[video] Snoop Dogg Asks Fans To Boycott Roots! “They Just Want to Keep Showing the Abuse That We Took”

Snoop Dogg gives his thoughts on the remake of Roots which debuted tonight on the History channel starring Laurence Fishburne · Mekhi Phifer · Forest Whitaker · Produced By LeVar Burton.

via USA Today

Earlier, Roots co-executive producer LeVar Burton, who played the central character in the 1977 miniseries, enslaved protagonist Kunta Kinte, told USA TODAY that the remake was needed as part of a national discussion.

“We are clearly engaged in the conversation in America and it’s one where everybody needs to be involved,” Burton says. “If you are living in America right now, then the story of slavery is relevant to you, because it’s shaped the country and the culture in which you live, whether you want to admit that or not.”

[video] Gorilla killed after 4 year old falls into zoo enclosure

Sad story all around and another example as to why animals need to be left alone in the wild.

A zoo shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla that grabbed and dragged a four-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat on Saturday afternoon, the Cincinnati Zoo’s director said.
Authorities said the boy, who fell 10 to 12 feet, is expected to recover after being picked up out of the moat and dragged by the 400-pound male, lowland gorilla named Harambe.
The boy was in the moat for about 10 minutes and was in between the gorilla’s legs when the gorilla was shot, according to WLWT.
While zoo officials are still investigating, they believe the boy crawled through a railing barrier, and then fell into the moat.
Terrified 4-year-old grabbed and dragged by 400lb gorilla

Zoo officials said at the time boy fell in the moat, three gorillas were in the enclosure but the two female gorillas were called out immediately.
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[video]Spain: Vegan activists use their bodies to protest meat industry

Just two months after Barcelona officially declared itself ‘veg-friendly, friend of vegan and vegetarian culture’, twenty vegan activists from AnimaNaturalis took part in a street performance, at Placa Sant Jaume, Sunday, to protest against the production and consumption of meat.

Performers stripped naked and crouched on human-sized trays, while other activists poured fake blood on them, packaged them up, and presented them to onlookers as a row of meat products to be bought in a supermarket.

[video] Police Officer Cleared In Freddie Gray Case

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Update:

via CBS

Freddie Gray arresting officer Edward Nero was found not guilty on all counts by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams Monday morning.

Nero faced second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office.

Nero waived his right to a trial by jury. His bench trial began May 12 and final arguments were heard Thursday.

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