Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

Casey Affleck’s Oscar proves toxic masculinity & White privilege win again

Casey Affleck won an Oscar on Sunday for his lead role in Manchester By The Sea, and I’m still speechless.

Not because he beat out Denzel Washington and the bevy of other deserving, celebrated, actors, but because his win legitimizes toxic masculinity and White privilege; further proving the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences can only focus on undoing one layer of disenfranchisement at a time.

Omarosa Manigault accused of bullying, harassing veteran journalist April Ryan

Omarosa Manigault made headlines again this week after accusatory reports claim she intimidated White House correspondent April D. Ryan, The Washington Post reports.

Manigualt is a former reality star who now serves as the director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison. Ryan, a reporter for American Urban Radio Networks, holds decades of experience covering the White House.

‘Who Do You Want To Be?:’ T.I. Pens Letter Of Urgency To Donald Trump

Just days after scripting an emotional tribute to President Obama, rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris wrote an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump, urging for understanding and transparency.

In a submission for Rolling Stone, the Atlanta-based rapper and activist penned the following: “I want to be responsible, honest and respectful, but in no way apologetic about the rage and resentment that many of US have been suppressing for far too long.”

‘Who Do You Want To Be?:’ T.I. Pens Letter Of Urgency To Donald Trump

Just days after scripting an emotional tribute to President Obama, rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris wrote an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump, urging for understanding and transparency.

In a submission for Rolling Stone, the Atlanta-based rapper and activist penned the following: “I want to be responsible, honest and respectful, but in no way apologetic about the rage and resentment that many of US have been suppressing for far too long.”

DOJ Watchdog Will Probe FBI’s Handling Of Clinton Email Server Investigation

The watchdog inspector assigned to oversee the Department of Justice announced plans to launch an investigation into the FBI’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s private email server on Thursday, the Huffington Post reports.

Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz verified the probe was launched at the urging of congressional members, several organizations, and members of the public, the Post writes.

Michelle Obama’s Last ‘Tonight Show’ Visit As First Lady Will Give You All The Feels

As the farewell tributes in honor of the First Family continue to mount during their last week in the White House, Jimmy Fallon decided to give five lucky people the opportunity of lifetime by surprising them with a visit from Michelle Obama on Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show.

Viral video captures White JCPenney employee putting Black girl in headlock

A viral video showing a White JCPenney employee putting an unidentified Black girl a headlock sparked controversy on Wednesday.

Indiana affiliate WNDU reports the girl was shopping with her family on December 30 at University Park Mall outside of South Bend, Indiana, when the unnamed employee in the video reportedly told the group they did not belong there, and asked them to leave.

‘I Was In Shock,’ NC Teen Says After School Resource Cop Slammed Her To Ground

A 16-year-old North Carolina student expressed shock and embarrassment after her school’s resource officer slammed her to the ground in a viral video captured by classmates on Tuesday.

“Every time I look at it, it’s embarrassing,” Jasmine Darwin told WISTV“I didn’t even realize it happened. Like, I was in shock.”

California Legislators Tap Eric Holder To Take On Trump Administration

A delegation of California’s leading state Democratic senators elected to hire former Attorney General Eric Holder as their attorney against the newly elected Trump administration, according to The New York Times.

‘I Was In Shock,’ NC Teen Says After School Resource Cop Slammed Her To Ground

A 16-year-old North Carolina student expressed shock and embarrassment after her school’s resource officer slammed her to the ground in a viral video captured by classmates on Tuesday.

“Every time I look at it, it’s embarrassing,” Jasmine Darwin told WISTV“I didn’t even realize it happened. Like, I was in shock.”

‘I Was In Shock,’ NC Teen Says After School Resource Cop Slammed Her To Ground

A 16-year-old North Carolina student expressed shock and embarrassment after her school’s resource officer slammed her to the ground in a viral video captured by classmates on Tuesday.

“Every time I look at it, it’s embarrassing,” Jasmine Darwin told WISTV“I didn’t even realize it happened. Like, I was in shock.”