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The Continuing Rise In Brazilian Butt Lifts & The Pressure To Be Curvy (Video)

Hmm. Did not know that Oprah brought this trend to light way back when it started. SUre wish the ladies did not feel like they need to risk their health and lives to get those bumps and humps we like. Please find those who love you just as you are ladies and rock with them. We cannot appreciate anything about that ‘new’ body if you are gone. Don’t give in to the pressure.

That said, I know it cannot be easy to live in a world where there is such social pressure to do what others (stars especially) already do to be more appealing. Watch this discussion on it whether you are thinking of doing something to your body or not, or know someone who might. Understanding is key.

In today’s social media society, Black women are faced with the pressure to be curvy. With the rise of the Kardashian Klan and the affordability of a Brazilian butt lift, the panel comes together to discuss the recent surge in plastic surgery amongst Black women. Can you go under the knife and still love yourself?
– The Grapevine

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Fat Joe, Nore, And Big Ben Remember Big Pun In Studio With Funkmaster Flex (Video)

RIP Big Pun. Celebrate the life of the legend lost too early by listening to stories and banter of those who were there, close. Terror Squad O.G.’s Fat Joe and NORE, with Big Ben and Flex, too.

They discuss other stuff, too. At length. Good stuff. Go get something to drink, then hit play.

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Marshawn Lynch Is ‘The Most Interesting Man’ On Real Time With Bill Maher (Video)

Did you catch Beast Mode on Bill Maher’s show last weekend? We know he does not speak much, esp. not to the press. But he made some memorable TV that night. Watch his segment. Speaking from the heart about President Trump, marijuana, and more.

Raiders running back and Beast Mode inspiration Marshawn Lynch responds to a Trumpian insult and addresses the NFL’s restrictions on its players.
– Real Time With Bill Maher

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Listen To Black Women Answer The Question: Does Size Matter? (Video)

Pull up… a chair… while the ladies speak about the ‘pull down’… the sweatpants print. They tell the truth. Their truth. Check your ego, guys.

And we can all learn. Growers vs. showers. And like, WTF a ‘macrophallus’ is.

Bonus: Got that conversation with Sexpert Glamazon Tyomi they mentioned in the clip after the jump.

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Speaking On Female Emcees’ Beef And Struggle In 2018: Nicki Minaj vs. Cardi B And Why There Is Only Room For One Female Emcee (Video)

Interesting. This panel discussion uses the Nicki v. Cardi beef as a jump-off point for discussing strife between women and the struggle for women to gain footing in the still male-dominated rap game.

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B have made the news cycle this year over their rap beef. With an industry saturated with men, why are there so few successful women in Hip Hop who seem to get along? The panelists come together to discuss the climate of today’s Hip Hop industry for women vs men.
– The Grapevine

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Listen To Black Women Speak On Why They Choose ‘Bad Boys’ Over ‘Good Guys’ (Video)

Okay, y’all. Lean in. Beautiful sistas are about to tell you why good guys finish last. Or at least that’s what is promised. We’ll see.

In this episode, we’re asking the question: why aren’t we picking the “good guy” first?
– MadameNoire

And yeah, I watched all the way through. If I want to attract a good sista, I need to make every effort to learn what they want in a man. Right? Right!

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Late Activist Sara Bland’s Sisters Speak On Their Family’s Tragic Loss, Her Legacy, And What We Can Do (Video)

Sure, you have heard the story of Sandra Bland. But we should keep hearing it. We should NEVER forget, never let this get “cold,” never let this tragedy or any like it stop hurting. The pain MUST drive us to seek truth… and justice.

More than three years after Sandra Bland’s death sparked national outrage, her sisters Shante Needham and Sharon Cooper share how they’re still seeking details surrounding her passing. Their new doc ‘Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland’ premieres Dec. 3 on HBO.
– The View

‘Outrage fatigue’ is a real danger for us with all the #BlackLivesMatter situations we go through. But don’t tire #StayWoke

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April Ryan To President Trump: “I’m Not A Loser” (Video)

Another “enemy” of the people Trump’s with a rebuttal. Get him sista. GET HIM! Yeezus! When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Unless you’re Trump – who, as Gloria Berger aptly declares that he is “just defining the Presidency downward… every single day.” Damn. Just. Damn.

CNN political analyst April Ryan responds to President Donald Trump’s comment in which he called her a “loser” who “doesn’t know what the she is doing.”
– CNN

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Jim Acosta Speaks On His Confrontation With President Trump (Video)

Remember when the question kept coming up during Campaign 2016, “Does Donald Trump have the TEMPERAMENT to be President of the United States?” That part.

Answer… NO, he does not.

Even if he thinks reporters are asking unfair or disrespect questions, this is NOT how the leader of the free world should respond. Point. Blank. Period. That said, the reporters, Jim Acosta included, were just doing their jobs. Not as the ‘enemy’ but they are allies; necessary in keeping us informed about what The President and other officials are doing in our name. But don’t you worry about The President attacking members of the press. They can take care of themselves, especially on CNN.

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Watch FlippingYouth’s Skateboarding Fundraising Clip (Video)

Here’s a safe bet: You do NOT think about skateboarding when you think about Jamaica. Yeah, but that was before you peeped this…

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Politics: Dave Chappelle Speaks On Kanye West And President Trump (Video)

I’m not mad at Kanye. That’s my brother. I love him… I don’t have to agree with everything he says…
Dave Chappelle

The REALEST talk while still keeping some of the funny in there. We’ve come to expect that from Dave Chappelle. Gotta imagine he has some empathy for an artist who the world has called ‘crazy’ (since he has been there himself).

Comedian Dave Chappelle and Maryland democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous discuss the political divide in the US since President Trump was elected president with CNN’s Van Jones.
– CNN

Great interview clip! Very thoughtful conversation.

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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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Do White People See Black Skin As A ‘Weapon’ To Be Feared? Host Erica Cobb Says ‘Yes’ (Video)

So… ‘weaponized skin tone.’ That is where we are. And Erica is right. You KNOW she is right. It’s just too bad that many who watch this are just going to see a ‘triggered’ Black woman and not even try to understand why.

While talking about the CVS employee “Coupon Carl,” Host Erica Cobb says Black skin is viewed as a weapon by many. She and Beau Davidson debate the role skin color plays in tense situations.
– Daily Blast LIVE

If you only watch this once, I understand. It can get monotonous; us treading the same race-related grounds with those who just don’t get it. But I watched this several times before I got the gumption to go see why Erica would opt out of potentially ‘heightened’ situations because it would be ‘better if her husband handled them.’

Hit the jump, and give yourself a pat on the back if you already knew what I found out when I Googled.

Damned shame it has to come to this. Like a Dave Chappelle punchline… She must know that, when sh!t goes down, “somebody’s gonna have to talk to the cops.”

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The Strong Black Women Of Marvel’s Luke Cage (Video)

Mm mm mm! Lucky Luke Cage. That’s what they ought to call him in the series. Because in the show’s corner of the Marvel Universe, the women are CHOICE. Like Taster’s Choice. Like strong, sweet, Black coffee…

Yes, Black women are strong, but we also need space to be vulnerable.
Women who lead and love Marvel’s Luke Cage discuss turning their pain into power.
– Strong Black Lead

Oh, go binge Seasons 1 & 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage (on Netflix) if you just missed that whole ‘coffee’ reference. In short, it’s code wording between Luke and the women he is going to ‘blend’ (ha)!

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Comedy: Which Is The Best Will Smith Movie? (Video)

The SquADD can find ANYTHING to argue about, right? Hahaa! Fair warning: There will be Will Smith impressions AND panelists taking hurtful-but-HILARIOUS shots at each other. C’mon man. It’s the SquADD. It’s what they do…

The SquADD debates Hitch, Men in Black, Bad Boys and more as they discuss their all-time favorite Will Smith movies.
– All Def Digital

Now, that first “Independence Day” movie was ultimate DOPENESS! There. Will. Be. No. Arguments (clapping it out on fools who want to disagree).

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Comedy: Which Shoe Brand Is The Best? (Video)

I mean… I’m not even a ‘shoe fiend’ like that, but I enjoyed this… mainly for the shots these guys take at each other (ha)! Another great SquADD debate.

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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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KevOnStage Makes Mac & Cheese, The Right Way, On Food Network (Video)

Wowww. That time word of one of KevOnStage’s viral mac & cheese rants got back to the source and they had him on the show. That part. The awesomest part. Fun to watch. Check dude out on nationwide TV. Good look!

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What Is The Best Appetizer? (Video)

Precious is about to say the most ratchet thing Patrick has heard. in. his. LIFE. Baaahahaaa!!! The appetizer debate (and the ‘shots’ fired) will get aggressive in this clip in here.

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Casanova Speaks On Squashed Beef With Tekashi 69 And Joey Badass Speaks On Fatherhood (Video)

Dope. But wait though. Did Casanova say Rosenberg was a ‘wrong person’… on his show? Hahaa. Dude don’t give a what!!

Joey Bada$$ joins Peter Rosenberg on the latest episode of “Open Late,” where he breaks down his role on “Mr. Robot,” his love for Erykah Badu and reveals that he recently became a father. Plus, Casanova, Jackie Cruz and Mouse Jones join the panel to debate the XXL Freshman cover, Tekashi 69 and more.
– Complex

AraabMuzik in there (we see you) and Jackie Cruz (with the lacy boots, whew)!

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