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Hasan Minhaj’s Insights On The College Admissions Scandal (Video)

Ha! Hasan goes in on the whole Aunt Becky buys her daughter’s way into college scandal. We won’t be talking about this for much longer, but we should get our full chuckle on while the story lasts. Thanks Hasan!

Hasan shares his thoughts on the ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ college admissions scandal and how it relates to the issues surrounding legacy admissions at universities. He then admits to the most embarrassing comment a relative has left on his social media, and who would play him in a Bollywood film.
– Patriot Act

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Indian Elections (Video)

Baaaahahaaa! That montage at the beginning is everything! But sorry family, Hasan Minhaj is DOING his show on politics in India. No matter the risk.

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan analyzes the current state of politics in India and what it means to him as an Indian-American, with a focus on the country’s upcoming elections. With around 900 million voters, India has the largest and one of the most complex democracies in the world. Hasan discusses how recent conflicts with Pakistan, widespread economic issues under current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a resurgence of Hindu nationalism, and corruption scandals amongst major political parties in the country will play a role in determining the future, and the identity, of India.
– Patriot Act

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Hasan Minhaj’s Insights On Whether NCAA Athletes Should Get Paid And Tupac Vs. Biggie (Video)

NCAA is a nonprofit. Okay. That does not pay taxes. Okay. And they made a BILLION dollars??? Wait, WHAT??!! Why are athletes NOT getting paid again?

As March Madness approaches, Hasan asks the audience whether or not they think student-athletes should be paid, especially after Zion Williamson’s recent injury that could have ended his NCAA career. He also shares his most interesting memory from India and who his favorite rapper is between Tupac and Biggie.
– Patriot Act

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Hasan Minhaj’s Insights On The 2020 Election & On Who Should (And Should Not) Run [Video]

What is the monetary amount where your soul turns?

Hmm… deep question for Deep Cuts, where it looks like they string together Hasan’s outtakes and musings outside the sets he does for Patriot Act. Gotta catch more of these.

In the newest Deep Cuts, Hasan weighs in on the current 2020 election candidates, including former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and whether or not billionaires should be allowed to run for president. He then presents a litmus test for determining at what level of wealth one’s soul turns from good to evil.
– Patriot Act

Good Q&A session.

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Civil Rights Under Trump (Video)

Not enforcing civil rights is the same thing as not having them at all. Amen on that, Hasan! How dude keeps the funny in discussing these very serious topics is a gift.

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan dissects the ways in which the Trump Administration has been systematically dismantling civil rights policies in America. From failures to enforce existing laws to undoing protections aimed at helping marginalized citizens, Hasan takes an in-depth look at the tactics the current administration is using to discriminate against those who need protection.
Patriot Act

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Bernie Sanders Speaks On Why He Is Running Again In 2020, Progressive Politics Progress, And His Black Agenda (Video)

YES! Bernie’s back in the fight!

Now, I have heard some murmurings that Bernie Sanders has lost the Black vote. I have not even looked around for indications of that. Too early for that kind of conjecture. But let me tell YOU… I FEEL THE BERN! Senator Sanders has yet to lose my vote. However, I am open to ALL the candidates out there now, Sanders included.

Senator Bernie Sanders stops by to talk his opinions on reparations for descendants of slaves, how he’ll handle prison reform, why he believes in raising taxes, and whether he has a campaign agenda for Black citizens.
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Angela Rye Speaks On The Michael Cohen Testimony And Possible Impeachment For President Trump (Video)

Ah, yes! Found a Breakfast Club interview with my #WCW (Woke Crush Wednesday) yesterday, so you know I had to put it up Thursday. The legal acumen and political awareness in such a cute package is truly a gift that keeps giving… KNOWLEDGE!

Angela Rye stops by to react to attorney Michael Cohen’s statement listing racist comments made by Donald Trump. The attorney and CNN commentator also talks supporting Black designers and brands.
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On The Student Loan Debt Crisis (Video)

Yooo! There’s a game show to pay off student loans?? I need, like REALLY need to go out for that… and WIN! Mr. President, student loan debt is REAL national emergency (eff that wall thing). Hasan speaks on it.

With Americans’ student debt now over $1.5 trillion, Hasan looks at how the federal government turned the Department of Education into the largest bank in America in terms of loans, and examines the department’s relationship with loan servicers. These private financial companies have benefitted from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ hands-off regulation that has made it easy for students to become trapped in debt.
– Patriot Act

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Saudi Arabia Banning ‘Patriot Act’ & Chinese Censorship (Video)

Aw, look at that. Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” is growing up before our eyes… It got major enough to make Saudia Arabia ban the show.

On the first new episode of Patriot Act in 2019, Hasan addresses the government of Saudi Arabia’s legal demand to take down an episode of the show in that country and turns his focus to another country with restrictive censorship laws: China. But by using the Internet, Chinese activists are making their voices heard and a determined #MeToo movement may be creating lasting change.

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Politics: Meghan McCain & Conservative News Outlets Try To Smear Kamala Harris’ Breakfast Club Quotes (Video)

Aha! Charlamagne Tha God catches Meghan McCain and Fox News in NOT catching Senator and Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris in a lie. Turns out she did NOT say what they are saying she said during a recent Breakfast Club interview (posted here). And they are out of pocket implying that the Senator is lying and trying to be ‘too cool’ as a candidate. Check it out.

Breitbart, FOX News, and Meghan McCain are the ‘Donkey of the Day’ for trying to smear Kamala Harris’ quote about smoking marijuana in college listening to Snoop Dogg and Tupac on The Breakfast Club.
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Kamala Harris Speaks On Her 2020 Presidential Run And Where She Stands On Legalizing Marijuana & Criminal Justice Reform (Video)

“But I don’t know anything about any of the candidates…”

See, that there. That statement, or anything like it, is what I will NOT hear from y’all over the course of Campaign 2020… at least not when it comes to Democrats and maybe even some third party candidates for U.S. President. We already heard from Cory Booker on here a couple of months ago. Now we get to see what Kamala Harris is talking about.

Politician Kamala Harris stops by to explain why she decided to run for presidential office in 2020. The U.S. Attorney also touched on where she stands on marijuana legalization and the “nasty game” she’ll have to play going up against President Donald Trump in 2020.
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Tezlyn Figaro On Repping The Independent Party On Fox News, Her Connections In Politics And To The Streets (Video)

So… this sista worked on Bernie Sanders’ campaign then went to work for Fox News??? Leaning in for this interview. And listening with an especially critical ear.

Tezlyn Figaro, former racial justice director for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, talks how it is to represent the independent party on FOX News and explains how Trump runs the country is gangster.
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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The ‘Blaxit’ Movement: Young Black Conservatives Believe President Trump Can Make America Great For Them (Video)

Yeeeesh!

Okay, get past that feeling because this is actually worth watching; at least to get another point of view you might not have considered. It’s like what Killer Mike was saying on his Netflix show (“Trigger Warning”): You need to actually engage people with views that differ from your own.

In October of 2018, hundreds of young conservatives of color met up in Washington, DC, for the first ever Young Black Leadership Summit: a four-day conference that featured speeches from conservative actress Stacey Dash and firebrand Candace Owens, a trip to the White House to hear Trump speak, and a rare chance for young, black Republicans to get together and network IRL.

VICE’s Lee Adams went to the summit to talk firsthand with young, Black conservatives about what drew them to the Republican party, along with what kind of backlash they’ve faced from the black community for going public with their political views. To find out more about the movement, he also tagged along with Antonia Okafor—an outspoken Second Amendment activist—on a hunting trip in northwestern Iowa with Steve King, a House Rep who’s been widely criticized for his racist comments. Lastly, he met up with Shekinah Geist, a Black Republican and budding social media influencer, and sat in on a conversation between her and a group of peers from the local Black student union who challenged her on her support for President Trump.

– VICE

All this said and shown… this is NOT an endorsement of the GOP or President Trump or the views shared. But it IS an earnest sharing of different point of view (the VICE video and this blog post on it).

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Latinos Converting To Islam (Documentary)

What so-called religions that promise ‘salvation’ can truly forget is the SAVING. What the dude says in here about why he converted to Islam, how it truly SAVED him… He was not speaking of a ‘magical’ event or a sudden ‘newness’ feeling (set to orchestral music or something). Rather, he was speaking of Islam SAVING his life in an UNDERSTANDABLE way that brought joy to his soul and meaning to his life. ‘Survival mode’ to a ‘revival’ by way of the Quran.

Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups within Islam in America. VICE’s Lee Adams travels to Houston Texas, the home of America’s first Islam in Spanish center, to investigate what’s behind this phenomenon and how America’s current political climate might be related.

Another great VICE documentary.

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Federal Workers Speak On How it Feels to Be Shut Down (Video)

Backs up against the wall, employed but not gainfully, this clip is representative of the employees and contractors NOT getting paid while President Trump and Congress are at a standstill over the Wall.

Okay. Actually, most everyone else in the situation (other Repubs and Dems in the Senate) are in agreement… at least to the extent we could reopen the government coffers and get these folks paychecks flowing again in the short-term. Now. It. Is. Just. Trump. President Trump. Alone. Standing on his Wall (um… slats… um, whatever)!

All the while. These people’s lives are in limbo. VICE reports (in the short above).

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President Trump Vs. U.S. Senate: Who Will Stop The Government Shutdown? (Video)

Anybody else get a little excited when a vid posts of super-woke, super-cute Angela Rye giving us the realness? It’s okay if it’s just me. Really. Alright enough from me. Let’s listen to Angela tell us how an extended President Trump tantrum will ultimately cause government workers to lose pay, put many U.S. citizens at risk (e.g. food inspections stop), and more.

Angela Rye Weighs In On The Government Shutdown, Trump’s Tantrums + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Wow! Hollywood Made This About ‘Trump’ And His Wall Idea In The 1950s (Video)

They knew about it in 1958. What? About Trump… the Wall… it all. Think it’s a joke? Maybe. But watch this eerily foreshadowy clip, and ask yourself what the protagonist asked the ‘authorities’… What are YOU gonna do about Trump?!

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How Criticizing The Israeli Government Got Marc Lamont Hill Fired (Video)

Wow. Okay, I am behind on the news scene. I had not seen him in the media recently, but I did not know dude got fired. Marc spills the how-and-why beans on that and more.

Marc Lamont Hill On Getting Fired From CNN, His Remarks On Palestine + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Cory Booker On Ebro’s Realness With Him, Legalizing Marijuana, And Former President Bush’s Passing (Video)

Of course, Cory Booker is an obvious name for the 2020 Presidential Nomination hat. But will he run though?

Senator Cory Booker steps up to Ebro in the Morning to discuss his possible presidential run, legalizing weed in New Jersey, the Kavanaugh hearings, Donald Trump, the passing of George H.W. Bush and more.
– HOT 97

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Netflix & Killer Mike Are Giving Us A “Trigger Warning” With No Due Respect (Trailer)

And wowww… How about Killer Kill From Adamsville is getting his Netflix and no-chill on, too! Killer Mike will have a six-part mini-series that is like… well… Hasan Minhaj meeting Sacha Baron Cohen at a WTF rally with Dr. Umar Johnson as the featured speaker.

“In six episodes, we explore the human condition using nontraditional approaches. Not everyone will agree with my methods (and some of what we’re putting out is f**king crazy), but this show is about embracing your freedom to challenge societal expectations and conformity. This show is as if an anarchist determined the status quo.”
Michael Render pka Killer Mike

“Trigger Warning With Killer Mike” debuts January 18, 2019, on Netflix.

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