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Akon continues to catch backlash following his controversial views on slavery. The 47-year-old music artist, who’s originally from Senegal, shared his thoughts on slavery during a recent interview with VLAD TV. Akon compared the impact of slavery on Senegalese and Black Americans. “In Senegal, we’ve kind of overcome the thought of slavery, we don’t even…

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Whataburger is facing backlash after firing a Black employee who wore a face mask with the words, “Black Lives Matter.” The incident occurred in Fort Worth, Texas, according to Fort-Worth Star-Telegram. On Aug. 4, Ma’Kiya Congious went to work while wearing the face mask, which is required by all employees while on shift for safety…

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Right-wing extremists have used extreme violence to provoke fear and intimidate. According to the “The Tactics and Targets of Domestic Terrorism” study published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies on July 30, 2020, to examine domestic terrorism in the United States, right-wing organizations have accounted for 329 deaths since 1994. The study, conducted…

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Former President Barack Obama delivered a powerful eulogy for Congressman John Lewis. On Thursday, July 30, 2020, the 44th U.S. president shared details of Lewis’ upbringing and rise as a civil rights leader during the ceremony, which took place at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. “I’ve come here today, because I, like so many…

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Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon issued an apology after facing backlash due to his comments that were viewed as anti-Semitic. Cannon posted his lengthy apology on social media on the evening of July 15. “I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of…

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Nick Cannon fired back at Viacom after his show “Wild N Out” was fired by ViacomCBS for what the company called “anti-Semitic” views he gave during his podcast, “Cannon’s Class.” During the podcast, which featured rapper Professor Griff, Cannon said, “[Blacks] are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are…

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Kanye West’s bid to become president of the United States lasted for about two weeks. The controversial rapper reportedly ended his campaign bid on July 15, according to Intelligencer. West, 43, shocked the nation when he announced his bid for president on July 4, 2020. In a tweet, West wrote, “We must now realize the…

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