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NETFLIX DOC: CIA Flooded Black Communities With Crack…

“Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy,” the latest doc from filmmaker Stanley Nelson, explores how crack cocaine—and the government—inflicted untold damage on Black America.

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NETFLIX DOC: CIA Flooded Black Communities With Crack…

To discuss crack cocaine is to tackle a litany of bigger, intertwined American issues: racial and economic disparities; inner city poverty and crime; media reporting and sensationalism; political and legislative campaigning and action; mass incarceration and exploitation; and personal and communal responsibility. All of those topics are present in Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy. Yet at a mere 89 minutes, Stanley Nelson’s new Netflix documentary (premiering Jan. 11) bites off far more than it can chew—resulting in analysis that ranges from the persuasive to the cursory to the borderline disingenuous.

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy employs a general chronological structure to tell its sprawling tale, beginning with the 1970s-1980s rise of cocaine, whose cost gave it an aura of being the “glamour drug” of the rich and powerful. That made it inaccessible for most lower-income Black Americans, whose dreams of using coke, the film contends, were spurred on by movies like Scarface. However, things took a turn when dealers began distilling cocaine into crack, a cheaper and more potent variant that became an immediate substance-abuse sensation. Before long, entire urban communities—which were already struggling with mounting unemployment, poverty, and crime—were being decimated by the scourge of crack, which was perpetuated by those young men and women who saw an opportunity to profit off others’ suffering, and became instant-millionaire dealers.

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Transgender Netflix workers plan walkout over Dave Chappelle controversy

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The business issues caused by a controversial Dave Chappelle comedy special are apparently anything but funny.

Transgender Netflix employees are planning an Oct. 20 walkout from the streaming service in response to a bevy of ongoing issues that all connect back to 48-year-old Chapelle’s “The Closer,” according to the Verge.

The most prominent of the problems was the suspension of a trans senior software engineer, Terra Field, who slammed Chappelle for his humor about trans people in a viral Twitter thread.

A source told The Post that Field was suspended not for the tweets but instead for intruding, along with two others, into an executives-only meeting.

Field has since been reinstated “after finding there was no ill-intent” in her attendance, she posted.

Field has since been reinstated “after finding there was no ill-intent” in her attendance, she posted.

“I’m going to take a few days off to decompress and try to figure out where I’m at. At the very least, I feel vindicated,” Field tweeted.

Despite that, Netflix’s trans employee resource group is still moving forward with a planned walkout next week, according to the Verge, which obtained their internal memo.

“Trans Lives Matter. Trans Rights Matter. And as an organization, Netflix has continually failed to show deep care in our mission to Entertain the World by repeatedly releasing content that harms the Trans community and continually failing to create content that represents and uplifts Trans content. We can and must do better!” a leader of the movement reportedly wrote.

Adding fuel to the fire, co-CEO Ted Sarandos defended Chappelle in an email to employees amid the debacle this week.

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Rotten Tomatoes Tries To Hide That Audiences Hate ‘Fauci’ Doc

By popular demand, Rotten Tomatoes has reinstated the Audience Score for Disney’s Fauci documentary.

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Jon Stewart says Trump has ‘a very good chance’ in 2024

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Jon Stewart says former President Trump has “a very good chance” of winning back the White House if he enters the 2024 race.

“I think he’s got it — he’s got a very good chance. And they’re smarter about it,” Stewart said Sunday during an interview with David Remnick at the 22nd annual New Yorker Festival.

“The danger of the coup — again, Jan. 6 is the TV event moment of it,” the host of “The Problem with Jon Stewart” on Apple TV+, said of the riot by Trump supporters at the Capitol earlier this year. “It’s the special that came out. And that’s what all the TV networks were focused on.”

“He’s brilliant at understanding what will drive the television narratives,” Stewart said, referring to Trump.

Stewart also predicted that if Trump runs again, it will “all be about Jan. 6 and ‘Stop the Steal.'”

“But what I think they really learned from this exercise was there are really specific pivot points within the American electoral system, and those pivot points are generally the administration of elections run by partisans, but not ideologues,” he said.

The “actual danger of what happened” at the Capitol in January, Stewart added, “is that it exposed a fragility at a level that is not flashy, or sexy, or known.”

While Trump has repeatedly teased a potential 2024 White House bid, he hasn’t formally declared his candidacy.

“I thought he disqualified himself at every turn [in 2016],” the former “Daily Show” host said of Trump, adding that the former president displayed an “antibiotic-resistant strain of populism.”

“He came at the right moment for that audience with the right message, and unapologetic. And in a lot of ways, I think every time you thought that something was disqualifying or something would defeat him, but for those of us who have been in New York, we probably saw like, if nothing else, the dude’s resilient,” Stewart, 58, said.

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