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solacekames: 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial arts star, believes the filmmaker was sloppy, somewhat racist and shirked his responsibility to basic truth in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’Remember that time Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. kidney-punched a waiter for serving soggy croutons in his tomato soup? How about the time the Dalai Lama got wasted and spray-painted “Karma Is a Beach” on the Tibetan ambassador’s limo? Probably not, since they never happened. But they could happen if a filmmaker decides to write those scenes into his or her movie. And, even though we know the movie is fiction, those scenes will live on in our shared cultural conscience as impressions of those real people, thereby corrupting our memory of them built on their real-life actions.That’s why filmmakers have a responsibility when playing with people’s perceptions of admired historic people to maintain a basic truth about the content of their character. Quentin Tarantino’s portrayal of Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood does not live up to this standard. Of course, Tarantino has the artistic right to portray Bruce any way he wants. But to do so in such a sloppy and somewhat racist way is a failure both as an artist and as a human being.This controversy has left me torn. Tarantino is one of my favorite filmmakers because he is so bold, uncompromising and unpredictable. There’s a giddy energy in his movies of someone who loves movies and wants you to love them, too. I attend each Tarantino film as if it were an event, knowing that his distillation of the ’60s and ’70s action movies will be much more entertaining than a simple homage. That’s what makes the Bruce Lee scenes so disappointing, not so much on a factual basis, but as a lapse of cultural awareness.Bruce Lee was my friend and teacher. That doesn’t give him a free pass for how he’s portrayed in movies. But it does give me some insight into the man. I first met Bruce when I was a student at UCLA looking to continue my martial arts studies, which I started in New York City. We quickly developed a friendship as well as a student-teacher relationship. He taught me the discipline and spirituality of martial arts, which was greatly responsible for me being able to play competitively in the NBA for 20 years with very few injuries.During our years of friendship, he spoke passionately about how frustrated he was with the stereotypical representation of Asians in film and TV. The only roles were for inscrutable villains or bowing servants. In Have Gun - Will Travel, Paladin’s faithful Chinese servant goes by the insulting name of “Hey Boy” (Kam Tong). He was replaced in season four by a female character referred to as “Hey Girl” (Lisa Lu). Asian men were portrayed as sexless accessories to a scene, while the women were subservient. This was how African-American men and women were generally portrayed until the advent of Sidney Poitier and blaxploitation films. Bruce was dedicated to changing the dismissive image of Asians through his acting, writing and promotion of Jeet Kune Do, his interpretation of martial arts.That’s why it disturbs me that Tarantino chose to portray Bruce in such a one-dimensional way. The John Wayne machismo attitude of Cliff (Brad Pitt), an aging stuntman who defeats the arrogant, uppity Chinese guy harks back to the very stereotypes Bruce was trying to dismantle. Of course the blond, white beefcake American can beat your fancy Asian chopsocky dude because that foreign crap doesn’t fly here.I might even go along with the skewered version of Bruce if that wasn’t the only significant scene with him, if we’d also seen a glimpse of his other traits, of his struggle to be taken seriously in Hollywood. Alas, he was just another Hey Boy prop to the scene. The scene is complicated by being presented as a flashback, but in a way that could suggest the stuntman’s memory is cartoonishly biased in his favor. Equally disturbing is the unresolved shadow that Cliff may have killed his wife with a spear gun because she nagged him. Classic Cliff. Is Cliff more heroic because he also doesn’t put up with outspoken women?I was in public with Bruce several times when some random jerk would loudly challenge Bruce to a fight. He always politely declined and moved on. First rule of Bruce’s fight club was don’t fight — unless there is no other option. He felt no need to prove himself. He knew who he was and that the real fight wasn’t on the mat, it was on the screen in creating opportunities for Asians to be seen as more than grinning stereotypes. Unfortunately, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood prefers the good old ways.: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bruce Lee Was My Friend, and Tarantino's Movie Disrespects Him 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Alamy Stock Photo Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bruce Lee during the filming of 1978's 'Game of Death.' solacekames: 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial arts star, believes the filmmaker was sloppy, somewhat racist and shirked his responsibility to basic truth in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’Remember that time Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. kidney-punched a waiter for serving soggy croutons in his tomato soup? How about the time the Dalai Lama got wasted and spray-painted “Karma Is a Beach” on the Tibetan ambassador’s limo? Probably not, since they never happened. But they could happen if a filmmaker decides to write those scenes into his or her movie. And, even though we know the movie is fiction, those scenes will live on in our shared cultural conscience as impressions of those real people, thereby corrupting our memory of them built on their real-life actions.That’s why filmmakers have a responsibility when playing with people’s perceptions of admired historic people to maintain a basic truth about the content of their character. Quentin Tarantino’s portrayal of Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood does not live up to this standard. Of course, Tarantino has the artistic right to portray Bruce any way he wants. But to do so in such a sloppy and somewhat racist way is a failure both as an artist and as a human being.This controversy has left me torn. Tarantino is one of my favorite filmmakers because he is so bold, uncompromising and unpredictable. There’s a giddy energy in his movies of someone who loves movies and wants you to love them, too. I attend each Tarantino film as if it were an event, knowing that his distillation of the ’60s and ’70s action movies will be much more entertaining than a simple homage. That’s what makes the Bruce Lee scenes so disappointing, not so much on a factual basis, but as a lapse of cultural awareness.Bruce Lee was my friend and teacher. That doesn’t give him a free pass for how he’s portrayed in movies. But it does give me some insight into the man. I first met Bruce when I was a student at UCLA looking to continue my martial arts studies, which I started in New York City. We quickly developed a friendship as well as a student-teacher relationship. He taught me the discipline and spirituality of martial arts, which was greatly responsible for me being able to play competitively in the NBA for 20 years with very few injuries.During our years of friendship, he spoke passionately about how frustrated he was with the stereotypical representation of Asians in film and TV. The only roles were for inscrutable villains or bowing servants. In Have Gun - Will Travel, Paladin’s faithful Chinese servant goes by the insulting name of “Hey Boy” (Kam Tong). He was replaced in season four by a female character referred to as “Hey Girl” (Lisa Lu). Asian men were portrayed as sexless accessories to a scene, while the women were subservient. This was how African-American men and women were generally portrayed until the advent of Sidney Poitier and blaxploitation films. Bruce was dedicated to changing the dismissive image of Asians through his acting, writing and promotion of Jeet Kune Do, his interpretation of martial arts.That’s why it disturbs me that Tarantino chose to portray Bruce in such a one-dimensional way. The John Wayne machismo attitude of Cliff (Brad Pitt), an aging stuntman who defeats the arrogant, uppity Chinese guy harks back to the very stereotypes Bruce was trying to dismantle. Of course the blond, white beefcake American can beat your fancy Asian chopsocky dude because that foreign crap doesn’t fly here.I might even go along with the skewered version of Bruce if that wasn’t the only significant scene with him, if we’d also seen a glimpse of his other traits, of his struggle to be taken seriously in Hollywood. Alas, he was just another Hey Boy prop to the scene. The scene is complicated by being presented as a flashback, but in a way that could suggest the stuntman’s memory is cartoonishly biased in his favor. Equally disturbing is the unresolved shadow that Cliff may have killed his wife with a spear gun because she nagged him. Classic Cliff. Is Cliff more heroic because he also doesn’t put up with outspoken women?I was in public with Bruce several times when some random jerk would loudly challenge Bruce to a fight. He always politely declined and moved on. First rule of Bruce’s fight club was don’t fight — unless there is no other option. He felt no need to prove himself. He knew who he was and that the real fight wasn’t on the mat, it was on the screen in creating opportunities for Asians to be seen as more than grinning stereotypes. Unfortunately, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood prefers the good old ways.

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Tesla Inc. (TSLA) stock fell as low as 10% in early trading Friday after the company’s Chief Accounting Officer abruptly resigned and co-founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk was filmed smoking marijuana during a podcast recording. Musk appeared on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” whose host, Joe Rogan, has been outspoken in his support of psychedelic drug use and marijuana legalization. The podcast was recorded in California where recreational marijuana use is legal. ___ Musk tweeted that he was considering taking the company private in early August. “Elon’s actions are making it harder and harder to support Tesla as a company. His actions directly affect Tesla’s share price because Elon is Tesla. That said, we still believe there is more upside to shares,” wrote analyst Gene Munster.: BUSINESS TESLA STOCK DOWN Sept 7 | Tesla (TSLA) stock fell as low as 10% in early trading after its Chief Accounting Officer resigned and Elon Musk was filmed smoking marijuana. US Tesla Inc. (TSLA) stock fell as low as 10% in early trading Friday after the company’s Chief Accounting Officer abruptly resigned and co-founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk was filmed smoking marijuana during a podcast recording. Musk appeared on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” whose host, Joe Rogan, has been outspoken in his support of psychedelic drug use and marijuana legalization. The podcast was recorded in California where recreational marijuana use is legal. ___ Musk tweeted that he was considering taking the company private in early August. “Elon’s actions are making it harder and harder to support Tesla as a company. His actions directly affect Tesla’s share price because Elon is Tesla. That said, we still believe there is more upside to shares,” wrote analyst Gene Munster.

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MarielleFranco Rest in power! 💔🙏🏾 . Via The Root: "Marielle Franco, 38, a black politician from Rio de Janeiro, died fighting for the rights of women and favela dwellers. As a councilwoman from the Maré favela, she denounced the police brutality that favela residents, most of them black, regularly experienced. . On Wednesday around 9:20 p.m., armed men gunned the councilwoman down in her car in the center of Rio de Janeiro with nine shots—four to the head. Her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes, also died. She had just left an event that she organized about black women’s empowerment. . Her death touched so many people that supporters organized vigils and protests in more than 20 cities across Brazil. Most of these protests were against the genocide of black people in Brazil. For Afro-Brazilians, Franco proved that a black person from a favela could be educated, have dignity and also fight against the social injustice that they suffer from every day. For women, she proved that they could overcome sexism and machismo in Brazil. But her death is hitting Afro-Brazilian women, who suffer the most from Brazil’s violent, racist and sexist society, the hardest. . “She died because she was a combative black woman,” said Lua Nascimento, an Afro-Brazilian college classmate of Franco’s who attended a protest on her behalf in Salvador, Brazil. “She was executed because she was a black favela dweller who fought against the murder of black favela dwellers. The genocide of the black population continues in this country. ” . Thousands of people gathered in front of Rio de Janeiro’s council chambers to pay homage to Franco, who was buried Thursday night. To show their digital support for her, Brazilians are changing their Facebook profile photos to those of Franco and using the hashtag MariellePresente, which translates to “Marielle is here.” . Amnesty International, the longtime leader of a campaign against the genocide of black people in Brazil, demanded that her death be rigorously investigated. With those nine shots, Franco became one more statistic in this genocide. Just over 50 percent of Brazil’s population of 200 million is black ... [Continued in comments]: 2 hours ago 545 Likes Brazilian rights activist Marielle Franco assassinated in drive- by shooting Rio city councillor Marielle Franco was killed in a targeted shooting on Wednesday night. She was an outspoken critic of police violence and deploying the army into poor neighbourhoods of Rio MarielleFranco Rest in power! 💔🙏🏾 . Via The Root: "Marielle Franco, 38, a black politician from Rio de Janeiro, died fighting for the rights of women and favela dwellers. As a councilwoman from the Maré favela, she denounced the police brutality that favela residents, most of them black, regularly experienced. . On Wednesday around 9:20 p.m., armed men gunned the councilwoman down in her car in the center of Rio de Janeiro with nine shots—four to the head. Her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes, also died. She had just left an event that she organized about black women’s empowerment. . Her death touched so many people that supporters organized vigils and protests in more than 20 cities across Brazil. Most of these protests were against the genocide of black people in Brazil. For Afro-Brazilians, Franco proved that a black person from a favela could be educated, have dignity and also fight against the social injustice that they suffer from every day. For women, she proved that they could overcome sexism and machismo in Brazil. But her death is hitting Afro-Brazilian women, who suffer the most from Brazil’s violent, racist and sexist society, the hardest. . “She died because she was a combative black woman,” said Lua Nascimento, an Afro-Brazilian college classmate of Franco’s who attended a protest on her behalf in Salvador, Brazil. “She was executed because she was a black favela dweller who fought against the murder of black favela dwellers. The genocide of the black population continues in this country. ” . Thousands of people gathered in front of Rio de Janeiro’s council chambers to pay homage to Franco, who was buried Thursday night. To show their digital support for her, Brazilians are changing their Facebook profile photos to those of Franco and using the hashtag MariellePresente, which translates to “Marielle is here.” . Amnesty International, the longtime leader of a campaign against the genocide of black people in Brazil, demanded that her death be rigorously investigated. With those nine shots, Franco became one more statistic in this genocide. Just over 50 percent of Brazil’s population of 200 million is black ... [Continued in comments]

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11 JUL: Moscow's Bolshoi theatre has called off a much anticipated premiere about the Soviet star dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, which was due to open on Tuesday. It’s the first time a premiere has been pulled like this since the collapse of the Soviet Union - sparking rumours about the motivation behind it, and questions about whether censorship is returning to the arts. The ballet's outspoken director, Kirill Serebrennikov, was recently questioned in an investigation into alleged embezzlement over state arts funding. Supporters of Mr Serebrennikov say his questioning was politically motivated. But the subject matter of the performance, featuring Nureyev's homosexuality, is also controversial in today’s Russia. Find out more: bbc.in-Bolshoi Dance Ballet Moscow Russia Bolshoi BBCShorts BBCNews @BBCNews: BOLSHO CONTROVERSY 11 JUL: Moscow's Bolshoi theatre has called off a much anticipated premiere about the Soviet star dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, which was due to open on Tuesday. It’s the first time a premiere has been pulled like this since the collapse of the Soviet Union - sparking rumours about the motivation behind it, and questions about whether censorship is returning to the arts. The ballet's outspoken director, Kirill Serebrennikov, was recently questioned in an investigation into alleged embezzlement over state arts funding. Supporters of Mr Serebrennikov say his questioning was politically motivated. But the subject matter of the performance, featuring Nureyev's homosexuality, is also controversial in today’s Russia. Find out more: bbc.in-Bolshoi Dance Ballet Moscow Russia Bolshoi BBCShorts BBCNews @BBCNews
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Steve Kerr gave his thoughts on a possible team White House visit: - “We haven’t been invited. And so if we’re invited, we’ll definitely have a discussion. You know, I’ve been outspoken about Trump, our players have been as well. But my whole thing is—I would want to talk to the team and entertain the idea of going out of respect for the institution, out of respect for the office itself, and maybe as a good gesture to the rest of the country that is so divided right now that maybe it’s like, hey, let’s actually, you know, try to do something that’s unifying, whether you like the person in the office or not. Let’s look at it from a different perspective. So that would be the conversation that I would have with our guys, and ultimately it would be their decision, you know, because it’s about them." (via Deadspin): Steve Kerr gave his thoughts on a possible team White House visit: - “We haven’t been invited. And so if we’re invited, we’ll definitely have a discussion. You know, I’ve been outspoken about Trump, our players have been as well. But my whole thing is—I would want to talk to the team and entertain the idea of going out of respect for the institution, out of respect for the office itself, and maybe as a good gesture to the rest of the country that is so divided right now that maybe it’s like, hey, let’s actually, you know, try to do something that’s unifying, whether you like the person in the office or not. Let’s look at it from a different perspective. So that would be the conversation that I would have with our guys, and ultimately it would be their decision, you know, because it’s about them." (via Deadspin)

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Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Vows to Donate His Endorsement Money to Charities That Help Minorities – blogged by @LoveRubyWoo ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ SeattleSeahawks defensive end MichaelBennett has consistently been one of the most outspoken players in the NFL when it comes to protesting racial inequalities and promoting social justice. To prove that he’s not all talk, Bennett is taking action and putting his money where his mouth is. The NFL veteran has promised to take all of the endorsement money that he will earn this year and donate it to charities, specifically ones that help minorities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bennett’s endorsement money will go towards charities that focus on empowering women of color and helping minority communities, particularly in the area of education. He also plans on using fifty percent of the proceeds from his jersey sales to fund inner-city garden projects. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I was inspired by ChanceTheRapper to ‘think bigger’ when he pledged one million dollars to Chicago kids and their school system,” Bennett said in a statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “So, I’ll be joining him by investing in the future of our youth. The system is failing our kids, and it will be up to the community and our leaders to help keep the hope alive by focusing on improving our education system and the future of our kids. Any company that decides to invest in me, just know that you’ll be investing in opportunities and providing inspiration for these families — many who feel unnoticed or go unmentioned.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While Bennett’s efforts will undoubtedly go a long way in making a difference in the community, he knows that one person can only do so much. As such, he is encouraging his peers to follow in his footsteps. “I’m asking all professional athletes to join me by donating a portion of your endorsements this year to a cause of your choice. We can make a difference. It’s up to us to help plant seeds of hope and help fuel the future.” ballerificcharity: Seahawks' Michael Bennett Vows to Donate His Endorsement Money to Charities That Help Minorities @balleralert Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Vows to Donate His Endorsement Money to Charities That Help Minorities – blogged by @LoveRubyWoo ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ SeattleSeahawks defensive end MichaelBennett has consistently been one of the most outspoken players in the NFL when it comes to protesting racial inequalities and promoting social justice. To prove that he’s not all talk, Bennett is taking action and putting his money where his mouth is. The NFL veteran has promised to take all of the endorsement money that he will earn this year and donate it to charities, specifically ones that help minorities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bennett’s endorsement money will go towards charities that focus on empowering women of color and helping minority communities, particularly in the area of education. He also plans on using fifty percent of the proceeds from his jersey sales to fund inner-city garden projects. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I was inspired by ChanceTheRapper to ‘think bigger’ when he pledged one million dollars to Chicago kids and their school system,” Bennett said in a statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “So, I’ll be joining him by investing in the future of our youth. The system is failing our kids, and it will be up to the community and our leaders to help keep the hope alive by focusing on improving our education system and the future of our kids. Any company that decides to invest in me, just know that you’ll be investing in opportunities and providing inspiration for these families — many who feel unnoticed or go unmentioned.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While Bennett’s efforts will undoubtedly go a long way in making a difference in the community, he knows that one person can only do so much. As such, he is encouraging his peers to follow in his footsteps. “I’m asking all professional athletes to join me by donating a portion of your endorsements this year to a cause of your choice. We can make a difference. It’s up to us to help plant seeds of hope and help fuel the future.” ballerificcharity

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I Body Of Doctor Who Linked Vaccines To Autism, Found Floating In River: – An avid autism researcher and vaccine opponent, Dr. Jeff Bradstreet was found dead floating in a North Carolina river with a gunshot wound to the chest that has been described as ‘suspicious circumstances’. Dr. James Jeffery Bradstreet’s body was discovered by a fisherman in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock on Friday June 19th. In spite of objections from those who knew him best, police investigators claim the death was a suicide, but family members and friends are not convinced. Dr Bradstreet was a parent of a child who developed autism just after receiving a vaccination. This inspired him to research the harmful side effects of vaccines which then turned him into an outspoken activist. His personal account of his son’s vaccine injury is still posted on his online blog. “Bradstreet had a gunshot wound to the chest, which appeared to be self inflicted, according to deputies,” reported WHNS. In a press release, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office announced, “Divers from the Henderson County Rescue Squad responded to the scene and recovered a handgun from the river.” An investigation into the death is ongoing, and the results of an autopsy are also reportedly forthcoming. Dr. Bradstreet ran a private practice in Buford, Georgia, which focused on “treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, PPD, and related neurological and developmental disorders.” Among various remedies, Dr. Bradstreet’s Wellness Center reportedly carried out “mercury toxicity” treatments, believing the heavy metal to be a leading factor in the development of childhood autism. Dr. Bradstreet undertook the effort to pinpoint the cause of the disease after his own child developed the ailment following routine vaccination. “Autism taught me more about medicine than medical school did,” the doctor once stated at a conference, according to the Epoch Times’ Jake Crosby. In addition to treating patients, Bradstreet has also offered expert testimony in federal court on behalf of vaccine-injured families and was founder and president of the International Child Development Resource Center, which at one t: 11 hrs Body Of Doctor Who Linked Vaccines To Autism, Found Floating In River revolutions2040 com Like Comment Share I Body Of Doctor Who Linked Vaccines To Autism, Found Floating In River: – An avid autism researcher and vaccine opponent, Dr. Jeff Bradstreet was found dead floating in a North Carolina river with a gunshot wound to the chest that has been described as ‘suspicious circumstances’. Dr. James Jeffery Bradstreet’s body was discovered by a fisherman in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock on Friday June 19th. In spite of objections from those who knew him best, police investigators claim the death was a suicide, but family members and friends are not convinced. Dr Bradstreet was a parent of a child who developed autism just after receiving a vaccination. This inspired him to research the harmful side effects of vaccines which then turned him into an outspoken activist. His personal account of his son’s vaccine injury is still posted on his online blog. “Bradstreet had a gunshot wound to the chest, which appeared to be self inflicted, according to deputies,” reported WHNS. In a press release, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office announced, “Divers from the Henderson County Rescue Squad responded to the scene and recovered a handgun from the river.” An investigation into the death is ongoing, and the results of an autopsy are also reportedly forthcoming. Dr. Bradstreet ran a private practice in Buford, Georgia, which focused on “treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, PPD, and related neurological and developmental disorders.” Among various remedies, Dr. Bradstreet’s Wellness Center reportedly carried out “mercury toxicity” treatments, believing the heavy metal to be a leading factor in the development of childhood autism. Dr. Bradstreet undertook the effort to pinpoint the cause of the disease after his own child developed the ailment following routine vaccination. “Autism taught me more about medicine than medical school did,” the doctor once stated at a conference, according to the Epoch Times’ Jake Crosby. In addition to treating patients, Bradstreet has also offered expert testimony in federal court on behalf of vaccine-injured families and was founder and president of the International Child Development Resource Center, which at one t

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“As a man, an artist, and a voice for my community, I will not be silenced.” America might still have talent, but Nick Cannon will no longer be overseeing it. The “Drumline” actor, who has hosted NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” for the past eight seasons, announced in a lengthy Facebook post Monday that he would not be returning to the reality competition series. Cannon made the decision to exit the franchise amid controversy over a racially charged joke he told in his recent Showtime stand-up special “Stand Up, Don’t Shoot.” According to Cannon, executives at NBC believed he “disparaged the brand” and later threatened to terminate his contract. “After days of deliberating over some extremely disappointing news that I was being threatened with termination by Executives because of a comedy special that was only intended to bring communities closer together, I was to be punished for a joke,” he wrote on Instagram and Facebook. “This has weighed heavy on my spirit. It was brought to my attention by my ‘team’ that NBC believed that I was in breach of contract because I had disparaged their brand. In my defense, I would ask how so? Or is this just another way to silence and control an outspoken voice who often battles the establishment.” In his stand-up special, which premiered on Showtime Friday, Cannon reportedly riffs on his experience hosting “America’s Got Talent” and how the series has changed his core fanbase. “I honestly believe, once I started doing ‘America’s Got Talent,’ they took my real n****r card. They did! Because then, like, these type of people started showing up to my shows,” Cannon said in the special, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I can’t do the real n*****r stuff no more, because then they’ll put me on TMZ.” He also added that NBC stood for “N****r Better Come on” and that the network didn’t allow him to speak freely at risk of losing “white money.” “I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn’t have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community, I will not be silenced, controlled or treated like a piece of property,” he continued in the post. “There is no amount of money: NICK CANNON FROM AINT PING got #AG cagt IDK, CO THIS BET EREASON? “As a man, an artist, and a voice for my community, I will not be silenced.” America might still have talent, but Nick Cannon will no longer be overseeing it. The “Drumline” actor, who has hosted NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” for the past eight seasons, announced in a lengthy Facebook post Monday that he would not be returning to the reality competition series. Cannon made the decision to exit the franchise amid controversy over a racially charged joke he told in his recent Showtime stand-up special “Stand Up, Don’t Shoot.” According to Cannon, executives at NBC believed he “disparaged the brand” and later threatened to terminate his contract. “After days of deliberating over some extremely disappointing news that I was being threatened with termination by Executives because of a comedy special that was only intended to bring communities closer together, I was to be punished for a joke,” he wrote on Instagram and Facebook. “This has weighed heavy on my spirit. It was brought to my attention by my ‘team’ that NBC believed that I was in breach of contract because I had disparaged their brand. In my defense, I would ask how so? Or is this just another way to silence and control an outspoken voice who often battles the establishment.” In his stand-up special, which premiered on Showtime Friday, Cannon reportedly riffs on his experience hosting “America’s Got Talent” and how the series has changed his core fanbase. “I honestly believe, once I started doing ‘America’s Got Talent,’ they took my real n****r card. They did! Because then, like, these type of people started showing up to my shows,” Cannon said in the special, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I can’t do the real n*****r stuff no more, because then they’ll put me on TMZ.” He also added that NBC stood for “N****r Better Come on” and that the network didn’t allow him to speak freely at risk of losing “white money.” “I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn’t have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community, I will not be silenced, controlled or treated like a piece of property,” he continued in the post. “There is no amount of money

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NickCannon says he is leaving AmericasGotTalent after rumors that he was going to be terminated-blackballed because his new standup comedy "Stand Up, Don't Shoot" was speaking too much truth about race issues: to work with but my soul won't allow me to be in Nick Cannon business with corporations that attempt to frown on 1 hr Facebook Mentions freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices. Not to get too detailed but this isn't I write this from a deeply saddened and dolorous the first time executives have attempted to "put me in mindset. After days of deliberating over some my place" for so called unruly actions I will not stand extremely disappointing news that I was being for it. My moral principles w easily walk away from the millions of dollars they hang over my head. It's threatened with termination by Executives because of never been about the money for me, what is difficult a comedy special that was only intended to bring to walk away from is the fans, the people who love me communities closer together, I was to be punished for on the show. This hurts tremendously. Ifelt like I was a joke. This has weighed heavy on my spirit. It was apart of the fabric of our great nation every summer, brought to my attention by my "team" that NBC representing every culture, age, gender, and believed that I was in breach of contract because I demographic. Now for the rug to be pulled from underneath me and to be publicly reprimanded and had disparaged their brand. In my defense, I would ridiculed over a joke about my own race is completel ask how so? Or is this just another way to silence and wrong and I have to do something about it. I have control an outspoken voice who often battles the fought many battles in my career and have never been establishment. Recently many of my mentors have afraid to go up against the system. I have mulled over cautioned me that soon "The System" would come my process for days and felt it was best to once again speak my mind about an unjust infrastructure that down on me because was speaking too many truths treat talent like they own them. Maybe it was my and being to loud about it. I had no idea that it all mistake for signing the contract in the first place, in would hit so close to home. find myself in a dark which I will take full responsibility and have already place having to make a decision that l wish didn't taken action to restructure my own team of advisors have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my now have to set out on a journey of freedom as an community I will not be silenced, controlled or treated artist. As l was quoted in a recent interview, "You can't fire a Boss and that is the essence that I possess. So ke a piece of property. There is no amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity. I have loved hosting wish AGT and NBC the best in its upcoming season but can not see myself returning. As of lately l have AMERICAS GOT TALENT for the last 8 seasons even questioned if ant to even be apart of an watching talented, brave, and courageous Americans industry who ultimately treats artists in this manner accomplish their dreams in front of millions has been Most of us don't realize that there are 6 major corporations that control 90 percent of media i nothing but a joy, and everyone has been a pleasure America and the amount of minority executives i dismal. With this being the case, true equality in our always be a "do as ndustry is impossible. There w sayu mentality that mirrors society's perception of and minorities, and only a few will stand up women against it. proudly stand as one of those few, and will gladly take on whatever repercussions that come ve art and entertainment too much to watch with it t be ruined by controlling corporations and big business. I believe It's our duty as artists to make a if it's one act at a difference and create change even time. Dr. King said it best, "our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter NickCannon says he is leaving AmericasGotTalent after rumors that he was going to be terminated-blackballed because his new standup comedy "Stand Up, Don't Shoot" was speaking too much truth about race issues

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