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Man builds guitars using wood from a lynching tree

Freeman Vines is a luthier in Fountain, North Carolina. For half a century, he's crafted beautiful guitars from wood taken from a tree used to lynch Black people. Vines deeply moving work is the subject of a new photography book, Hanging Tree Guitars, with tintype images by Timothy Duffy and essays by Zoe Van Buren and Lonnie Holle. Duffy is the co-founder of North Carolina's Music Maker Relief Foundation, "founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the mu...
Tags: Art, Photography, Video, Music, News, Race, Racism, North Carolina, Guitars, Freeman, Timothy Duffy, Lynchings, Freeman Vines, Fountain North Carolina, Zoe Van Buren, Lonnie Holle Duffy

DJ Joey Negro, who is white, decides to change his stage name

A white musician in the UK who performs as "DJ Joey Negro" has decided to drop the name, reports the BBC. In truth I’ve not felt comfortable with the name Joey Negro for a while, especially as I’ve got older. I’ve stopped using it a few times but establishing a new name as an artist isn’t easy and I’ve ended up going back to it. I understand now though that it’s not appropriate for me to carry on using the name. I’ve recently received emails, tweets etc saying that it is unacceptable and peopl...
Tags: Post, Music, UK, News, Bbc, Racism, BLM, Dave Lee, Joey Negro, Best Dave Lee Game

Black NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace Finds Noose Hanging in Garage, Calls It a “Despicable Act of Racism & Hatred” in Statement

NASCAR has announced that they are launching an investigation after a noose was found inside the garage stall of Black driver Bubba Wallace at the Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama Sunday (Jun. 21). NASCAR said in a statement: “Late this afternoon, NASCAR was made aware that a noose was found in the garage stall of the 43 team. We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act. “We have launched an immediate investigation, and will do ev...
Tags: Celebs, Sports, Alabama, Racism, Pop Culture, Jazz, Espn, Smith, Nascar, Wallace, Confederate, GEICO, Talladega Superspeedway, Bubba Wallace, Marty Smith, Talladega NASCAR

Black Virginia Pastor Arrested After Calling Police on Mob of White People Who Attacked Him

Earlier this month, a Black Pastor in Virginia called the police for help when five people threatened him and used racial epithets. When the officers arrived, they arrested the pastor and let the five white people go. This is the story of Pastor Leon K. McCray Sr. who called the incident the “most humiliating, dehumanizing, damning, and violating event of my life.” He shared the painful story with his church and posted the video online so more people would be aware of the injustice he faced. ...
Tags: Wtf, Mugshots, Cops, Police, Virginia, Racism, Pop Culture, Jazz, EDINBURG, McCray, Really, Racial Injustice, That's Racist, Black Virginia, Edinburg Virginia, Pastor Leon K. McCray Sr

Elderly Karen Goes Off on Asian Woman Exercising in the Park: “Go Back to Whatever Country You Belong In!”

Another day, another racist Karen spewing hateful things at people who aren’t white. In this instance, Karen is an old white lady who was pissed off at a young Asian woman for exercising on the stairs at Charles H. Wilson Park in Torrance, California. My coworker/friend encountered an evil racist at the park during her workout in Torrance today ? — Sweet T (@mynamegangg) June 10, 2020 According to the young woman, after Elderly Karen walked through her workout on p...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, Wtf, News, California, Karen, Racism, Viral Videos, Jazz, Elderly, Jesus, White People, Racist, Old People, Torrance, KTLA

Drew Brees Says He Doesn’t Support NFL Players Kneeling During National Anthem to Protest Racism Because It’s Disrespectful to the Flag

Drew Brees says he does NOT agree with NFL players taking a knee during the United States National Anthem because he says it’s disrespectful to the flag. The New Orleans Saints Quarterback recently sat down for an interview with Yahoo! Finance’s “On the Move” and was asked about Colin Kaepernick’s form of protesting police brutality and racial injustice making a return when the NFL season starts back up in the fall. Brees said he’s 100% against kneeling during the National Anthem. “I will never ...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Protest, Football, Sports, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Drew Brees, Racism, Pop Culture, Jazz, Police Brutality, National Anthem, United States of America, Yahoo Finance

Dr. Umar Johnson: Why Aren’t White Allies Storming Government Buildings With Rifles to End Racism Like How They Did for COVID-19 Lockdowns?

Dr. Umar Johnson catches a lot of backlash for his radical views, but he is on point with his latest hot take. Amid protests all over the country (and the world, for that matter) against police brutality after the murder of George Floyd by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Dr. Johnson took to Instagram Live Sunday (May 31) and is now going viral for questioning why white people aren’t going all out to end racism like how they were going so hard to end the COVID-19 lockdowns. Dr. J...
Tags: Videos, Minneapolis, California, America, Racism, Protests, Pop Culture, Jazz, White People, Police Brutality, Johnson, White, Umar, Umar Johnson, Questions That Need Answers, Dr. Umar Johnson

“Make Whites Great Again” Trends on Twitter Following George Floyd’s Death by Minneapolis Police

“Make Whites Great Again” is trending on Twitter following the death of George Floyd at the hands (or knees) of a Minneapolis police officer. The phrase, a play off of President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, was a worldwide trending topic early Wednesday morning (May 27), just one day after video footage of Floyd’s fatal encounter with police went viral. Overnight, a photo had surfaced of a white man wearing a red hat with the words “Make Whites Great Again” apparently stitch...
Tags: Twitter, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Social Media, Racism, Pop Culture, Jazz, Donald Trump, Trending Topics, Trump, Minneapolis Police, Floyd, Minneapolis Police Department, Jonathan Lee Riches, Racial Injustice, Chauvin

No Charges for White Father & Son Who Chased Down & Fatally Shot Black Man Jogging in South Georgia Neighborhood

25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery was jogging in a quiet suburban neighborhood near his home in Brunswick, Georgia back in February when he was pursued, shot, and killed by a father-son duo who suspected him of committing robberies in the area. However, months later, a prosecutor said the pursuers were justified in their actions because of Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law, and they will not be facing any charges for the time being. Ahmaud Arbery was a former football player and enjoyed running to stay fit...
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Atlanta, Georgia, Racism, Trayvon Martin, Jazz, The New York Times, Times, Naacp, Racial Profiling, Gun Violence, Gregory, Ny Times

How Henry Ford, Who Published Racist Diatribes Against Jazz, Helped Popularize the Sound of Jazz and R&B

Henry Ford was unquestionably a great man, but he was not a very good man. As an entrepreneur and industrialist, he may have changed the world — for the better, I personally think — but as a human being he had serious failings. According to Richard Bak’s Henry and Edsel, the elder Ford would humiliate […] The post How Henry Ford, Who Published Racist Diatribes Against Jazz, Helped Popularize the Sound of Jazz and R&B appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: History, Racism, Ford, Editorials, Autos, Jazz, Henry Ford, Gospel, Henry, Bigotry, Richard Bak, Laurens Hammond, Dearborn Independent, Rhythm & Blues, The International Jew, B. Henry Ford

K. Michelle Disses Camila Cabello on Twitter Over Her Racist Past: “Find a D**k to Suck, Racist Rat!”

Welp! K. Michelle is definitely not a Camila Cabello fan and she wants everybody to know it. While most of the country is celebrating #ImpeachmentDay this Wednesday (Dec. 18), K. Michelle casually dropped a tweet to shut Cabello all the way up. K. checked the pop singer for her racist past and told her to have several seats. Camila Canello needs to find a dick to suck. Racist Rat — K. Michelle (@kmichelle) December 18, 2019 K. also gave zero effs when it was brought to her attention that she...
Tags: Music, Celebs, Beef, Racism, Pop Culture, Jazz, K. Michelle, Michelle, Fader, Camila, Camila Cabello, Cabello, Normani, That's Racist, celebs on Twitter, Instagram Cabello

WATCH: Trina Pops All the Way Off on White Walmart Customer Who Called Her a “N***er Bitch”

A Walmart shopper is hella lucky she walked away relatively unscathed after she called Trina the n-word right to her face! Video footage has surfaced showing the Miami-based rapper going all the way off on a White woman inside a Walmart located in Copper City, Florida. According to TMZ, witnesses say Trina popped off after the woman told her “Watch out, you n***er bitch!” after they bumped into each other in an aisle. Another shopper recorded the aftermath, which shows Trina screaming at the ...
Tags: Videos, Wtf, Celebs, Walmart, Racism, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Miami, Trending, Trina, Really, That's Racist, The N-word, Copper City Florida

We need to discuss race in electronic music, and we need a new way to communicate

A social media meltdown reveals some deeper issues in the electronic dance music world – and the ways in which online media are amplifying divisions. These do need to be things we work on, if we believe in what we’re doing in music, and listening to issues around race is something us white people need to work on, to try to do better. This is relevant to music because it’s relevant to making music a place that’s open. Humans and technology melted down this week – but that shouldn’t avail u...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Music, America, Social Media, Online, Racism, Stories, Algorithms, Detroit, Editorial, Frankie, Nina Kraviz, Nina, Discwoman

Mom Sues Bus Driver for Racial Discrimination After Dragging Her Son, Driver Says He’s Not Racist Because His Dog “Is Black As Can Be”

A Utah mom is suing a former bus driver for his “racial animus” towards mixed-race students. And you’ll never guess why the bus driver says he’s not racist.Brenda Mayes has filed a civil rights lawsuit against 78-year-old John Naisbitt after Naisbitt closed the school bus doors on her 14-year-old biracial son and proceeded to drag him for approximately 150-175 feet.The February incident was caught on the bus camera. Mayes’ son—identified as Child Doe in the lawsuit—is seen exiting the school bus...
Tags: Utah, Wtf, News, Racism, Lawsuits, Jazz, DOE, DAVE ROBERTS, Mayes, John Naisbitt, Davis School District, Really, That's Racist, Branda Mayes, Brenda Mayes, Naisbitt

Tech Company Requests “Preferably Caucasian” Candidates in Racist Job Listing on LinkedIn

An IT company is doing serious damage control after one of their online applications requested “preferably Caucasian” applicants.Cynet Systems faced heavy backlash in recent days after an online application for a pharmaceutical accounts manager position in Tampa, Florida went viral for encouraging white people to apply.The job description read the employer was seeking a “preferably Caucasian” candidate “who can get more opportunities and build the account.”Uh, hey @cynetjobs – what's with th...
Tags: Uber, Business, Florida, News, Virginia, Tech, Racism, Jazz, Racist, Tampa Florida, Cynet, That's Racist, Cynet Systems, Helena McCabe, Dara Baldwin

Rick Fox Leaves His Own Esports Company After Racist Shareholder Called Him the N-Word

Rick Fox is leaving his own company because of a racist!According to an email obtained by Dexerto, Fox intends to leave Echo Fox, an esports organization he owns, because a shareholder of the company has verbally and in emails.Fox announced his departure and denounced the racist shareholder in an April 19 email.“This is an official notification of my intention to exit the Echo Fox organization as a shareholder and participant as soon as I am able to facilitate a transaction to do so.“The recen...
Tags: Business, Celebs, News, Sports, Racism, Pop Culture, Jazz, Esports, Rick Fox, Echo Fox, That's Racist, The N-word

White Supremacist John William King Executed for Brutal Dragging Death of James Byrd Jr.

The white supremacist behind one of the late 20th century’s most notorious hate crimes has been put to death by legal injection in Texas.John William King—a proud racist who orchestrated the brutal murder of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, Texas in 1998—was executed Wednesday (Apr. 24) at the Texas State Penitentiary and was pronounced dead at 7:08 p.m., a corrections spokesperson said.NBC News reports:Asked whether he had a final statement, King said, “No,” and then wrote out a single-sentence statem...
Tags: Murder, Texas, Crime, News, Supreme Court, Nbc News, Racism, Ford, Jazz, Execution, Louisiana, Racist, King, James, HARRIS, Samuel Alito

Jussie Smollett Beaten Up in Homophobic, Racist Attack by Trump Supporters Who Put His Head in a Noose & Screamed “MAGA”

Empire star Jussie Smollett was hospitalized in Chicago Tuesday (Jan. 29) following a homophobic, racist attack from two men who physically assaulted him, put his head in a noose and yelled “This is MAGA country.”Our friends at That Grape Juice first broke the story. According to TGJ, the 35-year-old—who lives in Chicago while filming Empire—was attacked early Tuesday morning.TMZ reported that the actor/singer had arrived in Chicago from New York just hours prior to the attack.Sources close to S...
Tags: New York, Celebs, Chicago, Fox, Racism, Hospitalized, Pop Culture, Jazz, Homophobia, Racist, Empire, Donald Trump, Trump, Jussie Smollett, Chicago Police Department, Aren

'If Beale Street Could Talk' Is an Intimate Rendering of Black Love in the Face of Hatred

None The heart of If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins' much-anticipated follow up to the Oscar-winning Moonlight, is apparent from its opening scene. Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) and Fonny Hunt (Stephan James), a young black couple in love, hold hands as they stroll across a secluded New York City waterfront. Their colors of their clothes and skin — warm, sensuous yellows, oranges and browns — mimic the tender intensity of their blossoming love. The music swells and the camera focuses straigh...
Tags: Music, New York, Crime, Romance, Review, Drama, New York City, America, Racism, Adaptation, Harlem, Puerto Rico, Film Review, Nicholas Britell, Henry, If Beale Street Could Talk

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