BILAL

The animated film Bilal is inspired by the true story of Bilal Ibn Rabaha freed slave of Ethiopian origin who converted to Islam and became a trusted companion of the Prophet Muhammad after his emancipation. Impressed by Bilal’s sonorous voice and unwavering faith, Muhammad handpicked him to call Muslims to prayer as Islam’s first muezzin. Bilal’s descendants are also believed to have established the Mali Empire’s Keita Dynasty.

Bilal was a black slave, almost certainly the son of slaves, and is believed to have been from Abyssinia (now known as Ethiopia).  Being born into servitude, he probably never expected life to offer him more than hard work, pain and drudgery.  However Bilal walked the earth at a very momentous time.  He was a slave in the city of Mecca when an unlettered man began to call the people to worship One God.  This man was Muhammad, the Messenger of God, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, and his message was for all of humanity.

Read more at http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/4722/viewall/

Official Website: https://www.bilalmovie.com

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INDEPENDENT LENS | American Denial | An American Dilemma | PBS

 Premiering February 23, 2015. Check for local listings:
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/br…

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary American Denial, the film shows Swedish researcher Gunnar Myrdal, who began his investigation into American values and views on equality in the 1930s. Myrdal’s unsettling study An American Dilemma was published in 1944.

Watch “Independent Lens” films online:
http://video.pbs.org/program/1218239994/

Selma Director Ava DuVernay Interview on DemocracyNow!


The lack of diversity, opinion and understanding in America | Hollywood of films which don’t portray Black people as slaves or the housemaid.

This film gives a look into Martin Luther King Jr. and the countless people who stood next to him in the fight for civil rights. The fight that has still not been completely won to this current day – give homage to the powerful voices and bodies which paved the path for us today.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – MLK Jr.

United States – The Lies Told

An understanding of media representation of corporate governmental agendas and the lies taught in our history classes are a way to keep a society of dumbed-down people who don’t ask questions.

The leaders, the elite, the rich of this country have made sure to keep the wealth contained and not to be distributed to society as a so-called democracy is to do. While trillions spent on war with the tax dollars from the middle and poor class, breaks given to corporations while our wages show no increase in accordance with the rise in costs of living.

This docu-series sheds light on all things wrong and immoral with our country’s government with it’s justifications of atrocities against people across the world.

Beyonce | Jay Z | On The Run Tour

This is the first HBO concert film for these superstars. Taped September 12th and 13th at Paris’ Stade de France, this special will feature

Beyoncé

&

 Jay Z

performing more than 40 songs.

Premiers on HBO tomorrow Saturday Sep. 20th, 2014 at 9PM E.T.

After the premier, you can watch replays on HBO Zone 9/20/14 at 11:30PM until Monday 9/22/14.

Not really too caught up in the divorce rumors. But if Bey is pregnant again (as rumored), congrats to the two of them!