Mark Zuckerberg's defense of allowing President Trump's post about shooting looters, and the CEO's refusal to budge during an employee town hall Monday, have only increased the anger inside Facebook. There have been a handful of resignations this week, with one departing employee, Recode reports, posting on an internal site,...
Here's the latest for Friday June 5th: Trump defies governor, heads to Maine; US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak; Seven people found dead inside burning house in Alabama; DC paints huge Black Lives Matter mural near White House.
Another star has come out to dish about Lea Michele's diva behavior. Jordan Pruitt that the Lea Michele controversy is common knowledge to people in the entertainment industry. According to US Magazine Jordan spilt the tea on Twitter and former fans of Lea's could not get enough. Seems like everyone is enjoying the legendary diva's historic and humiliating fall from grace. “Everyone in Hollywood KNOWS that Lea Michele is a horrible human being …." "She is a Bitch to everyone. We all know it … yawn. Moving on …” Pruitt added that there is “much more tea where that came from … ” A fan encouraged her to speak out and “put people in their place.” "The only thing shocking is that people are just now calling her out … bout time." Lea has been accused of being racist, transphobic, and even threatened to defecate in her 'Glee' co-stars wigs.
An analysis by The Associated Press shows the huge amount of money Major League Baseball and its players are fighting over to start the coronavirus-delayed season
5 Signs You Shouldn't Step Foot Into a Store Amid COVID-19 1. They're not enforcing capacity limits This doesn't allow consumers the ability to properly practice social distancing. 2. They're not offering disinfectant wipes at the entrances COVID-19 can be spread via carts, baskets and other objects, so if a store doesn't offer them, they're not prioritizing their customers' well being. 3. Their employees aren't wearing masks Employees who wear masks are less likely to infect customers via respiratory droplets. 4. They have an open salad bar Food that is exposed can easily become contaminated by passersby. 5. They're still offering food samples Enchanta Jenkins, MD, MHA, via 'BestLife'
Actress Monica Moskatow has revealed a horrible incident thanks to diva Lea Michele. According to US magazine, Moskatow took to Instagram and posted the story on Michele's page. Moskatow revealed that in September 2009 she was hired to work at the premiere party for Glee at a high school. "They hired lookalikes of the shows characters to perform at the party. I was the Rachel Berry lookalike.” "Lea came searching for me. When she saw me she said, ‘oh my god! Could they have picked someone uglier!’” Moskatow says actor Cory Monteith “saw the look on my face and said, ‘don’t listen to her she’s just jealous, you’re beautiful.’”
Invoking the name of a black man killed by white police officers, who's become a symbol of police brutality and racial injustice, in celebrating an economic report didn't go over well with Joe Biden. President Trump had cited George Floyd earlier in the day Friday at the White House, saying...
NYC Hits COVID-19 Milestone With Zero Reported Deaths in 24-Hour Period According to the 'New York Post,' there were no fatalities from COVID-19 in New York City on June 4. It is the first time since March 12 that the city has gone a day without new coronavirus deaths. However, there were three people who died that day whose deaths may be linked to the virus. City Hall spokeswoman Avery Cohen says those specific deaths could be reclassified at a later date. The 'New York Post' adds that New York City has reported nearly 17,000 deaths from the pandemic. Additional records show that COVID-19 killed a peak of 590 people in the city back on April 7. Avery Cohen, via 'New York Post' The good news is welcomed by the Big Apple, which has been rocked with multiple violent confrontations between protesters and police in recent days. According to the 'New York Daily News,' plans to reopen businesses remain on track despite the unrest.
President Donald Trump has declared Friday “a great day” for George Floyd as he discussed a strong jobs report for the country and efforts to bring about racial equality
Two of Houston’s hip-hop heavy hitters -- Bun B and Trae tha Truth -- organized a rally for George Floyd which attracted more than 60,000 people. The artists say they hope more people will see Floyd’s death in police custody as another reason to fight for reformed civil rights laws. (June 5)
Fifteen years after co-founding Reddit, Alexis Ohanian made announcements Friday that he said were long overdue. He resigned from the company's board, KNTV reports, and told Reddit that his successor should be a black person. "I'm doing this for me, for my family, and for my country," Ohanian said, explaining...
Scores of retired military and defense leaders are denouncing President Donald Trump and accusing him of using the U.S. Armed Forces to undermine the rights of Americans protesting police brutality and the killing of George Floyd
About 4am Friday, artists and work crews started to paint a message on two blocks of 16th Street NW, a stretch that runs up to Lafayette Square and the White House. Just after 11, a worker put up a new street sign, and the cheering began, as Andra Day's "Rise...
Donald Trump tours one of only two major U.S. companies producing a special type of swab needed to ramp up coronavirus testing. The Trump administration provides $75.5 million for Puritan to double production to 40 million swabs a month. (June 5)
Business leader, Khalil Smith wrote a piece for Business Insider called: 4 things your black employees and coworkers wish you knew. Smith is the VP of research, consulting, and practices at the NeuroLeadership Institute, a learning and consulting firm that has worked with Microsoft, IBM, and other large companies. He says that the 4 things your black employees and coworkers wish you knew are: 1. Black people are not monolithic. Do not ask them to speak about the experience all black people are having across all of America right now. Smith says, "Black people come in all shapes and sizes, and so do our experiences." 2. This isn't new: Black communities have had to talk about racism for as long as there has been a black community in America. 3. They may be have a tough time working right now. He says: "It's a lot to process, so a bit of grace goes a long way." 4. They can't take care of you right now: He adds, "We love that you want to be an ally....And yet we need you to offer your support in a way that isn't a burden on us."
Al Sharpton Announces New March on Washington Reverend Al Sharpton shared the news during a memorial service for George Floyd on Thursday. The march, set to take place on August 28, will be led by the families of black people killed by police, including George Floyd's family. Al Sharpton, via George Floyd eulogy The reverend added that the march will get "us ready to vote, not just for who's going to be in the White House, but the statehouse and the city councils.” The march will mark the 57th anniversary of the historic demonstration for civil rights led by Martin Luther King Jr.
HelloFresh announced that it is parting ways with celebrity spokesperson Lea Michele. According to Business Insider the move comes after former co-stars accused Lea of hypocrisy and on-set bullying behavior. The grocery delivery business first announced its partnership with Michele in January 2020. The singer last posted about HelloFresh on Instagram on May 20. The accusations against Lea include bullying, racism, micro-aggresions, and threats to defecate in co-stars wigs. "We take this very seriously, and have ended our partnership with Lea Michele, effective immediately." a HelloFresh spokesperson told Business Insider.
If you've been having a hard time stuck at home during the pandemic, consider yourself lucky you haven't been attacked by a chainsaw (unless you have, in which case ... carry on). During a podcast conversation with ex-Aussie Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Cate Blanchett revealed just such a thing happened to...
The deputy emergency management coordinator for Harris County, Texas, Francisco Sanchez, joined the AccuWeather Network to discuss preparations ahead of Cristobal.
Trump Announces US Will Cut Ties With the WHO In a press conference, Trump said the World Health Organization (WHO) has not made reform changes requested by the U.S. President Donald Trump, via press conference Trump has repeatedly criticized the organization for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The president added that the U.S. will now send funds that would normally go to the WHO to other global health needs. Trump has also alleged that the WHO helped China cover up information regarding the coronavirus. He's even said that China, where the virus originated, controls the WHO. The withdrawal comes soon after the U.S. COVID-19 death toll crossed the 100,000 mark.