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Laurence Fishburne had four words for President Donald Trump and his plan to bring the Feds into Chicago — ‘That’s A Ridiculous Idea!”

If you haven’t heard, Trump plans to enact Martial Law on the city to help put an end to the rampant gun violence. Of course he announced his plan via Twitter.

“If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on . . . I will send in the Feds!” he tweeted on January 24th.

HipHollywood caught up with Fishburne and the cast of his new podcast Bronzeville, set in Chicago, and got their take on Trump’s plan of action.

“I don’t know that he has done one thing that I would consider appropriate or even said one thing that I would consider appropriate,” said Wren Brown.

“We have to realize that we all have a responsibility to help out,” said Affion Crockett. “But it’s not going to be this guy sending Feds in. What are they going to do, start a war?”

For the record, Chicago is experiencing its worst period of bloodshed in decades. According to the Chicago Police Department, there were 51 homicides in the month of January.  That’s one more than the 50 killings in the first month of 2016, the city’s worst year for violence in two decades, with 762 homicides.

But instead of bringing in the military, Larenz Tate, who executive produced Bronzeville alongside his two brothers, offered another solution. “What we need is opportunity, what we need is jobs. What we need is some real concrete planning.”

Tate is also a native of Chicago and has been working for nearly a decade to get his audio crime series completed. Set in the 1940s in the African-American Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, the drama follows the lives of players who ruled the numbers games before it was taken over by the mafia.


Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves



To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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