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Boots Riley Speaks On His Movie “Sorry To Bother You” As A Commentary On The Evils Inherent In Corporate America (Video)

You might remember rapper Ice Cube saying that John Singleton encouraged him to pen his first movie script, “Friday,” telling him that if he could write rhymes he could write for movies. Well, Boots Riley – poet, songwriter, and rapper (best known as the lead vocalist of The Coup) throws his hat in the ring with the already critically -acclaimed film “Sorry To Bother You.”

See Boots talk about his movie that has Lakeith Stanfield code-switching and climbing the corporate ladder at an evil telemarketing company, ultimately discovering a secret that threatens all of humankind.

Two-parter. Start up top. Continue after the jump.

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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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Rah Digga, Lord Jamar, And Godfrey Get Into A Real Independence Day Conversation (Trailer)

Another ep of “Yanadameen.” Godfrey is a frequenter over on VladTV, as is Lord Jamar. Jamar gets up with the brother and brings him onto the Godcast. Got it!

Rah Digga puts a series of topical questions to Lord Jamar and Godfrey to get their thoughts in typically raw and unfiltered fashion. The first talking point is the protestor who scaled the Statue of Liberty in protest against President Trump’s hardline immigration policies; Godfrey praises the actions of the protestor but takes a moment to call out Mexicans for their anti-Black racism and highlight the fact that they’re getting their wake-up call now with Trump in office. Rah Digga also asks about the incident between Dame Dash and Lee Daniels over a 2 MILLION DOLLAR loan/investment. Was it right for Dame to step to Daniels like this?
– Yanadameen Godcast with Lord Jamar & Rah Digga

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Recently Elected U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Ready To Take On Any ‘Trumpsters’ (Video)

Ha! President Trump and his ilk might not be ready for Alé From The Block.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Donald Trump might both be from New York City, but she doesn’t think he knows to deal with a girl from the Bronx.
– The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

And ahhh… Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a self-described Democratic Socialist (just posted about that affiliation here).

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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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Environmental Injustice And Racism In Uniontown (Documentary)

I’m from Alabama. From a Black community in Alabama. I know, even before the documentary laid this out, this level of injustice is being done to my people (and by proxy, to ME). Been being done. And it still hurts.

Residents of this town have been living under the thumb of environmental injustice and racism #ThinkingInColor
– NowThis

Dammit.

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Seth Rogan On Avoiding A Picture (Video)

This is too funny! Hahahahaha! Watch Seth tell his story to Stephen Colbert.

I’m glad I didn’t take a picture with Paul Ryan. I touched him, so I don’t know how I feel about that. His kids seemed lovely, and very Caucasian.
Seth Rogan

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Activism: Matthew Charles Does Decades Of Fed Time, Turns His Life Around, And Now Has Return To Prison. Meanwhile… (Video)

Damn. America’s justice system is broken. You may not need more proof, but maybe someone around you does. Press play and walk away. Get coffee or something. But stay mad, stay woke, stay engaged and stay ready.

Black Man Who Spent 20 Years In Jail & Turned His Life Around, Is Being Sent Back. Meanwhile A Child Rapist Get’s House Arrest. This Really Is America.
Francis Maxwell

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Colin Kaepernick Explains Why He Took A Knee (Video)

People sometimes forget that love is at the root of our resistance.

Yeah. That part.

Watch and listen to Colin Kaepernick explain (again) exactly why he took a knee, what he is taking a stand on, and why other like-minded people should, have, and should continue to challenge racial injustice.

#TakeAKnee #StandWithKaep

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Speak English For What? ‘Real’ Americans Should Be Speaking Natives’ Tongues, Or Spanish (Video)

So the cops can harass you for NOT bothering anyone, just because you (NOT speaking to them) are conversing in a language they do not understand? I’m asking… And above, someone answers.

Agree or agree to disagree, no motherf**king body can motherf**king tell you what language you must use to speak to each other; or use speaking an ‘unacceptable’ language to profile you. Plus, English does not have a strong an argument for being the ‘rightful’ language of ‘real’ Americans. Watch.

I gotta admit: I am down with ‘The Breakdown’ that Francis Maxwell delivers above and how he delivered that sh!t. Straight RAW! And I think I heard some ‘French’ in his rant, too (hahaa).

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TYT’s Francis Maxwell Speaks On The NFL’s Disgraceful Ban On Kneeling (Video)

… regardless, let’s just cut through the sh!te, shall we?

We got a whiff and posted on the NFL’s kneel ban days ago. Now NFL Commish Roger Goodell puts it all the way out there… No longer speculation, the ban is out there. Watch TYT’s Francis Maxwell speak on it, and make a helluva good point: The League is FULL of Black players whose interests are repped by this LAWFUL, PEACEFUL protest. Goodell and the NFL owner cadre are essentially telling them to bow down, by insisting that they either stand for the anthem or stay off the playing field until they learn to ‘act right’… or get hit in the pockets.

NFL Bans Kneeling. So Much For Free Speech, Right?
– The Young Turks

Keeping some pay to keep the ‘workers’ in check. Talk about a payCHECK… Wowwwww!

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Robert Reich Raises The Question: Is Trump The Worst President In History? (Video)

Wonder how he really feels. Joking! There is no doubt about Reich’s position on President Trump’s performance and his place among the ranks of U.S. Presidents throughout the country’s history.

America has had its share of crooks (Warren G. Harding, Richard Nixon), bigots (Andrew Jackson, James Buchanan), and incompetents (Andrew Johnson, George W. Bush). But never before Donald Trump have we had a president who combined all these nefarious qualities.
Robert Reich

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President Trump More Compassioniate Toward Pundit Tomi Lahren Than To People Victimized By School Shootings (Video)

Y’all ever check out a video or three from uber-Conservative cute-but-ugly-talking ‘girl gone viral’ Tomi Lahren. Well, she’s usually the one calling out the wrongdoers and the waah-waah crybabies on The Left (Progressives, Liberals, Democrats, folks who disagree with her views). But here she is in the ‘victim’ role… again. Charlemagne Tha God might have found cause to make a case ‘for’ her a while back, but check out The Breakdown that Hasan Piker puts on her… and The President.

Our wetboy president Donald J. Trump showed more compassion to Tomi Lahren getting water thrown at her than victims of school shootings and the waffle house hero. Hasan Piker breaks down why Conservatives who spread hate speech whine about oppression at the first sight of backlash.
– The Breakdown

Oh, and Piker points and fires off on some other hot topics, like the NFL’s stand against #TakeAKnee (we posted on here).

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Sports/Politics: NFL Set To Penalize Players Who ‘Take A Knee’

Well, would you look at that? Not even claiming to be all that surprised or shocked that the NFL and owners found a way to appease the majority (White apathetic/unsympathetic Americans) AND get all those who #TakeAKnee with Kaep off the field.

So they have found a way to eliminate a peaceful, yet impactful, protest method (wow). What’s more, it looks like they have cleared the way for teams to ‘deal with’ players who choose not to stand during the National Anthem and presentation. To be clear: The option to stay/observe in the locker is a cop-out in the weakest way. It’s an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attempt, plain and simple.

But this is NOT out of our minds. We can watch and be mindful of who is NOT on the field during the anthem and presentation of the flag (e.g. those who are still protesting unjust treatment of Black people by the authorities). And what about the core issue; the motivation that drove Colin Kaepernick to take a stand by taking a knee? Wonder if the NFL will call a special meeting, assemble a subcommittee, etc. to enact new policy that speaks to or acts against law enforcement’s abuses of power, brutality, and murder?

I wouldn’t hold my breath.

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Back Story Of The Israel-Palestine Conflict (Video)

Peace in the Middle East. We got used to saying the phrase; praying for it to become a reality. If you already know the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, good on you for being informed. I will admit to not knowing. I came across many storytellings like this on YouTube. Though I do not claim the expertise to declare it absolutely so, this one seems to speak to the true history in an even-toned manner.

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Meek Mill Is Back Home, On Air, Speaking On People That Had His Back And Those Who Did Not (Video)

Meek spitting a different kind of truth into the mic. No freestyles, but at least he’s free now (for the most part). Interesting how so many and varied folks stood up for Meek when he was on lock. Even more interesting… this interview.

Meek Mill Talks Justice Reform, Opioid Addiction, Talks With T.I., Nicki Minaj + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Michelle Wolf’s WHCA Dinner Speech Was Loaded With Shots For President Trump, Who Was Not In The Audience… Again (Video)

“Of course, Trump isn’t here… I would drag him here myself, but it turns out that The President is the one p**sy you’re not allowed to grab.”

Woo hooo hoooo! Watch this and see why President Trump likely skipped the White House Correspondents Association’s (WHCA) annual dinner for the second year in row. Michelle Wolf’s speech was that kind of funny fiery oratory that had enough heat to roast the entire room! The Donald wants no part of anything like that. Watch.

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Kamala Harris Debates On Howard University’s Greatness And Education’s And Gun Control’s Roles In Effecting Public Safety (Video)

Alright, Envy, get your jabs in (Howard vs. Hampton, haha)! Hmmm… but don’t sleep with on the Senator’s cuteness in here. But don’t stop there. Watch and respect the resume, responses, and the movements of a person who is a presumed Presidential candidate for 2020.

Senator Kamala Harris On Education, Decriminalizing Weed, Gun Control & Why Debating Is Important
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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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.

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