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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Doubles Down On Only Granting Interviews To Minorities: I Would Absolutely Do It Again

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot isn’t letting a lawsuit change her mind about only doing interviews with minorities for a period of time.

She made the controversial decision back in May.

Lori Lightfoot, who is the first openly gay and Black female mayor of the Windy City, stood her ground and told The New York Times recently,

“I would absolutely do it again. I’m unapologetic about it because it spurred a very important conversation, a conversation that needed to happen, that should have happened a long time ago.”

She continued,

“Here is the bottom line for me: to state the obvious, I’m a Black woman mayor. I’m the mayor of the third-largest city in the country, obviously, I have a platform, and it’s important to me to advocate on things that I believe are important.”

“Going back to why I ran, to disrupt the status quo. The media is critically important to our democracy…the media is in a time of incredible upheaval and disruption but our city hall press corps looks like it’s 1950 or 1970.”

She added that while she didn’t want to leave anyone out, she did want to encourage newsrooms to prioritize diversity.

“In Chicago, we have a huge amount of diverse media talent. We’ve got schools that…that are best in class across the country, and I would say, really, across the world. So the absence of journalists of color, covering the mayor of the third-largest city in the country is absolutely unacceptable. And so I decided to say something about it.”

She made it clear that she understands as an elected official, she can’t decide who reports about her, adding:

“No, it’s not about me choosing who covers me, right? I gave exclusive interviews. And we do get to choose who we talk to in exclusives. I gave exclusive interviews with journalists of color, right?”

“One 24-hour period and it was like people’s heads exploded. I had journalists saying, ‘Does the mayor think I’m racist?’ No, it’s not about individuals. It’s about systemic racism.”

After she announced her policy, right-wing journalist Thomas Catenacci of The Daily Caller filed a lawsuit claiming that she discriminated against him and violated his Equal Protection and First Amendment rights.

He alleged that he sent Lori Lightfoot an interview request on May 20, and followed up multiple times to no avail. He said he took legal action after discovering she sat down with a Latino journalist.

The current status of the lawsuit isn’t clear.

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Chris Brown Accused of Colorism Again By Woman in Viral Tik Tok

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Chris Brown is in the hot seat again. The 32-year-old singer has been accused of colorism before, most notably when Love & Hip Hop star, Tokyo Vanity confronted him about colorist lyrics and not allowing dark skin women in his section at an LA club.

This time a Tik Tok user who goes by @ashlyepic posted a Tik Tok where she writes on the video, 

“When Bhris Breezy told Me I was too dark to get Into his party” 

Tik tok:

@ashlyepicIdk why I still like him ? I must like abuse ????? #fyp? #SHEINcares #PerfectMarcJacobs #foryou #foryoupage? Use – .

 Chris Brown has had some questionable lyrics in his songs like his 2019 track, Need A Stack. The singer said,

“Only wanna f*** the black b****es with the nice hair” 

*YOUTUBE VIDEO OF SONG*

That was the lyric that started the short-lived social media beef between him and Tokyo Vanity. 

Some Tik Tok commentators don’t believe the Tik Tok creator, Ashley, is telling the truth because they don’t think she’s dark skin or because they think she’s lying for clout. But there are some users that do believe her and she thanked them for supporting her. 

 

 


She denied all the lying allegations and said that posting the video was a part of her coping mechanism. She pinned a comment at the top of the video saying,

“Guys I’m a real victim, my caption is basically my coping mechanism.”

Chris Brown has not responded or released a statement addressing the video as of now.

What do you think about the accusations of Chris Brown? Let us know down below.

 

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Zoe Kravitz Finalizes Divorce Amidst Dating Rumors With Channing Tatum

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Zoe Kravitz Finalizes Divorce Amidst Dating Rumors With Channing Tatum

Zoe Kravitz is officially single, or at least her divorce says that she is.

According to reports, on Wednesday, Aug 25, the divorce of actors Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman was finalized after they allegedly broke up in December 2020.

Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman

The couple started dating in 2016 and secretly tied the knot in May 2019.

They later had a ceremony with family including her mother Lisa Bonet and step-father Jason Momoa. It took place in Paris at her father, Lenny Kravitz’s, French estate.

However, in December, The Big Little Lies actress reportedly filed for divorce after less than two years of marriage.

Neither has commented on the separation or divorce but Zoe Kravitz posted a picture saying, “New Year, Little Things,” back in January.

Earlier this month, Zoe Kravitz sparked rumors of her and Channing Tatum dating when the two were spotted together in New York City.

Channing Tatum, Zoë Kravitz

Channing Tatum, who recently dated singer Jessie J after his divorce from his Step-Up co-star Jenna Dewan, will be starring in the upcoming film P***y Island, to which Zoe Kravitz will direct.

Do you think Zoe and Channing are dating? Let us know in the comments. 

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Loretta Devine Says Gregory Hines Told Her To Lose Weight To Move Up In Her Career

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It is impossible to talk about Black cinema without mentioning Loretta Devine. 

In a new episode of TV One’s Uncensored, Loretta Devine, is opening up about working on Waiting To Exhale and working with the late Whitney Houston. 

Loretta Devine

While on the set of Waiting To Exhale, Loretta Devine said no one could stop Whitney Houston from singing, even between scenes. She added,

Whitney Houston circa 2011

“We were in Scottsdale, Arizona for like three months filming this movie and it had such a family feeling to it. And Whitney was always singing, you couldn’t stop her from singing.” 

She also said Whitney Houston, who passed in 2012, loved how proper Angela Bassett spoke and how much it would make her laugh. She continued speaking about the three times she worked with the late singer and how incredible she really was.

01/04/2018 – Angela Bassett – 2018 Winter TCA Tour

Devine also spoke about her experience working with the late Gregory Hines, who was singer, dancer, and actor. As co-stars she said,

“Gregory was so wonderful in so many ways. He was my leading man in Waiting To Exhale and he was the only man smart enough on my first day of shooting to have roses everywhere for me, and I always brag on him because nobody else did that.” 

She continued saying,

“I remember him telling me, ‘Now as soon as this movie is over you have to lose all the weight to move into the next category.’ I don’t know category that was because I never lost the weight like he talked about.” 

The Family Reunion star said that Waiting To Exhale changed her life after the movie’s release. She said,

“All of a sudden we were like the most popular people around. I mean people would just grab you. I’ve never been so scared to go outside.” 

Following the success of Waiting To Exhale, Loretta Devine went on to play some of the most memorable characters like Mrs. Taylor in Jumping The Broom, and Ma’Dere alongside Chris Brown and Regina King in This Christmas. 

 

What is your favorite character of Loretta Devine? Tell us in the comments. 

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