September 30, 2020

I am not your Negro (Netflix)

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished

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September 23, 2020

The Swamp (HBO)

The Swamp is an American documentary film about the fundraising and political culture on Capitol Hill and in Washington, DC. it chronicles the activities of three Republican congressmen: Matt Gaetz, Thomas Massie and Ken Buck who are outsiders to dominant party patronage system

We flip from the basics politics of the day and talk about one of E’s favorite activity. Sports. So much of our everyday social and professional life circles around sports that we wanted to have a segment on it. We talk about school safety and the rent and mortgage moratorium.

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The team starts back up with trying to define what states are more relevant than others and then we talk about the elephants in the room the civil unrest and the military occupying cities.  We also give props to "On Tyranny" by Timothy Snyder and how we should follow this play book to look out for dictatorships.

We end with our personal contribution to Black Lives Matter and how anyone and everyone should do something

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Today we talk a little on Kanye busting on stage once again to disrupt the news feed while thinking about how people with mental illness can effect other peoples lives.  We also jump ready into the fear of not having your voice heard by not being able to vote.

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This week we have different conversation about leadership in the black community compared to the 60’s and now. Has activism changed based on the people or is it because of social media and the class divide among African Americans?

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April 30, 2020

Tiger King (Netflix)

 So, this looked like it was going to be some silly animal activist redneck documentary that wasn't worth my time.  But some how, I started hearing about this guy Joe exotic that was plotting to kill people. So I sat down and decided to grin and bear this crazy so called king of the tigers.  Boy was I blown away.  It actually was so huge I wanted more.  Here's my take on this Netflix documentary of Joe Exotic, the Tiger King.

 

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This episode a question is raised on with the different generations that lived through World Wars, Vietnam, Civil rights and assassinations. What will Millennials be remembered for other than avocado toast as well as entitlement during a time when chaos inner nation is overwhelming.

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The team recaps issues over the last few weeks about impeachment, Democratic candidates and issues that are really getting under our skin. We touch the outrageous things that occurred this year. The numerous gaffs by Trump, Giuliani and his antics. And you already know tangents are required not optional.

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December 26, 2019

Queen & Slim

This amazing love story layered with police violence and Black pride is a must see modern modified Bonnie and Clyde story without the gratuitous violence just for the hell of it. The writing, directing and acting was amazing.

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