To award its Best Fight Against the System Moon Person, the Video Music Awards brought together Rev. Robert Lee, IV—a descendant of the Confederate general—and Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer. More
03/12/2017 by PeekYou Team
Trump-dominated SNL showdown features ‘complicit’ Ivanka Trump, ‘racist’ dog, ‘distracted’ Jeff Sessions
Author: Chris Sommerfeldt / Source: NY Daily News
The Saturday Night Live crew took on President Trump, his family, his Cabinet members and even one of his canine supporters in this week’s politics-packed episode. More
02/03/2017 by PeekYou Team
Author: Matthew Strauss / Source: pitchfork.com
Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti currently sells a line of sneakers called “Nicki,” seemingly named after Nicki Minaj, who referenced the designer in her iconic “Monster” verse. In a series of tweets and Instagram posts, Nicki has now accused Zanotti of “racism and disrespect” because she says she “inspired him to design a sneaker in [her] honor,” yet has been denied offers to collaborate officially on a capsule collection. “Don’t care about the money. It’s just the disrespect. You’re not taking MY call? Lol. Give some money to charity in my name or smthn,” she wrote.
Nicki also asked her fans to help make the hashtags #GiuseppeWhatsGood and #RunMeMyCHECK trending topics because “the racism & disrespect won’t b tolerated.” See her tweets and Instagram posts below. Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Nicki Minaj and Giuseppe Zanotti for more information and further comment.
In addition to rapping about Giuseppe, Nicki wore his “Lorenz” shoes in a 2013 music video with Ciara. After publicly announcing her breakup with Meek Mill, the Philadelphia rapper posted a photo of the shoes on his since-deleted Instagram. “If you walk out don’t wear these they wack,” he wrote.
This is wonderful. #GiuseppeZanotti seems to think it’s ok to name his sneakers after me but his PR says they won’t take our call. Lol.
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) February 3, 2017
I met #GiuseppeZanotti years ago. At which time, he told me I inspired him to design a sneaker in my honor. Wore them on the cover of Cosmo
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) February…
12/02/2016 by PeekYou Team
Author: Karen Tumulty and Philip Rucker / Source: Washington Post
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The raw, lingering emotion of the 2016 presidential campaign erupted into a shouting match here Thursday as top strategists of Hillary Clinton’s campaign accused their Republican counterparts of fueling and legitimizing racism to elect Donald Trump.
The extraordinary exchange came at a postmortem session sponsored by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where top operatives from both campaigns sat across a conference table from each other.
As Trump’s team basked in the glow of its victory and singled out for praise its campaign’s chief executive, Stephen K. Bannon, who was absent, the row of grim-faced Clinton aides who sat opposite them bristled.
Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri condemned Bannon, who previously ran Breitbart, a news site popular with the alt-right, a small movement known for espousing racist views.
“If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician, I am proud to have lost,” she said. “I would rather lose than win the way you guys did.”
Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, fumed: “Do you think I ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform?”
“You did, Kellyanne. You did,” interjected Palmieri, who choked up at various points of the session.
“Do you think you could have just had a decent message for white, working-class voters?” Conway asked. “How about, it’s Hillary Clinton, she doesn’t connect with people? How about, they have nothing in common with her? How about, she doesn’t have an economic message?”
Joel Benenson, Clinton’s chief strategist, piled on: “There were dog whistles sent out to people. . . . Look at your rallies. He delivered it.”
At which point, Conway accused Clinton’s team of being sore losers. “Guys, I can tell you are angry, but wow,” she said. “Hashtag he’s your president. How’s that? Will you ever accept the election results? Will you tell your protesters that he’s their president, too?”
The session was part of a two-day forum that the school’s Institute of Politics has sponsored in the wake of every presidential election since 1972. It gathers operatives from nearly all of the primary and general election campaigns, as well as a large contingent of journalists, with the stated goal of beginning to compile a historical record.
Generally, the quadrennial gatherings are frank but civil ones, in which political operatives at the top of their game accord each other a measure of professional respect.
This year, in the wake of a brutal campaign with a surprise outcome, it was clear that the wounds have not yet begun to heal. The animosity of the campaign aides mirrors the broader feelings of millions of voters on both sides.
Campaign officials lashed out at each other, and also against the media — which neither side believed had treated it fairly.
Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook also acknowledged that her operation had made a number of mistakes and miscalculations, while being buffeted by what he repeatedly described as a “head wind” of being an establishment candidate in a season where voters were eager for change.
He noted, for…