( Daily News ) “The Carmichael Show” is set to tackle several hot topics when season 3 debuts on May 31, including African-American literacy and the N-word.
One upcoming episode of the NBC sitcom titled “Cynthia’s Birthday,” centers around family matriarch Cynthia Carmichael — played by Loretta Devine — as she marks a milestone. But the festivities go sideways when son Jerrod, played by series star Jerrod Carmichael, gives her a Luther Vandross box set, candles and a book.
“What is this?” a perplexed Cynthia asks.
“This is a first-edition hard cover of the Jacqueline Kennedy biography,” Jerrod tells her. But son Bobby, played by Lil Rel Howery, says a book is a terrible gift because “black people don’t read.”
…The rest of the episode ventures into even more controversial territory when guest star Joshua Rabinowitz — who is Caucasian — affectionately refers to Carmichael as “My Ni—-,” stunning the family at Cynthia’s birthday dinner.
Carmichael said he based the script on his personal experiences.
“It’s a conversation I was having with a lot of my friends, just about who should use it and when it’s appropriate,” he explained. “I just wanted to do an episode that really articulated my feelings around it.”
He believes the word has been given too much power.
“So many people hear it constantly on a daily basis, and it’s like the more we can do to dilute the pain of that word, I think the better, because there are such bigger issues to focus on.”
While some may agree, Devine says the episode will probably make others uncomfortable.
“People are going to be shocked when they see the episode,” she said. “I just hope the NAACP doesn’t come and get us.”
Read more: NBC sitcom claims ‘black people don’t read’…
Why would anyone target a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande? The grim answer may lie in the fact that with her revealing stage outfits, her stockings, pink bunny ears and unabashed sexual confidence, 23-year-old Miss Grande is a symbol of everything Islamists hate.
According to the purist, medieval interpretation of the Koran favoured by Islamic State, almost everything about Western music, and the Western lifestyle that goes with it, is haram, or forbidden — and so merits a death sentence.
Indeed, one claim of responsibility for Monday’s attack stated: ‘The explosive devices were detonated in the shameless concert arena.’
Those unfortunate enough to live in Islamic State’s caliphate have experience of this doctrine.
Three years ago, the then fledgling Islamic State issued a statement that read: ‘Songs and music are forbidden in Islam, as they prevent one from the remembrance of God and the Koran, and are a temptation and corruption of the heart.’ The directive went on to cite Koranic verses and Islamic teaching.
Liberal singer Katy Perry reacts to Manchester bombing by calling for open border.
In an interview Tuesday on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, the “Chained to the Rhythm” singer Katy Perry calls for people to “unite” following the Manchester suicide bombing, which occurred at Ariana Grande’s concert as young fans and their parents were leaving the 21,000-seat arena at around 10:35 p.m. local time.
“Whatever we say behind people’s backs, the Internet can be a little bit ruthless as far as fan bases go but I think that the greatest thing we can do is just unite and love on each other,” Perry said, adding, “No barriers, no borders, we all just need to co-exist.”
( Daily Mail ) At least 19 people are dead and 59 more injured after a suspected suicide bomber targeted children leaving a packed pop concert at Manchester Arena last night in Britain’s worst terror attack since 7/7.
Witnesses told of nuts and bolts tearing into young gig-goers when the blast was detonated in the foyer area between the arena and the next-door Victoria station just after the Ariana Grande performance ended.
One image captured bodies of the dead and injured lying in an area between the arena and the next-door Victoria station, which had been packed with people leaving the venue as the gig wound down.
As the explosion tore through the lobby, terrified youngsters stampeded for the sold-out 21,000-seater stadium’s exits in horrifying scenes caught on mobile phone cameras. Witnesses described the carnage as being ‘like a war zone’.
Armed police, the bomb squad and scores of emergency vehicles descended on the venue in the aftermath of the explosion, which took place at 10:35pm last night.
Shortly after 1.30am, a controlled explosion was carried out in the Cathedral Gardens near Manchester Arena, but police later confirmed the suspicious package had been an item of clothing.
Officials in the US said their UK counterparts had identified a possible male suicide bomber as being responsible for the atrocity. In a 3am press conference, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins confirmed his force were treating it as a terror attack.
An hour later, US star Grande, who escaped unharmed, tweeted she was ‘broken’.
‘From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words,’ she added. Her manager Scooter Braun said: ‘We mourn for the children.’
Read more: ‘Suicide bomber’ strikes at UK Ariana Grande show: Nineteen people are killed and 50 injured in terrorist attack as ‘nail bomb near the exit’ explodes, ripping into teens leaving packed gig
From TMZ: Donald Trump’s StarGets the Toilet Treatment …Wanna ‘Take a Trump?’
Donald Trump‘s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is now the gold standard for vandalism — it got hit again … this time with a toilet.
A golden toilet was placed right next to Trump’s star at some point between Saturday and Sunday, which was filled with … something wet and gross. It also looks like someone broke the toilet tank, which originally read “Take A Trump.”
Law enforcement sources tell us no one has reported the vandalism, and they’re not yet investigating the toilet prank. We’ve reached out to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce as well, which oversees the stars’ maintenance … so far, no word back.
This is the latest attempt to deface Trump’s star on Hollywood Blvd., and they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Someone scribbled “F*** Trump” on his star just last month … and, of course, James Otis took a pick ax to the thing in October.
It’s clean up duty again for someone.
LIBTARD BILL MAHER INCEST JOKE ON IVANKA AND TRUMP: “she’s gonna walk into the bedroom and—”Daddy, Daddy…’Don’t do it, Daddy”
- LIBTARD Bill Maher incest joke: ‘When he’s about to nuke Finland or something, she’s gonna walk into the bedroom and—”Daddy, Daddy…’Don’t do it, Daddy,”‘
Another incest joke about Ivanka by Real Time host Bill Maher whose his liberal gutter mind on full display again last Friday night.
Maher asked his guest New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman : ‘What do you make of Ivanka and her efforts to sort of humanize her father?
‘We see all this misogyny at Fox News, we see it in Donald Trump himself. A lot of us thought, Ivanka is gonna be our saving grace.’
‘When he’s about to nuke Finland or something, she’s gonna walk into the bedroom and—”Daddy, Daddy…’Don’t do it, Daddy,”‘ said Maher.
‘Is that how you see Ivanka?’ Maher asked Sherman who, red faced, replied: ‘No.’
But guess what, liberals would be laughing out loud when they hear this joke. They would think this is very funny and deserving. What do you expect from the party of baby killers? An incest joke is like a kindergarten offense to them – no big deal!
CHER HAS NO MONEY TO TREAT HER ASTHMA AFTER OBAMACARE REPEAL, BUT SHE’S WORTH $300 MILLION…POOR LIB :(
Poor Cher 😦 Hillary Clinton’s friend and fundraiser is worth $305 million but with the Obamacare repeal, there’s just no money for her asthma. So terrible 😦 Maybe Hillary Clinton and the rest of Hollywood should do a GoFund for the 70-year-old singer?