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.


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


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.


NFL and Roc Nation discharge Stephon Clark PSA on police brutality

NFL and Roc Nation discharge Stephon Clark PSA on police brutality

NFL and Roc Nation discharge Stephon Clark PSA on police brutality

Clark was lethally shot by Sacramento cops in 2018

The NFL is proceeding with its pledge to carrying attention to social justice issues by discharging a PSA about Stephon Clark, an unarmed 22-year-old Black man who was lethally shot by two Sacramento cops in 2018

The PSA, named “Justice for Stephon Clark,” was narrated by Se’Quette Clark, his mother. “Stephon is a textbook middle child,” she said in the clip. “He is an overachiever — like when he played football, he’s the one who picks the team spirit back up. Stephon is so charismatic. He’s the life of the party. You wouldn’t know that he’s an honor roll student. He’s such an awesome father, it makes me proud. My family will never be the same without Stephon.”

The PSA at that point played a clip from a correspondent saying that the officer confused Clark’s cellphone with a firearm. His mother at that point kept on clarifying the real-time events which prompted her child’s demise. “What the world lost, was a living example of someone doing the right thing in their day-to-day life,” she added.

Clark was shot and executed in his grandma’s backyard in March 2018. Sacramento cops Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet were purportedly scanning the area for a suspect who was supposedly breaking vehicle windows in the area. Clark was shot at any rate multiple times and the officers guaranteed he had a firearm. No firearm was ever discovered, just Clark’s telephone. No charges were documented against the two officiers. 

“With sincerity and gratitude, I would like to thank Roc Nation and the NFL for choosing to honor the life of my son Stephon Clark, who was unjustly stolen from us on March 18, 2018, by Sac PD officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet — who are still employed and patrolling our streets,” Se’Quette said in a news release. “As a mother, I can’t help the immense feeling of pride knowing my son’s life will affect so many people for generations to come.”

The “Justice for Stephon Clark” PSA video is the fifth one created by Roc Nation and the NFL to elevate attention to end systemic racism and police brutality. “We want to continue to raise awareness for victims of systemic racism to ensure their stories are not forgotten,” said the NFL’s Anna Isaacson in a release. “As part of Inspire Change, we will use our platform to recognize these individuals throughout history and support organizations that foster positive relationships between law enforcement and their communities.”


Sen. Tom Cotton faces massive criticism for necessary evil of slavery remarks

Sen. Tom Cotton faces massive criticism for necessary evil of slavery remarks

Sen. Tom Cotton faces massive criticism for necessary evil of slavery remarks

The Arkansas senator said the establishing fathers saw slavery as the “necessary evil whereupon the association was built” while attacking the 1619 Project.

“We have to study the history of slavery and its role and impact on the development of our country because otherwise we can’t understand our country. As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built, but the union was built in a way, as Lincoln said, to put slavery on the course to its ultimate extinction,” he told the outlet.

The remarks were made concerning his proposed Saving American History Act of 2020. If it passed into law, the act would monetarily debilitate schools from encouraging the educational curriculum made from The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project. The venture — made by correspondent Nikole Hannah-Jones — was created in 2019 with the objective of rethinking the heritage of slavery in the U.S. furthermore, and its continued impact on American life.

“The New York Times should not be teaching American history to our kids,” Cotton said to the Gazette. “The entire premise of the New York Times’ factually, historically flawed 1619 Project… is that America is at root, a systemically racist country to the core and irredeemable. I reject that root and branch. America is a great and noble country founded on the proposition that all mankind is created equal. We have always struggled to live up to that promise, but no country has ever done more to achieve it.”

Whenever passed, school regions that choose to encourage the educational program would no longer fit the bill for government proficient improvement reserves. Government subsidizing would likewise be lessened concerning any “cost associated with teaching the 1619 Project, including in planning time and teaching time.” educating time.”

“It won’t be much money, but even a penny is too much to go to the 1619 Project in our public schools,” Cotton said. “Curriculum is a matter for local decisions and if local left-wing school boards want to fill their children’s heads with anti-American rot, that’s their regrettable choice. But they ought not to benefit from federal tax dollars to teach America’s children to hate America.”

Cotton’s remarks about slavery being a “necessary evil” immediately turned viral on Sunday evening (July 26). On Twitter, the representative endeavored to explain his comments, composing that he had been depicting the perspectives on the founding fathers.

“More lies from the debunked 1619 Project. Describing the *views of the Founders* and how they put the evil institution on a path to extinction, a point frequently made by Lincoln, is not endorsing or justifying slavery,” he wrote. “No surprise that the 1619 Project can’t get facts right.”

In another tweet, Cotton expressed, “This is the definition of fake news. I said that *the Founders viewed slavery as a necessary evil* and described how they put the evil institution on the path to extinction, a point frequently made by Lincoln.”

Hannah-Jones — who won a Pulitzer Prize for the 1619 Project not long ago — reacted to Cotton’s proposed enactment and remarks on Sunday (July 26).

“If chattel slavery — heritable, generational, permanent, race-based slavery where it was legal to rape, torture, and sell human beings for profit — were a ‘necessary evil’ as [Tom Cotton] says, it’s hard to imagine what cannot be justified if it is a means to an end,” she tweeted.

“Imagine thinking a non-divisive curriculum is one that tells black children the buying and selling of their ancestors, the rape, torture, and forced labor of their ancestors for PROFIT, was just a ‘necessary evil’ for the creation of the ‘noblest’ country the world has ever seen,” Hannah-Jones wrote in another tweet.