Amazon pulls clothing with ‘Slavery gets sh-t done’ slogan

LONDON — Children’s clothes bearing the slogan ‘Slavery gets sh-t done’ have been pulled from sale by online retail giant Amazon.com Inc after criticism from shoppers and anti-slavery groups. A range of products featuring the slogan, from mugs and bags to T-shirts modeled by young children, were listed by

Mo’Nique calls for Netflix boycott due to colour and gender bias

Oscar-winning Precious actress Mo'Nique has called for fans to boycott streaming service Netflix over its alleged bias. Probably best-known for her role as the abusive Mary Lee Johnston in Precious, the 50-year-old has also had big TV parts in the likes of The Parkers and Bessie, andhas had a

Russian fashion designer faces backlash for racist note

Russian fashion designer Ulyana Sergeenko is under fire for using the N-word in a note to lifestyle blogger Miroslava Duma (neither are black). On Monday, Duma, 32, posted a snap of the tone-deaf note on her Instagram story, which read “To my n—-s in Paris,” a play on the popular Kanye

Call The Midwife set to tackle racism in series seven

Call The Midwife is set to tackle racism in series seven as the show’s first black midwife joins the show [BBC] Following the Christmas special in December, Call The Midwife is returning to screens this month for a brand new series. And while the midwives and residents of Poplar will

H&M child model and family had to move over “security concerns’

The black child model featured in a controversial H&M campaign wearing a “coolest monkey” hoodie was forced to move with his family for “security reasons,” according to reports. Liam Mango, who lived in Stockholm, Sweden, was thrown into the crossfire on social media last week as customers slammed the H&M hoodie

Trump can’t be racist because he had a TV show: Sanders

The White House on Tuesday continued to push back against accusations that President Trump was a racist — with his spokeswoman citing his decade-long stint on reality TV as evidence. “I think that is an outrageous claim, and frankly I think if the critics of the president were who

KKK fliers posted in Virginia town over MLK weekend

LEESBURG, Va. — Police in northern Virginia are investigating after some residents received fliers claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan. WTOP reported Saturday that the fliers were found outside houses Friday night in Leesburg, which is about an hour’s drive west of Washington, D.C. The pieces of paper

Supermarket yanks coffee cans with slave imagery

A UK supermarket sold coffee tins that depict slaves working on plantations — and quickly removed them from its shelves after an outcry from outraged customers, according to a report. Shopper Patriic Gayle, 56, and friend Annette Saunders were browsing the isles at the Waitrose store inside the Brunswick

MLK’s nephew: Trump isn’t racist, just ‘racially ignorant’

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nephew says President Trump is “racially ignorant” — but not “a racist.” “I don’t think Present Trump is a racist in the traditional sense as we know in this country,” Issac Newton Farris Jr., who stood by the president’s side Friday as he signed

Mother of boy in H&M’s “coolest monkey’ ad says, “Get over it’

The mother of a black child who was featured in a controversial H&M ad for a hoodie that read, “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle,” said that people calling it racially insensitive need to “get over it.” In a series of since-deleted Facebook posts, the mom, Terry Mango, of Stockholm, Sweden, said

Teacher accused of telling black student he may be lynched

MASON, Ohio — An Ohio school district has acknowledged that a teacher made a mistake after a black student reported that he was told he might be lynched if he didn’t get back to work. Tanisha Agee-Bell says a white teacher at Mason Middle School made the comment to

Black Eyed Peas Calls Out America’s Racism In New Video

After eight years of relative silence, the Black Eyed Peas released a new music video on Monday for their song “Street Livin,’” a new single that is reminiscent of the group’s roots in alternative hip-hop. Instead of featuring the members’ faces, the video focuses on a series of images depicting