Nick Cannon apologizes to Jewish community for hurtful words
Nick Cannon apologized to the Jewish community late Wednesday for his “hurtful and divisive” words, a day after ViacomCBS severed ties with him for the remarks made on a podcast. The Anti-Defamation league and some Jewish leaders had condemned what they called anti-Semitic theories expressed by Cannon and demanded the apology. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s associate dean, told The Associated Press that Cannon reached out to him Wednesday and during a 30-minute telephone conversation he apologized to the Jewish community and Cooper asked him to post it on social media. “The danger is that those groups get confused with other self-identified Israelites like (Rabbi) Capers Funnye, who has a congregation in Chicago, and who is very much involved with the Ashkenazim Jewish community. My first words to my brother was, I apologize for the hurt I caused the Jewish Community” Cannon tweeted.
For Ellison, Floyd case brings pressure -- and opportunity
Doing so is giving Ellison a national platform to talk about race in America. Ellison, the first African American elected to his job, is now tasked with nothing less than making that system work. “What we need is accountability from a top lawyer like Keith Ellison to put these cops in jail. If Ellison’s national reputation was as a progressive purist, his work as attorney general has been more tempered. The Floyd case could bring some tensions with progressives who have long viewed Ellison as an uncompromising ally.
3 Women's March leaders leave after allegations of anti-Semitism
Three founding board members of the Women's March, Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland and Linda Sarsour, have left the organization after allegations of anti-Semitism. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Founders of the Women's March are leaving the organization's board after facing allegations of anti-Semitism, which they deny, that threatened to overshadow the work of grassroots activists. "Our inbound board members represent a truly diverse swath of women who have fought and will continue to fight tirelessly for women's equal rights," the statement added. The organization announced the appointment of 17 new "Diverse Movement Leaders" as board members, including Samia Assed, Zahra Billoo, Charlene Carruthers, Mrinalini Chakraborty, Rabbi Tamara Cohen, Rev. Later that year, the founder of the initial Women's March, Teresa Shook, called for Bland, Mallory, Sarsour and Perez to step down for allegedly allowing bigotry into their mission.