Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lebron James responds to Laura Ingraham's 'Shut up and dribble' comments

NBA star and activist Lebron James said that Trump doesn't "Give a f*ck about the people" in an interview with the ESPN website Uninterrupted. So, of course, someone at Fox News had to leap to the so-called President's defense. Conservative talking head Laura Ingraham said that Lebron James should "shut up and dribble" when commenting on James comments. That offended many African Americans and athletes, with some thinking that her comments were racist because they were.

James responded to Ingraham ignorant comments:

“I will not just shut up and dribble,” James said after All-Star practice. “So, thank you, whatever her name is. … I get to sit up here and talk about what’s really important and how I can help change kids. “It lets me know that everything I’ve been saying is correct for her to have that type of reaction. But we will definitely not shut up and dribble. I will definitely not do that. I mean too much to society, I mean too much to the youth, I mean too much to so many kids that feel like they don’t have a way out and they need someone to help lead them out of the situation they’re in.”

“We know it’s bigger than us. It’s not about us,” James said. “I’m going to continue to do what I have to do to play this game that I love to play, but this is bigger than me playing the game of basketball.”

Watch James entire response below:

Who is your favorite Black Panther character?

I saw and loved the Black Panther. While I rooted the titular hero, my favorite character was Eric Killmonger (I know he's the bad guy) while I know others loved the funny but strong Shuri character. Others liked M'Baku, king of the Mountain tribe. So, who was your favorite character?

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Kamala Harris: We Can’t Have Any Pride When Our Babies Are Being Slaughtered

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said America needs practical gun laws to prevent the murder of its children, in a powerful statement to MSNBC following the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Harris went as far to say, “We cannot tolerate a society and live in a country with any level of pride when our babies are being slaughtered,”. Watch her statement below:

Thursday, February 15, 2018

LeBron James on Trump: He doesn't 'give a f--- about the people'

LeBron James laid into President Trump in a new video from Uninterrupted, saying that the president doesn’t "give a f---" about the American people.

In the video, which was filmed in January, ESPN’s Cari Champion interviews James and Kevin Durant while driving the NBA stars in an Uber.

"The number one job in America, the ... person is someone who doesn't understand the people, and really don't give a f--- about the people,” James said of Trump.

Champion raised the issue of what she called Trump’s "racist comments." The interview was conducted near the time last month Trump was under fire for referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as "shithole countries."

"It's not even a surprise when he says something,” James said. “It's, like, laughable; it's laughable and it's scary."

He added that he wants to use his platform as an athlete to set an example for what is acceptable.

“While we cannot change what comes out of that man’s mouth, we can continue to alert the people that watch us, that listen to us that this is not the way,” he said.



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Jordan Peele wins top Writers Guild Award for 'Get Out' screenplay

Jordan Peele took home the top prize for best original screenplay (film) Sunday evening at the Writers Guild Awards for his racially conscious film "Get Out."

The win marks Peele's latest award in a string of prizes, further cementing his place as a strong contender for next month's Academy Awards.

Peele, who said he began writing "Get Out" in 2008, dedicated part of his acceptance speech to other writers.

"This was a passion project. It was something that I put my love into, I put my soul into, so getting this from you means so much," Peele said of the film, a horror-satire exploring an interracial relationship gone wrong. "Keep taking chances, take big risks, put your love into it. It does pay off."

The writer and first-time director beat out other strong contenders "The Shape of Water," "The Big Sick," "Lady Bird" and "I, Tonya."

[SOURCE: L.A. Times]