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    Real Talk with Rashad Richey: Do You Agree with Trump Cutting the Budget for Social Programs?

    April 4, 2017 9:36 PM

    Let’s talk about MONEY! Trump’s White House released it’s budget or MONEY proposal. It’s basically what the President considers important and says “these are the programs that deserve money.” But this budget is…well…INSANE And many people from both parties agree!

    Trump decided it was a good idea to cut funding from Meals on Wheels who serve dinners to the elderly, he cut 9 billion dollars from The Department of Education and took money from PBS {now why he gotta mess with Sesame Street I don’t know}. But in all seriousness he also decided not to include ONE DIME of additional spending for our HBCUs even though he said he would. As a matter of fact Trump cut money from colleges including HBCUs by eliminating funding for programs like Upward Bound which a lot of people including myself benefited from.

    And let’s not play the game of saying he’s just trying to save America money because the same guy who is cutting money from children, college students and the elderly also called to increase money for the military by 54 billion dollars! Even Veterans are saying that’s too much. But there’s still time to change this, remember Congress has to approve the budget. It’s not Trump’s money it’s our money. Maybe we need to remind him of that.

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    Local Physics Professor Discusses Possible Cause of I-85 Collapse

    April 3, 2017 9:38 PM

    As Atlanta city officials and residents speculate on the possible causes of the Interstate 85 bridge collapse, Rashad Richey enlisted the expertise of Dr. Mizani to discuss potential causes of the fire that led to the collapse of the bridge. City officials previously stated that the fire was started by a trio of homeless individuals smoking crack under the bridge. The suspect Basil Eleby was arrested and charged with arson.

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    Trump’s Healthcare Fail

    March 29, 2017 12:42 PM

    For almost 8 years Republicans have been screaming “Repeal and Replace Obamacare”. They campaigned on this and even said they had multiple plans that were better. But now they control the House, the Senate and the Presidency and still can’t get it together! Recently their repeal and replace healthcare bill died a quick death before it even got a vote. But what really happened? President Trump said during his campaign, “I will cover EVERYBODY” but the healthcare bill republicans proposed would have made 24 million people lose coverage. Also, Trump said he would include a provision allowing insurance companies to compete across state lines…also not in the bill. Trump, did you even read the bill?

    The republican version increased premiums for the elderly but gave huge breaks to the very wealthy. Bottom line, this bill died because it was a bad for Americans and over 70% were against it. Let’s just keep it 100. This Repeal and Replace propaganda was never about the people but rather about undoing President Obama’s legacy. IT’S ALL POLITICS!

    We know Obamacare is not perfect so both parties should be working together to get this right.

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    Fulton County General Solicitor Keith Gammage Stops by Real Talk

    March 27, 2017 5:36 PM

    Fulton County General Solicitor Keith Gammage stopped by Real Talk for the first time to discuss his recent election and what he plans to accomplish as General Solicitor. In wanting to build and maintain a positive relationship with the community, Gammage detailed the initiatives he plans to enact to lower and prevent prevent crime among the city’s youth and spoke with the listening community.

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    Gentrification in Southwest Atlanta

    March 23, 2017 8:33 PM

    Communities dominated by African Americans have been undergoing gentrification in Atlanta for over a decade. Now such gentrification is taking place in Southwest Atlanta. Rashad Richey hosted a panel discussion with individuals involved with grassroots organizations aimed at combating gentrification and promoting fair housing for those affected.

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    Was It Appropriate for Trump to Tweet about Snoop?

    March 17, 2017 9:53 PM

    So President Donald Trump insinuated in a tweet that Snoop Dogg should be jailed. This tweet was a response to a new Snoop video where he’s seen using a fake looney tune styled gun and shooting a character who resembles Donald Trump in clown makeup.

    First off, none of us condone the assassination or mocked assassination of a US President. But let’s be real, Snoop didn’t aim a gun at Trump. It was an actor in a rap video. What Snoop did is called satire; the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize societal issues and politics. It may be in bad taste but it’s completely legal and protected under the 1stAmendment of our US Constitution: it’s called Freedom of Speech and no one should be jailed for it Mr. President. As a matter of fact the US Supreme Court said, without (freedom of speech) other fundamental rights would wither and die.

    That’s why T.I. responded by saying Trump is a wanna be dictator, the artist Common called it Freedom of Expression and other celebrities have chimed in…all protected under Free Speech. And do we remember when Singer Ted Nugent who was a Trump supporter and featured in a Trump Campaign ad called for bothPresident Obama and Secretary Clinton to “be tried for treason & hung? Trump defended his statements! So while I understand the outrage from Snoop’s video, I also can understand if people are outraged that our president wakes up in the morning ranting about a rapper for exercising his constitutional rights. And let’s not forget when Trump said, “I can stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody” and know one arrested him for it because the same constitutional protections that work for Snoop also work for Trump.

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