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Meek Mill Speaks On Being Taken Down By ‘Suspect’ Cops & A ‘Zealous’ Judge (Video)

Hmm… surprised and glad a major news outlet picked up on this story. Mill got strung along by the system and caught up in the snare string; the real trap. If you are not up on things regarding Meek Mills’ mistreatment by the law dogs and the judiciary, watch and study up.

Rapper Meek Mill was jailed for violating probation in a case that has received national attention and calls for criminal justice reform. He speaks out to Lester Holt in an NBC News exclusive.
– NBC News

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The Loving Generation: The Obama Era (Documentary)

Hmm… can a Black President actually be ‘politically black’ for real? What does that even mean? What did Barack Obama’s Presidency mean… to you?

“It was the first time I saw the nation recognize that I exist.”
Jaweer Brown

Great quote. We still have work to do, but great quote. And this documentary episode, too.

@ojones1

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Natives Speak On Being Indigenous, Invisible, And Not ‘American’ (Video)

Damn. In America, Black folks are regular ‘property’ and the Indigenous Peoples are the ‘exotics’ though? Still sorting my feelings about that comment. But this is a convo we need to have and keep having.

Native Americans challenge their invisibility in society.
– Op-Docs

And what about a Black Indigenous mixed heritage. They talk about that, too. Remember that post that actually addressed Black people’s roots in America; a Native heritage (here)? Interesting. Discuss.

@ojones1

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Trevor Speaks On A South African Getting Jailed for Being Racist (Video)

Spoiler alert: She’s White.

File this under “she didn’t know when to shet tf up” (yes, I meant ‘shet’… not ‘shut’). Admittedly, it would be a bit extreme to lock up an American citizen for a tirade, even one laced with words of hate. But Trevor has a point about it not being hard to not get locked up in this case: “Just don’t be racist.”

@ojones1

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‘Privileged’ White Extremist Protestors Push Back A Reluctant Riot Squad (Video)

Go home and think about this… That’s all I’m asking…

Dude on phone cam was amped, right? But was he right about the White privilege being exemplified.

Think about it. Honestly. Really think: Could Black protesters get away with doing this to a squad of police already in RIOT GEAR??

@ojones1

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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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Killer Mike & Colion Noir: The Controversial Gun Conversation (Video)


Interesting and compelling. Usually, the rhetoric on gun control gets dumped onto either side of a ‘wall’ – (1) take the guns or (2) don’t take my guns – and folks on either side of the wall call folks on the other side crazy (or worse).

Well, when we get someone that maybe both sides should LISTEN to, then decide on how ‘crazy’ or not their arguments are, maybe we can take some bricks out of that wall and see good points to consider on each side.

But who is such a ‘someone’ though? How about Killer Mike? Seriously. Watch.

Colion Noir sits down with rapper, actor and activist Killer Mike to have the gun culture conversation no media, politician, celebrity or anti-gun protestor has the courage to engage in.
– NRA TV

Just remember: Mike will speak his mind in the clip. Just saying. Now get to playing…

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President Barack Obama Interviews Liza Koshy (Video)

(Wait… I think we got that backwards… anywaay, that’s how Liza tagged it.)

So you know when we learned that Liza got to interview the POTUS, Barack Obama? Well, I went looking annnnnd BOOM!

@ojones1

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Forest Whitaker Stars in “The Forgiven” (Video)

Maaaan. I didn’t even know this movie was out about Bishop Desmond Tutu. Forest Whitaker as the Bishop, huh? Not a bad choice. Respect! Opposite Eric Bana, a Hollywood heavyweight in a heavy role. “The Forgiven” looks like a good look.

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President Trump Wants To Create A U.S. “Space Force” (Video)

Nope. Not a joke. Yep. The President of the United States said this. Now, I am not one to clown far-out ideas. And this idea the President kind of ‘stumbled upon’ is not really all that far out. Of course, he might have a wee bit more credibility if he still had the mega-billionaire futurist Elon Musk at his side. You know, the guy who is actually putting his own money and rep on deep space travel (e.g. the SpaceX mission to Mars).

But um… they part ways a good while ago (more here).

@ojones1

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Environmental Racism Is the New Jim Crow (Video)

For those who cannot fathom that race-based discrimination is still a thing…

Vann R. Newkirk II argues environmental racism is the new Jim Crow.
– The Atlantic

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Activism: Real Justice PAC’s Grassroots Effort To Reboot The U.S. Justice System

Mass incarceration… mass victimization inflicted on us by unfair, overreaching law enforcement and an unjust judiciary. You KNOW the story. You (and/or someone you love) has LIVED the story. You’ve cried, as have we; and cried out, “ENOUGH.” But then what? Then ACTION, that’s what!

Real Justice PAC (Political ACTION Committee) is a grassroots political team determined to reimagine and completely overhaul America’s justice system. How? Glad you asked. Real Justice PAC’s Shaun King hit the inbox with much much-needed info, including an ACTION plan.

Our nation has 2,400 elected prosecutors. Not thousands, but millions and millions of cases come through 2,400 officers every single year. And it is these elected prosecutors who decide not just whether or not violent or corrupt cops are prosecuted, but these prosecutors decide how seriously to take those cases and how many staff members to put on them.

These prosecutors are 95% white, 81% male, and only 1% of them are women of color. They are also, as you can imagine, overwhelmingly conservative. Hundreds of them are effectively serving what amounts to unofficial lifetime appointments because they basically run unopposed term after term. Some of these prosecutors have been in office for over 30 years.

And they wouldn’t know a serious challenge if it smacked them in the face.

That’s where we come in.

No position in all of politics is more overdue for a complete reboot than that of America’s 2,400 District Attorneys. It’s ripe for innovation.

What We’re Demanding from District Attorneys:

1. Ensure that everyone is treated equally under the law
2. End the War on Drugs.
3. Promote Transparency and Accountability.
4. Promote Policies that Aid Undocumented Communities.
5. Make Punishment Fair.

Shaun King, Activist/Journalist For Real Justice PAC

Endorsing and supporting candidates for District Attorney offices who will herald the return of Real Justice for the people! Learn more about Shaun King, Real Justice PAC, and how you can help at RealJusticePAC.org

Hasan Piker Claps Back At Laura Ingram Telling Lebron James To ‘Shut Up And Dribble’ (Video)

Bwaaaahahaaa! Hasan Piker SMOKED Laura Ingram for her #ShutUpAndDribble dribble rant. Wonder if she has seen this… Might make her dribble, with her mouth wide open, leaking from the cheeks.

Laura Ingraham’s viral racist rant against LeBron James is the perfect example of how idiotic and hypocritical White Supremacy is.
– The Breakdown

Shout out to the fam Twice Born The God for sharing this epicness!

@ojones1

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Respect Due: When John McCain Ran Against Barack Obama (Video)

Here’s the thing: We CAN agree without being disagreeable. We can ALL be of one nation and be completely opposite in our views, even values. BUT we should value AND respect each other. And we should expect the candidates – yes ALL candidates – to AT LEAST hold to that level of decorum.

We have seen when they have not. Watch here though, when the guy I did NOT vote for showed RESPECT for his opponent. John McCain, stood tall here. Gave respect to his opponent, who would become President.

Remember, folks. The person running against your person is not ‘bad’ for that reason. Give credit when earned and respect when it is due. Respect Senator McCain. Respect.

@ojones1

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How To Get Gun Control Legislation Passed NOW (Video)

Okay, so you see Trevor Noah with Neal Brennan at The Daily Show desk on COMEDY Central. So, it is okay – even expected – for you to laugh. But dude’s idea is brilliant, and it actually worked… back in the ’60s. Score one for #BlackPanther for real #AmericanSymbolsMatter

The ‘solution’ to which Neal referred above is presented in the clip embedded after the jump. Scenes from that earlier ‘Panther’ movie. All Power To The People #Forever

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David Cay Johnston And Greg Palast Speak On The State Of The Union – The Speech, The Situation, And The Donald (Video)

These guys are high-up in the media food chain, and yet, many would likely still not know of them for real. But watch their discussion, and you will feel… something… for real! Johnston, best-selling author; and Palast, investigative reporter and filmmaker. Watch them talk about Trump like he was a… Well, just watch!

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Former President Vicente Fox Speaks On Donald Trump And What It Means To Truly Lead A Nation (Video)

Hola! Enter the dude who will tell President Trump, and anyone who wants to make a deal of it, that Mexico is NOT. GOING. TO. PAY. FOR. THAT. FU. CK. ING. WALL!

But former Mexican President Vicente Fox has way more to say than that, and The Breakfast Club had him on to speak on it all.

@ojones1

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Real Talk… Jay-Z Explains That That ‘Sh!thole’ Comment Is Just Trump’s “Real Talk” (Video)

When you right, we right there with ya as long as you there on point. To that point, Jigga hit this on the nail here. Something must have happened in Donald Trump’s life for him to be this way. Been this way before he got in.

#GoThere #FactsFirst

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Killer Mike On Why People, White And Black, Are Mad (Video)

Damn. Michael Render with the real talk. Gotta use Killer Mike’s government name because it’s so real! Ever wonder why poor and working class White people vote against their interests… aligning with Republicans who want to defund programs that benefit them and give tax cuts for citizens who make way more than they do? Because the flag-waving and make-American-great-again chanting has them thinking the ‘trickle down’ from those ‘job creators’ will become a wave of prosperity they can ride to the top [and someday join the 1%]?

Nah… Mike says it’s because they’re mad, son!

I think poor White people are mad because the system that promises you something based on that isn’t ever going to give you that … Poor white people during the civil rights movement in Mississippi they were treated as badly as any Black worker. But because there was an imaginary line of race got put there and they can still say they are superior to this person, they never joined with the Black worker to fight better conditions for them all.
Killer Mike

But hold up, Black people. Mike has some biting words for his people, too.

A must watch!

(Yeah. We ALL have a right to be angry. But what are we gonna do about it?)

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Why Have We Not Gone Back To The Moon? Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Answers (Video)

Still won’t put down conspiracy theorists, but Neil deGrasse Tyson offers a really reasonable response to rumors of lunar landing fakery, to beliefs of America’s leadership in the field of space exploration, to general inquiry about the motivations for going into space in the first place (the moon, Mars and beyond).

@ojones1

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