BREAKING: Cheeto Trump Snatches Back Warriors White House Invite

President Donald Trump has taken back the initial White House invitation to Golden State Warriors, using his favorite vehicle of Twitter to announce the rescinding this morning. The former business mogul apparently wrote the tweet in response to Warriors star Stephen Curry saying he would vote no to the traditional visit if it were left to him.

ESPN reports:

There had not been previous indication of a White House invitation for the Warriors, but it had been looking increasingly unlikely that the team would visit with Trump in Washington, D.C.

On Friday, Stephen Curry said he would vote no if the team were invited to the White House. Kevin Durant previously told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that he would not go to the White House either.

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr said earlier in the week that no decisions have been made from their side on whether or not the team would take the invitation. With Curry’s statement and the growing disdain from other athletes surrounding Trump’s policies, the events seemed all but inevitable.

This may be the first time such an invitation has been withdrawn. So perhaps the Golden State Warriors actually were woke as previously thought.

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#TakeAKnee Trends After Trump Says An NFL Protester Is A Son Of A B*tch

This morning on Twitter, the trending topic #TakeAKnee has been growing spreading across the social network and beyond, calling to attention a number of issues such as police brutality, racial equity and more. It appears that some are misunderstanding the gesture, just as many did with Colin Kaepernick‘s peaceful, kneeling protest during last year’s NFL season.

President Donald Trump was at an Alabama rally on Friday, blasting NFL players who have spoken out against police violence and related injustices in recent days.

At one point, Trump says, “love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he’s fired!’” to a round of applause which some saw as a direct dig at Kap. Players across the league hit back on Twitter, thus bringing forth the current trending topic.

The hashtag is calling for NFL players to take a knee just as Kaepernick did with the San Francisco 49ers this coming Sunday, and already the pushback has been vehement as expected.

The growing narrative and increasing number of athletes and entertainers who have rallied around Kaepernick’s cause to shout down police brutality and spark discussion is that it’s unpatriotic or offensive to the nation’s military. While that point has become a rallying cry for opponents of Kaepernick and others joined in the silent protests, it has and always been deeper than that.

Thankfully, many of the #TakeAKnee responders on Twitter are carefully noting that the hashtag is to unify and promote equal rights for all. That still isn’t stopping President Cheeto Chump Stans and other right-wing nutballs from adding their unnecessary two cents.

We’ve collected the best of the chatter below and on the following pages. We could not identify who originated the trending topic but will give credit and update once we do so. Following the discussion here.

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Donald Trump Is The Real Son Of A B*tch [EDITORIAL]

Donald Trump’s words at an Alabama rally Friday night (Sept. 22) for Sen. Luther Strange was a chance for the former business mogul to attack not only Black athletes but anyone who dares to stand against inequality and oppression. In a classic abuse of power, the President of the United States effectively declared war on the nation’s citizens and their freedom to peacefully demonstrate or criticize its leaders, even as they prove themselves to have the decency of a pile of dust.

“Get that son of a b*tch off the field right now. – President Donald Trump”

While most world leaders use public airtime to address important issues or to rally a positive cause, Trump opened his speech in Alabama Friday by blasting peacefully protesting NFL players then adding false motives to their gesture.

Time and again, Colin Kaepernick and others have explained that the protest is aimed at calling attention to police brutality, the lack of equal rights, and injustices many people of color face in this nation. For Trump and others to frame the protests as a dig at patriotism and the military helps stoke the very fires of the woefully ignorant flock that managed to get him elected. It’s cowardly. It’s low. It cheapens the what being president should stand for.

Instead of speaking in loving support of those affected by the storms in Puerto Rico or other pertinent matters, Twitter Fingers Trump used this Saturday morning to snatch away an invite to the White House to the Golden State Warriors that apparently never existed. Reacting to Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry’s Friday comments that he’d vote “no” if Trump and his cronies actually had the stones to invite them, the tweet was yet another childish response from the petulant Commander-in-Chief.

Trump using his powerful platform to hurl threats, insults, and whip his base into a frenzy of misguided negativity does nothing but prove the fact why athletes and entertainers have turned to speaking out, as ESPN anchor Jemele Hill did recently. The criticism Trump has received and the protests around the country aren’t happening for unsubstantiated reasons. America has a race problem, and instead of calling out so-called sons of b*tches for made-up reasons, perhaps Trump needs to take a look in the mirror to realize who the real son of a b*tch is.

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Knicks Trade Carmelo Anthony To Thunder For Irregular Socks & An EBT Card

Carmelo Anthony is going to be running with Russell Westbrook. The New York Knicks have reportedly agreed to trade the star small forward to the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

To say that the trade seems one-sided, in favor of OKC, is an understatement.

According to ESPN, in exchange for Melo, the Knicks will receive Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second round pick. Hoodie Melo had recently included OKC among the teams he’d be willing to accept a move to by waiving his no-trade clause.

Pray for Kristoff Porzingis, because he’s gotten no help and will be getting all the attention. McDermott has not lived up to his 1st round draft pick billing and Enes Kanter is a stiff of a big man (don’t be fooled). No shots.

Carmelo Anthony is now 32-years-old but seems to have plenty left in the tank. And on another note, Melo is raising money to aid Puerto Rico after the commonwealth was hit by a pair of hurricanes.

Salute to Melo, more of NYC will now realize the gem of a pro athlete they had repping the town.


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New Wu-Tang Clan Album Pre-Orders Have Gone Live

The Wu is back! The MC’s of Shaolin have just announced that their next project Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues is available for pre-order and only a few weeks away from dropping.

The new album will mark the first music project from 36 Chambers ALC and Entertainment One and fans who pre-order the highly anticipated album will be blessed with the Redman and Inspectah Deck featured cut “Lesson Learn’d.”

The Saga Continues drops this October 13 and no, Pharma Burger doesn’t have any say on who gets to enjoy this latest offering from the Wu.

And who knows, maybe the Wu will finally get that Drake feature that fans have been wondering about. Album artwork below.

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MC Eiht ft. DJ Premier & Lady of Rage “Heart Cold,” Rock ft. Kofi Black “Shine Down” & More | Daily Visuals 9.22.17

Everyone knows you can’t know where you going unless you know where you been so let some Hip-Hop OG’s give y’all a history lesson on how things used to get done in the game.

Legendary Hip-Hop producer DJ Premier links up with rap OG’s MC Eiht and Lady of Rage in the visuals to “Heart Cold” where the trio turn a meat locker into a heat oven.

Sidenote, is Kendrick Lamar ever gonna drop his unreleased DJ Premier produced cuts? Askin’ for the culture.

While on the subject of OG’s, Bucktown’s own Rockness Monsta pays tribute to the Skeltah to his Heltah, Sean ‘Ruck’ Price (R.I.P.) in the Kofi Black assisted black-and-white clip to “Shine Down.”

MC EIHT FT DJ PREMIER & LADY OF RAGE – “HEART COLD”

ROCK FT. KOFI BLACK – “SHINE DOWN”

TYGA – “MY WAY”

KODAK BLACK – “NO FLOCKIN’ 2”

SAMMIE – “COA”

ASIAN DOLL – “LAME NIGGAZ”

PC TWEEZIE – “REALLY”

WIFISFUNERAL – “LOYALTYRUNSDEEPINDALONGRUN”

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Sen. John McCain Blasts Latest GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill

John McCain is slowly becoming a thorn in his party’s side, this after the Arizona senator spoke out against the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Using Twitter to voice his disdain, McCain may have upended the chances of the bill going forward.

NBC News reports:

Sen. John McCain announced on Friday that he’ll vote against the Graham-Cassidy Republican health care bill, putting the future of the legislation in peril.

McCain complained about the process, criticizing the lack of debate and committee time for legislation that would remake the country’s health care system.

“Committees of jurisdiction should mark up legislation with input from all committee members, and send their bill to the floor for debate and amendment,” McCain said in a statement.

“That is the only way we might achieve bipartisan consensus on lasting reform, without which a policy that affects one-fifth of our economy and every single American family will be subject to reversal with every change of administration and congressional majority.”

While McCain’s stance against the bill might gain him some sympathy points for supporters of the current healthcare law, he did state that standing against his longtime friend Sen. Lindsey Graham was a difficult decision to make. Graham tweeted in response that his connection with McCain remains intact as ever.

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Kylie Jenner Pregnant By Rapper, Pray For Travis Scott

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have been together a relatively short while, but already big changes are in store for the couple. According to swirling reports, Jenner and Scott are expecting a baby girl.

People.com reports:

A source tells PEOPLE the 20-year-old reality star and business mogul is due in February.

“They started telling friends a few weeks ago,” says the source. “The family has known for quite some time. She is really excited and so is Travis!”

Another source close to the family tells PEOPLE: “It is an unexpected but completely amazing turn of events that she could not be more excited or thrilled about.”

“Everyone is overjoyed for her,” says the source. “This is the happiest she’s ever been.”

The outlet adds that the couple knew back in July they were expecting and now they’re preparing for their little bundle of joy to arrive next year.

Congratulations? Somebody go check in on Tyga.

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Former FBI Director James Comey Howard University Speech Shut Down By Protestors

James Comey was the featured speaker for Howard University‘s convocation address on Friday, and the former FBI director was met with a chilly welcome. Protesters at the event interrupted Comey’s speech, chanting in unison while raising the Black Power salute.

CNN reports:

As Comey, making a rare public appearance since leaving the FBI, began his speech welcoming new students at Howard University, protesters could be heard yelling from the back of the room, raising their fists and shouting. Some of the slogans included “No justice, no peace, “We shall not be moved” and “white supremacy is not a debate.”

Standing before a packed auditorium, Comey stood silently for over 15 minutes as the students yelled, “I love beihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5PD2yeMyRsng black” and “Get out James Comey — you’re not our homey.”

“I love the enthusiasm of young folks, but I wish they understood what a conversation is,” Comey said as the students continued to chant, sing and clap throughout his entire prepared remarks. He said that he had received a number of invitations to speak over the place several months, but “chose to come here.”

It was announced last month that Comey would be leading a lecture series at the famed HBCU which has been met with loud criticism from several student groups on campus and abroad.

Watch the James Comey speech courtesy of PBS NewsHour below.

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Jay-Z Slams Cheeto Trump, Calls President A “Joke” [VIDEO]

Jay-Z has been especially candid in the wake of releasing his latest album 4:44, covering not only details of his marriage to Beyoncé but political matters as well. The Brooklyn mogul was over in the United Kingdom and sat down with BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo, taking an especially pointed jab at President Donald Trump in the process.

Billboard reports:

During his interview session with Claro Amfo, he spoke with aplomb in regards to the the racial tension and political strife in America. “I believe that everything that happens in life is for your greatest good, and I don’t think that this is happening if we weren’t prepared to handle it,” he said. “I’m just looking forward to what’s next after that, because usually when things are darkest, then light is on its way. I’m not fearful.”

Then, without uttering his name, Hov fearlessly headbutted President Trump with a series of blows: “I believe that we are resilient, especially us as black people and especially the culture. We’ve been through so much more than this guy. This guy, I’m looking at him like, ‘Man, this is a joke,’ with all… – I can’t even say with all due respect – with all disrespect. I just think he’s not a very sophisticated man, especially when it comes to the idea of ‘Until everyone is free, no one is free.’ Period. That’s just a fact.”

The Live Lounge interview, which can be seen below, also included a pair of performances from Jay-Z which can be seen on the flip. To get to the Trump dig, start at the 14:00-minute mark.

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