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Inner City Bluz – Part Five
Raw and his sister are living in the basement of a friend’s house. After finding a radio the kids dancing starts only to be stopped when they hear a strange noise upstairs. Boyfriend ? “Inner City Bluz” starring Miquail Keyes as Raw. This is the story about an eight year old homeless boy living on the streets of Wilmington, Delaware. Directed by Harold B. Pritchett and also starring Timera Keyes as the twelve year old sister.Inner City Bluz – Part Five Raw and his sister are living in the basement of a... more
Inner City Bluz – Part Four
Directed by Harold B. Pritchett - starring Miquail Keyes and Timera Keyes. The webisode “Inner City Bluz” is a series about two homeless children living on the streets of Wilmington, Delaware. Times are getting harder and harder for our children living in the basement of a friend. During a walk in the park they realize – now is the time to take charge of their life.Inner City Bluz – Part Four Directed by Harold B. Pritchett - starring Miquail... more
Grandma is walking around the house talking to her self trying to figure out why these young girls keep chasing after these wild and crazy teenage boys. From the movie "Up in the Attic" http://www.upintheatticmovie.comGrandma is walking around the house talking to her self trying to figure out why these... more
Whenever any host on MS-NBC refers to critics of Barack Obama as racist, just keep this link handy. Chris Matthews offers up this revealing non-sequitur as praise for Obama’s “appearance” of post-racial qualities in a manner that echoes Harry Reid’s strange praise revealed in the book Game Change. I’ve puzzled over this comment since I saw in on Twitter last night in the aftermath of the State of the Union address. Exactly what does it mean that Matthews “forgot he was black” in connection to his praise of Obama’s leadership?
Watch the Racist comments By Chris Matthews...VIDEO...http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/the-real-racist-msnbc%e2%80%99s-chris-matthews-%e2%80%98i-forgot-he-was-black-tonight%e2%80%99-video/Whenever any host on MS-NBC refers to critics of Barack Obama as racist, just keep... more
Though the tea party movement has attracted criticism for its supposed lack of diversity, minority activists who are involved say the movement has little to do with race, and that it is attracting a more diverse crowd every day.
For the Full Story on Racist Black Conservatives....and the Tea Party Movement...http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/racist-black-conservatives-take-lead-role-in-tea-party-movement-read-this/
Lloyd Marcus’ conservatism started when he was 9.
His family had just moved out of the “ghetto” to a brand-new high rise in Baltimore — within months, he said, the “dream come true” turned into a nightmare, as the building of welfare-collecting black residents became a den of crime.Though the tea party movement has attracted criticism for its supposed lack of... more
Destruction in New Orleans and now Haiti can be paralleled in this documentary made about Katrina in 2005. Find out what the title means by watching the pod.Destruction in New Orleans and now Haiti can be paralleled in this documentary made... more
Lord Destro despises democracy. Why on earth should the majority rule? Especially when the majority is simply a cross section of the weak, the jealous, the cowardly, and the lazy? Lord Destro is so completely confused by the notion of “liberty and justice for all.” How is this possible, when the majority so feverishly lurks over the conscious few, constantly seeking to steal and defile each and every precious belonging of the minority?
Case and point: Thickness. A poetic term created within urban culture for the sake of identification. In a world where stick figures and pancakes were being constantly thrust at the masses as the definition of beauty, those females blessed with round and shapely extremities were marginalized by the greater community’s standard, and inaccurately lumped into the category of fat. Young men who rejected this standard, and rather considered these women the epitome of femininity, decided to create a new category, and aptly named it: Thick.Lord Destro despises democracy. Why on earth should the majority rule? Especially when... more
Black Soap Opera – Inner City Bluz Part Three
While hiding in the basement of a friend’s house the kids talk about what happen to their mother. They agree not to go to the police but during the night strange sounds are heard from upstairs. Starring Miquail Keyes and Timera Keyes. Directed by Harold B. Pritchett.Black Soap Opera – Inner City Bluz Part Three While hiding in the basement of a... more
Black Soap Opera – Inner City Bluz Part Two
Starring Miquail Keyes and Timera Keyes. “Inner City Bluz” reveals the hard life of two homeless kids on the inner city streets. The kids find a friend that allows them to hide in the basement of his house. Directed by Harold B. Pritchett.Black Soap Opera – Inner City Bluz Part Two Starring Miquail Keyes and Timera... more
If MLK Were Around, He Wouldn't Care About Racial Brushfires in the Media -- He'd Be Talking About PWhat a tangle of racial controversies to embroil politicians, the media, and the public in recent days: Glenn Beck insisted that African-American is a "bogus, PC-term," the Census bureau insisted on keeping "Negro" among its list of racial categories, and Senator Harry Reid confessed to saying the President's appeal derives from his (relatively) fair skin and Negro-free dialect.
Forgive, for a moment, some biographical speculation: Had he lived, Martin Luther King, Jr. would not likely be bothered by these racial brushfires. Instead, he would be appalled by the larger afflictions engulfing this nation, all of which threaten the realization of his dream - not the therapeutic, saccharine dream peddled to us in candle-lit commemorations, but the urgent dream anchored by his gritty work.
The just-released jobs report shows 85,000 more jobs lost in December, with startling unemployment across the board: Teenagers (27 percent), Blacks (16.2 percent), Hispanics (12.9 percent), Whites (9 percent), and the general population at 10 percent and rising.
Socio-economic progress in the United States is no better today then during the latter years of Dr. King's life. America faces the same poverty rate today (13.2 percent) that Dr. King denounced in 1968 (12.8 percent). Meanwhile, the number of people living in poverty in that time span has grown from 25 million to a whopping 40 million, including 12 million children.
As the House and Senate dither over healthcare reform, and tens of millions of Americans hover on the brink of poverty, Martin Luther King's Dream remains more pressing and relevant than at any point since his assassination.
Rather than thoughtfully discussing our political problems, including race, Americans love to reduce the conversation to feelings and etiquette. It's the personal and dramatic aspects of race that obsess us, not the deeply rooted and currently active, political inequalities. That's our predicament: Racial debate, in public and private, is trapped in the sinkhole of therapeutics.
On the airwaves, in the legislatures, around the kitchen tables, and at the water cooler, we would serve our country better with a conversation about class and racial inequalities than with chitchat about how any given person "feels."
We live in a nation that worships Latino baseball players, black presidential candidates, and Asian classical musicians, even as it diminishes, or neglects, the average non-white citizen -- overwhelmed moms, factory workers, prisoners. So, instead of asking Does Topher like Asian women? Will LaShonda marry her Latino beau? Why does Glenn have no black friends? why not ask how we can expand middle-class stability -- earnings, savings, homeownership -- to the hordes of Americans, among all races, who are one pink slip, one lapsed mortgage payment, one cancer diagnosis, one car wreck away from destitution?
Modern-day King would not be bothered by Harry Reid -- almost King's historical contemporary -- and his anachronistic gaffe. Modern-day King would be perturbed, however, by the Senate Majority Leader's inability, so far, to marshal the requisite Senate support for a public option in healthcare reform. And the intransigence of both war and economic depravation would pique the slain leader.
"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane," King declared in 1966. Two years later, the year he was assassinated, King launched his Poor People's Campaign, "a multiracial army of the poor," that marched on Washington to demand an Economic Bill of Rights from Congress.
"True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar," Dr. King maintained. "It is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring." More at the link above:What a tangle of racial controversies to embroil politicians, the media, and the... more
What do you call a society that in a period of crisis leaves its weakest to fend for themselves, while rushing to the aid of its most powerful? The United States.
The income gap between whites and blacks in America has been widening for some time. A few years ago, a Brookings Institution study spelled out the fact that thirty-something blacks in 2007 were worse off than their parents had been at the same age in the mid-1970s. Despite the civil rights wins, the gap between African-Americans and whites had at some point started getting worse, not better.
And with the recession comes even more disheartening news. A new study by United for a Fair Economy, aptly titled "State of the Dream 2010: Drained – Jobless and Foreclosed in Communities of Color" (pdf), paints a dismal portrait of the situation at the end of last year. Its authors broke down the unemployment rate by race and ethnicity and found that the Dec. 2009 rates were higher for African-Americans and Latinos than any annual rate in nearly three decades.
More at the link:What do you call a society that in a period of crisis leaves its weakest to fend for... more
Black Soap Opera – Inner City Bluz Part One
The webisode “Inner City Bluz”, directed by Harold B. Pritchett, reveals the hard life of two homeless kids on the inner city streets. After watching their mother murdered, the kids take to the winter inner city streets. During the spring they hide under the freeway. One day they find a bag with two eggs inside - which becomes breakfast. Starring Miquail Keyes and Timera Keyes.Black Soap Opera – Inner City Bluz Part One The webisode “Inner City... more
Electric Purgatory is a documentary that examines the struggles of black rock musicians and the industry's ambivalence towards them. Director Raymond Gayle spent the better part of a year traveling around the United States interviewing many of Black Rock's elite including Fishbone, Vernon Reid, Adam Falcon, Jimi Hazel and Cody Chesnutt. Distinguished journalists such as Flip Barnes, Darrell McNeil, Charlie Braxton, and Greg Tate, share their opinions and insight on the dilemma facing these artists. The film will explore the origins of the Black Rock Coalition and its relevance in the music industry. The project will also take a look at the stigma Black Rock musicians face in the Black community and more importantly how to bring the Black audiences back into the fold.
Watch the film via Amazon Video On Demand for $2.99!
Film website: http://www.electricpurgatory.com/Electric Purgatory is a documentary that examines the struggles of black rock... more
Flying While Black: New Face of Terrorism
New America Media, Commentary, Jasmyne A. Cannick, Posted: Dec 30, 2009
As America closes out 2009, we usher in the New Year with a newly refreshed and heightened sense of panic. After last week’s would be attack by 23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, whose failed attempt to ignite an incendiary device aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, we are being reminded why we need our government to impede on the last of personal freedoms when traveling by air.
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www.YouthOutlook.orgFlying While Black: New Face of Terrorism New America Media, Commentary, Jasmyne A.... more