Refusal to Help Homeless Middle Eastern Refugees

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Refusal to help the desolate, those fleeing from violence and hunger would leave another scar on our nation. A scar that reflect a critical/pivotal time in history when we could have did the right thing and stand up for our verbally proclaimed principals, yet failed. I remember when Eric Holder said the United States was a nation of cowards, are we going to live up to those stinging words that many vehemently stated wasn’t true or uphold our convictions with honor?

RACE The Power of an Illusion Episode 1

Race: New Biographical Film About Jesse Owens

For me Jesse Owens is a hero, he was that inspiring symbol that one could persevere above any obstacle if they had a will that couldn’t be broken. He was self-sacrificing, determined and a visionary within a world many think we had left behind. Like many visionaries, society’s appreciative boaster of Jesse was short lived and even during the height of his Olympic win against Nazi Germany; president Franklin D. Roosevelt, never acknowledge Jesse. In Jesse’s own words

Hitler didn’t snub me—it was our president who snubbed me,” he said months after the Games. “The president didn’t even send me a telegram.

The trailer gives off a feeling that this film will give Jesse’s accomplishments the lenses/story-telling it deserves. Historical figures like Mr. Owens is desperately needed, to remind us that seemingly ordinary people can be extraordinary outside of the comic-book pages.

International Decade for People of African Descent

TRNN was in Harlem this week to cover the commencement of the UN ‘International Decade for People of African Descent.’ Activist Opal Tometi, Actor Danny Glover and President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro were among those who spoke. They encouraged Black activists to build solidarity with the over 200 million people who claim African descent in the Americas.

To watch the entire story click here: http://bit.ly/1j1aj54

http://www.un.org/en/events/africandescentdecade/

Confederate Flag Controversy

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David Walker: One of the Greatest Appeals Ever Written

David Walker and Maria Stewart (Maria will be touched upon in a separate piece) was the precursor to Black nationalism and unity. David expressed how he felt about both the Republican and Democratic party; they didn’t care about the plight of African Americans. He felt that people of African descent had a right to be treated as equals under the law and deserved respect for building The United States of America. It wasn’t just African Americans free-labor that propelled the U.S into the forefront, but their ingenuity as well. Creating crops like rice, knowing how to work the land more efficiently than their European counter-parts. The few who came over as free peoples and the vast majority who came over as slaves brought needed skills with them. Skills that if left absent would have made America a footnote in history.

This invigorated freedom fighting spirit is what made David Walker public enemy number one in the U.S, because he didn’t sugarcoat anything to make it more palatable to White society.

http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/walker/walker.html

People have to comprehend that the Puritan work ethic as Martin Luther King eloquently stated, didn’t build America; Black Americans did. Free Black Americans were taxed higher than any other ethnic group. (Which still lives on today in many areas of the U.S like Ferguson). Every facet within Black culture was marginalized, while being used as profit at the same time.

People of African descent did not sit back to leave their fate within the hands of White society. Unlike popular belief, the major reason why slavery was abolished was due to the tenacity of African Americans/Caribbean/South America. From the slave revolts, to the creation of Abolitionist, and to their uncompromising integrity.

David Oyelowo; Black People’s Center Narrative Is Not Being Subservient

David hits it home, amazing commentary from him; he basically gets it right (said what most Black people feel).

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/selma-star-david-oyelowo-says-769032

http://www.theroot.com/blogs/the_grapevine/2015/02/david_oyelowo_we_as_black_people_have_been_celebrated_more_for_when_we_are.html

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King

A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in America’s history. Join us for guided tours, birthday cake, music, workshops, and special performances fromKeur Khaleyi African Dance Company and Abu The Flute Makerat this FREE, fun-filled day! The museum is FREE & open to the public from 10am–6pm: see our latest exhibition, The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster and tour our entire wonderland campus, including the Jim Rouse Visionary Center & more! A special invitation extended to educators and all the wonderful people who help to empower the next generation. Teachers, come pick up our educational materials and discover the many educational offerings we have available for you and your students. Donations greatly appreciated. For questions, call us at (410) 244-1900.

http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/mlk-day.shtml

Martin Luther King: The Most Dangerous Man in America

http://sincereignorance.com/2015/01/06/martin-luther-king-the-most-dangerous-man-in-america/

Revelation On Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy and More

http://sincereignorance.com/2014/11/21/revelation-on-martin-luther-king-john-f-kennedy-and-more/

Martin Luther King Jr.: America’s Moral Conscious 1967

http://sincereignorance.com/2014/11/19/martin-luther-king-jr-americas-moral-conscious-1967/

Martin Luther King The Three Evils of Society

http://sincereignorance.com/2014/11/19/martin-luther-king-the-three-evils-of-society/

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – April 4, 1967 – Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence

http://sincereignorance.com/2014/11/19/rev-martin-luther-king-jr-april-4-1967-beyond-vietnam-a-time-to-break-silence/

Peaceful Protesters

http://sincereignorance.com/2014/11/27/police-brutality-and-protesters/

Reflection of More Than 25,000 People Marching in Protest: NYC

http://sincereignorance.com/2015/01/04/reflection-of-more-than-25000-people-marching-in-protest-nyc/

Legendary Freestyle: Akala’s Fire in the Booth

Exodus: Gods and Kings Banned in Egypt Due to ‘Historical Inaccuracies’

According to many reports, Exodus has been banned in Egypt due to historical inaccuracies.

I’m all against censorship, no matter how inaccurate or stupid a film may be. People should have a right to see something, no matter how horrible or inaccurate it is. It’s freedom of choice, just as people have a right to create something stupid, people have a right to view something stupid. I think you’re on a slippery slope when you start banning things in the entertainment realm. I also highly doubt the film was banned due to ethnic historical inaccuracies, you know, like literally Anglo-Saxon actors playing African rulers. This has been the main criticism from American movie goers.

She’s supposed to be an Egyptian queen. And Idris Elba can play King George III.

I’m guessing it was due moreso to political and religious reasons. I could be wrong. Some articles cite this as a reason, though the quotes, so far, are unconfirmed.

Sources: 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30605059

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/exodus-gods-and-kings-banned-in-egypt-for-historical-inaccuracies-9945523.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/27/world/middleeast/egypt-has-reportedly-banned-exodus-gods-and-kings-movie.html?_r=0

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