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Turner’s Two Cents: Obama Did Not Call Immigrants Gangbangers

*Conservative pundits are outraged because the critics who slammed Donald Trump for his comments about immigrants who enter the US through Mexico let President Obama slide for using the term “gangbangers” while discussing illegal immigration. To the right wing this alleged double standard is another example of anti-conservative bias by the so-called “liberal mainstream media.” But the allegations here are completely baseless because there is a world of difference between what Trump and the President actually said about undocumented immigrants and crime.

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Madison, Tennessee three days before the Fourth of July 1, President Obama accurately pointed out that individual undocumented immigrants commit crimes including gang crimes. He reiterated that such individuals should be the focus of the Federal government’s deportation efforts.  But, in sharp contrast to Trump, The President  did not condemn the immigrant community as a whole. Here is President Obama’s comment, transcribed from a video recorded by WhiteHouse.gov:

“We should not be encouraging illegal immigration. What we should be doing is setting up a smart, legal immigration system that doesn’t separate families, but does focus on making sure that people who are dangerous, people who are gangbangers or criminals — that we’re deporting them as quickly as possible.” 

(The President went on to remind the audience that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives killed immigration reform by refusing to bring the bipartisan Senate bill to a vote.)

President Obama’s remarks are in a completely different category from the comments Donald Trump made when he announced his White House bid on June 16.  Trump painted the entire immigrant community with a brush of criminal condemnation when he declared:

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best possible. They’re sending those that have an entire lot of points, they usually they’re bringing these problems with us. They’re bringing medicine. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And a few, I assume, are wonderful different individuals.”

With those words, Trump claimed that the majority of Mexican immigrants are dangerous criminals and that only “a few” are decent people. But throughout his two terms in the Oval Office, President Obama has been consistent in stating his belief that the majority of immigrants who enter the US through Mexico (with or without documentation) are good, hardworking, family oriented people – and that only a small subset of the immigrant population commits crimes.  That’s the point the President was making when he mentioned “gangbangers” at that town hall last week.

Inflated outrage and false finger pointing at President Obama and the media cannot obscure the fact that Donald Trump — the second highest polling candidate for the Republican presidential nomination — insulted Latinos and divided the nation with foul, indefensible, classically prejudiced statements of the worst sort. Trump is not merely a disgrace, he is a threat to the struggle toward racial and ethnic harmony. And his presence near the top of GOP voter polls further shreds the Republican Party’s unconvincing claim that it has a big tent where all Americans are welcome.

Thank you for listening.  I’m Cameron Turner and that’s my two cents.

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Gunshots Damage 3 Luxury Cars At Studio Connected with Rick Ross

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Photo of a luxury car outside studio in Atlanta shows damage from gunfire outside outside Twelve Music Group and UDigg Studios in Atlanta (courtesy: John Spink / [email protected])

*This may or may not have anything to do with him, but several luxury cars got shot up early Monday morning outside a recording studio complex connected to embattled rapper Rick Ross.

Specifically, the shooting happened around 4am in the parking lot of Twelve Studios in Atlanta, according to the Atlanta police department.

AJC.com reports that a late-model Corvette, a Mercedes CL63 that retails for over $150,000 and an Infiniti G35 were damaged by the gunfire, which happened just outside Twelve Music Group and UDigg Studios.

There was no indication Ross was involved in the shooting or at the studio at the time of the incident, according to an Atlanta police incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The AJC previously reported Ross was opening an office in the Twelve Studios complex, which is in an industrial area off Collier Road. The door to UDigg Studios features a drawing of Ross and two shovels.

According to the incident report, two women told police they were inside one of the music studios when they “heard (a) loud noise that sounded like fireworks but were actually gunshots.”

One of the women told police she went to check on her vehicle when she saw shattered glass on the floor in the studio.

The report goes on to say that officers found eight .40-caliber shell casings in the street in front of the studio.

Besides the three cars being shot up, the gunfire also shattered a glass window of the building, according to police. No injuries were reported.

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Jill Scott UNdefends Bill Cosby: She is Now ‘Completely Disgusted’

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*When Jill Scott showed love to Bill Cosby last December by defending him against all the sexual assault accusations he was hit with, a lot of folks gave her the side eye and thought she was being a bit naive.

Actually, she quickly responded — noting she doesn’t support rape culture, but she supports Cosby for the lack thereof evidence and his significance to the world.

And she added this:

“rape is a despicable, cowardly crime. If you’ve been raped- plz do NOT shower, go to police IMMEDIATELY, have a rape kit done. GET EVIDENCE.”

Well the evidence has arrived from no less than the man himself. As we reported earlier, Cosby’s own testimony has substantiated the stories.

Via Twitter, here’s what Jilly from Philly now has to say about Cosby:






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Enter & WIN in THE GALLOWS ‘Found Footage’ Sweepstakes from EUR and Warner Bros. /New Line Cinema

the gallows promo-scared girl*Here’s another opportunity from EURweb and Warner Bros./New Line Cinema for you to win great prizes to celebrate the release of of the new horror flick, THE GALLOWS (opening July,10).

There will be ONE grand prize winner (see premium prize package below) and FOUR runner up prize winners (see the prizes below).

To win, all you have to do is send us an email (to: [email protected]) with your name, age, address and phone number(s). Please put: THE GALLOWS ‘Found Footage’ Sweepstakes in the subject line. We’ll choose one (1) grand prize winner and FOUR runner prize winners. See below for a rundown of all the prizes/packages. Hurry, promotion ENDS July 10, 2015!

—- (1 Grand Prize Winner Will Receive)—-
• 1 – GoPro Camera ($130)
• 1 – Beatrice High Charcoal T-Shirt ($6)
• 1 – Branded Earbuds ($4)
• 1 – Bottle Opener Keylight ($3)
• 2 – Hollywood Movie Money vouchers, redeemable toward 2 Tickets in total to see THE GALLOWS at participating theaters ($48)
• 2 – Movie Posters ($20)

—- (4 Runner Up Winners Will Receive)—-
• 1 – Beatrice High Charcoal T-Shirt ($6)
• 1 – Branded Earbuds ($4)
• 1 – Bottle Opener Keylight ($3)
• 2 – Hollywood Movie Money vouchers, redeemable toward 2 Tickets in total to see THE GALLOWS at participating theaters ($48)
• 2 – Movie Posters ($20)

** Please note that we can only ship prizing to U.S. street addresses (no Post Office Boxes or International addresses)

SYNOPSIS
Directors: Chris Lofing & Travis Cluff
Writers: Chris Lofing & Travis Cluff
Producers: Jason Blum, Guymon Casady, Dean Schnider, Benjamin Forkner, Chris Lofing, Travis Cluff
Executive Producers: Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Couper Samuelson
Cast: Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown

Horror. Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.

Watch trailer:

THE GALLOWS
In theaters on July 10, 2015
#TheGallows
Warner Bros. Pictures / New Line Cinema (and Blumhouse, the producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious)

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‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Honored by Black AIDS Institute (WATCH)

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*”Empire” star Jussie Smollett was recently honored by the Black AIDS Institute during their annual “Heroes In The Struggle” (H.I.T.S) gala and awards presentation. H.I.T.S is a photographic tribute to Black Americans and their Allies who have made heroic contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

In the past 15 years, nearly 100 celebrities, politicians, corporations, religious leaders as well as people living with HIV/AIDS have been inducted into the exhibit. These honorees include President Bill Clinton, Ervin (Magic) Johnson, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Bishop T.D. Jakes and many more.

With the overwhelming success of the first season of “Empire” and the cast heavily campaigning for EMMY Nominations, Smollett could soon be in the running for the coveted acting award. However, he shares that his first career honor as one of the “Heroes In The Struggle” is what’s most important to him.

“I got the call from Phil Wilson (President and CEO, Black AIDS Institute) who’s been one of my mentors since I was sixteen. He asked if I would be honored by the organization and I said of course” he exclaimed.

“I love what the Black AIDS Institute has done and all of the lives that they’ve changed. I love Phil and to be honored by him is everything.”

Smollett’s honor was presented to him by his sister Journee as well as fellow actor and personal friend of Jussie’s, Wilson Cruz (Red Band Society, My So-Called Life). The gala was hosted by actor Brian White (Scandal) Presenters included: Shaun Robinson, host of Access Hollywood, Shanola Hampton (Shameless) and Elvis Nolasco (American Crime). Legendary actor and emeritus board member Danny Glover also gave remarks during the event. GRAMMY nominated artists Angie Fisher and B. Slade were the evening’s musical guests.

In addition to social activism, Smollett is also passionate about his music. He shares that he’ll be recording his debut album, “sometime within the next year.” However, fans of Jamal Lyon can expect him to debut a plethora of new music throughout the highly anticipated second season of Empire with producers Timbaland, Swizz Beats and Ne-Yo.

Smollett joins Vanessa Mills, executive director of Empower U community health Center; Gregorio Millett, Vice-President and Director of public policy for The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAr) and Janssen Therapeutics as the 2015 “Heroes In The Struggle” award recipients.

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Nick Gordon’s Defense in Bobbi Kristina Case: Drugs Responsible

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*Let’s be blunt. In the court of public opinion, a lot of people are looking at Nick Gordon as being responsible for Bobbi Kristina Brown ending up in a bathtub face down and consequently being on her death bed today.

Now, TMZ is reporting that they know Nick’s story. At least the one he’s claiming … that he did nothing to her. That it was drugs that did her in.

The report says a member of Bobby Brown’s family recorded Gordon on February 21, 3 weeks after Bobbi Kristina was rushed to the hospital. Even though Gordon didn’t know he was being taped, the call was legally recorded because Georgia is a 1-party state.

Nick says, “I’ll tell you the honest truth, Krissy, she was under a lot of stress and we were all doing drugs and you know, all, all drinking, bro.”

And then he said this: “She just did too much man. She, listen, listen bro. I will officially stay from bath tubs forever, I’ll tell you that.”

He then rails on those who think Bobbi Kristina’s injuries prove he tried to kill her, saying, “When Krissy wakes up she’ll tell the truth to everybody. Everybody will feel stupid as f***… You know Krissy got in an accident 2 days before this happened and the man is in critical condition right now.”

He then warns the family, saying, “If they take her off that life support, the police are going to have to take me down bro.”

Gordon is considered a person of interest in the case, and if Bobbi Kristina dies it will become a murder investigation.