Safaree Reportedly Considering Porn Offers After His Leaked Nudes Broke the Internet

It’s been a few days since Safaree unexpectedly found himself trending, but the internet is still drooling over his leaked nudes. Though this is probably more exposure than the rapper/reality star bargained for, the newfound interest may lead to other opportunities, including porn.

Most of Twitter was extremely impressed with what Safaree is working with and it seems the Love & Hip Hop star has caught the attention of porn studios. A source tells Hollywood Life, Safaree’s phone has been ringing non-stop with business offers and he’s actually open to letting it all hang out even more.

“He thinks everyone will forget about the pics soon, but if they open a few doors for him, then he is cool with that too. He has never considered doing porn until now. While his heart is in hip-hop, Safaree considers himself a businessman first and if the money is right, he is open to any opportunities that come his way.”

Safaree—whose dick pic & video sparked the #SafareeChallenge—wouldn’t be the first Love & Hip Hop star to foray into the adult industry. We all remember LHHATL’s Mimi Faust swinging on shower rods with her then-boyfriend Nikko London.

But don’t get your hopes up for a “Wild Safaree” flick just yet. The insider says several job offers are coming through for Safaree and he’s even getting marriage proposals.

“Safaree is shocked that his phone has been blowing up since the penis pics leaked. He has been getting marriage proposals, job offers and he even has a ton of new online haters and trolls trying to diss him since the pics leaked.”

Safaree has returned to social media, but has not addressed the leaked pics. And right now, his focus remains on music (not porn). He will appear on The Breakfast Club Wednesday (Feb. 28) to drop his new single “Hunnid.”

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Foot Locker Shaded the Absolute Fawk Out of Mo’Nique on Instagram

By now, everybody and their mama, grandma, aunties, and cousins should know how fed the f*ck up Mo’Nique is with Netflix for not giving her the coins she feels like she deserves.

In fact, Mo’Nique’s anti-Netflix campaign has spread so far that major brands are starting to chime in on social media. Or at least one brand, in particular, is: Foot Locker.

Check out what the popular sports apparel and footwear retailer posted under a “Caption This” photo of Chris Rock and Amy Schumer on the New York Knicks’ Instagram account:

Can you say… PETTY?!?

In case you’re sitting there like, “WTF is going on here?” allow us to fill you in.

When Mo’Nique first announced her plans to organize a boycott against Netflix “for gender bias and color bias” after they offered her a paltry $500,000 for a comedy special, she posted a meme-worthy video on Instagram that started and ended with the hilariously quotable phrases “Hey my loves” and “I love us for real,” respectively.

Instagram Photo

So, now that we’ve brought you up to speed, scroll up and re-read Foot Locker’s shady azz comment. They didn’t have to do Mo Mo like that.

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Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Surprised Her With Four “Greatest Momma of All Time” Billboards

Serena Williams is returning to tennis with the greatest love and support anyone could ask for. The tennis champ’s husband has designed a series of billboards naming her the “Greatest Momma of All Time.”

Serena will soon compete at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, but as she drives to the tournament, she will be greeted with four billboards made just for her. Each billboard features a unique word and photos of Serena and her daughter, Alexis Olympia, that ultimately reads “G.M.O.A.T.”

Serena’s husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, designed the billboard himself with AdQuick, a business he invests in through his company, Initialized Capital.

“Literally am crying,” Serena wrote on her husband’s Instagram after she saw the heartwarming surprise. “This is so sweet. I love you.”

The Paribas Open be will Serena’s first singles tournament since giving birth five months ago. She played an exhibition match in December and returned to competitive tennis in January. Losing both matches, she opted to withdraw from the 2018 Australian Open (which she won last year while pregnant).

However, I’m sure seeing the four billboards will give the “G.M.O.A.T.” extra motivation to win the Indian Wells trophy and maintain her GOAT status in tennis.

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Prentis Robinson: Fast Facts About North Carolina Man Who Filmed Himself Being Shot & Killed on Facebook Live

A North Carolina man made headlines after he was shot to death while walking down the street during a Facebook Live stream Monday (Feb. 26).

Prentis Robinson, who had just celebrated his 55th birthday a few days before the shooting, was killed not too long after going to the police to report his cell phone had been stolen.

According to friends, Robinson regularly streamed live videos on Facebook and would sometimes highlight issues within his community, including calling out drug dealers. One friend said that Robinson would also “go live” if someone “messed with him.”

A suspect in the shooting, Douglas Colson, was arrested Tuesday morning after turning himself into the Wingate Police Department. He is facing a first-degree murder charge.

Here are some things you need to know about Prentis Robinson’s shooting death:

Five minutes before he was killed, Robinson went to the police station to report that his phone had been stolen.

Minutes before being shot and killed, Robinson went to Wingate Police Department to report one of his cell phones had been stolen by a family member.

Wingate Police Chief Donnie Gay, who had spoken to Robinson right before his death, said he was at a loss for words over the shooting.

“I’d just spoke to him, it was, I just … it’s hard to say anything about that,” Gay said. “I just got through talking to him.”

A live video stream showed Robinson speaking with Chief Gay, who told him he hadn’t found his phone yet.

Robinson then asked Gay to deliver a message to the person who stole his phone, and Gay said to the camera, “Bring his phone back so he can get on with his way today.”

Robinson then shook Gay’s hand and continued walking.

Robinson was recording on Facebook Live when he was murdered.

Robinson was walking home from the police station and recording on Facebook Live with a selfie stick when he was approached by a man wielding a long-barreled gun.

The live video showed the two exchanging a few words before Robinson told the man “You on Live” several times. Moments later, the gunman fired four shots, striking Robinson, and fled the scene.

When police arrived at the scene of the crime, Robinson was found face down in the street and was pronounced dead.

Douglas Cleveland Colson was arrested in connection with Robinson’s murder.

The gunman, Douglas Cleveland Colson, turned himself into authorities on Tuesday. He was charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond.

According to reports, Robinson and Colson knew each other, and weeks before the shooting, Robinson accused Colson of selling drugs in Wingate and “always [snitching] on the little young boys and get them [jail] time and stuff.”

Robinson was known for outing drug dealers on Facebook.

According to Robinson’s family members, Robinson often outed people on Facebook who were suspected drug dealers.

He would also help police find drug dealers and revealed their whereabouts. Some believe that this may have led to his death.

Robinson’s close friend Herbert Jordan told the news that he would get death threats for his posts on social media.

“People on the posts would comment and say, ‘Somebody is going to kill you,” Jordan said.

According to his Facebook page, Robinson was a musician and had just celebrated his 55th birthday days before his shooting death.

In several of his Facebook Live posts, Robinson can be seen playing the guitar, and moments before his death, he talked about his plans to move to Atlanta. Robinson had also recently celebrated his 55th birthday.

Robinson frequently used Facebook Live to document his day-to-day activities. The video below was recorded the day before he died and is the last one publicly available on his profile. The video showing him being shot and killed has been removed.

Facebook removed the video showing Robinson being shot to death.

“Because we cannot have known that the victim would have wanted this horrific act to be live streamed on social media, we have removed the original video,” a Facebook spokesperson said. “We will apply a warning screen to future uploads of the video intended to raise awareness or condemn this tragedy, and limit accessibility to people over the age of 18. We will remove instances of videos from Facebook that are shared supporting or encouraging such acts of violence.”

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Breana Harmon: Fast Facts About Texas Becky Who Lied About Being Kidnapped & Raped By Black Men

Breana Rachelle Harmon, a 19-year-old North Texas woman, pled guilty to several felony charges after she lied to police and told them she was kidnapped and raped by black men last year.

Here’s what you need to know about Breana Harmon and the false allegations she made:

Breana Harmon ran into a church last year and claimed she was kidnapped and gang-raped by three black men wearing ski masks.

According to the Dallas Morning News, a bloodied Breana Harmon (who also goes by the name Breana Talbott) ran into a church on March 8, 2017, wearing only a shirt, a bra, and underwear. Harmon, who had been reported missing by her fiance at the time told police that she was abducted by three black men wearing ski masks, and one of the men held her down while the other two men raped her.

She also claimed that the men cut her with a knife when she tried to escape.

After being examined by medical workers, Harmon displayed no evidence of being raped and holes in her blue jeans discovered at the alleged crime scene didn’t match her injuries.

Officers who reviewed the crime scene also didn’t find anything to back up Harmon’s claims. “The puzzle pieces just weren’t coming together,” Denison Police Chief Jay Burch said.

Two weeks after the alleged incident took place, Harmon admitted to officers that she made the story up and that the cuts on her body were self-inflicted.

Harmon told police that she cut herself and her clothes after getting into a fight with her fiance. Harmon said she made up the story because she didn’t want her mother to be mad at her.

When asked by people at the church was she raped, Harmon told officers she shook her head and responded yes because she was afraid of her mom being angry.

It wasn’t clear whether or not Harmon’s fiance was in on the hoax.

Harmon was hit with felony charges for filing a false police report.

Breana Harmon-Talbott pictured here with her fiance.

Harmon was initially given misdemeanor charges after she admitted to fabricating the kidnapping story. However, Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown upgraded the charges to felonies after deciding Harmon warranted more serious charges for the false allegations she made.

“Ms. Harmon was originally arrested for the misdemeanor offense of false report to a peace officer,” Brown said in a press release. “However, the more we have looked at what happened in this case, and considered the harm it caused, and certainly could have caused, we believe what she did fits these higher charges. What she did was very serious, and we believe it was felony conduct.”

According to the Herald Democrat, Harmon was indicted on two third-degree felony counts of tampering with physical evidence and a third-degree felony count of tampering with a government record. The fourth charge is a state-jail felony count of tampering with a government record.

Due to a plea agreement, Harmon will likely serve no jail time, but her lawyer says she feels “remorseful” for lying to police.

Harmon is set to be sentenced on March 20th, however, her attorney Bob Jarvis says that she has already entered a plea agreement and will receive probation or deferred-adjudication probation instead of jail time.

“She’s very remorseful for what she did and what she said, and that’s why she decided to plead guilty,” Jarvis told the Herald Democrat.

Denison Police Chief Jay Burch said Breana Harmon’s hoax was insulting to the African American community.

While it was fortunate no one was arrested over Harmon’s false report, Chief Burch said that doesn’t take away the damage the community suffered over Harmon’s hoax. Burch said hoaxes like Harmon’s could damage the reputation of a city and cause unnecessary tension within the community.

“Breana Harmon-Talbott’s hoax was also insulting to our community and especially offensive to the African-American community due to her description of the so-called suspects in her hoax,” Burch said. “The anger and hurt caused from such a hoax are difficult and all so unnecessary.”

Harmon’s fiance, Sam Hollingsworth, broke up with her after he found out she lied about being kidnapped and raped.

Last March, Harmon’s (now former) fiance, Sam Hollingsworth told KDFW-TV he was “moving on” from the relationship after feeling betrayed.

He said he and Harmon had gotten into an argument before she disappeared, but he doesn’t understand why she would lie about being kidnapped and gang-raped.

According to Hollingsworth, the fight was over whether the couple would move after he joined the Army. Facebook posts show Talbott and Hollingsworth started dating in April 2016 and were engaged a few months later in November.

“I was hurt. It was hard to take in whenever I found out about everything,” Hollingsworth said. “Somebody that I actually trusted and was planning on spending the rest of my life with could do something like this to me and everybody else in this community.”

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Mo’Nique Says She’s “Proud” of Tiffany Haddish After Signing Netflix Deal

Hey, my loves. Tiffany Haddish recently signed a deal with Netflix, and, believe it or not, Mo’Nique couldn’t be happier for her.

After the “Girls Trip” star was dragged into the drama surrounding Mo’Nique’s attempted Netflix boycott, Haddish announced that she got her own deal with the streaming giant, and Mo’Nique was quick to let her know how proud she was.

When Mo’Nique was asking folks to boycott Netflix because she felt like they refused to pay her what she’s worth because of her gender and the color of her skin, she name-dropped Tiffany Haddish, saying that she’s part of the reason why she refused to accept Netflix’s offer.

Mo’Nique believed that Netflix lowballed her with a $500K offer for a standup special and accused the streaming service of racial and gender bias because they paid Dave Chapelle, Chris Rock and Amy Schumer millions more.

“I couldn’t accept that low offer, because if I did … I couldn’t sleep at night,” she said on ‘Sway in the Morning.’ “I say this humbly: I am the most decorated comedian alive. But if I accepted $500,000, what does Tiffany Haddish have coming? If I accept that, what does the black female comedian have coming? Because what they’ll say is, ‘Mo’Nique accepted this and she’s got that.’ So what do they have coming?”

Over the weekend, a fan wrote to Haddish on Twitter, saying that if she were to get a multimillion-dollar Netflix deal it would be because Mo’Nique stood up for her and other up and coming black comediennes.

But Haddish was quick to let the fan know that her deal was signed, sealed and delivered way before Mo’Nique brought her issues with Netflix to the forefront.

Tiffany will be voicing one of the lead characters in a new Netflix animated comedy series called “Tuca & Bertie,” and despite Mo’Nique’s own personal issues with Netflix, she let Haddish know that she’s genuinely happy for her.

“You’ve done nothing wrong my sister. You KEEP SHINING,” she said on Twitter. “I am proud of you. You keep doing what [you’re] doing. You are making it better for the next ones.”

In recent interviews, Mo’Nique has had no problems butting heads with anyone who questions her claims that she’s been “bullied” and “blackballed” by Hollywood.

Just last week, the comedian clashed with Whoopi Goldberg on “The View” over her refusal to travel overseas to promote “Precious,” which Whoopi said was contractually part of her job. “if you had called me, I could’ve schooled you on what was expected,” Goldberg told her.

Mo’Nique also got into an argument with “The Breakfast Club” host Charlamagne tha God after he questioned her attempted Netflix boycott and called her “Donkey of the Day.”

“You don’t know the history of this business that you’re in,” she said. “You sit behind this microphone and try to be the guru of Black culture. I’m going to need you to know the history of us before you begin to label us and once you know the history, you know I’m not saying anything unique, brother.”

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Mugshot Madness: NBA YoungBoy Denied Bail & Extradited to Georgia for Girlfriend Assault, Kidnapping Case

It looks like NBA YoungBoy won’t be getting out of jail anytime soon. Following his arrest Sunday (Feb. 25) in Tallahassee, Florida on a fugitive warrant, the “No Smoke” rapper has been extradited to Georgia to pose for a new mugshot and to face aggravated assault, kidnapping and weapons charges. And on top of that, the judge ordered him to be held without bail.

NBA YoungBoy (real name: Kentrell Gaulden) was caught on video allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Jania at a hotel in Waycross, Georgia, which is what brought on the charges. The surveillance footage appears to show the rapper body slamming his GF in the hallway before dragging her back into their room.

Police were called to the scene, but by the time they arrived, YoungBoy and his girlfriend had already left. He was later arrested in Tallahassee after his tour bus was pulled over and police found out he had outstanding warrants.

Following YoungBoy’s arrest, Jania quickly hopped on Periscope to deny that she was assaulted. According to her, the two were just playing around like they normally do, however, the judge presiding over the case isn’t trying to hear that, especially since blood was found in their hotel room.

NBA YoungBoy is no stranger to the law, as he was just released from prison last May after pleading to a lesser charge from an attempted murder case. In that incident, the 19-year-old admitted to firing shots on Baton Rouge’s Kentucky Street on November 2nd, 2016. Police believed the shooting was in retaliation for the murder of Keondrae Ricks, who was killed on a nearby street earlier that day.

The rapper—who has been blowing up on the rap scene since his release from prison—is currently prepping the release of his debut album, Until Death Call My Name, which is due out on March 2nd.

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Trey Songz Under Investigation for Allegedly Punching & Choking Woman During NBA All-Star Weekend

R&B crooner Trey Songz may be in serious trouble with the law.

The “Love Faces” singer is being accused of punching and choking a woman during NBA All-Star weekend.

TMZ reports:

Law enforcement sources tell us the woman filed a police report claiming Trey hit her in the face Saturday night while they were attending a Hollywood Hills party.

The unidentified woman claims Songz became furious after she talked to another man. The two got into an argument and Songz allegedly assaulted her. Following the alleged attack, the woman left the party and went to the hospital to be treated for her injuries. She later filed a police report.

The woman is now being represented by popular feminist attorney Lisa Bloom. Bloom released a statement on behalf of her client:

“He called her names, choked her and repeatedly punched her in the face. Several people were present and no one helped her,” the statement read. “When she took out her phone to call an Uber to get out of there, he threw her phone off a cliff to prevent her from leaving. She took out a second phone and he threw that off the cliff as well.”

A Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman confirmed detectives are investigating the incident.

Songz responded to the allegations in a tweet stating, “This too shall pass”.

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Jerry Lee Curry: Fast Facts About Father Who Raped, Chained & Beat Mentally Disabled Twin Daughters for 10 Years

A disgusting sack of flesh masquerading himself as a human being is facing serious charges after brutally abusing his twin daughters, holding them captive, and getting one of them pregnant twice, among other horrific things.

51-year-old Jerry Lee Curry of Minnesota was arrested week and charged in Hennepin County District Court for crimes involving sexual conduct, abuse and stalking, which left his adult twins—who suffer from mental disabilities and are now in their early 20s—with injuries consistent with torture.

One of the twins said Curry would regularly threaten to kill them and dump them in the trash. The other twin reportedly managed to escape last May and call the police, however, according to the Star Tribune, authorities said they needed “sufficient evidence” before they could charge Curry.

Nearly a year later, that day finally came, as Curry surrendered himself to authorities last Wednesday (Feb. 21) and was booked into Hennepin County jail on a $750,000 bail.

Here are some things you need to know about Jerry Lee Curry and his heinous crimes.

Jerry Lee Curry allegedly tortured his twin daughters for nearly a decade.

Jerry Lee Curry is accused of brutally beating, raping, and starving his twin daughters, who are both mentally disabled and now in their twenties.

According to the Star Tribune, the abuse occurred over a 10-year span and was fueled by Curry’s anger over one of the twins becoming sexually active and because he believed they were eating too much.

Curry allegedly kept the women chained up in the home and would barely feed them food.

One of the twins told authorities Curry chained her while she was naked and forced her to lie in pools of her own urine and feces. She said the chains were so tight that she almost lost her legs to gangrene, according to an order of protection.

Curry also allegedly threatened to kill the twins and dump them in the trash, one of the women said.

Jerry Curry fathered two children with one of his twin daughters, who both suffer from mental disabilities.

According to a criminal complaint, DNA samples confirmed that Curry impregnated one of the twins twice. The first birth was in June of 2014 and the second one was in October 2017.

One of the twins said Curry had chained her to a door for as long as she could remember, and also denied her food.

“I don’t remember having enough food,” she wrote in a statement. “He forced me to have sex, (and) he has done this to me every day since I was (in my) early teens or so … He did this to my sister also.”

The twin also told authorities Curry “routinely raped” her and would at times use fists, bats and brooms.

According to the Star Tribune, the twin who was impregnated twice by Curry was determined by a psychologist to have a “mild to moderate” level of intellectual disability, and is unable to live on her own. The other twin was found to be more severely diminished and behaves like a six or seven-year-old child.

In a statement to the media, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said the allegations against Curry were “as repulsive and horrendous as anything I have seen in my 18 years as county attorney.”

During a press conference the Thursday following Curry’s arrest, Freeman described the twins as “vulnerable adults” with “some limited capacity to communicate,” which prolonged the investigation. “This is a very complex and complicated case,” Freeman said. “Frankly, we’re all shocked at what we learned.”

According to the affidavit, doctors treating the twins discovered numerous scars on their backs, faces and scalps. One of them told police Curry allegedly stomped on her head, which left her blind in one eye. The twins initially denied being abused by Curry, but started to open up about what they had been through weeks later.

One of the twins escaped last year in May and alerted police, but they refused to help on account of not having “sufficient evidence.”

Investigators became involved in the case after one of the twins escaped from the home in May 2017 and showed up to a homeless shelter with a detached ear and several scars and bruises.

However, despite her claims and injuries, the Star Tribune reports authorities said they needed “sufficient evidence” before they could charge Curry.

“When we had everything we needed, we filed the charges,” Hennepin County attorney spokesman Chuck Laszewski Laszweski said in a statement.

Police had been called to the home 53 times prior to Curry’s arrest.

Since 2011, police had been to the home around 53 times, but no arrests were ever made, and the family’s situation was never reported to county workers.

Many of Curry’s neighbors witnessed the abuse the twins suffered at the hands of their own father and tried to get law enforcement officers involved.

“There have been a lot of incidences between yelling and screaming at the kids, locking them outside in their bras and underwear,” one neighbor said. “One of them even slept on the back steps a couple of nights.”

The neighbor said the police only made Curry allow the twins back in the home after he locked them out the house and made them sleep outside.

“I called the police, between us and the neighbors, we called adult protection, child protection, even animal control,” the neighbor added. “The police had been here when they were locked outside and they just beat on the door and made them let them back in.”

Another neighbor noted, “The system has to be fixed. This is not how things should work. This should have been resolved years ago.”

Outside of the twins, Curry also had another daughter in the house who told authorities she was often tortured by her father. The 10-year-old said Curry once hit her in the head with a golf club and, in another incident, made her attack her twin sisters with a stick.

The home was described as a “house of horrors,” and when officers first arrived on the premises, they said it looked more like a “sex chamber” with several sex toys scattered about in one room and pornography playing on the television.

Curry was finally arrested and is facing numerous violent felonies.

On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, Curry was finally booked at Hennepin County jail on $750,000 bond and was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, stalking, first-and second-degree assault, abuse of a vulnerable adult, and a gross-misdemeanor count of child endangerment.

Curry had previously been arrested years before for drunken driving and low-level assault convictions.

The twins’ mother Shelia Machelle Wilson also took part in the abuse and was recently arrested and charged as well.

Sheila Machelle Wilson, the twin’s mother, was arrested and charged with three counts of criminal neglect. Her bail was set at $300,000.

According to one of the twins, Wilson also took part in the abuse and chained them up along with their father.

“The last time my mom chained me to the door, pushed me and wouldn’t give me food,” the twin said in an order seeking protection.

“She hits me all the time. She knew my father was raping and beating me all these years. She let it go on. I am so afraid of my parents. I never want to be with them again. It feels so good to not be chained to the bed, raped and beaten every day.”

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NYU Issues Half-Assed Apology for Racist Black History Month Menu That Featured Kool-Aid, Watermelon Water & Collard Greens

New York University is in serious hot water after serving a “special” meal in “dedicated” to Black History Month that has made headlines and left several students offended.

In “honor” of Black History Month, the school served a menu in the dining hall that consisted of: BBQ ribs, collard greens, yams, cornbread, and macaroni and cheese along with Kool-Aid and Watermelon flavored drinks.

Nia Harris, a sophomore in N.Y.U.’s College of Arts & Science, took to Facebook in response to the incident and spoke on how upset and disappointed in the University she was for allowing it to take place.

She wrote in a lengthy message on the social media site:

This is what it’s like to be a black student at New York University. You go to a dining hall during February and you see “Black History Month Meal” plastered outside the entrance. You walk inside the dining hall only to find ribs, collard greens, and mac and cheese. You note that this is stereotypical, but you decide not to make a big deal. Then you see the beverages, Red Koolaid and watermelon water. You take a breath. You ask to speak with the person over this specific dining hall menu. After being bounced around from person to person you finally get a chance to meet with someone. Today this happened. Today I was lied to, placated, and ignored. In 2018 I literally had to explain why displaying watermelon and koolaid in celebration of Black History Month was not only racially insensitive but just ignorant. I’ve wanted to go to NYU since I was 7th grade, and it breaks my heart that at this allegedly “diverse” and “global” institution, black students are faced with issues like this one. Attached below is the email I sent to dining services today as well as the Deans of the University. However, I don’t want it to stop there. Please share, repost, comment, or whatever. TALK ABOUT THESE ISSUES. These institutions want black students for diversity statistics, but cannot handle when students speak out. It’s time for action.

NYU’s President Andrew Hamilton issued a half-assed apology a day later after students voiced their opinions over how racially-insensitive it was for the dining hall to put such a racist, stereotypical menu together. He also put all the blame on Aramark, the company that provides the meals in the University’s dining hall.

“NYU’s dining administrators will insist that Aramark put in place a mechanism to avoid a repeat of yesterday’s episode, such as consulting the existing student advisory body and campus cultural groups about the menu for special events,” Mr. Hamilton said in a statement.

Aramark also responded, saying that they fired the two employees (who were both white) that came up with the racist Black History Month meal.

“We have zero tolerance for any employee who does not adhere to our values or contradicts our longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion,” Aramark said in a statement Wednesday. “Employees at NYU who acted independently and did not follow our approved plan for the celebration of Black History Month have been terminated and are no longer with the company. We are extremely disappointed by this regrettable situation and apologize to the entire NYU community and communities everywhere for their insensitive and offensive actions.”

To make matter’s even worse, the dining hall’s head cook initially told students that the menu was made up by employees who were black, only for University officials to later confirm that the Kool-Aid and Watermelon water was placed on the menu by white employees.

Students at the school also called out the University’s president over his apology statement, which they felt was unclear.

“I want the people who were fired. I want it to be clarified who they were, what their positions were, that they were not people of color because that’s a big misconception. I want him to state that on this campus, he values Black students,” Nia Harris said at an open panel held by NYU’s Center for Multicultural and Educational Programming in response to the controversial issue.

Kayla Eubanks, another student at the University also voiced her concerns in regards to Hamilton’s apology.

“When I read the statement, it seemed pretty vague,” Eubanks said. “I want him to say that we at NYU acknowledge that this was wrong, we do not agree with it and we’re literally taking the side with the students. I want him to directly say that.”

This is just another example of how America feels about Black people. I wonder what old wrinkled bird face Trump has to say about all of this. He probably wouldn’t even see what the big deal is, which is a whole ‘nother problem in and of itself.

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