Akala came by VladTV to discuss his feelings on Brexit, The European Union, and the Prime Minister resigning after Britain voted to leave the EU. Vlad told Akala that most people in the U.S are having a hard time understanding the actual issues with the Brexit situation, and Akala was glad to explain what all of the Brexit and EU issues meant. He began by explaining how there are valid reasons to criticize the EU, but Britain wasn’t in the best position to be making those critiques. “Britain’s been involved in more foreign wars than other powers within the EU in recent years; we lock up our population about twice the rate Germans do. We have one of the widest social inequalities in the whole of Europe, we have almost the lowest educational attainment, in many ways Britain is the America of Europe…” Akala explained that America is very divided racially and socially, and Britain is the same way.
Akala told Vlad that the whole issue of Brexit and the EU somehow became centered around the issue of immigration. However, this didn’t make sense because the EU didn’t determine Britain’s immigration policy which was admitted after Brexit was over. “The whole tone of the debate came to be around the fear of black and brown immigrants coming through Europe into the U.K… trying to flee wars that Britain has partially been involved in…” Akala explained many of the people in the U.K saw that the way the Brexit campaign played out was almost entirely about immigration, and although it was pointed out that immigration was irrelevant, there were many lies involved which made a lot of the Brexit issues confusing. The day after the vote went into place many of the foreign workers were sent home, and Akala explained the vote revealed a lot of divisions within the Britain’s society. “80% of the people who voted to leave felt that immigration is a bad thing.”
In regards to the Prime Minister resigning right after Brexit, Akala explained that everyone jumped ship because they clearly didn’t have confidence when they left the EU. “…now we have an unelected person in power in a democratic society, and surely if the Prime Minister resigns there should be another election…British politics right now are very tumultuous, very difficult, very challenging; there’s a lot of divisions in the society… it’s interesting to see how it will play out.” Akala also explained to Vlad that Britain isn’t exactly out of the EU just yet, they’ve only cast a vote on whether they wanted to leave or stay. This is causing issues for businesses to be able to plan for the future of their companies. Akala’s primary concern about the leaving the EU is Britain’s future. He explained many of those people of color who have done well for themselves in Britain are just deciding to go back to their homeland due to them feeling unwelcomed.
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Two Pennsylvania college students made a video where one of them painted her face black and openly mocked the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
The Albright College students were suspended after releasing this clip with showed one of the girls calling herself Karlisha and twerking to Future’s “Commas.” The video was first uploaded to one of their Snapchat accounts. Once the school saw it, both the girl on caught on film Carly Dickinson, and the one who took the video were asked to leave campus. Albright is hoping to bring its students justice after the incident. “As we continue to investigate the matter, we have learned that multiple students of multiple races were involved. We will continue to review the facts of the matter so that the most appropriate sanctions for those who took part can be determined,” the school wrote in a Facebook statement.
Dickinson paints her face black mimicking the infamous blackface depiction in the clip. She even stuffs her pants with something to make her butt look bigger while she twerks. “I’m Karlisha. Hey Girls. Black Lives Matter now. F**k white people,” says Dickinson in the video.
Soulja Boy is trying the get Trill Sammy’s chain back.
The rapper has entered into negotiations to recover his friend’s jewelry, according to DJ Akademiks. “Salute to #souljaboy…he’s tryna negotiate the safe return of trillsammy chain,” he wrote on his Instagram. He also posted a picture of the chain showing Soulja Boy face timing someone who might have it in their possession.
Sammy’s chain was taken during a show in Greensboro, North Carolina last Thursday night. Some sources believe it was stolen by a local rapper known as Lito Bandz, according to Jet Magazine. After it was taken, Sammy and his crew posted videos of them looking around the venue for the culprits. They weren’t able to find the person that took it. The actual snatching was caught on video. Trill Sammy and Soulja Boy appear to be friends and have collaborated on music in the past. There are even videos of the “Superman” rapper letting the up and comer drive his Lamborghini.
The Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. was vandalized this weekend by someone involved in the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
A lone vandal was caught on video spray painting the words “No Justice, Peace” and “Black lives matter” near the side entrance of the building, according to USA Today. A man called the police as the suspect finished one of the tag lines. Another person warned the vandal that authorities were on the way and they immediately fled the scene. The suspect sported a yellow shirt and wrote the name Van under the messages. Police haven’t caught the vandal, according to the latest reports.
The building itself was recently completed and had a soft opening in September. Trump’s real estate empire obtained a 60-year lease for the property which was once the site of the Postmaster General’s building. It’s scheduled to have its grand opening later this month.
That Shit Cray
Nearly 45 minutes into his set at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in Queens, Kanye West cut his performance short due to a family emergency.
Hours later, it was reported that his wife Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. According to CNN, Kim was locked in her hotel bathroom while five masked men dressed as police officers stole two cell phones and millions of dollars worth of jewelry. Thankfully, she was unharmed.
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Common wears many hats. Not only is he one of the most revered MCs in the game, but he’s also a celebrated actor, author, and Academy Award winner. Weeks before the release of his 11th album, Black America Again, Com chats with us about his new project, upcoming film roles, Ice Cube, Kanye West, J Dilla, classic albums, and more.Subscribe on iTunes here.
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Kanye West was forced to cut a festival performance short after his wife Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint on Sunday (Oct. 2).
A Kardashian spokesperson issued a statement on the matter to several news outlets, confirming the harrowing incident.
“Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room this evening, by two armed masked men dressed as police officers,” the spokeswoman said (via CNN). “She is badly shaken but physically unharmed.”
A Paris law enforcement official confirmed the news to the Associated Press. However, neither the spokesperson or the police would reveal any additional details at press time.
Kanye was in the middle of performing “Heartless” at The Meadows Music & Arts Festival in New York City on Sunday, when he asked for the music to stop. “I’m sorry,” he said. “Family emergency. I have to stop the show.”
The Meadows later confirmed his early exit and festival organizers, Founders Entertainment, issued a statement (via Billboard).
“Due to a family emergency, Kanye West was forced to end his performance towards the end of his set. We appreciate the great show he put on for fans to close out the inaugural Meadows Festival. Our thoughts are with West and his family.”
Kardashian is in Paris for Fashion Week along with her mother Kris Jenner and her sisters Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian. Earlier this evening, Kim attended a Givenchy show.
It’s unclear if Kim and Kanye’s children, North and Saint, were in the room at the time of the incident. Further details are unavailable at this time.
Solange’s new album has gotten raved reviews since its release on Friday. Directed by herself and husband Alan Ferguson, here are the artsy visuals for two of the favorites. Reserve A Seat At The Table here.
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In The Zone
As Dom Kennedy preps he release of his Los Angeles Is Not For Sale Vol. 1, he continues where he picked up from his 2013 track, “Dominic“. That’s that shit we talking about.
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