Donald Trump Hosted A Screening Of "Joker" At The White House

CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz is reporting that President Donald Trump hosted a screening Todd Philips’s Joker at the White House on Saturday night. A senior White House ficial tells Yahoo News that the screening welcomed “family, friends, and some staff.” The source also says that Trump liked the film.

Joker has now amassed over $1 billion in earnings since it’s release, making it the first R-rated movie to do so. With a budget only $62.5 million, it is one the most successful movies all time. Even with concerns about mass shootings upon release, the film still drew in a major audience.

Earlier this year, Trump spoke about another controversial film. After Universal Pictures canceled the release  The Hunt, Trump said, “They’re treating conservatives very unfairly. … Hollywood is really terrible. You talk about racist — Hollywood is racist. What they’re doing with the kind movies they’re putting out, it’s actually very dangerous for our country. What Hollywood is doing is a tremendous disservice to our country. The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence and then try to blame others. They are the true racists, and are very bad for our country!”

Jussie Smollett Reportedly Seen In Elevator With His Attackers Night Of Incident

The alleged assault that occurred to Empire actor Jussie Smollett simply retains rounding up questionable suggestions surrounding the case. As we all know, tons individuals actually assume that the actor staged the incident, and advised the 2 males to buy the rope that was tied round his neck like a noose. Cardi b even spoke about the idea it being pretend saying she was “actually disenchanted.”

The Associated Press now reviews that Chicago police have acquired a tip from an individual who lives in Jussie’s constructing. The unknown particular person says Jussie was seen in an elevator earlier than the assault, with the 2 people that jumped him. Detectives haven’t confirmed the particular person’s account and can accomplish that after additional interviewing and investigating. 

Jussie Smollett Reportedly Seen In Elevator With His Attackers Night Of Incident
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“I really feel like he fucked up Black History Month, bro. Like, rattling,” Cardi mentioned additional in her assertion on Jussie.

“I am not gonna say, but. Until he say it out his mouth that it was pretend and the shit was staged, I do not wish to fully blame him, as a result of any person I used to be speaking to they mentioned police in Chicago are racists. So they may in all probability attempt to body him and make him seem like he is a liar. But if he isn’t, than bro you fucked up, for actual. Like, why would you do this?”

Cardi B Says Jussie Smollett "F*cked Up Black History Month" If He Lied

Quite a bit the those who supported Jussie Smollett when he claimed he was a sufferer a hate crime are starting to distance themselves from him after police revealed that the actor might have staged his personal assault. Although Smollett has denied these allegations, issues are total not trying too nice for him proper now. Cardi B hopped on Instagram earlier at this time so as to add her two cents to the state of affairs and like most individuals, she’s dissatisfied.

“I am actually dissatisfied in him,” she mentioned. “I really feel like he fucked up Black History Month, bro. Like, rattling. I am not gonna say, but. Until he say it out his mouth that it was faux and the shit was staged, I do not wish to utterly blame him, as a result of someone I used to be speaking to they mentioned police in Chicago are racists. So they may in all probability attempt to body him and make him appear to be he is a liar. But if he is not, than bro you fucked up, for actual. Like, why would you do this?”

Cardi B continued to say that if Smollett did stage his assault, his putting extra hurt on minorities who’ve been focused by the Trump administration, saying, “Then you gave Donald Trump immunity to fuckin’ snort at n***as and shit. Make mothafuckas look dangerous.”

However, Cardi B said that she’s giving Smollett the profit the doubt as a result of her personal expertise with police.

Michelle Rodriguez Says Liam Neeson Isn’t Racist Because He Kissed Viola Davis

Liam Neeson is a subject debate proper now for the reason that actor expressed how he as soon as wished to kill a “black bastard” after his pal was raped. He admitted how loopy his intentions have been, stating: “It’s terrible. But I did study a lesson from it, once I ultimately thought, ‘What the fuck are you doing’, you realize?” The Taken actor has since declared that he isn’t racist and his Widows co-star agrees with him. 

Michelle Rodriguez was on the amfAR Gala yesterday and advised Vanity Fair that Liam is just not racist as a result of he as soon as kissed his Black co-star Viola Davis. 

Michelle Rodriguez Says Liam Neeson Isn't Racist Because He Kissed Viola Davis
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“It’s all f–kin’ bulls–t. Liam Neeson is just not a racist,” she advised the publication. “Dude, have you ever watched ‘Widows?’ His tongue was thus far down Viola Davis’ throat. You can’t name him a racist ever. Racists don’t make out with the race that they hate, particularly in the best way he does along with his tongue — so deep down her throat.”

She added: “I don’t care how good an actor you might be. It’s all bulls–t. Ignore it. He’s not a racist. He’s a loving man. It’s all lies.”

Sound f within the feedback under and tell us what you suppose.

Gucci Apologizes For Offensive "Blackface" Sweater Following Backlash

Gucci has pulled a $890 sweater from its assortment after receiving an onslaught of backlash from individuals who deemed the merchandise offensive. The turtleneck black wool balaclava sweater covers the nostril and features a purple cut-out for the mouth, baring a powerful resemblance to blackface.

In the wake of the general public outcry, the luxury fashion brand has issued an apology on its Twitter account.

“Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense attributable to the wool balaclava jumper,” it reads. “We can verify that the merchandise has been instantly faraway from our on-line retailer and all bodily shops. We contemplate variety to be a elementary worth to be totally upheld, revered, and on the forefront of each resolution we make.

“We are totally dedicated to rising variety all through our group and turning this incident into a strong studying second for the Gucci group and past.”

Despite Gucci’s apology, many individuals weren’t so fast to forgive. Some couldn’t consider it even made it previous the manufacturing stage, not to mention be bought on the corporate’s web site. Others identified fellow luxurious style model Prada additionally launched some questionable merchandise.

Check out the reactions under.

“Empire" Actor Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Being Jumped By MAGA Racists

Chicago, IL – Chicago police are investigating a doable hate crime involving Empire actor Jussie Smollett. According to CNN, Smollett was jumped within the wee hours of Tuesday (January 29) by two assailants “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs.”

TMZ reviews the 2 masked males screamed, “This is MAGA nation” throughout the incident and requested, “Aren’t you that faggot off Empire?”

Smollett was bodily attacked and the alleged attackers “poured an unknown chemical substance on the sufferer” and in addition put a rope round his neck. Both rapidly fled the scene.

In the 911 name obtained by The Blast, a buddy informed the dispatcher Smollett “was assaulted when he walked out of his residence.” The official famous the sufferer is “speculated to be well-known” and “noose” was positioned over his neck.

As a end result, Smollett was taken to Northwestern Hospital the place he was reportedly in “good situation.” He was launched a number of hours later.

“Given the severity of the allegations, we’re taking this investigation very significantly and treating it as a doable hate crime,” a police assertion mentioned.

Although the occasion appeared random, it’s doable it was premeditated. Approximately eight days in the past, a letter focusing on Smollett was despatched to FOX Studios.

“You will die black fag,” it mentioned. In the highest left nook of the envelope, it seems to learn, “MAGA.”

“Empire" Actor Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Being Jumped By MAGA Racists

Smollett has been on the favored FOX present since 2015. He performs homosexual singer Jamal and is a part of the Lyons household. Like his character, Smollett additionally identifies as homosexual.

Chicago Police are investigating. Anyone with data is being requested to name Area Central Detectives at (312) 747-8382.

Tyler, The Creator Explains Theory On Racism & News Conditioning In "Mid90s" BTS Video

Illegal Civ, a skate crew that makes movies and garments primarily based out North Hollywood, dropped f a brand new video that sees some uncommon behind the scenes clips from Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, Mid90s. The solid the movie, Na-kel Smith, Ryder Mclaughlin, Sunny Suljic, Kevin White, and Aramis Hudson, all make appearances in addition to Jonah who’s seen taking just a few smoke breaks and dealing on set. 

Another look within the three and a half minute video comes from Tyler, The Creator who shares a “random thought” he had in the case of racism and the way folks can get conditioned in the case of the information.

“You fucking go on TV and there is a fucking canine attacking somebody, each time you activate the TV it is a fucking canine, ‘A canine bit a five-year-old at present!'” he says, as seen on the 1:11 mark. “When you go exterior and also you see a fucking canine, the one factor you understand about canine is that it fucking bites folks. And it made me suppose . . . Are some folks genuinely racist or is all of it that they’ve seen it? Just a random thought.”

Watch in full under and tell us what you suppose. 

LeBron James Says NFL Owners Have "Slave Mentality"

It’s no secret that the NFL comprises outdated house owners which have some outdated views. The late Texans proprietor Bob McNair acknowledged the kneeling protests, “We can’t have the inmates operating the jail.” The manner the league has handled the protests has uncovered a number of different racial points within the NFL as effectively. LeBron James has been a vocal opponent racists and their practices, and on his present The Shop, he went straight for the NFL house owners’ necks. 

“In the NFL they received a bunch outdated white males proudly owning groups they usually received that slave mentality,” James mentioned throughout Friday evening’s episode. “And it is like, ‘This is my workforce. You do what the f— I inform y’all to do. Or we get rid y’all.’ The gamers are who make the ship go. We make it go. Every Sunday, with out Todd Gurley and with out Odell Beckham Jr., with out these gamers, these guys, there is no such thing as a soccer. And it is the identical within the NBA.”

LeBron James Says NFL Owners Have "Slave Mentality"
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Todd Gurley was additionally on the episode. “The distinction between the NBA and the NFL, the NBA is what we imagine he a participant] may be,” James continued. “In the NFL, it is like what are you able to do for me this Sunday, or this Monday or this Thursday, and when you ain’t it, we shifting on.” Gurley interjected at that time stating, “That what I say: Your greatest potential is availability. … It’s actually week by week. It ain’t no yr by yr.”

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Lil Pump Gets Ethered By Chinese Rapper

Lil Pump has come below hearth for a latest Twitter submit the place the “Gucci Gang” rapper previewed a brand new tune referred to as “Butterfly Doors.” On the observe, Pump says “Smokin’ on dope / They name me Yao Ming ‘trigger my eyes actual low (ching chong).” During the supply the road, he pulls his eyes again delivering a racist caricature an Asian individual.

The tune caught the attention Chinese rapper Lil Yijie, higher referred to as “Pissy,” who ultimately launched a diss observe referred to as “FXXX LIL PUMP.” In the tune, Lil Yijie spits some hit lyrics saying “The reality is you and white racists the identical / Respect your self, you’ve suffered the ache / You don’t know something bout the historical past / Cuz you a nation immigrants, and should you actually gained’t take it severe, test it out on these Indians.”

Pissy is a member a preferred Chinese gangsta-rap group referred to as CD Rev, which is definitely sponsored by the Chinese authorities. The group consists 4 members and have been performing collectively since 2015. The political nature Lil Yijie’s diss observe is nothing new contemplating the foursome rap about in regards to the political local weather China and have carried out with the Communist Youth League.

You can take heed to the diss observe within the video beneath.

Benzino Believes Racism Played A Role In His Drug Case

In case you missed it, former Love & Hip-Hop star, Benzino is dealing with a doable 15 years in jail following an arrest final yr in Georgia for felony drug prices. Benzino was arrested in January 2017 after police executed a search warrant on his Atlanta condominium and located a slew medication, together with THC oil gummies, 6 MDMA capsules and fewer than an oz weed.

However regardless of the medication being discovered, Benzino believes racism is the driving drive behind the lawsuit. The former Love & Hip-Hop star took to his social media to say how Cobb County, the place his arrest occurred, is one probably the most racist counties within the nation, they usually did not have the proper to look his condominium.

“It’s in Cobb county, Georgia. Do your homework. Cobb County, Georgia is one probably the most racists counties, not simply in Georgia, however in America,” Benzino mentioned earlier than occurring to speak about how the search warrant wasn’t authorized.

Benzino says he’s been fered a pair totally different plea offers to settle the case, however he’s standing his floor. In truth, he says after he will get his trial, he’s going to get some revenge. “Im going to trial, Im gonna be exonerated. Then after that I’ma sue ‘em.”

Check out Benzino’s rant & feedback (beneath). We’ll maintain you posted extra on this story when the trial begins.

Afropunk Employees Launch Disturbing Allegations Against Festival Organizers

Earlier this 12 months, the organizers Afropunk caught main flack after their publicized ousting festivalgoers who wore a shirt that learn, “Afropunk bought out to white consumption” on the Brroklyn iteration the famed pageant. While Afropunk quickly launched an announcement, apologizing and clarifying their stance on the incident, the editor-in-chief the pageant’s on-line platform would quickly resign forom his place, utilizing the chance to accuse the entity underpaying its employees and exploiting black tradition.

“When the editorial content material was too ‘radical’ or unapologetic for his or her style, we had been requested to tone it down, our independence was compromised,” wrote Lou Constant-Desportes. “I resisted the very best I might and repeatedly fought in opposition to, known as out unethical behaviors and choices internally once I noticed them, to the purpose the place I used to be being thought of inconvenient and unfavourable by administration. Meanwhile, they had been utilizing radical imagery, slogans and intersectional mottos to market their occasions. Performative activism fered to sponsors as methods to advertise their merchandise. Elitism underneath the guise ‘Black excellence.’”

Now two months later, extra workers have come ahead with their very own allegations, supporting Constant-Deportes’s personal claims.

“Afropunk has not practiced the very teachings that catalyzed and sustained their motion. Our our bodies and freedoms have been intimidated, our creativity stolen and our voices silenced for ‘consumption,’” stated photographer Mambu Bayoh, in an expository publish on The Rad Voice. “Many individuals had been handled violently together with myself, by the hands Matthew Morgan, Jocelyn Cooper and their 1-10 silent companions and homeowners. In 2015, after Afropunk Brooklyn, I confronted Matthew Morgan concerning the use my work with out my permission. We agreed he and the corporate would now not do this. In 2016, I returned to take images. Morgan instructed the safety maintain me down. He walked as much as me, dug his arms in my pockets and took my photograph reminiscence card from me. Then he forcibly and bodily kicked me out the pageant, with the muscle his safety.”  bayoh has since filed a lawuit in opposition to Afropunk for utilizing his work of their promotional metrial wiuithout his permission. 

 

Another worker, got here ahead on the situation  anonymity to elucidate what they noticed as blatant ignorance  black tradition and black points on the elements organizers Jocelyn Cooper and Matthew Morgan, in a necessity to appease white audiences.

“The worst instance is once we had been serving to placed on an occasion for a well known artist, and her crew gave AFROPUNK 50 tickets that they stated had been completely for white individuals to attend the present,” the nameless worker tells Rad Voice. “Jocelyn defined that there could be European promoters in attendance, and the artist’s crew needed to ensure the viewers didn’t appear “too city.” I assumed this was a joke at first. I might think about the artist’s crew considering on this approach, however I couldn’t think about them asking AFROPUNK to hold the duty out, and positively not that we might really do it. It was mind-blowing how fast the corporate was to appease these apparent racists with a unfavourable view Black audiences and what they’re price as quickly as we had one thing to realize from it.”

In assist this account, a former graphic design intern for the corporate revealed that Matthew Morgan requested that he place extra white individuals on advertising supplies with a purpose to attraction to the market, reasoning that “American Blacks don’t have any cash, subsequently it was a waste time to market to them.”

Sheesh.

Head over to The Rad Voice to learn the total report  allegations.

Donald Trump Responds To Jay-Z's Criticism On Twitter

Like clockwork, Donald Trump has responded to criticisms his presidency expressed by Jay-Z in his Van Jones interview, which aired Saturday night. Jay-Z condemned Trump’s remarks about “shithole countries,” among other views held by the president, to which Trump fired back in a tweet Sunday morning. “Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!” he wrote.

In his interview, Jay-Z called Trump’s “shithole countries” remarks “hurtful,” and also shared an analogy how the president’s election was the result sweeping issues like racism under the rug rather than facing them head-on. He brought up Donald Sterling, who he feels should have jumpstarted a larger conversation rather than simply removed from his position — something he feels was an overly simple solution to a complex problem. “Once you do that, all the other closet racists just run back in the hole. You haven’t fixed anything. What you’ve done was spray perfume on a trash can,” he said. “You don’t take the trash out. You keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable and then, you know, as those things grow, then you create a superbug. And then now we have Donald Trump, the superbug.”

RELATED: Jay-Z Talks Trump, Game Of Thrones On BBC1

Earlier this month, Trump took credit for lowering Black unemployment, which he reported had hit a record low in U.S. history. Others argued that the statistics were not a result Trump’s policies at all, considering Black American unemployment has been on a steady decline for years, but it has not stopped the president from wielding the numbers on Twitter.

RELATED: Jay-Z On The Van Jones Show

This is not the first time Jay-Z has spoken out about Trump. In an interview with BBC1 last September, he spoke Trump’s America, and what he hoped would be progress to follow. “Usually when things are darkest, it’s when light is on its way,” he said. “I’m not fearful. I believe we’re resilient. Especially black people, we’ve been through so much more than this guy. I’m looking at him, like this is a joke. I can’t even say with all due respect — with all disrespect. He’s not a very sophisticated man. Until everyone’s free, no one’s free. If you oppress a certain people, everyone’s in danger.”