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Lebron James says neither his team nor Golden State will travel to White House after winning NBA ChampionshipCavs and Warriors pass on White House visit. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry have been battling in the NBA Finals, but both stars agreed on Tuesday that whichever team wins the championship will skip the traditional White House visit to celebrate with U.S. President Donald Trump. The players voiced their opinions on the day Trump escalated his feud with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles after most of the Super Bowl-winning team passed up a White House invitation. “I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway,” James, whose Cavaliers trail the best-of-seven NBA Finals 2-0, told reporters in Cleveland on Tuesday during an off-day of the NBA Finals. “So it won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.” It has been a long-standing tradition for championship teams to visit the White House, but there has been some controversy since President Donald Trump took office. Last September, Trump revoked an invitation to the Warriors, who beat Cleveland last June for their second title in three seasons, after Curry had said he would vote against a planned visit. Curry, a former two-time league Most Valuable Player, said he and his teammates would likely repeat the stance they took last year should they successfully defend their NBA title. “I hope to be in that situation and win two more games where we win a championship and obviously know what comes with that,” said Curry. “But I think I agree with LeBron. Pretty sure the way we handled things last year, kind of stay consistent with that.” Trump revoked his invitation for the Eagles celebration after it became clear that most of the team’s players planned to boycott the event. Trump blasted NFL protests in which players kneeled during the playing of the national anthem, even though none of the Eagles kneeled during the anthem last season. “When somebody says they don’t want to come to the White House, he disinvites them, so the photo op don’t look bad. We get it at this point,” said Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who was named the MVP of last year’s NBA Finals. “It’s good that guys are sticking to what they believe in and what they want to do. Like guys said before me, I’m sure whoever wins this series won’t be going.”
Members of Black Hollywood Continue To Unite To Promote Initiatives That Invoke Change: Nov 8th Get up, SHOW UP, and Go Vote! NOV 2, 2016 (LOS ANGELES) - Members of Black Hollywood came together to launch a Public Service Announcement urging people of color to go out and vote on November 8th via the newly formed organization, Artistic Alliance For Justice (AAJ.) PSA producers Steven Jones (Brand Maverick Entertainment) & Kendrick Sampson (ABC's How to Get Away with Murder) created the concept of the PSA to both inform and educate people of color on voter suppression tactics most frequently used to deter their voices from being heard on election day, while providing concrete solutions on how to prevail against said tactics. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikg2WYRwrOE "As people of color, voter suppression is a living and breathing issue in our neighborhoods and communities," Jones says. "We created this PSA to help people of color avoid these tactics in hopes of helping them better exercise the civil liberties afforded to us under our constitution as American citizens." Those who are seen in the PSA consist of Cedric The Entertainer, Meagan Good, Russell Simmons, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Chris Spencer, Logan Browning, Kendrick Sampson, Keisha Epps, Glynn Turman, Erica Campbell, DeVon Franklin and Dijon Talton. The well-known faces and entertainers of whom you saw many participate in the #OccupyCityHall movement in Los Angeles (July 17,) the #SomeDayIsToday Anti-Police brutality PSA (August 4) and the #PowerInAction march and rally at the CNN building in Los Angeles (October 1,) have been using their collective resources and platforms to amplify initiatives that invoke positive social and political change underneath their new organization AAJ. With Election Day less than a week away, AAJ thought it of the utmost importance to encourage their communities to show up and vote! “I vote to show that I give a damn,” said legendary comedic actor Cedric The Entertainer. “To serve as an "elected" official is a privilege that must be earned by the people who put their confidence in you to speak on their behalf. Your vote let's them know you’re watching and expect results. We the People must be heard!!! Use your Voice! VOTE!" A sentiment shared by iconic hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, stated, “Not voting is an endorsement of the candidate that you didn’t choose. The state of our nation is in your hands. Show up to the polls this November 8th!” And in the words from one of the AAJ co-founders, Eva Marcille, “Voting is not just our right, but our sacred franchise. I have never had to take literacy test at a voting booth or been turned away at a polling place, nor have I ever been told I couldn't vote because of the color of my skin. I’ve never experienced that because my right to vote is protected by the blood of our parents and grandparents. That's why I'm voting and that's why I want you to vote. Exercising our right to vote is what we owe." ## ABOUT ARTISTIC ALLIANCE FOR JUSTICE An organization of artists and influencers that support the community through efforts that aim towards positive social and political change by utilizing our collective resources and individual platforms.
Radio Facts: Kevin Hart does his best PSA for exercising our right to vote.