Singer and reality TV star Tamar Braxton is alleging that JR’s Bar and Grill on Cedar Springs denied her entry based on her appearance.
Braxton took to her Instagram and social media accounts to detail her account of trying to enter the bar, which was promptly posted to Facebook by a user named James Michael. “Evidently I look like a gangster,” she says in the short clip. “I can’t come in this establishment. (JR’s Bar & Grill) Here in my favorite town Dallas, they said zero tolerance for black people.”
Thanks to the viral power of social media, the bar has been flooded with dozens of negative reviews on Facebook, some of which point to previous allegations of racism in prior reviews of the bar. “Looking at the reviews posted before this happened I can see there has always been a problem here,” wrote one commenter. “You made a mistake and turned away a famous person so now you will feel the hit in the profits.” Continue reading “Tamar Braxton Says JR’s Bar & Grill Denied Her Entry because she looked “too gangster””
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UPDATE: Dallas police said Sunday they have arrested two aggravated robbery suspects who could be linked to a dozen other similar crimes in the Oak Lawn area.
The two teens suspected in the Oaklawn attacks are 18 year olds Deon Fridia and Donedwin Maxie and each face a felony charge of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. The pair was driving a car that had been stolen from a woman who had earlier been pistol-whipped and robbed in a parking garage next to Parkland Hospital, less than two miles away. Continue reading “UPDATE: Two robbery suspects possibly related to the Oaklawn attacks arrested”