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Actress Amanda Seales confronts Caitlyn Jenner on white privilege

the evening was live streamed for Katy Perry’s album release

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“Insecure” actress Amanda Seales broke down white privilege to Caitlyn Jenner during a dinner party at Katy Perry’s house on Sunday.

The dinner was live streamed on Perry’s YouTube channel as part of her weekend long, “Big Brother”- style streaming show in promotion of her new album, “Witness.”

In a clip posted on Twitter, the 35-year-old explains to Jenner how white privilege prevents the reality star from viewing the country in the same way as Seales.

“It’s an insult to me that you’re not listening to what I’m saying,” Seales told Jenner. “If this is a conversation about having conversations, then we have to be listening to each other.The reason I am so passionate ― and I’m not hostile, I’m passionate ― is because I’ve had such a different experience in this country than you.”

Seales continued to break down how historically the U.S. government has affected the lives of black women.

“As a black woman, the government is so much in my life, and it always has been,” Seales says. “The government literally said that black men could not even be in the house or else women couldn’t get welfare. That’s a big reason why there’s such a chasm between black women and black men in this generation.”

Jenner appeared confused by the discourse responding, “I just said I believe in this country.”

“You can say that in a way that I cannot,” Seales says. “Because you had a different experience. Because this country is here for you. This country ain’t here for me in the same way, sis. It isn’t.”

“You, as a trans person, have to also identify that this country hasn’t been here for trans until, maybe two o’clock today,” Seales added.

Other dinner guests included comedian Margaret Cho and commentators Van Jones and Ana Navarro.

Watch the exchange below.

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KTLA Morning: ‘Made in California,’ new book details iconic food brands

Author George Geary joined KTLA’s morning crew live to discuss his new book “Made in California” which details California-born food brands

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LOS ANGELES – Author George Geary joined KTLA’s morning crew live to discuss his new book “Made in California,” which details California-born food and drink brands.

Visit George’s website for more information.

This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 24, 2021:

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“Sex and The City” star Willie Garson has died at age 57

Garson found professional success on shows including “Sex and the City” but his favorite job happened when the cameras stopped rolling

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NEW YORK – In a tweet on Tuesday, actor Titus Welliver broke the news of the death from pancreatic cancer of his friend and fellow actor Willie Garson. Garson’s 20 year-old son Nathan, a student at The College of Wooster, a private liberal arts college in Wooster, Ohio, added his own heartbreaking tribute to his father in an Instagram post.

The actor was in New York City reprising his role of Stanford Blatch in HBO’s Sex and the City‘s revival series,  And Just Like That.

According to an exclusive interview by Page Six in 2020, the actor’s favorite role however was that of ‘Dad.’

Willie Garson found professional success on shows including “Sex and the City” and “White Collar,” but his favorite job happened when the cameras stopped rolling. […] “He’s an adult and soon to be taking care of me which is really why I got him to be honest,” Garson said at the time. “He’s lovely and a really special guy. He’s wonderful and he’s in college in Ohio.”

The New Jersey-born actor also told us that he “always wanted to have a child,” so he decided to pursue adoption as a single parent.

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Video: A straight & a gay guy react to “That’s what I want” by Lil Nas X

StanChris is a 20-something vlogger from the Northeastern U.S. who chronicles his life as a young everyday average gay guy

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LOS ANGELES – The twenty-something StanChris, the Out YouTuber who has been building his audience on his channel by vlogging about the ordinary everyday experiences of his life as a young gay guy, is back with his straight friend and together they react to the brand new Lil Nas X’s new music video THATS WHAT I WANT which was released on September 16, 2021.

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