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Barack Obama Is Campaigning For Your Vote This November. And It Is More Important Than Ever (Video)

Heart jumped when you read the title, right? Well, of course, President Obama is not running for the White House; the November vote having no bearing on the U.S. Presidency at all. However, he does want every American to vote this Fall. And he tells you why it is so important to do so; even though it is not for him, or for a new President… It is for YOU!

If you still don’t think the midterms will affect you, Barack Obama is back to spell out just how important they are.
– NowThis Opinions

Especially reaching out to the youngest voters. So many did not show at the polls.

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Many Black Kids Cannot Swim. Really. And Here Is Why… (Video)

Wow, that’s a real thing. All my family can swim. My Dad learned as a kid, self-taught, playing in the ‘crick’ (creek) down the road. My baby brother was swimming by the time he could walk. So, I just kinda dismissed such talk as broad generalization; no real fact-finding driving the claim. Well…

In 2014, the CDC found that an 11-year-old Black child is 10 times more likely to drown than a White child the same age. The notion that “Black people can’t swim” may sound like a stereotype, but it’s a real disparity and it’s rooted in a history of discriminatory access to swimming pools.
– VICE News Tonight

Again, wow. And damn.

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Jim Carrey Kicks Some ‘Real Time’ Wisdom While Proudly Sporting New Nike Kicks (Video)

I keep hearing this… “Canadians are so nice. Canadians are so nice.”
They can be nice, because they have healthcare!
Jim Carrey

Mic dropped!

Tell you what: Jim Carrey just did it big for Nike. Fancy a bit of bold activism with your current fashion? Carrey’s your model then. Plopped right down on the set of “Real Time with Bill Maher” and showed the business world how Nike gets what amounts to a bold shoe commerical on ad-free HBO!

Actor and comedian Jim Carrey joins Bill and his guests – David Axelrod, Michelle Goldberg, and former Rep. Charlie Dent – on the Real Time panel.
– Real Time with Bill Maher

Shoe game dope. And par for the course when you get Jim Carrey on nowadays, you get wisdom mixed in with the whimsical. Great segment!

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Dear #BurnYourNikes Movement, Nike Doesn’t Mind At All (Video)

If you feel like wasting some keystrokes, comment on the next vid you see posted by a ‘Nike burner’ that Nike doesn’t give not one aglet about #BurnYourNikes

(Oh, and an ‘aglet’ is that sheath or tip at the end of your shoelace. You knew that? Okay cool.)

See, this whole ‘we stand by Kaep‘ stance Nike is putting forth is still a BUSINESS move at its core. We know that, right? Right?? It’s a business move that folks (read: the majority of people that Nike wants to buy its products) who are cool with #TakeAKnee will vote in favor of… with their purchasing power.

This is why Nike doesn’t care if you set your shoes on fire.
– VICE News Tonight

Just like choosing to ‘vote’ for (buy from) Burger King because you like your burgers flame-broiled, or your way, or whatever the other fast food joints ain’t doing. Or vice versa.

And for folks who decide to NOT buy from them anymore, Nike is wagering (i.e. taking a strategic business risk) there will be few enough of them to not matter (to its BUSINESS). Buuuut… all this could make for some cool counter-hashtaggery to make the new ‘Nike haters’ hot though…

#KaepHatersDontMatter

Nah…

#GoOnAndBurnYourGear #NikeAlreadyHasYourMoney

Better…

#KaepGotPaid #NikeUsedMoneyYouPaid #MoneyYouJustSetAblaze

BARZ!

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KevOnStage Explains “Why Nike Ain’t Worried” About The Boycott (Video)

He’s got a point. Several points. And anybody ‘big mad’ enough about Colin Kaepernick being a spokesperson for Nike’s new marketing campaign can have several seats… while we #TakeAKnee

(And they can grab a cape, because when they realize that Kaep will get a check while they rip/burn/etc. products on which they’ve already spent hard-earned money on, they will be SUPER MAD!)

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Netflix Presents Ashtan Towles’ Experiences Tackling Race-Related Issues At Yale University (Documentary)

Grew up in the South, all her youth, and she made it through… admitted to an Ivy League university, no less. And STILL this sista cannot ‘get away’ from racism in America.

Imagine waking up to find your school trending because of a racist incident?
– Strong Black Lead

Yeah. Don’t EVER speak of America being post-racial. Even in the ‘affluent’ North. Yale was trending on racism.

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History/Activism: James Baldwin Called It Long Ago. But America Has Still Not Learned (Video)

Those who do not remember their history are doomed to repeat it. Only thing is, for minorities (read: Black people) in America, there is WAY more ‘doom’ at stake.

…what America still refuses to learn from history. Here are the lessons still unlearned from James Baldwin.
Francis Maxwell

We keep thinking that this Administration, this social reality, this America, is something ‘new’… but nah… Baldwin saw this in his day, over and over, and would have probably seen it all coming.

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“Chescaleigh” Examines The History of Asian Sex Stereotypes (Video)

You saw the episode Franchesca did on Black female stereotypes, right (here)? Well, she’s got one for Asian stereotypes, too. Lotta stereotyping we have going on in our society…

If you take a look at popular culture there’s a pretty strange divide between Asian women and Asian men. Asian women are adored and fetishized by men of many ethnicities, while Asian men are rarely seen as sex symbols of any kind. Why? Well, these stereotypes don’t come from nowhere, they actually evolved from a long and twisted history of war, trade, and persecution of American citizens. Watch this MTV Decoded episode with Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey to learn more.
– MTV Decoded

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Four-Year-Old Superhero Helping Homeless People (Video)

Here’s something sweet to finish off the holiday eating. Swear this’ll hit you in the feels. Little bro is adorable, and his living out a message on how we should help each other is at just the right volume… LOUD and CLEAR! Great clip.

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Food: Homegrown Tomatoes Taste Better (Video)

My Dad was a sharecropper through late his preteen years before his family moved to Tuskegee. The farmer in him meant we would have a pretty big garden every year, overflowing with tomatoes. They were not heirloom tomatoes like these, but those ‘maters did taste different. Guess that is no surprise. Homegrown vs. storebought, you know… It’s just that this video gives a ‘fullness’ to the argument that I cosign. Check it out.

Ever wonder why homegrown tomatoes taste so much better than ones you buy in a store? Renowned seed saver and farmer John Coykendall hits it out of the park with this explanation – and shows how heirloom veggies, like tomatoes, link us to our ancestors!
– PBS Food

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Franchesca Ramsey Declares That It Is Time For These Black Female Stereotypes To Die (Video)

Hahaa! This reminded me of the ‘Black Acting School’ part of Robert Townsend’s “Hollywood Shuffle” (with White ‘instructors’ insisting that ‘students’ act ‘Blacker’… like ‘jive turkey mothaf**ckas’). Sharp commentary in that, too. Watch Franchesca’s commentary on long-standing Black Female stereotypes in media.

Ever notice how black women in media tend to looped into a few basic stereotypes? Like, get portrayed as the sassy friend who has an instant comeback for everything, or the over-sexualized woman who wants it all the time, or the helpful Black maid. Well, these stereotypes don’t come from nowhere. And on this Season 3 throwback episode of MTV Decoded, Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey shows where they come from and explains why they need to be buried good and deep.
– MTV Decoded

(I think she could have ‘stuck it’ to reality TV a bit more. There’s one obvious culprit right there.)

@ojones1

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Texas Congressman Gives Perfect Answer To ‘Take A Knee’ Question (Video)

Seems like this was a ‘take the bait’ question, a political landmine, more so than an actual question to gain clarity or understanding of the Representative’s view on the issue of #TakeAKnee

But like an OG, Representative Beto O’Rourke gave a perfect answer. Any remaining opponent to the peaceful protest, after hearing this argument, is choosing NOT to understand. The issue was made plain and clear here. Watch.

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Speaking On The State Of Hip-Hop, Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels Raw & Uncensored (Video)

Okay. Run DMC’s Darryl McDaniels just went the hell off! Rightfully so. Hip-Hop is definitely different today, but we had our bullsh!t going on back then, too. I do agree, wholeheartedly, that whatever was wrong then or now… was WRONG! Nonsense, violence, not a good policy (word to Heavy D and RIP).

Hip-Hop is our Nation, our Community and Culture. We ought to act accordingly. Listen to DMC.

@ojones1

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DJ Bobbito Garcia Speaks On Rocking Analog Vs. Digital From Back In The Day To Now (Video)

When DJs speak on how it used to be, as opposed to what it is today, in whatever way, don’t you expect them to speak from experience; to talk about what they know? Well, suffice it to say, Bobbito Garcia was there!

Official 247HH exclusive interview with New York-based DJ Bobbito Garcia where you’ll hear about Digital vs. Analog & How It Has Affected Me
– 247HH.COM

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Comedian Chelsea Handler Focuses On Political Activism (Video)

Interesting. Comedians, esp. when there’s an “easy target” in the White House, usually make fun of political folly. And Chelsea did that. But she is really moving into the ‘woke’ lane to ride that for a long while… at least until President Trump and his ilk are out.

Comedian-turned-activist Chelsea Handler shares the moment she recognized her White privilege and dishes on exactly how she wants to see Donald J. Trump humiliated.
– PROFILE by BuzzFeed News

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Meet The Man Who Inspired The Movie “BLACKkKLANSMAN” (Video)

Yes, we have the real story behind the story that Jordan Peele and Spike Lee brought to the big screen… about Ron Stallworth, the Black man who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan.

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Can Omarosa Win Back Her ‘Black Barbecue Pass’ Or Nah? Angela Rye Speaks On It? (Video)

Short answer: Nah. Good luck with that book though, Omarosa.

C Tha God will be tagged with the terms used in here forever – ‘Beige Bigot’ and ‘Redbone Racist’ especially. Super woke (Because Angela Rye), super cute (because both Angelas) and still lots of funny worked in!

Angela Rye Discusses The Omarosa Tape, Security In The White House + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Black Man Falsely Convicted Now Helps Others Wrongfully Convicted (Video)

Jarrett Adams could have gone home and gone quiet after his exoneration, but he chose to turn that page of his life in a different way… going to work for The Innocence Project to get other wrongful convictions overturned. Incredible NBC Nightly News story on Attorney Adams. Salute to the brother!

Lester Holt interviews Jarrett Adams, who was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault when he was just 17 and — as an attorney — is now helping others who are in similar positions as he used to be.
– NBC News

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Jalen Rose & Jadakiss Talk About Artists’ Taking A Stand And Defending Their Music (Video)

Jada spoke on it: “All money isn’t good money.” It was good that Hip-Hop let EA Sports know that we stand with Kaep. Rappers can take a knee and take a stand, esp. when it comes to ‘mistaken’ censorship of their music.

(Hard to believe they called removing Kaep’s mentions in song lyrics a mistake.)

Jadakiss joins Jalen Rose to talk about the fact that Colin Kaepernick’s name was edited out of a verse in Madden 19 from a Big Sean song, and how the former San Francisco 49ers QB’s name was added back in after Big Sean’s complaints.
– ESPN

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Eye Candy: Bianca Dijkhoffz Needs Help To ‘Rebuild SXM’ (Video)

Bianca Dijkhoffz presents this dance clip, doing what she does for the worthiest cause, to help out her home (St. Maarten).

This video is dedicated to bringing awareness of the destruction on Sint Maarten caused by Hurricane Irma. Please share and encourage friends to donate… #RebuildSXM
Bianca Dijkhoffz

MORE BIANCA DIJKOFFZ ON INSTAGRAM | ON JAYFORCE.COM

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