B. Scott sues BET Network

Hopefully transgender blogger B. Scott didn't pre-order that new Mercedes Benz (or any other luxury vehicle). It looks like he will not be coming into millions of dollars from that anti-discrimination lawsuit he filed against BET Network.

Gossip tabloid TMZ reports Scott lost his lawsuit today.

BET hired Scott as a fashion reporter during the 2013 BET Awards last summer. But after Scott showed up tardy for his hosting gig, BET's Stephen Hill reportedly ordered Scott to change into attire more suitable for a masculine male host.

In a post published on his blog, Scott said he was “disheartened” by BET’s attempts to tone down his flamboyant personality.

Read more »

Tiffany Austin

Tiffany Austin (pictured above) wanted to get back into shape after recovering from a recent car accident. So she joined a local gym after her doctor told her it was time to walk more.

But Austin says she felt "intimidated and harassed" after her first day at Planet Fitness in Richmond.

The reason? The gym staff told Austin her toned bod was intimidating to the other members.

Read more »

B. Scott sues BET Network

Leaked emails published by gossip website TMZ suggests BET Network execs (in particular the males) were uncomfortable with social media personality B. Scott's feminine appearance. BET hired Scott as a fashion reporter during the 2013 BET Awards last summer. But the discord and disagreements began way before the event, according to B. Scott.

In a post published on his blog on Thursday, Scott said he was "disheartened" by BET's attempts to tone down his flamboyant personality.

Read more »

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Rap mogul Jay Z is under pressure to cancel his upcoming watch launch at Barneys New York after two black consumers accused the high end retailer of racial profiling. College student Travon Christian filed a lawsuit against Barneys and the NYPD after he was detained and accused of using a stolen debit card to pay for his purchase of a $300 belt.

Read more »

Black diners ejected from restaurant

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."

Read more »