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A black actor on the HBO drama series “Treme” said in a lawsuit on Friday that he was stopped because of his race while buying sunglasses at Macy’s — the third discrimination allegation made this week by a black shopper against a department store. Robert Brown, who filed the lawsuit in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, said he was detained by police at the flagship Herald Square store on June 8 after employees contacted authorities about possible credit card fraud.
The talk show guru is hosting a conversation about being gay in America with actress/comedienne Wanda Sykes, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Scandal Emmy award-winner Dan Bucatinsky. The actors will share when they knew they were gay, how they came out, the reactions from family members and the process of acceptance. Catch the episode on Sunday, October 27 at 9PM ET.
Rap promoter James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond faces a life term after he was found guilty in a drug case. Rosemond was charged with narcotics conspiracy following a 2012 trial in Brooklyn. According to the Associated Press, prosecutors had accused of using a variety of methods to smuggle cocaine from Los Angeles to New York.
A federal judge delayed the former New Orleans’ mayor for three months. He was scheduled to go to trial next week on 21 counts of corruption, including bribery, wire fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and filing false tax returns. His new date is January 27, 2014.
North Carolina Republican executive committee member Don Yelton recently resigned from his position after making racist remarks on The Daily Show. During a segment about the state’s voter ID law, Yelton repeatedly used the n-word and complained about “lazy black people that wants the government to give them everything.” Yelton later voiced his displeasure with the Republican party, saying it has “no guts.”