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Women Of Color Are Trying To Get Out Of The United States (Video)

Damn. Has it come to this? Our sistas go on retreats… women do, PEOPLE do… but the driver for WHY they are going in this piece. They need PEACE! And a SAFE space! A vacay trip is about ‘escape’ but this is an ESCAPE escape from the real harm they suffer.

It comes as no surprise that a time when White supremacist groups have gained increased public notoriety and the President has disparaged African nations as “sh!tholes,” many Black Americans are feeling isolated and unsafe in communities or workplaces.

Many of them are turning those frustrations into acts of self-preservation, and are spending significant money to get outside of the country and away from the people who make them feel that way.

Since the election of President Trump, at least 5 black-owned trip organizations have told VICE News that they’ve experienced upticks in interest from clients eager to get out of the United States.

VICE News followed a group of women to the Women of Color Healing Retreat in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica; a travel experience that emphasized yoga, vegan food, political education seminars, and specifically banned White people.

– VICE News Tonight

And the commentary of Trump, and his supporters. Just watch.

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The [Deep] Dish On Chicago Pizza (Video)

The Chi. Home of the deep dish pizza… inspired by Kate Upton… hahaaaa! But low-key understand the inspiration (well, not so low-key).

Chicago is not a one-note pizza city. From deep dish to tavern style thin, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to pizza. Our host Frank Pinello has never been to Chicago but has an open pizza mind, even though he was raised on NY pizza. What makes this city so special is the people, hands down. So while we hate a lot of great pizza it was the people that really made our experience special. Whether Frank was learning about deep dish from Marc Malnati, making pizza with Rose at Vito & Nick’s or taking a dance lesson with the owner’s of Freddy’s pizza, one thing is clear in Chicago: this city has great pizza and even greater people.
– Munchies

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Fold, Eat, Repeat: Experience New York A Slice At A Time (Video)

Nothing like a New York slice! And we got ’em (and the stories behind ’em) in this episode of The Pizza Show.

New York is the birthplace of many things, but for today’s purposes, we’re sticking to pizza. Frank starts with a quick history lesson from Scott Wiener, the owner of Scott’s Pizza Tours. Then, we hit the streets to see and taste the history for ourselves. The best thing about the city’s pizza scene is that it’s relatively young, so you can still eat slices from the ovens of the people that started it all and put New York pizza on the map.

We meet the granddaughters of the man that literally brought pizza over from Naples, and even see the ovens that he used. Then, we hit all the best slices from Greenwich Village to Soho, and finish in Brooklyn at Luigi’s Pizza, a place untouched by time.

– Munchies

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Taking “The Pizza Show” On The Road… To Detroit (Video)

“Hey bruh, let’s get a slice” are words you have heard, or at least understand folks saying, in New York… and Chicago… and Detroit… and (record screeches, whimsical background music stops)… Wait what!!

Detroit might be known as the motor city, but it’s also the pizza city. Our host Frank Pinello heads west to try out the thick-crusted, rectangular pies unique to the city. We start our tour with the classics—Buddy’s, Cloverleaf, and Loui’s—before heading to some of Detroit’s newer spots like Amar Pizza and Suppino Pizzeria. And it wouldn’t be a trip to Detroit without a visit to one of the most infamous pizza names to come out of the Mitten State—Little Caesars. Motown is definitely the dough town.
– Munchies

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2 Chainz Gets Tatted With Some Of The Most Expensivest Ink (Video)

Sterilized, purified carbon from motorcycle burnout? That’s where the tattoo ink is from? THAT’S what ya [Titty] Boi is gonna have driven into his SKIN?? A’ight then…

2 Chainz heads to Hart & Huntington to get tattooed with special ink made from carbon that is extracted from motorcycles. Seriously. And only 10 bottles in the whole world were made.


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Let’s Visit 2 Chains At His ‘Most Expensivist’ Summer Home (Video)

When you got a ballin’ azz indoor racquetball/basketball court as a feature in your ballin’ azz vacation home on the Long Island sound… you are LIVING! 2 Chaaaaainz!

2 Chainz enjoys his vacation home and plays basketball in a $450,000 court. Watch more MOST EXPENSIVEST, Wednesdays at 10:30pm on VICELAND.
– GQ

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Trappy Is Doing The Fitness On This Dog-gone Treadmill (Video)

On National Championship day (or any other), we need to get it started like Trappy got it started… with 2 Chainz on his own treadmill. Sorta.

Hahaaaaa! This clip has me WEAK… from laughing… AND from Trappy being damned adorable!

(And yes. Honey holding the treat out for Trappy can most def get a ‘nibble’ from me. She cute.)


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“The Untitled Action Bronson Show” feat. Rickey Smiley & Jacques Torres (Video)

This is “The Untitled Action Bronson Show”… you muthaf**kers! Hahaaa!

Now how is Bronson gonna start in with a flattering comment on the career influence of Rickey Smiley, flip it into an admission that he was actually waiting to watch “BET Uncut” and move right into eating Smiley’s frosted flake encrusted mac-n-cheese to Rickey rocking it jazzy on the keys with the band???

Oh, who knows? Well, you will; once you watch this episode!


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2 Chainz Paid $15,000 For A Birthday Cake… For His Dog? (Video)

Of course, 2 Chainz would cop the Most Expensivest birthday cake for his doggy, Trappy. Of course, he would. Cute li’l critter though. Ha!

(Actually, Chainz got the hook-up from The Cake Boss himself. So it was only… $12K. Still though. Woowwww!)


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Food/Lifestyle: 2 Chainz Enjoys The ‘Most Expensivist’ Food And Smoke (Video)

Sitting down to $300 steaks and $4900 chicken wings with Action Bronson, chomping on thousand-dollar doughnuts, and smoking on $4000 cigars… 2 Chainz treats himself while showing you how.

(The steak though. Might have to try one. It’ll “hurt”… but soooo good!)


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VICE on HBO: Heroin Crisis & The New Age of Nukes (Video)

Two topics that are about ‘blowing up’ in their own ways. Truthfully always thought that the drug game was going the way of pills more so than that ‘ron… And “modernizing” our nukes, never really thought of that. But VICE did. Glad they are on the job.

America is facing the worst drug epidemic this country has ever seen: more people are dying from overdoses than from car accidents-and at the center of it is an explosion in the use of heroin. Thomas Morton traces the causes and impacts of the crisis, from the poppy farms of Mexico to the hills of West Virginia, and investigates how users, first responders, and government officials are responding to the new reality of American drug use.

Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War, America’s vast nuclear arsenal is beginning to show its age, and the government has embarked on the largest nuclear modernization effort in our history, costing American taxpayers as much as $1 trillion. Kaj Larsen goes aboard a ballistic missile submarine and visits the facilities on the front line of our nuclear weapons program to see why the military wants to upgrade the nukes we have-and why that might be a dangerous idea.


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The Most Bizarre Tradition Of Donkey Sex (Documentary)

Some of the locals… They f*ck donkeys.
Ryan Duffy

They are so wrong right for flipping that “Gimme That Donkey Butt” sample for the backbeat for this in the beginning. Haha!

Having sex with donkeys is a part of growing up for some of the local boys on the northern coast of Colombia. We went to investigate this obscure tradition and foolishly said, “we’ll believe it when we see it.”

Oh, you didn’t think we were playing about actual DONKEY F*CKING, did you? You might need to schedule a therapist visit BEFORE you watch this. Crazy!

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Big Boi Makes The News With His Music Reviews (Video)

VICE News’ new music critic, Big Boi (of Outkast) reviews some new music in the debut of his Music Critic segment. In the debut, Big Boi will review “The Lovers” by Nine Inch Nails, “Summer Bummer” by Lana Del Rey (featuring A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti), “Learn To Let Go” by Kesha, and “Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B.

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VICE News Reports On ‘Race and Terror’ In Charlottesville (Video)

Here is a VICE News piece on the protests, counter-protests, why everyone is REALLY there, the points of view, passionate responses and tragedy coming out of Charlottesville.

On Saturday hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester, and two police officers – and many more injured.
– VICE News

The lens through which we observe events that affect us should be handled responsibly. The lens in this instance is journalistic reporting. There is stuff we ought to know. A free press should (read again: SHOULD) keep our eyes on what is important, tell us why, and provide proper focus long enough for us to make up our own minds about it. Extending the metaphor, the lens should be kept clear of clutter so we can see the TRUTH. That truth is left to each of us to find for ourselves.

On what’s going on in Charlottesville, VICE News does that. Like they always do: They go to the hot spot and embed, clear out the clutter and show us what it going on and why we should care; and viewers can go from there. Elle Reeve was there for VICE News to show us the raw truth, including what everyone said… including the U.S. President and White supremacist leader Chris Cantwell. Their words. Footage of actions and aftermath. Truthfully presented. Point blank period.

(You will likely feel enraged, sad, confused, helpless, or some combination. But if you feel anything like akin to Cantwell’s smirk at the end of this piece, LEAVE. And NEVER come back!

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‘The Therapist’ Talks To Prodigy (Of Mobb Deep) [Trailer]

Mannnn, this could churn up all kinds of happy-sad-wow feelings. VICELAND’s series THE THERAPIST is dropping the episode featuring the recently departed Prodigy.

Rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep discusses living with Sickle Cell Anemia and receiving supernatural spiritual messages.

File this under ‘must watch.’ Peep the trailer above.



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VICE On HBO: Boko Haram & Unnatural Selection (Season 4, Episode 1) [Video]

The National Resource Center For Mutant Mice?? WTF?? Oh, wait, VICE is back for Season 4. Ohhhhh! Now, that does not explain it. But be damned sure that VICE will explain everything. We have the first episode of this season from the HBO investigative docu-series embedded above. Read the episode summary below.

The terrorist group Boko Haram is responsible for thousands of deaths in Nigeria. Now, the government is determined to drive these militants from the country. But is the hunt for insurgents causing as much harm as it’s preventing? Former Navy SEAL and new VICE correspondent Kaj Larsen travels to Nigeria to see what this cat-and-mouse game means for the people caught in the middle of the fight.

For centuries, scientists have been working to change the genetic traits of plants and animals. Now, the new gene-editing method CRISPR has made that process astonishingly simple – so simple it could easily be used on humans. Isobel Yeung reports from Brazil, Scotland, China and the U.S. on the technological advances that could reshape evolution as we know it.


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SWOLE: A Docu-Series On Bodybuilder Culture (Video)

SWOLE is a new series by VICE that will focus on bodybuilder culture.

Episode 1 (above) follows 40-year-old Greg Doucette pushing himself to see if can place high enough to continue competing after being away from contention for three years. Episode 2 of SWOLE follows bodybuilder Helle Trevino as she prepares for the Rising Phoenix competition, talks to eight-time Ms. Olympia Lenda Murray and others about how they push to keep competitive women’s bodybuilding alive as a sport. Episode 3 focuses on folks in the culture trying to get that ‘advantage’ as they pump while following Mike Bolkovic, a bodybuilder whose daily routine includes injecting testosterone.

Great series. Another incredible series from VICE Sports!

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Government Mind Control: Is It Happening? (Video)

Damn. This looks straight out of a sci-fi TV series. The people suspect clandestine government activity and a coverup. Psychiatrists say it’s a mass delusion; so government will likely go with that. What’s the truth behind allegations of individuals being targeted and tortured in the most unique, high-tech ways? VICE Reports went to find out.

Recently, thousands of people around the world are claiming to be having the exact same terrifying experience. They all report the same symptoms: hearing operator voices in their heads, suffering from ‘electronic torture’ and being subject to organised stalking – they call themselves ‘Targeted Individuals.’

Whilst psychiatrists have warned this is mass delusion on a global scale, the community are determined to prove that they are not mentally ill, but victims of a global trans-humanist agenda that will eventually be rolled out to take control of us all.

Across online blogs and forums the targets have been sharing their experiences and in doing so have formed a growing community, validating each other’s place in the ‘targeting programme.’

Targeted Individuals have tried many things to relieve their pain – from living life on the run to surgically removing their own flesh because they believe it’s implanted with microchips.

In this film VICE follows the lives of several targets as they try to fight for official recognition of the targeting programme.


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Do You Know Mindfulness Coach George Mumford? Michael Jordan And Kobe Bryant Do (Video)

The best way to score is not to try to score… You form an intention and then you have to allow it to happen.
George Mumford

Not too far a stretch for two players coached by Phil Jackson to be into meditation. Jackson was known as ‘The Zen Master’ of course. However, this Daily VICE video is going to adjust the spotlight so it shines on the guy that really helped Air and The Heir Apparent to get their minds right, meditation guru George Mumford.

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Watch Action Bronson Make the World’s Best Sandwich (Video)

Though he’s high out of his mind, fresh out the studio, Bronson is not touting this as a ‘stoner sandwich’… slathered with a lot of that classic f#cking ‘old Chevy oil sludge’ sauce (joking, but so is Bronson through most of this)!

Action Bronson stopped by the MUNCHIES Test Kitchen to show us how to make his version of a simple butcher’s sandwich. While a regular butcher’s sandwich usually consists of some meat on bread with very little garnish, this version is as over-the-top as the man showing you how to make it. First, we start with some good Italian bread, a juicy rib-eye, and some olive oil. The second realm of this beast consists of ricotta salata and Calabrian chiles, and as if that weren’t enough, a smear of grape must from the 1989 vintage of Paolo Bea Winery’s top red wine. Enjoy!
– Munchies

Best part, beyond the sammich itself, is Bronson busting that ricotta salata nut. Bwaaahahaaa!


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