Tag: stay at home order

‘I Am a Free Human Being’: White Protesters Hold Signs Comparing Slave Muzzling to Stay-at-Home Orders

Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty Images) As protests over stay-at-home orders continue to pop up across the country, one thing becomes more and more evident: Some of these white people are racist AF. In California, at least two white women were caught on camera holding up protest signs that compared state ordinances meant to protect the […]

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Karen’s Caped Crusade? Texas Salon Owner Jailed for Violating Quarantine Takes Her Protest to Michigan

Hairstylist Shelley LutherScreenshot: CBS News Arguably, one of the very qualities that constitute a “Karen” is their inability to know when or where to quit—their entitlement simply renders such discernment impossible. Take, for instance, Dallas hairstylist Shelley Luther, who was sentenced to seven days in jail earlier this month after defying her county’s stay-at-home order […]

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Los Angeles Stay-At-Home Order To Be Extended to July

Photo: Apu Gomes (AFP via Getty Images) Despite there being no significant downturn in COVID-19 cases and there being significant warnings about the dangers of re-opening too soon, many states across the country have steadily started to re-open. However, if you happen to live in Los Angeles, don’t count on being a part of the […]

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Anti-Lockdown Demonstrators Walk Into North Carolina Subway Armed With Guns and Rocket Launchers

Screenshot: The News & Observer (YouTube) In today’s episode of, “Are…Are White People OK?”—a group of 11 anti-lockdown demonstrators walked into a Subway sandwich shop in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday carrying an array of weapons, ranging from pistols to whole ass rocket launchers. Advertisement According to the News & Observer—the publication that captured and published images […]

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Erykah Badu and Jill Scott Brought the Healing Vibes We Needed in Their Verzuz Battle

Screenshot: @missjillscott Incense was burning, Crown Royal was ready for the sipping, and even our forever First Lady Michelle Obama was tuning in for the Verzuz battle between Neo Soul queens Erykah Badu and Jill Scott last night on Instagram Live. Advertisement During the “battle”—which felt more like a celebration of blackness and sisterhood than […]

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From Lee Everett to Lucius Fox: The Black Actor Who Has Voiced Gaming’s Most Memorable Characters

Meet Dave Fennoy, the man behind the voice of some of the most popular video game characters around. The award-winning actor is perhaps most known for voicing The Walking Dead’s Lee Everett and is credited for countless other roles. You may also recognize his voice from shows like Young Sheldon, early Hulu advertisements, or ‘90s […]

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Michigan Governor Describes Stay-at-Home Protests as ‘Some of the Worst Racism’ She’s Seen

Photo: Jeff Kowalksy (AFP/Getty Images) Last week, hundreds of disgruntled citizens gathered outside of Michigan’s state capitol building in defiance of the state’s stay-at-home orders meant to slow the spread of COVID-19. Many of the protesters were holding rifles and, according to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, many of them were holding bigotry and hate in […]

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Chicago Mayor Tells Black Teens on Playground to Go Home, Gets Roasted in Response on Camera

Black youth in Chicago were already a little wary of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the first mayor for the city who is a black woman and member of the LGBTQ community. During her historic mayoral campaign young activists frequently took Lightfoot to task on how she would ensure more accountability in the Chicago Police Department, given […]

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For White People Who Have Considered Genocide When Coronavirus Wasn’t Enough

Photo: Jeff Kowalsky (Getty Images) Like Coco dancing. I imagine hate feels like Coco dancing. Erica Gimpel played dance student Coco Hernandez on the 1980’s television show Fame. Coco didn’t comb her hair. She didn’t care about anything else but dancing. And, in every third episode, the Fame producers would write a scene that required […]

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Black Student Forced to Sleep in His Car After Being Kicked Out of Campus Housing

= Photo: Haskell Indian Nations University (Haskell Official Website) Advertisement A student at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kan., is accusing school officials of forcing him to sleep in his car and denying him a hearing before suspending him and throwing him out of campus housing. According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in […]

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What You Don’t Know Could Hurt Everyone: It’ll Take Community Resistance to Fight COVID-19

Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller, bottom right, leads his three-member choir from the main aisle of an empty Enon Tabernacle, during the church’s live streaming Easter Sunday Service in Philadelphia, Sunday, April 12, 2020.Photo: Michael Bryant (The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP) Last week, I was diagnosed with COVID 19. I am asymptomatic so the diagnosis […]

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Life Comes at You Fast: Anti-Lockdown Protester Tests Positive for COVID-19

Screenshot: Drone video of the ReOpen N.C. protest in Raleigh on April 21 (CBS 17) As the battle between medical science and people who think protection from a deadly virus is “tyranny” rages on, an anti-lockdown protest leader in Raleigh, N.C., recently tested positive for the same sickness that the lockdowns are meant to shield […]

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Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Tells Anti-Stay-at-Home Protesters to Dress Like Healthcare Workers

Photo: Ralph Freso (Getty Images) I’m not sure if being an asshole crosses party lines, but man, there sure are a lot of assholes in the Republican Party. Advertisement Like Dr. Kelli Ward, the chairwoman of the round table of assholes more commonly called the Arizona Republican Party, who recently encouraged stay-at-home protesters to wear […]

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TikTok Users Are Showing Off Their Editing Skills During Self-Isolation—and These Videos Make the Cut

Get Out/Us fusion TikTok videoScreenshot: @eugenebush (TikTok) If there’s one thing black folks can do well, it’s make a way out of no way. Every day we sink deeper into the stay-at-home-ordered abyss, it feels like we’re trapped. Thankfully, this bizarre era of self-isolation has produced some creative content. Whether it’s the comedians or the […]

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The ‘Open America’ Protests Are a Classic Example of the Power of White Privilege

In an effort to demonstrate how much they want to “reopen the economy” (or perhaps how badly they hate social distancing and other protective measures in place to ensure people aren’t out here catching the coronavirus), some white folks across the U.S. are protesting outside in the middle of a pandemic with signs like this—calling […]

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Help! My Kid’s Home from College and the Novelty’s Worn Off

The lack of structure has likely worn thin by now. One of my college clients expressed that he doesn’t want “to float around the house all day doing nothing,” yet he struggles creating and following through with routines, even though he has been successful doing so in college. Another client struggles to get out of […]

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Popular Pittsburgh Nightclub Owners Protest Stay-at-Home Order, Outed as…Just Really Stupid White People

Screenshot: Shane Dunlap (Twitter) An understandable but deeply misguided take on the armed (and mostly white) idiots in the streets protesting stay-at-home orders is that they’ll just spread the coronavirus to each other, like a regifted MAGA fruitcake. Unfortunately, all that does is make everyone else more vulnerable, too. Advertisement But, there is actually a form […]

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Don’t Forget About the Children Suffering in Silence

Photo: Shutterstock “I can’t go home. I can’t go back there,” they stated emphatically, taking breaths between each word. “If I am forced to go home I may die, literally.” A mentee who had received notification that they would be forced to vacate their college dormitory within 72 hours called me in tears, concerned about […]

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The BeyHive Wished Upon a Star and Beyoncé Appeared on #DisneyFamilySingalong

Beyonce Knowles-Carter attends the European Premiere of Disney’s “The Lion King” on July 14, 2019 in London, England.Photo: Gareth Cattermole (Getty Images for Disney) The King has returned. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is someone who rarely makes appearances unless she believes it’s worth her time. She has paid countless award ceremonies the dustiest of dust and has […]

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Need to De-Stress While Social Distancing? The Academy Suggests #ColoringWithRuth E. Carter

Best Costume Design winner for “Black Panther” Ruth E. Carter poses in the press room with the Oscar during the 91st Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. ; “YORUBALAND” unrealized drawing from Ruth CarterPhoto: Frederic J. Brown (AFP via Getty Images), Illustration: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures I’m into adult coloring […]

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Michigan Residents Stage Gridlock to Protest Stay-At-Home Order

Photo: Elaine Cromie (Getty Images) If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown anything, it’s that white people have very little interest in self-preservation. Take for instance, Michigan. Advertisement Business Insider reports that on Wednesday, hundreds of Michigan residents staged a traffic jam outside the state Capitol to protest the current stay-at-home order. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued […]

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If Mindfulness Is the One New Habit You Attempt in Isolation, You’re Doing Enough

A simple-yet-not-always-healthy coping mechanism is distraction: TV, food, new hobbies, overworking, exercise, anything that keeps our mind on something going on directly in front of us rather than inside us.  Whatever keeps us from remembering that we or our loved ones could get sick, that our financial recovery will be arduous, that our hobbies and […]

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The Insecure Characters Are Having All the Sex That Single People Aren’t During Social Distancing

Issa Rae (l) and Yvonne Orji (r) in Insecure Ep. 401, “Lowkey Feelin’ Myself”Photo: Courtesy of HBO Writer’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for Insecure’s Season 4 premiere. Advertisement After what seemed like four score and seven years (plus, add the time warp that the coronavirus pandemic inspired), Insecure is back and its comeback […]

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