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TikTok's Second Most Followed Creator Khaby Lame Loses Followers After Anti-Racist Post

TikTok’s second most followed creator Khaby Lame is known for putting things plainly, but his recent candid social media posts have reportedly lost him followers. According to Dexerto, Lame posted the hashtag #notoracism on his TikTok in September. He later followed up on his sentiments on Oct. 6 by posting “Say no to racism” on his Instagram story. The outlet reports that screenshots of the influencer’s story suggest that people unfollowed him for those posts. “I don’t mind guys,” Lame shared in a now deleted post. “We are almost in 2022 and people still use racism because they have nothing to do in their life. Be happy, follow your dream and try to save the planet. You can also unfollow me. I don’t care about the numbers, I care about your hearts! If you do think of something new, do it right and in a positive way!” The Senegalese-Italian TikToker took his act of spreading love a step further by linking a charity fundraiser — — on his story for his followers to...

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 8, 2021

Brands Aren't Following Through On Anti-Racism Pledges, And Consumers Are Noticing

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. consumers surveyed in a new report said they feel like brands have done little to nothing to follow through on the anti-racism pledges they made last summer. Big name brands like Snapchat, adidas, Yelp, and PepsiCo made promises to improve their diversity and inclusion efforts following protests due to the murder of George Floyd. A year later and 34 percent of consumers said brands had done little to tackle their internal racial problems, while 27 percent of consumers believe they have done even less than that. “ Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 were, by volume, the largest demonstrations in American history. As a result, they have had a serious lasting effect on both the national conversation around race, as well as the responsibility of businesses to do their part in tackling racism,” GWI Trends Analyst Doug Gorman said in a press release. “Now more than ever, consumers are actually holding brands accountable for their Corporate Social Responsibility...

Michelai Graham

Jul 29, 2021

Cross-Cultural Expert Develops Virtual Training Program for Police Officers

The recent police killings and brutality incidents have called for another nationwide demand for better practices among police officers. Dr. Anita Jack-Davies, an adjunct assistant professor and cross-cultural expert with over 20 years of experience in training and instruction, developed an online program that properly trains officers on race, racism, and anti-Black racism, Black News reports . According to a press release , the program, Badges2Bridges is the “most comprehensive law enforcement education program specifically designed using input from police officers around the globe.” The program website states that it aims to “build bridges between law enforcement and local communities” and increase the cross-cultural competence among uniformed and command staff who work in diverse communities and with under-represented groups. “The Badges2Bridges academic format allows the training officer to ensure the material is conveniently received as well as professionally understood,” said...

Njera Perkins

Jun 16, 2020