Chi-Raq

Message – In theaters now!

The Black Struggle – Black Lives Matter – Black Women – Black Men

I have not yet seen the movie, but some natives of Chicago, IL are not big fans of this film. As stated in the Chicago Tribune:

“So after all of the fighting, name-calling and political wrangling over the film’s title, “Chi-Raq” fails to illuminate the lives of the many Chicagoans who go to bed with the sound of gunfire outside their windows and wake up to the news of yet another murder. While critics have hailed the satirical film as a victory for Lee, Chicagoans go home empty-handed”.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-chiraq-glanton-talk-20151124-story.html

Me personally, I think all the cast for this film should have came directly from Chicago. I remember the casting calls for Straight Outta Compton – the casting calls were done in Gardena, Compton – areas where real blacks in the struggle, who knew first hand resided. Unfortunately, this film seems to have a lot of big Hollywood names.

But, I commend Spike Lee for shedding light on an issue black communities across the United States deal with on a daily – gun violence.

Viola Davis – Black Excellence

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Viola Davis has made history during the 67th annual Emmy Awards (that many year’s and this is the 1st), becoming the first black actress to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her role as Annalise Keating on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder.

In her acceptance, speech – she quoted Harriet Tubman:

“In my mind, I see a line. And over that line I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line, but I can’t seem to get there no-how. I can’t seem to get over that line. Let me tell you something: the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity’.

You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”

This country, this world has a history of hatred, an unwanting for people of color to shine the way God intended. Viola Davis is Black Excellence, she is a shining light in a world of darkness.

David Banner: We’re Breeding a Generation of Spineless Zombies

Speaking the real*

Europeans / white people have “colonized” (brought upon terror, murdered, raped and occupied) all lands across the world. The things that are Black, the many things we have created has been stolen by whites for their own personal and monetary gains.

Don’t let media / capitalism poison you and your children’s minds for the conquering by those who’s ancestors and down the bloodlines created a country / world governed by evil.

Black Churches being burned by Terrorists

The history and present day terror forced upon our ancestors and now us.
The United States original terrorists still walks the streets, he still is sitting in congress seats, he is still teaching our children lies.

The racist terror given at the hands of white people, the white people of this country who have sold their souls to a fallen angel named the Devil.

You are NOT forgiven for all the atrocities you’ve committed against my people across the world – may you eternally burn in hell.

Just to be clear – I am a Back & white mixed woman living in the United States – Los Angeles.
I love my white Mother – she is one of the kindest, giving and loving person’s I have ever known. She is part of the group of white people who sees color (doesn’t say that ignorant things like, I don’t see color). We do come in different colors, and most Black proud people want to be seen as Black.

You have those non-black people who have unconscious racist curiosities of Blacks – like the white women who wants to sleep with Black men. They have been seen images of the Black male in all his magnificence, they’ve heard the stories of Black men and they’re you know what in which it makes them seek out our men for their “erotic pleasures”.

Now I am not saying Black men don’t go after these non-black women as well. The images which have been fed to us via media – you know – European standards of beauty to which comes the lighter skinned and straight weaved, mixed group of blacks who are thought as to be the more attractive – acceptable by (white) society. This unfortunately has made some Black males regard Black in its natural form is not attractive.

When we were in Africa we were Queens and were the most sought out women. The Black women and men were the original and chosen one’s of this world – by God. We have to teach our children the greatness in which we come from. We birthed this world, including Europe and Asia.

The True Identity of the Hebrews Part 1 of 7:

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Yasiin Bey on Malcolm X, for “Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop”

Short interview by a professor I know from University of Irvine in Southern California with the one and only Yasiin Bey.

Topic: Malcolm X – R.I.P. to one of our great ones.

Recorded in Paris, this short for the exhibit “Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop” features excerpts from an interview between Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and curator Sohail Daulatzai, as well as music by Oddisee, and art work from the exhibit which includes Jamel Shabazz, Ernie Paniccioli, B+, Cognito, Katina Parker, Coleman, Nema Etebar and more.

See more at http://www.returnofthemecca.com

Blues Boy – B.B. King

9.16.25 – 5.14.15

The Memphis Blues. American Hall of Fame blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. Riley Ben King was born on September 16, 1925,on a cotton plantation called Berclair, near the town of Itta Bena, Mississippi, the son of sharecroppers Albert and Nora Ella King.

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With the release “The Thrill is Gone” (1969), B.B. King solidified his role as Black music’s ambassador to the world. Throughout the 1970s King also found crossover success with singles like “Ain’t Nobody Home” (1972) and “To Know You Is To Love You” (1973), which was written and originally recorded by Stevie Wonder and Syretta Wright.

B.B. King and Bobby Blue Band – The Thrill Is Gone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUyKrNzW3Pc

King’s most successful recordings, 1997’s Deuces Wild — 17 tracks with 17 different artist ranging from Van Morrison to Heavy D, Bonnie Rait and D’Angelo — and his 2000 collaboration with Clapton, Riding with the King, which went double platinum and earned the duo a Grammy Award, were both examples of how successful King’s efforts were.

B.B. King was everything our history needs to remember with all the obstacles as a Black man could face overcame in multitudes.

He gave face to the Blues and showed his talents with going outside of the box with his music. B.B. King let nothing stop him from his dreams.
He is and was the epiphany of a Black Man – a person to look up to, aspire to be like, respect, love and appreciate.

Thank you for all that you were and all that will always be in our minds.

http://www.bbking.com

Uncensored – Key & Peele – Negrotown

A black man who’s stopped by the police discovers that there’s a way to escape racism. The truth about being a black man, minding your own business and how the world around our communities views blacks.

A humorous way to hear the undeserved circumstances blacks face in America.

Season 5 Premieres July 8.
Watch more Key & Peele: http://on.cc.com/1bt0p7s

Dr. Cheyenne Bryant – Mental Detox

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Got my book in the mail about a week ago and am already on Chapter 4. This extraordinary woman has accomplished so much and is sure to keep climbing the ladder of success throughout her career.

I know this book will put me in a better place – state of mind – physically & spiritually. If you’ve dealt with poisonous negative thoughts, experienced traumatizing events or just enjoy learning new ways to lead a healthy mindful life, this book can help you.

About The Author

Cheyenne Bryant is an experienced Life Coach. For years she has shared her wisdom, awareness, and insight through lectures and assisting individuals with life impairments and challenges. Cheyenne embarked on a similar journey as the one you are undertaking, assisted by Iyanla Vanzant, Marianne Williamson, and many others. It wasn’t until she began healing others, that she began to heal herself. You see, healing is transparent. God works through transparency. What God moves through you, God gives to you! On a professional level Cheyenne has had the privilege of working with John Travolta, Anthony Hopkins, Mel Gibson, Chaka Khan, Adam Levine, Mario Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Robin Thicke, Phil Ivey, Simon Fuller, Jamaal Jackson, Behati Prinsloo, Andrew Nikou, Bishop Noel Jones, Greys Anatomy, American Idol, Ellen Degeneres, Weight Watchers, Entertainment One, CBS, Hollywood Husbands, TV Guide, and many others!

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