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Rhode Island Votes to Remove Racist Portion of State’s Official Name (Video)

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*Voters in Rhode Island have decided that its racist name has got to go, and it has nothing to do with “Rhode” or “Island.”

It’s the “Providence Plantations” part of RI’s official name, “The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.” that was the subject of a referendum on Tuesday’s ballot. After years of criticism for its racist connotations, the ballot question to remove “and Providence Plantations” passed with nearly 53 percent of the vote.

A petition earlier this year, which received over 11,000 signatures, said: “If you ask anyone what’s the first word that comes to your mind when you (read) plantation? They’ll likely say slavery, and to every African American it holds a painful memory and represents the very real systematic racism in our government.”

Here’s Trevor Noah’s take on “The Daily Show” in June, when an executive order to change the name was part of the worldwide racial reckoning that followed the police killing of George Floyd.

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  1. Franklin Ruff

    November 6, 2020 at 3:24 am

    There was no “Racist” in Rhode Islands name. Plantations had no racist connection. You liberal media types make everything about race. Check history to understand what the Plantations in RI’s name meant. Freakin cretins…

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Is Pres. Elect Biden Obama’s 3rd Term? & What 44 Said About Black America’s Progress Under His Watch on ‘Breakfast Club’ (VIDEO)

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*Attorney Antonio Moore discusses the recent Obama Breakfast Club interview during his Book tour.

Moore harshly critiques the interview of Pres. Obama performed by Charlamagne, DJ Envy and Angela Yee.

He also looks closer at President Elect Joe Biden’s cabinet picks and measures them again Barack Obama & Bill Clinton’s prior administrations.

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Obama Responds to His Critics Who Say He Didn’t Do Enough for Blacks / WATCH

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*(Via UrbanHollywood411) – Former President Barack Obama continued his book tour Wednesday (11-25-20) with a conversation on The Breakfast Club about his record on supporting the Black Community, Joe Biden winning the election and Latinos who voted for President Donald Trump.

While discussing his record-selling memoir “A Promised Land” with hosts Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy, Obama addressed criticism that he didn’t do enough for African Americans while he was in the White House.

“I understand it because when I got elected, there was so much excitement and hope. And I also think that we generally view the presidency as almost like a monarchy. In the sense of, ‘once the President is there he can just do whatever he needs to get done and if he’s not doing it then it must be because he didn’t want to do it,’” he told the three radio hosts.

He then said he “had the statistics” to prove his accomplishments.

“By the time I left office, you had seen three million African Americans have health care that didn’t have it before. You had seen the incarceration rate, the number of Black folks in prison, drop for the first time in years… You had seen Black poverty drop to its lowest level since 1968. You had seen Black businesses rise, you had seen Black income go up,” Obama said, adding that “millions of Black folks were better off” when he left office.

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‘Don’t Ever Talk to the President That Way!’: Trump Pulls Rank on Reporter During Thanksgiving Presser (Watch)

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*President Trump surfaced Thursday to take questions from reporters for the first time since he lost the presidential election and he still swears that he won.

He also yelled at a reporter who was following up on Trump’s declaration that if the electoral college formalizes Joe Biden’s victory, they will have “made a mistake, cause this election was a fraud.” When Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason tried to ask a follow up, Trump barked back: “Don’t talk to me that way. I’m the President of the United States. Don’t ever talk to the president that way.”

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Asked about his plans for his last Thanksgiving in the White House, Trump said you “can’t say what’s first or last,” adding it might be the “first one of a second term.” He also said: “It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede. This was a massive fraud.”

Trump went on to say he would travel to Georgia to help the two GOP candidates in the Senate runoffs there, he whined about Biden picking a Cabinet while the results are still pending due to fraud, and he pleaded to reporters, “Don’t let Biden take credit for the vaccine.”

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