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Sheryl Underwood Breaks Down In Tears While Speaking On Terence Crutcher

"You don't have to train the police to not shoot white people. Why do you have to train 'em to not shoot us?" 

The killing of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher has sparked outrage, sadness and hopelessness in America, and further widened the divide between African-Americans and law enforcement.

As many took to social media to express their angst over the latest police shooting, The Talk's Sheryl Underwood threw political correctness to the wind and spoke passionately about Crutcher's brutal killing, and what she thinks needs to be done to change the social climate.

"You gotta make it a hate crime. You've gotta put people in jail. When you shoot somebody under the color of authority you need to lose your job, and you need to lose your livelihood and you need to lose your freedom like every other American loses their freedom. There needs to be consequences," Underwood said.

Footage of Crutcher's last moments have gone viral, and show the unarmed man with his hands in the air on a Tulsa, Oklahoma road before being shot by police officers. Co-host Sarah Gilbert was visibly flabbergasted after watching the disturbing video, and questioned how the officer could've perceived Crutcher, a man stuck on the side of the road because of car trouble, as dangerous.

"This is a new low to me, " Gilbert said. "It's so disheartening to me. He didn't have a weapon. He didn't have any drugs. He didn't have any behavior that was alarming. His arms were up. I don't understand. There was practically seven police officers there or something. Why this officer could've interpreted as a threat, is so beyond me. I mean, I don't know"

Aisha Taylor chimned in and said its time America call a spade a spade and confront head on it rich and bloody racial history. "Look, this is hard stuff to talk about, but we have a legacy of racism in this country and if we don't start calling this racism then we can't fight it."

As the segment was coming to a close, Underwood made sure to punctuate there are good officers in America, but the ones who commit these atrocities need to be held accountable. Watch Underwood's passionate plea below.

 

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An updated installment of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air could be making its way to TV with Will Smith in the driver's seat. According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Smith is working on a spin-off series based on the '90s sitcom.

The series will be developed through Westbrook Inc., a cross-platform holding company launched last year by Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. According to the company’s website, Westbrook's mission is to “be the leader in global family entertainment.”

THR's story outlines how Smith, 51,  used social media to revamp his career, and whether or not his digital popularity has directly improved his box office stats. The feature details a number of Smith's upcoming projects, as well as other business ventures, which include his and Jaden Smith's JUST Water brand.

It's unclear if the Fresh Prince spin-off has a projected premiere date, but next year may be the perfect time to premiere it since the original series will celebrate its 30-year anniversary in 2020.

Last week, Smith announced a new Fresh Prince-inspired clothing line. Bel-Air athletics line — which is named after the fictional school that his character attended on the show —  includes hoodies, tees, sweatpants, socks, and a reversible track jacket.

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Fan-Made Trailer Imagines Aunt Viv's Return To Bel-Air In 'Auntie'

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has been the center of various fan-made movie plots with its most recent one gaining the attention of its star Will Smith. Now, another visionary is taking a chance at promoting a new take that centers on the original Aunt Vivian Banks.

According to Shadow And Act, the trailer is shot from the inspiration of Jordan Peele's Us and Get Out, placing Aunt Viv as the central character who returns to Bel-Air, Los Angeles after a stint at a mental facility. Created by Bobby Huntley, Auntie takes a look at the aforementioned character's life after their role has been recast.

"Our goal isn't to pit the two real-life actresses against each," Huntley said. "They both did an amazing job bringing that character to life in their own unique way. We love every actor and actress affiliated with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It's just human nature to contrast and compare.

"For people to still debate over 25 years later is really a testament to their talents and longevity. We are just simply asking the question, 'What If?'" Originally played by Janet Hubert, her role was later filled by Daphne Reid.

Upon Aunt Viv's return home, she realizes her family has no idea who she is "and every evidence of her existence has been erased. She must find out who was behind the hostile takeover before it is too late to reclaim her family and her home," the plot outlines.

Other storylines that are featured include Claire Kyle from My Wife and Kids, and Family Matters' Judy and Harriet Winslow. 

Watch the trailer above.

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There were awards given out at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, but this year's festivities were all about the performances. Hip-hop's biggest up and comers (Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, YBN Cordae, Saweetie), more established names, (Rick Ross, Rapsody, Chance The Rapper), and flat out legends (Lil Kim) all blessed the stage.

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Lil Kim Performs Medley Of Hits with Junior M.A.F.I.A., O.T. Genasis, and Musiq Soulchild Megan Thee Stallion And DaBaby Perform "Hot Girl Summer" And "Cash Shit" Lil Duval, TOM. G, And KaMillion Team Up For City Boys Performance YBN Cordae And Anderson .Paak Perform "RPN" Saweetie Performs "My Type" With Lil Jon And Petey Pablo Rapsody Performs "Nina" And "Serena" Chance The Rapper Performs "Sun Come Down" DaBaby Performs "Intro" And "Baby Sitter" With Offset Rick Ross and T-Pain Perform Medley Lil Baby and DaBaby Perform "Baby" T-TOP Vs. Shotgun Suge – Battle DNA vs. Geechi Gotti – Battle
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