CNN correspondent Van Jones is making headlines this morning after delivering an eloquent and emotional speech while waiting for the final results of the presidential election to come in.
During Tuesday night’s coverage on CNN, Jones expressed what Trump walking into the presidency would mean for not only the African-American community, but the immigrant and Muslim communities.
Van expressed that parents will be forced to tell their children how in the world a 70-year-old real estate developer-turned-reality star became the 45th president of the United States.
“People have talked about a miracle. I’m hearing about a nightmare. You tell your kids: Don’t be a bully… don’t be a bigot.. do your homework and be prepared. And then you have this outcome,” he said.
He continued, “You have people putting children to bed tonight, and they’re afraid of breakfast. They’re afraid of ‘How do I explain this to my children?’ I have Muslim friends who are texting me tonight, ‘Should I leave the country?’ I have families of immigrants that are terrified tonight.”
Van went on to call the shocking outcome that, truly, nobody saw coming, “a rebellion against the elites, true, it was a creative reinvention of politics… but it was also something else.”
Jones said, “We haven’t talked about race. This was a ‘white-lash’ against a changing country … against a black president in part. And that’s the part where the pain comes. Donald Trump has a responsibility tonight to come and reassure people that he is going to be the president of all the people who he insulted and offended and brushed aside.”
Many praised Van’s viral comments, including Chance the Rapper and Golden State Warriors star, Steph Curry.
Trump was victorious in Tuesday night’s shocking election, pulling in 276 electoral votes. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ended the night with 218.
Remy Ma And Chris Brown Team Up To Celebrate Black Women
An ode to the pretty brown girls … yasssss!
Remy Ma is showing love to the girls that need it most with her new single “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)” featuring Chris Brown. Sampling of Mint Condition’s “Breaking My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)”, the song gives all the nostalgia feels with an updated tweak by Ma who declares her empowering look at self-love. “As a proud black woman, I wanted to highlight black women and celebrate our beauty and strength,” Remy stated in a press release obtained by HH.
What’s also special about the track is the fact that Remy invited fans via her socials to choose the cover art for “Melanin Magic,” as she wanted to broaden the conversation about ‘inner and outer beauty while celebrating both.’ Here’s the winner…
You can stream and purchase “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)” here: http://smarturl.it/MelaninMagic and cop Remy’s forthcoming album 7 Winters & 6 Summers when it drops later this year.
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