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Ben Carson is getting the dragging of life for referring to slaves as immigrants during a Monday morning speech to his HUD staff.

Carson, who was just sworn in as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, told the crowd while describing the United States as a land of dreams and opportunity, “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships who worked even longer and even harder for less.”

Really bruh?

Twitter of course went HAM on Carson for his misguided remarks, including celebs like Whoopi Goldberg, D.L. Hughley, Anika Noni Rose and Samuel L. Jackson, who had the most heeelarious response of all.  “OK!! Ben Carson….I can’t! Immigrants ? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAFUKKA PLEASE!!!#dickheadedtom.”

Can you just imagine Sam saying that in his Jules Winnfield voice from Pulp Fiction?

Whoopi Goldberg and D.L. Hughley also let Ben have it.

Anika Noni Rose, who is currently starring in the HBCU drama The Quad, penned a long message to Carson on Instagram with a photo from the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

@RealBenCarson, this weekend I was lucky enough to be a part of a tour of the @NMAAHC. It is an amazing experience that you shouldn’t miss. 
Here is a photo of one of the artifacts that deeply moved me. It is a sack that was passed from an enslaved mother to her child. 
I will translate the writing for you because…well, I’ll just translate it for you. “My great-grandmother Rose, mother of Ashley, gave her this sack when she was SOLD at age 9 in South Carolina. It held a tattered dress, three handfuls of pecans, a braid of Rose’s hair. Told her to ‘be filled with my love always’

She never saw her again.
Ashley is my grandmother.” ~ Ruth Middleton 1921″

What were you doing at age 9, sir? …What are you doing now?

Call. Make an appointment with the @NMAAHC. I’m sure they’ll make room for you to have this educational tour, because it’s clear that your heart and mind need this.

When you’re done, maybe stop by the @whitneyplantation and check out That American dream.

#EnslavedPeopleAreNotImmigrants #Slavery #Immigration #Education #History #AfricanAmerican #NMAAHC #WhitneyPlantation

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Dr. Heavenly Explains Her ‘If My Husband Cheated He Didn’t Mean To’ Philosophy

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Dr. Heavenly Kimes has an interesting philosophy on cheating … but then again we’re not surprised.

If you watch Married To Medicine then you know the successful Atlanta, GA dentist dotes on her husband, who she affectionately calls “daddy” and the two have a pretty solid marriage.  So much so, that Kimes believes if he ever cheated on her he didn’t mean to do it.

Kimes made that proclamation after news broke that Dr. Jackie’s husband was having an affair, and of course she had the ladies scratching their heads. HipHollywood sat down with her to get more insight on her viewpoint. Here’s what she had to say.

“I said something that I think a lot of people feel but would not say it, because it’s not a politically correct thing to say,” she explained. “I said if my husband cheated he would not mean to do it. I stand by it, it may sound silly, it may sound funny, I’m not trying to be funny, I don’t think he would have meant to do it.”

“I can’t say it was her, I’m not going to put it all on her, but it had to have been something to make that man go that far,” she adds referring to the other woman. “Maybe I’m naive but I don’t think my husband would just cheat on me and mean to cheat.”

To her credit, Kimes is also a certified relationship coach and has been dishing her advice (solicited or not) to the other wives since season 2. She ended her explanation comparing cheating to a person on a diet. The analogy was pretty hilarious, but actual made a lot of sense.

“I like to compare sex to food because they go together,” she says. “If you’re hungry and you know you’re on a diet and you’re really really trying really hard and somebody comes with a buffet of your favorite foods and lays it all out for you and starts putting … you didn’t mean to eat it but you ate it.”

So do you agree Heavenly? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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