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Nitwit Brings Live Snake into Waffle House; Chaos Ensues – WATCH

Lord have mercy! What da hell was this fool thinking? And when the cops show up, he tries to act like it’s no big deal. Like his rights were being denied or something.

It went down in Mississippi last Saturday (09-15-18), but we’re just now getting wind of it. The crazy azz situation was caught on video at the 24-hour chain in McComb, and was shared on social media where it has since gone viral.

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Trump Won’t Join Nike Boycott ‘Cause He’s Scared: Company is A Tennant That ‘Pays A Lot of Rent’

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*Welp, if you’re one of those tRumpers that expected the orange a-hole in the White House to go in on Nike and join the boycott against the company for putting Colin Kaepernick at the center of it’s “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaing, guess what, it ain’t happening.

Why is that you ask?  Well, like everything else with Trump, it’s all about the money.  Read on for the full story via Newsweek.

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Nike unveiled Colin Kaepernick as one of the faces of its 30th anniversary ?Just Do It? campaign, prompting harsh criticism from a number of political commentators and Nike customers, who have accused the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback of showing disrespect to the flag when he chose to kneel during the national anthem in 2016.

While Trump criticized the campaign, he also said the company was one of his main tenants. “I think it’s a terrible message and a message that shouldn’t be sent,” he told The Daily Caller when asked about the campaign. “There’s no reason for it.” But, the president explained, Nike was a tenant of his, and “they pay a lot of rent.” 

Nike?s flagship store was located on a site owned by Trump next to Trump Tower in New York City. But the location has since closed, and in 2017 Nike, which is based in Oregon, announced it would open a new shop on Fifth Avenue by the end of this year.

The advertising campaign?which features a picture of Kaepernick with a message reading “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything”?sparked a furious backlash, which even saw people burning their Nike sneakers in protest.

Calls for a boycott of the company quickly spread on social media, but Trump defended Nike, suggesting the company was perfectly within its rights to choose Kaepernick?who has been a Nike athlete since 2011?to promote its campaign.

“As much as I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick endorsement, in another way?I mean, I wouldn’t have done it. In another way, it is what this country is all about, that you have certain freedoms to do things that other people think you shouldn’t do, but I personally am on a different side of it.”

This artice continues at Newsweek.

Watch What Waitress Does When Perv Grabs Her Booty; Waitress Speaks Out (Video)

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*Ryan Cherwinski thought he could just walk by Emelia Holden, grab her butt, and keep it movin’ like it never even happened. Unfortunately he didn’t realize that Emily don’t play that and she instantly made him realize he just effed up.

As you can see in thepic above (and video below), Holden, 21, didn?t hesitate to take matters into her own hands when Cherwinski groped her during her shift at Vinnie Van Go-Go?s in Savannah, Georgia on June 30. Holden immediately turns around and grabs him by his collar and slams him into a counter.

?I looked at him and I said, ?You don?t touch me, motherf??!? ? Holden tells PEOPLE. ?I didn?t even think, I just reacted. I don?t know how I reacted the way I did. I?ve never done that before.?

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Sickle Cell Anemia: A Primer on the Disease That Affects the Black Community

*We?ve all heard about Sickle Cell Anemia disproportionately affecting the African American population.

Let?s take a closer look to better our understanding of it and find out how it can affect our lifestyle. The first thing to understand about this blood disorder is what it does and why is it common among our community.

What is Sickle Cell Anemia?

In this blood disorder, the red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen all across the body are not healthy enough to travel through blood vessels. In order to go through blood vessels, the red blood cells have to be flexible and smooth but those with Sickle Cell Anemia or ?Sicklers? have rigid red blood cells. As a result of this, smaller blood vessels get blocked by these unhealthy blood cells. This leads to bodily pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, Anemia (that is decrease in healthy red blood cells), bacterial infection, swelling of limbs and stroke. As a person with Sickle Cell Anemia grows older, the pain becomes chronic i.e. constant.

Why Do Black Folks Have a Higher Chance of Getting It?

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Black Don’t Crack: The Stereotype and the Science Behind It (WATCH)

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*You?ve seen it in your family. You?ve seen it in celebrities like Pharrell Williams, Gabrielle Union and Idris Elba. You?ve seen it in that one photo on Twitter of the mother with her two daughters all looking the same age.

It?s quite evident that there is some truth to the quotable “Black Don?t Crack” adage. How about we take a scientific look at this? What?s the science behind us Black folks doing so well in the aging department? How can we do better?

The truth is we are melanin kings and queens. Melanin, for those not in the know, is a naturally occurring pigment in the skin that acts like sunscreen.

Damage to the skin caused by the harmful rays of the sun is the main reason why signs of aging occur. The kind of melanin found in Black folks is called eumelanin; the more we have of it, the more UV protection we get.

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Breaking Down the Myth of the Absent Black Father (WATCH)

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*One of the most damaging accusations leveled against Black men has been their lack of involvement in their kids? lives. Thanks to no small contribution from the news media, popular opinion considers Black men to flee responsibility and be up to no good.

This has happened for so long that the phrase ?deadbeat dad? now conjures up the image of a Black man in America. The truth couldn?t be any farther away from this.

Before busting the myth of the absent Black father, we must understand why this myth exists. The reason is as simple as scapegoating.

Why are Black youths involved in crime? Why is there mass incarceration of Black men? Why are Black people selling drugs? Why can?t Black people move up economically? Seeking the real answers to this question would mean studying structural racism in our country but repeatedly saying ?absent fathers? serves as a good deflection.

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Mark Burnett’s ‘The Contender’ with Andre Ward Sets Premiere Date/Announces Fighters

12-Episode Boxing Competition Series Set to Premiere on August 24

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*LOS ANGELES ? Premium pay television network EPIX? has announced the 16 fighters who will be facing off with one another for the championship belt on the revival of boxing franchise series The Contender this fall.

The highly anticipated 12-episode season, from MGM Television and Paramount Television, will premiere on EPIX on Aug. 24, 2018 at 10 PM ET/PT.

Hosted by undefeated boxing champion Andre “Son of God? Ward, the first-of-its-kind competitive documentary series for the network will feature 16 fighters pushing their limits in grueling elimination-style fights and testing their grit and determination to achieve their boxing dreams. The fighters will be overseen by legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach, and renowned Philadelphia trainer Naazim Richardson.

?The Contender takes unscripted TV to its grittiest.  It has incredible professional fighters and real professional fights.  The edge of your seat drama and true stories sets a tone that our audiences will be expecting and I love it,? said Mark Burnett, President of MGM Television.

 ?With this new iteration of The Contender, the focus is on the gritty, personal stories of the fighters battling for boxing glory,? said Michael Wright, President, EPIX. ?It was important for us to find individuals who not only displayed the boxing chops and resilience in the ring, but who also showed a depth of heart and humor outside of it. Our 16 fighters are vivacious, tough, funny, sensitive, driven and inspiring, and we are excited for our fans to get to know their stories and root for them inside the ring and out.?

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Toni Morrison ? Unapologetic Black Brilliance

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*A mention of America?s literary giants would be incomplete with the mention of one Miss Toni Morrison. This daughter of a steel worker and a homemaker has rightfully earned her laurels for creating works centered on African American life when its erasure from culture was commonplace.

Her poetic and bittersweet writing has earned her a Nobel Prize for Literature, a Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Truly, she is our Black intellectual.

To understand Toni Morrison?s significance, one needs to understand her work?s specialness. Her writing not only captures the pain and anguish of the countless nameless souls that were snatched away from their home and treated with cruelty but also shows their complexity, their unique link to their heritage and most importantly their humanity.

Through her books, Toni Morrison reinforces black people?s place in America history and society.

In the foreword of her book Beloved, Morrison wrote ?I wanted the reader to be kidnapped, thrown ruthlessly into an alien environment as the first step into a shared experience with the book?s population.?

Morrison understands that the role of her writing isn?t just confrontational. It serves a higher purpose. It reconstructs dark chapters of America?s past so that roads leading into empathy and light can be built.

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