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Paul McCartney Reveals The Beatles Refused to Play for Segregated Audience in 1964

Paul McCartney Reveals The Beatles Refused to Play for Segregated Audience in 1964

Paul McCartney is reflecting on the importance of coming together to create change.

The 77-year-old music legend took to his Twitter to share a statement regarding the worldwide protests and public outcry for justice following the death of George Floyd.

“As we continue to see the protests and demonstrations across the world, I know many of us want to know just what we can be doing to help. None of us have all the answers and there is no quick fix but we need change,” Paul wrote. “We all need to work together to overcome racism in any form. We need to learn more, listen more, talk more, educate ourselves and, above all, take action.”

Paul went on to reveal that back in 1964, The Beatles refused to play a show in the United States for a segregated audience.

“In 1964 The Beatles were due to play Jacksonville in the US and we found out that it was going to be to a segregated audience,” Paul wrote. “It felt wrong. We said ‘We’re not doing that!’ and the concert we did do was to their first non-segregated audience. We then made sure this was in our contract. To us it seemed like common sense.”

Paul added, “I feel sick and angry that here we are almost 60 years later and the world is in shock at the horrific scenes of the senseless murder of George Floyd at the hands of police racism, along with the countless others that came before.”

“All of us here support and stand alongside all those who are protesting and raising their voices at this time. I want justice for George Floyd’s family, I want justice for all those who have died and suffered,” Paul concluded. “Saying nothing is not an option.”

Robert Downey, Jr. Crashed 'Perry Mason' Panel During ATX Festival To Announce Premiere Date

Robert Downey, Jr. Crashed 'Perry Mason' Panel During ATX Festival To Announce Premiere Date

Robert Downey, Jr. popped into the Perry Mason panel tonight during the virtual ATX Festival and delivered some very exciting news.

The 55-year-old actor and wife Susan, are executive producers on the HBO show which stars Matthew Rhys as the title character.

Robert‘s cameo happened when the moderator asked panelists when the show would premiere and he crashed the party, so he could answer.

“I have been on my heels for 92 minutes,” he shared. “First I would like to say the usual: you’re welcome.”

Robert then revealed Perry Mason would debut on June 21 at 9/8c on the primetime network.

“That’s the slot, by the way. That 9 p.m. Sunday slot, that’s the good one,” he added.

Set in 1931 Los Angeles amidst the Great Depression, Perry Mason is just getting started in his career, when the case of the decade breaks down his door. His relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe a pathway to redemption for himself.

Check out the series trailer now on JustJared.com!

Prince William Has Been Volunteering During The Lockdown With a Crisis Text Line

Prince William Has Been Volunteering During The Lockdown With a Crisis Text Line

Prince William has been giving back as a volunteer with a crisis text line during England’s lockdown.

The 37-year-old future King of England has been donating some time to Shout, the U.K.’s first 24/7 crisis text line, that was launched by him, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex last year.

William has been volunteering for Shout85258 during the pandemic, as pointed out in a recent Zoom call, and is just one of 2,000 crisis volunteers who are trained to support anyone, anytime, whatever their crisis may be.

During the video call, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also paid tribute to volunteers all across the country to mark National Volunteering Week.

In another recent Zoom call, William opened up about why he won’t be watching this popular Netflix program.

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Serena Williams Reacts To Husband Alexis Ohanian Stepping Down From Reddit Board

Serena Williams Reacts To Husband Alexis Ohanian Stepping Down From Reddit Board

Serena Williams is one proud wife.

The 38-year-old tennis great shared her reaction to husband Alexis Ohanian stepping down from the Reddit board this afternoon.

If you missed it, Alexis announced his decision to step down from the board earlier in the day, saying, that “I have resigned as a member of the reddit board, I have urged them to fill my seat with a black candidate, and I will use future gains on my Reddit stock to serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate, and I’m starting with a pledge of $1M to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp.”

Alexis expressed how his decision is based on what his and Serena’s daughter, Olympia would ask what he did to fight racial injustice.

Serena took to Twitter later, saying that Olympia would be proud of her dad.

“Having diverse views on any boards is important. So proud of you Alexis,” Serena wrote. “I know Olympia will be too.”

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Faith Stowers Recalls Being Racially Profiled During & After She Left 'Vanderpump Rules'

Faith Stowers Recalls Being Racially Profiled During & After She Left 'Vanderpump Rules'

Faith Stowers has opened up about her time on Vanderpump Rules, and recalled being racially profiled by several of her co-stars.

In an Instagram Live with Floribama Shore‘s Candace Rice, Faith looked back on her small role in season four of the reality series, before revealing that they were just using her as the token Black person.

“I did a show with an all white cast. I was the only Black person on the show. Girl, it was a lot. It was Bravo, so the audience there is different than the MTV audience,” Faith said. “I felt like after their friend did something that we both were involved in that he’s done like, a thousand times, for some reason they wanted to attack me instead of him.”

Faith is referring to how Jax Taylor cheated with her while he was still with his girlfriend – now wife – Brittany Cartwright.

“They wanted to attack, attack, attack, attack, attack. I was wrong, I was this, I was that, calling me names, saying my hair was nappy, which is weird coming out of their mouths.”

Faith went on, also recalling how Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute called the cops on her after they were convinced she was the the Black woman who was in the news for robbing and drugging people.

“They called the cops and said it was me. I heard this from Stassi actually doing an interview, she’s telling them what they did to me,” she shared. “They call the cops on me, the police say, ‘That sounds crazy, we’re not coming. That’s not Faith.’ They thought it was me because it was a Black woman with a weave. They just assumed it would be me and they called the cops on me.”

Stassi admitted during another event that she did go through Faith’s Instagram to try and implicate her.

“We are like we just solved a f–king crime,” she said in 2018. “We start calling the police. The police don’t give a f***. It’’s really hard to get in touch with the police unless it’s an emergency.”

Kristen even tweeted about it.

Now, Faith is seeing a lot of her former cast members tweet about Black Lives Matter.

“I’ve been getting a lot of messages because a lot of them now are screaming Black Lives Matter and it’s like … I know they definitely don’t care about Black people like that,” Faith said. “There are a few of them that do, but there’s a lot of them that really don’t give a damn. It’s pretty weird that they’re screaming Black Lives Matter when … yeah.”

Now, as the story gained ground, several of Stassi‘s partnerships have dropped her from their brand, including razor brand Billie and Ritual vitamins.

See their statements inside now…More Here! »

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Joe Biden Officially Wins Democratic Nomination For Presidential Election

Joe Biden Officially Wins Democratic Nomination For Presidential Election

Joe Biden has officially won the Democratic Nomination for President.

CBS News is reporting that the 77-year-old politician has “secured more than 1,991 delegates”, which is enough to take the nomination, officially.

The numbers come from primary elections that were held this week all over the country.

Joe has been the last remaining politician in the Democratic party for the Presidential race, as Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Mike Bloomberg, and Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the race earlier this year.

Just recently, Joe has opened up about how he’ll be choosing a running mate for the election, hinting before that Kamala was a front runner for that position.

If you missed it, earlier this week, Joe also held a press conference in Philadelphia, where he addressed the recent protests following the unjust murder of George Floyd and also talked about the country’s coronavirus response from leadership.

Jeff Bezos Stands By Amazon's Support of Black Lives Matter In Email Response to Customer

Jeff Bezos Stands By Amazon's Support of Black Lives Matter In Email Response to Customer

Jeff Bezos is standing by Amazon’s stance on Black Lives Matter, sharing his response to one customer who cried out that “All Lives Matter” in an email to the company.

In the screenshot of an email, the customer says that it’s “disturbing” and “offensive” that the online retailer posted a message on the site showing they stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

“I have to disagree with you,” Jeff replied to the email in a second screenshot on the post. “‘Black Lives Matter’ doesn’t mean other lives don’t matter. Black lives matter speaks to racism and the disproportionate risk that Black people face in our law enforcement and justice system.”

He went on to point out that he doesn’t have to worry that his son “might be choked to death while being detained one day. I want you to know I support this movement that we see happening all around us and my stance won’t change.”

Just a few days before, Amazon announced that they would be donating $10 million to social justice organizations in support of Black communities.

See Jeff‘s full Instagram below and check out a list of resources that you can contribute and donate to right now.