Joel B. Pollak

Joel B. Pollak

Jamie Foxx Defends Jimmy Fallon: ‘It Wasn’t Black Face’

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx defended Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday from complaints that he appeared in “blackface” in a Saturday Night Live sketch in 2000, saying Fallon was doing a Chris Rock impression.

Jamie Foxx (Leon Bennett / Getty for BET)

Minneapolis: Rioters Smash Charter School Storefronts

Rioters in Minneapolis during protests against police over the death of George Floyd on Wednesday evening smashed the windows of storefronts housing local charter schools, along with other tenants in a local commercial district.

Minneapolis Geroge Floyd riots (Stephen Maturen / Getty)

Brian Stelter Denies CNN Tries to Deplatform People

CNN media reporter Brian Stelter claimed Tuesday that his network does not attempt to “deplatform” people — i.e. to have them fired from media organizations, removed from social media platforms, or otherwise silenced.

Brian Stelter

L.A. Skateboarders Defy Eric Garcetti, Reclaim Venice Skate Park

Skateboarders took matters into their own hands on Memorial Day, clearing sand from the skate park on Venice Beach that Mayor Eric Garcetti’s administration had filled in over a month ago to enforce coronavirus “social distancing.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 24: Skateboarders remove sand that was dumped into a skate park to keep them out during stay-at-home restrictions at Venice Beach on Memorial Day as coronavirus safety restrictions continue being relaxed in Los Angeles County and nationwide on May 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. …