A west Georgia police chief and sergeant are out of work after they were caught making racist statements about minorities on a police body cam.
Chief Gene Almond resigned his position in the Hamilton Police Department after a city official reviewed the body cam video and turned it over to the mayor, WTVM-TV reported.
The video showed Almond and John Brooks, a patrolman, having a conversation in front of the police station. Neither man was aware they were being recorded.
"I don't own no slaves, my folks didn't own no slaves," said Almond during the Black Lives Matter protests in southeast Georgia last summer.
"For the most part, it seems to me like they furnished them a house to live in. They furnished them clothes to put on their back. They furnished them food to put on their table and all they had to do was (expletive) work," the former police chief said on the body cam video.
The police chief also revealed which Black female politician he would rather sleep with -- Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms or failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
"If I had to **** a (n-word), I'd rather **** the mayor than Stacey Abrams," he said.
The future of Ellen DeGeneres's once popular daytime talk show is in doubt.
DeGeneres, right, Is struggling to hold on to her hosting duties amid troubling accusations of racism and creating a toxic workplace.
With just one year left on her contract, the 62-year-old multimillionaire is said to be facing forced retirement.
According to Page Six, Ellen's TV ratings have collapsed 8 percent lower than last year.
Meanwhile, The Kelly Clarkson Show -- which comes on after Ellen's Show -- could take over Ellen's 3 p.m. spot if she is canceled.
Kelly's TV ratings matched Ellen's ratings high for the first time in 2019.
According to Page Six, NBC chiefs wooed Kelly, 38, before she launched her show in 2019.
The Kelly Clarkson Show became the most-watched new daytime talk show in seven years, winning three Daytime Emmy Awards last year.
Ellen has reportedly pleaded with her Black celebrity friends to help save her job.
A Tennessee football coach was fired after he mocked failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in a tweet, according to ABC News.
Chris Malone, an offensive line coach for Tennessee-Chattanooga, sent the tweet on Tuesday night after the Democrats swept the Senate runoff elections in Georgia.
"Congratulations to the state GA and Fat Albert @staceyabrams because you have truly shown America the true works of cheating in an election, again!!! Enjoy the buffet Big Girl! You earned it!!! Hope the money was good, still not governor!"
Head coach Rusty Wright and athletic director Mark Wharton both issued statements admonishing Wright.
"Last night, a totally inappropriate social media post by a member of our football staff was brought to my attention," UTC athletic director Mark Wharton said in a statement Thursday morning. "The entire post was appalling. The sentiments in that post do not represent the values of our football program, our athletics department or our university. With that said, effectively immediately, that individual is no longer a part of the program."
"Our football program has a clear set of standards," Wright said in a statement. "Those standards include respecting others. It is a message our players hear daily. It is a standard I will not waiver on. What was posted on social media by a member of my staff is unacceptable and not any part of what I stand for or what Chattanooga Football stands for."
Abrams has been mocked by Trump supporters since losing the Georgia governor's race to Brian Kemp in 2018, becoming the first Black woman to run for governor.
Noah Cyrus claims she was unaware of the meaning behind the racial slur "nappy" when she insulted Candace Owens for calling Harry Styles unmanly.
Cyrus, who is best known as Miley Cyrus' little sister, apologized for hurling the racial insult in response to a tweet by the conservative activist.
Owens was highly critical of Styles wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue:
"There is no society that can survive without strong men. The East knows this. In the west, the steady feminization of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence. It is an outright attack. Bring back manly men."
Cyrus was livid, tweeting in defense of Styles, "better than any of u nappy a** heauxz."
Cyrus' timeline lit up like the 4th of July, as her outraged followers reprimanded her for being ignorant.
"Any one of woke liberals care to explain to me how @noahcyrus calling me a 'nappy a** h**' is not racist?. I'm all ears. You guys love cancel culture. @MileyCyrus come get your sister!"
The backlash prompted the aspiring singer to apologize, claiming she was unaware of the history behind the racial slur.
"I am mortified that I used a term without knowing the context and history, but I know now and I am horrified and truly sorry. I will never use it again. Thank you for educating me. I in no way meant to offend anyone. I am so so sorry."
Waves of panic rippled through the business community after Yelp announced a new consumer alert tag that allows users to flag any business as racist.
What could go wrong?
Yelp announced Wednesday that it was taking a "stand against racism" by placing a warning tag on any business that receives multiple consumer comments accusing even one employee of a racist act.
"Today, we're announcing a new consumer alert to stand against racism," the company tweeted. "In the last few months, we've seen that there is a clear need to warn consumers about businesses associated with egregious, racially-charged actions to help people make more informed spending decisions."
The complaints can consist of "racist language or symbols" that bring attention to "racist conduct" committed by any single employee or multiple employees of a business.
The racism consumer alert tag is a white exclamation point on a red background.
Yelp will place the tag on any business accused of racism -- even if that business is owned by a minority who employs non-minorities.
The page will be locked and consumers will be unable to leave a comment - negative or positive - until Yelp concludes its "investigation" into the complaints.
Any business hit with a racism alert tag is sure to attract press attention. Yelp will facilitate the further destruction of that business by linking to any press article that covers the alleged racist act.
Twitter reacted to the announcement on Wednesday.
"I'm concerned about declaring a business racist from on-high...," tweeted one user. "What if a Yelp employee has a bias or grudge?"
Another user wrote, "Yelp. Another entity I will block and ban. Its a useless app anyways."
And a third user tweeted: "and here i was thinking your service couldn't get any worse."
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Protesters forced the closure of hundreds of pharmacies in South Africa after it ran a hair advertisement that many South Africans deemed racist.
The Clicks pharmacy advertisement featured pictures of African hair labeled as "dry and damaged," while an image of Caucasian hair was described as "fine and flat."
Opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) called the adverts "racist" and "dehumanizing."
EFF leader Julius Malema organized protests outside the Clicks stores and called for all Clicks to be closed.
The company has threatened legal action against EFF, but Mr. Malema urged his supporters to be "combat ready" and said EFF wouldn't be "intimidated by threats."
"The implications of this are that black identity exists as inferior to the identity of white people. It is an assertion that white standards of beauty are to be aspired to and features of black represent damage, decay and abnormality," the EFF said in a statement obtained by Yahoo News.
Videos shared on Twitter shows some stores closed while others are guarded by security. In one incident, a bottle filled with a flammable liquid was thrown inside a Clicks store. Another video shows protesters pulling items off shelves in one store.
But demonstrations have been largely peaceful. "We are confronting white arrogance decisively. #clicksmustfall," EFF tweeted on Tuesday.
Hot 97 on Sunday fired an employee of 20 years after learning he was part of a mob of racists that killed Yusuf Hawkins in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY in 1989.
Pasquale "Paddy Duke" Raucci was identified as one of the youths in the mob, according to the HBO documentary Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn.
Hot 97 announced it was "shocked" to learn of Raucci's part in Hawkins' death after watching the documentary.
The station announced Raucci's termination in a tweet on Sunday.
Raucci was employed by Emmis Communications in 1994 and worked with DJ Angie Martinez during her time at the radio station. Martinez and Raucci are pictured above in an undated video still.
Hawkins, 16, was walking with three friends in Bensonhurst on Aug. 23, 1989, when they were ambushed by a group of about 30 Italian-American men and teens who demanded to know whether he was dating a neighborhood girl.
Hawkins, who was Black, was in the neighborhood with his friends to inquire about purchasing a used 1982 Pontiac automobile.
He was chased and beaten by men wielding baseball bats. One man, armed with a gun, shot Hawkins in the chest when he tried to defend himself.
Joseph Fama, the 19-year-old man who fired the shot that killed Hawkins, was convicted of second-degree murder in 1990 and sentenced to 32 years to life in prison.
Fama is not eligible for parole until 2022, when he will be 50 years old.
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Comedian Kevin Hart stepped up his public support for embattled TV host Ellen DeGeneres by meeting up for a Los Angeles lunch date.
On Saturday, he was photographed enjoying a drink with DeGeneres on the patio at Santa Monica's Rosewood Miramar Hotel.
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The Finding Dory star found herself under attack in recent weeks after past and present staff members came forward with claims suggesting misconduct, racism, and sexual harassment were rampant behind the scenes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Hart, 41, was among the talk show host's few celebrity friends to speak out in her defense earlier this month.
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Hart had previously called for a stop to the hate directed at DeGeneres amid the TV scandal, branding her "one of the dopest people on the f**king planet", insisting she doesn't deserve all the "negativity".
The comedian took a lot of flack for defending DeGeneres, who invited the funnyman on her show after he was nearly canceled for past homophobic comments.
Ellen had previously stood by Hart after he stepped down as host of the 2019 Oscars following controversy linked to old tweets featuring derogatory homophobic words he had once posted.
Oscar winner Octavia Spencer showed her love and support for embattled daytime talk show hostess Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday.
Spencer, 50, posted a B&W throwback high school photo of DeGeneres on her Instagram account. In the lengthy caption, she wrote:
"Sending love and support to Ellen and all of the employees of her show. All of my interactions with everyone from the show including ELLEN were supportive and fun! In that spirit I am praying all involved get the love and support they need."
Spencer updated her post after the comments went left, as her followers objected to the actress and other Black stars rushing to 62-year-old DeGeneres' defense.
"UPDATE: lively debate happening in the comments. I welcome that. I also believe that all of the voices of her employees need to be heard. Past and present. Speaking truth to power is the only way change happens. My truth is everyone was kind to me. From the PAs to the producers. So yeah! I want all of those people to feel valued and heard. And no, people are NOT always kind to talent! #AllVoicesNeedToBeHeard #beyekindonetoanother".
Spencer is one of the most decorated Hollywood actresses. Her list of accolades includes an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is one of two Black women to receive three Oscar nominations and two consecutive nominations.
Spencer is the latest Black star to defend DeGeneres publicly. Comedian Kevin Hart, who was nearly canceled for old homophobic statements, was among the first to show his support.
DeGeneres' set DJ, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, broke his silence to show love to his boss.
Boss is pictured with his wife, dancer Allison Holker, daughter Weslie Fowler and son Maddox Laurel Boss.
"We can't speak too much legally about it, but I'll say this, there's been love," the 37-year-old dancer, told Us Weekly.
"Obviously there's some things to address, but from my standpoint and from countless others, there's been love. I'll just leave it at that until there's a time where we can address more publicly. There's been love and there will continue to be love."
There are unconfirmed reports that DeGeneres's daytime talk show is canceled amid reports that she ignored harassment and racism on her show.
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Joe Biden said the Black community is not as "diverse" as the Hispanic community. He didn't clarify what he meant by that remark.
Biden made the comment during an interview with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) which aired on Wednesday.
National Public Radio's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asked Biden whether he would stop the deportation of Cubans, if elected president.
"I'm going to look at every single country in the world... this guy [President Donald Trump] is sending them back," Biden said.
Biden assured Garcia-Navarro he would attempt to restore the Obama-Biden administration's policy of improving relations with communist Cuba.
Biden then added:
"And by the way, what you all know, but most people don't know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community, with incredibly different attitudes about different things ... it's a very diverse community."
Biden's comment drew mixed reaction on Twitter.com, with some accusing him of being an overt racist.
Twitter user @jg091297 wrote: "He could have said 'they all look alike to me' and this would have sounded less racist."
User @KenAndTonic tweeted: "Wonder how all of his VP candidates feel about this, you know, being all the same and everything."
User @NthingInPrtculr tweeted: "I'm Black and I find what Biden said incredibly condescending, clearly he thinks he can say whatever he wants & still get our votes & I fear that he is right."
But some Black Democrats shrugged off Biden's latest gaffe: @MrNicdraw wrote: "Still better than the alternative. Like wtf."