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Sen. Kamala Harris, who this week was announced as Joe Biden's vice-presidential running mate, has received high-profile criticism from the left for her record as a tough prosecutor -- but Harris also stirred controversy during that period for allegedly going easy on criminal defendants in a number of cases, including by refusing to seek the death penalty for a cop killer.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion released their song WAP and its music video on August 7, and women everywhere rejoiced in the glory — and overt sexuality — of the song. But it also came out to much controversy. https://www.teenvogue.com/story/wap-outrage-female-sexuality
Akon caught heat this week after he was asked about the way slavery is viewed in Senegal, the West African country where he spent most of his childhood. The 47-year-old artist claimed Senegalese no longer think about slavery because they have "overcome" its horrors, unlike African Americans. https://www.complex.com/music/2020/08/akon-comments-on-black-americans-view-of-slavery
The arrest of Black Live Matter organizer Tianna Arata in San Luis Obispo, Calif., on July 21 is drawing fire from some of the biggest names in hip-hop and entertainment who are expressing outrage at officials who want charges brought against the 20-year-old model and activist after she protested against long-standing complaints about racism in the criminal justice system. https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/9433607/blm-organizer-tianna-arata-arrest-inter
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