Category Archives: Straight No Chaser

Racist Canadian Woman Demands Only ‘White Doctor’ Care for Her Child (Watch)

 

*Question: If you hated white people, and the nearest clinic to you ONLY had white doctors, and your kid had complained to you that he felt ill; would you put your hate aside in the best interest of your child?

You stew on that while I introduce you to a Canadian woman who obviously didn’t love her kid enough to let her hate go.

“Can I see a doctor please that’s white. Who doesn’t have brown teeth and who speaks English,” the white woman sitting in the reception area of a clinic in Ontario, Canada is heard saying to an employee around the :15 second mark in the video below. Her son sits beside her and looks to be playing a video game on some device.

You hear comments from people in the area who are obviously disgusted by her behavior calling out “unbelievable” and “go to the hospital” and “speak English is one thing, being white is another.” Someone also starts a sentence saying, “Does being white make him…” but trails off as the woman is obviously still talking and repeating herself as he heads towards the reception window and begins screaming at the workers.

When the 4-minute video, recorded by someone waiting in the clinic reception area was posted earlier this week, it went viral and the public was outraged. Continue reading

Travis Kalanick: Uber CEO’s Leave Obviously Not Enough, Now He Has Been Forced to Resign (Video)

*Ouch. Just when the business world had begun to realize scandalous claims of sexual harassment and other seemingly permissible inequities towards women in the Uber workplace had forced its co-Founder and CEO, Travis Kalanick, to take a leave of absence from the company; now comes the breaking news that Kalanick will not be returning at all.

The CEO of Uber has resigned.

Following Kalanick’s decision to go on leave with no return date in mind; a leave that had him telling Uber employees he needed to “work on Travis 2.0 to be the leader they deserved,” investors continued to have meetings around the subject. Apparently, the result of these get-together’s left them questioning whether Kalanick — who no one had even heard of prior to Uber (had they?) — even had the ability to be such a leader. Unfortunately for him, they have no time to wait, so he was asked to leave. Continue reading

Hey Ladies, Thinking About Plastic Surgery? Here’s Some Things You Ought to Know First (Watch)

*Hey, there is nothing at all wrong with wanting to, er, improve upon your assets. Some of us want to go bigger or smaller; some want lighter or darker, some want straight instead of crooked. Whichever applies to you, when it comes to someone working on your body, as the saying goes, “You don’t want to go cheap!” Moreover, you don’t want to go with a plastic surgeon who doesn’t know what he or she is doing.

I came across a video where two women not only share the details behind their botched surgeries; but learn from specialists right then and there what went wrong.

If you’re thinking about plastic surgery, this is information you need to have. Continue reading

Police Enter Florida Home to Do Welfare Check, Toddler Pulls Loaded Gun From Toy-Box

*While police and the Department of Social Services were performing a welfare check on a Florida home, a three-year old boy playing with his toys suddenly pulled a loaded gun out of his toy-box. Reports say the authorities were responding to suspicions of child neglect and reports that drugs were being sold out of the Boynton Beach home. Continue reading

Want to Travel the World? International Platform for Peace Wants YOU!

 

*Peace. What a concept! Even in this Trump-inspired environment; where racism, sexism and antisemitism has increasingly become more a part of the norm than sporadic incidents that occur here and there; one thing has become unavoidably clear: if we ever hope to have peace in this country and the world at large, we, the ordinary people, have to put our extraordinary pants on and get busy. To this end, the International Platform for Peace may be worth looking into.

Hooray for the folks who get up every morning and turn on CNN. Kudos to those of you who feel free to offer your commentaries of disgust on social media. And bravo to those who freely soapbox at every opportunity about what’s wrong with this country and the world. Now is YOUR opportunity to be a part of DOING because obviously KNOWING is not enough. 

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Danny Glover and Friends Celebrate His 71st Birthday Championing ‘Police Reform Initiatives’ at Human Justice Awards Gala

 

*Each year friends of actor, activist and philanthropist, Danny Glover, get together at his home to celebrate him. This year, Glover chose to switch things up a bit. After working quietly, yet relentlessly, over the past few years alongside civil rights activist and legend, Harry Belafonte, and Dr. Divine Pryor, executive director and founder of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions (CNUS) – an independent research, training, and Human Justice Advocacy think tank based in New York City, Glover wants to lend his celebrity to a cause near and dear to his heart: Human Justice: a concept coined by CNUS as the merger of Human Rights and Human Development.

Glover is no stranger to activism. The ‘Color Purple’ and ‘Lethal Weapon’ actor has been a visible force on the front lines of the world stage for decades; working with organizations such as the United Nations and UNICEF to transform lives and embolden the world population as it relates to human rights, economic and social justice, climate change and the environment, as well as education and the arts.

Together with friends and colleagues including actors Alfre Woodard (12 Years A Slave, Crooklyn), Carl Lumbly (Men of Honor, NCIS Los Angeles), Delroy Lindo ( Crooklyn, This Christmas), and Mike Ferrell (M*A*S*H) — Glover’s ‘Human Justice Celebrity Ambassador Circle’ – the actor’s 71st birthday will be the backdrop for the Human Justice Awards and Fundraiser to support the groundbreaking work of CNUS on NYPD projects such as the People’s Police Academy and police diversion for youth.

Glover and his ‘Ambassador Circle’ – a team of like-minded people using their celebrity and resources for positive change – aim to shift the paradigm from criminal justice to Human Justice and assist in the funding efforts of the organization as it sets forth its groundbreaking initiatives in police reform.

Human Justice Celebrity Ambassador Circle

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Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO, Leaving (For A While)

*While many of the Uber staff may have been shocked by a recent memo they received from the chief, others probably saw the writing on the wall. What the heck am I talking about? Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick. He wrote a heartfelt memo — well, as “heartfelt” as any money-monger businessman can muster — letting staff know that he is taking leave for a good minute. He says that for Uber 2.0 to grow and become better, as a leader he knows he must first work on “Travis 2,0.”

The ride-share company has gone through its own personal and public hell over the past years. And to borrow from yet another well-known cliche, “Too whom much is given” — even more is expected. 

During its past eight years, Uber has faced claims of sexual harassment, misconduct, departing executives, racial inequities and more in its workplace culture.

And just two months ago, one employee — an African American man who worked at the company as an engineer, was found dead in his home garage by his wife. His death was ruled a suicide; and his wife said that as an Uber employee, he faced what he obviously felt were insurmountable challenges.

Personally, in my humble opinion, I believe one sign of leadership (not qualifying it as good or bad) is someone who knows when its time to step down; if even for a while. Continue reading

Woman Granted Clemency By Barack Obama, Now Back in Federal Prison

Carol Denise Richardson, 49

*You may recall one of the things former president, Barack Obama, did before he left office, was grant clemency to more than 1700 inmates who held life sentences but for non-violent drug offences. Carol Denise Richardson was one of the lucky inmates that got a second chance at life.

Richardson had been convicted by a federal jury in June 2006 for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine and two counts of possession with intent to distribute the drug.

With an extensive rap sheet already, U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison sentenced her to life in prison. President Obama had her released on July 28, 2016; but with the condition she remain under supervision for the next 10 years.

On April 13, she decided to throw caution to the wind. Her second chance at freedom blew away with it. Continue reading