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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO Trailer)

I’m from Tuskegee y’all. I swear to you this trailer give me the feels like this movie will have elements of the infamous Syphilis Study that took place there. Injustice, incredulity, and infighting (though apparently not enough) left those Black men with no care and no hope; even when they had no real knowledge of their plight… until it was too late. I am really hoping for a happier ending here.

Science took her cells. Her family reclaimed her story.

Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of the critically-acclaimed book. HBO Films presents The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Saturday, April 22 at 8pm on HBO.
– HBO

Either way, it looks incredibly compelling. I will be watching. Join me #HeLaCells

@ojones1

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Yvonne Orji (Molly On HBO’s “Insecure”) Is Keeping It Locked Until She Gets That Rock! [Video]

That Issa Rae “Insecure” show on HBO is a hit. Hahaha! How many times did they play with that ‘orgy’ vs. ‘Orji‘ pronunciation at the beginning? And WOW do they go right at ‘Molly’ right from the start on the Breakfast Club!

Yvonne Orji, the breakout star of HBO’s new show Insecure, stopped by the studio on Friday to talk with The Breakfast Club. Yvonne talked about playing a sexually free character named Molly on the show while being a 32-year-old virgin in real life. Yvonne also talked about her Nigerian roots, strong faith, and her first big break.

Great interview. Yvonne is hilarious and cool. So much so, this interview made me binge and catch up On Demand this past weekend. Yeah. That good. Watch and enjoy.

(Yvonne, fine guyull, I will stab you… BWAAAHAHAAAA!!)

@ojones1

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President Obama: The Full Interview on ‘Real Time’ With Bill Maher (Video)

Well, here it is… After about 8 years of cosigning, campaigning, contributing and cajoling… Bill Maher gets a sit-down with the President Of The United States aka POTUS aka President Barack Hussein Obama!

President Barack Obama sits down with Bill Maher on the eve of the election to discuss the issues Real Time viewers care about. Original air date: November 4, 2016.

Great conversation! Cannot say it was worth the wait because a lot of this talk has been said by the President and his administration all along. After watching, you’ll probably agree that (while a studio appearance would have been awesome & appreciated) this choice of format and venue (directed Q&A at the White House with plenty of time to talk) was the best way to go. We get to hear all of what the President had to say in response to all of what Maher wanted to ask on his viewers’ behalf.

You REALLY want to watch the ENTIRE interview, especially if you are an American (regardless of party, belief, etc.).

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Insecure As F**k: Season 1, Episode 1 (HBO) [Video]

Good to see. DEFINITELY! New perspectives on comedy, no filter as far as we can see. We saw it from Donald Glover (“Atlanta” on FX is really good). Now, we see Issa doing her thing…on HBO! Watch the full ep. Not a trailer. No bootleg. Straight from Issa herself.

In the wake of her 29th birthday, Issa Dee and her best friend Molly reconsider their life choices.

Watch the half-hour comedy series Insecure, starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce. Created and executive produced by Issa Rae, this eight-episode series is also executive produced by Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Beck, Jonathan Berry, and Larry Wilmore as a consultant.

Insecure airs Sundays at 10:30PM on HBO.

Larry Wilmore attached. POWER move (do your research… the man behind “The Bernie Mac Show” to “Blackish”… too real for Comedy Central, but good while it lasted)!

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Bill Simmons Welcomes Guests Nas And Kevin Durant To “Any Given Wednesday” (Video)

Hmm… If you are not up on your “Any Given Wednesday” (hosted by Bill Simmons on HBO) watching, now’s as goo a time as any to catch up. Discussion goes in on everything from tatts to the best b-baller to rap to perhaps a budding “rap-like” beef between guest Kevin Durant and former teammate Russell Westbrook. And you know guest Nas can weigh in on much of that.

And both guests agree… Every basketball player wants to be a rapper. And every rapper wants to be a basketball player. Bill’s got both on here. Great show! Start with the clip above and continue after the jump below.

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John Oliver Gives Us The Low-Down On Down & Dirty Auto Lenders (Video)

WOW! Did y’all know about the car loan beeper??? Car loan folks are out of f*cking control. But so are John, Keegan and Bob. Ha!

Auto lenders can steer vulnerable people into crushing debt. Keegan-Michael Key and Bob Balaban help John Oliver show exactly how.
– Last Week Tonight

Learn from this and be wary of the Buy-Here-Pay-Here bloodsuckers.

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Anthony Anderson And Chris Bosh Speak On Kevin Durant And More (Video)

Interesting insights shared on Any Given Wednesday, Bill Simmons’ new HBO talk series. Anthony Anderson and Chris Bosh are the guests in this clip. Bosh with an ‘other side of the coin’ perspective on Kevin Durant moving on from OKC among other things touched on.

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A Quick Guide To Game Of Thrones By Samuel L. Jackson (Video)

Samuel L. Jackson is gonna catch us up HBO’s “Game of Thrones”… like Samuel L. Jackson is SUPPOSED to. And the end of this clip might flash you back to Dave Chappelle’s impression of Jackson back in the day. This is GOLD!

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Edward Snowden On How To Make Your Phone ‘Go Black’ (Video)

If the NSA wants to pop my box, they’re totally gonna do it.
Edward Snowden

Now THAT… if anything sounds like an occasion to immediately say, “PAUSE!” But for real, pause, for just a bit over a minute, and watch this clip. Have you seen the whole Edward Snowden piece by VICE on HBO? You should. It’s on here. But this clip though – advice from a guy that used to work for a super-spy agency, now trying to stay beyond the reach of that Agency… Maaaan, dig in!

VICE ON HBO: STATE OF SURVEILLANCE (THE EDWARD SNOWDEN PIECE)

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State of Surveillance (Documentary)

Damn. Privacy is an illusion. That’s not the future; that’s NOW. If anyone would know, it’s former NSA’er, current whistleblower in exile, Edward Snowden. And if anyone can get at the core of the story, it’s VICE.

When NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked details of massive government surveillance programs in 2013, he ignited a raging debate over digital privacy and security. That debate came to a head this year, when Apple refused an FBI court order to access the iPhone of alleged San Bernardino Terrorist Syed Farook. Meanwhile, journalists and activists are under increasing attack from foreign agents. To find out the government’s real capabilities, and whether any of us can truly protect our sensitive information, VICE founder Shane Smith heads to Moscow to meet the man who started the conversation, Edward Snowden.

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The Segment Lampooning Hollywood’s ‘Whitewashing’ On Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Was Epic! (Video)

Last Week Tonight dropped this satirical gem (okay, megaton satire bomb) on Hollywood whitewashing on its ‘How Is This Still A Thing?’ segment just before the Academy Awards. Not enough roles for non-White actors, eh Hollywood? Bullsh!t much? Hope John Oliver did not p!ss off any future guests with this one. Then again, so what if he did? This is too spot on …and hilarious …and true!

#OscarSoWhite

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Ballers (Season 2 Teaser Trailer)

Are you Vin Diesel?
Nooo… I’m bigger and better looking.

Another reason it’s not just TV. HBO original series “Ballers” (starring Dewayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) is coming back like it left the heist money! More highly-paid, frequently laid, off-field antics ahead this Summer to be certain. Looks like the fellas are still not going to act right. More money, more problems. And why not throw Andy Garcia into the mix for added Maybach-level mayhem? Check out the Season 2 teaser above.

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Real Time With Bill Maher: New Rule – Crass Warfare (Video)

Okaaaay, apparently Donald Trump has already engaged discourse with leaders beyond the U.S. border. Judging by Mexican President Vicente Fox’s reaction (a.k.a. the F-bomb heard around the world), Trump’s big ideas may not be ‘well-received.’ Truth is, The Donald has pushed political discourse stateside and worldwide too far. And as ‘President Maher‘ might proclaim, that sh!t needs to stop! But there’s no ‘New Rule’ against laughing at a little satire before it does.

In his editorial New Rule, Bill Maher takes viewers to a not-too-distant future where the crass language of the campaign trail makes its way into the Oval Office.

Think about it though. Those included clips are of candidate Trump speaking in public; cussing out loud at crowds. Just saying, maybe think about that on the way to the ballot box.

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Bill Maher Tells The Real Truth About The So-Called ‘Sharing Economy’ On ‘Real Time’ (Video)

Really hope that you watch the dude Bill Maher from time to time. Biting commentary on the world today, mixed in with a lot of laughs – almost always at some dummy’s expense. In the clip above (case in point), the “dummy” is a bunch of “dummies” …US (as in United States)! Our so-called American Dream has historically featured so much greed that things got ugly. It still does – ever-increasing costs of living that stifle even the most modest attempts of most to make a life for themselves. We used to labor under the illusion of work-hard-so-one-day-you-can-play-hard. Not anymore. What’s worse is that we are no longer ‘in the streets’ trying to scare the 1% into some sense of fairness. Nope, we just got really smart about doing without; which in turn supports the rich’s pursuit of happiness… all while giving up our pursuit of anything like it. We now have a ‘sharing economy’ – in which we share rides (Uber) and vacay living space (Airbnb) – built on a vast number of us choosing to fake it since we’ve given up on ever making it to the ‘good life.’ See above, where Bill takes aim at the ‘darling’ Olsen twins; who’ve gone from playing with dolls to playing their workforce. A billion-plus dollar empire; and you can’t pay your interns even a little something?

The one thing we’re not sharing are the profits. Somehow they forgot to create an app for that.
Bill Maher

Damn.

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Trevor Noah Welcomes Emmy Winner Regina King To ‘The Daily Show’ (Video)

How fine is Regina King? So fine that Trevor Noah came back a day after life-saving surgery to interview her! Watch their convo a la Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Congrats on the Emmy and for being such an incredible beauty, Regina.

@ojones1

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Inmates Watch And React To The VICE Special Report ‘Fixing The System’ (Video)

After finishing Fixing the System, our HBO special report about America’s broken criminal justice complex, VICE traveled back to El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, to screen the documentary for inmates and staff. We then asked them about President Obama’s historic visit to the prison and their thoughts on the documentary. Watch their reactions above.
– VICE

PREVIOUS: FIXING THE SYSTEM (FULL EPISODE)

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VICE Special Report: Fixing The System (Full Episode) [Video]

Just in case you missed it, we got that full episode of VICE on HBO’s Special Report featuring President Obama’s historic prison visit, meeting with federal inmates and his sit-down conversation on “Fixing The System.” But don’t just watch for the Prez. Informative and heartbreaking right from the start.

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Vinyl (HBO Trailer)

Wowww… is that the dude that played Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale) in the “Boardwalk Empire” series?

“Vinyl,” a new drama series from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, debuts in January 2016 on HBO.

Ah ha, knew it! Scorsese and Winter were head honchos for “Boardwalk Empire” on HBO. So, they’re trying to bring that kinda of power to the ’70s rock and records scene? Interesting. Watch the trailer for “Vinyl” above.

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Talib Kweli And Bill Maher Discuss #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Interrupting Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Campaign Speech (Video)

Bill Maher: Why Bernie Sanders? …If you’re gonna interrupt somebody… This guy had a hundred percent approval rating from the NAACP.
Talib Kweli: NAACP liked Donald Sterling, too.

And folks, that’s how we dig into a real conversation! Watch the video clip above and gain some perspective.

A while back, #BlackLivesMatter shut down a speech appearance by 2016 Presidential hopeful and leading American Progressive Bernie Sanders. Many disagreed with the women who took the mic. But EVERYONE paid attention, talked about it, talked about #BlackLivesMatter from many angles. Whether you ultimately agree or disagree with the tactic, Kweli does make a couple of solid points. The first, the duty of activist-protesters is to disrupt and gain the platform (which #BlackLivesMatter did LITERALLY). The second, NO candidate should take the Black vote for granted in 2016.

Very interesting. Do you agree with Kweli? Discuss…

PREVIOUS: TALIB KWELI – F#CK THE MONEY FEAT. CASSPER NYOVEST (VIDEO)

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HBO First Look: Straight Outta Compton (Video)

Are you ready for this? This Friday? Whether you are or not N.W.A. is coming…Straight Outta Compton! But before the August 14, 2015, theatrical release, how about a 10-minute behind-the-scenes sneak peek?

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