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John Oliver Drops His Own Version Of The 2018 ‘Wrap-Up’… A Segment On Authoritarianism (Video)

Plus a cameo from Neil deGrasse Tyson! Score for the last episode of the season!

John Oliver discusses the growing number of authoritarian leaders around the world, their common characteristics, and whether or not one of them is currently our president.
– Last Week Tonight

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On ‘Oil’ (Video)

YES! I am now an official fan and follower of Hasan Minhaj’s videos. Ah, Netflix… you had me with the Marvel content… but then you keep blessing with brilliance like this #PatriotAct

On the latest Patriot Act, Hasan Minhaj analyzes how America became the number one producer of oil in the world. Hasan examines how the fossil fuel industry and government, through its goal of “energy dominance,” are pushing for greater oil production and what that could mean for the environment.
– Patriot Act

This ‘Oil’ standup/lecture is an instant classic! As funny and provocative as Minhaj always is.

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On ‘Saudi Arabia’ (Video)

Wow! So this is what Hasan left Comedy Central to do. Flexing his woke muscles on stage on the world stage. There’s definitely an intentional ‘stand up’ feel to this show, but no joke. Dude is, and has always been, hella woke!

Hasan Minhaj tackles the reality of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s autocratic rule and, as a Muslim and an American, breaks down why the world should reassess its relationship with Saudi Arabia.
– Patriot Act

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Candidate Stacey Abrams Speaks On Her Historic Campaign To Become Governor Of Georgia (Video)

If you have done so already, thank you. But now, and in the future, I gotta keep screaming, “VOTE DAMMIT!” Because it is so important. So beyond the “your ancestors fought and died for the rights you enjoy and have a duty to maintain and fight for” rhetoric. Get in that booth and get into true governance of these United States if you are a citizen. Nothing wrong with ‘making America great’ but if you don’t VOTE then the how, who, and what of that will be determined by those who do and who they elect. Point. Blank. Period.

That said, here’s a lady who wants every Georgia voter to check her box at the polls…

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams discusses her passion for criminal justice reform and her effort to get more people of color registered to vote.
– The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

#VoteDammit

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Candidate Andrew Gillum Speaks On Race In The Race To Be Florida’s Governor And In Politics As Usual (Video)

Wow. My elders and peers used to always say, “A hit dog’ll holler,” too!

Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum lays out the role of race in the Florida governor’s race, his plan to help all Floridians and how he’d handle Republican opposition if elected.
– The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Felt compelled to post something political, progressive, and positive with the big mid-terms coming up. President Obama was stumping for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams AND for this candidate in Florida’s race, Andrew Gillum.

#VoteDammit

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Trevor Noah Declares Trump’s Creation Of ‘Caravan Hysteria’ To Wield As A Weapon Ahead Of Midterm Elections (Video)

Hey, Fox News. Hey President Trump. Those thousands of people you are stoking fear about are NOT an invasion. They are coming to apply for asylum, as is their legal right and the expectation the U.S. has set worldwide for the “tired… poor… huddled masses, yearning to breathe free.” You know, that part!

You are NOT fooling me. You are NOT fooling thoughtful people who will go to the polls next Tuesday (and even now, with early voting) and letting you and your ilk know that we are not your ‘fools.’ #TurnOffFoxNews #TuneOutTrump #VoteThemAllOutTuesday

As the midterm elections near, Trump and Fox News dial up the migrant caravan hysteria as the administration orders 5,200 active duty troops to the southern border to stop a non-threat.
– The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

And that closing with Shepard Smith (longtime Fox News reporter, by the way) was a perfect ‘Moment Of Zen’ way to close this ‘The Daily Show’ (live from Miami) clip.

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Comedy: Dear Racist… Don’t Be Scared. And Don’t Call The Cops. Dial 1-844-WYT-FEAR Instead (Video)

Hilarious! Plus, Neicy Nash (always nice) is in this.

In this satirical infomercial, the comedian and actress Niecy Nash plays the inventor of a new hotline, 1-844-WYT-FEAR. The video advertises a phone service for White people to call when they can’t cope with Black people living their lives near them. It’s a real phone number we created so that fearful Whites can call it for advice, about their racism.
– The New York Times

So there you have it ‘fearful Whites’… a dedicated hotline just for you to dial up. Or, you could, maybe, just take a deep breath and a pill and go lay down somewhere or something.

#BBQBecky #CouponCarl #PermitPatty #Call800WYTFEAR

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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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Politics: Conservatives Love Kanye West’s Repping ‘Make America Great Again’ While Wanting Taylor Swift To ‘Shush’ Again (Video)


(Click here to watch on Facebook.)

Nope. Not gonna let Taylor finish… again.

How interesting… and predictable. Talking heads on the right want famous folks to ‘shut up’ and dribble, sing or whatever… unless they dribble the rhetoric they want to hear.

How dare Kanye West say President George W. Bush does care about Black people back in the day. Oh, wait. He’s spitting some of that ‘free thinking’ Make America Great Again (MAGA)? Ahhh, he’s a refreshing right-wing converted icon now.

(Hmmm… remember wifey Kim Kardashian West was just up at the White House months ago. Let’s see how all this plays out. Gotta find five years of reality TV footage for that “Who’s House? Trump’s House!” show premiering after the 2020 elections. Ha!)

And Taylor Swift. She is out of line with the right. Speaking out of turn, so according to the right-wing pundits, it is time for her to go back to singing and stay out of politics like a good girl.

Here’s The Breakdown.

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Anti-Kaepernick Car Ranter’s Argument Is Wrong… Loud And Wrong (Video)

Getting the feeling, from this clip, that Graham Allen is the guy who should sit and pose for the picture in the urban dictionary next to ‘loud and wrong.’ When your argument’s base premise is FALSE and the fallen soldier you use as anecdotal support for your argument believed the OPPOSITE of what you argue… “That’s When Ya LOST” (word to Souls Of Mischief)!

In his latest VIRAL car rant Graham Allen tries to use Pat Tillman as a counter to Colin Kaepernick. Hasan Piker explains why this shameless “patriotsploitation” is a slap in the face to Tillman’s legacy and against his family’s wishes.
– The Breakdown

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All Black People Have To Do Is Comply To Survive A Police Encounter, Right? Wrong! (Video)

This is why we kneel. Point. Blank. Period. Francis nails it here. Enough with this shite already!

Calm Black Man Tries To Comply With Mixed Instructions, Still Gets Brutally Tasered.
Francis Maxwell asks, I thought all black people had to do was comply and it would be fine?
– The Breakdown

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Barack Obama Is Campaigning For Your Vote This November. And It Is More Important Than Ever (Video)

Heart jumped when you read the title, right? Well, of course, President Obama is not running for the White House; the November vote having no bearing on the U.S. Presidency at all. However, he does want every American to vote this Fall. And he tells you why it is so important to do so; even though it is not for him, or for a new President… It is for YOU!

If you still don’t think the midterms will affect you, Barack Obama is back to spell out just how important they are.
– NowThis Opinions

Especially reaching out to the youngest voters. So many did not show at the polls.

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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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“Chescaleigh” Examines The History of Asian Sex Stereotypes (Video)

You saw the episode Franchesca did on Black female stereotypes, right (here)? Well, she’s got one for Asian stereotypes, too. Lotta stereotyping we have going on in our society…

If you take a look at popular culture there’s a pretty strange divide between Asian women and Asian men. Asian women are adored and fetishized by men of many ethnicities, while Asian men are rarely seen as sex symbols of any kind. Why? Well, these stereotypes don’t come from nowhere, they actually evolved from a long and twisted history of war, trade, and persecution of American citizens. Watch this MTV Decoded episode with Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey to learn more.
– MTV Decoded

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Franchesca Ramsey Declares That It Is Time For These Black Female Stereotypes To Die (Video)

Hahaa! This reminded me of the ‘Black Acting School’ part of Robert Townsend’s “Hollywood Shuffle” (with White ‘instructors’ insisting that ‘students’ act ‘Blacker’… like ‘jive turkey mothaf**ckas’). Sharp commentary in that, too. Watch Franchesca’s commentary on long-standing Black Female stereotypes in media.

Ever notice how black women in media tend to looped into a few basic stereotypes? Like, get portrayed as the sassy friend who has an instant comeback for everything, or the over-sexualized woman who wants it all the time, or the helpful Black maid. Well, these stereotypes don’t come from nowhere. And on this Season 3 throwback episode of MTV Decoded, Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey shows where they come from and explains why they need to be buried good and deep.
– MTV Decoded

(I think she could have ‘stuck it’ to reality TV a bit more. There’s one obvious culprit right there.)

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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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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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