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A basketball announcer is in hot water for using racial slurs while Black basketball players kneeled during a high school basketball game.

The incident occurred during a high school girls basketball game between Norman high School and Midwest City teams in Oklahoma.

Two announcers were heard on an open microphone criticizing the players for kneeling during the National Anthem.

"They're kneeling? F*** them," said one announcer. "I hope Norman gets their ass kicked," he said.

After clarifying that Norman players were kneeling, he said, "F*** them, I hope they lose."

A few seconds later, he asked the other announcer, "Did they even salute the flag?" "F***ing ni**ers."

The announcer who made the racist remarks was later identified as Matt Rowan.

In a statement released following the public backlash on Thursday, Rowan said he didn't realize his mic was open.

He said he was a Type I Diabetic and he blamed a spike in his blood sugar levels for his "inappropriate and racist" language.

"I will state that I suffer Type I Diabetes and during the game my sugar was spiking," he wrote. "While not excusing my remarks, it is not unusual when my sugar spikes that I become disoriented and often say things that are not appropriate as well as hurtful."

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Norman's basketball coach shared the audio clip on Twitter on Friday: "Hey @NFHSNetwork looks like you forgot to cut the Mic!!! 'F****** N******' is the one that really got me!! Tell us how you really feel!! THIS IS WHY THEY KNEEL!!!"

Norman Public Schools Superintendent Nick Migliorino sent out an email to parents, explaining that the "announcers were contracted by (the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association) for the state tournament."

He said the district "will not tolerate the disgusting words and attitudes"... "We fully support our students' right to freedom of expression and our immediate focus is to support these girls and their coaches and families, particularly our Black students and coaching staff. It is tragic that the hard work and skill of this team is being overshadowed by the vile, malignant words of these individuals."

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Angela Stanton-King's male-to-female child, Jaybz, took aim at her on social media after the death of his father, aspiring rapper Decatur Slim.

Justin Cody, 39, was shot to death and set on fire in an abandoned vehicle during a violent NBA All-Star weekend in Atlanta.

Cody fathered Jaybz with Stanton-King, and now Jaybz is speaking out against his mother.

"That was the only good parent I had, and he's gone now," said Jaybz, referring to Cody.

As the tears flowed, Jaybz said Cody "was the only family I had" and he wasn't on speaking terms with his mother.

Stanton-King responded angrily at her child for turning his back on the person "that sacrificed for you."

She wondered how Jaybz was so close to his father when the rapper was recently released from a federal penitentiary.

"He got locked up when you was 10 years old. He just came home last year -- now he dead. How is he the only person you ever had?"

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A law professor was fired from Georgetown University after she said Black students always performed at the bottom of her class every semester.

Professor Sandra Sellers made the statement during a Zoom meeting with a colleague on Feb. 21.

The colleague, Professor David Batson, was placed on administrative leave on Thursday for not correcting Sellers.

Dean Bill Treanor announced on Thursday that Sellers, 62, was let go after viewing the video that showed Sellers complaining about a Black law student.

"You know what? I hate to say this," she told Batson. "I end up having this angst every semester, that a lot of my lower ones are blacks."

She continued: "It happens almost every semester, and it's like, oh, come on. You know, we get some really good ones but there also usually some of them that are just plain at the bottom," Sellers said.

The Black Law Students Association said the student was the only Black person in the class this semester.

The prestigious law school was attended by former first daughter Tiffany Trump.

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Stacey Dash has apologized for being a supporter of former President Donald Trump. Dash, 54, tells DailyMailTV she is a changed woman and she regrets the error of her ways.

"Being a supporter of Trump has put me in some kind of box that I don't belong in. But he's not the president. I'm going to give the president that we have right now a chance," Dash said. "We have a new president," she added.

The former conservative political commentator was suspended from Fox News for cursing on air while discussing a speech former President Barack Obama gave on terrorism.

Dash apologized for that, too. "I've lived my life being angry, which is what I was on Fox News. I was the angry, conservative, Black woman. And at that time in my life it was who I was."

She added: "I'm not a victim of anyone. Working for Fox at the time, that was my job. I did my job from the place I was at. Stacey now would never work at Fox, would never work for a news network or be a news contributor."

Dash dismissed accusations that she flip-flops her views based on the political party in power.

"There are things that I am sorry for. Things that I did say, that I should not have said them the way I said them. They were very arrogant and prideful and angry. And that's who Stacey was, but that's not who Stacey is now. Stacey's someone who has compassion, empathy.”
 

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A Utah woman died from multiple organ failure four days after receiving the 2nd dose of a coronavirus mRNA vaccine.

Kassidi Kurill, 39, received her second shot on Feb. 1, then fell ill almost immediately afterwards.

Kurill, who worked as a surgical tech, had no known health problems prior to her death.

Her father, Alfred Hawley, told KUTV that his daughter "was absolutely fine with getting [the shot]. In fact, she told all of us, 'it's fine, you guys should all get it.'"

But after receiving the second dose, Kurill "got sick right away, soreness at the shot location, then started complaining that she was drinking lots of fluids but couldn't pee and then felt a little better the next day."

Hawley said he woke up Thursday morning to Kurill saying she needed help.

"She came in early and said her heart was racing and she felt like she [needed] to get to the emergency room," Hawley said.

Doctors later told Kurill's family that she was in liver and kidney failure.

"It was a total shock, and I was even afraid to tell my wife," Hawley said.

Kurill was rushed to a trauma center, where doctors determined she needed a liver transplant. But it was too late, as her heart, liver, and kidney shut down.

She died 30 hours later -- before most of her family could say their goodbyes.

Doctors believe she suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction to the vaccine.

In unrelated news, Denmark and other Northern European countries have halted the use of AstraZeneca-Oxford coronavirus mRNA vaccine after reports of deaths caused by pulmonary blood clots in people who received the shots.

Similar deaths have been reported in Norway, Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, and Italy.

Reuters reports that Austria has also suspended the use of AstraZeneca injections during an investigation into a death attributed to coagulation disorders.

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Another woman has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Atlanta rapper T.I. and his R&B singer wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris.

Lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn told Vulture he is representing a client who alleges she was drugged and trafficked in three states by the Atlanta power couple.

Blackburn described the victim as "a survivor who was drugged and trafficked by [T.I. and Tiny] in Nevada, California, and Florida over three days."

On Feb. 19, Blackburn sent letters to federal prosecutors in Georgia and California calling for criminal investigations into allegations that T.I., real name Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., and his wife drugged victims for indecent purposes.

Blackburn says he spoke to eight women and three men who all described similar stories of "forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats, and false imprisonment."

Six more women have reportedly come forward with similar allegations, Blackburn said in an interview with the Daily Beast.

Blackburn confirmed to Vulture that he only represents the new trafficking accuser.

"All she wants is justice, and we intend to fight until she gets it," Blackburn said in an email to Vulture.

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T.I. and Tiny's pugnacious attorney, Steven Sadow, repeated his assertions that the couple will be vindicated if the charges are investigated.

"We await Blackburn exposing his anonymous accusers to the light of day, by revealing their names, so we will be in a position to confront their allegations," Sadow told Vulture. "By Blackburn choosing instead to misuse the media for his own publicity and hiding the identities of his clients from the public and us, he makes it impossible for us to do so now."

But legal experts note that the alleged sex abuse victims have the right to privacy until an investigation is completed.

A judge can keep the names of sex abuse victims out of public records to protect them from witness intimidation or harassment.

So far, no charges have been filed against T.I. and Tiny.

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Joe Biden's dogs were shipped back to his home in Delaware after they reportedly terrorized the White House and took a chunk of flesh out of a staffer.

The White House will not comment on reports that the two German shepherds, Major and Champ, were shipped back to Wilmington after three-year-old Major showed aggression and bit a staffer.

One source told CNN that there was a "biting incident" involving a White House staffer that drew blood. There is also a report that the dogs ran wild off their leashes and that the staff was afraid of them.

The Bidens adopted Major in November 2018 from an animal shelter. Champ, pictured above with Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, is 13 years old.

The dogs moved into the White House soon after Biden was inaugurated on Jan. 20. Like children with no home training, they began making a nuisance of themselves.

In addition to the recent biting incident, the staff complained that Major was barking, jumping, and "charging" at the White House staff, according to the Washington Examiner.

During his presidential campaign, Biden criticized Donald Trump for being the first president in more than a century not to bring any pets to the White House.

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A royal photographer said he was "absolutely shocked" to hear Harry Windsor trash the Royal Family in his bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on Sunday.

Arthur Edwards told "America Reports" that Harry is "unbelievably miserable" since Meghan Markle came along.

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"The one thing about Harry was that he was always fun, he was always part of the family," recalled Edwards, who has spent more than four decades photographing the royals for The Sun newspaper.

"[Harry] and his brother [Prince William], they learned to ski together, they learned to fly airplanes together, [fly] helicopters together and they were just inseparable until Meghan came along and then things start to fall apart."

Meghan's half-sister Samantha Markle said that the Duchess has "narcissistic personality disorder."

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Narcissists do two things very well: 1. They make people in their orbit very miserable. 2. They portray themselves to be the victim in every situation.

In January 2019, your Auntie told you that British journalists reported Harry was "grumpy" because of "high maintenance" Meghan.

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Harry, 36, was always the happy go lucky Prince. He always had a ready smile for his subjects. But his friends began whispering that Harry was not himself since Meghan arrived.

Buckingham Palace has kept silent after the bombshell Oprah interview, but even before the interview aired, there were reports that Meghan was verbally abusive to the Palace staff.

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Soon after Meghan, 39, moved into her private quarters on the Royal Family estate, her staff began quitting left and right. There were reports that she was very difficult to work with and that she yelled at staff for minor infractions.

"The entire household was on the verge of quitting," a source told The Sunday Times newspaper. "It was drama, drama, drama with those two."

On Wednesday, the Palace announced that it was launching a human resources investigation into the allegations of bullying.

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Protestors in Idaho, including elected officials and minor children, burned face masks at a rally outside the state capitol building in Boise on Saturday, March 6.

Idaho's Stay Healthy Order recommends wearing "a face covering over their nose and mouth in indoor public settings or in an outdoor public space where they are unable to maintain six-feet physical distancing."

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Photos and videos show residents tossing used face masks into roaring flames inside a barrel. Demonstrators gathered to burn masks in at least 20 cities across the state to protest COVID-19 restrictions.

Elected officials joined the demonstrators who cheered as protesters tossed their masks into the fire.

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin and Republican lawmaker Heather Scott supported the demonstrators.

"Even if you don't have a mask — because in my district a lot of people don't wear masks — it's still symbolic," Scott said in a YouTube video. "It gets the word out to the governor that it's time for this emergency order to end."

In unrelated news, the CDC said people who are "fully vaccinated" can gather in "small groups" as long as they socially distance and practice good hand washing technique.

Some businesses say they will demand to see proof of vaccinations before a fully vaccinated person enters their establishment.

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This weekend's breaking news headlines were dominated by Meghan Markle and Harry Windsor's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, the NBA All-Star Game held in Atlanta, and more violence and gunplay in Atlanta.

But one story that you may have missed is the "radical" #SuperStraight Movement on TikTok.

After years of being told they are "transphobic" for refusing to even consider sleeping with a male-to-female transgender, the straights fought back.

The movement started with a video by a TikTok user named Kyle Royce. In it he expressed his frustration with having to protect his manhood by creating a new sexuality called "super straight".

"Yo, guys, I made a new sexuality now, actually, it's called super straight. Since straight people, or straight men like myself, I get called transphobic because I wouldn't date a trans woman," he said.

Kyle added that he wouldn't date an MtF because "that's not a real woman to me, like, I want a real woman. Now, I'm super straight. I only date the opposite gender, woman, that are born woman. So you can't say I'm transphobic now because that's just my sexuality."

And just like that, a new movement was born. The #SuperStraight hashtag began trending on TikTok, Twitter and Facebook. And the movement adopted its own flag with the colors black and orange.

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Liberals were triggered and some responded with violence and death threats.

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Within hours, Kyle was forced to delete his video after he and his mom were threatened.

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TikTok user @procrasclass posted a video criticizing men who claim to be "super straight".

"You like women, but you're excluding an entire group of women," he said. "If a plumber only works on shower drains and refuses to work on sinks, we don't call him a 'super plumber'. If anything, you're 'semi-straight' or 'straight impaired'."

The movement quickly jumped from TikTok to Reddit where an r/SuperStraight subreddit was created.

One Reddit user justified the new movement this way: "Super straights are by far the most oppressed sexuality. why do they hate us for how we were born? such a cruel world."

Another Reddit user was overjoyed to stumble upon the SuperStraight subreddit. He wrote: "I didn't think women existed anymore? I thought they were called people who menstruate now or something."

And a third Reddit user wrote: "I just came out to my parents as super straight. They told me they knew all along, and no matter what, they would love and accept me."

The r/SuperStraight sub grew to over 10,000 members before it was shut down on Sunday evening due to hate speech against the LGBT+ community.

Twitter also removed #SuperStraight tweets because they violated Twitter's rules against hate speech.

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