Thaione Davis - EVERYTHING PRODUCED by RASHID HADEE
Starring Danny Glover, Tula, The Revolt is an international English spoken feature length movie about the leader of the big slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795. It tells the true story of a man who dared to stand up against his oppressors leading his people in a peaceful march for freedom, equality and brotherhood.
Although several movies on the broader subject of slavery have been made, there was never a movie on the essence of slave resistance. The revolt on Curacao began peacefully and was meant to be won by words, rather than arms. This makes this true story unique in its kind. Directed by Jeroen Leinders, 2013, 100 min, Netherlands/ Curacao, Drama, English.
Renisha Mcbride was a 19 year old Black Girl from Michigan. On November 2nd, she was involved in a terrible car crash but survived. After the accident, she ran to the nearest house looking for help because her phone had died. She knocked on the front door and was shot in the face with a shotgun by the White Homeowner. After the murder, No Charges have been pressed against the White shooter and it is being called a justified Killing. Several Police officers and the Shooter’s lawyer have said that “He acted Properly” in shooting her. Don’t ever be fooled into believing that Racism is over.
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Written By @KingKwajo
I wonder if Rick Ross is serious when he said he built a school in Ethiopia…
New single from @napnat’s forthcoming project #TheNatural. Produced by @TheJ_Rell … Go King
Aloe Blacc is brilliant.
Yet another reason why Black Thought is my favorite emcee.
This 6-foot beauty captured not only the attention of the judges but also the world when she was recently crowned Miss Israel. Soon after, another dream was fulfilled when 21-year-old Yityish “Titi” Aynaw was invited to dine with President Barack Obama. It was in celebration of his most recent trip to Israel.
Titi, the first Ethiopian immigrant to win the Miss Israel title, says she’s come a long way in less than 10 years. Born in a tiny African village where things like staircases didn’t even exist, Titi suffered the tragic loss of both her parents by age 12. She then came to Israel and created a new life.
Today, an estimated 121,000 citizens of Ethiopian descent are living in Israel.
MIA is having none of it. “I am not a conspiracy theorist,” she says.
“Yes, you are,” I say.
The great pop contrarian also known as Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam huffs. “What I said about the internet is what’s happening now. It’s on the front of your own newspaper. It’s not a conspiracy theory, is it – unless your paper is supporting a conspiracy theory? Conspiracy theory is too much of a small pond for me to swim in.” I feel suitably admonished.
It’s been three years since MIA released her last studio album, Maya. Its first track was The Message, a 57-second discordant rap suggesting that social media companies were working hand-in-hand with the world’s governments to spy on us (“Connected to the Google, connected to the government,” she chanted repeatedly). A lot of people accused her of being politically naive. Now, following the Guardian’s revelations about the spying capacity of America’s NSA and Britain’s GCHQ, it looks as if she was stating the obvious. Does she feel vindicated? “I do. I love it.” She grins.
M.I.A. interviewed by the Guardian (19th October 2013)
being vindicated is all intelligent brown folks can hope for these days
don’t nobody wanna listen to folks of color when we tell them, remember how during occupy wall st Questlove had seen a bunch of NYPD roit gear suited up and when he tried to tweet about it to occupy folks they brushed it off……..only to be overrun by nypd not 20 mins later.
Video: M.I.A. | “Y.A.L.A”
Album: Matangi (2013)
"Y.O.L.O….We only live once but why we doin’ the same shit?"
A collection of some of my favourite images from Another Africa's curated “Shades of Swagger" series featuring Africans from all walks of life, and from all over the continent and diaspora - past and present, all sharing one common thread in their aesthetic - they’re wearing sunglasses.
Africa is the birthplace of #swagger
TBDBITL performs a Michael Jackson tribute at halftime of the Iowa game. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for more OSU football and band coverage @buckeyetv