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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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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

@ojones1

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Colbert Commenting On President Trump’s Mother’s Day Speech And Walking Back His Position On China (Video)

ROAST!! It’s hard being The President. Period. But when he tosses lobs for Colbert to knock out the park like this… Hilarity will ensue. Another funny Trump-filled monologue.

The President channeled “West Side Story” while defending his hypocritical directive to help China’s phone giant, ZTE, to “get back in business.”
– The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Chadwick Boseman’s Uplifting Commencement Address To Howard University’s Class Of 2018 (Video)

Better to find PURPOSE than a JOB. PURPOSE drives you to make a mark on HISTORY! A JOB is how you make a living. Preach that truth brother Boseman! Hear (and feel) the words of the Howard University alum giving his address to the most recent graduates from his alma mater, The Hilltop aka #WakandaUniversity

Stop what you’re doing and watch Chadwick Boseman give powerful advice to the class of 2018.
– NowThis

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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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When Designing A City, Maybe We Should Get Kids’ Input. After All, It Will Be Theirs Soon Enough (Video)

You know that song by Whitney that goes, “I believe that children are our future”… Put that on play in your mind as the backing track for this TEDx Talk.

As adults, we think of kids as “future citizens.” Their ideas and opinions will matter someday, but not today — there must be a reason the voting age is 18, right? But kids make up 25% of the population — shouldn’t we include them in some important conversations? In this inspiring talk, urban planner Mara Mintzer wonders what would happen if we let children design our cities. Mara Mintzer is a founder and the director of Growing Up Boulder.
– TEDx Talks

Makes sense. The kids will ‘inherit’ these cities. Maybe they should have say so.

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Kendick Lamar Kicks Off The Grammys With An Incredible Performance (Video)

You probably heard about Kendrick’s phenomenal Grammy Awards performance. But there’s nothing like hearing and seeing it (and seeing it again, if you have already)!

Plus… how cool is it to just have Bono & The Edge (from U2) do a walk-through during your live set? Answer: VERY!

Plus, plus… A heartfelt acceptance speech (you know, for getting the Grammy for this year’s Best Rap Album)… after the jump!

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Bruno Mars Sweeps The 2018 Grammys And ‘Finesses’ The Fans With A Memorable Performance (Featuring Cardi B) [Video]

Album Of The Year, Best R&B Album, Best R&B Song, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best R&B Performance… and THIS performance with the thick-alicious rap vixen Cardi B? Whew! Her body is Venus… The winner for 2018 is Mars. Bruno Mars! Watch high-energy on display above, and acceptance speech moments after the jump below.

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Why White People Should NOT Use The N-Word, Even If Black People ‘Use It All The Time’ (Video)

Ta-Nehisi Coates with no malice or attempt at ‘points scored’… but this is a plain and simple explanation of why the n-word is “NOT” when it comes to White people speaking the word.

Context is key.

@ojones1

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Technology: Tesla’s New Semi Truck And Roadster (Video)

Aw c’mon maaaan! Real-life Tony Stark (aka Elon Musk) had his company whip up a couple of new future whips… and one is a TRUCK????! A damn SEMI??! Wow!

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s new Semi truck and (in a surprise) a second-generation Roadster. The truck is supposed to get 500 miles per charge, while the Roadster is said to achieve 620 miles.
– The Verge

That’s 500 miles, at maximum weight, at highway speed… which Tesla’s truck can get to faster than today’s diesel models. Yeah. Musk’s truck can kick our trucks’ asses.

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At TEDGlobal 2017, Nnedi Okorafor Offers A View That Includes African Culture And Sci-Fi (Video)

Science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor presented this official TED Talk about sci-fi that presents a future that prominently features African culture, something still lacking in that realm of literature.

My science fiction has different ancestors — African ones.
Nnedi Okorafor

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Civil Rights Activist James Baldwin At Cambridge University Union In 1965… Speaking Like He Is With Us Today (Video)

Is 400 years of slavery building this country (and oppression thereafter) plus many wars of service not enough to justify our right to have some say in its running… without having to hear, “You can leave it if you don’t love it”… Well, isn’t it? Answer: YES! Moreover, we are not going to be ousted by anyone. We helped BUILD this place ‘they’ say we can ‘leave’ (like it isn’t OURS, too)! Sure, this declaration has an angry tone. So I will let activist/scholar James Baldwin say it. Words from so long ago. Could he have known they’d still be so applicable today?

Prior to the UK release of the Oscar-nominated documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, we take a look at a seminal speech by the film’s subject – writer, essayist, poet and civil rights activist James Baldwin. At Cambridge University Union in 1965, Baldwin debates whether the ‘American dream’ has been achieved at the expense of African-Americans.
– The Guardian

Yeah. And Baldwin even has something to say about the flag in this. So on point.

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Elon Musk Updates The 2017 International Astronautical Congress On The SpaceX Mission To Mars (Video)

Elon Musk is going to Mars. You know that, right? We have been saying it here. But this visual presentation… Okay, you know when a planned trip starts getting real? When you have real talk about how to get there and how to PAY for it. Click play above and watch Musk get real right from the start.

Elon Musk gives new details about SpaceX Mission to Mars at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia and reveals plans to shorten most long distance travels to less than 30 minutes. September 2017.
– Expovista TV

Full disclosure: There is a lot of science & tech in this talk, but you can hang. Press play and get excited about the future of space travel!

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David Alan Grier With ‘An Important Message About White People’ (Video)

Call WashingtonDenzel Washington. Let’s get this discrimination against White people stopped. Bwaaahaaa!

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to get back on Trump’s good side by directing the Justice Department to focus on the important issue of discrimination against… White people. According to the New York Times, the civil rights division of the Justice Department is planning to investigate what they call “intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.” So, Grammy and Tony nominee David Alan Grier stopped by with a very important message.
Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox With A Message For Donald J. Trump (Video)

Amigo, you have a ton of flaws…
Vicente Fox

(Imagine opening a battle rap with that line. Ha!)

Okay, SNL is still the champ of President Trump roasting, but yoooo… this Super Deluxe video starring former Mexican President Vicente Fox though. Bahahaaaaa!

Dear Donald J. Trump: Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada has an important message for you.
– Super Deluxe

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Hasan Minhaj (Of The Daily Show) Gives An Roast Epic Speech At The White House Correspondents’ Dinner (Video)

Ohhhhhh shhhheeeeeeeiiiit! I wanted to categorize this as comedy, but this is more. This is even more biting than mere satire; plenty of BITE. Don Rickles (RIP) level roasting of an entire room AND of The President… you know, at the WHITE HOUSE Correspondents’ event that they have EVERY year.

Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj took full advantage of Donald Trump’s absence by taking aim at The President and his administration during his monologue at the White House Correspondents’ dinner.
Global News

I’m sure it was on his calendar. But hell, I cannot blame him. Some of this sh!t BURNED, but it seems like everyone took it in stride. And I do mean everyone, because ‘The Daily Show’ Correspondent Hasan Minhaj gave a taste to EVERYONE: Not just the POTUS, but key officials in his Administration, with shots for Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, even C-SPAN (who broadcasts the event annually)!

You HAVE to watch, but strap up and sack up. Hasan is hella funny, but his speech hits hella HARD! Whew.

@ojones1

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Brooklyn-Born Representative Hakeem Jeffries Recites Biggie’s “Juicy” Verses On The Congressional Floor (Video)

Did you hear about the Congressman that got up on the House floor and commemorated the 20th year since the passing of Notorious B.I.G. by reciting some lyrics from his late hometown’s hero? It was NOT a dream! And it was damned awesome. Never believe that Hip-Hop can’t move a nation. It does, and its leaders… and this should move YOU! Watch.

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The Obamas’ Last Christmas Weekly Address From The White House (Video)

Merry Christmas everybody!…Celebrating the holidays in the White House over these past eight years has been a true privilege. We’ve been able to welcome over half a million guests, our outstanding pastry chefs have baked 200,000 holiday cookies, and Barack has treated the American people to countless dad jokes. Although a few got a Frosty reception…

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama celebrate their final holiday season at the White House. In the above video, the Obamas lay out some of the country’s achievements over their terms in the White House, include some reminders of how great America is and can be, as well as a call to remember those who serve and protect the U.S. even over the holidays. Join them in supporting America’s service members and families, now and year-round, at JoiningForces.gov.

Merry Christmas, Mr. President & Madam First Lady.

@ojones1

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U.S. Veterans Deliver Powerful Apology To Native Americans At Standing Rock (Video)

Someone is probably going to find a way to be mad at these vets about this, but oh well. I salute these troops who likely served proudly with reverence, demonstrated humility and purity of heart. They still serve, in a different way here, with this bold, sincere, and timely formal apology. On bent knees at Standing Rock. Watch and be moved.

“We fought you, we took your land, we signed treaties that we broke…we beg for your forgiveness.”
Wesley Clark Jr.

Note the chosen pronoun ‘we’… not shirking the legacy (good & not-so-good) they joined when they joined to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. And they were granted forgiveness in front of those assembled. A largely symbolic ceremony to be certain; but still very powerful!

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TEDx Talk: Ashley Graham Is Plus-size? More Like My Size (Video)

Let me start this right: swimsuit model Ashley Graham is fine as f#ck! Plus-size? Well, that’s what they might call. I’d say about her body what she’d say about it… it’s exactly My Size (and hella sexy)! Watch her TEDx Talk on her body image challenges and triumphs. Wow, Ashley is incredibly beautiful and inspiring!

Internationally-known body activist, model and entrepreneur, Ashley Graham, describes her journey into fashion industry stardom. She doesn’t leave out any gritty details, as she describes the challenging and rewarding progression toward becoming her own role model. Inspiring body confidence in the next generation, Ashley expresses the need for the universal embrace of body diversity as beauty paradigms continue to shift.

(All lofty talk aside, though. Tell me Ashley’s body ain’t banging when he starts out talking to that mirror… wooooohooo damn!)

MORE ASHLEY GRAHAM ON INSTAGRAM | ON JAYFORCE.COM

@ojones1

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