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Kocolicious ·
I've learned through the years that having discussion regarding passionate issues....keeps it from fesering from within. As we have seen in history in way of riots, civil unrest etc. So it's gooooood to talk about it. Black folks in general don't like to talk about things that bothers them....and what happens with our children, many do not have the skills to process it and when it builds...it explodes most times into violence. That's why I believe in psychology/psychiatry tools for our...
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Norland ·
Slavery's not over. The same atrocities that happened during slavery happens in the Prison Industrial Complex. Rape, torture, executions, etc., etc. We complain about these "white" people day-after-day-after-day. Yet, here we are calling ourselves "Americans". Watch a couple hours of Tru-TV and ask yourselves, "Is this what I want to be?" Had slavery begun in Japan or China, would we be calling ourselves African-Japanese or African-Chinese? Please, the European is mental and we're mental.
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Kocolicious ·
Sista Norland wrote: Slavery's not over. The same atrocities that happened during slavery happens in the Prison Industrial Complex. Rape, torture, executions, etc., etc. We complain about these "white" people day-after-day-after-day. Yet, here we are calling ourselves "Americans". Watch a couple hours of Tru-TV and ask yourselves, "Is this what I want to be?" Had slavery begun in Japan or China, would we be calling ourselves African-Japanese or African-Chinese? Please, the European is mental...
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"Django Unchained"

sunnubian ·
10 Things You Should Know About Slavery and Won’t Learn at ‘Django’ Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx in “Django Unchained.” Photo: The Weinstein Company by Imara Jones ShareThis | Print | Comment ( 108 ) Wednesday, January 9 2013, 10:02 AM EST Tags: Django , slavery 1K 13K Much hullabaloo has been made recently about slavery as entertainment in movies like “Django Unchained.” But lost in the discussion is slavery as history, and the simple fact that it was an economic system which seized the...
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Kocolicious ·
Let's talk about black exploitation movies, shall we? These are the movies deemed "super ni**ers" whether the star is a man or woman. Starting with the "Soul of Nigger Charlie" filmed in the 70s to "Call me Mr. Tibbs." Let's not forget Shaft. Now we can argue all day long about what European is more racist against blackfolks. My opinion is ALL Europeans are especially the Irish and the Germans....but! That's another topic. But truth is from Super Fly to Sweet Sweet Sweetback at the time a...
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For Black People, Fingerprinting Is a Double-Edged Sword, Sweeping Up the Innocent

sunnubian ·
For Black People, Fingerprinting Is a Double-Edged Sword, Sweeping Up the Innocent April 10, 2016 | Posted by David Love Tagged With: black man arrested , black people arrested at higher rates , criminal justice system , Fingerprinting , fingerprinting public housing residents For African-Americans, fingerprinting can serve as a double-edged sword. Any efforts that employ fingerprinting as a means of providing security and safety may have good intentions on the surface. However, as the most...
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sunnubian ·
I saw this movie, and it really was a pretty good movie. Of course it did not capture the totality of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade within a two hour span of time, but it did touch on some truths about the horrors, sadism, brutality, heartbreak of slavery in America. The movie also, touched on the very subject that ALL American historians try to ignore, whitewash, and propagandize out of the history of slavery, and that is the sexual rape, brutalization, and trafficking of African women for...
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Kocolicious ·
I probably WON'T see the movies because of its violent content...however, I do appreciate your assessment Sista Sunnubian. I lost respect for Spike when he FILMED his OWN sister doing a sex scene. I found that incestous. Spike is just JEALOUS that he isn't getting good films...but when he did "the girl gotta have it" he set in stone PAYBACK in the future. Now that it's here....HANDLE IT!!! You did it to yourself when you disrespected sistas when producing this film. So suck it up and move...
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sunnubian ·
. . . but, then there is this : Richard Prince January 9, 2013 'Django Unchained' Action Figure Stokes Debate Among journalists, reactions to the toys were mostly a version of "Oh, no, they didn't!" Django Unchained action figures (blackyouthproject.com) Some Editors Failed to See No-Brainer Story The controversy over Quentin Tarantino 's "Django Unchained," in which slavery is the backdrop for a spaghetti Western, ratcheted up a notch over the weekend when freelance entertainment journalist...
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sunnubian ·
I can see the Django character and the German character being heroes, but the character played by Samuel L. Jackson, no way in hell.
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Kocolicious ·
This is the shit I'm talking about. Instead being pissed about a focking doll.....how are raising MONEY through those focking petitions to fund afterschool programs....or to purchase books or equipment? Why get your boxers in a bunch about a fictious character that DIDN'T even exist in slavery? Why? Cuz it hurts their manhood. Yall gonna be focking mad over this when there are black teens entering the juvenile system EVERYDAY cuz there is NOT enough male mentors like yall in their community...
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Yemaya ·
And we are more worried about a piece of fiction and not the reality of how our people live today.
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RadioRaheem ·
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64vUzZ9VfgY
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sunnubian ·
Legendary Activist, Comedian Dick Gregory On ‘Django Unchained’: Spike Lee Is A Punk And A Thug [VIDEO] Jan 15, 2013 51 By NewsOne Staff Legendary social activist, comedian, and author Dick Gregory weighed in on the controversial Quentin Tarantino film “Django Unchained,” and he made some controversial comments about film director Spike Lee . In an interview posted to YouTube.com, Gregory says that the movie spoke to him in ways that no film had in all his years on earth. He then calls out...
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sunnubian ·
I'm in agreement with Dick Gregory regarding Spike Lee, of all people to have the nerve to criticize what is "disrespectful to his (our) ancestors". In my opinion, Spike Lee has only made three movies that were not insulting to African Americans, and that was Malcolm X and Miracle at St. Anna, and Mo' Better Blues, (I'm not counting his documentaries in the comparison).
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Kocolicious ·
You see...I'm not the ONLY one who sees SPIKE for what he truly is. Brotha Dick. Always tellin it like it "T.I." is. Now that's a brotha who really KNOWS what's going on cuz he LIVED IT and is able to tell ya about it. So I suggest yall read his book "No More Lies." Now that's a book that'll really tell ya what happened between the cowboys and the indians i.e, Native Americans. I agree Spile is a thug fool. Girl gotta to have it....was film disrespectful not only to black women....but! To...
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Dissident ·
The majority of movies produced and directed by blacks does nothing but disrespect and insult blacks. That premise is busted. So why is Spike Lee the lone villain? Did Spike say something unfavorable about ‘the lord and Savior’ in the White House? It's disappointing to see Dick Gregory go off on a unsubstantiated tirade like this. And it’s even more disturbing to see how easily black people can be manipulated over fictional shit. Django is a freaking movie. A remake. The original movie...
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EbonyRose ·
'Django Unchained' producers order end to film's action figures By Eric Kelsey and Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters LOS ANGELES -- The producers of Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" on Friday ordered a halt to the production of action figures based on the Oscar-nominated slavery movie after criticism that they were offensive to African-Americans. amazon.com via NECA The eight-inch dolls, which were intended for people 17 and older, included gun-slinging freed slave Django, his wife and cruel,...
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Kocolicious ·
I just have ONE beef:
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Kocolicious ·
this thing is acting up again. Anyway....why is Kerry's character named Broomhilda? Was is the significance behind that? Is that a name of a witch? What were they thinking? What is the psychological reasoning behind it? Just wondering! But!
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sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: this thing is acting up again. Anyway....why is Kerry's character named Broomhilda? Was is the significance behind that? Is that a name of a witch? What were they thinking? What is the psychological reasoning behind it? Just wondering! But! Broomhilder is the name of a German princess who is condemned and imprisoned in a tower that is guarded by a fire breathing dragon and surrounded by a ring of fire and the only way she can be rescued is if the [hero] can...
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Kocolicious ·
And that hero is dJango? Right? Okay, Got it. I ALWAYS hated that name. In my day calling someone Broomhilda was calling her a "witch" or some bad woman. Thanks my sista. Now I know.
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Yemaya ·
We're still talking about Spike Lee and Dick Gregory AND Django... Let those who have an ear HEAR.
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sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: We're still talking about Spike Lee and Dick Gregory AND Django... Let those who have an ear HEAR. Come on Yemaya, you're not even going to let us watch a movie and critique it?
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Fine ·
Wall Street is the modern version....as not one of its employees has had to work hard to build was already in laid by labor of slavery..."Black Labor, White Wealth" and "Powernomics" by Dr. Claud Anderson.
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Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Originally Posted by Yemaya: We're still talking about Spike Lee and Dick Gregory AND Django... Let those who have an ear HEAR. Come on Yemaya, you're not even going to let us watch a movie and critique it? Is is really worth ALL this conversation? But okay, I give. Django = Shango. I'll give you all your moment to ponder on it... shame the white boy knows more about US than we do.
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Kocolicious ·
@Dissident: Yes Spike did do something....WRONG. He contributed to the DISRESPECT of black women in his films. If he were soooooo passionate about the black experience, he would have JOINED Greogory as contemporary to combat the negative images of black women and men ON screen as a young producer, But did he? Nawl. And may I say that there is a subliminal arrogance of self-entitlement in the young generation of blackfolks. They smear their ignorance on screen and video[by disrespecting black...
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sunnubian ·
" . . . shame the white boy knows more about US than we do. " **************************************************************** Now, that is a real shame. If 90% of the us really knew our own history, our true history, that alone would unify most of us and only unification is going to save the Black race. Until that happens the Black race will continue to exist lingering at the mercy and whims of Whites.
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Yemaya ·
whoosh....another idea/comment/point goes over another head.
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Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: " . . . shame the white boy knows more about US than we do. " **************************************************************** Now, that is a real shame. If 90% of the us really knew our own history, our true history, that alone would unify most of us and only unification is going to save the Black race. Until that happens the Black race will continue to exist lingering at the mercy and whims of Whites. Indeed Sunnubian.
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Kocolicious ·
@ Dissident You know my brotha...I've been debating all day online and on the job and I suddenly realized that there is something WRONG with me. And then it hit me. My demised son's birthday is approaching. And that is WHY I've been sooooo aggressive lately. I wanna apologize to you. Although I stand by what I said. I'm usually not as in your face aggressive unless I'm pissed off. And you didn't deserve the way I came at you. You're a respectful brotha....and I apologize for displacing my...
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Dissident ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: @ Dissident You know my brotha...I've been debating all day online and on the job and I suddenly realized that there is something WRONG with me. And then it hit me. My demised son's birthday is approaching. And that is WHY I've been sooooo aggressive lately. I wanna apologize to you. Although I stand by what I said. I'm usually not as in your face aggressive unless I'm pissed off. And you didn't deserve the way I came at you. You're a respectful...
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Raptor ·
"Broomhilda" is a german name, yet something tells me quinten had to know that the 'broom' part of that name would lend to a different connotation in the english speaking world, yet cleverly used that name then try to sugarcoat it with giving the german background. In short he was trying to be slick.
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sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Raptor: "Broomhilda" is a german name, yet something tells me quinten had to know that the 'broom' part of that name would lend to a different connotation in the english speaking world, yet cleverly used that name then try to sugarcoat it with giving the german background. In short he was trying to be slick. I don't think that is probably true. The German fairy tale of Brun hilde (Americans say Broom hilda) is as popular as Cinderella to much of the world, maybe not to...
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Kocolicious ·
@Dissident Thank you my brotha. Your words meant a lot to me. My deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss. It's rough when you lose someone close. I couldn't breathe for a couple of days thinking of my son. But! I'm better now. I know we'll probably be debating tomorrow about somethin -that's what family do. But until then, here's a BIG hug.
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Xeon ·
I saw the movie about two weeks ago and I must say, it lived up to the Quentin Tarantino brand; excessive graphic violence, luridly sadistic with individuals driven by the need to inflict extreme violence and death on their victims and his person obsession with the "N" word. This is the expected under laying bedrock of his movies (e.g., Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs, et al). The film is in two parts: the first half is a mock Western; the second is a...
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Re: For Black People, Fingerprinting Is a Double-Edged Sword, Sweeping Up the Innocent

Norland ·
White folks are going to sit on our behinds as long as we're in this country. They're the domineering race and we're caught in their mix. They do to us whatever they want; nothing's going to happen to them, we take all the torture like champs, so it is what it is. We're born with them and we'll die either by them or with them or by the hands of our own. This dark skin, wooly hair has fucked them up and us too. What are we going to do? Take it like we've been taking it since 1619; moaning and...
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