A Charleston man who says he and his family were racially discriminated against at a restaurant took his complaints to Facebook, reports Live 5 News. Michael Brown says he and other family members were celebrating at Wild Wing Cafe in North Charleston, when a shift manager asked the raucous party to move to another section because a white customer was uncomfortable.
“She said there’s a situation where one of our customers feels threatened by your party, so she asked us not to seat you in our section, which totally alarmed all of us because we’re sitting there peaceably for two hours,” explains Brown. “Obviously, if we were causing any conflict, we would have been ejected out of the place hours before.”
Not much has changed since Hattie McDaniel won the coveted Oscar Award for her role as Mammy in 1939′s ‘Gone With the Wind’. As an institution The Academy Awards remains the most white-washed, sterilized private club in Hollywood. And like most private clubs, we still get in by invitation-only — and only if we portray Mammies or rape victims or runaway slaves in films (yes, even in 2013).
The inglorious 85th Academy Awards began with a racist sock puppet and ended with the shocking taunting of a 9-year-old.
Just 24 days before the nation chooses a new president, the race for the White House has taken on an ominous tone.
Someone fired a shot at the field campaign office for President Obama in Denver, Colorado on Friday. There were staffers in the office at the time that the shot was fired around 3:30 p.m. said Denver police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez.
A window at the field office was shattered by the gunshot, but there were no reported injuries. Police are reviewing surveillance video, but so far the only lead is a car seen leaving the area. Police aren’t releasing any other details to the media.
Actress Stacey Dash sparked outrage when she tweeted her endorsement for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The former “Single Ladies” star tweeted: “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.” She also retweeted a message from Romney’s official Twitter page that read: “Women have had enough of @BarackObama’s disappointment. We need new leadership to get our economy growing again.”
Stacey’s twitter followers immediately reacted with controlled rage and indignation. One confused follower wrote “Wait stacey dash is voting for romney? you get a lil money and you forget that you’re black and a woman. two things romney hates.”
And a staff writer for the blog Hello Beautiful wrote: “If Stacey Dash only knew (which she probably doesn’t), Mitt Romney doesn’t exactly support women’s rights. He plans to “get rid” of Planned Parenthood; an organization that funds health services and counseling for women.”
The blogger conveniently left out the fact that Planned Parenthood is a racist organization that has played a major role in the mass sterilization of black women.
rejected a wedding because the couple was black. Yes, kids, racism still exists in America — especially in the South. This is not news.
Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson planned to hold their wedding in a predominantly white church in Mississippi that they are not members of.
They sent out the invitations to their wedding, but the day before the wedding their pastor informed them that the predominantly white members of First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs did not want a black wedding performed there.
“I wanted to make sure their wedding day was a special day,” said Weatherford.”
Pastor Stan Weatherford performed the wedding in another church. In response to the media attention, a few church members expressed dismay.
Sportswear giant Adidas has apologized for “promoting slavery” with their ‘shackle’ sneakers.
Defending the shoe’s designer, Jeremy Scott, as having a “quirky” and “lighthearted” style, Adidas said Monday that it planned to cancel the shoe’s release.
“The design of the JS Roundhouse Mid is nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott’s outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery,” the statement said. “We apologize if people are offended by the design and we are withdrawing our plans to make them available in the marketplace.”
The JS Roundhouse mids featured the LA Lakers’ orange and purple colors with orange cuffs links at the ankles similar to the shackles worn by Africans during the lucrative slavery trade in the south.
Sportswear giant Adidas is catching heat for “promoting slavery” by manufacturing ‘shackle shoes’ trainers.
The JS Roundhouse mids feature the LA Lakers’ orange and purple colors with orange cuffs links that are similar to the shackles worn by Africans during the lucrative slave trade in the south.
The promotional copy for the shoe ads posted on Facebook reads: “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?”
But activists and Facebook users reacted with anger at the premise of Adidas promoting slavery with the shackle shoes.
More than 2000 Facebook users labeled the shoes “offensive” and referred to Adidas as “ignorant” for the insensitive promotional campaign.