Monday, Oct 03, 2022 - 03:58:45
65 results - (0.007 seconds)

her of racism:

latest news at page 1:
12
    Former Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne did not mince words about her experience at the CBS daytime show in a new Fox Nation docuseries. Sharon Osbourne: To Hell & Back, which premieres Sept. 26, features Osbourne reflecting on her career — including the intense end of her time at CBS. Osbourne left the show in March 2021 after defending Piers Morgan’s blistering criticism of the Oprah interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. “I’m just going to say what I’m going to say. This is a two-hour trash-a-thon of our royal family, of the monarchy, of everything the queen has worked so hard for, and it’s all being done as Prince Philip lies in hospital,” said Morgan the day after the interview. “They trash everybody. They basically make out the entire royal family [are] a bunch of white supremacists by dropping this race bombshell. They didn’t name which one it was. They just throw it out there, so it can be any member of the royal family.” Osbourne defended Morgan amid the backlash he received. “I am with you. I stand by you....
    Trailing badly in polls in the Georgia Republican gubernatorial primary, David Perdue apparently decided that the way to own his status as Donald Trump’s chosen candidate was racism directed at the Democratic candidate he’s unlikely to have a chance to run against. In just a few short sentences, Perdue told on himself again and again: Dude is extremely racist. “Did you all see what Stacey said this weekend? She said that Georgia is the worst place in the country to live. Hey, she ain’t from here. Let her go back where she came from,” Perdue said at a Monday campaign event. Note first the calculated disrespect of calling Stacey Abrams by her first name. Then, “She ain’t from here. Let her go back where she came from.” RELATED STORY: Trump bitter as his revenge play against Georgia Gov. Kemp turns into epic failure Abrams was born in Wisconsin, spent her childhood in Mississippi, and went to high school in Georgia—it’s not like she arrived in the state a year before she started running for office—but of course that’s not how “Let her...
    A Virginia assistant principal who claims she was forced out of her job after using the term 'colored people' during a mandatory 'anti-racism' training filed a lawsuit against the school board for allegedly failing to intervene against staff bullies who called her a 'white racist b**ch.' Emily Mais, who left the Agnor-Hurt Elementary School in September, filed the suit against the Albemarle County School District last Thursday, claiming she faced harassment after a 'slip of the tongue' when she was protesting the training based on Critical Race Theory (CRT).  She claimed the school and district officials ignored her complaints as colleagues allegedly called her a 'two-faced racist b**ch,' and that she was further shamed when she was forced to apologize before leaving the district.  The lawsuit states: 'On information and belief, from beginning to end, the apology meeting was carefully orchestrated by district officials to humiliate, shame, and traumatize Ms. Mais for an accidental slip of the tongue in order to make an example of her and to communicate to other district employees the type of punishment that would occur...
    A mother has sparked debate after revealing she is too ashamed of her 'scruffy' family to invite them to her wedding, leading one commentator to brand her 'shallow'. The anonymous British woman wrote in a Mumsnet post that her family members have 'poor hygiene', are 'very uneducated' and 'have poor narrow mined views' and that she is 'so worried about being embarrassed at her wedding'. She said it would be 'easier' not to invite them 'if they didn't make an effort with her' but they 'consistently send cards and presents' to her and her children. The mother added she was considering 'paying' for haircuts for her parents and sibling, continuing: 'I've just made such a huge effort to move away from the dysfunctionality of my family and upbringing that I feel ashamed of where I come from.  'I feel like my other half's family will think I am trash because of where I come from.' While some people sympathised with the woman, other claims she is being 'snobbish' by wanting her family there, no matter what they are like.   A woman has sparked...
    THE Queen would have been hurt by Meghan Markle's comments about racism in the Royal Family after going "out of her way" to promote race relations, a royal expert has said. The Duchess of Sussex alleged a senior member of the Firm had questioned what colour skin her first child may have during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. 4The Queen would have been saddened by Meghan's comments about racism in the Royal Family 4Meghan and Harry pictured during their Oprah interview last year She also suggested Archie wasn't made a prince after "concerns and conversations" were raised about his complexion. Meghan, 40, declined to reveal the identity of the racist royal as it would be too "damaging" for them. Oprah later said it was not the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh - although it's said the monarch would have found the comments upsetting nonetheless. In the Daily Mail, royal biographer Robert Hardman writes: "Time and again over her 70 years on the throne — during which she has been a devoted Head of the Commonwealth — I have seen how the Queen...
    The artist, who is of Sino-Korean descent, was pinned for using “placent,” apologizing and leaving Twitter, where he is no longer comfortable. What is Awkwafina’s voice? The subject of criticism over her way of speaking, considered by some protesters to be a cultural appropriation of the popular African-American language, was an apology by the American rapper and actress of Sino-Korean descent on February 5 On Twitter. “Joking, belittling or being unpleasant in any way at the expense of others, which is simply not in my nature. It never was”. A report covering up allegations of racism against her. At the same time, put an end to its presence in the social network. Read moreLady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio… The 2022 Oscars eluded heavyweights The interaction of Awkwafina (real name Nora Nam), the first on Twitter since December 2019, could be surprising. It comes against the backdrop of growing questions in the US about how to talk about the 33-year-old star, who recently featured on the poster Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings And his roles noticed that...
    An American hoops star has lashed out at Basketball Australia for 'clear racial discrimination' after she was threatened with a ban over her braided hair. Melbourne Boomers' US import Tiffany Mitchell, 27, was told she'd never play in the WNBA until she put her long braids into a bun to stop them flicking into rivals' faces. But the rule Basketball Australia cited has been axed by the sport's international body - and should have gotten the chop in Australia too.  Team-mates took the knee in protest against the 'racist' veto before their game on Saturday after Basketball Australia admitted the mistake and scrapped the edict. American hoops star Tiffany Mitchell has lashed out at Basketball Australia for 'clear racial discrimination' after she was ordered to tie up her braided hair (pictured) 'This post will be uncomfortable for some to read and inspiring for others to read,' said Mitchell on Instagram. 'Throughout my first month here in Australia I had little to none problems. 'Until this past week I was met with a situation that was clear racial discrimination. 'I've played...
    While the ballet conjures up visions of beauty, glamour and elegance, a New York  soloist has revealed what she says is the dark truth of life as a top dancer.  Georgina Pazcoguin joined the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, full-time in the autumn of 2001, eventually moving on to the corps de ballet - which she described as an 'elitist cult'.   By the time she was 29, Georgia was a soloist with the company - which at the time was run by Peter Martins, who in 2018 retired amid allegations of sexual harassment and physical and verbal abuse, which he vehemently denies.  Now 37,  Georgina, who is of Filipina and Italian descent, has penned an explosive memoir titled Swan Dive: The Making of a Rogue Ballerina, in which she details her life in the company, making allegations of sexual assault, racism, emotional abuse and fat-shaming.  She recalled joke being made about rape by a director, ballerinas being reduced to tears by how painful their classes were, and routine 'fat talks' where young women would be...
    BILLIE Eilish admitted that she's 'incredibly embarrassed & ashamed of her past' after racism allegations resurfaced. Reported by USWeekly, the Bad Guy singer addressed her previous poor behavior in her Vogue Australia cover story, published on Friday, July 16th. 5Billie Eilish told Vogue Australia that she is embarrassed by her past behaviorCredit: Instagram/ Billie Eilish 5She was referring to videos that resurfaced of her using a racial slurCredit: TikTok The 19-year-old told the publication, “The internet brings up things from everybody’s past and I’m like: ‘Don’t you guys understand that everybody is incredibly embarrassed and ashamed about their past?’” She continued: “Like, ‘Do you not think about the fact that maybe you’re embarrassed of your past, so maybe everybody else is embarrassed, too?’” The Grammy winner was referring to videos that were compiled by a TikTok user where the singer was seemingly acting problematic by making racist remarks. In the video, Billie had filmed herself at different moments and in one of them, she mouthed the word "c**nk." In other moments, she and her brother Finneas were interacting before she mocked him...
    Infamous stoner Seth Rogen has accused Team USA of 'racism' after Sha'Carri Richardson was banned from the Olympics for cannabis. Rogen's comments come as President Joe Biden finally addressed the suspension and said that it was proper for Richardson to be banned but that he was 'proud of her response' in handling her ban after she appeared on the Today show and apologized. The actor-comedian, a vocal advocate for marijuana who co-wrote and starred in the 2008 stoner film Pineapple Express, tweeted on Friday that 'the notion that weed is a problematic "drug" is rooted in racism.' 'It’s insane that Team USA would disqualify one of this country’s most talented athletes over thinking that’s rooted in hatred. It’s something they should be ashamed of. Also if weed made you fast, I’d be FloJo,' Rogen, 38, said. Infamous stoner Seth Rogen, left, has accused Team USA of 'racism' after Sha'Carri Richardson, right, was banned from the Olympics for cannabis The actor-comedian, a vocal advocate for marijuana who co-wrote and starred in the 2008 stoner film Pineapple Express, tweeted...
    Democrat Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday that racism is to blame for 99% of the criticism about her temperament, according to the Chicago Tribune. During an interview, Lightfoot was asked about comments people have made about her temperament. The interviewer asked the mayor how much of the criticism she thinks is due to her race. “About 99%,” said Lightfoot in response, according to the Chicago Tribune. (RELATED: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Giving Interviews Only To Journalists Of Color) Mayor Lori Lightfoot says criticism of her temperament is ‘about 99%’ due to fact she’s a Black woman https://t.co/Vi5ekkwZjv — Chicago Tribune Politics (@ChiTribCloutSt) June 30, 2021 “Look at my predecessors. Did people say that Rich Daley held tea sessions with people that he (disagreed with)? Rahm Emanuel was a polite guy who was a uniter? No,” said Lightfoot, according to the Chicago Tribune. “Women and people of color are always held to a different standard. I understand that, I’ve known that my whole life.” The turnover rate within Lightfoot’s administration has been high during her two years in office. A...
    Chip and Joanna Gaines are The Hollywood Reporter's July cover stars. NBC / Contributor / Getty Images Chip and Joanna Gaines are the July cover stars of The Hollywood Reporter. Joanna said "it's so far from who we really are" about accusations of homophobia and racism. The couple faced backlash for donating to an anti-critical race theory political candidate in May. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Chip and Joanna Gaines addressed accusations of racism and homophobia against them in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The "Fixer Upper" duo are The Hollywood Reporter's July cover stars. Their new network, the Magnolia Network, premieres on July 15. In their interview with Mikey O'Connell, the couple discussed a myriad of topics, including why they stepped back from on-camera work for a few years and their hopes for their new network. But the couple also used the interview to disavow accusations of racism and homophobia they've faced in recent years. Chip and Joanna Gaines in 2017. Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic/Getty Images "The accusations that get thrown at you, like you're a...
    A black woman talking on the phone in her Detroit neighborhood was slapped with a $385 fine after a white neighbor called the cops on her for being too loud.  Diamond Robinson was speaking on the phone on Thursday while taking a stroll in Eastpointe when she says she was approached by a neighbor who asked her 'Do you think that you can get off your phone or talk lower?' Robinson told Fox 2 News.  Robinson wrote on Facebook that her neighbor, who she called 'Rebecca', told her that she was talking too loud while she was working from home and her boss asked her about the noise.     Robinson replied 'get out of my face,' and walked past her. Just three minutes later the Eastpointe police arrived at the scene, she told Fox 2.  Diamond Robinson (pictured) turned to Facebook live when Eastpointe police officers arrived to her home after her neighbor called the police on her for talking too loud on the phone Eastpointe police told Robinson to go back into her house because she was being too...
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s decision to conduct media interviews based on race is a straightforward example of pushing systemic racism, Fox News contributor Leo Terrell told "Hannity" on Wednesday. LEO TERREL: Lori Lightfoot is a racist, not a covert racist, an overt racist. The reason why she gets away with it is because she is Black and she got that ‘D’ in front of her name. You know -- you want to know what systemic discrimination is, systemic racism? When the mayor of a city institutes a policy, this is systemic racism but she gets away with it… We got to stop this because this race car is being used exclusively by Democrats because they are minorities… Lori Lightfoot, I want everyone to hear this, is a racist regardless of her color. And she is implementing systemic racism in the city of Chicago. Sue her. Radio host Larry Elder argued it’s evident that Lightfoot is only digging up controversy with her discriminatory decision to divert attention from the real issue at hand – the fact that the city of Chicago...
    A librarian at Cornell University said libraries reinforce white supremacy and criticized her own workplace for being “predominantly white,” the Cornell Daily Sun reported. Reanna Esmail, an outreach and engagement librarian at Olin Library, spoke during a virtual “Teach-in on Confronting Anti-Asian Racism” on Friday, according to the Cornell Daily Sun.  Confronting the rise of anti-Asian racism in the United States, the University hosted a teach-in to reflect on Asian Cornellians’ experiences. https://t.co/SuqmgF41Fm — The Cornell Daily Sun (@cornellsun) May 10, 2021 The event included nearly 500 students, faculty, and alumni, and involved discussions on anti-Asian racism. Esmail was on a panel of six faculty members and students and said libraries need to be held accountable for how they reinforce white supremacy, according to the Cornell Daily Sun. “As a librarian, I see the ways in which my profession has the capacity to confront bias and misinformation in ways we approach and teach information and digital literacy,” Esmail said. “Libraries are predominantly white fields, and Cornell is no exception in this regard. Libraries themselves also have a fraught history...
    Leading Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has accused Twitter of racism after her account was permanently suspended for abusive behaviour on Tuesday. The company said Ranaut - known for her ardent support of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi - had been blocked from the platform after she violated its rules on hateful conduct and abusive behaviour.  The actress, who has won several national film awards, railed against Twitter's action in a statement, accusing the social media company of racism. 'Twitter has only proved my point. They are Americans, and by birth a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person,' she said later on Tuesday. 'They want to tell you what to think, speak or do, fortunately I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice, including my own art in the form of cinema but my heart goes out to the people of this nation who have been tortured, enslaved and censored for thousands of years and still their is no end to the suffering.' Leading Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut (pictured) has accused Twitter of racism...
    A former Virginia Tech soccer player is suing her old coach for allegedly launching a 'campaign of abuse and retaliation' over her refusal to kneel in protest of racism. Kiersten Hening, a former non-scholarship player for the Hokies, filed a federal lawsuit against Virginia Tech coach Chugger Adair, saying he targeted her because he 'dislikes Hening's political views.' 'Because she refused to kneel, he benched her, subjected her to repeated verbal abuse, and forced her off the team,' read the lawsuit obtained by DailyMail.com. Kiersten Hening (pictured), a former non-scholarship player for Virginia Tech, filed a federal lawsuit against coach Chugger Adair, saying  he 'dislikes Hening's political views' Charles 'Chugger' Adair is one of the most successful soccer coaches in the ACC, compiling a record of 126-62-20 over his 10 seasons with the Hokies. Under his guidance, the team has made seven NCAA appearances, but fell to 8-9 in 2020-21 after suffer a season-ending loss to Auburn on Saturday The lawsuit, which was filed on March 3 but only surfaced recently, explains that Hening's soccer career ended, not...
    A parent is rejecting the forced “anti-racism” training that is representative of the left’s woke-culture indoctrination taking place in public and private K-12 schools. Former New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss posted at “Common Sense with Bari Weiss” about the recent case of Andrew Gutmann, who pulled his daughter out of the elite private Brearley School for girls in New York City. As the Daily Mail observed, actresses Tina Fey and Drew Barrymore are among Brearley’s parents, and alumnae include Caroline Kennedy and Elisabeth Murdoch. Gutmann, 45, shared a letter with Weiss about his decision to withdraw his daughter from Brearley, where tuition is $54,000 per year. The parent, Weiss reported, sent the letter April 13 to all of the approximately 600 families in the school. Gutmann wrote to fellow parents: [W]e no longer believe that Brearley’s administration and Board of Trustees have any of our children’s best interests at heart. Moreover, we no longer have confidence that our daughter will receive the quality of education necessary to further her development into a critically thinking, responsible, enlightened, and civic minded adult....
    Sharon Osbourne broke down in tears on "The Talk." CBS/ET Canada YouTube Sharon Osbourne said she's "angry" and "upset" after her firing from CBS' "The Talk."  She was fired after she defended Piers Morgan during an on-air spat with co-host Sheryl Underwood. Osbourne also faced allegations of making racist statements against former colleagues.    Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Sharon Osbourne in an interview with Bill Maher on Friday said she was "angry" and "upset" following her ousting from the CBS daytime talk show "The Talk" last month.  Osbourne, 68, departed the network last month after an on-air argument on March 10 with co-host Sheryl Underwood about Piers Morgan's controversial criticism of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey.  As Insider previously reported, Osbourne broke down in tears during a discussion with co-host Sheryl Underwood, who is Black, about whether Morgan's comments and attitude toward Markle were racist. Osbourne had previously sparked backlash when she defended Morgan on Twitter. While Underwood attempted to diffuse the situation, Osbourne was seen shouting expletives as the show...
    The UK monarchy will review its internal regulations to encourage “diversity” among your employees, in order to expand the representation of minorities, reports this Sunday the BBC, citing palace sources. According to the public channel, the royal family, led by Queen Elizabeth II, supports the initiative, which includes the possible appointment of a ‘head of diversity’ who would ensure that the objectives are met in the palaces of Buckingham, Kensington and Clarence House. The sources stressed to the BBC that there are already measures in this regard but “the desired progress has not been seen” and also that this new policy had been planned since before Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, revealed in an interview in the United States that they felt they had received racist treatment. In conversation with Oprah Winfrey on March 7, they claimed, among other things, that a member of the royal family had shown “concern” for skin color that her son Archie would have before he was born. Winfrey, on behalf of the couple, who now live in Los Angeles, later clarified that...
    The leftist cancel culture has been out to destroy actor-comedian Bill Burr after he cracked anti-woke jokes at Sunday’s historically low rated Grammy Awards. But Burr’s wife shared a pointed message for one of her husband’s critics, who suggested that their marriage is a “sign of racism.” Burr has been a target of the woke left after making mostly self-deprecating jokes delivered during his bit as a presenter of awards in the Latino category during Sunday’s Grammy Awards festivities. Social media users accused him of being a “racist” for his jokes. But Burr’s wife, Nia Hill — who is black — fired back. Hill’s ire was manifest after one verified Twitter user pushed the pretzel logic that it’s possible for a white man to be a racist even though he marries and lives with a black woman. “While I’m not suggesting Bill Burr is a racist, a white man having a non-white wife can sometimes be a sign of racism,” said Twitter user Clayburn Griffin in response to a post of a photo of Bill Burr and his wife. “So, you...
    A group of 30 women on Friday spoke out about the bullying and harassment they faced while working with for Andrew Cuomo as the New York Governor insists he won't resign and is not guilty of abuse. The women spoke to New York Magazine in a detailed account of the allegedly abusive environment that the governor's aides are subjected to. It included multiple women who claim that they were led to take anti-depressants and go to therapy for the first time in their lives after the atmosphere created by Cuomo and some of his senior aides took a drastic toll on their mental health. One accuser revealed she had even called a suicide hotline. A current New York state senator also spoke about the alleged intimidation tactics and power plays used by the governor, including an incident in which Cuomo kissed her on the head in front on her fiancé and asked if he was jealous. And Cuomo's first black speech writer has accused him of 'racialized abuse' which caused her to ask to be moved to another office after...
    London (CNN)It's been a gut-wrenching week for Black Britons.First came the interview where what many Black Britons believed in their hearts to be true was confirmed -- Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Britain's first member of the modern British royal family to identify as a woman of color, said she was forced to leave the monarchy in large part due to the British press "inciting... racism" against her."Then came the defensiveness of some in the media trying again to gaslight an entire nation."It made me feel unsafe that was the emotion I felt," Karen Gibson said of the interview that shook Britain and provoked the ugly underbelly of prejudice. Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir perform outside Kensington Palace on July 24, 2018 in London, England.The 56-year-old Gospel singer led the Kingdom Choir's rendition of "Stand by Me" for Prince Harry and Meghan's royal wedding in the summer of 2018. Read More"We knew we were breaking new ground," she said of the group's moving performance. "We were standing there for communities of color not only in the UK, but all...
    BEYONCE thanked Meghan Markle for her "courage and leadership." The superstar praised the Duchess after she accused the royals of "racism" during her recent interview with Oprah Winfrey. 9Beyonce thanked Meghan Markle for her 'courage and leadership'Credit: AFP or licensors 9The praise comes after Meghan's interview with OprahCredit: CBS 9The singer shared the message alongside a photo of her talking to MeghanCredit: Getty Images - Getty The 39-year-old singer publicly thanked Meghan, 39, on her website. Alongside a photo of the two of them deep in conversation, Beyoncé wrote: "Thank you Meghan for your courage and leadership. "We are all strengthened and inspired by you." Beyonce's note comes after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's bombshell interview with Oprah, which featured Meghan admitting to being suicidal while five months pregnant with baby Archie. She also revealed there were "several conversations" about Archie's skin color. 9Beyonce thanked Meghan on her websiteCredit: Beyonce.com 9The singer said Meghan 'inspired' herCredit: AFP - Getty The Single Ladies singer is not the only celebrity to weigh in on the interview. Real Housewives Of New York alum Bethenny Frankel slammed the pregnant royal before...
    “Bachelor” contestant Rachael Kirkconnell told fans to stop defending her after she was accused of past racist behavior in a video shared Thursday on Instagram. “Over the last few weeks, since I put my statement out, I’ve gotten a lot of messages,” Kirkconnell said in the video. “I’ve got a lot of people asking me, well, what have you done to change since then? And I’ve also had a lot of people message me saying that they aren’t understanding why people are so upset. But they want to, and they’ve asked for resources, which I think is great.” (RELATED: ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Rachael Kirkconnell Breaks Silence After Being Accused Of Racism) “But then there’s also people messaging me saying ‘You know, you’ve done nothing wrong, don’t listen to people,'” Kirkconnell continued. “I think that the first big step in all of this is white people stepping up and taking accountability. Things will never change if we don’t all work together in working towards this racial progress and this unity that we want.” Kirkconnell ended the video requesting fans to stop defending her. “If...
    These Delicious Food Gift Baskets Are Most Certainly NOT a Lame Fruit Assortment Scuba divers’ rare whale encounter a ‘heart-pounding’ experience Kathryn Dennis Accuses Leva Bonaparte of Using Her Racism Scandal to Come Up on Southern Charm Tensions are rising between Kathryn Dennis and Leva Bonaparte. © John Valkos/Bravo; Tommy Garcia/Bravo The Bravo star faced backlash for using a monkey emoji in an interaction with a Black radio show host last summer In PEOPLE's exclusive sneak peek at part two of the Southern Charm reunion, Kathryn and Leva go head-to-head while discussing her racism scandal from last year. In May, Kathryn, 29, was accused of racism for using a monkey emoji in an interaction with a Black radio show host. She apologized for the racially insensitive incident at the time, acknowledging her actions were "offensive." "It was very late in the evening, I had been drinking, and I don't know why I used the word 'minority,'" she says in the sneak peek. "It was irresponsible. It was the wrong word to use because it seems like I'm discouraging minorities." When her costar...
    Democratic Rep. Cori Bush is moving her office to get away from 'white supremacist' Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after she 'berated' her in the Capitol, as the QAnon-supporting GOP congresswoman now faces more accusations of racism after footage surfaced of her saying 'gangs control' black and Hispanic men.  Bush, the freshman Democratic Congresswoman of St. Louis, tweeted Friday that she had asked for the office move following an incident where Greene 'came up from behind me, ranting loudly into her phone while not wearing a mask' before the Republican's team members shouted at her about Black Lives Matter.  Bush later insisted she was not relocating 'out of fear' but that she cannot do her job while looking 'over my shoulder wondering if a white supremacist in Congress is conspiring against me and my team'.  This comes as more footage has surfaced of Greene making racist comments saying 'gangs hold down black and Hispanic men - not white people' and that 'if you want Islam and Sharia law you stay over there in the Middle East' because 'we don't want [the...
    Paulina Porizkova has revealed that years of marriage to her late husband Ric Ocasek left her feeling like an 'invisible, a dried-up old husk' while opening up racism in the fashion industry.  The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star, 55, paid tribute to fellow model Karen Alexander, 54, on Instagram Tuesday, sharing a photo of them posing together during a shoot for Avon in 2015.   'The last time we worked together was for this Avon ad. Karen had just given birth to a beautiful little girl; she was nursing and leaking and feeling self-conscious about her weight, when in fact she was at the height of her beauty,' she wrote.  Old friends: Paulina Porizkova, 55, paid tribute to fellow model Karen Alexander, 54, on Instagram Tuesday, sharing a photo of them in an Avon ad together in 2015 Memories: Paulina recalled how Karen had just given birth and was at the 'height of her beauty,' while she felt like an 'invisible, a dried-up old husk' in her marriage to Ric Ocasek  Paulina admitted she was jealous of Karen, even though she had...
    President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said during her Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday that she 'wept' with her children over the death of George Floyd.  Barrett claimed that the death of Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis in May, was 'very, very personal' as she has two adopted black children from Haiti, Vivian and John Peter.  She added that she believes racism is a problem in America but would not say whether she thinks it is systemic or not, claiming that was a decision for Congress and not her role as a judge.  Scroll down for video President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett gave an emotional response when she was questioned about the death of George Floyd on Tuesday The Supreme Court nominee has two black children she adopted from Haiti. Her children are pictured here  as they arrive for her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing The Supreme Court nominee has two black children she adopted from Haiti. The family is pictured here with President Donald...
    (CNN)Judge Amy Coney Barrett said the police killing of George Floyd was "very emotional" for her family, during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination to the Supreme Court Tuesday.Barrett, a mother of seven children, including two who are Black, told the committee she saw video of then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin with his knee on Floyd's neck before the Black man died in May. The final moments of Floyd's life, first captured on cell phone, set off a wave of protests that has since roiled the country and sparked a racial reckoning that has included calls for police reform."As you might imagine, given that I have two Black children, that was very, very personal for my family," Barrett told Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois when asked what impact the video had on her. "Jesse was with the boys on a camping trip in South Dakota. So I was there, and my 17-year-old daughter Vivian, who's adopted from Haiti, all of this was erupting. It was very difficult for her. We wept together in my room."She also said...
    Bradley Cortright October 13, 2020 0 Comments Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a mother of two Black children, says her family watched the video of George Floyd’s death and had a difficult discussion about racism with children like many families around the country. During the second day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings for Barrett, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) asked her, “Have you seen the George Floyd video? What impact did it have on you?” Durbin was referring to the almost nine-minute video that sparked protests against racism and police brutality. The video showed a white police officer pinning Floyd, a Black man, to the ground by kneeling on his neck for at least eight minutes and 15 seconds. The encounter led to Floyd’s death.  She responded, “As you might imagine, given that I have two Black children, that was very, very personal for my family.” “I was there and my 17-year-old daughter Vivian who’s adopted from Haiti. All of this was erupting, it was very difficult for her, we wept together in my room,” she continued. She also said it was “difficult” for her...
    The View’s Sunny Hostin, whose memoir I Am These Truths is just out from Harper Collins’ HarperOne division, is not only biting the hand that feeds her, she’s also adding to the already serious image troubles of ABC News and its corporate parent, the Walt Disney Co. The 51-year-old Hostin—the daughter of a Black father and Puerto Rican-Jewish mother, who grew up in public housing and became a federal prosecutor and Emmy-winning television journalist before officially joining The View four years ago—is accusing ABC execs of institutional and personal racism in both her memoir and in her interviews to promote it. She claims network execs paid her less than her white co-hosts on the popular daytime show (although Hostin didn’t name-check Meghan McCain and Abby Huntsman, the celebrity daughters of famous political fathers), and says the execs didn’t bother to formally announce her official role on The View, and subjected her to various “indignities,” including initially assigning her a dressing room on a different floor from the dressing rooms of her on-air colleagues. A spokesperson for The View, which is...
    Jessica Mulroney has told that her 'greatest currency' is what she does offline - after being accused of not following through on her promises in the wake of 'race row' with influencer Sasha Exeter. The stylist, 40, from Toronto, took to Instagram and re-posted a quote from @Sarah_Peretz which read: 'Don't use your life to highlight social media. Use social media to highlight your life.' Alongside the quote, she penned: 'I’ve always believed my greatest currency is what I do offline. For some it’s reposting which is perfectly acceptable.  'But those who choose to do the work offline, making impactful changes, I think that’s the work that needs to be highlighted. Not necessarily reposting slides, get out there and make a difference.  'You may not be recognized for it, or immediately praised for it but it feels better than anything.   Jessica Mulroney, 40, from Toronto, has told that her 'greatest currency' is what she does offline before urging her followers to 'get out there and make a difference. Pictured, with Meghan Markle, 39, in 2015 The stylist re-shared a post...
    The 25 most memorable fictional political villains GenX Investors: How to Build a Substantial Retirement Fund in the Next 10-20 Years Simone Biles described experiencing a nasty bout of racism from an opponent early on in her illustrious gymnastics career © REUTERS/Brian Snyder REUTERS/Brian Snyder Simone Biles has experienced bigotry while competing during her illustrious gymnastics career. Biles reflected on one instance while promoting her partnership with skincare brand SK-II back in March. An opponent made racist comments after Biles bested her for a 2013 World Championship medal. "In the interview afterward since me and Gabby [Douglas] had been winning, she's like 'Well maybe if we paint our skin black we'll win too,'" Biles said. "And that was really hurtful because that wasn't the reason." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Simone Biles may be the most dominant athlete on the planet, but even she isn't exempted from the tragic forces of bigotry. Biles has acknowledged that trying to break through in gymnastics as a young Black girl competing in a sport historically dominated by white and...
    A maskless white woman was filmed being sarcastically applauded by passengers aboard a Spirit Airlines flights as she was escorted from the plane, an incident that she screamed was ‘racism at its best'. The woman, dubbed ‘Karen’ online, was removed from the flight by airport police alongside her daughter, now known as ‘Karenette’. It’s currently unclear why the mother and daughter were removed, however it would appear from the video that it’s likely because neither of them were wearing masks. The woman appears to have a mask secured around her wrist, though both she and her daughter are both completely maskless as they are forced off the plane by officers. Scroll down from video  The woman, dubbed ‘Karen’ online, was removed from the Spirit Airlines flight by airport police alongside her daughter, now known as ‘Karenette’ @carleygolembeski It¿s the entitlement for me ##racismatitsbest ¿ original sound - carleygolembeski The footage was first uploaded to the video-sharing app TikTok by a user named Carley Golembeskiz, of Hoboken, New Jersey. The post offers no information about when or where the...
    Actress and comedienne Tiffany Haddish may be a successful black woman in America, but she says racism has made her afraid to have children because they could be “hunted or killed.” Speaking on the Carmelo Anthony’s YouTube series “What’s In Your Glass,” Haddish said she has always struggled with the thought of having children for various reasons, racism being chief among them. “I’m a little older, and people are always like, ‘You gonna have a baby? When are you gonna have some babies?” the 40-year-old Haddish said. “There’s a part of me that would like to do that, and I always make up these excuses like, ‘Oh, I need a million dollars in the bank before I [do that], I need this, I need that.’ But really, it’s like, I would hate to give birth to someone that looks like me knowing that they’re gonna be hunted or killed. Like, why would I put someone through that?” “I am not a fearful person, but, like, I have watched many of my friends — not many, but more than two —...
    Emerging GOP cracks scuttle united front in virus relief negotiations Oilers honored late Colby Cave with a heartbreaking tribute video Tiffany Haddish Says Racism Has Made Her Fearful of Having Children Tiffany Haddish is opening up about why she has fears about becoming a mother. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad During an appearance on Carmelo Anthony's weekly YouTube series, What's in Your Glass, on Monday, Haddish, 40, discussed how racism has played into her fear of having children. "I'm a little older now and people are always asking when I'm gonna have some babies," the comedian began. "There's a part of me that would like to do that, and I always make up these excuses like, 'Oh, I need a million dollars in the bank before I do that, I need this, I need that.' But really, it’s like, I would hate to give birth to someone that looks like me knowing that they're gonna be hunted or killed," she said tearfully. "Like, why would I put someone through that?" © Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic "I would...
    THE author of a Meghan Markle biography today claimed a Royal household member was racist towards him as he revealed how the duchess struggled to be "treated as an equal" as she joined the Firm. Omid Scobie today claimed a member of staff at Buckingham Palace once said he had been “surprised” to hear the reporter had a posh accent. ⚠️Read our Meghan and Harry blog for the latest news on the Royal couple. 6Meghan Markle's arrival in the Royal Family as a biracial woman 'ruffled feathers', Omid Scobie claimed todayCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6Omid Scobie said he had faced a racist comment by one of the members of the Royal householdCredit: Harper Collins Speaking to the Times today, the author said he "had experience myself from one particular household member.” And Mr Scobie, whose father is Scottish and mother is Iranian, said racism could have fed into how Meghan was treated by the Royal household. He said: "I would say that there are certainly individuals there who may like to take a look at how they view the...
    Pelosi says shes ‘absolutely’ willing to forgo August recess to work on coronavirus relief package FS1 announces 37 game MLB schedule, including games on both Monday and Wednesday evenings Viola Davis Says Her Movie The Help Was Created in the Cesspool of Systemic Racism Viola Davis is once again speaking out about The Help, saying that the 2011 movie was “created in the filter and the cesspool of systemic racism.” © Provided by People Jeff Kravitz/AMA2017/FilmMagic In the latest Vanity Fair cover story, the actress, 54, shared that she took her role in The Help because she was “trying to get in” to the film industry. Davis played Aibileen Clark, a maid working for a socialite white family in the 1960s, while fellow actress Octavia Spencer played another maid being mistreated by the family she worked for. Davis was nominated for Best Actress at the 2012 Academy Awards for her role, and Spencer went on to win Best Supporting Actress. The movie sees both women rise above their situations, but Davis noted how it centers on white voices and...
    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Vanessa Bulnes says if you don’t think racism in housing still exists, you need to swing by her neighborhood. “Get in your car and take a ride, just ride down East 14th and go into East Oakland,” Bulnes said. She’s a renter now but used to own a home on 104th street nearby. “We were robbed of the memories that we had in our house. My oldest son went off to college from that house. My daughter was born in that house, my middle son, he graduated from high school in that house,” she said. During the mortgage crisis of 2008, her husband had a stroke. He stopped working which cut their family income in half. While applying for a loan modification Bulnes then fell victim to predatory lenders. She’s one of 35 homeowners in her neighborhood to lose their home to foreclosure that same year. “It was nationwide, we were literally losing the opportunity to pass wealth on to our children.” Bulnes ran a daycare at their first home and continued that business in their...
    Melanie McFarland June 29, 2020 11:27PM (UTC) As a correspondent for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," Dulcé Sloan gets to work with one of late night's most popular hosts in the same job previously held by Wyatt Cenac, Samantha Bee, Hasan Minhaj and Larry Wilmore. It's a plum job in the comedy world, is what we're saying.  However, between the news cycle's increasingly frenzied pace and the pressures of transforming terrifying, enraging information into funny, informative content day after day, Sloan and her colleagues have a task to fulfill that some might see as unenviable. : Then consider the fact that the New York-based comic and podcaster is a Black woman doing this job during a historical moment that impacts her specifically and viscerally. Taking all that into account, this so-called dream job is in reality an occupation that comes with a lot of stressful layers. "I'm annoyed with the theater of everything," Sloan admitted in a recent phone conversation with Salon. "I can see that, you know, some hearts and minds are being changed. But I'm still not on board with the whole [claim...
    Iconoclast: The Racism of the ‘Anti-Racists’ In recent weeks, Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility” has become “Amazon’s No. 1 seller” — despite, blogger Matt Taibbi writes, being “tricked-up pseudo-intellectual horses - - t” that peddles “Hitlerian race theory.” For ­DiAngelo, if you’re white, you have “no identity apart from your participation in white supremacy,” and you just have to “strive to be less white.” All her thinking comes down to “a series of binary choices,” impelling her to condemn color-blindness as an aspiration and reject Martin Luther King’s “ ‘dream’ of racial harmony.” She and her book are representative of the “dingbat racialist cult” that our elites are now embracing, in which we “fetishize the unbridgeable nature” of racial differences. It’s almost as if “corporate America,” which promotes this stuff, wants to “keep people divided.” Libertarian: Lessons From the Stalin Famine “Mr. Jones” (now on Amazon Prime) shows reporters covering up Stalin’s famine and justifying it as for a “greater” cause, notes Reason’s Glenn Garvin, and it “could be a right-this-minute conversation between American journalists.” In portraying correspondents in 1930s Moscow as “Stalinist whores,” the...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Hundreds of Bay Ridge parents and educators are calling for the removal of the local school district’s superintendent, claiming that she has turned a blind eye to racism and special education violations within the district’s schools for years. An open letter — signed by more than 200 parents, community members, and faculty members — claims that District 20 superintendent Karina Costantino failed to address complaints regarding racism and special education non-compliance within the district, which includes Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, southern Sunset Park, and Bath Beach.  The district’s demographics have shifted dramatically over the last 20 years, with Chinese students making up 44-percent and Latino students accounting for nearly 27-percent of the schools’ population in a district that formerly was mostly white and Catholic, according to state data. But petitioners say the increased diversity has not influenced the top administrator’s attitude towards race.  “She is out of touch with the needs of our community because she does not respect the voices of those she...
    Kansas State guard Christianna Carr was one of many upset student athletes at the university who voiced their opinion following a student’s tweet about George Floyd. The student, Jaden McNeil, tweeted, “Congratulations to George Floyd on being drug free for an entire month!” Following McNeil’s tweet, several student athletes at Kansas State said they were not going to play unless the student was kicked out. Many of those athletes are on Kansas State’s football team. Carr was one of the many who demanded action. “We also need to see student Jaden McNeil receive strong consequences of his insensitive actions,” Carr writes. “If these actions are not taken, it is a promise that we will not play.” Carr mostly received support from others, including fellow student athletes. But she also started to receive some racist comments from others. On Saturday, she shared an image she received the night before in her direct messages. The image shows a cutout of Carr’s head Photoshopped onto a body that is hanging from a tree. If you ever think that racism isn’t real & that all of this...
    L'OREAL has today vowed to remove phrases like 'whitening' from their skin products in the wake of racism protests. The beauty company announced it had decided to remove the words "white/whitening", "fair/fairness", "light/lightening" from all its skin evening products. 2The company said they would no longer use the term 'white' to market their productsCredit: L'Oreal The decision comes after a growing awareness of racial issues globally thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement. Protests have been held across the globe - including in the UK - after the death of George Floyd in the US. And L'Oreal's decision comes after similar moves made by other companies including Anglo-Dutch firm Unilever. They announced on Thursday that the terms suggested a "singular ideal of beauty that we don’t think is right". The move by French company L'Oreal comes after it has faced criticism in the past over skin whitening. Last year, Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto claimed that company had lightened her skin in photos in a campaign. In 2009, the Indian actress signed a lucrative contract to be the face of...
    PHILADELPHIA -- In her first major interview in six years, Camille Cosby breaks her silence after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to hear part of husband Bill Cosby's appeal to overturn his 2018 sex assault case.The 82-year-old TV star has been imprisoned in suburban Philadelphia for nearly two years after a jury convicted him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. He's serving a three- to 10-year sentence."Finally, there is a court -- the state's highest court -- that has said, 'Wait a minute. There are some problems here,'" Camille Cosby said in an interview with ABC News Wednesday.She said she communicates with her husband every single day."My husband is doing very well. He is exercising, he is eating properly. I'm happy about that. And in terms of visiting him, no. I do not want to see my husband in that kind of an environment, and he doesn't want me to see him in that kind of environment," she said.EMBED More News Videos Comedian Bill Cosby has won the right to fight his 2018 sexual...
12