If your complexion is darker than vanilla ice cream, chances are you’ve had a hard time finding a job at some point in your life. If you’ve got a name that is not Susan or Tim, the probability that your resumé gets tossed in the trash and/or you get denied at the door increases by a lot. C’mon, we all know it’s true.
A young woman by the name of Hermeisha Robinson experienced this kind of discrimination recently when she applied for a job and was denied. While the part where she wasn’t offered the job isn’t necessarily a surprise (because, racism), what is shocking is the company allegedly told her in writing that her name was too “ghetto” for their tastes.
Hermeisha took to Facebook to put them on blast, and rightfully so. She wrote (in all caps):
“I have a public service announcement I am very upset because today I received an email about this job that I applied for as a customer service representative at Mantality Health I Know Im well qualified for the position as they seem on my resume! They discriminated against me because of my name which they considered it to be “ghetto” for their company!
Apparently, it didn’t cross Hermeisha’s mind that anyone would ever describe her name in such a way, as she continued:
“My feelings are very hurt and they even got me second guessing my name trying to figure out if my name is really that ‘ghetto’ I would like for everyone to share this post because discrimination has to stop!”
Meanwhile, Mantality Health claims they were hacked. From The NY Post:
“Kevin Meuret, the owner of the clinic that treats men with low testosterone, told the newspaper on Tuesday that someone from outside Missouri hacked into its email system, most likely a disgruntled former employee. Meuret said about 20 potential employees got emails from the hacker. Reports have since been filed with police in both Chesterfield and St. Louis County, he said. ‘I’m a father of three daughters, and that young lady getting that [response] is horrible,’ Meuret told the [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]. ‘That young lady opened something that must have felt like a freight train, and that’s unacceptable.’ Calls seeking additional comment from Mantality reps were not immediately returned Wednesday.”
Aretha Franklin is gravely ill and friends and family are gathering for their final goodbye … TMZ has confirmed.
A source very close to Aretha and a longtime dear friend tells TMZ he was told a week ago, “Prepare yourself, she’s dying.” The source adds Aretha was down to 86 pounds and her health was failing. The source says 2 weeks ago everyone in Aretha’s circle was told “she could go any time.”
Another source — someone who has been close to Aretha for decades — tells TMZ she has been battling cancer.
Franklin, who is 76, has been in poor health over the last few years. She has performed, but only on a limited basis … most recently last November at an Elton John AIDS Foundation event.
The news that her health is failing first came from Roger Friedman over at Showbiz411, and WDIV TV in Detroit says Aretha’s family confirmed she is gravely ill.
Beyoncé Speaks On Body Positivity With VOGUE
Beyoncé knows you think she’s pregnant, and she’s got a message for you. As previously reported King Bey is covering VOGUE for an iconic issue with a detailed first-person interview about having an emergency C-section with Sir and Rumi, toxic relationships, and representation.
In one part in particular, however, she talked about accepting her body after giving birth to the twins. In that quote, she mentions having a “mommy pouch” and a “FUPA” that she’s in no rush to get rid of, which would explain the constant speculation that she’s pregnant.
The BeyHive is now STANNING over Beyonce’s body positive message and her use of the word FUPA altogether. In case you didn’t know, FUPA stands for “fat upper p**y area.”
Charlotte Rae Dead At 92
Rae passed away at her Los Angeles home on Sunday night after suffering with bone cancer and pancreatic cancer since she announced her illness in April of last year.
Nicki’s Tekashi Backlash
Nicki, Nicki, Nicki. This has been a disastrous run up to her album next month, hasn’t it? It seems like, at every turn, there’s another bad publicity moment that only serves to derail her momentum. This weekend was no different as her collaboration with “rapper” and walking Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper Tekashi 6ix9ine has her in hot water with fans again.
Why? Because Tekashi has pleaded guilty to felony count of use of a child in a sexual performance, uploading a video of himself engaged in sexual acts with a 13 year old when he was 18. Allegedly, and all that.
Of course, people are noticing a trend with Nicki: she has adamantly defender her brother, who was also embroiled in a pedophilia case, and is not collaborating with someone accused of similar crimes. Not a good look and not a good way to tout any ideas of feminism. Twitter, of course, is letting Nicki have it. Peep the reactions…are people blowing things out of proportion or is this legit?
City Helps Young Hotdog Stand Owner Gets Permits
We have another Permit Patty case n the horizon, and this one also has a happy ending.
A thirteen-year-old Minneapolis boy who had been selling hotdogs outside of his home since 2016 was temporarily shut down after he was reported to the city. But, instead of shutting down a teen’s hot dog stand after a complaint, the city helped him start a business.
According to Q13 Fox, when the city received the complaint a few weeks ago, the Minneapolis Department of Health started making calls to help him.
“When I realized what it was, I said, ‘No, we’re not going to just go and shut him down’ like we would an unlicensed vendor,” Minneapolis Environmental Health Director Dan Huff said. “We can help him get the permit. Let’s make this a positive thing and help him become a business owner.” The Health Department staff even put up the cash to help Jaequan pay for his $87 permit. The also spent time training Jaequan on how to take the temperature of the hot dogs so they’re above 140 degrees and brought him a thermometer and a hand-washing station.
Fresh off the news that Faith Evans is now the wife of her deceased husband’s former producer, Stevie J, we get this booty brunch bombshell.
During her appearance on NORE’s Drink Champs podcast, Stevie’s new bride let loose some VERY unexpected freaky tea:
Christopher Wallace, considered by many to be the greatest rapper ever, was getting his salad tossed. You’re just gonna have to be ok with that.
This is taking an awkward turn…
Yesterday we reported that Stevie J. and Faith Evans jumped the broom in Vegas. Welp, what we are finding out today, is that Stevie J. is tied to ANOTHER woman who was allegedly present in Vegas when it all went down– and she’s fuming.
This young lady, who goes by @thebossputa_ on IG. is claiming she is pregnant with Stevie J’s baby and says he keeps denying it’s his seed. The 20-year-old posted photos of herself in Stevie’s house and also photos of him in bed to prove she’s telling the truth. She also cliams she was in Vegas yesterday, the same day Stevie’s wedding went down, but he refused to see her. Now, she’s telling Faith to watch her back, because Stevie like to dibble and dabble outside of his relationships with different men and women…
Hit the flip for more messages from the angry young lady. She reveals she was there in Vegas when Faith and Stevie tied the knot and more!
Is Shamari Devoe Joining “Real Housewives Of Atlanta”?
As casting shakeups continue to happen on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, rumors are swirling that Bravo’s found a new housewife who’s in the music industry.
Some dedicated RHOA fans think the network’s not so secretly testing out Blaque songstress Shamari Devoe.
Devoe, who’s married to New Edition singer Ronnie Devoe and recently welcomed twins, has reportedly been spotted with the ladies from Bravo’s franchise and last night NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Eva Marcille and Porsha Williams attended Atlanta’s ATL Live On The Park concert series to see her perform.
Shamari hit the stage as 1/2 of Blaque alongside Brandi Williams…