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Advocacy Group Wants Star Jones And Lil Jon To Speak Out Against Trump

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After everything that Donald Trump has said about Barack Obama, this def doesn't surprise us.

African-American political advocacy group ColorOfChange has taken to Twitter with their campaign to convince Celebrity Apprentice contestants Star Jones and Lil Jon to speak out against Donald Trump.

Here's what ColorofChange had to say about their campaign in a statement:

"This is the first organized attempt to target these celebrities and demand that they, as prominent African-Americans, take a public stance against Donald Trump's ongoing attacks against President Obama."

Here's ColorOfChange executive director Rashad Robinson on the campaign:

"We've gotten a lot of people tweeting. [Celebrity Apprentice cast members] can't have a relationship with the black community and have a relationship with Trump and not call him out for his actions."

"They've remained in silence and now it is time for them to speak up."

What do U think about this? Should Lil Jon and Star Jones speak out against The Donald?

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Sad. The View Perpetuates False Information About The Spread Of HIV/AIDS, Refuses To Retract

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It's truly unfortunate that they're refusing to acknowledge a clearly incorrect statement.

On yesterday's episode of The View (above), while discussing the issue of HIV and AIDS in the African American community, Sherri Shepherd and guest host D.L. Hughley caused quite a bit of controversy by making some misinformed comments regarding heterosexual women contracting the disease from closeted gay men through intercourse.

Unfortunately, that information is incorrect, and GLAAD has asked the talk show to retract the damaging comments.

GLAAD's Senior Director of Programs', Rashad Robinson, says:

"Sherri Shepherd and D.L. Hughley's claim that African American gay and bisexual men are ‘primarily' responsible for increased HIV rates among African American women is inaccurate and dangerous. Medical experts, including the Centers for Disease Control have dispelled that myth and ABC has a responsibility to its viewers to correct the information. Shepherd and Hughley's comments fuel a climate of homophobia and racism."

With all the misinformation and falsities still out there regarding such a widespread disease, we're disappointed that ABC would have no problem letting clearly wrong facts knowingly be given blindly to their viewers.

So sad.

What do U think?? Should The View retract their comments??

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