KANYE West has sparked outrage around the world following a few controversial comments over slavery. But what did he say? And what has the reaction been like? Here's what we know... What did Kanye West say about slavery? On May 1, 2017 Kanye sensationally claimed that slavery was a "choice" for African Americans. The American rapper, 40, made the confession during a series of rambling interviews where he opened up about his views on race and how other rappers perceive him. West, 40, was taking part in a TMZ Live interview when he said: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years, that sounds like choice. "Like, you was there for 400 years and it's all of y'all?" He continued: "It is like we are mentally imprisoned. I like the word prison because slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks. "It is like slavery, holocaust. Holocaust, is Jews, and slavery is blacks. "So prison is something that unites us as one race. Black and whites, one race. It is like we are … [Read more...] about What did Kanye West say about slavery and how did Will.I.Am and others respond?
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LEVI Roots is known round the world for his Reggae Reggae Sauce. But what is his background? And what did he say about Jamie Oliver? Here's what we know... Who is Levi Roots? What is his background? Keith Valentine Graham, 60, was born June 24, 1958 and is better known as Levi Roots. He is a British-Jamaican reggae musician, television personality, celebrity chef and businessman. Levi was born in Clarendon, Jamaica and was raised by his grandmother after his parents moved to the UK, until he joined them at age 11. Before become famous for his Reggae Reggae Sauce, he was a known musician. He has performed with James Brown and Maxi Priest and was nominated for a Best Reggae Act MOBO award in 1998. Levi was a friend of Bob Marley and he performed Happy Birthday Mr. President for Nelson Mandela in 1996 on his trip to Brixton. When was Levi on Dragons' Den? And what's his Reggae Reggae Sauce? Levi's Reggae Reggae Sauce is a jerk barbecue sauce. In 2006 he sold 4,000 bottles of the … [Read more...] about How old is Levi Roots, what did the Reggae Reggae Sauce creator say about Jamie Oliver and when was he on Dragons’ Den?
Carolyn McAtee Cerbin USA TODAY Published 4:16 p.m. UTC Jun 18, 2018 America's first ladies, current and former, have weighed in on the "zero tolerance" policy that is leading to migrant families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. "Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform," Melania Trump's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, told CNN Sunday. "She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart." This was Trump's first comment on families and immigration. Trump has made helping children the basis for her platform as first lady, called "Be Best." Her husband's immigration policy, announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on April 8 calls for "zero-tolerance" for immigrants who cross into the country illegally through the Southwest border. In a memo, Sessions said anyone … [Read more...] about What the first ladies have to say about ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy
GENDER equality is still far from a reality - as one outspoken airline chief has made clear. But what were Akbar Al Baker's comments, and has he apologised? Here's what we know... What has Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said about women? Al Baker is both chief executive of Qatar Airways and the airline industry trade body's new chairman. That didn't stop the 56-year-old from making sexist remarks at an annual conference for the International Air Transport Association in Sydney - where gender diversity was a core theme. When asked whether a woman could take on his position, he said: "Of course it has to be led by a man, because it is a very challenging position." The aviation industry body's 280 airline members has just six which have female chief executives. Did he apologise for the sexist remark? After the comments drew groans from those present, Al Baker appeared to try to make an apology - of sorts. He said Qatar Airways was the first carrier in the Middle East to have female … [Read more...] about What did Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker say about women and did he apologise for the sexist remark?
The man was seen running south, toward the front of the house, where he stopped and looked into another car, police said. Police body camera footage shows that officers intercepted Clark in the backyard of his grandmother's house, and one of them yelled "gun!" as he turned a corner and saw Clark. The officer ducked momentarily, then looked around the corner again, shouted "Gun! gun! gun!" and began rapid fire. His partner then joined the shooting. … [Read more...] about Shot in the back: What new details about the Stephon Clark killing say about officers’ actions