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If Black Panther Upsets You, You're An Idiot.
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The Breakdown added a new episode — with Francis Maxwell.

A Message To The White People Upset About Black Panther....STOP

Francis Maxwell Breaks Down How RIDICULOUS This Is + Why This Movie Should Be Celebrated.

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Every year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day we share one of the most meaningful calls in talk radio history. Enjoy!

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Lisa Daniels to Unsung Heroes Living History Project

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25. Daughters
of the Dust
Directed by Julie Dash, 1991

Trailer ...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zdMxR2M_ddM
Movie
https://www.netflix.com/title/60001104

Beyoncé’s visual album, “Lemonade,” sparked the latest revival of interest in this masterpiece, a ravishingly beautiful work of historical reconstruction and feminist imagination. Set on the Sea Islands off the southeastern United States in the early 20th century, the film is a multigenerational matriarchal epic about the preservation of memory and the necessity of change. Comparisons to the novels of Toni Morrison are warranted — “Daughters” blends fact and folklore with poetic authority and arresting moral grace — but mostly because, like Ms. Morrison, Ms. Dash is a true American original who dared to fill an empty space in the American imagination. — A.O. Scott

◆ Cara Buckley interviewed Julie Dash in 2016: “The work of U.C.L.A. film students such as Charles Burnett (‘To Sleep With Anger’), Larry Clark (‘Passing Through’), Haile Gerima (‘Sankofa’) and Julie Dash (‘Daughters of the Dust’) was a rebuke to the commercial pressures from studio execs who wanted more Blaxploitation movies.” In 1986, Clyde Taylor, a film scholar and African-American cultural historian, “curated a retrospective of their work at the Whitney Museum and called the show the ‘L.A. Rebellion.’ The name stuck, and even though ‘Daughters’ was still five years away, it would later be considered part of the movement, too.”
◆ This was “the first feature film by an African-American woman to have a wide release, an achievement sullied only by the icy reception that Hollywood gave Ms. Dash, back then and pretty much ever since,” Ms. Buckley wrote. It’s listed in the National Film Registry.

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-25th Anniversary 2K Restoration- In theaters beginning November 18th. Written and Directed by Julie Dash. DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST is a portrait of the women i...
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24. House Party
Directed by Reginald Hudlin, 1990
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The careers of Reginald and Warrington Hudlin took off with this exuberant teenage comedy, starring the rap duo Kid ’n Play (Christopher Reid and Christopher Martin). The loose, hectic plot includes rap battles, dance competitions, romantic rivalries and run-ins with the authorities — most notably the weary, hard-working dad played by the great Robin Harris. Pop’s favorite movie is the Blaxploitation classic “Dolemite,” a reference that is consistent with the film’s mix of rebellious mischief and respect for elders. — A.O. Scott

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Kid 'n Play, Martin Lawrence March 9, 1990
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Never forget how and partially why we as a nation (i.e., most of us) are profoundly and detrimentally impacted by the actions and inactions of Scalia and primarily Grand Old Party platform supporting SCOTUS Justices, and those (not all but most) who hold or recently held seats in Federal and most State political public offices. Let us not repeat America's foolish mistakes (intentionally and unintentiongally committed) now and going forward. Please.
ENGAGE...... PARTICIPATE... LEAD (by example if little to nnothing else)... RESIST...
V O T E!
Our future is in our collective hands, mouths, and actions. Do it now and always as time marches on either way.
Do it before more of our provisions and mechanisms for affecting positive change legally and peacefully are legislatively and right leaning SCOTUS decisions repeal, gut, and/or render them increasingly ineffective via various nefarious political/social ways and means under color of law, etc..

Among other things, per this article written awhile ago,...
"But it was in his jurisprudence that Scalia most self-consciously looked to the past. He pioneered “originalism,” a theory holding that the Constitution should be interpreted in line with the beliefs of the white men, many of them slave owners, who ratified it in the late eighteenth century."

"In reality, he lunged at opportunities to overrule the work of Presidents and of legislators, especially Democrats. Scalia helped gut the Voting Rights Act, overturn McCain-Feingold and other campaign-finance rules, and, in his last official act, block President Obama’s climate-change regulations. Scalia’s reputation, like the Supreme Court’s, is also stained by his role in the majority in Bush v. Gore. His oft-repeated advice to critics of the decision was “Get over it.”"

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The Justice tried to make the United States a less fair, less tolerant, and less admirable democracy. Fortunately, he mostly failed.
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SFR Project Energetically Recommends This PBS Documentary on
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
(HBCUs)

PBS Program: ...
Independent Lens
Documetary:
"Tell Them We Are Rising"
Season: 19
Episode: 11
Duration: 1h 22m 46s

Link to Full Documentary
http://www.pbs.org/…/tell-them-we-are-rising-the-story-of-…/

Note
Independent Lens introduces a new documentary film each week from among the best independent filmmakers working today creating an independent film festival in your living room.

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Watch this film up to March 21st.
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23. Tongues Untied
Directed by Marlon Riggs, 1989
Trailer
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https://youtu.be/KNj5KjHAilA
Director
https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/4ba20897-fa8c-4506-bffc-…/…

A culture-war flash point in its time, this passionate, angry mix of documentary, memoir and poetry that was shown on PBS is a milestone in both New Black and New Queer cinema. The pain it articulates — the racism of white society, homophobia among some blacks, AIDS, invisibility — is overwhelming, but Riggs turns grief and hurt into defiance and beauty and finds new ways to fuse the personal, the political and the aesthetic. — A.O. Scott

◆ Sen. Jesse Helms and other conservative politicians condemned the film, saying it advocated homosexuality, amid the culture wars targeting public TV funding in the early 1990s.

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Marlon Riggs' essay film Tongues United gives voice to communities of black gay men, presenting their cultures and perspectives on the world as they confront...
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Here's a lil' Boney James for yas,' 😊. Mo betta' smooth jazz follows if YouTube is allowed to lead yas' through -- hehehe.
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Here's a clip of Boney James performing at his "Contact" CD release party in San Diego CA. Enjoy and "Stay Smooooth". https://www.facebook.com/SmoothJazzFa...
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We Are Here Movement

Malcolm X was assassinated 50 years ago today.

He was a Muslim minister and civil rights activist who was a major figure in the American Civil Rights Movement.... At 21, in prison for burglary, he converted to Islam. When he was paroled, Malcolm X quickly became a leader in the Nation of Islam, growing a temple in Harlem. He became a popular figure in media and his connection with the Nation of Islam began to fray. He left the Nation of Islam and traveled the world, visiting Mecca and speaking in Europe. Upon his return to the United States, he traveled the country preaching on behalf of civil rights and Islam. His autobiography was released after his death and is considered one of the most influential nonfiction books of the 20th century. #TheyWereHere

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Sacramento Faces Race is celebrating Black History Month.

Did you know ...
In 1966
The Black Panthers [advocates of "All power to ALL people"] are founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale (Oct.),

In 1967 ...
Stokely Carmichael, a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), coins the phrase "Black Power" in a speech in Seattle (April 19).

Major race riots take place in Newark (July 12-16) and Detroit (July 23-30).

President Johnson appoints Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court. He becomes the first black Supreme Court Justice.

The Supreme Court rules in Loving v. Virginia that prohibiting interracial marriage is unconstitutional. Sixteen states still have anti-miscegenation laws, are forced to revise them, and

In 1968
Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. (April 4).

President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing (April 11).

Shirley Chisholm becomes the first black female U.S. Representative. A Democrat from New York, she was elected in November and served from 1969 to 1983.

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