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During a rally in Los Angeles, Congresswoman Maxine Waters called for the public to “push back” on Trump administration in response to the government’s immigration policy that separates families.
“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them,” she said. “You tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Waters’ rallying cry comes just days after Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant by its owner.
Netflix’s chief communications officer Jonathan Friedland has been fired after using the N-word. According to reports, Friedland used the word while in a meeting about offensive language in comedy, and later used the racial slur again while sitting with two Black employees and HR about the first incident. Friedland announced his departure on Twitter, saying, “Leaders have to be beyond reproach in the example we set and unfortunately I fell short of that standard.” (Huffington Post)
A 10-year-old phenom has become the youngest DJ ever to win at Ghana’s annual DJ awards. Popularly known as DJ Switch, Erica Tandoh started deejaying at nine years old and juggles her budding career with school, dance and playing the trumpet. Tandoh, who recently released her first single “Deceiver,” eventually wants to become a gynecologist to help women. (MadameNoire)
Greensboro, North Carolina, student Ishmale Powell has graduated high school at 15 years old. The Page High School graduate skipped two grades and took high school classes in middle school, finishing with a 4.5 GPA. Powell will attend UNC Charlotte this fall and plans to live off campus with his father while he studies to earn his degree in engineering. (WCNC)
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee tweeted a racist photo of a MS-13 gang to suggest it was Nancy Pelosi’s committee “for the take back of the House.” Huckabee’s use of the racist image was also an attempt to slam Democrats for their immigration and border control policies. The tweet has not been taken down. In fact, he has since defended his use of “vile violent criminal gang.” (The Root)
Antwon Rose, the 17-year-old unarmed teen who was shot by police last week, is being laid to rest on Monday (June 25) in Homestead, Pennsylvania. (CNN)