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Aaron McGruder to Direct ‘The Boondocks’ Reboot

The Freemans will back in the saddle. Also, Sony has announced that the creator of the Boondocks, Aaron McGruder is slated to make his return as director.

On Wednesday, Variety reported that Sony Pictures Animation has announced a host of new projects slated to be released in 2020, including a Boondocks “reimagining. The fourth season of is the series is the only season not directed by McGruder.

To ensure that the show will stay on the cutting edge of giving satirical commentary, the brass at Sony announced that McGruder will helm the chair of creative direction. Studio executives described a plot that is eerily similar to the current political sphere, one that will follow the Freemans’ battles against Uncle Ruckus, who is now an evil tyrant running the Woodcrest County government. Huey, Riley, and Grandad will attempt to fight Ruckus’s iron fist in ways that are “both topical and radical” Complex reports.

John Witherspoon, who voices Robert “Granddad” Freeman on the show, recently hinted about the show’s potential reboot during an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience.

Check out a visual of the Boondocks below.

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Did A Wealthy Iraqi Sheikh Cozy Up To The President By Spending Money At His Hotels?

Say what you want about our president, but his gangsta remains unchecked.

And because it is unchecked, many are trying to take advantage of what seems to be his biggest weakness: MONEY.

Let’s take Nahro al-Kasnazan, a wealthy Iraqi sheikh, who according to the Washington Post has been lobbying the nation’s national security advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “forge closer ties with those seeking to overthrow the government of Iran” last July. al-Kasnazan is the leader of an order of Sufi Muslims who many believe once he served as a paid CIA informant in the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Well, what did he do? Well following November, after sending the correspondence with the two Trump administration influencers, he spent tens of thousands of dollars to the Trump owned Trump International Hotel in the nation’s capitol. al-Kasnazan spent 26 nights in a suite on the eighth floor.

26 days? Four days shy of a month? Is that it?

Well no, there is more. Because the stay was so long and the sheikh dropped such a large bag on the lodging, he was able to obtain the hotel’s “VIP Arrivals” list.  The list has more than 1,200 guests on it, but al-Kasnazan’s stay is the longest on the list. It could be innocent. The sheikh, despite his petition before the government, would have us believe that out of all of the beautiful and exquisite hotels in D.C., Trump’s spot was the hottest spot in the political town.

“We normally stay at the Hay-Adams hotel,” al-Kasnazan said in a recent interview with a Post, “But we just heard about this new Trump hotel in Washington, D.C., and thought it would be a good place to stay.”

The Trump International Hotel is popping, but is it comparable to his own “gold-bedecked mansion” in Jordan? Well, the sheikh would also have us believe politics aside, he had some medical treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and business meetings to set up. Only problem is, his businesses are also government contract hopefuls.

al-Kasnazan is not the only wealthy foreign interests trying to back door their agenda by booking a room at the president’s property. Two exiled Thai prime ministers spent the night, a Nigerian presidential candidate was seen frequenting the popular hotel, but none are as eyebrow raising as the various lobbyists for the Saudi government who paid  almost 500 nights at Trump International Hotel back in 2017, right after the president was elected or phone big shot, T-Mobile who as a corporation paid for a month and a half worth of hotel stays in 2018.

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Hot 97’s Nessa Diab Blasts Teen Mom 2 Star Over Post About Her Man, Colin Kaepernick

Social media is having a field day after watching Monday night’s Teen Mom 2 reunion show on MTV. One of the reality show’s stars, Jenelle Evans, stormed off the stage in a “why-you-picking-on-me-bratty-Becky” tantrum, when the big bad Black girl challenged her for being an Internet bully.

By now the world knows that Nessa Diab, a popular HOT 97 radio personality, is dating Colin Kaepernick. And that this Egyptian queen takes no shorts when it comes to her man. On the reunion show, Evans tried to set it off on co-star Amber Portwood for using her “celebrity platform” to tell the world that her husband was abusive.

Diab was not having the hypocrisy… not any of it. She called her out on her bussht by showing how she is actually guilty of doing the same thing.

“You posed hateful comments on social media about my family. My man, Colin Kaepernick,” Nessa stated.

Evans, of course played dumb. Perhaps forgetting that she had anything to say about Kaepernick. But audience and social media quickly reminded her. Back in September, Evans went to her Facebook account and expressed her disappointment in Nike, after they hired the former NFL player to be the face of their new “Just Do It” campaign.

“Lets choose the most disrespected guy in the NFL for our promos.” “Lets add a slogan about sacrificing, everyone will…

Posted by Jenelle Eason on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

 

Nessa said to Evans on the show:

“Jenelle this is an open healthy conversation that I would like to bring up with you. Please understand something, my man uses his platform  to peacefully protest systemic oppression in this country. Specifically police brutality against Black people. Men, women and children are wrongfully dying and people who are doing this are not being held accountable.  That is the issue. It has nothing to do with military men or military women, because they have fought for our constitutional [right] to peacefully protest. All of us.”

Jenelle believed she was being attacked. Blinded by her own issues and her personal politics, she got up and left once confronted.

Speaking of personal issues that may actually be the root of her emotionalism…

Evans has had several of her kids removed because of allegations that her husband killed their family pet in from of her children (with another man). According to reports, Evans and her husband showed up to court with their shotgun. The story is advancing as this story is being published.

Back to the initial story…

Nessa completed the thought by saying:

“I’ve known Jenelle over the years, and I’ve always been fair and just to her,” she said. “It wouldn’t have been authentic to who I am to be on this stage with someone who disrespected my family on social media.”

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Run For President, Slander Is Immediate

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Today (May 16), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio officially announced that he’s running for President of the United States. Almost immediately, Twitter went into full slander mode.

“Donald Trump must be stopped,” says the NYC Mayor in his announcement video. Hey, can’t say we see a lie anywhere in that statement.

It was no secret that de Blasio had intentions of making a bid for the Presidency. But considering he is the 23rd Democrat to do so and his popularity in NYC is middling at best, the jokes have been flying.

Charge it to the game. Peep the best of the slander below.

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Source: HipHopWired.com

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Prime Sinister: 50 Cent Jokes About 2020 Presidential Run

Source: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN — Pictured: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson — (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

50 Cent is riding his new debt collector persona until the tires fall off. His newest ploy has him hinting as having a future in politics.

The G-Unit Records CEO is now alluding to running for office in 2020. He laid out the jig on his Instagram with a mock up presidential advertisement that resembled Barack Obama’s iconic “Hope” poster designed by artist Shepard Fairey. The slogan read “2020 NO ONE WILL EVER DARE OWE AMERICA AGAIN! FOFTY FOR PRESIDENT”.

His caption, which included a shot at the current POTUS and his reluctance to reveal his financial earnings, was equally hilarious. “All debts will be paid by Monday, no more loans and no your not gonna see my taxes 🤨LOL.”.

The image Fifty posted was created by an artist called McVader—peep the original post and his work right here.

As for Fofty, this epic troll run stems back to the “I Get Money” rapper having to press television producer Randall Emmett for some monies owed. Once he saw the missing dollars brought out the old Boo Boo, he paid up and quickly apologized via direct message. So quickly he haphazardly mistyped Fif’s name as “Fofty” and at that moment a legend was born.

Check out the post below.

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Numerous Boston Red Sox Curving Donald Trump White House Visit

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The Boston Red Sox won the last World Series, which naturally means a White House visit. However, a number of Red Sox players will be skipping on visiting the house that Donald Trump is ruining, for obvious reasons.

Reports Deadspin:

The Red Sox wrap up a road trip in Baltimore this week, but won’t all be heading back to Boston together. The team is running two separate charter flights, one going home on Wednesday, after the final game of the series, and one on Thursday, an off-day. The second is to accommodate the players, coaches, and executives who will be attending a White House ceremony for the defending champs; the first is for all those who are pointedly skipping the meeting with President Trump. It remains to be seen which flight will be fuller.

Perhaps the biggest story is Red Sox manager Alex Cora skipping the trip. A native of Puerto Rico, he figures not showing up will do more to bring attention to Trump’s ill-treatment of the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

We respect it.

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Team MAGA: Tiger Woods To Visit The White House

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Tiger Woods became a comeback story for the ages with his win at the Masters in April. So of course, the Cablinasian Sensation will be visiting the White House to kick it with this homie, Russian-selected President Donald Trump.

White House liar…ahem…press secretary announced Woods would be coming in Monday to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor.

What, you thought all those Black people rallying behind Tiger Woods would mean suddenly he was going to be woke? You would have lost that bet.

Woods is a longtime Trump golf buddy, despite Cheeto demonstrating he is nothing short of a white supremacist with his hateful rhetoric and actions.

Is what it is, so ask yourself, whose team is Tiger Woods on?

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Joe Biden Announces 2020 Presidential Bid, El Cheeto Reacts Like A Child

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In the least surprising of news, today (April 25) ex-Vice President Joe Biden has officially announced he is running for President. Right on cue, the current, Russia-preferred POTUS took to Twitter to hurl insults like the big baby he is.

As for Brother Biden, he made the announcement to seek the Democratic nomination to challenge the Orange Overlord in 2020 this morning with a video.

“We are in the battle for the soul of this nation,” says Biden in the three and a half minute clip. “I believe history will look back on four years of this President and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time. But if we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are, and I cannot stand by and watch that happen.”

True.

As for El Cheeto, he had the nerve to question Biden’s intelligence (projection, much?) and called him Sleepy Joe.

You can’t make this stuff up. Peep Biden’s announcement below.

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Senator Introduces Medical Marijuana Bill to Help Child Navigate Epilepsy

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The stigma of Blackness and cannabis is a plague that stops many from receiving the treatment that they needs and deserve. Take Osiris Stephens and his wife, Nina Simmons for instance. The two of them understand this plight, probably more than anyone.

This couple living in NYC (both professional with graduate degrees),  Nina works as a physical therapist in the public schools and Osiris as a business developer in the Cannabis Trade Show are probably the picture of an upwardly mobile African-American family.  They live in the Harlem’s prestigious Upper West Side with their six-year-old son, Aiden Tanshin Stephens.  Aiden has special needs, and due to his epilepsy has un-treatable seizures. At a certain point, the blessing that is their son… turned into a nightmare.

READ MORE: How Hip-Hop’s Fave Weed Brand Became the “Louis Vuitton of Cannabis”

With millions of people affected by this epilepsy, there still are very few options to control the seizures. But one of the options, The Stephens have tried is turning to cannabis oil for relief.

This family also took the leap of faith despite the stigma that comes with being Black and using cannabis.  When you read about cannabis, most of the stories that involved are Brown and Black people point to criminality.  That is sweeping racist myth. Cannabis is used for many reason in the Black and Brown communities as of late. And the reality, according to Stephens who is a professional are medicinal uses.

“We chose cannabis over big pharmacy medication with all of the nasty side effects.”

READ MORE: Brooklyn Church Becomes First to Host National Cannabis Conference

This family decided soon after their son’s diagnosis, that pharma alone is not going to control the 100-200 seizures a day.

“We can’t keep poisoning our son and expect a different outcome!”

With their son’s seizures under control, a NY State bill in his name was written to support children like him who need cannabis to survive.  This medical marijuana legislation titled Tanshin’s Bill was introduced by NY State Senator Brian Benjamin and it asks that kids with marijuana cards be able to receive their medicines while in school by assigned caregivers.

“After beginning a therapy of full spectrum cannabidiol (CBD) tincture three times a day, Nina and Osiris’s beautiful son Aiden’s seizures have dropped dramatically to 5-10 per month from 100-200 per day. However, widespread confusion about the use of medical marijuana in New York State, schools and mental health care facilities have made it hard for children like Aiden to receive this critical treatment while pursuing their educational studies,” said Senator Benjamin. “The bill we are introducing clarifies that medical marijuana therapy is legal at schools, and requires that schools have policies in place for the administration of these life changing therapies

Read More: CJ Wallace, Son of The Notorious B.I.G., Launches New Cannabis Brand & “Think BIG”

“The states senators support the bill but are concerned that federal funding for schools will be pulled away.” Says Osiris.

A child’s education and health is in the federal government hands.

 

 

 

 

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New Documentary Focuses on the History of Bay Area Hip-Hop

NBC Bay Area’s Emmy Award-winning series Bay Area Revelation returns with Culture of Hip Hop premiering Saturday, April 27 at 10 p.m. The one-hour documentary will explore how Hip-Hop has influenced the Bay Area and tells the story of the entrepreneurial artists who created their own sound and set their own rules.

“The Bay Area is home to a thriving hip hop scene, producing legendary artists who paved their own road, and emerging talent who are using their skills and creativity to express the reality of life in our neighborhoods,” said Stacy Owen, President and General Manager of NBC Bay Area. “In Culture of Hip Hop, we’re able to connect with the people behind the personas and show why hip-hop is more than just a music genre.”

Bay Area rappers are known for their self-made hustle – whether it is selling cassettes out of the trunk, starting their own music labels, or generating their own buzz on social media. These artists created their own lingo and started new social trends.

Culture of Hip Hop gives viewers an inside look at Bay Area hip hop from several artists within the industry who share stories of their struggles, their “big break” and what keeps them going. The film begins with interviews with pioneering rappers Too Short and E-40 who describe the early days of their careers recording, marketing and selling their own music. Their music influenced future generations of self-made Bay Area rappers, some of which are also featured in the film including global star G-Eazy, Saweetie, Kamaiyah, and Nef the Pharaoh. Other interviews include legendary Bay Area DJ’s Big Von and Chuy Gomez and hip hop historian Davey D.

“Bay Area Revelations: Culture of Hip Hop” airs Saturday, April 27 at 10 p.m.

Check out the trailer below.

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