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Arkansas high school student posts Snapchat in blackface, screenshot goes viral



It's an insensitive issue because blackface or its use dates back to the 1900s when African American people in America were vastly considered …
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BBQ Becky lookalike ‘interrupts black cosplayers to call police’ in viral photograph


It’s sad to say, but one of the running themes of 2018 have been the string of white people calling the police on black people in America, purely for existing. 

The first high profile incident came after two African American men were arrested after a member of staff called the police on them because they were sitting in a Starbucks in Philadelphia and hadn’t bought anything. 

Second, there was the now famous BBQ Becky, who took it upon herself to call the police on a group of African Americans having a barbecue by a lake in Oakland, California. Their crime? Erm, enjoying themselves and having a barbecue…

The there was Permit Patty, who reportedly called the police on a young black girl in San Francisco. Her crime? Selling bottled water to raise funds for a trip to Disneyland. 

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Trinidadian Oxford grad’s inspiring message goes viral


“Never be ashamed of where you come from.”

These inspiring words from Trinidadian university graduate Andre Blackburn are words he has lived by after completing a Master’s programme in Latin American studies from Oxford University earlier this month. 

Blackburn said to LoopTT that he never expected his Facebook post, which he shared on Sunday, to go viral after it amassed over 1,200 shares and thousands of comments. 

“I really did not expect my post to be shared so widely on Facebook. I am truly humbled by the responses and messages of encouragement that I have received from the public.”

Blackburn is urging young people to be proud of their origins as he said he used to feel ashamed of his past and often hid the fact that he went to a junior secondary school.

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Woman Calls Police On Black Girl Selling Water; Video Goes Viral – LEX18.com


(NBC News) — We had #BBQBecky and #JoggerJoe, and now there’s #PermitPatty.

A viral video showed a white woman on the phone, calling the police on an 8-year-old black girl who was selling water bottles Friday afternoon near AT&T Park, according to the girl’s mother Erin Austin.

“Yeah, illegally selling water without a permit,” the woman said in Austin’s video, which was initially posted on her Instagram story.

Austin later posted the video as a post on her Instagram with the caption: “an 8-year-old selling water in front of her apartment building where she’s lived her whole life is NOT a reason to call the Police.” She also called the woman “#PermitPatty.”

The viral exchanged occurred near an apartment building on Townsend and 2nd Street. Austin said the police never showed up after the…

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Joy News’ Kwasi Debrah among African journalists attending high-level meeting on cassava viral disease.


Emmanuel Kwasi Debrah is the only Ghanaian journalist participating in the conference in Cotonou, Benin.

Luv FM journalist Emmanuel Kwasi Debrah has been selected among other African journalists to attend a high level meeting on cassava viral disease.

He is the only Ghanaian journalist participating in the conference in Cotonou, Benin from June 7- June 9. 

Conclusions of the convening will serve as a key success driver for sustainable food security in Africa.

“Indeed, there’s lack of knowledge about the existing viruses, their vectors and their alternative hosts so I hope at the end of the meeting, I’ll be equipped with the necessary knowledge to report effectively on how our scientists are helping to curb disease,” said Kwasi Debrah

Cassava plays an essential in the food…

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Black Oaklanders Rally Around Racially Charged BBQ Incident That Became a Viral Video – Mother Jones


A screenshot of the viral video of the now infamous April 29 incident in which a white woman called the police on two black men barbecuing on a lake in Oakland, California.Michelle Dione/YouTube

Dozens of black Oaklanders showed up at a city council meeting last night to vent their frustration about an April incident—captured in a viral video—wherein a white woman called police on a group of black folks grilling with charcoal at a lakeside spot designated for gas grills only.  

The episode—one of a string of similarly problematic encounters that have made national headlines over the past month—has become a new rallying point for locals who feel profiled by police, store clerks, or…

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