Friday, April 19, 2019

Tag: blackface

France Faces Blackface Debate After Greek Play...

PARIS (AP) — France is grappling with its own version of a blackface scandal, after activists blocked a theater performance at the Sorbonne university...

University of Missouri Campus Cop Immediately Fired...

A cop at the University of Missouri was instantly fired after he admitted he was photographed in blackface as he portrayed Flavor Flav at an undisclosed...

Mayor’s Racist Text Causes Pain in Maine...

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A mayor's resignation amid turmoil that included the disclosure of a racist text message is renewing tensions in a Maine...

University of Tennessee Likely Won’t Expel Students...

University of Tennessee administrators hit a nerve with the campus community in Knoxville this week after arguing that students who took a photo in...

Surprise, Surprise: Review of 900 Yearbooks Finds...

Virginia governor Ralph Northam suddenly found himself thrust into the court of public opinion after damning photos from his page of his 1984 medical school...

Gucci to Step up Diversity Hiring After...

NEW YORK (AP) — Italian fashion house Gucci announced a major push Friday to step up diversity hiring as part of a long-term plan...

Shoes Pulled From Katy Perry Line After...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry's fashion line has pulled two types of shoes after some people compared them to blackface. The Ora Face Block...

Before Multiculturalism, Blackface Rampant in US Pop...

At the time Virginia's future political leaders put on blackface in college for fun, Dan Aykroyd wore it too — in the hit 1983...

New Poll Reveals Shocking Discovery About Americans’...

A new poll reveals nearly half of Americans are OK with or uncertain about whether or not blackface is acceptable. The research was conducted by...

If Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Is Forced...

When Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refused to resign last week, he did so in the shadow of a Capitol built by a founding father...

University of Oklahoma Launches Investigation After Social...

The University of Oklahoma has responded after a video of two students in blackface went viral and drew outrage last week. A Twitter user named...

Prada Pulls Black Sambo Like Characters From...

Prada is currently in hot water with a lot of consumers after the company released a new campaign. For it's Pradamalia collection, the Italian fashion...

New Details Emerge About Drake’s Plan to...

Despite what Pusha T claims on his diss track, Drake has reportedly been supporting his baby mama since she became pregnant last year. Pusha T's...

Miami Parody Featuring Actress In Blackface Draws...

A theatrical parody that would spark outrage in most other U.S. cities has drawn praise and applause from audiences in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. Popular Spanish language play "Tres Viudas en un Crucero," ("Three Windows on a Cruise") has been entertaining audiences for months, but it's one character in particular who steals the show night after night

Model Gigi Hadid Trashed Online Again After...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BiSg0XBFGiF/?taken-by=vogueitalia Three years after her last blackface controversy, model Gigi Hadid has been thrust into another one and she's addressed concerns amid the backlash. On Thursday,...

Atlanta Charter School Pulls Racist Stunt Then...

https://www.facebook.com/nadja.semone/videos/pcb.1838339969530184/1838339809530200/?type=3&theater During a Black history performance on Thursday, The Kindezi School at Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta, GA was forced to apologize after the event...

Student Draws Criticism Over Blackface Post About...

As the excitement over Marvel's "Black Panther" continues, one University of Arkansas student decided to wrongly get in on the action by sporting blackface....

China Accuses Western Media of Hyping Up...

China's televised Lunar New Year's Gala sparked outrage this year after an outwardly racist skit about Africans featuring a Chinese actress in blackface and...

China’s Lunar New Year Special Slammed Over...

https://youtu.be/FeRi86DcfyA?t=3h20m32s   China's Lunar New Year variety show kicked off waves of backlash and accusations of racism when it featured performers in blackface. The 2018 CCTV Spring Festival...

Really?! Brazilian Samba School Draws Controversy After...

A celebration intended to pay homage to Black women in Brazil soon erupted in controversy after members of a Rio samba school paraded down...

Japanese Comedy Show Featuring Actor In Blackface...

  A Japanese TV show is under fire after a skit featuring one of the country's most famous comedians sporting blackface aired on New Year's...