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Marshawn Lynch Is ‘The Most Interesting Man’ On Real Time With Bill Maher (Video)

Did you catch Beast Mode on Bill Maher’s show last weekend? We know he does not speak much, esp. not to the press. But he made some memorable TV that night. Watch his segment. Speaking from the heart about President Trump, marijuana, and more.

Raiders running back and Beast Mode inspiration Marshawn Lynch responds to a Trumpian insult and addresses the NFL’s restrictions on its players.
– Real Time With Bill Maher

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Jeffrey Wright Stars In HBO’s New Prison Drama “O.G.” (Trailer)

Been following (Jeffrey Wright) since ‘Boardwalk Empire’ days. This one right here. If it got any realer, it’d be a documentary. Realistic, accomplished actors alongside real inmates who are ‘acting’ (because HBO) but not ‘playing,’ filmed in a real prison.

O.G. follows Louis (Jeffrey Wright) a maximum-security prison inmate whose impending release is upended when he takes a new arrival under his wing. Starring Jeffrey Wright, Theothus Carter and William Fichtner. O.G. premieres February 23 at 10PM.
– HBO

And the trailer looks to tease a series that addresses very complex issues: Like when the lady tells Louis (Wright) that she believed he should stay imprisoned for life, even if she believed he was remorseful or reformed. Can a prison system truly reform the incarcerated? If so, is that justice for their victims or loved ones? For society? What about justice/protections/respect for inmates who serve?

This should be good.

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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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Daniel Radcliffe & Steve Buscemi Star In The Series “Miracle Workers” On TBS (Video)

Of all the people I would have cast as ‘God’ on TV, Steve Buscemi wouldn’t even come to mind. But seeing this trailer… I think it just might work!

Miracle Workers premieres February 12 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS. The Heaven-set workplace comedy is based on Simon Rich’s book What In God’s Name and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Karan Soni.
– PBS

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Black Thought – “Conception” feat. Salaam Remi (Live Performance) [Video]

Home field advantage for Black Thought to do a live performance of his “Conception” joint on ‘The Tonight Show’… with The Roots being the house band for Jimmy Fallon and all. That said, it is still a hella banging set!

(And Thought broke out into the Marvin Gaye riff at the end. DOPE!)

BLACK THOUGHT – CONCEPTION FEAT. REEK RUFFIN | STREAMS OF THOUGHT (VOL. 2) [EP]

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Eric Bischoff’s TEDxNaperville Talk On ‘The News Mimicking Pro Wrestling’ (Video)

Hang on through the beginning, speaker Eric Bischoff has some points to make. But like all good ‘sports entertainment’ there is a setup before the ‘real’ match gets started. And watch for the ‘swerve.’

Yes. The news is more like ‘rasslin than we thought. Let Eric explain.

Professional Wrestling and Political News Media have become the ultimate tag team, both utilizing the exact same techniques and formula’s for a very specific outcome. And the outcome is not what you think it is… In 1991, Turner Broadcasting’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW) recruited Eric as an on-camera talent. His entrepreneurial instincts and interests quickly propelled him from talent through the corporate ranks to become WCW’s President in 1998. Before leaving Turner Broadcasting in 1999, Eric had established WCW as the leader in the sports/entertainment category and is largely credited for re-inventing the professional wrestling genre. Eric also created the New World Order (nWo) brand for the TNT Network and was responsible for growing licensing, merchandising, pay-per-view, and live event business units by more than $325M. In 2002, he joining longtime competitor Vince McMahon to be an on-air character on the highly successful USA Network Series “RAW”.
– TEDx Talks

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Unsung: Brand Nubian (Full Episode)

Man. Don’t let it go to your head… noooo.

Now, this is heady episode of ‘Unsung’ so expect a couple of damn-I-had-no-idea moments (pretty much standard for ‘Unsung’). Might bring back Golden Era sweet memories, but it wasn’t all sweet. Check out the Brand Nubian story above.

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Anderson .Paak – “Anywhere” (Live Performance) [Video]

If you saw ‘The Daily Show’ with .Paak on it you will get why Trevor Noah was speechless. Ha! But this performance was dope on that level regardless.

(The crowd certainly was not ‘speechless.’)

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American Dream/American Nightmare: “Training Day” Director Antoine Fuqua Relates The Real Life Drama Of Tha Row (Trailer)

Good looking trailer indeed. Hope this Showtime flick boldly goes where ‘Compton’ had not gone before (yeah, Star Trek talk is gangsta… ha!).

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Unsung: The O’Jays (Full Episode)

You know it didn’t start or stop with Eddie Levert or his sons, right? Of course, you did. But get the whole entire ‘Unsung’ scoop on the soul clapping we should be doing for pioneer R&B act The O’Jays.

(And hurry up… before haters on the Tube can get it pulled down.)

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Yes, Her Name Is ABCDE… (Video)

Five-year-old Abcde Redford pronounces her name “ab-city.”

…and watch the above clip to the end, because she is not the only one. Wow.

Okay, sure, tsk-tsk to the employee who made the little girl feel bad. Would it have made a difference if it was made clear that the PARENT who named the child was the real target? Dunno. Ummm. No. Probably not.

But… well… Though parents can name their children whatever, should they???

(Gonna leave it there.)

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Unsung: Special Ed (Full Episode)

Wow. Triple dopeness (hmm, wonder if there’s an ‘Unsung’ on 3XDope… aaaaanywaaay)! This ‘Unsung’ on Special Ed is the business. Well worth the watching if you missed it, and worth the watching AGAIN if you saw it before.

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Late Activist Sara Bland’s Sisters Speak On Their Family’s Tragic Loss, Her Legacy, And What We Can Do (Video)

Sure, you have heard the story of Sandra Bland. But we should keep hearing it. We should NEVER forget, never let this get “cold,” never let this tragedy or any like it stop hurting. The pain MUST drive us to seek truth… and justice.

More than three years after Sandra Bland’s death sparked national outrage, her sisters Shante Needham and Sharon Cooper share how they’re still seeking details surrounding her passing. Their new doc ‘Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland’ premieres Dec. 3 on HBO.
– The View

‘Outrage fatigue’ is a real danger for us with all the #BlackLivesMatter situations we go through. But don’t tire #StayWoke

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LeBron James & Friends Remember The Backlash From His ‘Taking My Talents To South Beach’ Announcement (Video)

Remember when LeBron James had an entire state butthurt when he announced ‘The Decision’ to leave Cleveland and go play for Miami? Well, LeBron does. Still. Today.

In this clip from “More Than an Athlete” on ESPN+, LeBron James and his friends and business partners — Maverick Carter, Randy Mims, and Rich Paul — reflect on The Decision and what went wrong.
– ESPN

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Ali Siddiq’s So Serious, But Seriously Funny, Talking About Hooligans Who Are Determined To Ruin Date Night (Video)

Everyone develops their own coping mechanisms to deal with life situations, like folks who are too comfortable with being rude and rowdy at the theater. Somebody needs to check ’em and address that. For real. Not Ali though. HA!

Comedian Ali Siddiq explains why he doesn’t complain when hooligans attempt to disrupt his date night at the movies.
– truTV

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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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Snoop Dogg Honored With His Own Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame (Video)

Have you peeped the news of Snoop getting his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame yet? You already KNOW he brought some gangsta to the situation… ready to experience The DoggFather gone HollyHood for real though? #CripwalkOfFame

Beloved rapper Snoop Dogg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. The ceremony began at 11:30 a.m. right in front of the El Capitan Entertainment Center on Hollywood Boulevard.
– ABC7

(Wow! Look at who showed up for it, too. Dope!)

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April Ryan To President Trump: “I’m Not A Loser” (Video)

Another “enemy” of the people Trump’s with a rebuttal. Get him sista. GET HIM! Yeezus! When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Unless you’re Trump – who, as Gloria Berger aptly declares that he is “just defining the Presidency downward… every single day.” Damn. Just. Damn.

CNN political analyst April Ryan responds to President Donald Trump’s comment in which he called her a “loser” who “doesn’t know what the she is doing.”
– CNN

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Comedy: ‘Jeff Bezos’ With A Message Full Of Shots For The President (Video)

Hahahaa! Extra funny because we’re in Atlanta (a place that Amazon was looking at for that new HQ). Extra EXTRA funny because this sketch’s got jokes that’ll probably make a certain U.S. President BIG MAD #SickBurn

Jeff Bezos (Steve Carell) responds to President Trump’s criticisms about the locations of Amazon’s new headquarters.
– Saturday Night Live

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Jemele Hill Has Nothing But Love For ESPN (Video)

… Yeah, now that she is outta there, and cashing BIG checks!

I will admit to being in my feelings (not in the fun Drake way) about the drama ESPN was giving Jemele before her departure, but it looks like she is doing alright now. Better than alright.

Jemele Hill Talks Leaving ESPN, Mental Health, Lebron James + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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