to get her voice heard. Turning Point USA's Benny Johnson posted footage of part of her message, reporting, "Black female pastor is very upset at organizers of the tear down Lincoln movement. Is very upset at the organizers for judging people by their skin color — says this statue tear down movement is not helping."
Targeted sculptures linked to Wisconsin, Civil War history
Enough with the destruction! Let's start building shit. More Popeyes! 24-Jun-2020
The ‘anti-racist’ drive to turn schools into woke propaganda mills
School will be a very different place next academic year. Classes will be less full; desks, rigorously sterilized. And if the education establishment has its way, teachers will be aggressively woke.
Education Week’s “Classroom Q&A” blog tells teachers: “As Dr. Ibram X. Kendi would say, there is no ‘not racist.’ There is only racist and anti-racist. Your silence favors the status quo and the violently oppressive harm it does to black and brown folk everywhere.”
Anti-racism, in this worldview, doesn’t mean equal treatment of others; it is an all-encompassing ideology that demands constant questioning of one’s own actions and motives and those of others.
For its part, the National Committee on Social Studies’ Early Childhood/Elementary Community has promised to overhaul content, explaining that “to stop the .?.?. systemic pattern of dehumanization . . . we need to start early. WE, as educators, and family members, need to flood our children with counter messages. . . . Messages that show #BlackLivesMatter. .?.?. It is essential to elevate that message until there is no racial inequality in economic opportunity, no racial inequality in education, no racial inequality in incarceration rates and no brutality from police and others.”
UFC news: Joe Rogan slammed for Black Lives Matter protest comments on podcast
Speaking with biologist Bret Weinstein on last week’s The Joe Rogan Experience, the 52-year-old commented that the Black Lives Matter movement was ‘leaderless’ and ‘attractive to young people [who] feel disenfranchised by the system’.
“What’s the end goal? That doesn’t seem to be very clear. There are kids out, chanting no justice, no peace. I’m like ‘what justice are you talking about?’,” Rogan questioned.
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Geraldo Rivera Frets About ‘Black on Black Crime’: There’s a ‘Ghetto Civil War Going On’
University of Cincinnati will remove Marge Schott's name from baseball stadium
Kendrick Sampson, Tessa Thompson and Over 300 Black Artists and Execs Call for Hollywood to Divest From Police (EXCLUSIVE)
Dizzee Rascal clashes with Piers Morgan during heated Black Lives Matter discussion: “You’re not going to do this to me”
Chris D’Elia dropped by CAA after sexual misconduct allegations
Winona Ryder Resurfaces More Genuinely Shocking Anti-Semitism From Mel Gibson
Tina Fey Pulls 30 Rock Episodes and Apologizes Amid a Reckoning on Blackface in Comedy
Customers Hound Black-Owned Bookstore Probably for Not Shipping Copies of White Fragility Faster
The Latest: Michigan mayor resigns after racial remark
White, gay Trump supporter epically schooled after claiming Black Lives Matter is trying to ‘colonise’ Pride Month
He decried Juneteenth – an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US – saying it “isn’t a thing”.
And he then continued, which he really shouldn’t have, like, really could have just stayed silent here, saying: “Don’t colonise our month as well. Thanks.
“Signed, the gays.”
Putting protest back into Pride: Black Lives Matter pushes LGBTQ organizations to face histories of exclusion
This Drag Performer Blacklisted Shea Coulee Before 'Drag Race'
No Homo? Hip-Hop and Homophobia (Part 1)
'War zone': Footage of CHAZ shooting goes viral after zone 'security' confiscates livestreamer's phone
A Twitch user caught a shooting in Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone — also known as CHAZ or CHOP— on camera Sunday night.
Just moments later, a man, who purported to be zone "security," confiscated the user's phone.
This is the second shooting in the CHAZ in as many days.
What are the details?
Twitch user Shawn Whiting livestreamed the shooting and its aftermath on Sunday evening.
Police Researcher: Officers Have Similar Biases Regardless Of Race
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'
Padma Lakshmi Is Tired of Being Delicate
A Black Lives Matter Activist Was Found Dead Days After Reporting A Sexual Assault, But Police Say The Two Aren't Linked
The man accused of killing a 19-year-old Black Lives Matter activist is not the same person she described as sexually assaulting her the day of her disappearance, authorities say.
Police have released new details in the deaths of Oluwatoyin Salau and Victoria Sims, 75, who were both confirmed dead on Monday. A week earlier, on June 6, Salau tweeted about a man she alleged had sexually assaulted her earlier that morning, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. She disappeared the same day and was found dead at the home of 49-year-old Aaron Glee Jr., who has been accused in Salau and Sims' deaths, the Tallahassee Police Department said in a statement.
Charges dropped against black pastor who was assaulted; now 5 people are charged with hate crimes
Man Allegedly Admits to Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Black Lives Matter Activist Before Killing