Black Motivational Speaker Claims He and His Wife Were Kicked Out of a Texas Restaurant Because of Their Race

A black motivational speaker says he and his wife were thrown out of a Texas restaurant because they refused to give up their table for a white customer.

Johnny Wimbrey and his wife had been ready to order dinner at Sambuca360 in Plano on Saturday night when the manager asked if they would give up their table, WFAA reports.

Wimbrey said the manager wanted the couple to give their table to a white man who is a regular customer – and became angry when they refused.

‘I said, ‘No, I think we want to sit here. We have a great view. It’s only a table for two.’ So we just declined the offer respectfully,’ he told WFAA.

A heated exchanged between Wimbrey and the manager was captured on a cell phone by the couple.

‘You can pay the tab – you are leaving,’ the manager told the couple outside the restaurant.

‘Why am I leaving?’ Wimbrey asked him.

‘Because I am asking you to leave,’ he replied.

‘Why?’ Wimbrey responded.

‘Because I don’t like you,’ the manager said.

When Wimbrey repeatedly asked the manager what he did wrong, the manager accuses him of trespassing.

‘What you’re doing wrong is you’re trespassing. Time to go,’ the manager told the Wimbreys.

After this, Wimbrey said the manager called Plano police and they decided to leave the scene.

Wimbrey, who has hosted work parties at the restaurant with more than 200 attendees, said race was definitely a factor in the incident.

‘I do believe it’s because of who I am and how I look that they asked me to move tables,’ he said.

Sambuca360 apologized for the incident, blaming it on a ‘mix-up’ at the host stand.

‘Sambuca has no tolerance for discrimination and always wants to make every guest feel welcome and respected,’ it said in a statement to WFAA.

After Wimbrey’s story appeared on a local news network, the story sparked a furious backlash as it spread across social media.

It comes after two black men who were arrested while waiting at a Starbucks store in Philadelphia reached a confidential financial settlement with the coffee chain.

They also dropped legal claims against the city after it agreed to pay each man $1 and committed $200,000 to fund an entrepreneurship program for public school students.

Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson were arrested on April 12, after a Starbucks manager called police to complain that they had not made a purchase and refused to leave. Police released the men hours later without charges.

However, a video of their arrests was widely shared online, sparking protests and calls for a boycott of the popular chain.

Starbucks Corp, which plans to close 8,000 stores for a half day of anti-bias training on May 29, said Robinson and Nelson will have an opportunity to provide input for the company’s ‘long-term diversity and equity efforts.

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A Black Former White House Staffer Was Moving into a New Apartment. Someone Reported a Burglary.

Darren Martin moved to New York City this winter after years working for the Obama White House in Washington to take a job as an aide in the city’s government. After a couple of months crashing with friends and family, he finally found his own place on the Upper West Side.

The studio, on 106th Street near Columbus Avenue, fit the bill of what Martin, 29, was looking for: It was a decent deal in a good neighborhood just a couple of blocks from Central Park.

But about a half-hour into his move Friday night, police greeted him in his building’s lobby. A neighbor had called to report a potential break-in by someone who may have had a weapon, and about a half-dozen police officers stopped and questioned him as part of an investigation.

Martin said he felt like he had been racially profiled by whoever had made the original call.

“I don’t know if they watched me or saw me, through a peephole and decided to call the police and if they were in fact watching me,” Martin told The Washington Post. “What I do know is true is that they made a call, a very egregious call that I think was based on profiling.”

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Martin said he was disappointed in the experience but ultimately not surprised.

The move began around 10:30 p.m. on Friday. Martin’s friend had driven his furniture up from Washington in a U-Haul truck, and because of that and a complicated array of circumstances, that was the only time they were able to unpack it.

“Out of necessity, I decided to bring things in, but if it was an opportunity for me to do it another time I would have,” Martin said. “You don’t want to put yourself in that situation where you’re doing everything right but because of how you look, it could get you arrested or worse. So you avoid those, if you’re trying to live your life.”

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He let a trio of officers into the lobby and the three began to question him about what he was doing in the building, he said. He told them that he was a resident but said that he didn’t have his ID on him. The officers wouldn’t let him get it from his apartment upstairs on the fifth floor. Instead, about three more officers went up in and let themselves into his apartment, which was unlocked, he said. They found his friend,who had another engagement that evening, taking a shower, and eventually were satisfied that the two were telling the truth.

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Later on that evening, another pair of officers arrived responding to a similar call; they told him that they were unaware that the issue had already been investigated, Martin said.

Martin said he feels lucky the situation ended well. At one point, he remembered to ask permission to look for his ID in his pants before putting his hands in his pockets.

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{snip} Martin said, “At the end of the day when I take the suit off, I’m still a black man underneath. And it’s a daily reality.”

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Leader of Arizona teachers strike is doing well… for himself

Despite previous assurances that Arizona teachers would be returning to work this morning, a decision yesterday evening resulted in the teachers taking yet another day off from work. The state is still hammering out the details of this year’s budget, but they’ve already assured the teachers union that generous pay increases and bumped up funding for education programs are on the way. But it seems that the schools will mostly remain closed until the budget is passed and signed. (AZ Central)

Arizona’s historic #RedForEd teacher walkout will stretch to a sixth school day, as Arizona Educators United organizers urged teachers to return to the Capitol Thursday amid unresolved budget discussions.

At least 40 Arizona school districts, accounting for hundreds of thousands of students, will remain closed Thursday in what proved to be a chaotic Wednesday for many of those schools.

The AEU organizers and Arizona Education Association, the state’s teachers’ union, had said Tuesday night that teachers would return to work Thursday if the Legislature passed a budget by then.

The government is offering up a 10% pay increase for next year (which is half of what the union demanded) along with $400 million for school building and maintenance budgets. It’s not what was being requested, but that’s still not too shabby. It seems as if they’ve found enough common ground to open the schools back up, but the union isn’t ready to go back to work yet.

Most of the statements being handed down from the union have been delivered by Joe Thomas, president of the Arizona Education Association (AEA). He’s obviously upset about the deplorable pay rates for teachers and he’s certainly got a point in that regard. Arizona teachers are among the lowest paid in the nation, so many of them are no doubt struggling to keep their family budgets afloat.

But do you know who’s not doing so badly in the personal finance area? Joe Thomas. He’s not scraping by on a teacher’s salary but is instead paid by the union. And that turns out to be a pretty lucrative gig. Thomas received more than $400K in compensation from 2011 through 2016 according to the union’s publicly published finance records. Good work if you can get it.

Those same records bring into question precisely what these underpaid teachers are getting in exchange for all of the union dues they pay to the AEA. They take in plenty of money, but that union doesn’t appear to be spending very much of it on working to get better compensation and benefits for their members. In fact, almost three-quarters of their revenue goes directly into salaries and other compensation for their officers like Joe, along with operating expenses. (Click on image for full-size chart.)

If you’re spending up to 70% of your budget on compensation for your union officials, how much of your resources can you possibly be putting into supporting and defending your union members? While the teachers remain out on strike demanding more cash from the taxpayers (and an increase is certainly not an unreasonable demand), perhaps they could use some of their free time to talk to Joe about exactly where their dues money is going.

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Giuliani puts the kibosh on Stormy ‘payoff’ claim, and throws Laura Ingraham for a loop

Rudy Giuliani dropped what many are calling a bombshell during an interview on Fox News Channel’s Hannity, saying that President Donald Trump paid back his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, the $130,000 paid to porn star Stormy Daniels.

And while Giuliani was adamant that the pay off didn’t involve campaign money, the revelation sent the left into a frenzy because Trump stated on April 6 that he was not aware of the payment — even Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, a former defense attorney, said “that’s a problem,” but is there a simple explanation that’s being missed?

In a panel discussion Wednesday night on FNC’s The Ingraham Angle, contributor Byron York suggested that Giuliani “may not have thought this whole thing through,” prompting an interesting reply from Ingraham.

“If you go on ‘Hannity,’ you better think it through,” she said. “I love Rudy, but they better have an explanation for that, that’s a problem.”

Giuliani told Hannity that the $130,000 payment was “perfectly legal.”

“That money was not campaign money, sorry,” he claimed. “I’m giving you a fact now that you don’t know. It’s not campaign money. No campaign finance violation.”

When Hannity asked if this was because the money was “funneled” through Cohen’s law firm, the former mayor said, “Funneled it through the law firm, and the President repaid him.”

But Giuliani would also say Trump “didn’t know the specifics” of the payment.

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., a participant on Ingraham’s panel, had a ready explanation that proved to be much closer to the truth, based on a later clarification by Giuliani.

“I don’t think somebody with President Trump’s income level writes all of his checks, you know what I mean?” he told Ingraham. “It would not surprise me if he authorized a payment and it gets lost in the shuffle. I know that sounds crazy perhaps on a certain level but here’s a guy with a massive income and he’s dealing with a lot of things.”

In a later interview with the Washington Post, Giuliani insisted the disclosure was no gaffe, saying he discussed it with Trump beforehand.

With the anti-Trump forces whipped into a lather over the possibility that Trump has been caught in a lie, Giuliani added more context to his comment with Fox News’ John Roberts — which is being described as “damage control” by the media.

“Rudy Giuliani told me that while reimbursed Cohen for the $130k SD payment, POTUS didn’t know what the money was used for. Giuliani says Cohen merely told the President he had “expenses” for which POTUS reimbursed him,” Roberts tweeted.

The payment is being described in the media as a “loan” because Trump reimbursed Cohen and anti-Trump forces insist it is related to his campaign, which will ensure wall-to-wall coverage.

But there’s so much vagueness in Giuliani’s revelation. In the end, it’s more likely to serve as another rabbit hole the president’s detractors will go chasing down in their quest to destroy him.

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Company ‘dares’ you to buy these jeans for $168 … Well, if you can call them ‘jeans’

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For $168, you can buy a pair of unique “extreme cut out” jeans, which barely cover your body.

Carmar Denim, a Los Angeles-based clothing company, created a pair of “extreme cut out” jeans that took the distressed look to a whole new level. The jeans cover the crotch area — that’s all — with the back resembling a thong. The top of the jeans is attached to the bottom with a small denim seam on each side, Business Insider reported.

“Extreme Cut Out Pant is a high rise pant with large statement cutouts on front and back,” the description reads on the website. The unconventional pants are already sold out, and shoppers are now getting waitlisted. The pants are also high waisted and in select women’s European sizes from 24 to 27 — or 0 to 4 in US sizes.

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