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African-Americans Beginning To Resent Media Pressure

The Black Vote 2020

Here's what we are looking at

1. After the first two Primaries failed to reduce the number of people running for the Democratic nomination will minority voters in Nevada and South Carolina do what the other two states couldnt?



2. Will black voters be motivated to participate in the primaries and general election and if not will they be blamed for the reelection of Donald J. Trump?



3. What would it take to see black turnout meet Obama levels without a candidate of color on the ballot?

Most Trump Allies Are Of Low Quality, But Let's Talk About The Black Ones.

In my Nene Leakes voice, "I said what I said". Sometimes the truth is uncomfortable, especially when it's focused on a particular group of people. That being said everyone knows that President Trump's need to be adored is very close to if not the core of existence. Many people of all races, genders, and religions and even sexual orientations have knelt at the altar of Trump Worship. Instead of speaking in tongues, followers are encouraged to cosign some of the current President's most outlandish claims. What's worse is that others feel compelled to share similar propaganda that even he's too afraid to say publicly. Luckily when two Youtube hosts turned Fox News contributors began to spread misleading information related to the COVID 19 pandemic and efforts to slow it's spread; corporate leadership joined local governors in filling the leadership void created by the current White House. Twitter temporarily suspended the accounts of Silk and Diamond; two black female YouTubers two rose to fame during the 2016 presidential election as an example of black supporters of then-candidate Trump. The suspension was in result of a post that was interpreted by many as encouraging people to disregard social distancing and stay at home guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus. To be clear, the tweet below is dangerous and incorrect. We're only displaying it to provide context to the story. It's not just these ladies who've demonstrated a willingness to destroy their own credibility for Trump's sake. Celebrated brain surgeon Ben Carson who was portrayed in a movie by academy award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. has become a Saturday Night Live punchline in his role as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. While certainly not a "low quality" individual as the title may suggest; even Kanye West has suffered a hit to his stock for bizarre statements he's made in his support for Donald Trump. (Of course, some may blame Kim Kardashian and fallout with Bey & Jay for the Kanye's transformation from the voice of the people to Joel Osteen and Donald Trump's go-to negro) Even in the midst of this global pandemic, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome raised eyebrows by suggesting that black people stay at home for their "big momma" a clumsy reference to a 90's Martin Lawrence movie and rates of diabetes within the African-American community. We don't have time to get into Omarosa or even Wendy Williams who mainly avoided any outright endorsements of the President although she made some excuses for him on her showing during the beginning of his term. People have the right to support who they want regardless of race, religion or creed. However when you combine Trump's need to be worshipped, his own statements and past with racial discrimination in housing with the history of subjugation of black people in the United States it becomes especially difficult for many people of color around the world to watch as former luminaries of our community our reduced to mere minstrels. #silkanddiamond #covid19 #theblackvote2020 #kanyewest #foxnews

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Crisis Or Not, This Reporter Is Not Letting Trump Off The Hook.

News junkies know her, you should too. Many people around the world are praising PBS news anchor Yamiche Alcindo for her most recent exchange (video below) with the current occupant refers to her as "you people", tells her to "be nice", and accuses her of being "threatening". Not even a worldwide pandemic threating to fundamentally change humanity can stop one Donald J. Trump for developing a personal beef with anyone who even remotely questions his authority. The president's coronavirus feuds have included his own infectious diseases advisor Tony Fauci as well as a number of state governors. Yamiche Alcindo, the PBS Whitehouse correspondent has been the latest to earn Trump's ire. Trump's Obsession With Her Employment This is not the President's first time personally attacking reporters or Alcindor specifically. Donald seems to really be interested in the circumstances that lead Alcindor to leave Time Magazine for PBS. We're not sure what he's trying to insinuate. Twitter Has Yamiche's Back #theblackvote2020 #covid19

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Joe Biden Won Super Tuesday

Joe wins 9 states Bernie Wins 5 Video: Biden Attacked By Protestor Super Tuesday Night 6:10 p.s.t: Biden projected to win the state of Tenessee The South Clearly Had A Favorite Biden's victories in Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee & Virginia were so overwhelming that the states were called for the former vice-president within seconds. of polls closing. 5:12 p.s.t: CNN and NBC project that Biden will win Alabama. Sanders has won Vermont. (FB Post from black gay activist D'Angelo Morrison demonstrating Biden's deep support among southern black) 4:11 p.s.t: Thanks to overwhelming support from the African-American community and high profile campaign suspensions and endorsements from his rivals, Joe Biden may be on his way to an upset. Perhaps it's because people love to ultimately root for the underdog. It can't be understated what a turn of events this is for a canidacy that seemed to be on life support a month ago. We're still waiting to see how big prizes like California and Texas report but based on Biden's blitz with Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti it looks like it's going to be close. #theblackvote2020

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Rapper Finally Breaks Down Politics For The Streets

Next time someone says their vote doesn't count, play this. I don't know if you've seen it yet but Ohio rapper YelloPain is making major waves with the video for his latest song "My Vote Don't Count". In it he breaks down the three branches of government in a way that will not only open your eyes but also keep your head nodding. At the time of this article the video has over a half a million votes. Based on the number of people that I've had conversations about the video with, I suspect that there may be a bug in the system and that he has more views. Either way this may be a good sign for #theblackvote2020 No Trump Bashing In light of the rising number of African-American Trump supporters, it's probably helpful that YelloPain avoids trashing the current commander in chief. In a sense the main point of the song is to encourage people to look deeper into the political system than the high profile races for executive positions like President and Governor. First Song To Be Added To Both Icon City Entertainment Playlists In honor of the upcoming 2020 election our editorial team added "My Vote Doesn't Count" to the #FunnyMoneyLive and #SmokeandSound playlist.

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