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Racialized communities upset with Quebec government decision to appeal ruling – Montreal
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Racialized communities upset with Quebec government decision to appeal ruling – Montreal

Pradel Content doesn’t feel the Quebec government is looking out for his best interests. The Laval resident is disappointed the province’s political leaders have decided to appeal a Superior Court ruling that would have precluded police officers from pulling over drivers without just cause.“This is very hurtful and it’s condescending,” Content told Global News. Read more: Quebec to appeal ruling that was greeted as victory in fight against racial profiling Read More Quebec to appeal ruling that was greeted as victory in fight against racial profiling The government is appealing a decision made last month by Quebec Superior Court Judge Michel Yergeau who ruled in f...
LeBron James’ show “The Shop” will not air Kanye West episode, citing “hate speech”
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LeBron James’ show “The Shop” will not air Kanye West episode, citing “hate speech”

"The Shop," a talk show starring LeBron James, will not air an episode taped with Kanye West, after the rapper made several antisemitic and offensive comments on social media in recent days.The show, which previously aired on HBO, now airs on YouTube. It is produced by James' SpringHill entertainment and production company, which is run by CEO Maverick Carter, who also stars on the show. "Yesterday we taped an episode of 'The Shop' with Kanye West," Carter said in a statement to CBS News on Thursday. "Kanye was booked weeks ago and, after talking to Kanye directly the day before we taped, I believed he was capable of a respectful discussion and he was ready to address all his recent comments." "Unfortunately, he used 'The Shop' to reiterate mo...
Norman Lear on laughing at what ails America
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Norman Lear on laughing at what ails America

Norman Lear on laughing at what ails America - CBS News Watch CBS News TV legend Norman Lear, whose credits include such hit series as "All in the Family" and "Maude," always managed to make audiences laugh about dangerous topics: Racism, sexism, bigotry, homophobia. And today, at age 100, he's determined to find out if we'll still laugh together. He sits down with "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel to discuss his upcoming projects, including a possible remake of one of the most controversial sitcom episodes of all time. Be the first to know Get browser no...
PayPal says it won’t renew its Phoenix Suns sponsorship if owner Robert Sarver stays on
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PayPal says it won’t renew its Phoenix Suns sponsorship if owner Robert Sarver stays on

PayPal said Friday that the company will no longer sponsor the Phoenix Suns if owner Robert Sarver remains part of the franchise when his suspension ends. PayPal said its current partnership deal with the Suns ends after the coming 2022-23 season, meaning it will expire during Sarver's one-year suspension from the NBA. Sarver was suspended this week, plus fined $10 million, after an investigation showed a pattern of lewd, misogynistic, and racist speech and conduct during his 18 years as owner of the Suns. In a statement, PayPal President and CEO Dan Schulman pointed to his company's "strong record of combatting racism, sexism and all forms of discrimination" and said Sarver's conduct is "unacceptable and in conflict with our values." "In lig...
Purple Hearts is a terrible film — but it gets America right | Entertainment
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Purple Hearts is a terrible film — but it gets America right | Entertainment

Netflix’s recently released romance Purple Hearts has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Directed by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum and starring Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine, the film has been watched for more than 100 million hours on the platform and is on track to join the ranks of Netflix’s most viewed content. Yet, one has to wonder if this is because of the story or the controversies surrounding it. Purple Hearts has drawn criticism for propagating disturbing racist and misogynistic stereotypes. The film’s one redeeming quality? It reflects the angry, divided reality of America and its treatment of non-white, non-male people more accurately than the filmmakers perhaps intended. Set in Oceanside, California, the story revolves around Cassie (Carson), an aspiring singer w...
The Black and White of Organ Transplants: Equity in the Gift of Life | Healthiest Communities Health News
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The Black and White of Organ Transplants: Equity in the Gift of Life | Healthiest Communities Health News

As much as COVID-19 has exacerbated long-standing health disparities in America – Blacks have had a 70% greater chance of death due to COVID-19 than whites – this, of course, is not the only shocking inequity in American health care. Tragically, the effort to save lives through organ transplantation is marred by a deep chasm separating the treatment of Blacks from whites.Black Americans die every day waiting for an organ because the transplantation system in America is weighted heavily against them, as study after study has shown.Everyone deserves an equal chance at living a full life. To achieve this most basic measure of fairness, there must be reforms to the organ transplantation process. This should be a core element of the push for health equity in the United States, which already ...