Monthly Archives: May 2016

WOW: Racist Chinese Laundry Detergent Commercial Hits The Web

By Charise Frazier

This Chinese commercial is one you have to see to believe.

A Qiaobi laundry detergent ad depicts a Chinese woman observing a Black man in the distance. He longingly approaches her, with stains on his face, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

This racist laundry detergent ad from China will leave you speechless.https://t.co/Y4W5W5Wwoq

— AJ+ (@ajplus) May 27, 2016

The woman then shoves detergent into his mouth, pushes him into the washer machine, and sits on top. Qiaboi detergent is shown in the background as you hear the man scream.

After the cycle is done, a Chinese man emerges wearing the same shirt and blue jeans–stainless and clean.

There are way too many subliminal and overt racist messages to unpack here.

But let’s give some context to what’s happening repeatedly around the world, especially in China. The blog Shanghaiist writes:

Thanks to traditional beauty standards valuing white skin, many Chinese people have a well-established phobia of dark skin which unfortunately also breeds racist attitudes towards people of African descent, who are viewed by some as “dirty” simply because of their skin tone.

VOX points out that the commercial may have been based on this Italian …read more

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Ohio Detectives Caught On Tape Calling Trayvon Martin N-Word

By EURWeb

Two on-duty Ohio sheriff’s detectives who were secretly recorded in 2013 as they joked around and used racist epithets about the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, by George Zimmerman, have been ordered to take sensitivity training.

Of course the deputy who recorded the Hocking County sheriff’s department detectives laughing it up at the late teen’s expense, former deputy Jeremy Dye — is no longer employed at the department, but his recording reveals the detectives using terms such as “n——-“ and “thug” in reference to Martin, multiple times and one of the detectives even mocked African Americans who called into a radio show to express their anger and sorrow by using an accented voice.

The Logan Daily News was the first to report on this story last month, followed by The Huffington Post, who independently acquired a copy of the audio just this week.

Patrick Allison, 55, is prominent on the tape, and left the department after it was revealed. He is heard joking about starting a business that sells crosses to burn in the yards of black people.

Allison said: ‘That n****r is a good n****r, Lord.

He also said,

‘Wasn’t that n****r wearing a hoodie in Florida? It was like 90 degrees.’

And added…

“We should …read more

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Marilyn Mosby Sued By Police In Freddie Gray Case

By EURweb.com

Two officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are suing Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for defamation and invasion of privacy, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter, both charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 25-year-old’s death last April, filed the lawsuit against Mosby, Baltimore Sheriff’s Office Maj. Sam Cogen, and the state of Maryland in Baltimore Circuit Court on May 2, records show.

The officers claim Mosby and Cogen knew the statement of charges filed against the officers and other statements made by Mosby at her May 1, 2015, news conference announcing the charges “were false.”

“These among other statements were made not for the purpose of prosecuting crimes that had allegedly been committed by White and Porter, but rather for purposes of quelling the riots in Baltimore,” the suit alleges.

Mosby, who announced the charges one day after receiving the official police investigation into the incident, said that she had conducted her own independent investigation with the help of the Sheriff’s Office. Cogen signed and filed the initial charging documents in the case, outlining the state’s probable cause.

Attorneys for the officers have expressed skepticism about that investigation, saying evidence submitted to them through discovery provided …read more

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Three White Football Players Charged With Using Coat Hanger To Rape Black Teammate

By Charise Frazier

Details are so gruesome that the presiding judge sealed documents until they were released after an April 22 preliminary hearing, writes the MagicValley.com.

The case in question revolves around a Black disabled football player with learning disabilities who was allegedly sexually assaulted on October 23, 2015 by three of his White teammates in a high school locker room in Dietrich, Idaho.

In his testimony, the victim said he was reaching in for a hug when three of his teammates charged him and stuck a coat hanger in his rectum. One player kicked the coat hanger three times, inflicting further rectal injuries, a criminal complaint obtained by the Washington Post says.

“I screamed,” the victim testified. “I was pretty upset. I felt really bad. A little bit betrayed and confused at the same time. It was terrible — a pain I’ve never felt, “ the victim said in court.

The state attorney has filed sexual assault charges against the three alleged attackers after months of investigation, writes the Post.

White high school football players in Idaho charged with raping black, disabled teammate with a coat hangerhttps://t.co/WgfjjdITYi

— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 25, 2016

John R.K. Howard, 18, …read more

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Three White Football Players Charged With Using Coat Hanger To Rape Black Teammate

By NewsOne

Details are so gruesome that the presiding judge sealed documents until they were released after an April 22 preliminary hearing, writes the MagicValley.com.

The case in question revolves around a Black disabled football player with learning disabilities who was allegedly sexually assaulted on October 23, 2015 by three of his White teammates in a high school locker room in Dietrich, Idaho.

In his testimony, the victim said he was reaching in for a hug when three of his teammates charged him and stuck a coat hanger in his rectum. One player kicked the coat hanger three times, inflicting further rectal injuries, a criminal complaint obtained by the Washington Post says.

“I screamed,” the victim testified. “I was pretty upset. I felt really bad. A little bit betrayed and confused at the same time. It was terrible — a pain I’ve never felt, “ the victim said in court.

The state attorney has filed sexual assault charges against the three alleged attackers after months of investigation, writes the Post.

White high school football players in Idaho charged with raping black, disabled teammate with a coat hangerhttps://t.co/WgfjjdITYi

— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 25, 2016

John R.K. Howard, 18, …read more

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Obamas To Move To DC’s Kalorama Neighborhood

By Charise Frazier

The Obama Family has settled on new digs in Kalorama, a Northwest Washington, D.C. neighborhood, according to The National Journal.

Here’s the Obamas’ new neighborhood https://t.co/I3csJPaUot pic.twitter.com/oNgWar5e5a

— Ben Pershing (@benpershing) May 24, 2016

It’s no secret that the First Family will reside in the nation’s capital until youngest daughter Sasha completes her last two years of high school at Sidwell.

In January, a White House spokesperson said the family was deciding between renting a home in Kalorama or Embassy Row, according to DCist. Their new neighborhood is in walking distance to several embassies.

President Obama will be the first president to stay in D.C. since Woodrow Wilson in 1921.

SOURCES: National Journal, DCist, The Hill | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter

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Former NBA Player Accused Of Using Charity For Personal Gain

By Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former NBA player Kermit Washington is accused of using donations intended to help needy people in Africa for his own gain, including paying for vacations, jewelry and entertainment.

U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson on Wednesday announced a federal indictment against Washington, who is best known for punching Houston Rockets player Rudy Tomjanovich during a game in 1977.

The 64-year-old Washington is charged with interfering with internal revenue laws, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, obstruction of justice and aggravated identity theft. He was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Dickinson says Washington used his celebrity status to exploit those who donated to his charity, Project Contact Africa. She says he diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars that were supposed to benefit a clinic in Africa for needy families and children.

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Sunny Hostin Calls Baltimore’s Marilyn Mosby ‘Inexperienced’

By Krystal Franklin, BlackAmericaWeb.com

ABC News’ Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst Sunny Hostin talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about her controversial comments on The View regarding the case of Freddie Gray and the six officers charged in his death. She also talks Bill Cosby and explains the law when it comes to consent, whether you’re drunk or not.

On Baltimore:

“With my background I know that prosecution and politics shouldn’t be joined. Even though you have this political unrest, a Prosecutor’s job is to look at the facts and make the best decision possible. I’m not suggesting that they shouldn’t have been charged. If you truly are seeking justice you’ve got to take your time and make sure it’s air tight.”

On Bill Cosby:

“We knew it was going to trial. I want to know when is the trial going to happen? I suspect it’s going to be at least a year. It’s also going to be interesting to see if they will allow the other women to testify. In my opinion that’s going to make the difference.”

Click the link above to hear the entire interview.

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Is This Group Of Black Lesbians Stealing From Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity?

By Krystal Franklin, BlackAmericaWeb.com

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A group of Black lesbians have formed a Greek organization that bares a striking resemblance to the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.

RollingOut.com reports:

The women have appropriated many of the aspects of the “Divine 9” fraternity and it is causing a heated discussion. The group calls itself Omicron Psi Omega and its website states:

“Omicron Psi Omega, Incorporated was founded on April 21, 2000, in the beautiful city of Tallahassee, FL. We are a Greek organization that prides ourselves in embracing women who self-identify as aggressive, dominant, or masculine within the LGBT community. This Bruh-therhood is like none other. We believe in our family. We also encourage professionalism, advocacy, and the idea that we can uplift our community by leaning on one another for support, motivation and love.”

The women step like Ques, dress like Ques and even exhibit the same behavior that one would see from the men of Omega Psi Phi. But these are not all college students in the organization; the majority of them are adult women who wear male clothing and openly identify as lesbian. The message to some is a confusing one of gender identity and the theft of the traditions of a predominately …read more

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