In the new video in support of Congo Week, many call the "conflict minerals" crisis a genocide, as over 6 million people have died. Excerpts: "laptops, televisions, (...) iPads, iPhones (...) have an innocent child's blood on it"; "every injustice is possible when good people remain silent"; "this crisis is fueled by the demand in resources of billion-dollar corporations"; "Congo has the agricultural potential to feed the…Continue
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What do you guys think of writer Touré's latest piece for the Washington Post about the war on drugs and hip-hop?
Excerpts: "In the early 1980s, most of the socially conscious hiphop records mentioned drugs as one of the many problems affecting black Americans, not the central one. When they did touch on drugs, they were almost always depicted negatively; doing drugs was a character failing, and the songs usually portrayed the speaker as a bystander trapped in a ghetto,…
The upcoming release of the feature film 'Red Tails' raises question about how Hollywood treats Black History, what gets made and what doesn't: "A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard." Executive producer George Lucas said that he had trouble getting funding for the movie, due to the fact that most of the main…Continue