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The NBA is concerned about a cluster of unvaccinated players, including Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, who refuse to get the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the league is concerned that "leaders" like Kyrie Irving, 29, and LeBron James, 36, are jeopardizing their attempts to vaccinate the entire NBA.

The league front office is worried that Kyrie, in particular, will convince the younger players to reject the mRNA shots or the boosters.

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Kyrie, star guard for the Brooklyn Nets, will likely comply with New York City's strict vaccine mandate which calls for unvaccinated NBA players to sit out all home games.

Kyrie's aunt said recently that NBA players could sit out all home games to protest the league's vaccine policies, which she calls oppressive.

"There are so many other players outside of him who are opting out, I would like to think they would make a way. It could be like every third game. So it still gives you a full season of being interactive and being on the court, but with the limitations that they're, of course, oppressing upon you. There can be some sort of formula where the NBA and the players can come to some sort of agreement."

She went on to say that Kyrie is not looking for a religious exemption.

"It's not religious-based, it's morals based. You may have to sit on the sideline, you might not have to be in the arena during this. If it's that freaking important to get a vaccine that, hell, it's still not preventing COVID, then I'd rather them working it out that way than to say, 'Hey, if you don't get the vaccine, then you can't be a part of the franchise that you fuckin' helped build.'"

According to CDC statistics, more than 74% of Black NY residents are unvaccinated. As a result, Black New Yorkers are most impacted by NYC's vaccine mandates.

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Black Lives Matter has accused New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio of discriminating against Black people.

One of the leaders of Black Lives Matter's Greater New York chapter slammed de Blasio, saying his "mandate is racist and specifically targets black New Yorkers."

Chivona Newsome calls de Blasio's vaccine mandates "modern-day Freedom Papers, which limit the free will of Black people."

"Although Mayor Bill De Blasio ran on progressives values, nothing in his tenure will attest to his campaign promises," Newsome told Fox News.

"The September 13th vaccine mandate is racist and specifically targets Black New Yorkers. The vaccination passports are modern-day Freedom Papers, which limit the free will of Black people.

"The vaccination mandates infringe upon the civil liberties of the Black community. It's more than where we can dine or enjoy entertainment, it will result in loss of income. As of Monday, September 27, Black health care workers and educators will lose their jobs."

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Rihanna appeared to make a political statement about vaccine mandates after presenting her Savage X Fenty Show in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The Bajan beauty mogul was seen leaving Pier 59 recording studios in NYC on Friday. She wore a Vetements t-shirt with a political slogan on the front: "Think while it's still legal."

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The 33-year-old singer also wore Vetements baggy jeans, a Bottega Veneta bag and metallic pointy toe boots.

For those still waiting for new music from Rihanna, the semi-retired singer told the AP she is still working on her new album.

She said her new music will be "completely different" from what fans are used to.

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"You're not going to expect what you hear. Just put that in your mind. Whatever you know of Rihanna is not going to be what you hear.

"I'm really experimenting. Music is like fashion. You should be able to play. I should be able to wear whatever I want. I treat music the same way. So I'm having fun and it's going to be completely different."

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A Black reporter confronted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] official who called for shooting vaccine-filled blow darts at Black people who refused to get vaccinated.

Project Veritas released the second video of its undercover Covid-19 vaccine investigative series on Wednesday.

In the video, FDA economist, Taylor Lee, said U.S. Government policy should be similar to Nazi Germany when it comes to forcing people to take the vaccine.

"I think that a lot of the time -- so there's also this issue of -- I remember reading about how with Covid trials, they were having an issue recruiting African American people. It was because of a different medication the government tried to do that was specifically designed to kill African Americans."

He added: "Again, blow darts. It is the perfect answer."

In a follow-up video, Lee was confronted by R.C. Maxwell, a Black reporter with Project Veritas, who asked Lee to comment on his remarks about shooting blow darts at Black people.

"Taylor Lee? Would you mind giving me a comment on these statements you've made? If I was unvaccinated would you, you know, hypothetically want to shoot me with a blow dart?"

Watch Lee's reaction below.
 

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The View co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro were asked to leave the set after both tested positive for Covid-19.

Hostin and Navarro were escorted off camera by ABC Studio security after leaving the set.

The embarrassing incident occurred live on the air on Friday, Sept. 24, just seconds before welcoming Vice President Kamala Harris onstage for an interview.

Reportedly, the co-hosts were asked to leave by Secret Service agents.

The View's hosts are all fully vaccinated, but they can still contract and spread the virus to others.

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"Ana and Sunny have to leave," Joy Behar told the national TV audience. "And we'll tell you why in a couple minutes.

"Shall I introduce the vice-president?" she asked a producer. "Okay, vice-president — no? Okay, shall we dance? Let's do a tap dance. Since this is gonna be a major news story any minute now."

After the break, Behar explained why Hostin and Navarro were booted off the set -- because they tested positive for Covid.

"No matter how hard we try, these things happen. They probably have a breakthrough case, and they'll be okay, I'm sure, because they're both vaccinated up the wazoo, you know, a lot of vaccines."

Watch the video below.

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The Biden administration is seeking dishonorable discharges for 46% of troops who refuse to get the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine.

The Pentagon mandated vaccines for all U.S. service members (1.3 million) last month.

However, a reported 600,000 service members have declined to roll up their sleeves for the mRNA vaccines.

The White House issued a statement saying a proposed GOP NDAA bill preventing dishonorable discharges would "detract from readiness and limit a commander's options for enforcing good order and discipline when a Service member fails to obey a lawful order to receive a vaccination."

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The statement said dishonorable discharges are necessary "To enable a uniformed force to fight with discipline, commanders must have the ability to give orders and take appropriate disciplinary measures."

GOP Representative Mark Green of Tennessee said he was "appalled" at the Biden administration for suggesting dishonorable discharges for service members who refuse the shots.

"No American who raises their hand to serve our Nation should be punished for making a highly personal medical decision," Green said.

Lieutenant Col Paul Douglas Hague resigned and forfeited his pension after 19 years of service because he "refuses President Biden's 'unethical, immoral and tyrannical' vaccine mandate."

"I cannot and will not contribute to the fall of this great nation and its people," the father of seven wrote.

The House is expected to vote on the GOP's NDAA bill, preventing dishonorable discharges, on Thursday morning.

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Project Veritas released the second video of its undercover Covid-19 vaccine investigative series on Wednesday.

Part 2 exposes a U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] official calling for forced vaccinations of Black people.

According to the CDC, over 70% of Black New Yorkers are unvaccinated.

Project Veritas went undercover to record FDA economist, Taylor Lee, calling for forced vaccinations of Black people and keeping a "registry" for all unvaccinated Americans.
 
READ ALSO: Pfizer CEO Blames Russia For Vaccine Hesitancy Among Black People
 
In the video, Lee said U.S. Government policy should be similar to Nazi Germany when it comes to forcing people to take the vaccine.

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Lee said health officials should go door-to-door forcing vaccines on people who are hesitant or fearful.

"Census goes door-to-door if you don't respond. So, we have the infrastructure to do it. I mean, it'll cost a ton of money. But I think, at that point, I think there needs to be a registry of people who aren't vaccinated. Although that's sounding very [much like Nazi] Germany."

He also suggested blowing vaccine-filled darts at Black people who don't comply.

"I think that a lot of the time -- so there's also this issue of -- I remember reading about how with Covid trials, they were having an issue recruiting African American people. It was because of a different medication the government tried to do that was specifically designed to kill African Americans."

Veritas Journalist: "Yeah. Can't blame [African Americans]."

Lee: "I can't. But at the same time, like, blow dart. That's where we're going... Again, blow darts. It is the perfect answer."

In Part 1 of the Covid vaccination series, an undercover nurse working for the federal government recorded an HHS doctor saying the vaccine "is full of sh-t."

Part 1 garnered over 4 million views in less than 24 hours on YouTube.com. It was scrubbed from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Watch both videos below.
 

 

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Chris Rock is among the millions of fully vaccinated Americans who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Chris Rock, pictured in NYC on Sept. 13, took to Twitter on Sunday to share the news of his Covid-19 diagnosis.

The 56-year-old actor and comedian urged his social media followers to get vaccinated.

"Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don't want this. Get vaccinated."

Back in May, the "Grown Ups" star joked with late night host Jimmy Fallon that not only was he fully vaccinated, but that he jumped the line to get the injection.

"I was like, 'Step aside, Betty White, I did (the movie) Pootie Tang. Step aside, old people'. I was like Billy Zane on the Titanic. Leo (DiCaprio) died. Billy Zane lived to see another day. I don't want to be Leo at the bottom of the ocean... Billy Zane got another woman after that thing. In reality, you want to be Leo - but not in that movie."

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Rock, pictured with fellow comedian Dave Chappelle, also joked: "I'm two-shots Rock, that's what they call me." He clarified that he received the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In 2020, Rock made a surprise appearance at a press conference with former New York governor Andrew Cuomo to urge New Yorkers to wear face coverings.

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"It's the kids who really aren't wearing a mask, and you know, it's sad. It's sad that our health has become, you know, a sort of political issue... It's a status symbol, almost, to not wear a mask."

Over 76% of Americans have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

A recent study out of Israel found that natural immunity confers longer-lasting protection against the Delta variant than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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Nicki Minaj doxxed a newspaper reporter who contacted her cousin to say CNN was threatening to expose him.

Nicki has been under fire for her claim that a friend of her cousin's experienced impotency and swollen testicles after getting the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine.

Nicki's tweets sparked denials from the CDC, Dr. Anthony Fauci and the White House. She was reported booted off Twitter twice.

The drama boiled over on Friday after a Trinidad-based reported, Sharlene Rampersad contacted Nicki's cousin via WhatsApp to request an interview.

When the unidentified cousin ignored the reporter's interview request, she wrote:

"CNN is in the country looking for you. And when they find you, they won't hesitate to reveal where you live where your gf lives... anything and anyone who is tied to you."

Rampersad promised not to reveal his contact info to CNN if he spoke with her.

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Nicki was livid. She took to social media and shared screengrabs of the WhatsApp conversation between the reporter and her cousin.

Nicki claimed her cousin is now in hiding from CNN and she accused the reporter and CNN of "threatening my family in Trinidad". She added, "it won't bode well for you."

In another post on her Instagram Story, Nicki called the reporter a "dirty h*e" and published her phone number.

The reporter responded: "I will be taking you to court @nickiminaj."

Nicki's "Barbz" reportedly called the reporter's number and tagged CNN in their tweets.

One Twitter user wrote:

"Apparently, the real issue for CNN is that Nikki engaged in Free Speech (yes, I disagree with her stance on COVID, but, she's entitled to it)."

Another person tweeted:

"I have always been a CNN supporter & thought the left had some sense but this situation with Nicki Minaj has opened my eyes that main stream media is all about pushing their agendas and tearing apart and LYING on anyone who doesnt fit their agenda."

And a third person wrote:

"@CNN and @Guardian are literally harassing and THREATENlNG Nicki Minaj's family in Trinidad if her they do not talk to them! How is this legal?! It needs to stop NOW."

Nicki also dragged CNN host Don Lemon for criticizing her on his program.

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A small but vocal group of Nicki Minaj supporters protested outside the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on Wednesday.

According to Yahoo! News, the group was comprised of members of the anti-vaccine Black Hammer organization.

The protesters shouted "Nicki told the truth!" and "Fauci lied to me!" - referring to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Covid-19 adviser to Pres. Joe Biden.

The demonstrators also chanted "down with the CDC, Fauci lies to me."

A man in a black mask holding a megaphone said, "Nicki Minaj said I'm not going to take your vaccine."

The activists approached cars leaving the CDC headquarters on the city's northeast side.

Nicki sparked controversy earlier this week when she tweeted her reason for skipping this year's Met Gala.

The "Anaconda" rapper told her 22.6 million followers she was unvaccinated and preferred to do her own research before getting the vaccine.

She also claimed a friend of her cousin in her native Trinidad experienced impotency and swollen testicles after getting the shots.

Health ministers in Trinidad held an urgent press conference to deny the claim.

The ministers told the BBC "there is absolutely no reported side effect or adverse event of testicular swelling in Trinidad."

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A group of women from Texas assaulted a NYC restaurant hostess after she asked them to provide proof of Covid-19 before eating there.

The incident occurred at Carmine's on the Upper West Side when the hostess asked to see their vaccine cards. The brawl was captured on cellphone video and uploaded to Twitter.com.

Proof of vaccination is required to dine at any New York City restaurant, per mayor Bill de Blasio.

The women took offense when the hostess asked them for proof of vaccines to eat inside.

The unidentified hostess was repeatedly punched by the three women, ages 21, 44 and 49. Bystanders broke up the brawl just as police arrived.

The three women were taken into custody and transported to NYPD's 24th precinct station, according to NBC News.

It is not clear if they were charged. The women are reportedly tourists visiting from Texas.

New York City is the first major U.S. city to ask residents to show proof of vaccination to enter restaurants and gyms. Any business that fails to comply could face a fine up $1,000 per violation.