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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 13, 2019 at 07:30. 3 comments

Racket Serena Williams Smashed at US Open Sells for $20,910

Racket Serena Williams Smashed at US Open Sells for $20,910

On Sept. 8, 2018, Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese player ever to win a Grand Slam title after defeating her childhood idol, Serena Williams. Sadly, what should’ve been one of the greatest days of Osaka’s life was marred by poor officiating and controversy.

When You're Black and in America, Even Victories Sometimes Feel Like Defeats

There was a moment — a few moments, actually —...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 13, 2019 at 02:30. 1 comments

Tennessee Supreme Court Puts Execution of Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman on Hold Amid Concerns of Racial Bias

Tennessee Supreme Court Puts Execution of Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman on Hold Amid Concerns of Racial Bias

For the first time since resuming capital punishment last year, the Tennessee Supreme Court has pumped the brakes on an execution scheduled for April 16.

The reason? Racism.

From the Tennessean:

The high court delayed Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman’s April 16 execution to allow a lower court time to consider if racial bias surrounding his trial should remove him from death row altogether.

Since being...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 12, 2019 at 22:30. 5 comments

No More Mr. Nice Guy: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Announces 'We've Moved On' From Colin Kaepernick

No More Mr. Nice Guy: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Announces 'We've Moved On' From Colin Kaepernick

From NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s perspective, he was just trying to help.

He combed through resumes, took note of a former employee who never quite reached his potential, and called him in for an impromptu job interview. Never mind that said employee had been exiled from the company for nearly three years under contentious circumstances—or that he might not even be adequately prepared...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 12, 2019 at 09:00. 1 comments

Because Dreams Really Do Come True, BET Announces Miniseries Based on Andre Harrell’s Legendary Uptown Records

Because Dreams Really Do Come True, BET Announces Miniseries Based on Andre Harrell’s Legendary Uptown Records

On Jan. 24, 2017, our lives were forever changed with the auspicious debut of BET’s The New Edition Story. Looking to perhaps recapture that magic—or at least those ratings—BET announced that it will be blessing us all with Uptown, which will revisit the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of the early ’90s phenomenon known as Uptown Records.

From their press release:

The three-part television...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 12, 2019 at 07:00. 19 comments

Doctors Arrested After Protesting the Right to Administer Flu Vaccinations to Detained Migrant Children

Doctors Arrested After Protesting the Right to Administer Flu Vaccinations to Detained Migrant Children

Tensions at the U.S. border have escalated due to immigration authorities blocking doctors from administering flu vaccines to detained migrant children. In response, a group of doctors and protesters were detained by federal authorities on Tuesday after blocking an entrance to the United States Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector Headquarters in protest.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 11, 2019 at 23:30. 7 comments

Houston Police Chef Skewers Ted Cruz, NRA Over Gun Control: ‘Whose Side Are You On?’

Houston Police Chef Skewers Ted Cruz, NRA Over Gun Control: ‘Whose Side Are You On?’

Gun control is a bit of a complicated issue but no matter which side of the argument you fall on, it’s painfully clear that it’s time for change.

In 2019 alone, there have been almost 400 mass shootings. And with the National Rifle Association doing just about everything humanly possible to maintain the status quo, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is one of the countless American citizens...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 11, 2019 at 06:00. 1 comments

'Set Your Price for a Slave': St. Louis Teacher Placed on Administrative Leave for 'Culturally Insensitive' Homework Assignment

'Set Your Price for a Slave': St. Louis Teacher Placed on Administrative Leave for 'Culturally Insensitive' Homework Assignment

On the laundry list of things I wanted to be when I grew up, being a teacher was probably dead last. In part because I knew I’d never have the patience, but primarily because I knew I’d never get away with involving slave auctions in my assignments.

That was sarcasm.

Sadly, KMOV 4 reports that an unnamed teacher at Blades Elementary School in St. Louis learned a similar lesson after handing out...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 11, 2019 at 03:00.

Florida Police Captain Removed From Command After Ordering Deputy to Act Like a White Supremacist During Traffic Stop

Florida Police Captain Removed From Command After Ordering Deputy to Act Like a White Supremacist During Traffic Stop

Police are often accused of practicing racial bias. The head of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in Florida has been relieved of duty after ordering one of her officers to take that bias to another level.

The Washington Post reports that during a staged traffic stop involving a murder suspect that the police wanted a photo and thumbprint from, but didn’t want to tip the suspect off, Capt....

Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 10, 2019 at 23:30.

Social Media Influencer Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Failed Plot to Hijack Website Domain Name

Social Media Influencer Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Failed Plot to Hijack Website Domain Name

It would appear that social media influencer Rossi Lorathio Adams II took the phrase “doin’ it for the ‘Gram” a little too literally.

Adams was sentenced to federal prison on Monday. His crime? Oh, just attempting to strong-arm someone out of a website domain name—with a gun.

From NBC News:

Rossi Lorathio Adams II was found guilty for one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by force,...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 10, 2019 at 05:00.

New Study Confirms What We Already Knew: Being Black in Corporate America Is Not for the Weak

New Study Confirms What We Already Knew: Being Black in Corporate America Is Not for the Weak

It’s not exactly a secret that corporate America has a diversity and inclusion problem, and a new report uncovers just how ugly life is for many black professionals in the workplace.

According to the New York Times, the Center for Talent Innovation just released a report, “Being Black in Corporate America,” after surveying approximately 3,700 full-time professionals of all races. The study...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 10, 2019 at 03:00. 19 comments

3 Fired, 34 Suspended After Picture of Corrections Employees Making Nazi Salute Surfaces

3 Fired, 34 Suspended After Picture of Corrections Employees Making Nazi Salute Surfaces

With blackface photos no longer en vogue, it appears that wayward white folks have moved on to the next best thing in order to jeopardize their livelihoods: Nazi salutes.

NBC News reports that three West Virginia corrections trainees have been fired after a picture surfaced of well over a dozen idiots making a Nazi salute in uniform. An additional 34 correction workers have been suspended...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 07, 2019 at 05:00. 1 comments

Michael Bloomberg Insists No One Asked Him About Stop-and-Frisk Until He Decided to Run for President...Which, of Course, Is a Damn Lie

Michael Bloomberg Insists No One Asked Him About Stop-and-Frisk Until He Decided to Run for President...Which, of Course, Is a Damn Lie

Michael Bloomberg is a liar.

Yes, the same guy who believes an “epidemic of dishonesty” is plaguing our democracy and probably tells his girlfriend “I love that color on you!” even though he fucking hates it to the core of his very being, is a lying-ass liar.

And since Maury Povich isn’t around to expose this 77-year-old fraud for the unrepentant fabricator that he is, I suppose the onus falls...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 07, 2019 at 00:30. 6 comments

Virginia Department of Corrections Apologizes After Subjecting 8-Year-Old to Unauthorized Strip Search

Virginia Department of Corrections Apologizes After Subjecting 8-Year-Old to Unauthorized Strip Search

The Virginia Department of Corrections has publicly apologized after it’s been revealed that an 8-year-old visiting her father at a state prison was subjected to a strip search.

The Washington Post reports that on Nov. 24, Diamond Peerman drove her boyfriend’s daughter to visit him at the Buckingham Correctional Center in Dillwyn, Va. Upon their arrival, that’s when the unspeakable occurred:

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 06, 2019. 1 comments

Former Cheerleader Reaches $145,000 Settlement With Kennesaw State University for National Anthem Protest

Former Cheerleader Reaches $145,000 Settlement With Kennesaw State University for National Anthem Protest

A former Kennesaw State University cheerleader who took a knee during the national anthem at a KSU football game has reached an out-of-court settlement with the school.

From the Marietta Daily Journal:

Former KSU cheerleader Tommia Dean filed a lawsuit in 2018 after receiving backlash to her public protest with four other cheerleaders during the national anthem at a KSU football game in...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 06, 2019. 1 comments

Wide Receiver Jordan Veasy Signs with the Washington Redskins After Participating in Colin Kaepernick's Workout

Wide Receiver Jordan Veasy Signs with the Washington Redskins After Participating in Colin Kaepernick's Workout

While Colin Kaepernick’s NFL workout in November has since been proven to be nothing more than a farce, it has been fruitful for one of the players hand-picked to participate.

Here’s the Waiver Colin Kaepernick Was Asked to Sign to Get Back on the NFL’s Plantation

Shortly before the NFL held a sham one-man slave auction combine for Colin Kaepernick, the league…

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Though Kap remains...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 06, 2019. 16 comments

49ers Announcer Tim Ryan Suspended After Claiming Lamar Jackson's 'Dark Skin Color' Gives Him a Competitive Advantage

49ers Announcer Tim Ryan Suspended After Claiming Lamar Jackson's 'Dark Skin Color' Gives Him a Competitive Advantage

It’s no secret that melanin is the source of our superpowers as black people. But if you let idiots like sports announcer Tim Ryan tell it, it also gives black NFL players like Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson an unfair competitive advantage.

No, really.

And that’s exactly how he just got his ass suspended.

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

The 49ers have suspended Tim Ryan, their radio...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 06, 2019. 1 comments

Worst Father Ever Allegedly Abandons Son on the Side of the Highway Over Concerns About His Sexual Orientation

Worst Father Ever Allegedly Abandons Son on the Side of the Highway Over Concerns About His Sexual Orientation

During a week in which future NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade made headlines for demonstrating his love and support for his child Zion, on the other end of the spectrum we have Evenaud Julmeus of Haines City, Fla., who did the unthinkable when he allegedly abandoned a boy on the side of a highway after an argument over the child’s sexual orientation.

NBC News reports that a witness contacted...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 05, 2019. 7 comments

Navy Sailor Kills 2, Himself in Pearl Harbor Shooting

Navy Sailor Kills 2, Himself in Pearl Harbor Shooting

A U.S. Navy sailor shot and killed two civilian Department of Defense employees and wounded a third before turning his gun on himself, according to military officials.

NBC News reports that the shooting occurred at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii at approximately 2:30 pm local time. In the aftermath of the shooting, the base was put on lockdown but the scene has since been secured.

The...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 05, 2019.

NY High School Pulls the Plug on Tarzan Production Amid Concerns That Students Would Be Cast as Apes

NY High School Pulls the Plug on Tarzan Production Amid Concerns That Students Would Be Cast as Apes

Amid concerns of racial insensitivity, a New York high school has pulled the plug on its upcoming production of Disney’s Tarzan.

The Rockland/Westchester Journal-News reports that the drama club at Alexander Hamilton High School was prepared to kick off auditions for their Tarzan adaptation on Dec. 4, but those plans came to a screeching halt when two parents complained to Principal Joseph...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 05, 2019. 11 comments

Perennial Piece of Shit George Zimmerman Files $100 Million Lawsuit Against the Parents of Trayvon Martin, Attorney Ben Crump

Perennial Piece of Shit George Zimmerman Files $100 Million Lawsuit Against the Parents of Trayvon Martin, Attorney Ben Crump

Unsatisfied with getting away with murder, the bane of the universe, George Zimmerman, has filed a $100 million lawsuit against attorney Ben Crump and the family of Trayvon Martin.

According to a press release provided to The Root, the lawsuit alleges that Rachel Jeantel, the prosecution’s key witness during the 2013 trial, was both “an imposter and fake witness.” The suit also accuses Crump...

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