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21 Aug

Last Week Tonight: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization

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20 Jul

Week in Review: Assault on Gaza Continues, Police Killing Fallout, Dame Dash’s New Attitude, Iggy Azalea Minstrel Show, more

gazaattackThe death, destruction and human suffering caused by Israel’s 11-day-old onslaught against the impoverished and densely populated Gaza Strip increased sharply Friday. Israeli troops and armored columns continued pushing into the territory in an invasion launched the night before, even as the bombardment from air, land and sea intensified. The death toll rose rapidly to the 300 mark on Friday, while the number of wounded climbed to well over 2,200. What is unfolding in Gaza is a calculated and savage war crime against a largely defenseless population carried out with the full and open support of Washington and the complicity of the European Union, the Arab regimes and the Palestinian Authority (PA) of President Mahmoud Abbas.
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26 May

Tim Wise Brilliantly Explains What’s Wrong With Mark Cuban’s Statements

Tim Wise Brilliantly Explains What’s Wrong With Mark Cuban’s Statements
“Conservative Black Chick” taken to school
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/05/23/exp-erin-panel-mark-cuban-controversial-comments-on-race.cnn.html

23 Dec

Bill Moyers Essay: The End Game for Democracy

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23 Aug

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing on Russell Simmons’ Harriet Tubman

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13 Aug

Tim Wise Tells CNN’s Don Lemon The 5 Things

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24 May

Is this really the amazing Bruce Lee in archival footage?

05 May

51 Minutes of ASSATA SHAKUR

02 May

Part 6 of 6: Eyes of the Rainbow: Assata Shakur Documentary

02 May

Eyes of the Rainbow: Assata Shakur Documentary/Part 4 of 6

04 Feb

Lord Jamar says “Kanye’s Skirt Has No Place in Hip-Hop”!

Brand Nubian Lord Jamar shares his thoughts on Kanye wearing skirts, saying that his style has no place in hip-hop, adding that he’s doing it out of arrogance. Lord Jamar also breaks down fashion in hip-hop history, claiming that Run DMC were the saviors of hip-hop with the way they dressed” – VladTV

24 Jan

Jeffrey Wright Speaks on His Honest Thoughts on Quentin Tarantino’s Django , its not a black movie

03 Jan

1966 Django -Original

Django

A coffin-dragging gunslinger enters a town caught between two feuding factions, the KKK and a gang of Mexican Bandits. That man is Django, and he is caught up in a struggle against both parties.
Storyline
In the opening scene a lone man walks, behind him he drags a coffin. That man is Django. He rescues a woman from bandits and, later, arrives in a town ravaged by the same bandits. The scene for confrontation is set. But why does he drag that coffin everywhere and who, or what, is in it
Did You Know?
Trivia

The film spawned hundreds of unofficial sequels.The original Django appears in the 2012 version.Frank Nero which means Black tells more about it here. Some were incorrectly titled Django, and were only titled so to cash in on the original. The film was so popular in Germany that almost every Franco Nero western there bears the Django name


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19 Dec

“Americans Kill People”: Michael Moore on Newtown, Mass Shootings & US Culture of Violence

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09 Nov

Sobering Up: Obama a “Progressive”?

As the most expensive presidential election in U.S. history comes to an end, broadcaster Tavis Smiley and professor, activist Dr. Cornel West join us to discuss President Obama’s re-election and their hopes for a national political agenda in and outside of the White House during Obama’s second term. At a time when one in six Americans is poor, the price tag for combined spending by federal candidates — along with their parties and outside groups like super PACs — totaled more than $6 billion. Together, West and Smiley have written the new book, “The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.” Both Tavis and Smiley single out prominent progressives whom they accuse of overlooking Obama’s actual record. “We believe that if [Obama] is not pushed, he’s going to be a transactional president and not a transformational president,” Smiley says. “And we believe that the time is now for action and no longer accommodation. … To me, the most progressive means that you’re taking some serious risk. And I just don’t see the example of that.” West says that some prominent supporters of Obama “want to turn their back to poor and working people. And it’s a sad thing to see them as apologists for the Obama administration in that way.

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