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In Portland, some Black activists frustrated with white protesters
A small group of Black teenage girls carrying megaphones stood in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Portland near midnight on Thursday facing a largely white band of protesters.
“I’m done with y’all focusing on all these white folk,” said 17-year-old Erandi, who asked to be identified only by her first name. “This is a Black Lives Matter movement.”
They are more organic than organized. Protesters chant: “George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Black Lives Matter.” A microphone is passed around to whoever wants to speak. The scenes feel festive at times, with drumbeats and tambourines, and a grill that serves food at all hours. On one night, a man holding a microphone raps to the crowd: “On the Portland streets/We’re taking it back/Wearing a mask ‘cuz they shoot me with gas.”
But the reality on the ground is as murky as the nightly clouds of tear gas had been. There are no clear leaders or structure to these demonstrations, and as midnight looms the focus moves to a small band of mainly white people trying to attack the courthouse throwing fireworks and objects at police and agents over a fence guarding the building.
Report: LGBTQ+ Men and Women Raped, Abused In Syrian Conflict
Gay and bisexual men in Syria, along with transgender women, have been suffering horrific sexual violence in that nation during its multisided civil war, as documented in a new Human Rights Watch report.
“Since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011, men and boys and transgender women have been subjected to rape and other forms of sexual violence by the Syrian government and non-state armed groups, including the extremist armed group Islamic State (also known as ISIS),” says the report, “They Treated Us in Monstrous Ways”: Sexual Violence Against Men, Boys, and Transgender Women in the Syrian Conflict, released Wednesday. “Heterosexual men and boys are vulnerable to sexual violence in Syria, but men who are gay or bisexual — or perceived to be — and transgender women are particularly at risk.”
Naila, a 21-year-old transgender woman, said she was gang-raped in prison while a minor. “They brought the stick of a mop and they inserted it in our anus,” she said. “A strong bleeding started, and we were mutilated.”
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Family of Special-Ed Student Who Was Given Drugs, Sexually Assaulted by Teacher Sues School District
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Hollywood's identity crisis: Actors, writers and producers warn of 'reverse racism' in the film industry which has created a 'toxic' climate for anyone who is a white, middle-age man
A revolution is under way. White actors are being fired. Edicts from studio bosses make it clear that only minorities – racial and sexual – can be given jobs.
A new wave of what has been termed by some as anti-white prejudice is causing writers, directors and producers to fear they will never work again. One described the current atmosphere as 'more toxic than Chernobyl', with leading actors afraid to speak out amid concern they will be labelled racist.
The first sign came with one of the most powerful black directors in Hollywood, Oscar-winning Jordan Peele – the man behind box office hits such as Get Out and Us – stated in public that he did not want to hire a leading man who was white.
'I don't see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie,' Peele said. 'Not that I don't like white dudes. But I've seen that movie before.'
Now the army of overgrown babies who say everyone must think like them are invading our bedrooms, says DOUGLAS MURRAY after the attempt to 'cancel' Killing Eve star Jodie Comer
Britney Spears defends criticized social media posts: 'This is me being authentic and as real as it gets'
'Stop being cry babies': NBA stars are blasted for complaining about Fyre Festival-like quarantine meals and 'Motel 6' hotel rooms as they isolate at Disney ahead of the season but Ja Morant takes a swipe at players saying 'I'm not a silver spoon guy'
Dancing With the Stars' Tom Bergeron Out as Host After 15 Years
CBS Commits to Developing Projects From Black, Indigenous Creators, Will Build More Diverse Writers' Rooms
Blerg, Most NBC Stations Are Refusing to Air the 30 Rock Reunion
Tyra Banks to join 'Dancing with the Stars' as a host and executive producer
Tiger Woods HBO series faces backlash over lack of diversity behind-the-scenes
Conservative writer Andrew Sullivan says his New York magazine colleagues believed his columns 'physically harmed' them and slams the mainstream media for being 'self-appointed saints'
Sleep is for privileged white people, popular magazine says — so now activists call for 'rest reparations'
Teen Vogue published an article last week alleging sleep is indicative of systemic racism.
Now some activists are calling for "rest reparations" in the form of sabbaticals and time off from work and other strenuous activities.
What are the details?
The article, titled, "Black Power Naps is Addressing Systemic Racism in Sleep," reveals the Black Power Naps initiative, which alleges that African Americans typically have shorter life spans when compared to their white peers.
Black Power Naps — created by writers Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa — insists that black lives are shorter than white lives because blacks experience "generational fatigue" simply on the grounds that they are African American.
It'll take more than online shaming to silence Tyra Banks
The whack-a-mole of cancel culture moves swiftly, so you'd be forgiven for forgetting that just two short months ago, according to the unremitting jury of Twitter, the supermodel Tyra Banks got canceled forever. It would be especially understandable considering that, earlier this week, ABC announced that Banks would be the new host and executive producer of "Dancing with the Stars."
A few short examples from her rap: in cycle eight of "ANTM," which Banks created and executive produced, a contestant was told to pose "dead" in a casket for a photo shoot only a week after discovering that her friend had died of an overdose. Cycle four featured a photo shoot where contestants had to pose made up as different ethnicities. On the fifth cycle, Banks told a gay contestant to tone down her sexuality. She pulled no punches -- and taking sensitive care of her model hopefuls trailed far behind the obvious priority of
making scintillating television.
Why Hispanic business owners are urging you to BUY-cott Goya products
The Goya Foods boycott is an insult to Hispanics, America’s largest minority group. Politicians and pundits — some Hispanic, many others painfully woke-white — are calling for a boycott of the largest Hispanic food manufacturer and distributor in the nation, a company that employs more than 4,000 people.
The Bodega and Small Business Association, which represents thousands of New York City bodegas, is not taking this lying down. We are urging our stores and customers to stock up on all of Goya’s great products.
We are calling for a Goya buycott.
There’s a Divide in Even the Closest Interracial Friendships Including ours.
It was one of those perfect California nights, not too cold or too hot. Ann’s backyard was strung with lights and punctuated with the cheerful buzz of conversation as people milled around with glasses of rosé in hand. She had offered up her patio as the venue for a friend’s birthday party. And—even better—Aminatou happened to be in town. She was in Los Angeles for a work trip and had been looking forward to attending the backyard soiree because she knew and liked the birthday girl and many of the other guests.
When she showed up, the party was already in full swing. Aminatou found that the snacks were delicious and the mood lovely. But what should have been a fun night celebrating and catching up with friends turned sour when Aminatou noticed that she was the only Black person milling around Ann’s back patio.
I Broke Up with My Best Friend Because We Couldn’t Agree on Black Lives Matter
South Asian anti-black racism: 'We don't marry black people'
Romance scam: US woman freed after year as hostage in Nigeria
Alaska Airlines flight makes an emergency landing in Seattle after passenger threatens to 'kill everybody on this plane unless you accept Jesus was a black man'
Chance The Rapper Backs Kanye West Over Joe Biden And Twitter Users Aren’t Happy
After Ford employees demanded the company stop making police vehicles, the CEO clapped back with logic, common sense
Jewish groups call out TV host Nick Cannon for defending Louis Farrakhan and spreading anti-Semitic conspiracies
Nick Cannon Dropped by ViacomCBS After Making Anti-Semitic Comments
Prominent black New Yorkers call on NYPD to bring back 'anti-crime' unit after a wave of violence rocks the city
Two prominent members of the black community in New York City have called on the New York Police Department to reinstate the controversial "anti-crime" unit following weeks of increased violence and death in the city since its disbandment.
Last month, the NYPD announced that it would dissolve the controversial plainclothes unit after data allegedly showed its involvement in a disproportionate number of fatal officer-involved shootings in the city. The move was applauded by those who sought immediate change in the wake of George Floyd's death.
But in the weeks following the move, shootings in the city skyrocketed more than 200%, with a whopping 116 shooting incidents that occurred between June 15 and July 2. Things didn't get any better during the first two weeks of July as violence continued to grip the city resulting in several deaths, including that of a 1-year-old who was caught in the crossfire at a family barbecue.
'Bad guys are saying if you don't see a blue and white you can do whatever you want'
Antifa tough guy oversteps his bounds with driver in Portland — and gets taught brutal lesson
SEE IT: Gunman speeding down Bronx street on scooter shoots and wounds man
Two Police Officers Shot, One Killed in Bothell, Washington
Alameda Store Clerk Arrested on Suspicion of Homicide After Killing Thief
Georgia murder case tests whether a Black man can stand his ground against whites
Singaporean Couple To Spend Nearly Three Decades in Prison Over 'Abhorrent' Abuse Leading to Son's Death
NYPD Seeks ‘Armed and Dangerous' Suspects in Brooklyn Shooting Spree
The 'war on women' didn't stop when South Africa locked down over Covid-19
Khayelitsha, South Africa (CNN) The shack sits just down a narrow dirt alleyway, visible from a main road in Khayelitsha, near Cape Town. This is where the suspected killer is alleged to have hidden the body of his girlfriend, packed in between a corrugated iron siding and a concrete wall, just feet away from where he lived.
Prosecutors say he put 36-year-old Sibongiseni Gabada's corpse in a bag and covered it with garbage.
Gabada was missing for two weeks before her body was found. Every day people would walk past, until finally the smell of decomposing remains became stronger than the stench of the trash piled on top.
"When the people asked what is going on there. He said, 'No, it is rubbish, I am going to throw it away.' That is the kind of person he was -- an animal," says Gabada's grandmother, Mavis Gabada.
She gingerly moves forward to stare at the spot, sobbing. "Why was my granddaughter killed like a dog?" she asks.
First female athlete publicly accuses former U-M doctor of sexual assault
Kentucky Teacher Accused of Raping Teen Student, Sending Explicit Videos to Another
“I feel like the baby’s eating me.”
Scandal erupts at prestigious British university, after students accuse several members of US-style frat house of sexual assault
Former CPS football coach sexually assaulted student, prosecutors say
New Jersey police chief steps down after he's heard 'calling the nation's first Sikh state attorney general 'that fucking guy with the turban' and describing a prosecutor as "hot"' in leaked audio recording
A New Jersey police chief has stepped down after allegedly making derogatory and racist comments about an Asian-American former county prosecutor and the state's first Sikh attorney general.
It's not known when the audio was recorded however several people can be heard talking in the recording with one person heard describing Attorney General Gurbir Grewal as 'that f****** guy with the turban ... I want to pull him like a top.'
The person on the recording is alleged to be Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo who goes on to refer to former Union County Prosecutor Grace Park as being 'pretty hot' adding, 'she got wide ones,' before then describing her as 'Chinese.'
Park is a member of the Council of Korean Americans.
Cuomo dismisses AOC’s claims about NYC crime uptick and rent struggles: ‘It is factually impossible’
Cuomo took aim at the Democratic congresswoman representing parts of Queens and the Bronx after he was asked during a press briefing in Manhattan about her recent claim that the crime spike could be connected to New Yorkers having a hard time making rent amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is factually impossible that somebody committed a crime so they could pay their rent,” the governor said, noting that the recent crime uptick is dominated by shootings and other violent offenses.
Chicago Records 1,901 Shooting Victims So Far This Year, 1,460 Since Lockdown Began
A 9-Year-Old Boy Was Shot Four Times While Making TikToks With His Siblings
1-year-old killed, 3 injured in shooting near New York City playground
Man found in Charlotte gas station parking lot was shot and killed, police say
Horowitz: Man accused of murdering 11-year-old at July 4 BBQ in DC was released under coronavirus jailbreak
Men suspected of Holocaust survivor's murder will go on trial in Paris
Pandemic, racism compound worries about black suicide rate
'Everybody talks about Black Lives Matter, what about baby lives?': Gran of one-year-old boy shot dead in stroller near playground in latest NYC gun violence demands an end to the deadly shootings
Empire actor Bryshere Gray faces domestic violence charges after 'strangling his wife until she passed out and then barricading himself in his home overnight when police arrived to investigate'
Seattle Police Say Most Non-White Officers Will be Fired if City Cuts Budget
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) announced that many of their newly hired, non-white officers would be the first let go should the city continue with drastic, politically motivated talks of budget cuts.
Seattle Police told residents Friday that current City Council discussions about cutting the department's budget by 50 percent would be "catastrophic for public safety." Seattle Chief of Police Carmen Best warned activist groups and council members alike that the department's "newest, most broadly diverse officers on patrol" would be the first employees they are "forced to terminate" under the proposed budget cuts. Best wrote a letter to Mayor Jenny Durkan Friday cautioning that at least 50 percent of BIPOC officers would be the first people fired.