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Government Rations Trying to Return

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Sit down and have a conversation with people who never had to think about how to pay the car note, lights, rent, gas, and try to have a dollar to buy a .99 cent ice cream for yourself.  Their perspective of life varies much from someone who needs to figure out what will and will not be paid this month but will have to wait until next month. 

Donald Trump, The Colonizer, has made the decision to swap out some of the given food stamps for a low-budget box of food that includes the following: canned meat, powdered milk, and canned fruit and vegetables.

At first, I didn’t know where to go with this or to even respond, but then I thought, we are all so disconnected with reality.  In fact, this idea strengthens how the rich view the poor.

There is a perception that poor people do not work.  They are lazy.  Therefore, they deserve only the bare basic since why should they enjoy life or even a simple thing like selecting food.

How dare those who are receiving food stamps make the decision to have something as basic as the food they actually enjoy.

So, we are to collectively be okay with them receiving unhealthy food that has a shelf life of forever because we collectively think that they don’t deserve the luxury of a real apple.

Whenever I think Trump has reached a new low, he comes along and reaches another low.  This is a low, as it is dehumanizing and humiliating to claim that they don’t deserve the luxury of food that would nourish their bodies without the notion of high sugar or salt intake.

As people rationalized the idea and equating it with Blue Apron’s services, I am even more offended, as these people think that I am dumb.  Let’s Google Blue Apron for those who have not used their services. 

Blue Apron’s headline says, “Fresh Ingredients, Original Recipes Delivered to You.”  The menu and pictures don’t have a canned item in them.  In fact, they have a box full of fresh fruit and vegetables.  In fact, for a family of just two.  This service will cost me $65.94.

Commentators, do not tell me that this will be a Blue Apron service, as Trump is handing out canned meat, pasta, canned fruits, and vegetables with powdered milk.  Nothing in that description is $65.94 per week nor is it gourmet. 

In the age of Trump, let’s call a thing a thing.  This is a proposal for rations.  It is government rations that are ineffective and unhealthy.  We are a nation that should treat even the poorest among us with dignity and respect.  Serving them a box of crap and minimizing their choice with a basic necessity is just insensitive.

We are better than that.

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The Diversity JUMPED out: Savage x Fenty Fashion Show Gave us all the Inclusion we Needed

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Last night Savage x Fenty by Rihanna ended New York Fashion Week with a bang! The lingerie brand had an array of women from different skin tones to body types. Rih wanted to show the world that ANYONE can wear Savage x Fenty and feel sexy. There were even pregnant models featured in the show. Yes, pregnant. Get into the models and event down below:

 

Rihanna is taking the fashion industry by storm. Let’s hope other fashion brands can follow suit.

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Lawrence Makes His Way Back to Insecure and Leaves Us SHOOK

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Lawrence must’ve had a seasonal positional at Best Buy because he is back but will he be in a full-time employee in Issa’s life?

Insecure delivered one of the most sickening episodes with “High-Like” episode 4, and not because they brought back breaking couch potato, Lawrence. It was the conversation about friendships and how things change. Dealing with real situations and how friends can all have something going on but also come to support one another. But for some of us seeing Lawrence made us wet and how us wondering why since we didn’t want to see him anymore.

The last 2 minutes as Issa walks in 7-Eleven after trying to assure Tiffany that things will be the same after she has her baby. Tiffany seems to be reluctant that it will be. Issa walks into the store to get some water and runs into Chad the Bluetooth wearing real estate agent. As she looked over to her left (in my Tweet voice) their goes Lawrence looking so good without a mustache OH MY! Issa’s looks as if she is excited and Chad’s mood is all of us!

Take a look at some of the reactions from Twitter as some said: “To hell with Lawrence!”

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Black People Stay Winning! Tiffany Haddish & Katt Williams Win Emmys!

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Tiffany Haddish made history last year for the being the first black female comedienne to host “Saturday Night Live.” Her performance garnered her a Creative Emmy for “best guest actress in a comedy.” During her SNL episode, Haddish addressed the hot button issue of sexual assault in Hollywood. It’s great that Haddish was able to bridge the gap between comedy and current events and get an Emmy for it! Haddish beat out Maya Rudolph, Jane Lynch, Tina Fey, and Wanda Sykes.

Another Emmy award winner we’re excited about is Katt Williams. The comedian won “best guest actor in a comedy” for his appearance on FX’s “Atlanta.” Katt Williams played Earn’s Uncle Willy and stole the show. This is great news because Williams career has gone through its ups and downs along with his personal life. With the Netflix special and this Emmy hopefully, this indicates that the “It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin'” comedian’s career is on an incline and we get to see him in more TV and film projects. Williams beat out Bryan Cranston, Donald Glover, Sterling K. Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Bill Hader for the award.

It’s great to see black talent that would be classified as “ghetto” or “ratchet” win Emmy awards. This goes to show that that respectability politics isn’t ruling anything over here. Black people are being their authentic selves and getting awards for it.

Are y’all here for the Emmy’s now that we’re getting awards or are they still late like always? Let us know in the comments.

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