Friday News Round-Up: March 3rd 2017
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A 22 year old DREAMER in Jackson, Mississippi was arrested and is about to face deportation without a hearing after she spoke to the media.
The Shriver Brief published a great piece on how attacks on food assistance programs are attacks on black lives.
Ben Carson has been confirmed as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Check out Jordan Peele’s new flick that brings the horror of racism to life. Chance the Rapper bought out a theater so people could go see it, it is that good.
That’s all for now!
With Ted Cruz out of the race, Donald Trump is the presumptive republican nominee for president of the United States. If you had told me that five years ago I would have laughed in your face. How absurd! Trump is like Scrooge McDuck but with way more bankruptcies. He’s a misogynist, a super racist, an Islamaphobe, conspiracy theorist and flat out liar — Ok, that’s a very unfair comparison to Mr. McDuck. If nothing else, his ridiculous stint on reality TV should be enough to disqualify him. But, I guess he’s just saying what a lot of America is thinking. And that’s even more WTF.
This guy is literally a walking breathing punchline:
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Chicago’s police department is super racist, but we already knew that.
Tons of people got arrested for protesting Citizens United. I’m glad there are people willing to get arrested for the cause… jail terrifies me.
Why Erykah, why? Check out VSB’s post about who should really be blamed when children are sexualized and abused. Hint: it’s NOT the children.
I sadly could not ignore the shitshow that was Buzzfeed’s video of black people asking other black people really stupid questions. Here is VSB’s response. And if you haven’t already, check out Mike’s break down.
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On new laws that suck for queer peeps:
Mississippi made it legal to refuse service to gay people in order to protect people with “sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions”.
North Carolina Republican governor Pat McCrory signed a bill into law two weeks ago that blocks anti-discrimination rules for the LGBT community, but this might hurt him in the upcoming gubernatorial elections.
Speaking of discriminatory laws:
Women are clapping back on social media in response to a law that Indiana’s governor Mike Pence, a Republican, signed last month that created several new restrictions on abortions.
On a happier note:
Check out these stunning photographs of Black Americans who were formerly slaves. Click here for more.
“We honor 150 years since the abolition of slavery in the United States. On Jan. 31, 1865, Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude in the country.”