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City has to pay $65K to white cop who says he was taunted for saying he was part black

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(CNN)A white police officer in Michigan who says he was taunted by fellow officers when he told them that he was part black will receive a $65,000 settlement, his attorney said.

Sgt. Cleon Brown, a 19-year veteran with the police department in Hastings, Michigan, said a series of taunts began in 2016 when he took a genetic test through Ancestry.com and learned that he was 18% African.
His colleagues at the police department were whispering “Black Lives Matter” while pumping their fists as they walked past him and his police chief referred to him as “Kunta,” he said. (Kunta Kinte is a character in Alex Haley’s novel, “Roots: The Saga of an American Family.”)
“It was almost like a disgraced type of reaction that I got from them like, ‘Why are you proud of this type of thing?’,” he told CNN affiliate WDIV.
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Networking Art Show: Creating Casa + The HIVE 2.0

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Creating Casa

 

The show, Creating Casa, brings together Latina/o/x artists from the DMV at The Hive to explore the question of home through the arts. We’ll be celebrating Creating Casa with an opening mixer on March 23rd. You’re invited to come by, make new friends, and dance to an amazing set from Okay Latino. Don’t miss the turn up!

We’re featuring renown and emerging artists that include Luis Peralta Del Valle, Jennifer Moya, Veronica and Kimberly from La Horchata Zine and Karla Casique.

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Mother2Mother, in partnership with Safe Shores—The DC Children’s Advocacy Center, is proud to announce the debut of “Songs of Hope: Voices Raised to End Child Abuse” cabaret show to be held at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse in Arlington, Va. on April 11, 2019.

Twice a year, the nonprofit Mother2Mother (M2M) supports a Washington, D.C. 501(c)(3) organization that advocates for at-risk women and children.

“At M2M, we promote our featured organization in a cabaret-style show with music from a variety of pop, jazz, Broadway and Off-Broadway selections and an original script written specifically for the event,” says M2M co-founder Lauren Feliz-Durishin. “We believe that women have the unique power and strength of empathy, motherhood, feminine willpower and drive, which when combined towards a community goal, can accomplish amazing efforts.”

“Songs of Hope: Voices Raised to End Child Abuse” will benefit Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center, a direct-service nonprofit dedicated to supporting and working with child victims of sexual and physical abuse in the District of Columbia. Additionally, Safe Shores works to prevent child sexual abuse through education and training.

“The cabaret show is an important and inspiring community event for the Washington, D.C. metro area. Weaving together the mission of Safe Shores with classic stage sound, M2M wants to encourage the community to protect children from child abuse,” says Feliz-Durishin.

The event is for ages 21+. Full drink and dinner menu available. General admission: $20. Doors open at 6:30 PM. The show starts at 7:30 PM.

100 percent of proceeds will benefit Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center.

Founded in 2017, M2M seeks to bring more awareness to the great causes of their featured organizations through the reimagining of Broadway songs and real-life stories and facts.

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