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Tiny Homes For The Homeless (Video)

I thought I was going to die outside. This saved our lives.

Another solution for housing the homeless. Not as high-tech as 3D-printing houses for them, but what about just building tiny homes for them?

For homeless people in Eugene, Oregon, these tiny homes can be the difference between life and death.
– For Good’s Sake


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Boots Riley Speaks On His Movie “Sorry To Bother You” As A Commentary On The Evils Inherent In Corporate America (Video)

You might remember rapper Ice Cube saying that John Singleton encouraged him to pen his first movie script, “Friday,” telling him that if he could write rhymes he could write for movies. Well, Boots Riley – poet, songwriter, and rapper (best known as the lead vocalist of The Coup) throws his hat in the ring with the already critically -acclaimed film “Sorry To Bother You.”

See Boots talk about his movie that has Lakeith Stanfield code-switching and climbing the corporate ladder at an evil telemarketing company, ultimately discovering a secret that threatens all of humankind.

Two-parter. Start up top. Continue after the jump.

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Can Saving Too Many Lives Lead To Overpopulation? (Video)

Wow. Sounds like a cold question to even ask, but with going on 7 billion people on Earth… and scarcer and scarcer resources… Well, let’s see what one of the world’s smartest has to say about it.

Bill Gates explains his answer to the tough question from this year’s Annual Letter: “Does saving kids’ lives lead to overpopulation?”


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Why Flint Still Doesn’t Have Clean Water (Video)

Do you think the Flint [Michigan, US] water crisis has been fixed? C’mon. Poorest city of its size in the nation… take a guess.

It’s been over four years and Flint still doesn’t have clean water.

You know, President Trump could really have scored some points by getting the water cleaned up here. Waaaay cheaper than that wall that will NOT get built anyway. Plus, the returns in goodwill and political capital would be very helpful in his run for a second term.

Am I actually giving Donald Trump a tip for Campaign 2020? No. Didn’t need my advice before. Just hoping and daring him to actually do something he could really spin as something he did that President Obama did not do. To help Americans heal AND tell the truth while doing it.

C’mon, Mr. President. This is not rocket science. But speaking of rocket science (Space Force!), there is talk of Elon Musk aka Mr. Put-Men-On-Mars-ASAP stepping in. Really? Is this Administration going to let an actual ‘Rocket Man’ punk them; to let the Space X founder be a bigger force for good in our universe than the Space Force? Yeah, Trump Administration… gauntlet thrown #WaterForFlint


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Is “Talking White” Actually A Thing? (Video)

In the trailer when Danny Glover is in “Sorry To Bother You” telling Lakeith Stanfield to use his ‘White voice’ to get ahead at the job… that part. That’s code-switching in rare form. But ‘talking White’ is really, really a thing though? Yuuup.

“Talking White” helps people of color get ahead.
– Voices of Color by Insider

Wait. Don Lemon? CNN’s Don Lemon is from New Orleans????


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Rah Digga, Lord Jamar, And Godfrey Get Into A Real Independence Day Conversation (Trailer)

Another ep of “Yanadameen.” Godfrey is a frequenter over on VladTV, as is Lord Jamar. Jamar gets up with the brother and brings him onto the Godcast. Got it!

Rah Digga puts a series of topical questions to Lord Jamar and Godfrey to get their thoughts in typically raw and unfiltered fashion. The first talking point is the protestor who scaled the Statue of Liberty in protest against President Trump’s hardline immigration policies; Godfrey praises the actions of the protestor but takes a moment to call out Mexicans for their anti-Black racism and highlight the fact that they’re getting their wake-up call now with Trump in office. Rah Digga also asks about the incident between Dame Dash and Lee Daniels over a 2 MILLION DOLLAR loan/investment. Was it right for Dame to step to Daniels like this?
– Yanadameen Godcast with Lord Jamar & Rah Digga

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Recently Elected U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Ready To Take On Any ‘Trumpsters’ (Video)

Ha! President Trump and his ilk might not be ready for Alé From The Block.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Donald Trump might both be from New York City, but she doesn’t think he knows to deal with a girl from the Bronx.
– The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

And ahhh… Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a self-described Democratic Socialist (just posted about that affiliation here).


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Racist History Of American Medicine (Documentary Short)

You don’t have to tell me about racism in medicine and research. I. Am. From. Tuskegee, Alabama! Watch the video and you will learn why that matters, too.

People of color in the U.S. have endured centuries of abuse in the name of science. It’s time we stop celebrating this blatantly racist history.
– Racist History


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You Must Learn: What Is Democratic Socialism? (Video)

KRS said it: YOU MUST LEARN. At least for yourself, and not fall victim to others’ spin on taboo words like ‘socialism’ (because propaganda). ‘To stay on course means to ROLL WITH FORCE!’ So. Don’t come for Ana. At least not on Democratic Socialism. You will get schooled, which is good; but that slick dissing they try will fail.

Ana went on HLN and schooled a Conservative pundit on what Democratic Socialism really is.
– The Young Turks

Ana Kasparian is DONE with being Ms. Nice Woman #MicDrop


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Anthony D. Mays Speaks On Growing Up Geeky, Fighting Through ‘Imposter Syndrome’ And Finding Success As A Google Software Engineer (Video)

Fear is the chief export of Compton…

Wow. That quote AND this video. Insightful and inspiring.

How I Went From Compton To Google
– BuzzFeed FYI

Great watch. All facts.


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Environmental Injustice And Racism In Uniontown (Documentary)

I’m from Alabama. From a Black community in Alabama. I know, even before the documentary laid this out, this level of injustice is being done to my people (and by proxy, to ME). Been being done. And it still hurts.

Residents of this town have been living under the thumb of environmental injustice and racism #ThinkingInColor
– NowThis



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Amanda Seales Is ‘Smart, Funny & Black’ (Video)

Put some intellek on it… artistes… I mean, if I’m speaking pacifically…
Amanda Seales

Not low key with my crush on Amanda Diva Seales for real. So lovely. A frequent guest of The Breakfast Club, the crew has her up for another sit-down. Always great talk when she comes through…

Amanda Seales On Her ‘Smart, Funny & Black’ Tour, Social Media Ranting, Hip-Hop + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

Haaaa! A perfect mix of ‘ratchetness’ and righteousness. C Tha God nailed it.


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Chadwick Boseman Shares ‘Best Hero’ Award With Real-Life Hero James Shaw Jr. (Video)

Maaan #WakandaForever

Chadwick Boseman did a real ‘king move’ when he got that MTV Movie Award for best ‘Best Hero’… sending it home with James Shaw Jr., the brother who stopped the waffle house shooter in Tennessee. Dope!

(And don’t think I missed how HOT the presenters, Olivia Munn and Zazie Beetz, are in this clip. Whew! Psylocke and Domino, from Marvel movies, on the MTV stage, at the same time… WINNING!)


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Kevin Livingston Speaks On His Passion To See Others Achieve And Working In His Hood To Make It Happen (Video)

All of a sudden, I know how to tie a tie…

Incredible idea. A mission so basic, but the concept is so powerful. This is how we save us; to become the change we have been waiting for. Salute to Brother Kevin Livingston!

Celebrities are rallying behind this big-hearted entrepreneur as he hands out free suits to young men in high-crime neighborhoods.
– Extraordinary People


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Activism: Matthew Charles Does Decades Of Fed Time, Turns His Life Around, And Now Has Return To Prison. Meanwhile… (Video)

Damn. America’s justice system is broken. You may not need more proof, but maybe someone around you does. Press play and walk away. Get coffee or something. But stay mad, stay woke, stay engaged and stay ready.

Black Man Who Spent 20 Years In Jail & Turned His Life Around, Is Being Sent Back. Meanwhile A Child Rapist Get’s House Arrest. This Really Is America.
Francis Maxwell


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Colin Kaepernick Explains Why He Took A Knee (Video)

People sometimes forget that love is at the root of our resistance.

Yeah. That part.

Watch and listen to Colin Kaepernick explain (again) exactly why he took a knee, what he is taking a stand on, and why other like-minded people should, have, and should continue to challenge racial injustice.

#TakeAKnee #StandWithKaep


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Australian Couple Living Totally Off The Grid (Video)

I stay amazed at what folks are doing with tiny house and Earthship living projects. This couple has maxed the off-the-grid tiny house concept for reals though. Check it out!

This tiny house is ready for anything! Completely off the grid, this tiny home on wheels generates its own solar power, collects rainwater, uses solar water heating and even generates it’s own biogas for cooking.

Paul and Annett had been living the city life, in an apartment in Sydney, Australia. A desire to lower their impact on the earth and live closer to nature led them to designing and building their own eco-friendly tiny house powered by renewable energies and moving onto a remote property outside of Byron Bay.

– Living Big In A Tiny House


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Speak English For What? ‘Real’ Americans Should Be Speaking Natives’ Tongues, Or Spanish (Video)

So the cops can harass you for NOT bothering anyone, just because you (NOT speaking to them) are conversing in a language they do not understand? I’m asking… And above, someone answers.

Agree or agree to disagree, no motherf**king body can motherf**king tell you what language you must use to speak to each other; or use speaking an ‘unacceptable’ language to profile you. Plus, English does not have a strong an argument for being the ‘rightful’ language of ‘real’ Americans. Watch.

I gotta admit: I am down with ‘The Breakdown’ that Francis Maxwell delivers above and how he delivered that sh!t. Straight RAW! And I think I heard some ‘French’ in his rant, too (hahaa).


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Jay Morrison Speaks On The Tulsa Real Estate Fund IPO (Video)

Okay, so Vlad TV is giving tube time to Jay Morrison to speak on the Tulsa Real Estate Fund. Interesting.

Jay Morrison returns to VladTV to talk about finances within the urban community. His previous video reached over 400k views! In this clip, Morrison elaborates on starting his own IPO, working with the SEC, and starting the Tulsa Real Estate Fund. He says that his mission is focused on the “everyday person.” Watch the interview above.
DJ Vlad

Got more info on Jay and the Fund after the jump. Full disclosure: We are all in and all over this. Time to collectivize and monetize. We’ve been waiting on that promised 40-acres-and-a-mule for way too long fam… way too long!
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TYT’s Francis Maxwell Speaks On The NFL’s Disgraceful Ban On Kneeling (Video)

… regardless, let’s just cut through the sh!te, shall we?

We got a whiff and posted on the NFL’s kneel ban days ago. Now NFL Commish Roger Goodell puts it all the way out there… No longer speculation, the ban is out there. Watch TYT’s Francis Maxwell speak on it, and make a helluva good point: The League is FULL of Black players whose interests are repped by this LAWFUL, PEACEFUL protest. Goodell and the NFL owner cadre are essentially telling them to bow down, by insisting that they either stand for the anthem or stay off the playing field until they learn to ‘act right’… or get hit in the pockets.

NFL Bans Kneeling. So Much For Free Speech, Right?
– The Young Turks

Keeping some pay to keep the ‘workers’ in check. Talk about a payCHECK… Wowwwww!


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