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Tiffany Haddish Fears Being Pulled Over by Cops Could Be Her ‘Last Day on Earth’ [VIDEO]

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*Tiffany Haddish became emotional during a Black Lives Matter protest event outside of the Laugh Factory comedy club, as she spoke about being “tired of all this violence.

“I can’t even drive to Beverly Hills without getting pulled over — and I got a Tesla,” she said at the protest on Friday,  PEOPLE reports. “I shouldn’t be afraid when I see those lights come on behind me, right? I shouldn’t feel like, is this gonna be the last day that I’m on earth? I shouldn’t feel like it’s dangerous to be born the way I was born.”

She continued, “There’s certain people in my family, if they walk out the door, they might not come back. I try to laugh and figure out a way to make it funny … It’s really hard. I got PTSD watching my friends being killed by the police. It’s scary, you shouldn’t be scared to be in America,” said Haddish, who wore a shirt with the words “Fed Up” on it. “It’s supposed to be the land of the free, the home of the brave and you’re supposed to be able to have a pursuit of happiness. We’re just trying to pursue that you don’t get killed today.”

Haddish added, “I want the people to be empowered. I want power for the people. I want the people to be able to help create laws that can protect us and I want us to be able to prosper and have success and our children to be healthy,” she said. “I just want the best for all of us and I feel like we all want that, but then there’s some other people that just want the best for themselves, and you know what, that’s cool, take care of you, but don’t try and hurt somebody else in the process.”
Hear/watch her tell it via the Instagram video below. 

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The comedian/actress said it’s been hard for her to find joy amid the ongoing civil unrest over the police killing of unarmed Black Americans.

“It has been so difficult for me to express any kind of joy or bring any kind of happiness or anything because I’m watching the world fall apart,” she said on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” last week. “And it feels like it needs to fall apart, things need to fall apart and be put back together again in a way that’s fair.”

Haddish went on to open up about attending George Floyd’s funeral in Minneapolis earlier this month.

“The thing that made me really want to be there is I have watched my friends be slaughtered by the police, I have watched people be murdered in front of me as a 13-year-old, 14-year-old girl, you know, and there was nothing I could do,” she said. “I wanted to be there in support of the families because I understand how they feel.”

“Being there was like being there for all my friends whose funerals I’ve already went to,” she said. “All the people I went to school with who’ve passed away or been locked up for no reason, just because they couldn’t afford a good lawyer or [were] accused of things they didn’t do.”

Haddish added, “I cried so much…it was like all the tears I’ve ever wanted to cry were coming out.”

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Man Hoses Neighbor For Berating Another Neighbor Over Her Black Lives Matter Flag (Watch)

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Ian Doherty of Austin, TX sprays his neighbor for yelling at another neighbor over her Black Lives Matter sign

*Video of a southwest Austin man spraying a woman with a hose after she berated another neighbor for having a Black Lives Matter flag in her yard has gone viral.

Ian Doherty told the local NBC affiliate that he was standing up to a bully during the Oct. 7 incident. He, along with multiple neighbors, heard the woman screaming about the flag and saying “white lives matter” during the altercation. The argument lasted about 30 minutes, Doherty said.

Doherty said he went outside and asked the woman to stop yelling at his neighbor. That’s when she started snapping at him. Ten minutes later, he said he got the hose and sprinkler out. Videos shot by neighbors show him first threatening to spray her, hoping she would leave. It only prompted her to walk on his lawn and try to grab it. That’s when he got to spraying.

As the video shows, the more she kept coming, the more he sprayed her – to the point where she kept slipping on the curb in her attempts to stop him.

The video originally posted on Facebook and Reddit has been viewed over 8 million times on TikTok, has more than 15,000 upvotes on Reddit and more than 72,000 views on Facebook.

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Some Texas Longhorn Band Members Refuse to Play Alma Mater Song over Minstrel Ties (Watch)

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*The University of Texas Longhorn Band will not play their traditional alma mater song “The Eyes of Texas” at Saturday’s football game against Baylor University after a survey of members revealed several students aren’t willing to play it.

The song has divided the university community in recent months over its ties to minstrel shows where performers wore blackface. According to ABC13, the Daily Texan reported that a message sent to band members by leader Scott Hanna said the survey results wouldn’t affect whether the band performs at future games. The band has yet to play at a football game this season, due to safety restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.t

Band members are “evenly divided” over playing the song, the student newspaper reported, but responses from certain instrument sections would prevent the band from playing this week. The message from Hanna said many band members wanted to have further discussions about the song, which he said he would facilitate.

Student athletes asked UT-Austin to drop the school song during this summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, among other demands, threatening to forgo participation in recruiting and donor events. The university responded with plans to boost Black student enrollment and recruitment, but it kept the song and pledged to educate visitors and students on its history and context.

Below is a brief rundown of the song’s racist past.

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Attorney Ben Crump Issues Statement About Police Violence Against Protestors in Lagos Nigeria

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump released the following statement in response to Nigerian security forces opening fire on peaceful protestors last night in Lagos, Nigeria:

“It is unacceptable for a government to brutalize and murder its own people. We are calling for transparency and accountability from the Lagos government on the cruel and unnecessary violence used against these peaceful protestors.

“The ability for citizens to demonstrate safely when they see injustice within their government should be a sacred right across the globe. When our brothers and sisters abroad cannot speak out without fearing for their lives, it is clear we are dealing with an international human rights violation that demands we raise our voices.”

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