Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

Here’s Why Only A Few Women Of Color Report Sexual Assault

Why are stories of sexual assault told by women of color rarely corroborated by society?

In the chorus of women who have recently come forward about abuse in Hollywood, the voices of Black, Latino and Asian women have not been raised above whispers. A demonizing pattern of social conditioning, based on racism, has tainted the images of women of color, especially Black females.

‘Deep Horror Of Racism:’ Jordan Peele Explains Why ‘Get Out’ Matters

Jordan Peele reminded the world again just why “Get Out” matters as a ground-breaking film for Black Americans.

Peele set the record straight on just how racism played into his storytelling. He explained his perspective as a Black man who has had to endure in spite of racially charged incidents, like most African-American people.

Nigeria Women’s Bobsled Team Qualifying For Winter Olympics Is Magic

Nigeria’s women’s bobsled team made history this week!

The team qualified for the bobsled category at the upcoming Winter Olympics 2018 in PyeongChang after they finished strong at the last of five qualifying races in Calgary, Alberta on Wednesday. They will be the first African team to participate in that category.

WATCH: Drake Shuts Down Man Groping Woman During Concert

Drake threatened to abruptly end his concert Tuesday because of a creepy man who had groped women.

The “Hotline Bling” rapper called out the groper during his “Boy Meets World” tour performance in Sydney, Australia. A concertgoer captured video of Drake’s stern message to the man.

Jennifer Hudson Files Protective Order, Splits With Fiance David Otunga

Jennifer Hudson has split with her ex-wrestler fiancé David Otunga after 10 years together.

The couple’s break up has been a couple of months in the making. Hudson, 36, filed an order of protection against Otunga, 37, who is also the father of her 8-year-old son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., People reported.

Homeland Security Head: ‘Lazy’ Blacks Turned ‘Cities To Slums’

An appointed official in the Department of Homeland Security came under heavy fire Thursday after revelations about his racist remarks about Blacks on conservative radio.

Rev. Jamie Johnson, the department’s head of faith-based and neighborhood partnerships, made derogatory comments in 2008 that recently resurfaced in a CNN report. He said African Americans were to blame for having turned cities into “slums” in a radio interview on the “The Right Balance” on Accent Radio Network.

Jennifer Hudson Files Protective Order, Splits With Fiance David Otunga

Jennifer Hudson has split with her ex-wrestler fiancé David Otunga after 10 years together.

The couple’s break up has been a couple of months in the making. Hudson, 36, filed an order of protection against Otunga, 37, who is also the father of her 8-year-old son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., People reported.

‘Too Urban:’ Black Ex-Banana Republic Employee Sues For $1 Million Over Discrimination

In yet another example of hair bias against Black women, a former African-American employee at Banana Republic filed a $1 million lawsuit because of discrimination.

Destiny Tompkins, 19, made the formal complaint in state Supreme Court in New York Monday after she was suspended from a branch store at the Westchester Mall in White Plains over her box braids last month, the New York Daily News reported.

‘I Am The 1’: Black NASCAR Driver Shuts Down Racist Tweets

Twitter has become a ground zero for racist messages aimed at Black folks, especially in recent months. A high school golf coach in Cambridge, Wisconsin just stepped down after his Twitter fingers left a trail of racist tweets.

‘It’s About Time:’ First Black Veterans National Monument Slated For 2018

As resounding calls rise for monuments honoring Black history heroes, officials announced the construction of an African American Veterans monument in Buffalo, New York. The wait for the first national Black veterans monument has been a long one, a veteran said Saturday at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, where the commemoration will be erected in 2018.

FBI probe of Meek Mill’s judge amplifies calls for criminal justice overhaul

 

The FBI has opened a probe looking into the Philadelphia judge who sentenced MMeek Mill to a two- to four-year sentence in prison, Page Six reported Monday. The investigation came as protests in support of the rapper have gained steam across the nation.