Rep. Cori Bush Says America is ‘Racist AF’
Congresswoman Cori Bush has entered the chat concerning America’s issues with racism. On Sunday, the Democratic representative tweeted, “Our communities wouldn’t have needed to spark a national movement to save Black lives if America weren’t racist AF.” Rep. Bush’s comments come days after Senator Tim Scott trended on the social media platform stating that “America is not a racist country.” The sentiments were later addressed by Vice President Kamala Harris, who said that while America is not a racist country, its racist history needs to be confronted. “We also do have to speak the truth about the history of racism in our country and its existence today,” said Harris, according to USA Today.
Andrew Brown Jr. Funeral Service Held Monday
A memorial service for Andrew Brown Jr., the North Carolina man who was shot five times by police officers seeking to carry out a warrant was held today in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. “It’s a terrible way that we had to be together like this, but, you know seeing everybody, I’m glad we’re together like this right now,” said Khail Ferebee, Brown’s oldest son, during the service, according to CNN. “He would’ve loved this. I just wish he was here with us. As much as I’m going to wish and wish, wish all day, it’s not going to happen.” Reverend Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy and relatives of Eric Garner and George Floyd were in attendance.
Naomi Campbell Says Biggest Mistake Was Not Speaking Out More About Industry Racism
In a sit-down with Marc Jacobs for Interview Magazine, fashion icon Naomi Campbell discussed some of the racism that she experienced as a Black woman in fashion such as being presented with “stereotypical” attire to wear on the runway and being passed over for cover shoots because of the color of her skin. Although she did push back against industry racism and was labeled “difficult” as a result, in hindsight, she says that she should have done more. “I should have spoken out more, but back then if you spoke out, people wouldn’t work with you,” Campbell replied when asked what her biggest mistake was during her career.
Natasha Rothwell Inks Overall Deal With ABC
Insecure may be coming to an end, but Natasha Rothwell remains booked and busy. According to Deadline, the actress and comedienne recently signed a three-year deal with ABC Signature. Under the deal, Rothwell will produce television projects under her company, Big Hattie Productions.
Gains in Black Homeownership Could Increase Black Wealth by Half a Trillion or More by 2031
According to a new Zillow analysis, a recent surge in Black homeownership could serve to increase Black wealth by more than half a trillion in the next decade. “Housing will be a prominent factor determining the course of the racial wealth gap over the next decade,” said Zillow economist Treh Manhertz. “The issues caused by historic discrimination won’t be solved quickly, but addressing things like increasing access to credit, more equitable lending standards, and reducing exclusionary zoning could make buying more accessible and bring significant strides toward closing the wealth gap. In the most optimistic scenario, Black millennials could see housing equality in their retirement, and finally, pass on some real wealth to the next generation.”