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Witness who tried to help George Floyd breaks down on the stand : TheGrio

A witness in the police killing of George Floyd broke down in tears during his testimony in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial on Wednesday.  Witness Charles McMillian, 61, sobbed on the witness stand as he watched graphic body camera footage of himself standing by Minneapolis police officers as they struggled to detain Floyd. The victim called out for his mother during his arrest and repeatedly shouted “I can’t breathe.” As theGRIO previously reported, Floyd, 46, was

Laverne Cox and Selena Gomez Among Stars Signing Open Letter to Support Transgender Youth

WENN The 'Orange Is the New Black' star and the former Disney actress are leading a new campaign to support transgender youth amid fights against anti-LGBTQ legislation in Arkansas. AceShowbiz - Laverne Cox and Selena Gomez are spearheading a new campaign to support transgender women and girls. The two stars are among the 420-plus women who have signed a "We All Must Fight" letter organised by activist Raquel Willis to mark Wednesday's (31Mar21) Transgender Day of Visibility and the end of Women's…

Aidy Boothroyd reveals what sparked Curtis Jones brawl after England U21 elimination

Liverpool’s Curtis Jones was sent off after England’s elimination (Picture: Getty)Curtis Jones went from hero to villain as the England Under-21s crashed out of the European Championships at the group stage at the hands of Croatia and Aidy Boothroyd said his sending off was partly down to the side’s ‘highly emotive’ elimination. England’s 2-1 victory was not enough to secure them a quarter-final place as they had to beat Group D rivals Croatia by two clear goals after losing their two previous games to Portugal…

Houston-Baylor showdown features family battle

It’ll be more than an in-state Final Four showdown when No. 1 Baylor meets second-seeded Houston with a spot in the national championship game on the line Saturday night in Indianapolis. The national semifinal will also feature father against son, Houston assistant coach Alvin Brooks and Baylor assistant coach Alvin Brooks III. Between the two, they have 52 years of coaching experience, but this will obviously be a first. “It’s hard to get here,” Brooks said on a Zoom call with his father. “But then to get to the Final…

Black employees in U.S. senior finance roles drops despite initiatives

It looks like diversity is only symbolic in the finance industry. Read More: Virginia’s historic voting rights act drafted by Black women lawmakers A new study by the Financial Times revealed that Black employees were not only underrepresented in the US financial services industry in 2018 but that there was a decline from the previous decade.“It begs the question of all of the efforts and all of the energy that was put into this: ‘What are they doing and why is 

Britney Spears Hasn’t Seen “Framing Britney Spears” But Cried For Two Weeks Over It 

The New York Times Presents Framing Britney Spears, the Hulu documentary about Britney Spears‘ breakdown and conservatorship, has been out for almost two months, and while her father/almost-ex-conservator, Jamie Spears, has said words about it, Brit herself really hasn’t. But yesterday, Britney spoke out about it and let us know that she hasn’t seen it, which why would she? She lived it! Also Sharon Stone revealed that in 2007, Britney…

Idaho man pleads guilty to murder of 3-year-old girl at her birthday party

The man accused of stabbing a three-year-old pled guilty to her murder Tuesday and will soon find out what his sentence will be. Read More: Oklahoma pastor’s wife and her lover arrested in shooting death of husband In court this week, Timmy Kinner, 32, admitted to stabbing Ruya Kadir in 2018 in Idaho. He pled guilty to first-degree murder on Tuesday in the rampage that injured eight others, including five children. Kinner broke into the apartment where the party was

Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Gabrielle Union’s Advice on Transition to Become Stepmom

Instagram The 'Shakespeare in Love' actress opens up about being a stepmom to husband Brad Falchuk's two teenage kids, claiming it helped her 'learn so much' about herself. AceShowbiz - Gwyneth Paltrow has "learned so much" about herself since becoming a stepmother. The 48-year-old actress - who has two children of her own, 16-year-old Apple and 14-year-old Moses, with her ex-husband Chris Martin - became a stepmother in 2018 when she tied the knot with Brad Falchuk, who has teenage children Isabella…

James Charles Accused Of Creeping On Yet Another Underage Boy

Last month, 21-year-old beauty influencer James Charles, who has 27 million Instagram followers and 25 million YouTube subscribers, vowed to ask for ID whenever he talks to a young dude on social media. When I was 21, I didn’t need to check IDs because I’d immediately get the sneezes and hives when around anyone who could not legally buy me a drink at the bar. I’m allergic to those fetuses! But James Charles likes ’em younger, and he promised to make sure…

Lil Nas X pays respects to FKA twigs after ‘Montero’ drama

Fans of musician FKA twigs saw something familiar after watching the new music video for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” when it debuted Friday.The video for pop star Lil Nas X’s latest single features, among other things, a pair of thigh-high leather boots; the singer-rapper chained in a gladiator-esque arena with captors also played by him; and, most infamously, a 30-second lap dance on Satan. While that satanic cameo drew the most attention from fans and critics, it was another meme-worthy motif that had some…

bitchy | Saweetie & Quavo had a physical altercation last year, months before they split

Two Fridays ago, Saweetie announced that she and Quavo were done. They reminded me a lot of the early version of Cardi B and Offset – young, attractive, popular, well-connected, musical and, as it turns out, toxic. Saweetie is 27 (Cardi is 28) and Quavo is 29. My take on the breakup wasn’t that it was particularly nasty – Saweetie tweeted this: I’m single. I’ve endured too much betrayal and hurt behind the scenes for a false narrative to be circulating that degrades my character. Presents don’t band aid…

George Floyd Mural in Phoenix Vandalized with Word ‘Fentanyl’ (Watch)

George Floyd mural in Phoenix vandalized *Vandals hit a tribute mural of George Floyd in Phoenix. The word “Fentanyl” was spray painted on The mural, located near 15th Street and Oak, symbolizes the $20 counterfeit bill that led to his death. It shows an image of Floyd on a $20 bill along with the message, “The price of black lives.” Vandals crossed out his eyes and mouth, and wrote the word “Fentanyl” on his forehead. The mural was created last year by New York City artist Jeremie Bacpac Franko. “The reason why I’m…

Trump sued by two Capitol police officers over January riots

Two Capitol police officers have filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 riots in Washington D.C. Read More: Trump debuts ’45 Office’ website amid 2024 election speculation According to the New York Times, James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby filed their complaint with the Federal District Court in the District of Columbia, and are each seeking compensatory damages in excess of $75K, plus punitive damages. The two

A Twitch Streamer Was Suspended For “Queefing On Command”

BREAKING (WIND) NEWS! Dexerto has brought us an extremely important news report about a Twitch streamer named ItsPinkie who was suspended from the platform for a few days because of some innocent “front butt flatulence.” AKA: a queef. How dare you! This strong, powerful, talented woman is a trailblazer! Call the Human Rights Campaign! Call your lawyers! Call somebody! This injustice cannot stand! ItsPinkie is a partnered streamer on…

Trans Day of Visibility: Laverne Cox, Steinem voice support

At the intersection of Women’s History Month and Trans Day of Visibility, more than 400 women in Hollywood and beyond have signed an open letter in support of transgender women and girls, as well as the nonbinary community.Among the entertainment luminaries who joined forces with GLAAD and trans rights activist Raquel Willis on Wednesday in solidarity with their trans and nonbinary peers were America Ferrera, Mj Rodriguez, Brie Larson, Laverne Cox, Halle Berry, Janelle Monáe, Julianne Moore, Lilly Singh, Regina King,…

GM CEO to Meet with Byron Allen, Black Media Owners After They Blast Her for Being ‘Racist’

*General Motors CEO Mary Barra has agreed to meet with Black-owned media leaders after Byron Allen took out a full-page ad on page 3A in Sunday’s Detroit Free Press, accusing Barra of racism for refusing to meet with them “consistently, over time and after multiple requests.”  The ad is signed by the heads of the seven Black-owned media companies including rapper and actor Ice Cube, who co-founded pro-basketball league BIG3, Allen is head of Allen Media Group, and former NBA player Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman, who bought…

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