And so it has begun.
A top elected official in Texas recently made a Facebook comment that made several of his followers cringe.
Burnet County Judge James Oakley shared a mugshot of a man suspected of killing a police officer recently with the caption ‘time for a tree and a rope’.
While he clearly saw nothing wrong with posting the call for lynching, the judge has now issued a formal apology.
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Apparel maker Gap has apologized for an image used in an ad that some critics (i.e. ‘Black Twitter’) felt was racially insensitive.
The ad in question depicts four young girls that are part of Le Petit Cirque, a traveling circus company that features boys and girls between the ages of 5 to 14. In the image, an African-American girl is posing next to a taller Caucasian girl that is propping her arm on the younger girl’s head.
Twitter commenters were quick to pounce… with many claiming the ad cast the black child as merely “an armrest.”
Read ‘Black Twitter’s’ response + Gap’s apology for their racially insensitive print ad below… Continue Reading…
Actress Gabrielle Union threw a ton of shade at Stacy Dash during a recent interview and I loved every minute of it!
Union, the star of BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane,’ was asked at the Sundance Film Festival to respond to Dash’s comments that BET and Black History Month should not exist. Her response was CLASSIC, stating… “Who’s that? Who’s Stacey Dash?”
“Is she like related to Dame Dash? Was she on Roc-A-Fella?” Union joked. “I heard of a crazy lady once, but I don’t know what her name is.”
More details + in case you missed it, watch the video below… Continue Reading…