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Missouri Nurse Fired Over “Beyoncé” Blackface Halloween Costume

November 2, 2018

A nurse in Kansas, Missouri found out the hard way that blackface is NOT okay. Shelbi Elliott-Heenan—a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Missouri—was fired from her job after photos of her dressed in blackface for what she called a Beyoncé costume went viral on social media. The photos were initially shared […]

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Black Reporter Fired for Sharing Article About White Women Using Their Tears As Weapons

August 25, 2018

Lisa Benson Booper—a black, award-winning broadcast journalist in Kansas City, Missouri—was fired after 14 years with the same company after she shared an article to her personal Facebook page that offended her white co-workers. The article, titled “How White Women Use Strategic Tears to Silence Women of Color,” is about how […]

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Missouri Teacher Arrested for Having Sex With Boy He Met on Grindr

June 14, 2018

Richard Ives—a teacher at the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) in Ladue, Missouri—was arrested Wednesday (Jun. 13) after allegedly having sexual relations with an underage boy he met on a gay dating app. Ives is the latest teacher in the United States to be accused of having sexual contact with an […]

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Racist Missouri Waitress Fired After “N**ger Hunting” Video

June 11, 2018

A 20-year-old Missouri woman captured on video bragging about going “n**ger hunting” is going to be hunting for a new job now after the footage of her racist comment went viral on social media. According to the Riverfront Times, Tabitha “Tabbie” Duncan has been fired from her job at St. Louis […]

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