Archive for the 'Commentary' Category

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.

03 Nov

Still Reading the NY Post? Shame on Yo; Depicts Obama as Runaway Slave

President Obama as a runaway slave?
Pro-Romney cartoon in New York Post might as well have been signed by the KKK Imperial Wizard
By DENNIS KING and GERALDINE PAULING

Fox News mogul Rupert Murdoch’s New York tabloid published a cartoon last Wednesday that more appropriately belongs in a Ku Klux Klan rag or as a poster for Lyndon LaRouche’s street-corner agitators. Sean Delonas, the longtime cartoonist for the Post, depicts an angry white man on horseback (Mitt Romney) chasing down a terrified skinny black man fleeing on foot (President Obama)—and the Romney figure is aiming an assault rifle and attached bayonet at the Obama figure’s backside.

NY Post Dogwhistle Racism on Display

Think for a second: the target of the Romney figure and his weapon is the President of the United States, our President, our Commander in Chief. The Post apparently sees nothing wrong with displaying racial contempt and fantasies of violence against President Obama, but we suspect that if a white President—even Jimmy Carter—had been depicted in a cartoon as the target of an assault rifle/bayonet attack by his election rival, the Post’s editors would have failed to see any humor in it and would have declined to publish it. The Post will laugh this off by claiming it’s all just a metaphor for Romney surging (supposedly) in the polls, that the gun is shooting polling charts rather than bullets, and that the bayonet and horse are intended merely to satirize Obama’s comment about horses and bayonets in the final Presidential debate between Obama and Governor Romney on Oct. 22.

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26 Oct

GOP = Bat$hit Crazy: Richard Mourdock’s Rape Remark Upsets Voters and Possibly God

Richard Mourdock’s rape remark upsets voters and possibly God, so Stephen enlightens his fellow conservatives on rape’s approval rating.

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12 Sep

Boss: How the GOP is Like Rick Ross

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