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Woman Who Recorded McDonald's Customer Attacking Worker Speaks Out

"If someone put hands on you, you have to defend yourself. We need to just treat each other right."

A video of an irate white customer at a Florida McDonald's grabbing a female worker by the shirt over a straw made the rounds on social media, and the woman who recorded the altercation is speaking out about what occurred.

In an interview with The Grio, Brenda Biandudi initially didn't want the video to get out. However, after police found it difficult to find Daniel Taylor, the 41-year-old who attacked Yasmine James, Biandudi's son and daughter posted it on their respective social media accounts.

“I didn’t want (the video) to be out there, but when I was asking the police if he had been caught, they said that they couldn’t find him,” she said. "When they started getting loud, I had my phone in my hand and I figured I would take a recording in case somebody needed something. I didn’t know how much of an effort was being put into finding him [by police].”

In the video, Taylor reportedly got upset when he had to ask for a straw. In Florida, a law is in effect restricting restaurants from putting plastic straws in their lobbies. Ms. James, who is the mother of a two-year-old, reacted to the attack by throwing punches at Taylor in self-defense, nailing several of them.

Biandudi recalls that Taylor returned later to the establishment just a few minutes after the altercation to confront the manager. He also reportedly kicked another female employee in the stomach while she stood near the exit, and he was escorted out by the workers.

“Our highest priority is always the safety and well-being of our employees and customers at our restaurants,” McDonald’s spokeswoman Keisha Boyd said in a statement. “We have been in contact with the police department and are fully cooperating with their investigation.”

“People need to treat others the way they want to be treated,” Biandudi stated regarding the attack. “If he put his hands on (my kids), then go ahead and defend yourself. You should try to avoid physical confrontation, but if someone put hands on you, you have to defend yourself. We need to just treat each other right.”

READ MORE: New York Woman Waves Gun At McDonald’s Manager Over Wait For Fries

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Biz Markie Uses Food Stamps To Settle Debt With 50 Cent

Well, that’s one way to settle up. It seems like everybody, and their mother, and their third-cousins once removed owes 50 Cent money.

According to the rapper and entrepreneur, figures from Bow Wow to Rotimi To Teairra Mari has reportedly owed the music mogul moolah after borrowing some stacks sometime within the last few to several years.

Biz Markie is the latest public figure to owe the Power star, and he settled his debt in perhaps the trolling move of the century. Instead of paying 50 with money, he paid him in food stamps.

“I ran into Biz markie back stage in Minnesota,” 50 wrote on Instagram to accompany a photo of Biz handing him the paper food stamps. “I said Biz I always loved ya music and all that but I need that money you owe me. LOL he had food stamps.” He continued in the comments by writing “Nobody beats the Biz.”

In another photo, Biz is smiling next to a scowling 50, who may be scowling because he may have been out-trolled this time around. We love a good joke, and we’re glad Biz has a sense of humor.

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I ran into Biz markie back stage in Minnesota. I said Biz I always loved ya music and all that but I need that money you owe me. LOL 😆he had food stamps

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Janet Mock Becomes First Trans Woman To Score Overall Deal With Netflix

Janet Mock just made history. Per Variety, the director, writer and producer is the first transgender woman to score a major deal with Netflix.

The 36-year-old’s deal with the streaming giant is reportedly for three years, and features the exclusive rights to her television series Pose, as well as first-look for future feature film projects.

“As a best-selling author, producer and director, Janet Mock has demonstrated she knows how to bring her vision to thrilling, vivid life,” Netflix VP of original content Cindy Holland says of Mock. “She’s a groundbreaker and creative force who we think will fit right in here at Netflix.”

“As someone who grew up in front of the TV screen, whether that was watching talk shows or family sitcoms or VHS films, I never thought that I would be embraced,” Mock says of her groundbreaking new endeavor. “And more than embraced. Given not just a seat at the table but a table of my own making.”

“It is truly groundbreaking for Netflix to empower Janet Mock, a trans woman of color, to create and greenlight her own films and TV shows,” says Nick Adams, director of transgender media and representation at GLAAD. “We can’t wait to see the stories she’ll bring to the screen.”

Beyoncé as well as Barack and Michelle Obama also scored major, multi-million dollar distribution deals with Netflix in 2019 and 2018, respectively.

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Donald Trump Promises To Cure Cancer And AIDS In Re-Election Rally Speech

Donald Trump formally kicked off his re-election campaign Tuesday (June 18) with a rally in Orlando, Florida. Standing in front of a packed crowd of MAGA hat-wearing supporters, Trump promised attendees everything but the sun, moon and the stars.

At the Amway Center, Trump said he would cure cancer and vow his administration would work to eradicate HIV and AIDS if re-elected to a second term.

"We will push onward with new medical frontiers," Trump said. "We will come up with the cures to many, many problems, to many, many diseases including cancer and others. And we're getting closer all the time."

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2018 there were 1.7 million new cancer diagnoses in the United States and 609,640 perished.

During the president's State of The Union speech in January, Trump promised he'd get rid of H.I.V and AIDS by 2030. On Tuesday, he doubled-down on his previous statement. "We will eradicate AIDS in America once and for all — and we are really close."

The Center for Disease Control estimates 1.1 million people are living with H.I.V today.

During the rally, Trump reportedly was able to raise $24.8 million in 24 hours. The staggering amount overshadows how much several Democratic nominees have been able to crowd raise.


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