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Snoop Dogg Presents New Show ‘Clout Chasers’ (Video)

Boom! Snoop is ramping up the must-see TV content on Westfest TV for certain with this one. This ‘Clout Chasers’ is going to be crrrrazy!

‘Clout Chasers’ Episode 1 coming soon. The series investigates the tangled dark truth of Clout Chasers – individuals trying to get famous off other people’s names and efforts by utilizing social media to create fake realities.

Hosted by Snoop Dogg, the “docu-reality” looks to detangle the motivation and psychology behind this world, through real stories and real scenarios. With the platform of social media, a whole new group of extortionists has emerged.

– Westfest TV

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African-American Cowgirls Are Breaking Stereotypes (Video)

Had a Black cowboy story the other day (bull rider Neil Holmes), right? But what do you know about these Black cowgirls though… That’s right! Click play and learn.

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Neil Holmes Might Be The Last Black Bull Rider In The South (Documentary)

In case you didn’t know, roughly a fourth of the cowboys of old were Black. Today though, the world of professional bull riding, a sport rooted in ranching culture, is predominantly White. And when Neil Holmes leaves… even more so.

On this episode of ‘MINORITY REPORTS,’ VICE sent Lee Adams to Texas to meet Neil Holmes and Ezekiel Mitchell—two Black bull riders at different points in their careers—to find out what it’s like as a person of color trying to make it in the predominantly White world of professional bull riding. Holmes—an accomplished pro on the eve of his retirement—explains how he got into bull riding and talks about leaving the sport as the only Black pro ranked in the top 100 bull riders. Desperately trying to fill Holmes’s shoes is Mitchell, who’s struggled with the funds to travel, and has experienced racism in the sport first-hand.
– VICE

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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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Skin Bleaching In South Africa (Video)

In the U.S. we beat our chests and proclaim, “Black Lives Matter,” “Black And Proud,” even “Wakanda Forever,” and some of our brothers & sisters in South Africa feel compelled to risk breaking the law and getting cancer by chemically lightening their skin??? Sad and shocking…

South Africa’s skin bleaching scandal: Unreported World went to South Africa where the use of controversial skin bleaching creams is on the rise in a new generation. Despite strict laws banning dangerous chemicals they’re widely available and are making people ill. Reporter Tania Rashid met a celebrity who endorses skin bleaching despite the risks and some of those that are trying to end the trade.
– Unreported World

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Meet Lydia Dupra, The Self-Proclaimed “Heaux Mentor” Who Helps Sex Workers Boost Their Brands And Business (Video)

Not a pimp, mind you, but a “Heaux Mentor” at the center of what we have here on this ep. of Red Light.

New restrictions associated with FOSTA/SESTA, a law designated to curb sex trafficking, has dramatically impacted the lives of America’s sex workers, limiting the way they can communicate about their work online. Unsure of how to navigate the adult industry’s rapidly changing landscape, a growing number of women are seeking help from Lydia Dupra—a self-proclaimed “Heaux Mentor” who helps sex workers build and manage their brands and make connections. We met up with Dupra for a look at her controversial business, sat down with her clients to hear how she’s mentored them, and talked about how her job and the industry are changing with the passage of FOSTA/SESTA.
– VICE

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Being a White Student At A Historically Black College (Documentary)

“I feel like I belong here if I’m putting in the work. It’s that simple.”

Whew. When he asked dude, “Do you feel like you really belong here?” Tiago answered like that. VICE does it again! Really digs into this perspective of a White student attending an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).

On this episode of ‘MINORITY REPORTS,’ we met up with Tiago, a White freshman at Morehouse College, an HBCU in Atlanta that counts Martin Luther King, Jr. and Spike Lee as alumni.

We sat down with him to hear why he decided to enroll in the school, asked his peers for their thoughts on having white students on campus, and followed along as he showed us what it’s like to be one of very few non-black students at school.

– VICE

Now, if you are even thinking about reducing this topic to ‘any student can go anywhere’… Let’s not waste your time. Come back in an hour or something. This is deep exploration like VICE documentaries do. Gonna stay? Okay, press play.

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Due Out Mid-Summer, An Epic Bio Film Will Tell Us All “Whitney” (Trailer)

This July 6th in U.S. theaters… there will be tears. Man, oh, man. They got commentary from Bobby, best friends, family, and insiders who KNEW “Whitney” for real. The film promises to tell all, ALL of it! Sure you want to know it ALL?

Really think about that. The answer is ‘yes’ of course. But if you murmured the words, “I Love You, Whitney at the end with the cat in the trailer… just saying, everything about the ‘beautiful people’ in our lives wasn’t beautiful. Prepare for that, but certainly keep the love. Always.

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Indonesian Teenagers Making Fast Cash In Illegal Motorcycle Races (Documentary)

This is insane! Man, things youth do, thinking they are immortal and invincible. Plus, there’s the money. Definitely a risk vs. reward thing to do; these high-speed illegal street races. Faster & furiouser. Watch!

Motorcycles rule the streets of Indonesia. By day, the bikes zip through Jakarta, ferrying residents to and from work—but by night, the roads give way to the underground world of illegal street racing. Kids as young as 12 compete in the high-speed sprints, where riders can make a small fortune off a single race. The rewards are great, but the risks are just as high: Flying down roads at breakneck speeds, one, small mistake can cost a “speed jockey” their life.

On this episode of ‘VICE INTL,’ VICE Indonesia went inside Jakarta’s dangerous, high-stakes street racing scene. We met up with a 16-year-old rising star to hear how he got involved, talked to the cops cracking down on illegal drag racing, and checked out a sprint ourselves—watching as two teenagers faced off for more cash than most Indonesians make in a month.

– VICE

Started watching this with that BDP joint “Love’s Gonna Getcha” in mind… kids like: “I make about a G a week. F**K school!”

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Check Out This New Investigative Documentary Series On Netflix, “Dirty Money” (Trailer)

Man oh, man… This isn’t even art imitating life, rather a [Netflix] video series reporting it. We pretty much assume that big businesses and “Dirty Money” (that ‘anything for a buck’ mentality) go hand-in-hand, right? Well, these stories – teased in the episode trailer above – should not surprise you. The first episode is on Volkswagen… supposed to mean the “People’s Car” in German… yeah, but which “people” (probably ‘The 1%’) is it really ‘for’?

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Michael K. Williams On Vice On HBO (Documentary)

Chalky White goes back to lockup. Okay, that’s a Boardwalk Empire reference for those who don’t know or remember. But this is good. So is his new show “Hap & Leonard” (check local listings).

Actor Michael Kenneth Williams (HBO’s The Wire) goes in depth and explores mass incarceration and the juvenile justice system.
#HBO #VICEonHBO

VICE does it again.

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Hollywood Sex Tape Broker (Documentary)

Wow. Point blank, like that. Kevin knows and declares that people in Hollywood do stupid things; like putting out sex tapes (or even making them, risking them getting leaked). Says he is the man to see if you want to release a celebrity sex tape… and the man to see if you don’t want a sex tape to see the light of day. In short, he’s the man…

VICE went to Los Angeles to meet Kevin Blatt, who’s now become Hollywood’s go-to guy when it comes to releasing or obtaining a celebrity sex tape. After releasing Paris Hilton’s ‘1 Night in Paris,’ Blatt’s been involved in sex scandals with A-list celebrities and was even an expert witness at the Hulk Hogan-Gawker trial. On this episode of ‘Fameish,’ he leads VICE through the underground celebrity sex tape industry, arguing that his business has done “more good for people than bad.”

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HBO’s ‘King In The Wilderness’ Examines The Final Years Of Dr. King (Teaser)

We’ve posted on activist/educator Dr. Bernard LaFayette on here, a close associate of Dr. MLK Jr. back in the day. Bet money he could speak on this and more (and he might). But let’s see what this HBO joint has to say. Looks intriguing.

Coming in April, this documentary follows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the last few years of his life, from the vital role he played in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to his assassination in 1968.
– HBO

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Learn About Malcolm X And His Influence Then & Now (Trailer)

Martin and Malcolm. That’s how we usually characterize the study. Both exerted Overwhelming Influence in our struggle for Civil Rights. Understandably, we get more ‘fed’ to us about moderate Martin (and that ain’t his whole story…facts). But the Malcolm food is out here. We’re bringing you some here and now. Take a taste!

Viewers join in on a road trip from the nation’s capital to the headquarters of the voting rights struggle, Alabama, with Malcolm X co-worker, journalist and lecturer, A. Peter Bailey for a journey through the countryside to meet friends and family of Malcolm X and fascinating front-line veterans of the war for civil rights. We’ll draw the curtain on public perception of Malcolm X, to show you the real man through personal stories from those who knew him.
– BB Unity

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Sports: Is Bill Preston Good Enough To Go From NCAA To NBA Basketball? We Will Never Know (Video)

I feel like, if I was still playing in college, I’d be much more successful.

Damn. Talk about a cultural upheaval. They didn’t like the way his transportation situation looked and the NCAA took Preston away from college basketball… and possibly his ticket to success in life for him and his family??? Wow.

Billy Preston should be playing with Kansas in the NCAA tourney right now. Instead, his career is in limbo because of an NCAA investigation that was never completed.
– VICE SPORTS MEETS

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“The Camels Of Arabia” Tells A Story Of Traditions, Pride, And Million Dollar Prizes (Documentary)

VICE continues to bring us insight by focusing on what’s important. Want to learn about a people, focus on what is important… to them. “The Camels of Arabia” are VERY important. Watch and learn…

Camels are the Clydesdales of Saudi Arabia, venerated for their good looks, grace, and speed. Even as the country rapidly modernizes, the animals remain a central part of Saudi culture, and a lucrative one—with prized camels selling for more than $1 million.

VICE trekked to Al-Dahna for the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival—the largest of its kind—where titans of business and politics in the Middle East flock each year for a display of the finest camels in Saudi Arabia. Hundreds of participants pit their camels head-to-head in a frenzied race and beauty contest for a chance to win roughly $57 million in prize money, and a chance to meet Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince.

– VICE

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An Enslaved Family Worked A Plantation Almost 90 Years After The Civil War Ended (Documentary)

It’s one thing for post Civil War slaves to be freed on paper, to actually BE freed from slavery is a whole thing altogether. Consider the ‘lag time’ between that Emancipation Proclamation and the slaves coming to know that they can stop ‘slaving’ for no wages… that they can stop being mistreated, brutalized and/or otherwise denied basic human rights & dignity. Especially with no formal education, exposure to ‘outsiders’ (not even mass media or Internet). Think ‘Massuh’ went to them slaves right away to tell ’em, “Y’alls free now”? Hell no. But just how long were they still enslaved? VICE goes to ‘The Slavery Detective of the South’ to get her to tell the whole story.

Slavery might have ended on paper after the Civil War, but many White landowners did everything they could to exploit newly freed slaves well into the 20th century. Thousands of Black laborers across the South were forced to work against their will as late as the 1960s—a new form of enslavement that went on in the shadows of rural America.

VICE’s Akil Gibbons traveled to Louisiana to meet genealogist Antoinette Harrell, the “slavery detective of the South,” who tracks down cases of modern-day slavery and abusive labor practices. They talk to a man whose family was held on a plantation against their will into the 1950s, and explains how she uses decades-old records to uncover how slavery was perpetuated long after the Civil War ended.

– VICE

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Watch The World’s Strongest Man Throw Back Some Kegs And Take Down 7 Meals A Day (Documentary)

Brian Shaw. Small-town Colorado dude. Three-time winner of the World’s Strongest Man contest. Check out VICE Sports’ coverage on him. And he is not only tossing kegs; dude can lift CARS!

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Tagging Along For A Day In The Life Of A Pornstar (Video)

Full disclosure: I watch a LOT of porn; to be certain, lots more than the BuzzFeed staffer doing this piece. And I don’t know Mia Li. So… I have some “research” to do (bow-chicka-wow-wow LOL). But I kind of figured that pornstars’ off-set lives are probably much tamer than most would think. Case in point: This video.

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