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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Muhammad Cipher ·
Here's hoping the Obama staff don't freak out and hold a press conference denouncing Wu-Tang when Method Man shows up.
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

EbonyRose ·
You know, over the weekend I read this commentary by Roland Martin which he entitled "Hollywood's irrational allergy to "Black" films" where he pretty much did a pretty good job of railing about Hollywood's lack of backing "all Black-cast films." I generally look at Roland Martin as an 'apologist' most of the time and am not impressed by what he has to say - and this time wasn't much different - but I think he did write a good article! However, at the end of it, my thought was that .... it...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Muhammad Cipher ·
Owning a studio isn't the only issue. The issue is in entertainment is distribution. You can own whatever you like, if the distribution channels are locked up between 3 or 4 companies, that's a bigger battle than most people know. It actually goes to the larger issue of media ownership. 5 companies own >90% of the media outlets.
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Kocolicious ·
You know...it ain't rocket science yall. Black consumers are a trillion dollar industry. So I would go independent and just put it out there if I had the mola and talent. Trust me somebody will pick it up. Cuz I'm sure there are those like me who are JUST freaking tired of this white man in a white horse saving the day bullshit while folks are starving to death as a result of his legacy of colonalism. People are now looking for real life topics that correlates with what is happening now or...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Owning a studio isn't the only issue. The issue is in entertainment is distribution. You can own whatever you like, if the distribution channels are locked up between 3 or 4 companies, that's a bigger battle than most people know. It actually goes to the larger issue of media ownership. 5 companies own >90% of the media outlets. =================================================== Okay. But ..... And .....??? I mean ... again, let me refer back to t he...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Dissident ·
Black folk and the Hollywood propaganda machine are talking about coming out to support Red Tails. But where were they when Spike Lee made Miracle at St. Anna? I wouldn't be so quick to embrace George Lucas. Lucas is the same producer accused of subliminally portraying black charactertures in his movies as buffoons and savages. Lucas knew well in advance whites in Hollywood weren't going to fund this movie, so why the media hype? If black people fail to see what's going on then they're...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Yemaya ·
Dissident, THANK YOU! I thought it was just me with these reservations.
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Dissident: Black folk and the Hollywood propaganda machine are talking about coming out to support Red Tails. But where were they when Spike Lee made Miracle at St. Anna? I wouldn't be so quick to embrace George Lucas. Lucas is the same producer accused of subliminally portraying black charactertures in his movies as buffoons and savages. Lucas knew well in advance whites in Hollywood weren't going to fund this movie, so why the media hype? If black people fail to see...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Kocolicious ·
Speaking for myself I don't think it's a "white hope" move. But! There is not enough BLACK folks supporting black films and as a result many GOOD black stories don't get TOLD! I just want them TOLD. And told with truth....doesn't matter what race the producer. As a matter of fact, the film COLOR PURPLE wouldn't have gotten its props....if we had waited for a so-called BLACK producer to film it -wasn't gotta happen. And that was an epic film. I ain't waiting no more..that is for black film...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

EbonyRose ·
Mannnnnnnnnnn ..... you are SO right about THAT, Ms. Koco!!! And it's not JUST about (Black) movies or stories about us that Black folks don't/won't support each other in ..... I'm still trying to think of a subject matter where we are willing to "come together for each other" .... and support something that has to do with - and is good for - us. You let some tacky-ass, bleeped-out, scandalous, back-stabbing, 'baffoonis'h-type "reality show" come on TV and Blackfolks will get speeding...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Huey ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: Mannnnnnnnnnn ..... you are SO right about THAT, Ms. Koco!!! And it's not JUST about (Black) movies or stories about us that Black folks don't/won't support each other in ..... I'm still trying to think of a subject matter where we are willing to "come together for each other" .... and support something that has to do with - and is good for - us. You let some tacky-ass, bleeped-out, scandalous, back-stabbing, 'baffoonis'h-type "reality show" come on TV and...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Xeon ·
"We will NEVER get our stories told if we wait about for Black people to tell 'em. It may have taken a White man 25 years and his OWN money to produce this BLACK film. But at least SOMEBODY did it!! When a whole lot of other "somebodys" DID NOT!!!" This is very true. Tragically, American Negroes seem content letting others document their history. Their group indifference and apathy is shocking. Not that there is anything wrong with non-black authors writing or directing documentaries about...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Yemaya ·
Of course white people can put out movies about black people. they have set up the economy, the culture and other dynamics to make it so that they have most of the resources. DUH.
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Kocolicious ·
Of course white people can put out movies about black people. they have set up the economy, the culture and other dynamics to make it so that they have most of the resources. DUH. Uh....this is NOT true anymore. There are a lot of black artists that now have the resources to make black movies. Just like the record business with blacks now having their own labels, if BLACKS wanted to they could do the same in the movie industry. We have the internet, easy to use cameras---all it takes is a...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Kocolicious ·
Many years ago I attended a speech by a great American war hero and the commanding officer of the Tuskegee airman, General Benjamin O. Davis Jr. The crowd was 90% white! Another time I went to see a number of Tuskegee airman speak and the results were the same. There was a white woman who had three small children and she ushered them forward to meet with the former pilots. She said to her children, “Listen, theses are great American heroes. Say hello to them” . The Tuskegee airman, one black...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

sunnubian ·
Where was he speaking? Did it cost anything to attend his speech? How much ? Was it advertised in media that catered to African Americans? I have often known of famous African Americans having a speaking engagement in our area, but often, it is not exactly in town, or there is often a heavy charge to see the person (especially if you are talking about carrying your kids), and many of these engagements are known of (happened across) a day or two before the event (giving little or no time to...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Yemaya ·
Basically this entire thing about Hollywood not wanting to put out a film with an all black cast was a marketing campaign. It was the perfect propaganda because it played to black people's sense of injustice and under representation in 'major' films. And some of you fell for it. So now George Lucas the the distribution company are making major cheddar from what has been described as a "Corny" film by Lucas himself.None of the money will be recycled into the pockets of Black America. My...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

EbonyRose ·
Wait .... so are you saying that Hollywood doesn't have an aversion to putting out "all Black-cast movies"?? And that Black people do not feel a sense of injustice and under-representation in major films??? And that Black people should find that kind of discrimination acceptable ??? Did we really "fall" for something that isn't even true or have any basis in reality??
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

sunnubian ·
I don't know if I believe that it was just a marketing campaign on the part of George Lucas because we have known forever that Hollywood does not want to make a Black movie with an all-Black cast. The West and the United States government relies heavily on Hollywood as part of their propaganda machine that keeps people brainwashed and socially conditioned to see White people as moral, upstanding citizens and heroes to the world. Movies like "Red Tails" that show Black males as the heroes...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Xeon ·
"Of course white people can put out movies about black people. they have set up the economy, the culture and other dynamics to make it so that they have most of the resources. DUH." Ha! Ha! Ha! That’s funny. Negroes pick and choose what they want to support and what interest them. Suggesting that whites have unlimited resources for funding and production of movies/documentaries is true. No doubt. But this does not excuse Negroes from being self-imposed spectators while others document their...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Xeon ·
"Uh....this is NOT true anymore. There are a lot of black artists that now have the resources to make black movies. Just like the record business with blacks now having their own labels, if BLACKS wanted to they could do the same in the movie industry. We have the internet, easy to use cameras---all it takes is...........when they can do the EXACT same thang. But as usual we are waiting for massa to give us the heads up. That will NEVER happen." On point!!! You said everything that needs to...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Movies and documentaries also serve as a peek into who Black people really are, who African Americans really are, what African Americans have really contributed , what African Americans have really sacrificed , and more importantly, true information about Black people's history in America being distributed throughout the general public validates the sadism, hatred, unfairness, discrimination, and evil that Black people have suffered at the hands of and by the...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Cholly ·
*****When I went to see the movie, there were more Whites (about 90%) in the theatre than Blacks and many were men with family who were elderly retired military veterans who gave the movie a standing ovation.***** " Red Tails " came in #2, to "Underworld" ($25.4 million) opened to better-than-expected numbers at the domestic box office this weekend, taking in $19.1million. Fox Studios was upbeat. Studio executives had projected that the PG-13 "Red Tails," about the Tuskegee Airmen of World...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Kocolicious ·
Sista ER wrote: We can be mad that it's mostly White people producing these shows ... but ONE month of REAL history is better than the around-the-clock, year-round showing of "Flavor of Love" and "T.I. & Tiny" that a lot of Black people are riveted to these days. My sista...you are sooooooooooo right! Hey I didn't even get that this movie was showin in conjunction to Black History. I need to slow down. Okay. I don't understand why folks panties are in a bunch. Truly. We as black people...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Cholly ·
Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Jr. Tuskegee Airman Luke Weathers Jr. Buried At Arlington National Cemetery. ARLINGTON, Va. — On the same day that retired Air Force Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Jr. took his resting place among other war and military heroes, his real-life story as a World War II aviator played out on movie screens across the country. Weathers was buried Friday at Arlington National Cemetery in a service that began with a flyover of four F-16 jets in the Missing Man formation, a special...
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Re: Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black

Kocolicious ·
Great post Brotha Cholly! You're a man after my own heart. I just love this. And don't understand for the life of me....why there are some of us arguing over this...when we KNOW full well that there are no real black folks willing to put their necks out to tell our own stories. Pitiful. Point is...our stories getting out with quality, integrity, dignity and respect! Which is how it should be done!
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Re: Backtalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Xumbrarchist ·
http://psikeyhackr.livejournal.com/1500.html Xum
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Re: If You Don't Think What This Black Man Went Through Is Bullsh_t, Then You're Part Of The Problem

Yemaya ·
Rekia Boyd, Chicago, IL Shot while walking.
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Re: If You Don't Think What This Black Man Went Through Is Bullsh_t, Then You're Part Of The Problem

sunnubian ·
Gays unite with blacks to fight ‘stop-and-frisk’ Opinion by David A. Love | June 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Contrary to the conventional wisdom, gays and blacks are working together. This week in Jackson Heights, Queens in New York City, gay rights groups protested the NYPD’s “stop-and-frisk” policy , which targets mostly black and Latino men. Civil rights and civil liberties groups such as the NYCLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights claim the practice is...
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Re: ANALYSIS: First Lady Michelle Obama Rallies the Troops

sunnubian ·
It's going to take a lot of this by Michelle, President Obama and ALL Democrats all across this country to ensure re-election of President Obama and to empress upon people that if they don't vote in Congressional, Governor's, State and Local elections, republicans are going to continue to be in positions to Block every Idea or Policy of the President and his administration and the true desires of democrat voters.
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Re: ANALYSIS: First Lady Michelle Obama Rallies the Troops

EbonyRose ·
Michelle's Speech:
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Re: ANALYSIS: First Lady Michelle Obama Rallies the Troops

Norland ·
If a Republican gets in office there's going to be SHOCK AND AWE somedamnwhere. That's what they're excellent in doing. War, war, war. Who remembers any of the young men and women that died in Iraq other than their families? Republicans? No thanks!!!!!
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Re: THE ASSASSINATION OF THE BLACK WOMAN; OF THE BEAUTIFUL BLACK WOMAN

Kocolicious ·
Wow! In the LAND of the free world....nothing really changed except of course that black women are being forced in other part of the world to participate in FGM.[Men always wanna control our coochies....] That's the only difference and still there is a sick desire to continue to subjegate the descendants of African greatness: the goddess of chocolate skin. The white male depiction in this short film is absolutely on the money....and it is a dominance thang and also having complete control...
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Re: Successful Black Youth

EbonyRose ·
WOW!!! This was waaaaaaaayyyy cool!!!
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Re: Black Men's Roundtable

Norland ·
America is at war and always has been. It's "do it my way/our way or it's the coffin for you." It comes with many, many different descriptions, sexual, racial, deviancy of all kinds, money (those with; those without) skin colors, hair (length, texture) pretty, homely. That includes mass war involving the men of other countries and continents, or one-on-one. There's really no difference. I don't believe there's really many sane people in this world anywhere. Bullying, terrorism hatred, who's...
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Re: LA Riots 20th Anniversary: Rodney, Reginald, The Riots & Rebuilding

Yemaya ·
Well Rodney, for one thing he's lucky to be alive. Secondly, it wasn't his fault in the first place for the riots. The blame squarely lies on the system of L.A. justice which the black people of L.A. and other cities in the U.S. were just tired of. Today we know that the majority of black people are leaving or have left L.A. due to continued violence not just by police, but now by South Americans who are coming to the city.
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Re: The War On Black People and Poor People In America Continues

Norland ·
Schools, prisons and hospitals are similarly built. When I attended school, it was fun. Those days are long gone. Uniforms are the dress for today through elementary 1st through 8th. Strictness is the rule of the day and when African children stray in any way, they are criminalized. My g-grand is slow as a turtle. She get to school on time, stops in the cafeteria in the morning and gets to her class late. Next thing you know, I receive a letter from the school regarding her tardiness. All I...
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Re: The War On Black People and Poor People In America Continues

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Are our children in Public Schools, or are they in Prisons and Concentration Camps? When are we going to figure out the real purpose of so called education? Indoctrination is not education. With all of this talk about preparing children for jobs what sense does it make that double-entry accounting is SEVEN HUNDRED YEARS OLD and they never suggest that accounting be mandatory in the schools? The children are there to be brainwashed into being workers. It is...
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Re: The War On Black People and Poor People In America Continues

Yemaya ·
I think that every week on here someone is posting something about how our children specifically are being mistreated by the school system and that the school system has just too much power over our children. IMO there is something that needs to be done about this.
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Re: The War On Black People and Poor People In America Continues

sunnubian ·
Are our children in Public Schools, or are they in Prisons and Concentration Camps?
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Re: The War On Black People and Poor People In America Continues

sunnubian ·
You said it, Yemay! The best thing that Black people can do with this situation and all others is to Boycott. This is REALLY about is MONEY; Public schools receive X-amount of dollars for each day a student is in attendance per child, if the child does not come to school, the school system does not get that amount for that day, evidently, there must be some prorating of funds going on regarding tardies.
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Re: The War On Black People and Poor People In America Continues

Yemaya ·
The link to the story. http://www.washingtonpost.com/...IQABoioxR_story.html
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Re: Wisconsin Arrests Blacks Children at Four Times the Rate of Whites

Norland ·
If black cops were doing this to white people there'd be no black cops in existence. They'd manage to blow every black cop straight to Hell in a nonosecond. LAPD would be emailing Lean Cuisine instructions and probably including donations for a house(s). House Baking of Negroes. Whatever, there'd be no black cops if the tables were turned. Probably would be the very end of Black anything in America. The End, Amen.
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Re: Minnesota Homosexual Charged With Sexually Abusing Boys In Africa

Norland ·
There's something wrong with white folks' sexual wiring. No explanation. There's something wrong with them period. The women leave England to go to the Massai or Jamaica looking for black pigly wiglies. They think we're all monkeys, maybe they're looking for Orangutan/gorilla sex. Who knows with these creeps? Everything with a hole anywhere's in jeopardy. You know they're forever studying Black Holes; we think it's Space; they're laughing their asses off, saying "It's Space alright, all...
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Re: Minnesota Homosexual Charged With Sexually Abusing Boys In Africa

sunnubian ·
It's really baffling how hard it is for developing countries, even with their own histories of exploitation and abuse by the West/Europeans, that they can have things like p erverts coming to their countries abusing and raping their children , and yet, they still allow foreigners from the West, Europe and the Middle-East to have card blanc in their countries and even with their children and still seem to never teach their people and their children to beware of Western/European perverts and...
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Re: Minnesota Homosexual Charged With Sexually Abusing Boys In Africa

Norland ·
What's the difference between priests plowing young boys and others plowing boys? NOTHING!!! A penis is a penis. Those bastards are flying into every opening available on the planet. Something's wrong with the MEN OF THE WORLD. They're playing Let's Pretend half the damn time. I'm a woman, I want to be a woman, Look at me now, I had every pill on the planet, dick's removed, I'm a REAL WOMAN. Men loving men. Everyone's trying to convince everyone that shit's normal. I.T. I.S.
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Re: Minnesota Homosexual Charged With Sexually Abusing Boys In Africa

Momentum ·
There is another case of a Oklahoma City area white guy from a Christian organization sexually abusing Kenyan boys.... ury selection begins in case of Oklahoma man accused of sexually abusing Kenyan orphans POSTED 12:13 PM, JUNE 9, 2015, BY FOX 4 NEWSROOM , UPDATED AT 12:29PM, JUNE 9, 2015 According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham (now 20) confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and even making other kids watch on a mission trip to...
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Re: Minnesota Homosexual Charged With Sexually Abusing Boys In Africa

sunnubian ·
The fact that these freaks are being allowed to be tried in their own country instead of the country where their crime took place, just goes to show that there are a lot of pedophiles in high places in this country and around the world, because, even after raping children, they are still being shown more mercy than they showed their victims by not being tried in the countries where these crimes took place. It is also testament to what is thought of Black people, even Black children, and any...
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