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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot infuriated the local press corps when she declared she would grant interviews to Black and brown reporters only.

In a letter to the local media, Lightfoot announced her office’s new interview policy.

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“By now, you may have heard the news that on the occasion of the two-year anniversary of my inauguration as Mayor of this great City, I will be exclusively providing one-on-one interviews with journalists of color.”

She continued:

“As the first Black woman mayor of Chicago, and the first openly gay mayor, my election in 2019 was hailed for breaking barriers to the halls of power that had existed in our city for generations. I ran to break up the status quo that has failed so many residents across our city…. I have been struck since the first day on the campaign trail back in 2018 by the overwhelming whiteness and maleness of Chicago media outlets, editorial boards, the political press corps, and yes, the City Hall press corps specifically.”

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Lightfoot then ordered private media companies to “hire reporters of color—and specifically women of color—to cover Chicago politics, and City Hall in particular.”

In a series of tweets, she continued:

“This is exactly why I’m being intentional about prioritizing media requests from [people of color] reporters on the occasion of the two-year anniversary of my inauguration as mayor of this great city… It’s time for the newsrooms to do better and build teams that reflect the make-up of our city.”

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The local news media — comprised of mostly whites — howled in protest, but Lightfoot did not back down.

A Hispanic reporter criticized Lightfoot for discriminating against his colleagues:

“I am a Latino reporter @chicagotribune whose interview request was granted for today. However, I asked the mayor’s office to lift its condition on others and when they said no, we respectfully canceled. Politicians don’t get to choose who covers them.”



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‘RHOA’ star Falynn Guobadia: Michael Costello killed my modeling career

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If you wondered why Falynn Guobadia isn’t sashaying down runways during Fashion Week, she blames Michael Costello for killing her career.

The ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ friend shared an alleged incident with the fashion designer that led her to quit modeling.

Falynn said the ‘Project Runway’ designer made her feel “uncomfortable and inadequate” when she was a young model.

“[Because] of this traumatic experience, unfortunately, it was the end of my pursuit to become a fashion model,” she wrote.

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Falynn, a 31-year-old mother of four, said she auditioned for Costello’s fashion show at LA Fashion Week at age 23. She was instructed to bring a particular type of underwear.

However, when she showed up on the day of the event with the underwear, she learned she was shut out of the show.

“I see Michael and his sister talking in a corner and looking at me with this look on their faces as if I was the scum of the Earth,” she wrote.

“Then, in front of all of the models and his team, they come over to me and say, ‘Someone was supposed to call you. We don’t need you for the show and have nothing for you to wear.’

“All of the models gasped and covered their faces. I was embarrassed and ashamed. I ran outside and cried for two hours. I never auditioned to model again.”

Falynn is going through a messy divorce from Simon Guobadia who is engaged to RHOA star Porsha Williams.

Costello, 38, recently came under fire for allegedly calling Black fashion designer Maxie James the n-word.

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Singer Leona Lewis also claims he was rude and body shamed her years ago. Lewis has since accepted Costello’s apology.

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Kevin Samuels kicks Shekinah Jo off his show: ‘kick rocks b***h’

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Kevin Samuels booted reality TV personality Shekinah Jo off his show after she appeared on camera in total darkness.

“You gotta come into the light,” he told her. But she refused, saying she feared he would rate her a “negative three.”

“Well if you’re a negative three then that’s what it is,” Samuels said before Shekinah responded, “But I’m not a negative three. I would never let you and no one else put me down.”

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The conversation grew heated when Samuels told Shekinah he wouldn’t lie to spare her feelings.

“Hey, calm down cutie,” said Shekinah, pictured right with former friend Tameka “Tiny” Harris.

“Kick rocks b****,” Samuels said, before ending the session.

Samuels then said, “You always wanna say something but you don’t wanna deal with it.”

Speaking about women in general, Samuels said:

“I’m tired of women wanting somebody to lie to them… Women like her have been coddled and lied to so much that the truth is offensive. So all they can do is laugh at it because it hurts too much because they know they’ve been lied to…

This is what it’s come to… You are what you are. You ladies don’t seem to like rankings, but you rank men. You are what you are. Like it or not… Y”all want somebody to tell you you’re all 10s.”

Mr. Samuels has grown a large following of mostly lonely women whom he berates and downgrades for clicks and views.

Samuels is a 51-year-old man who rates himself a “high value” nine out of 10. He has drawn criticism for rating Beyonce an 8 and calling women “b**ches.”
 

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NBA Youngboy’s brother, OG 3Three, joins him in jail

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Federal agents arrested NBA Youngboy‘s older brother OG 3Three (left) who was hiding under a house in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

A video circulating online shows officers with a K9 service dog dragging OG 3Three out from under the house where he was hiding.

OG’s brother, NBA Youngboy is in federal custody, being held without bail for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. A judge recently denied Youngboy’s second request for bail.

It is unclear if his brother was arrested on the same charges.

NBA OG 3Three’s attorney allege that the rapper is being targeted by police and that his arrest came as a sting operation that police called “Never Free Again.”

Both OG 3Three, 23, and NBA Youngboy, 21, are affiliated with a street gang.

NBA Youngboy, real name Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, has six sons and two daughters to support while he sits in jail awaiting trial.

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