The Quick Read: Missouri Woman Fired After Racist Video About “N-Word Hunting” Goes Viral

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Niki McGloster Jun, 12, 2018

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A Missouri woman who said she was going “n-word hunting” has been fired from her job. Tabitha “Tabbie” Duncan, 20, was working as a waitress at the Social Bar & Grill when she was recorded spewing the racist language. The restaurant released a Facebook statement claiming that Duncan’s “incendiary comments” do not “represent the views, opinions, and policies of Social Bar & Grill and it’s owners.” The video, which has been shared on Snapchat and other social platforms, is also being investigated by the U.S. Air Force where she is reportedly an enlistee. (The Root)

A middle school in Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis will receive a music program inspired by the legend. Through the In A Perfect World Foundation, students at Anwatin Middle School will enjoy a music room fully equipped with “18 brand new keyboards, guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and acoustics to help these music students reach their full potential.” Prince’s ex-wife Manuela Testolini and collaborator Andre Cymone helped bring this idea to life. “He wanted to impact the community and he did for so long,” Testolini said. We don’t want there to be a hole in that space.” (Vibe)

A Florida man has been arrested for body-shaming and hurling racial slurs at an American Airlines flight attendant. While traveling from Philadelphia to Fort Myer, 82-year-old George Alexander harrassed the woman saying that she was “too big for this job” and “overweight.” Lee County Port authorities arrested the man at Southwest Florida International Airport once the plane landed and charged with suspicion of battery and interference of aircraft operations. (Atlanta Black Star)

Anthony Anderson is set to star in new Netflix film about the Chicago rap scene, Beats. Directed by Chris Robinson, the feature is a coming-of-age drama about a 17-year-old musical prodigy (Khalil Everage) who teams up with down-on-his-luck manager, played by Anderson. Orange Is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba and hip-hop artists Dave East and Dreezy help round out the cast. The film is expected to release in 2019. (Deadline)

Chance The Rapper invited close friend Childish Gambino to perform a surprise show for students at his Social Works open mic night. Gambino, also known as Donald Glover, hit the stage with his platinum record, “This Is America.” (The Shade Room)

Tennis star Cori “Coco” Gauff just made history as the youngest woman to win a junior title at Roland Garros in 24 years. The 14-year-old champ, who has been playing the sport since the age of 6, secured a victory in the all-American final against Caty McNally. Gauff is also now the fifth youngest French Open junior champion in history. “It has been an incredible experience here in Paris winning my first junior grand slam,” she wrote on Instagram. “Thank you God for allowing me to have such an unforgettable week. Thanks to everyone who supported me during this tournament. I can’t wait to be back for many more years to come.” (Ebony)