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  • An Important Message About Education fro...
    by blackeducator on November 19, 2009 at 5:48 AM
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    Watch eleven year old Ethan Matsuda tell the president about the horrific cuts to public education and how going to war in Afghanistan will drain resources away from investing in America's children. As Ethan says, "There's nothing left to cut, Mr. President.."

  • Cuban HipHop: Desde el Principio (From t...
    by anonymous on October 2, 2008 at 5:39 AM
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    The two filmmakers, sisters Vanessa and Larissa D?az, who made this film, are young film-makers at the beginning of their careers. The Trinity International Hip-Hop festival ...mentions at its website that Larissa is a fourth year Film and Visual Culture major, with an emphasis on documentary films, at the University of California, Riverside, and Vanessa graduated from New York University in May 2007 with a degree in Latin American Studies and Politics and a minor in journalism, and she is currently a graduate student at our own University of Michigan, Ann Arbor! Quote: In 2002, Vanessa received the Holmes Travel Scholarship to do research on Cuban hip-hop and spent two months in Havana researching the history of this unique movement. That year, Vanessa was the only international female artist to perform at the 8th annual Cuban Hip Hop Festival in Havana, allowing her to create a close bond with the Cuban hip-hop artists with whom she worked. Following her trip, Larissa and Vanessa created a short documentary called Cuban HipHop: A Contemporary Example of Transculturation. The short film was screened at NYU?s annual Social Justice Forum, NYU?s Dean?s Undergraduate Research Conference, and various colleges and high schools in California and New York. During the summer of 2004, Vanessa traveled to Vietnam as part of a documentary film-making crew and then back to Cuba to shoot the footage necessary for her and Larissa to complete Cuban HipHop: Desde el Principio. This is the first feature length film for the sisters. ------------------------------ The synopsis of the film states: Quote: Major media attention has been given to Cuba?s version of hip hop culture?a culture originally developed in the Bronx, New York during the late 1970?s as a vehicle of expression for disenfranchised youth. Serving the same purpose within socialist Cuban society, Cuban hip hop is defying numerous misconceptions about censorship in Cuba (via its highly critical lyrics), while at the same time reaffirming certain limitations that Cuban society faces under its government (such as the lack of commercial success for artists). International attention to Cuban hip hop grew after the first annual Cuban Rap Festival, held in 1995. However, this film indicates that the foundation for the growth of hip-hop in Cuba was set in the 1970?s, contemporaneously with the US. Based on a first-hand investigation carried out over the course of four years, including participation in Cuban hip hop concerts and colloquiums at the eighth annual Cuban Hip Hop Festival in Havana, and interviews with the most influential Cuban hip hop artists and producers, this documentary traces the development of Cuban hip-hop step by step in a way that has yet to be formally recorded or published.

  • Sam Anderson Speaks on The NYC Peoples C...
    by blackeducator on July 5, 2009 at 3:06 AM
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    A brief discussion on a peoples convention for consolidating progressive forces in NYC into a united front for a Peoples Platform

  • The thrilling potential of 'SixthSense' ...
    by blackeducator on December 3, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop". In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.

  • Autum's I Am an African
    by blackeducator on October 11, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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    A classic poem recited by Autum Ashante- Summer of 2009

  • Stand By Me- A Global Chorus
    by blackeducator on April 28, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    The Classic "Stand By Me" sung and then masterfully videomerged from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.

  • Sam Anderson: Bailout People!
    by blackeducator on April 15, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    An interview given on April 3 at a Bailout the People! Rally on Wall St. Produced by All Things Harlem: A Black Independent VideoJournalist and Creative Collective dedicated to making progressive and positively Black videos to help uplift our people and push the Black Liberation Movement forward.

  • Bob Marley's "One Love"
    by blackeducator on April 28, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    The Marley Classic performed in Africa, Asia, Europe and the US, then blended for an audio-visualization experience

  • The Blues of a People
    by blackeducator on November 20, 2008 at 4:32 AM
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    A Music video tribute to Our History of Resistance & Struggle

  • Law & Disorder: PrisonNation USA
    by blackeducator on August 7, 2009 at 2:39 AM
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    The US is the most imprisoned nation on Earth. And the vast majority of its more than 2 million prisoners are Black & Latino... creating billions of dollars for the rapidly growing prison-industrial complex with direct and indirect links to politicians and legal professionals at all levels of government & law.

  • Part II- Peoples Convention Discussion
    by blackeducator on July 5, 2009 at 3:13 AM
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    More specific discussion on how the Peoples Convention will evolve and mobilize within the grassroot communities of NYC

  • Django Unchained Music Video
    by blackeducator on September 5, 2014 at 9:41 AM
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    A Powerful montage from the Django Unchained feature film. It makes a stringer statement that the movie itself.

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