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Danny Glover & Kathleen Cleaver on “Black Power Mixtape”

Based on the film with the same name, the extraordinary new book “The Black Power Mixtape” chronicles the black freedom movement in the United States using found footage of top African-American leaders between 1967 and 1975. Shot by Swedish journalists and discovered in the basement of Swedish public television 30 years later, the film features some of the leading figures of the Black Power movement in the United States, including Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver. Renowned American actor, film director and political activist, Danny Glover; and Kathleen Cleaver, professor at Emory Law School, who is featured in the film during her stint as communications secretary of the Black Panther Party, talk about the film.

I saw this film at http://www.laemmle.com/ in Los Angeles, purchased the DVD when made available and I try to make as many friends watch it as possible. It is a must see, it is an eye opener, it is my history. These people featured in the film along w| many other names unknown made it possible for my sister, brothers and I to have careers, go to school, sit down in restaurants and much more. We owe much homage to them.

See the Democracy Now video clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZIzby9F6eY
Be sure to also visit https://www.freespeech.org/ and http://www.democracynow.org

The author, activist, and intellectual Angela Y. Davis is this year’s UC Regents Professor and Professor of History of Consciousness, an interdisciplinary PhD program, and Professor of Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz. The event is sponsored by the Gender Studies Department.
She will be giving a lecture titled “Feminism and Abolition: Extending the Dialogue”
at UCLA Los Angeles, Ca in the Royce Hall
Thursday May 8th, 2014
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/23/resegregation_of_american_students_new_report

As the U.S. Supreme Court upholds a ban on affirmative action in Michigan and the country marks 60 years since the landmark decision of Brown v. Board of Education, DemocracyNow takes a look at how segregation is still pervasive in U.S. public schools. An explosive new report in ProPublica finds school integration never fully occurred, and in recent decades may have even been reversed. Focusing on three generations of the same family in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the story concludes: “While segregation as it is practiced today may be different than it was 60 years ago, it is no less pernicious: in Tuscaloosa and elsewhere, it involves the removal and isolation of poor black and Latino students, in particular, from everyone else. In Tuscaloosa today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.” Nikole Hannah-Jones, whose article, “The Resegregation of America’s Schools,” is the latest in the ProPublica series “Segregation Now: Investigating America’s Racial Divide.”

THIS IS NOT A SHOCK…. I am a black and white women, grew up in a diverse middle class neighborhood, went to schools with predominantly black and brown students and knew then separation of groups.

Through gentrification, the white conservative class keeps their own in areas more appealing to the eyes, better schools systems and well funded programs for their children. We have a Black President in office and he hasn’t done much for his own people. Yes! I said his own people….

Our history has kept white presidents running this country, and they have always done things for their people. So, it would be expected for the first African-American President to look out for his folks. But, that is not reality.

Until the people running this country possess a conscious – it will continue on the path it began with -of hatred, racism, torture, sexism, classism or just the disregard of respect for all living things.