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Whataburger representative terminated for wearing Black Lives Matter mask

Whataburger representative terminated for wearing Black Lives Matter mask

Whataburger representative terminated for wearing Black Lives Matter mask

The supervisor says Whataburger wouldn’t like to “get into anything political.”

A representative at a Fort Worth, Texas Whataburger says she was terminated on Tuesday (Aug. 4) for wearing a veil with the words “People of color Matter” composed on it.

Makiya Congious recorded the discussion that occurred with her supervisor. “Whataburger wants you to wear a mask that has no opinions whatsoever on them,” the manager said. “You’re entitled to your personal opinions, that’s fine. But at Whataburger, we don’t want to portray them because some people may be offended. This is a big business. … Whataburger doesn’t want to get into anything political because we’re just hamburgers and fries.”

Makiya Congious inquired about submitting her two week’s notice before resigning. “Can I put my two weeks’ notice in?” she asked. The manager told her to leave immediately. “You want to put your two week’s notice in? We accept it and you don’t have to come back at all,” the manager replied.

On a similar audio recording, another worker was heard griping about being called the N-word by a customer. The worker stated, “That’s why my life matters.”

After a white client complained, that is the point at which she was disciplined for the mask, which she had likewise worn the Friday before the incident without any issues. “If you can walk around the whole town with your mask on, why does it matter? It’s something of meaning to us,” Congious said.

Congious said she remained at the restaurant to get an explanation about the mask policy and her two-week notification. The management team at that point called the police since she would not leave.

As per a representative, “Officials made the scene and talked with the female ex-worker who expressed that all she needed was the number to corporate to document a grievance. Ex-worker was given number by the director and afterward left scene without occurrence.”

On Wednesday (Aug. 5), Whataburger delivered an announcement with respect to the episode. “Whataburger supports racial equality,” the statement said. “This is simply a matter of enforcing our uniform policy. Whataburger employees are provided company-issued masks that comply with our policy and adhere to CDC and local government guidance.”

Individuals have composed protests at the Whataburger restaurant. A few people have additionally put in huge orders and left without getting the food or paying.

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Nia DaCosta to be first Black woman to professionally direct a Marvel film

Nia DaCosta to be first Black woman to professionally direct a Marvel film

Nia DaCosta to be first Black woman to professionally direct a Marvel film

DeCosta was as of late tapped to direct the ‘Captain’ Marvel’ continuation.

Nia DaCosta has allegedly joined the Captain Marvel 2 group and is set to coordinate the up and coming spin-off. The news, which was first announced by Deadline, makes DaCosta the first-ever Black woman to direct a film in the Marvel Studios brand series.

DaCosta has been having some fantastic luck since guiding her non-mainstream film Little Woods in 2018. She was hence hand-picked by Jordan Peele as a co-author and director for his Candyman revamp, which is normal for later this year. The film was initially set to hit theaters this June, yet was delayed to an October delivery date due to COVID-19.

“I always loved horror when I was younger; I just loved all creepy films. Candyman was one of those movies that scared the sh*t out of me,” DaCosta said during a Vulture profile. “I remember it aligning so well with me being in middle school, although it came out a few years before I was in middle school. In the bathroom, people would either say ‘Bloody Mary’ or ‘Candyman.’”

“Today, I understand that it’s special because it has a Black antagonist in a very white space…” she added.

In a meeting with Jezebel, DaCosta additionally talked on the limitations she’s felt as a Black female movie producer.

“I think there are a lot of narratives that get imposed on female filmmakers and filmmakers of color,” she said. “I know I personally get asked like, ‘Oh, you do you wanna read this script about this Black person?’ Or, ‘this script about the oppression of Black people?’” And I’m like, ‘Is it good?’”

“On the one hand it’s like, we definitely want a Black woman to tell the story about this Black woman,” she continued. “But it’s also sort of like, you can only tell those stories.”

DaCosta’s forthcoming Captain Marvel spin-off is scheduled for commercial release in July of 2022

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Amber Guyger appeals murder conviction, requests lesser charge and sentence

Amber Guyger appeals murder conviction, requests lesser charge and sentence

Two Black sheriff’s office assistants sue San Francisco for racial discrimination

In 2018, Guyger lethally shot Botham Jean while he was in his condo eating frozen yogurt.

The legal team for Amber Guyger, the lady who was indicted for killing Botham Jean, has filed legal paperwork to invalidate her conviction and sentence.

Guyger’s lawyers accept there was insufficient proof for the homicide accusation and request to have her charged guilty of criminally negligent homicide. The new charge would happen to a lesser sentence.

In the legal filing, the defense expressed, “The evidence was legally insufficient to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Guyger committed murder because (1) through mistake, Guyger formed a reasonable belief about a matter of fact—that she entered her apartment and there was an intruder inside—and (2) her mistaken belief negated the culpability for Murder because although she intentionally and knowingly caused Jean’s death, she had the right to act in deadly force in self-defense since her belief that deadly force was immediately necessary was reasonable under the circumstances.”

The previous cop is as of now carrying out a 10-year sentence for lethally shooting Jean while he was in his loft eating frozen yogurt in 2018. Guyger resided a story under Jean and said she confused him for an intruder when she entered his loft rather than her own. During the shooting, Guyger was off the clock, yet at the same time in uniform.

During the call 911, Guyger told the operator various timed that she thought it was her loft. The previous fall, her defense lawyer utilized that contention as an explanation behind her to not be accused of homicide.

Jean’s dear companion Alexis Stossel talked during the trial and said that his passing wasn’t simple for her. “Next to my husband, Botham was my absolute person,” Stossel said. “I love you, but this man is going to be in my life forever, and he’s going to be a part of us forever.”

Guyger’s lawyers are demanding an oral contention because of the legalities and realities of the case.

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Pennsylvania student restricted from wearing Black Lives Matter mask during graduation

Pennsylvania student restricted from wearing Black Lives Matter mask during graduation

Pennsylvania student restricted from wearing Black Lives Matter mask during graduation

Dean Holmes says he was permitted to proceed through with graduation after he removed his Black Lives Matter mask.

A Black Pennsylvania high school student was given an ultimatum to remove his “Black Lives Matter” mask during his graduation function.

Dean Holmes says that he was permitted to proceed through with his graduation from York Catholic High School after he conformed to their requests to remove his Black Lives Matter masks. His dad, nonetheless, took to Facebook to highlight the school’s irresponsible decision to put his son’s health at risk and potentially exposes him to COVID-19. The family strongly believes racial discrimination played a major role in the school’s decision.

“As a parent, I will not stand for my son being humiliated publicly, having his basic human dignity crushed on what should have been one of the happiest days of his young life,” John Holmes wrote in the lengthy post.

“My son literally was discriminated against in plain sight based on his race and his prior civil rights activism, and this latest action is part of a pattern and practice of discrimination at York Catholic and it cannot stand unchallenged,” he continued. “One can only graduate from high school one time and for him to have to suffer this injustice is reprehensible. The dissatisfaction that he felt by being pulled out of line and forced to remove his mask was both incalculable and traumatic and will follow him the rest of his life.”

The school has since released a statement saying that they don’t permit messages of any sort on the student’s caps or gowns and were following a similar protocol for the masks.

“Each graduate was given a face shield to be worn in lieu of a face mask,” Arthur Full, Chairman of York Catholic School Board, wrote in a statement. “Graduates gathered outside the church prior to processing inside. They were checked in, asked several questions regarding exposure to COVID-19 and temperature checked. Two other graduates chose to wear a solid face mask with no writing in addition to the actual shield and sought permission in advance to do so.”

Full continued, “It was not until the last minute, right before entering the church, that the face mask with writing was put on. York Catholic administration directed the face mask to be removed privately, away from the other graduates and guests.”

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Future and Lil Uzi Vert uncover two new blazing singles

Future and Lil Uzi Vert uncover two new blazing singles

Future and Lil Uzi Vert uncover two new blazing singles

The tracks were likewise joined by Hype Williams-coordinated trailers.

Throughout the end of the week, Future and Lil Uzi Vert got their fans energized by elevating what seems to be another shared venture from the two. Calling themselves PLUTO x BABY PLUTO, the artists likewise uncovered a few secretive trailers coordinated by the incredible Hype Williams, which show the rappers talking recent developments at a laundromat and liquor store. Presently, the world gets the opportunity to look at two new singles from Future and Uzi named “Patek,” delivered by Starboy and Brandon Finessin, and “Over Your Head,” created by D. Slope. The arrival of the hard-hitting cuts likewise corresponded with Lil Uzi Vert’s 26th birthday celebration.

While the two tracks contain the standard topic that is normal from Future and Uzi, “Over Your Head” additionally addresses the different ladies that the hip hop stars encounter during their particular careers: 

“Everything I said went right over your head, your head, went right over your head, she keep tryna text me, leave her messages on read, on read, leave ‘em on read/

F*** it off and end up with your best friend instead, instead, your best friend instead, I just spent three million dollars, they fell in her bed, in her bed, they fell in her bed
I don’t understand why they don’t understand why they not hot as me, I can switch it up in a blink of an eye, so you can’t copy me…/”

Preceding the arrival of “Patek” and “Over Your Head,” both Future and Lil Uzi Vert conveyed billboard charting solo albums of their own — Uzi dropped the hotly anticipated Eternal Atake in March, while Future astonished the masses with High Off Life two months after the fact. Both have likewise worked together a few times before, making classic tracks like “All Bad,” “Wassup,” DJ ESCO’s “Too Musch Sauce,” and A$AP Ferg’s “New Level (Remix).”

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