News Brief

Big Surprise: Trump's Supreme Court Pick Supported Apartheid, Trolled Student Protestors

Trump's appointee for SCOTUS once trolled his classmates for protesting South African apartheid.

Is it really a surprise that Trump's pick for the Supreme Court is another garbage-ass individual? No it is not. His nominee is Colorado-native and former law-clerk, Neil Gorsuch who, despite being a younger judge at 49, has been a cantankerous old troll for quite some time.


While attending Colombia University, where he graduated from in 1988, he wrote a column in the Colombia Daily Spectator in which he fabricated a story about a student activist, and criticized fellow students who protested American companies that monetarily benefited from South African apartheid. He questioned why students would oppose such actions since it "paid for our need-blind admissions policy," Daily News reports.

He also expressed that he didn't find anything wrong with gentrification. “Is it because such arguments would be immoral, false and heartless? Or is it because it is not fashionable at Columbia to be anything other than a pro-Sandinista, anti-Reagan, ADHOC, uranium-pilfering protester?" he wrote in another column.

This information—along with his white maleness—makes it painfully obvious why he's Trump's ideal choice.  Homeboy's alternative fact telling skills are top notch. "Immoral, false and heartless" sounds about right though.

Music

The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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