Dear White People Movie – Reaction from a Black Woman

I know this movie will not capture wholly the elements which come with past and present day racism. But, I think this is a good movie for people of all colors to see as an eye opener to those in denial as well as being a humorous film for those who are all too aware of what has been an issue in this country for decades.

Racism is still a driving force for this country’s policies and hold’s ground to millions of everyday people.  Until denialism is recognized, addressed and people are open to a universal dialogue for a resolution, there still will be ignorance and racism.

See the official movie trailer @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uag2G0J6iqw

Interview w/ the Director @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlgdS9o3GvI

A Message from the Children of Ferguson

Sporting charity benefit T-shirts that read “Racism Is Not Over. But I’m
Over Racism.” these kids from #Ferguson are helping raise funds for five different anti-racism causes. For every tee, tank or hoodie sold at http://FCKH8.com/ $5 is donated to make a difference (details @ http://FCKH8.com/). Tees that speak out start at $13!

Statistics:

  1. 1. African-Americans comprise 13% of the U.S. population and 14% of the monthly drug users, but 37% of the people arrested for drug-related offenses in America.
  2. 2. Studies show that police are more likely to pull over and frisk blacks or Latinos than whites. In New York City, 80% of the stops made were blacks and Latinos, and 85% of those people were frisked, compared to a mere 8% of the white people stopped. Host a poetry slam to educate others on racism and reduce prejudice in your community.
  3. 3. After being arrested, African-Americans are 33% more likely than whites to be detained while facing a felony trial in New York.
  4. 4. In 2010, the U.S. Sentencing Commission reported that African Americans receive 10% longer sentences than whites through the federal system for the same crimes.
  5. 5. In 2009 African-Americans are 21% more likely than whites to receive mandatory minimum sentences and 20% more likely to be sentenced to prison than white drug defendants.

Let’s make a change. Make our voices be heard.

imagesFollowing the announcing of the artists that’ll hit the stage at the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards, the network revealed their cypher lineup.

Full roster below:

Wiz Khalifa
Juicy J
Ty Dolla $ign
Tuki
Berner
Chevy Woods
Lil’ Mama
G. Eazy
Kevin Gates
Genesis
Loaded Lux
Troy Ave
Dee-1
Logic
Detroit Che
DJ Scratch
David Banner
Vic Mensa
Treach
Snow Tha Product
Remy Ma
Papoose
King Los
Corey Charron
T-Rex
Rain 910
Tsu Surf
Goodz
Dreezy
Dillon Cooper
Two-9
Andy Mineo
Jarren Benton
Emilio Rojas
Conceited

BET Hip-Hop Awards airs on Oct. 14 at 8PM

DNA Test Proves Mathew Knowles Is A Father….

beyonce_matthew_tina_knowles-388220of 3-year-old Koi Mother by former lingerie-model-turned-real-estate-agent TaQoya Branscomb who got pregnant in 2010 and sued for paternity. According to the DNA test,  there’s a 99.998% certainty that Knowles is the biological father of the child.

This is Matthew’s second child fathered outside of his marriage to Tina Knowles. His first love child was with Alexsandra Wright.

Men: When will you learn that cheating will 99.9% of the time get you caught up in some way or another…? Especially when there is lack of contraceptive.

It’s better to separate with your partner if you are truly unhappy and dissatisfied then to lie and cheat. And if you feel there is something to hold onto, then keep your thing in your pants and work on your relationship. Three is a crowd, and four is even more of a headache.

Gather at the Table

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A conversation aired on KPFK 90.7FM (Los Angeles) http://www.kpfk.org which sparked much interest and touched so many issues race with the history from both sides.

Listen: http://uprisingradio.org/home/2014/09/16/gather-at-the-table-a-conversation-about-racism-and-the-legacy-of-slavery/

As Americans continue to grapple with the issues of race and racism in the US, a book called ‘Gather at the Table’ by Thomas Norman De Wolf and Sharon Leslie Morgan offers up a brutally honest conversation about race which few people in this country dare to pursue. De Wolf, a white man who hails from one of the largest slave trading families in the South and Morgan, an African American woman whose ancestors were brought to this country as slaves recount their mutual journey to understand how each of their lives have been impacted by the ugly history of slavery.

Ed Sheeran – Masters of War

What would Dr. Martin Luther King do? As debate continues over U.S. plans to launch airstrikes in Syria, we look at the final year of King’s life when he became a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War, calling his government “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.” DemocracyNow! speaks to public TV and radio broadcaster Tavis Smiley, author of the new book, “Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year.”

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/11/what_would_dr_king_do_as

NFL’s Ray Rice: Domestic Abuse

ray-riceBaltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been cut by his football team and indefinitely suspended by the National Football League after a video showed him punching his then-fiancée into unconsciousness. The footage, from February, was released Monday by the tabloid website TMZ. The details of the case have been known for months after a previous video from a different angle showed Rice dragging the unconscious woman out of an elevator and dropping her face-first on the ground. The Baltimore Ravens had defended Rice, while the NFL’s first response in July was to suspend him for just two games. A massive public outcry led NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to apologize and change the league’s domestic violence policy.

Watch the video as Democracy Now critiques the NFL’s history of disregard for violence against women by it’s players.

Video Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/9/its_not_just_ray_rice_dave