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Influencer Mom's Kidnapping Claim Gets Her Charged

Couple she accused accuse her of racial profiling

(Newser) - The tables have turned on a California 'influencer mom' who recounted a terrifying brush with a kidnapping in a craft store to her Instagram following last year. Per BuzzFeed News , Katie Sorenson faces misdemeanor charges of lying to police over a purported incident at a Michael's in Petaluma...

After Incident, Amanda Gorman Tweets on 'Reality of Black Girls'

Inaugural poet, 22, says she was racially profiled by security guard who told her she looked 'suspicious'

(Newser) - At 22 years old, Amanda Gorman has already racked up accomplishments that some take a lifetime to achieve: She was named the first ever Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles in 2014 and the first National Youth Poet Laureate in the US in 2017, and in January she served as...

Black Teen's Accuser Retreats on Her Apology

Miya Ponsetto suggests Black teen may have stolen her phone after all

(Newser) - A white woman who wrongly accused a Black teenager of stealing her cellphone and tackled him at a New York City hotel appeared to back off her apology in a TV interview that aired Monday, suggesting without evidence that maybe he did try to steal her phone after all. "...

She Said Black Teen Took Her Phone. Now She's Arrested

Miya Ponsetto allegedly assaulted Black teen she wrongly accused of theft

(Newser) - A woman accused of attacking a Black teenager whom she falsely accused of theft in New York has been arrested across the country in California. Miya Ponsetto, 22—whom some are calling the new Amy Cooper or the "SoHo Karen"—was seized in her home state days after...

Musician Says Teen Son Was Racially Profiled, Assaulted

Woman falsely claimed he had stolen iPhone

(Newser) - Prominent jazz musician Keyon Harrold says he is "shellshocked" after a confrontation in a New York City hotel Saturday with a women who falsely accused his 14-year-old son of stealing her iPhone. In a video shared on Instagram , the woman shouts at the Black teenager and demands that he...

Black Professor Ordered to Show ID in Her Home

Danielle Fuentes Morgan, in her home, was told to prove she's on the Santa Clara faculty

(Newser) - Black people can face harassment anywhere in America, Danielle Fuentes Morgan said, even on the campus of a peaceful Jesuit university. "I wasn't surprised," she told the Washington Pos t. "I was just hurt that it was taking place in this place that I love."...

'Karen' Incident Turns Violent in Parking Garage

William 'Hank' Beasley is accused of blocking his neighbor from entering the building

(Newser) - San Francisco—again? Only days after a "Karen" incident shook the city, another one unfolded Tuesday night. Michael Barajas, a Mexican American, captured much of it on video when a car blocked him from entering his own building's parking garage, ABC 7 News reports. A white man identified...

They Had Every Right to Use the Gym. He Didn't Think So

White CEO in Minneapolis loses office lease after video shows him calling 911 on black entrepreneurs

(Newser) - One of the perks of using an office space via WeWork in Minneapolis' MoZaic East complex is that you get to take advantage of the site's amenities, including its gym. But, per the Hill , a group of black entrepreneurs who've owned a business in the building for a...

Black Driver in Vermont Has Disturbing Encounter

2 others motorists flag down driver with New York plates, tell him to leave state, say police

(Newser) - State police in Vermont say they're investigating a black driver's disturbing run-in with two other motorists that had "racial undertones," reports the Burlington Free Press . The man told police he was driving with his 11-year-old son near their home in Hartford when two vehicles approached and...

Theater's Offer After 'Humiliating' Incident: 20K Free Tix

The AMC in Metairie, La., also fired 3 employees

(Newser) - Up to 20,000 high schoolers in New Orleans will see the new film Harriet for free after an incident in which a group of women say they were racially profiled at a local theater. NOLA reports more than a dozen members of the 504 Queens, a nonprofit for African...

They Spent $1K While Shopping. Then Came the Security Guard

Cop Daryl Jones fired after targeting black shoppers in viral video

(Newser) - A white Indiana police officer has lost two jobs—one on the force and another as a store security guard—after he was seen targeting black shoppers in a viral video. Cousins Aaron Blackwell and Durell Cunningham were filming Nov. 12 as Nordstrom Rack security guard Daryl Jones, also a...

Black Patient Arrested on Walk With IV

Shaquille Dukes says he was target of racist cops

(Newser) - A hospital patient suffering from double pneumonia went for a walk with his boyfriend and brother before all three were arrested in what they argue was an incident of racial profiling. Shaquille Dukes, a 24-year-old black male, tells CNN he was wearing a hospital gown and hooked up to an...

After Singer's Claim, Sephora to Shut All Stores Wednesday

Chain will be holding 'inclusion workshops' for workers after SZA says she was racially profiled

(Newser) - If you're wondering this Wednesday why the doors of your local Sephora are shut, it may be partly tied back to a tweet from an R&B singer. At the end of April, SZA (real name Solana Rowe) was shopping at a Sephora in Calabasas, Calif., when she says...

7th Graders' Trip to Boston Museum Takes a Racist Turn

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts accused of racial profiling

(Newser) - The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston admits it has some work to do after a middle school teacher complained that her students—who she notes are "all black and brown"—were racially profiled and mistreated by other visitors. Marvelyne Lamy of Davis Leadership Academy in nearby Dorchester...

Deputy Detained 'Suspect' in Court. Except 'Suspect' Was a Lawyer

Attorney Rashad James now has his own attorney after 'lawyering while black' incident

(Newser) - Rashad James tells the Baltimore Sun that what happened to him March 6 in a Harford County, Md., courthouse was "surreal." But he has now gathered his wits and hired his own legal team, which is calling the incident an example of "lawyering while black." Per...

ACLU Asks Why Police Handcuffed Man Moving Into His New House

Veteran was stopped while carrying a large-screen TV

(Newser) - The Kansas ACLU wants to know why a black man was detained by police while he was moving into his new house late at night. Police stopped Karle Robinson, 61, as he was carrying a large-screen television into the house. He was handcuffed outside for 8 minutes last August, the...

'I Don't Have a Weapon!' Cops Confront Trash-Picker

Police pull a gun on a black man in Boulder

(Newser) - If critics are right, Colorado police may have pulled a gun on a man for cleaning while black. A video has emerged of police officers in Boulder, Colorado facing a black man last Friday in the yard of a house, USA Today reports. "You're on my property with...

Another White Woman Calls the Cops on a Black Man

Massachusetts woman takes exception to his humping dog

(Newser) - "Have you heard of BBQ Becky? Because this is the newest one." That's how a black man characterized a white woman in a Massachusetts dog park who asked him to leave and then called police because his dog repeatedly tried humping her dog, the New York Post...

Black Man to Hotel Guard: I'm a Guest. 'Not Anymore'

DoubleTree hotel calls the incident 'unfortunate'

(Newser) - Meet Jermaine Massey, who was apparently kicked out of a hotel for making a phone call. "Tonight I was racially profiled and discriminated against for taking a phone call in the lobby of my hotel," he writes on Instagram , per CNN . Massey, 34, has posted videos showing a...

Bank Is Sorry After Calling Cops on Black Customer

Paul McCowns was just trying to cash his paycheck in Ohio

(Newser) - An incident at a bank near Cleveland has spawned an unfortunate hashtag: #BankingWhileBlack, reports NBC News . When Paul McCowns, who is black, showed up at Huntington Bank in the Ohio suburb of Brooklyn to cash his first check from a new job, the tellers got suspicious. After they tried calling...

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