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“black•ish” Unapologetically Explores Post-Trump Devastation + U.S. Senate Makes Middle-Of-The-Night Moves To Repeal Obamacare

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“black•ish” tackled Donald Trump winning the presidential election. And it was everything we thought it would be. More inside, plus the latest on the U.S. Senate trying to repeal Obamacare…

“black•ish” is known for taking on hot topics in the headlines, so it comes to no surprise the cast touched on Donald Trump winning the presidential election.

Last night’s episode was nothing short of amazing as the cast touched on real-life issues while still bringing the laughs.

The “Lemons” episode explored how the Johnson Family (who were all pro-Hillary Clinton) felt about the outcome of the presidential election. Needless to say, Dre was NOT happy about it and neither was anyone else. While Dre aired out his frustrations with shock, Rainbow found comfort in wearing everything she could find from left-wing causes.

Dre goes to his job at the advertising firm and they all have a discussion that likely went down in several office spaces across America post-election.

When Dre’s colleague Lucy is asked why her white “sisters” didn’t help Hillary win, here’s what she said, “I’m not some crazy right-wing nut you guys. I voted for Obama — twice. I even got my Republican parents to vote for him. He felt different. I believed he was gonna change stuff.”

“But it’s eight years later,” she continued. “My dad’s still out of work. My hometown’s about to go under. And Hillary comes out saying she’s basically going to keep everything the same. I’m sorry, but that doesn’t work for me and my family.”

Dre wasn’t as vocal during the conversation, which prompted Lucy to ask him if he was really concerned about what goes on in the country. That set him off into an insightful monologue with Nina Simone’s anti-racism song “Strange Fruit" playing in the background. 

He said:

I love this country even though at times it doesn’t love me back. For my whole life my parents, my grandparents, me, for most black people, this system has never worked for us. But we still play ball, tried to do our best to live by the rules even though we knew they would never work out in our favor, had to live in neighborhoods that you wouldn’t drive through, send our kids to schools with books so beat up you couldn’t read them, work jobs that you wouldn’t consider in your nightmares.

Black people wake up everyday believing our lives are gonna change even though everything around us says it’s not. Truth be told, you ask most black people and they tell you no matter who won the election, they don’t expect the hood to get better. But they still voted because that’s what you’re supposed to do.

You think I’m not sad that Hillary didn’t win? That I’m not terrified about what Trump’s about to do? I’m used to things not going my way. I’m sorry that you’re not and it’s blowing your mind, so excuse me if I get a little offended because I didn’t see all of this outrage when everything was happening to all of my people since we were stuffed on boats in chains. I love this country as much — if not more — than you do. And don’t you ever forget that.

Preach!

Meanwhile, Zoey decides to make lemonade for her classmates, although she claims it had no association with politics or Beyonce. She said, "It’s not liberal lemonade. It’s not conservative lemonade. It’s just lemonade that I made with love. That’s what I want my contribution to be — love.”

When life hands you lemons…

Peep the clip below of the cast dishing on the episode below:

Speaking of politics...

 

 

President Barack Obama hasn’t left office yet and THEY are already trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Late last night/this early this morning, the U.S. Senate took the first steps to having Obamacare repealed with a marathon voting session. While their votes alone won’t repeal the Affordable Care Act, it's certainly the beginning of them trying to get rid of it. The bill will now go to the House of Representatives and they are expected to cast their votes on Friday (January 13th).

Democrats who want to keep Obamacare staged a protest during the voting process. They yelled out their votes, breaking procedural rules, dedicating their votes to people who would be harmed by repealing the Act. Peep the clip above.

Freshman senator Kamala Harris, who made history this month as the second black female Senator ever and the first black Senator from California, wants to make the record clear.  She voted No.

SIGHS to it all.  If you want to keep your health insurance, call your Representatives.

Photos: ABC

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