Kanye West Designs Clothing to Get Black Voters to Go Conservative
Today in Kanye’s coonery: he’s making a “political statement” through his latest apparel line that aims to encourage Black voters to ditch the Democratic party.
Ye is designing for the “Blexit” campaign, an organization that describes itself as “a frequency for those who have released themselves from the political orthodoxy” and a “rebellion led by Americans wishing to disrupt the simulation of fear.” USA Today reported that the line debuted on Saturday at Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit in Washington D.C., where communications director Candace Owens offered comment on the collab.
“Blexit is a renaissance and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colors, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West,” said Owens.
Pro-Trans Lives Banner At World Series Final Game
World Series Game 5 brought way more than just a win for the Boston Red Sox. Members of the TransLatin@ Coalition, a Los Angeles-based activist organization that advocates for the rights of transgender Latinx people, unfurled a large banner at Dodger Stadium reading “Trans People Deserve To Live” on the Transgender Pride Flag.
The flag was eventually removed, although it was unclear whether it was taken down by the activists who brought it or by stadium security.
Voter Suppression in Georgia
The midterm elections this year are crucial all around the country—but in some states like Georgia, not all votes are guaranteed to be counted. Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp has been sued for suppressing minority votes.
An Associated Press investigation revealed that his office has not approved 53,000 voter registrations, most of them filed by African Americans. Kemp is running against Democrat Stacey Abrams, who could be the first Black woman governor in Georgia.