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FedEx driver who refused to deliver to houses that support Biden, Harris or BLM no longer employed

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Vincent Paterno, the FedEx driver who posted a profanity-ridden video on TikTok vowing to never deliver items to people who support Black Lives Matter, Joe Biden or Kamala Harris, is now jobless.

What happened: In a TikTok video that was uploaded on Sept. 16, Paterno, 39, is seen sitting inside what seems to be a FedEx delivery truck while wearing his uniform. The man then proceeds to condemn people who show support to the BLM movement and the Biden-Harris administration.

BTS Reveals Why They Donated $1 Million to Black Lives Matter

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South Korean mega group BTS has revealed the reason they donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement at the height of the countrywide protest following George Floyd’s murder.

The group, which consists of seven members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook, recently spoke to Variety to explain the reason behind their generous donation in June. Without giving any specifics, Jin said they have also been subjected to prejudice.

Naomi Osaka Wears Breonna Taylor Mask Before Her US Open Match

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka made a powerful statement on social justice after she walked into the U.S. Open wearing a mask with Breonna Taylor’s name on it.

The details: The 22-year-old half Japanese, half Haitian American player walked into the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for her match at the U.S. Open while donning a Breonna Taylor mask on Monday, according to KRON4.

89% of Asian Americans Support Protests After George Floyd’s Death, Poll Shows

Most Asian Americans feel connected to Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests, according to a new poll from global analytics firm Gallup.

Since George Floyd’s death in May, members of the Asian American community have voiced dissent toward police brutality and racial injustice. The group became a visible ally to African Americans, both in the streets and on social media.

Viet American Business Owner Threatened By Own Community for Supporting BLM

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A Vietnamese American entrepreneur claimed he has been receiving threats from within the Vietnamese community in southwest Houston after he paid for a billboard that read “Black Lives Matter” and “Stop Racism” in English and Vietnamese.

Lê Hoàng Nguyên, an insurance company owner, revealed in a Facebook video on July 8 that there have been calls for his lynching and boycott of his business since he put up the billboard. He used his own money to commission the message, which was non-political, he said.

BLM Protesters Take Notes From Hong Kong Demonstrations to Respond to Police

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People advancing the Black Lives Matter movement are now employing strategies from Hong Kong protesters, whose grievance against a controversial extradition bill made international headlines last year.

Those strategies have been spotted in cities such as Portland and Seattle, where protests seeking justice for the death of George Floyd and an end to police brutality continue.