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Gay Porn Actor Fired for Calling Sanitation Worker the N-Word on NY’s Upper East Side (Watch)

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Joe O’Brien shouts the N-word to a Black sanitation worker on NYC’s Upper East Side in viral video

*A white man identified as gay porn actor Joe O’Brien was fired after video of him saying the N-word on New York’s Upper East Side went viral, according to The Gaily Grind.

In the footage, shared by city council candidate Anthony Beckford on Sunday, O’Brien is seen shouting the slur from his silver 2009 Pontiac Vibe because he felt the Black sanitation worker was blocking his car.

O’Brien is then seen getting into an argument with a bystander filming the incident as he crossed the street in front of him. O’Brien and the bystander get into a heated exchange. At one point, the bystander tells him sarcastically, “You’re so fierce.”

O’Brien responds: “I know I am, thank you. Are you gay, too?”

The bystander says no. O’Brien says, “You’re not? Well you look like it.”

The banter then escalates to O’Brien threatening to leave his car and “beat the s**t out of you.” The bystander invites him to try, and O’Brien obliges. Video from another angle reveals that O’Brien successfully snatched the passerby’s phone and threw it to the ground.

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Beckford, who is also the president and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Brooklyn, tweeted this video with the message: “Racist on the Upper East Side. Find out who this racist person is and let us hold them accountable. This and any other act of racism will NOT be tolerated. As City Council Member of #District45, I will be holding these racists accountable.”

After the video went viral, several outlets identified the driver as O’Brien, based on the tattoo on his hand. O’Brien was then revealed to be a gay pornographic fil m actor who goes by the stage name “Dustin Gold.” On Tuesday, Helix Studios announced they had fired him as an exclusive model due to the incident. They also noted that he has not worked with the studio since 2014.

Meanwhile, TMZ reported Tuesday that the New York Police Department is aware of the video and is trying to locate the precinct where it was filmed. Authorities say a victim has not come forward to formally file a report.

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Japan Nike Ad on Bullying, Racism Sparks Calls for Boycott [VIDEO]

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*A video ad from Nike Japan against bullying and racism has sparked calls to boycott the company. 

The ad, “Keep Moving: Yourself, the Future,” released on Nov 30, features biracial athletes and minorities of Korean descent. The commercial shows several teen girls bullied in school over their differences, but they ultimately find confidence through their athletics, namely soccer.

The video has been viewed 14.1 million times on Nike Japan’s Twitter feed and has garnered plenty of critical comments. 

Check out the ad below. 

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As noted by Reuters, Nike Japan noted on its website:  “We have long listened to minority voices, supported and spoken for causes that fit our values. We believe sports have the power to show what a better world looks like, to bring people together and encourage action in their respective communities.”

Meanwhile, successfu mixed-race athletes such as tennis star Naomi Osaka are challenging the country’s racially homogeneous imgae.

Osaka, who was born in Japan, rose to fame after beating Serena Williams in the 2018 U.S. Open.

Earlier this year, she surpassed Williams as the highest paid female athlete, earning $37.4 million in the past 12 months via tournament payouts and endorsement deals.

“To those outside the tennis world, Osaka is a relatively fresh face with a great backstory,” David Carter, a sports business professor at USC’s Marshall School of Business, told Forbes. “Combine that with being youthful and bicultural, two attributes that help her resonate with younger, global audiences, and the result is the emergence of a global sports marketing icon.”

As noted by Yahoo, “Osaka’s $37.4 million in prize money and endorsements is also the highest ever for a female athlete, passing the $29.7 million payday Maria Sharapova earned in 2015,” according to the report. 

“I’m really interested in seeing a young business grow and adding value to that process,” Osaka told Forbes last year. “I tasked my team with finding brands that align with my personality and my interests.”

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Congresswoman-Elect Cori Bush Says She Was Mistaken for Breonna Taylor at Congressional Freshmen Orientation (Watch)

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Congresswoman-Elect Cori Bush on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

*Rocking a beautiful Black Lives Matter Christmas “ugly sweater,” Congresswoman-Elect Cori Bush blessed the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday and talked about everything from her first priority after taking office, to going thrift shopping with her soon-to-be Congressional colleagues Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley – both members of “The Squad,” which will officially welcome the Missouri congresswoman into its progressive bosom in January.

Bush told Cobert that “COVID-19 relief” will be her first order of business after being sworn in. “It has hit my district in St. Louis … along with our state. We don’t have a mask mandate.”

Bush also talked about being mistaken for Breonna Taylor at her congressional freshmen orientation by fellow House members, and being driven to run for Congress to make sure America understands what Black people in the community are going through everyday.

Watch her interview with Colbert below.

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Meet Noah Harris, First Black Man Elected Harvard Student Body President (Watch)

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Noah Harris on MSNBC’s “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnel” after making history as the first Black man elected president of the Harvard student body

*Noah Harris has just become the first Black man to be elected president of Harvard University’s student body. On Tuesday, he appeared on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” to credit late Congressman John Lewis as his motivation and biggest inspiration.

Harris, a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is a junior government major and also co-chairs the Undergraduate Council’s Black Caucus. He said that his three main goals will be improving student life, increasing access to mental health and wellness, and diversity inclusion.

Harris told O’Donnell that civil rights icon Lewis had a “profound impact” on him and that he hopes to embody his “love of country.”

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