Michael Rapaport starred in the iconic movie, Higher Learning, directed by John Singleton and featuring Omar Epps. He also directed a documentary on the rap group A Tribe Called Quest. That puts Rapaport squarely in the hip hop culture. Hip hop and sports have intersected, and these two fields have the biggest platforms when it comes to speaking on black culture.
Weighing in on the LeBron James and Donald Trump tete-a-tete, Rapaport recently exclaimed said Trump couldn’t carry LeBron James’s jock strap, and that New Yorkers can’t stand President Trump. Rapaport should bring that energy, and his receipts to Trump And The GE Wednesday. We would love to talk policy with him and how he sees the country moving forward sans Donald Trump, if at all.
Trump And The Global Economy (“Trump And The GE”) is on again for Wednesday August 8th in Forte Green Brooklyn. It appears that every athlete, artist, and entertainer wants to “resist Trump.” We need the best and the brightest to speak for us, but they must be informed. How better to be informed that to get fed by professionals who are part of the economy, or have spent careers explaining politics and economics to the masses.
Former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid helped bring attention to inequality and police brutality when he joined Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the National Anthem. The silent protest brought attention to a need for change. It hurt the feelings of mainstream America who simply could not figure out why anyone would not love America. The gestrue also got President Donald Trump’s dander up. Trump went on a crusade to get the owners to fire the protesters, and we have not seen nor heard from Eric Reid since.