Pitmaster use BBQ abilities to honor US troops

Bethesda, Maryland( CNN) Grand Champion pitmaster Stan Hays takes barbecue seriously. “Barbecue is comfort food, ” Hays said. “Disasters are what we do, but our passion is helping people . … For us, that’s about both feeding those who are hungry and honoring veterans and those in the military.” Thursday, Hays and his squad put […]

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Woman says supermarket called police on her while she was helping a homeless human

( CNN) Barbecuing while black. Napping while black. Now add helping homeless people while black to the list of things that can lead to a visit from police. Erika Martin told CNN that the incident occurred when she stopped at the store last month to help a homeless man she knew hung out there. She […]

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How 911 calls on blacks are a new spin on something old: white flight

( CNN) It’s get hard to keep up with the latest hashtags devoted to 911 bellows on black people. As tales of these encounters ricochet across the media, it looks at times as if some mysterious new contagion — a rapidly mutating kind of racial profiling — is taking hold of the collective subconsciou of […]

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5 things for May 23: North Korea, primary outcomes, Zuckerberg, ZTE, leukemia& germs

( CNN) There won’t be any more running starts in pro football, as the NFL makes a huge change to kickoffs. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.( You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up […]

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A white girl called police on black people barbecuing. This is how the community reacted

( CNN) Hundreds danced to hip-hop and ‘8 0s soul music Sunday and listened to local African-American nominees make their pitchings. But this cookout in Oakland, California, wasn’t only any springtime festival. The event, dubbed “BBQing While Black, ” was one community’s powerful response to what many perceived as yet another example of everyday racism. […]

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Oakland resident reports black firefighter to police during routine inspection

( CNN) An Oakland firefighter is at the center of the latest high-profile case of what appears to be racial profiling in the area. Because California wildfires have been devastating in recent years, Oakland Fire Fighters scour neighborhoods go looking for fuel, such as dead trees and brush, to help mitigate a potential disaster. The […]

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A white female allegedly reached a black teen, use racial slurs and told him to leave a pool. Then she bit a cop

( CNN) A white female the internet has nicknamed “Pool Patrol Paula” was charged with assaulting a black teen at a community pool in South Carolina. The 15 -year-old victim had been invited to swim in the Summerville, South Carolina, pond by a friend, according to the report. The girl, Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, 38, told him […]

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After internet mock, ‘Permit Patty’ resigns as CEO of cannabis-products company

( CNN) The woman who threatened to call police on an African-American daughter selling water on a San Francisco sidewalk — and who was mocked online as “Permit Patty” — has resigned as CEO of TreatWell Health. Alison Ettel was caught on camera confronting an 8-year-old girl selling water to passersby near AT& T Park. […]

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In the face of this terrible election, friends in Canada tell America why it’s great

America is in dire need of a pep talk right now. This bizarre battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that we call an election is taking quite the toll on Americans. So our friendly neighbors to the north thought they’d brighten some spirits by sharing why they suppose the United States is so great. […]

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When tragedy ten-strikes, they bring the barbecue

Houston( CNN) For many people, barbecues are a chance to enjoy a dinner with family and friends. For Stan Hays, a Grand Champion pitmaster, barbecuing is a passion that he puts to the test at weekend competitors. Yet when disaster ten-strikes, Hays utilizes his abilities to feed people in need. Since 2011, his nonprofit, Operation […]

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