A morning news anchor in Cleveland used a racially offensive term during an Oscar discussion Monday while discussing Lady Gaga's performance. Kristi Capel of Fox 8 News In The Morning said, "It's hard to really hear her voice with all the jigaboo music." Her black co-anchor Wayne Dawson laughed and she repeated, "Jigaboo." Capel apologized on Tuesday's broadcast and said, "I truly did not know the meaning of the word and would never intentionally use such hurtful language." The term has been a racial slur against blacks going back to the early 20th century. read more
According to KPNX, court records showed that a woman woke up on Nov. 4 at around 4 a.m. to find 54-year-old Tilfert D. Vaughn standing naked behind her bathroom door with a large serrated bread knife.
The woman said that the suspect made her lie down on the bed, and he raped her while holding the knife to her throat.
"Now you have a baby. Bless it and take care of it," Vaughn told the woman after raping her, court documents said.
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Two Philadelphia police officers were charged Thursday with beating a man on a scooter nearly two years ago and lying about it, resulting in wrongful charges against him. A Philadelphia grand jury decided to charge Officers Sean McKnight and Kevin Robinson after the district attorney presented evidence. The use of prosecutor-led grand juries met deep scrutiny across the country last year after several high-profile investigations resulted in no charges for officers involved in the deaths of suspects in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City. read more
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal is often touted by Republicans as a shining example that the party dominated by older, white men is actually inclusive to less-old, less-white men. Jindal, who was born in Baton Rouge to parents who had immigrated from India, is even toying with a presidential bid.
Unfortunately, it appears that not everyone is exactly thrilled with his dark skin tone, and in a painting hanging up at the very front of his office, he is depicted
with a very pale complexion.