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WATCH: Climate activists chant ‘failure of leadership’ at Tom Perez after DNC votes against climate debate

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Activists walked out of the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in San Francisco after the organization voted against allowing a climate change debate during the 2020 primary.

DNC Chair Tom Perez imposed strict rules on the debates, which prevented a climate change debate from occurring. Climate activists had forced a vote, hoping to overrule the party boss.

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“The Democratic Party needs the energy, motivation, and organizing capacity of young people to defeat Trump in 2020. But Tom Perez keeps shooting the party in the foot by rejecting that energy and turning it away,” the Sunrise Movement said in a statement.

Photojournalist Steve Rhodes attended the meeting and documented the outrage among climate activists, including the “a failure of leadership” chant.

Previous chants included, “the whole world is watching” and “which side are you on?

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Trump discourages black college students from becoming astronauts in bizarre anti-science rant

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President Donald Trump went off-script and attacked astronauts as a career choice at an event for Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs).

The president made the anti-science rant while congratulating his administrations work with HBCUs.

"To give just a few examples, NASA is expanding outreach to HBCUs who want to become scientists, engineers and even astronauts," Trump said.

"I don't know about the astronaut," he added, breaking from prepared remarks. "I don't want to be an astronaut."

Trump then polled the audience: "Does anybody want to be an astronaut? I see one. There's one brave person."

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‘Whiteness is a helluva drug’: NFL team hammered for giving black kid lawnmower instead of scholarship

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An NFL team came under fire over the weekend after it gave an African-American child a lawnmower to help him save for college.

In a video post to Twitter over the weekend, the Carolina Panthers explained that 12-year-old Jaylin Clyburn is spending his summers mowing lawns to save for college.

"We needed his expertise so we brought him to Charlotte," the video says while Clyburn is seen pushing his lawnmore outside the team's footbal stadium.

A team official tells Clyburn that Lowe's has donated a new lawnmower on behalf of the Panthers.

Before the video ends, the 12-year-old is made "an official member" of the team's grounds crew.

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‘Delete the channel’: YouTube star faces takedown campaign after wearing blackface to become ‘ghetto girl’

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A family of YouTube stars are facing a campaign to have their videos removed from the platform after one woman wore blackface and acted "ghetto."

In a video posted last week, Bianca Prince explains that she is playing a "prank" on her husband by wearing a blackface disguise.

"I am about to look like a literally different person," she says in the video. "I'm about to be a ghetto girl. I've got to learn how to talk."

"I already look different," Prince says as her makeup artist applies a dark liquid to her face.

Twitter users mounted a campaign to have the Prince family removed from YouTube for violating its standards on hate speech.

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