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Nas And Colin Kaepernick Criticized For Praising Fidel Castro

Nas and Colin Kaepernick are catching backlash for praising Fidel Castro.

Kaepernick spoke highly of Castro during a news conference in Miami Sunday (Nov. 27), while Nas  shared a post dubbing the 90-year-old former Cuban leader a “revolutionary,” and ally in the struggle,” Saturday (Nov. 26).

“RIP KING FIDEL CASTRO#revolutionary only 5% understand,” Nas wrote next to a photo of Castor with Malcolm X. “I’m not Cuban, I don't fully know how he affected my Cuban family, so I'm sending strength and power for your pains. But lots Of us, as Black people, n some others in the USA, we saw him as an Ally in the Struggle."

Before long, fans started blasting the MC for the post.

"Your ‘ally in the struggle was going to allow the USSR to park NUCLEAR MISSILES in Cuba and point them at the United States.. you think he cared what color the targets were??,” read one lengthy comment. “The man killed his own people for over 50 year[s] and some were willing to risk the lives of there entire families just to get away from him. A few pictures with prominent African American activist does not erase that. The man was manipulative and would not have done any of that unless he thought it would further his cause. People are incredible hypocrites for talking against oppression and then backing this monster. The world is a better place without him.”

An additional comment read, “You’re so dumb, he deserved to die,” while another response claimed that, “any black person that supports black lives matter and at the same time think Castro was a good leader are stupid ignorant f*cks who deserve to be ‘targeted’ by our [government].”

It wasn’t all bad though, one fan wrote “I love this,” and a second noted that Castro was “bad only because the US painted him that way.”

As for Kaepernick, he shared a clearly unpopular view on Castro in defense of wearing a T-shirt featuring the deceased politician.

"I’m not talking about Fidel Castro and his oppression,” he explained.

The 49ers quarterback went on to salute Castro's work on education. “One thing that Fidel Castro did do is they [Cuba] have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system, which we do not do here, even though we’re fully capable of doing that.”

Football fans responded by booing Kaepernick as he took the field during Sunday's (Nov. 27) game against the Miami Dolphins.

Castro passed away on Friday (Nov. 25). Following his death, several Cuban Americans took to the streets in celebration.

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Cardi B, who has been open in the past about her affinity for history and politics, is urging her fans to make sure they are educating themselves about the potential candidates and their policies.

"Post I love to see!" she wrote on Instagram in a caption accompanying a screenshot of all of the Democrats who have announced 2020 presidential bids. "These are the democratic nominees.I can’t front I only hurd and read on about six of them .Im going to research these names on my flight ! LETS START LEARNING AND ENCOURAGING VOTING NOW ! Not when is popular to do so and it’s only like four nominees left."

Earlier this year, Cardi spoke on the lengthy government shutdown and her thoughts on the underlying reason it was enacted.

"This sh*t is really f**kin' serious, bro," she stated in a viral Instagram video. "This sh*t is crazy. Like, our country is in a hellhole right now. All for a f**kin' wall."

 

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Post I love to see !These are the democratic nominees.I can’t front I only hurd and read on about six of them .Im going to research these names on my flight ! LETS START LEARNING AND ENCOURAGING VOTING NOW ! Not when is popular to do so and it’s only like four nominees left.

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Joey Badass Launches New 'Badmind' Record Label

Joey Badass is making serious moves. The rapper announced the launch of his new record label, Badmind, on Thursday (April 25).

"Proud to announce the launch of my label #Badmind," Badass revealed on Twitter. "First single from my first artist drops tonight on all streaming platforms. Stay tuned for more."

Proud to announce the launch of my new label #Badmind. First single from my first artist drops tonight on all streaming platforms. Stay tuned for more.... #NAOQuelly

— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) April 25, 2019

The single Joey is referring to is NAO Quelly's "Mo Betta," which is now available to stream.

Badass is coming fresh off the release of "Left Hand," a Beast Coast collective single. The single boasts production from Tyler Dopps and Sam Wish and features guest verses from Badass, Flatbush Zombies’ Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick Arc Elliott, Nyck Caution, Kirk Knight and CJ Fly, and the Underachievers’ Issa Gold and AK The Savior.

"Left Hand" is the first studio release from the collective. The group appears on forthcoming tour and summer concert lineups including Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, Florida (May 12th), the Soundset Festival in St. Paul, Minnesota (May 26th) and Governors Ball in New York City (June 2nd). Beast Coast is also going on their Escape from New York Tour from July 23 until Aug. 25.

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Texas Administrator Suspended For Coloring In Black Student's Hair Design With Sharpie

A school administrator from Texas has been suspended from their position at Berry Miller Junior High in Pearland, after forcing a black student to color in a design shaved into his head with a permanent marker.

Per the New York Daily News, “The boy’s hairstyle featured the letter "M" on the left side of his head, which is a violation of the district’s dress code.” The school’s assistant principal told the boy at school the next day that he had three options: “notify his mother, face disciplinary action or cover it with a marker.”

A detailing of the incident was written by the boy’s mother, Angela Washington, on Facebook. Washington says she was never informed of the action taken against her son.

“On Wednesday at school the Assistant Principal at Berry Miller Jr High in Pearland ISD told him he was out of dress code with his designs and decided to color my baby design with a PERMANENT MARKER!” she wrote. She added accompanying photos, one of the day the incident occurred, and two more pictures from the day after. She notes that the black marker coloring is still in his head.

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