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Barely reaching two months in the Oval and Donald Trump is causing outrage across the country yet again.

Earlier this week, the President of the United States signed off on the reversal of the federal guidance Barack Obama’s administration had in place regarding transgender students. The initial guidance allowed trans students to use bathrooms fit for their gender identity, not birth gender.

Several celebrities spoke out on social media about the recent reversal, including Caitlyn Jenner, who suggested in a Twitter video that “This is a disaster. And you can still fix it. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me.”

Trump’s actions were also a hot topic during the Essence Women In Hollywood Gala on Thursday night where several stars expressed their opinions about the latest controversy.

Orange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks explained, “I call him 45 because I can’t call him the P word. I”m keeping the faith and keeping the hope. In the 60’s Black people really fought hard for our rights and they did not give up on this country. Now, this generation, we can’t give up either.”

Grey’s Anatomy star, Kelly McCreary suggested, “This country was not built on a foundation of inclusivity. The process we’ve made over the past couple of centuries has been about including everybody in that fold. We have to do that intentionally, we have to do that with laws.”

And Miss Lawrence, star of Fox’s hit show, Star, added, “That is disgusting. I think we can experience bullying on a level we’ve never even seen. How soon do we forget to experience separatism.”

Following the decision, the White House explained in a statement that “President Trump has clearly stated, he believes policy regarding transgender bathrooms should be decided at the state level. The joint decision made today by the Department of Justice and the Department of Education … paves the way for an open and inclusive process to take place at the local level with input from parents, students, teachers and administrators.”

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Exclusive: ‘The Oath’s Cory Hardrict, Kwame Patterson Recall Being Harassed By Cops



If you want to take an emotional, entertaining and dangerous ride through the corrupt land of law enforcement, then we suggest you tune in for The Oath.  

Delivering a unique perspective on what it means to wear the color blue, the show follows a group of police officers and their lives with badges on and off.

“With being a cop in the workforce, especially being an African American cop, when we step out there, we always want to do the right thing,” Cory Hardrict told HipHollywood. “The crazy thing about this show is we have another life as well outside of the cop world where things aren’t so perfect.”

Cory, who is expecting a baby girl very soon with his wife, Tia Mowry, continued, “When the badge comes off and we have on regular civilian clothes, we get treated like every African American harassed person out here in the world.”

Although this is just a television show, the narrative is not exactly a far cry from reality, a reality Cory Hardrict and Kwame Patterson personally know all too well. “I had one incident where he [the officer] took his blade and went to the back seat cut the back seat and sliced it … but you can’t do anything.”

Patterson added, “I’m from Baltimore, so Baltimore is one of the most corrupt police cities in the United States. So I’ve definitely dealt with police brutality, discrimination … it’s always my word against theirs.”

The new show, produced by 50 Cent, is now streaming on Crackle.

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