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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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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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